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Lexicon :: Strong's H3976 - mō'znayim

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 58a

Variant Spellings

Variant spellings for this word: מאזנים (Gesenius) מאזן (Strongs)

Strong’s Definitions

מֹאזֵן môʼzên, mo-zane'; from H239; (only in the dual) a pair of scales:—balances.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 15x

The KJV translates Strong's H3976 in the following manner: balances (15x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 15x
The KJV translates Strong's H3976 in the following manner: balances (15x).
  1. scales, balances

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
מֹאזֵן môʼzên, mo-zane'; from H239; (only in the dual) a pair of scales:—balances.
STRONGS H3976: Abbreviations
† [מאזן] noun [masculine] dual balances, scales (Arabic bdb002403, Aramaic (Nasar.) bdb002404) — מאֹזְנַיִם (נָֿ֑יִם) Isaiah 40:15 + 4 times; construct מאֹזְנֵי Leviticus 19:36 + 9 timesbalances, for weighing money Jeremiah 32:10 וָאֶשְׁקֹל הַכֶּסֶף בְּמ׳; hair Ezekiel 5:1 (מִשְׁקָל מ׳); שַׁחַק מ׳) Isaiah 40:15 dust of balance, simile of insignificance of nations before י׳; figurative, calamity Job 6:2; men Psalm 62:10; hills Isaiah 40:12 (בַּפֶּלֶס שָׁקַל הָרִים וּגְבָעוֺת בְּמ׳); צֶדֶק א׳ Leviticus 19:36 (|| אַבְנֵיצֿ׳, אֵיפַת צ׳, הִין צ׳), Ezekiel 45:10 (|| אֵיפַתצֿ׳, בַּתצֿ׳) compare Proverbs 16:11 (מִשְׁפָּט וּמ׳ פֶּלָס); figurative Job 31:6 יִשְׁקְלֵנִי בְּמ׳ צֶדֶק; opposed to מִרְמָה מ׳ Proverbs 11:1 (|| אֶבֶן שְׁלֵמָה); Proverbs 20:23 (|| אֶבֶן וָאָ֑בֶן) Amos 8:5 (|| לְהַקְטִין אֵיפָה וּלְהַגְדִּיל שֶׁקֶל) Hosea 12:8; רֶשַׁע מ׳ Micah 6:11 (|| אַבְנֵי מִרְמָה).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


19:36; 19:36


6:2; 31:6




11:1; 16:11; 20:23


40:12; 40:15; 40:15




5:1; 45:10








Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H3976 matches the Hebrew מֹאזְנַיִם (mō'znayim),
which occurs 15 times in 15 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:36 - You shall have just balances, just weights, a just ephah, and a just hin:[fn] I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:2 - “Oh that my vexation were weighed,
and all my calamity laid in the balances!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:6 - (Let me be weighed in a just balance,
and let God know my integrity!)
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 62:9 - Those of low estate are but a breath;
those of high estate are a delusion;
in the balances they go up;
they are together lighter than a breath.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:1 - A false balance is an abomination to the LORD,
but a just weight is his delight.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:11 - A just balance and scales are the LORD’s;
all the weights in the bag are his work.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:23 - Unequal weights are an abomination to the LORD,
and false scales are not good.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 40:12 - Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand
and marked off the heavens with a span,
enclosed the dust of the earth in a measure
and weighed the mountains in scales
and the hills in a balance?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 40:15 - Behold, the nations are like a drop from a bucket,
and are accounted as the dust on the scales;
behold, he takes up the coastlands like fine dust.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:10 - I signed the deed, sealed it, got witnesses, and weighed the money on scales.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 5:1 - “And you, O son of man, take a sharp sword. Use it as a barber’s razor and pass it over your head and your beard. Then take balances for weighing and divide the hair.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 45:10 - “You shall have just balances, a just ephah, and a just bath.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 12:7 - A merchant, in whose hands are false balances,
he loves to oppress.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 8:5 - saying, “When will the new moon be over,
that we may sell grain?
And the Sabbath,
that we may offer wheat for sale,
that we may make the ephah small and the shekel[fn] great
and deal deceitfully with false balances,
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 6:11 - Shall I acquit the man with wicked scales
and with a bag of deceitful weights?
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