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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 the LORD said, I will destroy H4229 man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:4 - For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy H4229 from off the face of the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:23 - And every living substance was destroyed H4229 which was upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and the fowl of the heaven; and they were destroyed H4229 from the earth: and Noah only remained alive, and they that were with him in the ark.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 17:14 - And the LORD said unto Moses, Write this for a memorial in a book, and rehearse it in the ears of Joshua: for I will utterly H4229 put out H4229 the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:32 - Yet now, if thou wilt forgive their sin—; and if not, blot H4229 me, I pray thee, out of thy book which thou hast written.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:33 - And the LORD said unto Moses, Whosoever hath sinned against me, him will I blot out H4229 of my book.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 5:23 - And the priest shall write these curses in a book, and he shall blot H4229 them out with the bitter water:
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:11 - And the coast shall go down from Shepham to Riblah, on the east side of Ain; and the border shall descend, and shall reach H4229 unto the side of the sea of Chinnereth eastward:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 9:14 - Let me alone, that I may destroy them, and blot out H4229 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 which she beareth shall succeed in the name of his brother which is dead, that his name be not put out H4229 of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:19 - Therefore it shall be, when the LORD thy God hath given thee rest from all thine enemies round about, in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance to possess it, that thou shalt blot out H4229 the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven; thou shalt not forget it.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:20 - The LORD will not spare him, but then the anger of the LORD and his jealousy shall smoke against that man, and all the curses that are written in this book shall lie upon him, and the LORD shall blot out H4229 his name from under heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 21:17 - And they said, There must be an inheritance for them that be escaped of Benjamin, that a tribe be not destroyed H4229 out of Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 14:27 - And the LORD said not that he would blot out H4229 the name of Israel from under heaven: but 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 H4229 Jerusalem as a man wipeth H4229 a dish, wiping H4229 it, and turning it upside down.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 4:5 - And cover not their iniquity, and let not their sin be blotted out H4229 from before thee: for they have provoked thee to anger before the builders.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 13:14 - Remember me, O my God, concerning this, and wipe not out H4229 my good deeds that I have done for the house of my God, and for the offices thereof.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:5 - Thou hast rebuked the heathen, thou hast destroyed the wicked, thou hast put out H4229 their name for ever and ever.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 51:1 - [[To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet came unto him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba.]] Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out H4229 my transgressions.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 51:9 - Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out H4229 all mine iniquities.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:28 - Let them be blotted H4229 out of the book of the living, and not be written with the righteous.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:13 - Let his posterity be cut off; and in the generation following let their name be blotted out. H4229
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:14 - Let the iniquity of his fathers be remembered with the LORD; and let not the sin of his mother be blotted out. H4229
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:33 - A wound and dishonour shall he get; and his reproach shall not be wiped away. H4229
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 30:20 - Such is the way of an adulterous woman; she eateth, and wipeth H4229 her mouth, and saith, I have done no wickedness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 31:3 - Give not thy strength unto women, nor thy ways to that which destroyeth H4229 kings.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 25:6 - And in this mountain shall the LORD of hosts make unto all people a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, H4229 of wines on the lees well refined.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 25:8 - He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD will wipe away H4229 tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the LORD hath spoken it.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:25 - I, even I, am he that blotteth out H4229 thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:22 - I have blotted out, H4229 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 - Yet, LORD, thou knowest all their counsel against me to slay me: forgive not their iniquity, neither blot out H4229 their sin from thy sight, but let them be overthrown before thee; deal thus with them in the time of thine anger.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 6:6 - In all your dwellingplaces 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 images may be cut down, and your works may be abolished. H4229
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