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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.
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 to Aaron, “Take your censer and put fire in it from the altar, and place incense on it; then bring it quickly H4120 to the congregation and make atonement for them, for wrath has gone out from the LORD, the plague has begun!”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 11:17 - “Otherwise, the anger of the LORD will be kindled against you, and He will shut up the sky so that there will be no rain, and the ground will not yield its produce; then you will quickly H4120 perish from the good land which the LORD is giving you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:19 - Then the men in ambush rose quickly H4120 from their place, and when he had reached out with his hand, they ran and entered the city and captured it, and they quickly set the city on fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:6 - Then the men of Gibeon sent word to Joshua at the camp at Gilgal, saying, “Do not [fn]abandon your servants; come up to us quickly H4120 and save us and help us, for all the kings of the Amorites that live in the hill country have assembled against us.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 23:16 - “When you violate the covenant of the LORD your God, which He commanded you, and you go and serve other gods and bow down to them, then the anger of the LORD will burn against you, and you will perish quickly H4120 from the good land which He has given you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:54 - Then he called quickly H4120 to the young man, his armor bearer, and said to him, “Draw your sword and kill me, so that it will not be said of me, ‘A woman killed him.’” So [fn]the young man pierced him through, and he died.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 20:38 - Then Jonathan called after the boy, “Hurry H4120, be quick, do not stay!” And Jonathan’s boy picked up the arrow and came to his master.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 17:16 - “Now then, send a messenger quickly H4120 and tell David, saying, ‘Do not spend the night at the river crossing places of the wilderness, but by all means cross over, or else the king and all the people who are with him will be [fn]destroyed.’”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 17:18 - But a boy did see them, and he told Absalom; so the two of them left quickly H4120 and came to the house of a man in Bahurim, who had a well in his courtyard, and they went down [fn]into it.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 17:21 - It came about after they had departed, that they came up out of the well and went and reported to King David; and they said to David, “Set out and cross over the water quickly H4120, because this is what Ahithophel has advised against you.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 1:11 - So the king again sent to him another captain of fifty with his fifty men. And he said to him, “You man of God, this is what the king says: ‘Come down quickly H4120!’”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 31:2 - Incline Your ear to me, rescue me quickly H4120;
Be a rock of [fn]strength for me,
A [fn]stronghold to save me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:2 - For they will wither quickly H4120 like the grass,
And decay like the green plants.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:15 - He sends His command to the earth;
His word runs very swiftly H4120.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 4:12 - And if [fn]one can overpower him who is alone, two can resist him. A cord of three strands is not quickly H4120 torn apart.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 8:11 - Because the sentence against an evil deed is not executed quickly H4120, therefore the hearts of the sons of mankind among them are [fn]fully given to do evil.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:26 - He will also lift up a flag to the distant [fn]nation,
And whistle for it from the ends of the earth;
And behold, it will come with speed H4120 swiftly.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 58:8 - “Then your light will break out like the dawn,
And your recovery will spring up quickly H4120;
And your righteousness will go before you;
The glory of the LORD will be your rear guard.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 27:16 - Then I spoke to the priests and to all this people, saying: “This is what the LORD says: ‘Do not listen to the words of your prophets who prophesy to you, saying, “Behold, the vessels of the LORD’S house will now shortly H4120 be brought back from Babylon”; for they are prophesying a lie to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 3:4 - “Moreover, what are you to Me, Tyre, Sidon, and all the regions of Philistia? Are you repaying Me with retribution? But if you are showing Me retribution, swiftly and speedily H4120 I will return your retribution on your head!

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