Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #4288: mchittah (pronounced mekh-it-taw')

from 2846; properly, a dissolution; concretely, a ruin, or (abstractly) consternation:--destruction, dismaying, ruin, terror.

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon:



1) destruction, ruin, terror, a breaking

1a) terror, dismay, object of terror

1b) ruin

Part of Speech: noun feminine

Relation: from H2846


This word is used 11 times:

Psalms 89:40: "his hedges; thou hast brought his strongholds to ruin."
Proverbs 10:14: "but the mouth of the foolish is near destruction."
Proverbs 10:15: "wealth is his strong city: the destruction of the poor is their poverty."
Proverbs 10:29: "of the LORD is strength to the upright: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity."
Proverbs 13:3: "his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction."
Proverbs 14:28: "honor: but in the want of people is the destruction of the prince."
Proverbs 18:7: "A fool's mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul."
Proverbs 21:15: "to the just to do judgment: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity."
Isaiah 54:14: "from oppression; for thou shalt not fear: and from terror; for it shall not"
Jeremiah 17:17: "Be not a terror unto me: thou art my hope in the day of evil."
Jeremiah 48:39: "so shall Moab be a derision and a dismaying to all them about"

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