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Lexicon :: Strong's H4294 - maṭṭê

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מַטֶּה
Transliteration
maṭṭê
Pronunciation
mat-teh'
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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 1352b

Strong’s Definitions

מַטֶּה maṭṭeh, mat-teh'; or (feminine) מַטָּה maṭṭâh; from H5186; a branch (as extending); figuratively, a tribe; also a rod, whether for chastising (figuratively, correction), ruling (a sceptre), throwing (a lance), or walking (a staff; figuratively, a support of life, e.g. bread):—rod, staff, tribe.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 251x

The KJV translates Strong's H4294 in the following manner: tribe (182x), rod (52x), staff (15x), staves (1x), tribe (with H4294) (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 251x
The KJV translates Strong's H4294 in the following manner: tribe (182x), rod (52x), staff (15x), staves (1x), tribe (with H4294) (1x).
  1. staff, branch, tribe

    1. staff, rod, shaft

    2. branch (of vine)

    3. tribe

      1. company led by chief with staff (originally)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
מַטֶּה maṭṭeh, mat-teh'; or (feminine) מַטָּה maṭṭâh; from H5186; a branch (as extending); figuratively, a tribe; also a rod, whether for chastising (figuratively, correction), ruling (a sceptre), throwing (a lance), or walking (a staff; figuratively, a support of life, e.g. bread):—rod, staff, tribe.
STRONGS H4294:
מַטֶּה 251 noun masculineExodus 4:17 (feminine Micah 6:9 according to MT, but dubious, see below)
1. staff, rod, shaft.
2. branch.
3. tribe (Ecclus 48:2 staff, Ecclesiasticus 45:6; Ecclesiasticus 45:25 tribe); — absolute מ׳ Genesis 38:25 +; construct מַטַּה Exodus 4:20 +; suffix מַטְּךָ Genesis 38:18 + 5 times, מַטֶּ֑ךָ Exodus 8:1, מַטֵּ֫הוּ Isaiah 10:24 + 10 times; plural מַטּוֺת 1 Kings 8:1 +, etc.; suffix מַטּוֺחָם Exodus 7:12; Numbers 17:21; also מַטָּיו Habakkuk 3:14 (but read מַטֶּיךָ or — Gr — מַטֹּתֶיךָ); —
1. (compare מַקֵּל, שֵׁבֶט) staff of traveller Genesis 38:18, 25 (J); in general Isaiah 10:15 (simile; || שֵׁבֶט); from staff as support comes figurative מַטֵּהלֶֿחֶם staff of bread (food supply) Ezekiel 4:16; Ezekiel 5:16; Ezekiel 14:13; Leviticus 26:26; Psalm 105:16; of staff or rod, Moses as shepherd Exodus 4:2, 4; Exodus 7:15 (J), Exodus 4:17; Exodus 7:17, 20; Exodus 9:23; Exodus 10:13; Exodus 17:5 (all E); compare also Isaiah 10:26; Exodus 14:16; Numbers 20:8, 9, 11 (all P); called הָאֱלֹהִים מ׳ Exodus 4:20; Exodus 17:9 (both E), because of miraculous power connected with it; compare mirac. rod of Aaron Exodus 7:9, 10, 12, 19; Exodus 8:1; Exodus 8:12; Exodus 8:13 (all P), and of Egyptian magicians Exodus 7:12 (twice in verse) (P); compare Aaron's rod that budded Numbers 17:18 [Numbers 17:3]; Numbers 17:21 [Numbers 17:6]; Numbers 17:23 [Numbers 17:8]; Numbers 17:25 [Numbers 17:10] (compare RSSemitic i. 180; 2d ed. 197); carried even by warrior 1 Samuel 14:27, 43; מַטֵּה שִׁכְמוֺ Isaiah 9:3 i.e. rod that strikes his shoulder, task-master's rod (|| שֵׁבֶט הַנֹּגֵשׂ בּוֺ), compare Isaiah 10:5 and Isaiah 10:24; Isaiah 14:5 (|| שֵׁבֶט), all figurative of oppression; מַטֵּה מוּסָדָה Isaiah 30:32 appointed rod (of punishment); compare מ׳ Ezekiel 7:10, 11 (but text obscure, Co — which see — sceptre), also Micah 6:9 according to MT, but see below 3; used in beating out (חבט) fennel Isaiah 28:27; staff as badge of leader or ruler מַטֵּהעֹֿז Jeremiah 48:17 (|| מַקֵּל), compare Psalm 110:2; so Numbers 17:17 [Numbers 17:2] (4 times in verse) + 10 times Numbers 17; apparently shafts, i.e. arrows or spears, Habakkuk 3:9, 14 (compare Now Da GASm).
†2. branch of vine Ezekiel 19:11, 12, 14 (twice in verse).
3. tribe (183 times), originally company led by chief with staff: specifically of tribes of Israel in both singular and plural, 1 Kings 7:14; 1 Kings 8:1 2 Chronicles 5:2; Exodus 31:2 + 5 times Exodus; Leviticus 24:11; Numbers 1:4 + 89 times Numbers; Joshua 7:1 + 56 times Joshua (all P); 1 Chronicles 6:45 + 21 times 1 Chronicles 6; 1 Chronicles 12:31; probably also Micah 6:9 (vocative; so Greek Version of the LXX We Now GASm). — compare שֵׁבֶט, and on relation of these two words for tribe Hebrew usage DrJPhoenician xi. (1882), 213 f.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

Genesis

38:18; 38:18; 38:25; 38:25

Exodus

4:2; 4:4; 4:17; 4:17; 4:20; 4:20; 7:9; 7:10; 7:12; 7:12; 7:12; 7:15; 7:17; 7:19; 7:20; 8:1; 8:1; 8:12; 8:13; 9:23; 10:13; 14:16; 17:5; 17:9; 31:2

Leviticus

24:11; 26:26

Numbers

1:4; 17; 17:2; 17:3; 17:6; 17:8; 17:10; 20:8; 20:9; 20:11

Joshua

7:1

1 Samuel

14:27; 14:43

1 Kings

7:14; 8:1; 8:1

1 Chronicles

6; 6:45; 12:31

2 Chronicles

5:2

Psalms

105:16; 110:2

Isaiah

9:3; 10:5; 10:15; 10:24; 10:24; 10:26; 14:5; 28:27; 30:32

Jeremiah

48:17

Ezekiel

4:16; 5:16; 7:10; 7:11; 14:13; 19:11; 19:12; 19:14

Micah

6:9; 6:9; 6:9

Habakkuk

3:9; 3:14; 3:14

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H4294 matches the Hebrew מַטֶּה (maṭṭê),
which occurs 252 times in 205 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 5 (Gen 38:18–Num 2:20)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:18 - And he said, What pledge shall I give thee? And she said, Thy signet, and thy bracelets, and thy staff H4294 that is in thine hand. And he gave it her, and came in unto her, and she conceived by him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:25 - When she was brought forth, she sent to her father in law, saying, By the man, whose these are, am I with child: and she said, Discern, I pray thee, whose are these, the signet, and bracelets, and staff. H4294
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:2 - And the LORD said unto him, What is that in thine hand? And he said, A rod. H4294
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:4 - And the LORD said unto Moses, Put forth thine hand, and take it by the tail. And he put forth his hand, and caught it, and it became a rod H4294 in his hand:
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:17 - And thou shalt take this rod H4294 in thine hand, wherewith thou shalt do signs.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:20 - And Moses took his wife and his sons, and set them upon an ass, and he returned to the land of Egypt: and Moses took the rod H4294 of God in his hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:9 - When Pharaoh shall speak unto you, saying, Shew a miracle for you: then thou shalt say unto Aaron, Take thy rod, H4294 and cast it before Pharaoh, and it shall become a serpent.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:10 - And Moses and Aaron went in unto Pharaoh, and they did so as the LORD had commanded: and Aaron cast down his rod H4294 before Pharaoh, and before his servants, and it became a serpent.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:12 - For they cast down every man his rod, H4294 and they became serpents: but Aaron's rod H4294 swallowed up their rods. H4294
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:15 - Get thee unto Pharaoh in the morning; lo, he goeth out unto the water; and thou shalt stand by the river's brink against he come; and the rod H4294 which was turned to a serpent shalt thou take in thine hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:17 - Thus saith the LORD, In this thou shalt know that I am the LORD: behold, I will smite with the rod H4294 that is in mine hand upon the waters which are in the river, and they shall be turned to blood.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:19 - And the LORD spake unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Take thy rod, H4294 and stretch out thine hand upon the waters of Egypt, upon their streams, upon their rivers, and upon their ponds, and upon all their pools of water, that they may become blood; and that there may be blood throughout all the land of Egypt, both in vessels of wood, and in vessels of stone.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:20 - And Moses and Aaron did so, as the LORD commanded; and he lifted up the rod, H4294 and smote the waters that were in the river, in the sight of Pharaoh, and in the sight of his servants; and all the waters that were in the river were turned to blood.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:5 - And the LORD spake unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Stretch forth thine hand with thy rod H4294 over the streams, over the rivers, and over the ponds, and cause frogs to come up upon the land of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:16 - And the LORD said unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Stretch out thy rod, H4294 and smite the dust of the land, that it may become lice throughout all the land of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:17 - And they did so; for Aaron stretched out his hand with his rod, H4294 and smote the dust of the earth, and it became lice in man, and in beast; all the dust of the land became lice throughout all the land of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:23 - And Moses stretched forth his rod H4294 toward heaven: and the LORD sent thunder and hail, and the fire ran along upon the ground; and the LORD rained hail upon the land of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:13 - And Moses stretched forth his rod H4294 over the land of Egypt, and the LORD brought an east wind upon the land all that day, and all that night; and when it was morning, the east wind brought the locusts.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 14:16 - But lift thou up thy rod, H4294 and stretch out thine hand over the sea, and divide it: and the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 17:5 - And the LORD said unto Moses, Go on before the people, and take with thee of the elders of Israel; and thy rod, H4294 wherewith thou smotest the river, take in thine hand, and go.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 17:9 - And Moses said unto Joshua, Choose us out men, and go out, fight with Amalek: to morrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod H4294 of God in mine hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 31:2 - See, I have called by name Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe H4294 of Judah:
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 31:6 - And I, behold, I have given with him Aholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe H4294 of Dan: and in the hearts of all that are wise hearted I have put wisdom, that they may make all that I have commanded thee;
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 35:30 - And Moses said unto the children of Israel, See, the LORD hath called by name Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe H4294 of Judah;
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 35:34 - And he hath put in his heart that he may teach, both he, and Aholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe H4294 of Dan.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 38:22 - And Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe H4294 of Judah, made all that the LORD commanded Moses.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 38:23 - And with him was Aholiab, son of Ahisamach, of the tribe H4294 of Dan, an engraver, and a cunning workman, and an embroiderer in blue, and in purple, and in scarlet, and fine linen.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:11 - And the Israelitish woman's son blasphemed the name of the LORD, and cursed. And they brought him unto Moses: (and his mother's name was Shelomith, the daughter of Dibri, of the tribe H4294 of Dan:)
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:26 - And when I have broken the staff H4294 of your bread, ten women shall bake your bread in one oven, and they shall deliver you your bread again by weight: and ye shall eat, and not be satisfied.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:4 - And with you there shall be a man of every tribe; H4294 every one head of the house of his fathers.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:16 - These were the renowned of the congregation, princes of the tribes H4294 of their fathers, heads of thousands in Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:21 - Those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe H4294 of Reuben, were forty and six thousand and five hundred.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:23 - Those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe H4294 of Simeon, were fifty and nine thousand and three hundred.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:25 - Those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe H4294 of Gad, were forty and five thousand six hundred and fifty.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:27 - Those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe H4294 of Judah, were threescore and fourteen thousand and six hundred.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:29 - Those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe H4294 of Issachar, were fifty and four thousand and four hundred.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:31 - Those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe H4294 of Zebulun, were fifty and seven thousand and four hundred.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:33 - Those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe H4294 of Ephraim, were forty thousand and five hundred.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:35 - Those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe H4294 of Manasseh, were thirty and two thousand and two hundred.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:37 - Those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe H4294 of Benjamin, were thirty and five thousand and four hundred.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:39 - Those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe H4294 of Dan, were threescore and two thousand and seven hundred.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:41 - Those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe H4294 of Asher, were forty and one thousand and five hundred.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:43 - Those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe H4294 of Naphtali, were fifty and three thousand and four hundred.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:47 - But the Levites after the tribe H4294 of their fathers were not numbered among them.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:49 - Only thou shalt not number the tribe H4294 of Levi, neither take the sum of them among the children of Israel:
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 2:5 - And those that do pitch next unto him shall be the tribe H4294 of Issachar: and Nethaneel the son of Zuar shall be captain of the children of Issachar.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 2:7 - Then the tribe H4294 of Zebulun: and Eliab the son of Helon shall be captain of the children of Zebulun.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 2:12 - And those which pitch by him shall be the tribe H4294 of Simeon: and the captain of the children of Simeon shall be Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 2:14 - Then the tribe H4294 of Gad: and the captain of the sons of Gad shall be Eliasaph the son of Reuel.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 2:20 - And by him shall be the tribe H4294 of Manasseh: and the captain of the children of Manasseh shall be Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur.

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