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Lexicon :: Strong's H2873 - ṭāḇaḥ

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Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root
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TWOT Reference: 786

Strong’s Definitions

טָבַח ṭâbach, taw-bakh'; a primitive root; to slaughter (animals or men):—kill, (make) slaughter, slay.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 11x

The KJV translates Strong's H2873 in the following manner: kill (4x), slaughter (4x), slay (2x), slain (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 11x
The KJV translates Strong's H2873 in the following manner: kill (4x), slaughter (4x), slay (2x), slain (1x).
  1. to slaughter, slay, butcher, kill ruthlessly

    1. (Qal)

      1. to slaughter, butcher

      2. to slay, kill ruthlessly (fig.)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
טָבַח ṭâbach, taw-bakh'; a primitive root; to slaughter (animals or men):—kill, (make) slaughter, slay.
STRONGS H2873: Abbreviations
† [טָבַח] verb slaughter, butcher, slay (Late Hebrew id. (rare) and derivatives; Phoenician טבח participle; Assyrian ṭabâḫu AsrbAnnals iii. 56; Aramaic OfbJ, טְבַח (rare) and derivatives; Arabic طَبَغَ cook meat, also bake bread; Ethiopic ጠብሐ፡ slay)
Qal Perfect 3rd person masculine singular suffix וּטְבָחוֺ consecutive Exodus 21:37; 3rd person feminine singular טָֽבְחָה Proverbs 9:2; 2nd person masculine singular טָבַחְתָּ Lamentations 2:21; 1st person singular טָבַחְתִּי 1 Samuel 25:11; Imperative וּטְבֹחַ Genesis 43:16; Infinitive construct טְבֹחַ Ezekiel 21:15; לִטְבֿוֺחַ Psalm 37:14 + 3 times (so Baer; van d. H לִטְבּוֺחַ, except לִטְב֑וֺחַ Jeremiah 51:40); Passive participle טָבוּחַ Deuteronomy 28:31; —
1. slaughter, butcher animals for food Exodus 21:37 (E), Proverbs 9:2 (figurative of Wisdom's furnishing her table); so with accusative of congnate meaning with verb טֶבַח ט׳ Genesis 43:16 (J), טִבְחָה ט׳ 1 Samuel 25:11; compare also Deuteronomy 28:31, where punishment lies in fact that the owner does not eat of the slain ox; כְּכֶשֶׂב אַלּוּף יוּבַל לִטְבֿ֑וֺחַ Jeremiah 11:19 like a mild lamb that is led to slaughter, simile of the prophet exposed to his enemies, Jeremiah 51:40 simile of י׳'s vengeance upon Babylon (see also טֶבַח, טִבְחָה), Jeremiah 25:34 of kings and rulers, under figure of shepherds & choice sheep.
2. in poetry & figurative, slay, kill ruthlessly, with accusative of person Psalm 37:14; absolute Lamentations 2:21(|| הָרַג; opposed to חמל); with accusative of congnate meaning with verb טֶבַח ט׳ Ezekiel 21:15 of a sword sharpened for the slaughter of Israel in judgment.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


43:16; 43:16


28:31; 28:31

1 Samuel

25:11; 25:11


37:14; 37:14


9:2; 9:2


11:19; 25:34; 51:40; 51:40


2:21; 2:21


21:15; 21:15


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H2873 matches the Hebrew טָבַח (ṭāḇaḥ),
which occurs 11 times in 11 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:16 - And when Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to the ruler of his house, Bring these men home, and slay, H2873 and make ready; for these men shall dine with me at noon.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:1 - If a man shall steal an ox, or a sheep, and kill H2873 it, or sell it; he shall restore five oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a sheep.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:31 - Thine ox shall be slain H2873 before thine eyes, and thou shalt not eat thereof: thine ass shall be violently taken away from before thy face, and shall not be restored to thee: thy sheep shall be given unto thine enemies, and thou shalt have none to rescue them.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:11 - Shall I then take my bread, and my water, and my flesh that I have killed H2873 for my shearers, and give it unto men, whom I know not whence they be?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:14 - The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, and to slay H2873 such as be of upright conversation.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 9:2 - She hath killed H2873 her beasts; she hath mingled her wine; she hath also furnished her table.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 11:19 - But I was like a lamb or an ox that is brought to the slaughter; H2873 and I knew not that they had devised devices against me, saying, Let us destroy the tree with the fruit thereof, and let us cut him off from the land of the living, that his name may be no more remembered.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 25:34 - Howl, ye shepherds, and cry; and wallow yourselves in the ashes, ye principal of the flock: for the days of your slaughter H2873 and of your dispersions are accomplished; and ye shall fall like a pleasant vessel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:40 - I will bring them down like lambs to the slaughter, H2873 like rams with he goats.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 2:21 - The young and the old lie on the ground in the streets: my virgins and my young men are fallen by the sword; thou hast slain them in the day of thine anger; thou hast killed, H2873 and not pitied.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 21:10 - It is sharpened to make a sore slaughter; H2873 it is furbished that it may glitter: should we then make mirth? it contemneth the rod of my son, as every tree.
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