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Lexicon :: Strong's H4878 - mᵊšûḇâ

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Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 2340c

Strong’s Definitions

מְשׁוּבָה mᵉshûwbâh, mesh-oo-baw'; or מְשֻׁבָה mᵉshubâh; from H7725; apostasy:—backsliding, turning away.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 12x

The KJV translates Strong's H4878 in the following manner: backsliding (11x), turning away (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 12x
The KJV translates Strong's H4878 in the following manner: backsliding (11x), turning away (1x).
  1. turning away, turning back, apostasy, backsliding

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
מְשׁוּבָה mᵉshûwbâh, mesh-oo-baw'; or מְשֻׁבָה mᵉshubâh; from H7725; apostasy:—backsliding, turning away.
† [מְשׁוּבָה], מְשֻׁבָה noun feminine turning back, apostasy; — absolute מְשֻׁבָה Jeremiah 3:6 +; construct מְשׁוּבַת Proverbs 1:32; suffix מְשׁוּבָתָם Hosea 14:5 [Hosea 14:4]; plural suffix מְשׁוּבֹתֵיכֶם Jeremiah 3:22, etc.; — backturning, apostasy, of Israel, Hosea 14:5, מְשׁוּבָתִי Hosea 11:7 apostasy from me (si vera lectio [if true reading]); of Judah Jeremiah 2:19; Jeremiah 3:22; Jeremiah 5:6; Jeremiah 8:5; Jeremiah 14:7 (all plural) + Ezekiel 37:33 (read מְשׁוּבֹתֵיהֶם for מוֺשְׁ׳, Greek Version of the LXX Comm.); נִצַחַת מ׳ Jeremiah 8:5 enduring, perpetual apostasy; also as noun concrete, apposition of following word, מְשֻׁבָה יִשׂ׳ Jeremiah 3:6, Jeremiah 3:8, Jeremiah 3:11, Jeremiah 3:12 apostate one, Israel. Of individual, מְשׁוּבַת פְּתָיִם Proverbs 1:32.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


1:32; 1:32


2:19; 3:6; 3:6; 3:8; 3:11; 3:12; 3:22; 3:22; 5:6; 8:5; 8:5; 14:7


11:7; 14:4; 14:5


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H4878 matches the Hebrew מְשׁוּבָה (mᵊšûḇâ),
which occurs 13 times in 12 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:32 - “For the waywardness H4878 of the [fn]naive will kill them,
And the complacency of fools will destroy them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:19 - “Your own wickedness will correct you,
And your apostasies H4878 will reprove you;
Know therefore and see that it is evil and bitter
For you to forsake the LORD your God,
And the dread of Me is not in you,” declares the Lord [fn]GOD of hosts.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 3:6 - Then the LORD said to me in the days of Josiah the king, “Have you seen what faithless H4878 Israel did? She went up on every high hill and under every green tree, and she was a harlot there.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 3:8 - “And I saw that for all the adulteries of faithless H4878 Israel, I had sent her away and given her a writ of divorce, yet her treacherous sister Judah did not fear; but she went and was a harlot also.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 3:11 - And the LORD said to me, “Faithless H4878 Israel has proved herself more righteous than treacherous Judah.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 3:12 - “Go and proclaim these words toward the north and say,
‘Return, faithless H4878 Israel,’ declares the LORD;
‘I will not [fn]look upon you in anger.
For I am gracious,’ declares the LORD;
‘I will not be angry forever.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 3:22 - “Return, O faithless sons,
I will heal your faithlessness.” H4878
“Behold, we come to You;
For You are the LORD our God.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 5:6 - Therefore a lion from the forest will slay them,
A wolf of the deserts will destroy them,
A leopard is watching their cities.
Everyone who goes out of them will be torn in pieces,
Because their transgressions are many,
Their apostasies H4878 are numerous.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 8:5 - “Why then has this people, Jerusalem,
Turned away in continual apostasy? H4878
They hold fast to deceit,
They refuse to return.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 14:7 - “Although our iniquities testify against us,
O LORD, act for Your name’s sake!
Truly our apostasies H4878 have been many,
We have sinned against You.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 11:7 - So My people are bent on turning H4878 from Me.
Though [fn]they call [fn]them to the One on high,
None at all exalts Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 14:4 - I will heal their apostasy, H4878
I will love them freely,
For My anger has turned away from them.

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