מחשׁבת מחשׁבה 


machashabah; makh-ash-aw-baw' or machashebeth



Parts of Speech

n f

Root Word (Etymology)

from 2803

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 767d

KJV Translation Count — 56x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: thought (28), device (12), purpose (6), work (3), imaginations (3), cunning (1), devised (1), invented (1), means (1)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. thought, device
a. thought
b. device, plan, purpose
c. invention

Strong's Definitions

machashabah, makh-ash-aw-baw'; or machashebeth, makh-ash-eh'-beth; from 2803; a contrivance, i.e. (concretely) a texture, machine, or (abstractly) intention, plan (whether bad, a plot; or good, advice): — cunning (work), curious work, device(-sed), imagination, invented, means, purpose, thought.

Concordance Results Using KJV

And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the H4284s of his heart was only evil continually.


To devise H4284 H4284s, to H4284 in gold, and in silver, and in brass,


And to devise curious H4284s, to H4284 in gold, and in silver, and in brass,


And in the cutting of stones, to set them, and in carving of wood, to make any manner of H4284 H4284.


Them hath he filled with wisdom of heart, to H4284 all manner of H4284, of the engraver, and of the H4284 H4284man, and of the embroiderer, in blue, and in purple, in scarlet, and in fine linen, and of the weaver, even of them that do any H4284, and of those that devise H4284 H4284.


For we must needs die, and are as water spilt on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again; neither doth God respect any person: yet doth he devise H4284, that his banished be not expelled from him.


And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the LORD searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the H4284 of the H4284s: if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever.


O LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, our fathers, keep this for ever in the imagination of the H4284s of the heart of thy people, and prepare their heart unto thee:


The son of a woman of the daughters of Dan, and his father was a man of Tyre, skilful to H4284 in gold, and in silver, in brass, in iron, in stone, and in timber, in purple, in blue, and in fine linen, and in crimson; also to grave any manner of graving, and to find out every H4284 which shall be put to him, with thy H4284 men, and with the H4284 men of my lord David thy father.


And he made in Jerusalem engines, H4284 by H4284 men, to be on the towers and upon the bulwarks, to shoot arrows and great stones withal. And his name spread far abroad; for he was marvellously helped, till he was strong.