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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.
† (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 [fn]at your disposal; [fn]settle your father and your brothers in the best H4315 of the land, let them [fn]live in the land of Goshen; and if you know any capable men among them, then [fn]put them in charge of my livestock.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:11 - So Joseph [fn]settled his father and his brothers and gave them a possession in the land of Egypt, in the best H4315 of the land, in the land of Rameses, as Pharaoh had ordered.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:5 - “If a man lets a field or vineyard be grazed bare and lets his animal loose so that it grazes in another man’s field, he shall make restitution from the best H4315 of his own field and the best H4315 of his own vineyard.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:9 - But Saul and the people spared Agag and the best H4315 of the sheep, the oxen, the fatlings, the lambs, and all that was good, and were not willing to destroy them utterly; but everything despised and worthless, that they utterly destroyed.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:15 - Saul said, “They have brought them from the Amalekites, for the people spared the best H4315 of the sheep and oxen, to sacrifice to the LORD your God; but the rest we have utterly destroyed.”

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