5791. avath
Strong's Concordance
avath: to be bent or crooked
Original Word: עָוַת
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: avath
Phonetic Spelling: (aw-vath')
Short Definition: pervert
NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. root
Definition
to be bent or crooked
NASB Translation
bent (1), cheat (1), crooked (1), defraud (1), pervert (3), stoop (1), subvert (1), thwarts (1), wronged (1).

Brown-Driver-Briggs
[עָוַת] verb be bent, crooked (Late Hebrew id., Pi`el, Nithpa`el; Aramaic עַוֵּית Pa`el; compare , deceive PS3008); —

Pi`el Perfect3masculine singular suffix עִוְּתָ֑נִי Job 19:6, עִוְּתוֺ Ecclesiastes 7:13; 3plural suffix עִוְּתוּנִי Psalm 119:78; Imperfect3masculine singular יְעַוֵּת Psalm 146:9; Job 8:3, יְעַוֶּתֿ Job 8:3; Infinitive לְעַוֵּת Amos 8:5; Lamentations 3:22; —

1. a. make crooked = falsify, scales Amos 8:5; pervert justice (מִשְׁמָּט, צֶדֶק) Job 8:3 (twice in verse); Job 34:12 (all God subject); with accusative of person subvert (i.e. deprive of justice), אָדָם בְּרִיבוֺ ׳לְע Lamentations 3:36, compare Psalm 119:78; so עִוְּתָ֑נִי Job 19:6 (׳י subject).

2 bend, make crooked, דֶּרֶךְ רְשָׁעִים Psalm 146:9 (׳י subject); in General Ecclesiastes 7:13 (God subject; opposed to תִּקֵּן).

Pu`al Participle מְעֻוָּת Ecclesiastes 1:15 what is bent (opposed to תְּקֹן).

Hithpa`el Perfect3plural consecutive וְהִתְעַוְּתוּ Ecclesiastes 12:3 and the strong men bend themselves.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
bow self, make crooked

A primitive root; to wrest -- bow self, (make) crooked., falsifying, overthrow, deal perversely, pervert, subvert, turn upside down.

Forms and Transliterations
וְהִֽתְעַוְּת֖וּ וּלְעַוֵּ֖ת והתעותו ולעות יְעַוֵּ֣ת יְעַוֵּ֥ת יְעַוֵּֽת־ יְעַוֵּֽת׃ יעות יעות־ יעות׃ לְעַוֵּ֤ת לעות מְעֻוָּ֖ת מעות עִוְּת֑וּנִי עִוְּתָ֑נִי עִוְּתֽוֹ׃ עותו׃ עותוני עותני ‘iw·wə·ṯā·nî ‘iw·wə·ṯōw ‘iw·wə·ṯū·nî ‘iwwəṯānî ‘iwwəṯōw ‘iwwəṯūnî ivveTani ivveTo ivveTuni lə‘awwêṯ lə·‘aw·wêṯ leavVet mə‘uwwāṯ mə·‘uw·wāṯ meuvVat ū·lə·‘aw·wêṯ ūlə‘awwêṯ uleavVet vehitavveTu wə·hiṯ·‘aw·wə·ṯū wəhiṯ‘awwəṯū yə‘awwêṯ yə‘awwêṯ- yə·‘aw·wêṯ yə·‘aw·wêṯ- yeavVet
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11 Occurrences


‘iw·wə·ṯā·nî — 1 Occ.
‘iw·wə·ṯōw — 1 Occ.
‘iw·wə·ṯū·nî — 1 Occ.
lə·‘aw·wêṯ — 1 Occ.
mə·‘uw·wāṯ — 1 Occ.
ū·lə·‘aw·wêṯ — 1 Occ.
wə·hiṯ·‘aw·wə·ṯū — 1 Occ.
yə·‘aw·wêṯ — 4 Occ.

Job 8:3
HEB: הַ֭אֵל יְעַוֵּ֣ת מִשְׁפָּ֑ט וְאִם־
NAS: Does God pervert justice? Or
KJV: Doth God pervert judgment?
INT: God pervert adversary does

Job 8:3
HEB: וְאִם־ שַׁ֝דַּ֗י יְעַוֵּֽת־ צֶֽדֶק׃
NAS: does the Almighty pervert what is right?
KJV: or doth the Almighty pervert justice?
INT: does the Almighty pervert what

Job 19:6
HEB: כִּי־ אֱל֣וֹהַּ עִוְּתָ֑נִי וּ֝מְצוּד֗וֹ עָלַ֥י
NAS: that God has wronged me And has closed
KJV: that God hath overthrown me, and hath compassed
INT: that God has wronged his net and has

Job 34:12
HEB: וְ֝שַׁדַּ֗י לֹֽא־ יְעַוֵּ֥ת מִשְׁפָּֽט׃
NAS: And the Almighty will not pervert justice.
KJV: neither will the Almighty pervert judgment.
INT: and the Almighty will not pervert justice

Psalm 119:78
HEB: כִּי־ שֶׁ֣קֶר עִוְּת֑וּנִי אֲ֝נִ֗י אָשִׂ֥יחַ
NAS: be ashamed, for they subvert me with a lie;
KJV: be ashamed; for they dealt perversely with me without a cause:
INT: with A lie subvert I shall meditate

Psalm 146:9
HEB: וְדֶ֖רֶךְ רְשָׁעִ֣ים יְעַוֵּֽת׃
NAS: and the widow, But He thwarts the way
KJV: of the wicked he turneth upside down.
INT: the way of the wicked thwarts

Ecclesiastes 1:15
HEB: מְעֻוָּ֖ת לֹא־ יוּכַ֣ל
NAS: What is crooked cannot be straightened
KJV: [That which is] crooked cannot
INT: is crooked not cannot

Ecclesiastes 7:13
HEB: אֵ֖ת אֲשֶׁ֥ר עִוְּתֽוֹ׃
NAS: to straighten what He has bent?
KJV: make [that] straight, which he hath made crooked?
INT: to straighten what crooked

Ecclesiastes 12:3
HEB: שֹׁמְרֵ֣י הַבַּ֔יִת וְהִֽתְעַוְּת֖וּ אַנְשֵׁ֣י הֶחָ֑יִל
NAS: men stoop, the grinding
KJV: men shall bow themselves, and the grinders
INT: the watchmen of the house stoop men and mighty

Lamentations 3:36
HEB: לְעַוֵּ֤ת אָדָם֙ בְּרִיב֔וֹ
NAS: To defraud a man in his lawsuit--
KJV: To subvert a man in his cause,
INT: to defraud A man his lawsuit

Amos 8:5
HEB: וּלְהַגְדִּ֣יל שֶׁ֔קֶל וּלְעַוֵּ֖ת מֹאזְנֵ֥י מִרְמָֽה׃
NAS: bigger, And to cheat with dishonest
KJV: great, and falsifying the balances
INT: bigger and the shekel cheat scales dishonest

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