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Lexicon :: Strong's H4784 - mārâ

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Root Word (Etymology)
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 congregation together before the rock, and he said unto them, Hear now, ye rebels; H4784 must we fetch you 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 H4784 my word at the water of Meribah.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 27:14 - For ye rebelled H4784 against my commandment in the desert of Zin, in the strife of the congregation, to sanctify me at the water before their eyes: that is the water of Meribah in Kadesh in the wilderness of Zin.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 1:26 - Notwithstanding ye would not go up, but rebelled H4784 against the commandment of the LORD your God:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 1:43 - So I spake unto you; and ye would not hear, but rebelled H4784 against the commandment of the LORD, and went presumptuously up into the hill.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 9:7 - Remember, and forget not, how thou provokedst the LORD thy God to wrath in the wilderness: from the day that thou didst depart out of the land of Egypt, until ye came unto this place, ye have been rebellious H4784 against the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 9:23 - Likewise when the LORD sent you from Kadeshbarnea, saying, Go up and possess the land which I have given you; then ye rebelled H4784 against the commandment of the LORD your God, and ye believed him not, nor hearkened to his voice.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 9:24 - Ye have been rebellious H4784 against the LORD from the day that I knew you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 21:18 - If a man have a stubborn and rebellious H4784 son, which will not obey the voice of his father, or the voice of his mother, and that, when they have chastened 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, H4784 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 H4784 against the LORD; and how much more after my death?
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 1:18 - Whosoever he be that doth rebel H4784 against thy commandment, and will not hearken unto thy words in all that thou commandest him, he shall be put to death: only be strong and of a good courage.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 12:14 - If ye will fear the LORD, and serve him, and obey his voice, and not rebel H4784 against the commandment of the LORD, then shall both ye and also the king that reigneth over you continue following the LORD your God:
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 12:15 - But if ye will not obey the voice of the LORD, but rebel H4784 against the commandment of the LORD, then shall the hand of the LORD 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 encouraged himself in the LORD his God.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:21 - And he cried unto the man of God that came from Judah, saying, Thus saith the LORD, Forasmuch as thou hast disobeyed H4784 the mouth of the LORD, and hast not kept the commandment which the LORD 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 H4784 unto the word of the LORD: therefore the LORD hath delivered him unto the lion, which hath torn him, and slain him, according to the word of the LORD, which he spake unto him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 14:26 - For the LORD saw the affliction of Israel, that it was very bitter: H4784 for there was not any shut up, nor any left, nor any helper for Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 9:26 - Nevertheless they were disobedient, H4784 and rebelled against thee, and cast thy law behind their backs, and slew thy prophets which testified against them to turn them to thee, and they wrought great provocations.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:2 - Are there not mockers with me? and doth not mine eye continue in their provocation? H4784
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 5:10 - Destroy thou them, O God; let them fall by their own counsels; cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions; for they have rebelled H4784 against thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:8 - And might not be as their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious H4784 generation; a generation that set not their heart aright, and whose spirit was not stedfast with God.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:17 - And they sinned yet more against him by provoking H4784 the most High in the wilderness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:40 - How oft did they provoke H4784 him in the wilderness, and grieve him in the desert!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:56 - Yet they tempted and provoked H4784 the most high God, and kept not his testimonies:
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 105:28 - He sent darkness, and made it dark; and they rebelled H4784 not against his word.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:7 - Our fathers understood not thy wonders in Egypt; they remembered not the multitude of thy mercies; but provoked H4784 him at the sea, even at the Red sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:33 - Because they provoked H4784 his spirit, so that he spake unadvisedly with his lips.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:43 - Many times did he deliver them; but they provoked H4784 him with their counsel, and were brought low for their iniquity.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 107:11 - Because they rebelled H4784 against the words of God, and contemned the counsel of the most High:
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 1:20 - But if ye refuse and rebel, H4784 ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 3:8 - For Jerusalem is ruined, and Judah is fallen: because their tongue and their doings are against the LORD, to provoke H4784 the eyes of his glory.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 50:5 - The Lord GOD hath opened mine ear, and I was not rebellious, H4784 neither turned away back.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 63:10 - But they rebelled, H4784 and vexed his holy Spirit: therefore he was turned to be their enemy, and he fought against them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 4:17 - As keepers of a field, are they against her round about; because she hath been rebellious H4784 against me, saith the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 5:23 - But this people hath a revolting and a rebellious H4784 heart; they are revolted and gone.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 1:18 - The LORD is righteous; for I have rebelled H4784 against his commandment: hear, I pray you, all people, and behold my sorrow: my virgins and my young men are gone into captivity.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 1:20 - Behold, O LORD; for I am in distress: my bowels are troubled; mine heart is turned within me; for I have grievously H4784 rebelled: H4784 abroad the sword bereaveth, at home there is as death.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:42 - We have transgressed and have rebelled: H4784 thou hast not pardoned.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 5:6 - And she hath changed H4784 my judgments into wickedness more than the nations, and my statutes more than the countries that are round about her: for they have refused my judgments and my statutes, they have not walked in them.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 20:8 - But they rebelled H4784 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 will pour out my fury 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 H4784 against me in the wilderness: they walked not in my statutes, and they despised my judgments, which if a man do, he shall even live in them; and my sabbaths they greatly polluted: then I said, I would pour out my fury upon them in the wilderness, to consume them.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 20:21 - Notwithstanding the children rebelled H4784 against me: they walked not in my statutes, neither kept my judgments to do them, which if a man do, he shall even live in them; they polluted my sabbaths: then I said, I would pour out my fury upon them, to accomplish my anger against them in the wilderness.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 13:16 - Samaria shall become desolate; for she hath rebelled H4784 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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