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Lexicon :: Strong's H4268 - maḥăsê

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 700b

Strong’s Definitions

מַחֲסֶה machăçeh, makh-as-eh'; or מַחְסֶה machçeh; from H2620; a shelter (literally or figuratively):—hope, (place of) refuge, shelter, trust.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 20x

The KJV translates Strong's H4268 in the following manner: refuge (15x), shelter (2x), hope (2x), trust (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 20x
The KJV translates Strong's H4268 in the following manner: refuge (15x), shelter (2x), hope (2x), trust (1x).
  1. refuge, shelter

    1. from rain or storm, from danger

    2. of falsehood

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
מַחֲסֶה machăçeh, makh-as-eh'; or מַחְסֶה machçeh; from H2620; a shelter (literally or figuratively):—hope, (place of) refuge, shelter, trust.
STRONGS H4268: Abbreviations
מַחְסֶּה noun masculineProverbs 14:26 refuge, shelter; — absolute מַ׳ Job 24:8 5 times; מַחֲסֶה Psalm 46:2 2 times; construct מַחְסֵּה Isaiah 28:17; suffix מַחְסִּי Psalm 62:8 5 times; מַחֲסִי Psalm 71:7; Jeremiah 17:17, מַחְסֵּהוּ Psalm 14:6, מַחְסֵּנוּ Isaiah 28:15; — shelter:
a. from rain and storm Isaiah 4:6; Isaiah 25:4; Job 24:8.
b. from danger סְלָעִים מַחְסֶּה לַשְׁפַנִּים rocks a refuge for conies Psalm 104:18; מחסה כזב refuge of falsehood Isaiah 28:17; כזב מחסנוּ falsehood our refuge Isaiah 28:15; elsewhere of God as the refuge of his people Psalm 14:6; Psalm 46:2; Psalm 61:4; Psalm 62:8; Psalm 62:9; Psalm 71:7; Psalm 73:28; Psalm 91:2; Psalm 91:9; Psalm 94:22; Psalm 142:6; Proverbs 14:26; Jeremiah 17:17; Joel 4:16 [Joel 3:16].
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


24:8; 24:8


14:6; 14:6; 46:2; 46:2; 61:4; 62:8; 62:8; 62:9; 71:7; 71:7; 73:28; 91:2; 91:9; 94:22; 104:18; 142:6


14:26; 14:26


4:6; 25:4; 28:15; 28:15; 28:17; 28:17


17:17; 17:17




Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H4268 matches the Hebrew מַחֲסֶה (maḥăsê),
which occurs 20 times in 20 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:8 -

“They are wet from the mountain rains,

And they hug the rock for lack of a shelter H4268.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 14:6 -

You would put to shame the plan of the poor,

But the LORD is his refuge H4268.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 46:1 -

For the music director. A Psalm of the sons of Korah, [fn]set to Alamoth. A Song.

God is our refuge H4268 and strength,

A [fn]very ready help in [fn]trouble.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 61:3 -

For You have been a refuge H4268 for me,

A tower of strength against the enemy.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 62:7 -

My salvation and my glory rest on God;

The rock of my strength, my refuge H4268 is in God.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 62:8 -

Trust in Him at all times, you people;

Pour out your hearts before Him;

God is a refuge H4268 for us. Selah

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 71:7 -

I have become a marvel to many,

For You are my strong refuge H4268.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:28 -

But as for me, the nearness of God is good for me;

I have made the Lord [fn]GOD my refuge H4268,

So that I may tell of all Your works.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 91:2 -

I will say to the LORD, “My refuge H4268 and my fortress,

My God, in whom I trust!”

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 91:9 -

[fn]For you have made the LORD, my refuge H4268,

The Most High, your dwelling place.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 94:22 -

But the LORD has been my refuge,

And my God the rock of my refuge H4268.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 104:18 -

The high mountains are for the wild goats;

The cliffs are a refuge H4268 for the rock hyrax.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 142:5 -

I cried out to You, LORD;

I said, “You are my refuge H4268,

My portion in the land of the living.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:26 -

In [fn]the fear of the LORD there is strong confidence,

And [fn]his children will have refuge H4268.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 4:6 - And there will be a shelter to give shade from the heat by day, and refuge H4268 and [fn]protection from the storm and the rain.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 25:4 -

For You have been a stronghold for the helpless,

A stronghold for the poor in his distress,

A refuge H4268 from the storm, a shade from the heat;

For the breath of the ruthless

Is like a rain storm against a wall.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 28:15 -

Because you have said, “We have made a covenant with death,

And with [fn]Sheol we have made a [fn]pact.

The [fn]gushing flood will not reach us when it passes by,

Because we have made falsehood our refuge H4268 and we have concealed ourselves with deception.”

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 28:17 -

“I will make justice the measuring line

And righteousness the level;

Then hail will sweep away the refuge H4268 of lies,

And the waters will overflow the secret place.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 17:17 -

Do not be a terror to me;

You are my refuge H4268 in a day of disaster.

Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 3:16 -

The LORD roars from Zion

And utters His voice from Jerusalem,

And the heavens and the earth quake.

But the LORD is a refuge H4268 for His people,

And a stronghold for the sons of Israel.

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