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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.

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.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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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 - “Beware of being negligent in carrying out this matter; why H4101 should damage increase to the detriment of the kings?”
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 6:9 - “Whatever H4101 is needed, both young bulls, rams, and lambs for a burnt offering to the God of heaven, and wheat, salt, wine and anointing oil, as the priests in Jerusalem request, it is to be given to them daily without fail,
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 7:18 - “Whatever H4101 seems good to you and to your brothers to do with the rest of the silver and gold, you may do according to the will of your God.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 7:23 - “Whatever is [fn]commanded by the God of heaven, let it be done with zeal for the house of the God of heaven, so that there will not be wrath against the kingdom of the king and his sons.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 2:15 - he said to Arioch, the king’s commander, “For what H4101 reason H4101 is the [fn]decree from the king so [fn]urgent?” Then Arioch informed Daniel about the matter.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 2:22 - “It is He who reveals the profound and hidden things;
He knows what H4101 is in the darkness,
And the light dwells with Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 2:28 - “However, there is a God in heaven who reveals mysteries, and He has made known to King Nebuchadnezzar what H4101 will take place in the [fn]latter days. This was your dream and the visions [fn]in your mind while on your bed.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 2:29 - “As for you, O king, while on your bed your thoughts [fn]turned to what H4101 would take place [fn]in the future; and He who reveals mysteries has made known to you what H4101 will take place.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 2:45 - “Inasmuch as you saw that a stone was cut out of the mountain without hands and that it crushed the iron, the bronze, the clay, the silver and the gold, the great God has made known to the king what H4101 will take place [fn]in the future; so the dream is true and its interpretation is trustworthy.”
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 - “All the inhabitants of the earth are accounted as nothing,
But He does according to His will in the host of heaven
And among the inhabitants of earth;
And no one can [fn]ward off His hand
Or say to Him, ‘What H4101 have You done?’

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