4975. mothen
Strong's Concordance
mothen: loins
Original Word: מָתְנָ֫יִם
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Transliteration: mothen
Phonetic Spelling: (mo'-then)
Short Definition: loins
NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from an unused word
Definition
loins
NASB Translation
back (1), body (1), heart (1), herself (1), hips (1), loins (32), rooster (1), side (1), strutting* (1), waist (7).

Brown-Driver-Briggs
מָתְנַ֫יִם noun masculine dual loins (Arabic back, the two sides of the back, etc.; Syriac ; — absolute ׳מ Deuteronomy 33:11 7t., מָתְנָ֑יִם Ezekiel 29:7; Ezekiel 47:4; construct מָתְנֵי Jeremiah 13:11 + 3t.; suffix מָתְנַי Isaiah 21:3, מָתְנָ֑י Jeremiah 13:2; מָתְנֵיהֶם 1Kings + Jeremiah 20:32 4t., etc.; — loins:

1. a. place of wearing girdle 1 Kings 2:5; 2 Kings 1:8; Jeremiah 13:1,2,4,11; Ezekiel 23:15; figurative Isaiah 11:5 righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins.

b. hence place of things attached to girdle: — sword girded on (חגר על, אסר 2 Samuel 20:8; Nehemiah 4:12; opposed to, וּמָתְנֵי מְלָכִים אֲפַתֵּחַ Isaiah 45:1 and the loins of kings I will loosen, i e. will disarm them (׳י before Cyrus; compare Che); ink-horn Ezekiel 9:2,3,11.

c. girding up loins = make ready for action, וַיְשַׁנֵּס מָתְנָיו 1 Kings 18:46; more often ׳חָגַר מ 2 Kings 4:29; 2 Kings 9:1; Exodus 12:11 (P), Daniel 10:5; ׳אָזַר מ Jeremiah 1:17.

d. ׳זַרְזִיר מ Proverbs 30:31 that which is girt in the loins, i.e. probably either a greyhound Ew Bö De (contracted, as if by a belt), or a war-horse, charger, Bo Ges Hi Str Wild (with a saddle); compare also זרזיר, p. 267 above; text perhaps corrupt (Wild).

e. girded with sackcloth (in mourning) Genesis 37:34 (J), Amos 8:10; Isaiah 20:2; 1 Kings 20:31,32; Jeremiah 48:37.

f. linen breeches of priests were to extend מִמָּתְנַיִם וְעַד יְרֵכַיִם Exodus 28:42 (P); to be ׳עַלמָֿת Ezekiel 44:18; loins of slaves are girt with waistcloth, compare Job 12:18 (see also אֵזוֺר).

g. in General of the middle of the body, ׳מֵי מָת Ezekiel 47:4 (i.e. water reaching to the loins); so of the appearance of ׳י in Ezekiel's visions Ezekiel 1:27 (twice in verse); Ezekiel 8:2 (twice in verse).

2. a. loins as seat of strength, Deuteronomy 33:11; 1 Kings 12:10 2Chronicles 10:10; חַזֵּק מָתְנַיִם Nahum 2:2 ("" אַמֵּץ כֹּחַ); כֹּחוֺ בְּמָתְנָיו Job 40:16 (of hippopotamus); in combination with 1a (figurative) חָֽגְרָה ׳בְּעוֺז מ Proverbs 31:17 she girdeth her loins with strength, she puts on energy with her girdle; compare also ׳בְּשִׁבְרוֺן מ Ezekiel 21:11 sigh with breaking of loins, i.e. in entire collapse of strength; so תָּמִיד ׳הַמְעַ֑ד וּמ Psalm 69:24 and make their loins continually to shake, make them totter; compare Ezekiel 29:7 (where read וְהִמְעַדְתָּ for וְהַעֲמַדְתָּ, see מָעַד).

b. as seat of keenest pain, due to grief or dread Nahum 2:11; Isaiah 21:3 (as in travail); so probably also Psalm 66:11 (compare Bae; and see מוּעָקָה below עוק).

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
to be slender

From an unused root meaning to be slender; properly, the waist or small of the back; only in plural the loins -- + greyhound, loins, side.

Forms and Transliterations
בְּמָתְנֵ֜ינוּ בְּמָתְנֵיהֶ֗ם בְּמָתְנֵיהֶ֜ם בְּמָתְנֵיהֶֽם׃ בְּמָתְנָ֑יו בְּמָתְנָ֔יו בְּמָתְנָֽיו׃ בְמָתְנֵֽינוּ׃ בְמָתְנָ֑יו במתניהם במתניהם׃ במתניו במתניו׃ במתנינו במתנינו׃ וּ֝מָתְנֵ֗יהֶם וּמִמָּתְנָ֣יו וּמָתְנֵ֥י וּמָתְנָ֥יו וממתניו ומתני ומתניהם ומתניו מִמָּתְנֵ֥י מִמָּתְנַ֥יִם מָתְנֵי־ מָתְנֵיהֶ֑ם מָתְנֵיכֶ֣ם מָתְנֶ֑יהָ מָתְנֶ֑יךָ מָתְנֶ֔יךָ מָתְנֶ֗יךָ מָתְנַ֔יִם מָתְנַ֖יִם מָתְנַ֙יִם֙ מָתְנַ֣יִם מָתְנַ֧יִם מָתְנַי֙ מָתְנָ֑יו מָתְנָ֖יו מָתְנָ֛יו מָתְנָֽיִם׃ מָתְנָֽי׃ מָתְנָיו֙ ממתני ממתנים מתני מתני־ מתני׃ מתניה מתניהם מתניו מתניך מתניכם מתנים מתנים׃ bə·mā·ṯə·nāw ḇə·mā·ṯə·nāw bə·mā·ṯə·nê·hem bə·mā·ṯə·nê·nū ḇə·mā·ṯə·nê·nū bemateNav bəmāṯənāw ḇəmāṯənāw bəmāṯənêhem bemateneiHem bemateNeinu bəmāṯənênū ḇəmāṯənênū mā·ṯə·na·yim mā·ṯə·nā·yim mā·ṯə·nāw mā·ṯə·nay mā·ṯə·nāy mā·ṯə·nê- mā·ṯə·ne·hā mā·ṯə·nê·hem mā·ṯə·ne·ḵā mā·ṯə·nê·ḵem mateNai mateNav māṯənāw māṯənay māṯənāy mateNayim māṯənayim māṯənāyim māṯənê- māṯənehā māṯənêhem matenei mateNeicha mateneiChem mateNeiha mateneiHem māṯəneḵā māṯənêḵem mim·mā·ṯə·na·yim mim·mā·ṯə·nê mimateNayim mimateNei mimmāṯənayim mimmāṯənê ū·mā·ṯə·nāw ū·mā·ṯə·nê ū·mā·ṯə·nê·hem ū·mim·mā·ṯə·nāw umateNav ūmāṯənāw ūmāṯənê ūmāṯənêhem umateNei umateNeihem umimateNav ūmimmāṯənāw vemateNav vemateNeinu
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Strong's Hebrew 4975
47 Occurrences


bə·mā·ṯə·nāw — 6 Occ.
bə·mā·ṯə·nê·hem — 3 Occ.
bə·mā·ṯə·nê·nū — 1 Occ.
mā·ṯə·nay — 2 Occ.
mā·ṯə·nāw — 7 Occ.
mā·ṯə·na·yim — 9 Occ.
mā·ṯə·nê- — 1 Occ.
mā·ṯə·ne·ḵā — 6 Occ.
mā·ṯə·nê·ḵem — 1 Occ.
mā·ṯə·ne·hā — 1 Occ.
mā·ṯə·nê·hem — 1 Occ.
mim·mā·ṯə·na·yim — 1 Occ.
mim·mā·ṯə·nê — 2 Occ.
ū·mā·ṯə·nāw — 1 Occ.
ū·mā·ṯə·nê — 1 Occ.
ū·mā·ṯə·nê·hem — 1 Occ.
ū·mim·mā·ṯə·nāw — 1 Occ.
ḇə·mā·ṯə·nāw — 1 Occ.
ḇə·mā·ṯə·nê·nū — 1 Occ.

Genesis 37:34
HEB: וַיָּ֥שֶׂם שַׂ֖ק בְּמָתְנָ֑יו וַיִּתְאַבֵּ֥ל עַל־
NAS: sackcloth on his loins and mourned
KJV: sackcloth upon his loins, and mourned
INT: and put sackcloth his loins and mourned for

Exodus 12:11
HEB: תֹּאכְל֣וּ אֹתוֹ֒ מָתְנֵיכֶ֣ם חֲגֻרִ֔ים נַֽעֲלֵיכֶם֙
NAS: it in this manner: [with] your loins girded,
KJV: shall ye eat it; [with] your loins girded,
INT: this shall eat your loins girded your sandals

Exodus 28:42
HEB: בְּשַׂ֣ר עֶרְוָ֑ה מִמָּתְנַ֥יִם וְעַד־ יְרֵכַ֖יִם
NAS: they shall reach from the loins even to the thighs.
KJV: their nakedness; from the loins even unto the thighs
INT: flesh bare the loins even to the thighs

Deuteronomy 33:11
HEB: תִּרְצֶ֑ה מְחַ֨ץ מָתְנַ֧יִם קָמָ֛יו וּמְשַׂנְאָ֖יו
NAS: Shatter the loins of those who rise
KJV: smite through the loins of them that rise
INT: and accept Shatter the loins rise hate

2 Samuel 20:8
HEB: מְצֻמֶּ֤דֶת עַל־ מָתְנָיו֙ בְּתַעְרָ֔הּ וְה֥וּא
NAS: fastened at his waist; and as he went forward,
KJV: fastened upon his loins in the sheath
INT: fastened and over his waist sheath he

1 Kings 2:5
HEB: בַּחֲגֹֽרָתוֹ֙ אֲשֶׁ֣ר בְּמָתְנָ֔יו וּֽבְנַעֲל֖וֹ אֲשֶׁ֥ר
NAS: on his belt about his waist, and on his sandals
KJV: upon his girdle that [was] about his loins, and in his shoes
INT: his belt what his waist his sandals what

1 Kings 12:10
HEB: קָֽטָנִּ֥י עָבָ֖ה מִמָּתְנֵ֥י אָבִֽי׃
NAS: than my father's loins!
KJV: than my father's loins.
INT: my little is thicker loins my father's

1 Kings 18:46
HEB: אֵ֣לִיָּ֔הוּ וַיְשַׁנֵּ֖ס מָתְנָ֑יו וַיָּ֙רָץ֙ לִפְנֵ֣י
NAS: and he girded up his loins and outran
KJV: and he girded up his loins, and ran
INT: Elijah girded his loins and ran before

1 Kings 20:31
HEB: נָּא֩ שַׂקִּ֨ים בְּמָתְנֵ֜ינוּ וַחֲבָלִ֣ים בְּרֹאשֵׁ֗נוּ
NAS: sackcloth on our loins and ropes
KJV: sackcloth on our loins, and ropes
INT: please sackcloth our loins and ropes our heads

1 Kings 20:32
HEB: וַיַּחְגְּרוּ֩ שַׂקִּ֨ים בְּמָתְנֵיהֶ֜ם וַחֲבָלִ֣ים בְּרָאשֵׁיהֶ֗ם
NAS: sackcloth on their loins and [put] ropes
KJV: sackcloth on their loins, and [put] ropes
INT: girded sackcloth their loins and ropes their heads

2 Kings 1:8
HEB: ע֖וֹר אָז֣וּר בְּמָתְנָ֑יו וַיֹּאמַ֕ר אֵלִיָּ֥ה
NAS: bound about his loins. And he said,
KJV: of leather about his loins. And he said,
INT: A leather bound his loins said is Elijah

2 Kings 4:29
HEB: לְגֵיחֲזִ֜י חֲגֹ֣ר מָתְנֶ֗יךָ וְקַ֨ח מִשְׁעַנְתִּ֣י
NAS: Gird up your loins and take
KJV: Gird up thy loins, and take
INT: to Gehazi Gird your loins and take my staff

2 Kings 9:1
HEB: ל֜וֹ חֲגֹ֣ר מָתְנֶ֗יךָ וְ֠קַח פַּ֣ךְ
NAS: to him, Gird up your loins, and take
KJV: unto him, Gird up thy loins, and take
INT: and said Gird your loins and take flask

2 Chronicles 10:10
HEB: קָֽטָנִּ֥י עָבָ֖ה מִמָּתְנֵ֥י אָבִֽי׃
NAS: than my father's loins!
KJV: than my father's loins.
INT: my little is thicker loins my father's

Nehemiah 4:18
HEB: אֲסוּרִ֥ים עַל־ מָתְנָ֖יו וּבוֹנִ֑ים וְהַתּוֹקֵ֥עַ
NAS: girded at his side as he built,
KJV: girded by his side, and [so] builded.
INT: girded at his side built sounded

Job 12:18
HEB: וַיֶּאְסֹ֥ר אֵ֝ז֗וֹר בְּמָתְנֵיהֶֽם׃
NAS: And binds their loins with a girdle.
KJV: and girdeth their loins with a girdle.
INT: and binds A girdle their loins

Job 40:16
HEB: נָ֣א כֹח֣וֹ בְמָתְנָ֑יו וְ֝אֹנ֗וֹ בִּשְׁרִירֵ֥י
NAS: his strength in his loins And his power
KJV: Lo now, his strength [is] in his loins, and his force
INT: now his strength his loins and his power the muscles

Psalm 66:11
HEB: שַׂ֖מְתָּ מוּעָקָ֣ה בְמָתְנֵֽינוּ׃
NAS: an oppressive burden upon our loins.
KJV: thou laidst affliction upon our loins.
INT: laid an oppressive our loins

Psalm 69:23
HEB: עֵ֭ינֵיהֶם מֵרְא֑וֹת וּ֝מָתְנֵ֗יהֶם תָּמִ֥יד הַמְעַֽד׃
NAS: see, And make their loins shake
KJV: that they see not; and make their loins continually
INT: may their eyes see their loins continually shake

Proverbs 30:31
HEB: זַרְזִ֣יר מָתְנַ֣יִם אוֹ־ תָ֑יִשׁ
NAS: The strutting rooster, the male goat
INT: greyhound rooster also the male

Proverbs 31:17
HEB: חָֽגְרָ֣ה בְע֣וֹז מָתְנֶ֑יהָ וַ֝תְּאַמֵּ֗ץ זְרֹעוֹתֶֽיהָ׃
NAS: She girds herself with strength
KJV: She girdeth her loins with strength,
INT: girds strength herself and makes her arms

Isaiah 11:5
HEB: צֶ֖דֶק אֵז֣וֹר מָתְנָ֑יו וְהָאֱמוּנָ֖ה אֵז֥וֹר
KJV: shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness
INT: righteousness will be the belt of his loins and faithfulness the belt

Isaiah 20:2
HEB: הַשַּׂק֙ מֵעַ֣ל מָתְנֶ֔יךָ וְנַעַלְךָ֥ תַחֲלֹ֖ץ
NAS: the sackcloth from your hips and take
KJV: the sackcloth from off thy loins, and put off
INT: the sackcloth from your hips your shoes and take

Isaiah 21:3
HEB: כֵּ֗ן מָלְא֤וּ מָתְנַי֙ חַלְחָלָ֔ה צִירִ֣ים
NAS: reason my loins are full
KJV: Therefore are my loins filled
INT: this are full my loins of anguish Pains

Isaiah 45:1
HEB: לְפָנָיו֙ גּוֹיִ֔ם וּמָתְנֵ֥י מְלָכִ֖ים אֲפַתֵּ֑חַ
NAS: him And to loose the loins of kings;
KJV: him; and I will loose the loins of kings,
INT: before nations the loins of kings loose

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