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Lexicon :: Strong's H2873 - ṭāḇaḥ

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A primitive root
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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 - When Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to his house steward, “Bring the men into the house, and slaughter H2873 an animal and make preparations; for the men are to dine with me at noon.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:1 - [fn]If someone steals an ox or a sheep and slaughters H2873 it or sells it, he shall pay five oxen for the ox and four sheep for the sheep
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:31 - “Your ox will be slaughtered H2873 before your eyes, but you will not eat of it; your donkey will be snatched away from you, and will not [fn]be restored to you; your [fn]sheep will be given to your enemies, and you will have no one to save you.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:11 - “Shall I then take my bread and my water and my meat that I have slaughtered H2873 for my shearers, and give it to men [fn]whose origin I do not know?”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:14 - The wicked have drawn the sword and bent their bow
To take down the afflicted and the needy,
To kill H2873 off H2873 those who are upright in conduct.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 9:2 - She has [fn]prepared H2873 her food, she has mixed her wine;
She has also set her table;
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 11:19 - But I was like a gentle lamb led to the slaughter H2873;
And I did not know that they had devised plots against me, saying,
“Let’s destroy the tree with its [fn]fruit,
And let’s cut him off from the land of the living,
So that his name will no longer be remembered.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 25:34 - “Wail, you shepherds, and cry out;
Wallow in the dust, you masters of the flock;
For the days of your slaughter H2873 and your dispersions [fn]have come,
And you will fall like a precious vessel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:40 - “I will bring them down like [fn]lambs to the slaughter H2873,
Like rams together with male goats.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 2:21 - “On the ground in the streets
Lie young and old;
My virgins and my young men
Have fallen by the sword.
You have put them to death on the day of Your anger,
You have slaughtered H2873, without sparing.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 21:10 - ‘Sharpened to make H2873 a slaughter,
Polished [fn]to flash like lightning!’
Or shall we rejoice, the [fn]rod of My son despising every tree?
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