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Lexicon :: Strong's H4599 - maʿyān

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From עַיִן (H5869) (as a denominative in the sense of a spring)
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TWOT Reference: 1613a

Strong’s Definitions

מַעְיָן maʻyân, mah-yawn'; or מַעְיְנוֹ maʻyᵉnôw; (Psalm 114:8), or (feminine) מַעְיָנָה maʻyânâh; from H5869 (as a denominative in the sense of a spring); a fountain (also collectively), figuratively, a source (of satisfaction):—fountain, spring, well.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 23x

The KJV translates Strong's H4599 in the following manner: fountain (16x), well (5x), springs (2x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 23x
The KJV translates Strong's H4599 in the following manner: fountain (16x), well (5x), springs (2x).
  1. spring

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
מַעְיָן maʻyân, mah-yawn'; or מַעְיְנוֹ maʻyᵉnôw; (Psalm 114:8), or (feminine) מַעְיָנָה maʻyânâh; from H5869 (as a denominative in the sense of a spring); a fountain (also collectively), figuratively, a source (of satisfaction):—fountain, spring, well.
מַעְיָן noun masculineProverbs 8:24 spring; — absolute מ׳ Psalm 74:15 +; construct מַעְיַן 2 Kings 3:25 +, מַעְיְנוֺ Psalm 114:8 (Ges§ 90 n); suffix מַעְיָנוֺ Hosea 13:15; plural מַעְיָנוֺת Isaiah 41:18 +, מַעְיָנִים Psalm 104:10; construct מַעְיְנוֺת Genesis 7:11 +, מַעְיְנֵי 1 Kings 18:5; 2 Kings 3:19, מַעַיְנֵי Isaiah 12:3; suffix מַעְיָנִי Psalm 87:7 (but see below), מַעְיְנֹתֶיךָ Proverbs 5:16; — spring, construct before מַיִם 1 Kings 18:5; 2 Kings 3:19, 25; Joshua 15:9; Joshua 18:15 (both P), Psalm 114:8, compare Proverbs 8:24; מַע׳ alone Isaiah 41:18; Leviticus 11:36 (P), Psalm 74:15; Psalm 104:10; 2 Chronicles 32:4, compare Joel 4:18 (in eschatological picture); in simile Proverbs 25:26; תְּהוֺם מ׳ Genesis 7:11; Genesis 8:2 (compare Proverbs 8:28); figurative of source of happiness, enjoyment Hosea 13:15 (|| מְקוֺרוֺ Psalm 84:7; Proverbs 5:16 (of wife, see Toy), compare חָתוּם מ׳ Songs 4:12, גַּנִּים מ׳; Songs 4:15; also Psalm 87:7 (si vera lectio; so De Che Du; Hup Bae We read form of מָעוֺן dwelling; הַיְשׁוּעָה מ׳ Isaiah 12:3.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


7:11; 7:11; 8:2




15:9; 18:15

1 Kings

18:5; 18:5

2 Kings

3:19; 3:19; 3:25; 3:25

2 Chronicles



74:15; 74:15; 84:7; 87:7; 87:7; 104:10; 104:10; 114:8; 114:8


5:16; 5:16; 8:24; 8:24; 8:28; 25:26

Song of Songs

4:12; 4:15


12:3; 12:3; 41:18; 41:18


13:15; 13:15


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H4599 matches the Hebrew מַעְיָן (maʿyān),
which occurs 23 times in 23 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:11 - In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on that day all the fountains H4599 of the great deep burst open, and the [fn]floodgates of the sky were opened.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 8:2 - Also the fountains H4599 of the deep and the [fn]floodgates of the sky were closed, and the rain from the sky was restrained;
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:36 - ‘Nevertheless, a spring H4599 or a cistern [fn]collecting water shall be clean, though the one who touches their carcass shall be unclean.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:9 - And from the top of the mountain the border turned to the spring H4599 of the waters of Nephtoah and proceeded to the cities of Mount Ephron, then the border turned to Baalah (that is, Kiriath-jearim).
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:15 - Then the south side was from the edge of Kiriath-jearim, and the border went westward and went to the fountain H4599 of the waters of Nephtoah.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:5 - Then Ahab said to Obadiah, “Go through the land to all the springs H4599 of water and to all the river valleys; perhaps we will find grass and keep the horses and mules alive, and not have to kill some of the cattle.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 3:19 - ‘Then you shall strike every fortified city and every choice city, and [fn]cut down every good tree and stop up all the springs H4599 of water, and spoil every good plot of land with stones.’”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 3:25 - So they destroyed the cities; and each one threw a stone on every plot of good land and filled it. So they stopped up every spring H4599 of water and [fn]cut down every good tree, until in Kir-hareseth only they left its stones; however, the rock slingers surrounded it and struck it.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 32:4 - So many people assembled and stopped up all the springs H4599 and the stream which flowed [fn]through the region, saying, “Why should the kings of Assyria come and find abundant water?”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 74:15 - [fn]You broke open springs H4599 and torrents;
[fn]You dried up ever-flowing streams.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 84:6 - Passing through the Valley of [fn]Baca they make it a [fn]spring H4599;
The early rain also covers it with blessings.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 87:7 - Then those who sing as well as those who [fn]play the flutes will say,
“All my springs H4599 of joy are in you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 104:10 - [fn]He sends forth springs H4599 in the valleys;
They flow between the mountains;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 114:8 - Who turned the rock into a pool of water,
The flint into a fountain H4599 of water.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:16 - Should your springs H4599 overflow into the street,
Streams of water in the public squares?
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:24 - “When there were no ocean depths, I was born,
When there were no springs H4599 abounding with water.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:26 - Like a trampled spring H4599 and a [fn]polluted well,
So is a righteous person who gives way before the wicked.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:12 - “A locked garden is my sister, my bride,
A locked spring, a sealed fountain H4599.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:15 - You are a garden spring H4599,
A well of [fn]fresh water,
And flowing streams from Lebanon.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 12:3 - Therefore you will joyously draw water
From the springs H4599 of salvation.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 41:18 - “I will open rivers on the bare heights,
And springs H4599 in the midst of the valleys;
I will make the wilderness a pool of water,
And the dry land fountains of water.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 13:15 - Though he flourishes among the [fn]reeds,
An east wind will come,
The wind of the LORD coming up from the wilderness;
And his fountain will become dry
And his spring H4599 will dry up;
It will plunder his treasury of every precious article.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 3:18 - And on that day
The mountains will drip with [fn]sweet wine,
And the hills will flow with milk,
And all the brooks of Judah will flow with water;
And a spring H4599 will go out from the house of the LORD
And water the Valley of [fn]Shittim.

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