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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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TWOT Reference: 1188

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 - The earth was [fn]formless and void, and darkness was over the [fn]surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was [fn]moving over the [fn]surface of the waters. H4325
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:6 - Then God said, “Let there be [fn]an expanse in the midst of the waters, H4325 and let it separate the waters H4325 from the waters.” H4325
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:7 - God made the [fn]expanse, and separated the waters H4325 which were below the [fn]expanse from the waters H4325 which were above the [fn]expanse; and it was so.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:9 - Then God said, “Let the waters H4325 below the heavens be gathered into one place, and let the dry land appear”; and it was so.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:10 - God called the dry land earth, and the gathering of the waters H4325 He called seas; and God saw that it was good.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:20 - Then God said, “Let the waters H4325 [fn]teem with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth [fn]in the open [fn]expanse of the heavens.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:21 - God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, with which the waters H4325 swarmed after their kind, and every winged bird after its kind; and God saw that it was good.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:22 - God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters H4325 in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:17 - “Behold, I, even I am bringing the flood of water H4325 upon the earth, to destroy all flesh in which is the breath of life, from under heaven; everything that is on the earth shall perish.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:6 - Now Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of water H4325 [fn]came upon the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:7 - Then Noah and his sons and his wife and his sons’ wives with him entered the ark because of the water H4325 of the flood.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:10 - It came about after the seven days, that the water H4325 of the flood [fn]came upon the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:17 - Then the flood [fn]came upon the earth for forty days, and the water H4325 increased and lifted up the ark, so that it rose above the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:18 - The water H4325 prevailed and increased greatly upon the earth, and the ark [fn]floated on the [fn]surface of the water. H4325
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:19 - The water H4325 prevailed more and more upon the earth, so that all the high mountains [fn]everywhere under the heavens were covered.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:20 - The water H4325 prevailed fifteen [fn]cubits higher, and the mountains were covered.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:24 - The water H4325 prevailed upon the earth one hundred and fifty days.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 8:1 - But God remembered Noah and all the beasts and all the cattle that were with him in the ark; and God caused a wind to pass over the earth, and the water H4325 subsided.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 8:3 - and the water H4325 receded steadily from the earth, and at the end of one hundred and fifty days the water H4325 decreased.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 8:5 - The water H4325 decreased steadily until the tenth month; in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, the tops of the mountains became visible.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 8:7 - and he sent out a raven, and it [fn]flew here and there until the water H4325 was dried up [fn]from the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 8:8 - Then he sent out a dove from him, to see if the water H4325 was abated from the face of the land;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 8:9 - but the dove found no resting place for the sole of her foot, so she returned to him into the ark, for the water H4325 was on the [fn]surface of all the earth. Then he put out his hand and took her, and brought her into the ark to himself.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 8:11 - The dove came to him toward [fn]evening, and behold, in her [fn]beak was a freshly picked olive leaf. So Noah knew that the water H4325 was abated from the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 8:13 - Now it came about in the six hundred and first year, in the first month, on the first of the month, the water H4325 was dried up [fn]from the earth. Then Noah removed the covering of the ark, and looked, and behold, the [fn]surface of the ground was dried up.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:11 - “I establish My covenant with you; and all flesh shall never again be cut off by the water H4325 of the flood, neither shall there again 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 never again shall the water H4325 become a flood to destroy all flesh.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 16:7 - Now the angel of the LORD found her by a spring of water H4325 in the wilderness, by the spring on the way to Shur.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:4 - “Please let a little water H4325 be brought and wash your feet, and [fn]rest yourselves under the tree;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:14 - So Abraham rose early in the morning and took bread and a [fn]skin of water H4325 and gave them to Hagar, putting them on her shoulder, and gave her the boy, and sent her away. And she departed and wandered about in the wilderness of Beersheba.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:15 - When the water H4325 in the skin was used up, she [fn]left the boy under one of the bushes.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:19 - Then God opened her eyes and she saw a well of water; H4325 and she went and filled the [fn]skin with water H4325 and gave the lad a drink.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:25 - But Abraham [fn]complained to Abimelech because of the well of water H4325 which the servants of Abimelech had seized.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:11 - He made the camels kneel down outside the city by the well of water H4325 at evening time, the time when women go out to draw water.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:13 - “Behold, I am standing by the [fn]spring, and the daughters of the men of the city are coming out to draw water; H4325
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:17 - Then the servant ran to meet her, and said, “Please let me drink a little water H4325 from your jar.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:32 - So the man entered the house. Then [fn]Laban unloaded the camels, and he gave straw and feed to the camels, and water H4325 to wash his feet and the feet of the men who were with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:43 - behold, I am standing by the [fn]spring, and may it be that the maiden who comes out to draw, and to whom I say, “Please let me drink a little water H4325 from your jar”;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:18 - Then Isaac dug again the wells of water H4325 which [fn]had been dug in the days of his father Abraham, for the Philistines had stopped them up after the death of Abraham; and he [fn]gave them the same names which his father had [fn]given them.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:19 - But when Isaac’s servants dug in the valley and found there a well of [fn]flowing water, H4325
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:20 - the herdsmen of Gerar quarreled with the herdsmen of Isaac, saying, “The water H4325 is ours!” So he named the well [fn]Esek, because they contended with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:32 - Now it came about on the same day, that Isaac’s servants came in and told him about the well which they had dug, and said to him, “We have found water.” H4325
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:38 - He set the rods which he had peeled in front of the flocks in the gutters, even in the watering H4325 troughs, where the flocks came to drink; and they [fn]mated when they came to drink.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:24 - and they took him and threw him into the pit. Now the pit was empty, without any water H4325 in it.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:24 - Then the man brought the men into Joseph’s house and gave them water, H4325 and they washed their feet; and he gave their donkeys fodder.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:4 - [fn]Uncontrolled as water, H4325 you shall not have preeminence,
Because you went up to your father’s bed;
Then you defiled it—he went up to my couch.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:10 - The child grew, and she brought him to Pharaoh’s daughter and he became her son. And she named him [fn]Moses, and said, “Because I [fn]drew him out of the water.” H4325
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:9 - “But if they will not believe even these two signs or heed what you say, then you shall take some water H4325 from the Nile and pour it on the dry ground; and the water H4325 which you take from the Nile will become blood on the dry ground.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:15 - “Go to Pharaoh in the morning [fn]as he is going out to the water, H4325 and station yourself to meet him on the bank of the Nile; and you shall take in your hand the staff that was turned into a serpent.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:17 - ‘Thus says the LORD, “By this you shall know that I am the LORD: behold, I will strike [fn]the water H4325 that is in the Nile with the staff that is in my hand, and it will be turned to blood.

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