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Lexicon :: Strong's H4910 - māšal

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TWOT Reference: 1259

Strong’s Definitions

מָשַׁל mâshal, maw-shal'; a primitive root; to rule:—(have, make to have) dominion, governor, × indeed, reign, (bear, cause to, have) rule(-ing, -r), have power.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 81x

The KJV translates Strong's H4910 in the following manner: rule (38x), ruler (19x), reign (8x), dominion (7x), governor (4x), ruled over (2x), power (2x), indeed (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 81x
The KJV translates Strong's H4910 in the following manner: rule (38x), ruler (19x), reign (8x), dominion (7x), governor (4x), ruled over (2x), power (2x), indeed (1x).
  1. to rule, have dominion, reign

    1. (Qal) to rule, have dominion

    2. (Hiphil)

      1. to cause to rule

      2. to exercise dominion

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
מָשַׁל mâshal, maw-shal'; a primitive root; to rule:—(have, make to have) dominion, governor, × indeed, reign, (bear, cause to, have) rule(-ing, -r), have power.
STRONGS H4910: Abbreviations
† III. מָשַׁל verb rule, have dominion, reign (Late Hebrew Participle id.; Phoenician משל); —
Qal Perfect 3rd person masculine singular וּמָשַׁל consecutive Zechariah 6:13 + 2 times, מָשָׁ֑ל Daniel 11:4, וּמָשָׁ֑ל consecutive Daniel 11:5; 3rd person feminine singular מָשָׁ֑לָה Psalm 103:19; 2nd person masculine singular מָשַׁלְתָּ Isaiah 63:19, וּמָשַׁלְתָּ֫ Deuteronomy 15:16; 3rd person plural מָֽשְׁלוּ Isaiah 3:5; Lamentations 5:8; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יִמְשֹׁל Exodus 21:8 + 3 times, יִמְשׁוֺל Proverbs 22:7; יִמְשָׁלֿ Genesis 3:16, etc.; Imperative מְשָׁלֿ Judges 8:22; Infinitive absolute מָשׁוֹל Genesis 37:8; construct מְשֹׁל Judges 9:2 +, לִמְשָׁלֿ Joel 2:17, etc.; Participle Genesis 45:26 +, etc.; —
1. human subject,rule, have dominion over (בְּ) Genesis 3:16; Genesis 4:7; Genesis 24:2 (all J), Genesis 45:8, 26 (E), מָשׁוֺל תִּמְשֹׁל ב׳ Genesis 37:8 (E); Deuteronomy 15:6 (twice in verse); Joshua 12:5 (D); Judges 8:22, 23 (twice in verse); Judges 9:2 (twice in verse); Judges 14:4; Judges 15:11; 2 Samuel 23:3 (Participle absolute = when one ruleth, compare Dr), 1 Kings 5:1; 2 Chronicles 7:18; 9:26; 23:20; Isaiah 3:4, 12; Isaiah 19:4; Micah 5:2; Habakkuk 1:14; Jeremiah 22:30; Lamentations 5:8; Joel 2:17; Proverbs 16:32 (משֵׁל בְּרוּחוֺ), Proverbs 17:21; Proverbs 9:10; Proverbs 22:7; Psalm 19:14; Psalm 105:21; Psalm 106:41; Daniel 11:43; Ecclesiastes 9:17; rarely other prepositions: ל (with infinitive) Exodus 21:8 (E); עַלֿ Proverbs 28:15; Nehemiah 9:37, אֶלֿ Jeremiah 33:26; with suffix Isaiah 52:5; Jeremiah 30:21; with accusative of congnate meaning with verb מִמְשָׁל רָ֑ב מ׳ Daniel 11:3, 4; מָשַׁל מִן ֗֗֗ וְעַד Joshua 12:2 (D); absolute 2 Samuel 23:3 (compare Dr), Ezekiel 19:14; Zechariah 6:13 (עַל location), Proverbs 12:24; Proverbs 29:2; Daniel 11:5; especially Participle as substantive = ruler, משֵׁלאֶֿרֶץ Isaiah 16:1, משֵׁל עַמִּים Psalm 105:20; absolute Isaiah 14:5; Isaiah 49:7; Jeremiah 51:46 (twice in verse); Ezekiel 19:11; Proverbs 6:7; Proverbs 23:1; Proverbs 29:12, 26; Ecclesiastes 10:4; משְׁלֵי הָעָם הַזֶה Isaiah 28:14.
2. of heavenly bodies, with בְּ Genesis 1:18.
3. of God, with בְּ Judges 8:23; Isaiah 63:19; Psalm 22:29; Psalm 59:14; Psalm 89:10; Psalm 103:19; 1 Chronicles 29:12; 2 Chronicles 20:6; absolute Psalm 66:7; לוֺ זּזְרֹעוֺ מ׳ Isaiah 40:10 his arm ruling for him.
Hiph. Perfect 3rd person masculine singular suffix consecutive וְהִמְשִׁילָם Daniel 11:39; Imperfect 2nd person masculine singular suffix תַּמְשִׁילֵהוּ Psalm 8:7; Infinitive absolute הַמְשֵׁל Job 25:2; — cause to rule,, followed by accusative of person + בְּ Psalm 8:7 (subject י׳), Daniel 11:39; exercise dominion, only infinitive absolute as noun abstract the exercise of dominion Job 25:2 (attribute of God).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


1:18; 3:16; 3:16; 4:7; 24:2; 37:8; 37:8; 45:8; 45:26; 45:26


21:8; 21:8


15:6; 15:16


12:2; 12:5


8:22; 8:22; 8:23; 8:23; 9:2; 9:2; 14:4; 15:11

2 Samuel

23:3; 23:3

1 Kings


1 Chronicles


2 Chronicles

7:18; 9:26; 20:6; 23:20




25:2; 25:2


8:7; 8:7; 19:14; 22:29; 59:14; 66:7; 89:10; 103:19; 103:19; 105:20; 105:21; 106:41


6:7; 9:10; 12:24; 16:32; 17:21; 22:7; 22:7; 23:1; 28:15; 29:2; 29:12; 29:26


9:17; 10:4


3:4; 3:5; 3:12; 14:5; 16:1; 19:4; 28:14; 40:10; 49:7; 52:5; 63:19; 63:19


22:30; 30:21; 33:26; 51:46


5:8; 5:8


19:11; 19:14


11:3; 11:4; 11:4; 11:5; 11:5; 11:39; 11:39; 11:43


2:17; 2:17






6:13; 6:13


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H4910 matches the Hebrew מָשַׁל (māšal),
which occurs 82 times in 74 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Gen 1:18–Isa 3:12)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:18 - and [fn]to rule H4910 the day and the night, and to separate the light from the darkness; and God saw that it was good.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:16 -

To the woman He said,

“I will greatly multiply

Your pain and [fn]conception,

In pain you will [fn]bear children;

Your desire will be for your husband,

And he will rule H4910 over you.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:7 - “If you do well, [fn]will not your countenance be lifted up? And if you do not do well, sin is lying at the door; and its desire is for you, but you must rule H4910 over it.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:2 - And Abraham said to his servant, the oldest of his household, who H4910 ruled H4910 over all that he owned, “Please place your hand under my thigh,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:8 - Then his brothers said to him, “Are you really going to reign over us? Or are you really H4910 going to rule H4910 over us?” So they hated him even more for his dreams and for his words.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:8 - “So now, it was not you who sent me here, but God; and He has set me as a father to Pharaoh and lord of all his household and ruler H4910 over all the land of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:26 - And they told him, saying, “Joseph is still alive, and indeed he is ruler H4910 over all the land of Egypt.” But [fn]his heart was stunned, for he did not believe them.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:8 - “If she is [fn]displeasing in the eyes of her master [fn]who designated her for himself, then he shall let her be redeemed. He does not have H4910 authority H4910 to sell her to a foreign people because of his treachery to her.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:6 - “For Yahweh your God will bless you as He has promised you, and you will lend to many nations, but you will not borrow; and you will rule H4910 over many nations, but they will not rule H4910 over you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 12:2 - Sihon king of the Amorites, who lived in Heshbon and ruled H4910 from Aroer, which is on the edge of the valley of the Arnon, both the middle of the valley and half of Gilead, even as far as the brook Jabbok, the border of the sons of Ammon;
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 12:5 - and ruled H4910 over Mount Hermon and Salecah and all Bashan, as far as the border of the Geshurites and the Maacathites, and half of Gilead, as far as the border of Sihon king of Heshbon.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:22 -

Then the men of Israel said to Gideon, “Rule H4910 over us, both you and your son, also your son’s son, for you have saved us from the hand of Midian.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:23 - But Gideon said to them, “I will not rule H4910 over you, nor shall my son rule H4910 over you; Yahweh shall rule H4910 over you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:2 - “Speak, now, in the hearing of all the lords of Shechem, ‘Which is better for you, that seventy men, all the sons of Jerubbaal, rule H4910 over you, or that one man rule H4910 over you?’ Also, remember that I am your bone and your flesh.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 14:4 - However, his father and mother did not know that it was of Yahweh, for He was seeking an occasion against the Philistines. Now at that time the Philistines were ruling H4910 over Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 15:11 - Then 3,000 men of Judah went down to the cleft of the rock of Etam and said to Samson, “Do you not know that the Philistines are rulers H4910 over us? What then is this that you have done to us?” And he said to them, “As they did to me, so I have done to them.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:3 -

“The God of Israel said,

The Rock of Israel spoke to me,

‘He who rules H4910 over men as a righteous one,

Who rules H4910 in the fear of God,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:21 -

[fn]Now Solomon ruled H4910 over all the kingdoms from the [fn]River to the land of the Philistines and to the border of Egypt; they brought tribute and served Solomon all the days of his life.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 29:12 - “Both riches and honor come from You, and You rule H4910 over all, and in Your hand is power and might; and it lies in Your hand to make great and to strengthen everyone.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 7:18 - then I will establish your royal throne as I cut a covenant with your father David, saying, ‘[fn]You shall not have a man cut off as ruler H4910 in Israel.’
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 9:26 - And he was the ruler H4910 over all the kings from the [fn]River even to the land of the Philistines, and to the border of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 20:6 - and he said, “O Yahweh, the God of our fathers, are You not God in the heavens? And are You not ruler H4910 over all the kingdoms of the nations? Power and might are in Your hand so that no one can take their stand against You.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 23:20 - And he took the commanders of hundreds, the nobles, the rulers H4910 of the people, and all the people of the land, and brought the king down from the house of Yahweh, and they came through the upper gate to the king’s house. And they sat the king upon the royal throne.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 9:37 -

“Its abundant produce is for the kings

Whom You have put over us because of our sins;

They also rule H4910 over our bodies

And over our cattle according to their desire,

So we are in great distress.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 25:2 -

“Rule H4910 and dread [fn]belong to Him

Who makes peace in His heights.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 8:6 -

You make him to rule H4910 over the works of Your hands;

You have put all things under his feet,

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 19:13 -

Also keep back Your slave from presumptuous sins;

Let them not rule H4910 over me;

Then I will be [fn]blameless,

And I shall be acquitted of great transgression.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:28 -

For the kingdom is Yahweh’s

And He rules H4910 over the nations.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 59:13 -

[fn]Destroy them in wrath, [fn]destroy them that they may be no more;

That men may know that God [fn]rules H4910 in Jacob

To the ends of the earth. Selah.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 66:7 -

He rules H4910 by His might forever;

His eyes keep watch on the nations;

Let not the rebellious exalt themselves. Selah.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:9 -

You rule H4910 the swelling of the sea;

When its waves rise, You still them.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 103:19 -

Yahweh has established His throne in the heavens,

And His kingdom rules H4910 over [fn]all.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 105:20 -

The king sent and released him,

The ruler H4910 of peoples sent and set him free.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 105:21 -

He set him up as lord of his house

And ruler H4910 over all his possessions,

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:41 -

Then He gave them into the hand of the [fn]nations,

And those who hated them ruled H4910 over them.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:7 -

Which, having no chief,

Officer or ruler H4910,

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:24 -

The hand of the diligent will rule H4910,

But [fn]the slack hand will be put to forced labor.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:32 -

He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty,

And he who rules H4910 his own spirit, than he who captures a city.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:2 -

A slave who acts insightfully will rule H4910 over a son who acts shamefully,

And will share in the inheritance among brothers.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:10 -

Luxury is not fitting for a fool;

Much less for a slave to rule H4910 over princes.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:7 -

The rich rules H4910 over the poor,

And the borrower is the slave of the lender.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:1 -

When you sit down to dine with a ruler H4910,

Understand well [fn]what is before you,

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:15 -

Like a roaring lion and a rushing bear

Is a wicked ruler H4910 over a poor people.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:2 -

When the righteous [fn]increase, the people are glad,

But when a wicked man rules H4910, people groan.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:12 -

If a ruler H4910 pays attention to a lying word,

All his ministers become wicked.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:26 -

Many seek the face of a ruler H4910,

But justice for man comes from Yahweh.

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 9:17 - The words of the wise heard in restfulness are better than the shouting of a ruler H4910 among fools.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 10:4 - If the ruler’s H4910 [fn]temper rises against you, do not abandon your position, because calmness causes great offenses to be abandoned.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 3:4 -

And I will make young men their princes,

And [fn]capricious children will rule H4910 over them,

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 3:12 -

O My people! Their taskmasters [fn]are infants,

And women rule H4910 over them.

O My people! Those who guide you lead you astray

And swallow up the way of your paths.

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