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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 - He said, “What pledge shall I give you?” And she said, “Your seal and your cord, and your staff H4294 that is in your hand.” So he gave them to her and had relations with her, and she conceived by him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:25 - It was while she was being brought out that she sent word to her father-in-law, saying, “I am pregnant by the man to whom these things belong.” She also said, “Please examine and see, whose signet ring and cords and staff H4294 are these?”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:2 - The LORD said to him, “What is that in your hand?” And he said, “A staff H4294.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:4 - But the LORD said to Moses, “Reach out with your hand and grasp it by its tail”—so he reached out with his hand and caught it, and it turned into a staff H4294 in his [fn]hand
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:17 - “And you shall take in your hand this staff H4294, with which you shall perform the signs.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:20 - So Moses took his wife and his sons and mounted them on a donkey, and returned to the land of Egypt. Moses also took the staff H4294 of God in his hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:9 - “When Pharaoh speaks to you, saying, ‘[fn]Work a miracle,’ then you shall say to Aaron, ‘Take your staff H4294 and throw it down before Pharaoh, so that it may turn into a serpent.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:10 - So Moses and Aaron came to Pharaoh, and so they did, just as the LORD had commanded; and Aaron threw his staff H4294 down before Pharaoh and [fn]his servants, and it turned into a serpent.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:12 - For each one threw down his staff H4294, and they turned into serpents. But Aaron’s staff H4294 swallowed their staffs H4294.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:15 - “Go to Pharaoh in the morning [fn]just as he is going out to the water, and position yourself to meet him on the bank of the Nile; and you shall take in your hand the staff H4294 that was turned into a serpent.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:17 - ‘This is what the LORD says: “By this you shall know that I am the LORD: behold, I am going to strike [fn]the water that is in the Nile with the staff H4294 that is in my hand, and it will be turned into blood.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:19 - Then the LORD said to Moses, “Say to Aaron, ‘Take your staff H4294 and extend your hand over the waters of Egypt, over their rivers, over their [fn]streams, over their pools, and over all their reservoirs of water, so that they may become blood; and there will be blood through all the land of Egypt, both in containers of wood and in containers of stone.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:20 - So Moses and Aaron did just as the LORD had commanded. And he lifted up [fn]the staff H4294 and struck the water that was in the Nile in the sight of Pharaoh and in the sight of his servants; and all the water that was in the Nile was turned into blood.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:5 - [fn]Then the LORD said to Moses, “Say to Aaron, ‘Extend your hand with your staff H4294 over the rivers, over the [fn]streams, and over the pools, and make frogs come up on the land of Egypt.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:16 - Then the LORD said to Moses, “Say to Aaron, ‘Extend your staff H4294 and strike the dust of the earth, so that it may turn into [fn]gnats through all the land of Egypt.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:17 - They did so; and Aaron extended his hand with his staff H4294 and struck the dust of the earth, and there were [fn]gnats on every [fn]person and animal. All the dust of the earth turned into [fn]gnats through all the land of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:23 - So Moses reached out with his staff H4294 toward the sky, and the LORD [fn]sent [fn]thunder and hail, and fire ran down to the earth. And the LORD rained hail on the land of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:13 - So Moses reached out with his staff H4294 over the land of Egypt, and the LORD directed an east wind on the land all that day and all that night; and when it was morning, the east wind [fn]brought the locusts.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 14:16 - “As for you, lift up your staff H4294 and reach out with your hand over the sea and divide it, and the sons of Israel shall [fn]go through the midst of the sea on dry land.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 17:5 - Then the LORD said to Moses, “Pass before the people and take with you some of the elders of Israel; and take in your hand your staff H4294 with which you struck the Nile, and go.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 17:9 - So Moses said to Joshua, “Choose men for us and go out, fight against Amalek. Tomorrow I will station myself on the top of the hill with the staff H4294 of God in my hand.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 31:2 - “See, I have called by name Bezalel, the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe H4294 of Judah.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 31:6 - “And behold, I Myself have [fn]appointed with him Oholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe H4294 of Dan; and in the hearts of all who are [fn]skillful I have put [fn]skill, so that they may make everything that I have commanded you:
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 35:30 - Then Moses said to the sons of Israel, “See, the LORD has called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe H4294 of Judah.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 35:34 - “He also has put in his heart to teach, both he and Oholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe H4294 of Dan.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 38:22 - Now Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe H4294 of Judah, made everything that the LORD had commanded Moses.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 38:23 - With him was Oholiab the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe H4294 of Dan, an engraver and a skilled embroiderer, and a [fn]weaver in violet, in purple, and in scarlet material, and fine linen.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:11 - And the son of the Israelite woman blasphemed the Name and cursed. So they brought him to Moses. (Now his mother’s name was Shelomith, the daughter of Dibri, of the tribe H4294 of Dan.)
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:26 - ‘When I break your staff H4294 of bread, ten women will bake your bread in one oven, and they will bring back your bread [fn]in rationed amounts, so that you will eat and not be satisfied.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:4 - “With you, moreover, there shall be a man of each tribe H4294, each one head of his father’s household.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:16 - “These are the men who were called from the congregation, the leaders of their fathers’ tribes H4294; they were the heads of [fn]divisions of Israel.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:21 - their numbered men of the tribe H4294 of Reuben were 46,500.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:23 - their numbered men of the tribe H4294 of Simeon were 59,300.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:25 - their numbered men of the tribe H4294 of Gad were 45,650.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:27 - their numbered men of the tribe H4294 of Judah were 74,600.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:29 - their numbered men of the tribe H4294 of Issachar were 54,400.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:31 - their numbered men of the tribe H4294 of Zebulun were 57,400.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:33 - their numbered men of the tribe H4294 of Ephraim were 40,500.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:35 - their numbered men of the tribe H4294 of Manasseh were 32,200.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:37 - their numbered men of the tribe H4294 of Benjamin were 35,400.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:39 - their numbered men of the tribe H4294 of Dan were 62,700.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:41 - their numbered men of the tribe H4294 of Asher were 41,500.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:43 - their numbered men of the tribe H4294 of Naphtali were 53,400.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:47 - The Levites, however, were not counted among them by their fathers’ tribe H4294.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:49 - “Only the tribe H4294 of Levi you shall not count, nor shall you take their [fn]census among the sons of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 2:5 - “Those who camp next to him shall be the tribe H4294 of Issachar; and the leader of the sons of Issachar: Nethanel the son of Zuar,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 2:7 - Then follows the tribe H4294 of Zebulun; and the leader of the sons of Zebulun: Eliab the son of Helon,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 2:12 - “And those who camp next to him shall be the tribe H4294 of Simeon; and the leader of the sons of Simeon: Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 2:14 - “Then follows the tribe H4294 of Gad; and the leader of the sons of Gad: Eliasaph the son of [fn]Deuel,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 2:20 - “Next to him shall be the tribe H4294 of Manasseh; and the leader of the sons of Manasseh: Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur,

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