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Crooked
Untoward
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Crooked
Crooked [Heb. ‘iqqēš, ‘iqqešûṯ] (2 S. 22:27; Ps. 18:26; Prov. 2:15; 4:24; 6:12; 8:8; 17:20); AV also FROWARD, PERVERSE; NEB also PERVERSE; [peṯaltōl] (Dt. 32:5); [aqalqāl—‘twisted’] (Ps. 125:5); [hap̱aḵpaḵ] (Prov. 21:8); AV FORWARD; NEB TORTUOUS; [‘āwaṯ—‘make crooked’] (Eccl. 1:15;
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
Crooked
CrookedThe comparison between crooked and straight probably stems from the image offered by the paths of Palestine. The topography of Bible lands required that main highways follow ridges and valleys or run either along the coastal plain or desert plateau. Corvée labor over the centuries made them level
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CROOKED
CROOKED<krook’-ed> ([עָוָה‎, ̀awah], [עָקַשׁ‎, ̀aqash], [עֲקַלְקָל‎, ̀aqalqal], [עֲקַלָּתון‎, ̀aqallathon], [פְּתַלְתֹּל‎, pethaltol]; [σκολιός, skolios]): Primarily designates something that is bent, twisted or deformed (Isaiah 27:1; 45:2 the King James Version).Figurative:1. It designates a course
UNTOWARD
UNTOWARD<un-to’-erd>, <un-tord’> ([σκολιός, skolios]): Appears only in Acts 2:40, the King James Version “Save yourselves from this untoward generation.” It means “perverse,” “willful,” “crooked,” and is so translated in Revised Version: “this crooked generation” (apo tes geneas tes skolias
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Crooked
CROOKED, krŏŏkʹed (עָוָה‎, ‛āwāh, עָקַשׁ‎, ‛āḳash, עֲקַלְקָל‎, ‛ăḳalḳāl, עֲקַלָּתוֹן‎, ‛ăḳallāthōn, פְּתַלְתֹּל‎, pethaltōl; σκολιός, skoliós): Primarily designates something that is bent, twisted or deformed (Isa 27:1; 45:2 AV).Figurative: (1) It designates a course of action that deviates
Untoward
UNTOWARD, un-tōʹẽrd, un-tôrdʹ (σκολιός, skolioìs): Appears only in Acts 2:40, AV “Save yourselves from this untoward generation.” It means “perverse,” “wilful,” “crooked,” and is so trd in RV: “this crooked generation” (apó tḗs geneás tḗs skoliás taútēs). AV headings to Isa 28 and Hos 6