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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 - Then the LORD said, “I will wipe H4229 out H4229 mankind whom I have created from the face of the land; mankind, and animals as well, and crawling things, and the birds of the sky. For I am sorry that I have made them.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:4 - “For after seven more days, I will send rain on the earth for forty days and forty nights; and I will wipe H4229 out H4229 from the face of the land every living thing that I have made.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:23 - So He wiped H4229 out H4229 [fn]every living thing that was upon the face of the land, from mankind to animals, to crawling things, and the birds of the sky, and they were wiped H4229 out H4229 from the earth; and only Noah was left, together with those that were with him in the ark.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 17:14 -

Then the LORD said to Moses, “Write this in [fn]a book as a memorial and [fn]recite it to Joshua, [fn]that I will utterly H4229 wipe H4229 out H4229 the memory of Amalek from under heaven.”

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:32 - “But now, if You will forgive their sin, very well; but if not, please wipe H4229 me out H4229 from Your book which You have written!”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:33 - However, the LORD said to Moses, “Whoever has sinned against Me, I will wipe H4229 him out H4229 of My book.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 5:23 -

‘The priest shall then write these curses on a scroll, and he shall [fn]wash H4229 them off H4229 into the water of bitterness.

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 go down and reach H4229 to the slope on the east side of the Sea of Chinnereth.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 9:14 - ‘Leave Me alone, that I may destroy them and wipe H4229 out H4229 their name from under heaven; and I will make of you a nation mightier and greater than they.’
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:6 - “It shall then be that the firstborn to whom she gives birth shall [fn]assume the name of his father’s deceased brother, so that his name will not be wiped H4229 out H4229 from Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:19 - “So it shall come about, when the LORD your God has given you rest from all your surrounding enemies in the land which the LORD your God is giving you as an inheritance to [fn]possess, that you shall wipe H4229 out H4229 the mention of the name Amalek from under heaven; you must not forget.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:20 - “The LORD will not be willing to forgive him, but rather the anger of the LORD and His wrath will [fn]burn against that person, and every curse that is written in this book will lie upon him, and the LORD will wipe H4229 out H4229 his name from under heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 21:17 - And they said, “There must be an inheritance for the survivors of Benjamin, so that a tribe will not be wiped H4229 out H4229 from Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 14:27 - Yet the LORD did not say that He would wipe H4229 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 - ‘I will stretch over Jerusalem the line of Samaria and the plummet of the house of Ahab, and I will wipe H4229 Jerusalem clean H4229 just as one wipes H4229 a bowl, wiping H4229 it and turning it upside down.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 4:5 - Do not [fn]forgive their guilt and do not let their sin be wiped H4229 out H4229 before You, for they have [fn]demoralized the builders.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 13:14 - Remember me for this, my God, and do not wipe H4229 out H4229 my loyal deeds which I have performed for the house of my God and its services.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:5 -

You have rebuked the nations, You have eliminated the wicked;

You have wiped H4229 out H4229 their name forever and ever.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 51:1 -

For the music director. A Psalm of David, when [fn]Nathan the prophet came to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba.

Be gracious to me, God, according to Your faithfulness;

According to the greatness of Your compassion, wipe H4229 out H4229 my wrongdoings.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 51:9 -

Hide Your face from my sins

And wipe H4229 out H4229 all my guilty deeds.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:28 -

May they be wiped H4229 out H4229 of the book of life,

And may they not be [fn]recorded with the righteous.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:13 -

May his descendants be [fn]eliminated;

May their name be wiped H4229 out H4229 in a following generation.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:14 -

May the guilt of his fathers be remembered [fn]before the LORD,

And do not let the sin of his mother be wiped H4229 out H4229.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:33 -

He will find wounds and disgrace,

And his shame will not be removed H4229.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 30:20 -

This is the way of an adulterous woman:

She eats and wipes H4229 her mouth,

And says, “I have done no wrong.”

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 31:3 -

Do not give your strength to women,

Or your ways to that which destroys H4229 kings.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 25:6 -

Now the LORD of armies will prepare a [fn]lavish banquet for all peoples on this mountain;

A banquet of [fn]aged wine, [fn]choice pieces with marrow H4229,

And [fn]refined, aged wine.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 25:8 -

He will [fn]swallow up death for all time,

And the Lord [fn]GOD will wipe H4229 tears away H4229 from all faces,

And He will remove the disgrace of His people from all the earth;

For the LORD has spoken.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:25 -

“I, I alone, am the one who wipes H4229 out H4229 your wrongdoings for My own sake,

And I will not remember your sins.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:22 -

“I have wiped H4229 out H4229 your wrongdoings like a thick cloud

And your sins like a [fn]heavy mist.

Return to Me, for I have redeemed you.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 18:23 -

But You, LORD, know

All their [fn]deadly schemes against me;

Do not [fn]forgive their wrongdoing

Or wipe H4229 out H4229 their sin from Your sight.

But may they be [fn]overthrown before You;

Deal with them in the time of Your anger!

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 6:6 - [fn]Everywhere you live, cities will be in ruins and the high places will be deserted, so that your altars will be in ruins and [fn]deserted, your idols will be broken and brought to an end, your incense altars will be cut down, and your works wiped H4229 out H4229.
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