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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 accurate balances H3976, accurate weights, an accurate [fn]ephah, and an accurate [fn]hin; I am the LORD your God, who brought you out from the land of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:2 -

“Oh if only my grief were actually weighed

And laid in the balances H3976 together with my disaster!

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:6 -

Let Him weigh me with [fn]accurate scales H3976,

And let God know my integrity.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 62:9 -

People of low standing are only breath, and people of rank are a lie;

In the balances H3976 they go up.

Together they are lighter than breath.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:1 -

A false balance H3976 is an abomination to the LORD,

But a just weight is His delight.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:11 -

A just balance and scales H3976 belong to the LORD;

All the [fn]weights of the bag are His [fn]concern.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:23 -

[fn]Differing weights are an abomination to the LORD,

And a [fn]false scale H3976 is not good.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 40:12 -

Who has measured the [fn]waters in the hollow of His hand,

And measured the heavens with a [fn]span,

And [fn]calculated the dust of the earth with a measure,

And weighed the mountains in a balance

And the hills in a pair of scales H3976?

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 40:15 -

Behold, the nations are like a drop from a bucket,

And are regarded as a speck of dust on the scales H3976;

Behold, He lifts up the [fn]islands like fine dust.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:10 - “And I [fn]signed and sealed the deed, and called in witnesses, and weighed out the silver on the scales H3976.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 5:1 -

“As for you, son of man, take a sharp sword; take and [fn]use it as a barber’s razor on your head and beard. Then take scales H3976 for weighing and divide [fn]the hair.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 45:10 -

“You shall have accurate balances H3976, an accurate [fn]ephah, and an accurate [fn]bath.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 12:7 -

A [fn]merchant, in whose hands are fraudulent balances H3976,

Loves to exploit.

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 8:5 - saying,

“When will the new moon [fn]be over,

So that we may sell grain;

And the Sabbath, so that we may open the wheat market,

To make the [fn]ephah smaller and the [fn]shekel bigger,

And to cheat with dishonest scales H3976,

Unchecked Copy BoxMic 6:11 -

“Can I justify dishonest balances H3976,

And a bag of fraudulent weights?

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