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Lexicon :: Strong's H3966 - mᵊ'ōḏ

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Part of Speech
masculine adjective, adverb, substantive
Root Word (Etymology)
From the same as אוּד (H181)
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 1134

Variant Spellings

The following spelling is supported by Strongs and Gesenius: מאד.

Strong’s Definitions

מְאֹד mᵉʼôd, meh-ode'; from the same as H181; properly, vehemence, i.e. (with or without preposition) vehemently; by implication, wholly, speedily, etc. (often with other words as an intensive or superlative; especially when repeated):—diligently, especially, exceeding(-ly), far, fast, good, great(-ly), × louder and louder, might(-ily, -y), (so) much, quickly, (so) sore, utterly, very ( much, sore), well.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 299x

The KJV translates Strong's H3966 in the following manner: very (137x), greatly (49x), sore (23x), exceeding (18x), great (12x), exceedingly (11x), much (10x), exceeding (with H3966) (6x), exceedingly (with H3966) (5x), diligently (4x), good (3x), might (2x), mightily (2x), miscellaneous (17x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 299x
The KJV translates Strong's H3966 in the following manner: very (137x), greatly (49x), sore (23x), exceeding (18x), great (12x), exceedingly (11x), much (10x), exceeding (with H3966) (6x), exceedingly (with H3966) (5x), diligently (4x), good (3x), might (2x), mightily (2x), miscellaneous (17x).
  1. exceedingly, much

  2. might, force, abundance

    masculine adjective
  3. muchness, force, abundance, exceedingly

    1. force, might

    2. exceedingly, greatly, very (idioms showing magnitude or degree)

      1. exceedingly

      2. up to abundance, to a great degree, exceedingly

      3. with muchness, muchness

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
מְאֹד mᵉʼôd, meh-ode'; from the same as H181; properly, vehemence, i.e. (with or without preposition) vehemently; by implication, wholly, speedily, etc. (often with other words as an intensive or superlative; especially when repeated):—diligently, especially, exceeding(-ly), far, fast, good, great(-ly), × louder and louder, might(-ily, -y), (so) much, quickly, (so) sore, utterly, very ( much, sore), well.
STRONGS H3966: Abbreviations
מְאֹד noun masculine muchness, force, abundance, exceedingly (compare Assyrian mu'du, abundance, HomZMG 1878, 711 ('treasures ana mu'di, in abundance') DlHWB 399): —
1. force, might, Deuteronomy 6:5 וּבְכָלמְֿאֹדֶ֑ךָ and with all thy might; hence 2 Kings 23:25.
2. in different idioms (298 times) to express the idea of exceedingly, greatly, very (whether of magnitude or degree):
a. (so mostly) as adverb accusative, qualifying both adjectives and obs., Genesis 1:31 טוֺב מְאֹד good exceedingly, Genesis 4:5 וַיִּחַד לְקַיִן מְאֹד and Cain was wroth exceedingly, Genesis 7:18 מְאֹד וַיִּרְבּוּ הַמַּיִם וַיִּגְבְּרוּ, Genesis 12:14; Genesis 13:2 בַּמִּקְנֶה מְאֹד כָּבֵד וְאַבְרָם, Genesis 13:13 מאד חַטָּאִים לי׳, Genesis 18:20; Genesis 19:3, 9; Genesis 21:11; Genesis 24:16, 35, + often, Psalm 46:2 נִמְצָא מְאֹד עֶזְרָה בְצָרוֺת as a help in troubles, to be found (= present) exceedingly; with an infinitive Isaiah 47:9 בְּעָצְמַת חֲבָרַיִח מְאֹד despite of thy spells being very numerous, Joshua 9:13 מֵרֹב הַדֶּרֶךְ מְאֹד, 1 Kings 7:47; הַרְבֵּה מְאֹד Genesis 15:1; Genesis 41:49; Deuteronomy 3:5 +, for which in the later language is found לָרֹב מְאֹד Zechariah 14:14; 2 Chronicles 4:18; 9:9 (in 1 Kings 10:10 הַרְבֵּה מְאֹד); 2 Chronicles 24:24; 30:13, and even לְהַרְבֵּה מְאֹד 2 Chronicles 11:12; 16:8. מְאֹד is not usually separated from the word it qualifies by more than one or two words (as Genesis 20:8 האנשׁים מאד וייראו, Numbers 11:10 מאד ויחר אף י׳); see, however, Deuteronomy 30:14; Judges 12:2; 2 Samuel 12:5; 1 Kings 11:19; Psalm 31:12. It precedes its verb, † Psalm 47:10 מְאֹד נַעֲלָה (hence Psalm 97:9), Psalm 92:6.
b. עַדמְֿאֹד up to abundance, to a great degree, exceedingly, † Genesis 27:33 חֲדָדָה גְּדֹלָה עַדמֿ׳, Genesis 27:34; 1 Samuel 11:15 וישׂמח ֗֗֗ עד מ׳, 1 Samuel 25:36 וְהוּא שִׁכֹּר עַדמֿ׳, 2 Samuel 2:17; 1 Kings 1:4; Isaiah 64:8 (compare Lamentations 5:22), Lamentations 5:11; Psalm 38:7; Psalm 38:9; Psalm 119:8; Psalm 119:43; Psalm 119:51; Psalm 119:107; Daniel 8:8; Daniel 11:25.
c. עַדלִֿמְאֹד (see עַד לְ) † 2 Chronicles 16:14.
d. duplicated (Ges§ 113 k), †Genesis 7:19 מ׳ מ׳ גָּֽנְרוּ וְהַמַּיִם, Genesis 30:43; Numbers 14:7; 1 Kings 7:47; 2 Kings 10:4; Ezekiel 37:10.
e. בִּמְאֹד מְאֹד literally with muchness, muchness, † Genesis 17:2, 6, 20; Exodus 1:7 (all P), Ezekiel 9:9; Ezekiel 16:13.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


1:31; 4:5; 7:18; 7:19; 12:14; 13:2; 13:13; 15:1; 17:2; 17:6; 17:20; 18:20; 19:3; 19:9; 20:8; 21:11; 24:16; 24:35; 27:33; 27:34; 30:43; 41:49




11:10; 14:7


3:5; 6:5; 30:14





1 Samuel

11:15; 25:36

2 Samuel

2:17; 12:5

1 Kings

1:4; 7:47; 7:47; 10:10; 11:19

2 Kings

10:4; 23:25

2 Chronicles

4:18; 9:9; 11:12; 16:8; 16:14; 24:24; 30:13


31:12; 38:7; 38:9; 46:2; 47:10; 92:6; 97:9; 119:8; 119:43; 119:51; 119:107


47:9; 64:8


5:11; 5:22


9:9; 16:13; 37:10


8:8; 11:25



Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H3966 matches the Hebrew מְאֹד (mᵊ'ōḏ),
which occurs 300 times in 278 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 6 (Gen 1:31–Num 13:28)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:31 - And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very H3966 good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:5 - But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very H3966 wroth, and his countenance fell.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:18 - And the waters prevailed, and were increased greatly H3966 upon the earth; and the ark went upon the face of the waters.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:19 - And the waters prevailed exceedingly H3966 H3966 upon the earth; and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:14 - And it came to pass, that, when Abram was come into Egypt, the Egyptians beheld the woman that she was very H3966 fair.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 13:2 - And Abram was very H3966 rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 13:13 - But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the LORD exceedingly. H3966
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 15:1 - After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding H3966 great reward.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:2 - And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly. H3966 H3966
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:6 - And I will make thee exceeding H3966 H3966 fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and kings shall come out of thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:20 - And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; H3966 H3966 twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:20 - And the LORD said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very H3966 grievous;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:3 - And he pressed upon them greatly; H3966 and they turned in unto him, and entered into his house; and he made them a feast, and did bake unleavened bread, and they did eat.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:9 - And they said, Stand back. And they said again, This one fellow came in to sojourn, and he will needs be a judge: now will we deal worse with thee, than with them. And they pressed sore H3966 upon the man, even Lot, and came near to break the door.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 20:8 - Therefore Abimelech rose early in the morning, and called all his servants, and told all these things in their ears: and the men were sore H3966 afraid.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:11 - And the thing was very H3966 grievous in Abraham's sight because of his son.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:16 - And the damsel was very H3966 fair to look upon, a virgin, neither had any man known her: and she went down to the well, and filled her pitcher, and came up.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:35 - And the LORD hath blessed my master greatly; H3966 and he is become great: and he hath given him flocks, and herds, and silver, and gold, and menservants, and maidservants, and camels, and asses.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:13 - And the man waxed great, and went forward, and grew until he became very H3966 great:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:16 - And Abimelech said unto Isaac, Go from us; for thou art much H3966 mightier than we.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:33 - And Isaac trembled very exceedingly, H3966 and said, Who? where is he that hath taken venison, and brought it me, and I have eaten of all before thou camest, and have blessed him? yea, and he shall be blessed.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:34 - And when Esau heard the words of his father, he cried with a great and exceeding H3966 bitter cry, and said unto his father, Bless me, even me also, O my father.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:43 - And the man increased exceedingly, H3966 H3966 and had much cattle, and maidservants, and menservants, and camels, and asses.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:7 - Then Jacob was greatly H3966 afraid and distressed: and he divided the people that was with him, and the flocks, and herds, and the camels, into two bands;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:7 - And the sons of Jacob came out of the field when they heard it: and the men were grieved, and they were very H3966 wroth, because he had wrought folly in Israel in lying with Jacob's daughter; which thing ought not to be done.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:12 - Ask me never so much H3966 dowry and gift, and I will give according as ye shall say unto me: but give me the damsel to wife.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:19 - And, behold, seven other kine came up after them, poor and very H3966 ill favoured and leanfleshed, such as I never saw in all the land of Egypt for badness:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:31 - And the plenty shall not be known in the land by reason of that famine following; for it shall be very H3966 grievous.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:49 - And Joseph gathered corn as the sand of the sea, very H3966 much, until he left numbering; for it was without number.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:13 - And there was no bread in all the land; for the famine was very H3966 sore, so that the land of Egypt and all the land of Canaan fainted by reason of the famine.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:27 - And Israel dwelt in the land of Egypt, in the country of Goshen; and they had possessions therein, and grew, and multiplied exceedingly. H3966
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 50:9 - And there went up with him both chariots and horsemen: and it was a very H3966 great company.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 50:10 - And they came to the threshingfloor of Atad, which is beyond Jordan, and there they mourned with a great and very H3966 sore lamentation: and he made a mourning for his father seven days.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 1:7 - And the children of Israel were fruitful, and increased abundantly, and multiplied, and waxed exceeding H3966 H3966 mighty; and the land was filled with them.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 1:20 - Therefore God dealt well with the midwives: and the people multiplied, and waxed very H3966 mighty.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:3 - Behold, the hand of the LORD is upon thy cattle which is in the field, upon the horses, upon the asses, upon the camels, upon the oxen, and upon the sheep: there shall be a very H3966 grievous murrain.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:18 - Behold, to morrow about this time I will cause it to rain a very H3966 grievous hail, such as hath not been in Egypt since the foundation thereof even until now.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:24 - So there was hail, and fire mingled with the hail, very H3966 grievous, such as there was none like it in all the land of Egypt since it became a nation.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:14 - And the locusts went up over all the land of Egypt, and rested in all the coasts of Egypt: very H3966 grievous were they; before them there were no such locusts as they, neither after them shall be such.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:19 - And the LORD turned a mighty H3966 strong west wind, which took away the locusts, and cast them into the Red sea; there remained not one locust in all the coasts of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 11:3 - And the LORD gave the people favour in the sight of the Egyptians. Moreover the man Moses was very H3966 great in the land of Egypt, in the sight of Pharaoh's servants, and in the sight of the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:38 - And a mixed multitude went up also with them; and flocks, and herds, even very H3966 much cattle.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 14:10 - And when Pharaoh drew nigh, the children of Israel lifted up their eyes, and, behold, the Egyptians marched after them; and they were sore H3966 afraid: and the children of Israel cried out unto the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 19:16 - And it came to pass on the third day in the morning, that there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of the trumpet exceeding H3966 loud; so that all the people that was in the camp trembled.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 19:18 - And mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the LORD descended upon it in fire: and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly. H3966
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 19:19 - And when the voice of the trumpet sounded long, and waxed louder and louder, H3966 Moses spake, and God answered him by a voice.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:10 - Then Moses heard the people weep throughout their families, every man in the door of his tent: and the anger of the LORD was kindled greatly; H3966 Moses also was displeased.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:33 - And while the flesh was yet between their teeth, ere it was chewed, the wrath of the LORD was kindled against the people, and the LORD smote the people with a very H3966 great plague.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 12:3 - (Now the man Moses was very H3966 meek, above all the men which were upon the face of the earth.)
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 13:28 - Nevertheless the people be strong that dwell in the land, and the cities are walled, and very H3966 great: and moreover we saw the children of Anak there.

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