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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 hire of a harlot or the wages H4242 of a [fn]dog into the house of the LORD your God for any votive offering, for 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 surely buy it from you for a price, H4242 for I will not offer burnt offerings to the LORD my God [fn]which 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 procured them from Kue for a price. H4242
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:2 - Ahab spoke to Naboth, saying, “Give me your vineyard, that I may have it for a vegetable garden because it is close beside my house, and I will give you a better vineyard than it in its place; if [fn]you like, I will give you the price H4242 of [fn]it in money.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 1:16 - Solomon’s horses were imported from Egypt and from Kue; the king’s traders procured 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 a price 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 aroused him in righteousness
And I will make all his ways smooth;
He will build My city and will let My exiles go free,
Without any payment H4242 or reward,” says the LORD of hosts.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 55:1 - “Ho! Every one 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 - “Your wealth and your treasures
I will give for booty without cost, H4242
Even 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 - “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 cause them to rule 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 instruct for a price H4242
And her prophets divine for money.
Yet they lean on the LORD saying,
“Is not the LORD in our midst?
Calamity will not come upon us.”

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