Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #7563 - רָשָׁע
1) wicked, criminal
1a) guilty one, one guilty of crime (substantive)
1b) wicked (hostile to God)
1c) wicked, guilty of sin (against God or man)
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
(1) wicked, unrighteous, Genesis 18:23; Job 9:24, 15:20 20:29 Psalms 1:1,,, 3:8 7:10 9:18 11:6 and very frequently. Opposed to צַדִּיק. Sometimes (but however, rarely) used of the Gentiles (גּוֹיִם) as oppressing the Israelites (עֲנִיִּים), Isaiah 14:5; Psalms 9:6 compare רֶשַׁע Psalms 84:11, 125:3 and Greek ἄνομοι of the Gentiles, 1Ma_2:44 3:5 Acts 2:23.
(2) having an unrighteous cause (in a forensic sense), Exodus 23:7; Deuteronomy 25:1.
(3) guilty, liable to punishment, Genesis 18:23, 25 Genesis 18:25. רָשָׁע לָמוּת guilty of death, Numbers 35:31.
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