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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #4272 - מָחַץ
1) to smite through, shatter, wound severely
1a1) to shatter
1a2) shattering (participle)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
(1) to agitate, to shake, e.g. the foot in bood. Psalms 68:24; Numbers 24:8, וְחִצָּיו יִמְחַץ “and he shaketh his arrows,” sc. in blood; compare Ps. loc. cit. (Arab. مخض to agitate, e.g. water in a bucket, see Alb. Schult. De Defectibus Ling. Hebr., p. 75. Origg. Hebr., t. i. p. 100).
(2) to shake, to smite, as any one’s head, Psalms 68:22, 110:6 the loins, Deuteron. 33:11. Figuratively, Job 26:12, “by his wisdom he smiteth its (the sea’s) pride,” i.e. he restrains its proud waves. Hence
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