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Lexicon :: Strong's H4194 - māveṯ

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
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TWOT Reference: 1169a

Strong’s Definitions

מָוֶת mâveth, maw'-veth; from H4191; death (natural or violent); concretely, the dead, their place or state (hades); figuratively, pestilence, ruin:—(be) dead(-ly), death, die(-d).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 160x

The KJV translates Strong's H4194 in the following manner: death (128x), die (22x), dead (8x), deadly (1x), slay (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 160x
The KJV translates Strong's H4194 in the following manner: death (128x), die (22x), dead (8x), deadly (1x), slay (1x).
  1. death, dying, Death (personified), realm of the dead

    1. death

    2. death by violence (as a penalty)

    3. state of death, place of death

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
מָוֶת mâveth, maw'-veth; from H4191; death (natural or violent); concretely, the dead, their place or state (hades); figuratively, pestilence, ruin:—(be) dead(-ly), death, die(-d).
STRONGS H4194: Abbreviations
מָ֫וֶת 161 noun masculineExodus 10:17 death; — absolute מ׳ Deuteronomy 19:6 +; מָֽ֫וְתָה Psalm 116:15; construct מוֺת Genesis 25:11 +; suffix מוֺתִו Genesis 27:2 +; plural construct מוֺהֵי Ezekiel 28:10; suffix בְּמֹתָיו Isaiah 53:9; —
1. death, opposed to life, Deuteronomy 30:15,19; 2 Samuel 15:21; כל האדם מ׳ the death of all men (that all go to) Numbers 16:29 (J), as distinguished from violent death; יוֺם מ׳ day of death Genesis 27:2 (J) Judges 13:7; 1 Samuel 15:35 +; שְׁנַת מ׳ Isaiah 6:1; Isaiah 14:28; עד מ׳ Numbers 35:25,28,32; Joshua 20:6 (P), 1 Kings 11:40; לפני מ׳ Genesis 27:7,10; Genesis 50:16 (JE); אחרי מ׳ Genesis 26:18 (J), Genesis 25:11; Leviticus 16:1; Numbers 35:28 (P), Deuteronomy 31:27,29 (D) +; בכור מ׳ Job 18:13 firstborn of death (deadly disease); of flies Ecclesiastes 10:1, unclean animals Leviticus 11:31,32 (P).
2. death by violence as a penalty : † -שֶׁמ׳ מִשְׁפַּט + לְ or בְּ person: a case of death to, or in a man, guilty of capital crime Deuteronomy 19:6; Deuteronomy 21:22; Jeremiah 26:11,16; חֵטְא מ׳ Deuteronomy 22:26; מ׳ (י)בנ 1 Samuel 20:31; 1 Samuel 26:16; 2 Samuel 12:5; אישׁ מ׳ 2 Samuel 19:29; אנשׁי מ׳ 1 Kings 2:26; מַלְאֲכֵי מ׳ Proverbs 16:14 messengers of death; במותָיו Isaiah 53:9 in his (martyr-) death (see BrMP 359).
† 3. state of death or place of death (|| שׁאול) Isaiah 28:15,18; Isaiah 38:18; Hosea 13:14; Habakkuk 2:5; Psalm 6:6; Psalm 49:15; Songs 8:6; Proverbs 5:5; Proverbs 7:27; (|| אבדון) Job 28:22; שׁערי מ׳ gates of death Psalm 9:14; Psalm 107:18; Job 38:17.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


25:11; 25:11; 26:18; 27:2; 27:2; 27:7; 27:10; 50:16




11:31; 11:32; 16:1


16:29; 35:25; 35:28; 35:28; 35:32


19:6; 19:6; 21:22; 22:26; 30:15; 30:19; 31:27; 31:29





1 Samuel

15:35; 20:31; 26:16

2 Samuel

12:5; 15:21; 19:29

1 Kings

2:26; 11:40


18:13; 28:22; 38:17


6:6; 9:14; 49:15; 107:18; 116:15


5:5; 7:27; 16:14



Song of Songs



6:1; 14:28; 28:15; 28:18; 38:18; 53:9; 53:9


26:11; 26:16







Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H4194 matches the Hebrew מָוֶת (māveṯ),
which occurs 157 times in 152 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 4 (Gen 21:16–2Sa 20:3)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:16 - Then she went and sat down opposite him, about a bowshot away, for she said, “Do not let me [fn]see when the child dies H4194.” And she sat opposite him and lifted up her voice and wept.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:11 - Now it happened after the death H4194 of Abraham, that God blessed his son Isaac; and Isaac [fn]lived by Beer-lahai-roi.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:18 -

Then Isaac dug again the wells of water which [fn]had been dug in the days of his father Abraham, but the Philistines had stopped them up after the death H4194 of Abraham; and he [fn]called them by the same names by which his father had called them.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:2 - [fn]And Isaac said, “Behold now, I am old, and I do not know the day of my death H4194.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:7 - ‘Bring me some game and prepare a savory dish for me, that I may eat and bless you in the presence of Yahweh before my death H4194.’
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:10 - “Then you shall bring it to your father, that he may eat, so that he may bless you before his death H4194.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 50:16 - So they [fn]sent a message to Joseph, saying, “Your father commanded before he died H4194, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:17 - “So now, please forgive my sin only this once and entreat Yahweh your God, that He would only cause this death H4194 to depart from me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:31 - ‘These are to you the unclean among all the swarming things; whoever touches them when they are dead H4194 becomes unclean until evening.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:32 - ‘Also anything on which one of them may fall when they are dead H4194 becomes unclean, including any wooden article or clothing or a skin or a sack—any article by which work is done—it shall be put in the water and be unclean until evening, then it becomes clean.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 16:1 -

Now Yahweh spoke to Moses after the death H4194 of the two sons of Aaron, when they came near the presence of Yahweh and died.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 6:7 - ‘He shall not defile himself for his father or for his mother, for his brother or for his sister, when they die H4194, because the Nazirite vow to his God is on his head.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 16:29 - “If these men die [fn]the death H4194 of all men or [fn]if they suffer the fate of all men, then Yahweh has not sent me.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 23:10 -

“Who can number the dust of Jacob,

Or count the fourth part of Israel?

Let [fn]me die the death H4194 of the upright,

And let my end be like his!”

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:10 -

and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up along with Korah, when that congregation died H4194, when the fire consumed 250 men, so that they became a [fn]warning.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 33:39 -

Now Aaron was 123 years old when he died H4194 on Mount Hor.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 35:25 - ‘And the congregation shall deliver the manslayer from the hand of the blood avenger, and the congregation shall restore him to his city of refuge to which he fled; and he shall live in it until the death H4194 of the high priest who was anointed with the holy oil.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 35:28 - because he should have remained in his city of refuge until the death H4194 of the high priest. But after the death H4194 of the high priest the manslayer shall return to the land of his possession.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 35:32 - ‘And you shall not take ransom for him who has fled to his city of refuge, that he may return to live in the land [fn]before the death H4194 of the priest.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 19:6 - lest the avenger of blood pursue the manslayer when his heart is [fn]angry, and overtake him, because the way is long, and [fn]strike down his life, though he was not deserving of death H4194, since he had not hated him previously.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 21:22 -

“And if a man has committed a sin, the judgment of which is death H4194, and he is put to death, and you hang him on a tree,

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:26 - “But you shall do nothing to the girl; there is no sin in the girl worthy of death H4194, for just as a man rises against his neighbor and murders him, so is this case.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 30:15 -

“See, I have set before you today life and [fn]prosperity, and death H4194 and [fn]calamity;

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 30:19 - “I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death H4194, the blessing and the curse. So choose life in order that you may live, you and your seed,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 31:27 - “For I know your rebellion and your [fn]stiff-neck; behold, while I am still alive with you today, you have been rebellious against Yahweh; how much more, then, after my death H4194?
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 31:29 - “For I know that after my death H4194 you will act corruptly and turn away from the way which I have commanded you; and evil will befall you in the last days, for you will do that which is evil in the sight of Yahweh, provoking Him to anger with the work of your hands.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:1 -

Now this is the blessing with which Moses the man of God blessed the sons of Israel before his death H4194.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 34:7 - Now Moses was 120 years old when he died H4194; his eye was not dim, nor his vigor abated.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 1:1 -

Now it came about after the death H4194 of Moses the servant of [fn]Yahweh, that Yahweh spoke to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’ [fn]attendant, saying,

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 2:13 - and preserve my father and my mother and my brothers and my sisters alive, with all who belong to them, and deliver our [fn]lives from death H4194.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 20:6 - ‘And he shall live in that city until he stands before the congregation for judgment, until the death H4194 of the one who is high priest in those days. Then the manslayer shall return and come to his own city and to his own house, to the city from which he fled.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:1 -

Now it happened after the death H4194 of Joshua that the sons of Israel asked of [fn]Yahweh, saying, “Who shall go up first for us against the Canaanites, to fight against them?”

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 13:7 - “And he said to me, ‘Behold, you [fn]shall be with child and give birth to a son, so now you shall not drink wine or strong drink, and you shall not eat any unclean thing, for the boy shall be a Nazirite to God from the womb to the day of his death H4194.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:30 - And Samson said, “Let me die with the Philistines!” And he bent with his strength so that the house fell on the lords and all the people who were in it. So the dead whom he put to death by his death H4194 were more than those whom he put to death in his life.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 1:17 - “Where you die, I will die, and there I will be buried. Thus may Yahweh do to me, and more, if anything but death H4194 separates you and me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 2:11 - Boaz replied to her, “All that you have done for your mother-in-law after the death H4194 of your husband has been fully told to me, and how you forsook your father and your mother and the land of your birth, and came to a people that you did not previously know.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 5:11 - They sent therefore and gathered all the lords of the Philistines and said, “Send away the ark of the God of Israel, and let it return to its own place, so that it will not put [fn]us and [fn]our people to death.” For there was a deadly H4194 confusion throughout the city; the hand of God was very glorious there.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:32 -

Then Samuel said, “Bring Agag near to me, the king of the Amalekites.” And Agag came to him [fn]in chains. And Agag said, “Surely the bitterness of death H4194 has departed.”

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:35 - So Samuel did not see Saul again until the day of his death H4194; for Samuel grieved over Saul. And Yahweh regretted that He had made Saul king over Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 20:3 - Yet David swore again, [fn]saying, “Your father knows well that I have found favor in your sight, and he has said, ‘Do not let Jonathan know this, lest he be grieved.’ But truly as Yahweh lives and as your soul lives, there is [fn]hardly a step between me and death H4194.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 20:31 - “For [fn]as long as the son of Jesse lives on the earth, neither you nor your kingdom will be established. So now, send and bring him to me, for he [fn]must surely die H4194.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 26:16 - “This thing that you have done is not good. As Yahweh lives, all of you [fn]must surely die H4194 because you did not keep watch over your lord, the anointed of Yahweh. So now, see where the king’s spear is and the jug of water that was at his head.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:1 -

Now it happened after the death H4194 of Saul, that David returned from striking down the Amalekites. Then David remained two days in Ziklag.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:23 -

“Saul and Jonathan, beloved and pleasant in their life,

And in their death H4194 they were not separated;

They were swifter than eagles,

They were mightier than lions.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:33 - And the king chanted a lament for Abner and said,

“Should Abner die as a wicked fool dies H4194?

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 6:23 - And Michal the daughter of Saul had no child to the day of her death H4194.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 12:5 -

Then David’s anger burned greatly against the man, and he said to Nathan, “As Yahweh lives, surely the man who has done this [fn]deserves to die H4194.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 15:21 - But Ittai answered the king and said, “As Yahweh lives, and as my lord the king lives, surely wherever my lord the king may be, whether for death H4194 or for life, there also your servant will be.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 19:28 - “For all my father’s household was nothing but men worthy of death H4194 before my lord the king; yet you set your servant among those who ate at your own table. What right do I have yet that I should [fn]complain anymore to the king?”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:3 -

Then David came to his house at Jerusalem, and the king took the ten women, the concubines whom he had left to keep the house, and placed them under guard and provided them with sustenance, but did not go in to them. So they were shut up until the day of their death, living as widows.

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