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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 - When they were safely out of the city, one of the angels ordered, “Run for your lives! And don’t look back or stop anywhere in the valley! Escape to the mountains, or you will be swept away!”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:19 - “You have been so gracious to me and saved my life, and you have shown such great kindness. But I cannot go to the mountains. Disaster would catch up to me there, and I would soon die.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:20 - See, there is a small village nearby. Please let me go there instead; don’t you see how small it is? Then my life will be saved.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:22 - But hurry! Escape to it, for I can do nothing until you arrive there.” (This explains why that village was known as Zoar, which means “little place.”)
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:26 - While the servants were waiting, Ehud escaped, passing the stone idols on his way to Seirah.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:29 - They attacked the Moabites and killed about 10,000 of their strongest and most able-bodied warriors. Not one of them escaped.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 19:10 - Saul hurled his spear at David. But David dodged out of the way, and leaving the spear stuck in the wall, he fled and escaped into the night.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 19:11 - Then Saul sent troops to watch David’s house. They were told to kill David when he came out the next morning. But Michal, David’s wife, warned him, “If you don’t escape tonight, you will be dead by morning.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 19:12 - So she helped him climb out through a window, and he fled and escaped.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 19:17 - “Why have you betrayed me like this and let my enemy escape?” Saul demanded of Michal.
“I had to,” Michal replied. “He threatened to kill me if I didn’t help him.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 19:18 - So David escaped and went to Ramah to see Samuel, and he told him all that Saul had done to him. Then Samuel took David with him to live at Naioth.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 20:29 - He said, ‘Please let me go, for we are having a family sacrifice. My brother demanded that I be there. So please let me get away to see my brothers.’ That’s why he isn’t here at the king’s table.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 22:1 - So David left Gath and escaped to the cave of Adullam. Soon his brothers and all his other relatives joined him there.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 22:20 - Only Abiathar, one of the sons of Ahimelech, escaped and fled to David.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 23:13 - So David and his men—about 600 of them now—left Keilah and began roaming the countryside. Word soon reached Saul that David had escaped, so he didn’t go to Keilah after all.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 27:1 - But David kept thinking to himself, “Someday Saul is going to get me. The best thing I can do is escape to the Philistines. Then Saul will stop hunting for me in Israelite territory, and I will finally be safe.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:17 - David and his men rushed in among them and slaughtered them throughout that night and the entire next day until evening. None of the Amalekites escaped except 400 young men who fled on camels.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:3 - “Where have you come from?” David asked.
“I escaped from the Israelite camp,” the man replied.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 4:6 - The doorkeeper, who had been sifting wheat, became drowsy and fell asleep. So Recab and Baanah slipped past her.[fn]
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 19:5 - Then Joab went to the king’s room and said to him, “We saved your life today and the lives of your sons, your daughters, and your wives and concubines. Yet you act like this, making us feel ashamed of ourselves.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 19:9 - And throughout all the tribes of Israel there was much discussion and argument going on. The people were saying, “The king rescued us from our enemies and saved us from the Philistines, but Absalom chased him out of the country.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:12 - If you want to save your own life and the life of your son Solomon, follow my advice.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:40 - Then Elijah commanded, “Seize all the prophets of Baal. Don’t let a single one escape!” So the people seized them all, and Elijah took them down to the Kishon Valley and killed them there.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 19:17 - Anyone who escapes from Hazael will be killed by Jehu, and those who escape Jehu will be killed by Elisha!
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 20:20 - Each Israelite soldier killed his Aramean opponent, and suddenly the entire Aramean army panicked and fled. The Israelites chased them, but King Ben-hadad and a few of his charioteers escaped on horses.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 10:24 - So they were all inside the temple to offer sacrifices and burnt offerings. Now Jehu had stationed eighty of his men outside the building and had warned them, “If you let anyone escape, you will pay for it with your own life.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 19:37 - One day while he was worshiping in the temple of his god Nisroch, his sons[fn] Adrammelech and Sharezer killed him with their swords. They then escaped to the land of Ararat, and another son, Esarhaddon, became the next king of Assyria.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 23:18 - Josiah replied, “Leave it alone. Don’t disturb his bones.” So they did not burn his bones or those of the old prophet from Samaria.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 16:7 - At that time Hanani the seer came to King Asa and told him, “Because you have put your trust in the king of Aram instead of in the LORD your God, you missed your chance to destroy the army of the king of Aram.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 4:13 - Mordecai sent this reply to Esther: “Don’t think for a moment that because you’re in the palace you will escape when all other Jews are killed.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 1:15 - when the Sabeans raided us. They stole all the animals and killed all the farmhands. I am the only one who escaped to tell you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 1:16 - While he was still speaking, another messenger arrived with this news: “The fire of God has fallen from heaven and burned up your sheep and all the shepherds. I am the only one who escaped to tell you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 1:17 - While he was still speaking, a third messenger arrived with this news: “Three bands of Chaldean raiders have stolen your camels and killed your servants. I am the only one who escaped to tell you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 1:19 - Suddenly, a powerful wind swept in from the wilderness and hit the house on all sides. The house collapsed, and all your children are dead. I am the only one who escaped to tell you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:23 - Have I asked you to rescue me from my enemies,
or to save me from ruthless people?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:20 - I have been reduced to skin and bones
and have escaped death by the skin of my teeth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:20 - They were always greedy and never satisfied.
Nothing remains of all the things they dreamed about.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:30 - Even sinners will be rescued;
they will be rescued because your hands are pure.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:12 - For I assisted the poor in their need
and the orphans who required help.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:19 - Lightning leaps from its mouth;
flames of fire flash out.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:5 - They cried out to you and were saved.
They trusted in you and were never disgraced.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 33:17 - Don’t count on your warhorse to give you victory—
for all its strength, it cannot save you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 41:1 - For the choir director: A psalm of David.

Oh, the joys of those who are kind to the poor!
The LORD rescues them when they are in trouble.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:48 - No one can live forever; all will die.
No one can escape the power of the grave.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 107:20 - He sent out his word and healed them,
snatching them from the door of death.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 116:4 - Then I called on the name of the LORD:
“Please, LORD, save me!”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 124:7 - We escaped like a bird from a hunter’s trap.
The trap is broken, and we are free!
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:21 - Evil people will surely be punished,
but the children of the godly will go free.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:5 - A false witness will not go unpunished,
nor will a liar escape.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:26 - Those who trust their own insight are foolish,
but anyone who walks in wisdom is safe.

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