|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (n.) A low, confused, and indistinct sound, like that of running water.
2. (n.) A complaint half suppressed, or uttered in a low, muttering voice.
3. (v. i.) To make a low continued noise, like the hum of bees, a stream of water, distant waves, or the wind in a forest.
4. (v. i.) To utter complaints in a low, half-articulated voice; to feel or express dissatisfaction or discontent; to grumble; -- often with at or against.
5. (v. t.) To utter or give forth in low or indistinct words or sounds; as, to murmur tales.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
mur'-mur, mur'-mur-ingz: The Hebrew word (lun) denotes the semi-articulated mutterings of disaffected persons. It is used in connection with the complaints of the Israelites in the desert against Yahweh on the one hand, and against Moses and Aaron on the other hand (Exodus 16:7, 8 Numbers 14:27, 36; Numbers 16:11; Numbers 17:5). In three places (Deuteronomy 1:27 Psalm 106:25 Isaiah 29:24), "murmur" translates a Hebrew word (raghan) which suggests the malicious whispering of slander.
In the New Testament "murmur" renders two different words, namely, gogguzo, and embrimaomai. The latter word suggests indignation and fault-finding (Mark 14:4 the King James Version). The former word (or a compound of it) is generally used in connection with the complainings of the Pharisees and scribes (Matthew 20:11 Luke 5:30; Luke 15:2; Luke 19:7).
Murmur (23 Occurrences)
John 6:43 Therefore Jesus answered them, "Don't murmur among yourselves. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
John 6:61 But Jesus knowing in himself that his disciples murmured at this, said to them, "Does this cause you to stumble? (Root in WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
1 Corinthians 10:10 Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer. (KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT)
James 5:9 Murmur not, brethren, one against another, that ye be not judged: behold, the judge standeth before the doors. (ASV YLT)
Exodus 15:24 The people murmured against Moses, saying, "What shall we drink?" (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Exodus 16:2 The whole congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron in the wilderness; (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Exodus 16:7 and in the morning, then you shall see the glory of Yahweh; because he hears your murmurings against Yahweh. Who are we, that you murmur against us?" (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Exodus 16:8 Moses said, "Now Yahweh shall give you meat to eat in the evening, and in the morning bread to satisfy you; because Yahweh hears your murmurings which you murmur against him. And who are we? Your murmurings are not against us, but against Yahweh." (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Exodus 17:3 The people were thirsty for water there; and the people murmured against Moses, and said, "Why have you brought us up out of Egypt, to kill us, our children, and our livestock with thirst?" (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Numbers 14:2 All the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron: and the whole congregation said to them, "Would that we had died in the land of Egypt! or would that we had died in this wilderness! (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Numbers 14:27 "How long shall I bear with this evil congregation, that murmur against me? I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel, which they murmur against me. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Numbers 14:36 The men, whom Moses sent to spy out the land, who returned, and made all the congregation to murmur against him, by bringing up an evil report against the land, (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Numbers 16:11 Therefore you and all your company are gathered together against Yahweh: and Aaron, what is he that you murmur against him?" (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Numbers 16:41 But on the next day all the congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron, saying, "You have killed Yahweh's people!" (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Numbers 17:5 It shall happen, that the rod of the man whom I shall choose shall bud: and I will make to cease from me the murmurings of the children of Israel, which they murmur against you." (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Deuteronomy 1:27 and you murmured in your tents, and said, "Because Yahweh hated us, he has brought us forth out of the land of Egypt, to deliver us into the hand of the Amorites, to destroy us. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Joshua 9:18 The children of Israel didn't strike them, because the princes of the congregation had sworn to them by Yahweh, the God of Israel. All the congregation murmured against the princes. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Job 4:16 It stood still; I could not discern the appearance thereof: a form was before mine eyes; I heard a slight murmur and a voice: (DBY)
Job 37:2 Hear attentively the roar of his voice, and the murmur going forth from his mouth. (DBY)
Psalms 55:17 Evening, morning, and at noon, I will cry out in distress. He will hear my voice. (See NAS)
Psalms 59:15 They -- they wander for food, If they are not satisfied -- then they murmur. (YLT)
Psalms 106:25 but murmured in their tents, and didn't listen to Yahweh's voice. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Isaiah 29:24 They also that erred in spirit shall come to understanding, and they that murmured shall learn doctrine. (Root in KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT RSV)