Word Summary
machats: to smite through, wound severely, shatter
Original Word: מָחַץ
Transliteration: machats
Phonetic Spelling: (maw-khats')
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to smite through, wound severely, shatter
Meaning: to dash asunder, to crush, smash, violently plunge, to subdue, destroy
Strong's Concordance
dip, pierce through, smite through, strike through, wound

A primitive root; to dash asunder; by implication, to crush, smash or violently plunge; figuratively, to subdue or destroy -- dip, pierce (through), smite (through), strike through, wound.


H4272. machats

מָחַץverb smite through, wound severely, shatter (poetry) (Assyrian ma—âƒu, smite, wound, DlHWB 398; Arabic churn; beat or agitate the milk, etc.; Sabean מחֿץֿ‎ DHMZXG xxx. 1876, 684; xxxvii. 1883, 338; Burgen u. Schlösser (SB. xcvii. 1881), 965 (of stone-cutter's work), HomChrestom. 127; Ethiopic ); —

Qal Perfect3masculine singular ׳מJob 26:12 3t.; וּמחֲצָהJudges 5:26 etc.; Imperfect יִמְחַץJob 5:18; Psalm 68:22; 1singular suffix אֶמְחָצֵם18:39; ׳וָא2 Samuel 22:39; — smite through, followed by ראֹשׁוֺ‎, of Jael, Judges 5:26 ("" חָלַף מָחַק, הָלַם,‎); of Israel, shattering enemies, יִמ ׳חִצָּיוNumbers 24:8 (object omitted; "" יְגָרֵם עַצְמֹתֵיהֶם‎) compare 24:17 (object מוֺאָב ַמּאֲתֵי‎); compare Psalm 18:39 = 2 Samuel 22:39; of ׳י‎,smiting through or shattering his foes, Psalm 110:5; their heads 110:6; 68:22; Habakkuk 3:13, loins Deuteronomy 33:1; compare Job 26:12 object רַהַב‎, q. v.; absolute, Deuteronomy 32:39 (opposed to רָפָא‎; "" clause וַאֲחַיֶּה אָמִית‎) compare Job 5:18 (opposed to רָפָא‎, "" clause וְיֶחְבָּ֑שׁ יַכְאִיב‎). For בְּדָם רגלך תִּמְחַץPsalm 68:24, read תִּרְחַץ‎ (58:11), Ol Br Che Bae We.