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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 - But Isaac replied, "Your brother came in here deceitfully and took away your blessing."
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:13 - Jacob's sons answered Shechem and his father Hamor deceitfully when they spoke because Shechem had violated their sister Dinah.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:23 - Jehoram turned his chariot around and took off. He said to Ahaziah, "It's a trap, Ahaziah!"
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:35 - They conceive trouble and bring forth evil; their belly prepares deception."
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:5 - If I have walked in falsehood, and if my foot has hastened to deceit -
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 5:6 - You destroy liars; the LORD despises violent and deceitful people.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:7 - His mouth is full of curses and deceptive, harmful words; his tongue injures and destroys.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 17:1 - LORD, consider my just cause! Pay attention to my cry for help! Listen to the prayer I sincerely offer!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 24:4 - The one whose deeds are blameless and whose motives are pure, who does not lie, or make promises with no intention of keeping them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 34:13 - Then make sure you don't speak evil words or use deceptive speech!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 35:20 - For they do not try to make peace with others, but plan ways to deceive those who are unsuspecting.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 36:3 - The words he speaks are sinful and deceitful; he does not care about doing what is wise and right.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:12 - Those who seek my life try to entrap me; those who want to harm me speak destructive words; all day long they say deceitful things.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 43:1 - Vindicate me, O God! Fight for me against an ungodly nation! Deliver me from deceitful and evil men!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 50:19 - You do damage with words, and use your tongue to deceive.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 52:4 - You love to use all the words that destroy, and the tongue that deceives.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:11 - Disaster is within it; violence and deceit do not depart from its public square.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:23 - But you, O God, will bring them down to the deep Pit. Violent and deceitful people will not live even half a normal lifespan. But as for me, I trust in you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:2 - For they say cruel and deceptive things to me; they lie to me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:1 - The LORD abhors dishonest scales, but an accurate weight is his delight.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:5 - The plans of the righteous are just; the counsels of the wicked are deceitful.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:17 - The faithful witness tells what is right, but a false witness speaks deceit.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:20 - Deceit is in the heart of those who plot evil, but those who promote peace have joy.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:8 - The wisdom of the shrewd person is to discern his way, but the folly of fools is deception.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:25 - A truthful witness rescues lives, but the one who breathes lies brings deception.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:23 - The LORD abhors differing weights, and dishonest scales are wicked.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:24 - The one who hates others disguises it with his lips, but he stores up deceit within him.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 53:9 - They intended to bury him with criminals, but he ended up in a rich man's tomb, because he had committed no violent deeds, nor had he spoken deceitfully.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 5:27 - Like a cage filled with the birds that have been caught, their houses are filled with the gains of their fraud and deceit. That is how they have gotten so rich and powerful.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 9:6 - They do one act of violence after another, and one deceitful thing after another. They refuse to pay attention to me," says the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 9:8 - Their tongues are like deadly arrows. They are always telling lies. Friendly words for their neighbors come from their mouths. But their minds are thinking up ways to trap them.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 8:25 - By his treachery he will succeed through deceit. He will have an arrogant attitude, and he will destroy many who are unaware of his schemes. He will rise up against the Prince of princes, yet he will be broken apart - but not by human agency.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:23 - After entering into an alliance with him, he will behave treacherously; he will ascend to power with only a small force.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 11:12 - (12:1) Ephraim has surrounded me with lies; the house of Israel has surrounded me with deceit. But Judah still roams about with God; he remains faithful to the Holy One.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 12:7 - The businessmen love to cheat; they use dishonest scales.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 8:5 - You say, "When will the new moon festival be over, so we can sell grain? When will the Sabbath end, so we can open up the grain bins? We're eager to sell less for a higher price, and to cheat the buyer with rigged scales!
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 6:11 - I do not condone the use of rigged scales, or a bag of deceptive weights.
Unchecked Copy BoxZep 1:9 - On that day I will punish all who leap over the threshold, who fill the house of their master with wealth taken by violence and deceit.
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