H6148 ערב - Strong's Hebrew Lexicon Number

A primitive root; to braid, that is, intermix; technically to traffic (as if by barter); also to give or be security (as a kind of exchange)

KJV Usage: engage, (inter-) meddle (with), mingle (self), mortgage, occupy, give pledges, be (-come, put in) surety, undertake.

Brown-Driver-Briggs' Hebrew Definitions


1. to pledge, exchange, mortgage, engage, occupy, undertake for, give pledges, be or become surety, take on pledge, give in pledge
a. (Qal)
1. to take on pledge, go surety for
2. to give in pledge
3. to exchange
4. to pledge
b. (Hithpael)
1. to exchange pledges
2. to have fellowship with, share
Origin: a primitive root
TWOT: 1686
Parts of Speech: Verb

View how H6148 ערב is used in the Bible

22 occurrences of H6148 ערב

Genesis 43:9 I will be surety
Genesis 44:32 became surety
2 Kings 18:23 Now therefore, I pray thee, give pledges
Ezra 9:2 have mixed
Nehemiah 5:3 We have mortgaged
Job 17:3 now, put me in a surety
Psalms 106:35 But were mingled
Psalms 119:122 Be surety
Proverbs 6:1 if thou art surety
Proverbs 11:15 He that is surety
Proverbs 14:10 doth not intermeddle
Proverbs 17:18 and becometh
Proverbs 20:16 that is surety
Proverbs 20:19 therefore meddle
Proverbs 22:26 or of them that are sureties
Proverbs 24:21 and meddle
Proverbs 27:13 that is surety
Isaiah 36:8 Now therefore give pledges,
Isaiah 38:14 undertake
Jeremiah 30:21 to me: for who is this that engaged
Ezekiel 27:9 were in thee to exchange
Ezekiel 27:27 and the traders

Distinct usage

2 that is surety
1 I will be surety
1 became surety
1 Now therefore, I pray thee, give pledges
1 have mixed
1 We have mortgaged
1 now, put me in a surety
1 But were mingled
1 Be surety
1 if thou art surety
1 He that is surety
1 doth not intermeddle
1 and becometh
1 therefore meddle
1 or of them that are sureties
1 and meddle
1 Now therefore give pledges,
1 undertake
1 to me: for who is this that engaged
1 were in thee to exchange
1 and the traders

Corresponding Greek Words

arav see G1735 st. en dechomai
arav G700 aresko
arav G1325 didomi
arav G1551 ek dechomai
arav G1747 en edra
arav G2073 hespera
arav G2190 echthros
arav G2234 hedeos
arav G2340 thereuo
arav G2841 koinoneo
arav G3973 pauo
arav hithpa. G3396 mignumi
arav hithp. G3855 par ago