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Lexicon :: Strong's H4886 - māšaḥ

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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 you anointed H4886 a memorial stone, where you made a vow to Me; now arise, [fn]leave this land, and return to the land of your birth.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 28:41 - “Then you shall put them on Aaron your brother and on his sons with him; and you shall anoint H4886 them and [fn]ordain them and consecrate them, so that they may serve Me as priests.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 29:2 - and unleavened bread and unleavened cakes mixed with oil, and unleavened wafers [fn]spread H4886 with oil; you shall make them of fine wheat flour.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 29:7 - “Then you shall take the anointing oil and pour it on his head, and anoint H4886 him.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 29:36 - “Each day you shall offer a bull as a sin offering for atonement, and you shall [fn]purify the altar when you make atonement [fn]for it, and you shall anoint H4886 it to consecrate it.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 30:26 - “And you shall anoint H4886 the tent of meeting with it, and the ark of the testimony,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 30:30 - “And you shall anoint H4886 Aaron and his sons, and consecrate them, so that they may serve as priests to Me.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 40:9 - “Then you shall take the anointing oil and anoint H4886 the tabernacle and everything that is in it, and consecrate it and all its [fn]furnishings; and it shall be holy.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 40:10 - “You shall also anoint H4886 the altar of burnt offering and all its utensils, and consecrate the altar, and the altar shall be most holy.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 40:11 - “And you shall anoint H4886 the basin and its stand, and consecrate it.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 40:13 - “And you shall put the holy garments on Aaron and anoint H4886 him and consecrate him, so that he may serve as a priest to Me.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 40:15 - and you shall anoint H4886 them just as you have anointed H4886 their father, so that they may serve as priests to Me; and their anointing will [fn]qualify them for a permanent priesthood throughout their generations.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 2:4 -

‘Now when you bring an offering of a grain offering baked in an oven, it shall be unleavened cakes of fine flour mixed with oil, or unleavened wafers [fn]spread H4886 with oil.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 6:20 - “This is the offering which Aaron and his sons are to present to the LORD on the day when he is anointed H4886; the tenth of an [fn]ephah of fine flour as a [fn]regular grain offering, half of it in the morning and half of it in the evening.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 7:12 - ‘If he offers it by way of thanksgiving, then along with the sacrifice of thanksgiving he shall offer unleavened cakes mixed with oil, and unleavened wafers [fn]spread H4886 with oil, and cakes of well stirred fine flour mixed with oil.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 7:36 - [fn]These the LORD had commanded to be given them from the sons of Israel on the day that He anointed H4886 them. It is their allotted portion forever throughout their generations.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 8:10 -

Moses then took the anointing oil and anointed H4886 the [fn]tabernacle and everything that was in it, and consecrated them.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 8:11 - He also sprinkled some of it on the altar seven times and anointed H4886 the altar and all its utensils, and the basin and its stand, to consecrate them.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 8:12 - Then he poured some of the anointing oil on Aaron’s head and anointed H4886 him, to consecrate him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 16:32 - “So the priest who is anointed H4886 and [fn]ordained to serve as priest in his father’s place shall make atonement: he shall put on the linen garments, the holy garments,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 3:3 - These are the names of the sons of Aaron, the anointed H4886 priests, whom he [fn]ordained to serve as priests.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 6:15 - and a basket of unleavened loaves of fine flour mixed with oil and unleavened wafers spread H4886 with oil, along with their grain offering and their drink offering.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 7:1 -

Now on the day that Moses had finished setting up the tabernacle, he anointed H4886 it and consecrated it with all its furnishings, and the altar and all its utensils; he anointed H4886 them and consecrated them also.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 7:10 -

And the leaders offered the dedication offering [fn]for the altar [fn]when it was anointed H4886, so the leaders offered their offering before the altar.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 7:84 -

This was the dedication offering [fn]for the altar from the leaders of Israel [fn]when it was anointed H4886: twelve silver dishes, twelve silver bowls, and twelve gold pans,

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 7:88 - and all the oxen for the sacrifice of peace offerings totaled twenty-four bulls, all the rams, sixty, the male goats, sixty, and the male lambs one year old, sixty. This was the dedication offering for the altar after it was anointed H4886.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 35:25 - ‘And the congregation shall save the one who committed manslaughter from the hand of the blood avenger, and the congregation shall return him to his city of refuge to which he fled; and he shall live in it until the death of the high priest who was anointed H4886 with the holy oil.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:8 - “Once the trees went to anoint H4886 a king over them, and they said to the olive tree, ‘Reign over us!’
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:15 - “And the bramble said to the trees, ‘If you [fn]really are anointing H4886 me as king over you, come and take refuge in my shade; but if not, may fire come out of the bramble and consume the cedars of Lebanon.’
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:16 - “About this time tomorrow I will send you a man from the land of Benjamin, and you shall anoint H4886 him as ruler over My people Israel; and he will save My people from the hand of the Philistines. For I have considered My people, because their outcry has come to Me.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:1 -

Then Samuel took the flask of oil, poured it on [fn]Saul’s head, kissed him, and said, “Has the LORD not anointed H4886 you as ruler over His inheritance?

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:1 -

Then Samuel said to Saul, “The LORD sent me to anoint H4886 you as king over His people, over Israel; now therefore, listen to the [fn]words of the LORD.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:17 -

So Samuel said, “[fn]Is it not true, though you were [fn]insignificant in your own eyes, that you became the head of the tribes of Israel? For the LORD anointed H4886 you as king over Israel.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 16:3 - “And you shall invite Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will let you know what you shall do; and you shall anoint H4886 for Me the one whom I [fn]designate to you.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 16:12 - So he sent word and brought him in. Now he was [fn]reddish, with beautiful eyes and a handsome appearance. And the LORD said, “Arise, anoint H4886 him; for this is he.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 16:13 - So Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed H4886 him in the midst of his brothers; and the Spirit of the LORD rushed upon David from that day forward. And Samuel set out and went to Ramah.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 2:4 - Then the men of Judah came, and there they anointed H4886 David king over the house of Judah.

And they told David, saying, “It was the men of Jabesh-gilead who buried Saul.”

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 2:7 - “Now then, let your hands be strong and be [fn]valiant, since Saul your lord is dead, and also the house of Judah has anointed H4886 me king over them.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:39 - “And I am weak today, though anointed H4886 king; and these men, the sons of Zeruiah, are too difficult for me. May the LORD repay the evildoer in proportion to his evil.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 5:3 - So all the elders of Israel came to the king at Hebron, and King David made a covenant with them before the LORD in Hebron; then they anointed H4886 David king over Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 5:17 -

Now when the Philistines heard that they had anointed H4886 David king over Israel, all the Philistines went up to seek out David; and when David heard about it, he went down to the stronghold.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 12:7 -

Nathan then said to David, “You yourself are the man! This is what the LORD, the God of Israel says: ‘It is I who anointed H4886 you as king over Israel, and it is I who rescued you from the hand of Saul.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 19:10 - “However, Absalom, whom we anointed H4886 over us, has died in battle. Now then, why are you silent about bringing the king back?”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:34 - “And have Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet anoint H4886 him there as king over Israel, and blow the trumpet and say, ‘Long live King Solomon!’
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:39 - And Zadok the priest then took the horn of oil from the tent and anointed H4886 Solomon. Then they blew the trumpet, and all the people said, “Long live King Solomon!”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:45 - “Furthermore, Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet have anointed H4886 him king in Gihon, and they have come up from there rejoicing, so that the city is going wild. This is the noise which you have heard.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 5:1 -

[fn]Now Hiram king of Tyre sent his servants to Solomon when he heard that they had anointed H4886 him king in place of his father, for Hiram had [fn]always been a friend of David.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 19:15 -

The LORD said to him, “Go, return on your way to the wilderness of Damascus; and when you have arrived, you shall anoint H4886 Hazael king over Aram.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 19:16 - You shall also anoint H4886 Jehu the son of Nimshi king over Israel; and you shall anoint H4886 Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abel-meholah as prophet in your place.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:3 - “Then take the flask of oil and pour it on his head, and say, ‘This is what the LORD says: “I have anointed H4886 you king over Israel.”’ Then open the door and flee, and do not wait.”

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