Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #4801: merchaq (pronounced mer-khawk')

: from 7368; remoteness, i.e. (concretely) a distant place; often (adverbially) from afar:--(a-, dwell in, very) far (country, off). See also 1023.

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon:


1) distant place, distance, far country

Part of Speech: noun masculine

Relation: from H7368


This word is used 18 times:

2 Samuel 15:17: "after him, and tarried in a place that was far off."
Psalms 138:6: "unto the lowly: but the proud he knoweth afar off."
Proverbs 25:25: "soul, so is good news from a far country."
Proverbs 31:14: "ships; she bringeth her food from afar."
Isaiah 8:9: "and ye shall be broken in pieces; and give ear, all ye of far countries: gird yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces; gird yourselves,"
Isaiah 10:3: "of visitation, and in the desolation which shall come from far? to whom will ye flee"
Isaiah 13:5: "They come from a far country, from the end of heaven, even the LORD,"
Isaiah 17:13: "waters: but God shall rebuke them, and they shall flee far off, and shall be chased as the chaff of the mountains"
Isaiah 30:27: "the name of the LORD cometh from far, burning with his anger, and the burden"
Isaiah 33:17: "in his beauty: they shall behold the land that is very far off."
Isaiah 46:11: "from the east, the man that executeth my counsel from a far country: yea,"
Jeremiah 4:16: "Jerusalem, that watchers come from a far country, and give out their voice"
Jeremiah 5:15: "I will bring a nation upon you from far, O house of Israel, saith"
Jeremiah 6:20: "from Sheba, and the sweet cane from a far country? your burnt offerings"
Jeremiah 8:19: "of the cry of the daughter of my people because of them that dwell in a far country: Is not the LORD"
Jeremiah 31:10: "O ye nations, and declare it in the isles afar off, and say, He that scattered Israel"
Ezekiel 23:40: "ye have sent for men to come from far, unto whom a messenger"
Zechariah 10:9: "And I will sow them among the people: and they shall remember me in far countries; and they shall live with their children, and turn again."

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