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Lexicon :: Strong's H4284 - maḥăšāḇâ

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TWOT Reference: 767d

Strong’s Definitions

מַחֲשָׁבָה machăshâbâh, makh-ash-aw-baw'; or מַחֲשֶׁבֶת machăshebeth; from H2803; a contrivance, i.e. (concretely) a texture, machine, or (abstractly) intention, plan (whether bad, a plot; or good, advice):—cunning (work), curious work, device(-sed), imagination, invented, means, purpose, thought.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 56x

The KJV translates Strong's H4284 in the following manner: thought (28x), device (12x), purpose (6x), work (3x), imaginations (3x), cunning (1x), devised (1x), invented (1x), means (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 56x
The KJV translates Strong's H4284 in the following manner: thought (28x), device (12x), purpose (6x), work (3x), imaginations (3x), cunning (1x), devised (1x), invented (1x), means (1x).
  1. thought, device

    1. thought

    2. device, plan, purpose

    3. invention

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
מַחֲשָׁבָה machăshâbâh, makh-ash-aw-baw'; or מַחֲשֶׁבֶת machăshebeth; from H2803; a contrivance, i.e. (concretely) a texture, machine, or (abstractly) intention, plan (whether bad, a plot; or good, advice):—cunning (work), curious work, device(-sed), imagination, invented, means, purpose, thought.
STRONGS H4284: Abbreviations
מַחֲשָׁבָה noun feminine thought, device (chiefly in poetry and late) — absolute מ׳ Jeremiah 18:11; Jeremiah 49:30; מַחֲשֶׁ֫בֶת Ezekiel 38:10; מַחֲשָׁ֑בֶת Exodus 35:33; 2 Chronicles 2:13; construct מַחֲשֶׁבֶת Esther 8:5; 2 Chronicles 26:15; suffix מַחֲשַׁבְתּוֺ Esther 8:3; Esther 9:25; plural מַחֲשָׁבוֺת Jeremiah 11:19 + 7 times; מַחֲשְׁבֹת Exodus 31:4 + 3 times; construct מַחְשְׁבוֺת Isaiah 59:7 + 13 times; מַחְשְׁבֹת Genesis 6:5; suffix מַחְשְׁבוֺתַי Isaiah 55:8 etc. + 19 times suffixes; —
1. thought:
a. of man אדם מ׳ Psalm 94:11; לֵב מ׳ Psalm 33:11 thoughts of the mind; (לבׅ (כל) יצר מ׳ Genesis 6:5 (J), 1 Chronicles 28:9; 1 Chronicles 29:18.
b. of God יהוה מ׳ Micah 4:12; with אֶלֿ Psalm 40:6; עַלֿ Jeremiah 51:29; the thoughts of God are exceeding deep Psalm 92:6; higher than man's thoughts Isaiah 55:8 (twice in verse); Isaiah 55:9 (twice in verse).
2. device, plan, purpose Isaiah 55:7; Isaiah 59:7; Isaiah 65:2; Isaiah 66:18; Jeremiah 6:19; Jeremiah 18:12; Psalm 56:6; Proverbs 19:21; Job 21:27; Lamentations 3:60, 61; Esther 8:5; חָרוּץ מ׳ Proverbs 21:5; עֲרוּמִים מ׳ Job 5:12; צדיקים מ׳ Proverbs 12:5; עמים מ׳ Psalm 33:10; אֹון מ׳ Isaiah 59:7; Jeremiah 4:14; Proverbs 6:18; רע מ׳ Proverbs 15:26; שָׁלוֺם מ׳ Jeremiah 21:11; חשׁב מ׳ devise devices 2 Samuel 14:14; Jeremiah 11:19; Jeremiah 18:11, 18; Jeremiah 29:11; Jeremiah 49:20, 30; Jeremiah 50:45; Ezekiel 38:10; Daniel 11:24, 25; Esther 8:3; Esther 9:25; מ׳ as subject of נָכוֺן be established Proverbs 16:3; Proverbs 20:18; הפר מ׳ break plans Proverbs 15:22.
3. invention Exodus 31:4; Exodus 35:32, 33, 35 (all P), 2 Chron 2:13; 2 Chronicles 26:15 (see חָשַׁב I 5).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


6:5; 6:5


31:4; 31:4; 35:32; 35:33; 35:33; 35:35

2 Samuel


1 Chronicles

28:9; 29:18

2 Chronicles

2:13; 2:13; 26:15; 26:15


8:3; 8:3; 8:5; 8:5; 9:25; 9:25


5:12; 21:27


33:10; 33:11; 40:6; 56:6; 92:6; 94:11


6:18; 12:5; 15:22; 15:26; 16:3; 19:21; 20:18; 21:5


55:7; 55:8; 55:8; 55:9; 59:7; 59:7; 59:7; 65:2; 66:18


4:14; 6:19; 11:19; 11:19; 18:11; 18:11; 18:12; 18:18; 21:11; 29:11; 49:20; 49:30; 49:30; 50:45; 51:29


3:60; 3:61


38:10; 38:10


11:24; 11:25




Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H4284 matches the Hebrew מַחֲשָׁבָה (maḥăšāḇâ),
which occurs 56 times in 52 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Gen 6:5–Dan 11:24)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:5 -

Then Yahweh saw that the evil of man was great on the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts H4284 of his heart was only evil continually.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 31:4 - to devise artistic designs H4284 for work in gold, in silver, and in [fn]bronze,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 35:32 - to devise [fn]designs H4284 for working in gold and in silver and in [fn]bronze,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 35:33 - and in the cutting of stones for settings and in the carving of wood, so as to do well in every work of thoughtful H4284 design H4284.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 35:35 - “He has filled them with [fn]wisdom in their heart to do every work of an engraver and of a designer and of an embroiderer, in [fn]blue and in purple and in scarlet material and in fine linen, and of a weaver, as those who do every work and make designs H4284.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 14:14 - “For we will surely die and are like water spilled on the ground which cannot be gathered up again. Yet God does not take away life, but thinks up [fn]ways H4284 so that the banished one will not be cast out from him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 28:9 -

“As for you, my son Solomon, know the God of your father, and serve Him with [fn]a whole heart and a delighted soul; for Yahweh searches all hearts, and understands every intent of the thoughts H4284. If you seek Him, He will be found; but if you forsake Him, He will reject you forever.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 29:18 - “O Yahweh, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, our fathers, keep this forever in the [fn]intentions H4284 of the heart of Your people, and prepare their heart to You;
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 2:14 - the son of a [fn]Danite woman and [fn]a Tyrian father, who knows how to work in gold, silver, bronze, iron, stone, and wood, and in purple, blue, linen, and crimson fabrics, and who knows how to make all kinds of engravings and to devise any design H4284 which may be given to him, to work with your wise men and with the wise men of my lord David your father.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 26:15 - In Jerusalem he also made devices of war devised H4284 by skillful designers to be on the towers and on the corners for the purpose of shooting arrows and great stones. Hence his [fn]fame spread afar, for he was marvelously helped until he was strong.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 8:3 -

Then Esther spoke again to the king, fell at his feet, wept, and implored him to [fn]repeal the evil scheme of Haman the Agagite and his scheme H4284 which he had devised against the Jews.

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 8:5 - Then she said, “If it seems good to the king, and if I have found favor before him and the matter seems proper to the king and I am good in his eyes, let it be written to turn back the letters devised H4284 by Haman, the son of Hammedatha the Agagite, which he wrote to cause the Jews who are in all the king’s provinces to perish.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 9:25 - But when it came before the king, he said by letter that his evil scheme H4284, which he had [fn]devised against the Jews, should return on his own head and that he and his sons should be hanged on the [fn]gallows.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:12 -

“He frustrates the thoughts H4284 of the crafty,

So that their hands cannot attain success of sound wisdom.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 21:27 -

“Behold, I know your thoughts H4284,

And the plans by which you do violence against me.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 33:10 -

Yahweh nullifies the counsel of the nations;

He frustrates the thoughts H4284 of the peoples.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 33:11 -

The counsel of Yahweh stands forever,

The thoughts H4284 of His heart from generation to generation.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 40:5 -

Many, O Yahweh my God, are the wondrous deeds You have done,

And Your thoughts H4284 toward us;

There is none to compare with You.

I would declare and speak of them,

But they are too numerous to recount.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 56:5 -

All day long they [fn]distort my words;

All their [fn]thoughts H4284 are against me for evil.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 92:5 -

How great are Your works, O Yahweh!

Your [fn]thoughts H4284 are very deep.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 94:11 -

Yahweh knows the thoughts H4284 of man,

[fn]That they are vanity.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:18 -

A heart that devises wicked thoughts H4284,

Feet that hasten to run to evil,

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:5 -

The thoughts H4284 of the righteous are just,

But the guidance of the wicked is deceitful.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:22 -

Without consultation, [fn]plans H4284 are frustrated,

But with many counselors they [fn]succeed.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:26 -

Evil thoughts H4284 are an abomination to Yahweh,

But pleasant words are pure.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:3 -

[fn]Commit your works to Yahweh

And your [fn]plans H4284 will be established.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:21 -

Many [fn]thoughts H4284 are in a man’s heart,

But it is the counsel of Yahweh that will stand.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:18 -

[fn]Thoughts H4284 are established by counsel,

So make war by guidance.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:5 -

The [fn]thoughts H4284 of the diligent lead surely to profit,

But everyone who is hasty comes surely to poverty.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 55:7 -

Let the wicked forsake his way

And the unrighteous man his thoughts H4284;

And let him return to Yahweh,

And He will have compassion on him,

And to our God,

For He will abundantly pardon.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 55:8 -

“For My thoughts H4284 are not your thoughts H4284,

Nor are your ways My ways,” declares Yahweh.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 55:9 -

“For as the heavens are higher than the earth,

So are My ways higher than your ways

And My thoughts H4284 than your thoughts H4284.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 59:7 -

Their feet run to evil,

And they are quick to shed innocent blood;

Their thoughts H4284 are thoughts H4284 of wickedness;

Devastation and destruction are in their highways.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 65:2 -

“I have spread out My hands all day long to a rebellious people,

Who walk in the way which is not good, [fn]following their own thoughts H4284,

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 66:18 -

“And I [fn]know their works and their thoughts H4284; [fn]the time is coming to gather all nations and tongues. And they shall come and see My glory.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 4:14 -

Wash your heart from evil, O Jerusalem,

That you may be saved.

How long will your wicked thoughts H4284

Lodge within you?

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 6:19 -

“Hear, O earth: behold, I am bringing evil on this people,

The fruit of their [fn]plans H4284,

Because they have not given heed to My words,

And as for My law, they have rejected it also.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 11:19 -

But I was like a gentle lamb led to the slaughter;

And I did not know that they had devised thoughts H4284 against me, saying,

“Let us make the tree with its [fn]fruit a ruin,

And let us cut him off from the land of the living,

That his name be remembered no more.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 18:11 - “So now then, speak to the men of Judah and against the inhabitants of Jerusalem saying, ‘Thus says Yahweh, “Behold, I am forming calamity against you and devising a plan H4284 against you. Oh turn back, each of you from his evil way, and do good in your ways and your deeds.”’
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 18:12 - “But they will say, ‘It’s hopeless! For we are going to follow our own plans H4284, and each of us will act according to the stubbornness of his evil heart.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 18:18 -

Then they said, “Come and let us devise plans H4284 against Jeremiah. Surely the law is not going to perish from the priest, nor counsel to the wise man, nor the divine word to the prophet! Come on and let us strike at him with our tongue, and let us give no heed to any of his words.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 29:11 - ‘For I know the plans H4284 that I [fn]have for you,’ declares Yahweh, ‘plans H4284 for peace and not for calamity, to give you a future and a hope.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 49:20 -

Therefore hear the counsel of Yahweh which He has counseled against Edom, and His purposes H4284 which He has purposed against the inhabitants of Teman: surely they will drag them off, even the little ones of the flock; surely He will make their pasture desolate because of them.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 49:30 -

“Run away, flee earnestly! Inhabit the depths,

O inhabitants of Hazor,” declares Yahweh;

“For Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon has taken counsel against you

And purposed a purpose H4284 against you.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 50:45 - Therefore hear the counsel of Yahweh which He has counseled against Babylon, and His purposes H4284 which He has purposed against the land of the Chaldeans: surely they will drag them off, even the little ones of the flock; surely He will make their [fn]pasture desolate because of them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:29 -

So the land quakes and writhes,

For the purposes H4284 of Yahweh against Babylon stand,

To make the land of Babylon

[fn]A desolation without inhabitants.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:60 -

You have seen all their vengeance,

All their purposes H4284 against me.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:61 -

Sin / Shin

You have heard their reproach, O Yahweh,

All their purposes H4284 against me.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 38:10 -

‘Thus says Lord Yahweh, “It will be in that day, that [fn]thoughts will come into your heart, and you will devise an evil plan H4284,

Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:24 - [fn]In a time of ease he will enter the richest parts of the province, and he will do what his fathers never did, nor his fathers’ fathers; he will distribute plunder, spoil, and possessions among them, and he will devise his schemes H4284 against strongholds, but only for a time.

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