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Lexicon :: Strong's H4541 - massēḵâ

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Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 1375c,1376a

Strong’s Definitions

מַסֵּכָה maççêkâh, mas-say-kaw'; from H5258; properly, a pouring over, i.e. fusion of metal (especially a cast image); by implication, a libation, i.e. league; concretely a coverlet (as if poured out):—covering, molten (image), vail.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 28x

The KJV translates Strong's H4541 in the following manner: image (18x), molten (7x), covering (2x), vail (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 28x
The KJV translates Strong's H4541 in the following manner: image (18x), molten (7x), covering (2x), vail (1x).
  1. a pouring, libation, molten metal, cast image, drink offering

    1. libation (with covenant sacrifice)

    2. molten metal, molten image, molten gods

  2. web, covering, veil, woven stuff

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
מַסֵּכָה maççêkâh, mas-say-kaw'; from H5258; properly, a pouring over, i.e. fusion of metal (especially a cast image); by implication, a libation, i.e. league; concretely a coverlet (as if poured out):—covering, molten (image), vail.
† I. מַסֵּכָה noun feminine
1. molten metal, or image;
2. libation; — מ׳ Exodus 32:4 +; construct מַסֵּכַת Isaiah 30:22; plural מַסֵּכוֺת 1 Kings 14:9 +; suffix מַסֵּכֹתָם Numbers 33:52; —
1. libation, with covenant sacrifice in making covenant Isaiah 30:1 (= 1 נֶסֶךְ; see, however, below II. [span class="Hb maroon">נָסַךְ]).
2. molten metal, or image: עֵגֶל מַסֵּכָה molten calf Exodus 32:4, 8; Deuteronomy 9:16; Nehemiah 9:18, compare Psalm 106:19; אֱלֹהֵי מַסֵּכָה molten gods Exodus 34:17; Leviticus 19:4; צַלְמֵי מ׳ Numbers 33:52; וּמַסֵּכָה פֶּסֶל Deuteronomy 27:15; Judges 17:3, 4; Judges 18:14; Nahum 1:14; 2 Chronicles 34:3, 4, elsewhere (variously) Deuteronomy 9:12; Judges 18:17, 18; 1 Kings 14:9; 2 Kings 17:16; 2 Chronicles 28:2; Isaiah 30:22; Isaiah 42:17; Hosea 13:2; Habakkuk 2:18.

† II. מַסֵּכָה noun feminine woven stuff, web, especially as covering; — absolute הַנְּסוּכָה עַלֿ הַמּ׳ Isaiah 25:7 the web that is woven over all the nations (i.e. mourning-veil, symbol of distress; || הַלּוֺט הַלּוֺט); = bed-covering Isaiah 28:20 (in figurative). Perhaps also לִנְסֹךְ מ׳ Isaiah 30:1 weave a web (|| לַעֲשׂוֺת עֵצָה), reference to negotiations with Egypt (so Vulgate Aq Ew De Che Di; > Greek Version of the LXX Ges Hi Kn Brd Du pour a libation; מ׳ not elsewhere = נֶסֶךְ).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


32:4; 32:4; 32:8; 34:17




33:52; 33:52


9:12; 9:16; 27:15


17:3; 17:4; 18:14; 18:17; 18:18

1 Kings

14:9; 14:9

2 Kings


2 Chronicles

28:2; 34:3; 34:4






25:7; 28:20; 30:1; 30:1; 30:22; 30:22; 42:17








Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H4541 matches the Hebrew מַסֵּכָה (massēḵâ),
which occurs 28 times in 28 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:4 - Then he took the gold from their [fn]hands, and fashioned it with an engraving tool and made it into a cast H4541 metal H4541 calf; and they said, “[fn]This is your god, Israel, who brought you up from the land of Egypt.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:8 - “They have quickly turned aside from the way which I commanded them. They have made for themselves a cast H4541 metal H4541 calf, and have worshiped it and have sacrificed to it and said, ‘[fn]This is your god, Israel, who brought you up from the land of Egypt!’”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 34:17 - “You shall not make for yourself any gods cast H4541 in H4541 metal H4541.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:4 - ‘Do not turn to idols or make for yourselves cast H4541 metal H4541 gods; I am the LORD your God.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 33:52 - you shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land from you, and destroy all their idolatrous sculptures, destroy all their cast H4541 metal H4541 images H4541, and eliminate all their high places;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 9:12 - “Then the LORD said to me, ‘Arise, go down from here quickly, because your people, whom you brought out of Egypt, have behaved corruptly. They have quickly turned aside from the way that I commanded them; they have made a cast H4541 metal H4541 image H4541 for themselves.’
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 9:16 - “And I saw that you had indeed sinned against the LORD your God. You had made for yourselves a cast H4541 metal H4541 image H4541 of a calf; you had quickly turned aside from the way that the LORD had commanded you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:15 - ‘Cursed is the person who makes a carved image or cast H4541 metal H4541 image H4541, an abomination to the LORD, the work of the hands of a craftsman, and sets it up in secret.’ And all the people shall reply and say, ‘Amen.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 17:3 - He then returned the 1,100 pieces of silver to his mother, and his mother said, “I wholly consecrate the silver from my hand to the LORD for my son to make a carved image and a cast H4541 metal H4541 image H4541; so now I will return [fn]them to you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 17:4 - So when he returned the silver to his mother, his mother took two hundred pieces of silver and gave them to the silversmith, who made [fn]them into a carved image and a cast H4541 metal H4541 image H4541, and [fn]they were in the house of Micah.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 18:14 - Then the five men who went to spy out the country of Laish [fn]said to their kinsmen, “Do you know that there are in these houses an ephod and [fn]household idols, and a carved image and a cast H4541 metal H4541 image H4541? Now then, consider what you should do.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 18:17 - Now the five men who went to spy out the land went up and entered there; they took the carved image, the ephod, the [fn]household idols, and the cast H4541 metal H4541 image H4541, while the priest was standing at the entrance of the gate with the six hundred men armed with weapons of war.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 18:18 - When these men entered Micah’s house and took the carved image, the ephod, [fn]household idols, and the cast H4541 metal H4541 image H4541, the priest said to them, “What are you doing?”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 14:9 - you also have done more evil than all who were before you, and you have gone and made for yourself other gods and cast H4541 metal H4541 images H4541 to provoke Me to anger, and have thrown Me behind your back
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 17:16 - And they abandoned all the commandments of the LORD their God and made for themselves cast H4541 metal H4541 images H4541: two calves. And they made an [fn]Asherah, and worshiped all the heavenly [fn]lights, and served Baal.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 28:2 - But he walked in the ways of the kings of Israel; he also made cast H4541 metal H4541 images H4541 for the Baals.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 34:3 - For in the eighth year of his reign while he was still a youth, he began to seek the God of his father David; and in the twelfth year he began to purge Judah and Jerusalem of the high places, the [fn]Asherim, the carved images, and the cast H4541 metal H4541 images H4541.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 34:4 - They tore down the altars of the Baals in his presence, and he chopped down the incense altars that were high above them; also he broke in pieces the Asherim, the carved images, and the cast H4541 metal H4541 images H4541, and ground them to powder, and scattered it on the graves of those who had sacrificed to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 9:18 - “Even when they made for themselves
A calf of cast H4541 metal H4541
And said, ‘This is your [fn]god
Who brought you up from Egypt,’
And committed great blasphemies,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:19 - They made a calf in Horeb,
And worshiped a cast H4541 metal H4541 image H4541.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 25:7 - And on this mountain He will destroy the [fn]covering which is over all peoples,
The veil H4541 which is [fn]stretched over all nations.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 28:20 - The bed is too short on which to stretch out,
And the blanket H4541 is too [fn]small to wrap oneself in.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:1 - “Woe to the rebellious children,” declares the LORD,
“Who execute a plan, but not Mine,
And [fn]make an alliance H4541, but not of My Spirit,
In order to add sin to sin;
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:22 - And you will desecrate your carved images plated with silver, and your cast H4541 metal H4541 images H4541 plated with gold. You will scatter them as a filthy thing, and say to [fn]them, “Be gone!”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:17 - They will be turned back and be utterly put to shame,
Who trust in [fn]idols,
Who say to cast H4541 metal H4541 images H4541,
“You are our gods.”
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 13:2 - And now they sin more and more,
And make for themselves cast H4541 metal H4541 images H4541,
Idols [fn]skillfully made from their silver,
All of them the work of craftsmen.
They say of them, “Let the [fn]people who sacrifice kiss the calves!”
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 1:14 - The LORD has issued a command concerning [fn]you:
[fn]Your name will no longer be perpetuated.
I will eliminate the carved image and the cast H4541 metal H4541 image H4541
From the house of your gods.
I will prepare your grave,
For you are contemptible.”
Unchecked Copy BoxHab 2:18 - “What benefit is a carved image when its maker has carved it,
Or a cast H4541 metal H4541 image H4541, a teacher of falsehood?
For its maker trusts in his own handiwork
When he fashions speechless idols.

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