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Lexicon :: Strong's H4598 - mᵊʿîl

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From מָעַל (H4603) in the sense of covering
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TWOT Reference: 1230b

Strong’s Definitions

מְעִיל mᵉʻîyl, meh-eel'; from H4603 in the sense of covering; a robe (i.e. upper and outer garment):—cloke, coat, mantle, robe.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 28x

The KJV translates Strong's H4598 in the following manner: robe (19x), mantle (7x), cloke (1x), coat (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 28x
The KJV translates Strong's H4598 in the following manner: robe (19x), mantle (7x), cloke (1x), coat (1x).
  1. robe

    1. a garment worn over a tunic by men of rank

    2. a long garment worn by David's daughters

    3. a garment of the high priest

    4. (fig.) of attributes

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
מְעִיל mᵉʻîyl, meh-eel'; from H4603 in the sense of covering; a robe (i.e. upper and outer garment):—cloke, coat, mantle, robe.
STRONGS H4598: Abbreviations
מְעִיל noun masculine1 Samuel 2:19 robe (Thes conjecture original meaning cover for √ מעל, compare בגד; Ba ES 15 compare Arabic bdb059103 an outer garment, but against this StaThLz, Apr. 28, 1894, 235); — מ׳ Exodus 28:31 + 18 times; suffix מְעִילוֺ 1 Samuel 15:27; מְעִלוֺ Job 1:20; Job 2:12 + 4 times singular; plural מְעִילִים 2 Samuel 13:18, (but strike out We Klo Kit Bu SS; original gloss מֵעוֺלָם We Kit Bu); מְעִילֵיהֶם Ezekiel 26:16; — exterior garment, robe, worn over the inner tunic ׃ כְּתֹנֶת
1. worn by men of rank: Saul and Jonathan 1 Samuel 18:4; 1 Samuel 24:5; 1 Samuel 24:12 (twice in verse); princes of the sea Ezekiel 26:16; Job Job 1:20; Job 2:12; Samuel 1 Samuel 15:27; 1 Samuel 28:14; Ezra Ezra 9:3, 5; David clothed with בוץ מ׳ 1 Chronicles 15:27 (in the procession of the ark); the child Samuel had קָטֹן מ׳ 1 Samuel 2:19; — (it had a skirt כנף 1 Samuel 15:27; 1 Samuel 24:5; 1 Samuel 24:12 (twice in verse)).
2. worn by the daughters of David 2 Samuel 13:18 (but probably strike out, see above)
3. robe of high priest (only P): מְעִיל הָאֵפוֺד, made of purple stuff, Exodus 28:31; Exodus 29:5; Exodus 39:22; אפוד ומעיל Exodus 28:4; הַמְּעִיל Leviticus 8:7, having שׁוּלֵי הַמְּעִיל skirts Exodus 28:34; Exodus 39:24, 25, 26, around which were alternate coloured pomegranates and golden bells, and מִּי הַמְּעִיל, an opening or hole by which it might be drawn over the head Exodus 39:28.
4. figurative of attributes (of י׳, and of men), קנאה Isaiah 59:17; צדקה Isaiah 61:10; משׁפט Job 29:14; בשׁת Psalm 109:29.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


28:4; 28:31; 28:31; 28:34; 29:5; 39:22; 39:24; 39:25; 39:26; 39:28



1 Samuel

2:19; 2:19; 15:27; 15:27; 15:27; 18:4; 24:5; 24:5; 24:12; 24:12; 28:14

2 Samuel

13:18; 13:18

1 Chronicles



9:3; 9:5


1:20; 1:20; 2:12; 2:12; 29:14




59:17; 61:10


26:16; 26:16

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H4598 matches the Hebrew מְעִיל (mᵊʿîl),
which occurs 28 times in 27 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 28:4 - And these are the garments which they shall make; a breastplate, and an ephod, and a robe, H4598 and a broidered coat, a mitre, and a girdle: and they shall make holy garments for Aaron thy brother, and his sons, that he may minister unto me in the priest's office.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 28:31 - And thou shalt make the robe H4598 of the ephod all of blue.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 28:34 - A golden bell and a pomegranate, a golden bell and a pomegranate, upon the hem of the robe H4598 round about.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 29:5 - And thou shalt take the garments, and put upon Aaron the coat, and the robe H4598 of the ephod, and the ephod, and the breastplate, and gird him with the curious girdle of the ephod:
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 39:22 - And he made the robe H4598 of the ephod of woven work, all of blue.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 39:23 - And there was an hole in the midst of the robe, H4598 as the hole of an habergeon, with a band round about the hole, that it should not rend.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 39:24 - And they made upon the hems of the robe H4598 pomegranates of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and twined linen.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 39:25 - And they made bells of pure gold, and put the bells between the pomegranates upon the hem of the robe, H4598 round about between the pomegranates;
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 39:26 - A bell and a pomegranate, a bell and a pomegranate, round about the hem of the robe H4598 to minister in; as the LORD commanded Moses.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 8:7 - And he put upon him the coat, and girded him with the girdle, and clothed him with the robe, H4598 and put the ephod upon him, and he girded him with the curious girdle of the ephod, and bound it unto him therewith.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:19 - Moreover his mother made him a little coat, H4598 and brought it to him from year to year, when she came up with her husband to offer the yearly sacrifice.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:27 - And as Samuel turned about to go away, he laid hold upon the skirt of his mantle, H4598 and it rent.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 18:4 - And Jonathan stripped himself of the robe H4598 that was upon him, and gave it to David, and his garments, even to his sword, and to his bow, and to his girdle.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 24:4 - And the men of David said unto him, Behold the day of which the LORD said unto thee, Behold, I will deliver thine enemy into thine hand, that thou mayest do to him as it shall seem good unto thee. Then David arose, and cut off the skirt of Saul's robe H4598 privily.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 24:11 - Moreover, my father, see, yea, see the skirt of thy robe H4598 in my hand: for in that I cut off the skirt of thy robe, H4598 and killed thee not, know thou and see that there is neither evil nor transgression in mine hand, and I have not sinned against thee; yet thou huntest my soul to take it.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 28:14 - And he said unto her, What form is he of? And she said, An old man cometh up; and he is covered with a mantle. H4598 And Saul perceived that it was Samuel, and he stooped with his face to the ground, and bowed himself.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 13:18 - And she had a garment of divers colours upon her: for with such robes H4598 were the king's daughters that were virgins apparelled. Then his servant brought her out, and bolted the door after her.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:27 - And David was clothed with a robe H4598 of fine linen, and all the Levites that bare the ark, and the singers, and Chenaniah the master of the song with the singers: David also had upon him an ephod of linen.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 9:3 - And when I heard this thing, I rent my garment and my mantle, H4598 and plucked off the hair of my head and of my beard, and sat down astonied.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 9:5 - And at the evening sacrifice I arose up from my heaviness; and having rent my garment and my mantle, H4598 I fell upon my knees, and spread out my hands unto the LORD my God,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 1:20 - Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, H4598 and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 2:12 - And when they lifted up their eyes afar off, and knew him not, they lifted up their voice, and wept; and they rent every one his mantle, H4598 and sprinkled dust upon their heads toward heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:14 - I put on righteousness, and it clothed me: my judgment was as a robe H4598 and a diadem.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:29 - Let mine adversaries be clothed with shame, and let them cover themselves with their own confusion, as with a mantle. H4598
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 59:17 - For he put on righteousness as a breastplate, and an helmet of salvation upon his head; and he put on the garments of vengeance for clothing, and was clad with zeal as a cloke. H4598
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 61:10 - I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe H4598 of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 26:16 - Then all the princes of the sea shall come down from their thrones, and lay away their robes, H4598 and put off their broidered garments: they shall clothe themselves with trembling; they shall sit upon the ground, and shall tremble at every moment, and be astonished at thee.
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