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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 to the sons of [fn]his concubines, Abraham gave gifts H4979 while he was still living, and sent them away from his son Isaac eastward, to the land of the east.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 28:38 - “It shall be on Aaron’s forehead, and Aaron shall [fn]take away the guilt of the holy things which the sons of Israel consecrate, regarding all their holy gifts H4979; and it shall always be on his forehead, so that they may be accepted before the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 23:38 - besides those of the Sabbaths of the LORD, and besides your gifts H4979 and besides all your [fn]vowed and [fn]voluntary offerings, which you give to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 18:6 - “Behold, I Myself have taken your [fn]fellow Levites from among the sons of Israel; they are a gift H4979 to you, [fn]dedicated to the LORD, to perform the service for the tent of meeting.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 18:7 - “But you and your sons with you shall attend to your priesthood for everything that concerns the altar and inside the veil, and you are to perform service. I am giving you the priesthood as a [fn]service that is a gift H4979, and the [fn]unauthorized person who comes near shall be put to death.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 18:29 - ‘Out of all your gifts H4979 you shall present every offering due to the LORD, from all the [fn]best of them, [fn]the sacred part from them.’
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:17 - “Everyone [fn]shall give H4979 as he is able, in accordance with the blessing of the LORD your God which He has given you.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 21:3 - Their father gave them many gifts H4979 of silver, gold, and precious things, with fortified cities in Judah; but he gave the kingdom to Jehoram because he was the firstborn.
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 and rejoicing, and sending portions of food to one another, and gifts H4979 to the poor.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 68:18 -

You have ascended on high, You have led captive Your captives;

You have received gifts H4979 among people,

Even among the rebellious as well, that [fn]the LORD God may dwell there.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:27 -

He who profits illicitly troubles his own house,

But he who hates bribes H4979 will live.

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 7:7 -

For oppression makes a wise person look foolish,

And a bribe H4979 [fn]corrupts the heart.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 20:26 - and I pronounced them unclean because of their gifts H4979, in that they made all [fn]their firstborn pass through the fire so that I might make them desolate, in order that they might know that I am the LORD.”’
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 20:31 - “And [fn]when you offer your gifts H4979, when you make your sons pass through the fire, you are defiling yourselves with all your idols to this day. So shall I be inquired of by you, house of Israel? As I live,” declares the Lord GOD, “I certainly will not be inquired of by you.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 20:39 -

“As for you, house of Israel,” this is what the Lord GOD says: “Go, serve, everyone of you his idols; [fn]but later you will certainly listen to Me, and My holy name you will no longer defile with your gifts H4979 and your idols.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 46:16 -

‘This is what the Lord GOD says: “If the prince gives a gift H4979 from his inheritance to any of his sons, it shall belong to his sons; it is their possession by inheritance.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 46:17 - “But if he gives a gift H4979 from his inheritance to one of his servants, it shall be his until the year of [fn]release; then it shall return to the prince. His inheritance shall be only his sons’; it shall belong to them.
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