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Lexicon :: Strong's H4853 - maśśā'

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Part of Speech
masculine noun, proper masculine noun
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TWOT Reference: 1421d,1421e

Strong’s Definitions

מַשָּׂא massâʼ, mas-saw'; from H5375; a burden; specifically, tribute, or (abstractly) porterage; figuratively, an utterance, chiefly a doom, especially singing; mental, desire:—burden, carry away, prophecy, × they set, song, tribute.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 66x

The KJV translates Strong's H4853 in the following manner: burden (57x), song (3x), prophecy (2x), set (1x), exaction (1x), carry away (1x), tribute (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 66x
The KJV translates Strong's H4853 in the following manner: burden (57x), song (3x), prophecy (2x), set (1x), exaction (1x), carry away (1x), tribute (1x).
masculine noun
  1. load, bearing, tribute, burden, lifting

    1. load, burden

    2. lifting, uplifting, that to which the soul lifts itself up

    3. bearing, carrying

    4. tribute, that which is carried or brought or borne

  2. utterance, oracle, burden

    proper masculine noun (BDB)
    1. Massa = "burden"

  3. a son of Ishmael

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
מַשָּׂא massâʼ, mas-saw'; from H5375; a burden; specifically, tribute, or (abstractly) porterage; figuratively, an utterance, chiefly a doom, especially singing; mental, desire:—burden, carry away, prophecy, × they set, song, tribute.
STRONGS H4853: Abbreviations
† II. מַשָּׂא noun masculinePsalm 38:5 load, burden, lifting, bearing, tribute; — מ׳ absolute Nehemiah 13:19 +; construct 2 Kings 5:17 +; suffix מַשָּׂאוֺ Exodus 23:5 + 2 times; מַשַּׂאֲכֶם Deuteronomy 1:12; מַשָּׂאָם Numbers 4:27 + 2 times; —
1. load, burden of ass Exodus 23:5 (E), mules 2 Kings 5:17, camels 2 Kings 8:9, compare Isaiah 46:1, 2; hanging on a peg Isaiah 22:25 (figurative); forbidden on Sabbath Jeremiah 17:21, 22, 24, 27; Nehemiah 13:15, 19; figurative of people as burden Numbers 11:11, 17 (JE), Deuteronomy 1:12, compare עַלֿ הָיָה לְמ׳ 2 Samuel 15:33; 2 Samuel 19:36 (אֶלֿ), also וָאֶהְיֶה עָלַי לְמַשָּׂא Job 7:20; of iniquities Psalm 38:5. — Hosea 8:10 read מְשֹׁחַ, so Greek Version of the LXX We Now GASm.
2. verbal noun, lifting, uplifting, only נַפְשָׁם מ׳ Ezekiel 24:25 the uplifting of their soul, i.e. that to which they lift up their soul, their heart's desire.
3. verbal noun, bearing, carrying, Numbers 4:24 (+ לַעֲבֹד), 2 Chronicles 20:25; 35:3 (בַּכָּתֵף), so probably 1 Chronicles 15:22 (twice in verse); 1 Chronicles 15:27 (compare Be Kau; > singing, uplifting of voice, e.g. Öttli); especially of responsibility and duty of bearing sacred vessels (often || עֲבֹדָה, פְּקֻדָּה) Numbers 4:15, 19, 27 (twice in verse); Numbers 4:49, עֲבֹדַת מ׳ Numbers 4:47, מִשְׁמֶרֶת מ׳ Numbers 4:31; Numbers 4:32.
4. perhaps what is carried, brought, i.e. tribute כֶּסֶף מ׳ 2 Chronicles 17:11 silver as tribute (+ מִנְחָה; compare נשׂא
Qal; others, silver by the load i.e. in great quantity). — I. מַשָּׂא see above.

†III. מַשָּׂא noun masculineIsaiah 14:28 utterance, oracle (compare נשׂא 1b (6); GfJeremiah 23:33); — מ׳ absolute Isaiah 14:28 +; usually construct Isaiah 13:1 +; — of prophetic utterance: 2 Kings 9:25; Isaiah 14:28; Ezekiel 12:10; 2 Chronicles 24:27 (with עַל); בָבֶל מ׳ Isaiah 13:1, מוֺאָב מ׳ Isaiah 15:1, compare Isaiah 17:1; Isaiah 19:1; Isaiah 21:1, 11; Isaiah 22:1; Isaiah 23:1; Isaiah 30:6; Nahum 1:1; בערב מ׳ Isaiah 21:13 is later insert (Di); מ׳ = revelation, אֲשֶׁר חָזָה חֲבַקּוּק הַנָּבִיא הַמּ׳ Habakkuk 1:1; י׳ מ׳ utterance of י׳ Jeremiah 23:33, 34, 36, 38 (3 times in verse) (compare 2 Kings 9:25), see also 2 Kings 9:33b (read אַתֶּם הַמַּשָּׂא), with word-play, — followed by וְנָטַשְׁתִּי 2 Kings 9:36b; דְבַר י׳ מ׳ Zechariah 9:1 (+ בארץ), Zechariah 12:1 (+ עַליִֿשְׂרָאֵל), Malachi 1:1 (+ אֶליִֿשׂ׳). — Proverbs 31:1 see I. מַשָּׂא; in Proverbs 30:1 read מִמַּשָּׂא from Massa (Mühlau, De), or הַמַּשָּׂאִי (Wild), which however is perhaps not original, but borrowed from Proverbs 31:1 (compare Wildon the passage FrankenbSpr. p. 5; corrupt name of Agur's home or tribe, Kau).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


23:5; 23:5


4:15; 4:19; 4:24; 4:27; 4:27; 4:31; 4:32; 4:47; 4:49; 11:11; 11:17


1:12; 1:12

2 Samuel

15:33; 19:36

2 Kings

5:17; 5:17; 8:9; 9:25; 9:25; 9:33; 9:36

1 Chronicles

15:22; 15:27

2 Chronicles

17:11; 20:25; 24:27; 35:3


13:15; 13:19; 13:19




38:5; 38:5


30:1; 31:1; 31:1


13:1; 13:1; 14:28; 14:28; 14:28; 15:1; 17:1; 19:1; 21:1; 21:11; 21:13; 22:1; 22:25; 23:1; 30:6; 46:1; 46:2


17:21; 17:22; 17:24; 17:27; 23:33; 23:33; 23:34; 23:36; 23:38


12:10; 24:25








9:1; 12:1



Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H4853 matches the Hebrew מַשָּׂא (maśśā'),
which occurs 65 times in 59 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Exo 23:5–Jer 23:36)

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:5 - If thou see the ass of him that hateth thee lying under his burden, H4853 and wouldest forbear to help him, thou shalt surely help with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 4:15 - And when Aaron and his sons have made an end of covering the sanctuary, and all the vessels of the sanctuary, as the camp is to set forward; after that, the sons of Kohath shall come to bear it: but they shall not touch any holy thing, lest they die. These things are the burden H4853 of the sons of Kohath in the tabernacle of the congregation.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 4:19 - But thus do unto them, that they may live, and not die, when they approach unto the most holy things: Aaron and his sons shall go in, and appoint them every one to his service and to his burden: H4853
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 4:24 - This is the service of the families of the Gershonites, to serve, and for burdens: H4853
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 4:27 - At the appointment of Aaron and his sons shall be all the service of the sons of the Gershonites, in all their burdens, H4853 and in all their service: and ye shall appoint unto them in charge all their burdens. H4853
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 4:31 - And this is the charge of their burden, H4853 according to all their service in the tabernacle of the congregation; the boards of the tabernacle, and the bars thereof, and the pillars thereof, and sockets thereof,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 4:32 - And the pillars of the court round about, and their sockets, and their pins, and their cords, with all their instruments, and with all their service: and by name ye shall reckon the instruments of the charge of their burden. H4853
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 4:47 - From thirty years old and upward even unto fifty years old, every one that came to do the service of the ministry, and the service of the burden H4853 in the tabernacle of the congregation,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 4:49 - According to the commandment of the LORD they were numbered by the hand of Moses, every one according to his service, and according to his burden: H4853 thus were they numbered of him, as the LORD commanded Moses.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:11 - And Moses said unto the LORD, Wherefore hast thou afflicted thy servant? and wherefore have I not found favour in thy sight, that thou layest the burden H4853 of all this people upon me?
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:17 - And I will come down and talk with thee there: and I will take of the spirit which is upon thee, and will put it upon them; and they shall bear the burden H4853 of the people with thee, that thou bear it not thyself alone.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 1:12 - How can I myself alone bear your cumbrance, and your burden, H4853 and your strife?
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 15:33 - Unto whom David said, If thou passest on with me, then thou shalt be a burden H4853 unto me:
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 19:35 - I am this day fourscore years old: and can I discern between good and evil? can thy servant taste what I eat or what I drink? can I hear any more the voice of singing men and singing women? wherefore then should thy servant be yet a burden H4853 unto my lord the king?
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 5:17 - And Naaman said, Shall there not then, I pray thee, be given to thy servant two mules' burden H4853 of earth? for thy servant will henceforth offer neither burnt offering nor sacrifice unto other gods, but unto the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 8:9 - So Hazael went to meet him, and took a present with him, even of every good thing of Damascus, forty camels' burden, H4853 and came and stood before him, and said, Thy son Benhadad king of Syria hath sent me to thee, saying, Shall I recover of this disease?
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:25 - Then said Jehu to Bidkar his captain, Take up, and cast him in the portion of the field of Naboth the Jezreelite: for remember how that, when I and thou rode together after Ahab his father, the LORD laid this burden H4853 upon him;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:22 - And Chenaniah, chief of the Levites, was for song: H4853 he instructed about the song, H4853 because he was skilful.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:27 - And David was clothed with a robe of fine linen, and all the Levites that bare the ark, and the singers, and Chenaniah the master of the song H4853 with the singers: David also had upon him an ephod of linen.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 17:11 - Also some of the Philistines brought Jehoshaphat presents, and tribute H4853 silver; and the Arabians brought him flocks, seven thousand and seven hundred rams, and seven thousand and seven hundred he goats.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 20:25 - And when Jehoshaphat and his people came to take away the spoil of them, they found among them in abundance both riches with the dead bodies, and precious jewels, which they stripped off for themselves, more than they could carry away: H4853 and they were three days in gathering of the spoil, it was so much.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 24:27 - Now concerning his sons, and the greatness of the burdens H4853 laid upon him, and the repairing of the house of God, behold, they are written in the story of the book of the kings. And Amaziah his son reigned in his stead.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 35:3 - And said unto the Levites that taught all Israel, which were holy unto the LORD, Put the holy ark in the house which Solomon the son of David king of Israel did build; it shall not be a burden H4853 upon your shoulders: serve now the LORD your God, and his people Israel,
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 13:15 - In those days saw I in Judah some treading wine presses on the sabbath, and bringing in sheaves, and lading asses; as also wine, grapes, and figs, and all manner of burdens, H4853 which they brought into Jerusalem on the sabbath day: and I testified against them in the day wherein they sold victuals.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 13:19 - And it came to pass, that when the gates of Jerusalem began to be dark before the sabbath, I commanded that the gates should be shut, and charged that they should not be opened till after the sabbath: and some of my servants set I at the gates, that there should no burden H4853 be brought in on the sabbath day.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:20 - I have sinned; what shall I do unto thee, O thou preserver of men? why hast thou set me as a mark against thee, so that I am a burden H4853 to myself?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:4 - For mine iniquities are gone over mine head: as an heavy burden H4853 they are too heavy for me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 30:1 - The words of Agur the son of Jakeh, even the prophecy: H4853 the man spake unto Ithiel, even unto Ithiel and Ucal,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 31:1 - The words of king Lemuel, the prophecy H4853 that his mother taught him.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 13:1 - The burden H4853 of Babylon, which Isaiah the son of Amoz did see.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:28 - In the year that king Ahaz died was this burden. H4853
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 15:1 - The burden H4853 of Moab. Because in the night Ar of Moab is laid waste, and brought to silence; because in the night Kir of Moab is laid waste, and brought to silence;
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 17:1 - The burden H4853 of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 19:1 - The burden H4853 of Egypt. Behold, the LORD rideth upon a swift cloud, and shall come into Egypt: and the idols of Egypt shall be moved at his presence, and the heart of Egypt shall melt in the midst of it.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 21:1 - The burden H4853 of the desert of the sea. As whirlwinds in the south pass through; so it cometh from the desert, from a terrible land.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 21:11 - The burden H4853 of Dumah. He calleth to me out of Seir, Watchman, what of the night? Watchman, what of the night?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 21:13 - The burden H4853 upon Arabia. In the forest in Arabia shall ye lodge, O ye travelling companies of Dedanim.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 22:1 - The burden H4853 of the valley of vision. What aileth thee now, that thou art wholly gone up to the housetops?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 22:25 - In that day, saith the LORD of hosts, shall the nail that is fastened in the sure place be removed, and be cut down, and fall; and the burden H4853 that was upon it shall be cut off: for the LORD hath spoken it.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 23:1 - The burden H4853 of Tyre. Howl, ye ships of Tarshish; for it is laid waste, so that there is no house, no entering in: from the land of Chittim it is revealed to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:6 - The burden H4853 of the beasts of the south: into the land of trouble and anguish, from whence come the young and old lion, the viper and fiery flying serpent, they will carry their riches upon the shoulders of young asses, and their treasures upon the bunches of camels, to a people that shall not profit them.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 46:1 - Bel boweth down, Nebo stoopeth, their idols were upon the beasts, and upon the cattle: your carriages were heavy loaden; they are a burden H4853 to the weary beast.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 46:2 - They stoop, they bow down together; they could not deliver the burden, H4853 but themselves are gone into captivity.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 17:21 - Thus saith the LORD; Take heed to yourselves, and bear no burden H4853 on the sabbath day, nor bring it in by the gates of Jerusalem;
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 17:22 - Neither carry forth a burden H4853 out of your houses on the sabbath day, neither do ye any work, but hallow ye the sabbath day, as I commanded your fathers.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 17:24 - And it shall come to pass, if ye diligently hearken unto me, saith the LORD, to bring in no burden H4853 through the gates of this city on the sabbath day, but hallow the sabbath day, to do no work therein;
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 17:27 - But if ye will not hearken unto me to hallow the sabbath day, and not to bear a burden, H4853 even entering in at the gates of Jerusalem on the sabbath day; then will I kindle a fire in the gates thereof, and it shall devour the palaces of Jerusalem, and it shall not be quenched.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 23:33 - And when this people, or the prophet, or a priest, shall ask thee, saying, What is the burden H4853 of the LORD? thou shalt then say unto them, What burden? H4853 I will even forsake you, saith the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 23:34 - And as for the prophet, and the priest, and the people, that shall say, The burden H4853 of the LORD, I will even punish that man and his house.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 23:36 - And the burden H4853 of the LORD shall ye mention no more: for every man's word shall be his burden; H4853 for ye have perverted the words of the living God, of the LORD of hosts our God.

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