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Bible Encyclopedias

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

Naught; Naughty; Naughtiness

nôt , nô´ti , - nes : In the sense of bad, worthless, worthlessness, the words in the King James Version represent the Hebrew רע , ra‛ , changed in the Revised Version (British and American) to "bad" ( 2 Kings 2:19; Proverbs 20:14; Jeremiah 24:2 ), רע , rōa‛ , retained in the Revised Version (British and American) "naughtiness" (1 Samuel 17:28 ), הוּה , hawwāh , rendered in the Revised Version (British and American) in Proverbs 11:6 "iniquity," and in Proverbs 17:4 "mischievous." In Proverbs 6:12 , "naughty person," literally, "man of Belial," is in the Revised Version (British and American) "worthless person." In the New Testament, "superfluity of naughtiness" in James 1:21 (for κακία , kakı́a ) becomes margin the Revised Version (British and American) overflowing of wickedness," margin "malice," and in The Wisdom of Solomon 12:10, the King James Version's "naughty generation" (πονηρός , ponērós ) is made into "by birth ... evil."

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Naught; Naughty; Naughtiness'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/isb/n/naught-naughty-naughtiness.html. 1915.

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