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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 - “These are the garments which they shall make: a [fn]breastpiece and an ephod and a robe H4598 and a tunic of checkered work, a turban and a sash, and they shall make holy garments for Aaron your brother and his sons, in order for him to minister as priest to Me.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 28:31 -

“You shall make the robe H4598 of the ephod entirely of [fn]blue.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 28:34 - a golden bell and a pomegranate, a golden bell and a pomegranate, all around on the hem of the robe H4598.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 29:5 - “And you shall take the garments, and put on Aaron the tunic and the robe H4598 of the ephod and the ephod and the [fn]breastpiece, and gird him with the skillfully woven band of the ephod;
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 39:22 -

Then he made the robe H4598 of the ephod of woven work entirely of blue;

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 39:23 - and the opening of the robe H4598 was at the top in the center, as the opening of a coat of mail, with a binding all around its opening, so that it would not be torn.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 39:24 - They made pomegranates of blue and purple and scarlet material and twisted linen on the hem of the robe H4598.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 39:25 - They also made bells of pure gold and put the bells between the pomegranates all around on the hem of the [fn]robe H4598,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 39:26 - [fn]alternating a bell and a pomegranate all around on the hem of the robe H4598 for the ministry, just as Yahweh had commanded Moses.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 8:7 - And he put the tunic on him and girded him with the sash and clothed him with the robe H4598 and put the ephod on him; and he girded him with the skillfully woven band of the ephod, [fn]with which he tied it to him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:19 - And his mother would make him a little robe H4598 and bring it to him from year to year when she would come up with her husband to offer the yearly sacrifice.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:27 - Then Samuel turned to go, but Saul seized the edge of his robe H4598, and it tore.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 18:4 - And Jonathan stripped himself of the robe H4598 that was on him and gave it to David, with his armor, even his sword and his bow and his belt.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 24:4 - Then the men of David said to him, “Behold, this is the day of which Yahweh said to you, ‘Behold, I am about to give your enemy into your hand, and you shall do to him as it seems good in your eyes.’” Then David arose and cut off the edge of Saul’s robe H4598 secretly.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 24:11 - “Now, my father, see! Indeed, see the edge of your robe H4598 in my hand! For in that I cut off the edge of your robe H4598 and did not kill you, know and see that there is no evil or transgression in my hand, and I have not sinned against you, though you are lying in wait for my life to take it.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 28:14 - And he said to her, “What is his form?” And she said, “An old man is coming up, and he is wrapped with a robe H4598.” And Saul knew that it was Samuel, and he bowed with his [fn]face to the ground and prostrated himself.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 13:18 - Now she had on a [fn]long-sleeved garment; for in this manner the virgin daughters of the king dressed themselves in robes H4598. Then his attendant took her out and locked the door behind her.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:27 - Now David was clothed with a robe H4598 of fine linen with all the Levites who were carrying the ark, as well as the singers and Chenaniah the leader of the singing with the singers. David also wore a linen ephod.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 9:3 - When I heard about this matter, I tore my garment and my robe H4598, and pulled some of the hair from my head and my beard, and sat down in consternation.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 9:5 -

But at the evening offering I arose from my [fn]affliction, even with my garment and my robe H4598 torn, and I fell on my knees and stretched out my [fn]hands to Yahweh my God;

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 1:20 -

Then Job arose and tore his robe H4598 and shaved his head, and he fell to the ground and worshiped.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 2:12 - Then they lifted up their eyes at a distance and did not recognize him, and they lifted up their voices and wept. And each of them tore his robe H4598, and they threw dust over their heads toward the sky.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:14 -

“I clothed myself with righteousness, and it clothed me;

My justice was like a robe H4598 and a turban.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:29 -

[fn]Let my accusers be clothed with dishonor,

And [fn]let them wrap themselves with their own shame as with a robe H4598.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 59:17 -

He put on righteousness like a breastplate,

And a helmet of salvation on His head;

And He put on garments of vengeance for clothing

And wrapped Himself with zeal as a mantle H4598.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 61:10 -

I will rejoice greatly in Yahweh;

My soul will rejoice in my God,

For He has clothed me with garments of salvation,

He has wrapped me with a robe H4598 of righteousness,

As a bridegroom decks himself with a headdress,

And as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 26:16 - “Then all the princes of the sea will go down from their thrones, remove their robes H4598, and strip off their embroidered garments. They will clothe themselves with [fn]trembling; they will sit on the ground, tremble every moment, and be appalled at you.
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