Merchant
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Merchant

Genesis 23:16. The commodities of different countries were usually exchanged by traders of various kinds, in caravans or "traveling companies," Isaiah 21:13, which had their regular season and routes for passing from one great mart to another, Genesis 37:25,28. These merchants prospered by wandering, as ours do by remaining stationary.

The apostle James reminds them to lay their plans in view of the uncertainty of life, and their need of divine guidance, James 4:13. Some of the maritime nations, as Egypt, and still more the Phoenicians, carried on a large traffic by sea, Isaiah 23:2 Ezekiel 27:28.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
The Hebrew word so rendered is from a root meaning "to travel about," "to migrate," and hence "a traveller." In the East, in ancient times, merchants travelled about with their merchandise from place to place (Genesis 37:25; Job 6:18), and carried on their trade mainly by bartering (Genesis 37:28; 39:1). After the Hebrews became settled in Palestine they began to engage in commercial pursuits, which gradually expanded (49:13; Deuteronomy 33:18; Judges 5:17), till in the time of Solomon they are found in the chief marts of the world (1 Kings 9:26; 10:11, 26, 28; 22:48; 2 Chronicles 1:16; 9:10, 21). After Solomon's time their trade with foreign nations began to decline. After the Exile it again expanded into wider foreign relations, because now the Jews were scattered in many lands.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) One who traffics on a large scale, especially with foreign countries; a trafficker; a trader.

2. (n.) A trading vessel; a merchantman.

3. (n.) One who keeps a store or shop for the sale of goods; a shopkeeper.

4. (a.) Of, pertaining to, or employed in, trade or merchandise; as, the merchant service.

5. (v. i.) To be a merchant; to trade.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
MERCHANT; MERCHANTMAN

mur'-chant, mur'-chant-man.

See COMMERCE; MERCHANDISE; TRADE.

Greek
1713. emporos -- a passenger on shipboard, a merchant
... a passenger on shipboard, a merchant. Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration:
emporos Phonetic Spelling: (em'-por-os) Short Definition: a merchant ...
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1710. emporeuomai -- to travel in, to traffic, by impl. to trade
... to trade. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: emporeuomai Phonetic Spelling:
(em-por-yoo'-om-ahee) Short Definition: I travel as a merchant, engage in trade ...
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2585. kapeleuo -- to make a trade of
... of gain. 2585 -- properly, to act as an unscrupulous merchant, ie "a "
who profits by " the Word of God" for personal gain. 2585 ...
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Strong's Hebrew
3669b. kenaani -- a trader, merchant
... 3669a, 3669b. kenaani. 3670 . a trader, merchant. Transliteration: kenaani
Short Definition: merchant. Word Origin from kana Definition ...
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3667b. kenaan -- a merchant
... 3667a, 3667b. kenaan. 3668 . a merchant. Transliteration: kenaan Short
Definition: merchants. Word Origin from kana Definition a ...
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7402. rakal -- probably to go about
... Word Origin a prim. root Definition probably to go about NASB Word Usage merchant
(2), merchants (3), traded (4), traders (8). spice merchant. ...
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3667. Kna'an -- a son of Ham, also his desc. and their land West ...
... Canaan, merchant, traffic From kana'; humiliated; Kenaan, a son a Ham; also the
country inhabited by him -- Canaan, merchant, traffick. see HEBREW kana'. ...
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3669. Kna'aniy -- inhab. of Canaan
... Kna'aniy. 3669a . inhab. of Canaan. Transliteration: Kna'aniy Phonetic Spelling:
(ken-ah-an-ee') Short Definition: Canaanite. Canaanite, merchant, trafficker ...
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5503. sachar -- to go around or about, travel about
... root Definition to go around or about, travel about NASB Word Usage commercial
(1), customer (3), customers (2), merchant (1), merchants (6), roving about (1 ...
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7788. shur -- perhaps to travel, journey
... Travel about. A primitive root; properly, to turn, ie Travel about (as a harlot
or a merchant) -- go, singular See also shiyr. see HEBREW shiyr. 7787, 7788. ...
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8446. tur -- to seek out, spy out, explore
... root; to meander (causatively, guide) about, especially for trade or reconnoitring --
chap(-man), sent to descry, be excellent, merchant(-man), search (out ...
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8659. Tarshish -- a son of Javan, his desc. and their land, also a ...
... the same as tarshiysh (as the region of the stone, or the reverse); Tarshish, a
place on the Mediterranean, hence, the ephithet of a merchant vessel (as if for ...
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7403. Rakal -- a city in S. Judah
... Rachal. From rakal; merchant; Rakal, a place in Palestine -- Rachal. see HEBREW
rakal. 7402, 7403. Rakal. 7404 . Strong's Numbers.
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Library

The Merchant.
... THE MERCHANT. THE MERCHANT. 9,9,9,9. ... transl., Jane Borthwick or Sarah Findlater.
Once a merchant travelled far and wide,. Over mountain-chains and ocean's tide; ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/borthwick/hymns from the land of luther/the merchant.htm

Carletta and the Merchant
... CARLETTA AND THE MERCHANT. "If I could only have your faith, gladly would I--- but
I was born a skeptic. I cannot look upon God and the future as you do." ...
/.../carletta and the merchant.htm

The Merchant's Son.
... THE MERCHANT'S SON. JOHN HARVEY was born in London, in the year 1654: his
father was a Dutch merchant: he was piously educated under ...
/.../wesley/stories of boys and girls who loved the saviour/the merchants son.htm

The Pearl of Great Price.
... THE PEARL OF GREAT PRICE. Very similar to the parable of the Hidden Treasure
is this one of the merchant seeking goodly pearls. ...
/.../anonymous/mother stories from the new testament/the pearl of great price.htm

Acts of the Holy Apostle Thomas.
... And as he was thus speaking and growing angry, there happened to be there a certain
merchant come from India, by name Abbanes, sent from the king Gundaphoros ...
/.../unknown/acts of the holy apostle thomas/acts of the holy apostle.htm

Ezekiel's Discourse
... saying, And thou, son of man, take up a lamentation for Tyre; and say unto Tyre,
O thou that dwellest at the entry of the sea, which art the merchant of the ...
/.../various/select masterpieces of biblical literature/vii ezekiels discourse.htm

Saved and Saving.
... A few years ago, in a town somewhere in this state, a merchant died, and while
he was lying a corpse I was told a story I will never forget. ...
/.../moody/moodys anecdotes and illustrations/saved and saving.htm

Twenty-Fourth Lesson. In My Name;'
... A merchant leaving his home and business, gives his chief clerk a general power,
by which he can draw thousands of pounds in the merchant's name. ...
/.../murray/with christ in the school of prayer/twenty-fourth lesson in my name.htm

Acts of the Holy Apostle Thomas, when He came into India, and ...
... And when the apostle came into the cities of India, with Abbanes the merchant, Abbanes
went away to salute Gundaphoros the king, and reported to him about the ...
/.../unknown/acts of the holy apostle thomas/acts of the holy apostle 2.htm

Making Haste to be Rich.
... This was the language of an old merchant, who had made his fortune by the system
he recommended, and was addressed to a young man just entering business with a ...
//christianbookshelf.org/arthur/words for the wise/making haste to be rich.htm

Thesaurus
Merchant (15 Occurrences)
... 4. (a.) Of, pertaining to, or employed in, trade or merchandise; as, the merchant
service. 5. (vi) To be a merchant; to trade. Int. ...MERCHANT; MERCHANTMAN. ...
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Merchant's (1 Occurrence)
... Multi-Version Concordance Merchant's (1 Occurrence). Proverbs 31:14 She is like
the merchant's ships; she bringeth her food from afar. (WBS). ...
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Merchant-ships (1 Occurrence)
Merchant-ships. Merchant's, Merchant-ships. Mercies . Multi-Version
Concordance Merchant-ships (1 Occurrence). Proverbs ...
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Canaanites (63 Occurrences)
... and Sidon, their famous cities, were the centres of great commercial activity; and
hence the name "Canaanite" came to signify a "trader" or "merchant" (Job 41:6 ...
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Canaan (102 Occurrences)
... 2. Meaning of the Name: As the Phoenicians were famous as traders, it has been supposed
that the name "Canaanite" is a synonym of "merchant" in certain ...
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Trafficker (3 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (n.) One who traffics, or carries on commerce; a trader;
a merchant. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. TRAFFIC, TRAFFICKER. ...
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Traffic (12 Occurrences)
... traf'-ik-er (kena`-an, micchar, cachar, rekhullah): (1) Kena`an = "Canaan," and,
as the Canaanites were celebrated merchants, came to mean "merchant," and so ...
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Trafficked (7 Occurrences)
... Ezekiel 27:12 Tarshish was thy merchant by reason of the multitude of all kinds
of riches; with silver, iron, tin, and lead, they traded for thy wares. ...
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Merchantman
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (n.) A merchant. ... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia.
MERCHANT; MERCHANTMAN. mur'-chant, mur'-chant-man. ...
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Customer (3 Occurrences)
... Ezekiel 27:12 Tarshish was your merchant by reason of the multitude of all kinds
of riches; with silver, iron, tin, and lead, they traded for your wares. ...
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Concordance
Merchant (15 Occurrences)

Matthew 13:45
"Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like a man who is a merchant seeking fine pearls,
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Genesis 23:16
Abraham listened to Ephron. Abraham weighed to Ephron the silver which he had named in the audience of the children of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, according to the current merchants' standard.
(Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV NIV)

Proverbs 31:14
She is like the merchant ships. She brings her bread from afar.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Proverbs 31:24
She makes linen garments and sells them, and delivers sashes to the merchant.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV NIV)

Song of Songs 3:6
Who is this who comes up from the wilderness like pillars of smoke, perfumed with myrrh and frankincense, with all spices of the merchant?
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 23:3
Who get in the seed of Shihor, whose wealth is the trade of the nations.
(See RSV)

Isaiah 23:11
He stretched out his hand over the sea, he shook the kingdoms: the LORD hath given a commandment against the merchant city, to destroy the strong holds thereof.
(KJV WBS YLT)

Ezekiel 27:3
and tell Tyre, you who dwell at the entry of the sea, who are the merchant of the peoples to many islands, thus says the Lord Yahweh: You, Tyre, have said, I am perfect in beauty.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Ezekiel 27:12
Tarshish was your merchant by reason of the multitude of all kinds of riches; with silver, iron, tin, and lead, they traded for your wares.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT)

Ezekiel 27:16
Syria was your merchant by reason of the multitude of your handiworks: they traded for your wares with emeralds, purple, and embroidered work, and fine linen, and coral, and rubies.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT)

Ezekiel 27:18
Damascus was your merchant for the multitude of your handiworks, by reason of the multitude of all kinds of riches, with the wine of Helbon, and white wool.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT)

Ezekiel 27:20
Dedan was thy merchant in precious clothes for chariots.
(KJV WBS YLT)

Hosea 12:7
A merchant has dishonest scales in his hand. He loves to defraud.
(WEB KJV DBY WBS NAS NIV)

Zephaniah 1:11
Howl, ye inhabitants of Maktesh, for all the merchant people are cut down; all they that bear silver are cut off.
(KJV JPS WBS YLT NIV)

Zechariah 14:21
And every pot in Jerusalem, and in Judah, Have been holy to Jehovah of Hosts, And all those sacrificing have come in, And have taken of them, and boiled in them, And there is no merchant any more in the house of Jehovah of Hosts in that day!
(YLT)

Subtopics

Merchant

Merchant: General Scriptures Concerning

Related Terms

Merchant's (1 Occurrence)

Merchant-ships (1 Occurrence)

Canaanites (63 Occurrences)

Canaan (102 Occurrences)

Trafficker (3 Occurrences)

Traffic (12 Occurrences)

Trafficked (7 Occurrences)

Merchantman

Customer (3 Occurrences)

Merchants (34 Occurrences)

Trade (33 Occurrences)

Merchandise (34 Occurrences)

Wares (23 Occurrences)

Fairs (6 Occurrences)

Traded (16 Occurrences)

Remnants (8 Occurrences)

Exchanged (22 Occurrences)

Powders (1 Occurrence)

Products (9 Occurrences)

Crafts (2 Occurrences)

Chapman

Alexandria (4 Occurrences)

Paid (86 Occurrences)

Ships (46 Occurrences)

Boats (11 Occurrences)

Handiworks (2 Occurrences)

Quest (2 Occurrences)

Zahar (1 Occurrence)

Uses (15 Occurrences)

Or (15123 Occurrences)

Jewel (12 Occurrences)

Girdles (13 Occurrences)

Galley (1 Occurrence)

Goodly (46 Occurrences)

Weigheth (5 Occurrences)

Fabric (8 Occurrences)

Trader (7 Occurrences)

Tin (6 Occurrences)

Turquoise (5 Occurrences)

Tale (7 Occurrences)

Register (14 Occurrences)

Rubies (8 Occurrences)

Rate (23 Occurrences)

Ephron's (2 Occurrences)

Emerald (8 Occurrences)

Eloth (3 Occurrences)

Emeralds (1 Occurrence)

Elath (6 Occurrences)

Enter (372 Occurrences)

Dealer (5 Occurrences)

Defraud (11 Occurrences)

Mate (9 Occurrences)

Palm-trees (23 Occurrences)

Prince (160 Occurrences)

Perfumed (10 Occurrences)

Phenicia (1 Occurrence)

Pearls (8 Occurrences)

Busy (13 Occurrences)

Boiled (15 Occurrences)

Buying (12 Occurrences)

Broidered (9 Occurrences)

Balances (15 Occurrences)

Bag (52 Occurrences)

Captain (167 Occurrences)

Compensate (4 Occurrences)

Chenaanah (5 Occurrences)

Commerce (3 Occurrences)

Carry (246 Occurrences)

Choice (113 Occurrences)

Adventure (3 Occurrences)

Agate (4 Occurrences)

Address (8 Occurrences)

Ant (1 Occurrence)

Advance (33 Occurrences)

Silenced (19 Occurrences)

Sells (14 Occurrences)

Shape (17 Occurrences)

Selleth (17 Occurrences)

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