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Strong's #4307 - מַטָּרָא

mat-taw-raw', mat-taw-raw'
from (H5201)
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
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1) guard, ward, prison, mark, target

1a) guard, ward, prison

1b) target, mark (figuratively of chastisement)

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 4649 ‑ σκοπός (skop‑os');  5438 ‑ φυλακή (foo‑lak‑ay');  
Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (16)
1 Samuel 1
Nehemiah 2
Job 1
Jeremiah 11
Lamentations 1
NAS (16)
1 Samuel 1
Nehemiah 2
Job 1
Jeremiah 11
Lamentations 1
HCS (16)
1 Samuel 1
Nehemiah 2
Job 1
Jeremiah 11
Lamentations 1
BSB (16)
1 Samuel 1
Nehemiah 2
Job 1
Jeremiah 11
Lamentations 1
ESV (16)
1 Samuel 1
Nehemiah 2
Job 1
Jeremiah 11
Lamentations 1
WEB (16)
1 Samuel 1
Nehemiah 2
Job 1
Jeremiah 11
Lamentations 1
Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1204) ru (תהר ThR) AC: Contain CO: Wall AB: ?: The pictograph u is a picture of a basket or other container, the r is a picture of a man. Combined these mean "contain man". A wall that contains one for protection or as a jail.

A) ru (תהר ThR) AC: ? CO: Watch AB: ?

af1 ) erum (מתהרה MThRH) - I. Target:As aimed at. [df: arjm]II. Prison:A place watched and surrounded by walls. [df: arjm] KJV (16): mark, prison - Strongs: H4307 (מַטָּרָא)

fm ) iru (תהרי ThRY) - Fresh: Something that is moist. [Unknown connection to root] KJV (2): new, putrify - Strongs: H2961 (טָרִי)

C) rua (אתהר AThR) AC: Shut CO: ? AB: ?: The closing of the doors to the wall.

V) rua (אתהר AThR) - Shut: KJV (1): (vf: Paal) shut - Strongs: H332 (אָטַר)

Nm) rua (אתהר AThR) - Shut: Something that is not used such as the left hand. KJV (2): left - Strongs: H334 (אִטֵּר)

G) reu (תההר ThHR) AC: ? CO: Clean AB: ?: [Unknown connection to root]

V) reu (תההר ThHR) - Clean: KJV (94): (vf: Paal, Hitpael, Pual, Piel) clean, purify, purge, purifier - Strongs: H2891 (טָהֵר)

Nf1) ereu (תההרה ThHRH) - Cleansing: KJV (13): cleansing, purifying, purification, cleansed - Strongs: H2893 (טָהֳרָה)

cm) rfeu (תההור ThHWR) - Clean: KJV (96): clean, pure, fair - Strongs: H2889 (טָהֹר), H2890 (טְהוֹר)

gm) refu (תהוהר ThWHR) - Cleanness: KJV (4): purify, clearness, - Strongs: H2892 (טֹהַר)

J) rfu (תהור ThWR) AC: ? CO: Row AB: ?: As the wall as a row.

Nm) rfu (תהור ThWR) - I. Row: II. Range:A row of mountains. [Aramaic only] KJV (28): row, mountain - Strongs: H2905 (טוּר), H2906 (טוּר)

M) riu (תהיר ThYR) AC: ? CO: Village AB: ?: A place carefully watched over.

Nf1) eriu (תהירה ThYRH) - Village: KJV (7): castle, palace, row, habitation - Strongs: H2918 (טִירָה)

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Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 מַטָּרָה and ( Lamentations 3:12) מַטָּרָא noun feminine 1. guard, ward, prison Nehemiah 3:25.

2 target, mark (as kept in the eye, watched, compare נָצַר Proverbs 23:26, and σκόπος ( watcher, mark) from σκέπτομαι; perhaps Nabataean [רתא]מט Lzb323); — always absolute: —

1 guard, ward, prison, usually ׳חֲצַר הַמּ court of gaurd (see I. ׳חָצֵ) Jeremiah 32:2,8,12; Jeremiah 33:1; Jeremiah 37:21 (twice in verse); Jeremiah 38:6,13,28; Jeremiah 39:14,15; ׳שַׁעַר הַמּ Nehemiah 12:39.

2 target, mark Job 16:12 (figurative of ׳י s chastisement), כַּמַּטָּרָא לַחֵץ Lamentations 3:12 (simile id.); literally only 1 Samuel 20:20.

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List of Word Forms
הַמַּטָּרָ֑ה הַמַּטָּרָ֔ה הַמַּטָּרָ֖ה הַמַּטָּרָ֗ה הַמַּטָּרָֽה׃ הַמַּטָּרָה֒ המטרה המטרה׃ כַּמַּטָּרָ֖א כמטרא לְמַטָּרָֽה׃ למטרה׃ ham·maṭ·ṭā·rāh hammattaRah hammaṭṭārāh kam·maṭ·ṭā·rā kammattaRa kammaṭṭārā lə·maṭ·ṭā·rāh lemattaRah ləmaṭṭārāh
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