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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #4639 - מַעֲשֶׂה

Transliteration
ma‛ăśeh
Phonetics
mah-as-eh'  
Word Origin
from (06213)
Parts of Speech
Noun Masculine
TWOT
1708a
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) deed, work

1a) deed, thing done, act

1b) work, labour

1c) business, pursuit

1d) undertaking, enterprise

1e) achievement

1f) deeds, works (of deliverance and judgment)

1g) work, thing made

1h) work (of God)

1i) product

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 93 ‑ ἀδικία (ad‑ee‑kee'‑ah);  2039 ‑ ἐργασία (er‑gas‑ee'‑ah);  2556 ‑ κακός (kak‑os');  2889 ‑ κόσμος (kos'‑mos);  3794 ‑ ὀχύρωμα (okh‑oo'‑ro‑mah);  4161 ‑ ποίημα (poy'‑ay‑mah);  4162 ‑ ποίησις (poy'‑ay‑sis);  4229 ‑ πρᾶγμα (prag'‑mah);  5078 ‑ τέχνη (tekh'‑nay);  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (235) NAS (225) HCS (215)
Genesis 6
Exodus 37
Leviticus 1
Numbers 4
Deuteronomy 13
Joshua 1
Judges 4
1 Samuel 4
1 Kings 11
2 Kings 4
1 Chronicles 2
2 Chronicles 10
Ezra 1
Nehemiah 1
Esther 1
Job 5
Psalms 38
Proverbs 3
Ecclesiastes 19
Song of Solomon 1
Isaiah 24
Jeremiah 13
Lamentations 2
Ezekiel 6
Daniel 1
Hosea 2
Amos 1
Jonah 1
Micah 2
Habakkuk 1
Haggai 2
Genesis 5
Exodus 30
Leviticus 1
Numbers 4
Deuteronomy 12
Joshua 1
Judges 4
1 Samuel 4
1 Kings 11
2 Kings 4
1 Chronicles 2
2 Chronicles 10
Ezra 1
Nehemiah 1
Esther 1
Job 5
Psalms 38
Proverbs 3
Ecclesiastes 19
Song of Solomon 1
Isaiah 23
Jeremiah 13
Lamentations 2
Ezekiel 6
Daniel 1
Hosea 2
Amos 1
Jonah 1
Micah 2
Habakkuk 1
Haggai 2
Genesis 4
Exodus 24
Leviticus 2
Numbers 4
Deuteronomy 13
Joshua 1
Judges 4
1 Samuel 3
1 Kings 13
2 Kings 4
1 Chronicles 2
2 Chronicles 10
Ezra 1
Nehemiah 1
Esther 1
Job 5
Psalms 39
Proverbs 3
Ecclesiastes 21
Song of Solomon 1
Isaiah 27
Jeremiah 14
Lamentations 2
Ezekiel 7
Hosea 2
Amos 1
Jonah 1
Micah 2
Habakkuk 1
Haggai 2
BYZ TIS TR
n-cmpc 3
n-cms 24
n-cmsc 118
n-cmpc 2
n-cms 23
n-cmsc 118
n-cmpc 2
n-cms 23
n-cmsc 118
NA WH


Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1360) xo (אהס AhS) AC: Do CO: ? AB: ?

H) exo (אהסה AhSH) AC: Do CO: Work AB: ?: The making or doing of anything.

V) exo (אהסה AhSH) - Do: To do or make something. A generic verb with a wide application meaning to do something. [df: hVe] KJV (2633): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Pual, Piel) do, make, wrought, deal, commit, offer, execute, keep, show, prepare, work, get, dress, maker, maintain - Strongs: H6213 (עָשָׂה)

am ) exom (מאהסה MAhSH) - Work: A work or action. [df: hVem] KJV (235): work, acts, labour, doing, art, deed - Strongs: H4639 (מַעֲשֶׂה)

AHL Definitions Copyright: ©1999-2019
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 מַעֲשֶׂה233 noun masculine Genesis 20:9 deed, work; — absolute ׳מ Genesis 44:15 +, construct מַעֲשֵׂה Isaiah 5:12 +; suffix מַעֲשֵׂהוּ Judges 13:12 +, etc.; plural מַעֲשִׂים Genesis 20:9 +; construct מַעֲשֵׂי Jeremiah 1:16 +; suffix מַעֲשָׂיו 1 Samuel 19:4 (or singular, so Dr) +, etc.; — often accusative of congnate meaning with verb with עשׂה; —

1. a.-1 deed, thing done by man Numbers 16:28 (JE), 1 Kings 13:11; Isaiah 26:12; — b.-1 work, labour, husbandry Exodus 23:16 (E), Genesis 5:29 (J), Judges 19:16, ׳י, especially in deliverance and in judgment, Judges 2:7,10; Joshua 24:31 (D), Psalm 33:4 21t., + יָדָיו׳מ etc. Isaiah 5:12; Psalm 28:5; Psalm 92:5 4t.; הָאֱלֹהִים׳מ in General Ecclesiastes 7:13; Ecclesiastes 8:17; Ecclesiastes 11:5; compare Ecclesiastes 3:11.

2. a.-1 work, thing made, by Prayer of Manasseh , אֹפֶה׳מ b. work (made by) God Exodus 32:16 (E); especially (poetry and late), of created things, Psalm 103:22; Psalm 104:24 4t. Psalm; אֶצְבְּעֹתֶיךָ׳מ Psalm 8:4, יָרֶיךָ׳מ Psalm 102:26 (both of heavens), compare Psalm 19:2 (heavenly bodies), Psalm 8:7 (animals); of man Job 14:15; Job 34:19, compare לָדַעַת כָּלאַֿנְשֵׁי מַעֲשֵׂהוּ Job 37:7 (but read probably אנשׁיםᵑ9 Ol Di and others); of nation Isaiah 19:25; Isaiah 60:21; Isaiah 64:7; of weights Proverbs 16:11 (but read perhaps הַמֶּלֶךְ) for ׳י Gr Toy).

c. product of olive-tree, זַיִת׳מ Habakkuk 3:17; figurative product of righteousness Isaiah 32:17.

Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

מַעֲשֶׂה m. constr. מַעֲשֵׂח, with suff. מַעֲשֵׂהוּ, plur. מַעֲשִׂים Genesis 20:9, etc.; and suff. מַעֲשַׂי Ecclesiastes 2:4, 11 a form which is also used with a singular sense (see מַרְאֶה and Hebrew Gramm. § 90, 9, note); Psalms 45:2, מַעֲשֶׂיךָ plur. Psalms 66:3, 92:6 sing., Exodus 23:12 מַעֲשָׂיו plur., Psalms 103:22 sing., 1 Samuel 19:4 מַעֲשֵׂיכֶם plur., and sing., Genesis 47:3.

(1) noun of action of the verb עָשָׂה, that which any one makes or does, das Thun, Gefchäft. Genesis 47:3, מַה־מַּעֲשֵׂיכֶם “what is your business?” 1 Chronicles 23:28, מַעֲשֵׂה עֲבֹדַת בֵּית הָאֱלֹהִים (Berrichtung des Tempeldienftes) “performance of the Temple service.” Exodus 5:4, “why do ye call away the people מִמַּעֲשָׂיו from their business?” Ezekiel 46:1, יְמֵי הַמַּעֲשֶׂה “(six) days of business,” work; opposed to the sabbath. Hence used of the whole course of action, almost i.q. דֶּרֶךְ. Exodus 23:24, לֹא תַעֲשֵׂה כְמַעֲשֵׁיהֶם “thou shalt not act like them” (Gentiles); 18:20 Leviticus 18:3; Micah 6:16; Ecclesiastes 4:3, “who has not seen אֶת־הַמַּעֲשֶׂה הָרָע אֲשֶׁר נַעֲשָׂה תַּחַת הַשֶּׁמֶשׁ evil course of action under the sun.” Absol. of an evil course of action, Job 33:17.

(2) a deed, an action (That)

(a) of God, Judges 2:10; Psalms 86:8.

(b) of men (Handlung, That), chiefly in a bad sense. Genesis 44:15, מָה הַמַּעֲשֶׂה הַזֶּה אֲשֶׁר עֲשִׂיתֶם “what is this deed which ye have done?” Pl., Genesis 20:9; 1 Samuel 8:8; 2 Kings 23:19; Ecclesiastes 1:14. Absol. of an evil deed. 1 Samuel 20:19, בְּיוֹם מַעֲשֶׂה “in the day of that deed,” namely, when Saul sought to slay David. (Others take it to be, in the working day; opp. to the feast day.)

(3) work, which any one produces.

(a) of God. מַעֲשֵׁי יְדֵי יְיָ the things which God made with his hands, (fingers, Psalms 8:7), his works, (used of heaven, earth, animals), Psal. 8:7 19:2 103:22. In sing. מַעֲשֵׂה יְהֹוָה Isaiah 5:19, 10:12 28:21 Psal. 64:10 and מַעֲשֵׂה יְדֵי יְיָ Isaiah 5:12, 29:23. Psalms 28:5, work of God, specially used of the judgment of God against the wicked; compare פֹּעַל.

(b) of men. מַעֲשֵׂה יְרֵי אָדָם the work of men’s hands, often said of idols, Deuteronomy 4:28; Psalms 115:4, 135:15. Specially used of artificial work, as מַעֲשֵׂה חשֵׁב work woven in many colours, damask, Exodus 26:1, 31 Exodus 26:31מַעֲשֵׂה רֶשֶׁת net work, Exodus 27:4. On the other hand, 2 Chronicles 16:14, בְּמִרְקַחַת מַעֲשֶׂה with an artificial compound of spices. Once used of the work of a poet (ποίημα), Psalms 45:2.-Metaph. also of the fruit of anything. Isaiah 32:17, מַעֲשֵׂה צְדָקָה שָׁלוֹם “the work (i.e. the fruit) of righteousness (is) peace.”

(4) what is produced by labour, property, goods, i.q. מְלָאכָה No. 2. Isaiah 26:12, כָּל־מַעֲשֵׂינוּ “all our goods.” Specially used of fruits, corn, etc., Exodus 23:16 of cattle, 1 Samuel 25:2.

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List of Word Forms
בְּֽמַעֲשֵׂ֖ה בְּֽמַעֲשֵׂ֖י בְּֽמַעֲשָׂ֔יו בְּמַֽעֲשֵׂיהֶ֑ם בְּמַעֲשֵׂ֙ינוּ֙ בְּמַעֲשֵׂ֣ה בְּמַעֲשֵׂ֣י בְּמַעֲשֵׂ֥ה בְּמַעֲשַׂ֙יִךְ֙ בְּמַעֲשָֽׂיו׃ בְמַעֲשֵׂיהֶ֑ם במעשה במעשי במעשיהם במעשיו במעשיו׃ במעשיך במעשינו הַֽמַּעֲשִׂ֔ים הַֽמַּעֲשִׂ֖ים הַֽמַּעֲשֶׂ֑ה הַֽמַּעֲשֶׂ֔ה הַֽמַּעֲשֶׂ֖ה הַֽמַּעֲשֶׂ֛ה הַֽמַּעֲשֶׂה֙ הַמַּֽעֲשִׂ֥ים הַמַּעֲשִׂ֣ים הַמַּעֲשֶׂ֣ה הַמַּעֲשֶׂ֥ה המעשה המעשים וּֽמַעֲשֵׂ֖ה וּֽמַעֲשֵׂ֥ה וּֽמַעֲשֵׂ֥הוּ וּכְמַעֲשֵׂ֣ה וּכְמַעֲשֵׂ֥ה וּמַ֣עֲשֵׂיהֶ֔ם וּמַֽעֲשֵׂ֔ה וּמַֽעֲשֵׂה֙ וּמַעֲשֵֽׂהוּ׃ וּמַעֲשֵׂ֣ה וּמַעֲשֵׂ֣הוּ וּמַעֲשֵׂ֤ה וּמַעֲשֵׂ֥ה וּמַעֲשֵׂיהֶם֙ וכמעשה ומעשה ומעשהו ומעשהו׃ ומעשיהם כְּֽמַעֲשֵֽׂהוּ׃ כְּֽמַעֲשֶֽׂיךָ׃ כְּמַֽעֲשֵׂיהֶ֑ם כְּמַעֲשֵׂ֖ה כְּמַעֲשֵׂ֖הוּ כְּמַעֲשֵׂ֣ה כְּמַעֲשֵׂ֥ה כְּמַעֲשֵׂ֧ה כְּמַעֲשֵׂה֙ כְּמַעֲשֵׂהוּ֒ כְּמַעֲשָׂ֣יו כְמַעֲשֶׂ֖יךָ כַּמַּֽעֲשֶׂ֥ה כמעשה כמעשהו כמעשהו׃ כמעשיהם כמעשיו כמעשיך כמעשיך׃ לְֽמַעֲשֵׂ֖ה לְמַעֲשֵׂ֑הוּ לְמַעֲשֵׂ֣ה לְמַעֲשֵׂ֤ה לְמַעֲשֵׂ֥ה לְמַעֲשֵׂ֥י למעשה למעשהו למעשי מִֽמַּעֲשֵׂ֙נוּ֙ מִמַּֽעֲשָׂ֑יו מַ֝עֲשֵׂ֗ה מַ֝עֲשֵׂ֗הוּ מַ֝עֲשֶׂ֗יךָ מַ֣עֲשֵׂיהֶ֔ם מַ֭עֲשָׂיו מַּעֲשֵׂיכֶ֑ם מַּעֲשֵׂיכֶֽם׃ מַֽעֲשֵׂ֔הוּ מַֽעֲשֵׂ֥י מַֽעֲשֵׂי־ מַֽעֲשֵׂיהֶ֔ם מַֽעֲשֵׂיהֶֽם׃ מַֽעֲשֵׂיהֶם֙ מַֽעֲשֶׂ֑ה מַֽעֲשֶׂ֔ה מַֽעֲשָׂיו֙ מַעֲשִׂים֙ מַעֲשֵֽׂהוּ׃ מַעֲשֵׂ֔הוּ מַעֲשֵׂ֖ה מַעֲשֵׂ֖הוּ מַעֲשֵׂ֖י מַעֲשֵׂ֖ינוּ מַעֲשֵׂ֙הוּ֙ מַעֲשֵׂ֛ה מַעֲשֵׂ֣ה מַעֲשֵׂ֣י מַעֲשֵׂ֤ה מַעֲשֵׂ֤הוּ מַעֲשֵׂ֥ה מַעֲשֵׂ֧ה מַעֲשֵׂה־ מַעֲשֵׂיהֶ֑ם מַעֲשֵׂיהֶֽם׃ מַעֲשֵׂיהֶם֙ מַעֲשֵׂיכֶֽם׃ מַעֲשֵׂיכֶם֙ מַעֲשֶֽׂה׃ מַעֲשֶֽׂיהָ׃ מַעֲשֶֽׂיךָ׃ מַעֲשֶׂ֑ה מַעֲשֶׂ֑יךָ מַעֲשֶׂ֔ה מַעֲשֶׂ֔יךָ מַעֲשֶׂ֔ךָ מַעֲשֶׂ֖יךָ מַעֲשֶׂ֞ה מַעֲשֶׂ֣יךָ מַעֲשֶׂ֤ה מַעֲשֶׂ֨יךָ ׀ מַעֲשַׂ֖יִךְ מַעֲשַׂ֣י מַעֲשַׂי֙ מַעֲשָֽׂיו׃ מַעֲשָׂ֑י מַעֲשָׂ֑יִךְ מַעֲשָׂ֑יו מַעֲשָׂ֔יו מַעֲשָׂ֖יו מַעֲשָׂ֗יו מַעֲשָׂ֣יו ממעשיו ממעשנו מעשה מעשה־ מעשה׃ מעשהו מעשהו׃ מעשי מעשי־ מעשיה׃ מעשיהם מעשיהם׃ מעשיו מעשיו׃ מעשיך מעשיך׃ מעשיכם מעשיכם׃ מעשים מעשינו מעשך bə·ma·‘ă·śa·yiḵ bə·ma·‘ă·śāw bə·ma·‘ă·śê bə·ma·‘ă·śê·hem ḇə·ma·‘ă·śê·hem bə·ma·‘ă·śê·nū bə·ma·‘ă·śêh bəma‘ăśāw bəma‘ăśayiḵ bəma‘ăśê bəma‘ăśêh bəma‘ăśêhem ḇəma‘ăśêhem bəma‘ăśênū bemaaSav bemaaSayich bemaaSeh bemaaSei bemaaseiHem bemaaSeinu chemaaSeicha ham·ma·‘ă·śeh ham·ma·‘ă·śîm hamma‘ăśeh hamma‘ăśîm hammaaSeh hammaaSim kam·ma·‘ă·śeh kamma‘ăśeh kammaaSeh kə·ma·‘ă·śāw kə·ma·‘ă·śê·hem kə·ma·‘ă·śê·hū kə·ma·‘ă·śe·ḵā ḵə·ma·‘ă·śe·ḵā kə·ma·‘ă·śêh kəma‘ăśāw kəma‘ăśêh kəma‘ăśêhem kəma‘ăśêhū kəma‘ăśeḵā ḵəma‘ăśeḵā kemaaSav kemaaSeh kemaaSehu KemaaSeicha kemaaseiHem lə·ma·‘ă·śê lə·ma·‘ă·śê·hū lə·ma·‘ă·śêh ləma‘ăśê ləma‘ăśêh ləma‘ăśêhū lemaaSeh lemaaSehu lemaaSei ma‘ăśāw ma‘ăśay ma‘ăśāy ma‘ăśayiḵ ma‘ăśāyiḵ ma‘ăśê ma‘ăśê- ma‘ăśeh ma‘ăśêh ma‘ăśêh- ma‘ăśehā ma‘ăśêhem ma‘ăśêhū ma‘ăśeḵā ma‘ăśêḵem ma‘ăśênū ma‘ăśîm ma·‘ă·śa·yiḵ ma·‘ă·śā·yiḵ ma·‘ă·śāw ma·‘ă·śay ma·‘ă·śāy ma·‘ă·śê ma·‘ă·śê- ma·‘ă·śe·hā ma·‘ă·śê·hem ma·‘ă·śê·hū ma·‘ă·śe·ḵā ma·‘ă·śê·ḵem ma·‘ă·śê·nū ma·‘ă·śeh ma·‘ă·śêh ma·‘ă·śêh- ma·‘ă·śîm maaSai maaSav maaSayich maaSecha maaSeh maaSehu maaSei maaSeicha maaseiChem maaSeiha maaseiHem maaSeinu maaSim mim·ma·‘ă·śāw mim·ma·‘ă·śê·nū mimaaSav mimaaSenu mimma‘ăśāw mimma‘ăśênū ū·ḵə·ma·‘ă·śêh ū·ma·‘ă·śê·hem ū·ma·‘ă·śê·hū ū·ma·‘ă·śêh uchemaaSeh ūḵəma‘ăśêh ūma‘ăśêh ūma‘ăśêhem ūma‘ăśêhū umaaSeh umaaSehu umaaseiHem vemaaseiHem
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