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Lexicon :: Strong's H4801 - merḥāq

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 2151c

Strong’s Definitions

מֶרְחָק merchâq, mer-khawk'; from H7368; remoteness, i.e. (concretely) a distant place; often (adverbially) from afar:—(a-, dwell in, very) far (country, off). See also 1023.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 18x

The KJV translates Strong's H4801 in the following manner: far (12x), far off (4x), afar off (1x), far countries (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 18x
The KJV translates Strong's H4801 in the following manner: far (12x), far off (4x), afar off (1x), far countries (1x).
  1. distant place, distance, far country

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
מֶרְחָק merchâq, mer-khawk'; from H7368; remoteness, i.e. (concretely) a distant place; often (adverbially) from afar:—(a-, dwell in, very) far (country, off). See also 1023.
STRONGS H4801: Abbreviations
מֶרְחָק noun masculine distant place, distance; — absolute מ׳ Isaiah 10:3 +, מֶרְחַק Psalm 138:6; plural מֶרְחַקִּים Zechariah 10:9, מַר׳ Isaiah 33:17; Jeremiah 8:19, construct מֶרְחַקֵּיֿ Isaiah 8:9; — distant place, far country Isaiah 8:9; Zechariah 10:9; often with אֶרֶץ: (ה) מֶרְחָק א׳ land of distance, distant land Isaiah 13:5; Isaiah 46:11; Jeremiah 4:16; Jeremiah 6:20; Proverbs 25:25, so with plural מרחקים א׳ Jeremiah 8:19, land of distances, i.e. of wide extent, Isaiah 33:17; מִמּ׳ from far Isaiah 10:3; Isaiah 30:27; Jeremiah 5:15; Ezekiel 23:40; Proverbs 31:14; figurative Psalm 138:6; מִמּ׳ at a distance Jeremiah 31:10, to a distance Isaiah 17:13. — בֵּית הַמּ׳.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


138:6; 138:6


25:25; 31:14


8:9; 8:9; 10:3; 10:3; 13:5; 17:13; 30:27; 33:17; 33:17; 46:11


4:16; 5:15; 6:20; 8:19; 8:19; 31:10




10:9; 10:9


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H4801 matches the Hebrew מֶרְחָק (merḥāq),
which occurs 17 times in 17 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 138:6 - Though the LORD be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly: but the proud he knoweth afar off. H4801
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:25 - As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far H4801 country.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 31:14 - She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar. H4801
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 8:9 - Associate yourselves, O ye people, and ye shall be broken in pieces; and give ear, all ye of far H4801 countries: gird yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces; gird yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:3 - And what will ye do in the day of visitation, and in the desolation which shall come from far? H4801 to whom will ye flee for help? and where will ye leave your glory?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 13:5 - They come from a far H4801 country, from the end of heaven, even the LORD, and the weapons of his indignation, to destroy the whole land.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 17:13 - The nations shall rush like the rushing of many waters: but God shall rebuke them, and they shall flee far off, H4801 and shall be chased as the chaff of the mountains before the wind, and like a rolling thing before the whirlwind.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:27 - Behold, the name of the LORD cometh from far, H4801 burning with his anger, and the burden thereof is heavy: his lips are full of indignation, and his tongue as a devouring fire:
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:17 - Thine eyes shall see the king in his beauty: they shall behold the land that is very far off. H4801
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 46:11 - Calling a ravenous bird from the east, the man that executeth my counsel from a far H4801 country: yea, I have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed it, I will also do it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 4:16 - Make ye mention to the nations; behold, publish against Jerusalem, that watchers come from a far H4801 country, and give out their voice against the cities of Judah.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 5:15 - Lo, I will bring a nation upon you from far, H4801 O house of Israel, saith the LORD: it is a mighty nation, it is an ancient nation, a nation whose language thou knowest not, neither understandest what they say.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 6:20 - To what purpose cometh there to me incense from Sheba, and the sweet cane from a far H4801 country? your burnt offerings are not acceptable, nor your sacrifices sweet unto me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 8:19 - Behold the voice of the cry of the daughter of my people because of them that dwell in a far H4801 country: Is not the LORD in Zion? is not her king in her? Why have they provoked me to anger with their graven images, and with strange vanities?
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 31:10 - Hear the word of the LORD, O ye nations, and declare it in the isles afar off, H4801 and say, He that scattered Israel will gather him, and keep him, as a shepherd doth his flock.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 23:40 - And furthermore, that ye have sent for men to come from far, H4801 unto whom a messenger was sent; and, lo, they came: for whom thou didst wash thyself, paintedst thy eyes, and deckedst thyself with ornaments,
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 10:9 - And I will sow them among the people: and they shall remember me in far countries; H4801 and they shall live with their children, and turn again.
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