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Lexicon :: Strong's H4376 - māḵar

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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 - Ya`akov said, "First, sell me your birthright."
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:33 - Ya`akov said, "Swear to me first." He swore to him. He sold his birthright to Ya`akov.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:15 - Aren't we accounted by him as foreigners? For he has sold us, and has also quite devoured our money.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:27 - Come, and let's sell him to the Yishme`elim, and not let our hand be on him; for he is our brother, our flesh." His brothers listened to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:28 - Midyanim who were merchants passed by, and they drew and lifted up Yosef out of the pit, and sold Yosef to the Yishme`elim for twenty pieces of silver. They brought Yosef into Mitzrayim.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:36 - The Midyanim sold him into Mitzrayim to Potifar, an officer of Par`oh's, the captain of the guard.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:4 - Yosef said to his brothers, "Come near to me, please." They came near. "He said, I am Yosef, your brother, whom you sold into Mitzrayim.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:5 - Now don't be grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that you sold me here, for God sent me before you to preserve life.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:20 - So Yosef bought all the land of Mitzrayim for Par`oh, for the Mitzrim sold every man his field, because the famine was severe on them, and the land became Par`oh's.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:22 - Only he didn't buy the land of the Kohanim, for the Kohanim had a portion from Par`oh, and ate their portion which Par`oh gave them. That is why they didn't sell their land.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:7 - "If a man sells his daughter to be a maid-servant, she shall not go out as the men-servants do.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:8 - If she doesn't please her master, who has married her to himself, then he shall let her be redeemed. He shall have no right to sell her to a foreign people, seeing he has dealt deceitfully with her.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:16 - "Anyone who kidnaps someone and sells him, or if he is found in his hand, he shall surely be put to death.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:35 - "If one man's bull injures another's, so that it dies, then they shall sell the live bull, and divide its price; and they shall also divide the dead animal.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:1 - "If a man steals an ox or a sheep, and kills it, or sells it; he shall pay five oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a sheep.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:3 - If the sun has risen on him, there shall be guilt of bloodshed for him; he shall make restitution. If he has nothing, then he shall be sold for his theft.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:14 - If you sell anything to your neighbor, or buy of your neighbor's hand, you shall not wrong one another.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:15 - According to the number of years after the jubilee you shall buy of your neighbor, and according to the number of years of the crops he shall sell to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:16 - According to the length of the years you shall increase the price of it, and according to the shortness of the years you shall diminish the price of it; for the number of the crops does he sell to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:23 - The land shall not be sold in perpetuity; for the land is mine: for you are strangers and live as foreigners with me.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:25 - If your brother becomes poor, and sells some of his possession, then his kinsman who is next to him shall come, and shall redeem that which his brother has sold.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:27 - then let him reckon the years of the sale of it, and restore the surplus to the man to whom he sold it; and he shall return to his possession.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:29 - If a man sell a dwelling-house in a walled city, then he may redeem it within a whole year after it is sold; for a full year shall he have the right of redemption.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:34 - But the field of the suburbs of their cities may not be sold; for it is their perpetual possession.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:39 - If your brother has grown poor with you, and sell himself to you; you shall not make him to serve as a bond-servant.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:42 - For they are my servants, whom I brought forth out of the land of Mitzrayim: they shall not be sold as bondservants.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:47 - If a stranger or foreigner living with you has grown rich, and your brother has grown poor beside him, and sell himself to the stranger or foreigner living with you, or to the stock of the stranger's family;
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:48 - after that he is sold he may be redeemed: one of his brothers may redeem him;
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:50 - He shall reckon with him who bought him from the year that he sold himself to him to the year of jubilee: and the price of his sale shall be according to the number of years; according to the time of a hired servant shall he be with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:20 - If he will not redeem the field, or if he has sold the field to another man, it shall not be redeemed any more:
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:27 - If it be of an unclean animal, then he shall ransom it according to your estimation, and shall add to it the fifth part of it: or if it isn't redeemed, then it shall be sold according to your estimation.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:28 - Notwithstanding, no devoted thing, that a man shall devote to the LORD of all that he has, whether of man or animal, or of the field of his possession, shall be sold or redeemed: every devoted thing is most holy to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 14:21 - You shall not eat of anything that dies of itself: you may give it to the foreigner living among you who is within your gates, that he may eat it; or you may sell it to a foreigner: for you are a holy people to the LORD your God. You shall not boil a kid in its mother's milk.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:12 - If your brother, a Hebrew man, or a Hebrew woman, be sold to you, and serve you six years; then in the seventh year you shall let him go free from you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 21:14 - It shall be, if you have no delight in her, then you shall let her go where she will; but you shall not sell her at all for money, you shall not deal with her as a slave, because you have humbled her.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 24:7 - If a man be found stealing any of his brothers of the children of Yisra'el, and he deal with him as a slave, or sell him; then that thief shall die: so shall you put away the evil from the midst of you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:68 - The LORD will bring you into Mitzrayim again with ships, by the way whereof I said to you, You shall see it no more again: and there you shall sell yourselves to your enemies for bondservants and for bondmaids, and no man shall buy you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:30 - How should one chase a thousand, Two put ten thousand to flight, Except their Rock had sold them, The LORD had delivered them up?
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 2:14 - The anger of the LORD was kindled against Yisra'el, and he delivered them into the hands of spoilers who despoiled them; and he sold them into the hands of their enemies round about, so that they could not any longer stand before their enemies.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:8 - Therefore the anger of the LORD was kindled against Yisra'el, and he sold them into the hand of Kushan-Rish`atayim king of Aram-Naharayim: and the children of Yisra'el served Kushan-Rish`atayim eight years.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 4:2 - The LORD sold them into the hand of Yavin king of Kana`an, who reigned in Hatzor; the captain of whose host was Sisera, who lived in Haroshet of the Goyim.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 4:9 - She said, I will surely go with you: notwithstanding, the journey that you take shall not be for your honor; for the LORD will sell Sisera into the hand of a woman. Devorah arose, and went with Barak to Kedesh.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 10:7 - The anger of the LORD was kindled against Yisra'el, and he sold them into the hand of the Pelishtim, and into the hand of the children of `Ammon.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:3 - He said to the near kinsman, Na`omi, who has come back out of the country of Mo'av, is selling the parcel of land, which was our brother Elimelekh's:
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 12:9 - But they forgot the LORD their God; and he sold them into the hand of Sisera, captain of the host of Hatzor, and into the hand of the Pelishtim, and into the hand of the king of Mo'av; and they fought against them.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:20 - Ach'av said to Eliyah, Have you found me, my enemy? He answered, I have found you, because you have sold yourself to do that which is evil in the sight of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:25 - (But there was none like Ach'av, who did sell himself to do that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, whom Izevel his wife stirred up.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 4:7 - Then she came and told the man of God. He said, Go, sell the oil, and pay your debt, and live you and your sons of the rest.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 17:17 - They caused their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire, and used divination and enchantments, and sold themselves to do that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 5:8 - I said to them, We after our ability have redeemed our brothers the Yehudim, that were sold to the nations; and would you even sell your brothers, and should they be sold to us? Then held they their shalom, and found never a word.

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