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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 - Then Jacob offered H2076 sacrifice upon the mount, and called his brethren to eat bread: and they did eat bread, and tarried all night in the mount.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:1 - And Israel took his journey with all that he had, and came to Beersheba, and offered H2076 sacrifices unto the God of his father Isaac.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 3:18 - And they shall hearken to thy voice: and thou shalt come, thou and the elders of Israel, unto the king of Egypt, and ye shall say unto him, The LORD God of the Hebrews hath met with us: and now let us go, we beseech thee, three days' journey into the wilderness, that we may sacrifice H2076 to the LORD our God.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:3 - And they said, The God of the Hebrews hath met with us: let us go, we pray thee, three days' journey into the desert, and sacrifice H2076 unto the LORD our God; lest he fall upon us with pestilence, or with the sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:8 - And the tale of the bricks, which they did make heretofore, ye shall lay upon them; ye shall not diminish ought thereof: for they be idle; therefore they cry, saying, Let us go and sacrifice H2076 to our God.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:17 - But he said, Ye are idle, ye are idle: therefore ye say, Let us go and do sacrifice H2076 to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:8 - Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron, and said, Intreat the LORD, that he may take away the frogs from me, and from my people; and I will let the people go, that they may do sacrifice H2076 unto the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:25 - And Pharaoh called for Moses and for Aaron, and said, Go ye, sacrifice H2076 to your God in the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:26 - And Moses said, It is not meet so to do; for we shall sacrifice H2076 the abomination of the Egyptians to the LORD our God: lo, shall we sacrifice H2076 the abomination of the Egyptians before their eyes, and will they not stone us?
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:27 - We will go three days' journey into the wilderness, and sacrifice H2076 to the LORD our God, as he shall command us.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:28 - And Pharaoh said, I will let you go, that ye may sacrifice H2076 to the LORD your God in the wilderness; only ye shall not go very far away: intreat for me.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:29 - And Moses said, Behold, I go out from thee, and I will intreat the LORD that the swarms of flies may depart from Pharaoh, from his servants, and from his people, to morrow: but let not Pharaoh deal deceitfully any more in not letting the people go to sacrifice H2076 to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 13:15 - And it came to pass, when Pharaoh would hardly let us go, that the LORD slew all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both the firstborn of man, and the firstborn of beast: therefore I sacrifice H2076 to the LORD all that openeth the matrix, being males; but all the firstborn of my children I redeem.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 20:24 - An altar of earth thou shalt make unto me, and shalt sacrifice H2076 thereon thy burnt offerings, and thy peace offerings, thy sheep, and thine oxen: in all places where I record my name I will come unto thee, and I will bless thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:20 - He that sacrificeth H2076 unto any god, save unto the LORD only, he shall be utterly destroyed.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:18 - Thou shalt not offer H2076 the blood of my sacrifice with leavened bread; neither shall the fat of my sacrifice remain until the morning.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 24:5 - And he sent young men of the children of Israel, which offered burnt offerings, and sacrificed H2076 peace offerings of oxen unto the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:8 - They have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them: they have made them a molten calf, and have worshipped it, and have sacrificed H2076 thereunto, and said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which have brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 34:15 - Lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, and they go a whoring after their gods, and do sacrifice H2076 unto their gods, and one call thee, and thou eat of his sacrifice;
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 9:4 - Also a bullock and a ram for peace offerings, to sacrifice H2076 before the LORD; and a meat offering mingled with oil: for to day the LORD will appear unto you.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 17:5 - To the end that the children of Israel may bring their sacrifices, which they offer H2076 in the open field, even that they may bring them unto the LORD, unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, unto the priest, and offer H2076 them for peace offerings unto the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 17:7 - And they shall no more offer H2076 their sacrifices unto devils, after whom they have gone a whoring. This shall be a statute for ever unto them throughout their generations.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:5 - And if ye offer H2076 a sacrifice of peace offerings unto the LORD, ye shall offer H2076 it at your own will.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:29 - And when ye will offer H2076 a sacrifice of thanksgiving unto the LORD, offer H2076 it at your own will.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:40 - And Balak offered H2076 oxen and sheep, and sent to Balaam, and to the princes that were with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 12:15 - Notwithstanding thou mayest kill H2076 and eat flesh in all thy gates, whatsoever thy soul lusteth after, according to the blessing of the LORD thy God which he hath given thee: the unclean and the clean may eat thereof, as of the roebuck, and as of the hart.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 12:21 - If the place which the LORD thy God hath chosen to put his name there be too far from thee, then thou shalt kill H2076 of thy herd and of thy flock, which the LORD hath given thee, as I have commanded thee, and thou shalt eat in thy gates whatsoever thy soul lusteth after.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:21 - And if there be any blemish therein, as if it be lame, or blind, or have any ill blemish, thou shalt not sacrifice H2076 it unto the LORD thy God.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:2 - Thou shalt therefore sacrifice H2076 the passover unto the LORD thy God, of the flock and the herd, in the place which the LORD shall choose to place his name there.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:4 - And there shall be no leavened bread seen with thee in all thy coast seven days; neither shall there any thing of the flesh, which thou sacrificedst H2076 the first day at even, remain all night until the morning.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:5 - Thou mayest not sacrifice H2076 the passover within any of thy gates, which the LORD thy God giveth thee:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:6 - But at the place which the LORD thy God shall choose to place his name in, there thou shalt sacrifice H2076 the passover at even, at the going down of the sun, at the season that thou camest forth out of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 17:1 - Thou shalt not sacrifice H2076 unto the LORD thy God any bullock, or sheep, wherein is blemish, or any evilfavouredness: for that is an abomination unto the LORD thy God.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 18:3 - And this shall be the priest's due from the people, from them that offer H2076 a sacrifice, whether it be ox or sheep; and they shall give unto the priest the shoulder, and the two cheeks, and the maw.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:7 - And thou shalt offer H2076 peace offerings, and shalt eat there, and rejoice before the LORD thy God.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:17 - They sacrificed H2076 unto devils, not to God; to gods whom they knew not, to new gods that came newly up, whom your fathers feared not.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:19 - They shall call the people unto the mountain; there they shall offer H2076 sacrifices of righteousness: for they shall suck of the abundance of the seas, and of treasures hid in the sand.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:31 - As Moses the servant of the LORD commanded the children of Israel, as it is written in the book of the law of Moses, an altar of whole stones, over which no man hath lift up any iron: and they offered thereon burnt offerings unto the LORD, and sacrificed H2076 peace offerings.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 2:5 - And they called the name of that place Bochim: and they sacrificed H2076 there unto the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:23 - Then the lords of the Philistines gathered them together for to offer H2076 a great sacrifice unto Dagon their god, and to rejoice: for they said, Our god hath delivered Samson our enemy into our hand.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 1:3 - And this man went up out of his city yearly to worship and to sacrifice H2076 unto the LORD of hosts in Shiloh. And the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, the priests of the LORD, were there.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 1:4 - And when the time was that Elkanah offered, H2076 he gave to Peninnah his wife, and to all her sons and her daughters, portions:
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 1:21 - And the man Elkanah, and all his house, went up to offer H2076 unto the LORD the yearly sacrifice, and his vow.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:13 - And the priests' custom with the people was, that, when any man offered H2076 sacrifice, the priest's servant came, while the flesh was in seething, with a fleshhook of three teeth in his hand;
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:15 - Also before they burnt the fat, the priest's servant came, and said to the man that sacrificed, H2076 Give flesh to roast for the priest; for he will not have sodden flesh of thee, but raw.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:19 - Moreover his mother made him a little coat, and brought it to him from year to year, when she came up with her husband to offer H2076 the yearly sacrifice.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 6:15 - And the Levites took down the ark of the LORD, and the coffer that was with it, wherein the jewels of gold were, and put them on the great stone: and the men of Bethshemesh offered burnt offerings and sacrificed H2076 sacrifices the same day unto the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:8 - And thou shalt go down before me to Gilgal; and, behold, I will come down unto thee, to offer burnt offerings, and to sacrifice H2076 sacrifices of peace offerings: seven days shalt thou tarry, till I come to thee, and shew thee what thou shalt do.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 11:15 - And all the people went to Gilgal; and there they made Saul king before the LORD in Gilgal; and there they sacrificed H2076 sacrifices of peace offerings before the LORD; and there Saul and all the men of Israel rejoiced greatly.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:15 - And Saul said, They have brought them from the Amalekites: for the people spared the best of the sheep and of the oxen, to sacrifice H2076 unto the LORD thy God; and the rest we have utterly destroyed.

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