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Lexicon :: Strong's H2076 - zāḇaḥ

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A primitive root
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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 a sacrifice on the mountain and invited his relatives to eat the meal. They ate the meal and spent the night on the mountain.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:1 - So Israel began his journey, taking with him all that he had. When he came to Beer Sheba he offered sacrifices to the God of his father Isaac.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 3:18 - "The elders will listen to you, and then you and the elders of Israel must go to the king of Egypt and tell him, 'The LORD, the God of the Hebrews, has met with us. So now, let us go three days' journey into the wilderness, so that we may sacrifice to the LORD our God.'
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:3 - And they said, "The God of the Hebrews has met with us. Let us go a three-day journey into the desert so that we may sacrifice to the LORD our God, so that he does not strike us with plague or the sword."
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:8 - But you must require of them the same quota of bricks that they were making before. Do not reduce it, for they are slackers. That is why they are crying, 'Let us go sacrifice to our God.'
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:17 - But Pharaoh replied, "You are slackers! Slackers! That is why you are saying, 'Let us go sacrifice to the LORD.'
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:8 - Then Pharaoh summoned Moses and Aaron and said, "Pray to the LORD that he may take the frogs away from me and my people, and I will release the people that they may sacrifice to the LORD."
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:25 - Then Pharaoh summoned Moses and Aaron and said, "Go, sacrifice to your God within the land."
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:26 - But Moses said, "That would not be the right thing to do, for the sacrifices we make to the LORD our God would be an abomination to the Egyptians. If we make sacrifices that are an abomination to the Egyptians right before their eyes, will they not stone us?
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:27 - We must go on a three-day journey into the desert and sacrifice to the LORD our God, just as he is telling us."
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:28 - Pharaoh said, "I will release you so that you may sacrifice to the LORD your God in the desert. Only you must not go very far. Do pray for me."
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:29 - Moses said, "I am going to go out from you and pray to the LORD, and the swarms of flies will go away from Pharaoh, from his servants, and from his people tomorrow. Only do not let Pharaoh deal falsely again by not releasing the people to sacrifice to the LORD."
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 13:15 - When Pharaoh stubbornly refused to release us, the LORD killed all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of people to the firstborn of animals. That is why I am sacrificing to the LORD the first male offspring of every womb, but all my firstborn sons I redeem.'
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 20:24 - 'You must make for me an altar made of earth, and you will sacrifice on it your burnt offerings and your peace offerings, your sheep and your cattle. In every place where I cause my name to be honored I will come to you and I will bless you.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:20 - "Whoever sacrifices to a god other than the LORD alone must be utterly destroyed.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:18 - "You must not offer the blood of my sacrifice with bread containing yeast; the fat of my festal sacrifice must not remain until morning.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 24:5 - He sent young Israelite men, and they offered burnt offerings and sacrificed young bulls for peace offerings to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:8 - They have quickly turned aside from the way that I commanded them - they have made for themselves a molten calf and have bowed down to it and sacrificed to it and said, 'These are your gods, O Israel, which brought you up from the land of Egypt.'"
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 34:15 - Be careful not to make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, for when they prostitute themselves to their gods and sacrifice to their gods, and someone invites you, you will eat from his sacrifice;
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 9:4 - and an ox and a ram for peace offerings to sacrifice before the LORD, and a grain offering mixed with olive oil, for today the LORD is going to appear to you.'"
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 17:5 - This is so that the Israelites will bring their sacrifices that they are sacrificing in the open field to the LORD at the entrance of the Meeting Tent to the priest and sacrifice them there as peace offering sacrifices to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 17:7 - So they must no longer offer their sacrifices to the goat demons, acting like prostitutes by going after them. This is to be a perpetual statute for them throughout their generations.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:5 - "'When you sacrifice a peace offering sacrifice to the LORD, you must sacrifice it so that it is accepted for you.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:29 - When you sacrifice a thanksgiving offering to the LORD, you must sacrifice it so that it is acceptable for your benefit.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:40 - And Balak sacrificed bulls and sheep, and sent some to Balaam, and to the princes who were with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 12:15 - On the other hand, you may slaughter and eat meat as you please when the LORD your God blesses you in all your villages. Both the ritually pure and impure may eat it, whether it is a gazelle or an ibex.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 12:21 - If the place he chooses to locate his name is too far for you, you may slaughter any of your herd and flock he has given you just as I have stipulated; you may eat them in your villages just as you wish.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:21 - If they have any kind of blemish - lameness, blindness, or anything else - you may not offer them as a sacrifice to the LORD your God.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:2 - You must sacrifice the Passover animal (from the flock or the herd) to the LORD your God in the place where he chooses to locate his name.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:4 - There must not be a scrap of yeast within your land for seven days, nor can any of the meat you sacrifice on the evening of the first day remain until the next morning.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:5 - You may not sacrifice the Passover in just any of your villages that the LORD your God is giving you,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:6 - but you must sacrifice it in the evening in the place where he chooses to locate his name, at sunset, the time of day you came out of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 17:1 - You must not sacrifice to him a bull or sheep that has a blemish or any other defect, because that is considered offensive to the LORD your God.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 18:3 - This shall be the priests' fair allotment from the people who offer sacrifices, whether bull or sheep - they must give to the priest the shoulder, the jowls, and the stomach.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:7 - Also you must offer fellowship offerings and eat them there, rejoicing before the LORD your God.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:17 - They sacrificed to demons, not God, to gods they had not known; to new gods who had recently come along, gods your ancestors had not known about.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:19 - They will summon peoples to the mountain, there they will sacrifice proper sacrifices; for they will enjoy the abundance of the seas, and the hidden treasures of the shores.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:31 - just as Moses the LORD's servant had commanded the Israelites. As described in the law scroll of Moses, it was made with uncut stones untouched by an iron tool. They offered burnt sacrifices on it and sacrificed tokens of peace.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 2:5 - They named that place Bokim and offered sacrifices to the LORD there.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:23 - The rulers of the Philistines gathered to offer a great sacrifice to Dagon their god and to celebrate. They said, "Our god has handed Samson, our enemy, over to us."
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 1:3 - Year after year this man would go up from his city to worship and to sacrifice to the LORD of hosts at Shiloh. It was there that the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phineas, served as the LORD's priests.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 1:4 - Whenever the day came for Elkanah to sacrifice, he used to give meat portions to his wife Peninnah and to all her sons and daughters.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 1:21 - This man Elkanah went up with all his family to make the yearly sacrifice to the LORD and to keep his vow,
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:13 - Now the priests would always treat the people in the following way: Whenever anyone was making a sacrifice, while the meat was boiling, the priest's attendant would come with a three-pronged fork in his hand.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:15 - Even before they burned the fat, the priest's attendant would come and say to the person who was making the sacrifice, "Hand over some meat for the priest to roast! He won't take boiled meat from you, but only raw."
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:19 - His mother used to make him a small robe and bring it up to him at regular intervals when she would go up with her husband to make the annual sacrifice.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 6:15 - The Levites took down the ark of the LORD and the chest that was with it, which contained the gold objects. They placed them near the big stone. At that time the people of Beth Shemesh offered burnt offerings and made sacrifices to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:8 - You will go down to Gilgal before me. I am going to join you there to offer burnt offerings and to make peace offerings. You should wait for seven days, until I arrive and tell you what to do."
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 11:15 - So all the people went to Gilgal, where they established Saul as king in the LORD's presence. They offered up peace offerings there in the LORD's presence. Saul and all the Israelites were very happy.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:15 - Saul said, "They were brought from the Amalekites; the army spared the best of the flocks and cattle to sacrifice to the LORD our God. But everything else we slaughtered."

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