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Lexicon :: Strong's H4979 - matānâ

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Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 1443c

Strong’s Definitions

מַתָּנָה mattânâh, mat-taw-naw'; feminine of H4976; a present; specifically (in a good sense), a sacrificial offering, (in a bad sense) a bribe:—gift.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 17x

The KJV translates Strong's H4979 in the following manner: gifts (16x), as he is able (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 17x
The KJV translates Strong's H4979 in the following manner: gifts (16x), as he is able (1x).
  1. gift

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
מַתָּנָה mattânâh, mat-taw-naw'; feminine of H4976; a present; specifically (in a good sense), a sacrificial offering, (in a bad sense) a bribe:—gift.
STRONGS H4979: Abbreviations
† I. מַתָּנָה noun feminine gift; — absolute מ׳ Numbers 18:6 + 4 times; construct מַתְּנַת Deuteronomy 16:17; plural מַתָּנֹת Genesis 25:6 +, construct מַתְּנֹת Exodus 28:38, suffix מַתְּנֹתֵיכֶם Ezekiel 20:31 +, etc.; — gift, Genesis 25:6 (J) Ezekiel 46:16, 17; 2 Chronicles 21:3; offerings to י׳ Exodus 28:38 (מַתְּנֹת קָדְשֵׁיכֶם), Leviticus 23:38 (distinguished from נֶדֶר and נְדָבָה), Leviticus 18:29 (compare מַתָּנָם Leviticus 18:11; — all P); rejected (idolatrous) offerings Ezekiel 20:26, 31, 39; אִישׁ כְּמַתְּנַת יָדוֺ Deuteronomy 16:17 each man according to the gift of his hand, i.e. according to his ability; compare בָאָדָם לָקַחְתָּ מ׳ Psalm 68:19 thou (י׳) hast received gifts among men (i.e. either tribute gained by battle, compare Che, or the offerings of those who turn to י׳ Hup-Now; > gifts consisting of men JDMich Hengst Bö Ew DeW); מ׳ used of Levites, as God's gift to Aaron and his sons, Numbers 18:6, whose priesthood is עֲבֹדַת מ׳ Numbers 18:7, i.e. a service which is a gift from God; מַתָּנוֺת לָאֶבְיֹנִים Esther 9:22 gifts to the poor; = bribe Proverbs 15:27; Ecclesiastes 7:7.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


25:6; 25:6


28:38; 28:38


18:11; 18:29; 23:38


18:6; 18:6; 18:7


16:17; 16:17

2 Chronicles











20:26; 20:31; 20:31; 20:39; 46:16; 46:17


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H4979 matches the Hebrew מַתָּנָה (matānâ),
which occurs 17 times in 17 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:6 - But unto the sons of the concubines, which Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts, H4979 and sent them away from Isaac his son, while he yet lived, eastward, unto the east country.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 28:38 - And it shall be upon Aaron's forehead, that Aaron may bear the iniquity of the holy things, which the children of Israel shall hallow in all their holy gifts; H4979 and it shall be always upon his forehead, that they may be accepted before the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 23:38 - Beside the sabbaths of the LORD, and beside your gifts, H4979 and beside all your vows, and beside all your freewill offerings, which ye give unto the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 18:6 - And I, behold, I have taken your brethren the Levites from among the children of Israel: to you they are given as a gift H4979 for the LORD, to do the service of the tabernacle of the congregation.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 18:7 - Therefore thou and thy sons with thee shall keep your priest's office for every thing of the altar, and within the vail; and ye shall serve: I have given your priest's office unto you as a service of gift: H4979 and the stranger that cometh nigh shall be put to death.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 18:29 - Out of all your gifts H4979 ye shall offer every heave offering of the LORD, of all the best thereof, even the hallowed part thereof out of it.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:17 - Every man shall give as he is able, H4979 according to the blessing of the LORD thy God which he hath given thee.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 21:3 - And their father gave them great gifts H4979 of silver, and of gold, and of precious things, with fenced cities in Judah: but the kingdom gave he to Jehoram; because he was the firstborn.
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 and joy, and of sending portions one to another, and gifts H4979 to the poor.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 68:18 - Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts H4979 for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that the LORD God might dwell among them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:27 - He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; but he that hateth gifts H4979 shall live.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 7:7 - Surely oppression maketh a wise man mad; and a gift H4979 destroyeth the heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 20:26 - And I polluted them in their own gifts, H4979 in that they caused to pass through the fire all that openeth the womb, that I might make them desolate, to the end that they might know that I am the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 20:31 - For when ye offer your gifts, H4979 when ye make your sons to pass through the fire, ye pollute yourselves with all your idols, even unto this day: and shall I be enquired of by you, O house of Israel? As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I will not be enquired of by you.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 20:39 - As for you, O house of Israel, thus saith the Lord GOD; Go ye, serve ye every one his idols, and hereafter also, if ye will not hearken unto me: but pollute ye my holy name no more with your gifts, H4979 and with your idols.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 46:16 - Thus saith the Lord GOD; If the prince give a gift H4979 unto any of his sons, the inheritance thereof shall be his sons'; it shall be their possession by inheritance.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 46:17 - But if he give a gift H4979 of his inheritance to one of his servants, then it shall be his to the year of liberty; after it shall return to the prince: but his inheritance shall be his sons' for them.
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