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Lexicon :: Strong's H4828 - mērēaʿ

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From רָעָה (H7462) in the sense of companionship
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 2186f

Strong’s Definitions

מֵרֵעַ mêrêaʻ, may-ray'-ah; from H7462 in the sense of companionship; a friend:—companion, friend.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 7x

The KJV translates Strong's H4828 in the following manner: companion (4x), friend (3x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 7x
The KJV translates Strong's H4828 in the following manner: companion (4x), friend (3x).
  1. companion, friend, confidential friend

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
מֵרֵעַ mêrêaʻ, may-ray'-ah; from H7462 in the sense of companionship; a friend:—companion, friend.
STRONGS H4828: Abbreviations
† [מֵרֵעַ] noun masculine friend, companion (strange formation; origin dubious; WetzstSyr. Dreschtafel, Z. Ethnol. 1873, 289 compare bdb094602 miryâ, name of bell-wether among Syrian nomads (properly [inseparable] companion), and derived from ריע ֗֗֗, properly closely joined; compare Gerber97, 162); — suffix מֵרֵעֵ֫הוּ Genesis 26:26 +, מְרֵעֵ֫הוּ Proverbs 19:7; מֵרֵעֶ֑ךָ Judges 15:2; plural מַרֵעִים Judges 14:11; — companion, confidential friend, Genesis 26:26 (J; compare רֵעֶה); of bridegroom's escort Genesis 14:11, 'best man' (GFM) Genesis 14:20; Genesis 15:2, 6; more generally friends (|| אחים) 2 Samuel 3:8; Proverbs 19:7; Proverbs 12:26 is dubious, Död Hi De and others מִרְעֵהוּ; Toy conjectures possibly (יָסֻר) מֵרָעָה, see further תור.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


14:11; 14:20; 15:2; 15:6; 26:26; 26:26


14:11; 15:2

2 Samuel



12:26; 19:7; 19:7


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H4828 matches the Hebrew מֵרֵעַ (mērēaʿ),
which occurs 7 times in 7 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:26 - Then Abimelech went to him from Gerar, and Ahuzzath one of his friends, H4828 and Phichol the chief captain of his army.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 14:11 - And it came to pass, when they saw him, that they brought thirty companions H4828 to be with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 14:20 - But Samson's wife was given to his companion, H4828 whom he had used as his friend.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 15:2 - And her father said, I verily thought that thou hadst utterly hated her; therefore I gave her to thy companion: H4828 is not her younger sister fairer than she? take her, I pray thee, instead of her.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 15:6 - Then the Philistines said, Who hath done this? And they answered, Samson, the son in law of the Timnite, because he had taken his wife, and given her to his companion. H4828 And the Philistines came up, and burnt her and her father with fire.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:8 - Then was Abner very wroth for the words of Ishbosheth, and said, Am I a dog's head, which against Judah do shew kindness this day unto the house of Saul thy father, to his brethren, and to his friends, H4828 and have not delivered thee into the hand of David, that thou chargest me to day with a fault concerning this woman?
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:7 - All the brethren of the poor do hate him: how much more do his friends H4828 go far from him? he pursueth them with words, yet they are wanting to him.
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