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Lexicon :: Strong's H3576 - kāzaḇ

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Strong’s Definitions

כָּזַב kâzab, kaw-zab'; a primitive root; to lie (i.e. deceive), literally or figuratively:—fail, (be found a, make a) liar, lie, lying, be in vain.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 16x

The KJV translates Strong's H3576 in the following manner: lie (11x), liar (3x), vain (1x), fail (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 16x
The KJV translates Strong's H3576 in the following manner: lie (11x), liar (3x), vain (1x), fail (1x).
  1. to lie, tell a lie, be a liar, be found a liar, be in vain, fail

    1. (Qal) liar (participle)

    2. (Niphal) to be proven to be lying

    3. (Piel)

      1. to lie, tell a lie, tell a lie with, deceive

      2. to disappoint, fail

    4. (Hiphil) to make a liar, prove to be a liar

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
כָּזַב kâzab, kaw-zab'; a primitive root; to lie (i.e. deceive), literally or figuratively:—fail, (be found a, make a) liar, lie, lying, be in vain.
STRONGS H3576: Abbreviations
[כָּזַב] verb lie, be a liar (Arabic bdb046901; Aramaic כְּדַב, bdb046902 id. chiefly Pa.; Late Hebrew כָּזַב) —
Qal Participle כָּלהָֿאָדָם כֹּזֵב Psalm 116:11 (compare כָּזָּב Psalm 62:10).
Niph. Perfect 3rd person feminine singular תֹּחַלְתּוֺ נִכְזָ֑בָה Job 41:1 his hope has been made deceptive, i.e. been shewn to be so; 2rd person masculine singular consecutive וְנִכְזָ֑בְתָּ Proverbs 30:6 lest he convict thee and thou be proven a liar.
Pi. Perfect 3rd person masculine singular כִּזֵּב Micah 2:11; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יְכַזֵּב Habakkuk 2:3; Proverbs 14:5; וִיכַזֵּב Numbers 23:19, etc.; Infinitive construct suffix כַזֶּבְכֶם (בְּ) Ezekiel 13:19; —
1. lie, tell a lie, absolute, Numbers 23:19 (JE), Micah 2:11; Job 6:28; Job 34:6; Proverbs 14:5; Isaiah 57:11; followed by לְ person lie to Ezekiel 13:9; Psalm 78:36; Psalm 89:36; followed by בְּ person tell a lie with, i.e. in intercourse, conversation with 2 Kings 4:16.
2. disappoint, fail, of a divine revelation Habakkuk 2:3; waters of a spring Isaiah 58:11.
Hiph. Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular suffix יַכְזִיבֵנִי Job 24:25 who will make me a liar? i.e. prove me to be so (compare Niph.)

See related Aramaic BDB entry H3538.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


23:19; 23:19

2 Kings



6:28; 24:25; 34:6; 41:1


62:10; 78:36; 89:36; 116:11


14:5; 14:5; 30:6


57:11; 58:11


13:9; 13:19


2:11; 2:11


2:3; 2:3

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H3576 matches the Hebrew כָּזַב (kāzaḇ),
which occurs 18 times in 18 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 23:19 - God is not a man, that he should lie; H3576 neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:10 - And Delilah said unto Samson, Behold, thou hast mocked me, and told me lies: now tell me, I pray thee, wherewith thou mightest be bound.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:13 - And Delilah said unto Samson, Hitherto thou hast mocked me, and told me lies: tell me wherewith thou mightest be bound. And he said unto her, If thou weavest the seven locks of my head with the web.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 4:16 - And he said, About this season, according to the time of life, thou shalt embrace a son. And she said, Nay, my lord, thou man of God, do not lie H3576 unto thine handmaid.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:28 - Now therefore be content, look upon me; for it is evident unto you if I lie. H3576
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:25 - And if it be not so now, who will make me a liar, H3576 and make my speech nothing worth?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:6 - Should I lie H3576 against my right? my wound is incurable without transgression.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:9 - Behold, the hope of him is in vain: H3576 shall not one be cast down even at the sight of him?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:36 - Nevertheless they did flatter him with their mouth, and they lied H3576 unto him with their tongues.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:35 - Once have I sworn by my holiness that I will not lie H3576 unto David.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 116:11 - I said in my haste, All men are liars. H3576
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:5 - A faithful witness will not lie: but a false witness will utter lies. H3576
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 30:6 - Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar. H3576
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 57:11 - And of whom hast thou been afraid or feared, that thou hast lied, H3576 and hast not remembered me, nor laid it to thy heart? have not I held my peace even of old, and thou fearest me not?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 58:11 - And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail H3576 not.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 13:19 - And will ye pollute me among my people for handfuls of barley and for pieces of bread, to slay the souls that should not die, and to save the souls alive that should not live, by your lying H3576 to my people that hear your lies?
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 2:11 - If a man walking in the spirit and falsehood do lie, H3576 saying, I will prophesy unto thee of wine and of strong drink; he shall even be the prophet of this people.
Unchecked Copy BoxHab 2:3 - For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: H3576 though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.
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