Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

a primitive root

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 1242

KJV Translation Count — 44x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: rebel (19), rebellious (9), provoke (7), disobedient (2), against (1), bitter (1), changed (1), disobeyed (1), grievously (1), provocation (1), rebels (1)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. to be contentious, be rebellious, be refractory, be disobedient towards, be rebellious against
a. (Qal) to be disobedient, be rebellious
1. towards father
2. towards God
b. (Hiphil) to show rebelliousness, show disobedience, disobey

Strong's Definitions

marah, maw-raw'; a primitive root; to be (causatively, make) bitter (or unpleasant); (figuratively) to rebel (or resist; causatively, to provoke): — bitter, change, be disobedient, disobey, grievously, provocation, provoke(-ing), (be) rebel (against, -lious).

Concordance Results Using KJV

And Moses and Aaron gathered the congregation together before the rock, and he said unto them, Hear now, ye H4784s; must we fetch you water out of this rock?


Aaron shall be gathered unto his people: for he shall not enter into the land which I have given unto the children of Israel, because ye H4784led H4784 my word at the water of Meribah.


For ye H4784led H4784 my commandment in the desert of Zin, in the strife of the congregation, to sanctify me at the water before their eyes: that is the water of Meribah in Kadesh in the wilderness of Zin.


Notwithstanding ye would not go up, but H4784led H4784 the commandment of the LORD your God:


So I spake unto you; and ye would not hear, but H4784led H4784 the commandment of the LORD, and went presumptuously up into the hill.


Remember, and forget not, how thou H4784dst the LORD thy God to wrath in the wilderness: from the day that thou didst depart out of the land of Egypt, until ye came unto this place, ye have been H4784lious H4784 the LORD.


Likewise when the LORD sent you from Kadeshbarnea, saying, Go up and possess the land which I have given you; then ye H4784led H4784 the commandment of the LORD your God, and ye believed him not, nor hearkened to his voice.


Ye have been H4784lious H4784 the LORD from the day that I knew you.


If a man have a stubborn and H4784lious son, which will not obey the voice of his father, or the voice of his mother, and that, when they have chastened him, will not hearken unto them:


And they shall say unto the elders of his city, This our son is stubborn and H4784lious, he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton, and a drunkard.