Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #7562: resha` (pronounced reh'-shah)

from 7561; a wrong (especially moral):--iniquity, wicked(-ness).

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon:



1) wrong, wickedness, guilt

1a) wickedness (as violence and crime against civil law)

1b) wickedness (of enemies)

1c) wickedness (in ethical relations)

Part of Speech: noun masculine

Relation: from H7561


This word is used 30 times:

Deuteronomy 9:27: "of this people, nor to their wickedness, nor to their sin:"
1 Samuel 24:13: "saith the proverb of the ancients, Wickedness proceedeth from the wicked: but mine hand"
Job 34:8: "of iniquity, and walketh with wicked men."
Job 34:10: "of understanding: far be it from God, that he should do wickedness; and from the Almighty, that he should commit iniquity."
Job 35:8: " Thy wickedness may hurt a man as thou art; and thy righteousness may profit the son of man."
Psalms 5:4: "art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell"
Psalms 10:15: "of the wicked and the evil man: seek out his wickedness till thou find none."
Psalms 45:7: "Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore God, thy God,"
Psalms 84:10: "in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness."
Psalms 125:3: "For the rod of the wicked shall not rest upon the lot of the righteous;"
Psalms 141:4: "to any evil thing, to practice wicked works with men that work"
Proverbs 4:17: "For they eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of violence."
Proverbs 8:7: "my mouth shall speak truth; and wickedness is an abomination to my lips."
Proverbs 10:2: "Treasures of wickedness profit nothing: but righteousness delivereth from death."
Proverbs 12:3: "A man shall not be established by wickedness: but the root of the righteous shall not be moved."
Proverbs 16:12: "It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness: for the throne is established by righteousness."
Ecclesiastes 3:16: "the sun the place of judgment, that wickedness was there; and the place of righteousness, that iniquity"
Ecclesiastes 3:16: "was there; and the place of righteousness, that iniquity was there."
Ecclesiastes 7:25: "wisdom, and the reason of things, and to know the wickedness of folly, even of foolishness and madness:"
Ecclesiastes 8:8: "discharge in that war; neither shall wickedness deliver those that are given"
Isaiah 58:4: "and debate, and to smite with the fist of wickedness: ye shall not fast as ye do this day, to make your voice"
Isaiah 58:6: "that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed"
Jeremiah 14:20: "We acknowledge, O LORD, our wickedness, and the iniquity of our fathers: for we have sinned"
Ezekiel 3:19: "the wicked, and he turn not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way,"
Ezekiel 7:11: "Violence is risen up into a rod of wickedness: none of them shall remain, nor of their multitude,"
Ezekiel 31:11: "of the heathen; he shall surely deal with him: I have driven him out for his wickedness."
Ezekiel 33:12: "fall thereby in the day that he turneth from his wickedness; neither shall the righteous be able"
Hosea 10:13: "Ye have plowed wickedness, ye have reaped iniquity; ye have eaten the fruit of lies: because"
Micah 6:10: "Are there yet the treasures of wickedness in the house of the wicked, and the scant measure"
Micah 6:11: "Shall I count them pure with the wicked balances, and with the bag of deceitful weights?"

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