4685. matsowd
Strong's Concordance
matsowd: bulwark
Original Word: מָצוֹד
Part of Speech: noun masculine; noun masculine; noun feminine; noun feminine
Transliteration: matsowd
Phonetic Spelling: (maw-tsode')
Definition: siegeworks
Brown-Driver-Briggs
I. [מָצוֺד] noun masculine in plural, dubious, usually siege-works; — מְצוֺדִים נְּדֹלִים Ecclesiastes 9:14, but read מְצוּרִים WklAltor. Forsch. iv. 353, see מָצוֺר 2, p. 849 a.

II. [מָצוֺד] noun [masculine] hunting implement, specifically net (compare Syriac , ᵑ7 מְצַדְתָּא, net); — only figurative: construct מְצוֺד רָעִים Proverbs 12:12 (but text dubious, see conjecture in Toy); suffix מְצוּדוֺ Job 19:5 (of God as Job's hunter); plural מְצוֺדִים וַחֲרָמִים לִנָּהּ Ecclesiastes 7:26 (of woman).

I. מְצוֺדָה noun feminine net; — ׳מ Ecclesiastes 9:12 for fish (in simile); — plural Ezekiel 19:9 see מְצָד above

II. [מְצוֺדָה] noun feminine fastness, stronghold; — suffix מְצֹדָתָהּ Isaiah 29:7 (of Ariel); — plural Ezekiel 19:9 see מְצָד.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
bulwark, hold, net, snare

Or (feminine) mtsowdah {mets-o-daw'}; or mtsodah {mets-o-daw'}; from tsuwd; a net (for capturing animals or fishes) -- also (by interchange for mtsad) a fastness or (beseiging) tower -- bulwark, hold, munition, net, snare.

see HEBREW tsuwd

see HEBREW mtsad

Forms and Transliterations
וּמְצֹ֣דָתָ֔הּ ומצדתה מְצ֣וֹד מְצוֹדִ֥ים מְצוֹדִ֧ים מצוד מצודים mə·ṣō·w·ḏîm mə·ṣō·wḏ məṣōwḏ məṣōwḏîm meTzod metzoDim ū·mə·ṣō·ḏā·ṯāh ūməṣōḏāṯāh umeTzodaTah
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Proverbs 12:12
HEB: חָמַ֣ד רָ֭שָׁע מְצ֣וֹד רָעִ֑ים וְשֹׁ֖רֶשׁ
NAS: man desires the booty of evil men,
KJV: desireth the net of evil
INT: desires the wicked the booty of evil the root

Ecclesiastes 7:26
HEB: אֲשֶׁר־ הִ֨יא מְצוֹדִ֧ים וַחֲרָמִ֛ים לִבָּ֖הּ
NAS: heart is snares and nets,
KJV: whose heart [is] snares and nets,
INT: whose he is snares and nets heart

Ecclesiastes 9:14
HEB: וּבָנָ֥ה עָלֶ֖יהָ מְצוֹדִ֥ים גְּדֹלִֽים׃
NAS: large siegeworks against
KJV: great bulwarks against it:
INT: and constructed against siegeworks large

Isaiah 29:7
HEB: וְכָל־ צֹבֶ֙יהָ֙ וּמְצֹ֣דָתָ֔הּ וְהַמְּצִיקִ֖ים לָֽהּ׃
NAS: who wage war against her and her stronghold, and who distress
KJV: even all that fight against her and her munition, and that distress
INT: all war stronghold distress

4 Occurrences

Strong's Hebrew 4685
4 Occurrences


mə·ṣō·wḏ — 1 Occ.
mə·ṣō·w·ḏîm — 2 Occ.
ū·mə·ṣō·ḏā·ṯāh — 1 Occ.










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