Belgian Christadelphians

Evil in the Bible

By JB Jevalois 

Evil in the Bible

The Old Testament



1) bad, evil

a) bad, disagreeable, malignant

b) bad, unpleasant, evil (giving pain, unhappiness, misery)

c) evil, displeasing

d) bad (of its kind - land, water, etc)

e) bad (of value)

f) worse than, worst (comparison)

g) sad, unhappy

h) evil (hurtful)

i) bad, unkind (vicious in disposition)

j) bad, evil, wicked (ethically)

1) in general, of persons, of thoughts

2) deeds, actions

n m

2) evil, distress, misery, injury, calamity

a) evil, distress, adversity

b) evil, injury, wrong

c) evil (ethical)

n f

3) evil, misery, distress, injury

a) evil, misery, distress

b) evil, injury, wrong

c) evil (ethical)

Authorized Version (KJV)

- evil 442, wickedness 59, wicked 25, mischief 21, hurt 20, bad 13,

trouble 10, sore 9, affliction 6, ill 5, adversity 4, favoured 3,

harm 3, naught 3, noisome 2, grievous 2, sad 2, misc 34 Total 663

The New Testament


1) full of labours, annoyances, hardships

a) pressed and harassed by labours

b) bringing toils, annoyances, perils; of a time full of peril to Christian faith and steadfastness; causing pain and trouble

2) bad, of a bad nature or condition

a) in a physical sense: diseased or blind

b) in an ethical sense: evil wicked, bad

Of interest:

Why is there so much evil in the world?

Satan the evil within

Abhor evil. Adhere to goodness

Overcome evil with good

Live at peace with everyone

Where does Satan lives?