THE SYNONYMOUS WORDS USED FOR SIN, WICKEDNESS,
EVIL, UNGODLINESS, DISOBEDIENCE, TRANSGRESSION, ETC.
This Is Appendix 128 From The Companion Bible.
BY: E. W. BULLINGER
hamartano = to miss the mark of aim; then, to miss or wander from the right path; to go, or do wrong.
harmartia = a failing to hit the mark; aberration from prescribed law (connected with and resulting from the above). In New Testament always in a moral sense = a sin, whether by omission or commission, in thought, word or deed. Also used in connection with the sin-offering (Hebrews 10:6, 8, 18; 13:11, as in Psalm 40:6, compare Leviticus 5:8).
harmartema = the actual sin. The evil principle in action; the sinful act or deed.
paratoma = a falling aside, when one should have stood upright. Hence (morally) a fall, a falling aside, from truth and equity; a fault, or trespass.
In Romans 5:12, Number 1 entered the world. The disobedience of Adam (verses 15,17,18) was Number 3, and the law entered that Number 3 which before was error, might become criminal in the knowledge of the sinner. After this, where Number 1 abounded, grace did much more abound.
poneria = depravity; iniquity, the wicked acting of the evil nature. See Number III. 1. below.
kakia = depravity, the vicious disposition and desires, rather than the active exercise of them, which is Number 1 (poneria).
(Adj. and Noun).
poneros = full of labours and pains in working mischief; evil intent (Matthew 12:39. Luke 11:29); grudging, in connection with the idea expressed in the “evil eye” (Matthew 6:23; 20:15. See the context, and compare Luke 11:13).
kakos = depraved, bad in nature. Compare Number II. 2.
anomos = lawless, contempt of law.
anomia = lawlessness.
athesmos = breaking through all restraints of ordinances of institutes, divine or human to gratify one’s lusts. Occurs only in 2 Peter 2:7; 3:17.
asebeia = impiety, absence of “the fear of God”, having no reverence for sacred things; irreligious. Septuagint for pasha’. Appendix 44. ix.
apeitheia = unwillingness to be persuaded, leading to obstinacy.
parakoe = unwillingness to hear, disobedient.
parabaino = to step on one side, overstep, go aside from, violate, transgress.
parerchomai = to go past, pass by, neglect.
parabates, = one who steps aside, or oversteps.
adikia = unrighteousness, wrongdoing.
adikema = a wrong done.
paranomia = acting contrary to law or custom. Occ. only in 2 Peter 2:16.
planao = to cause to wander or go astray; used of doctrinal error and religious deceit. Compare planos (1 Timothy 4:1, “seducing”).
apoplanao. = Number 1 with apo = away from, prefixed (Appendix 104. iv). In Pass., to go astray from, swerve. Occ. only in Mark 13:22 and 1 Timothy 6:10.
astocheo = to deviate from. Occ. only in 1 Timothy 1:6; 6:21. 2 Timothy 2:18.
hettema = a diminishing of that which should have been rendered in full measure; diminution, decrease. Occ. in Romans 11:12 and 1 Corinthians 6:7.
SYNONYMOUS WORDS FOR SIN, WICKEDNESS, EVIL, UNGODLINESS, ETC. [E. W. Bullinger] 1