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Lexicon :: Strong's H4581 - māʿôz

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masculine noun
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TWOT Reference: 1578a

Strong’s Definitions

מָעוֹז mâʻôwz, maw-oze'; (also מָעוּז mâʻûwz ); or מָעֹז mâʻôz (also מָעֻז mâʻuz; from H5810; a fortified place; figuratively, a defence:—force, fort(-ress), rock, strength(-en), (× most) strong (hold).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 37x

The KJV translates Strong's H4581 in the following manner: strength (24x), strong (4x), fortress (3x), hold (2x), forces (1x), fort (1x), rock (1x), strengthen (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 37x
The KJV translates Strong's H4581 in the following manner: strength (24x), strong (4x), fortress (3x), hold (2x), forces (1x), fort (1x), rock (1x), strengthen (1x).
  1. place or means of safety, protection, refuge, stronghold

    1. place of safety, fastness, harbour, stronghold

    2. refuge (of God) (fig.)

    3. human protection (fig.)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
מָעוֹז mâʻôwz, maw-oze'; (also מָעוּז mâʻûwz ); or מָעֹז mâʻôz (also מָעֻז mâʻuz; from H5810; a fortified place; figuratively, a defence:—force, fort(-ress), rock, strength(-en), (× most) strong (hold).
STRONGS H4581: Abbreviations
מָעוֺז noun masculineJudges 6:26 place or means of safety, protection (MT suffixes as if from עזז, but probably erroneous, compare BuhlLex 13 Ges§ 85 k); — מ׳ absolute Judges 6:26 +, construct Isaiah 30:2 +; suffix מָעוּזִי 2 Samuel 22:33 (but read הַמְּאַזְּרֵנִי as || Psalm 18:33), מָעוּזִּי Psalm 31:3 +, מָעֻזִּי Isaiah 27:5 +, מָעוּזּוֺ Psalm 52:9 +, מָעֻזֹּה Daniel 11:10, etc. (read probably מְעוֺזִּי, etc.); plural מָעֻזִּים Daniel 11:38; Daniel 11:39, suffix מָעֻזְּנֶיהָ Isaiah 23:11, read מָעֻזֶּיהָ (Ges§ 20 o CheHeb. Hpt. and others; strike out dagesh forte in all, see above); —
1. literally place of safety Judges 6:26, hence (with the collateral idea of strength, as if from עזז = fastness Isaiah 23:11, 14 (in Isaiah 23:14 CheHeb. Hpt. proposes מְחוֺזְכֶם your city), Ezekiel 24:25; Ezekiel 30:15; Daniel 11:7, 10, 19, הַמִּקְדָּשׁ הַמּ׳ Daniel 11:31, מִבְצְרֵי מָעֻזִּים Daniel 11:39; הַיָּם מ׳ i.e. harbour Isaiah 23:4, but strike out Ol Du CheHpt.; מֵאוֺיֵב מ׳ Nahum 3:11; compare עָרֵי מ׳ Isaiah 17:9.
a. figurative, of God (י׳) as refuge Nahum 1:7; Psalm 27:1; Psalm 31:5; Psalm 37:39; Psalm 52:9; Isaiah 25:4 (twice in verse); Joel 4:16 [Joel 3:16], עֻזִּי וּמָעֻזִּי וּמְנוּסִי י׳ Jeremiah 16:19, יְשׁוּעוֺת מְשִׁיחוֺ מ׳ Psalm 28:8 (|| עָזֿ); so צוּר מ׳ Isaiah 17:10; Psalm 31:3, אֱלֹהֵי מ׳ Psalm 43:2; also יַחֲזֵק בְּמָעֻזִּי Isaiah 27:5 let him lay hold of my refuge (me as refuge); compare הִיא מָעֻזְּכֶם חֶדְוַת י׳ Nehemiah 8:10, לַתֹּם דֶּרֶךְ י׳ מ׳ Proverbs 10:29.
b. of a heathen god, אֱלוֺהַּ מָעֻזִּים Daniel 11:38 (read מְחֹזִים cities CheIsaiah 23:1, Heb. Hpt.).
3. figurative of human protection, פַּרְעֹה מ׳ Isaiah 30:2, 3 (both || צֵּל מִצְרַיִם); ראֹשִׁי אֶפְרַיִם מ׳ Psalm 60:9 = Psalm 108:9, i.e. my helmet; also (of angel) Daniel 11:1 (|| מַחֲזִיק).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


6:26; 6:26; 6:26

2 Samuel





18:33; 27:1; 28:8; 31:3; 31:3; 31:5; 37:39; 43:2; 52:9; 52:9; 60:9; 108:9




17:9; 17:10; 23:1; 23:4; 23:11; 23:11; 23:14; 23:14; 25:4; 27:5; 27:5; 30:2; 30:2; 30:3




24:25; 30:15


11:1; 11:7; 11:10; 11:10; 11:19; 11:31; 11:38; 11:38; 11:39; 11:39




1:7; 3:11

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H4581 matches the Hebrew מָעוֹז (māʿôz),
which occurs 37 times in 35 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:26 - And build an altar unto the LORD thy God upon the top of this rock, H4581 in the ordered place, and take the second bullock, and offer a burnt sacrifice with the wood of the grove which thou shalt cut down.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:33 - God is my strength H4581 and power: and he maketh my way perfect.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 8:10 - Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the LORD is your strength. H4581
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 27:1 - [[A Psalm of David.]] The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength H4581 of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 28:8 - The LORD is their strength, and he is the saving strength H4581 of his anointed.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 31:2 - Bow down thine ear to me; deliver me speedily: be thou my strong H4581 rock, for an house of defence to save me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 31:4 - Pull me out of the net that they have laid privily for me: for thou art my strength. H4581
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:39 - But the salvation of the righteous is of the LORD: he is their strength H4581 in the time of trouble.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 43:2 - For thou art the God of my strength: H4581 why dost thou cast me off? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 52:7 - Lo, this is the man that made not God his strength; H4581 but trusted in the abundance of his riches, and strengthened himself in his wickedness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 60:7 - Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is mine; Ephraim also is the strength H4581 of mine head; Judah is my lawgiver;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 108:8 - Gilead is mine; Manasseh is mine; Ephraim also is the strength H4581 of mine head; Judah is my lawgiver;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:29 - The way of the LORD is strength H4581 to the upright: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 17:9 - In that day shall his strong H4581 cities be as a forsaken bough, and an uppermost branch, which they left because of the children of Israel: and there shall be desolation.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 17:10 - Because thou hast forgotten the God of thy salvation, and hast not been mindful of the rock of thy strength, H4581 therefore shalt thou plant pleasant plants, and shalt set it with strange slips:
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 23:4 - Be thou ashamed, O Zidon: for the sea hath spoken, even the strength H4581 of the sea, saying, I travail not, nor bring forth children, neither do I nourish up young men, nor bring up virgins.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 23:11 - He stretched out his hand over the sea, he shook the kingdoms: the LORD hath given a commandment against the merchant city, to destroy the strong H4581 holds H4581 thereof.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 23:14 - Howl, ye ships of Tarshish: for your strength H4581 is laid waste.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 25:4 - For thou hast been a strength H4581 to the poor, a strength H4581 to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat, when the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 27:5 - Or let him take hold of my strength, H4581 that he may make peace with me; and he shall make peace with me.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:2 - That walk to go down into Egypt, and have not asked at my mouth; to strengthen themselves in the strength H4581 of Pharaoh, and to trust in the shadow of Egypt!
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:3 - Therefore shall the strength H4581 of Pharaoh be your shame, and the trust in the shadow of Egypt your confusion.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 16:19 - O LORD, my strength, and my fortress, H4581 and my refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles shall come unto thee from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 24:25 - Also, thou son of man, shall it not be in the day when I take from them their strength, H4581 the joy of their glory, the desire of their eyes, and that whereupon they set their minds, their sons and their daughters,
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 30:15 - And I will pour my fury upon Sin, the strength H4581 of Egypt; and I will cut off the multitude of No.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:1 - Also I in the first year of Darius the Mede, even I, stood to confirm and to strengthen H4581 him.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:7 - But out of a branch of her roots shall one stand up in his estate, which shall come with an army, and shall enter into the fortress H4581 of the king of the north, and shall deal against them, and shall prevail:
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:10 - But his sons shall be stirred up, and shall assemble a multitude of great forces: and one shall certainly come, and overflow, and pass through: then shall he return, and be stirred up, even to his fortress. H4581
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:19 - Then he shall turn his face toward the fort H4581 of his own land: but he shall stumble and fall, and not be found.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:31 - And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, H4581 and shall take away the daily sacrifice, and they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:38 - But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces: H4581 and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:39 - Thus shall he do in the most strong H4581 holds with a strange god, whom he shall acknowledge and increase with glory: and he shall cause them to rule over many, and shall divide the land for gain.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 3:16 - The LORD also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but the LORD will be the hope of his people, and the strength H4581 of the children of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 1:7 - The LORD is good, a strong hold H4581 in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him.
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 3:11 - Thou also shalt be drunken: thou shalt be hid, thou also shalt seek strength H4581 because of the enemy.
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