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Lexicon :: Strong's H4116 - māhar

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Strong’s Definitions

מָהַר mâhar, maw-har'; a primitive root; properly, to be liquid or flow easily, i.e. (by implication); to hurry (in a good or a bad sense); often used (with another verb) adverbially, promptly:—be carried headlong, fearful, (cause to make, in, make) haste(-n, -ily), (be) hasty, (fetch, make ready) × quickly, rash, × shortly, (be so) × soon, make speed, × speedily, × straightway, × suddenly, swift.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 64x

The KJV translates Strong's H4116 in the following manner: haste (42x), swift (3x), quickly (3x), hastily (2x), hasty (2x), soon (2x), speed (2x), headlong (1x), rash (1x), fearful (1x), ready (1x), shortly (1x), speedily (1x), straightway (1x), suddenly (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 64x
The KJV translates Strong's H4116 in the following manner: haste (42x), swift (3x), quickly (3x), hastily (2x), hasty (2x), soon (2x), speed (2x), headlong (1x), rash (1x), fearful (1x), ready (1x), shortly (1x), speedily (1x), straightway (1x), suddenly (1x).
  1. (Qal) to hasten

    1. (Niphal) to be hurried, be anxious

      1. hasty, precipitate, impetuous

    2. (Piel)

      1. to hasten, make haste

      2. hasten (used as adverb with another verb)

      3. to hasten, prepare quickly, do quickly, bring quickly

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
מָהַר mâhar, maw-har'; a primitive root; properly, to be liquid or flow easily, i.e. (by implication); to hurry (in a good or a bad sense); often used (with another verb) adverbially, promptly:—be carried headlong, fearful, (cause to make, in, make) haste(-n, -ily), (be) hasty, (fetch, make ready) × quickly, rash, × shortly, (be so) × soon, make speed, × speedily, × straightway, × suddenly, swift.
STRONGS H4116: Abbreviations
† I. [מָהַר] verb hasten (Late Hebrew Pi.,and derivatives; Arabic bdb055404 be practised, skilled (with Assyrian mâru, send, order, govern, compare II. מהר); Ethiopic bdb055405 train teach; Syriac bdb055406 Pa. id.; compare also Egyptian māhar, trained warrior Bondi57); —
Niph. Perfect 3rd person feminine singular נִמְהָ֑רָה Job 5:13; Participle נִמְהָר Habakkuk 1:6; plural נִמְהָרִים Isaiah 32:4; construct נִמְהֲרֵי Isaiah 35:4; — be hurried = anxious, disturbed נְמְהֲרֵילֵֿב Isaiah 35:4; hasty, precipitate, subject עֵצָה Job 5:13; so participle as substantive Isaiah 32:4; impetuous, of Chaldeans, Habakkuk 1:6 (|| מַר).
Pi. Perfect מִהַר 1 Samuel 4:14; Isaiah 51:14; 3rd person feminine singular מִהֲרָה Jeremiah 48:16 etc.; Imperfect יְמַהֵר Isaiah 5:19 + 2 times; וַיְמַהֵר Genesis 18:6 + 8 times (1 Samuel 28:30 see below); 3rd person feminine plural תְּמַהֵרְנָה Jeremiah 9:17 etc.; Imperative masculine singular מַהֵר Genesis 19:22 +; מַהֲרָה 1 Samuel 23:27; 1 Kings 22:9, etc.; Infinitive construct מַהֵר Proverbs 7:23 +; Participle מְמַהֵר Genesis 41:32; Malachi 3:5 (on מַהֵר Zephaniah 1:14 [1 Samuel 23:22] compare Köi. 268 SchwZAW x. 1890, 176 see I. מַהֵר), feminine plural מְמַהֲרוֺת Proverbs 6:18; —
1. hasten, make haste, = go or come quickly Genesis 18:6; 1 Samuel 9:12 (but strike out Greek Version of the LXX We Dr Kit Bu HPS), Nahum 2:6; Isaiah 49:17; 1 Chronicles 12:9; = go eagerly, (followed by Infinitive of purpose) Proverbs 1:16; Isaiah 59:7; Participle = swift, prompt Malachi 3:5; of bird Proverbs 7:23; figurative of calamity Isaiah 5:19 (|| חוּשׁ) Jeremiah 48:16, מַהֵר שָׁלָל חָשׁ בַּז Isaiah 8:1, 3, below.
2. hasten + verb, (מ׳ having really adverbial force): followed by Infinitive Genesis 18:7 (מִהַר לַעֲשׂת); compare Genesis 27:20; Genesis 41:32 (subject God), Exodus 2:18; Exodus 10:16; Exodus 12:33; 2 Samuel 15:14; Isaiah 32:4; Isaiah 51:14; Proverbs 6:18; Ecclesiastes 5:1; more often followed by verb with ו Genesis 24:18, 20, 46; Genesis 44:11 (all J), Genesis 45:9, 13 (E), probably Genesis 43:30 (J), also Exodus 34:8 (J), Joshua 4:10; Joshua 8:14, 19 (all J E), Judges 13:10; 1 Samuel 4:14; 1 Samuel 17:48; 1 Samuel 23:27; 1 Samuel 25:18, 23, 34 (twice in verse); 1 Samuel 28:24; 2 Samuel 15:14; 2 Samuel 19:17; 1 Kings 20:33, 41; 2 Kings 9:13; Jeremiah 9:17; so even when active is not wholly voluntary 1 Samuel 28:20 (but read probably וַיִּבָּהֵל Greek Version of the LXX We Dr Kit Bu); also, ו omitted, Psalm 106:13; especially with Imperative Genesis 19:22 (J), Judges 9:48; Esther 6:10; so also מַהֵר עֲנֵנִי Psalm 69:18; Psalm 102:3; Psalm 143:7; compare Psalm 79:8 (see Olon the passage).
3. transitive hasten, = prepare quickly Genesis 18:6; = bring quickly 1 Kings 22:9 2 Chronicles 18:8; Esther 5:5; = do quickly 2 Chronicles 24:5 (twice in verse).

I. מַהֵר adjective hastening, speedy, swift (strictly Pi. Participle for מְמַהֵר see below מהר); — of יוֺם י׳, מְאד קָרוֺב וּמ׳ Zephaniah 1:14; read also feminine הַמְּהֵרָה (רַגְלוֺ) 1 Samuel 23:22 his swift foot (for MT רָאָהוּ מִ׳ ר׳) Th We Dr Bu; deeper corruption assumed by HPS.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


18:6; 18:6; 18:6; 18:7; 19:22; 19:22; 24:18; 24:20; 24:46; 27:20; 41:32; 41:32; 43:30; 44:11; 45:9; 45:13


2:18; 10:16; 12:33; 34:8


4:10; 8:14; 8:19


9:48; 13:10

1 Samuel

4:14; 4:14; 9:12; 17:48; 23:22; 23:22; 23:27; 23:27; 25:18; 25:23; 25:34; 28:20; 28:24

2 Samuel

15:14; 15:14; 19:17

1 Kings

20:33; 20:41; 22:9; 22:9

2 Kings


1 Chronicles


2 Chronicles

18:8; 24:5


5:5; 6:10


5:13; 5:13


69:18; 79:8; 102:3; 106:13; 143:7


1:16; 6:18; 6:18; 7:23; 7:23




5:19; 5:19; 8:1; 8:3; 32:4; 32:4; 32:4; 35:4; 35:4; 49:17; 51:14; 51:14; 59:7


9:17; 9:17; 48:16; 48:16




1:6; 1:6


1:14; 1:14


3:5; 3:5

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H4116 matches the Hebrew מָהַר (māhar),
which occurs 64 times in 60 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Gen 18:6–Isa 5:19)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:6 - Avraham hurried into the tent to Sarah, and said, "Quickly make ready three measures of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes."
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:7 - Avraham ran to the herd, and fetched a tender and good calf, and gave it to the servant. He hurried to dress it.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:22 - Hurry, escape there, for I can't do anything until you get there." Therefore the name of the city was called Tzo`ar.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:18 - She said, "Drink, my lord." She hurried, and let down her pitcher on her hand, and gave him drink.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:20 - She hurried, and emptied her pitcher into the trough, and ran again to the well to draw, and drew for all his camels.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:46 - She hurried and let down her pitcher from her shoulder, and said, 'Drink, and I will also give your camels a drink.' So I drank, and she made the camels drink also.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:20 - Yitzchak said to his son, "How is it that you have found it so quickly, my son?" He said, "Because the LORD your God gave me success."
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:32 - The dream was doubled to Par`oh, because the thing is established by God, and God will shortly bring it to pass.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:30 - Yosef made haste; for his heart yearned over his brother: and he sought a place to weep; and he entered into his room, and wept there.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:11 - Then they hurried, and took down every man his sack to the ground, and opened every man his sack.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:9 - Hurry, and go up to my father, and tell him, 'This is what your son Yosef says, "God has made me lord of all Mitzrayim. Come down to me. Don't wait.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:13 - You shall tell my father of all my glory in Mitzrayim, and of all that you have seen. You shall hurry and bring my father down here."
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:18 - When they came to Re`u'el, their father, he said, "How is it that you have returned so early today?"
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:16 - Then Par`oh called for Moshe and Aharon in haste, and he said, "I have sinned against the LORD your God, and against you.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:33 - The Mitzrim were urgent with the people, to send them out of the land in haste, for they said, "We are all dead men."
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 34:8 - Moshe hurried and bowed his head toward the eretz, and worshiped.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 4:10 - For the Kohanim who bore the ark stood in the midst of the Yarden, until everything was finished that the LORD commanded Yehoshua to speak to the people, according to all that Moshe commanded Yehoshua: and the people hurried and passed over.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:14 - It happened, when the king of `Ai saw it, that they hurried and rose up early, and the men of the city went out against Yisra'el to battle, he and all his people, at the time appointed, before the `Aravah; but he didn't know that there was an ambush against him behind the city.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:19 - The ambush arose quickly out of their place, and they ran as soon as he had stretched out his hand, and entered into the city, and took it; and they hurried and set the city on fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:48 - Avimelekh got him up to Mount Tzalmon, he and all the people who were with him; and Avimelekh took an axe in his hand, and cut down a bough from the trees, and took it up, and laid it on his shoulder: and he said to the people who were with him, What you have seen me do, make haste, and do as I have done.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 13:10 - The woman made haste, and ran, and told her husband, and said to him, Behold, the man has appeared to me, who came to me the other day.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 4:14 - When `Eli heard the noise of the crying, he said, What means the noise of this tumult? The man hurried, and came and told `Eli.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:12 - They answered them, and said, He is; behold, he is before you: make haste now, for he is come today into the city; for the people have a sacrifice today in the high place:
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:48 - It happened, when the Pelishti arose, and came and drew near to meet David, that David hurried, and ran toward the army to meet the Pelishti.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 23:27 - But there came a messenger to Sha'ul, saying, Haste you, and come; for the Pelishtim have made a raid on the land.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:18 - Then Avigayil made haste, and took two hundred loaves, and two bottles of wine, and five sheep ready dressed, and five measures of parched grain, and one hundred clusters of raisins, and two hundred cakes of figs, and laid them on donkeys.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:23 - When Avigayil saw David, she hurried, and alighted from her donkey, and fell before David on her face, and bowed herself to the ground.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:34 - For in very deed, as the LORD, the God of Yisra'el, lives, who has withheld me from hurting you, except you had hurried and come to meet me, surely there wouldn't have been left to Naval by the morning light so much as one man-child.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:42 - Avigayil hurried, and arose, and rode on a donkey, with five ladies of hers who followed her; and she went after the messengers of David, and became his wife.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 28:20 - Then Sha'ul fell immediately his full length on the eretz, and was sore afraid, because of the words of Shemu'el: and there was no strength in him; for he had eaten no bread all the day, nor all the night.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 28:24 - The woman had a fattened calf in the house; and she hurried, and killed it; and she took flour, and kneaded it, and did bake matzah of it:
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 15:14 - David said to all his servants who were with him at Yerushalayim, Arise, and let us flee; for else none of us shall escape from Avshalom: make speed to depart, lest he overtake us quickly, and bring down evil on us, and strike the city with the edge of the sword.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 19:16 - Shim`i the son of Gera, the Binyamini, who was of Bachurim, hurried and came down with the men of Yehudah to meet king David.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 20:33 - Now the men observed diligently, and hurried to catch whether it were his mind; and they said, Your brother Ben-Hadad. Then he said, Go you, bring him. Then Ben-Hadad came forth to him; and he caused him to come up into the chariot.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 20:41 - He hurried, and took the headband away from his eyes; and the king of Yisra'el discerned him that he was of the prophets.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 22:9 - Then the king of Yisra'el called an officer, and said, Get quickly Mikhayahu the son of Yimlah.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:13 - Then they hurried, and took every man his garment, and put it under him on the top of the stairs, and blew the shofar, saying, Yehu is king.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:8 - Of the Gadi there separated themselves to David to the stronghold in the wilderness, mighty men of valor, men trained for war, that could handle shield and spear; whose faces were like the faces of lions, and they were as swift as the roes on the mountains;
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 18:8 - Then the king of Yisra'el called an officer, and said, Get quickly Mikhayahu the son of Imla.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 24:5 - He gathered together the Kohanim and the Levites, and said to them, Go out to the cities of Yehudah, and gather of all Yisra'el money to repair the house of your God from year to year; and see that you hasten the matter. However the Levites didn't hurry.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 5:5 - Then the king said, Cause Haman to make haste, that it may be done as Ester has said. So the king and Haman came to the banquet that Ester had prepared.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 6:10 - Then the king said to Haman, Make haste, and take the clothing and the horse, as you have said, and do even so to Mordekhai the Yehudi, who sits at the king's gate: let nothing fail of all that you have spoken.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:13 - He takes the wise in their own craftiness; The counsel of the cunning is carried headlong.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 16:4 - Their sorrows shall be multiplied who give gifts to another god. Their drink-offerings of blood I will not offer, Nor take their names on my lips.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:13 - They soon forgot his works. They didn't wait for his counsel,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:16 - For their feet run to evil. They hurry to shed blood.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:18 - A heart that devises wicked schemes, Feet that are swift in running to mischief,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:23 - Until an arrow strikes through his liver, As a bird hurries to the snare, And doesn't know that it will cost his life.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 5:2 - Don't be rash with your mouth, and don't let your heart be hasty to utter anything before God; for God is in heaven, and you on eretz. Therefore let your words be few.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:19 - Who say, "Let him make speed, let him hasten his work, that we may see it; And let the counsel of the Holy One of Yisra'el draw near and come, That we may know it!"

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