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Lexicon :: Strong's H4229 - māḥâ

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A primitive root
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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 - The LORD said, “I will blot H4229 out man whom I have created from the face of the land, from man to animals to creeping things and to birds of the [fn]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 forty days and forty nights; and I will blot H4229 out from the face of the land every living thing that I have made.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:23 - Thus He blotted H4229 out [fn]every living thing that was upon the face of the land, from man to animals to creeping things and to birds of the [fn]sky, and they were blotted H4229 out 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 blot H4229 out the memory of Amalek from under heaven.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:32 - “But now, if You will, forgive their sin—and if not, please blot H4229 me out from Your book which You have written!”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:33 - The LORD said to Moses, “Whoever has sinned against Me, I will blot H4229 him out 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 [fn]slope on the east side of the Sea of Chinnereth.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 9:14 - ‘Let Me alone, that I may destroy them and blot H4229 out 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 be that the firstborn whom she bears shall [fn]assume the name of his dead brother, so that his name will not be blotted H4229 out from Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:19 - “Therefore 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 gives you as an inheritance to [fn]possess, you shall blot H4229 out the memory of Amalek from under heaven; you must not forget.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:20 - “The LORD shall never be willing to forgive him, but rather the anger of the LORD and His jealousy will [fn]burn against that man, and every curse which is written in this book will [fn]rest on him, and the LORD will blot H4229 out his name from under heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 21:17 - They said,There must be an inheritance for the survivors of Benjamin, so that a tribe will not be blotted H4229 out from Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 14:27 - The LORD did not say that He would blot H4229 out 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 as one wipes H4229 a dish, wiping H4229 it and turning it upside down.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 4:5 - Do not [fn]forgive their iniquity and let not their sin be blotted H4229 out before You, for they have [fn]demoralized the builders.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 13:14 - Remember me for this, O my God, and do not blot H4229 out 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 destroyed the wicked;
You have blotted H4229 out their name forever and ever.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 51:1 - For the choir director. A Psalm of David, when [fn]Nathan the prophet came to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba.
Be gracious to me, O God, according to Your lovingkindness;
According to the greatness of Your compassion blot H4229 out my transgressions.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 51:9 - Hide Your face from my sins
And blot H4229 out all my iniquities.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:28 - May they be blotted H4229 out of the book of life
And may they not be [fn]recorded with the righteous.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:13 - Let his posterity be [fn]cut off;
In a following generation let their name be blotted H4229 out.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:14 - Let the iniquity of his fathers be remembered [fn]before the LORD,
And do not let the sin of his mother be blotted H4229 out.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:33 - Wounds and disgrace he will find,
And his reproach will not be blotted H4229 out.
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 - The LORD of hosts 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 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 reproach of His people from all the earth;
For the LORD has spoken.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:25 - “I, even I, am the one who wipes H4229 out your transgressions for My own sake,
And I will not remember your sins.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:22 - “I have wiped H4229 out your transgressions 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 - Yet You, O LORD, know
All their [fn]deadly designs against me;
Do not [fn]forgive their iniquity
Or blot H4229 out 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 - “In all your dwellings, cities will become waste and the high places will be desolate, that your altars may become waste and [fn]desolate, your idols may be broken and brought to an end, your incense altars may be cut down, and your works may be blotted H4229 out.
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