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Lexicon :: Strong's H4912 - māšāl

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מָשָׁל
Transliteration
māšāl
Pronunciation
maw-shawl'
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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Apparently from מָשַׁל (H4910) in some original sense of superiority in mental action
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 1258a

Strong’s Definitions

מָשָׁל mâshâl, maw-shawl'; apparently from H4910 in some original sense of superiority in mental action; properly, a pithy maxim, usually of metaphorical nature; hence, a simile (as an adage, poem, discourse):—byword, like, parable, proverb.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 39x

The KJV translates Strong's H4912 in the following manner: proverb (19x), parable (18x), byword (1x), like (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 39x
The KJV translates Strong's H4912 in the following manner: proverb (19x), parable (18x), byword (1x), like (1x).
  1. proverb, parable

    1. proverb, proverbial saying, aphorism

    2. byword

    3. similitude, parable

    4. poem

    5. sentences of ethical wisdom, ethical maxims

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
מָשָׁל mâshâl, maw-shawl'; apparently from H4910 in some original sense of superiority in mental action; properly, a pithy maxim, usually of metaphorical nature; hence, a simile (as an adage, poem, discourse):—byword, like, parable, proverb.
STRONGS H4912: Abbreviations
† II. מָשָׁל noun masculineIsaiah 14:4 proverb, parable (of sentences constructed in parallelism, usually of Hebrew Wisdom, but occasionally of other types); — absolute מ׳ Ezekiel 17:2 + 20 times; construct מְשַׁל 1 Samuel 24:14; suffix מְשָׁלוֺ Numbers 23:7 + 8 times; plural מְשָׁלִים Ecclesiastes 12:9 + 2 times; construct מִשְׁלֵי Proverbs 1:1 + 3 times; —
1. proverbial saying, brief terse sentence of popular sagacity 1 Samuel 10:12; Ezekiel 12:22, 23; Ezekiel 18:2, 3; הַקַדְמֹנִי מ׳ 1 Samuel 24:14 proverb of the ancients.
2. by-word Psalm 44:15; Psalm 69:12; לְמָשָׁל וְלִשְׁנִינָה Deuteronomy 28:37; 1 Kings 9:7; 2 Chronicles 7:20; Jeremiah 24:9; לְאוֺת וּלְמָשָׁל Ezekiel 14:8
3. prophetic figurative discourse: נָשָׂא מָשָׁל lift up, utter a מ׳ Numbers 23:7, 18; Numbers 24:3, 15, 20, 21, 23 (all of Balaam); Isaiah 14:4; Micah 2:4 (|| נהי) Habakkuk 2:6 (|| חידה), (compare Job 27:1; Job 29:1 for same phrase under 6).
4. similitude, parable, Ezekiel 17:2; Ezekiel 21:5; Ezekiel 24:3.
5. poem, of various kinds: the ode (Numbers 21:27-30), the 3,000 pieces traditionally ascribed to Solomon 1 Kings 5:12, didactic psalms Psalm 49:5; Psalm 78:2.
6. sentences of ethical wisdom דִּבְרֵי חֲכָמִים collected in the מִשְׁלֵי שְׁלֹמֹה Proverbs 10:1; Proverbs 25:1 (Proverbs 10:1-22:16 consisting of 376 couplets chiefly antithetical; Proverbs 25-29 chiefly couplets of an emblematic type, but also occasional tristichs, tetrastichs, pentastichs, and decastichs. To these are appended דְּבָרִים of a more mixed character as to size and content Proverbs 22:7-24:22, 23-34; Proverbs 30:1-14; Proverbs 30:15-33; Proverbs 31:1-9; Proverbs 31:10-31; the Praise of Wisdom Proverbs 1:8-9 is prefixed, and an introduction to the whole Proverbs 1:1-7, in which the whole contents are represented as) משׁלים Proverbs 1:1, compare Proverbs 1:6. The references in Job 13:12; Job 27:1; Job 29:1; Proverbs 26:7, 9; Ecclesiastes 12:9 are to the same type of wisdom.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

Numbers

21:27; 21:28; 21:29; 21:30; 23:7; 23:7; 23:18; 24:3; 24:15; 24:20; 24:21; 24:23

Deuteronomy

28:37

1 Samuel

10:12; 24:14; 24:14

1 Kings

9:7

2 Chronicles

7:20

Job

13:12; 27:1; 27:1; 29:1; 29:1

Psalms

44:15; 49:5; 69:12; 78:2

Proverbs

1:1; 1:1; 1:1; 1:2; 1:3; 1:4; 1:5; 1:6; 1:6; 1:7; 1:8; 1:9; 10:1; 10:1; 10:2; 10:3; 10:4; 10:5; 10:6; 10:7; 10:8; 10:9; 10:10; 10:11; 10:12; 10:13; 10:14; 10:15; 10:16; 10:17; 10:18; 10:19; 10:20; 10:21; 10:22; 10:23; 10:24; 10:25; 10:26; 10:27; 10:28; 10:29; 10:30; 10:31; 10:32; 11:1; 11:2; 11:3; 11:4; 11:5; 11:6; 11:7; 11:8; 11:9; 11:10; 11:11; 11:12; 11:13; 11:14; 11:15; 11:16; 11:17; 11:18; 11:19; 11:20; 11:21; 11:22; 11:23; 11:24; 11:25; 11:26; 11:27; 11:28; 11:29; 11:30; 11:31; 12:1; 12:2; 12:3; 12:4; 12:5; 12:6; 12:7; 12:8; 12:9; 12:10; 12:11; 12:12; 12:13; 12:14; 12:15; 12:16; 12:17; 12:18; 12:19; 12:20; 12:21; 12:22; 12:23; 12:24; 12:25; 12:26; 12:27; 12:28; 13:1; 13:2; 13:3; 13:4; 13:5; 13:6; 13:7; 13:8; 13:9; 13:10; 13:11; 13:12; 13:13; 13:14; 13:15; 13:16; 13:17; 13:18; 13:19; 13:20; 13:21; 13:22; 13:23; 13:24; 13:25; 14:1; 14:2; 14:3; 14:4; 14:5; 14:6; 14:7; 14:8; 14:9; 14:10; 14:11; 14:12; 14:13; 14:14; 14:15; 14:16; 14:17; 14:18; 14:19; 14:20; 14:21; 14:22; 14:23; 14:24; 14:25; 14:26; 14:27; 14:28; 14:29; 14:30; 14:31; 14:32; 14:33; 14:34; 14:35; 15:1; 15:2; 15:3; 15:4; 15:5; 15:6; 15:7; 15:8; 15:9; 15:10; 15:11; 15:12; 15:13; 15:14; 15:15; 15:16; 15:17; 15:18; 15:19; 15:20; 15:21; 15:22; 15:23; 15:24; 15:25; 15:26; 15:27; 15:28; 15:29; 15:30; 15:31; 15:32; 15:33; 16:1; 16:2; 16:3; 16:4; 16:5; 16:6; 16:7; 16:8; 16:9; 16:10; 16:11; 16:12; 16:13; 16:14; 16:15; 16:16; 16:17; 16:18; 16:19; 16:20; 16:21; 16:22; 16:23; 16:24; 16:25; 16:26; 16:27; 16:28; 16:29; 16:30; 16:31; 16:32; 16:33; 17:1; 17:2; 17:3; 17:4; 17:5; 17:6; 17:7; 17:8; 17:9; 17:10; 17:11; 17:12; 17:13; 17:14; 17:15; 17:16; 17:17; 17:18; 17:19; 17:20; 17:21; 17:22; 17:23; 17:24; 17:25; 17:26; 17:27; 17:28; 18:1; 18:2; 18:3; 18:4; 18:5; 18:6; 18:7; 18:8; 18:9; 18:10; 18:11; 18:12; 18:13; 18:14; 18:15; 18:16; 18:17; 18:18; 18:19; 18:20; 18:21; 18:22; 18:23; 18:24; 19:1; 19:2; 19:3; 19:4; 19:5; 19:6; 19:7; 19:8; 19:9; 19:10; 19:11; 19:12; 19:13; 19:14; 19:15; 19:16; 19:17; 19:18; 19:19; 19:20; 19:21; 19:22; 19:23; 19:24; 19:25; 19:26; 19:27; 19:28; 19:29; 20:1; 20:2; 20:3; 20:4; 20:5; 20:6; 20:7; 20:8; 20:9; 20:10; 20:11; 20:12; 20:13; 20:14; 20:15; 20:16; 20:17; 20:18; 20:19; 20:20; 20:21; 20:22; 20:23; 20:24; 20:25; 20:26; 20:27; 20:28; 20:29; 20:30; 21:1; 21:2; 21:3; 21:4; 21:5; 21:6; 21:7; 21:8; 21:9; 21:10; 21:11; 21:12; 21:13; 21:14; 21:15; 21:16; 21:17; 21:18; 21:19; 21:20; 21:21; 21:22; 21:23; 21:24; 21:25; 21:26; 21:27; 21:28; 21:29; 21:30; 21:31; 22:1; 22:2; 22:3; 22:4; 22:5; 22:6; 22:7; 22:8; 22:9; 22:10; 22:11; 22:12; 22:13; 22:14; 22:15; 22:16; 25:1; 26:7; 26:9; 30:1; 30:2; 30:3; 30:4; 30:5; 30:6; 30:7; 30:8; 30:9; 30:10; 30:11; 30:12; 30:13; 30:14; 30:15; 30:16; 30:17; 30:18; 30:19; 30:20; 30:21; 30:22; 30:23; 30:24; 30:25; 30:26; 30:27; 30:28; 30:29; 30:30; 30:31; 30:32; 30:33; 31:1; 31:2; 31:3; 31:4; 31:5; 31:6; 31:7; 31:8; 31:9; 31:10; 31:11; 31:12; 31:13; 31:14; 31:15; 31:16; 31:17; 31:18; 31:19; 31:20; 31:21; 31:22; 31:23; 31:24; 31:25; 31:26; 31:27; 31:28; 31:29; 31:30; 31:31

Ecclesiastes

12:9; 12:9

Song of Songs

1

Isaiah

14:4; 14:4

Jeremiah

24:9

Ezekiel

12:22; 12:23; 14:8; 17:2; 17:2; 18:2; 18:3; 21:5; 24:3

Micah

2:4

Habakkuk

2:6

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H4912 matches the Hebrew מָשָׁל (māšāl),
which occurs 39 times in 39 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 23:7 - He took up his [fn]discourse H4912 and said,
“From Aram Balak has brought me,
Moab’s king from the mountains of the East,
‘Come curse Jacob for me,
And come, denounce Israel!’
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 23:18 - Then he took up his [fn]discourse H4912 and said,
“Arise, O Balak, and hear;
Give ear to me, O son of Zippor!
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 24:3 - He took up his [fn]discourse H4912 and said,
“The oracle of Balaam the son of Beor,
And the oracle of the man whose eye is opened;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 24:15 - He took up his discourse H4912 and said,
“The oracle of Balaam the son of Beor,
And the oracle of the man whose eye is opened,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 24:20 - And he looked at Amalek and took up his discourse H4912 and said,
“Amalek was the first of the nations,
But his end shall be [fn]destruction.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 24:21 - And he looked at the Kenite, and took up his discourse H4912 and said,
“Your dwelling place is enduring,
And your nest is set in the cliff.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 24:23 - Then he took up his discourse H4912 and said,
“Alas, who can live except God has ordained it?
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:37 - “You shall become a horror, a proverb, H4912 and a taunt among all the people where the LORD drives you.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:12 - A man there said, “Now, who is their father?” Therefore it became a proverb: H4912 “Is Saul also among the prophets?”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 24:13 - “As the proverb H4912 of the ancients says, ‘Out of the wicked comes forth wickedness’; but my hand shall not be against you.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:32 - He also spoke 3,000 proverbs, H4912 and his songs were 1,005.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:7 - then I will cut off Israel from the land which I have given them, and the house which I have consecrated for My name, I will [fn]cast out of My sight. So Israel will become a proverb H4912 and a byword among all peoples.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 7:20 - then I will uproot you from My land which I have given [fn]you, and this house which I have consecrated for My name I will cast out of My sight and I will make it a proverb H4912 and a byword among all peoples.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 13:12 - “Your memorable sayings are proverbs H4912 of ashes,
Your defenses are defenses of clay.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:1 - Then Job [fn]continued his discourse H4912 and said,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:1 - And Job again took up his discourse H4912 and said,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 44:14 - You make us a byword H4912 among the nations,
A [fn]laughingstock among the peoples.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 49:4 - I will incline my ear to a proverb; H4912
I will [fn]express my riddle on the harp.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:11 - When I made sackcloth my clothing,
I became a byword H4912 to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:2 - I will open my mouth in a parable; H4912
I will utter dark sayings of old,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:1 - The proverbs H4912 of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel:
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:6 - To understand a proverb H4912 and a figure,
The words of the wise and their riddles.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:1 - The proverbs H4912 of Solomon.
A wise son makes a father glad,
But a foolish son is a grief to his mother.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:1 - These also are proverbs H4912 of Solomon which the men of Hezekiah, king of Judah, transcribed.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:7 - Like the legs which [fn]are useless to the lame,
So is a proverb H4912 in the mouth of fools.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:9 - Like a thorn which [fn]falls into the hand of a drunkard,
So is a proverb H4912 in the mouth of fools.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 12:9 - In addition to being a wise man, the Preacher also taught the people knowledge; and he pondered, searched out and arranged many proverbs. H4912
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:4 - that you will take up this [fn]taunt H4912 against the king of Babylon, and say,
“How the oppressor has ceased,
And how [fn]fury has ceased!
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 24:9 - ‘I will make them a terror and an evil for all the kingdoms of the earth, as a reproach and a proverb, H4912 a taunt and a curse in all places where I will scatter them.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 12:22 - “Son of man, what is this proverb H4912 you people have concerning the land of Israel, saying, ‘The days are long and every vision fails’?
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 12:23 - “Therefore say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD, “I will make this proverb H4912 cease so that they will no longer use it as a proverb in Israel.” But tell them, “The days draw near as well as the [fn]fulfillment of every vision.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 14:8 - “I will set My face against that man and make him a sign and [fn]a proverb, H4912 and I will cut him off from among My people. So you will know that I am the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 17:2 - “Son of man, propound a riddle and speak a parable H4912 to the house of Israel,
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 18:2 - “What do you mean by using this proverb H4912 concerning the land of Israel, saying,
‘The fathers eat the sour grapes,
But the children’s teeth [fn]are set on edge’?
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 18:3 - “As I live,” declares the Lord [fn]GOD, “you are surely not going to use this proverb H4912 in Israel anymore.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 20:49 - Then I said, “Ah Lord GOD! They are saying of me, ‘Is he not just speaking parables?’” H4912
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 24:3 - “Speak a parable H4912 to the rebellious house and say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord [fn]GOD,
“Put on the pot, put it on and also pour water in it;
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 2:4 - “On that day they will take up against you a [fn]taunt H4912
And [fn]utter a bitter lamentation and say,
‘We are completely destroyed!
He exchanges the portion of my people;
How He removes it from me!
To the apostate He apportions our fields.’
Unchecked Copy BoxHab 2:6 - “Will not all of these take up a taunt-song H4912 against him,
Even mockery and insinuations against him
And say, ‘Woe to him who increases what is not his—
For how long
And makes himself [fn]rich with loans?’
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