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Naught; Naughty; Naughtiness

NAUGHT; NAUGHTY; NAUGHTINESS

not, no'-ti, nes:

In the sense of bad, worthless, worthlessness, the words in the King James Version represent the Hebrew ra`, changed in the Revised Version (British and American) to "bad" (2 Kings 2:19; Proverbs 20:14; Jeremiah 24:2), roa`, retained in the Revised Version (British and American) "naughtiness" (1 Samuel 17:28), hawwah, rendered in the Revised Version (British and American) in Proverbs 11:6 "iniquity," and in 17:4 "mischievous." In Proverbs 6:12, "naughty person," literally, "man of Belial," is in the Revised Version (British and American) "worthless person." In the New Testament, "superfluity of naughtiness" in James 1:21 (for kakia) becomes margin the Revised Version (British and American) overflowing of wickedness," margin "malice," and in The Wisdom of Solomon 12:10, the King James Version's "naughty generation" (poneros) is made into "by birth .... evil."

James Orr


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'NAUGHT; NAUGHTY; NAUGHTINESS'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.