H4609 מעלה - Strong's Hebrew Lexicon Number

Feminine of H4608; elevation, that is, the act (literally a journey to a higher place, figuratively a thought arising), or (concretely) the condition (literally a step or grade mark, figuratively a superiority of station); specifically a climactic progression (in certain Psalms)

KJV Usage: things that come up, (high) degree, deal, go up, stair, step, story.

Brown-Driver-Briggs' Hebrew Definitions



1. what comes up, thoughts
2. step, stair
a. step, stair
b. steps (of sundial)
c. stories (of heaven)
d. ascent
e. song of ascent
1. to the three great pilgrim feasts (Psalm titles)
Origin: from H4608
TWOT: 1624L,1624m
Parts of Speech: Noun Feminine

View how H4609 מעלה is used in the Bible

First 30 of 33 occurrences of H4609 מעלה

Exodus 20:26 by steps
1 Kings 10:19 steps,
1 Kings 10:20 steps:
2 Kings 9:13 of the stairs,
2 Kings 20:9 degrees,
2 Kings 20:9 degrees?
2 Kings 20:10 degrees:
2 Kings 20:10 degrees.
2 Kings 20:11 degrees
2 Kings 20:11 by
2 Kings 20:11 on the dial
1 Chronicles 17:17 of high degree,
2 Chronicles 9:18 steps
2 Chronicles 9:19 steps.
Ezra 7:9 to go
Nehemiah 3:15 and to the stairs
Nehemiah 12:37 by the stairs
Psalms 132:1 of degrees.
Isaiah 38:8 of the degrees,
Isaiah 38:8 dial
Isaiah 38:8 degrees
Isaiah 38:8 degrees,
Isaiah 38:8 by which degrees
Ezekiel 11:5 the things that come
Ezekiel 40:6 its steps,
Ezekiel 40:22 steps;
Ezekiel 40:26 steps
Ezekiel 40:31 steps.
Ezekiel 40:34 steps.
Ezekiel 40:37 steps.

Distinct usage

4 steps.
2 degrees,
2 steps
2 degrees
1 by steps
1 steps,
1 steps:
1 degrees?
1 degrees:
1 degrees.
1 to go
1 and to the stairs
1 by the stairs
1 of degrees.
1 of the degrees,
1 dial
1 by which degrees
1 its steps,
1 and he brought me by the steps
1 and its stairs
1 his chambers
1 the things that come
1 by
1 on the dial
1 steps;
1 of the stairs,
1 of high degree,

Corresponding Greek Words

maalah G304 ana bathmos
maalah G898 bathmos
maelah G1883 ep ano *

Related words


H4608 מעלה ma‛ăleh

From H5927; an elevation, that is, (concretely) acclivity or platform; abstractly (the relation or state) a rise or (figuratively) priority

KJV Usage: ascent, before, chiefest, cliff, that goeth up, going up, hill, mounting up, stairs.

H4604 מעל ma‛al
From H4608; treachery, that is, sin

KJV Usage: falsehood, grievously, sore, transgression, trespass, X very.

H4610 מעלה עקרבּים ma‛ălêh ‛aqrabbı̂ym
מעלה עקרבּים
ma‛ălêh ‛aqrabbı̂ym
mah-al-ay' ak-rab-beem'
From H4608 and (the plural of) H6137; Steep of Scorpions, a place in the Desert

KJV Usage: Maaleh-accrabim, the ascent (going up) of Akrabbim.