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Lexicon :: Strong's H4910 - māšal

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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 govern 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 [fn]in childbirth,

In pain you shall deliver children;

Yet your desire will be for your husband,

And he shall rule H4910 over you.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:7 - “If you do well, [fn]will your face not be [fn]cheerful? And if you do not do well, sin is lurking at the door; and its desire is for you, but you must master H4910 it.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:2 - Abraham said to his servant, the oldest of his household who was H4910 in H4910 charge H4910 of all that he owned, “Please place your hand under my thigh,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:8 - Then his brothers said to him, “Are you actually 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 - “Now, therefore, it was not you who sent me here, but God; and He has made me 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]he 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 [fn]unfairness to her.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:6 - “For the LORD your God will have blessed you just 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, 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, your son’s son as well, 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; the LORD shall rule H4910 over you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:2 - “Speak, now, in the hearing of all the [fn]leaders of Shechem, ‘Which is better for you: for seventy men, all the sons of Jerubbaal, to rule H4910 over you, or for one man to 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 this was of the LORD, for He was seeking an occasion against the Philistines. And at that time the Philistines were ruling H4910 over Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 15:11 - Then three thousand 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, “Just as they did to me, so I have done to them.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:3 -

“The God of Israel said it;

The Rock of Israel spoke to me:

‘He who rules H4910 over mankind righteously,

Who rules H4910 in the fear of God,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:21 -

[fn]Now Solomon was ruling H4910 over all the kingdoms from the Euphrates 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 covenanted with your father David, saying, ‘[fn]You shall not lack a man to be ruler H4910 in Israel.’
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 9:26 - He was ruler H4910 over all the kings from the Euphrates River to the land of the Philistines, and as far as the border of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 20:6 - and he said, “LORD, 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 stand against You.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 23:20 - He took the captains 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 the LORD, and went through the upper gate to the king’s house. And they seated the king upon the royal throne.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 9:37 -

“And its abundant produce is for the kings

Whom You have set over us because of our sins;

They also rule H4910 over our bodies

And over our cattle as they please,

So we are in great distress.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 25:2 -

“Dominion H4910 and awe [fn]belong to Him

Who makes peace in His heights.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 8:6 -

You have him rule H4910 over the works of Your hands;

You have put everything under his feet,

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 19:13 -

Also keep Your servant back from presumptuous sins;

Let them not rule H4910 over me;

Then I will be innocent,

And I will be blameless of great wrongdoing.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:28 -

For the kingdom is the LORD’S

And He rules H4910 over the nations.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 59:13 -

[fn]Destroy them in wrath, [fn]destroy them so that they will no longer exist;

So that people 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;

The rebellious shall not exalt themselves! Selah

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:9 -

You rule H4910 the surging of the sea;

When its waves rise, You calm them.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 103:19 -

The LORD has established His throne in the heavens,

And His [fn]sovereignty rules H4910 over [fn]all.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 105:20 -

The king sent and released him,

The ruler H4910 of peoples, and set him free.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 105:21 -

He made him lord of his house,

And ruler H4910 over all his possessions,

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:41 -

So He handed them over to 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 the [fn]lazy hand will be put to forced labor.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:32 -

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

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

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:2 -

A servant who acts wisely 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 becomes the lender’s slave.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:1 -

When you sit down to dine with a ruler H4910,

Consider carefully [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 rejoice,

But when a wicked person rules H4910, people groan.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:12 -

If a ruler H4910 pays attention to falsehood,

All his ministers become wicked.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:26 -

Many seek the ruler’s H4910 [fn]favor,

But justice for mankind comes from the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 9:17 - The words of the wise heard in calm 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 place, because composure puts great offenses to rest.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 3:4 -

And I will make mere boys their leaders,

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

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 3:12 -

My people! Their oppressors treat them violently,

And women rule H4910 over them.

My people! Those who guide you lead you astray

And confuse the direction of your paths.

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