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Lexicon :: Strong's H4696 - mēṣaḥ

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מֵצַח
Transliteration
mēṣaḥ
Pronunciation
may'-tsakh
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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From an unused root meaning to be clear, i.e. conspicuous
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 1233a

Strong’s Definitions

מֵצַח mêtsach, may'-tsakh; from an unused root meaning to be clear, i.e. conspicuous; the forehead (as open and prominent):—brow, forehead, impudent.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 13x

The KJV translates Strong's H4696 in the following manner: forehead (11x), impudent (1x), brow (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 13x
The KJV translates Strong's H4696 in the following manner: forehead (11x), impudent (1x), brow (1x).
  1. brow, forehead

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
מֵצַח mêtsach, may'-tsakh; from an unused root meaning to be clear, i.e. conspicuous; the forehead (as open and prominent):—brow, forehead, impudent.
STRONGS H4696: Abbreviations
מֵ֫צַח noun masculineEzekiel 3:8 brow, forehead; — מ׳ absolute Ezekiel 3:7, construct Exodus 28:38; Jeremiah 3:3; suffix מִצְחֲךָ Ezekiel 3:8; Isaiah 48:4, מִצְחֶ֑וֺ Ezekiel 3:9; מִצְחוֺ Exodus 28:38 + 4 times; מִצְחָם Ezekiel 3:8; plural construct מִצְחוֺת Ezekiel 9:4; — brow, forehead, struck by stone from David's sling 1 Samuel 17:49 (twice in verse); Aaron's forehead Exodus 28:38 (twice in verse); place where leprosy appears 2 Chronicles 26:19, 20; place for a distinguishing mark or cross Ezekiel 9:4; חִזְקֵימֿ׳ Ezekiel 3:7 the house of Israel are stout of forehead (i.e. obstinate; || קְשֵׁילֵֿב), compare Ezekiel 3:8; so מִצְהֲךָ נְחוּשָׁה Isaiah 48:4 thy brow (is) brass (|| עָרְפֶ֑ךָ בַּרְזֶל גִּיד); also of boldness, firmness of prophet Ezekiel 3:8, and 3:9 (but dele Greek Version of the LXX Co); אִשָּׁה זוֺנָה הָיָה לָךְ מ׳ Jeremiah 3:3, i.e. thou wast shameless (|| מֵאַנְתְּ הִכָּלֵם).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

Exodus

28:38; 28:38; 28:38

1 Samuel

17:49

2 Chronicles

26:19; 26:20

Isaiah

48:4; 48:4

Jeremiah

3:3; 3:3

Ezekiel

3:7; 3:7; 3:8; 3:8; 3:8; 3:8; 3:8; 3:9; 3:9; 9:4; 9:4

H4696

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H4696 matches the Hebrew מֵצַח (mēṣaḥ),
which occurs 13 times in 10 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 28:38 - “It shall be on Aaron’s forehead H4696, and Aaron shall [fn]take away the guilt of the holy things which the sons of Israel consecrate, regarding all their holy gifts; and it shall always be on his forehead H4696, so that they may be accepted before the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:49 - And David put his hand into his bag and took from it a stone and slung it, and struck the Philistine on his forehead H4696. And the stone penetrated his forehead H4696, and he fell on his face to the ground.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 26:19 - But Uzziah, with a censer in his hand for burning incense, was enraged; and while he was enraged with the priests, leprosy broke out on his forehead H4696 in the presence of the priests in the house of the LORD, beside the altar of incense.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 26:20 - Azariah the chief priest and all the priests looked at him, and behold, he was leprous on his forehead H4696; and they quickly removed him from there, and he himself also hurried to get out because the LORD had stricken him.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:4 - “Because I know that you are [fn]obstinate,
And your neck is an iron tendon
And your forehead H4696 bronze,
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 3:3 - “Therefore the showers have been withheld,
And there has been no spring rain.
Yet you had a prostitute’s [fn]forehead H4696;
You refused to be ashamed.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 3:7 - yet the house of Israel will not be willing to listen to you, since they are not willing to listen to Me. The entire house of Israel certainly is [fn]stubborn H4696 and obstinate.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 3:8 - “Behold, I have made your face just as hard as their faces, and your forehead H4696 just as hard as their foreheads H4696.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 3:9 - “Like emery harder than flint I have made your forehead H4696. Do not be afraid of them or be dismayed before them, since they are a rebellious house.”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 9:4 - And the LORD said to him, “Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and make a mark on the foreheads H4696 of the people who groan and sigh over all the abominations which are being committed in its midst.”
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