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Lexicon :: Strong's H4960 - mištê

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masculine noun
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TWOT Reference: 2477c

Strong’s Definitions

מִשְׁתֶּה mishteh, mish-teh'; from H8354; drink, by implication, drinking (the act); also (by implication) a banquet or (generally) feast:—banquet, drank, drink, feast((-ed), -ing).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 46x

The KJV translates Strong's H4960 in the following manner: feast (31x), banquet (10x), drink (5x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 46x
The KJV translates Strong's H4960 in the following manner: feast (31x), banquet (10x), drink (5x).
  1. feast, drink, banquet

    1. feast, banquet

    2. drink

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
מִשְׁתֶּה mishteh, mish-teh'; from H8354; drink, by implication, drinking (the act); also (by implication) a banquet or (generally) feast:—banquet, drank, drink, feast((-ed), -ing).
STRONGS H4960: Abbreviations
מִשְׁתֶּה 45 noun masculineGenesis 21:8
1. feast;
2. drink; — absolute מ׳ Genesis 19:3 +; construct מִשְׁתֵּה 1 Samuel 25:36 +; suffix מִשְׁתָּיו Daniel 1:5 + (Ges§§ 93 ss), etc.; —
1. feast, banquet (occasion for drinking, drinking-bout), 1 Samuel 25:36 (twice in verse); Isaiah 5:12; Jeremiah 51:39 (figurative), Job 1:5; Esther 2:18; Esther 5:14; Esther 8:17; Esther 9:19; lasting seven days Judges 14:12, Judges 14:17 (wedding-feast, compare Genesis 29:27, and see BenzArchaeology 143; Ency. Bib. 2949 NowArchaeology i. 163); עָשָׂה מ׳ give or make a feast (sometimes + ל person) Genesis 19:3; Genesis 26:30 (both J), Genesis 21:8; Genesis 40:20 (both E), Judges 14:10; 2 Samuel 3:20; 1 Kings 3:15; Esther 1:3 + 8 times Esther; Job 1:4 + 2 Samuel 13:27 (twice in verse) Greek Version of the LXX Th We Dr and modern; מִשְׁתֵּה הַיַּיִן Esther 5:6; Esther 7:2, Esther 7:7, בֵּית מִשְׁתֶּה Jeremiah 16:8; Ecclesiastes 7:2, בֵּית מִשְׁתֵּה הַיַּיִן Esther 7:8; יוֺם מ׳ וְשִׂמְחָה Esther 9:17, Esther 9:18, compare Esther 9:22; of י׳'s banquet for all peoples Isaiah 25:6 (figurative of Messianic blessings); figurative also in תָּמִיד טוֺבלֵֿב מ׳ Proverbs 15:15.
†2. drink (late): וָשֶׁמֶן מַאֲכָל וּמ׳ Ezra 3:7; suffix יֵין מִשְׁתָּיו Daniel 1:5, Daniel 1:8; מִשְׁתֵּיהֶם Daniel 1:16; מִשְׁתֵּכֶם Daniel 1:10.

See related Aramaic BDB entry H4961.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


19:3; 19:3; 21:8; 21:8; 26:30; 29:27; 40:20


14:10; 14:12; 14:17

1 Samuel

25:36; 25:36

2 Samuel

3:20; 13:27

1 Kings





1:3; 2:18; 5:6; 5:14; 7:2; 7:7; 7:8; 8:17; 9:17; 9:18; 9:19; 9:22


1:4; 1:5






5:12; 25:6


16:8; 51:39


1:5; 1:5; 1:8; 1:10; 1:16


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H4960 matches the Hebrew מִשְׁתֶּה (mištê),
which occurs 46 times in 43 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:3 - And he pressed upon them greatly; and they turned in unto him, and entered into his house; and he made them a feast, H4960 and did bake unleavened bread, and they did eat.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:8 - And the child grew, and was weaned: and Abraham made a great feast H4960 the same day that Isaac was weaned.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:30 - And he made them a feast, H4960 and they did eat and drink.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:22 - And Laban gathered together all the men of the place, and made a feast. H4960
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 40:20 - And it came to pass the third day, which was Pharaoh's birthday, that he made a feast H4960 unto all his servants: and he lifted up the head of the chief butler and of the chief baker among his servants.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 14:10 - So his father went down unto the woman: and Samson made there a feast; H4960 for so used the young men to do.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 14:12 - And Samson said unto them, I will now put forth a riddle unto you: if ye can certainly declare it me within the seven days of the feast, H4960 and find it out, then I will give you thirty sheets and thirty change of garments:
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 14:17 - And she wept before him the seven days, while their feast H4960 lasted: and it came to pass on the seventh day, that he told her, because she lay sore upon him: and she told the riddle to the children of her people.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:36 - And Abigail came to Nabal; and, behold, he held a feast H4960 in his house, like the feast H4960 of a king; and Nabal's heart was merry within him, for he was very drunken: wherefore she told him nothing, less or more, until the morning light.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:20 - So Abner came to David to Hebron, and twenty men with him. And David made Abner and the men that were with him a feast. H4960
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:15 - And Solomon awoke; and, behold, it was a dream. And he came to Jerusalem, and stood before the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and offered up burnt offerings, and offered peace offerings, and made a feast H4960 to all his servants.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 3:7 - They gave money also unto the masons, and to the carpenters; and meat, and drink, H4960 and oil, unto them of Zidon, and to them of Tyre, to bring cedar trees from Lebanon to the sea of Joppa, according to the grant that they had of Cyrus king of Persia.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:3 - In the third year of his reign, he made a feast H4960 unto all his princes and his servants; the power of Persia and Media, the nobles and princes of the provinces, being before him:
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:5 - And when these days were expired, the king made a feast H4960 unto all the people that were present in Shushan the palace, both unto great and small, seven days, in the court of the garden of the king's palace;
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:9 - Also Vashti the queen made a feast H4960 for the women in the royal house which belonged to king Ahasuerus.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 2:18 - Then the king made a great feast H4960 unto all his princes and his servants, even Esther's feast; H4960 and he made a release to the provinces, and gave gifts, according to the state of the king.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 5:4 - And Esther answered, If it seem good unto the king, let the king and Haman come this day unto the banquet H4960 that I have prepared for him.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 5:5 - Then the king said, Cause Haman to make haste, that he may do as Esther hath said. So the king and Haman came to the banquet H4960 that Esther had prepared.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 5:6 - And the king said unto Esther at the banquet H4960 of wine, What is thy petition? and it shall be granted thee: and what is thy request? even to the half of the kingdom it shall be performed.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 5:8 - If I have found favour in the sight of the king, and if it please the king to grant my petition, and to perform my request, let the king and Haman come to the banquet H4960 that I shall prepare for them, and I will do to morrow as the king hath said.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 5:12 - Haman said moreover, Yea, Esther the queen did let no man come in with the king unto the banquet H4960 that she had prepared but myself; and to morrow am I invited unto her also with the king.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 5:14 - Then said Zeresh his wife and all his friends unto him, Let a gallows be made of fifty cubits high, and to morrow speak thou unto the king that Mordecai may be hanged thereon: then go thou in merrily with the king unto the banquet. H4960 And the thing pleased Haman; and he caused the gallows to be made.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 6:14 - And while they were yet talking with him, came the king's chamberlains, and hasted to bring Haman unto the banquet H4960 that Esther had prepared.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 7:2 - And the king said again unto Esther on the second day at the banquet H4960 of wine, What is thy petition, queen Esther? and it shall be granted thee: and what is thy request? and it shall be performed, even to the half of the kingdom.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 7:7 - And the king arising from the banquet H4960 of wine in his wrath went into the palace garden: and Haman stood up to make request for his life to Esther the queen; for he saw that there was evil determined against him by the king.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 7:8 - Then the king returned out of the palace garden into the place of the banquet H4960 of wine; and Haman was fallen upon the bed whereon Esther was. Then said the king, Will he force the queen also before me in the house? As the word went out of the king's mouth, they covered Haman's face.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 8:17 - And in every province, and in every city, whithersoever the king's commandment and his decree came, the Jews had joy and gladness, a feast H4960 and a good day. And many of the people of the land became Jews; for the fear of the Jews fell upon them.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 9:17 - On the thirteenth day of the month Adar; and on the fourteenth day of the same rested they, and made it a day of feasting H4960 and gladness.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 9:18 - But the Jews that were at Shushan assembled together on the thirteenth day thereof, and on the fourteenth thereof; and on the fifteenth day of the same they rested, and made it a day of feasting H4960 and gladness.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 9:19 - Therefore the Jews of the villages, that dwelt in the unwalled towns, made the fourteenth day of the month Adar a day of gladness and feasting, H4960 and a good day, and of sending portions one to another.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 9:22 - As the days wherein the Jews rested from their enemies, and the month which was turned unto them from sorrow to joy, and from mourning into a good day: that they should make them days of feasting H4960 and joy, and of sending portions one to another, and gifts to the poor.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 1:4 - And his sons went and feasted H4960 in their houses, every one his day; and sent and called for their three sisters to eat and to drink with them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 1:5 - And it was so, when the days of their feasting H4960 were gone about, that Job sent and sanctified them, and rose up early in the morning, and offered burnt offerings according to the number of them all: for Job said, It may be that my sons have sinned, and cursed God in their hearts. Thus did Job continually.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:15 - All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast. H4960
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 7:2 - It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: H4960 for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:12 - And the harp, and the viol, the tabret, and pipe, and wine, are in their feasts: H4960 but they regard not the work of the LORD, neither consider the operation of his hands.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 25:6 - And in this mountain shall the LORD of hosts make unto all people a feast H4960 of fat things, a feast H4960 of wines on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 16:8 - Thou shalt not also go into the house of feasting, H4960 to sit with them to eat and to drink.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:39 - In their heat I will make their feasts, H4960 and I will make them drunken, that they may rejoice, and sleep a perpetual sleep, and not wake, saith the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 1:5 - And the king appointed them a daily provision of the king's meat, and of the wine which he drank: H4960 so nourishing them three years, that at the end thereof they might stand before the king.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 1:8 - But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king's meat, nor with the wine which he drank: H4960 therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 1:10 - And the prince of the eunuchs said unto Daniel, I fear my lord the king, who hath appointed your meat and your drink: H4960 for why should he see your faces worse liking than the children which are of your sort? then shall ye make me endanger my head to the king.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 1:16 - Thus Melzar took away the portion of their meat, and the wine that they should drink; H4960 and gave them pulse.
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