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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary Hebrew Lexicon
Strong's #04161 - מֹצָא
1) act or place of going out or forth, issue, export, source, spring
1a) a going forth
1a1) rising (sun), going forth of a command
1a2) goings forth, those going forth
1a3) way out, exit
1b) that which goes forth
1c) place of going forth
1c1) source or spring (of water)
1c2) place of departure
1c3) east (of sun)
1c4) mine (of silver)
V) ayi (יתסא YTsA) - Go out: To go, come or issue out. [Hebrew and Aramaic; A generic verb with a wide application meaning to go or come out] KJV (1070): (vf: Paal, Hiphil, Hophal) out, forth, bring, come, proceed, go, depart, finished - Strongs: H3318 (יָצָא), H3319 (יְצָא)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
1 a going forth:
a. the Acts , of׳י Hosea 6:3; of the sun = rising Psalm 19:7 (see יצא 1 f); of Prayer of Manasseh 2Samuel 3:25 (opposed to מָבוֺא Kt); דָּבָר׳מ Daniel 9:25 going forth of a command.
b. concrete, מוֺצָאֵי גּוֺלָה Ezekiel 12:4 goings forth of exile, i.e. those going forth into exile (in simile).
c. way out, exit: concrete, of chambers in temple Ezekiel 42:11; Ezekiel 43:11 (opposed to מוֺבָאָיו); מוֺצָאֵי הַמִּקְדָּשׁ Ezekiel 44:5 (opposed to מְבוֺא הַבַּיִת).
2 that which goes forth:
a. utteranc of mouth or lips (especially of solemn or formal speech), ׳מוֺצָא פִייֿ Deuteronomy 8:3; ׳שְׂפָתַי מ Jeremiah 17:16; Psalm 89:35; so Deuteronomy 23:24; Numbers 30:13 (P).
b. export of horses 1 Kings 10:23 2 Chronicles 1:16.
3 place of going forth:
a. source or spring of water 2 Kings 2:21; Isaiah 58:11 (in simile) Psalm 107:33 ("" נְהָרוֺת), Psalm 107:35 ("" אֲגַםמֿים) = Isaiah 41:18 ("" id.); מוֺצָא מֵימֵי גִיחוֺן הָעֶלְיוֺן 2 Chronicles 32:30.
b. place of departure of Israel on marchNum 2 Chronicles 33:2 (twice in verse) (P).
c.מוֺצָא = east (place of sun's going forth) Psalm 75:7 (opposed to מַעֲרָב); zeugmatically, Psalm 65:9 מוֺצָאֵי בֹּקֶר וָעֶרֶב i.e. the east and the west (compare the two Orients, Qor 43:37).
d. place whence silver comes = mine Job 28:1; וּלְהַצְמִיחַמֹצָא דֶשֶׁא Job 38:27 and to cause the growing-place (others, the growth) of young grass to sprout.