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fān ( בּדא , bādhā' , נכר , nākhār ; πλαστός , plastós ): Occurs (1) in the sense of "to devise," "invent" as the translation of bādhā' , "to form," "to fashion" (Nehemiah 6:8 , "Thou feignest them out of thine own heart"; compare 1 Kings 12:33 , English Versions of the Bible "devised of his own heart"); of plastos , "formed," "molded" (2 Peter 2:3 , "with reigned words make merchandise of you"); (2) in the sense of "pretense," nākhār , "to be foreign," "strange" (1 Kings 14:5 , "feign herself to be another woman," 1 Kings 14:6 ; compare Genesis 42:7 ; Proverbs 26:24 ); 'ābhal , "to mourn," "to act as a mourner" (2 Samuel 14:2 ); hālal , "to make a show," Hithpael, "to be mad," "to feign madness" (of David, 1 Samuel 21:13 ; compare Jeremiah 25:16 ; Jeremiah 50:38 ); hupokrı́nomai , "to give judgment, or act, under a mask" (Luke 20:20 , "who feigned themselves to be righteous"); (3) in the sense of "deceit" "fraud," "insincerity," mirmāh , "prayer, that goeth not out of feigned lips" (Psalm 17:1 ); sheḳer , "falsehood," "a lie," "Judah hath not returned unto me with her whole heart, but feignedly " (Jeremiah 3:10 ; compare 2 Esdras 8:28); kāhash , "to lie," "to feign, or flatter" (2 Sam 12:45; Psalm 18:44 ; Psalm 66:3 ; Psalm 81:15 ), where the text of the King James Version and the Revised Version (British and American), "shall submit themselves," is rendered the margin (the King James Version and the Revised Version (British and American)), "yield feigned obedience, Hebrew lie ̌ ." the Revised Version (British and American) has "feign" for "make" (2 Samuel 13:5 ), and "feigned" for "made" (2 Samuel 13:6 ).

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Feign'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. 1915.

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