Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #205: 'aven (pronounced aw-ven')

from an unused root perhaps meaning properly, to pant (hence, to exert oneself, usually in vain; to come to naught); strictly nothingness; also trouble. vanity, wickedness; specifically an idol:--affliction, evil, false, idol, iniquity, mischief, mourners(-ing), naught, sorrow, unjust, unrighteous, vain ,vanity, wicked(-ness). Compare 369.

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon:


1) trouble, wickedness, sorrow

1a) trouble, sorrow

1b) idolatry

1c) trouble of iniquity, wickedness

Part of Speech: noun masculine

Relation: from an unused root perhaps meaning properly, to pant (hence, to exert oneself, usually in vain)


This word is used 79 times:

Numbers 23:21: "He hath not beheld iniquity in Jacob, neither hath he seen perverseness in Israel:"
Deuteronomy 26:14: "I have not eaten in my mourning, neither have I taken away aught thereof for any unclean"
1 Samuel 15:23: "of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected"
Job 4:8: "Even as I have seen, iniquity, and sow wickedness, reap"
Job 5:6: "Although affliction of the dust, neither doth trouble"
Job 11:11: "vain men: he seeth wickedness also; will he not then consider"
Job 11:14: "If iniquity put it far away, and let not wickedness dwell in thy tabernacles."
Job 15:35: "They conceive mischief, vanity, and their belly prepareth deceit."
Job 21:19: "God layeth up his iniquity for his children: he rewardeth him, and he shall know"
Job 22:15: "the old which wicked men have trodden?"
Job 31:3: "and a strange punishment to the workers of iniquity?"
Job 34:8: "in company the workers of iniquity, and walketh with wicked men."
Job 34:22: "shadow of death, where the workers of iniquity may hide themselves."
Job 34:36: "the end because of his answers for wicked men."
Job 36:10: "and commandeth that they return from iniquity. from iniquity."
Job 36:21: "Take heed, regard not iniquity: for this"
Psalms 5:5: "thou hatest all workers of iniquity."
Psalms 6:8: "from ye workers of iniquity; for the LORD hath heard the voice"
Psalms 7:14: "Behold, he travaileth with iniquity, and hath conceived mischief, and brought forth falsehood."
Psalms 10:7: "under his tongue is mischief and vanity."
Psalms 14:4: "Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people as they eat"
Psalms 28:3: "the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity, which speak peace to their neighbors,"
Psalms 36:3: "The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit: he hath left off to be wise, and to do good."
Psalms 36:4: "He deviseth mischief his bed; he setteth himself in a way that is not"
Psalms 36:12: "There are the workers of iniquity fallen: they are cast down, and shall not be able to rise."
Psalms 41:6: "vanity: his heart gathereth iniquity to itself; when he goeth abroad, he telleth"
Psalms 53:4: "Have the workers of iniquity knowledge? who eat up my people as they eat bread:"
Psalms 55:3: "of the oppression of the wicked: for they cast iniquity upon me, and in wrath"
Psalms 55:10: "it upon the walls thereof: mischief also and sorrow are in the midst"
Psalms 56:7: "Shall they escape iniquity? in thine anger cast down the people, O God."
Psalms 59:2: "Deliver me from the workers of iniquity, and save me from bloody men."
Psalms 59:5: "be not merciful to any wicked transgressors. Selah."
Psalms 64:2: "me from the secret counsel from the insurrection of the workers of iniquity:"
Psalms 66:18: "If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear"
Psalms 90:10: "they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labor and sorrow; for it is soon cut off,"
Psalms 92:7: "the grass, and when all the workers of iniquity do flourish; it is that they shall be destroyed forever:"
Psalms 92:9: "shall perish; all the workers of iniquity shall be scattered."
Psalms 94:4: "and all the workers of iniquity boast themselves?"
Psalms 94:16: "will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?"
Psalms 94:23: "And he shall bring upon their own iniquity, and shall cut them off in their own wickedness; yea, the LORD our God"
Psalms 101:8: "of the land; that I may cut off all wicked doers from the city of the LORD."
Psalms 119:133: "and let not any iniquity have dominion"
Psalms 125:5: "shall lead them forth with the workers of iniquity: but peace shall be upon Israel."
Psalms 141:4: "with men that work iniquity: and let me not eat of their dainties."
Psalms 141:9: "which they have laid for me, and the gins of the workers of iniquity."
Proverbs 6:12: "A naughty person, a wicked man, walketh with a froward mouth."
Proverbs 6:18: "A heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,"
Proverbs 10:29: "to the upright: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity."
Proverbs 11:7: "his expectation shall perish: and the hope of unjust men perisheth."
Proverbs 12:21: "There shall no evil to the just: but the wicked shall be filled with mischief."

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