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Lexicon :: Strong's H4487 - mānâ

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Strong’s Definitions

מָנָה mânâh, maw-naw'; a primitive root; properly, to weigh out; by implication, to allot or constitute officially; also to enumerate or enroll:—appoint, count, number, prepare, set, tell.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 28x

The KJV translates Strong's H4487 in the following manner: number (14x), prepare (5x), appointed (4x), tell (3x), count (1x), set (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 28x
The KJV translates Strong's H4487 in the following manner: number (14x), prepare (5x), appointed (4x), tell (3x), count (1x), set (1x).
  1. to count, reckon, number, assign, tell, appoint, prepare

    1. (Qal)

      1. to count, number

      2. reckon, assign, appoint

    2. (Niphal)

      1. to be counted, be numbered

      2. to be reckoned, be assigned

    3. (Piel) to appoint, ordain

    4. (Pual) appointed (participle)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
מָנָה mânâh, maw-naw'; a primitive root; properly, to weigh out; by implication, to allot or constitute officially; also to enumerate or enroll:—appoint, count, number, prepare, set, tell.
STRONGS H4487: Abbreviations
מָנָה verb count, number, reckon, assign (Late Hebrew id.; Assyrian manû DlHWB 416; Arabic bdb058401 assign, apportion; Aramaic bdb058402, H4484 מְנָא); —
Qal Perfect מָנָה Numbers 23:10; וּמָנִ֫יתִי Isaiah 65:12; Imperfect 2nd person masculine singular תִּמְנֶהֿ 1 Kings 20:25; וַיִּמְנוּ 2 Kings 12:11; Imperative מְנֵה 2 Samuel 24:1; Infinitive construct לִמְנוֺת Genesis 13:16 + 4 times; Participle מוֺנֶה Jeremiah 33:13; Psalm 147:4; —
1. count, number (compare סָפַר) dust (grains) Genesis 13:16 (J), compare עֲפַר יַעֲקֹב Numbers 23:10 (JE); money 2 Kings 12:11; stars (לַכּוֹכָבִם מִסְפָּר מ׳) Psalm 147:4; flock Jeremiah 33:13 (symbol of peace); days Psalm 90:12; people, army 2 Samuel 24:1; 1 Chronicles 21:1, 17, compare 1 Chronicles 27:24 (object omitted); 1 Kings 20:25.
2. reckon, assign, appoint לַחֶרֶב Isaiah 65:12 (with play on מְנִי Isaiah 65:11).
Niph. Perfect נִמְנָה Isaiah 53:12; Imperfect יִמָּנֶה Genesis 13:16; 1 Kings 3:8; יִמָּנוּ 1 Kings 8:5 2 Chronicles 5:6; Infinitive construct הִמָנוֺת Ecclesiastes 1:15; —
1. be counted, numbered, of descendants Genesis 13:16 (J), of people 1 Kings 3:8 (|| נִסְפַּר); of sacrificial animals 1 Kings 8:5 2 Chronicles 5:6 (both || id.); indefinite Ecclesiastes 1:15.
2. be reckoned, assigned (a place), of servant of י׳ Isaiah 53:12 (with פּשְׁעִם אֶת).
Pi. (late and in poetry) (Biblical Aramaic H4483 and Targum. מַנִּי); — Perfect מִנָּה Daniel 1:10, 11; מִנּוּ Job 7:3; Imperfect וַיְמַן Jonah 2:1 [Jonah 1:17] + 4 times; Imperative מַן Psalm 61:8; appoint, ordain, food Daniel 1:10, Daniel 1:5 (followed by לְ), officer Daniel 1:11 (followed by על); nights of weariness (לֵילוֺת עָמָל) Job 7:3 (subject indefinite; followed by לְ); in story of Jonah, object. fish Jonah 2:1 [Jonah 1:17], ricinus Jonah 4:6; worm Jonah 4:7, wind Jonah 4:8 (all subject י׳); object חֶסֶד וֶאֱמֶת Psalm 61:8 (subject י׳).
Pu. Participle plural מְמֻנִּים 1 Chronicles 9:29 appointed, of porters (followed by עַל).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


13:16; 13:16; 13:16; 13:16


23:10; 23:10

2 Samuel

24:1; 24:1

1 Kings

3:8; 3:8; 8:5; 8:5; 20:25; 20:25

2 Kings

12:11; 12:11

1 Chronicles

9:29; 21:1; 27:24

2 Chronicles

5:6; 5:6


7:3; 7:3


61:8; 61:8; 90:12; 147:4; 147:4


1:15; 1:15


53:12; 53:12; 65:11; 65:12; 65:12


33:13; 33:13


1:5; 1:10; 1:10; 1:11


1:17; 1:17; 4:6; 4:7; 4:8

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H4487 matches the Hebrew מָנָה (mānâ),
which occurs 28 times in 27 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 13:16 - “I will make your [fn]descendants as the dust of the earth, so that if anyone can number H4487 the dust of the earth, then your [fn]descendants can also be numbered. H4487
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 23:10 - “Who can count H4487 the dust of Jacob,
Or number the fourth part of Israel?
Let [fn]me die the death of the upright,
And let my end be like his!”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 24:1 - Now again the anger of the LORD burned against Israel, and it incited David against them to say, “Go, number H4487 Israel and Judah.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:8 - “Your servant is in the midst of Your people which You have chosen, a great people who are too many to be numbered H4487 or counted.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:5 - And King Solomon and all the congregation of Israel, who were assembled to him, were with him before the ark, sacrificing [fn]so many sheep and oxen they could not be counted or numbered. H4487
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 20:25 - and [fn]muster H4487 an army like the army that you have lost, horse for horse, and chariot for chariot. Then we will fight against them in the plain, and surely we will be stronger than they.” And he listened to their voice and did so.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 12:10 - When they saw that there was much money in the chest, the king’s scribe and the high priest came up and tied it in bags and counted H4487 the money which was found in the house of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 9:29 - Some of them also were appointed H4487 over the furniture and over all the utensils of the sanctuary and over the fine flour and the wine and the oil and the frankincense and the spices.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 21:1 - Then Satan stood up against Israel and moved David to number H4487 Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 21:17 - David said to God, “Is it not I who [fn]commanded to count H4487 the people? Indeed, I am the one who has sinned and done very wickedly, but these sheep, what have they done? O LORD my God, please let Your hand be against me and my father’s household, but not against Your people that they should be plagued.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:24 - Joab the son of Zeruiah had begun to count H4487 them, but did not finish; and because of this, wrath came upon Israel, and the number was not included in the account of the chronicles of King David.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 5:6 - And King Solomon and all the congregation of Israel who were assembled with him before the ark, were sacrificing [fn]so many sheep and oxen that they could not be counted or numbered. H4487
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:3 - So am I allotted months of vanity,
And nights of trouble are appointed H4487 me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 61:7 - He will [fn]abide before God forever;
Appoint H4487 lovingkindness and truth that they may preserve him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 90:12 - So teach us to number H4487 our days,
That we may [fn]present to You a heart of wisdom.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:4 - He counts H4487 the number of the stars;
He [fn]gives names to all of them.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 1:15 - What is crooked cannot be straightened and what is lacking cannot be counted. H4487
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 53:12 - Therefore, I will allot Him a portion with the great,
And He will divide the booty with the strong;
Because He poured out [fn]Himself to death,
And was numbered H4487 with the transgressors;
Yet He Himself bore the sin of many,
And interceded for the transgressors.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 65:12 - I will destine H4487 you for the sword,
And all of you will bow down to the slaughter.
Because I called, but you did not answer;
I spoke, but you did not hear.
And you did evil in My sight
And chose that in which I did not delight.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 33:13 - ‘In the cities of the hill country, in the cities of the lowland, in the cities of the Negev, in the land of Benjamin, in the environs of Jerusalem and in the cities of Judah, the flocks will again pass under the hands of the one who numbers H4487 them,’ says the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 1:5 - The king appointed H4487 for them a daily ration from the king’s choice food and from the wine which he drank, and appointed that they should be [fn]educated three years, at the end of which they were to [fn]enter the king’s personal service.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 1:10 - and the commander of the officials said to Daniel, “I am afraid of my lord the king, who has appointed H4487 your food and your drink; for why should he see your faces looking more haggard than the youths who are your own age? Then you would [fn]make me forfeit my head to the king.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 1:11 - But Daniel said to the overseer whom the commander of the officials had appointed H4487 over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah,
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 1:17 - [fn]And the LORD appointed H4487 a great fish to swallow Jonah, and Jonah was in the stomach of the fish three days and three nights.
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 4:6 - So the LORD God appointed H4487 a [fn]plant and it grew up over Jonah to be a shade over his head to deliver him from his discomfort. And Jonah was [fn]extremely happy about the [fn]plant.
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 4:7 - But God appointed H4487 a worm when dawn came the next day and it attacked the plant and it withered.
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 4:8 - When the sun came up God appointed H4487 a scorching east wind, and the sun beat down on Jonah’s head so that he became faint and begged with all his soul to die, saying, “Death is better to me than life.”
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