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Lexicon :: Strong's H4100 - mah

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Part of Speech
indefinite pronoun, interrogative pronoun
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive particle
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TWOT Reference: 1149

Strong’s Definitions

מָה mâh, maw; or מַה mah; or מָ mâ; or מַ ma; also מֶה meh; a primitive particle; properly, interrogative what? (including how? why? when?); but also exclamation, what! (including how!), or indefinitely what (including whatever, and even relatively, that which); often used with prefixes in various adverbial or conjunctive senses:—how (long, oft, (-soever)), (no-) thing, what (end, good, purpose, thing), whereby(-fore, -in, -to, -with), (for) why.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 27x

The KJV translates Strong's H4100 in the following manner: what, how, why, whereby, wherein, how long, how oft, to what end.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 27x
The KJV translates Strong's H4100 in the following manner: what, how, why, whereby, wherein, how long, how oft, to what end.
interrogative pronoun
  1. what, how, of what kind

    1. (interrogative)

      1. what?

      2. of what kind

      3. what? (rhetorical)

      4. whatsoever, whatever, what

    2. (adverb)

      1. how, how now

      2. why

      3. how! (exclamation)

    3. (with preposition)

      1. wherein?, whereby?, wherewith?, by what means?

      2. because of what?

      3. the like of what?

        1. how much?, how many?, how often?

        2. for how long?

      4. for what reason?, why?, to what purpose?

      5. until when?, how long?, upon what?, wherefore?

        indefinite pronoun
  2. anything, aught, what may

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
מָה mâh, maw; or מַה mah; or מָ mâ; or מַ ma; also מֶה meh; a primitive particle; properly, interrogative what? (including how? why? when?); but also exclamation, what! (including how!), or indefinitely what (including whatever, and even relatively, that which); often used with prefixes in various adverbial or conjunctive senses:—how (long, oft, (-soever)), (no-) thing, what (end, good, purpose, thing), whereby(-fore, -in, -to, -with), (for) why.

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H4100 matches the Hebrew מָה (mah),
which occurs 751 times in 649 verses in the Hebrew concordance of the NASB

Page 1 / 13 (Gen 2:19–Gen 44:15)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:19 - Now the LORD God had formed out of the ground all the wild animals and all the birds in the sky. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:13 - Then the LORD God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?” The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:6 - Then the LORD said to Cain, “Why are you angry? Why is your face downcast?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:10 - The LORD said, “What have you done? Listen! Your brother’s blood cries out to me from the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:18 - So Pharaoh summoned Abram. “What have you done to me?” he said. “Why didn’t you tell me she was your wife?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:19 - Why did you say, ‘She is my sister,’ so that I took her to be my wife? Now then, here is your wife. Take her and go!”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 15:2 - But Abram said, “Sovereign LORD, what can you give me since I remain childless and the one who will inherit[fn] my estate is Eliezer of Damascus?”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 15:8 - But Abram said, “Sovereign LORD, how can I know that I will gain possession of it?”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:13 - Then the LORD said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh and say, ‘Will I really have a child, now that I am old?’
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 20:9 - Then Abimelek called Abraham in and said, “What have you done to us? How have I wronged you that you have brought such great guilt upon me and my kingdom? You have done things to me that should never be done.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 20:10 - And Abimelek asked Abraham, “What was your reason for doing this?”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:17 - God heard the boy crying, and the angel of God called to Hagar from heaven and said to her, “What is the matter, Hagar? Do not be afraid; God has heard the boy crying as he lies there.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:29 - and Abimelek asked Abraham, “What is the meaning of these seven ewe lambs you have set apart by themselves?”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:15 - “Listen to me, my lord; the land is worth four hundred shekels[fn] of silver, but what is that between you and me? Bury your dead.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:31 - “Come, you who are blessed by the LORD,” he said. “Why are you standing out here? I have prepared the house and a place for the camels.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:22 - The babies jostled each other within her, and she said, “Why is this happening to me?” So she went to inquire of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:32 - “Look, I am about to die,” Esau said. “What good is the birthright to me?”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:10 - Then Abimelek said, “What is this you have done to us? One of the men might well have slept with your wife, and you would have brought guilt upon us.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:20 - Isaac asked his son, “How did you find it so quickly, my son?” “The LORD your God gave me success,” he replied.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:37 - Isaac answered Esau, “I have made him lord over you and have made all his relatives his servants, and I have sustained him with grain and new wine. So what can I possibly do for you, my son?”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:45 - When your brother is no longer angry with you and forgets what you did to him, I’ll send word for you to come back from there. Why should I lose both of you in one day?”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:46 - Then Rebekah said to Isaac, “I’m disgusted with living because of these Hittite women. If Jacob takes a wife from among the women of this land, from Hittite women like these, my life will not be worth living.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 28:17 - He was afraid and said, “How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God; this is the gate of heaven.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:15 - Laban said to him, “Just because you are a relative of mine, should you work for me for nothing? Tell me what your wages should be.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:25 - When morning came, there was Leah! So Jacob said to Laban, “What is this you have done to me? I served you for Rachel, didn’t I? Why have you deceived me?”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:31 - “What shall I give you?” he asked. “Don’t give me anything,” Jacob replied. “But if you will do this one thing for me, I will go on tending your flocks and watching over them:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:26 - Then Laban said to Jacob, “What have you done? You’ve deceived me, and you’ve carried off my daughters like captives in war.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:27 - Why did you run off secretly and deceive me? Why didn’t you tell me, so I could send you away with joy and singing to the music of timbrels and harps?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:30 - Now you have gone off because you longed to return to your father’s household. But why did you steal my gods?”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:32 - But if you find anyone who has your gods, that person shall not live. In the presence of our relatives, see for yourself whether there is anything of yours here with me; and if so, take it.” Now Jacob did not know that Rachel had stolen the gods.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:36 - Jacob was angry and took Laban to task. “What is my crime?” he asked Laban. “How have I wronged you that you hunt me down?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:37 - Now that you have searched through all my goods, what have you found that belongs to your household? Put it here in front of your relatives and mine, and let them judge between the two of us.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:43 - Laban answered Jacob, “The women are my daughters, the children are my children, and the flocks are my flocks. All you see is mine. Yet what can I do today about these daughters of mine, or about the children they have borne?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:27 - The man asked him, “What is your name?” “Jacob,” he answered.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:29 - Jacob said, “Please tell me your name.” But he replied, “Why do you ask my name?” Then he blessed him there.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:15 - Esau said, “Then let me leave some of my men with you.” “But why do that?” Jacob asked. “Just let me find favor in the eyes of my lord.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:10 - When he told his father as well as his brothers, his father rebuked him and said, “What is this dream you had? Will your mother and I and your brothers actually come and bow down to the ground before you?”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:15 - a man found him wandering around in the fields and asked him, “What are you looking for?”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:20 - “Come now, let’s kill him and throw him into one of these cisterns and say that a ferocious animal devoured him. Then we’ll see what comes of his dreams.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:26 - Judah said to his brothers, “What will we gain if we kill our brother and cover up his blood?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:16 - Not realizing that she was his daughter-in-law, he went over to her by the roadside and said, “Come now, let me sleep with you.” “And what will you give me to sleep with you?” she asked.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:18 - He said, “What pledge should I give you?” “Your seal and its cord, and the staff in your hand,” she answered. So he gave them to her and slept with her, and she became pregnant by him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:29 - But when he drew back his hand, his brother came out, and she said, “So this is how you have broken out!” And he was named Perez.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 39:8 - But he refused. “With me in charge,” he told her, “my master does not concern himself with anything in the house; everything he owns he has entrusted to my care.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:1 - When Jacob learned that there was grain in Egypt, he said to his sons, “Why do you just keep looking at each other?”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:28 - “My silver has been returned,” he said to his brothers. “Here it is in my sack.” Their hearts sank and they turned to each other trembling and said, “What is this that God has done to us?”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:6 - Israel asked, “Why did you bring this trouble on me by telling the man you had another brother?”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:4 - They had not gone far from the city when Joseph said to his steward, “Go after those men at once, and when you catch up with them, say to them, ‘Why have you repaid good with evil?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:7 - But they said to him, “Why does my lord say such things? Far be it from your servants to do anything like that!
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:15 - Joseph said to them, “What is this you have done? Don’t you know that a man like me can find things out by divination?”

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