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Lexicon :: Strong's H4101 -

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Part of Speech
interrogative/indefinite pronoun
Root Word (Etymology)
Corresponding to מָה (H4100)
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 2822

Strong’s Definitions

מָה mâh, maw; (Aramaic) corresponding to H4100:—how great (mighty), that which, what(-soever), why.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 13x

The KJV translates Strong's H4101 in the following manner: what (6x), why (3x), that which (1x), whatsoever (1x), how great (1x), how mighty (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 13x
The KJV translates Strong's H4101 in the following manner: what (6x), why (3x), that which (1x), whatsoever (1x), how great (1x), how mighty (1x).
  1. what, whatever

    1. what?

    2. whatever, what, whatsoever

    3. how?, why?, wherefore? (with prefixes)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
מָה mâh, maw; (Aramaic) corresponding to H4100:—how great (mighty), that which, what(-soever), why.
STRONGS H4101: Abbreviations

Biblical Aramaic

מָה ([H3964 מָאEzra 6:8]) pronoun interrogative and indefinite what? (Biblical Hebrew H4100 מָה; Nabataean מה; Zinjirli מ; Targum מא; Syriac axm; Arabic مَا: compare WCG 124 f.); —
1. what ? Daniel 4:32 [Daniel 4:35] מה עבדת.
2. whatever, what (compare Biblical Hebrew H4100 1b end) Daniel 2:22 ידע מח בחשׁוכא knoweth what is in darkness, Ezra 6:9: so מָה דִּי (compare H1768 דִּי 1b: so Nabataean; Palmyrene מא די, מדי, Lzb306 Cooke320, 332) Daniel 2:28, Daniel 2:29 (twice in verse); Daniel 2:45; [H3964 Ezra 6:8] למא די תעבדון with regard to what ye shall do, Ezra 7:18 (= whatsoever).
3. with prefixes:
a. כְּמָה how! Daniel 3:33 [Daniel 4:3] (twice in verse).
b. לְמָה why? (compare Biblical Hebrew לָמָּה) Ezra 4:22 be not slack herein: why should damage grow, etc., virtually = lest damage grow (Greek Version of the LXX μή ποτε), Ezra 7:23 די למה להוא קצף for why should there be wrath ? = lest [Greek Version of the LXX μή ποτε] there be wrath (compare Targum דִּילְמָא, Syriac axmlfD lest: and see H4100 מָה 4 d (b).
c. על־מה wherefore? Daniel 2:15.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


4:22; 6:9; 7:18; 7:23


2:15; 2:22; 2:28; 2:29; 2:45; 4:3; 4:35


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H4101 matches the Hebrew מָה (),
which occurs 13 times in 11 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 4:22 - Take heed now that ye fail not to do this: why H4101 should damage grow to the hurt of the kings?
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 6:9 - And that which H4101 they have need of, both young bullocks, and rams, and lambs, for the burnt offerings of the God of heaven, wheat, salt, wine, and oil, according to the appointment of the priests which are at Jerusalem, let it be given them day by day without fail:
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 7:18 - And whatsoever H4101 shall seem good to thee, and to thy brethren, to do with the rest of the silver and the gold, that do after the will of your God.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 7:23 - Whatsoever is commanded by the God of heaven, let it be diligently done for the house of the God of heaven: for why H4101 should there be wrath against the realm of the king and his sons?
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 2:15 - He answered and said to Arioch the king's captain, Why H4101 is the decree so hasty from the king? Then Arioch made the thing known to Daniel.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 2:22 - He revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what H4101 is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 2:28 - But there is a God in heaven that revealeth secrets, and maketh known to the king Nebuchadnezzar what H4101 shall be in the latter days. Thy dream, and the visions of thy head upon thy bed, are these;
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 2:29 - As for thee, O king, thy thoughts came into thy mind upon thy bed, what H4101 should come to pass hereafter: and he that revealeth secrets maketh known to thee what H4101 shall come to pass.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 2:45 - Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made known to the king what H4101 shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 4:3 - How H4101 great are his signs! and how H4101 mighty are his wonders! his kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and his dominion is from generation to generation.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 4:35 - And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What H4101 doest thou?
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