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Lexicon :: Strong's H4242 - mᵊḥîr

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From an unused root meaning to buy
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 1185c

Strong’s Definitions

מְחִיר mᵉchîyr, mekk-eer'; from an unused root meaning to buy; price, payment, wages:—gain, hire, price, sold, worth.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 15x

The KJV translates Strong's H4242 in the following manner: price (11x), worth (1x), sold (1x), gain (1x), hire (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 15x
The KJV translates Strong's H4242 in the following manner: price (11x), worth (1x), sold (1x), gain (1x), hire (1x).
  1. price, hire

    1. price

    2. hire, reward, gain

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
מְחִיר mᵉchîyr, mekk-eer'; from an unused root meaning to buy; price, payment, wages:—gain, hire, price, sold, worth.
† I. מְחִיר noun masculine price, hire (as that which is placed in front of one, presented, offered; Assyrian maḫîru, price; maḫirânu, buyer, DlHWB 404, Prol. 94); — מ׳ absolute Micah 3:11 + 9 times; construct Deuteronomy 23:19 + 2 times; suffix מְחִירָהּ Job 28:15; plural suffix מְחִירֵיהֶם Psalm 44:13; —
1. price, often בִּמְחִיר for a price; in trade 2 Samuel 24:24; 1 Kings 10:28; 2 Chronicles 1:16; compare Lamentations 5:4 (|| כֶּסֶף), also (no בְּ) 1 Kings 21:2 and שָׂדֶה עַתּוּדִים מ׳ Proverbs 27:26; of wisdom Job 28:15 (|| סְגוֺר כֶּסֶף) compare Proverbs 17:16 (no בְּ); figurative בְּלוֺאבֶֿסֶף וּבְלוֺא מ׳ Isaiah 55:1 in purchase of blessings from י׳; of price of people, figurative Psalm 44:13, compare Jeremiah 15:13.
2. hire, כֶּלֶב מ׳ (i.e. of male prostitute) Deuteronomy 23:19 (|| אֶתְנַן זוֺנָה) see Di Dr; of venal priests Micah 3:11 (|| שֹׁחַד); = reward, gain, denied of Cyrus Isaiah 45:13 (|| id.); affirmed of Ant. Epiph. Daniel 11:39.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


23:19; 23:19

2 Samuel


1 Kings

10:28; 21:2

2 Chronicles



28:15; 28:15


44:13; 44:13


17:16; 27:26


45:13; 55:1








3:11; 3:11


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H4242 matches the Hebrew מְחִיר (mᵊḥîr),
which occurs 15 times in 15 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 23:18 - “You shall not bring the earnings of a prostitute or the money H4242 for a [fn]dog into the house of the LORD your God as payment for any vowed offering, because both of these are an abomination to the LORD your God.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 24:24 - However, the king said to Araunah, “No, but I will certainly buy it from you for a price H4242; for I will not offer burnt offerings to the LORD my God [fn]that cost me nothing.” So David bought the threshing floor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 10:28 - Also Solomon’s import of horses was from Egypt and Kue, and the king’s merchants acquired them from Kue for a price H4242.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:2 - And Ahab spoke to Naboth, saying, “Give me your vineyard so that I may have it for a vegetable garden, because it is close beside my house, and I will give you a better vineyard in place of it; if [fn]you prefer, I will give you what H4242 [fn]it is H4242 worth H4242 in money.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 1:16 - Solomon’s horses were imported from Egypt and from Kue; the king’s traders acquired them from Kue for a price H4242.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:15 - “Pure gold cannot be given in exchange for it,
Nor can silver be weighed as its price H4242.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 44:12 - You sell Your people [fn]cheaply,
And have not [fn]profited by their sale H4242.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:16 - Why is there money H4242 in the hand of a fool to buy wisdom,
When [fn]he has no sense?
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:26 - The lambs will be for your clothing,
And the goats will bring the price H4242 of a field,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 45:13 - “I have stirred him in righteousness,
And I will make all his ways smooth.
He will build My city and let My exiles go free,
Without any payment H4242 or reward,” says the LORD of armies.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 55:1 - [fn]You there! Everyone who thirsts, come to the waters;
And you who have no [fn]money come, buy and eat.
Come, buy wine and milk
Without money and without cost H4242.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 15:13 - “I will give your wealth and your treasures
As plunder without cost H4242,
For all your sins
And within all your borders.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:4 - [fn]We have to pay for our drinking water,
Our wood comes to us at a price H4242.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:39 - “And he will take action against the strongest of fortresses with the help of a foreign god; he will give great honor to [fn]those who acknowledge him and will make them rulers over the many, and will parcel out land for a price H4242.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 3:11 - Her leaders pronounce judgment for a bribe,
Her priests teach for pay H4242,
And her prophets divine for money.
Yet they lean on the LORD, saying,
“Is the LORD not in our midst?
Catastrophe will not come upon us.”

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