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Strong's #04912 - מָשָׁל

Transliteration
mâshâl
Phonetics
maw-shawl'
Origin
apparently from (H4910) in some original sense of superiority in mental action
Parts of Speech
Noun Masculine
TWOT
1258a
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Definition   
Brown-Driver-Briggs'

1) proverb, parable

1a) proverb, proverbial saying, aphorism

1b) byword

1c) similitude, parable

1d) poem

1e) sentences of ethical wisdom, ethical maxims

Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (39)
Numbers 7
Deuteronomy 1
1 Samuel 2
1 Kings 2
2 Chronicles 1
Job 3
Psalms 4
Proverbs 6
Ecclesiastes 1
Isaiah 1
Jeremiah 1
Ezekiel 8
Micah 1
Habakkuk 1
NAS (40)
Numbers 7
Deuteronomy 1
1 Samuel 2
1 Kings 2
2 Chronicles 1
Job 3
Psalms 4
Proverbs 6
Ecclesiastes 1
Isaiah 1
Jeremiah 1
Ezekiel 8
Joel 1
Micah 1
Habakkuk 1
HCS (40)
Numbers 7
Deuteronomy 1
1 Samuel 2
1 Kings 2
2 Chronicles 1
Job 3
Psalms 4
Proverbs 6
Ecclesiastes 1
Isaiah 1
Jeremiah 1
Ezekiel 8
Joel 1
Micah 1
Habakkuk 1
BSB (38)
Numbers 7
Deuteronomy 1
1 Samuel 2
1 Kings 2
2 Chronicles 1
Job 2
Psalms 4
Proverbs 6
Ecclesiastes 1
Isaiah 1
Jeremiah 1
Ezekiel 8
Micah 1
Habakkuk 1
ESV (39)
Numbers 7
Deuteronomy 1
1 Samuel 2
1 Kings 2
2 Chronicles 1
Job 3
Psalms 4
Proverbs 6
Ecclesiastes 1
Isaiah 1
Jeremiah 1
Ezekiel 8
Micah 1
Habakkuk 1
WEB (39)
Numbers 7
Deuteronomy 1
1 Samuel 2
1 Kings 2
2 Chronicles 1
Job 3
Psalms 4
Proverbs 6
Ecclesiastes 1
Isaiah 1
Jeremiah 1
Ezekiel 8
Micah 1
Habakkuk 1
Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

2359) lsm (מסהל MShL) AC: Rule CO: ? AB: Dominion: The dominion one rules over. Also the comparison of things as a rule of measurement. (eng: marshal - with the additional r)

V) lsm (מסהל MShL) - I. Rule: II. Compare:To compare one thing to another in the sense of a rule of measurement, often a proverb or parable. KJV (97): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Hiphil, Hitpael, Piel, Participle) rule, ruler, reign, dominion, governor, power, like, proverb, speak, use, become, compare, utter - Strongs: H4910 (מָשַׁל), H4911 (מָשַׁל)

Nm) lsm (מסהל MShL) - Comparison: Often a parable or proverb as a story of comparisons. KJV (39): proverb, parable, byword, like - Strongs: H4912 (מָשָׁל)

dm) lfsm (מסהול MShWL) - Comparison: KJV (1): byword - Strongs: H4914 (מְשֹׁל)

hm) lsmm (ממסהל MMShL) - Dominion: The realm of ones rule. KJV (3): dominion, rule - Strongs: H4474 (מִמְשָׁל)

i m) lsfm (מוסהל MWShL) - I. Dominion:The realm of ones rule. II. Comparison: KJV (3): dominion, like - Strongs: H4915 (מֹשֶׁל)

kf1) elsmm (ממסהלה MMShLH) - Dominion: The realm of ones rule. KJV (17): dominion, rule, government, power - Strongs: H4475 (מֶמְשָׁלָה)

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Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 II. מָשָׁל noun masculine Isaiah 14:4 proverb, parable (of sentences constructed in parallelism, usually of Hebrew Wisdom of Solomon , but occasionally of other types); — absolute ׳מ Ezekiel 17:2 20t.; construct מְשַׁל 1 Samuel 24:14; suffix מְשָׁלוֺ Numbers 23:7 8t.; plural מְשָׁלִים Ecclesiastes 12:9 2t.; construct מִשְׁלֵי Proverbs 1:1 3t.; —

1 proverbial saying, brief terse sentence of popular sagacity 1 Samuel 10:12; Ezekiel 12:22,23; Ezekiel 18:2,3; הַקַדְמֹנִי׳מ 1 Samuel 24:14 proverb of the ancients.

2 by-word Psalm 44:15; Psalm 69:12; לְמָשָׁלוְלִשְׁנִינָה Deuteronomy 28:37; 1 Kings 9:7; 2 Chronicles 7:20; Jeremiah 24:9; לְאוֺתוּלְמָשָׁל Ezekiel 14:8

3 prophetic figurative discourse: נָשָׂא מָשָׁל lift up, utter a ׳מ Numbers 23:7,18; Numbers 24:3,15,20,21,23 (all of Balaam); Isaiah 14:4; Micah 2:4 ("" נהי) Habakkuk 2:6 ("" חידה), (compare Job 27:1; Job 29:1 for same phrase under 6).

4 similitude, parable, Ezekiel 17:2; Ezekiel 21:5; Ezekiel 24:3.

5 poem, of various kinds: the ode ( Numbers 21:27-30), the 3,000 pieces traditionally ascribed to Song of Solomon 1Kings 5:12, didactic psalms Psalm 49:5; Psalm 78:2.

6 sentences of ethical wisdom דִּבְרֵי חֲכָמִים collected in the מִשְׁלֵי שְׁלֹמֹה Proverbs 10:1; Proverbs 25:1 ( Proverbs 10:1-22:16 consisting of 376 couplets chiefly antithetical; Proverbs 25-29 chiefly couplets of an emblematic type, but also occasional tristichs, tetrastichs, pentastichs, and decastichs. To these are appended דְּבָרִים of a more mixed character as to size and content Proverbs 22:7-24:22,23-34; Proverbs 30:1-14; Proverbs 30:15-33; Proverbs 31:1-9; Proverbs 31:10-31; the Praise of Wisdom Proverbs 1:8-9 is prefixed, and an introduction to the whole Proverbs 1:1-7, in which the whole contents are represented as) משׁלים Proverbs 1:1, compare Proverbs 1:6. The references in Job 13:12; Job 27:1; Job 29:1; Proverbs 26:7,9; Ecclesiastes 12:9 are to the same type of wisdom.


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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

מָשָׁל m. Arab. مَشَلُ, Syr. ܡܰܬܠܳ [Ch. מַתְלָא]

(1) similitude, parable, Ezekiel 17:2, 24:3.

(2) sentence, opinion, γνώμη, sententious saying, (such as consists in the ingenious comparison of two things or opinions, compare Proverbs 26:1, Proverbs 26:2, Proverbs 26:3, Proverbs 26:6, Proverbs 26:7, Proverbs 26:8, Proverbs 26:9, 11 Proverbs 26:11, 14 Proverbs 26:14, 17 Proverbs 26:17, chap. 25, seq.), Proverbs 1:1, 10:1 25:1 26:7, Proverbs 26:9; Ecclesiastes 12:9; Job 13:12; 1 Kings 5:12. Sentences of this kind often pass into proverbs (1 Samuel 24:13); hence מָשָׁל is

(3) a proverb, παροιμία, e.g. 1 Samuel 10:12; Ezekiel 12:2, Ezekiel 12:3, 12:22, 23 Ezekiel 12:23(compare παραβολή, Lu. 4:13 ).

(4) generally a song, poem, the particular verses of which (by what are called the laws of parallelism) commonly consist of two hemistichs of similar argument and form; specially used of a prophecy, Numbers 23:7, 18 Numbers 23:18 of a discourse or a didactic poem, Job 27:1, 29:1 Psalms 49:5, 78:2 often used of a derisive poem, Isaiah 14:4; Micah 2:4; Habakkuk 2:6. הָיָה לְמָשָׁל וְלִשְׁנִינָה to become a by-word, Deuteronomy 28:37; 1 Kings 9:7. (Arabic مَشَلُ parable, fable, sentence; plur. أمْثَالُ verses.)

מָשָׁל [Mashal], pr.n.; see מִשְׁאָל.


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List of Word Forms
בְמָשָׁ֣ל במשל הַמָּשָׁ֣ל הַמָּשָׁ֤ל הַמָּשָׁ֥ל המשל וְלִמְשָׁלִ֔ים וּ֝מָשָׁ֗ל וּלְמָשָׁל֙ ולמשל ולמשלים ומשל לְמָשָֽׁל׃ לְמָשָׁ֔ל לְמָשָׁ֖ל לְמָשָׁ֣ל לְמָשָׁ֥ל למשל למשל׃ מְשַׁל֙ מְשָׁל֖וֹ מְשָׁל֗וֹ מְשָׁלִ֖ים מְשָׁלִ֥ים מִ֭שְׁלֵי מִשְׁלֵ֗י מִשְׁלֵ֣י מָ֭שָׁל מָשָׁ֑ל מָשָׁ֔ל מָשָׁ֗ל מָשָׁ֣ל משל משלו משלי משלים ḇə·mā·šāl ḇəmāšāl ham·mā·šāl hammāšāl hammaShal lə·mā·šāl ləmāšāl lemaShal mā·šāl māšāl maShal Mashol mə·šā·lîm mə·šā·lōw mə·šal məšal məšālîm məšālōw meShal meshaLim meshaLo miš·lê Mishlei mišlê ū·lə·mā·šāl ū·mā·šāl ūləmāšāl ulemaShal ūmāšāl umaShal velimshaLim vemaShal wə·lim·šā·lîm wəlimšālîm
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