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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #03584 - כָּחַשׁ
1) to deceive, lie, fail, grow lean, be disappointing, be untrue, be insufficient, be found liars, belie, deny, dissemble, deal falsely
1a) (Qal) to become lean
1b) (Niphal) to cringe, feign obedience
1c1) to deceive, deny falsely
1c2) to act deceptively
1c3) to cringe
1c4) to disappoint, fail
1d) (Hithpael) to cringe, feign obedience
V) shk (כההסה KHhSh) - Deny: To withhold something from another or self as in a lie or submission. KJV (22): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Hitpael, Piel) lie, submit, deny, fail, dissemble, liar, deceive - Strongs: H3584 (כָּחַשׁ)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
כָּחַשׁ (kindred to כָּחַד)
(1) prob. to lie (see Piel).
(2) to fail, used of the body (compare כִּזַּב Isaiah 58:11). Psalms 109:24, בְּשָׂרִי כָּחַשׁ מִשֶּׁמֶן “my flesh faileth of fatness,” i.e. is void of fat, is become lean. Compare כַּחַשׁ.
(1) to deny, Genesis 18:15; Joshua 7:11 followed by בְּ of pers. and thing, to disavow any thing, Lev. 5:21, 22 Job 8:18, כִּחֵשׁ בַּיהֹוָה to deny the Lord; Isaiah 59:13; Jeremiah 5:12 ellipt. Proverbs 30:9, פֶּן־אֶשְׂבַּע וְכִחַשְׁתִּי “lest I be full and deny (God).”
(2) to lie, Levit. 19:11 Hosea 4:2 followed by לְ 1 Kings 13:18, כִּחֵשׁ לוֹ “he lied to him.”
(3) to deceive (one’s expectation); hence, i.q. to fail, used of the productions of the earth, Hosea 9:2; Habakkuk 3:17 compare Lat. spem mentita seges, fundus mendax.
(4) to feign, to flatter, most commonly used of the vanquished pretending subjection and love towards a victor, Psalms 18:45, 66:3 81:16 כִּחֵשׁ לַיהֹוָה Job 31:28.
Niphal, Deuteronomy 33:29, and Hithpael, 2 Samuel 22:45, i.q. Piel No. 4. Hence
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