Word Summary
mattanah: a gift
Original Word: מַתָּנָה
Transliteration: mattanah
Phonetic Spelling: (mat-taw-naw')
Part of Speech: Noun Feminine
Short Definition: a gift
Meaning: a present, a sacrificial offering, a bribe
Strong's Concordance

Feminine of mattan; a present; specifically (in a good sense), a sacrificial offering, (in a bad sense) a bribe -- gift.

see HEBREW mattan


H4979. mattanah

I. מַתָּנָהnoun feminine gift; — absolute ׳מNumbers 18:6 4t.; construct מַתְּנַתDeuteronomy 16:17; plural מַתָּנֹתGenesis 25:6 +, construct מַתְּנֹתExodus 28:38, suffix מַתְּנֹתֵיכֶםEzekiel 20:31 +, etc.; — gift, Genesis 25:6 (J) Ezekiel 46:16-17, 2 Chronicles 21:3; offerings to ׳יExodus 28:38 (קָדְשֵׁיכֶם מַתְּנֹת‎), Leviticus 23:38 (distinguished from נֶדֶר‎ and נְדָבָה‎), 18:29 (compare מַתָּנָם18:11; — all P); rejected (idolatrous) offerings Ezekiel 20:26, 31, 39; יָדוֺ כְּמַתְּנַת אִישׁDeuteronomy 16:17 each man according to the gift of his hand, i.e. according to his ability; compare מ ׳לָקַחְתָּ בָאָדָםPsalm 68:19 thou (׳י‎) hast received gifts among men (i.e. either tribute gained by battle, compare Che, or the offerings of those who turn to ׳י‎ Hup-Now; > gifts consisting of men JDMich Hengst Bö Ew DeW); ׳מ‎ used of Levites, as God's gift to Aaron and his sons, Numbers 18:6, whose priesthood is מ ׳עֲבֹדַת18:7, i.e. a service which is a gift from God; לָאֶבְיֹנִים מַתָּנוֺתEsther 9:22 gifts to the poor; = bribe Proverbs 15:27; Ecclesiastes 7:7.