4985. mathoq
Strong's Concordance
mathoq: to become or be sweet or pleasant
Original Word: מָתַק
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: mathoq
Phonetic Spelling: (maw-thak')
Definition: to become or be sweet or pleasant
NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. root
to become or be sweet or pleasant
NASB Translation
became sweet (1), feeds sweetly (1), gently cover (1), had sweet (1), sweet (2).

מָתֹק verb become or be sweet, pleasant (Late Hebrew מתק, especially Pi`el; Assyrian [matâ‡u] be sweet, in derivatives; Ethiopic sweet; Aramaic suck (with pleasure), מְתַק id., be sweet; Arabic ( before ) see smack the lips (with pleasure), sweetness); —

Qal Perfect3masculine singular suffix מְתָקוֺ Job 24:20; 3plural מָֽתְקוּ Job 21:33; Imperfect3masculine plural יִמְתָּ֑קוּ Proverbs 9:17, וַיִמְתְּקוּ Exodus 15:25; —

1 literally become sweet, of water (opposed to מָרִים) Exodus 15:25 (J); are (i.e. taste) sweet, ׳מַיִם גְּנוּבִים יִמ Proverbs 9:17 (figurative of delights of illicit pleasure).

2 = be pleasant, מָֽתְקוּ לוֺ Job 21:33 sweet (pleasant) to him are the clods of the valley (said of one resting in the grave).

3 suck (Aramaic sense, compare Syriac above) מְתָקוֺ רִמָּה Job 24:20 the worm doth suck him, feast on him (on verb masculine compare Ges§ 145. 7Synt. § 345 a DaSynt. § 113 (b)), Di De Buhl (compare Kau Da; also SS who render 'angenehm finden'), but this sense in Hebrew dubious; text perhaps corrupt (compare conjectures by Bu Du).

Hiph`il Imperfect3feminine singular אִם תַּמְתִּיק בְּפִיו רָעָה Job 20:12 if evil gives a sweet taste in his mouth (declarative Hiph`il); 1 plural אֲשֶׁר יַחְדָּו נַמְתִּיק סוֺד Psalm 55:15 we who used to make sweet (our) intimacy.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
be made, take sweet

A primitive root; to suck, by implication, to relish, or (intransitively) be sweet -- be (made, X take) sweet.

Forms and Transliterations
וַֽיִּמְתְּק֖וּ וימתקו יִמְתָּ֑קוּ ימתקו מָֽתְקוּ־ מתקו־ נַמְתִּ֣יק נמתיק תַּמְתִּ֣יק תמתיק mā·ṯə·qū- mateku māṯəqū- nam·tîq namTik namtîq tam·tîq tamTik tamtîq vaiyimteKu way·yim·tə·qū wayyimtəqū yim·tā·qū yimTaku yimtāqū
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Englishman's Concordance
Exodus 15:25
HEB: אֶל־ הַמַּ֔יִם וַֽיִּמְתְּק֖וּ הַמָּ֑יִם שָׁ֣ם
NAS: and the waters became sweet. There
KJV: the waters were made sweet: there he made
INT: to the waters became and the waters There

Job 20:12
HEB: אִם־ תַּמְתִּ֣יק בְּפִ֣יו רָעָ֑ה
NAS: evil is sweet in his mouth
KJV: Though wickedness be sweet in his mouth,
INT: Though is sweet his mouth wickedness

Job 21:33
HEB: מָֽתְקוּ־ ל֗וֹ רִגְבֵ֫י
NAS: of the valley will gently cover him; Moreover, all
KJV: of the valley shall be sweet unto him, and every man
INT: will gently the clods of the valley

Psalm 55:14
HEB: אֲשֶׁ֣ר יַ֭חְדָּו נַמְתִּ֣יק ס֑וֹד בְּבֵ֥ית
NAS: We who had sweet fellowship together
KJV: We took sweet counsel together,
INT: who together had fellowship the house

Proverbs 9:17
HEB: מַֽיִם־ גְּנוּבִ֥ים יִמְתָּ֑קוּ וְלֶ֖חֶם סְתָרִ֣ים
NAS: water is sweet; And bread
KJV: waters are sweet, and bread
INT: water Stolen is sweet and bread secret

5 Occurrences

Strong's Hebrew 4985
5 Occurrences

mā·ṯə·qū- — 1 Occ.
nam·tîq — 1 Occ.
tam·tîq — 1 Occ.
way·yim·tə·qū — 1 Occ.
yim·tā·qū — 1 Occ.

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