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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 a sacrifice on the mountain and called his [fn]relatives to eat a [fn]meal; and they ate [fn]the meal and spent the night on the mountain.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:1 -

So Israel set out with all that he had and came to Beersheba and offered H2076 sacrifices to the God of his father Isaac.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 3:18 - “And they will listen to your voice; and you with the elders of Israel will come to the king of Egypt, and you all will say to him, ‘Yahweh, the God of the Hebrews, has met with us. So now, please, let us go a three days’ journey into the wilderness, that we may sacrifice H2076 to Yahweh our God.’
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:3 - Then they said, “The God of the Hebrews has met with us. Please, let us go a three days’ journey into the wilderness that we may sacrifice H2076 to Yahweh our God, lest He confront us with pestilence or with the sword.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:8 - “But the quota of bricks which they were making previously, you shall set upon them; you are not to reduce any of it. Because they are lazy, therefore they are crying out, ‘[fn]Let us go and sacrifice H2076 to our God.’
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:17 - But he said, “You are lazy—lazy! Therefore you say, ‘Let us go and sacrifice H2076 to Yahweh.’
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:8 -

Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron and said, “Entreat Yahweh that He may cause the frogs to depart from me and from my people; and I will let the people go, that they may sacrifice H2076 to Yahweh.”

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:25 -

And Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron and said, “Go, sacrifice H2076 to your God within the land.”

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:26 - But Moses said, “It is not right to do so, for we will sacrifice H2076 to Yahweh our God [fn]what is an abomination to the Egyptians. If we sacrifice H2076 [fn]what is an abomination to the Egyptians before their eyes, will they not then stone us?
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:27 - “We must go a three days’ journey into the wilderness and sacrifice H2076 to Yahweh our God as He says to us.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:28 - And Pharaoh said, “I will let you go, that you may sacrifice H2076 to Yahweh your God in the wilderness; only you shall not go very far away. Entreat for me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:29 - Then Moses said, “Behold, I am going out from you, and I shall entreat Yahweh that the swarms of flies may depart from Pharaoh, from his servants, and from his people tomorrow; only may Pharaoh not deal deceitfully again in not letting the people go to sacrifice H2076 to Yahweh.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 13:15 - ‘And it happened, when Pharaoh hardened his heart with stiffness about letting us go, that Yahweh killed every firstborn in the land of Egypt, both the firstborn of man and the firstborn of beast. Therefore, I sacrifice H2076 to Yahweh the males, the first [fn]offspring of every womb, but every firstborn of my sons I redeem.’
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 20:24 - ‘You shall make an altar of earth for Me, and you shall sacrifice H2076 on it your burnt offerings and your peace offerings, your sheep and your oxen; in every place where I cause My name to be remembered, I will come to you and bless you.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:20 -

“And he who sacrifices H2076 to [fn]any god, other than to Yahweh alone, shall be [fn]devoted to destruction.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:18 -

“You shall not offer H2076 the blood of My sacrifice with leavened bread; nor is the fat of My [fn]feast to remain overnight until morning.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 24:5 - And he sent young men of the sons of Israel, and they offered burnt offerings and sacrificed H2076 young bulls as peace offerings to Yahweh.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:8 - “They have quickly turned aside from the way which I commanded them. They have made for themselves a molten calf and have worshiped it and have sacrificed H2076 to it and said, ‘[fn]These are your gods, O Israel, who brought you up from the land of Egypt!’”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 34:15 - lest you cut a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, and they play the harlot with their gods and sacrifice H2076 to their gods, and one of them invite you [fn]to eat of his sacrifice,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 9:4 - and an ox and a ram for peace offerings, to sacrifice H2076 before Yahweh, and a grain offering mixed with oil; for today Yahweh will appear to you.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 17:5 - [fn]The reason is so that the sons of Israel may bring their sacrifices which they were sacrificing H2076 in the open field, that they may bring them in to Yahweh, at the doorway of the tent of meeting to the priest, and sacrifice H2076 them as sacrifices of peace offerings to Yahweh.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 17:7 - “And they shall no longer sacrifice H2076 their sacrifices to the [fn]goat demons with which they play the harlot. This shall be a perpetual statute to them throughout their generations.”’
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:5 -

‘Now when you offer H2076 a sacrifice of peace offerings to Yahweh, you shall offer H2076 it so that you may be accepted.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:29 - “And when you sacrifice H2076 a sacrifice of thanksgiving to Yahweh, you shall sacrifice H2076 it so that you may be accepted.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:40 - And Balak sacrificed H2076 oxen and sheep, and sent some to Balaam and the leaders who were with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 12:15 -

“However, you may sacrifice H2076 and eat meat within any of your gates, [fn]whatever you desire, according to the blessing of Yahweh your God which He has given you; the unclean and the clean may eat of it, as of the gazelle and the deer.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 12:21 - “If the place where Yahweh your God chooses to set His name is too far away from you, then you may sacrifice H2076 of your herd and flock which Yahweh has given you, as I have commanded you; and you may eat within your gates [fn]whatever you desire.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:21 - “But if it has any defect, such as lameness or blindness, or any serious defect, you shall not sacrifice H2076 it to Yahweh your God.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:2 - “And you shall sacrifice H2076 the Passover to Yahweh your God from the flock and the herd, in the place where Yahweh chooses for His name to dwell.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:4 - “For seven days no leaven shall be seen with you in all your territory, and none of the flesh which you sacrifice H2076 on the evening of the first day shall remain overnight until morning.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:5 - “You are not allowed to sacrifice H2076 the Passover in any of your gates of the towns which Yahweh your God is giving you;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:6 - but at the place where Yahweh your God chooses for His name to dwell, there you shall sacrifice H2076 the Passover in the evening at sunset, at the appointed time that you came out of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 17:1 -

“You shall not sacrifice H2076 to Yahweh your God an ox or a sheep which has a defect or any [fn]blemish, for that is an abominable thing to Yahweh your God.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 18:3 -

“Now this shall be the legal judgment for the priests taken from the people, from those who offer H2076 a sacrifice, either an ox or a sheep: they shall give to the priest the shoulder and the two cheeks and the stomach.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:7 - and you shall sacrifice H2076 peace offerings and eat there and be glad before Yahweh your God.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:17 -

“They sacrificed H2076 to demons who were not God,

To gods whom they have not known,

New gods who came lately,

Whom your fathers did not dread.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:19 -

“They will call peoples to the mountain;

There they will offer H2076 righteous sacrifices;

For they will [fn]draw out the abundance of the seas,

And the hidden treasures of the sand.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:31 - just as Moses the servant of Yahweh had commanded the sons of Israel, as it is written in the book of the law of Moses, an altar of uncut stones on which no man had wielded an iron tool; and they offered burnt offerings on it to Yahweh and sacrificed H2076 peace offerings.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 2:5 - So they named that place [fn]Bochim; and there they sacrificed H2076 to Yahweh.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:23 -

Now the lords of the Philistines assembled to offer H2076 a great sacrifice to Dagon their god and to be glad; and they said,

“Our god has given Samson our enemy into our hands.”

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 1:3 -

Now that man would go up from his city yearly to worship and to sacrifice H2076 to [fn]Yahweh of hosts in Shiloh. And the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, were priests to Yahweh there.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 1:4 - And the day came that Elkanah sacrificed H2076, and he would give portions to Peninnah his wife and to all her sons and her daughters;
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 1:21 -

Then the man Elkanah went up with all his household to offer H2076 to Yahweh the yearly sacrifice and pay his vow.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:13 - And this was the legal judgment for the priests with the people: when any man was offering H2076 a sacrifice, the priest’s young man would come while the meat was boiling, with a three-pronged fork in his hand.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:15 - Also, before they offered up the fat in smoke, the priest’s young man would come and say to the man who was sacrificing H2076, “Give the priest meat for roasting; he will not take boiled meat from you, only raw.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:19 - And his mother would make him a little robe and bring it to him from year to year when she would come up with her husband to offer H2076 the yearly sacrifice.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 6:15 - And the Levites took down the ark of Yahweh and the box that was with it, in which were the articles of gold, and put them on the large stone; and the men of Beth-shemesh offered burnt offerings and sacrificed H2076 sacrifices that day to Yahweh.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:8 - “And you shall go down before me to Gilgal; and behold, I will come down to you to offer burnt offerings and sacrifice H2076 peace offerings. You shall wait seven days until I come to you and make you know what you should do.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 11:15 - So all the people went to Gilgal, and there they made Saul king before Yahweh in Gilgal. There they also offered H2076 sacrifices of peace offerings before Yahweh; and there Saul and all the men of Israel were exceedingly glad.
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 oxen, to sacrifice H2076 to Yahweh your God; but the rest we have devoted to destruction.”

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