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Lexicon :: Strong's H4820 - mirmâ

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Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From רָמָה (H7411) in the sense of deceiving
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TWOT Reference: 2169b

Strong’s Definitions

מִרְמָה mirmâh, meer-maw'; from H7411 in the sense of deceiving; fraud:—craft, deceit(-ful, -fully), false, feigned, guile, subtilly, treachery.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 39x

The KJV translates Strong's H4820 in the following manner: deceit (20x), deceitful (8x), deceitfully (3x), false (2x), guile (2x), feigned (1x), craft (1x), subtilty (1x), treachery (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 39x
The KJV translates Strong's H4820 in the following manner: deceit (20x), deceitful (8x), deceitfully (3x), false (2x), guile (2x), feigned (1x), craft (1x), subtilty (1x), treachery (1x).
  1. deceit, treachery

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
מִרְמָה mirmâh, meer-maw'; from H7411 in the sense of deceiving; fraud:—craft, deceit(-ful, -fully), false, feigned, guile, subtilly, treachery.
STRONGS H4820: Abbreviations
† II. מִרְמָה noun feminine deceit, treachery; — absolute מ׳ Amos 8:5 +; plural absolute מִרְמוֺת Psalm 10:7 +; — deceit, of balances, מאןזנֵי מ׳ i.e. deceptive balances Amos 8:5 (|| שֶׁקֶר), Hosea 12:8; Proverbs 11:1 (opposed to קֶבֶן שְׁלֵמָה), Proverbs 20:23, אַבְנֵי מ׳ Micah 6:11 (see [מאזן]); especially treachery, craftiness, 2 Kings 9:23, בְּמ׳ treacherously, Genesis 27:35 (J), and (of crafty speech) Genesis 34:13 (P); שִׂמְּתֵי מ׳ Psalm 17:1 i.e. treacherous lips, לְשׁוֺן מ׳ Psalm 52:6, מ׳ פִּ׳ Psalm 109:2 (|| לְשׁוֺן שָׁ֑קֶר), דִּבְרֵי מִרְמוֺת Psalm 35:20, נִשְׁבַע לְמ׳ Psalm 24:4 (|| לַשָּׁוְא); compare Isaiah 53:9 (|| חָמָס); also Hosea 12:1 (|| כַּחַשׁ), Jeremiah 5:27; Jeremiah 9:5 (twice in verse); Jeremiah 9:7; Zephaniah 1:9 (+ חָמָס), Psalm 10:7 (+ תֹּךְ), || עָמָל וָאֶוֶּן, Psalm 34:14; Psalm 36:4 (+ אָוֶן), Psalm 38:13; Psalm 59:19; Psalm 55:12 (+ תֹּךְ), Job 15:35; Job 31:5 (|| שָׁוְא), Proverbs 12:20; Proverbs 14:8; Proverbs 26:24; Daniel 8:25; opposed to מִשְׁפָּט Proverbs 12:5, + עֵר שְׁקָרִים Proverbs 12:17, + יָפִחַ כְּזָבִים Proverbs 14:25 (Hi Wild Toy read מְדַמֶּה for מרמה but II. דמה not elsewhere Pi); אִישׁ דָּמִים וּמ׳ Psalm 5:7 (|| דֹּבְרֵי בָזָב), compare Psalm 55:24, וְעַוְלָה אִישׁ מ׳ Psalm 43:1; יַעֲשֶׁה מ׳ Daniel 11:23. — II. מִרְמָה proper name.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


27:35; 34:13

2 Kings



15:35; 31:5


5:7; 10:7; 10:7; 17:1; 24:4; 34:14; 35:20; 36:4; 38:13; 43:1; 52:6; 55:12; 109:2


11:1; 12:5; 12:17; 12:20; 14:8; 14:25; 20:23; 26:24




5:27; 9:5; 9:7


8:25; 11:23


12:1; 12:8


8:5; 8:5






Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H4820 matches the Hebrew מִרְמָה (mirmâ),
which occurs 39 times in 38 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:35 - And he said, “Your brother came deceitfully H4820 and has taken away your blessing.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:13 - But Jacob’s sons answered Shechem and his father Hamor with deceit, H4820 because he had defiled Dinah their sister.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:23 - So [fn]Joram [fn]reined about and fled and said to Ahaziah,There is treachery, H4820 O Ahaziah!”
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:35 - “They conceive [fn]mischief and bring forth iniquity,
And their [fn]mind prepares deception.” H4820
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:5 - “If I have walked with falsehood,
And my foot has hastened after deceit, H4820
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 5:6 - You destroy those who speak falsehood;
The LORD abhors the man of bloodshed and deceit. H4820
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:7 - His mouth is full of curses and deceit H4820 and oppression;
Under his tongue is mischief and wickedness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 17:1 - A Prayer of David.
Hear a just cause, O LORD, give heed to my cry;
Give ear to my prayer, which is not from deceitful H4820 lips.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 24:4 - He who has clean hands and a pure heart,
Who has not lifted up his soul [fn]to falsehood
And has not sworn deceitfully. H4820
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 34:13 - Keep your tongue from evil
And your lips from speaking deceit. H4820
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 35:20 - For they do not speak peace,
But they devise deceitful H4820 words against those who are quiet in the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 36:3 - The words of his mouth are wickedness and deceit; H4820
He has ceased to [fn]be wise and to do good.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:12 - Those who seek my life lay snares for me;
And those who seek to injure me have [fn]threatened destruction,
And they devise treachery H4820 all day long.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 43:1 - Vindicate me, O God, and plead my case against an ungodly nation;
[fn]O deliver me from the deceitful H4820 and unjust man!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 50:19 - “You [fn]let your mouth loose in evil
And your tongue frames deceit. H4820
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 52:4 - You love all words that devour,
O deceitful H4820 tongue.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:11 - Destruction is in her midst;
Oppression and deceit H4820 do not depart from her [fn]streets.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:23 - But You, O God, will bring them down to the [fn]pit of destruction;
Men of bloodshed and deceit H4820 will not live out half their days.
But I will trust in You.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:2 - For they have opened the [fn]wicked and deceitful H4820 mouth against me;
They have spoken [fn]against me with a lying tongue.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:1 - A false H4820 balance is an abomination to the LORD,
But a just weight is His delight.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:5 - The thoughts of the righteous are just,
But the counsels of the wicked are deceitful. H4820
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:17 - He who [fn]speaks truth tells what is right,
But a false witness, deceit. H4820
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:20 - Deceit H4820 is in the heart of those who devise evil,
But counselors of peace have joy.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:8 - The wisdom of the sensible is to understand his way,
But the foolishness of fools is deceit. H4820
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:25 - A truthful witness saves lives,
But he who [fn]utters lies is [fn]treacherous. H4820
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:23 - [fn]Differing weights are an abomination to the LORD,
And a [fn]false H4820 scale is not good.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:24 - He who hates disguises it with his lips,
But he lays up deceit H4820 in his [fn]heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 53:9 - His grave was assigned with wicked men,
Yet He was with a rich man in His death,
Because He had done no violence,
Nor was there any deceit H4820 in His mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 5:27 - ‘Like a cage full of birds,
So their houses are full of deceit; H4820
Therefore they have become great and rich.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 9:6 - “Your dwelling is in the midst of deceit; H4820
Through deceit H4820 they refuse to know Me,” declares the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 9:8 - “Their tongue is a deadly arrow;
It speaks deceit; H4820
With his mouth one speaks peace to his neighbor,
But inwardly he sets an ambush for him.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 8:25 - “And through his shrewdness
He will cause deceit H4820 to succeed by his [fn]influence;
And he will magnify himself in his heart,
And he will [fn]destroy many while they are [fn]at ease.
He will even [fn]oppose the Prince of princes,
But he will be broken without [fn]human agency.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:23 - “After an alliance is made with him he will practice deception, H4820 and he will go up and gain power with a small force of people.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 11:12 - [fn]Ephraim surrounds Me with lies
And the house of Israel with deceit; H4820
Judah is also unruly against God,
Even against the Holy One who is faithful.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 12:7 - A [fn]merchant, in whose hands are false H4820 balances,
He loves to oppress.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 8:5 - saying,
“When will the new moon [fn]be over,
So that we may sell grain,
And the sabbath, that we may open the wheat market,
To make the [fn]bushel smaller and the shekel bigger,
And to cheat with [fn]dishonest H4820 scales,
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 6:11 - “Can I justify wicked scales
And a bag of deceptive H4820 weights?
Unchecked Copy BoxZep 1:9 - “And I will punish on that day all who leap on the temple threshold,
Who fill the house of their [fn]lord with violence and deceit. H4820
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