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FEIGN - fan (badha, nakhar; plastos): Occurs (1) in the sense of "to devise," "invent" as the translation of badha', "to form," "to fashion" (Neh 6:8, "Thou feignest them out of thine own heart"; compare 1 Ki 12:33, English Versions of the Bible "devised of his own heart"); of plastos, "formed," "molded" (2 Pet 2:3, "with reigned words make merchandise of you"); (2) in the sense of "pretense," nakhar, "to be foreign," "strange" (1 Ki 14:5, "feign herself to be another woman," 14:6; compare Gen 42:7; Prov 26:24); 'abhal, "to mourn," "to act as a mourner" (2 Sam 14:2); halal, "to make a show," Hithpael, "to be mad," "to feign madness" (of David, 1 Sam 21:13; compare Jer 25:16; 50:38); hupokrinomai, "to give judgment, or act, under a mask" (Lk 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" (Ps 17:1); sheqer, "falsehood," "a lie," "Judah hath not returned unto me with her whole heart, but feignedly" (Jer 3:10; compare 2 Esdras 8:28); kahash, "to lie," "to feign, or flatter" (2 Sam 12:45; Ps 18:44; 66:3; 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 Sam 13:5), and "feigned" for "made" (2 Sam 13:6).

W. L. Walker

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