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Lexicon :: Strong's H4899 - māšîaḥ

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 1255c

Strong’s Definitions

מָשִׁיחַ mâshîyach, maw-shee'-akh; from H4886; anointed; usually a consecrated person (as a king, priest, or saint); specifically, the Messiah:—anointed, Messiah.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 39x

The KJV translates Strong's H4899 in the following manner: anointed (37x), Messiah (2x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 39x
The KJV translates Strong's H4899 in the following manner: anointed (37x), Messiah (2x).
  1. anointed, anointed one

    1. of the Messiah, Messianic prince

    2. of the king of Israel

    3. of the high priest of Israel

    4. of Cyrus

    5. of the patriarchs as anointed kings

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
מָשִׁיחַ mâshîyach, maw-shee'-akh; from H4886; anointed; usually a consecrated person (as a king, priest, or saint); specifically, the Messiah:—anointed, Messiah.
STRONGS H4899: Abbreviations
מָשִׁיחַ noun masculine anointed; — absolute מ׳ Leviticus 4:3 5 times; construct מְשִׁיחַ Lamentations 4:20 11 times; suffix מְשִׁיחִי Psalm 132:17; 1 Samuel 2:35; מְשִׁיחֶ֑ךָ Habakkuk 3:13 + 5 times; מְשִׁיחוֺ Psalm 2:2 9 times; plural suffix מְשִׁיחָ֑י Psalm 105:15; 1 Chronicles 16:22; —
1. king of Israel anointed by divine command, יהוה מ׳ 1 Samuel 24:7 (twice in verse); 1 Samuel 24:11; 1 Samuel 26:9,11,16,23; 2 Samuel 1:14; 2 Samuel 1:16; 2 Samuel 19:22; Lamentations 4:20; אלהי עַקב מ׳ 2 Samuel 23:1; so with suffixes reference to י׳, 1 Samuel 12:3,5; 1 Samuel 16:6; Psalm 20:7; Psalm 28:8; Habakkuk 3:13; Davidic dynasty with Messianic ideals attached Psalm 2:2; Psalm 18:51, = 2 Samuel 22:51; Psalm 89:39; Psalm 89:52; Psalm 132:10 2 Chronicles 6:42; Psalm 132:17; 1 Samuel 2:10,35.
2. high priest of Israel, הַכֹּהֵן הַמָּשִׁיחַ, Leviticus 4:3,5,16; Leviticus 6:15 (P); מְשִׁיחֶ֑ךָ Psalm 84:10.
3. Cyrus as commissioned by י׳, מְשִׁיחוֺ Isaiah 45:1.
4. Messianic prince, עַדמָֿשִׁיחַ נָגִיד Daniel 9:25 = מָשִׁיחַ Daniel 9:26 (see BrMP 422 f.; others distinguished מ׳ Daniel 9:25 from Daniel 9:26 and refer Daniel 9:25 to Cyrus [as 3; so Ew see Leng Schü Co Behrm], or high priest Joshua [as 2; so Gr Bev], Daniel 9:26 to Seleucus IV [Ew see Leng], or high priest Onias III. [Hi Gr Co Bev Behrm]).
5. patriarchs, regarded as anointed kings Psalm 105:15 = 1 Chronicles 16:22.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


4:3; 4:3; 4:5; 4:16; 6:15

1 Samuel

2:10; 2:35; 2:35; 12:3; 12:5; 16:6; 24:7; 24:11; 26:9; 26:11; 26:16; 26:23

2 Samuel

1:14; 1:16; 19:22; 22:51; 23:1

1 Chronicles

16:22; 16:22

2 Chronicles



2:2; 2:2; 20:7; 28:8; 84:10; 89:39; 89:52; 105:15; 105:15; 132:10; 132:17; 132:17




4:20; 4:20


9:25; 9:25; 9:25; 9:26; 9:26; 9:26


3:13; 3:13

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H4899 matches the Hebrew מָשִׁיחַ (māšîaḥ),
which occurs 39 times in 38 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 4:3 - if the anointed H4899 priest sins so as to bring guilt on the people, then he is to offer to the LORD a [fn]bull without defect as a sin offering for his sin which he has [fn]committed.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 4:5 - ‘Then the anointed H4899 priest is to take some of the blood of the bull and bring it to the tent of meeting,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 4:16 - ‘Then the anointed H4899 priest is to bring some of the blood of the bull to the tent of meeting;
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 6:22 - “The anointed H4899 priest who will be in his place [fn]among his sons shall [fn]offer it. By a permanent ordinance it shall be entirely offered up in smoke to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:10 - “Those who contend with the LORD will be terrified;
Against them He will thunder in the heavens,
The LORD will judge the ends of the earth;
And He will give strength to His king,
And will exalt the [fn]horn of His anointed H4899.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:35 - ‘But I will raise up for Myself a faithful priest who will do according to what is in My heart and My soul; and I will build him an enduring house, and he will walk before My anointed H4899 always.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 12:3 - “Here I am; testify against me before the LORD and His anointed H4899. Whose ox have I taken, or whose donkey have I taken, or whom have I exploited? Whom have I oppressed, or from whose hand have I taken a bribe to close my eyes with it? I will return it to you.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 12:5 - So he said to them, “The LORD is witness against you, and His anointed H4899 is witness this day that you have found nothing in my hand.” And they said, “He is witness.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 16:6 - When they entered, he looked at Eliab and thought, “Surely the LORD’S anointed H4899 is standing before Him.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 24:6 - So he said to his men, “Far be it from me because of the LORD that I would do this thing to my lord, the LORD’S anointed H4899, to reach out with my hand against him, since he is the LORD’S anointed H4899.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 24:10 - “Behold, this day your eyes have seen that the LORD had handed you over to me today in the cave, and someone said to kill you, but [fn]I spared you; and I said, ‘I will not reach out with my hand against my lord, because he is the LORD’S anointed H4899.’
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 26:9 - But David said to Abishai, “Do not [fn]kill him, for who can reach out with his hand against the LORD’S anointed H4899 and remain innocent?”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 26:11 - “The LORD forbid that I would reach out with my hand against the LORD’S anointed H4899! But now please take the spear that is at his head and the jug of water, and let’s go.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 26:16 - “This thing that you have done is not good. As the LORD lives, all of you undoubtedly [fn]must die, because you did not guard your lord, the LORD’S anointed H4899. And now, see where the king’s spear is and the jug of water that was at his head!”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 26:23 - “And the LORD will repay each man for his righteousness and his faithfulness; for the LORD handed you over to me today, but I refused to reach out with my hand against the LORD’S anointed H4899.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:14 - And David said to him, “How is it you were not afraid to reach out with your hand to destroy the LORD’S anointed H4899?”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:16 - And David said to him, “[fn]Your blood is on your head, because your own mouth has testified against you, saying, ‘I have finished off the LORD’S anointed H4899.’”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:21 - “Mountains of Gilboa,
May there be no dew nor rain on you, or fields of offerings!
For there the shield of the mighty was defiled,
The shield of Saul, not anointed H4899 with oil.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 19:21 - But Abishai the son of Zeruiah responded, “Should Shimei not be put to death for this, the fact that he cursed the LORD’S anointed H4899?”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:51 - He is a tower of [fn]salvation to His king,
And shows favor to His anointed H4899,
To David and his [fn]descendants forever.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:1 - Now these are the last words of David.
David the son of Jesse declares,
The man who was raised on high,
The anointed H4899 of the God of Jacob
And the sweet psalmist of Israel, declares,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:22 - “Do not touch My anointed H4899 ones H4899,
And do not harm My prophets.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 6:42 - “LORD God, do not turn away the face of Your anointed H4899; remember Your faithfulness to Your servant David.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 2:2 - The kings of the earth take their stand
And the rulers conspire together
Against the LORD and against His [fn]Anointed H4899, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:50 - He gives great [fn]salvation to His king,
And shows faithfulness to His anointed H4899,
To David and his [fn]descendants forever.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 20:6 - Now I know that the LORD saves His anointed H4899;
He will answer him from His holy heaven
With the [fn]saving strength of His right hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 28:8 - The LORD is [fn]their strength,
And He is a refuge of salvation to His anointed H4899.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 84:9 - See our shield, God,
And look at the face of Your anointed H4899.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:38 - But You have rejected and refused,
You have been full of wrath [fn]against Your anointed H4899.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:51 - With which Your enemies have taunted, LORD,
With which they have taunted the footsteps of Your anointed H4899.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 105:15 - “Do not touch My anointed H4899 ones H4899,
And do not harm My prophets.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 132:10 - For the sake of Your servant David,
Do not turn away the face of Your anointed H4899.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 132:17 - “I will make the horn of David spring forth there;
I have prepared a lamp for My anointed H4899.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 45:1 - This is what the LORD says to Cyrus His anointed H4899,
Whom I have taken by the right hand,
To subdue nations before him
And [fn]to undo the weapons belt on the waist of kings;
To open doors before him so that gates will not be shut:
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 4:20 - The breath of our nostrils, the LORD’S anointed H4899,
Was captured in their pits,
Of whom we had said, “[fn]In his shadow
We shall live among the nations.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 9:25 - “So you are to know and understand that from the issuing of a [fn]decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem, until [fn]Messiah H4899 the Prince, there will be seven weeks and sixty-two weeks; it will be built again, with [fn]streets and moat, even in times of distress.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 9:26 - “Then after the sixty-two weeks, the [fn]Messiah H4899 will be cut off and have [fn]nothing, and the people of the prince who is to come will destroy the city and the sanctuary. And [fn]its end will come with a flood; even to the end [fn]there will be war; desolations are determined.
Unchecked Copy BoxHab 3:13 - You went forth for the salvation of Your people,
For the salvation of Your anointed H4899.
You smashed the head of the house of evil
To uncover him from [fn]foot to neck. Selah
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