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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
Nor a son of man, that He should repent;
Has He said, and will He not do it?
Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:10 - Then Delilah said to Samson, “Behold, you have deceived me and told me lies; now please tell me [fn]how you may be bound.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:13 - Then Delilah said to Samson, “Up to now you have deceived me and told me lies; tell me [fn]how you may be bound.” And he said to her, “If you weave the seven locks of my [fn]hair with the web [fn][and fasten it with a pin, then I will become weak and be like any other man.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 4:16 - Then he said, “At this season [fn]next year you will embrace a son.” And she said, “No, my lord, O man of God, do not lie H3576 to your maidservant.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:28 - “Now please look at me,
And see if I lie H3576 to your face.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:25 - “Now if it is not so, who can prove H3576 me a liar, H3576
And make my speech worthless?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:6 - [fn]Should I lie H3576 concerning my right?
My [fn]wound is incurable, though I am without transgression.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:9 - [fn]Behold, [fn]your expectation is false; H3576
Will [fn]you be laid low even at the sight of him?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:36 - But they deceived Him with their mouth
And lied H3576 to Him with their tongue.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:35 - [fn]Once I have sworn by My holiness;
I will not lie H3576 to David.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 116:11 - I said in my alarm,
“All men are liars.” H3576
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:5 - A trustworthy witness will not lie, H3576
But a false witness [fn]utters lies.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 30:6 - Do not add to His words
Or He will reprove you, and you will be proved H3576 a liar. H3576
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 57:11 - “Of whom were you worried and fearful
When you lied, H3576 and did not remember Me
[fn]Nor give Me a thought?
Was I not silent even for a long time
So you do not fear Me?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 58:11 - “And the LORD will continually guide you,
And satisfy your [fn]desire in scorched places,
And give strength to your bones;
And you will be like a watered garden,
And like a spring of water whose waters do not [fn]fail. H3576
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 13:19 - “For handfuls of barley and fragments of bread, you have profaned Me to My people to put to death [fn]some who should not die and to keep [fn]others alive who should not live, by your lying H3576 to My people who listen to lies.”’”
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 2:11 - “If a man walking after wind and falsehood
Had told H3576 lies H3576 and said,
‘I will [fn]speak out to you concerning wine and liquor,’
He would be [fn]spokesman to this people.
Unchecked Copy BoxHab 2:3 - “For the vision is yet for the appointed time;
It [fn]hastens toward the goal and it will not [fn]fail. H3576
Though it tarries, wait for it;
For it will certainly come, it will not delay.
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