H4784 מרה - Strong's Hebrew Lexicon Number

A primitive root; to be (causatively make) bitter (or unpleasant); (figuratively) to rebel (or resist; causatively to provoke)

KJV Usage: bitter, change, be disobedient, disobey, grievously, provocation, provoke (-ing), (be) rebel (against, -lious).

Brown-Driver-Briggs' Hebrew Definitions



1. to be contentious, be rebellious, be refractory, be disobedient towards, be rebellious against
a. (Qal) to be disobedient, be rebellious
1. towards father
2. towards God
b. (Hiphil) to show rebelliousness, show disobedience, disobey
Origin: a primitive root
TWOT: 1242
Parts of Speech: Verb

to rebel
1) to be contentious, be rebellious, be refractory, be disobedient towards, be rebellious against
1a) (Qal) to be disobedient, be rebellious
1a1) towards father
1a2) towards God
1b) (Hiphil) to show rebelliousness, show disobedience, disobey

View how H4784 מרה is used in the Bible

First 30 of 44 occurrences of H4784 מרה

Numbers 20:10 now, ye rebels;
Numbers 20:24 because ye rebelled against
Numbers 27:14 For ye rebelled
Deuteronomy 1:26 but rebelled
Deuteronomy 1:43 but rebelled
Deuteronomy 9:7 ye have been rebellious
Deuteronomy 9:23 you; then ye rebelled
Deuteronomy 9:24 Ye have been rebellious
Deuteronomy 21:18 and rebellious
Deuteronomy 21:20 and rebellious,
Deuteronomy 31:27 ye have been rebellious
Joshua 1:18 that doth rebel
1 Samuel 12:14 and not rebel
1 Samuel 12:15 but rebel
1 Kings 13:21 thou hast disobeyed
1 Kings 13:26 who was disobedient
2 Kings 14:26 bitter:
Nehemiah 9:26 Nevertheless they were disobedient,
Job 17:2 in their provocation?
Psalms 5:10 for they have rebelled
Psalms 78:8 and rebellious
Psalms 78:17 against him by provoking
Psalms 78:40 oft did they provoke
Psalms 78:56 and provoked
Psalms 105:28 and they rebelled
Psalms 106:7 but provoked
Psalms 106:33 Because they provoked
Psalms 106:43 them; but they provoked
Psalms 107:11 Because they rebelled
Isaiah 1:20 and rebel,

Distinct usage

3 Ye have been rebellious
2 and rebellious
2 but rebelled
2 rebelled
1 and rebellious,
1 bitter:
1 Nevertheless they were disobedient,
1 in their provocation?
1 against him by provoking
1 oft did they provoke
1 and they rebelled
1 Because they provoked
1 Because they rebelled
1 and rebel,
1 to provoke
1 because she hath been rebellious
1 and a rebellious
1 thou hast disobeyed
1 And she hath changed
1 and have rebelled:
1 them; but they provoked
1 for they have rebelled
1 but provoked
1 For ye rebelled
1 you; then ye rebelled
1 that doth rebel
1 and not rebel
1 but rebel
1 for I have rebelled
1 because ye rebelled against
1 But they rebelled,
1 for she hath rebelled
1 me; for I have grievously
1 rebelled:
1 now, ye rebels;
1 But they rebelled
1 who was disobedient
1 and provoked
1 and I was not rebellious,

Corresponding Greek Words

marah G272 ameleo
marah G436 anth istemi
marah G764 asebeo
marah G1522 eis akouo
marah G2042 erethizo
marah G2051 erizo
marah et peh G3947 par oxuno
marah hi. G868 aph istemi
marah qal,hi G3845 para baino
marah qal., hi. G3893 para pikraino
marah qal.,hi. G544 apeitheo

Related words


H4805 מרי me rı̂y
me rı̂y
From H4784; bitterness, that is, (figuratively) rebellion; concretely bitter, or rebellious

KJV Usage: bitter, (most) rebel (-ion, -lious).

H4811 מריה me râyâh
me râyâh
From H4784; rebellion; Merajah, an Israelite

KJV Usage: Meraiah.

Compare H3236.