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Strong's #2554 - κακοποιέω

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  1. to do harm
  2. to do evil, do wrong
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 5142 ‑ נְזַק (nez‑ak');  5753 ‑ עָוָה (aw‑vaw');  7489 ‑ רָעַע (raw‑ah');  
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3 John 1
BSB (4)
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


I do ill, play the knave, A. Fr. 111, Ar. Pax 731; manage one's affairs ill, X. Oec. 3.11.

II trans., do mischief to, injure, πολλὰ μὲν τὴν βασιλέως Χώραν κ. Id. Mem. 3.5.26, cf. Plb. 4.6.10; τὰς νῆας Id. 13.4.1: Pass., Id. 27.7.6.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

κακοποιέω, κακοποιῶ; 1 aorist infinitive κακοποιῆσαι; (κακοποιός);

1. to do harm: Mark 3:4; Luke 6:9.

2. to do evil, do wrong: 1 Peter 3:17; 3 John 1:11. ((Aeschylus, Aristophanes), Xenophon, Polybius, Antoninus, Plutarch; the Sept..)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

κακο -ποιέω , ,

[in LXX chiefly for H7489 hi.;]

to do harm, to do evil: Mark 3:4, Luke 6:9, 1 Peter 3:17, 3 John 1:11 (Cremer, 329).†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

The wider sense of evil-doing from a moral point of view, as in 1 Peter 3:17, 3 John 1:11, may be illustrated by P Hib I. 59.10 (c. B.C. 245) εἰ μὴ παύσει κ ̣[α ]κοποῶν ἐν τῆι κώμη [ι ] μεταμελή [σ ]ει σοι, ";if you do not stop your malpractices in the village you will repent it"; (Edd.), P Ryl II. 437.7 (i/A.D.) ἐὰν κακοποιο [—] καὶ ἄπρακτα τ ̣[—] εἰς πλοῖον ἐλ [ is too fragmentary to enable us to determine the exact force, but it seems to point to a more restricted sense ";injure,"; ";do harm to,"; as in the few occurrences of the verb in class. literature, and in Syll 653.103 (B.C. 91) ἐχέτω δὲ ἐπιμέλειαν ὁ ἀγορανόμος καὶ περὶ τοῦ ὕδατος, ὅπως. . . . μηθεὶς κακοποιεῖ μήτε [τὸ ] πλῆμα μήτε τοὺς ὀχετούς, ib. 893.15 (ii/A.D.) εἰ δέ τις τὴν ἐπιγραφὴν ἐκκόψῃ ἐκ τῆς παραστά [δο ]ς ἢ αὐτὴν ἄρῃ ἢ κακο [ποι ]ήσῃ, δώσ (ε)ι κτλ. See also Aristeas 164 πάντα γὰρ λυμαίνονται καὶ κακοποιοῦσι μύες οὐ μόνον πρὸς τὴν ἑαυτῶν τροφήν, ἀλλὰ καὶ εἰς τὸ παντελῶς ἄχρηστον γίνεσθαι ἀνθρώπῳ, ὅ τι ἂν δηποτοῦν ἐπιβάληται κακοποιεῖν, and Musonius p. 32.17 εὐεργετοῦνται μὲν οἱ ἀξιούμενοι τῶν ὠφελίμων καὶ συμφερόντων, κακοποιοῦνται δὲ οἱ ἐμβαλλόμενοι τοῖς ἀσυμφόροις καὶ βλαβεροῖς.


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List of Word Forms
εκακοποίησα εκακοποιήσατε κακοποιεί κακοποιείν κακοποιησαι κακοποιήσαι κακοποιήσαί κακοποιῆσαι κακοποιήσει κακοποιήσητε κακοποίησιν κακοποιήσω κακοποιήσωσι κακοποιήσωσιν κακοποιουντας κακοποιούντας κακοποιοῦντας κακοποιούσα κακοποιων κακοποιών κακοποιῶν kakopoiesai kakopoiêsai kakopoiēsai kakopoiē̂sai kakopoion kakopoiôn kakopoiōn kakopoiō̂n kakopoiountas kakopoioûntas
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