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Lexicon :: Strong's H4784 - mārâ

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A primitive root
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TWOT Reference: 1242

Strong’s Definitions

מָרָה mârâh, maw-raw'; a primitive root; to be (causatively, make) bitter (or unpleasant); (figuratively) to rebel (or resist; causatively, to provoke):—bitter, change, be disobedient, disobey, grievously, provocation, provoke(-ing), (be) rebel (against, -lious).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 44x

The KJV translates Strong's H4784 in the following manner: rebel (19x), rebellious (9x), provoke (7x), disobedient (2x), against (1x), bitter (1x), changed (1x), disobeyed (1x), grievously (1x), provocation (1x), rebels (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 44x
The KJV translates Strong's H4784 in the following manner: rebel (19x), rebellious (9x), provoke (7x), disobedient (2x), against (1x), bitter (1x), changed (1x), disobeyed (1x), grievously (1x), provocation (1x), rebels (1x).
  1. to be contentious, be rebellious, be refractory, be disobedient towards, be rebellious against

    1. (Qal) to be disobedient, be rebellious

      1. towards father

      2. towards God

    2. (Hiphil) to show rebelliousness, show disobedience, disobey

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
מָרָה mârâh, maw-raw'; a primitive root; to be (causatively, make) bitter (or unpleasant); (figuratively) to rebel (or resist; causatively, to provoke):—bitter, change, be disobedient, disobey, grievously, provocation, provoke(-ing), (be) rebel (against, -lious).
STRONGS H4784: Abbreviations
מָרָה verb be contentious, refractory, rebellious (Late Hebrew id., Hiph.; Arabic bdb059801 III. dispute with; Syriac bdb059802 Pa. contend with); —
Qal. Perfect 3rd person masculine singular מָרָה 1 Kings 13:26; feminine מָֽרְתָה Hosea 14:1 [Hosea 13:16]; מָרָ֑תָה Jeremiah 4:17; 2nd person masculine singular מָרִיתָ 1 Kings 13:21 + 11 times perfect; Infinitive absolute מָרוֺ Lamentations 1:20; Participle מֹרֶה 2 Kings 14:26 (but read מר, √ מרר, KmpKau כִּי מַר הוּא); מוֺרֶה Deuteronomy 21:18 + 3 times;
[H4754 feminine מֹרְאָה Zephaniah 3:1 (read מֹרָה; metaplastic form according to Ges§ 75 R. 22)];
plural מֹרִים Numbers 20:10; — be disobedient, rebellious:
1. בֵּן סוֺרֵר וּמֹרֶה Deuteronomy 21:18, 20 stubborn and rebellious son (towards father).
2. elsewhere towards God: דֹּר סוֺרֵר וּמֹרֶה Psalm 78:8; לֵב סורר ומ׳ Jeremiah 5:23; מוֺרְאָה ונגאלה הָעִיר [H4754 Zephaniah 3:1]; הַמֹּרִים Numbers 20:10 ye rebels (P); absolute Isaiah 50:5; Isaiah 63:10; Lamentations 1:20 (twice in verse); || מאן Isaiah 1:20; פשׁע Lamentations 3:42; with בְּ person Hosea 14:1 [Hosea 13:16]; Psalm 5:11 [Psalm 5:10], elsewhere accusative of person Jeremiah 4:17; י׳'s words Psalm 105:28; מרה (את) פי Numbers 20:24; Numbers 27:14 (P), 1 Samuel 12:15; 1 Kings 13:21, 26 (D2) Lamentations 1:18. — In H7378 Hosea 4:4 read perhaps מָרוּ בִי have rebelled against me (for MT כִּמְרִיבֵי), so RSProph. iv. n. 8 Che (for other views see H7378 ריב).
Hiph. Perfect 3rd person masculine plural הִמְרוּ Psalm 106:33; Psalm 107:11; Imperfect יַמְרֶה Joshua 1:18; feminine וַתֶּ֫מֶר Ezekiel 5:6; 2nd person masculine singular תַּמֵּר (as if √ מרר) H4843 Exodus 23:21, read תֶּ֫מֶר Di and others; 3rd person masculine plural יַמְרוּ Psalm 106:43 + 6 times; suffix יַמְרוּהוּ Psalm 78:40; 2nd person masculine plural תַּמְרוּ 1 Samuel 12:14 + 3 times; Infinitive construct לַמְרוֺת Isaiah 3:8; Psalm 78:17; suffix הַמְּרוֺתָם (Ges§ 20. 2 b) Job 17:2; Participle plural מַמְרִים Deuteronomy 9:7 + 2 times; — shew disobedience, rebelliousness, always toward God: absolute Nehemiah 9:26. (|| מרד), Psalm 106:7; Psalm 106:43; Job 17:2; with בְּ person H4843 Exodus 23:21; Ezekiel 20:8, 13, 21; עִם Deuteronomy 9:7, 24; Deuteronomy 31:27; elsewhere accusative of God or his commands: Isaiah 3:8; Ezekiel 5:6; Psalm 78:17; Psalm 78:40; Psalm 78:56; Psalm 107:11; המרה את פי Deuteronomy 1:26, 43; Deuteronomy 9:23; Joshua 1:18; 1 Samuel 12:14 (D2), אתרֿוחוֺ Psalm 106:33 (compare Eph 4:30); perhaps Psalm 139:20 (see H559 אָמַר 1).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


20:10; 20:10; 20:24; 27:14


1:26; 1:43; 9:7; 9:7; 9:23; 9:24; 21:18; 21:18; 21:20; 31:27


1:18; 1:18

1 Samuel

12:14; 12:14; 12:15

1 Kings

13:21; 13:21; 13:26; 13:26

2 Kings





17:2; 17:2


5:10; 78:8; 78:17; 78:17; 78:40; 78:40; 78:56; 105:28; 106:7; 106:33; 106:33; 106:43; 106:43; 107:11; 107:11


1:20; 3:8; 3:8; 50:5; 63:10


4:17; 4:17; 5:23


1:18; 1:20; 1:20; 3:42


5:6; 5:6; 20:8; 20:13; 20:21


13:16; 13:16



Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H4784 matches the Hebrew מָרָה (mārâ),
which occurs 45 times in 44 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 20:10 - And Moses and Aaron gathered the assembly together before the rock, and he said unto them, Hear now, ye rebels; shall we bring you forth water out of this rock?
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 20:24 - Aaron shall be gathered unto his people; for he shall not enter into the land which I have given unto the children of Israel, because ye rebelled against my word at the waters of Meribah.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 27:14 - because ye rebelled against my word in the wilderness of Zin, in the strife of the congregation, to sanctify me at the waters before their eyes. (These are the waters of Meribah of Kadesh in the wilderness of Zin.)
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 1:26 - Yet ye would not go up, but rebelled against the commandment of Jehovah your God:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 1:43 - So I spake unto you, and ye hearkened not; but ye rebelled against the commandment of Jehovah, and were presumptuous, and went up into the hill-country.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 9:7 - Remember, forget thou not, how thou provokedst Jehovah thy God to wrath in the wilderness: from the day that thou wentest forth out of the land of Egypt, until ye came unto this place, ye have been rebellious against Jehovah.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 9:23 - And when Jehovah sent you from Kadesh-barnea, saying, Go up and possess the land which I have given you; then ye rebelled against the commandment of Jehovah your God, and ye believed him not, nor hearkened to his voice.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 9:24 - Ye have been rebellious against Jehovah from the day that I knew you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 21:18 - If a man have a stubborn and rebellious son, that will not obey the voice of his father, or the voice of his mother, and, though they chasten him, will not hearken unto them;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 21:20 - and they shall say unto the elders of his city, This our son is stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton, and a drunkard.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 31:27 - For I know thy rebellion, and thy stiff neck: behold, while I am yet alive with you this day, ye have been rebellious against Jehovah; and how much more after my death?
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 1:18 - Whosoever he be that shall rebel against thy commandment, and shall not hearken unto thy words in all that thou commandest him, he shall be put to death: only be strong and of good courage.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 12:14 - If ye will fear Jehovah, and serve him, and hearken unto his voice, and not rebel against the commandment of Jehovah, and both ye and also the king that reigneth over you be followers of Jehovah your God, well:
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 12:15 - but if ye will not hearken unto the voice of Jehovah, but rebel against the commandment of Jehovah, then will the hand of Jehovah be against you, as it was against your fathers.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:6 - And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David strengthened himself in Jehovah his God.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:21 - and he cried unto the man of God that came from Judah, saying, Thus saith Jehovah, Forasmuch as thou hast been disobedient unto the mouth of Jehovah, and hast not kept the commandment which Jehovah thy God commanded thee,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:26 - And when the prophet that brought him back from the way heard thereof, he said, It is the man of God, who was disobedient unto the mouth of Jehovah: therefore Jehovah hath delivered him unto the lion, which hath torn him, and slain him, according to the word of Jehovah, which he spake unto him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 14:26 - For Jehovah saw the affliction of Israel, that it was very bitter; for there was none shut up nor left at large, neither was there any helper for Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 9:26 - Nevertheless they were disobedient, and rebelled against thee, and cast thy law behind their back, and slew thy prophets that testified against them to turn them again unto thee, and they wrought great provocations.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:2 -
Surely there are mockers with me,
And mine eye dwelleth upon their provocation.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 5:10 -
Hold them guilty, O God;
Let them fall by their own counsels;
Thrust them out in the multitude of their transgressions;
For they have rebelled against thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:8 -
And might not be as their fathers,
A stubborn and rebellious generation,
A generation that set not their heart aright,
And whose spirit was not stedfast with God.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:17 -
Yet went they on still to sin against him,
To rebel against the Most High in the desert.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:40 -
How oft did they rebel against him in the wilderness,
And grieve him in the desert!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:56 -
Yet they tempted and rebelled against the Most High God,
And kept not his testimonies;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 105:28 -
He sent darkness, and made it dark;
And they rebelled not against his words.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:7 -
Our fathers understood not thy wonders in Egypt;
They remembered not the multitude of thy lovingkindnesses,
But were rebellious at the sea, even at the Red Sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:33 -
Because they were rebellious against his spirit,
And he spake unadvisedly with his lips.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:43 -
Many times did he deliver them;
But they were rebellious in their counsel,
And were brought low in their iniquity.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 107:11 -
Because they rebelled against the words of God,
And contemned the counsel of the Most High:
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 1:20 - but if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword; for the mouth of Jehovah hath spoken it.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 3:8 - For Jerusalem is ruined, and Judah is fallen; because their tongue and their doings are against Jehovah, to provoke the eyes of his glory.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 50:5 - The Lord Jehovah hath opened mine ear, and I was not rebellious, neither turned away backward.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 63:10 - But they rebelled, and grieved his holy Spirit: therefore he was turned to be their enemy, and himself fought against them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 4:17 - As keepers of a field are they against her round about, because she hath been rebellious against me, saith Jehovah.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 5:23 - But this people hath a revolting and a rebellious heart; they are revolted and gone.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 1:18 -
Jehovah is righteous; for I have rebelled against his commandment:
Hear, I pray you, all ye peoples, and behold my sorrow:
My virgins and my young men are gone into captivity.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 1:20 -
Behold, O Jehovah; for I am in distress; my heart is troubled;
My heart is turned within me; for I have grievously rebelled:
Abroad the sword bereaveth, at home there is as death.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:42 -
We have transgressed and have rebelled; thou hast not pardoned.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 5:6 - And she hath rebelled against mine ordinances in doing wickedness more than the nations, and against my statutes more than the countries that are round about her; for they have rejected mine ordinances, and as for my statutes, they have not walked in them.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 20:8 - But they rebelled against me, and would not hearken unto me; they did not every man cast away the abominations of their eyes, neither did they forsake the idols of Egypt. Then I said I would pour out my wrath upon them, to accomplish my anger against them in the midst of the land of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 20:13 - But the house of Israel rebelled against me in the wilderness: they walked not in my statutes, and they rejected mine ordinances, which if a man keep, he shall live in them; and my sabbaths they greatly profaned. Then I said I would pour out my wrath upon them in the wilderness, to consume them.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 20:21 - But the children rebelled against me; they walked not in my statutes, neither kept mine ordinances to do them, which if a man do, he shall live in them; they profaned my sabbaths. Then I said I would pour out my wrath upon them, to accomplish my anger against them in the wilderness.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 13:16 - Samaria shall bear her guilt; for she hath rebelled against her God: they shall fall by the sword; their infants shall be dashed in pieces, and their women with child shall be ripped up.
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