|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (imp. & p. p.) of Crook.
2. (a.) Characterized by a crook or curve; not straight; turning; bent; twisted; deformed.
3. (a.) Not straightforward; deviating from rectitude; distorted from the right.
4. (a.) False; dishonest; fraudulent; as, crooked dealings.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
krook'-ed (`awah, `aqash, `aqalqal, `aqallathon, pethaltol; skolios): Primarily designates something that is bent, twisted or deformed (Isaiah 27:1; Isaiah 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).
krook'-ed: With reference to the constellation round the North Pole, in Job 26:13, the Revised Version (British and American) "the swift serpent," margin "fleeing"; and Isaiah 27:1, the Revised Version margin "winding." In the first part of the latter passage, the King James Version "piercing serpent" is changed in the Revised Version (British and American) to "swift serpent," margin "gliding" or "fleeing."
See ASTRONOMY, sec. II, 1.
Crooked (31 Occurrences)
Luke 3:5 Every valley will be filled. Every mountain and hill will be brought low. The crooked will become straight, and the rough ways smooth. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 2:40 With many other words he testified, and exhorted them, saying, "Save yourselves from this crooked generation!" (WEB WEY ASV RSV)
Acts 13:10 and said, "Full of all deceit and all cunning, you son of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness, will you not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord? (See NAS RSV)
Acts 26:20 but declared first to them of Damascus, at Jerusalem, and throughout all the country of Judea, and also to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, doing works worthy of repentance. a perverse and crooked generation. (WEB)
Philippians 2:15 that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you are seen as lights in the world, (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Deuteronomy 32:5 They have corrupted themselves, their spot is not the spot of his children: they are a perverse and crooked generation. (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Judges 5:6 In the days of Shamgar son of Anath -- In the days of Jael -- The ways have ceased, And those going in the paths go 'in' crooked ways. (YLT)
2 Samuel 22:27 With the pure you will show yourself pure. With the crooked you will show yourself shrewd. (WEB JPS RSV NIV)
Job 26:13 By his spirit he hath garnished the heavens; his hand hath formed the crooked serpent. (KJV WBS)
Psalms 18:26 With the pure, you will show yourself pure. With the crooked you will show yourself shrewd. (WEB JPS NAS RSV NIV)
Psalms 101:3 I will set no base thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; It shall not cleave unto me. (See JPS)
Psalms 125:5 But as for those who turn aside to their crooked ways, Yahweh will lead them away with the workers of iniquity. Peace be on Israel. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Psalms 146:9 Jehovah preserveth the sojourners; He upholdeth the fatherless and widow; But the way of the wicked he turneth upside down. (See JPS)
Proverbs 2:15 who are crooked in their ways, and wayward in their paths: (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Proverbs 4:24 Put away from you an evil tongue, and let false lips be far from you. (See RSV)
Proverbs 5:6 She gives no thought to the way of life. Her ways are crooked, and she doesn't know it. (WEB NIV)
Proverbs 6:12 A good-for-nothing man is an evil-doer; he goes on his way causing trouble with false words; (See RSV)
Proverbs 8:8 All the words of my mouth are in righteousness. There is nothing crooked or perverse in them. (WEB JPS ASV NAS RSV NIV)
Proverbs 10:9 He whose ways are upright will go safely, but he whose ways are twisted will be made low. (See NIV)
Proverbs 17:20 Nothing good comes to him whose heart is fixed on evil purposes: and he who has an evil tongue will come to trouble. (See NAS RSV)
Proverbs 21:8 The way of him that is laden with guilt is exceeding crooked; But as for the pure, his work is right. (ASV DBY NAS RSV)
Proverbs 28:6 Better is the poor man whose ways are upright, than the man of wealth whose ways are not straight. (See NAS)
Proverbs 28:18 He whose ways are upright will be safe, but sudden will be the fall of him whose ways are twisted. (See NAS)
Ecclesiastes 1:15 That which is crooked can't be made straight; and that which is lacking can't be counted. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Ecclesiastes 7:13 Consider the work of God, for who can make that straight, which he has made crooked? (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV NIV)
Isaiah 40:4 Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain: (KJV DBY WBS YLT)
Isaiah 42:16 I will bring the blind by a way that they don't know. I will lead them in paths that they don't know. I will make darkness light before them, and crooked places straight. I will do these things, and I will not forsake them. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS)
Isaiah 45:2 I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron: (KJV JPS WBS YLT)
Isaiah 59:8 The way of peace they don't know; and there is no justice in their goings: they have made them crooked paths; whoever goes therein does not know peace. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Jeremiah 17:9 Crooked 'is' the heart above all things, And it 'is' incurable -- who doth know it? (YLT)
Lamentations 3:9 He has walled up my ways with cut stone; he has made my paths crooked. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)