Word Summary
kazab: to lie, be a liar
Original Word: כָּזַב
Transliteration: kazab
Phonetic Spelling: (kaw-zab')
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to lie, be a liar
Meaning: to lie, be a liar
Strong's Concordance
fail, be found a, make a liar, lie, lying, be in vain

A primitive root; to lie (i.e. Deceive), literally or figuratively -- fail, (be found a, make a) liar, lie, lying, be in vain.


H3576. kazab

[כָּזַב‎] verb lie, be a liar (Arabic ; Aramaic כְּדַב‎, id. chiefly Pa`el; Late Hebrew כָּזַב‎) —

Qal Participle כֹּזֵב כָּלהָֿאָדָםPsalm 116:11 (compare כָּזָּב62:10).

Niph`al Perfect3feminine singular נִכְזָ֑בָה תֹּחַלְתּוֺJob 41:1 his hope has been made deceptive, i.e. been shewn to be so; 2 masculine singular consecutive וְנִכְזָ֑בְתָּProverbs 30:6 lest he convict thee and thou be proven a liar.

Pi`el Perfect3masculine singular כִּזֵּבMicah 2:11; Imperfect3masculine singular יְכַזֵּבHabakkuk 2:3; Proverbs 14:5; וִיכַזֵּבNumbers 23:19, etc.; Infinitive construct suffix כַזֶּבְכֶם‎ (בְּ‎) Ezekiel 13:19; —

1 lie, tell a lie, absolute, Numbers 23:19 (JE), Micah 2:11; Job 6:28; 34:6; Proverbs 14:5; Isaiah 57:11; followed by לְ‎ person lie to Ezekiel 13:9; Psalm 78:36; 89:36; followed by בְּ‎ person tell a lie with, i.e. in intercourse, conversation with 2 Kings 4:16.

2 disappoint, fail, of a divine revelation Habakkuk 2:3; waters of a spring Isaiah 58:11.

Hiph`il Imperfect3masculine singular suffix יַכְזִיבֵנִיJob 24:25 who will make me a liar? i.e. prove me to be so (compare Niph`al)