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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.
† 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 iniquity of the holy things which the sons of Israel consecrate, with regard to all their holy gifts; H4979 and it shall always be on his forehead, 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]votive and freewill 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 concerning the altar and inside the veil, and you are to perform service. I am giving you the priesthood as a [fn]bestowed H4979 service, but the [fn]outsider 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 - “Every man [fn]shall give H4979 as he is able, according to 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 sorrow into gladness and from mourning into a [fn]holiday; that they should 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 men,
Even among the rebellious also, 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 man mad,
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 caused all [fn]their firstborn to 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 - [fn]When you offer your gifts, H4979 when you cause your sons to pass through the fire, you are defiling yourselves with all your idols to this day. And shall I be inquired of by you, O house of Israel? As I live,” declares the Lord GOD, “I will not be inquired of by you.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 20:39 - “As for you, O house of Israel,” thus says the Lord GOD, “Go, serve everyone his idols; [fn]but later you will surely listen to Me, and My holy name you will profane no longer with your gifts H4979 and with your idols.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 46:16 - ‘Thus says the Lord GOD, “If the prince gives a gift H4979 out of 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 liberty; then it shall return to the prince. His inheritance shall be only his sons’; it shall belong to them.

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