4384. makshelah
Lexical Summary
makshelah: something overthrown, a stumbling block
Original Word: מַכְשֵׁלָה
Transliteration: makshelah
Phonetic Spelling: (mak-shay-law')
Part of Speech: Noun Feminine
Short Definition: something overthrown, a stumbling block
Meaning: something overthrown, a stumbling block
Strong's Concordance
ruin, stumbling-block

Feminine from kashal; a stumbling-block, but only figuratively (fall, enticement (idol)) -- ruin, stumbling-block.

see HEBREW kashal


H4384. makshelah

מַכְשֵׁלָהnoun feminine 1. overthrown mass.

2 stumbling-block; —

1 figurative of kingdom Isaiah 3:6.

2 plural הַמַּכְשֵׁלוֺתZephaniah 1:3 stumbling-blocks = idols (compare מִכְשׁוֺל2c), but rather dubious; We thinks a gloss. SchwZAW x. (1890), 169 reads וְכִשַּׁלְתִּיand I will cause the wicked to stumble.

I. כשׁף‎ (√ of following; compare Arabic cut off, cut up, Syriac to pray (literally probably to cut oneself, see 1 Kings 18:28): so RsJ Phil. xiv. 125, 126ZMG 1886, 723; according to RS כֶּשֶׁף‎ is properly herbs etc. shredded into a magic brew).


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