πονηροὶ [38 verses](adj pl masc nom)"Evil" is poneros, which means "burdened by toil," "useless," and "worthless." In a moral sense, it means "worthless," "base," and "cowardly." -- (CW)  The word translated as "evil" means "second-rate" or "worthless." When used as a noun, it has the sense of "worthlessness" or, when referring to an action, a "failure." It doesn't have a sense of malevolence that our word "evil" does. This article explores its meaning in more detail. CW --Confusing Word -- The "evil" does not capture the word's specific meaning.

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