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Lexicon :: Strong's H4784 - mārâ

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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 before the rock. And he said to them, “Listen now, you rebels; H4784 shall we bring forth water for you out of this rock?”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 20:24 - “Aaron will be gathered to his people; for he shall not enter the land which I have given to the sons of Israel, because you rebelled H4784 against My [fn]command at the waters of Meribah.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 27:14 - for in the wilderness of Zin, during the strife of the congregation, you rebelled H4784 against My [fn]command [fn]to treat Me as holy before their eyes at the water.” (These are the waters of Meribah of Kadesh in the wilderness of Zin.)
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 1:26 - “Yet you were not willing to go up, but rebelled H4784 against the [fn]command of the LORD your God;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 1:43 - “So I spoke to you, but you would not listen. Instead you rebelled H4784 against the [fn]command of the LORD, and acted presumptuously and went up into the hill country.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 9:7 - “Remember, do not forget how you provoked the LORD your God to wrath in the wilderness; from the day that you left the land of Egypt until you arrived at this place, you have been rebellious H4784 against the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 9:23 - “When the LORD sent you from Kadesh-barnea, saying, ‘Go up and possess the land which I have given you,’ then you rebelled H4784 against the [fn]command of the LORD your God; you neither believed Him nor listened to His voice.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 9:24 - “You have been rebellious H4784 against the LORD from the day I knew you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 21:18 - “If any man has a stubborn and rebellious H4784 son who will not obey his father or his mother, and when they chastise him, he will not even listen to them,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 21:20 - “They shall say to the elders of his city, ‘This son of ours is stubborn and rebellious, H4784 he will not obey us, he is a glutton and a drunkard.’
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 31:27 - “For I know your rebellion and your [fn]stubbornness; behold, while I am still alive with you today, you have been rebellious H4784 against the LORD; how much more, then, after my death?
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 1:18 - “Anyone who rebels H4784 against your [fn]command and does not obey your words in all that you command him, shall be put to death; only be strong and courageous.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 12:14 - “If you will fear the LORD and serve Him, and listen to His voice and not rebel H4784 against the [fn]command of the LORD, then both you and also the king who reigns over you will follow the LORD your God.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 12:15 - “If you will not listen to the voice of the LORD, but rebel H4784 against the [fn]command of the LORD, then the hand of the LORD will be against you, as it was against your fathers.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:6 - Moreover David was greatly distressed because the people spoke of stoning him, for all the people were [fn]embittered, each one because of his sons and his daughters. But David strengthened himself in the LORD his God.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:21 - and he cried to the man of God who came from Judah, saying, “Thus says the LORD, ‘Because you have [fn]disobeyed H4784 the [fn]command of the LORD, and have not observed the commandment which the LORD your God commanded you,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:26 - Now when the prophet who brought him back from the way heard it, he said, “It is the man of God, who [fn]disobeyed H4784 the [fn]command of the LORD; therefore the LORD has given him to the lion, which has torn him and killed him, according to the word of the LORD which He spoke to him.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 14:26 - For the LORD saw the affliction of Israel, which was very bitter; H4784 for there was neither bond nor free, nor was there any helper for Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 9:26 - “But they became H4784 disobedient H4784 and rebelled against You,
And cast Your law behind their backs
And killed Your prophets who had admonished them
So that they might return to You,
And they committed great [fn]blasphemies.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:2 - “Surely mockers are with me,
And my eye [fn]gazes on their provocation. H4784
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 5:10 - Hold them guilty, O God;
By their own devices let them fall!
In the multitude of their transgressions thrust them out,
For they are rebellious H4784 against You.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:8 - And not be like their fathers,
A stubborn and rebellious H4784 generation,
A generation that did not [fn]prepare its heart
And whose spirit was not faithful to God.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:17 - Yet they still continued to sin against Him,
To rebel H4784 against the Most High in the desert.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:40 - How often they rebelled H4784 against Him in the wilderness
And grieved Him in the desert!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:56 - Yet they [fn]tempted and rebelled H4784 against the Most High God
And did not keep His testimonies,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 105:28 - He sent darkness and made it dark;
And they did not rebel H4784 against His words.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:7 - Our fathers in Egypt did not understand Your [fn]wonders;
They did not remember [fn]Your abundant kindnesses,
But rebelled H4784 by the sea, at the [fn]Red Sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:33 - Because they were rebellious H4784 against [fn]His Spirit,
He spoke rashly with his lips.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:43 - Many times He would deliver them;
They, however, were rebellious H4784 in their counsel,
And so sank down in their iniquity.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 107:11 - Because they had rebelled H4784 against the words of God
And spurned the counsel of the Most High.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 1:20 - “But if you refuse and rebel, H4784
You will be devoured by the sword.”
Truly, the mouth of the LORD has spoken.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 3:8 - For Jerusalem has stumbled and Judah has fallen,
Because their [fn]speech and their actions are against the LORD,
To rebel H4784 against [fn]His glorious presence.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 50:5 - The Lord GOD has opened My ear;
And I was not disobedient H4784
Nor did I turn back.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 63:10 - But they rebelled H4784
And grieved His Holy Spirit;
Therefore He turned Himself to become their enemy,
He fought against them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 4:17 - ‘Like watchmen of a field they are against her round about,
Because she has rebelled H4784 against Me,’ declares the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 5:23 - ‘But this people has a stubborn and rebellious H4784 heart;
They have turned aside and departed.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 1:18 - “The LORD is righteous;
For I have rebelled H4784 against His [fn]command;
Hear now, all peoples,
And behold my [fn]pain;
My virgins and my young men
Have gone into captivity.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 1:20 - “See, O LORD, for I am in distress;
My [fn]spirit is greatly troubled;
My heart is overturned within me,
For I have been very H4784 rebellious. H4784
In the street the sword [fn]slays;
In the house it is like death.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:42 - We have transgressed and rebelled, H4784
You have not pardoned.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 5:6 - ‘But she has rebelled H4784 against My ordinances more wickedly than the nations and against My statutes more than the lands which surround her; for they have rejected My ordinances and have not walked [fn]in My statutes.’
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 20:8 - “But they rebelled H4784 against Me and were not willing to listen to Me; [fn]they did not cast away the detestable things of their eyes, nor did they forsake the idols of Egypt. Then I [fn]resolved to pour out My wrath on 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 did not walk in My statutes and they rejected My ordinances, by which, if a man [fn]observes them, he will live; and My sabbaths they greatly profaned. Then I [fn]resolved to pour out My wrath on them in the wilderness, to annihilate them.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 20:21 - “But the children rebelled H4784 against Me; they did not walk in My statutes, nor were they careful to observe My ordinances, by which, if a man observes them, he will live; they profaned My sabbaths. So I [fn]resolved to pour out My wrath on them, to accomplish My anger against them in the wilderness.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 13:16 - [fn]Samaria will be held guilty,
For she has rebelled H4784 against her God.
They will fall by the sword,
Their little ones will be dashed in pieces,
And their pregnant women will be ripped open.
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