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me'-shek, me'-sek (meshekh, "long," "tall"; Mosoch): Son of Japheth (Genesis 10:2 1 Chronicles 1:5; 1 Chronicles 1:17 is a scribal error for "Mash"; compare Genesis 10:22, 23). His descendants and their dwelling-place (probably somewhere in the neighborhood of armenia (Herodotus iii.94)) seem to be regarded in Scripture as synonyms for the barbaric and remote (Psalm 120:5; compare Isaiah 66:19, where Meshech should be read instead of "that draw the bow"). It is thought that the "Tibareni and Moschi" of the classical writers refer to the same people. Doubtless they appear in the annals of Assyria as enemies of that country under the names Tabali and Mushki-the latter the descendants of Meshech and the former those of Tubal to whom the term "Tibareni" may refer in the clause above. This juxtaposition of names is in harmony with practically every appearance of the word in Scripture. It is seldom named without some one of the others-Tubal, Javan, Gog and Magog. It is this which forms a good justification for making the suggested change in Isaiah 66:19, where Meshech would be in the usual company of Tubal and Javan. Ezekiel mentions them several times, first, as engaged in contributing to the trade of Tyre (Tiras of Genesis 10:2 ?), in "vessels of brass" and-very significantly-slaves; again there is the association of Javan and Tubal with them (Ezekiel 27:13); second, they are included in his weird picture of the under-world: "them that go down into the pit" (Ezekiel 32:18, 26). They are mentioned again with Gog and Magog twice as those against whom the prophet is to "set his face" (Ezekiel 38:2, 3; Ezekiel 39:1).

Henry Wallace




Strong's Hebrew
4902. Meshek -- a son of Japheth, also his desc. and their land
... Mesech, Meshech. The same in form as meshek, but probably of foreign derivation;
Meshek, a son of Japheth, and the people descended from him -- Mesech, Meshech. ...
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Dwelling in Mesech. Ps 120:5-7
... PSALMS Hymn 51 Dwelling in Mesech. Ps 120:5-7. John Newton 7,7,7,7. Dwelling
in Mesech. Ps 120:5-7. What a mournful life is mine,. ...
// hymns/hymn 51 dwelling in mesech.htm

The Heinous Sin of Profane Cursing and Swearing
... We hear of David's complaining and crying out, "Woe is me, that I am constrained
to dwell with Mesech, and to have my habitation amongst the tents of Kedar ...
/.../whitefield/selected sermons of george whitefield/the heinous sin of profane.htm

Olney Hymns
... Ps 91. Hymn 49 He led them by a right way. Ps 107:7. Hymn 50 What shall I render
Ps 116:12,13. Hymn 51 Dwelling in Mesech. Ps 120:5-7. PROVERBS. Hymn 52 Wisdom. ...
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On Patience
... seeing we all, in effect, "dwell with Mesech, and have our habitation in the tents
of Kedar." Add to this, that the most dangerous of our enemies are not those ...
/.../wesley/sermons on several occasions/sermon 83 on patience.htm

Letter cviii. To Eustochium.
... for as long as she was in the body she was absent from the Lord [2732] and would
constantly complain with tears:""Woe is me that I sojourn in Mesech, that I ...
/.../jerome/the principal works of st jerome/letter cviii to eustochium.htm

Psalm 120
... 4Ev'n burning coals of juniper,. sharp arrows of the strong. ^5Woe's me that I
in Mesech am. a sojourner so long; That I in tabernacles dwell. ...
/.../ psalter and paraphrases/psalm 120.htm

A Table to the First Book, According to the Order and Subject of ...
... None upon earth besides thee 73 47,48 The believer's safety 91 49 He led them by
a right way 107 50 What shall I render 116 51 Dwelling in Mesech 120 PROVERBS ...
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On Temptation
... How many are forced to cry out, "Woe is me, that I am constrained to dwell with
Mesech; to have my habitations among the tents of Kedar!" among the enemies of ...
/.../wesley/sermons on several occasions/sermon 82 on temptation.htm

Moab is My Washpot
... We sigh, in the words of the old psalm". "Woe's me that I in Mesech am. A sojourner
so long; That I in tabernacles dwell. To Kedar that belong.". ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 17 1871/moab is my washpot.htm

A Believer's Privilege at Death
... It made David cry out, Woe is me, that I sojourn in Mesech, that I dwell in the
tents of Kedar.' Psalm 120: Kedar was Arabia, where were Ishmael's posterity. ...
/.../ body of divinity/2 a believers privilege at.htm

Mesech (1 Occurrence)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia MESHECH; MESECH. me ... Wallace. MESECH. me'-sek.
See MESHECH. Multi-Version Concordance Mesech (1 Occurrence). ...
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Japheth (12 Occurrences)
... The immediate descendants of Japheth were seven in number, and are represented by
the nations designated Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Mesech, and Tiras ...
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Togarmah (4 Occurrences)
... 2. Probably Armenia or a Tract Connected Therewith: In Ezekiel 27:14 Togarmah is
mentioned after Tubal, Javan and Mesech as supplying horses and mules to the ...
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Mesh (1 Occurrence)

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Meshech (11 Occurrences)
... still generally known throughout the East". Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia.
MESHECH; MESECH. me'-shek, me'-sek (meshekh, "long," "tall ...
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Carchemish (3 Occurrences)
... On the accession of Sargon of Assyria, however, Pisiris tried to throw off the Assyrian
yoke, and made alliance with Meta of Moschi (Mesech) and other rulers ...
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Inhabited (64 Occurrences)
... live in, (See NAS). Psalms 120:5 Wo to me, for I have inhabited Mesech, I
have dwelt with tents of Kedar. (YLT). Proverbs 8:31 Playing ...
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Chedorlaomer (5 Occurrences)
... Elamite seems afterward to have taken his way north again, and after visiting Borsippa
near Babylon, traversed "the road of darkness-the road to Mesku" (?Mesech...
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Sojourn (51 Occurrences)
... Selah. (DBY YLT). Psalms 120:5 Woe is me, that I sojourn in Mesech, that I
dwell in the tents of Kedar! (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV). ...
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Bible Concordance
Mesech (1 Occurrence)

Psalms 120:5 Woe is me, that I sojourn in Mesech, that I dwell in the tents of Kedar!



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