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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 Ki 2:19; Prov 20:14; Jer 24:2), roa`, retained in the Revised Version (British and American) "naughtiness" (1 Sam 17:28), hawwah, rendered in the Revised Version (British and American) in Prov 11:6 "iniquity," and in 17:4 "mischievous." In Prov 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 Jas 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. "Definition for 'NAUGHT; NAUGHTY; NAUGHTINESS'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". bible-history.com - ISBE; 1915.

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