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For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge (acquainted with) of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding (4907 – reflective insight or thought, reflective insight);
10 That ye might walk (set your course of life) worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge (acquainted with) of God;
11 Strengthened with all might (inherent power), according to his glorious power, unto (motion to) all patience (patient endurance) and longsuffering (long before angry, forbearance) with (in company with) joyfulness ;
12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:
Evil (Old Testament and later Judaism) – (Eerdmans theological dictionary) –
a. Bad in nature or condition, of little worth, useless, of culturally useless animals, of fruits and foods, of land, of men
b. ill Natured, dangerous, harmful, of animals,
c. Unfavorable of a mans reputation, of censure, what is prejudicial to the soul, of the spirit which brings ruin, human conduct which brings ruin.
d. To look bad, ugly, sorrowful of the face
e. Unhappy, “troubled” of the age or day. “evil”, or “hurtful”, the “futile”, “meaningless” in the acts of man, “the misfortune” against which God can preserve us but which he precisely brings on transgressors, the bad, sorrowful life, plagues, sickness,
The wicked – in contrast to the wicked are those who seek Yahweh. The wicked, then, are those who do not seek Yahweh or his commands, who will not be guided by him. Who is wicked is thus measured by God, by his commands, and by obedience to them.
Evil: God determines what is EVIL and in this sense evil is to be understood simply as that which is contrary to God. Hence:
Morally bad, culpable, the will which has turned aside from God
19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds (labor, business, employment, and then work, something done, deed, act, action) were evil.
20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds (labor, business, employment, and then work, something done, deed, act, action) should be reproved (discovered – to have anything pointed out to oneself).
21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds (labor, business, employment, and then work, something done, deed, act, action) may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.