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Lexicon :: Strong's H3972 - mᵊ'ûmâ

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Part of Speech
indefinite pronoun
Root Word (Etymology)
Apparently a form of מְאוּם (H3971)
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TWOT Reference: 1136

Variant Spellings

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

Strong’s Definitions

מְאוּמָה mᵉʼûwmâh, meh-oo'-maw; apparently a form of H3971; properly, a speck or point, i.e. (by implication) something; with negative, nothing:—fault, no(-ught), ought, somewhat, any (no-)thing.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 32x

The KJV translates Strong's H3972 in the following manner: any thing (12x), nothing (9x), ought (5x), any (2x), fault (1x), harm (1x), nought (1x), somewhat (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 32x
The KJV translates Strong's H3972 in the following manner: any thing (12x), nothing (9x), ought (5x), any (2x), fault (1x), harm (1x), nought (1x), somewhat (1x).
  1. anything

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
מְאוּמָה mᵉʼûwmâh, meh-oo'-maw; apparently a form of H3971; properly, a speck or point, i.e. (by implication) something; with negative, nothing:—fault, no(-ught), ought, somewhat, any (no-)thing.
STRONGS H3972: Abbreviations
מְא֫וּמָה 32 pronoun indefinite anything (according to Thes from מָה וּמָה, like quidquid, against which is the Mil`el tone; according to Ol254, 255, 386ii. 146 an old accusative from מאוּם in sense of speck, particle, compare French point: in Assyrian manman (properly who ? who ?), assimilated mamman, or manma (man, who ? + generalizing ma), mamma, is any one, minma (min, what ? + ma), mimma, is anything, Dl§ 60, HWB 418 f; WSG 125 f.); — anything, usually in negative sentences, as Genesis 22:12 ואלתֿעשׂ לו מאומה (euphem. for something bad), Genesis 30:31 מאומה לֹאתִֿתֶּןלִֿי, Genesis 39:6, 9; Genesis 40:15 (euphemism), 1 Samuel 12:4, 5; 1 Samuel 20:26, 39; 1 Samuel 25:7, 15, 21; 1 Samuel 29:3 etc., Judges 14:6 ומאומה אין בידו, Ecclesiastes 5:14 לא ישׂא בעמלו ומ׳ 1 Kings 18:43 אין מ׳ literally nought of anything ! Jeremiah 39:12 ואל תעשׂ לו מאומה רָּע; strengthened by כֹּלGenesis 39:23; 2 Samuel 3:35; after אִם = surely not, 2 Samuel 3:35; in interrogative sentence Numbers 22:38; in affirm. sentence Deuteronomy 24:10 כִּיתַֿשֶּׁה בְרֵעֲךָ מַשֵּׁאת מ׳ a pledge of (= consisting in) anything, 2 Samuel 13:2 (euphemism), 2 Kings 5:20. Used adverbially, 1 Samuel 21:3 את הדבר אישׁ אל ידע מ׳ let no one know of the matter in anything at all.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


22:12; 30:31; 39:6; 39:9; 39:23; 40:15







1 Samuel

12:4; 12:5; 20:26; 20:39; 21:3; 25:7; 25:15; 25:21; 29:3

2 Samuel

3:35; 3:35; 13:2

1 Kings


2 Kings







Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H3972 matches the Hebrew מְאוּמָה (mᵊ'ûmâ),
which occurs 32 times in 32 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:12 - He said, “Do not reach out your hand against the boy, and do not do anything H3972 to him; for now I know that you [fn]fear God, since you have not withheld your son, your only son, from Me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:31 - So he said, “What shall I give you?” And Jacob said, “You shall not give me anything H3972. If you will do this one thing for me, I will again pasture and keep your flock:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 39:6 - So he left [fn]Joseph in charge of everything that he owned; and with him there he did not [fn]concern himself with anything H3972 except the [fn]food which he [fn]ate.
Now Joseph was handsome in form and appearance.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 39:9 - [fn]There is no one greater in this house than I, and he has withheld nothing H3972 from me except you, because you are his wife. How then could I do this great evil, and sin against God?”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 39:23 - The warden of the prison did not supervise anything H3972 [fn]under Joseph’s authority, because the LORD was with him; and, the LORD made whatever he did prosper.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 40:15 - “For I was in fact kidnapped from the land of the Hebrews, and even here I have done nothing H3972 that they should have put me into the [fn]dungeon.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:38 - So Balaam said to Balak, “Behold, I have come to you now! Am I really able to speak anything H3972? The word that God puts in my mouth, that only shall I speak.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 13:17 - “Nothing H3972 at H3972 all H3972 from what is designated for destruction is to cling to your hand, in order that the LORD may turn from His burning anger and show mercy to you, and have compassion on you and make you increase, just as He has sworn to your fathers,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 24:10 - “When you make your neighbor a loan of any H3972 kind H3972, you shall not enter his house to take his pledge.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 14:6 - And the Spirit of the LORD rushed upon him, so that he tore it apart as one tears apart a young goat, though he had nothing H3972 in his hand; but he did not tell his father or mother what he had done.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 12:4 - And they said, “You have not exploited us or oppressed us, or taken anything H3972 from anyone’s hand.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 12:5 - So he said to them, “The LORD is witness against you, and His anointed is witness this day that you have found nothing H3972 in my hand.” And they said, “He is witness.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 20:26 - Nevertheless Saul did not say anything H3972 that day, because he thought, “It must have been an [fn]accident; he is not clean, undoubtedly he is not clean.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 20:39 - But the boy was not aware of anything H3972; only Jonathan and David knew about the matter.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 21:2 - David said to Ahimelech the priest, “The king has commissioned me with a matter and has said to me, ‘No one is to know anything H3972 about the matter on which I am sending you and with which I have commissioned you; and I have directed the young men to a certain place.’
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:7 - ‘Now then, I have heard that you have shearers. Now, your shepherds have been with us; we have not harmed them, nor has anything H3972 of theirs gone missing all the days they were in Carmel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:15 - “Yet the men were very good to us, and we were not harmed, nor did anything H3972 go missing [fn]as long as we went with them, while we were in the fields.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:21 - Now David had said, “It is certainly for nothing that I have guarded everything that this man has in the wilderness, so that nothing H3972 has gone missing of all that belonged to him! For he has returned me evil for good.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 29:3 - Then the commanders of the Philistines said, “What are these Hebrews doing here?” And Achish said to the commanders of the Philistines, “Is this not David, the servant of Saul the king of Israel, who has been with me these days, or rather these years, and I have found nothing H3972 at H3972 all H3972 suspicious in him since the day he [fn]deserted to me to this day?”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:35 - Then all the people came to provide [fn]food for David in his distress while it was still day; but David vowed, saying, “May God do so to me, and more so, if I taste bread or anything H3972 else before the sun goes down.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 13:2 - But Amnon was so frustrated on account of his sister Tamar that he made himself ill, for she was a virgin, and it [fn]seemed too difficult to Amnon to do anything H3972 to her.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 10:21 - Now all King Solomon’s drinking utensils were of gold, and all the utensils of the house of the timber of Lebanon were of pure gold. None was of silver; it was not considered as amounting to anything H3972 in the days of Solomon.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:43 - And he said to his servant, “Go up now, look toward the sea.” So he went up and looked, but he said, “There is nothing H3972.” Yet Elijah said, “Go back” seven times.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 5:20 - But Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the man of God, [fn]thought, “Behold, my master has spared this Naaman the Aramean, [fn]by not accepting from his hand what he brought. As the LORD lives, I will run after him and take something H3972 from him.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 9:20 - All King Solomon’s drinking vessels were of gold, and all the vessels of the house of the forest of Lebanon were of pure gold; silver was not considered [fn]valuable H3972 in the days of Solomon.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 5:14 - When that wealth was lost through bad business and he had fathered a son, then there was nothing H3972 [fn]to support him.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 5:15 - As he came naked from his mother’s womb, so he will return as he came. He will take nothing H3972 from the fruit of his labor that he can carry in his hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 7:14 - On the day of prosperity be happy,
But on the day of adversity consider:
God has made the one as well as the other
So that a person will not discover anything H3972 that will come after him.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 9:5 - For the living know that they will die; but the dead do not know anything H3972, nor do they have a reward any longer, for their memory is forgotten.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 39:10 - But some of the poorest people, who had nothing H3972, Nebuzaradan the captain of the bodyguard left behind in the land of Judah, and gave them vineyards and fields [fn]at that time.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 39:12 - “Take him and [fn]look after him, and do not do anything H3972 harmful to him, but rather deal with him just as he tells you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 3:7 - And he issued a proclamation, and it said, “In Nineveh by the decree of the king and his nobles: No person, animal, herd, or flock is to taste anything H3972. They are not to eat, or drink water.
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