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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


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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 - and the land of Egypt is before you; settle your father and your brothers in the best part of the land. Let them live in Goshen. And if you know of any among them with special ability, put them in charge of my own livestock.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:11 - So Joseph settled his father and his brothers in Egypt and gave them property in the best part of the land, the district of Rameses, as Pharaoh directed.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:5 - “If anyone grazes their livestock in a field or vineyard and lets them stray and they graze in someone else’s field, the offender must make restitution from the best of their own field or vineyard.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:9 - But Saul and the army spared Agag and the best of the sheep and cattle, the fat calves[fn] and lambs—everything that was good. These they were unwilling to destroy completely, but everything that was despised and weak they totally destroyed.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:15 - Saul answered, “The soldiers brought them from the Amalekites; they spared the best of the sheep and cattle to sacrifice to the LORD your God, but we totally destroyed the rest.”
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