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Lexicon :: Strong's H4962 - maṯ

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From the same as מָתַי (H4970)
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TWOT Reference: 1263

Strong’s Definitions

מַת math, math; from the same as H4970; properly, an adult (as of full length); by implication, a man (only in the plural):— few, × friends, men, persons, × small.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 22x

The KJV translates Strong's H4962 in the following manner: men (14x), few (2x), few (with H4557) (1x), friends (1x), number (1x), persons (1x), small (1x), with (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 22x
The KJV translates Strong's H4962 in the following manner: men (14x), few (2x), few (with H4557) (1x), friends (1x), number (1x), persons (1x), small (1x), with (1x).
  1. male, man

    1. males, men

    2. few men (in prose)

      1. less emphasis on sex

    3. men (poetic)

      1. less emphasis on sex

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
מַת math, math; from the same as H4970; properly, an adult (as of full length); by implication, a man (only in the plural):— few, × friends, men, persons, × small.
STRONGS H4962: Abbreviations
† [מַת] noun masculine male, man (מְתוּֿ in proper name; Zinjirli מת collective males, male offspring; Assyrian mutu, husband; Ethiopic bdb060701 id.; compare Egyptian m-t, phallus, male, Steind in BaNB § 2b, δ); — only plural מְתִים Job 11:3 + 3 times, מְתִם Deuteronomy 2:34; Deuteronomy 3:6 + Judges 20:48 (probably), for MT מְתֹם, so GFM; construct מְתֵי Genesis 34:30 + 13 times; suffix 2nd person feminine singular מְתַיִךְ; Isaiah 3:25; 3rd person masculine singular מְתָיו Deuteronomy 33:6; —
1. males, men, Isaiah 3:25 (|| גְּבוּרָתֵךְ); more distinctly, וְהַטָּף (וְ)הַנָּשִׁים מְתִם עִיר Deuteronomy 2:34; Deuteronomy 3:6 every city of males (male population, compare Dr), and the women, etc.; Judges 20:48 (see above; opposed to בְּהֵמָה).
2. usually less emphasis on sex, in prose only phrase:
a. מִסְפָּר מְתֵי men of number (numerable, i.e. few) Genesis 34:30 (J; apposition of אֲנִי = Jacob, representing his family), Deuteronomy 4:27; Jeremiah 44:28, also Psalm 105:12 = 1 Chronicles 16:19; compare מִסְפָּר מְתָיו וִיהִי Deuteronomy 33:6 and (but) let his men be few.
b. בִּמְתֵי מְעָ֑ט = consisting of a few men Deuteronomy 26:5; Deuteronomy 28:62
3. elsewhere only in poetry, sex usually not emphasized:
a. Job 11:3; Job 24:12; Psalm 17:14 (twice in verse) (but text probably corrupt, of. Bae We; at least omit ממתים ידך Ol Bi Che, compare Hup-Now); מְתֵי ישׂראל Isaiah 41:14.
b. poetic phrase: מְתֵי שָׁוְא men of false-hood Job 11:11; Psalm 26:4; אָוֶן מ׳ Psalm 22:15 men of wickedness; סוֺדִי מ׳ Psalm 19:19 men of my cycle; אָהֳלִי מ׳ Job 31:31 men of my tent (household); רָעָב מ׳ Isaiah 5:13 men of hunger, but read probably מְזֵי ר׳ sucked out, empty from hunger (as Deuteronomy 32:24) Ew De Che Di Du (compare מָזֶה).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


34:30; 34:30


2:34; 2:34; 3:6; 3:6; 4:27; 26:5; 28:62; 32:24; 33:6; 33:6


20:48; 20:48

1 Chronicles



11:3; 11:3; 11:11; 24:12; 31:31


17:14; 22:15; 26:4; 105:12


3:25; 3:25; 5:13; 41:14




Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H4962 matches the Hebrew מַת (maṯ),
which occurs 22 times in 21 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:30 - And Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, Ye have troubled me to make me to stink among the inhabitants of the land, among the Canaanites and the Perizzites: and I being few H4962 in number, they shall gather themselves together against me, and slay me; and I shall be destroyed, I and my house.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:34 - And we took all his cities at that time, and utterly destroyed the men, H4962 and the women, and the little ones, of every city, we left none to remain:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 3:6 - And we utterly destroyed them, as we did unto Sihon king of Heshbon, utterly destroying the men, H4962 women, and children, of every city.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:27 - And the LORD shall scatter you among the nations, and ye shall be left few H4962 in number among the heathen, whither the LORD shall lead you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 26:5 - And thou shalt speak and say before the LORD thy God, A Syrian ready to perish was my father, and he went down into Egypt, and sojourned there with H4962 a few, and became there a nation, great, mighty, and populous:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:62 - And ye shall be left few in number, H4962 whereas ye were as the stars of heaven for multitude; because thou wouldest not obey the voice of the LORD thy God.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:6 - Let Reuben live, and not die; and let not his men H4962 be few.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:19 - When ye were but few, H4962 even a few, and strangers in it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 11:3 - Should thy lies make men H4962 hold their peace? and when thou mockest, shall no man make thee ashamed?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 11:11 - For he knoweth vain men: H4962 he seeth wickedness also; will he not then consider it?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:19 - All my inward friends H4962 abhorred me: and they whom I loved are turned against me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:15 - Hast thou marked the old way which wicked men H4962 have trodden?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:12 - Men H4962 groan from out of the city, and the soul of the wounded crieth out: yet God layeth not folly to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:31 - If the men H4962 of my tabernacle said not, Oh that we had of his flesh! we cannot be satisfied.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 17:14 - From men H4962 which are thy hand, O LORD, from men H4962 of the world, which have their portion in this life, and whose belly thou fillest with thy hid treasure: they are full of children, and leave the rest of their substance to their babes.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 26:4 - I have not sat with vain persons, H4962 neither will I go in with dissemblers.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 105:12 - When they were but a few men H4962 in number; yea, very few, and strangers in it.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 3:25 - Thy men H4962 shall fall by the sword, and thy mighty in the war.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:13 - Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge: and their honourable men H4962 are famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 41:14 - Fear not, thou worm Jacob, and ye men H4962 of Israel; I will help thee, saith the LORD, and thy redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 44:28 - Yet a small H4962 number that escape the sword shall return out of the land of Egypt into the land of Judah, and all the remnant of Judah, that are gone into the land of Egypt to sojourn there, shall know whose words shall stand, mine, or theirs.
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