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Lexicon :: Strong's H2076 - zāḇaḥ

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Strong’s Definitions

זָבַח zâbach, zaw-bakh'; a primitive root; to slaughter an animal (usually in sacrifice):—kill, offer, (do) sacrifice, slay.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 134x

The KJV translates Strong's H2076 in the following manner: sacrifice (85x), offer (39x), kill (5x), slay (5x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 134x
The KJV translates Strong's H2076 in the following manner: sacrifice (85x), offer (39x), kill (5x), slay (5x).
  1. to slaughter, kill, sacrifice, slaughter for sacrifice

    1. (Qal)

      1. to slaughter for sacrifice

      2. to slaughter for eating

      3. to slaughter in divine judgment

    2. (Piel) to sacrifice, offer sacrifice

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
זָבַח zâbach, zaw-bakh'; a primitive root; to slaughter an animal (usually in sacrifice):—kill, offer, (do) sacrifice, slay.
STRONGS H2076: Abbreviations
זָבַח 134 verb slaughter for sacrifice (Late Hebrew id., Phoenician זבח; Assyrian Zibû DlPr 174 compare LotzTP 174; Arabic ذَبَحَ, Sabean דֿבח CISiv. 1, 2, No. 74 l. 11. 12; Aramaic H1684 דְּבַח, OfbD, Ethiopic ዘብሐ፡)
Qal112 Perfect ז׳ 1 Kings 8:63; 1 Kings 13:2, זָבַחְתָּ Exodus 20:24 + 3 times, זָבַחְתִּי Ezekiel 39:19, וָֽבְחוּ Exodus 34:15; Leviticus 17:5, זְבַחְתֶּם Exodus 8:24, זָבַחְנוּ Exodus 8:23; Imperfect וַיִּזְבַּח Genesis 31:54 + 14 times; 2nd person masculine singular suffix תִּזְבָּחֶנּוּ Deuteronomy 15:21, 2nd person feminine singular suffix וַתִּזְבָּחִים Ezekiel 16:20, 1st person singular אֶזְבַּח Psalm 116:17, אֶזְבְּחָה Psalm 27:6; Psalm 54:8; Jonah 2:10; 2nd person masculine plural תִּזְבְּחוּ Leviticus 19:5 + 2 times, תִּזְבָּ֑חוּ Leviticus 22:29 + 2 times; 1st person plural נִזְבְּחָה Exodus 3:18 +, etc. (61 times Imperfect); Imperative זְבַח Psalm 50:14, זִבְחוּ Exodus 8:21; Psalm 4:6; Infinitive construct זְבֹחַ 1 Samuel 15:15 + 14 times, לִזְבּוֺחַ 2 Chronicles 11:16, בְּזָבְחוֺ 2 Samuel 15:12; Participle active זֹבֵחַ Exodus 13:15 + 8 times, זוֺבֵחַ Isaiah 66:3, plural זֹבְחִים Leviticus 17:5 + (20 times Participle) — I. slaughter for sacrifice
1. with accusative of
a. kind of sacrifice זֶבַח ז׳ Genesis 31:54 +, † פֶּסַח Deuteronomy 16:2, 5, 6, † שְׁלָמְים Deuteronomy 27:7; Joshua 8:31, † תּוֺדָה Psalm 50:14; Psalm 50:23, † עֹלוֺת ושׁלמים Exodus 20:24 (E).
b. victims,
(α) animals † בָּקָר וָצאֹן 1 Kings 8:63; Numbers 22:40, † צאן ובקר 2 Chronicles 18:2, † הַבְּרִיאָה Ezekiel 34:3, † רֶחֶם כָּל־פֶּטֶר Exodus 13:15 (J); † וְאֵילִים פָּרִים 1 Chronicles 15:26, שׁוֺר וָשֶׂה Deuteronomy 17:1;
(β) mankind † בָּנִים וּבָנוֺת Psalm 106:37; Ezekiel 16:20, † זֹבְחֵי אָדָם sacrificers of mankind Hosea 13:2 (so Ra AE Hi Wü MV; men that sacrifice AV RV after Ki, so Pu Ew Ke Now Che SS).
c.תּוֺעֲבַת מִצְרַיִם Exodus 8:22 (twice in verse) (E), מָשְׁחָתMalachi 1:14.
2. absolute 1 Samuel 1:5
3. with לְ of deity, †לְדָגוֺן Judges 16:23, † לַשְּׂעִירִם Leviticus 17:7 (H), † לַשֵּׁדִים Deuteronomy 32:17; Psalm 106:37; other gods Exodus 34:15 (JE) +; but usually ליהוה Exodus 3:18 + 9 times J E, Leviticus 17:5; Leviticus 19:5; Leviticus 22:29 (all H, not elsewhere in P), Deuteronomy 15:21; Deuteronomy 16:2; Deuteronomy 17:1; 1 Samuel 1:3 +; † לֵאלֹהֵי אָבִיו Genesis 46:1 (E), לאלהים Psalm 50:14, † לאדני Malachi 1:14.
4. with local prep. בְּ Genesis 31:54 (E) +, עַל Exodus 20:24 (E) +; לפני Leviticus 9:4 (P) +, על פני השׂדה Leviticus 17:5 (H).
II. slaughter for eating (connected also with sacrifice, as all eating of flesh among ancient Hebrews was sacrificial, RSSemitic 219) 1 Samuel 28:24 (fat calf for Saul), Ezekiel 34:3 (fat sheep for shepherds), 2 Chronicles 18:2 (sheep and oxen for Jehoshaphat, with לְ of person); compare Deuteronomy 12:15 Deuteronomy 12:21 (absolute), 1 Kings 19:21.
III. slaughter in divine judgment Ezekiel 39:17-19 with accusative זִבְחִי (Gog and Magog as feast for vultures), 1 Kings 13:2; 2 Kings 23:20 (priests of high-places on their own altars).
Pi. 22 Perfect זִבַּח 2 Chronicles 33:22, זִבְּחוּ Psalm 106:38, זִבֵּ֑חוּ Hosea 12:12; Imperfect יְזַבֵּחַ Habakkuk 1:16, יְזַבֵּ֑חוּ Hosea 4:13, 14; Hosea 11:2 (7 times Imperfect); Infinitive construct לְֹזַבֵּחַ 1 Kings 12:32; Participle מְזַבֵּחַ 1 Kings 3:3, plural מְזַבְּחִים 2 Chronicles 5:6 + 8 times, מְזַבְּחוֺת 1 Kings 11:8; — sacrifice,
1. of the abundant sacrifices made to Yahweh by Solomon 1 Kings 8:5 2 Chronicles 5:6, and Hezekiah 2 Chronicles 30:22, and probably intensive; but
2. elsewhere of sacrifice to other deities, possibly iterative in some cases, but certainly not in all: לַבְּעָלִים Hosea 11:2, לֵאלֹהֵיהֶן 1 Kings 11:8, לַעֲגָלִים 1 Kings 12:32, לְחֶרְמוֺ Habakkuk 1:16, לַעֲצַבֵּי כְנָ֑עַן Psalm 106:38, לֵאלֹהֵי דַּרְמֶשֶׂק 2 Chronicles 28:23, לְכָל־הַפְּסִילִים 2 Chronicles 33:22; or in unlawful places עַלרָֿאשֵׁי הֶהָרִים Hosea 4:13 compare Hosea 4:14, בַּגִּלְגָּל Hosea 12:12, בַּבָּמוֺת 1 Kings 3:2, 3; 1 Kings 22:44; 2 Kings 12:4; 2 Kings 14:4; 2 Kings 15:4; 2 Kings 15:35, 16:4 2 Chronicles 28:4. It is used without direct object Hosea 4:14 and often; also with accusative of victim שְׁוָרִים Hosea 12:12 צאֹן וּבָקָר 1 Kings 8:5 2 Chronicles 5:6; sons and daughters Psalm 106:38, זִבְחֵי שְׁלָמִים 2 Chronicles 30:22.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


31:54; 31:54; 31:54; 46:1


3:18; 3:18; 8:21; 8:22; 8:23; 8:24; 13:15; 13:15; 20:24; 20:24; 20:24; 34:15; 34:15


9:4; 17:5; 17:5; 17:5; 17:5; 17:7; 19:5; 19:5; 22:29; 22:29




12:15; 12:21; 15:21; 15:21; 16:2; 16:2; 16:5; 16:6; 17:1; 17:1; 27:7; 32:17





1 Samuel

1:3; 1:5; 15:15; 28:24

2 Samuel


1 Kings

3:2; 3:3; 3:3; 8:5; 8:5; 8:63; 8:63; 11:8; 11:8; 12:32; 12:32; 13:2; 13:2; 19:21; 22:44

2 Kings

12:4; 14:4; 15:4; 15:35; 16:4; 23:20

1 Chronicles


2 Chronicles

5:6; 5:6; 5:6; 11:16; 18:2; 18:2; 28:4; 28:23; 30:22; 30:22; 33:22; 33:22


4:6; 27:6; 50:14; 50:14; 50:14; 50:23; 106:37; 106:37; 106:38; 106:38; 106:38; 116:17




16:20; 16:20; 34:3; 34:3; 39:17; 39:18; 39:19; 39:19


4:13; 4:13; 4:14; 4:14; 4:14; 11:2; 11:2; 12:12; 12:12; 12:12; 13:2




1:16; 1:16


1:14; 1:14

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H2076 matches the Hebrew זָבַח (zāḇaḥ),
which occurs 134 times in 127 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 3 (Gen 31:54–1Sa 15:15)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:54 - Ya`akov offered a sacrifice in the mountain, and called his relatives to eat bread. They ate bread, and stayed all night in the mountain.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:1 - Yisra'el traveled with all that he had, and came to Be'er-Sheva, and offered sacrifices to the God of his father, Yitzchak.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 3:18 - They will listen to your voice, and you shall come, you and the Zakenim of Yisra'el, to the king of Mitzrayim, and you shall tell him, 'The LORD, the God of the Hebrews, has met with us. Now please let us go three days' journey into the wilderness, that we may sacrifice to the LORD, our God.'
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:3 - They said, "The God of the Hebrews has met with us. Please let us go three days' journey into the wilderness, and sacrifice to the LORD, our God, lest he fall on us with pestilence, or with the sword."
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:8 - The number of the bricks, which they made before, you require from them. You shall not diminish anything of it, for they are idle; therefore they cry, saying, 'Let us go and sacrifice to our God.'
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:17 - But he said, "You are idle! You are idle! Therefore you say, 'Let us go and sacrifice to the LORD.'
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:8 - Then Par`oh called for Moshe and Aharon, and said, "Entreat the LORD, that he take away the frogs from me, and from my people; and I will let the people go, that they may sacrifice to the LORD."
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:25 - Par`oh called for Moshe and for Aharon, and said, "Go, sacrifice to your God in the land!"
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:26 - Moshe said, "It isn't appropriate to do so; for we shall sacrifice the abomination of the Mitzrim to the LORD our God. Behold, shall we sacrifice the abomination of the Mitzrim before their eyes, and won't they stone us?
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:27 - We will go three days' journey into the wilderness, and sacrifice to the LORD our God, as he shall command us."
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:28 - Par`oh said, "I will let you go, that you may sacrifice to the LORD your God in the wilderness, only you shall not go very far away. Pray for me."
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:29 - Moshe said, "Behold, I go out from you, and I will pray to the LORD that the swarms of flies may depart from Par`oh, from his servants, and from his people, tomorrow; only don't let Par`oh deal deceitfully any more in not letting the people go to sacrifice to the LORD."
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 13:15 - and it happened, when Par`oh would hardly let us go, that the LORD killed all the firstborn in the land of Mitzrayim, both the firstborn of man, and the firstborn of animal. Therefore I sacrifice to the LORD all that opens the womb, being males; but all the firstborn of my sons I redeem.'
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 20:24 - You shall make an altar of eretz for me, and shall sacrifice on it your burnt offerings and your peace-offerings, your sheep and your oxen. In every place where I record my name I will come to you and I will bless you.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:20 - "He who sacrifices to any god, except to the LORD only, shall be utterly destroyed.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:18 - "You shall not offer the blood of my sacrifice with leavened bread, neither shall the fat of my feast remain all night until the morning.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 24:5 - He sent young men of the children of Yisra'el, who offered burnt offerings and sacrificed peace-offerings of oxen to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:8 - They have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them. They have made themselves a molten calf, and have worshiped it, and have sacrificed to it, and said, 'These are your gods, Yisra'el, which brought you up out of the land of Mitzrayim.'"
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 34:15 - Don't make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, lest they play the prostitute after their gods, and sacrifice to their gods, and one call you and you eat of his sacrifice;
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 9:4 - and an ox and a ram for shalom offerings, to sacrifice before the LORD; and a meal offering mixed with oil: for today the LORD appears to you.'"
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 17:5 - This is to the end that the children of Yisra'el may bring their sacrifices, which they sacrifice in the open field, that they may bring them to the LORD, to the door of the Tent of Meeting, to the Kohen, and sacrifice them for sacrifices of shalom offerings to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 17:7 - They shall no more sacrifice their sacrifices to the goat idols, after which they play the prostitute. This shall be a statute forever to them throughout their generations.'
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:5 - "'When you offer a sacrifice of shalom offerings to the LORD, you shall offer it so that you may be accepted.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:29 - "When you sacrifice a sacrifice of thanksgiving to the LORD, you shall sacrifice it so that you may be accepted.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:40 - Balak sacrificed oxen and sheep, and sent to Bil`am, and to the princes who were with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 12:15 - Notwithstanding, you may kill and eat flesh within all your gates, after all the desire of your soul, according to the blessing of the LORD your God which he has given you: the unclean and the clean may eat of it, as of the gazelle, and as of the hart.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 12:21 - If the place which the LORD your God shall choose, to put his name there, be too far from you, then you shall kill of your herd and of your flock, which the LORD has given you, as I have commanded you; and you may eat within your gates, after all the desire of your soul.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:21 - If it have any blemish, as if it be lame or blind, any ill blemish whatever, you shall not sacrifice it to the LORD your God.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:2 - You shall sacrifice the Pesach to the LORD your God, of the flock and the herd, in the place which the LORD shall choose, to cause his name to dwell there.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:4 - There shall be no yeast seen with you in all your borders seven days; neither shall any of the flesh, which you sacrifice the first day at even, remain all night until the morning.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:5 - You may not sacrifice the Pesach within any of your gates, which the LORD your God gives you;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:6 - but at the place which the LORD your God shall choose, to cause his name to dwell in, there you shall sacrifice the Pesach at even, at the going down of the sun, at the season that you came forth out of Mitzrayim.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 17:1 - You shall not sacrifice to the LORD your God an ox, or a sheep, in which is a blemish, or anything evil; for that is an abomination to the LORD your God.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 18:3 - This shall be the Kohanim' due from the people, from those who offer a sacrifice, whether it be ox or sheep, that they shall give to the Kohen the shoulder, and the two cheeks, and the maw.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:7 - and you shall sacrifice peace-offerings, and shall eat there; and you shall rejoice before the LORD your God.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:17 - They sacrificed to demons, which were no God, To gods that they didn't know, To new gods that came up of late, Which your fathers didn't dread.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:19 - They shall call the peoples to the mountain; There shall they offer sacrifices of righteousness: For they shall suck the abundance of the seas, The hidden treasures of the sand.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:31 - as Moshe the servant of the LORD commanded the children of Yisra'el, as it is written in the book of the law of Moshe, an altar of uncut stones, on which no man had lifted up any iron: and they offered thereon burnt offerings to the LORD, and sacrificed peace-offerings.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 2:5 - They called the name of that place Bokhim: and they sacrificed there to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:23 - The lords of the Pelishtim gathered them together to offer a great sacrifice to Dagon their god, and to rejoice; for they said, Our god has delivered Shimshon our enemy into our hand.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 1:3 - This man went up out of his city from year to year to worship and to sacrifice to the LORD of Hosts in Shiloh. The two sons of `Eli, Hofni and Pinechas, Kohanim to the LORD, were there.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 1:4 - When the day came that Elkana sacrificed, he gave to Peninnah his wife, and to all her sons and her daughters, portions:
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 1:21 - The man Elkana, and all his house, went up to offer to the LORD the yearly sacrifice, and his vow.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:13 - The custom of the Kohanim with the people was that when any man offered sacrifice, the Kohen's servant came, while the flesh was boiling, with a flesh-hook of three teeth in his hand;
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:15 - Yes, before they burnt the fat, the Kohen's servant came, and said to the man who sacrificed, Give flesh to roast for the Kohen; for he will not have boiled flesh of you, but raw.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:19 - Moreover his mother made him a little robe, and brought it to him from year to year, when she came up with her husband to offer the yearly sacrifice.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 6:15 - The Levites took down the ark of the LORD, and the coffer that was with it, in which the jewels of gold were, and put them on the great stone: and the men of Beth-shemesh offered burnt offerings and sacrificed sacrifices the same day to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:8 - You shall go down before me to Gilgal; and, behold, I will come down to you, to offer burnt offerings, and to sacrifice sacrifices of peace-offerings: seven days shall you wait, until I come to you, and show you what you shall do.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 11:15 - All the people went to Gilgal; and there they made Sha'ul king before the LORD in Gilgal; and there they offered sacrifices of peace-offerings before the LORD; and there Sha'ul and all the men of Yisra'el rejoiced greatly.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:15 - Sha'ul said, They have brought them from the `Amaleki: for the people spared the best of the sheep and of the oxen, to sacrifice to the LORD your God; and the rest we have utterly destroyed.

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