4966. mathoq or mathuq
Strong's Concordance
mathoq or mathuq: sweet, sweetness
Original Word: מָתוֹק
Part of Speech: Adjective; noun masculine
Transliteration: mathoq or mathuq
Phonetic Spelling: (maw-thoke')
Definition: sweet, sweetness
NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from mathoq
Definition
sweet, sweetness
NASB Translation
pleasant (2), something sweet (1), sweet (7), sweeter (2).

Brown-Driver-Briggs
מָתוֺק adjective sweet, and

noun [masculine] sweetness (on form see Lag BN 30, 60, compare BaNB 13, 36); — absolute ׳מ Judges 14:14 9t.; feminine מְתוּקָה Ecclesiastes 5:11; plural מְתוּקִים Psalm 19:11; —

1 sweet, of honey Judges 14:14 (where ׳מ = substantive a sweet thing), Judges 14:18 (both Samson's riddle), Proverbs 24:13; so = sweetness, Ezekiel 3:3; more Generally, ׳כָּלמַֿר מ Proverbs 27:7 every bitter thing is sweet to one hungry; figurative Psalm 19:11 (God's commandments, sweeter than honey), compare Proverbs 16:24 (simile of pleasant words) לְחִכִּי ׳וּפִרְיוֺ מ Songs 2:3 (i.e his caresses); לְמָ֑ר ׳וּמ ׳שָׂמִים מַר לְמ Isaiah 5:20 making bitter into sweet and sweet into bitter (obscuring moral distinctions; "" הָאֹמְרִים לָרַע טוֺב וְלַטּוֺב רָ֑ע).

2 = pleasant, sleep of the toiler Ecclesiastes 5:11; light Ecclesiastes 1:17 ("" טוֺב לַעֵינַיִם לִרְאוֺת אֶתהַֿשֶּׁמֶשׁ).

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
sweeter,

Or mathuwq {maw-thook'}; from mathaq; sweet -- sweet(-er, -ness).

see HEBREW mathaq

Forms and Transliterations
וּמְתוּקִ֥ים וּמָת֖וֹק וּמָת֥וֹק ומתוק ומתוקים לְמָת֖וֹק לְמָתֽוֹק׃ למתוק למתוק׃ מְתוּקָה֙ מָ֝ת֗וֹק מָּת֣וֹק מָת֑וֹק מָת֥וֹק מָתֽוֹק׃ מתוק מתוק׃ מתוקה lə·mā·ṯō·wq lemaTok ləmāṯōwq mā·ṯō·wq maTok māṯōwq mə·ṯū·qāh metuKah məṯūqāh ū·mā·ṯō·wq ū·mə·ṯū·qîm umaTok ūmāṯōwq umetuKim ūməṯūqîm
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Englishman's Concordance
Judges 14:14
HEB: וּמֵעַ֖ז יָצָ֣א מָת֑וֹק וְלֹ֥א יָכְל֛וּ
NAS: came something sweet. But they could
KJV: came forth sweetness. And they could
INT: of the strong came something not could

Judges 14:18
HEB: הַחַ֔רְסָה מַה־ מָּת֣וֹק מִדְּבַ֔שׁ וּמֶ֥ה
NAS: down, What is sweeter than
KJV: went down, What [is] sweeter than honey?
INT: the sun What is sweeter honey What

Psalm 19:10
HEB: וּמִפַּ֣ז רָ֑ב וּמְתוּקִ֥ים מִ֝דְּבַ֗שׁ וְנֹ֣פֶת
NAS: fine gold; Sweeter also than
KJV: fine gold: sweeter also than honey
INT: fine much Sweeter honey and the drippings

Proverbs 16:24
HEB: אִמְרֵי־ נֹ֑עַם מָת֥וֹק לַ֝נֶּפֶשׁ וּמַרְפֵּ֥א
NAS: are a honeycomb, Sweet to the soul
KJV: [are as] an honeycomb, sweet to the soul,
INT: words Pleasant Sweet to the soul and healing

Proverbs 24:13
HEB: ט֑וֹב וְנֹ֥פֶת מָ֝ת֗וֹק עַל־ חִכֶּֽךָ׃
NAS: Yes, the honey from the comb is sweet to your taste;
KJV: and the honeycomb, [which is] sweet to thy taste:
INT: is good the honey is sweet unto your taste

Proverbs 27:7
HEB: כָּל־ מַ֥ר מָתֽוֹק׃
NAS: any bitter thing is sweet.
KJV: soul every bitter thing is sweet.
INT: any bitter is sweet

Ecclesiastes 5:12
HEB: מְתוּקָה֙ שְׁנַ֣ת הָעֹבֵ֔ד
NAS: of the working man is pleasant, whether
KJV: of a labouring man [is] sweet, whether he eat
INT: is pleasant the sleep of the working

Ecclesiastes 11:7
HEB: וּמָת֖וֹק הָא֑וֹר וְט֥וֹב
NAS: The light is pleasant, and [it is] good
KJV: Truly the light [is] sweet, and a pleasant
INT: is pleasant the light good

Songs 2:3
HEB: וְיָשַׁ֔בְתִּי וּפִרְי֖וֹ מָת֥וֹק לְחִכִּֽי׃
NAS: And his fruit was sweet to my taste.
KJV: and his fruit [was] sweet to my taste.
INT: and sat and his fruit was sweet to my taste

Isaiah 5:20
HEB: שָׂמִ֥ים מַ֛ר לְמָת֖וֹק וּמָת֥וֹק לְמָֽר׃
NAS: bitter for sweet and sweet
KJV: bitter for sweet, and sweet
INT: substitute bitter sweet and sweet bitter

Isaiah 5:20
HEB: מַ֛ר לְמָת֖וֹק וּמָת֥וֹק לְמָֽר׃ ס
NAS: bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!
KJV: for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
INT: bitter sweet and sweet bitter

Ezekiel 3:3
HEB: בְּפִ֖י כִּדְבַ֥שׁ לְמָתֽוֹק׃ פ
NAS: you. Then I ate it, and it was sweet as honey
KJV: as honey for sweetness.
INT: my mouth honey sweet

12 Occurrences

Strong's Hebrew 4966
12 Occurrences


lə·mā·ṯō·wq — 2 Occ.
mā·ṯō·wq — 6 Occ.
mə·ṯū·qāh — 1 Occ.
ū·mā·ṯō·wq — 2 Occ.
ū·mə·ṯū·qîm — 1 Occ.










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