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Bible Dictionary: Define Much Set By, Definition of Much Set By

highly esteemed

The phrase, "much set by" is only used twice in Scripture: in 1 Samuel 18:30 and 1 Samuel 26:24.  In the first case, it is a translation from a combination of two words, mᵉ'od, and yaqar.  In the second case, it is a translation from the single word, gadal.  See below for meanings.

03966 מאד mᵉ'od meh-ode'
from the same as 0181;;{ See TWOT on 1134}
AV-very 137, greatly 49, sore 23, exceeding 18, great 12, exceedingly 11, much 10, exceeding + 03966 6, exceedingly + 03966 5, diligently 4, good 3, might 2, mightily 2, misc 17; 299
1) exceedingly, much
2) might, force, abundance
n m
3) muchness, force, abundance, exceedingly
3a) force, might
3b) exceedingly, greatly, very (idioms showing magnitude or degree)
3b1) exceedingly
3b2) up to abundance, to a great degree, exceedingly
3b3) with muchness, muchness

03365 יקר yaqar yaw-kar'
a primitive root; v; {See TWOT on 905}
AV-precious 8, prised 1, set by 1, withdraw 1; 11
1) to esteem, be prized, be valuable, be precious, be costly, be appraised
1a) (Qal)
1a1) to be precious, be highly valued, be esteemed, be costly
1a2) to be appraised
1b) (Hiphil) to make something precious

01431 גדל gadal gaw-dal'
a primitive root; v; {See TWOT on 315}
AV-magnify 32, great 26, grow 14, nourish up 7, grow up 6, greater 5, misc 25; 115
1) to grow, become great or important, promote, make powerful, praise, magnify, do great things
1a) (Qal)
1a1) to grow up
1a2) to become great
1a3) to be magnified
1b) (Piel)
1b1) to cause to grow
1b2) to make great, powerful
1b3) to magnify
1c) (Pual) to be brought up
1d) (Hiphil)
1d1) to make great
1d2) to magnify
1d3) to do great things
1e) (Hithpael) to magnify oneself

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