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Lexicon :: Strong's H4591 - māʿaṭ

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מָעַט
Transliteration
māʿaṭ
Pronunciation
maw-at'
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Part of Speech
verb
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 1228

Strong’s Definitions

מָעַט mâʻaṭ, maw-at'; a primitive root; properly, to pare off, i.e. lessen; intransitively, to be (or causatively, to make) small or few (or figuratively, ineffective):—suffer to decrease, diminish, (be, × borrow a, give, make) few (in number, -ness), gather least (little), be (seem) little, (× give the) less, be minished, bring to nothing.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 22x

The KJV translates Strong's H4591 in the following manner: diminish (5x), few (4x), less (4x), little (3x), fewness (1x), least (1x), minished (1x), decrease (1x), nothing (1x), few in number (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 22x
The KJV translates Strong's H4591 in the following manner: diminish (5x), few (4x), less (4x), little (3x), fewness (1x), least (1x), minished (1x), decrease (1x), nothing (1x), few in number (1x).
  1. to be or become small, be few, be diminished

    1. (Qal)

      1. to diminish

      2. to be too small

    2. (Piel) to become few

    3. (Hiphil)

      1. to make small, make few, diminish

      2. to give less

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
מָעַט mâʻaṭ, maw-at'; a primitive root; properly, to pare off, i.e. lessen; intransitively, to be (or causatively, to make) small or few (or figuratively, ineffective):—suffer to decrease, diminish, (be, × borrow a, give, make) few (in number, -ness), gather least (little), be (seem) little, (× give the) less, be minished, bring to nothing.
STRONGS H4591:
† [מָעַט] verb be or become small, diminished, few (Late Hebrew, Talmud, id.; Arabic bdb058902 is to be without hair on the body) —
Qal Imperfect יִמְעַט Exodus 12:4, 2nd person masculine plural תִּמְעָ֑טוּ Jeremiah 29:6, 3rd person masculine plural יִמְעָ֑טוּ Isaiah 21:17 +, וַיִּמְעֲטוּ Psalm 107:39; Infinitive מְעֹט Leviticus 25:16; — Exodus 12:4 אִסיִֿמְעַט הַבַּיִת מִהְיוֺת מִשֶּׂה if the house be too small for a lamb; Nehemiah 9:32 אַליִֿמְעַט לְפָנֶיךָ אֵת כָּלהַֿתְּלָאָה (compare Ges§ 117 l); of a people, Jeremiah 29:6 וּרְבוּ שָׁם וְאַלתִּֿמְעָ֑טוּ and become not few, Jeremiah 30:19 וְהִרְבִּתִים וְלֹא יִמְעָ֔טוּ, Isaiah 21:17; Psalm 107:39; Proverbs 13:11 הוֺן מֵהֶבֶל יִמְעָ֑ט diminishes (opposed to יַרְבֶּה); Leviticus 25:16 וּלְפִי מְעֹט הַשָּׁנִים according to the fewness of the years.
Pi. become few (Ges§ 52 k), Perfect 3rd person plural Ecclesiastes 12:3 וּבָֽטְלוּ הַטֹּחֲנוֺת כִּי מִעֵ֔טוּ.
Hiph. Perfect 3rd person feminine singular consecutive וְהִמְעִ֫יטָה (Ges§ 49 k), Leviticus 26:22, 1st person singular with suffix וְהִמְעַטְתִּים Ezekiel 29:15; Imperfect 2nd person masculine singular תַּמְעִיט Leviticus 25:16, תַּמְעִטֵ֫נִי Jeremiah 10:34, 2nd person feminine singular תַּמְעִ֫יטִי 2 Kings 4:3, etc.; — make small or few, diminish:
a. Leviticus 26:22 (of the sword) וְהִמְעִ֫יטָה אֶתְכֶם, Ezekiel 29:15 וְהִמְעַטְתִּים, Jeremiah 10:24 פֶּן־ אַל־בְּאַפְּךָ lest thou make me (the people) small, Psalm 107:38 וּבְהֶמְתָּם לֹא יַמְעִיט; Leviticus 25:16 וּלְפִי מְעֹט הַשָּׁנִים תַּמְעִיט מִקְנָתוֺ according to the smallness (fewness) of the years, thou shalt make small its price, Numbers 26:54 לָרַב תַּרְבֶּה נַחֲלָתוֺ וְלַמְעַט תַּמְעִיט נַחֲלָתוֺ and to the small (few) thou shalt make small his inheritance (so Numbers 33:54).
b. qualifying an action (sometimes to be understood from the context), Exodus 16:17 וַיִּלְקְטוּ הַמַּרְבֶּה וְהַמַּמְעִיט and they gathered, he that made much, and he that made little (that is לִלְקֹט), Exodus 16:18; Numbers 11:32 עשׂרה חמרים הממעיט אסף, 2 Kings 4:3 כֵּלִים רֵקִים אַלתַּֿמְעִיטִי empty vessels make not few (that is, in borrowing); Exodus 30:15 הֶעָשִׁיר לֹא יַרְבֶּה וְהַדַּל לֹא יַמְעִיט מִמַּחֲצִית הַשָּׁ֑קֶל לָתֵת וגו׳ shall not diminish from the half shekel to give, i.e. shall not give less, Numbers 35:8 מֵאֵת הָרַב תַּרְבּוּ וּמֵאֵת הַמְעַט תַּמְעִיטוּ and from the few ye shall make few (that is לָתֵת), i.e. ye shall give few (cities).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

Exodus

12:4; 12:4; 16:17; 16:18; 30:15

Leviticus

25:16; 25:16; 25:16; 25:16; 26:22; 26:22

Numbers

11:32; 26:54; 33:54; 35:8

2 Kings

4:3; 4:3

Nehemiah

9:32

Psalms

107:38; 107:39; 107:39

Proverbs

13:11

Ecclesiastes

12:3

Isaiah

21:17; 21:17

Jeremiah

10:24; 29:6; 29:6; 30:19

Ezekiel

29:15; 29:15

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H4591 matches the Hebrew מָעַט (māʿaṭ),
which occurs 22 times in 21 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:4 - ‘Now if the household is H4591 too small H4591 for a [fn]lamb, then he and his neighbor nearest to his house are to take one according to the [fn]number of persons in them; in proportion to [fn]what each one should eat, you are to [fn]divide the lamb.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:17 - The sons of Israel did so, and some gathered much and some little H4591.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:18 - When they measured it by the [fn]omer, the one who had gathered much did not have too much, and the one who had gathered H4591 little H4591 did not have too little; everyone gathered [fn]as much as he would eat.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 30:15 - “The rich shall not pay more, and the poor shall not pay H4591 less H4591, than the half shekel, when you give the [fn]contribution to the LORD to make atonement for [fn]yourselves.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:16 - ‘In proportion to [fn]a greater number of years you shall increase its price, and in proportion to [fn]fewer H4591 years you shall decrease H4591 its price, because it is the number of crops that he is selling to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:22 - ‘I will also let loose among you the animals of the field, which will deprive you of your children and eliminate your cattle, and reduce H4591 your number H4591 so that your roads become deserted.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:32 - And the people [fn]spent all that day, all night, and all the next day, and they gathered the quail (the one who gathered H4591 least H4591 gathered [fn]ten homers) and spread them out for themselves all around the camp.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:54 - “To a larger group you shall increase their inheritance, and to a smaller group you shall decrease H4591 their inheritance; each shall be given their inheritance corresponding to the total of those who were numbered of them.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 33:54 - ‘You shall maintain the land as an inheritance by lot according to your families; to the larger you shall give more inheritance, and to the smaller you shall give H4591 less H4591 inheritance. Wherever the lot falls to anyone, that shall be his. You shall pass on land as an inheritance according to the tribes of your fathers.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 35:8 - “As for the cities which you shall give them from the possession of the sons of Israel, you shall take more from the larger, and you shall take H4591 fewer H4591 from the smaller; each shall give some of his cities to the Levites in proportion to his inheritance which he possesses.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 4:3 - Then he said, “Go, [fn]borrow containers [fn]elsewhere for yourself, empty containers from all your neighbors—do not get H4591 too few H4591.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 9:32 - “Now then, our God, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God, who keeps His covenant and faithfulness,
Do not let all the hardship seem H4591 insignificant H4591 before You,
Which has happened to us, our kings, our leaders, our priests, our prophets, our fathers, and to all Your people,
From the days of the kings of Assyria to this day.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 107:38 - He also blesses them and they multiply greatly,
And He does not let their cattle decrease H4591.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 107:39 - When they become H4591 few H4591 and lowly
Because of oppression, misery, and sorrow,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:11 - Wealth obtained from [fn]nothing dwindles H4591,
But one who gathers [fn]by labor increases it.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 12:3 - on the day that the watchmen of the house tremble, and strong men are bent over, the grinders stop working because they are H4591 few H4591, and those who look through [fn]windows grow [fn]dim;
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 21:17 - and the remainder of the number of bowmen, the warriors of the sons of Kedar, will be H4591 few H4591; for the LORD God of Israel has spoken.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 10:24 - Correct me, LORD, but with justice;
Not with Your anger, or You will [fn]bring H4591 me to H4591 nothing H4591.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 29:6 - ‘Take wives and father sons and daughters, and take wives for your sons and give your daughters to husbands, so that they may give birth to sons and daughters; and grow in numbers there and do not decrease H4591.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 30:19 - ‘From them will come a song of thanksgiving
And the voices of those who [fn]celebrate;
And I will multiply them and they will not decrease H4591;
I will honor them and they will not be insignificant.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 29:15 - “It will be the lowest of the kingdoms, and it will not raise itself above the nations again. And I will make H4591 them small H4591 so that they will not rule over the nations.

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