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Lexicon :: Strong's H4325 - mayim

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Dual of a primitive noun (but used in a singular sense)
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Strong’s Definitions

מַיִם mayim, mah'-yim; dual of a primitive noun (but used in a singular sense); water; figuratively, juice; by euphemism, urine, semen:— piss, wasting, water(-ing, (-course, -flood, -spring)).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 582x

The KJV translates Strong's H4325 in the following manner: water (571x), piss (2x), waters (with H6440) (2x), watersprings (2x), washing (1x), watercourse (with H4161) (1x), waterflood (1x), watering (1x), variant (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 582x
The KJV translates Strong's H4325 in the following manner: water (571x), piss (2x), waters (with H6440) (2x), watersprings (2x), washing (1x), watercourse (with H4161) (1x), waterflood (1x), watering (1x), variant (1x).
  1. water, waters

    1. water

    2. water of the feet, urine

    3. of danger, violence, transitory things, refreshment (fig.)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
מַיִם mayim, mah'-yim; dual of a primitive noun (but used in a singular sense); water; figuratively, juice; by euphemism, urine, semen:— piss, wasting, water(-ing, (-course, -flood, -spring)).
STRONGS H4325: Abbreviations
II. [מוֺ] = מַי water.

[מַי]580 noun masculine 2 Samuel 14:14 only plural מַ֫יִם waters, water (Late Hebrew id.; MI23 [ין] מ; SI5 המים; Aramaic מַיָּא, מַיִּין, bdb056503 Assyrian , plural , also mâmu DlHWB 394; Arabic bdb056504Ethiopic bdb056505, plural bdb056506; Sabean [מו], מום plural מון, Minaean [מה], plural מהן DHM6th Or. Congr. (Leiden) ii. 1, 451 f. (see on these forms BaZMG xiii.1888, 341 ff.)); — מַ֫יִם (מָ֑יִם) Genesis 1:2 +; הַמַּ֫יְמָה Exodus 7:15; Exodus 8:16; construct מֵי Genesis 7:7 + 71 times; מֵימֵי Exodus 4:9 + 10 times + Qr 2 Kings 18:27 = Isaiah 36:12; suffix מֵימַי Hosea 2:7 + 1 Samuel 25:11 (but read here יֵינִי Greek Version of the LXX Ew Th We Klo Dr Kit Bu); מֵימֶ֫יךָ Exodus 23:25 + 3 times; מֵימָיו Numbers 20:8 + 6 times; מֵימֶיהָ Jeremiah 6:7; Jeremiah 50:38; מֵימֵינוּ Lamentations 5:4; מֵימֵיהֶם Exodus 7:19 + 4 times; — waters, water (with adjective plural Genesis 26:19; Exodus 15:10; Leviticus 14:5, 6, 50 + often, so always with adjective; also with plural participle Numbers 5:18, 19, 24; 2 Kings 3:20 +; with plural pronoun Numbers 20:13; Numbers 27:14; 2 Kings 2:21 +; compare suffix Joshua 4:18; before plural verb Genesis 1:9, 20, 21; Genesis 7:17 + often; after plural verb Joshua 3:13; Isaiah 28:17; Proverbs 9:17; Ezekiel 31:4 +; rarely with singular verb; before, Genesis 9:15; Leviticus 11:34; Numbers 20:2; Numbers 24:7; Numbers 33:14; 2 Kings 3:9; after, Numbers 19:13, 20); —
a. water of a spring or well (עַיִן, בְּאֵר) Genesis 16:7; Genesis 24:11, 13 (twice in verse); Genesis 24:43; Exodus 15:27 (twice in verse) (J), Genesis 21:19, 25; Numbers 20:17; Numbers 21:16 (E), etc.; for drinking, also Amos 4:8; Amos 8:11; Jonah 3:7 + often; out of rock Exodus 17:6 (E), Numbers 20:8 (twice in verse); Numbers 20:10, 11 (P), Deuteronomy 8:15 etc.; מֵי מְרִיבָה (RSSemitic i. 165; 2nd ed. 181) Numbers 20:13, 24; Numbers 27:14 (P), Deuteronomy 33:8; Psalm 81:8; Psalm 106:32; compare Deuteronomy 32:51; Ezekiel 47:19; Ezekiel 48:28; for washing (hands, feet, person) Genesis 18:4; Genesis 24:32; Genesis 43:24 (J), 2 Kings 3:11; Exodus 29:4; Exodus 30:20; Leviticus 15:5, 6 + (P); (victims) Leviticus 1:9, 13; Leviticus 8:21 (P); (vessels) Leviticus 6:21; Leviticus 12:32; Leviticus 12:34 (P); (garments) Leviticus 15:17; Numbers 19:8 (P); for cooking Exodus 12:9 (P), compare Isaiah 64:1; Ezekiel 24:3 (symbolic); for purification Numbers 8:7 (מֵי חַטָּאת) Numbers 19:9 (מֵי נִדָּה), compare Numbers 19:13; Numbers 19:18; Numbers 19:20; Numbers 19:21; Numbers 19:31; Numbers 31:23 (twice in verse) (all P), Ezekiel 36:25 (figurative).
b. of a river, Nile Exodus 2:10; Exodus 4:9 (twice in verse) (J), Jeremiah 2:18 etc.; Jordan Joshua 3:8 (D), Joshua 3:15; Joshua 3:16 (JE), etc.; Euphrates Isaiah 8:7 (figurative), Jeremiah 2:18; Ezekiel's river Ezekiel 47:1 (twice in verse); Ezekiel 47:2 +, etc.; of streams, canals, etc., especially, as condition of fertility Deuteronomy 8:7; Deuteronomy 10:7; Isaiah 1:30; Proverbs 30:16; 2 Kings 3:17 +, etc.
c. of sea Amos 5:8; Amos 9:6; Red Sea Exodus 15:8, 10, 19 (song), Exodus 14:21, 22, 26 + (P), Joshua 2:10 (D), etc.
d. of flood Genesis 7:7, 10; Genesis 8:3, 7, 8, 9, 11 (J), Genesis 6:17; Genesis 7:6, 17, 18 (twice in verse); Genesis 7:19; Genesis 8:5; Genesis 9:11, 15 (P); so מֵינֹֿחַ Isaiah 54:9 (twice in verse) waters of Noah.
f. in clouds Jeremiah 10:13; Job 26:8; Psalm 29:3 (twice in verse); Psalm 104:3; Psalm 148:4, etc.
g. of rain Judges 5:4; 2 Samuel 21:10; Deuteronomy 11:11; Psalm 65:10; Job 5:10 (|| מָטָר), etc.
h. of dew Judges 6:38.
i. primæval deep Genesis 1:2, 6 (P).
2. with proper names, of location (q. v.), to denote springs, streams, or seas belonging to, near, such places: מֵימֵי מִצְרַיִם Exodus 7:19; Exodus 8:2; מֵי מְרִיבָה (see above 1a); מֵי מֵרוֺם Joshua 11:5, 7; מֵי עֵיןשֶֿׁמֶשׁ Joshua 15:7; מֵי נֶפְתּוֺחַ Joshua 15:9; Joshua 18:15; מֵי יְרִיחוֺ Joshua 16:1; מֵי מְגִּדּוֺ Judges 5:19; מֵי נִמְרִ(י)ם Isaiah 15:6; Jeremiah 48:34; מֵי דִימוֺן Isaiah 15:9; compare מֵי הַשִּׁלֹּחַ Isaiah 8:6; מֵימֵי גִּיחוֺן הָעֶלְיוֺן 2 Chronicles 32:30; compare also proper name, of a location מִשְׂרְפוֺת מַיִם Joshua 11:8; Joshua 13:6.
3. special uses are: מֵי רַגְלַיִם water of the feet = urine 2 Kings 18:27 = Isaiah 36:12; compare מַדְמֵנָה בְּמֵי Isaiah 25:10 Kt in water of a dunghill (> Qr בְּמוֺ); מַיִם לַחַץ water (which is) distress, because drunk in imprisonment 1 Kings 22:27 (|| לֶחֶם לַחַץ) = 2 Chronicles 18:26; בְּמֵישָֿׁ֑לֶג in snow-water Job 9:30 Qr (Kt במו; Me Hoffm Siegf כְּמוֺ), מֵימֵי שֶׁלֶג Job 24:19; מַיִם קְדשִׁים Numbers 5:17 holy water (compare RSSem.165, 2nd ed.181, but text dubious, see Di); מֵי הַמָּרִים bitter water Numbers 5:18, 19, 23, 24; compare Exodus 15:23 (כִּי מָרִים הֵם), opposed to וַיִּמְתְּקוּ הַמַּיִם Exodus 15:25 and the waters were sweetened; מֵי חַטָּאת, מֵי נִדָּה see above 1a; מַיִם חַיִּים living (i.e. running) water Leviticus 14:5, 6, 50, 51, 52; Numbers 19:17, also (figurative) Zechariah 14:8 (compare Ezekiel 47), and (figurative) Jeremiah 2:13; Jeremiah 17:13. See also below (compare Numbers 21:17, 18; see RSSem.i.127.157; 2nd ed.135,176).
4. among figurative uses are:
a. of distress Isaiah 43:2; Psalm 66:12 (|| אֵשׁ), Psalm 69:2; Lamentations 3:54; usually many waters 2 Samuel 22:17 = Psalm 18:17, compare Job 22:11; Psalm 32:6; Psalm 144:7, or deep waters Psalm 69:3; Psalm 69:15, compare Psalm 69:16; also מֵירֿאֹשׁ water of gall Jeremiah 8:14; Jeremiah 9:14; Jeremiah 23:15.
b. מַיִם פֶּרֶץ 2 Samuel 5:20 = 1 Chronicles 14:11 of outbursting force.
c. מַיִם שְׁאוֺן Isaiah 17:12, 13 of rushing nations.
d. of what is impetuous, violent, overwhelming Isaiah 28:2, 17; Hosea 10:7; Job 27:20; Psalm 124:4; Psalm 124:5; Psalm 88:18; simile of impetuousness כַּמַּיִם פַּחַז Genesis 49:4.
e. (as running away) of heart in timidity Joshua 7:5, compare Psalm 22:16, of knees Ezekiel 7:17; Ezekiel 21:12.
f. of transitoriness Job 11:16; Job 24:18; Psalm 58:8.
g. of refreshment Isaiah 32:2; Isaiah 49:10; spiritual Isaiah 12:3.
h. מֵי מְנֻחוֺת Psalm 23:2 in figure of rest and peace, compare Jeremiah 31:9.
i. of reckless bloodshed (poured out like water) Psalm 79:3; compare pouring away (and not eating) blood Deuteronomy 12:16, 24; Deuteronomy 15:23.
j. בְּאֵר מַיִם חַיִּים Songs 4:15 figurative of bride; מַיִם מִבּוֺרֶ֑ךָ Proverbs 5:15 of enjoyment of one's own wife; of harlotry מַיִם גְּנוּבִים Proverbs 9:17 stolen waters.
k. of outpoured wrath of י׳ Hosea 5:10.
l. of abundant justice Amos 5:24.
m. of outpoured feelings Job 3:24; שִׁפְכִי כַמַּיִם לִבֵךְ Lamentations 2:19. — Isaiah 48:1 read probably מִמְּעֵי for MT מִמֵּי, so Secker Du CheHpt Skinner, compare Di.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


1:2; 1:2; 1:6; 1:9; 1:20; 1:21; 6:17; 7:6; 7:7; 7:7; 7:10; 7:17; 7:17; 7:18; 7:19; 8:3; 8:5; 8:7; 8:8; 8:9; 8:11; 9:11; 9:15; 9:15; 16:7; 18:4; 21:19; 21:25; 24:11; 24:13; 24:32; 24:43; 26:19; 43:24; 49:4


2:10; 4:9; 4:9; 7:15; 7:19; 7:19; 8:2; 8:16; 12:9; 14:21; 14:22; 14:26; 15:8; 15:10; 15:10; 15:19; 15:23; 15:25; 15:27; 17:6; 20:4; 23:25; 29:4; 30:20


1:9; 1:13; 6:21; 8:21; 11:34; 14:5; 14:5; 14:6; 14:6; 14:50; 14:50; 14:51; 14:52; 15:5; 15:6; 15:17


5:17; 5:18; 5:18; 5:19; 5:19; 5:23; 5:24; 5:24; 8:7; 19:8; 19:9; 19:13; 19:13; 19:17; 19:18; 19:20; 19:20; 19:21; 20:2; 20:8; 20:8; 20:10; 20:11; 20:13; 20:13; 20:17; 20:24; 21:16; 21:17; 21:18; 24:7; 27:14; 27:14; 31:23; 33:14


4:18; 5:8; 8:7; 8:15; 10:7; 11:11; 12:16; 12:24; 15:23; 32:51; 33:8


2:10; 3:8; 3:13; 3:15; 3:16; 4:18; 7:5; 11:5; 11:7; 11:8; 13:6; 15:7; 15:9; 16:1; 18:15


5:4; 5:19; 6:38

1 Samuel


2 Samuel

5:20; 14:14; 21:10; 22:17

1 Kings


2 Kings

2:21; 3:9; 3:11; 3:17; 3:20; 18:27; 18:27

1 Chronicles


2 Chronicles

18:26; 32:30


3:24; 5:10; 9:30; 11:16; 22:11; 24:18; 24:19; 26:5; 26:8; 27:20


18:17; 22:16; 23:2; 29:3; 32:6; 58:8; 65:10; 66:12; 69:2; 69:3; 69:15; 69:16; 79:3; 81:8; 88:18; 104:3; 106:32; 124:4; 124:5; 136:6; 144:7; 148:4


5:15; 9:17; 9:17; 30:16

Song of Songs



1:30; 8:6; 8:7; 12:3; 15:6; 15:9; 17:12; 17:13; 25:10; 28:2; 28:17; 28:17; 32:2; 36:12; 36:12; 43:2; 48:1; 49:10; 54:9; 64:1


2:13; 2:18; 2:18; 6:7; 8:14; 9:14; 10:13; 17:13; 23:15; 31:9; 48:34; 50:38


2:19; 3:54; 5:4


7:17; 21:12; 24:3; 31:4; 36:25; 47; 47:1; 47:2; 47:19; 48:28


2:7; 5:10; 10:7


4:8; 5:8; 5:24; 8:11; 9:6





Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H4325 matches the Hebrew מַיִם (mayim),
which occurs 582 times in 525 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 11 (Gen 1:2–Exo 7:17)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:2 - And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. H4325
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:6 - And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, H4325 and let it divide the waters H4325 from the waters. H4325
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:7 - And God made the firmament, and divided the waters H4325 which were under the firmament from the waters H4325 which were above the firmament: and it was so.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:9 - And God said, Let the waters H4325 under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:10 - And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters H4325 called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:20 - And God said, Let the waters H4325 bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:21 - And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters H4325 brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:22 - And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters H4325 in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:17 - And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters H4325 upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; and every thing that is in the earth shall die.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:6 - And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters H4325 was upon the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:7 - And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him, into the ark, because of the waters H4325 of the flood.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:10 - And it came to pass after seven days, that the waters H4325 of the flood were upon the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:17 - And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters H4325 increased, and bare up the ark, and it was lift up above the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:18 - And the waters H4325 prevailed, and were increased greatly upon the earth; and the ark went upon the face of the waters. H4325
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:19 - And the waters H4325 prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:20 - Fifteen cubits upward did the waters H4325 prevail; and the mountains were covered.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:24 - And the waters H4325 prevailed upon the earth an hundred and fifty days.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 8:1 - And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark: and God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters H4325 asswaged;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 8:3 - And the waters H4325 returned from off the earth continually: and after the end of the hundred and fifty days the waters H4325 were abated.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 8:5 - And the waters H4325 decreased continually until the tenth month: in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 8:7 - And he sent forth a raven, which went forth to and fro, until the waters H4325 were dried up from off the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 8:8 - Also he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters H4325 were abated from off the face of the ground;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 8:9 - But the dove found no rest for the sole of her foot, and she returned unto him into the ark, for the waters H4325 were on the face of the whole earth: then he put forth his hand, and took her, and pulled her in unto him into the ark.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 8:11 - And the dove came in to him in the evening; and, lo, in her mouth was an olive leaf pluckt off: so Noah knew that the waters H4325 were abated from off the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 8:13 - And it came to pass in the six hundredth and first year, in the first month, the first day of the month, the waters H4325 were dried up from off the earth: and Noah removed the covering of the ark, and looked, and, behold, the face of the ground was dry.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:11 - And I will establish my covenant with you; neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters H4325 of a flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:15 - And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters H4325 shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 16:7 - And the angel of the LORD found her by a fountain of water H4325 in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:4 - Let a little water, H4325 I pray you, be fetched, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:14 - And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and took bread, and a bottle of water, H4325 and gave it unto Hagar, putting it on her shoulder, and the child, and sent her away: and she departed, and wandered in the wilderness of Beersheba.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:15 - And the water H4325 was spent in the bottle, and she cast the child under one of the shrubs.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:19 - And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water; H4325 and she went, and filled the bottle with water, H4325 and gave the lad drink.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:25 - And Abraham reproved Abimelech because of a well of water, H4325 which Abimelech's servants had violently taken away.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:11 - And he made his camels to kneel down without the city by a well of water H4325 at the time of the evening, even the time that women go out to draw water.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:13 - Behold, I stand here by the well of water; H4325 and the daughters of the men of the city come out to draw water: H4325
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:17 - And the servant ran to meet her, and said, Let me, I pray thee, drink a little water H4325 of thy pitcher.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:32 - And the man came into the house: and he ungirded his camels, and gave straw and provender for the camels, and water H4325 to wash his feet, and the men's feet that were with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:43 - Behold, I stand by the well of water; H4325 and it shall come to pass, that when the virgin cometh forth to draw water, and I say to her, Give me, I pray thee, a little water H4325 of thy pitcher to drink;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:18 - And Isaac digged again the wells of water, H4325 which they had digged in the days of Abraham his father; for the Philistines had stopped them after the death of Abraham: and he called their names after the names by which his father had called them.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:19 - And Isaac's servants digged in the valley, and found there a well of springing water. H4325
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:20 - And the herdmen of Gerar did strive with Isaac's herdmen, saying, The water H4325 is ours: and he called the name of the well Esek; because they strove with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:32 - And it came to pass the same day, that Isaac's servants came, and told him concerning the well which they had digged, and said unto him, We have found water. H4325
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:38 - And he set the rods which he had pilled before the flocks in the gutters in the watering H4325 troughs when the flocks came to drink, that they should conceive when they came to drink.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:24 - And they took him, and cast him into a pit: and the pit was empty, there was no water H4325 in it.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:24 - And the man brought the men into Joseph's house, and gave them water, H4325 and they washed their feet; and he gave their asses provender.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:4 - Unstable as water, H4325 thou shalt not excel; because thou wentest up to thy father's bed; then defiledst thou it: he went up to my couch.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:10 - And the child grew, and she brought him unto Pharaoh's daughter, and he became her son. And she called his name Moses: and she said, Because I drew him out of the water. H4325
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:9 - And it shall come to pass, if they will not believe also these two signs, neither hearken unto thy voice, that thou shalt take of the water H4325 of the river, and pour it upon the dry land: and the water H4325 which thou takest out of the river shall become blood upon the dry land.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:15 - Get thee unto Pharaoh in the morning; lo, he goeth out unto the water; H4325 and thou shalt stand by the river's brink against he come; and the rod 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 that is in mine hand upon the waters H4325 which are in the river, and they shall be turned to blood.

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