מטּה מטּה 


matteh; mat-teh' or (fem.) mattah



Parts of Speech

n m

Root Word (Etymology)

from 5186

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 1352b

KJV Translation Count — 251x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: tribe (182), rod (52), staff (15), staves (1), tribe + 04294 (1)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. staff, branch, tribe
a. staff, rod, shaft
b. branch (of vine)
c. tribe
1. company led by chief with staff (originally)

Strong's Definitions

matteh, mat-teh'; or (feminine) mattah, mat-taw'; from 5186; a branch (as extending); figuratively, a tribe; also a rod, whether for chastising (figuratively, correction), ruling (a sceptre), throwing (a lance), or walking (a staff; figuratively, a support of life, e.g. bread): — rod, staff, tribe.

Concordance Results Using KJV

And he said, What pledge shall I give thee? And she said, Thy signet, and thy bracelets, and thy H4294 that is in thine hand. And he gave it her, and came in unto her, and she conceived by him.


When she was brought forth, she sent to her father in law, saying, By the man, whose these are, am I with child: and she said, Discern, I pray thee, whose are these, the signet, and bracelets, and H4294.


And the LORD said unto him, What is that in thine hand? And he said, A H4294.


And the LORD said unto Moses, Put forth thine hand, and take it by the tail. And he put forth his hand, and caught it, and it became a H4294 in his hand:


And thou shalt take this H4294 in thine hand, wherewith thou shalt do signs.


And Moses took his wife and his sons, and set them upon an ass, and he returned to the land of Egypt: and Moses took the H4294 of God in his hand.


When Pharaoh shall speak unto you, saying, Shew a miracle for you: then thou shalt say unto Aaron, Take thy H4294, and cast it before Pharaoh, and it shall become a serpent.


And Moses and Aaron went in unto Pharaoh, and they did so as the LORD had commanded: and Aaron cast down his H4294 before Pharaoh, and before his servants, and it became a serpent.


For they cast down every man his H4294, and they became serpents: but Aaron's H4294 swallowed up their H4294s.


Get thee unto Pharaoh in the morning; lo, he goeth out unto the water; and thou shalt stand by the river's brink against he come; and the H4294 which was turned to a serpent shalt thou take in thine hand.