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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.

Page 1 / 2 (Gen 19:17–Pro 28:26)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:17 - When they had brought them outside, [fn]one said, “Escape H4422 for your life! Do not look behind you, and do not stay [fn]anywhere in the surrounding area; escape H4422 to the [fn]mountains, or you will be swept away.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:19 - “Now behold, your servant has found favor in your sight, and you have magnified your compassion, which you have shown me by saving my life; but I cannot escape H4422 to the [fn]mountains, for the disaster will overtake me and I will die;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:20 - now behold, this town is near enough to flee to, and it is small. Please, let me escape H4422 there (is it not small?) [fn]so that my life may be saved.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:22 - “Hurry, escape H4422 there, for I cannot do anything until you arrive there.” Therefore the town was named [fn]Zoar.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:26 -

Now Ehud escaped H4422 while they were hesitating, and he passed by the idols and escaped H4422 to Seirah.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:29 - They struck and killed about ten thousand Moabites at that time, all robust and valiant men; and no one escaped H4422.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 19:10 - And Saul tried to [fn]pin David to the wall with the spear, but he escaped from Saul’s presence, so that he stuck the spear into the wall. And David fled and escaped H4422 that night.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 19:11 -

Then Saul sent messengers to David’s house to watch him, in order to put him to death in the morning. But Michal, David’s wife, informed him, saying, “If you do not save H4422 your life tonight, tomorrow you will be put to death!”

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 - So Saul said to Michal, “Why have you betrayed me like this and let my enemy go, so that he has escaped H4422?” And Michal said to Saul, “He said to me, ‘Let me go! Why should I put you to death?’”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 19:18 -

So David fled and escaped H4422, and came to Samuel at Ramah; and he informed him of everything that Saul had done to him. And he and Samuel went and stayed in Naioth.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 20:29 - “He said, ‘Please let me go, because our family has a sacrifice in the city, and my brother has ordered me to attend. So now, if I have found favor in your sight, please let me slip H4422 away H4422 so that I may see my brothers.’ For this reason he has not come to the king’s table.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 22:1 -

So David departed from there and escaped H4422 to the cave of Adullam; and when his brothers and all his father’s household heard about it, they went down there to him.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 22:20 -

But one son of Ahimelech the son of Ahitub, named Abiathar, escaped H4422 and fled [fn]to David.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 23:13 - Then David and his men, about six hundred, rose up and departed from Keilah, and they went wherever they could go. When it was reported to Saul that David had escaped H4422 from Keilah, he gave up [fn]the pursuit.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 27:1 -

Then David said to [fn]himself, “Now I will [fn]perish one day by the hand of Saul. There is nothing better for me than to safely H4422 escape H4422 into the land of the Philistines. Then Saul will despair of searching for me anymore in all the territory of Israel, and I will escape H4422 from his hand.”

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:17 - And David [fn]slaughtered them from the twilight [fn]until the evening of [fn]the next day; and not a man of them escaped H4422, except four hundred young men who rode on camels and fled.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:3 - Then David said to him, “From where do you come?” And he said to him, “I have escaped H4422 from the camp of Israel.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 4:6 - [fn]And they came to the interior of the house as if [fn]to get wheat, and they struck him in the belly; and Rechab and his brother Baanah escaped H4422.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 19:5 - Then Joab came into the house to the king and said, “Today you have shamed [fn]all your servants, who have saved H4422 your life today and the lives of your sons and daughters, the lives of your wives, and the lives of your concubines,
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 19:9 - And all the people were quarreling throughout the tribes of Israel, saying, “The king rescued us from the [fn]hands of our enemies and saved H4422 us from the [fn]hands of the Philistines, but now he has fled out of the land from Absalom.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:12 - “So now come, please let me give you advice, and save H4422 your life and the life of your son Solomon.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:40 - Then Elijah said to them, “Seize the prophets of Baal; do not let one of them escape H4422.” So they seized them; and Elijah brought them down to the brook Kishon, and slaughtered them there.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 19:17 - “And it shall come about that the one who escapes H4422 from the sword of Hazael, Jehu shall put to death, and the one who escapes H4422 from the sword of Jehu, Elisha shall put to death.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 20:20 - And they [fn]killed, each one, his man; and the Arameans fled and Israel pursued them, and Ben-hadad the king of Aram escaped H4422 on a horse with horsemen.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 10:24 - Then they entered to [fn]offer sacrifices and burnt offerings.

Now Jehu had stationed for himself eighty men outside, and he had said, “The one who allows any of the men whom I bring into your hands to escape H4422 [fn]shall give up his life in exchange.”

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 19:37 - Then it came about, as he was worshiping in the house of Nisroch his god, that [fn]Adrammelech and Sharezer killed him with the sword; and they escaped H4422 to the land of Ararat. And his son Esarhaddon became king in his place.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 23:18 - And he said, “Leave him alone; no one is to disturb his bones.” So they left H4422 his bones undisturbed H4422 with the bones of the prophet who came from Samaria.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 16:7 -

At that time Hanani the seer came to Asa king of Judah and said to him, “Because you have relied on the king of Aram and have not relied on the LORD your God, for that reason the army of the king of Aram has escaped H4422 from your hand.

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 4:13 -

Then Mordecai told them to reply to Esther, “Do not imagine that you in the king’s palace can escape H4422 any more than all the other Jews.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 1:15 - and [fn]the Sabeans [fn]attacked and took them. They also [fn]killed the servants with the edge of the sword, and [fn]I alone have escaped H4422 to tell you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 1:16 - While he was still speaking, another came and said, “The fire of God fell from heaven and burned up the sheep and the servants and consumed them, and I alone have escaped H4422 to tell you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 1:17 - While he was still speaking, another came and said, “The Chaldeans formed three units and made a raid on the camels and took them, and [fn]killed the servants with the edge of the sword, and I alone have escaped H4422 to tell you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 1:19 - and behold, a great wind came from across the wilderness and struck the four corners of the house, and it fell on the young people and they died, and I alone have escaped H4422 to tell you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:23 -

Or, ‘Save H4422 me from the hand of the enemy,’

Or, ‘Redeem me from the hand of the tyrants’?

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:20 -

“My bone clings to my skin and my flesh,

And I have escaped H4422 only by the skin of my teeth.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:20 -

“Because he knew no quiet [fn]within him,

He does not retain H4422 anything he desires.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:30 -

“He will rescue H4422 one who is not innocent,

And he will be rescued H4422 due to the cleanness of your hands.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:12 -

Because I saved H4422 the poor who cried for help,

And the orphan who had no helper.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:19 -

“From his mouth go burning torches;

Sparks of fire leap H4422 forth H4422.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:5 -

To You they cried out and they fled H4422 to H4422 safety H4422;

In You they trusted and were not [fn]disappointed.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 33:17 -

A horse is a false hope for victory;

Nor does it rescue H4422 anyone by its great strength.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 41:1 -

For the music director. A Psalm of David.

Blessed is one who considers the [fn]helpless;

The LORD will save H4422 him on a day of [fn]trouble.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:48 -

What man can live and not see death?

Can he save H4422 his soul from the [fn]power of [fn]Sheol? Selah

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 107:20 -

He sent His word and healed them,

And saved H4422 them from their [fn]destruction.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 116:4 -

Then I called upon the name of the LORD:

“Please, LORD, save H4422 my [fn]life!”

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 124:7 -

Our souls have escaped H4422 like a bird from the trapper’s snare;

The snare is broken and we have escaped H4422.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:21 -

[fn]Be assured, the evil person will not go unpunished,

But the [fn]descendants of the righteous will be rescued H4422.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:5 -

A false witness will not go unpunished,

And one who declares lies will not escape H4422.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:26 -

One who trusts in his own heart is a fool,

But one who walks wisely will flee H4422 to H4422 safety H4422.

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