Word Summary
avath: to be bent or crooked
Original Word: עָוַת
Transliteration: avath
Phonetic Spelling: (aw-vath')
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to be bent or crooked
Meaning: to be bent or crooked
Strong's Concordance
bow self, make crooked

A primitive root; to wrest -- bow self, (make) crooked., falsifying, overthrow, deal perversely, pervert, subvert, turn upside down.


H5791. avath

[עָוַת‎] verb be bent, crooked (Late Hebrew id., Pi`el, Nithpa`el; Aramaic עַוֵּית‎ Pa`el; compare , deceive PS3008); —

Pi`el Perfect3masculine singular suffix עִוְּתָ֑נִיJob 19:6, עִוְּתוֺEcclesiastes 7:13; 3plural suffix עִוְּתוּנִיPsalm 119:78; Imperfect3masculine singular יְעַוֵּת146:9; Job 8:3, יְעַוֶּתֿ8:3; Infinitive לְעַוֵּתAmos 8:5; Lamentations 3:22; —

1. a. make crooked = falsify, scales Amos 8:5; pervert justice (צֶדֶק מִשְׁמָּט,‎) Job 8:3 (twice in verse); 34:12 (all God subject); with accusative of person subvert (i.e. deprive of justice), ׳לְע בְּרִיבוֺ אָדָםLamentations 3:36, compare Psalm 119:78; so עִוְּתָ֑נִיJob 19:6 (׳י‎ subject).

2 bend, make crooked, רְשָׁעִים דֶּרֶךְPsalm 146:9 (׳י‎ subject); in General Ecclesiastes 7:13 (God subject; opposed to תִּקֵּן‎).

Pu`al Participle מְעֻוָּתEcclesiastes 1:15 what is bent (opposed to תְּקֹן‎).

Hithpa`el Perfect3plural consecutive וְהִתְעַוְּתוּEcclesiastes 12:3 and the strong men bend themselves.