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Lexicon :: Strong's H4148 - mûsār

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
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TWOT Reference: 877b

Strong’s Definitions

מוּסָר mûwçâr, moo-sawr'; from H3256; properly, chastisement; figuratively, reproof, warning or instruction; also restraint:—bond, chastening(-eth), chastisement, check, correction, discipline, doctrine, instruction, rebuke.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 50x

The KJV translates Strong's H4148 in the following manner: instruction (30x), correction (8x), chasten (4x), chastisement (3x), check (1x), bond (1x), discipline (1x), doctrine (1x), rebuker (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 50x
The KJV translates Strong's H4148 in the following manner: instruction (30x), correction (8x), chasten (4x), chastisement (3x), check (1x), bond (1x), discipline (1x), doctrine (1x), rebuker (1x).
  1. discipline, chastening, correction

    1. discipline, correction

    2. chastening

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
מוּסָר mûwçâr, moo-sawr'; from H3256; properly, chastisement; figuratively, reproof, warning or instruction; also restraint:—bond, chastening(-eth), chastisement, check, correction, discipline, doctrine, instruction, rebuke.
STRONGS H4148: Abbreviations
מוּסָר noun masculineProverbs 15:10 discipline (of the moral nature), chastening, correction; — מ׳ Jeremiah 2:30 + 31 times (Ezekiel 5:15 strike out Co); construct מוּסַר Deuteronomy 11:2 + 14 times (for Job 12:28 see אסר); suffix מוּסָרִי Proverbs 8:10; מוּסָֽרְךָ Isaiah 26:16; [H4561 מֹסָרָם Job 33:16] (for מֻסָרָם Di SS); — discipline, correction, of God, Deuteronomy 11:2 מוּסַר י׳ the discipline of י׳ (of Y.'s wonders, as exercising a disciplinary, educating influence upon Israel, compare Dr); לקח מ׳ Jeremiah 17:23; Jeremiah 32:33; Jeremiah 35:13; Zephaniah 3:2, 7; Psalm 50:17; [H4561 Job 33:16]; Job 36:10; בְּלִמָּתִי מ׳ the correction of (i.e. which leadeth to) my shame Job 20:3.
b. הבלים עֵץ הוּא מ׳ the discipline of unreal gods is wood (is like themselves, destitute of true moral force) Jeremiah 10:8; Ezekiel 5:15 = warning example (?) Ew Sm (|| שְׁמָמָה; strike out Greek Version of the LXX CO).
c. in Proverbs, discipline in the school of wisdom: חכמה ומ׳ Ezekiel 1:2, 7; Ezekiel 23:23; חכמה מ׳ discipline of wisdom Ezekiel 15:33; הַשְׂכֵּל מ׳ Ezekiel 1:3; תוכחות מ׳ Ezekiel 6:23; לִבֶּ֑ךָ הָבִיאָה לַמּ׳ Ezekiel 23:12 apply thy mind to discipline; קבּל מ׳ Ezekiel 19:20; לקח מ׳ Ezekiel 1:3; Ezekiel 8:10; Ezekiel 24:32 (compare Jeremiah above); קנה מ׳ Ezekiel 23:23; שׁמע מ׳ Ezekiel 8:23; Ezekiel 19:27; שׁמר מ׳ Ezekiel 10:17; אהב מ׳ Ezekiel 12:1; החזק במ׳ Ezekiel 4:13; the reverse שׂנא מ׳ Ezekiel 5:12; פרע מ׳ Ezekiel 13:18; Ezekiel 15:32; בזה מ׳ Ezekiel 1:7; באין מ׳ for lack of discipline Ezekiel 5:23 (|| בְּרֹב אִיַלְתּוֺ); אֱוִלִים אִוֶּלֶת מ׳ Ezekiel 16:22 the discipline of fools is folly; of paternal discipline, correction, Proverbs 1:8; Proverbs 4:1; Proverbs 13:1.
2. more severely, chastening, chastisement:
a. of God, יהוה מ׳ Proverbs 3:11 chastening of Yahweh; שׁדַּי מ׳ Job 5:17; מוּסָֽרְךָ Isaiah 26:16; שְׁלוֺמֵנוּ עָלָיו מ׳ Isaiah 53:5 chastisement of (i.e. leading to) our peace was upon him; לקח מ׳ Jeremiah 2:30; Jeremiah 5:3; Jeremiah 7:28; אַכְזָרִי מ׳ Jeremiah 30:14 chastisement of a cruel one, MT, but read מוּסָר א׳ cruel chastisement, Gf and especially Gie; לְכֻלָּם אני מ׳ Hosea 5:2 I am a chastisement for them all.
b. of man, Proverbs 15:5; Proverbs 23:13; שִׁחֲרוֺ מ׳ Proverbs 13:24; שֵׁבֶט מ׳ Proverbs 22:15; אויל מ׳ Proverbs 7:22 chastisement of a fool; מוּסָר רָע Proverbs 15:10 grievous chastisement.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


11:2; 11:2


5:17; 20:3; 36:10




1:8; 3:11; 4:1; 7:22; 8:10; 13:1; 13:24; 15:5; 15:10; 15:10; 22:15; 23:13


26:16; 26:16; 53:5


2:30; 2:30; 5:3; 7:28; 10:8; 17:23; 30:14; 32:33; 35:13


1:2; 1:3; 1:3; 1:7; 1:7; 4:13; 5:12; 5:15; 5:15; 8:10; 10:17; 12:1; 13:18; 16:22; 23:12; 23:23; 23:23




3:2; 3:7


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H4148 matches the Hebrew מוּסָר (mûsār),
which occurs 50 times in 50 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 11:2 - “Know this day that I am not speaking with your sons who have not known and who have not seen the [fn]discipline H4148 of the LORD your God—His greatness, His mighty hand, His outstretched arm,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:17 - “Behold, happy is the person whom God disciplines,
So do not reject the discipline H4148 of [fn]the Almighty.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:18 - “He undoes the binding of kings,
And ties a loincloth around their waist.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:3 - “I listened to the reprimand H4148 which insults me,
And the spirit of my understanding makes me answer.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:10 - “He opens their ears to instruction H4148,
And commands that they return from injustice.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 50:17 - “For you yourself hate discipline H4148,
And you throw My words behind you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:2 - To know wisdom and instruction H4148,
To discern the sayings of understanding,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:3 - To receive instruction H4148 in wise behavior,
Righteousness, justice, and integrity;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:7 - The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge;
Fools despise wisdom and instruction H4148.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:8 - Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction H4148,
And do not ignore your mother’s teaching;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:11 - My son, do not reject the [fn]discipline H4148 of the LORD
Or loathe His rebuke,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:1 - Listen, my sons, to the instruction H4148 of a father,
And pay attention so that you may [fn]gain understanding,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:13 - Take hold of instruction H4148; do not let go.
Guard her, for she is your life.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:12 - And you say, “How I hated instruction H4148!
And my heart disdainfully rejected rebuke!
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:23 - He will die for lack of instruction H4148,
And in the greatness of his foolishness he will go astray.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:23 - For the commandment is a lamp and the [fn]teaching is light;
And rebukes for discipline H4148 are the way of life
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:22 - Suddenly he follows her
As an ox goes to the slaughter,
Or as [fn]one walks in ankle bracelets to the discipline H4148 of a fool,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:10 - “Accept my instruction H4148 and not silver,
And knowledge rather than choice gold.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:33 - “Listen to instruction H4148 and be wise,
And do not neglect it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:17 - One who is on the path of life follows instruction H4148,
But one who ignores a rebuke goes astray.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:1 - One who loves [fn]discipline H4148 loves knowledge,
But one who hates rebuke is stupid.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:1 - A wise son accepts his father’s discipline H4148,
But a scoffer does not listen to rebuke.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:18 - Poverty and shame will come to one who neglects [fn]discipline H4148,
But one who complies with rebuke will be honored.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:24 - He who withholds his [fn]rod hates his son,
But he who loves him [fn]disciplines H4148 him diligently.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:5 - A fool [fn]rejects his father’s discipline H4148,
But he who complies with rebuke is sensible.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:10 - There is severe punishment H4148 for one who abandons the way;
One who hates a rebuke will die.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:32 - One who neglects discipline H4148 rejects himself,
But one who listens to a rebuke acquires [fn]understanding.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:33 - [fn]The fear of the LORD is the instruction H4148 for wisdom,
And before honor comes humility.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:22 - Understanding is a fountain of life to those who have it,
But the discipline H4148 of fools is foolishness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:20 - Listen to advice and accept discipline H4148,
So that you may be wise [fn]the rest of your days.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:27 - Stop listening, my son, to discipline H4148,
And you will stray from the words of knowledge.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:15 - Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child;
The rod of discipline H4148 will remove it far from him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:12 - Apply your heart to discipline H4148,
And your ears to words of knowledge.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:13 - Do not withhold discipline H4148 from a child;
Though you strike him with the rod, he will not die.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:23 - Buy truth, and do not sell it,
Get wisdom, instruction H4148, and understanding.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:32 - When I saw, I [fn]reflected upon it;
I looked, and received instruction H4148.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 26:16 - LORD, they sought You in distress;
They [fn]could only whisper a prayer,
Your discipline H4148 was upon them.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 53:5 - But He was [fn]pierced for our offenses,
He was crushed for our wrongdoings;
The punishment H4148 for our [fn]well-being was laid upon Him,
And by His wounds we are healed.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:30 - “In vain I have struck your sons;
They did not accept discipline H4148.
Your sword has devoured your prophets
Like a destroying lion.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 5:3 - LORD, do Your eyes not look for honesty?
You have struck them,
But they did not [fn]weaken;
You have consumed them,
But they refused to accept discipline H4148.
They have made their faces harder than rock;
They have refused to repent.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 7:28 - “And you shall say to them, ‘This is the nation that did not obey the voice of the LORD their God or accept discipline H4148; [fn]trustworthiness has perished and has been eliminated from their mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 10:8 - But they are altogether stupid and foolish;
The instruction H4148 from idols is nothing but wood!
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 17:23 - “Yet they did not listen or incline their ears, but stiffened their necks so as not to listen or accept discipline H4148.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 30:14 - ‘All your lovers have forgotten you,
They do not seek you;
For I have wounded you with the wound of an enemy,
With the punishment H4148 of a cruel one,
Because your wrongdoing is great,
And your sins are numerous.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:33 - “They have turned their back to Me and not their face; though I taught them, teaching again and again, they would not listen to accept discipline H4148.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 35:13 - “This is what the LORD of armies, the God of Israel says: ‘Go and say to the people of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, “Will you not accept instruction H4148 by listening to My words?” declares the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 5:15 - ‘So [fn]it will be a disgrace, an object of abuse, a warning H4148, and an object of horror to the nations that surround you when I execute judgments against you in anger, wrath, and raging reprimands. I, the LORD, have spoken.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 5:2 - And the rebels have gone deep in [fn]depravity,
But I will discipline H4148 all of them.
Unchecked Copy BoxZep 3:2 - She obeyed no voice,
She accepted no discipline H4148.
She did not trust in the LORD,
She did not approach her God.
Unchecked Copy BoxZep 3:7 - “I said, ‘You will certainly revere Me,
You will accept discipline H4148.’
So her dwelling will not be eliminated
In accordance with everything that I have stipulated for her.
Instead, they were eager to corrupt all their deeds.
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