4288. mechittah
Strong's Concordance
mechittah: terror, destruction, ruin
Original Word: מְחִתָּה
Part of Speech: Noun Feminine
Transliteration: mechittah
Phonetic Spelling: (mekh-it-taw')
Short Definition: ruin
NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from chathath
Definition
terror, destruction, ruin
NASB Translation
object of terror (1), ruin (7), terror (3).

Brown-Driver-Briggs
מְחִתָּה noun feminine terror, destruction, ruin, in poetry (especially Proverbs) — absolute ׳מ Proverbs 10:14 8t.; construct מְחִתַּת Proverbs 10:15; Proverbs 14:28; —

1. a. terror, Isaiah 54:14 ("" עשֶׁק), Jeremiah 17:17; = object of terror, Jeremiah 48:39 ("" שְׂחֹק).

b. dismay, Proverbs 21:15 (opposed to שִׂמְחָה).

2 ruin, of strongholds Psalm 89:41; רָזוֺן ׳בְּאֶפֶס לְאֹם מ Proverbs 14:28 without people is ruin to a prince (opposed to הַדְרַתמֶֿלֶךְ); דַּלִּים ׳מ רֵישָׁם Proverbs 10:15 the ruin of the poor (is) their poverty; as consequence of evil-doing לְפֹעֲלֵי אָוֶן ׳מ Proverbs 10:29 (opposed to מָעוֺז); of fools לֿוֺ׳מִּי כְסִיל מ Proverbs 18:7, compare Proverbs 13:3 (opposed to שֹׁמֵר נַפְשׁוֺ); קְרֹבָה ׳מִּי אֱוִיל מ Proverbs 10:14 the mouth of a fool is imminent ruin.

חֵת, חִתִּי see above

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
destruction, dismaying, ruin, terror

From chathah; properly, a dissolution; concretely, a ruin, or (abstractly) consternation -- destruction, dismaying, ruin, terror.

see HEBREW chathah

Forms and Transliterations
וְלִמְחִתָּ֖ה וּ֝מְחִתָּ֗ה וּמִ֨מְּחִתָּ֔ה ולמחתה ומחתה וממחתה לִמְחִתָּ֑ה למחתה מְחִתַּ֖ת מְחִתַּ֥ת מְחִתָּ֥ה מְחִתָּה־ מְחִתָּה׃ מחתה מחתה־ מחתת lim·ḥit·tāh limchitTah limḥittāh mə·ḥit·tāh mə·ḥit·tāh- mə·ḥit·taṯ mechittah mechitTat məḥittāh məḥittāh- məḥittaṯ ū·mə·ḥit·tāh ū·mim·mə·ḥit·tāh umechitTah ūməḥittāh uMimechitTah ūmimməḥittāh velimchitTah wə·lim·ḥit·tāh wəlimḥittāh
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11 Occurrences


lim·ḥit·tāh — 1 Occ.
mə·ḥit·tāh — 4 Occ.
mə·ḥit·taṯ — 2 Occ.
ū·mə·ḥit·tāh — 2 Occ.
ū·mim·mə·ḥit·tāh — 1 Occ.
wə·lim·ḥit·tāh — 1 Occ.

Psalm 89:40
HEB: שַׂ֖מְתָּ מִבְצָרָ֣יו מְחִתָּה׃
NAS: his strongholds to ruin.
KJV: his strong holds to ruin.
INT: have brought his strongholds to ruin

Proverbs 10:14
HEB: וּפִֽי־ אֱ֝וִיל מְחִתָּ֥ה קְרֹבָֽה׃
NAS: of the foolish, ruin is at hand.
KJV: of the foolish [is] near destruction.
INT: the mouth of the foolish ruin hand

Proverbs 10:15
HEB: קִרְיַ֣ת עֻזּ֑וֹ מְחִתַּ֖ת דַּלִּ֣ים רֵישָֽׁם׃
NAS: is his fortress, The ruin of the poor
KJV: city: the destruction of the poor
INT: city his strong the ruin of the poor is their poverty

Proverbs 10:29
HEB: דֶּ֣רֶךְ יְהוָ֑ה וּ֝מְחִתָּ֗ה לְפֹ֣עֲלֵי אָֽוֶן׃
NAS: to the upright, But ruin to the workers
KJV: to the upright: but destruction [shall be] to the workers
INT: the way of the LORD ruin to the workers of iniquity

Proverbs 13:3
HEB: פֹּשֵׂ֥ק שְׂ֝פָתָ֗יו מְחִתָּה־ לֽוֹ׃
NAS: his lips comes to ruin.
KJV: his lips shall have destruction.
INT: opens his lips to ruin

Proverbs 14:28
HEB: וּבְאֶ֥פֶס לְ֝אֹ֗ם מְחִתַּ֥ת רָזֽוֹן׃
NAS: of people is a prince's ruin.
KJV: of people [is] the destruction of the prince.
INT: the dearth of people ruin prince's

Proverbs 18:7
HEB: פִּֽי־ כְ֭סִיל מְחִתָּה־ ל֑וֹ וּ֝שְׂפָתָ֗יו
NAS: mouth is his ruin, And his lips
KJV: mouth [is] his destruction, and his lips
INT: mouth A fool's is his ruin and his lips are the snare

Proverbs 21:15
HEB: עֲשׂ֣וֹת מִשְׁפָּ֑ט וּ֝מְחִתָּ֗ה לְפֹ֣עֲלֵי אָֽוֶן׃
NAS: for the righteous, But is terror to the workers
KJV: judgment: but destruction [shall be] to the workers
INT: the exercise of justice is terror to the workers of iniquity

Isaiah 54:14
HEB: לֹ֣א תִירָ֔אִי וּמִ֨מְּחִתָּ֔ה כִּ֥י לֹֽא־
NAS: for you will not fear; And from terror, for it will not come near
KJV: for thou shalt not fear: and from terror; for it shall not come near
INT: you will not fear terror for it will not

Jeremiah 17:17
HEB: לִ֖י לִמְחִתָּ֑ה מַֽחֲסִי־ אַ֖תָּה
NAS: Do not be a terror to me; You are my refuge
KJV: Be not a terror unto me: thou [art] my hope
INT: terror are my refuge in

Jeremiah 48:39
HEB: מוֹאָ֛ב לִשְׂחֹ֥ק וְלִמְחִתָּ֖ה לְכָל־ סְבִיבָֽיו׃
NAS: a laughingstock and an object of terror to all
KJV: be a derision and a dismaying to all them about
INT: Moab A laughingstock and an object to all around

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