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Second on the List.
Isn’t all that we have listed so far wickedness? Well, yes, but there must be something more for us to see here.
I checked today’s dictionary sources and found a weaker definition of wickedness than I found at Webster’s 1828. Surprised? Me either.
Take a look: WICKEDNESS, noun Departure from the rules of the divine law; evil disposition or practices; immorality; crime; sin; sinfulness; corrupt manners wickedness generally signifies evil practices.
What wickedness is this that is done among you? Judges 20:3.
But wickedness expresses also the corrupt dispositions of the heart.
Their inward part is very wickedness Psalms 5:4.
In heart ye work wickedness Psalms 5:48. source
Searching further my online Strong’s Interlinear Bible Search gave me a number of English words and meanings for the Greek words for our English word, wickedness. None of them made me say, hey, I want to do that!
In my summary of these transliterated words, wickedness is associated with the Evil One, doing his bidding as one’s normal practice. One note read this way: This usually denotes a title in the Greek. Hence Christ is saying, deliver us from “The Evil”, and is probably referring to Satan.
The word wickedness is used 119 times in the King James Version; as early as Genesis 6:5.
Genesis 6:5 (KJV) 5 And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. source
In Genesis 39, Joseph said sexual intercourse with Pharaoh’s wife would be wickedness. He refused. You may read more of his story HERE.
If you are interested to know more about what the FATHER deems wickedness, HERE you will find the 119 aforementioned references.