Leasing [N] [S]

( Psalms 4:2 ; 5:6 ) an Old English word meaning lies, or lying, as the Hebrew word kazabh is generally rendered.

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M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

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Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Leasing". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .


Falsehood; deceit.

The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity. Thou shalt destroy them that speak LEASING: the LORD will abhor the bloody and deceitful man. ( Psalm 5:5-6 )

Source: A King James Dictionary. (Used with permission. Copyright © Philip P. Kapusta)

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"Entry for 'Leasing'". A King James Dictionary.

Leasing [N] [E]

(falsehood ). This word is retained in the Authorized Version of ( Psalms 4:2 ; 5:6 ) from the older English versions; but the Hebrew word of which it is the rendering is elsewhere almost uniformly translated "lies." ( Psalms 40:4 ; 58:3 ) etc.

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Leasing'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.


lez'-ing (kazabh "to devise," "to fabricate," hence, "to lie"; occurs but twice in the King James Version (Psalms 4:2, the Revised Version (British and American) "falsehood"; 5:6, the Revised Version (British and American) "lies"); the Hebrew word is translated "liars" (Psalms 116:11); "lie" or deceive (Job 6:28)):

The idea of treachery, lying, and deceit, lies at the root of this word. Joab's conduct is a good illustration of the meaning (2 Samuel 3:27; 20:8-10). In Psalms 5:6 David is referring to the cunning, treachery, and falsehood of his adversaries; compare 2 Samuel 13:28; 15:7-9. Doubtless David had a special person in mind as being guilty of "leasing," probably Ahithophel.

William Evans

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'LEASING'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.