Feign
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.) To pretend; to imagine; to invent; as, to feign an injury.

2. (v. t.) To represent by a false appearance of; to pretend; to counterfeit; as, to feign a sickness.

3. (v. t.) To dissemble; to conceal.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
FEIGN

fan (badha, nakhar; plastos): Occurs

(1) in the sense of "to devise," "invent" as the translation of badha', "to form," "to fashion" (Nehemiah 6:8, "Thou feignest them out of thine own heart"; compare 1 Kings 12:33, English Versions of the Bible "devised of his own heart"); of plastos, "formed," "molded" (2 Peter 2:3, "with reigned words make merchandise of you");

(2) in the sense of "pretense," nakhar, "to be foreign," "strange" (1 Kings 14:5, "feign herself to be another woman," 1ki 14:6; compare Genesis 42:7 Proverbs 26:24); 'abhal, "to mourn," "to act as a mourner" (2 Samuel 14:2); halal, "to make a show," Hithpael, "to be mad," "to feign madness" (of David, 1 Samuel 21:13; compare Jeremiah 25:16; Jeremiah 50:38); hupokrinomai, "to give judgment, or act, under a mask" (Luke 20:20, "who feigned themselves to be righteous");

(3) in the sense of "deceit" "fraud," "insincerity," mirmah, "prayer, that goeth not out of feigned lips" (Psalm 17:1); sheqer, "falsehood," "a lie," "Judah hath not returned unto me with her whole heart, but feignedly" (Jeremiah 3:10; compare APC 2Esdras 8:28); kahash, "to lie," "to feign, or flatter" (2Sa 12:45; Psalm 18:44; 66:03:00; 81:15), where the text of the King James Version and the Revised Version (British and American), "shall submit themselves," is rendered the margin (the King James Version and the Revised Version (British and American)), "yield feigned obedience, Hebrew lie." the Revised Version (British and American) has "feign" for "make" (2 Samuel 13:5), and "feigned" for "made" (2 Samuel 13:6).

W. L. Walker

Greek
5271. hupokrinomai -- to answer, reply, to answer on a stage, to ...
... feign. Middle voice from hupo and krino; to decide (speak or act) under a false
part, ie (figuratively) dissemble (pretend) -- feign. see GREEK hupo. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
908. bada -- to devise, invent
... inventing (1). devise, feign. A primitive root; (figuratively) to invent --
devise, feign. 907, 908. bada. 909 . Strong's Numbers.
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5234. nakar -- to regard, recognize
... acknowledge, could, deliver, discern, dissemble, estrange, feign self to
be another. A primitive root; properly, to scrutinize, ie ...
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3584. kachash -- to disappoint, deceive, fail, grow lean
... A primitive root; to be untrue, in word (to lie, feign, disown) or deed (to disappoint,
fail, cringe) -- deceive, deny, dissemble, fail, deal falsely, be found ...
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1984. halal -- to shine
... to celebrate; also to stultify -- (make) boast (self), celebrate, commend, (deal,
make), fool(- ish, -ly), glory, give (light), be (make, feign self) mad ...
/hebrew/1984.htm - 5k

Library

Those Persons are Deceived who Feign Another God the Father ...
... Against Heresies: Book V Chapter IV."Those persons are deceived who feign another
God the Father besides the Creator of the world; for he must have been ...
/.../irenaeus/against heresies/chapter iv those persons are deceived.htm

But we Merely, You Say, Flatter the Emperor, and Feign These ...
... Chapter XXXI. But we merely, you say, flatter the emperor, and feign these
prayers of ours to� But we merely, you say, flatter ...
//christianbookshelf.org/tertullian/apology/chapter xxxi but we merely.htm

Argument: Although the Heathens Acknowledge their Kings to be ...
... Chapter XXIII."Argument: Although the Heathens Acknowledge Their Kings to Be Mortal,
Yet They Feign that They are Gods Even Against Their Own Will, Not ...
/.../the octavius of minucius felix/chapter xxiii argument although the heathens.htm

Of Varro's Opinion, that it is Useful for Men to Feign Themselves ...
... Book III. Chapter 4."Of Varro's Opinion, that It is Useful for Men to
Feign Themselves the Offspring of the Gods. Some one will ...
/.../augustine/city of god/chapter 4 of varros opinion that.htm

Heathen Arguments in Palliation of the Above: and -1 the Poets are ...
... the gods are.But perhaps, as to all this, the impious will appeal to the peculiar
style of poets, saying that it is the peculiarity of poets to feign what is ...
/.../select works and letters or athanasius/section 16 heathen arguments in.htm

Matt. xxvii. 62-64.
... so in this too they might have been able to say), that the soldiers, having given
up the body to be stolen, gave His disciples opportunity to feign the history ...
/.../homilies on the gospel of saint matthew/homily lxxxix matt xxvii 62-64.htm

Now Suppose that While You were Writing This, as You Tell us You ...
... of execration because of his strange doctrines; as to what you are writing about
mad dogs bringing feigned charges against him, you will yourself feign the same ...
/.../21 now suppose that while.htm

Third Part of the Book.
... you with temptations." Therefore, if thou must go out, for thine own profit or that
of others, colour not thy going with any false hue, to feign for thyself an ...
/.../the form of perfect living and other prose treatises/third part of the book.htm

That the Person who Comes for Catechetical Instruction is to be ...
... or hostility he is seriously afraid, that a man wishes to become a Christian, then
his wish to become one is not so earnest as his desire to feign one. ...
/.../on the catechising of the uninstructed/chapter 5 that the person who.htm

Jesus Christ Man in Truth, not in Semblance. ...
... Paul did not counterfeit an apostle, or feign himself to be Paul, but was
an apostle, was Paul. So, also, that which God the Word ...
/.../vincent/the commonitory of vincent of lerins/chapter xiv jesus christ man.htm

Thesaurus
Feign (11 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (vt) To pretend; to imagine; to invent; as,
to feign an injury. ... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. FEIGN. ...
/f/feign.htm - 12k

Feigned (8 Occurrences)
... 1. (imp. & pp) of Feign. ... Psalms 66:3 Say to God, 'How fearful 'are' Thy works, By
the abundance of Thy strength, Thine enemies feign obedience to Thee. ...
/f/feigned.htm - 9k

Dissemble (2 Occurrences)
... 1. (vt) To disguise or conceal one's true nature; to hide under a false semblance
or seeming; to feign (something) not to be what it really is; to put an ...
/d/dissemble.htm - 7k

Pretend (9 Occurrences)
... to put forward, or offer, as true or real (something untrue or unreal); to show
hypocritically, or for the purpose of deceiving; to simulate; to feign; as, to ...
/p/pretend.htm - 10k

Sham (1 Occurrence)
... 6. (vt) To assume the manner and character of; to imitate; to ape; to feign. 7.
(vi) To make false pretenses; to deceive; to feign; to impose. ...
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Obedience (61 Occurrences)
... of rams. (DBY). 2 Samuel 22:45 Sons of a stranger feign obedience to me,
At the hearing of the ear they hearken to me. (YLT NAS). 1 ...
/o/obedience.htm - 43k

Feet (2931 Occurrences)

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Noon (30 Occurrences)
... 1 Kings 18:29 and it cometh to pass, at the passing by of the noon, that they feign
themselves prophets till the going up of the present, and there is no voice ...
/n/noon.htm - 16k

Jeroboam's (7 Occurrences)
... inquire of thee concerning her son; for he is sick; thus and thus shalt thou say
unto her; for it will be, when she cometh in, that she will feign herself to ...
/j/jeroboam's.htm - 9k

Jon'adab (11 Occurrences)
... 2 Samuel 13:5 And Jonadab said unto him: 'Lay thee down on thy bed, and feign thyself
sick; and when thy father cometh to see thee, say unto him: Let my sister ...
/j/jon'adab.htm - 9k

Concordance
Feign (11 Occurrences)

Luke 20:20
And they watched him, and sent forth spies, which should feign themselves just men, that they might take hold of his words, that so they might deliver him unto the power and authority of the governor.
(KJV ASV WBS YLT)

Leviticus 19:11
Ye do not steal, nor feign, nor lie one against his fellow.
(YLT)

Joshua 9:4
and they work, even they, with subtilty, and go, and feign to be ambassadors, and take old sacks for their asses, and wine-bottles, old, and rent, and bound up,
(YLT)

2 Samuel 13:5
And Jonadab said unto him, Lay thee down on thy bed, and feign thyself sick: and when thy father cometh to see thee, say unto him, Let my sister Tamar come, I pray thee, and give me bread to eat, and dress the food in my sight, that I may see it, and eat it from her hand.
(ASV DBY JPS YLT)

2 Samuel 14:2
And Joab sent to Tekoah, and fetched thence a wise woman, and said unto her, I pray thee, feign thyself to be a mourner, and put on now mourning apparel, and anoint not thyself with oil, but be as a woman that had a long time mourned for the dead:
(KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)

2 Samuel 22:45
Sons of a stranger feign obedience to me, At the hearing of the ear they hearken to me.
(YLT)

1 Kings 14:5
And the LORD said unto Ahijah, Behold, the wife of Jeroboam cometh to ask a thing of thee for her son; for he is sick: thus and thus shalt thou say unto her: for it shall be, when she cometh in, that she shall feign herself to be another woman.
(KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS)

1 Kings 18:29
and it cometh to pass, at the passing by of the noon, that they feign themselves prophets till the going up of the present, and there is no voice, and there is none answering, and there is none attending.
(YLT)

Psalms 18:44
At the hearing of the ear they hearken to me, Sons of a stranger feign obedience to me,
(YLT)

Psalms 66:3
Say to God, 'How fearful 'are' Thy works, By the abundance of Thy strength, Thine enemies feign obedience to Thee.
(YLT NAS)

Psalms 81:15
Those hating Jehovah feign obedience to Him, But their time is -- to the age.
(YLT)

Subtopics

Feign

Related Terms

Feigned (8 Occurrences)

Dissemble (2 Occurrences)

Pretend (9 Occurrences)

Sham (1 Occurrence)

Obedience (61 Occurrences)

Feet (2931 Occurrences)

Noon (30 Occurrences)

Jeroboam's (7 Occurrences)

Jon'adab (11 Occurrences)

False.

Fable

Teko'a (11 Occurrences)

Tekoah (3 Occurrences)

Response (10 Occurrences)

Ebal (8 Occurrences)

Mad (22 Occurrences)

Madness (13 Occurrences)

Maker (55 Occurrences)

Borrow (10 Occurrences)

Counterfeit (3 Occurrences)

Affect (3 Occurrences)

Act (204 Occurrences)

Ahi'jah (22 Occurrences)

Attending (14 Occurrences)

Subtilty (9 Occurrences)

Hyprocrite

Jerobo'am (92 Occurrences)

Hypocrisy (11 Occurrences)

Make (12882 Occurrences)

Mount (311 Occurrences)

Apparel (38 Occurrences)

Couch (55 Occurrences)

Fearful (73 Occurrences)

Jude (4 Occurrences)

Themselves (911 Occurrences)

Hating (95 Occurrences)

Hushai (13 Occurrences)

Feigning (2 Occurrences)

Herself (121 Occurrences)

Fellow (166 Occurrences)

Hold (500 Occurrences)

Epistle (13 Occurrences)

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