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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 - Yet he strongly urged them, so they turned aside to him and entered his house; and he prepared a feast H4960 for them and baked unleavened bread, and they ate.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:8 - And the child grew and was weaned, and Abraham held a great feast H4960 on the day that Isaac was weaned.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:30 - Then he made them a feast H4960, and they ate and drank.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:22 - So Laban gathered all the people of the place and held a feast H4960.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 40:20 - So it came about on the third day, which was Pharaoh’s birthday, that he held a feast H4960 for all his servants; and he lifted up the head of the chief cupbearer and the head of the chief baker among his servants.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 14:10 - Then his father went down to the woman; and Samson held a feast H4960 there, for the young men customarily did this.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 14:12 - Then Samson said to them, “Let me now propose a riddle for you; if you actually tell me [fn]the answer within the seven days of the feast H4960, and solve it, then I will give you thirty linen wraps and thirty outfits of clothes.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 14:17 - However she wept before him for seven days while their feast H4960 lasted. And on the seventh day he told her because she pressed him so hard. She then told the riddle to the sons of her people.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:36 - Then Abigail came to Nabal, and behold, he was having a feast H4960 in his house, like the feast H4960 of a king. And Nabal’s heart was cheerful within him, for he was very drunk; so she did not tell him anything [fn]at all until the morning light.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:20 - Then Abner and twenty men with him came to David at Hebron. And David held a feast H4960 for Abner and the men who were with him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:15 - Then 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 burnt offerings and made peace offerings, and held a feast H4960 for all his servants.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 3:7 - Then they gave money to the masons and carpenters, and food, drink H4960, and oil to the Sidonians and the Tyrians to bring cedar wood from Lebanon to the sea at Joppa, according to the permission they had [fn]from Cyrus king of Persia.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:3 - in the third year of his reign he held a banquet H4960 for all his officials and attendants, the army officers of Persia and Media, the nobles and the officials of his provinces, in his presence.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:5 - When these days were finished, the king held a banquet H4960 lasting seven days for all the people who were present at the citadel in Susa, from the greatest to the least, in the courtyard of the garden of the king’s palace.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:9 - Queen Vashti also held a banquet H4960 for the women in the [fn]palace which belonged to King Ahasuerus.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 2:18 - Then the king held a great banquet H4960, Esther’s banquet H4960, for all his officials and his servants; he also made a holiday for the provinces and gave gifts in proportion to the king’s bounty.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 5:4 - Esther said, “If it pleases the king, may the king and Haman come this day to the banquet H4960 that I have prepared for him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 5:5 - Then the king said, “Bring Haman quickly so that we may do [fn]as Esther desires.” So the king and Haman came to the banquet H4960 which Esther had prepared.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 5:6 - [fn]As they drank H4960 their wine at H4960 the H4960 banquet H4960, the king said to Esther, “What is your request, for it shall be granted to you. And what is your wish? Up to half of the kingdom it shall be done.”
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 5:8 - if I have found favor in the sight of the king, and if it pleases the king to grant my request and do [fn]what I wish, may the king and Haman come to the banquet H4960 which I will prepare for them, and tomorrow I will do [fn]as the king says.”
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 5:12 - Haman also said, “Even Esther the queen let no one except me come with the king to the banquet H4960 which she had prepared; and tomorrow also I am invited by her with the king.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 5:14 - Then Zeresh his wife and all his friends said to him, “Have a wooden gallows [fn]fifty cubits high made, and in the morning ask the king to have Mordecai hanged on it; then go joyfully with the king to the banquet H4960.” And the [fn]advice pleased Haman, so he had the wooden gallows made.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 6:14 - While they were still talking with him, the king’s eunuchs arrived and quickly brought Haman to the banquet H4960 which Esther had prepared.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 7:2 - And the king said to Esther on the second day also [fn]as they drank H4960 their wine at H4960 the H4960 banquet H4960, “What is your request, Queen Esther? It shall be granted you. And what is your wish? Up to half of the kingdom it shall be done.”
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 7:7 - The king then got up in his anger from [fn]drinking H4960 wine and went into the palace garden; but Haman stayed to beg for his life from Queen Esther, for he saw that harm had been determined against him by the king.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 7:8 - Now when the king returned from the palace garden into the [fn]place where they had been drinking H4960 wine, Haman was falling on the couch where Esther was. Then the king said, “Will he even assault the queen with me in the house?” As the word went out of the king’s mouth, they covered Haman’s face.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 8:17 - In each and every province and in each and every city, wherever the king’s commandment and his decree arrived, there was joy and jubilation for the Jews, a feast H4960 and a [fn]holiday. And many among the peoples of the land [fn]became Jews, because the dread of the Jews had fallen on them.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 9:17 - This was done on the thirteenth day of the month Adar, and on the fourteenth [fn]day they rested and made it a day of feasting H4960 and rejoicing.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 9:18 - But the Jews who were in Susa assembled on the thirteenth and the fourteenth [fn]of the same month, and they rested on the fifteenth [fn]day and made it a day of feasting H4960 and rejoicing.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 9:19 - Therefore the Jews of the rural areas, who live in the rural towns, make the fourteenth day of the month Adar a [fn]holiday for rejoicing and feasting H4960 and sending portions of food to one another.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 9:22 - because on those days the Jews [fn]rid themselves of their enemies, and it was a month which was turned for them from grief into joy, and from mourning into a [fn]holiday; that they were to make them days of feasting H4960 and rejoicing, and sending portions of food to one another, and gifts to the poor.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 1:4 - His sons used to go and hold a feast H4960 in the house of each one on his day, and they would send word and invite their three sisters to eat and drink with them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 1:5 - When the days of feasting H4960 had completed their cycle, Job would send word to them and consecrate them, getting up early in the morning and offering burnt offerings according to the number of them all; for Job said, “Perhaps my sons have sinned and cursed God in their hearts.” Job did so continually.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:15 - All the days of the [fn]needy are bad,
But a [fn]cheerful heart has a continual feast H4960.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 7:2 - It is better to go to a house of mourning
Than to go to a house of feasting H4960,
Because [fn]that is the end of every person,
And the living [fn]takes it to [fn]heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:12 - Their banquets H4960 are accompanied by lyre and harp, by tambourine and flute, and by wine;
But they do not pay attention to the deeds of the LORD,
Nor do they consider the work of His hands.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 25:6 - Now the LORD of armies will prepare a [fn]lavish banquet H4960 for all peoples on this mountain;
A banquet H4960 of [fn]aged wine, [fn]choice pieces with marrow,
And [fn]refined, aged wine.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 16:8 - “Moreover, you shall not go into a house of feasting H4960 to sit with them to eat and drink.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:39 - “When they become heated up, I will serve them their banquet H4960
And make them drunk, so that they may rejoice in triumph,
And may sleep a perpetual sleep
And not wake up,” declares the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 1:5 - The king also allotted for them a daily ration from the king’s choice food and from the wine which he drank H4960, and ordered that they be educated for three years, at the end of which they were to [fn]enter the king’s personal service.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 1:8 - But Daniel [fn]made up his mind that he would not defile himself with the king’s choice food or with the wine which he drank H4960; so he sought permission from the commander of the officials that he might not defile himself.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 1:10 - The commander of the officials said to Daniel, “I am afraid of my lord the king, who has allotted your food and your drink H4960; for why should he see your faces looking gaunt in comparison to the youths who are your own age? Then you would [fn]make me forfeit my head to the king.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 1:16 - So the overseer continued to [fn]withhold their choice food and the wine they were to drink H4960, and kept giving them vegetables.
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