Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

denominative from 4912

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 1258, 1258b

KJV Translation Count — 16x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: like (5), proverb (4), speak (2), use (2), become (1), compare (1), utter (1)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. to represent, liken, be like
a. (Niphal) to liken, be like, be similar
b. (Hiphil) to compare
c. (Hithpael) to become like
2. to speak in a proverb, use a proverb, speak in parables, speak in sentences of poetry
a. (Qal) to use a proverb, speak a parable or proverb
b. (Piel) to make a parable
1. maker of parables (participle)

Strong's Definitions

mashal, maw-shal'; denominative from 4912; to liken, i.e. (transitively) to use figurative language (an allegory, adage, song or the like); intransitively, to resemble: — be(-come) like, compare, use (as a) proverb, speak (in proverbs), utter.

Concordance Results Using KJV

Wherefore they that H4911 in H4911s say, Come into Heshbon, let the city of Sihon be built and prepared:


He hath cast me into the mire, and I am H4911 H4911 dust and ashes.


{A Psalm of David.} Unto thee will I cry, O LORD my rock; be not silent to me: lest, if thou be silent to me, I H4911 H4911 them that go down into the pit.


Nevertheless man being in honour abideth not: he is H4911 the beasts that perish.


Man that is in honour, and understandeth not, is H4911 the beasts that perish.


Hear me speedily, O LORD: my spirit faileth: hide not thy face from me, lest I be H4911 unto them that go down into the pit.


All they shall H4911 and say unto thee, Art thou also H4911 weak as we? art thou H4911 H4911 unto us?


To whom will ye H4911n me, and make me equal, and H4911 me, that we may be H4911?


Tell them therefore, Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will make this H4911 to cease, and they shall no more H4911 it as a H4911 in Israel; but say unto them, The days are at hand, and the effect of every vision.


Behold, every one that H4911th H4911s shall H4911 this H4911 against thee, saying, As is the mother, so is her daughter.