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Lexicon :: Strong's H4376 - māḵar

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Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
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 - And Jacob said, Sell H4376 me this day thy birthright.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:33 - And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he sware unto him: and he sold H4376 his birthright unto Jacob.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:15 - Are we not counted of him strangers? for he hath sold H4376 us, and hath quite devoured also our money.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:27 - Come, and let us sell H4376 him to the Ishmeelites, and let not our hand be upon him; for he is our brother and our flesh. And his brethren were content.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:28 - Then there passed by Midianites merchantmen; and they drew and lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and sold H4376 Joseph to the Ishmeelites for twenty pieces of silver: and they brought Joseph into Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:36 - And the Midianites sold H4376 him into Egypt unto Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh's, and captain of the guard.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:4 - And Joseph said unto his brethren, Come near to me, I pray you. And they came near. And he said, I am Joseph your brother, whom ye sold H4376 into Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:5 - Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold H4376 me hither: for God did send me before you to preserve life.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:20 - And Joseph bought all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh; for the Egyptians sold H4376 every man his field, because the famine prevailed over them: so the land became Pharaoh's.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:22 - Only the land of the priests bought he not; for the priests had a portion assigned them of Pharaoh, and did eat their portion which Pharaoh gave them: wherefore they sold H4376 not their lands.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:7 - And if a man sell H4376 his daughter to be a maidservant, she shall not go out as the menservants do.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:8 - If she please not her master, who hath betrothed her to himself, then shall he let her be redeemed: to sell H4376 her unto a strange nation he shall have no power, seeing he hath dealt deceitfully with her.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:16 - And he that stealeth a man, and selleth H4376 him, or if he be found in his hand, he shall surely be put to death.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:35 - And if one man's ox hurt another's, that he die; then they shall sell H4376 the live ox, and divide the money of it; and the dead ox also they shall divide.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:1 - If a man shall steal an ox, or a sheep, and kill it, or sell H4376 it; he shall restore five oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a sheep.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:3 - If the sun be risen upon him, there shall be blood shed for him; for he should make full restitution; if he have nothing, then he shall be sold H4376 for his theft.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:14 - And if thou sell H4376 ought unto thy neighbour, or buyest ought of thy neighbour's hand, ye shall not oppress one another:
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:15 - According to the number of years after the jubile thou shalt buy of thy neighbour, and according unto the number of years of the fruits he shall sell H4376 unto thee:
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:16 - According to the multitude of years thou shalt increase the price thereof, and according to the fewness of years thou shalt diminish the price of it: for according to the number of the years of the fruits doth he sell H4376 unto thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:23 - The land shall not be sold H4376 for ever: for the land is mine; for ye are strangers and sojourners with me.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:25 - If thy brother be waxen poor, and hath sold H4376 away some of his possession, and if any of his kin come to redeem it, then shall he redeem that which his brother sold.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:27 - Then let him count the years of the sale thereof, and restore the overplus unto the man to whom he sold H4376 it; that he may return unto his possession.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:29 - And if a man sell H4376 a dwelling house in a walled city, then he may redeem it within a whole year after it is sold; within a full year may he redeem it.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:34 - But the field of the suburbs of their cities may not be sold; H4376 for it is their perpetual possession.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:39 - And if thy brother that dwelleth by thee be waxen poor, and be sold H4376 unto thee; thou shalt not compel him to serve as a bondservant:
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:42 - For they are my servants, which I brought forth out of the land of Egypt: they shall not be sold H4376 as bondmen.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:47 - And if a sojourner or stranger wax rich by thee, and thy brother that dwelleth by him wax poor, and sell H4376 himself unto the stranger or sojourner by thee, or to the stock of the stranger's family:
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:48 - After that he is sold H4376 he may be redeemed again; one of his brethren may redeem him:
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:50 - And he shall reckon with him that bought him from the year that he was sold H4376 to him unto the year of jubile: and the price of his sale shall be according unto the number of years, according to the time of an hired servant shall it be with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:20 - And if he will not redeem the field, or if he have sold H4376 the field to another man, it shall not be redeemed any more.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:27 - And if it be of an unclean beast, then he shall redeem it according to thine estimation, and shall add a fifth part of it thereto: or if it be not redeemed, then it shall be sold H4376 according to thy estimation.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:28 - Notwithstanding no devoted thing, that a man shall devote unto the LORD of all that he hath, both of man and beast, and of the field of his possession, shall be sold H4376 or redeemed: every devoted thing is most holy unto the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 14:21 - Ye shall not eat of any thing that dieth of itself: thou shalt give it unto the stranger that is in thy gates, that he may eat it; or thou mayest sell H4376 it unto an alien: for thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God. Thou shalt not seethe a kid in his mother's milk.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:12 - And if thy brother, an Hebrew man, or an Hebrew woman, be sold H4376 unto thee, and serve thee six years; then in the seventh year thou shalt let him go free from thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 21:14 - And it shall be, if thou have no delight in her, then thou shalt let her go whither she will; but thou shalt not sell H4376 her at all H4376 for money, thou shalt not make merchandise of her, because thou hast humbled her.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 24:7 - If a man be found stealing any of his brethren of the children of Israel, and maketh merchandise of him, or selleth H4376 him; then that thief shall die; and thou shalt put evil away from among you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:68 - And the LORD shall bring thee into Egypt again with ships, by the way whereof I spake unto thee, Thou shalt see it no more again: and there ye shall be sold H4376 unto your enemies for bondmen and bondwomen, and no man shall buy you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:30 - How should one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight, except their Rock had sold H4376 them, and the LORD had shut them up?
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 2:14 - And the anger of the LORD was hot against Israel, and he delivered them into the hands of spoilers that spoiled them, and he sold H4376 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 hot against Israel, and he sold H4376 them into the hand of Chushanrishathaim king of Mesopotamia: and the children of Israel served Chushanrishathaim eight years.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 4:2 - And the LORD sold H4376 them into the hand of Jabin king of Canaan, that reigned in Hazor; the captain of whose host was Sisera, which dwelt in Harosheth of the Gentiles.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 4:9 - And she said, I will surely go with thee: notwithstanding the journey that thou takest shall not be for thine honour; for the LORD shall sell H4376 Sisera into the hand of a woman. And Deborah arose, and went with Barak to Kedesh.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 10:7 - And the anger of the LORD was hot against Israel, and he sold H4376 them into the hands of the Philistines, and into the hands of the children of Ammon.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:3 - And he said unto the kinsman, Naomi, that is come again out of the country of Moab, selleth H4376 a parcel of land, which was our brother Elimelech's:
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 12:9 - And when they forgat the LORD their God, he sold H4376 them into the hand of Sisera, captain of the host of Hazor, and into the hand of the Philistines, and into the hand of the king of Moab, and they fought against them.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:20 - And Ahab said to Elijah, Hast thou found me, O mine enemy? And he answered, I have found thee: because thou hast sold H4376 thyself to work evil in the sight of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:25 - But there was none like unto Ahab, which did sell H4376 himself to work wickedness in the sight of the LORD, whom Jezebel his wife stirred up.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 4:7 - Then she came and told the man of God. And he said, Go, sell H4376 the oil, and pay thy debt, and live thou and thy children of the rest.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 17:17 - And they caused their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire, and used divination and enchantments, and sold H4376 themselves to do evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 5:8 - And I said unto them, We after our ability have redeemed our brethren the Jews, which were sold H4376 unto the heathen; and will ye even sell H4376 your brethren? or shall they be sold H4376 unto us? Then held they their peace, and found nothing to answer.

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