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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 - And Abraham hastened H4116 into the tent unto Sarah, and said, Make ready quickly H4116 three measures of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes upon the hearth.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:7 - And Abraham ran unto the herd, and fetcht a calf tender and good, and gave it unto a young man; and he hasted H4116 to dress it.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:22 - Haste H4116 thee, escape thither; for I cannot do any thing till thou be come thither. Therefore the name of the city was called Zoar.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:18 - And she said, Drink, my lord: and she hasted, H4116 and let down her pitcher upon her hand, and gave him drink.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:20 - And she hasted, H4116 and emptied her pitcher into the trough, and ran again unto the well to draw water, and drew for all his camels.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:46 - And she made haste, H4116 and let down her pitcher from her shoulder, and said, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also: so I drank, and she made the camels drink also.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:20 - And Isaac said unto his son, How is it that thou hast found it so quickly, H4116 my son? And he said, Because the LORD thy God brought it to me.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:32 - And for that the dream was doubled unto Pharaoh twice; it is because the thing is established by God, and God will shortly H4116 bring it to pass.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:30 - And Joseph made haste; H4116 for his bowels did yearn upon his brother: and he sought where to weep; and he entered into his chamber, and wept there.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:11 - Then they speedily H4116 took down every man his sack to the ground, and opened every man his sack.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:9 - Haste H4116 ye, and go up to my father, and say unto him, Thus saith thy son Joseph, God hath made me lord of all Egypt: come down unto me, tarry not:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:13 - And ye shall tell my father of all my glory in Egypt, and of all that ye have seen; and ye shall haste H4116 and bring down my father hither.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:18 - And when they came to Reuel their father, he said, How is it that ye are come so soon H4116 to day?
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:16 - Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron in haste; H4116 and he said, I have sinned against the LORD your God, and against you.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:33 - And the Egyptians were urgent upon the people, that they might send them out of the land in haste; H4116 for they said, We be all dead men.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 34:8 - And Moses made haste, H4116 and bowed his head toward the earth, and worshipped.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 4:10 - For the priests which bare the ark stood in the midst of Jordan, until every thing was finished that the LORD commanded Joshua to speak unto the people, according to all that Moses commanded Joshua: and the people hasted H4116 and passed over.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:14 - And it came to pass, when the king of Ai saw it, that they hasted H4116 and rose up early, and the men of the city went out against Israel to battle, he and all his people, at a time appointed, before the plain; but he wist not that there were liers in ambush against him behind the city.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:19 - And the ambush arose quickly out of their place, and they ran as soon as he had stretched out his hand: and they entered into the city, and took it, and hasted H4116 and set the city on fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:48 - And Abimelech gat him up to mount Zalmon, he and all the people that were with him; and Abimelech took an axe in his hand, and cut down a bough from the trees, and took it, and laid it on his shoulder, and said unto the people that were with him, What ye have seen me do, make haste, H4116 and do as I have done.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 13:10 - And the woman made haste, H4116 and ran, and shewed her husband, and said unto him, Behold, the man hath appeared unto me, that came unto me the other day.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 4:14 - And when Eli heard the noise of the crying, he said, What meaneth the noise of this tumult? And the man came in hastily, H4116 and told Eli.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:12 - And they answered them, and said, He is; behold, he is before you: make haste H4116 now, for he came to day to the city; for there is a sacrifice of the people to day in the high place:
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:48 - And it came to pass, when the Philistine arose, and came and drew nigh to meet David, that David hasted, H4116 and ran toward the army to meet the Philistine.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 23:27 - But there came a messenger unto Saul, saying, Haste H4116 thee, and come; for the Philistines have invaded the land.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:18 - Then Abigail made haste, H4116 and took two hundred loaves, and two bottles of wine, and five sheep ready dressed, and five measures of parched corn, and an hundred clusters of raisins, and two hundred cakes of figs, and laid them on asses.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:23 - And when Abigail saw David, she hasted, H4116 and lighted off the ass, 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 God of Israel liveth, which hath kept me back from hurting thee, except thou hadst hasted H4116 and come to meet me, surely there had not been left unto Nabal by the morning light any that pisseth against the wall.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:42 - And Abigail hasted, H4116 and arose, and rode upon an ass, with five damsels of hers that went after her; and she went after the messengers of David, and became his wife.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 28:20 - Then Saul fell straightway H4116 all along on the earth, and was sore afraid, because of the words of Samuel: 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 - And the woman had a fat calf in the house; and she hasted, H4116 and killed it, and took flour, and kneaded it, and did bake unleavened bread thereof:
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 15:14 - And David said unto all his servants that were with him at Jerusalem, Arise, and let us flee; for we shall not else escape from Absalom: make speed H4116 to depart, lest he overtake us suddenly, H4116 and bring evil upon us, and smite the city with the edge of the sword.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 19:16 - And Shimei the son of Gera, a Benjamite, which was of Bahurim, hasted H4116 and came down with the men of Judah to meet king David.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 20:33 - Now the men did diligently observe whether any thing would come from him, and did hastily H4116 catch it: and they said, Thy brother Benhadad. Then he said, Go ye, bring him. Then Benhadad came forth to him; and he caused him to come up into the chariot.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 20:41 - And he hasted, H4116 and took the ashes away from his face; and the king of Israel discerned him that he was of the prophets.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 22:9 - Then the king of Israel called an officer, and said, Hasten H4116 hither Micaiah the son of Imlah.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:13 - Then they hasted, H4116 and took every man his garment, and put it under him on the top of the stairs, and blew with trumpets, saying, Jehu is king.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:8 - And of the Gadites there separated themselves unto David into the hold to the wilderness men of might, and men of war fit for the battle, that could handle shield and buckler, whose faces were like the faces of lions, and were as swift H4116 as the roes upon the mountains;
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 18:8 - And the king of Israel called for one of his officers, and said, Fetch quickly H4116 Micaiah the son of Imla.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 24:5 - And he gathered together the priests and the Levites, and said to them, Go out unto the cities of Judah, and gather of all Israel money to repair the house of your God from year to year, and see that ye hasten H4116 the matter. Howbeit the Levites hastened H4116 it not.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 5:5 - Then the king said, Cause Haman to make haste, H4116 that he may do as Esther hath said. So the king and Haman came to the banquet that Esther had prepared.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 6:10 - Then the king said to Haman, Make haste, H4116 and take the apparel and the horse, as thou hast said, and do even so to Mordecai the Jew, that sitteth at the king's gate: let nothing fail of all that thou hast spoken.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:13 - He taketh the wise in their own craftiness: and the counsel of the froward is carried headlong. H4116
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 16:4 - Their sorrows shall be multiplied that hasten H4116 after another god: their drink offerings of blood will I not offer, nor take up their names into my lips.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:13 - They soon H4116 forgat his works; they waited not for his counsel:
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:16 - For their feet run to evil, and make haste H4116 to shed blood.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:18 - An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift H4116 in running to mischief,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:23 - Till a dart strike through his liver; as a bird hasteth H4116 to the snare, and knoweth not that it is for his life.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 5:2 - Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty H4116 to utter any thing before God: for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:19 - That say, Let him make speed, H4116 and hasten his work, that we may see it: and let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw nigh and come, that we may know it!

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