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Lexicon :: Strong's H3988 - mā'as

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מָאַס
Transliteration
mā'as
Pronunciation
maw-as'
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Part of Speech
verb
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 1139,1140

Strong’s Definitions

מָאַס mâʼaç, maw-as'; a primitive root; to spurn; also (intransitively) to disappear:—abhor, cast away (off), contemn, despise, disdain, (become) loathe(some), melt away, refuse, reject, reprobate, × utterly, vile person.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 76x

The KJV translates Strong's H3988 in the following manner: despise (25x), refuse (9x), reject (19x), abhor (4x), become loathsome (1x), melt away (1x), miscellaneous (17x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 76x
The KJV translates Strong's H3988 in the following manner: despise (25x), refuse (9x), reject (19x), abhor (4x), become loathsome (1x), melt away (1x), miscellaneous (17x).
  1. to reject, despise, refuse

    1. (Qal)

      1. to reject, refuse

      2. to despise

    2. (Niphal) to be rejected

  2. (Niphal) to flow, run

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
מָאַס mâʼaç, maw-as'; a primitive root; to spurn; also (intransitively) to disappear:—abhor, cast away (off), contemn, despise, disdain, (become) loathe(some), melt away, refuse, reject, reprobate, × utterly, vile person.
STRONGS H3988:
† I. [מָאַס] verb reject (Late Hebrew id.; Aramaic מְאַס reject, despise; BaES 15 compare (dubious) Arabic bdb054904 lightly esteem (Kam.); Assyrian ma’âsu is perhaps destroy MeissnSuppl. 55); —
Qal Perfect 3rd person masculine singular מָאַס Isaiah 8:6 + 4 times; suffix מְאָסָם Psalm 53:6; 2nd person masculine singular מָאַסְתָּ Jeremiah 14:19 + 3 times; מָאַסְתָּה Judges 9:38; 1 Samuel 15:26 + 22 times Perfect; Imperfect יִמְאַס Job 8:20 + 3 times; יִמְאָ֑ס Psalm 36:5; Job 36:5; suffix וַיִּמְאָֽסְךָ 1 Samuel 15:23, 26; for וְאֶמְאָֽסְאךָ Hosea 4:6 (so Baer, compare DeComplut. Var. 18 f.; not וָא׳ van d. H.) read וְאֶמְֽֽֽאסְךָ; 3rd person masculine plural יִמְאֲסוּ Jeremiah 6:19 + 2 times; יִמְאָס֑וּן Isaiah 31:7; + 12 times Imperfect; Infinitive absolute מָאוֺס Isaiah 7:15, 16 מָאֹס Jeremiah 14:19; Lamentations 5:22; construct. מָֽאָסְכֶם Isaiah 30:12; מָאֳסָם Amos 2:4; Participle מוֺאֵס Proverbs 15:32; מֹאֵס Isaiah 33:15, feminine מֹאֶסֶת Ezekiel 21:15 (text dubious, Co מוֺאֲסֵי; Berthol וּמְאַסֵּף), Ezekiel 21:18 (also dubious, Co מִטֻּמְאָתָס; Berthol מְאַסֵּף); —
1. reject, refuse,
a. with accusative: God rejects men Hosea 4:6; Hosea 9:17; 1 Samuel 15:23, 26; 1 Samuel 16:1, 7; 2 Kings 23:27; Jeremiah 7:29; Jeremiah 14:19 (twice in verse); Jeremiah 33:24, 26; Leviticus 26:44 (H), Psalm 53:6; Job 8:20; Job 10:3; Lamentations 5:22 (twice in verse); זָנַחְתָּ וַתִּמְאָס Psalm 89:39; men reject God Numbers 11:20 (J), 1 Samuel 8:7; 1 Samuel 10:19; men 1 Samuel 8:7; Job 30:1; idols Isaiah 31:7, evil Psalm 36:5, knowledge Hosea 4:6, divine תורה Amos 2:4; Isaiah 5:24; דבר 1 Samuel 15:23, 26, חקות Exodus 20:24, חקים 2 Kings 17:15; מוסר Job 5:17; Proverbs 3:11; variant reading things Isaiah 8:6; Ezekiel 21:15; Psalm 118:22; Job 31:13.
b. with בְ God rejects men 2 Kings 17:20; Jeremiah 6:30; Jeremiah 31:37; Psalm 78:59; Psalm 78:67, that in which man confides Jeremiah 2:37; men reject evil Isaiah 7:15, 16, divine תורה Jeremiah 6:19, דבר Isaiah 30:12; Jeremiah 8:9 חקות Leviticus 26:15 (H); משׁפטים Leviticus 26:43 (H), Ezekiel 5:6; Ezekiel 20:13, 16; variant reading things, Numbers 14:31 (J) Isaiah 33:15; Jeremiah 4:30; Psalm 106:24.
2. despise, with accusative, God subject שׂנאתי מאסתי חגיכם Amos 5:21 I hate, I despise your feasts; elsewhere men subject בי גם עוילים מ׳ Job 19:18 even young children despise me; חיי אמ׳ Job 9:21 I despise my life, compare מואס נפשׁוֺ Proverbs 15:32; בוֺ הלא זה העם אשׁר מ׳ Judges 9:38 is not this the people that thou despisedst? עָרִים מ׳ Isaiah 33:8; object omitted Job 7:16 (< join to preceding Me Siegf Du); Job 34:33; Job 36:5; Job 42:6 (Syriac Version Siegf אֶשְׁתֹּק; Greek Version of the LXX Vulgate Symm Bö אֶמָּאֵס) Ezekiel 21:18 (but see above). —
Niph. be rejected: Imperfect תִּמָּאֵם Isaiah 54:6 (wife); Participle נִמְאָס Jeremiah 6:30 (silver), Psalm 15:4)= reprobate; opposed to יִרְאֵי י׳); + feminine נִמְאָסָה, נִמְאֶסֶת 1 Samuel 15:9 rejected, i.e. worthless (for HCT נָמֵם) according to We Klo Dr Kit Bu HPS (|| נמבזה, read נִבְזָה; compareמסס, בזה Niph.).

† II. [מָאַס] verb
Niph. flow, run (Aramaic id., but rare and dubious; — secondary form of מסס which see); — Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular וַיִּמָּאֵס Job 7:5 my skin hath hardened and run (i. e. again, afresh; > GHoffm Du read וַיִּמַּס, Bu וַיִּמָּאס, √ מסס); 3rd person masculine plural כְּמוֺ מַיִם יִמָּֽאֲסוּ Psalm 58:8 (figurative of annihilation of wicked).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

Exodus

20:24

Leviticus

26:15; 26:43; 26:44

Numbers

11:20; 14:31

Judges

9:38; 9:38

1 Samuel

8:7; 8:7; 10:19; 15:9; 15:23; 15:23; 15:23; 15:26; 15:26; 15:26; 15:26; 16:1; 16:7

2 Kings

17:15; 17:20; 23:27

Job

5:17; 7:5; 7:16; 8:20; 8:20; 9:21; 10:3; 19:18; 30:1; 31:13; 34:33; 36:5; 36:5; 42:6

Psalms

15:4; 36:5; 36:5; 53:6; 53:6; 58:8; 78:59; 78:67; 89:39; 106:24; 118:22

Proverbs

3:11; 15:32; 15:32

Isaiah

5:24; 7:15; 7:15; 7:16; 7:16; 8:6; 8:6; 30:12; 30:12; 31:7; 31:7; 33:8; 33:15; 33:15; 54:6

Jeremiah

2:37; 4:30; 6:19; 6:19; 6:30; 6:30; 7:29; 8:9; 14:19; 14:19; 14:19; 31:37; 33:24; 33:26

Lamentations

5:22; 5:22

Ezekiel

5:6; 20:13; 20:16; 21:15; 21:15; 21:18; 21:18

Hosea

4:6; 4:6; 4:6; 9:17

Amos

2:4; 2:4; 5:21

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H3988 matches the Hebrew מָאַס (mā'as),
which occurs 76 times in 69 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Lev 26:15–Jer 4:30)

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:15 - if, instead, you reject H3988 My statutes, and if your soul abhors My ordinances so as not to carry out all My commandments, and so break My covenant,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:43 - ‘For the land will be abandoned by them, and will make up for its sabbaths while it is made desolate without them. They, meanwhile, will be making amends for their iniquity, [fn]because they rejected H3988 My ordinances and their soul abhorred My statutes.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:44 - ‘Yet in spite of this, when they are in the land of their enemies, I will not reject H3988 them, nor will I so abhor them as to destroy them, breaking My covenant with them; for I am the LORD their God.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:20 - [fn]but a whole month, until it comes out of your nostrils and becomes loathsome to you; because you have rejected H3988 the LORD who is among you and have wept before Him, saying, “Why did we ever leave Egypt?”’”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 14:31 - ‘Your children, however, whom you said would become a prey—I will bring them in, and they will know the land which you have rejected. H3988
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:38 - Then Zebul said to him, “Where is your [fn]boasting now with which you said, ‘Who is Abimelech that we should serve him?’ Is this not the people whom you despised? H3988 Go out now and fight with them!”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 8:7 - The LORD said to Samuel, “Listen to the voice of the people in regard to all that they say to you, for they have not rejected H3988 you, but they have rejected H3988 Me from being king over them.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:19 - “But you have today rejected H3988 your God, who delivers you from all your calamities and your distresses; yet you have [fn]said, ‘No, but set a king over us!’ Now therefore, present yourselves before the LORD by your tribes and by your clans.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:23 - “For rebellion is as the sin of divination,
And insubordination is as iniquity and idolatry.
Because you have rejected H3988 the word of the LORD,
He has also rejected H3988 you from being king.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:26 - But Samuel said to Saul, “I will not return with you; for you have rejected H3988 the word of the LORD, and the LORD has rejected H3988 you from being king over Israel.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 16:1 - Now the LORD said to Samuel, “How long will you grieve over Saul, since I have rejected H3988 him from being king over Israel? Fill your horn with oil and go; I will send you to Jesse the Bethlehemite, for I have selected a king for Myself among his sons.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 16:7 - But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at the height of his stature, because I have rejected H3988 him; for [fn]God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 17:15 - They rejected H3988 His statutes and His covenant which He made with their fathers and His warnings with which He warned them. And they followed vanity and became vain, and went after the nations which surrounded them, concerning which the LORD had commanded them not to do like them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 17:20 - The LORD rejected H3988 all the [fn]descendants of Israel and afflicted them and gave them into the hand of plunderers, until He had cast them [fn]out of His sight.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 23:27 - The LORD said, “I will remove Judah also from My sight, as I have removed Israel. And I will cast H3988 off H3988 Jerusalem, this city which I have chosen, and the [fn]temple of which I said, ‘My name shall be there.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:17 - “Behold, how happy is the man whom God reproves,
So do not despise H3988 the discipline of [fn]the Almighty.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:5 - “My flesh is clothed with worms and a crust of dirt,
My skin hardens and runs. H3988
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:16 - “I [fn]waste H3988 away; H3988 I will not live forever.
Leave me alone, for my days are but a breath.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:20 - “Lo, God will not reject H3988 a man of integrity,
Nor will He [fn]support the evildoers.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 9:21 - “I am guiltless;
I do not take notice of myself;
I despise H3988 my life.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:3 - ‘Is it [fn]right for You indeed to oppress,
To reject H3988 the labor of Your hands,
And [fn]to look favorably on the schemes of the wicked?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:18 - “Even young children despise H3988 me;
I rise up and they speak against me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 30:1 - “But now those younger than I mock me,
Whose fathers I disdained H3988 to put with the dogs of my flock.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:13 - “If I have despised H3988 the claim of my male or female slaves
When they filed a complaint against me,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:33 - “Shall He recompense on your terms, because you have rejected H3988 it?
For you must choose, and not I;
Therefore declare what you know.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:5 - “Behold, God is mighty but does not despise H3988 any;
He is mighty in strength of understanding.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 42:6 - Therefore I retract, H3988
And I repent in dust and ashes.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 15:4 - In [fn]whose eyes a reprobate H3988 is despised,
But [fn]who honors those who fear the LORD;
He swears to his own hurt and does not change;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 36:4 - He plans wickedness upon his bed;
He sets himself on a path that is not good;
He does not despise H3988 evil.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 53:5 - There they were in great [fn]fear where no [fn]fear had been;
For God scattered the bones of [fn]him who encamped against you;
You put them to shame, because God had rejected H3988 them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 58:7 - Let them flow H3988 away like water that runs off;
When he [fn]aims his arrows, let them be as [fn]headless shafts.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:59 - When God heard, He [fn]was filled with wrath
And greatly abhorred H3988 Israel;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:67 - He also rejected H3988 the tent of Joseph,
And did not choose the tribe of Ephraim,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:38 - But You have cast off and rejected, H3988
You have been full of wrath [fn]against Your anointed.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:24 - Then they despised H3988 the pleasant land;
They did not believe in His word,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 118:22 - The stone which the builders rejected H3988
Has become the chief corner stone.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:11 - My son, do not reject H3988 the [fn]discipline of the LORD
Or loathe His reproof,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:32 - He who neglects discipline despises H3988 himself,
But he who listens to reproof acquires [fn]understanding.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:24 - Therefore, as a tongue of fire consumes stubble
And dry grass collapses into the flame,
So their root will become like rot and their blossom [fn]blow away as dust;
For they have rejected H3988 the law of the LORD of hosts
And despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 7:15 - “He will eat curds and honey [fn]at the time He knows enough to refuse H3988 evil and choose good.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 7:16 - “For before the boy will know enough to refuse H3988 evil and choose good, the land whose two kings you dread will be forsaken.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 8:6 - “Inasmuch as these people have rejected H3988 the gently flowing waters of Shiloah
And rejoice in Rezin and the son of Remaliah;
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:12 - Therefore thus says the Holy One of Israel,
“Since you have rejected H3988 this word
And have put your trust in oppression and guile, and have relied on them,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 31:7 - For in that day every man will cast H3988 away H3988 his silver idols and his gold idols, which your sinful hands have made for you as a sin.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:8 - The highways are desolate, [fn]the traveler has ceased,
He has broken the covenant, he has despised H3988 the cities,
He has no regard for man.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:15 - He who walks righteously and speaks with sincerity,
He who rejects H3988 [fn]unjust gain
And shakes his hands so that they hold no bribe;
He who stops his ears from hearing about bloodshed
And shuts his eyes from looking upon evil;
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 41:9 - You whom I have [fn]taken from the ends of the earth,
And called from its remotest parts
And said to you, ‘You are My servant,
I have chosen you and not rejected H3988 you.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 54:6 - “For the LORD has called you,
Like a wife forsaken and grieved in spirit,
Even like a wife of one’s youth when she is rejected,” H3988
Says your God.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:37 - “From this place also you will go out
With your hands on your head;
For the LORD has rejected H3988 those in whom you trust,
And you will not prosper with them.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 4:30 - And you, O desolate one, what will you do?
Although you dress in scarlet,
Although you decorate yourself with ornaments of gold,
Although you enlarge your eyes with paint,
In vain you make yourself beautiful.
Your [fn]lovers despise H3988 you;
They seek your life.

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