Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #06140 - עָקַשׁ
1) to be perverse, twist, pervert, make crooked, prove perverse, declare perverse
1a) (Niphal) to be crooked
1b) (Piel) to twist, distort, pervert, make crooked
1c) (Hiphil) to declare crooked
1d) (Qal) perverse
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
עָקַשׁ to twist, to pervert. Arab. عقش and عقص id. Metaph. to pervert any one, in a forensic sense, is i.q. to pervert or wrest his cause, Job 9:20, “(although) I were upright וַיַּעְקְשֵׁנִי (God) would pervert my cause” (in the other hemistich יַרְשִׁיעֵנִי would declare me guilty).
Piel id. to pervert, Micah 3:9. To pervert one’s ways is i.q. to act perversely, Isaiah 59:8; Proverbs 10:9.
Niphal, pass. to be perverse. Part. נֶעֱקַשׁ דְּרָכַיִם whose ways are perverse, Proverbs 28:18.
Derivatives, עִקֵּשׁ, עִקְשׁוּת, מַעֲקַשִּׁים.