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Lexicon :: Strong's H4609 - maʿălâ

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מַעֲלָה
Transliteration
maʿălâ
Pronunciation
mah-al-aw'
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Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 1624L,1624m

Strong’s Definitions

מַעֲלָה maʻălâh, mah-al-aw'; feminine of H4608; elevation, i.e. the act (literally, a journey to a higher place, figuratively, a thought arising), or (concretely) the condition (literally, a step or grade-mark, figuratively, a superiority of station); specifically a climactic progression (in certain Psalms):—things that come up, (high) degree, deal, go up, stair, step, story.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 47x

The KJV translates Strong's H4609 in the following manner: degree (25x), steps (11x), stairs (5x), dial (2x), by (1x), come (1x), stories (1x), go up (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 47x
The KJV translates Strong's H4609 in the following manner: degree (25x), steps (11x), stairs (5x), dial (2x), by (1x), come (1x), stories (1x), go up (1x).
  1. what comes up, thoughts

  2. step, stair

    1. step, stair

    2. steps (of sundial)

    3. stories (of heaven)

    4. ascent

    5. song of ascent

      1. to the three great pilgrim feasts (Psalm titles)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
מַעֲלָה maʻălâh, mah-al-aw'; feminine of H4608; elevation, i.e. the act (literally, a journey to a higher place, figuratively, a thought arising), or (concretely) the condition (literally, a step or grade-mark, figuratively, a superiority of station); specifically a climactic progression (in certain Psalms):—things that come up, (high) degree, deal, go up, stair, step, story.
STRONGS H4609:
† I. [מַעֲלָה] noun feminine what comes up; — plural construct מַעֲלוֺת רוּחֲכֶם Ezekiel 11:5, i.e. your thoughts.

II. מַעֲלָה 46 noun feminine step, stair; — מ׳ Ezra 7:9; 1 Chronicles 17:17; plural מַעֲלוֺת Isaiah 38:8 +, suffix מַעֲלֹתָו֯ Amos 9:6, etc.; —
1. step, stair of temple Ezekiel 40:6 + 5 times [in Ezekiel] 40, and temple porch Ezekiel 40:49; of altar Exodus 20:26 (E) (forbidden, compare RSOTJC xii, n. l; 2nd ed. 358) Ezekiel 43:17 (prescribed); of house 2 Kings 9:13, of throne 1 Kings 10:19, 20; 2 Chronicles 9:18, 19; to the city of David Nehemiah 3:15; Nehemiah 12:37.
2. steps (forming sun-dial, compare DiIs) 2 Kings 20:9 (twice in verse); 2 Kings 20:10 (twice in verse); 2 Kings 20:11 (3 times in verse) = Isaiah 38:8 (5 times in verse).
3. stories of heaven Amos 9:6.
4. ascent, מִבָּבֶל Ezra 7:9.
5. (ל)הַמַּעֲלוֺת שִׁיר song of ascents, to the three great pilgrim feasts, i.e. to be sung on way up to Jerusalem, titles of Psalm 120-134 + Psalm 84:6 We and others — כְּתוֺר האדם המעלה 1 Chronicles 17:17 is corrupt, see Commentaries on the passage (and on || 2 Samuel 7:19).
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

Exodus

20:26

2 Samuel

7:19

1 Kings

10:19; 10:20

2 Kings

9:13; 20:9; 20:10; 20:11

1 Chronicles

17:17; 17:17

2 Chronicles

9:18; 9:19

Ezra

7:9; 7:9

Nehemiah

3:15; 12:37

Psalms

84:6; 120; 121; 122; 123; 124; 125; 126; 127; 128; 129; 130; 131; 132; 133; 134

Isaiah

38:8; 38:8

Ezekiel

11:5; 40:6; 40:49; 43:17

Amos

9:6; 9:6

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H4609 matches the Hebrew מַעֲלָה (maʿălâ),
which occurs 50 times in 40 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 20:26 - ‘And you shall not go up by steps H4609 to My altar, so that your nakedness will not be exposed on it.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:10 - And the LORD confounded them before Israel, and He [fn]slew them with a great slaughter at Gibeon, and pursued them by the way of the ascent of Beth-horon and struck them as far as Azekah and Makkedah.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 10:19 - There were six steps H4609 to the throne and a round top to the throne at its rear, and [fn]arms [fn]on each side of the seat, and two lions standing beside the [fn]arms.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 10:20 - Twelve lions were standing there on the six steps H4609 on the one side and on the other; nothing like it was made for any other kingdom.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:13 - Then they hurried and each man took his garment and placed it under him on the bare steps, H4609 and blew the trumpet, saying, “Jehu is king!”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 20:9 - Isaiah said, “This shall be the sign to you from the LORD, that the LORD will do the thing that He has spoken: shall the shadow go forward ten steps H4609 or go back ten steps?” H4609
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 20:10 - So Hezekiah [fn]answered, “It is easy for the shadow to decline ten steps; H4609 no, but let the shadow turn backward ten steps.” H4609
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 20:11 - Isaiah the prophet cried to the LORD, and He brought the shadow on the [fn]stairway H4609 back ten steps H4609 by which it had gone down on the [fn]stairway H4609 of Ahaz.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 17:17 - “This was a small thing in Your eyes, O God; but You have spoken of Your servant’s house for a great while to come, and have regarded me according to the standard of a man of high H4609 degree, H4609 O LORD God.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 9:18 - There were six steps H4609 to the throne and a footstool in gold attached to the throne, and [fn]arms [fn]on each side of the seat, and two lions standing beside the [fn]arms.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 9:19 - Twelve lions were standing there on the six steps H4609 on the one side and on the other; nothing like it was made for any other kingdom.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 7:9 - For on the first of the first month [fn]he began to go H4609 up from Babylon; and on the first of the fifth month he came to Jerusalem, because the good hand of his God was upon him.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 3:15 - Shallum the son of Col-hozeh, the official of the district of Mizpah, repaired the Fountain Gate. He built it, covered it and hung its doors with its bolts and its bars, and the wall of the Pool of Shelah at the king’s garden as far as the steps H4609 that descend from the city of David.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:37 - At the Fountain Gate they went directly up the steps H4609 of the city of David by the stairway of the wall above the house of David to the Water Gate on the east.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 120:1 - A Song of [fn]Ascents.
In my trouble I cried to the LORD,
And He answered me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 121:1 - A Song of Ascents.
I will lift up my eyes to the mountains;
From where shall my help come?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 122:1 - A Song of Ascents, of David.
I was glad when they said to me,
“Let us go to the house of the LORD.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 123:1 - A Song of Ascents.
To You I lift up my eyes,
O You who are enthroned in the heavens!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 124:1 - A Song of Ascents, of David.
“Had it not been the LORD who was on our side,”
Let Israel now say,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 125:1 - A Song of Ascents.
Those who trust in the LORD
Are as Mount Zion, which cannot be moved but abides forever.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 126:1 - A Song of Ascents.
When the LORD brought back [fn]the captive ones of Zion,
We were like those who dream.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 127:1 - A Song of Ascents, of Solomon.
Unless the LORD builds the house,
They labor in vain who build it;
Unless the LORD guards the city,
The watchman keeps awake in vain.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 128:1 - A Song of Ascents.
How blessed is everyone who fears the LORD,
Who walks in His ways.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 129:1 - A Song of Ascents.
[fn]Many times they have [fn]persecuted me from my youth up,”
Let Israel now say,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 130:1 - A Song of Ascents.
Out of the depths I have cried to You, O LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 131:1 - A Song of Ascents, of David.
O LORD, my heart is not proud, nor my eyes [fn]haughty;
Nor do I [fn]involve myself in great matters,
Or in things too [fn]difficult for me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 132:1 - A Song of Ascents.
Remember, O LORD, on David’s behalf,
All his affliction;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 133:1 - A Song of Ascents, of David.
Behold, how good and how pleasant it is
For brothers to dwell together in unity!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 134:1 - A Song of Ascents.
Behold, bless the LORD, all servants of the LORD,
Who [fn]serve by night in the house of the LORD!
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 38:8 - “Behold, I will cause the shadow on the stairway, H4609 which has gone down with the sun on the stairway H4609 of Ahaz, to go back ten steps.” H4609 So the sun’s shadow went back ten steps H4609 on the stairway H4609 on which it had gone down.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 11:5 - Then the Spirit of the LORD fell upon me, and He said to me, “Say, ‘Thus says the LORD, “So you think, house of Israel, for I know [fn]your thoughts. H4609
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 40:6 - Then he went to the gate which faced east, went up its steps H4609 and measured the threshold of the gate, one rod [fn]in width; and the other threshold was one rod [fn]in width.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 40:22 - Its windows and its porches and its palm tree ornaments had the same measurements as the gate which faced toward the east; and [fn]it was reached by seven steps, H4609 and its [fn]porch was in front of them.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 40:26 - There were seven steps H4609 going up to it, and its porches were in front of them; and it had palm tree ornaments on its side pillars, one on each side.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 40:31 - Its porches were toward the outer court; and palm tree ornaments were on its side pillars, and its stairway had eight steps. H4609
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 40:34 - Its porches were toward the outer court; and palm tree ornaments were on its side pillars, on each side, and its stairway had eight steps. H4609
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 40:37 - Its side pillars were toward the outer court; and palm tree ornaments were on its side pillars on each side, and its stairway had eight steps. H4609
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 40:49 - The length of the porch was twenty cubits and the width eleven cubits; and at the stairway H4609 by which it was ascended were columns belonging to the side pillars, one on each side.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 43:17 - “The ledge shall be fourteen cubits long by fourteen wide in its four sides, the border around it shall be half a cubit and its base shall be a cubit round about; and its steps H4609 shall [fn]face the east.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 9:6 - The One who builds His [fn]upper H4609 chambers H4609 in the heavens
And has founded His vaulted dome over the earth,
He who calls for the waters of the sea
And pours them out on the face of the earth,
The LORD is His name.

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