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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (a.) Turned away from the right; willfully erring; wicked; perverted.

2. (a.) Obstinate in the wrong; stubborn; intractable; hence, wayward; vexing; contrary.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
PERVERSE

per-vurs': The group "perverse, -ly, -ness," "act perversely" in the King James Version represents nearly 20 Hebrew words, of which, however, most are derivatives of the stems `awah, luz, `aqash. The Revised Version (British and American) has made few changes. In Job 6:30, the Revised Version (British and American) "mischievous" is better for the taste of a thing, and in Isaiah 59:3 greater emphasis is gained by the Revised Version (British and American) "wickedness." In Ezekiel 9:9, "wresting of judgment" is perhaps too concrete, and "perverseness" is kept in the margin (inverted in the King James Version). the Revised Version margin "headlong" in Numbers 22:32 is over-literal, but in 23:21 the American Standard Revised Version margin's "trouble" is a distinct improvement.

Greek
4646. skolios -- curved, winding, hence crooked
... hence crooked. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: skolios Phonetic Spelling:
(skol-ee-os') Short Definition: crooked, perverse, unfair Definition ...
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1294. diastrepho -- to distort, fig. misinterpret, corrupt
... misinterpret, corrupt NASB Word Usage make crooked (1), misleading (1), perverse
(1), perverse things (1), perverted (2), turn...away (1). pervert, currupt. ...
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824. atopos -- out of place, strange
... strange. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: atopos Phonetic Spelling:
(at'-op-os) Short Definition: improper, unrighteous, perverse Definition: (lit ...
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3859. paradiatribe -- wrangling, constant arguing
... wrangling, constant arguing From a compound of para and diatribo; misemployment,
ie Meddlesomeness -- perverse disputing. see GREEK para. see GREEK diatribo. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
8419. tahpukah -- perversity, perverse thing
... 8418, 8419. tahpukah. 8420 . perversity, perverse thing. Transliteration: tahpukah
Phonetic Spelling: (tah-poo-kaw') Short Definition: things. ...
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6141. iqqesh -- twisted, perverted
... 6140, 6141. iqqesh. 6142 . twisted, perverted. Transliteration: iqqesh Phonetic
Spelling: (ik-kashe') Short Definition: perverse. ... crooked, froward, perverse ...
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6140. aqash -- to twist
... make crooked, prove, that is perverse. A primitive root; to knot or distort;
figuratively, to pervert (act or declare perverse) -- make ...
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5753a. avah -- to bend, twist
... 5753, 5753a. avah. 5753b . to bend, twist. Transliteration: avah Short
Definition: perverse. Word Origin a prim. root Definition ...
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1942. havvah -- desire, chasm, destruction
... greed (1). calamity, iniquity, mischief, mischievous thing, naughtiness, naughty,
perverse thing,. From hava' (in the sense of eagerly ...
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5773. ivim -- distorting, warping
... Word Origin from avah Definition distorting, warping NASB Word Usage distortion
(1). perverse. From avah; perversity -- X perverse. see HEBREW avah. ...
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3868. luz -- to turn aside, depart
... A primitive root; to turn aside (compare lavah, luwt and luwn), ie (literally) to
depart, (figuratively) be perverse -- depart, froward, perverse(-ness). ...
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2015. haphak -- to turn, overturn
... become, change, come, be converted, give, make a bed, overthrow turn, perverse,.
A primitive root; to turn about or over; by implication ...
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3891. lazuth -- deviation, crookedness
... Word Origin from luz Definition deviation, crookedness NASB Word Usage devious
(1). perverse. From luwz; perverseness -- perverse. see HEBREW luwz. 3890, 3891 ...
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3399. yarat -- to be precipitate, to precipitate
... be perverse, turn over. A primitive root; to precipitate or hurl (rush) headlong;
(intransitively) to be rash -- be perverse, turn over. 3398, 3399. ...
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Library

This Perverse Doctrine Deprives Baptism of all Its Grace if ...
... Chapter XXVIII."This Perverse Doctrine Deprives Baptism of All Its Grace If Marcion
Be Right, the Sacrament Would Confer No Remission of Sins, No Regeneration ...
/.../chapter xxviii this perverse doctrine deprives.htm

Hermogenes, after a Perverse Induction from Mere Heretical ...
... Chapter II."Hermogenes, After a Perverse Induction from Mere Heretical Assumptions,
Concludes that God Created All Things Out of Pre-Existing Matter. ...
/.../tertullian/against hermogenes/chapter ii hermogenes after a perverse.htm

Whether Judgment is Rendered Perverse by Being Usurped?
... OF JUDGMENT (SIX ARTICLES) Whether judgment is rendered perverse by being
usurped? Objection 1: It would seem that judgment is not ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether judgment is rendered perverse.htm

Of the Perverse Images of Dreams, which He Wishes to have Taken ...
... Book X. Chapter XXX."Of the Perverse Images of Dreams, Which He Wishes
to Have Taken Away. 41. Verily, Thou commandest that I ...
/.../the confessions and letters of st/chapter xxx of the perverse images.htm

Perverse Interpretations of Scripture by the Heretics: God Created ...
... Against Heresies: Book II Chapter X."Perverse interpretations of Scripture by the
heretics: God created all things out of nothing, and not from pre-existent ...
/.../irenaeus/against heresies/chapter x perverse interpretations of scripture.htm

If the Head had not Been Right, --Haply the Members had Murmured ...
... If the head had not been right,"haply the members had murmured:"for when because
of a perverse head"the course of the members is put astray,"they are ...
/.../ephraim/hymns and homilies of ephraim the syrian/hymn xv if the head.htm

Did God Then Create Man So Wicked and Perverse?
... The First Part"Of The Misery Of Man. Lord's Day 2 Question 6 Did God then create
man so wicked and perverse? Did God then create man so wicked and perverse? ...
/.../various/the heidelberg catechism /question 6 did god then.htm

Those, on the Other Hand, who do this in a Perverse Spirit...
... BOOK I. Chapter 25. Those, on the other hand, who do this in a perverse
spirit´┐Ż 25. Those, on the other hand, who do this in a ...
/.../augustine/on christian doctrine in four books/chapter 25 those on the.htm

"They have Corrupted Themselves; their Spot is not the Spot of his ...
... Sermon IV. "They have corrupted themselves; their spot is not the spot of his
children; they are a perverse and crooked generation.". Deut. ...
/.../binning/the works of the rev hugh binning/sermon iv they have corrupted.htm

The Gods of the Different Nations Varro's Gentile Class. Their ...
... Gentile Class. Their Inferiority. A Good Deal of This Perverse Theology
Taken from Scripture. Serapis a Perversion of Joseph. There ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/tertullian/ad nationes/chapter viii the gods of the.htm

Thesaurus
Perverse (55 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. PERVERSE. ... Multi-Version Concordance Perverse (55
Occurrences). Matthew 17:17 Jesus answered, "Faithless and perverse generation ...
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Walks (51 Occurrences)
... ways. (WEB NAS RSV). Proverbs 6:12 A worthless person, a man of iniquity,
is he who walks with a perverse mouth; (WEB NAS). Proverbs ...
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Froward (21 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (a.) Not willing to yield or comply with what is required
or is reasonable; perverse; disobedient; peevish; as, a froward child. ...
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Crooked (31 Occurrences)
... a perverse and crooked generation. (WEB). ... Proverbs 8:8 All the words of my mouth
are in righteousness. There is nothing crooked or perverse in them. ...
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Wayward (14 Occurrences)
... (a.) Taking one's own way; disobedient; froward; perverse; willful. ... Proverbs 4:24
Put away from thee a wayward mouth, And perverse lips put far from thee. ...
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Faithless (46 Occurrences)
... of apistos, "without faith," having the sense of "unbelieving," "disbelieving."
Jesus upbraids the people, "O faithless and perverse generation!" (Matthew 17 ...
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Perverted (26 Occurrences)
... (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV). 2 Samuel 22:27 With the pure Thou shewest
Thyself pure, And with the perverse Thou shewest Thyself a wrestler. (See NAS). ...
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Perversely (15 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (adv.) In a perverse manner. Multi-Version Concordance
Perversely (15 Occurrences). Philippians 1:18 What does it matter, however? ...
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Walketh (62 Occurrences)
... (KJV JPS DBY WBS). Proverbs 14:2 He that walketh in his uprightness feareth the
LORD: but he that is perverse in his ways despiseth him. (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS). ...
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Perverseness (46 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (n.) The quality or state of being perverse. ... (YLT). Psalms
101:4 A perverse heart shall depart from me; I will know no evil thing. ...
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Concordance
Perverse (55 Occurrences)

Matthew 17:17
Jesus answered, "Faithless and perverse generation! How long will I be with you? How long will I bear with you? Bring him here to me."
(WEB KJV WEY ASV WBS YLT RSV NIV)

Luke 9:41
Jesus answered, "Faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you and bear with you? Bring your son here."
(WEB KJV WEY ASV WBS YLT RSV NIV)

Acts 2:40
And with many other words he testified and exhorted them, saying, Be saved from this perverse generation.
(DBY WBS YLT NAS)

Acts 20:30
Men will arise from among your own selves, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after them.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Acts 26:20
but declared first to them of Damascus, at Jerusalem, and throughout all the country of Judea, and also to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, doing works worthy of repentance. a perverse and crooked generation.
(WEB)

Philippians 2:15
that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you are seen as lights in the world,
(WEB KJV WEY ASV WBS YLT NAS RSV)

2 Thessalonians 3:2
and that we may be delivered from unreasonable and evil men; for not all have faith.
(See NAS)

1 Timothy 6:5
Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.
(KJV WBS)

Numbers 22:32
The angel of Yahweh said to him, "Why have you struck your donkey these three times? Behold, I have come forth as an adversary, because your way is perverse before me:
(WEB KJV ASV WBS YLT RSV)

Deuteronomy 32:5
They have corrupted themselves, their spot is not the spot of his children: they are a perverse and crooked generation.
(KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Deuteronomy 32:20
He said, "I will hide my face from them. I will see what their end shall be; for they are a very perverse generation, children in whom is no faithfulness.
(WEB ASV DBY NAS RSV NIV)

1 Samuel 20:30
Then Saul's anger was kindled against Jonathan, and he said to him, "You son of a perverse rebellious woman, don't I know that you have chosen the son of Jesse to your own shame, and to the shame of your mother's nakedness?
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Samuel 22:27
With the pure thou wilt show thyself pure; And with the perverse thou wilt show thyself froward.
(ASV DBY YLT RSV)

Job 5:2
For provocation slayeth the perverse, And envy putteth to death the simple,
(YLT)

Job 5:3
I -- I have seen the perverse taking root, And I mark his habitation straightway,
(YLT)

Job 6:30
Is there iniquity in my tongue? cannot my taste discern perverse things?
(KJV WBS YLT)

Job 9:20
Though I am righteous, my own mouth shall condemn me. Though I am blameless, it shall prove me perverse.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)

Job 16:11
God shutteth me up unto the perverse, And to the hands of the wicked turneth me over.
(YLT)

Job 18:21
Only these 'are' tabernacles of the perverse, And this the place God hath not known.
(YLT)

Job 20:22
In the fulness of his sufficiency he is straitened. Every perverse hand doth meet him.
(YLT)

Job 27:7
As the wicked is my enemy, And my withstander as the perverse.
(YLT)

Job 29:17
And I break the jaw-teeth of the perverse, And from his teeth I cast away prey.
(YLT)

Job 31:3
Is not calamity to the perverse? And strangeness to workers of iniquity?
(YLT)

Psalms 18:26
With the pure thou wilt show thyself pure; And with the perverse thou wilt show thyself froward.
(ASV DBY YLT RSV)

Psalms 64:6
They search out perverse things, 'We perfected a searching search,' And the inward part of man, and the heart 'are' deep.
(YLT)

Psalms 71:4
O my God, cause me to escape From the hand of the wicked, From the hand of the perverse and violent.
(YLT)

Psalms 101:4
A perverse heart will be far from me. I will have nothing to do with evil.
(WEB JPS ASV DBY YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Proverbs 2:12
to deliver you from the way of evil, from the men who speak perverse things;
(WEB ASV NAS NIV)

Proverbs 2:15
Who are crooked in their ways, And wayward in their paths:
(See JPS)

Proverbs 3:32
For the perverse is an abomination to Yahweh, but his friendship is with the upright.
(WEB JPS ASV DBY RSV NIV)

Proverbs 4:24
Put away from yourself a perverse mouth. Put corrupt lips far from you.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)

Proverbs 6:12
A worthless person, a man of iniquity, is he who walks with a perverse mouth;
(WEB ASV DBY YLT NAS)

Proverbs 8:8
All the words of my mouth are in righteousness. There is nothing crooked or perverse in them.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NIV)

Proverbs 8:13
The fear of Yahweh is to hate evil. I hate pride, arrogance, the evil way, and the perverse mouth.
(WEB ASV NIV)

Proverbs 10:31
The mouth of the righteous brings forth wisdom, but the perverse tongue will be cut off.
(WEB ASV RSV NIV)

Proverbs 10:32
The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable, but the mouth of the wicked is perverse.
(WEB ASV YLT RSV NIV)

Proverbs 11:20
Those who are perverse in heart are an abomination to Yahweh, but those whose ways are blameless are his delight.
(WEB JPS ASV DBY YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Proverbs 12:8
A man shall be commended according to his wisdom: but he that is of a perverse heart shall be despised.
(KJV ASV WBS NAS RSV)

Proverbs 14:2
He who walks in his uprightness fears Yahweh, but he who is perverse in his ways despises him.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS)

Proverbs 14:14
He whose heart is turned away will have the reward of his ways in full measure; but a good man will have the reward of his doings.
(See RSV)

Proverbs 16:28
A perverse man stirs up strife. A whisperer separates close friends.
(WEB ASV NAS RSV NIV)

Proverbs 16:30
He that shutteth his eyes, 'it is' to devise perverse things: He that compresseth his lips bringeth evil to pass.
(ASV NAS RSV)

Proverbs 17:20
One who has a perverse heart doesn't find prosperity, and one who has a deceitful tongue falls into trouble.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV NIV)

Proverbs 19:1
Better is the poor who walks in his integrity than he who is perverse in his lips and is a fool.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Proverbs 22:5
Thorns 'and' snares are in the way of the perverse: He that keepeth his soul shall be far from them.
(ASV DBY YLT NAS RSV)

Proverbs 23:33
Thine eyes shall behold strange women, and thine heart shall utter perverse things.
(KJV ASV WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Proverbs 28:6
Better is the poor who walks in his integrity, than he who is perverse in his ways, and he is rich.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV NIV)

Proverbs 28:18
Whoever walks blamelessly is kept safe; but one with perverse ways will fall suddenly.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS RSV NIV)

Proverbs 29:27
An abomination to the righteous 'is' the perverse man, And an abomination to the wicked 'is' the upright in the way!
(YLT)

Isaiah 19:14
Yahweh has mixed a spirit of perverseness in the midst of her; and they have caused Egypt to go astray in all of its works, like a drunken man staggers in his vomit.
(Root in WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT)

Isaiah 59:8
A way of peace they have not known, And there is no judgment in their paths, Their paths they have made perverse for themselves, No treader in it hath known peace.
(YLT)

Jeremiah 3:21
A voice on high places is heard -- weeping, Supplications of the sons of Israel, For they have made perverse their way, They have forgotten Jehovah their God.
(YLT)

Jeremiah 9:5
And they act deceitfully every one with his neighbour, and speak not the truth: they teach their tongue to speak falsehood, they weary themselves with perverse dealing.
(DBY)

Jeremiah 42:20
for ye have shewed yourselves perverse in your souls, for ye sent me unto Jehovah your God, saying, Pray for us unto Jehovah our God, and according to all that Jehovah our God saith, so declare to us, and we have done 'it';
(YLT)

Zephaniah 3:5
Jehovah 'is' righteous in her midst, He doth not do perverseness, Morning by morning His judgment he giveth to the light, It hath not been lacking, And the perverse doth not know shame.
(Root in YLT)

Subtopics

Perverse

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