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Lexicon :: Strong's H4120 - mᵊhērâ

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Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 1152d

Strong’s Definitions

מְהֵרָה mᵉhêrâh, meh-hay-raw'; feminine of H4118; properly, a hurry; hence (adverbially) promptly:—hastily, quickly, shortly, soon, make (with) speed(-ily), swiftly.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 20x

The KJV translates Strong's H4120 in the following manner: quickly (10x), speedily (4x), make speed (1x), soon (1x), swiftly (1x), hastily (1x), with speed (1x), shortly (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 20x
The KJV translates Strong's H4120 in the following manner: quickly (10x), speedily (4x), make speed (1x), soon (1x), swiftly (1x), hastily (1x), with speed (1x), shortly (1x).
  1. haste, speed

    1. hastily, speedily (as adverb)

    2. in haste (with prep)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
מְהֵרָה mᵉhêrâh, meh-hay-raw'; feminine of H4118; properly, a hurry; hence (adverbially) promptly:—hastily, quickly, shortly, soon, make (with) speed(-ily), swiftly.
STRONGS H4120: Abbreviations
מְהֵרָה noun feminine haste, speed; — usually as adverb. accusative hastily, quickly: Joshua 8:19; Joshua 10:6; Joshua 23:16 (all J E), Numbers 17:11 (P), Deuteronomy 11:17; Judges 9:54; 2 Samuel 17:16, 18, 21; Jeremiah 27:16; Ecclesiastes 8:11 (in all these cases after verb); before verb (poetry) Isaiah 5:26 (|| קַל), Psalm 31:3; Psalm 37:2; Isaiah 58:8; Joel 4:4 (|| קַל); so also 1 Samuel 20:38 הוּשָׁה מ׳ (compare Dr); 2 Kings 1:11 רֵ֑דָה מ׳; — but perhaps read מַהֲרָה, i.e. Pi. Imperative of מהר (compare 1 Samuel 23:27); with preposition (late): בִּמ׳ in haste = quickly Ecclesiastes 4:12; עַדמֿ׳ id. Psalm 147:15.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs






8:19; 10:6; 23:16



1 Samuel

20:38; 23:27

2 Samuel

17:16; 17:18; 17:21

2 Kings



31:3; 37:2; 147:15


4:12; 8:11


5:26; 58:8




Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H4120 matches the Hebrew מְהֵרָה (mᵊhērâ),
which occurs 20 times in 20 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 16:46 - And Moses said unto Aaron, Take a censer, and put fire therein from off the altar, and put on incense, and go quickly H4120 unto the congregation, and make an atonement for them: for there is wrath gone out from the LORD; the plague is begun.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 11:17 - And then the LORD'S wrath be kindled against you, and he shut up the heaven, that there be no rain, and that the land yield not her fruit; and lest ye perish quickly H4120 from off the good land which the LORD giveth you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:19 - And the ambush arose quickly H4120 out of their place, and they ran as soon as he had stretched out his hand: and they entered into the city, and took it, and hasted and set the city on fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:6 - And the men of Gibeon sent unto Joshua to the camp to Gilgal, saying, Slack not thy hand from thy servants; come up to us quickly, H4120 and save us, and help us: for all the kings of the Amorites that dwell in the mountains are gathered together against us.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 23:16 - When ye have transgressed the covenant of the LORD your God, which he commanded you, and have gone and served other gods, and bowed yourselves to them; then shall the anger of the LORD be kindled against you, and ye shall perish quickly H4120 from off the good land which he hath given unto you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:54 - Then he called hastily H4120 unto the young man his armourbearer, and said unto him, Draw thy sword, and slay me, that men say not of me, A woman slew him. And his young man thrust him through, and he died.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 20:38 - And Jonathan cried after the lad, Make speed, H4120 haste, stay not. And Jonathan's lad gathered up the arrows, and came to his master.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 17:16 - Now therefore send quickly, H4120 and tell David, saying, Lodge not this night in the plains of the wilderness, but speedily pass over; lest the king be swallowed up, and all the people that are with him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 17:18 - Nevertheless a lad saw them, and told Absalom: but they went both of them away quickly, H4120 and came to a man's house in Bahurim, which had a well in his court; whither they went down.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 17:21 - And it came to pass, after they were departed, that they came up out of the well, and went and told king David, and said unto David, Arise, and pass quickly H4120 over the water: for thus hath Ahithophel counselled against you.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 1:11 - Again also he sent unto him another captain of fifty with his fifty. And he answered and said unto him, O man of God, thus hath the king said, Come down quickly. H4120
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 31:2 - Bow down thine ear to me; deliver me speedily: H4120 be thou my strong rock, for an house of defence to save me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:2 - For they shall soon H4120 be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:15 - He sendeth forth his commandment upon earth: his word runneth very swiftly. H4120
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 4:12 - And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly H4120 broken.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 8:11 - Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, H4120 therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:26 - And he will lift up an ensign to the nations from far, and will hiss unto them from the end of the earth: and, behold, they shall come with speed H4120 swiftly:
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 58:8 - Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: H4120 and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the LORD shall be thy rereward.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 27:16 - Also I spake to the priests and to all this people, saying, Thus saith the LORD; Hearken not to the words of your prophets that prophesy unto you, saying, Behold, the vessels of the LORD'S house shall now shortly H4120 be brought again from Babylon: for they prophesy a lie unto you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 3:4 - Yea, and what have ye to do with me, O Tyre, and Zidon, and all the coasts of Palestine? will ye render me a recompence? and if ye recompense me, swiftly and speedily H4120 will I return your recompence upon your own head;
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