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Lexicon :: Strong's H4148 - mûsār

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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 and His outstretched arm,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:17 - “Behold, how happy is the man whom God reproves,
So do not despise the discipline H4148 of [fn]the Almighty.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:18 - “He loosens the [fn]bond of kings
And binds their loins with a girdle.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:3 - “I listened to the reproof H4148 which insults me,
And the spirit of my understanding makes me answer.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:10 - “He opens their ear to instruction, H4148
And commands that they return from evil.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 50:17 - “For you hate discipline, H4148
And you cast 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 equity;
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 - Hear, my son, your father’s instruction H4148
And do not forsake your mother’s teaching;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:11 - My son, do not reject the [fn]discipline H4148 of the LORD
Or loathe His reproof,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:1 - Hear, O sons, the instruction H4148 of a father,
And give attention 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 have hated instruction! H4148
And my heart spurned reproof!
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:23 - He will die for lack of instruction, H4148
And in the greatness of his folly he will go astray.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:23 - For the commandment is a lamp and the [fn]teaching is light;
And reproofs 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 in fetters to the discipline H4148 of a fool,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:10 - “Take my instruction H4148 and not silver,
And knowledge rather than choicest gold.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:33 - “Heed instruction H4148 and be wise,
And do not neglect it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:17 - He is on the path of life who heeds instruction, H4148
But he who ignores reproof goes astray.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:1 - Whoever loves [fn]discipline H4148 loves knowledge,
But he who hates reproof 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 him who neglects [fn]discipline, H4148
But he who regards reproof 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 regards reproof is sensible.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:10 - Grievous punishment H4148 is for him who forsakes the way;
He who hates reproof will die.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:32 - He who neglects discipline H4148 despises himself,
But he who listens to reproof acquires [fn]understanding.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:33 - The [fn]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 one who has it,
But the discipline H4148 of fools is folly.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:20 - Listen to counsel and accept discipline, H4148
That you may be wise [fn]the rest of your days.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:27 - Cease 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 hold back discipline H4148 from the child,
Although you [fn]strike him with the rod, he will not die.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:23 - Buy truth, and do not sell it,
Get wisdom and 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 - O LORD, they sought You in distress;
They [fn]could only whisper a prayer,
Your chastening H4148 was upon them.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 53:5 - But He was [fn]pierced through for our transgressions,
He was crushed for our iniquities;
The chastening H4148 for our [fn]well-being fell upon Him,
And by His scourging we are healed.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:30 - “In vain I have struck your sons;
They accepted no chastening. H4148
Your sword has devoured your prophets
Like a destroying lion.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 5:3 - O LORD, do not Your eyes look for [fn]truth?
You have smitten them,
But they did not [fn]weaken;
You have consumed them,
But they refused to take correction. H4148
They have made their faces harder than rock;
They have refused to repent.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 7:28 - “You shall say to them, ‘This is the nation that did not obey the voice of the LORD their God or accept correction; H4148 [fn]truth has perished and has been cut off from their mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 10:8 - But they are altogether stupid and foolish
In their discipline H4148 of [fn]delusion[fn]their idol is wood!
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 17:23 - “Yet they did not listen or incline their ears, but stiffened their necks in order not to listen or take correction. 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 iniquity 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, [fn]teaching again and again, they would not listen [fn]and receive instruction. H4148
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 35:13 - “Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, ‘Go and say to the men of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, “Will you not receive instruction H4148 by listening to My words?” declares the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 5:15 - ‘So [fn]it will be a reproach, a reviling, a warning H4148 and an object of horror to the nations who surround you when I execute judgments against you in anger, wrath and raging rebukes. I, the LORD, have spoken.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 5:2 - The revolters have [fn]gone deep in depravity,
But I will chastise H4148 all of them.
Unchecked Copy BoxZep 3:2 - She heeded no voice,
She accepted no instruction. H4148
She did not trust in the LORD,
She did not draw near to her God.
Unchecked Copy BoxZep 3:7 - “I said, ‘Surely you will revere Me,
Accept instruction.’ H4148
So her dwelling will not be cut off
According to all that I have appointed concerning her.
But they were eager to corrupt all their deeds.
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