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Lexicon :: Strong's H4315 - mêṭāḇ

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 863a

Strong’s Definitions

מֵיטָב mêyṭâb, may-tawb'; from H3190; the best part:—best.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 6x

The KJV translates Strong's H4315 in the following manner: best (6x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 6x
The KJV translates Strong's H4315 in the following manner: best (6x).
  1. the best

    1. as superlative

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
מֵיטָב mêyṭâb, may-tawb'; from H3190; the best part:—best.
STRONGS H4315: Abbreviations
† (מֵיטָב) noun [masculine] the best, only construct מֵיטַב and as superlative; the best of a thing: שָׂדֵהוּ וּמ׳ מ׳ כָּרְמוֺ Exodus 22:4 (JE) the best of his field and the best of his vineyard (choicest fruit); הַצּאֹן מ׳ the best of the sheep 1 Samuel 15:9,15; הָאָרֶץ בְּמ׳ in the best of the land Genesis 47:6,11 (P).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


47:6; 47:11



1 Samuel

15:9; 15:15


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H4315 matches the Hebrew מֵיטָב (mêṭāḇ),
which occurs 6 times in 5 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:6 - the land of Egypt is before thee; in the best of the land make thy father and thy brethren to dwell; in the land of Goshen let them dwell: and if thou knowest any able men among them, then make them rulers over my cattle.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:11 - And Joseph placed his father and his brethren, and gave them a possession in the land of Egypt, in the best of the land, in the land of Rameses, as Pharaoh had commanded.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:5 - If a man shall cause a field or vineyard to be eaten, and shall let his beast loose, and it feed in another man’s field; of the best of his own field, and of the best of his own vineyard, shall he make restitution.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:9 - But Saul and the people spared Agag, and the best of the sheep, and of the oxen, and of the fatlings, and the lambs, and all that was good, and would not utterly destroy them: but everything that was vile and refuse, that they destroyed utterly.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:15 - And Saul said, They have brought them from the Amalekites: for the people spared the best of the sheep and of the oxen, to sacrifice unto Jehovah thy God; and the rest we have utterly destroyed.
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