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Strong's #4115 - מַהְפֶּכֶת

from (H2015)
Parts of Speech
feminine noun
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Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

  1. stocks
    1. similar instrument of punishment (compelling crooked posture or distorting)
    2. house of stocks, prison-house

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 5438 ‑ φυλακή (foo‑lak‑ay');  
Frequency Lists
Verse Results
ASV (4)
2 Chronicles 1
Jeremiah 3
BSB (3)
2 Chronicles 1
Jeremiah 3
CSB (3)
2 Chronicles 1
Jeremiah 3
ESV (4)
2 Chronicles 1
Jeremiah 3
KJV (4)
2 Chronicles 1
Jeremiah 3
LEB (3)
Jeremiah 3
LSB (3)
Jeremiah 3
N95 (3)
Jeremiah 3
NAS (3)
2 Chronicles 1
Jeremiah 3
NLT (0)
The World English Bible
did not use
this Strong's Number
WEB (4)
2 Chronicles 1
Jeremiah 3
Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1379) kp (פכ PK) AC: Overturn CO: Flask AB: ?: The flask, usually made of a horn (see Job 42:14) , for storing medicinal, cosmetic or ritual oils. The flask is overturned to pour out the contents. (eng: flask - with the additional l and s)

A) kp (פכ PK) AC: ? CO: Flask AB: ?

Nm ) kp (פכ PK) - Flask: KJV (3): box, vial - Strongs: H6378 (פַּךְ)

F) kpe (הפכ HPK) AC: Overturn CO: ? AB: ?: The overturning of the flask to pour out its contents. A turning to a different direction.

V) kpe (הפכ HPK) - Overturn: To turn something over or upside down as if pouring out its contents. KJV (94): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Hitpael, Hophal) turn, overthrow, overturn, change, become, came, convert, gave, make, perverse, pervert, retire, tumble - Strongs: H2015 (הָפַךְ)

Nf1) ekpe (הפכה HPKH) - Overturning: KJV (1): overthrow - Strongs: H2018 (הֲפֵכָה)

af1) ekpem (מהפכה MHPKH) - Overturning: KJV (6): overthrow - Strongs: H4114 (מַהְפֵּכָה)

af2) tkpem (מהפכת MHPKT) - Stocks: Causing an upside down posture. KJV (4): prison, stocks - Strongs: H4115 (מַהְפֶּכֶת)

gm) kpfe (הופכ HWPK) - Overturned: Something that is turned over upside down. KJV (1): turning - Strongs: H2017 (הֹפֶךְ)

if1) ekpet (תהפכה THPKH) - Upside-down: KJV (10): forward, perverse - Strongs: H8419 (תַּהְפֻּכוֹת)

lm) kpkpe (הפכפכ HPKPK) - Upside-down: KJV (1): froward - Strongs: H2019 (הֲפַכְפַּךְ)

H) ekp (פכה PKH) AC: Pour CO: ? AB: ?: The overturning of flask.

V) ekp (פכה PKH) - Pour: KJV (1): (vf: Piel) ran - Strongs: H6379 (פָּכָה)

J) kfp (פוכ PWK) AC: ? CO: Cosmetics AB: ?

Nm ) kfp (פוכ PWK) - Cosmetics: KJV (4): paint, glistering, colour - Strongs: H6320 (פּוּךְ)

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Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 מַהְמֶּ֫כֶת noun feminine stocks or similar instrument of punishment (compelling crooked posture, or distorting), mentioned rather late; as punishment for Jeremiah אֲשֶׁר בְּשֹׁעַר בִּנְיָמִן׳הַמּ Jeremiah 20:2 (ᵐ5 εἱς τὸν καταράκτην κ.τ.λ.), compare ׳אֶלהַֿמּ Jeremiah 29:26 (ᵐ5 εἰς τὸ ἀπόκλεισμα; "" אֶלהַֿצִּינֹק, ᵐ5 εἰς τὸν καταράκτην, but order of words perhaps reversed in ᵐ5); הַמַּהְמָּ֑כֶת Jeremiah 20:3; בֵּית הַמַּהְמֶּכֶת assigned also to Asa's time 2 Chronicles 16:10 (ᵐ5 εἰς φυλακήν; ᵐ5 L εἰς οἶκον φυλακῆς; compare Acts 16:24, where εἰς τὴν ἐσωτέραν φυλακήν, + εἰς τὸ ξύλον).

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

מַהְפֶּכֶת f. (from the root הָפַךְ), pr. twisting, distortion, i.e. the stocks, in which the hands and feet of a prisoner were so fixed that his body was distorted (worin jemand krumm gefchloffen wurde). Compare סַד and Scheid, in Diss. Lugdd. page 968; Jeremiah 20:2, Jeremiah 20:3, 29:26. 2 Chronicles 16:10, בֵּית הַמַּהְפֶּכֶת “the house of the stocks,” a prison.


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List of Word Forms
הַמַּהְפֶּ֔כֶת הַמַּהְפֶּ֖כֶת הַמַּהְפֶּ֗כֶת הַמַּהְפָּ֑כֶת המהפכת ham·mah·pā·ḵeṯ ham·mah·pe·ḵeṯ hammahPachet hammahpāḵeṯ hammahPechet hammahpeḵeṯ
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