Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #4229: machah (pronounced maw-khaw')

a primitive root; properly, to stroke or rub; by implication, to erase; also to smooth (as if with oil), i.e. grease or make fat; also to touch, i.e. reach to:--abolish, blot out, destroy, full of marrow, put out, reach unto, X utterly, wipe (away, out).

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon:


1) to wipe, wipe out

1a) (Qal)

1a1) to wipe

1a2) to blot out, obliterate

1a3) to blot out, exterminate

1b) (Niphal)

1b1) to be wiped out

1b2) to be blotted out

1b3) to be exterminated

1c) (Hiphil) to blot out (from memory)

2) (Qal) to strike

3) (Pual) full of marrow (participle)

Part of Speech: verb

Relation: a primitive root

Same Word by TWOT Number: 1178, 1179, 1181c


This word is used 36 times:

Genesis 6:7: "And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from"
Genesis 7:4: "living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth."
Genesis 7:23: "And every living substance was destroyed which was upon the face of the ground,"
Genesis 7:23: "the creeping things, and the fowl of the heaven; and they were destroyed from the earth: and Noah"
Exodus 17:14: "it in the ears of Joshua: for I will utterly put out the remembrance of Amalek"
Exodus 17:14: "it in the ears of Joshua: for I will utterly put out the remembrance of Amalek"
Exodus 32:32: "their sin; and if not, blot me, I pray thee, out of thy book which"
Exodus 32:33: "Moses, Whosoever hath sinned against me, him will I blot out of my book."
Numbers 5:23: "curses in a book, and he shall blot them out with the bitter water:"
Numbers 34:11: "on the east side of Ain; and the border shall descend, and shall reach unto the side"
Deuteronomy 9:14: "Let me alone, that I may destroy them, and blot out their name from under"
Deuteronomy 25:6: "which is dead, that his name be not put out of Israel."
Deuteronomy 25:19: "the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance to possess it, that thou shalt blot out the remembrance"
Deuteronomy 29:20: "book shall lie upon him, and the LORD shall blot out his name from under"
Judges 21:17: "of Benjamin, that a tribe be not destroyed out of Israel."
2 Kings 14:27: "And the LORD said not that he would blot out the name of Israel from under"
2 Kings 21:13: "and the plummet of the house of Ahab: and I will wipe Jerusalem as a man wipeth"
2 Kings 21:13: "Jerusalem as a man wipeth a dish, wiping it, and turning"
2 Kings 21:13: "a man wipeth a dish, wiping it, and turning it upside down."
Nehemiah 4:5: "not their iniquity, and let not their sin be blotted out from before thee: for"
Nehemiah 13:14: "me, O my God, concerning this, and wipe not out my good deeds that I have done"
Psalms 9:5: "the heathen, thou hast destroyed the wicked, thou hast put out their name forever and ever."
Psalms 51:1: "according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions."
Psalms 51:9: "Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities."
Psalms 69:28: " Let them be blotted out of the book of the living, and not be written with the righteous."
Psalms 109:13: "and in the generation following let their name be blotted out."
Psalms 109:14: "and let not the sin of his mother be blotted out."
Proverbs 6:33: "shall he get; and his reproach shall not be wiped away."
Proverbs 30:20: "of an adulterous woman; she eateth, and wipeth her mouth, and saith, I have done no"
Proverbs 31:3: "thy strength unto women, nor thy ways to that which destroyeth kings."
Isaiah 25:6: "a feast of wines on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined."
Isaiah 25:8: "in victory; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from off all"
Isaiah 43:25: "I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember"
Isaiah 44:22: " I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgressions, and, as a cloud, thy sins: return unto me; for"
Jeremiah 18:23: "not their iniquity, neither blot out their sin from thy sight, but let them be"
Ezekiel 6:6: "and your images may be cut down, and your works may be abolished."

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