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Lexicon :: Strong's H4422 - mālaṭ

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Strong’s Definitions

מָלַט mâlaṭ, maw-lat'; a primitive root; properly, to be smooth, i.e. (by implication) to escape (as if by slipperiness); causatively, to release or rescue; specifically, to bring forth young, emit sparks:—deliver (self), escape, lay, leap out, let alone, let go, preserve, save, × speedily, × surely.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 95x

The KJV translates Strong's H4422 in the following manner: escape (47x), deliver (33x), save (5x), ...out (4x), alone (1x), get away (1x), lay (1x), preserve (1x), speedily (1x), surely (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 95x
The KJV translates Strong's H4422 in the following manner: escape (47x), deliver (33x), save (5x), ...out (4x), alone (1x), get away (1x), lay (1x), preserve (1x), speedily (1x), surely (1x).
  1. to slip away, escape, deliver, save, be delivered

    1. (Niphal)

      1. to slip away

      2. to escape

      3. to be delivered

    2. (Piel)

      1. to lay, let slip out (of eggs)

      2. to let escape

      3. to deliver, save (life)

    3. (Hiphil)

      1. to give birth to

      2. to deliver

    4. (Hithpael)

      1. to slip forth, slip out, escape

      2. to escape

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
מָלַט mâlaṭ, maw-lat'; a primitive root; properly, to be smooth, i.e. (by implication) to escape (as if by slipperiness); causatively, to release or rescue; specifically, to bring forth young, emit sparks:—deliver (self), escape, lay, leap out, let alone, let go, preserve, save, × speedily, × surely.
STRONGS H4422: Abbreviations
† [מָלַט] verb slip away (not in Qal) (Late Hebrew מִילּוּט rescue; Targum מְלַט (rare) = Biblical Hebrew; Arabic bdb057203 is have scanty hair; IV. cast the foetus without hair; [slip away, escape from hand is bdb057204]); —
Niph. Perfect 3rd person masculine singular נִמְלַט Judges 3:26 + 6 times; 3rd person feminine singular נִמְלְטָה Psalm 124:7, with וְ consecutive וְנִמְלָ֑טָה Jeremiah 48:19; 3rd person masculine plural נִמְלָ֑טוּ 2 Samuel 4:6 + 8 times Perfect; Imperfect יִמָּלֵט Amos 9:1 + 13 times; וַיִּמּ׳ Judges 3:26 + 7 times; 1st person singular אִמָּֽלְטָה Genesis 19:20 +; 3rd person masculine plural וַיִּמָּלֵ֑טוּ Malachi 3:15 + 12 times Imperfect; Imperative הִמָּלֵט Genesis 19:17 (twice in verse); Genesis 19:22; feminine הִמָּֽלְטִי Zechariah 2:11; Infinitive absolute הִמָּלֵט 1 Samuel 27:1; (but read אִם אִמָּלֵט Greek Version of the LXX We Dr Löhr HPS; > Th Kit Bu insert אִם before הִמּ׳); construct id., Genesis 19:19; Esther 4:3; Participle נִמְלָט 1 Kings 19:17 (twice in verse); —
1. slip away אִמָּֽלְטָה נָּא וְאֶרְאֶה אֶתאֶֿחָ֑י 1 Samuel 20:29 let me slip away to see my brethren; slip through, or past (into the house) 2 Samuel 4:6 (compare Dr HPS and Pi. 1, Hiph. 2; > Klo *נִלְאָ֑טוּ, √ לאט, after Greek Version of the LXX ἔλαθον).
2. escape, Judges 3:29; 1 Samuel 19:10 (|| נוּס) 1 Samuel 19:12; 1 Samuel 19:18 (both || בָּרַח), 1 Samuel 19:17; 1 Samuel 22:20 (|| בָּרַח), 1 Samuel 30:17; 1 Kings 18:40; 1 Kings 20:20 (|| נוּס) 2 Kings 10:24; Isaiah 20:6 (|| נִצַּל, נוּס), Isaiah 49:24, 25; Jeremiah 46:6; Jeremiah 48:8, 19 (|| נוּס), Ezekiel 17:15 (twice in verse); Ezekiel 17:18; Amos 9:1; Joel 3:5; Zechariah 2:11; Malachi 3:15; Psalm 124:7; Proverbs 19:6; Job 1:15, 16, 17, 19; with מִן of place whence 1 Samuel 23:13; 2 Samuel 1:3; Psalm 124:7; with אֶלֿ = whither 1 Samuel 22:1; 1 Samuel 27:1 (twice in verse); with עַד Judges 3:26; with ָ  ה locative, Genesis 19:17, 19, 20, 22 (J), Judges 3:26; with accusative 2 Kings 19:37 = Isaiah 37:38; Esther 4:13; with מִן of person from whom Ecclesiastes 7:26; with מִיַּד 1 Samuel 27:1; 2 Chronicles 16:7; Jeremiah 32:4; Jeremiah 34:3; Jeremiah 38:18, 23; Daniel 11:41; מִפְּנֵי Jeremiah 41:15; מֵחֶרֶב 1 Kings 19:17 (twice in verse); with עַלנֶֿפֶשׁ for one's life Genesis 19:17.
3. passive be delivered Psalm 22:6; Proverbs 11:21; Proverbs 28:26; Job 22:30; Daniel 12:1 (later usage).
Pi. Perfect 3rd person masculine singular מִלֵּט Ezekiel 33:5; וּמִלַּטֿ Ecclesiastes 9:15; suffix מִלְּטֵ֫נוּ 2 Samuel 19:10; Imperfect יְמַלֵּט Amos 2:14 + 8 times, suffix יְמַלְּטֵ֫הוּ Psalm 41:2; + 5 times Imperfect; Imperative מַלְּטָה Psalm 116:4; feminine מַלְּטִי 1 Kings 1:12; + 4 times Imperative; Infinitive absolute מַלֵּט Isaiah 46:2; Jeremiah 39:18; Participle מְמַלֵּט 1 Samuel 19:11; plural מְמַלְּטִים 2 Samuel 19:6; —
1. lay (eggs; i.e. let them slip out; of arrow-snake) Isaiah 34:15.
2. let escape: וימלטו עצמתיו 2 Kings 23:18 and so they let his bones (the prophet's) escape (from the burning).
3. deliver, absolute Isaiah 46:4; with accusative Isaiah 46:2; Jeremiah 39:18 (twice in verse); Psalm 41:2; Job 22:30; Job 29:12; Ecclesiastes 8:8; Ecclesiastes 9:15; with מִיַּד Job 6:23; מִכַּף 2 Samuel 19:10; מִשְּׁחִיתוֺתָם Psalm 107:20; elsewhere מִלֵּט נֶפֶשׁ deliver, save, life 1 Samuel 19:11; 2 Samuel 19:6; 1 Kings 1:12; Jeremiah 48:6; Jeremiah 51:6, 45; Ezekiel 33:5; Amos 2:14, 15; Psalm 89:49; Psalm 116:4; נפשׁ. omitted Amos 2:15; Psalm 33:17; Job 20:20. — (This form not in Hexateuch, Judges, Chronicles, Isa1)
Hiph. Perfect 3rd person masculine singular הִמְלִיט Isaiah 31:5; 3rd person feminine singular הִמְ֫לִיטָה Isaiah 66:7.
1. give birth to a male child Isaiah 66:7 (|| יָֽלְדָה, compare Pi. 1).
2. deliver: absolute Isaiah 31:5 (|| גָּנַן, הִצִּיל, פָּסַח).
Hithp. Imperfect 1st person singular וָאֶתְמַלְּטָה Job 19:20; 3rd person masculine plural יִתְמַלְּטוּ Job 41:11.
1. slip forth, escape (sparks of fire from jaws of crocodile; RV leap forth) Job 41:11.
2. escape (with the skin of the teeth, the gums; only these left unattacked by leprosy) Job 19:20.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


19:17; 19:17; 19:17; 19:19; 19:19; 19:20; 19:20; 19:22; 19:22


3:26; 3:26; 3:26; 3:26; 3:29

1 Samuel

19:10; 19:11; 19:11; 19:12; 19:17; 19:18; 20:29; 22:1; 22:20; 23:13; 27:1; 27:1; 27:1; 30:17

2 Samuel

1:3; 4:6; 4:6; 19:6; 19:6; 19:10; 19:10

1 Kings

1:12; 1:12; 18:40; 19:17; 19:17; 20:20

2 Kings

10:24; 19:37; 23:18

2 Chronicles



4:3; 4:13


1:15; 1:16; 1:17; 1:19; 6:23; 19:20; 19:20; 20:20; 22:30; 22:30; 29:12; 41:11; 41:11


22:6; 33:17; 41:2; 41:2; 89:49; 107:20; 116:4; 116:4; 124:7; 124:7; 124:7


11:21; 19:6; 28:26


7:26; 8:8; 9:15; 9:15


20:6; 31:5; 31:5; 34:15; 37:38; 46:2; 46:2; 46:4; 49:24; 49:25; 66:7; 66:7


32:4; 34:3; 38:18; 38:23; 39:18; 39:18; 41:15; 46:6; 48:6; 48:8; 48:19; 48:19; 51:6; 51:45


17:15; 17:18; 33:5; 33:5


11:41; 12:1




2:14; 2:14; 2:15; 2:15; 9:1; 9:1


2:11; 2:11


3:15; 3:15

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H4422 matches the Hebrew מָלַט (mālaṭ),
which occurs 95 times in 85 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

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Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:17 - And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that he said, Escape H4422 for thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain; escape H4422 to the mountain, lest thou be consumed.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:19 - Behold now, thy servant hath found grace in thy sight, and thou hast magnified thy mercy, which thou hast shewed unto me in saving my life; and I cannot escape H4422 to the mountain, lest some evil take me, and I die:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:20 - Behold now, this city is near to flee unto, and it is a little one: Oh, let me escape H4422 thither, (is it not a little one?) and my soul shall live.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:22 - Haste thee, escape H4422 thither; for I cannot do any thing till thou be come thither. Therefore the name of the city was called Zoar.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:26 - And Ehud escaped H4422 while they tarried, and passed beyond the quarries, and escaped H4422 unto Seirath.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:29 - And they slew of Moab at that time about ten thousand men, all lusty, and all men of valour; and there escaped H4422 not a man.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 19:10 - And Saul sought to smite David even to the wall with the javelin; but he slipped away out of Saul's presence, and he smote the javelin into the wall: and David fled, and escaped H4422 that night.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 19:11 - Saul also sent messengers unto David's house, to watch him, and to slay him in the morning: and Michal David's wife told him, saying, If thou save H4422 not thy life to night, to morrow thou shalt be slain.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 19:12 - So Michal let David down through a window: and he went, and fled, and escaped. H4422
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 19:17 - And Saul said unto Michal, Why hast thou deceived me so, and sent away mine enemy, that he is escaped? H4422 And Michal answered Saul, He said unto me, Let me go; why should I kill thee?
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 19:18 - So David fled, and escaped, H4422 and came to Samuel to Ramah, and told him all that Saul had done to him. And he and Samuel went and dwelt in Naioth.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 20:29 - And he said, Let me go, I pray thee; for our family hath a sacrifice in the city; and my brother, he hath commanded me to be there: and now, if I have found favour in thine eyes, let me get away, H4422 I pray thee, and see my brethren. Therefore he cometh not unto the king's table.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 22:1 - David therefore departed thence, and escaped H4422 to the cave Adullam: and when his brethren and all his father's house heard it, they went down thither to him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 22:20 - And one of the sons of Ahimelech the son of Ahitub, named Abiathar, escaped, H4422 and fled after David.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 23:13 - Then David and his men, which were about six hundred, arose and departed out of Keilah, and went whithersoever they could go. And it was told Saul that David was escaped H4422 from Keilah; and he forbare to go forth.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 27:1 - And David said in his heart, I shall now perish one day by the hand of Saul: there is nothing better for me than that I should speedily H4422 escape H4422 into the land of the Philistines; and Saul shall despair of me, to seek me any more in any coast of Israel: so shall I escape H4422 out of his hand.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:17 - And David smote them from the twilight even unto the evening of the next day: and there escaped H4422 not a man of them, save four hundred young men, which rode upon camels, and fled.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:3 - And David said unto him, From whence comest thou? And he said unto him, Out of the camp of Israel am I escaped. H4422
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 4:6 - And they came thither into the midst of the house, as though they would have fetched wheat; and they smote him under the fifth rib: and Rechab and Baanah his brother escaped. H4422
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 19:5 - And Joab came into the house to the king, and said, Thou hast shamed this day the faces of all thy servants, which this day have saved H4422 thy life, and the lives of thy sons and of thy daughters, and the lives of thy wives, and the lives of thy concubines;
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 19:9 - And all the people were at strife throughout all the tribes of Israel, saying, The king saved us out of the hand of our enemies, and he delivered H4422 us out of the hand of the Philistines; and now he is fled out of the land for Absalom.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:12 - Now therefore come, let me, I pray thee, give thee counsel, that thou mayest save H4422 thine own life, and the life of thy son Solomon.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:40 - And Elijah said unto them, Take the prophets of Baal; let not one of them escape. H4422 And they took them: and Elijah brought them down to the brook Kishon, and slew them there.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 19:17 - And it shall come to pass, that him that escapeth H4422 the sword of Hazael shall Jehu slay: and him that escapeth H4422 from the sword of Jehu shall Elisha slay.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 20:20 - And they slew every one his man: and the Syrians fled; and Israel pursued them: and Benhadad the king of Syria escaped H4422 on an horse with the horsemen.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 10:24 - And when they went in to offer sacrifices and burnt offerings, Jehu appointed fourscore men without, and said, If any of the men whom I have brought into your hands escape, H4422 he that letteth him go, his life shall be for the life of him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 19:37 - And it came to pass, as he was worshipping in the house of Nisroch his god, that Adrammelech and Sharezer his sons smote him with the sword: and they escaped H4422 into the land of Armenia. And Esarhaddon his son reigned in his stead.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 23:18 - And he said, Let him alone; let no man move his bones. So they let his bones alone, H4422 with the bones of the prophet that came out of Samaria.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 16:7 - And at that time Hanani the seer came to Asa king of Judah, and said unto him, Because thou hast relied on the king of Syria, and not relied on the LORD thy God, therefore is the host of the king of Syria escaped H4422 out of thine hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 4:13 - Then Mordecai commanded to answer Esther, Think not with thyself that thou shalt escape H4422 in the king's house, more than all the Jews.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 1:15 - And the Sabeans fell upon them, and took them away; yea, they have slain the servants with the edge of the sword; and I only am escaped H4422 alone to tell thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 1:16 - While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, The fire of God is fallen from heaven, and hath burned up the sheep, and the servants, and consumed them; and I only am escaped H4422 alone to tell thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 1:17 - While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, The Chaldeans made out three bands, and fell upon the camels, and have carried them away, yea, and slain the servants with the edge of the sword; and I only am escaped H4422 alone to tell thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 1:19 - And, behold, there came a great wind from the wilderness, and smote the four corners of the house, and it fell upon the young men, and they are dead; and I only am escaped H4422 alone to tell thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:23 - Or, Deliver H4422 me from the enemy's hand? or, Redeem me from the hand of the mighty?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:20 - My bone cleaveth to my skin and to my flesh, and I am escaped H4422 with the skin of my teeth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:20 - Surely he shall not feel quietness in his belly, he shall not save H4422 of that which he desired.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:30 - He shall deliver H4422 the island of the innocent: and it is delivered H4422 by the pureness of thine hands.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:12 - Because I delivered H4422 the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and him that had none to help him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:19 - Out of his mouth go burning lamps, and sparks of fire leap out. H4422
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:5 - They cried unto thee, and were delivered: H4422 they trusted in thee, and were not confounded.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 33:17 - An horse is a vain thing for safety: neither shall he deliver H4422 any by his great strength.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 41:1 - [[To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.]] Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the LORD will deliver H4422 him in time of trouble.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:48 - What man is he that liveth, and shall not see death? shall he deliver H4422 his soul from the hand of the grave? Selah.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 107:20 - He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered H4422 them from their destructions.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 116:4 - Then called I upon the name of the LORD; O LORD, I beseech thee, deliver H4422 my soul.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 124:7 - Our soul is escaped H4422 as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, and we are escaped. H4422
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:21 - Though hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished: but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered. H4422
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:5 - A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall not escape. H4422
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:26 - He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered. H4422

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