4828. merea
Strong's Concordance
merea: friend, companion
Original Word: מֵרֵעַ
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Transliteration: merea
Phonetic Spelling: (may-ray'-ah)
Definition: friend, companion
NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from raah
Definition
friend, companion
NASB Translation
adviser (1), companion (3), companions (1), friends (2).

Brown-Driver-Briggs
[מֵרֵעַ] noun masculine friend, companion (strange formation; origin dubious; WetzstSyr. Dreschtafel, Z. Ethnol. 1873, 289 compare miryâ, name of bell-wether among Syrian nomads (properly [inseparable] companion), and derived from ריע ֗֗֗ , properly closely joined; compare Gerber97, 162); — suffix מֵרֵעֵ֫הוּ Genesis 26:26 +, מְרֵעֵ֫הוּ Proverbs 19:7; מֵרֵעֶ֑ךָ Judges 15:2; plural מַרֵעִים Judges 14:11; — companion, confidential friend, Genesis 26:26 (J; compare רֵעֶה); of bridegroom's escort Genesis 14:11, 'best man' (GFM) Genesis 14:20; Genesis 15:2,6; more Generally friends ("" אחים) 2 Samuel 3:8; Proverbs 19:7; Proverbs 12:26 is dubious, Död Hi De and others מִרְעֵהוּ; Toy conjectures possibly (יָסֻר) מֵרָעָה, see further תור.

III. רעה (Aramaic רְעָא, , take pleasure (in), desire, = Arabic [Hebrew רָצָה], whence Aramaic רְעוּתָא desire, רַעֲיָנָא, רַעֲיוֺנָא, , opinion, thought, disposition, and following late and Aramaic words in Hebrew, compare NöZMG liv (1900), 155; > De SiegfQoh. 18 and others from I. רעה

2b, compare Hosea 12:2, and Arabic ; watch, regard, respect (Lane) [BaWU 46 f. KauArmaismen 82 f. derive following from I. רעה = observe, attend to, specifically tend sheep, also aim at, purpose]).

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
companion, friend

From ra'ah in the sense of companionship; a friend -- companion, friend.

see HEBREW ra'ah

Forms and Transliterations
לְמֵ֣רֵעֵ֔הוּ לְמֵרֵעֵ֑הוּ לְמֵרֵעֶ֑ךָ למרעהו למרעך מְ֭רֵעֵהוּ מֵ֣רֵעֵ֔הוּ מֵֽרֵעִ֔ים מֵֽרֵעֵ֔הוּ מרעהו מרעים lə·mê·rê·‘ê·hū lə·mê·rê·‘e·ḵā ləmêrê‘êhū ləmêrê‘eḵā lemereEcha leMereEhu mê·rê·‘ê·hū mə·rê·‘ê·hū mê·rê·‘îm mêrê‘êhū mərê‘êhū mêrê‘îm mereEhu mereIm
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Genesis 26:26
HEB: מִגְּרָ֑ר וַאֲחֻזַּת֙ מֵֽרֵעֵ֔הוּ וּפִיכֹ֖ל שַׂר־
NAS: to him from Gerar with his adviser Ahuzzath
KJV: and Ahuzzath one of his friends, and Phichol
INT: Gerar Ahuzzath his adviser and Phicol the commander

Judges 14:11
HEB: וַיִּקְחוּ֙ שְׁלֹשִׁ֣ים מֵֽרֵעִ֔ים וַיִּהְי֖וּ אִתּֽוֹ׃
NAS: thirty companions to be with him.
KJV: thirty companions to be with him.
INT: brought thirty companions become for

Judges 14:20
HEB: אֵ֣שֶׁת שִׁמְשׁ֑וֹן לְמֵ֣רֵעֵ֔הוּ אֲשֶׁ֥ר רֵעָ֖ה
NAS: wife was [given] to his companion who
KJV: wife was [given] to his companion, whom he had used as his friend.
INT: wife Samson's his companion who had been his friend

Judges 15:2
HEB: שְׂנֵאתָ֔הּ וָאֶתְּנֶ֖נָּה לְמֵרֵעֶ֑ךָ הֲלֹ֨א אֲחֹתָ֤הּ
NAS: so I gave her to your companion. Is not her younger
KJV: her; therefore I gave her to thy companion: [is] not her younger
INT: her intensely gave your companion not sister

Judges 15:6
HEB: אִשְׁתּ֔וֹ וַֽיִּתְּנָ֖הּ לְמֵרֵעֵ֑הוּ וַיַּעֲל֣וּ פְלִשְׁתִּ֔ים
NAS: and gave her to his companion. So the Philistines
KJV: and given her to his companion. And the Philistines
INT: his wife and gave his companion came the Philistines

2 Samuel 3:8
HEB: אֶחָיו֙ וְאֶל־ מֵ֣רֵעֵ֔הוּ וְלֹ֥א הִמְצִיתִ֖ךָ
NAS: to his brothers and to his friends, and have not delivered
KJV: to his brethren, and to his friends, and have not delivered
INT: brothers and to his friends not delivered

Proverbs 19:7
HEB: אַ֤ף כִּ֣י מְ֭רֵעֵהוּ רָחֲק֣וּ מִמֶּ֑נּוּ
NAS: more do his friends abandon
KJV: do hate him: how much more do his friends go far
INT: How do his friends abandon at

7 Occurrences

Strong's Hebrew 4828
7 Occurrences


lə·mê·rê·‘e·ḵā — 1 Occ.
lə·mê·rê·‘ê·hū — 2 Occ.
mê·rê·‘ê·hū — 3 Occ.
mê·rê·‘îm — 1 Occ.










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