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Lexicon :: Strong's H4549 - māsas

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Strong’s Definitions

מָסַס mâçaç, maw-sas'; a primitive root; to liquefy; figuratively, to waste (with disease), to faint (with fatigue, fear or grief):—discourage, faint, be loosed, melt (away), refuse, × utterly.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 21x

The KJV translates Strong's H4549 in the following manner: melt (13x), faint (2x), melt away (1x), discouraged (1x), loosed (1x), molten (1x), refuse (1x), utterly (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 21x
The KJV translates Strong's H4549 in the following manner: melt (13x), faint (2x), melt away (1x), discouraged (1x), loosed (1x), molten (1x), refuse (1x), utterly (1x).
  1. to dissolve, melt

    1. (Qal) to waste away

    2. (Niphal)

      1. to melt, vanish, drop off, melt away

      2. to faint, grow fearful (fig.)

      3. wasted, worthless (participle)

    3. (Hiphil) to cause to melt

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
מָסַס mâçaç, maw-sas'; a primitive root; to liquefy; figuratively, to waste (with disease), to faint (with fatigue, fear or grief):—discourage, faint, be loosed, melt (away), refuse, × utterly.
STRONGS H4549: Abbreviations
† [מָסַס] verb dissolve, melt, intransitive (Targum מְסַס; compare מסה, and II. מאס); —
Qal. Infinitive construct מְסֹס נֹסֵס Isaiah 10:18; like the melting (wasting away) of a נֹסֵס (which see).
Niph. Perfect וְנָמֵס consecutive Ezekiel 21:12; וְנָמָ֑ס Exodus 16:21; Psalm 112:10; נָמַ֫סּוּ Psalm 97:5 2 times; Imperfect יִמַּס Deuteronomy 20:8 +; וַיִּמַּסּוּ Judges 15:14; Infinitive absolute הִמֵּס 2 Samuel 17:10; construct id. Psalm 68:3; Participle נָמֵס Psalm 22:15 + 2 times; —
1. melt (intransitive) of manna Exodus 16:21; wax Psalm 68:3 (simile of wicked); manacles Judges 15:14 (= vanished, dropped off); wicked Psalm 112:10 (melt away); especially of hills and mountains Micah 1:4; Psalm 97:5; Isaiah 34:3.
2. most often figurative of heart = faint, grow fearful, Nahum 2:11; 2 Samuel 17:10 (twice in verse) (compare Dr), Deuteronomy 20:8; Joshua 2:11; Joshua 5:1; Joshua 7:5; Isaiah 13:7; Isaiah 19:1; Ezekiel 21:12; Psalm 22:15.
3. Participle = wasted, consumptive (?), 1 Samuel 15:9 (|| נְמִבְזָה, read נִבְזָה see בזה Niph.) < read נִמְאֶסֶת worthless, literally rejected (see מאס Niph.)
Hiph. Perfect 3rd person plural הֵמַסּוּ אֶתלְֿבָבֵנוּ Deuteronomy 1:28 cause to melt (= intimidate).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


16:21; 16:21


1:28; 20:8; 20:8


2:11; 5:1; 7:5


15:14; 15:14

1 Samuel


2 Samuel

17:10; 17:10


22:15; 22:15; 68:3; 68:3; 97:5; 97:5; 112:10; 112:10


10:18; 13:7; 19:1; 34:3


21:12; 21:12





Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H4549 matches the Hebrew מָסַס (māsas),
which occurs 21 times in 20 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:21 - And they gathered it every morning, every man according to his eating: and when the sun waxed hot, it melted. H4549
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 1:28 - Whither shall we go up? our brethren have discouraged H4549 our heart, saying, The people is greater and taller than we; the cities are great and walled up to heaven; and moreover we have seen the sons of the Anakims there.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 20:8 - And the officers shall speak further unto the people, and they shall say, What man is there that is fearful and fainthearted? let him go and return unto his house, lest his brethren's heart faint H4549 as well as his heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 2:11 - And as soon as we had heard these things, our hearts did melt, H4549 neither did there remain any more courage in any man, because of you: for the LORD your God, he is God in heaven above, and in earth beneath.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 5:1 - And it came to pass, when all the kings of the Amorites, which were on the side of Jordan westward, and all the kings of the Canaanites, which were by the sea, heard that the LORD had dried up the waters of Jordan from before the children of Israel, until we were passed over, that their heart melted, H4549 neither was there spirit in them any more, because of the children of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 7:5 - And the men of Ai smote of them about thirty and six men: for they chased them from before the gate even unto Shebarim, and smote them in the going down: wherefore the hearts of the people melted, H4549 and became as water.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 15:14 - And when he came unto Lehi, the Philistines shouted against him: and the Spirit of the LORD came mightily upon him, and the cords that were upon his arms became as flax that was burnt with fire, and his bands loosed H4549 from off his hands.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:9 - But Saul and the people spared Agag, and the best of the sheep, and of the oxen, and of the fatlings, and the lambs, and all that was good, and would not utterly destroy them: but every thing that was vile and refuse, H4549 that they destroyed utterly.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 17:10 - And he also that is valiant, whose heart is as the heart of a lion, shall utterly H4549 melt: H4549 for all Israel knoweth that thy father is a mighty man, and they which be with him are valiant men.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:14 - I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my heart is like wax; it is melted H4549 in the midst of my bowels.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 68:2 - As smoke is driven away, so drive them away: as wax melteth H4549 before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 97:5 - The hills melted H4549 like wax at the presence of the LORD, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 112:10 - The wicked shall see it, and be grieved; he shall gnash with his teeth, and melt away: H4549 the desire of the wicked shall perish.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:18 - And shall consume the glory of his forest, and of his fruitful field, both soul and body: and they shall be as when a standardbearer fainteth. H4549
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 13:7 - Therefore shall all hands be faint, and every man's heart shall melt: H4549
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 19:1 - The burden of Egypt. Behold, the LORD rideth upon a swift cloud, and shall come into Egypt: and the idols of Egypt shall be moved at his presence, and the heart of Egypt shall melt H4549 in the midst of it.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 34:3 - Their slain also shall be cast out, and their stink shall come up out of their carcases, and the mountains shall be melted H4549 with their blood.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 21:7 - And it shall be, when they say unto thee, Wherefore sighest thou? that thou shalt answer, For the tidings; because it cometh: and every heart shall melt, H4549 and all hands shall be feeble, and every spirit shall faint, and all knees shall be weak as water: behold, it cometh, and shall be brought to pass, saith the Lord GOD.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 1:4 - And the mountains shall be molten H4549 under him, and the valleys shall be cleft, as wax before the fire, and as the waters that are poured down a steep place.
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 2:10 - She is empty, and void, and waste: and the heart melteth, H4549 and the knees smite together, and much pain is in all loins, and the faces of them all gather blackness.
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