krook'-ed (`awah, `aqash, `aqalqal, `aqallathon, pethaltol; skolios):

Primarily designates something that is bent, twisted or deformed (Isaiah 27:1; 45:2 the King James Version).


(1) It designates a course of action that deviates from rectitude, especially deceit, guile, hypocrisy (Deuteronomy 32:5; Proverbs 2:15; Ecclesiastes 1:15; Luke 3:5; compare Philippians 2:15);

(2) trials (sent by God, Ecclesiastes 7:13; Lamentations 3:9);

(3) difficulties (removed by God, Isaiah 42:16).

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'CROOKED'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.