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
Definition
to become or be sweet or pleasant
NASB Translation
became sweet (1), feeds sweetly (1), gently cover (1), had sweet (1), sweet (2).

Brown-Driver-Briggs
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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