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Strong's #4542 - מִסְכֵּן

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1) poor, poor man

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 3993 ‑ πένης (pen'‑ace);  
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Verse Results
KJV (4)
Ecclesiastes 4
NAS (5)
Ecclesiastes 5
HCS (4)
Ecclesiastes 4
BSB (4)
Ecclesiastes 4
ESV (4)
Ecclesiastes 4
WEB (4)
Ecclesiastes 4
Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

2478) nkx (סכנ SKN) AC: Benefit CO: ? AB: ?: [from: kx- as a covering of stores]

V) nkx (סכנ SKN) - Benefit: To be of use, service or profit in order that one may benefit from it. KJV (14): (vf: Paal, Niphil, Hiphil, Pual, Participle) acquaint, profitable, cherish, advantage, endanger, impoverish, treasure - Strongs: H5532 (סָכַן), H5533 (סָכַן)

hm) nkxm (מסכנ MSKN) - Poor: One who benefits from others generosity. KJV (4): poor - Strongs: H4542 (מִסְכֵּן)

hf1) enkxm (מסכנה MSKNH) - Storehouse: Places for storing items for future benefit. KJV (7): store, storehouse, treasure - Strongs: H4543 (מִסְכְּנוֹת)

hf3) tfnkxm (מסכנות MSKNWT) - Poverty: Those who rely on benefits from others. KJV (1): scarceness - Strongs: H4544 (מִסְכֵּנֻת)

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Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 מִסְכֵּן adjective poor, only Ecclesiastes (Late Hebrew id.; Aramaic id.; PS2632; Arabic ; Ethiopic Di382; √ dubious; usually derived from III. סכן q. v.; perhaps loan-word; according to Jen ZA iv (1889), 271 f Zim ib. vii (1892), 353 = Assyrian muškê Numbers , beggar, needy one); — always absolute ׳מ: — וְחָכָם׳יֶלֶד מ Ecclesiastes 4:13 (opposed to מֶלֶח זֶקֵן וּכְסִיל); חָכָם׳אִישׁ מ Ecclesiastes 9:15, ׳הָאִישׁ הַמּ Ecclesiastes 9:15; as substantive ׳הַמּ Ecclesiastes 9:16 the poor man.

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

מִסְכֵּן m. (from the root סָכַן No. 4, to be poor), poor, wretched, Ecclesiastes 4:13, 9:15, 16. Arabic مَسْكِينُ, مِسكِْينُ; Ethiop. መስኪነ፡, whence a new verb መስከነ፡ to be poor, מַסְכֵּן, ܡܣܰܟܢܶ to make poor. Many modern languages have adopted this word (prob. from the Arabic), as the Ital. meschino, meschinello; Portuguese, mesquinho, subst. mesquinhez; French, mesquin, subst. mesquinerie. Hence

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List of Word Forms
הַמִּסְכֵּ֖ן הַמִּסְכֵּן֙ המסכן מִסְכֵּ֖ן מִסְכֵּן֙ מסכן ham·mis·kên hammisKen hammiskên mis·kên misKen miskên
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