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Lexicon :: Strong's H4284 - maḥăšāḇâ

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מַחֲשָׁבָה
Transliteration
maḥăšāḇâ
Pronunciation
makh-ash-aw-baw'
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Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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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:
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

Genesis

6:5; 6:5

Exodus

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

2 Samuel

14:14

1 Chronicles

28:9; 29:18

2 Chronicles

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

Esther

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

Job

5:12; 21:27

Psalms

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

Proverbs

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

Isaiah

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

Jeremiah

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

Lamentations

3:60; 3:61

Ezekiel

38:10; 38:10

Daniel

11:24; 11:25

Micah

4:12

H4284

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 the LORD saw that the wickedness of mankind was great on the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts H4284 of [fn]their hearts was only evil continually.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 31:4 - to create [fn]artistic designs H4284 for work in gold, in silver, and in [fn]bronze,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 35:32 - to create [fn]designs H4284 for working in gold, 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 perform in every inventive H4284 work.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 35:35 - “He has filled them with [fn]skill to perform every work of an engraver, of a designer, and of an embroiderer, in violet, purple, and in scarlet material, and in fine linen, and of a weaver, as performers of every work and makers of 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. Yet God does not take away life, but makes plans 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 wholeheartedly and with a willing [fn]mind; for the LORD searches all hearts, and understands every intent of the thoughts H4284. If you seek Him, He will let you find Him; but if you forsake Him, He will reject you forever.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 29:18 - “LORD, God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, our fathers, keep this forever in the [fn]intentions H4284 of the hearts of Your people, and direct their hearts 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, violet, linen, and crimson fabrics, and who knows how to make all kinds of engravings and to [fn]execute any design H4284 which is assigned to him, to work with your skilled workers and with [fn]those of my lord, your father David.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 26:15 - In Jerusalem he made machines of war invented H4284 by skillful workmen to be on the towers and the corners, for the purpose of shooting arrows and great stones. So his [fn]fame spread far, for he was marvelously helped until he was strong.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 8:3 - Then Esther spoke again [fn]to the king, fell at his feet, wept, and pleaded for his compassion to avert the evil scheme of Haman the Agagite and his plot H4284 which he had devised against the Jews.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 8:5 - Then she said, “If it pleases the king and if I have found favor before him, and the matter seems proper to the king and I am pleasing in his sight, let it be written to revoke the letters devised H4284 by Haman, the son of Hammedatha the Agagite, which he wrote to eliminate the Jews who are in all the king’s provinces.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 9:25 - But when it came [fn]to the king’s attention, he commanded by letter that his wicked scheme H4284 which he had devised against the Jews was to return on his own head, and that he and his sons were to be hanged on the wooden gallows.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:12 - “He frustrates the schemes H4284 of the shrewd,
So that their hands cannot attain success.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 21:27 - “Behold, I know your thoughts H4284,
And the plots you devise against me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 33:10 - The LORD nullifies the plan of nations;
He frustrates the plans H4284 of peoples.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 33:11 - The plan of the LORD stands forever,
The plans H4284 of His heart from generation to generation.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 40:5 - Many, LORD my God, are the wonders which You have done,
And Your thoughts H4284 toward us;
There is no one to compare with You.
If I would declare and speak of them,
They would be too numerous to count.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 56:5 - All day long they distort my words;
All their [fn]thoughts H4284 are against me for evil.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 92:5 - How great are Your works, LORD!
Your [fn]thoughts H4284 are very deep.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 94:11 - The LORD knows human thoughts H4284,
[fn]That they are mere breath.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:18 - A heart that devises wicked plans H4284,
Feet that run rapidly to evil,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:5 - The thoughts H4284 of the righteous are just,
But the counsels of the wicked are deceitful.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:22 - Without consultation, plans H4284 are frustrated,
But with many counselors they [fn]succeed.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:26 - Evil plans H4284 are an abomination to the LORD,
But pleasant words are pure.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:3 - [fn]Commit your works to the LORD,
And your plans H4284 will be established.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:21 - Many plans H4284 are in a person’s heart,
But the advice of the LORD will stand.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:18 - Prepare plans H4284 by consultation,
And make war by wise guidance.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:5 - The plans H4284 of the diligent certainly lead to advantage,
But everyone who is in a hurry certainly comes to poverty.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 55:7 - Let the wicked abandon his way,
And the unrighteous person his thoughts H4284;
And let him return to the LORD,
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 the LORD.
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 hurry to shed innocent blood;
Their thoughts H4284 are thoughts H4284 of wrongdoing,
Devastation and destruction are in their paths.
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 - “For I [fn]know their works and their thoughts H4284; [fn]the time is coming to gather all the nations and tongues. And they shall come and see My glory.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 4:14 - Wash your heart from evil, Jerusalem,
So that you may be saved.
How long will your wicked thoughts H4284
Lodge within you?
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 6:19 - “Hear, earth: behold, I am bringing disaster on this people,
The fruit of their [fn]plans H4284,
Because they have not listened 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 plots H4284 against me, saying,
“Let’s destroy the tree with its [fn]fruit,
And let’s cut him off from the land of the living,
So that his name will no longer be remembered.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 18:11 - “So now, speak to the men of Judah and against the inhabitants of Jerusalem, saying, ‘This is what the LORD says: “Behold, I am forming a disaster against you and devising a plan H4284 against you. Now turn back, each of you from his evil way, and [fn]correct 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 [fn]persist in the stubbornness of his evil heart.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 18:18 - Then they said, “Come and let’s devise plans H4284 against Jeremiah. Certainly the Law is not going to be lost by the priest, nor advice by the wise, nor the divine word by the prophet! Come, and let’s strike at him with our tongue, and let’s pay no attention to any of his words.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 29:11 - ‘For I know the plans H4284 that I [fn]have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans H4284 for [fn]prosperity and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 49:20 - Therefore hear the plan of the LORD which He has planned against Edom, and His purposes H4284 which He has in mind against the inhabitants of Teman: they will certainly drag them off, even the little ones of the flock; He will certainly make their pasture desolate because of them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 49:30 - “Run away, flee! Dwell in the depths,
You inhabitants of Hazor,” declares the LORD;
“For Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon has formed a plan against you
And devised a scheme H4284 against you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 50:45 - Therefore hear the plan of the LORD which He has planned against Babylon, and His purposes H4284 which He has in mind against the land of the Chaldeans: they will certainly drag them off, even the little ones of the flock; He will certainly make their pasture desolate because of them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:29 - So the land quakes and writhes,
For the plans H4284 of the LORD 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 schemes H4284 against me.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:61 - You have heard their reproach, LORD,
All their schemes H4284 against me.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 38:10 - ‘This is what the Lord GOD says: “It will come about on that day, that [fn]thoughts will come into your mind and you will devise an evil plan H4284,
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:24 - [fn]In a time of tranquility he will enter the richest parts of the [fn]realm, and he will accomplish what his fathers did not, nor his [fn]ancestors; he will distribute plunder, spoils, and possessions among them, and he will devise his schemes H4284 against strongholds, but only for a time.

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