Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #3576 - כָּזַב
1) to lie, tell a lie, be a liar, be found a liar, be in vain, fail
1a) (Qal) liar (participle)
1b) (Niphal) to be proven to be lying
1c1) to lie, tell a lie, tell a lie with, deceive
1c2) to disappoint, fail
1d) (Hiphil) to make a liar, prove to be a liar
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
כָּזַב in Kal part. כֹּזֵב Psalms 116:11 of more frequent occurrence in
Piel כִּזֵּב to lie, Job 6:28, 34:6 Proverbs 14:5. (Arab. كذب.) Followed by לְ to lie to any one, to deceive him. Psalms 78:36, 89:36, “shall I lie unto David?” i.e. break my fidelity (comp. Numbers 23:19). Ezekiel 13:19, followed by בְּ id. 2 Kings 4:16. Metaph. applied to water quickly drying up and disappointing the traveller, comp. אַכְזָב.
Hiphil, to reprove of lying, to convict of falsehood, Job 24:25.
Niphal, pass. of Hiphil, to be proved false, or deceitful, Job 41:1.
The derivatives follow, except אַכְזָב, אַכְזִיב.
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