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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #3988 - מָאַס
1) to reject, despise, refuse
1a1) to reject, refuse
1a2) to despise
1b) (Niphal) to be rejected
2) (Niphal) to flow, run
V) xxm (מסס MSS) - Melt: A melting of something from heat. Also the melting of the heart through fear or discouragement. KJV (21): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Hiphil, Participle) melt, faint, discouraged, loose, molten, refuse - Strongs: H4549 (מָסַס)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
מָאַס [see note after No. 2]
(1) to reject (opp. to בָּתַר to choose), Isaiah 7:15, 16 41:9 Job 34:33. Constr. with an acc. 1 Samuel 16:1; Psalms 118:22 and בְּ Isaiah 7:15 absol. Job 42:6. It is most often used
(a) of God, as rejecting a people or an individual. Jeremiah 6:30, 7:29 14:19 1 Samuel 15:23.
(b) of men as rejecting God and his precepts, 1 Samuel 15:23; 2 Kings 17:15; Amos 2:4.
(2) to despise, to contemn, followed by an acc. Proverbs 15:32; Job 9:21 followed by בְּ Job 19:18 followed by an acc. of pers. and the gerund of a verb, Job 30:1 absol. שֵׁבֶט מֹאֶמֶת a despiteful tribe, Ezekiel 21:18. Inf. מָאֹס Lamentations 3:45, subst. aversion, contempt.
Niphal, pass. of No. 1, Isai. 54:6 of No. 2; Psalms 15:4, נִמְאָס contemned, to be contemned, rejected (for impiety).
מָאַס i.q. מָסַס to melt, to flow abroad, Chald. מְאַךְ = מָכַךְ, and מְאַס, i.q. מְסַס. Not used in Kal.
Niphal, Psalms 58:8, יִמָּאֲסוֹ בְמוֹ־מַיִס “let them melt away like water,” i.e. perish. Job 7:5, עוֹרִי רָנַע וַיִמָאֵס “my skin heals up and (again) runs with water.”
[Note. In Thes. מָאַס is given as one article; the meaning here assigned to מָאַס No. II. being there taken as primary.]
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