4069. maddua
Strong's Concordance
maddua: why? for what reason?
Original Word: מַדּ֫וּעַ
Part of Speech: Adverb
Transliteration: maddua
Phonetic Spelling: (mad-doo'-ah)
Short Definition: why
מַדּוּעַ61 and :(Exodus 18:19) מַדֻּעַ

adverb wherefore? (probably contracted from מַהיָּֿדוּעַ what being known ? i.e. from what motive? so Ges Ew§325 c Ol§223 f, compare in Greek τί μαθών;) — wherefore? on what account ? Genesis 26:27 מַדּוּעַ בָּאתֶם אֵלָ֑י, Genesis 40:7; Exodus 1:18; Exodus 2:18; Exodus 3:8 (in an indirect question), Exodus 5:14; Exodus 18:14; Leviticus 10:17; Joshua 17:14 (all in Hexateuch), Judges 5:28 (twice in verse); 2 Samuel 3:7; 2 Samuel 11:10 etc., Isaiah 5:4; Isaiah 50:2; Isaiah 63:2 (all in Isaiah); in Jeremiah 16 t., oft, rhetorically, after a double question introduced by הֲאִ֗֗֗ם, expressing affected surprise: Jeremiah 2:14 (see Gf) is Israel a slave (unable to defend himself)? wherefore, then, is he become a prey? (some other cause must therefore be found for Israel's misfortune), Jeremiah 2:31; Jeremiah 8:5,19,22; Jeremiah 14:19; Jeremiah 22:28; Jeremiah 49:1, compare Jeremiah 30:6; Job 3:12; Job 18:8 (never in Psalms).

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
how, wherefore, why

Or madduaa {mad-doo'-ah}; from mah and the passive participle of yada'; what (is) known?; i.e. (by implication) (adverbially) why? -- how, wherefore, why.

see HEBREW mah

see HEBREW yada'

Forms and Transliterations
וּמַדּ֕וּעַ וּמַדּ֖וּעַ וּמַדּ֙וּעַ֙ וּמַדּ֛וּעַ וּמַדּ֜וּעַ וּמַדּ֥וּעַ וּמַדּוּעַ֩ ומדוע מַ֝דּ֗וּעַ מַ֠דּוּעַ מַ֭דּוּעַ מַדֻּ֛עַ מַדּ֖וּעַ מַדּ֗וּעַ מַדּ֙וּעַ֙ מַדּ֛וּעַ מַדּ֜וּעַ מַדּ֡וּעַ מַדּ֣וּעַ מַדּ֣וּעַ ׀ מַדּ֤וּעַ מַדּ֥וּעַ מַדּ֧וּעַ מַדּ֨וּעַ מַדּוּעַ֩ מדוע מדע mad·du·a‘ mad·dū·a‘ madDua maddua‘ maddūa‘ ū·mad·dū·a‘ umadDua ūmaddūa‘
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72 Occurrences

mad·dū·a‘ — 62 Occ.
ū·mad·dū·a‘ — 10 Occ.

Genesis 26:27
HEB: אֲלֵהֶם֙ יִצְחָ֔ק מַדּ֖וּעַ בָּאתֶ֣ם אֵלָ֑י
NAS: said to them, Why have you come
KJV: said unto them, Wherefore come
INT: and Isaac Why come about

Genesis 40:7
HEB: אֲדֹנָ֖יו לֵאמֹ֑ר מַדּ֛וּעַ פְּנֵיכֶ֥ם רָעִ֖ים
NAS: house, Why are your faces
INT: his master's saying Why are your faces sad

Exodus 1:18
HEB: וַיֹּ֣אמֶר לָהֶ֔ן מַדּ֥וּעַ עֲשִׂיתֶ֖ן הַדָּבָ֣ר
NAS: and said to them, Why have you done
KJV: and said unto them, Why have ye done
INT: the midwives and said Why done thing

Exodus 2:18
HEB: אֲבִיהֶ֑ן וַיֹּ֕אמֶר מַדּ֛וּעַ מִהַרְתֶּ֥ן בֹּ֖א
NAS: he said, Why have you come
KJV: he said, How [is it that] ye are come
INT: their father said Why soon come

Exodus 3:3
HEB: הַגָּדֹ֖ל הַזֶּ֑ה מַדּ֖וּעַ לֹא־ יִבְעַ֥ר
NAS: sight, why the bush
KJV: sight, why the bush
INT: marvelous this why is not burned

Exodus 5:14
HEB: פַרְעֹ֖ה לֵאמֹ֑ר מַדּ֡וּעַ לֹא֩ כִלִּיתֶ֨ם
NAS: and were asked, Why have you not completed
INT: Pharaoh's and were asked Why not completed

Exodus 18:14
HEB: עֹשֶׂה֙ לָעָ֔ם מַדּ֗וּעַ אַתָּ֤ה יוֹשֵׁב֙
NAS: for the people? Why do you alone
INT: you are doing the people how you sit

Leviticus 10:17
HEB: מַדּ֗וּעַ לֹֽא־ אֲכַלְתֶּ֤ם
NAS: Why did you not eat the sin offering
INT: Why not eat

Numbers 12:8
HEB: יְהוָ֖ה יַבִּ֑יט וּמַדּ֙וּעַ֙ לֹ֣א יְרֵאתֶ֔ם
NAS: of the LORD. Why then were you not afraid
INT: of the LORD beholds Why not afraid

Numbers 16:3
HEB: וּבְתוֹכָ֖ם יְהוָ֑ה וּמַדּ֥וּעַ תִּֽתְנַשְּׂא֖וּ עַל־
NAS: is in their midst; so why do you exalt
INT: their midst and the LORD why exalt above

Joshua 17:14
HEB: יְהוֹשֻׁ֖עַ לֵאמֹ֑ר מַדּוּעַ֩ נָתַ֨תָּה לִּ֜י
NAS: saying, Why have you given
INT: to Joshua saying Why given an inheritance

Judges 5:28
HEB: בְּעַ֣ד הָֽאֶשְׁנָ֑ב מַדּ֗וּעַ בֹּשֵׁ֤שׁ רִכְבּוֹ֙
NAS: the lattice, 'Why does his chariot
INT: through the lattice Why long his chariot

Judges 5:28
HEB: רִכְבּוֹ֙ לָב֔וֹא מַדּ֣וּעַ אֶֽחֱר֔וּ פַּעֲמֵ֖י
NAS: in coming? Why do the hoofbeats
INT: his chariot coming Why delay the hoofbeats

Judges 9:28
HEB: אֲבִ֣י שְׁכֶ֔ם וּמַדּ֖וּעַ נַעַבְדֶ֥נּוּ אֲנָֽחְנוּ׃
NAS: of Shechem; but why should we serve
INT: the father of Shechem why serve ourselves

Judges 11:7
HEB: מִבֵּ֣ית אָבִ֑י וּמַדּ֜וּעַ בָּאתֶ֤ם אֵלַי֙
NAS: house? So why have you come
INT: court my father's have you come to me

Judges 11:26
HEB: מֵא֖וֹת שָׁנָ֑ה וּמַדּ֥וּעַ לֹֽא־ הִצַּלְתֶּ֖ם
NAS: years, why did you not recover
INT: hundred years why not recover

Judges 12:1
HEB: וַיֹּאמְר֨וּ לְיִפְתָּ֜ח מַדּ֣וּעַ ׀ עָבַ֣רְתָּ ׀ לְהִלָּחֵ֣ם
NAS: to Jephthah, Why did you cross over
INT: and said to Jephthah Why cross to fight

Ruth 2:10
HEB: וַתֹּ֣אמֶר אֵלָ֗יו מַדּוּעַ֩ מָצָ֨אתִי חֵ֤ן
NAS: and said to him, Why have I found
INT: and said to him Why found favor

1 Samuel 20:2
HEB: אֶת־ אָזְנִ֑י וּמַדּוּעַ֩ יַסְתִּ֨יר אָבִ֥י
NAS: disclosing it to me. So why should my father
INT: disclosing So why hide my father

1 Samuel 20:27
HEB: יְהוֹנָתָ֣ן בְּנ֔וֹ מַדּ֜וּעַ לֹא־ בָ֧א
NAS: his son, Why has the son
INT: Jonathan his son Why not come

1 Samuel 21:2
HEB: וַיֹּ֤אמֶר לוֹ֙ מַדּ֤וּעַ אַתָּה֙ לְבַדֶּ֔ךָ
INT: David said how you alone

2 Samuel 3:7
HEB: אֶל־ אַבְנֵ֔ר מַדּ֥וּעַ בָּ֖אתָה אֶל־
NAS: to Abner, Why have you gone
INT: to Abner Why gone had a

2 Samuel 11:10
HEB: אַתָּ֣ה בָ֔א מַדּ֖וּעַ לֹֽא־ יָרַ֥דְתָּ
NAS: from a journey? Why did you not go down
INT: you come how not down

2 Samuel 11:20
HEB: וְאָמַ֣ר לְךָ֔ מַדּ֛וּעַ נִגַּשְׁתֶּ֥ם אֶל־
NAS: and he says to you, 'Why did you go so near
INT: the king's says Why go to

2 Samuel 12:9
HEB: מַדּ֜וּעַ בָּזִ֣יתָ ׀ אֶת־
NAS: Why have you despised the word
INT: Why despised the word

72 Occurrences

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