Miserable, Miserably, Misery - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words

Miserable, Miserably, Misery

[ A-1,Adjective,G1652, eleeinos ]
pitiable, miserable" (from eleos, "mercy, pity;" See MERCY), is used in Revelation 3:17, in the Lord's description of the church at Laodicea; here the idea is probably that of a combination of "misery" and pitiableness.

Note: For the comparative degree eleeinoteros, rendered "most pitiable" in 1 Corinthians 15:19, RV (AV, "most miserable") See PITIABLE.

[ A-2,Adjective,G2556, kakos ]
"bad, evil," is translated "miserable" in Matthew 21:41, RV (AV, "wicked"). See BAD.

[ B-1,Adverb,G2560, kakos ]
"badly, ill," is translated "miserably" in Matthew 21:41 (See A, No. 2). Adhereing to the meaning "evil," and giving the designed stress, the sentence may be rendered, "evil (as they are) he will evilly destroy them."

[ C-1,Noun,G5004, talaiporia ]
"hardship, suffering, distress" (akin to talaiporos, "wretched," Romans 7:24; Revelation 3:17, and to talaiporeo, in the Middle Voice, "to afflict oneself," in James 4:9, "be afflicted"), is used as an abstract noun, "misery," in Romans 3:16; as a concrete noun, "miseries," in James 5:1.

Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words