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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 - For though the LORD is exalted,
Yet He regards the lowly,
But the haughty He knows from afar. H4801
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:25 - Like cold water to a weary soul,
So is good news from a distant H4801 land.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 31:14 - She is like merchant ships;
She brings her food from afar. H4801
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 8:9 - “Be broken, O peoples, and be [fn]shattered;
And give ear, all remote H4801 places H4801 of the earth.
Gird yourselves, yet be [fn]shattered;
Gird yourselves, yet be [fn]shattered.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:3 - Now what will you do in the day of punishment,
And in the devastation which will come from afar? H4801
To whom will you flee for help?
And where will you leave your [fn]wealth?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 13:5 - They are coming from a far H4801 country,
From the [fn]farthest horizons,
The LORD and His instruments of indignation,
To destroy the whole land.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 17:13 - The nations rumble on like the rumbling of many waters,
But He will rebuke them and they will flee far H4801 away, H4801
And be chased like chaff in the mountains before the wind,
Or like whirling dust before a gale.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:27 - Behold, the name of the LORD comes from a [fn]remote H4801 place; H4801
Burning is His anger and [fn]dense is His [fn]smoke;
His lips are filled with indignation
And His tongue is like a consuming fire;
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:17 - Your eyes will see the King in His beauty;
They will behold a far-distant H4801 land.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 46:11 - Calling a bird of prey from the east,
The man of [fn]My purpose from a far H4801 country.
Truly I have spoken; truly I will bring it to pass.
I have planned it, surely I will do it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 4:16 - “Report it to the nations, now!
Proclaim over Jerusalem,
‘Besiegers come from a far H4801 country,
And lift their voices against the cities of Judah.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 5:15 - “Behold, I am bringing a nation against you from afar, H4801 O house of Israel,” declares the LORD.
“It is an enduring nation,
It is an ancient nation,
A nation whose language you do not know,
Nor can you understand what they say.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 6:20 - “For what purpose does frankincense come to Me from Sheba
And the [fn]sweet cane from a distant H4801 land?
Your burnt offerings are not acceptable
And your sacrifices are not pleasing to Me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 8:19 - Behold, listen! The cry of the daughter of my people from a distant H4801 land:
“Is the LORD not in Zion? Is her King not within her?”
“Why have they provoked Me with their graven images, with foreign [fn]idols?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 31:10 - Hear the word of the LORD, O nations,
And declare in the coastlands afar H4801 off, H4801
And say, “He who scattered Israel will gather him
And keep him as a shepherd keeps his flock.”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 23:40 - “Furthermore, [fn]they have even sent for men who come from afar, H4801 to whom a messenger was sent; and lo, they came—for whom you bathed, painted your eyes and decorated yourselves with ornaments;
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 10:9 - “When I [fn]scatter them among the peoples,
They will remember Me in far H4801 countries, H4801
And they with their children will live and come back.
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