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Entry for Strong's #4832 - מַרְפֵּא

Word Origin
from (07495)
Parts of Speech
Noun Masculine
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) health, healing, cure

1a) healing, cure

1b) health, profit, sound (of mind)

1c) healing

1c1) incurable (with negative)

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2386 ‑ ἴαμα (ee'‑am‑ah);  2392 ‑ ἴασις (ee'‑as‑is);  2395 ‑ ἰατρός (ee‑at‑ros');  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (16) NAS (16) HCS (16)
2 Chronicles 2
Proverbs 8
Ecclesiastes 1
Jeremiah 3
Malachi 1
2 Chronicles 2
Proverbs 8
Ecclesiastes 1
Jeremiah 3
Malachi 1
2 Chronicles 2
Proverbs 8
Ecclesiastes 1
Jeremiah 4
Malachi 1
n-cms 14
n-cms 15
n-cms 15

Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1454) pr (רפ RP) AC: Heal CO: Medicine AB: Sick: The pictograph r is a picture of the head of a man, the p is a picture of an open mouth. Combined these mean "man open". Wounds, sickness and illnesses are cured with medicines made from plant materials which were pulverized into a medicinal power.

A) pr (רפ RP) AC: Heal CO: Idol AB: ?

im ) prt (תרפ TRP) - Idol: A household idol of a god, possible believed to have a healing power. KJV (15): image, teraphim, idol, idolatry - Strongs: H8655 (תְּרָפִים)

E) apr (רפא RPA) AC: Heal CO: Medicine AB: ?

V) apr (רפא RPA) - Heal: [df: hpr] KJV (67): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Hitpael, Piel) heal, physician, cure, repair - Strongs: H7495 (רָפָה)

Nm ) apr (רפא RPA) - Dead: KJV (8): dead, deceased - Strongs: H7496 (רְפָאִים)

am) aprm (מרפא MRPA) - Health: KJV (16): healing, cure, healing, sound, wholesome, yielding - Strongs: H4832 (מַרְפֵּא)

df1) eafpr (רפואה RPWAH) - Medicine: KJV (3): medicine - Strongs: H7499 (רְפוּאָה)

ef3) tfapir (ריפאות RYPAWT) - Health: KJV (1): health - Strongs: H7500 (רִפְאוּת)

H) epr (רפה RPH) AC: Weak CO: ? AB: ?: One weakened by illness or disease.

V) epr (רפה RPH) - Weak: To be weak from sickness, laziness or work. KJV (46): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Hiphil, Hitpael, Piel, Participle) feeble, fail, weaken, go, alone, idle, stay, slack, faint, forsake, abate, cease - Strongs: H7503 (רָפָה)

Nm) epr (רפה RPH) - Weak: KJV (4): weak - Strongs: H7504 (רָפֶה)

J) pfr (רופ RWP) AC: Pulverize CO: Medicine AB: ?

V) pfr (רופ RWP) - Pulverize: KJV (1): (vf: Piel) tremble - Strongs: H7322 (רוּף)

if1) epfrt (תרופה TRWPH) - Medicine: KJV (1): medicine - Strongs: H8644 (תְּרוּפָה)

M) pir (ריפ RYP) AC: ? CO: ? AB: Sick

Nf1 ) epir (ריפה RYPH) - Wheat: A grain pulverized with a mortar and pestle for making a flour. KJV (2): wheat, corn - Strongs: H7383 (רִפָה)

fjm) nfipir (ריפיונ RYPYWN) - Feeble: KJV (1): feeblenss - Strongs: H7510 (רִפָּיוֹן)

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Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 מַרְמֵּא, מַרְמֵּה noun masculine Ecclesiastes 10:4 healing, cure, health (usually figurative); — absolute מַרְמֵּא Jeremiah 14:19 +, מַרְמֵּה Jeremiah 8:15; construct מַרְמֵּא Proverbs 15:4; —

1 healing, cure, of national woes, Jeremiah 8:15; Jeremiah 14:19b ("" שָׁלוֺם), Jeremiah 36:6 (+ אֲרֻכָה); especially ׳אֵין לָנוּ מ Jeremiah 14:19a there is no cure for us, ׳עַד לְאֵין מ 2 Chronicles 36:16.

2 figurative of person, health, profit, Proverbs 4:22 ("" חַיִּים), Proverbs 12:18; Proverbs 13:17; Proverbs 16:24; with spiritual implication Malachi 3:20; ׳אֵין מ Proverbs 6:15 = Proverbs 29:1; ׳לֵב מ Proverbs 14:30 a mind of health (healthy, composed, mind), compare ׳מ alone = composure Ecclesiastes 10:4; לְשׁוֺן׳מ Ecclesiastes 15:4 healing of the tongue, = a soothing tongue (Toy).

3 literally, of disease, ׳לְאֵין מ 2 Chronicles 21:18.

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List of Word Forms
וּמַרְפֵּ֖א וּמַרְפֵּ֥א ומרפא מַרְפֵּ֑א מַרְפֵּ֔א מַרְפֵּ֖א מַרְפֵּ֖ה מַרְפֵּ֣א מַרְפֵּֽא׃ מרפא מרפא׃ מרפה mar·pê mar·pêh marPe marpê marPeh marpêh ū·mar·pê umarPe ūmarpê
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