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Lexicon :: Strong's H4376 - māḵar

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A primitive root
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TWOT Reference: 1194

Strong’s Definitions

מָכַר mâkar, maw-kar'; a primitive root; to sell, literally (as merchandise, a daughter in marriage, into slavery), or figuratively (to surrender):—× at all, sell (away, -er, self).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 80x

The KJV translates Strong's H4376 in the following manner: sell (75x), seller (4x), at all (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 80x
The KJV translates Strong's H4376 in the following manner: sell (75x), seller (4x), at all (1x).
  1. to sell

    1. (Qal)

      1. to sell

      2. seller (participle)

    2. (Niphal)

      1. to be sold

      2. to sell oneself

      3. to be given over to death

    3. (Hithpael) to sell oneself

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
מָכַר mâkar, maw-kar'; a primitive root; to sell, literally (as merchandise, a daughter in marriage, into slavery), or figuratively (to surrender):—× at all, sell (away, -er, self).
STRONGS H4376: Abbreviations
מָכַר verb sell (Late Hebrew id.; Phoenician מכר; Zinjirli מכרו price, DHMSendsch. 60; Aramaic bdb056901, מְכַר marry (i.e. buy as a wife); compare Assyrian makkûru, namkur(r)u, nakkuru, possession, property, DlHWB 408); —
Qal Perfect מ׳ Leviticus 27:20 + 2 times; suffix מְכָרוֺ Exodus 21:37 + 2 times; 1st person singular מָכַרְתִּי Isaiah 50:1 + 2 times, etc.; Imperfect יִמְכֹּר Exodus 21:7 +, etc.; Imperative מִכְרָ֫ה Genesis 25:31; feminine singular מִכְרִי 2 Kings 4:7; Infinitive absolute מָכֹר Deuteronomy 14:21; Deuteronomy 21:14; construct מְכוֺר Nehemiah 10:32; suffix מָכְרָהּ Exodus 21:8; מִכְרָם Amos 2:6; Nehemiah 13:15 (compare BaNB 104); Participle מֹכֵר (מוֺכֵר) Leviticus 25:16 + 3 times; feminine מֹכֶרֶת Nahum 3:4, etc.; — sell (with בְּ pret. Amos 2:6; Joel 4:3 [Joel 3:3]; Psalm 44:13) followed by accusative e.g. land Genesis 47:20, 22 (J), Leviticus 25:14 (accusative of congnate meaning with verb), Leviticus 25:25 (H; followed by מֵאֲחֻזָּתוֺ) compare Ezekiel 48:14 (followed by מִן partitive), Leviticus 25:15 (no object expressed), so Leviticus 25:27; Leviticus 27:20 (H), Ruth 4:3; house Leviticus 25:29 (H); beast Exodus 21:35; Exodus 21:37 (E); flesh Deuteronomy 14:21 (no object); crop Leviticus 25:16 (H); food Nehemiah 10:32; Nehemiah 13:15, 16, compare Nehemiah 13:20 (followed by מִמְכָר); oil 2 Kings 4:7; linen Proverbs 31:24; birthright Genesis 25:31, 33 (J); most often human beings, e.g. as slaves Genesis 37:27, 28, 36; Genesis 45:4, 5 (all J E), Exodus 21:16 (E), Deuteronomy 21:14 (twice in verse); Deuteronomy 24:7, compare Amos 2:6; Nehemiah 5:8; Zechariah 11:5; Joel 4:3 [Joel 3:3]; Joel 4:6 [Joel 3:6]; Joel 4:7 [Joel 3:7]; Joel 4:8 [Joel 3:8] (twice in verse); especially daughters Exodus 21:7, 8 (E); in marriage Genesis 31:15 (E); Participle = seller Isaiah 24:2; Ezekiel 7:12, 13; figurative, object truth Proverbs 23:23; of Nineveh, selling nations גּוֺיִם Nahum 3:4; especially י׳ selling his people (to enemies), i.e. giving it entirely into their power: Deuteronomy 32:30; Psalm 44:13; Isaiah 50:1, also (בְּיַד מ׳) Judges 2:14; Judges 3:8; Judges 4:2; Judges 10:7; 1 Samuel 12:9; compare Judges 4:9 (Sisera to woman); also Ezekiel 30:12 (strike out Co after B and others).
Niph. Perfect נִמְכַּר Leviticus 25:48 + 5 times, etc.; Imperfect יִמָּכֵר Leviticus 25:34 + 3 times, etc.; Infinitive הִמָּֽכְרוֺ Leviticus 25:50; Participle plural נִמְכָּרִים Nehemiah 5:8; — be sold, of land Leviticus 25:23, 34; beast Leviticus 27:27; compare Leviticus 27:28 (all P); of human beings as slaves Exodus 22:2 for (בְּ) theft (E), Leviticus 25:42 (P), Psalm 105:17; Esther 7:4; sell oneself Leviticus 25:39, 47, 48, 50 (PH), Deuteronomy 15:12; Jeremiah 34:14; Nehemiah 5:8 (twice in verse); figurative of Israel, sold by י׳, Isaiah 50:1 for (בְּ) their sins, Isaiah 52:3; compare Esther 7:4 = given over to death.
Hithp. Perfect הִתְמַכֵּר 1 Kings 21:25; וְהִתְמַכַּרְתֶּם consecutive Deuteronomy 28:68; וַיִּתְמַכְּרוּ 2 Kings 17:17; Infinitive הִתְמַכֶּרְךָ 1 Kings 21:20; sell oneself as slave Deuteronomy 28:68; figurative 1 Kings 21:20, 25; 2 Kings 17:17, all followed by לַעֲשׂוֺת הָרַע.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


25:31; 25:31; 25:33; 31:15; 37:27; 37:28; 37:36; 45:4; 45:5; 47:20; 47:22


21:7; 21:7; 21:8; 21:8; 21:16; 21:35; 22:2


25:14; 25:15; 25:16; 25:16; 25:23; 25:25; 25:27; 25:29; 25:34; 25:34; 25:39; 25:42; 25:47; 25:48; 25:48; 25:50; 25:50; 27:20; 27:20; 27:27; 27:28


14:21; 14:21; 15:12; 21:14; 21:14; 24:7; 28:68; 28:68; 32:30


2:14; 3:8; 4:2; 4:9; 10:7



1 Samuel


1 Kings

21:20; 21:20; 21:25; 21:25

2 Kings

4:7; 4:7; 17:17; 17:17


5:8; 5:8; 5:8; 10:32; 10:32; 13:15; 13:15; 13:16; 13:20


7:4; 7:4


44:13; 44:13; 105:17


23:23; 31:24


24:2; 50:1; 50:1; 50:1; 52:3




7:12; 7:13; 30:12; 48:14


3:3; 3:3; 3:6; 3:7; 3:8


2:6; 2:6; 2:6


3:4; 3:4



Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H4376 matches the Hebrew מָכַר (māḵar),
which occurs 80 times in 74 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Gen 25:31–Neh 5:8)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:31 -

Jacob replied, “First sell me your birthright.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:33 -

Jacob said, “Swear to me first.” So he swore to Jacob and sold his birthright to him.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:15 -

“Are we not regarded by him as outsiders? For he has sold us and has certainly spent our purchase price.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:27 -

“Come on, let’s sell him to the Ishmaelites and not lay a hand on him, for he is our brother, our own flesh,” and his brothers agreed.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:28 -

When Midianite traders passed by, his brothers pulled Joseph out of the pit and sold him for twenty pieces of silver to the Ishmaelites, who took Joseph to Egypt.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:36 -

Meanwhile, the Midianites sold Joseph in Egypt to Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh and the captain of the guards.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:4 -

Then Joseph said to his brothers, “Please, come near me,” and they came near. “I am Joseph, your brother,” he said, “the one you sold into Egypt.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:5 -

“And now don’t be grieved or angry with yourselves for selling me here, because God sent me ahead of you to preserve life.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:20 -

In this way, Joseph acquired all the land in Egypt for Pharaoh, because every Egyptian sold his field since the famine was so severe for them. The land became Pharaoh’s,

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:22 -

The only land he did not acquire belonged to the priests, for they had an allowance from Pharaoh. They ate from their allowance that Pharaoh gave them; therefore they did not sell their land.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:7 -

“When a man sells his daughter as a concubine,[fn] she is not to leave as the male slaves do.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:8 -

“If she is displeasing to her master, who chose her for himself, then he must let her be redeemed. He has no right to sell her to foreigners because he has acted treacherously toward her.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:16 -

“Whoever kidnaps a person must be put to death, whether he sells him or the person is found in his possession.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:35 -

“When a man’s ox injures his neighbor’s ox and it dies, they must sell the live ox and divide its proceeds; they must also divide the dead animal.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:1 -

“When a man steals an ox or a sheep and butchers it or sells it, he must repay five cattle for the ox or four sheep for the sheep.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:3 -

“But if this happens after sunrise, the householder is guilty of bloodshed. A thief must make full restitution. If he is unable, he is to be sold because of his theft.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:14 -

“If you make a sale to your neighbor or a purchase from him, do not cheat one another.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:15 -

“You are to make the purchase from your neighbor based on the number of years since the last Jubilee. He is to sell to you based on the number of remaining harvest years.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:16 -

“You are to increase its price in proportion to a greater amount of years, and decrease its price in proportion to a lesser amount of years, because what he is selling to you is a number of harvests.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:23 -

“The land is not to be permanently sold because it is mine, and you are only aliens and temporary residents on my land.[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:25 -

“If your brother becomes destitute and sells part of his property, his nearest relative may come and redeem what his brother has sold.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:27 -

“he may calculate the years since its sale, repay the balance to the man he sold it to, and return to his property.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:29 -

“If a man sells a residence in a walled city, his right of redemption will last until a year has passed after its sale; his right of redemption will last a year.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:34 -

“The open pastureland around their cities may not be sold, for it is their permanent possession.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:39 -

“If your brother among you becomes destitute and sells himself to you, you must not force him to do slave labor.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:42 -

“They are not to be sold as slaves,[fn] because they are my servants[fn] that I brought out of the land of Egypt.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:47 -

“If an alien or temporary resident living among you prospers, but your brother living near him becomes destitute and sells himself to the alien living among you, or to a member of the resident alien’s clan,

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:48 -

“he has the right of redemption after he has been sold. One of his brothers may redeem him.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:50 -

“The one who purchased him is to calculate the time from the year he sold himself to him until the Year of Jubilee. The price of his sale will be determined by the number of years. It will be set for him like the daily wages of a hired worker.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:20 -

“But if he does not redeem the field or if he has sold it to another man, it is no longer redeemable.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:27 -

“If it is one of the unclean livestock, it can be ransomed according to your assessment by adding a fifth of its value to it. If it is not redeemed, it can be sold according to your assessment.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:28 -

“Nothing that a man permanently sets apart to the LORD from all he owns, whether a person, an animal, or his inherited landholding, can be sold or redeemed; everything set apart is especially holy to the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 14:21 -

“You are not to eat any carcass; you may give it to a resident alien within your city gates, and he may eat it, or you may sell it to a foreigner. For you are a holy people belonging to the LORD your God. Do not boil a young goat in its mother’s milk.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:12 -

“If your fellow Hebrew, a man or woman, is sold to you and serves you six years, you must set him free in the seventh year.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 21:14 -

“Then if you are not satisfied with her, you are to let her go where she wants, but you must not sell her or treat her as merchandise,[fn] because you have humiliated her.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 24:7 -

“If a man is discovered kidnapping one of his Israelite brothers, whether he treats him as a slave or sells him, the kidnapper must die. You must purge the evil from you.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:68 -

“The LORD will take you back in ships to Egypt by a route that I said you would never see again. There you will sell yourselves to your enemies as male and female slaves, but no one will buy you.”

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:30 -

How could one pursue a thousand,

or two put ten thousand to flight,

unless their Rock had sold them,

unless the LORD had given them up?

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 2:14 -

The LORD’s anger burned against Israel, and he handed them over to marauders who raided them. He sold them to the enemies around them, and they could no longer resist their enemies.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:8 -

The LORD’s anger burned against Israel, and he sold them to King Cushan-rishathaim[fn] of Aram-naharaim,[fn] and the Israelites served him eight years.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 4:2 -

So the LORD sold them to King Jabin of Canaan, who reigned in Hazor. The commander of his army was Sisera who lived in Harosheth of the Nations.[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 4:9 -

“I will gladly go with you,” she said, “but you will receive no honor on the road you are about to take, because the LORD will sell Sisera to a woman.” So Deborah got up and went with Barak to Kedesh.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 10:7 -

So the LORD’s anger burned against Israel, and he sold them to the Philistines and the Ammonites.

Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:3 -

He said to the redeemer, “Naomi, who has returned from the territory of Moab, is selling the portion of the field that belonged to our brother Elimelech.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 12:9 -

“But they forgot the LORD their God, so he handed them over to Sisera commander of the army of Hazor, to the Philistines, and to the king of Moab. These enemies fought against them.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:20 -

Ahab said to Elijah, “So, my enemy, you’ve found me, have you? ”

He replied, “I have found you because you devoted yourself to do what is evil in the LORD’s sight.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:25 -

Still, there was no one like Ahab, who devoted himself to do what was evil in the LORD’s sight, because his wife Jezebel incited him.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 4:7 -

She went and told the man of God, and he said, “Go sell the oil and pay your debt; you and your sons can live on the rest.”

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 17:17 -

They sacrificed their sons and daughters in the fire[fn] and practiced divination and interpreted omens. They devoted themselves to do what was evil in the LORD’s sight and angered him.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 5:8 -

and said, “We have done our best to buy back our Jewish countrymen who were sold to foreigners, but now you sell your own countrymen, and we have to buy them back.” They remained silent and could not say a word.

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