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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #4263 - מַחְמָל

Transliteration
machmâl
Phonetics
makh-mawl'  
Word Origin
from (02550)
Parts of Speech
Noun Masculine
TWOT
676b
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) object of compassion or pity, thing pitied

2) (TWOT) object of deep love

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 5339 ‑ φείδομαι (fi'‑dom‑ahee);  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (1) NAS (3) HCS (1)
Ezekiel 1
Exodus 2
Ezekiel 1
Ezekiel 1
BYZ TIS TR
n-cmsc 1
n-cmsc 1
n-cmsc 1
NA WH


Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

2171) lmh (ההמל HhML) AC: Compassion CO: ? AB: ?

V) lmh (ההמל HhML) - Compassion: To have compassion on someone or something. KJV (41): (vf: Paal) pity, compassion - Strongs: H2550 (חָמַל)

Nf1) elmh (ההמלה HhMLH) - Compassionate: KJV (2): merciful, pitiful - Strongs: H2551 (חֶמְלָה)

am) lmhm (מההמל MHhML) - Compassion: KJV (1): pity - Strongs: H4263 (מַחְמָל)

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Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 [מַחְמָל] noun [masculine] thing pitied, object of compassion, only construct מַחְמַד עיניכם וּמַחְמַלנַפְשְׁכֶם Ezekiel 24:21 object of your eyes' desire, and of your soul's compassion.

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

מַחְמָל m. [“compassion, hence love or favour, also the object thereof”], that to which one’s desire is turned. Ezekiel 24:21, מַחְמַל נַפְשְׁכֶם “that which your soul desires,” or loves; from the root חָמַל, حمل i.q. נָשָׂא, followed by אֶל to be borne (or lifted up) in desire towards something; it thus accurately corresponds with the expression מַשָּׂא נֶפֶשׁ verse 25 Ezekiel 24:25. The sense, indeed, would not be changed if the verb חָמַל were taken in its ordinary signification of compassionating [see above], an idea which conveys that of love and favour along with it. As this also accords well with the preceding verb חָמַד, some codices read מחמד.

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List of Word Forms
וּמַחְמַ֣ל ומחמל ū·maḥ·mal umachMal ūmaḥmal
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Sunday, November 17th, 2019
the Week of Proper 28 / Ordinary 33
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