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Lexicon :: Strong's H4229 - māḥâ

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TWOT Reference: 1178,1179,118

Strong’s Definitions

מָחָה mâchâh, maw-khaw'; a primitive root; properly, to stroke or rub; by implication, to erase; also to smooth (as if with oil), i.e. grease or make fat; also to touch, i.e. reach to:—abolish, blot out, destroy, full of marrow, put out, reach unto, × utterly, wipe (away, out).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 36x

The KJV translates Strong's H4229 in the following manner: (blot, put, etc)...out (17x), destroy (6x), wipe (4x), blot (3x), wipe away (2x), abolished (1x), marrow (1x), reach (1x), utterly (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 36x
The KJV translates Strong's H4229 in the following manner: (blot, put, etc)...out (17x), destroy (6x), wipe (4x), blot (3x), wipe away (2x), abolished (1x), marrow (1x), reach (1x), utterly (1x).
  1. to wipe, wipe out

    1. (Qal)

      1. to wipe

      2. to blot out, obliterate

      3. to blot out, exterminate

    2. (Niphal)

      1. to be wiped out

      2. to be blotted out

      3. to be exterminated

    3. (Hiphil) to blot out (from memory)

  2. (Qal) to strike

  3. (Pual) full of marrow (participle)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
מָחָה mâchâh, maw-khaw'; a primitive root; properly, to stroke or rub; by implication, to erase; also to smooth (as if with oil), i.e. grease or make fat; also to touch, i.e. reach to:—abolish, blot out, destroy, full of marrow, put out, reach unto, × utterly, wipe (away, out).
STRONGS H4229: Abbreviations
† I. מָחָה verb wipe, wipe out (Late Hebrew id.; Arabic bdb056201, efface, erase, cancel, obliterate; Aramaic מְחָא (I), compare Phoenician למחת according to stroke = exactly HoffinPhoenician Inschr., Abh. GGW, xxxvi. May 1889, 9). —
Qal Perfect 3rd person masculine singular מָחָה Numbers 5:23 + 3 times; 3rd person feminine singular ֽֽֽמחֲתָה Proverbs 30:20 + 4 times Perfect; Imperfect יִמְחֶה 2 Kings 21:13; וַיִּמַח (Baer; variant reading וַיִּמַּח) Genesis 7:23; 1st person singular suffix אֶמְחֶנּוּ Exodus 32:33; + 4 times Imperfect; Imperative מְחֵה Psalm 51:3; Psalm 51:11; suffix מְחֵנִי Exodus 32:32; Infinitive absolute מָחֹה Exodus 17:14; construct לִמְחוֺת 2 Kings 14:27; Participle מֹחֶה Isaiah 43:25; feminine plural (לְ)מֹחוֺת Proverbs 31:3; (Ges Fl Nö De Str for MT לַמְחוֺת); —
1. wipe, the mouth Proverbs 30:20; tears from (מעל) the face Isaiah 25:8; written curse, into the water (אלמֿים) for drinking Numbers 5:23 (P); Moses' name from the book (מספר) of God Exodus 32:32, 33 (J); וּמָחִיתִי אֶתֿ עַל־פָּנֶיה יְרוּשָׁלִַם כַּאֲשֶׁר יִמְחֶה אֶתהַֿצַּלַּחַת מָחָה וְהָפַךְ 2 Kings 21:13 and I will wipe Jerusalem as one wipeth a dish, — he doth wipe and turn it (but read probably מָחֹה וְהָפֹךְ) upside down.
2. blot out = obliterate from the memory, מִתַּחַת הַשָּׁמַיִם from under heaven e.g. the name Deuteronomy 9:14; Deuteronomy 29:19; 2 Kings 14:27; the remembrance Exodus 17:14 (twice in verse) (J), Deuteronomy 25:19; the name for ever Psalm 9:6; transgressions (פשׁע; no more remembered by God against sinner) Psalm 51:3; Isaiah 43:25; Isaiah 44:22; עָון Psalm 51:11.
3. blot out = exterminate, כלהֿיקוֺם all existing things Genesis 7:23 (J) and mankind, הָאֲדָמָה פְּנֵי מֵעַל Genesis 6:7; Genesis 7:4 (J); מֹחוֺת מְלָכִין Proverbs 31:3 (with the text-change, see above) = destroyers of kings (i.e. impure women), but expression strange and dubious.
Niph. Perfect 3rd person masculine plural נִמְחוּ Ezekiel 6:6; Imperfect יִמָּחֶה Deuteronomy 25:6; Judges 21:17; יִמַּח Psalm 109:13; 3rd person feminine singular תִּמָּ֑ח Psalm 109:14; + 4 times Imperfect; —
1. be wiped out מִסֵּפֶר חַיִּים Psalm 69:29.
2. be blotted out, מִיִּשְׂרָאֵל of a name Deuteronomy 25:6, a tribe Judges 21:17; name (|| posterity) Psalm 109:13; from memory, of sins Nehemiah 3:37 [Nehemiah 4:5]; Psalm 109:14; reproach, Proverbs 6:33.
3. be exterminated, מִןהָֿאָרֶץ Genesis 7:23 (J); of idolatrous works of Israel Ezekiel 6:6.
Hiph. Imperfect 2nd person masculine singular תֶּ֫מַח Nehemiah 13:14; תֶּ֑מְחִי Jeremiah 18:23 (but tone suggests תֶּ֫מַח compare Ges§ 75. R. 17; Gie reads Qal and doubts Hiph. altogether); Infinitive לַמְחוֺת Proverbs 31:3 (= לְהַמְחוֺת but see Qal 3); — blot out, from the memory; pious acts Nehemiah 13:14; sins Jeremiah 18:23.

† II. מָחָה verb strike (Aramaic מְחָא (II), bdb056202; according to L GeiUrspr. d. spr. 416 LagSemitic i. 26, BN 142ZMG xxxii, 1878, 409 weakend from bdb056203= bdb056204, Hebrew מָחַץ which see, compare Dr§ 178 n.; Assyrian maḫû = crush, oppress, according to DlHWB 396); — Perfect 3rd person masculine singular consecutive, וּמָחָה עַלכֶּֿתֶף וגו׳ Numbers 34:11 (P) and the border shall strike upon (reach unto) the shoulder of the sea of Chinnereth (> Di and others derive from I. מָחָה rub along by, brush past, skirt).

† III. מָחָה verb denominative only
Pu. Participle מְמֻחָיִם (Ges§ 75. R. 13) in phrase שְׁמָנִים מ׳ Isaiah 25:6 fat pieces full of marrow.

See related Aramaic BDB entry H4223.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


6:7; 7:4; 7:23; 7:23; 7:23


17:14; 17:14; 32:32; 32:32; 32:33; 32:33


5:23; 5:23; 34:11


9:14; 25:6; 25:6; 25:19; 29:19


21:17; 21:17

2 Kings

14:27; 14:27; 21:13; 21:13


4:5; 13:14; 13:14


9:6; 51:3; 51:3; 51:11; 51:11; 69:29; 109:13; 109:13; 109:14; 109:14


6:33; 30:20; 30:20; 31:3; 31:3; 31:3


25:6; 25:8; 43:25; 43:25; 44:22


18:23; 18:23


6:6; 6:6

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H4229 matches the Hebrew מָחָה (māḥâ),
which occurs 36 times in 32 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:7 - And Jehovah said, I will destroy Man, whom I have created, from the earth -- from man to cattle, to creeping things, and to fowl of the heavens; for I repent that I have made them.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:4 - For in yet seven days I will cause it to rain on the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living being which I have made will I destroy from the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:23 - And every living being was destroyed that was on the ground, both man, and cattle, and creeping things, and fowl of the heavens; and they were destroyed from the earth. And Noah alone remained, and what was with him in the ark.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 17:14 - And Jehovah said to Moses, Write this for a memorial in the book, and rehearse it in the ears of Joshua, that I will utterly blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under the heavens.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:32 - And now, if thou wilt forgive their sin ... but if not, blot me, I pray thee, out of thy book that thou hast written.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:33 - And Jehovah said to Moses, Whoever hath sinned against me, him will I blot out of my book.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 5:23 - And the priest shall write these curses in a book, and shall blot them out with the bitter water,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:11 - and the border shall go down from Shepham to Riblah, on the east side of Ain; and the border shall descend, and shall strike upon the extremity of the sea of Chinnereth eastward;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 9:14 - Let me alone, that I may destroy them, and blot out their name from under heaven; and I will make of thee a nation mightier and greater than they.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:6 - And it shall be, that the firstborn that she beareth shall stand in the name of his brother who is dead, that his name be not blotted out from Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:19 - And it shall be, when Jehovah thy God shall have given thee rest from all thine enemies round about, in the land that Jehovah thy God giveth thee for an inheritance to possess it, that thou shalt blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under the heavens; thou shalt not forget it.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:20 - Jehovah will not pardon him, but the anger of Jehovah and his jealousy will then smoke against that man, and all the curse shall be upon him that is written in this book; and Jehovah will blot out his name from under the heavens;
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 21:17 - And they said, There must be a possession for those of Benjamin that have escaped, that a tribe be not blotted out of Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 14:27 - And Jehovah had not said that he would blot out the name of Israel from under the heavens; and he saved them by the hand of Jeroboam the son of Joash.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 21:13 - And I will stretch over Jerusalem the line of Samaria, and the plummet of the house of Ahab, and I will wipe Jerusalem as one wipeth a pan, wiping it and turning it upside down.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 4:5 - And cover not their iniquity, and let not their sin be blotted out from before thee; for they have provoked the builders.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 13:14 - Remember me, O my God, concerning this, and wipe not out my good deeds which I have done for the house of my God, and for the charges thereof!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:5 - Thou hast rebuked the nations, thou hast destroyed the wicked; thou hast put out their name for ever and ever.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 51:1 - {To the chief Musician. A Psalm of David; when Nathan the prophet came to him, after he had gone in to Bath-sheba.} Be gracious unto me, O God, according to thy loving-kindness; according to the abundance of thy tender mercies, blot out my transgressions.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 51:9 - Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:28 - Let them be blotted out of the book of life, and not be written with the righteous.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:13 - Let his posterity be cut off; in the generation following let their name be blotted out:
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:14 - Let the iniquity of his fathers be remembered with Jehovah, and let not the sin of his mother be blotted out;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:33 - A wound and contempt shall he get; and his reproach shall not be wiped away.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 30:20 - Such is the way of an adulterous woman: she eateth, and wipeth her mouth, and saith, I have done no wickedness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 31:3 - Give not thy strength unto women, nor thy ways to them that destroy kings.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 25:6 - And in this mountain will Jehovah of hosts make unto all peoples a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 25:8 - He will swallow up death in victory. And the Lord Jehovah will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the reproach of his people will he take away from off all the earth: for Jehovah hath spoken.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:25 - -- I, I am He that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and I will not remember thy sins.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:22 - I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgressions, and, as a cloud, thy sins: return unto me; for I have redeemed thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 18:23 - And thou, Jehovah, knowest all their counsel against me to slay me. Forgive not their iniquity, neither blot out their sin from thy sight, but let them be overthrown before thee: deal with them in the time of thine anger.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 6:6 - In all your dwelling-places the cities shall be laid waste, and the high places shall be desolate; that your altars may be laid waste and made desolate, and your idols may be broken and cease, and your sun-images may be cut down, and your works may be abolished.
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