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Lexicon :: Strong's H3577 - kāzāḇ

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masculine noun
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TWOT Reference: 970a

Strong’s Definitions

כָּזָב kâzâb, kaw-zawb'; from H3576; falsehood; literally (untruth) or figuratively (idol):—deceitful, false, leasing, liar, lie, lying.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 31x

The KJV translates Strong's H3577 in the following manner: lie (23x), lying (2x), leasing (2x), deceitful (1x), false (1x), liar (1x), lies (with H1697) (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 31x
The KJV translates Strong's H3577 in the following manner: lie (23x), lying (2x), leasing (2x), deceitful (1x), false (1x), liar (1x), lies (with H1697) (1x).
  1. a lie, untruth, falsehood, deceptive thing

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
כָּזָב kâzâb, kaw-zawb'; from H3576; falsehood; literally (untruth) or figuratively (idol):—deceitful, false, leasing, liar, lie, lying.
STRONGS H3577: Abbreviations
כָּזָב noun masculineAmos 2:4 lie, falsehood, deceptive thing; — absolute כ׳ Hosea 12:2 + 19 times; plural absolute כְּזָבִים Judges 16:10 + 9 times; suffix כִּזְבֵיהֶם Amos 2:4; — lie, falsehood, with דִּבֶּר Judges 16:10, 13; Hosea 7:13; Zephaniah 3:13; Daniel 11:27; Psalm 5:7; Psalm 58:4, so Ezekiel 13:8 Co (by transposing כ׳ with שָׁוְא, compare Ezekiel 13:6; Ezekiel 13:7; Ezekiel 13:9); with יָפִיחַ (in Proverbs) Proverbs 6:19; Proverbs 14:5, 25; Proverbs 19:5, 9; of false prophecies (divinations) with אָמַר, מִקְסַם כ׳ Ezekiel 13:7; with קָסַם Ezekiel 13:9; Ezekiel 21:34; Ezekiel 22:28 + Ezekiel 13:6 Greek Version of the LXX Co (קָסוֺם כ׳, for MT קֶסֶם כ׳); with שָׁמַע Ezekiel 13:19, בִּקֵּשׁ Psalm 4:3; with רָצָה delight in Psalm 62:5; so in the phrase דְּבַרכֿ׳ Proverbs 30:8, אִישׁ כ׳ Proverbs 19:22 = liar, עֵד כְּזָבִים Proverbs 21:28 = false witness; of idols. as a lie (res ementita) Amos 2:4, so probably שָׂטֵי כ׳ those turning aside to a lie Psalm 40:5 (compare אָוֶן, אֱלִיל, הֶבֶל, שֶׁקֶר); then of empty human pretensions וָשֹׁד יַרְבֶּה כ׳ Hosea 12:2; Isaiah 28:15 (|| שֶׁקֶר), Isaiah 28:17 (מַחְסֵה כ׳), Psalm 62:10 (|| הֶבֶל; compare כֹּזֵב Psalm 116:11); לֶחֶם כְּזָבִים Proverbs 23:3 = deceptive (disappointing) bread.
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16:10; 16:10; 16:13


4:3; 5:7; 40:5; 58:4; 62:5; 62:10; 116:11


6:19; 14:5; 14:25; 19:5; 19:9; 19:22; 21:28; 23:3; 30:8


28:15; 28:17


13:6; 13:6; 13:7; 13:7; 13:8; 13:9; 13:9; 13:19; 22:28




7:13; 12:2; 12:2


2:4; 2:4; 2:4




Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H3577 matches the Hebrew כָּזָב (kāzāḇ),
which occurs 29 times in 29 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 4:2 - You sons of man, how long will my [fn]honor be treated as an insult?
How long will you love what is worthless and strive for a lie H3577? Selah
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 5:6 - You destroy those who speak lies H3577;
The LORD loathes the person of bloodshed and deceit.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 40:4 - How blessed is the man who has made the LORD his trust,
And has not turned to the [fn]proud, nor to those who become involved in falsehood H3577.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 58:3 - The wicked have turned away from the womb;
These who speak lies H3577 go astray from [fn]birth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 62:4 - They have planned only to thrust him down from his high position;
They delight in falsehood H3577;
They bless with [fn]their mouth,
But inwardly they curse. Selah
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 62:9 - People of low standing are only breath, and people of rank are a lie H3577;
In the balances they go up.
Together they are lighter than breath.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:19 - A false witness who declares lies H3577,
And one who [fn]spreads strife among brothers.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:5 - A trustworthy witness will not lie,
But a false witness declares lies H3577.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:25 - A truthful witness saves lives,
But one who declares lies H3577 is [fn]deceitful.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:5 - A false witness will not go unpunished,
And one who declares lies H3577 will not escape.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:9 - A false witness will not go unpunished,
And one who declares lies H3577 will perish.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:22 - What is desirable in a person is his [fn]kindness,
And it is better to be a poor person than a liar H3577.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:28 - A false H3577 witness will perish,
But a person who listens will speak forever.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:3 - Do not desire his delicacies,
For it is deceptive H3577 food.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 30:8 - Keep deception and [fn]lies H3577 far from me,
Give me neither poverty nor riches;
Feed me with the food that is my portion,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 28:15 - Because you have said, “We have made a covenant with death,
And with [fn]Sheol we have made a [fn]pact.
The [fn]gushing flood will not reach us when it passes by,
Because we have made falsehood H3577 our refuge and we have concealed ourselves with deception.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 28:17 - “I will make justice the measuring line
And righteousness the level;
Then hail will sweep away the refuge of lies H3577,
And the waters will overflow the secret place.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 13:6 - “They see deceit and lying H3577 divination, those who are saying, ‘The LORD declares,’ when the LORD has not sent them; yet they wait for the fulfillment of their word!
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 13:7 - “Did you not see a false vision and tell a lying H3577 divination when you said, ‘The LORD declares,’ but it is not I who have spoken?”’”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 13:8 - Therefore, this is what the Lord GOD says: “Because you have spoken deceit and have seen a lie H3577, therefore behold, I am against you,” declares the Lord GOD.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 13:9 - “So My hand will be against the prophets who see false visions and utter lying H3577 divinations. They will [fn]have no place in the council of My people, nor will they be written down in the register of the house of Israel, nor will they enter the land of Israel, [fn]so that you may know that I am the Lord GOD.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 13:19 - “For handfuls of barley and pieces 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 to My people who listen to lies H3577.”’”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 21:29 - while they see false visions for you, while they divine lies H3577 for you—to place you on the necks of the wicked who are killed, whose day has come, in the time of the [fn]punishment of the end.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 22:28 - “And her prophets have coated with whitewash for them, seeing false visions and divining lies H3577 for them, saying, ‘This is what the Lord GOD says,’ when the LORD has not spoken.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:27 - “As for both kings, their hearts will be intent on evil, and they will speak lies H3577 to each other at the same table; but it will not succeed, because the end is still to come at the appointed time.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 7:13 - Woe to them, for they have strayed from Me!
Destruction is theirs, for they have rebelled against Me!
I would redeem them, but they have spoken lies H3577 against Me.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 12:1 - [fn]Ephraim feeds on wind,
And pursues the east wind continually;
He multiplies lies H3577 and violence.
Moreover, [fn]he makes a covenant with Assyria,
And oil is brought to Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 2:4 - This is what the LORD says:
“For three offenses of Judah, and for four,
I will not revoke its punishment,
Because they rejected the Law of the LORD
And have not kept His statutes;
Their [fn]lies H3577 also have led them astray,
Those which their fathers followed.
Unchecked Copy BoxZep 3:13 - “The remnant of Israel will do no wrong
And tell no lies H3577,
Nor will a deceitful tongue
Be found in their mouths;
For they will feed and lie down
With no one to frighten them.
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