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Lexicon :: Strong's H4886 - māšaḥ

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A primitive root
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Strong’s Definitions

מָשַׁח mâshach, maw-shakh'; a primitive root; to rub with oil, i.e. to anoint; by implication, to consecrate; also to paint:—anoint, paint.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 69x

The KJV translates Strong's H4886 in the following manner: anoint (68x), painted (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 69x
The KJV translates Strong's H4886 in the following manner: anoint (68x), painted (1x).
  1. to smear, anoint, spread a liquid

    1. (Qal)

      1. to smear

      2. to anoint (as consecration)

      3. to anoint, consecrate

    2. (Niphal) to be anointed

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
מָשַׁח mâshach, maw-shakh'; a primitive root; to rub with oil, i.e. to anoint; by implication, to consecrate; also to paint:—anoint, paint.
STRONGS H4886: Abbreviations
מָשַׁח verb smear, anoint (Late Hebrew id.; originally probably as Arabic bdb060203 wipe orstroke with the hand (compare RSSemitic i. 215; 2nd ed., 283), anoint, Aramaic bdb060204 מְשַׁח anoint; on משת, id. (?) in Aramaic inscription see CISii.1. No.145, C, 1; Palmyrene משחא oil VogNo.16; Ethiopic bdb060205 anoint, feast, dine DiLex 176; (Assyrian mašâḫu is measure; Aramaic מְשַׁח id.; Arabic bdb060206 measurement, compare DlProl. 178 Frä282)); —
Qal Perfect 3rd person masculinesingular מ׳ Numbers 3:25 + 2 times; suffix מְשָֽׁחֲךָ Psalm 45:8 [Psalm 45:7]; 1 Samuel 10:1; מְשָׁחוֺ 2 Chronicles 22:7; 2nd person masculine singular מָשַׁחְתָּ Genesis 31:13 + 12 times, + 9 times Perfect; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יִמְשַׁח Leviticus 16:32 + 6 times; 3rd person masculine plural יִמְשָׁ֑חוּ Amos 6:6, + 13 times Imperfect; Imperative suffix מְשָׁחֵהוּ 1 Samuel 16:12; plural מִשְׁחוּ Isaiah 21:5; Infinitive absolute מָשׁוֺחַ Jeremiah 22:14; construct מְשֹׁחַ Judges 9:8; Daniel 9:24 + Hosea 8:3 Greek Version of the LXX We GASm Now; מָשְׁחָה Exodus 29:29; suffix מְֽֽֽשׁחֳךָ 1 Samuel 15:1 (Baer); מָשְׁחוֺ Leviticus 7:36; מָשְׁחָתָם Exodus 40:15; Participle plural משְׁחִים Judges 9:15; passive מָשׁוּחַ 2 Samuel 3:39 (We suggests derivation from שׁח, defective משׁח (מֻשַׁח), wrongly read as מָשֻׁחַ; or by transposition משׁוח may have been mistaken for an unexampled מוּשַׁח Hoph. Participle of שׁוח); מָשִׁיחַ 2 Samuel 1:21 (but read מָשֻׁח (or נמשׁח) Manuscripts We Dr Kit Bu HPS); plural מְשֻׁחִים Exodus 29:2 + 4 times; —
1. smear, house with colour (paint) Jeremiah 22:14; shield with oil (anoint) Isaiah 21:5; 2 Samuel 1:21 (compare Dr; Gr כְּלִי מָשׁוּחַ weapon anointed; PetersJBL 1893, 56 כְּלֵי מָשׁוּחַ weapons of one (the king) anointed); the person, with ointments Amos 6:6; unleavened cakes, with oil Exodus 29:2; Leviticus 2:4; Numbers 6:15 (P).
2. anoint, as consecration, solemn setting apart to an office, always by the use of oil poured on the head: לנביא as a prophet 1 Kings 19:16 (Elisha by Elijah) Isaiah 61:1; elsewhere of king, with accusative, מֶלֶךְ Judges 9:8 (E), so Hosea 8:3 reading מִמְּשֹׁחַ מֶלֶךְ (for MT מִמַּשָּׂא מ׳) We GASm Now; also Hosea 7:3 reading יִמְשְׁחוּ (for MT יְשַׂמְּחוּ) We Now; elsewhere accusative of person 1 Samuel 16:3, 1 Samuel 16:12, 1 Samuel 16:13; 1 Kings 1:39; 2 Kings 11:12; 2 Kings 23:30; 2 Chronicles 22:7; 2 Chronicles 23:11; בְּשֶׁמֶן קָדְשִׁי Psalm 89:21 [Psalm 89:20] with my holy oil; שׁמן שָׂשׂוֺן Psalm 45:8 [Psalm 45:7] (figurative); with על, 2 Samuel 19:11 [2 Samuel 19:10] whom we have anointed over us; לְמֶלֶךְ 1 Kings 1:45; 1 Kings 5:15 [1 Kings 5:1]; with עַל, לְמֶלֶךְ Judges 9:15; 2 Samuel 2:4, 2 Samuel 2:7; 1 Kings 19:15; על ישׂראל over Israel 1 Samuel 15:1, 1 Samuel 15:17; 2 Samuel 5:3 = 1 Chronicles 11:3; 2 Samuel 5:17; 2 Samuel 12:7; 1 Kings 1:34; 1 Kings 19:16; אֶליֿשׂראל 2 Kings 9:3, 2 Kings 9:6, 2 Kings 9:12 (Ehpraimitic source); לנגיד 1 Chronicles 29:22; על 1 Samuel 9:16; 1 Samuel 10:1; מָשׁוּחַ מֶלֶךְ 2 Samuel 3:39 (? see above)
3. anoint, consecrate to religious service:
a. Aaronic priests, only P, with accusative of person Exodus 28:41; Exodus 29:7; Exodus 30:30; Exodus 40:13, Exodus 40:15 (3 times in verse); Leviticus 7:36; Leviticus 8:12; Leviticus 16:32; absolute Exodus 29:29; הכהנים הַמְּשֻׁחִים Numbers 3:3.
b. sacred things: מַצֵּבָה Genesis 31:13 (E); tabernacle and its sacred vessels Exodus 29:36; Exodus 30:26; Exodus 40:9, Exodus 40:10, Exodus 40:11; Leviticus 8:10, Leviticus 8:11 (all P); קדשׁ קדשׁים Daniel 9:24.
Niph. Perfect 3rd person masculine singular נִמְשַׁח 1 Chronicles 14:8; Infinitive הִמָּשַׁח Leviticus 6:13 [Leviticus 6:20] + 3 times; — be anointed, למלך על כל ישׂראל 1 Chronicles 14:8; Aaron and his sons Leviticus 6:13 [Leviticus 6:20] (P); altar Numbers 7:10, Numbers 7:84,Numbers 7:88.

See related Aramaic BDB entry H4887.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


31:13; 31:13


28:41; 29:2; 29:2; 29:7; 29:29; 29:29; 29:36; 30:26; 30:30; 40:9; 40:10; 40:11; 40:13; 40:15; 40:15


2:4; 6:20; 6:20; 7:36; 7:36; 8:10; 8:11; 8:12; 16:32; 16:32


3:3; 3:25; 6:15; 7:10; 7:84; 7:88


9:8; 9:8; 9:15; 9:15

1 Samuel

9:16; 10:1; 10:1; 15:1; 15:1; 15:17; 16:3; 16:12; 16:12; 16:13

2 Samuel

1:21; 1:21; 2:4; 2:7; 3:39; 3:39; 5:3; 5:17; 12:7; 19:10

1 Kings

1:34; 1:39; 1:45; 5:1; 19:15; 19:16; 19:16

2 Kings

9:3; 9:6; 9:12; 11:12; 23:30

1 Chronicles

11:3; 14:8; 14:8; 29:22

2 Chronicles

22:7; 22:7; 23:11


45:7; 45:7; 89:20


21:5; 21:5; 61:1


22:14; 22:14


9:24; 9:24


7:3; 8:3; 8:3


6:6; 6:6

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H4886 matches the Hebrew מָשַׁח (māšaḥ),
which occurs 69 times in 66 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Gen 31:13–2Ki 9:3)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:13 - I am the God of Bethel, where thou anointedst H4886 the pillar, and where thou vowedst a vow unto me: now arise, get thee out from this land, and return unto the land of thy kindred.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 28:41 - And thou shalt put them upon Aaron thy brother, and his sons with him; and shalt anoint H4886 them, and consecrate them, and sanctify them, that they may minister unto me in the priest's office.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 29:2 - And unleavened bread, and cakes unleavened tempered with oil, and wafers unleavened anointed H4886 with oil: of wheaten flour shalt thou make them.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 29:7 - Then shalt thou take the anointing oil, and pour it upon his head, and anoint H4886 him.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 29:36 - And thou shalt offer every day a bullock for a sin offering for atonement: and thou shalt cleanse the altar, when thou hast made an atonement for it, and thou shalt anoint H4886 it, to sanctify it.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 30:26 - And thou shalt anoint H4886 the tabernacle of the congregation therewith, and the ark of the testimony,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 30:30 - And thou shalt anoint H4886 Aaron and his sons, and consecrate them, that they may minister unto me in the priest's office.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 40:9 - And thou shalt take the anointing oil, and anoint H4886 the tabernacle, and all that is therein, and shalt hallow it, and all the vessels thereof: and it shall be holy.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 40:10 - And thou shalt anoint H4886 the altar of the burnt offering, and all his vessels, and sanctify the altar: and it shall be an altar most holy.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 40:11 - And thou shalt anoint H4886 the laver and his foot, and sanctify it.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 40:13 - And thou shalt put upon Aaron the holy garments, and anoint H4886 him, and sanctify him; that he may minister unto me in the priest's office.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 40:15 - And thou shalt anoint H4886 them, as thou didst anoint H4886 their father, that they may minister unto me in the priest's office: for their anointing shall surely be an everlasting priesthood throughout their generations.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 2:4 - And if thou bring an oblation of a meat offering baken in the oven, it shall be unleavened cakes of fine flour mingled with oil, or unleavened wafers anointed H4886 with oil.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 6:20 - This is the offering of Aaron and of his sons, which they shall offer unto the LORD in the day when he is anointed; H4886 the tenth part of an ephah of fine flour for a meat offering perpetual, half of it in the morning, and half thereof at night.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 7:12 - If he offer it for a thanksgiving, then he shall offer with the sacrifice of thanksgiving unleavened cakes mingled with oil, and unleavened wafers anointed H4886 with oil, and cakes mingled with oil, of fine flour, fried.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 7:36 - Which the LORD commanded to be given them of the children of Israel, in the day that he anointed H4886 them, by a statute for ever throughout their generations.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 8:10 - And Moses took the anointing oil, and anointed H4886 the tabernacle and all that was therein, and sanctified them.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 8:11 - And he sprinkled thereof upon the altar seven times, and anointed H4886 the altar and all his vessels, both the laver and his foot, to sanctify them.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 8:12 - And he poured of the anointing oil upon Aaron's head, and anointed H4886 him, to sanctify him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 16:32 - And the priest, whom he shall anoint, H4886 and whom he shall consecrate to minister in the priest's office in his father's stead, shall make the atonement, and shall put on the linen clothes, even the holy garments:
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 3:3 - These are the names of the sons of Aaron, the priests which were anointed, H4886 whom he consecrated to minister in the priest's office.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 6:15 - And a basket of unleavened bread, cakes of fine flour mingled with oil, and wafers of unleavened bread anointed H4886 with oil, and their meat offering, and their drink offerings.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 7:1 - And it came to pass on the day that Moses had fully set up the tabernacle, and had anointed H4886 it, and sanctified it, and all the instruments thereof, both the altar and all the vessels thereof, and had anointed H4886 them, and sanctified them;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 7:10 - And the princes offered for dedicating of the altar in the day that it was anointed, H4886 even the princes offered their offering before the altar.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 7:84 - This was the dedication of the altar, in the day when it was anointed, H4886 by the princes of Israel: twelve chargers of silver, twelve silver bowls, twelve spoons of gold:
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 7:88 - And all the oxen for the sacrifice of the peace offerings were twenty and four bullocks, the rams sixty, the he goats sixty, the lambs of the first year sixty. This was the dedication of the altar, after that it was anointed. H4886
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 35:25 - And the congregation shall deliver the slayer out of the hand of the revenger of blood, and the congregation shall restore him to the city of his refuge, whither he was fled: and he shall abide in it unto the death of the high priest, which was anointed H4886 with the holy oil.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:8 - The trees went forth on a time to anoint H4886 a king over them; and they said unto the olive tree, Reign thou over us.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:15 - And the bramble said unto the trees, If in truth ye anoint H4886 me king over you, then come and put your trust in my shadow: and if not, let fire come out of the bramble, and devour the cedars of Lebanon.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:16 - To morrow about this time I will send thee a man out of the land of Benjamin, and thou shalt anoint H4886 him to be captain over my people Israel, that he may save my people out of the hand of the Philistines: for I have looked upon my people, because their cry is come unto me.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:1 - Then Samuel took a vial of oil, and poured it upon his head, and kissed him, and said, Is it not because the LORD hath anointed H4886 thee to be captain over his inheritance?
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:1 - Samuel also said unto Saul, The LORD sent me to anoint H4886 thee to be king over his people, over Israel: now therefore hearken thou unto the voice of the words of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:17 - And Samuel said, When thou wast little in thine own sight, wast thou not made the head of the tribes of Israel, and the LORD anointed H4886 thee king over Israel?
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 16:3 - And call Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will shew thee what thou shalt do: and thou shalt anoint H4886 unto me him whom I name unto thee.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 16:12 - And he sent, and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, and withal of a beautiful countenance, and goodly to look to. And the LORD said, Arise, anoint H4886 him: for this is he.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 16:13 - Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed H4886 him in the midst of his brethren: and the Spirit of the LORD came upon David from that day forward. So Samuel rose up, and went to Ramah.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 2:4 - And the men of Judah came, and there they anointed H4886 David king over the house of Judah. And they told David, saying, That the men of Jabeshgilead were they that buried Saul.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 2:7 - Therefore now let your hands be strengthened, and be ye valiant: for your master Saul is dead, and also the house of Judah have anointed H4886 me king over them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:39 - And I am this day weak, though anointed H4886 king; and these men the sons of Zeruiah be too hard for me: the LORD shall reward the doer of evil according to his wickedness.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 5:3 - So all the elders of Israel came to the king to Hebron; and king David made a league with them in Hebron before the LORD: and they anointed H4886 David king over Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 5:17 - But when the Philistines heard that they had anointed H4886 David king over Israel, all the Philistines came up to seek David; and David heard of it, and went down to the hold.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 12:7 - And Nathan said to David, Thou art the man. Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, I anointed H4886 thee king over Israel, and I delivered thee out of the hand of Saul;
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 19:10 - And Absalom, whom we anointed H4886 over us, is dead in battle. Now therefore why speak ye not a word of bringing the king back?
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:34 - And let Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet anoint H4886 him there king over Israel: and blow ye with the trumpet, and say, God save king Solomon.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:39 - And Zadok the priest took an horn of oil out of the tabernacle, and anointed H4886 Solomon. And they blew the trumpet; and all the people said, God save king Solomon.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:45 - And Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet have anointed H4886 him king in Gihon: and they are come up from thence rejoicing, so that the city rang again. This is the noise that ye have heard.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 5:1 - And Hiram king of Tyre sent his servants unto Solomon; for he had heard that they had anointed H4886 him king in the room of his father: for Hiram was ever a lover of David.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 19:15 - And the LORD said unto him, Go, return on thy way to the wilderness of Damascus: and when thou comest, anoint H4886 Hazael to be king over Syria:
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 19:16 - And Jehu the son of Nimshi shalt thou anoint H4886 to be king over Israel: and Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abelmeholah shalt thou anoint H4886 to be prophet in thy room.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:3 - Then take the box of oil, and pour it on his head, and say, Thus saith the LORD, I have anointed H4886 thee king over Israel. Then open the door, and flee, and tarry not.

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