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Lexicon :: Strong's H2076 - zāḇaḥ

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TWOT Reference: 525

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]kinsmen to [fn]the 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 - “They will [fn]pay heed to what you say; and you with the elders of Israel will come to the king of Egypt and you will say to him, ‘The LORD, 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 the LORD 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 the LORD our God, otherwise He will fall upon us with pestilence or with the sword.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:8 - “But the quota of bricks which they were making previously, you shall impose on them; you are not to reduce any of it. Because they are lazy, therefore they cry out, ‘[fn]Let us go and sacrifice H2076 to our God.’
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:17 - But he said, “You are lazy, very lazy; therefore you say, ‘Let us go and sacrifice H2076 to the LORD.’
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:8 - Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron and said, “Entreat the LORD that He remove the frogs from me and from my people; and I will let the people go, that they may sacrifice H2076 to the LORD.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:25 - 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 the LORD 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 the LORD our God as He [fn]commands us.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:28 - Pharaoh said, “I will let you go, that you may sacrifice H2076 to the LORD your God in the wilderness; only you shall not go very far away. Make supplication for me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:29 - Then Moses said, “Behold, I am going out from you, and I shall make supplication to the LORD that the swarms of flies may depart from Pharaoh, from his servants, and from his people tomorrow; only do not let Pharaoh deal deceitfully again in not letting the people go to sacrifice H2076 to the LORD.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 13:15 - ‘It came about, when Pharaoh was stubborn about letting us go, that the LORD killed every firstborn in the land of Egypt, both the firstborn of man and the firstborn of beast. Therefore, I sacrifice H2076 to the LORD 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 - “He who sacrifices H2076 to [fn]any god, other than to the LORD alone, shall be [fn]utterly destroyed.
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 - He sent young men of the sons of Israel, and they offered burnt offerings and sacrificed H2076 young bulls as peace offerings to the LORD.
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]This is your god, O Israel, who brought you up from the land of Egypt!’”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 34:15 - otherwise you might make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land and they would play the harlot with their gods and sacrifice H2076 to their gods, and someone might 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 the LORD, and a grain offering mixed with oil; for today the LORD 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 the LORD, at the doorway of the tent of meeting to the priest, and sacrifice H2076 them as sacrifices of peace offerings to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 17:7 - “They shall no longer sacrifice H2076 their sacrifices to the [fn]goat demons with which they play the harlot. This shall be a permanent statute to them throughout their generations.”’
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:5 - ‘Now when you offer H2076 a sacrifice of peace offerings to the LORD, you shall offer H2076 it so that you may be accepted.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:29 - “When you sacrifice H2076 a sacrifice of thanksgiving to the LORD, you shall sacrifice H2076 it so that you may be accepted.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:40 - 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 slaughter H2076 and eat meat within any of your gates, [fn]whatever you desire, 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 the deer.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 12:21 - “If the place which the LORD your God chooses to put His name is too far from you, then you may slaughter H2076 of your herd and flock which the LORD 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 [fn]defect, such as lameness or blindness, or any serious [fn]defect, you shall not sacrifice H2076 it to the LORD your God.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:2 - “You shall sacrifice H2076 the Passover to the LORD your God from the flock and the herd, in the place where the LORD chooses to establish His name.
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 [fn]towns which the LORD your God is giving you;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:6 - but at the place where the LORD your God chooses to establish His name, you shall sacrifice H2076 the Passover in the evening at sunset, at the time that you came out of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 17:1 - “You shall not sacrifice H2076 to the LORD your God an ox or a sheep which has a blemish or any [fn]defect, for that is a detestable thing to the LORD your God.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 18:3 - “Now this shall be the priests’ due from the people, from those who offer H2076 a sacrifice, H2076 either an ox or a sheep, of which 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 rejoice before the LORD 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 the LORD 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 the LORD, and sacrificed H2076 peace offerings.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 2:5 - So they named that place [fn]Bochim; and there they sacrificed H2076 to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:23 - Now the lords of the Philistines assembled to offer H2076 a great sacrifice to Dagon their god, and to rejoice, for they said,
“Our god has given Samson our enemy into our hands.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 1:3 - Now this man would go up from his city yearly to worship and to sacrifice H2076 to the LORD of hosts in Shiloh. And the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, were priests to the LORD there.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 1:4 - When the day came that Elkanah sacrificed, H2076 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 the LORD the yearly sacrifice and pay his vow.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:13 - and the custom of the priests with the people. When any man was offering H2076 a sacrifice, the priest’s servant would come while the meat was boiling, with a three-pronged fork in his hand.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:15 - Also, before they burned the fat, the priest’s servant would come and say to the man who was sacrificing, H2076 “Give the priest meat for roasting, as 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 - The Levites took down the ark of the LORD 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 the LORD.
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 show you what you should do.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 11:15 - So all the people went to Gilgal, and there they made Saul king before the LORD in Gilgal. There they also offered H2076 sacrifices of peace offerings before the LORD; and there Saul and all the men of Israel rejoiced greatly.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:15 - Saul said, “They have brought them from the Amalekites, for the people spared the best of the sheep and oxen, to sacrifice H2076 to the LORD your God; but the rest we have utterly destroyed.”

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