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Lexicon :: Strong's H4013 - miḇṣār

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masculine noun
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Strong’s Definitions

מִבְצָר mibtsâr, mib-tsawr'; also (in plural) feminine (Daniel 11:l5) מִבְצָרָה mibtsârâh; from H1219; a fortification, castle, or fortified city; figuratively, a defender:—(de-, most) fenced, fortress, (most) strong (hold).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 37x

The KJV translates Strong's H4013 in the following manner: hold (13x), fenced (12x), fortress (6x), defenced (4x), strong (2x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 37x
The KJV translates Strong's H4013 in the following manner: hold (13x), fenced (12x), fortress (6x), defenced (4x), strong (2x).
  1. fortification, fortress, fortified city, stronghold

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
מִבְצָר mibtsâr, mib-tsawr'; also (in plural) feminine (Daniel 11:l5) מִבְצָרָה mibtsârâh; from H1219; a fortification, castle, or fortified city; figuratively, a defender:—(de-, most) fenced, fortress, (most) strong (hold).
STRONGS H4013: Abbreviations
מִבְצָר noun masculineIsaiah 17:3 fortificationמִבְצָר Numbers 32:71 + 18 times; construct מִבְצַר Joshua 19:29 + 2 times; plural מִבְצָרִים Numbers 13:19; Daniel 11:24; מִבְצָרוֺת Daniel 11:15; מִבְצְרֵי Lamentations 2:2; Daniel 11:39; suffix מִבְצָרֶיךָ Hosea 10:14 + 2 times; מִבְצָרַיִךְ Nahum 3:12; מִבְצָרָ֑יִךְ Nahum 3:14; Jeremiah 48:18; מִבְצָרָיו Psalm 89:41; Lamentations 2:5; מִבְצָרֶיהָ Isaiah 34:13; מִבְצְרֵיהֶם 2 Kings 8:12; — fortification, especially in phrase ׅ (המ׳ עיר (ערי) מ׳ = fortified city Numbers 32:17, 36; Joshua 10:20; Joshua 19:29, 35; 1 Samuel 6:18; 2 Kings 3:19; 2 Kings 10:2; 2 Kings 17:9; 2 Kings 18:8; Jeremiah 4:5; Jeremiah 5:17; Jeremiah 8:14; Jeremiah 34:7; Psalm 108:11 (עיר מ׳ = עיר מָצוֺר Psalm 60:11), 2 Chronicles 17:19; Daniel 11:15 (מ׳ in this connection singular except Jeremiah 5:17 & Daniel 11:15 (מבצרות)); Jeremiah 1:18 figurative of prophet, so without עיר Jeremiah 6:27; fortress, stronghold, literal without עיר etc. Numbers 13:19; 2 Kings 8:12; Jeremiah 48:18; Isaiah 17:3; Isaiah 25:12 (משׁגב חומתיך מ׳) Isaiah 34:13 (|| ארמנת), Lamentations 2:2, 5 (|| id.) Psalm 89:41; Hosea 10:14; Amos 5:9; Micah 5:10; Nahum 3:12, 14; Habakkuk 1:10; Daniel 11:24, 39; followed by proper name צֹד מ׳ 2 Samuel 24:7 (compare Joshua 19:29 צֹר עיר מ׳).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


13:19; 13:19; 32:17; 32:36


10:20; 19:29; 19:29; 19:29; 19:35

1 Samuel


2 Samuel


2 Kings

3:19; 8:12; 8:12; 10:2; 17:9; 18:8

2 Chronicles



60:11; 89:41; 89:41; 108:11


17:3; 17:3; 25:12; 34:13; 34:13


1:18; 4:5; 5:17; 5:17; 6:27; 8:14; 34:7; 48:18; 48:18


2:2; 2:2; 2:5; 2:5


11:15; 11:15; 11:15; 11:24; 11:24; 11:39; 11:39


10:14; 10:14






3:12; 3:12; 3:14; 3:14



Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H4013 matches the Hebrew מִבְצָר (miḇṣār),
which occurs 37 times in 37 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 13:19 - and whether the land that they dwell in is good or bad, and whether the cities that they dwell in are camps or strongholds,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 32:17 - but we will take up arms, ready to go before the people of Israel, until we have brought them to their place. And our little ones shall live in the fortified cities because of the inhabitants of the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 32:36 - Beth-nimrah and Beth-haran, fortified cities, and folds for sheep.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:20 - When Joshua and the sons of Israel had finished striking them with a great blow until they were wiped out, and when the remnant that remained of them had entered into the fortified cities,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 19:29 - Then the boundary turns to Ramah, reaching to the fortified city of Tyre. Then the boundary turns to Hosah, and it ends at the sea; Mahalab,[fn] Achzib,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 19:35 - The fortified cities are Ziddim, Zer, Hammath, Rakkath, Chinnereth,
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 6:18 - and the golden mice, according to the number of all the cities of the Philistines belonging to the five lords, both fortified cities and unwalled villages. The great stone beside which they set down the ark of the LORD is a witness to this day in the field of Joshua of Beth-shemesh.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 24:7 - and came to the fortress of Tyre and to all the cities of the Hivites and Canaanites; and they went out to the Negeb of Judah at Beersheba.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 3:19 - and you shall attack every fortified city and every choice city, and shall fell every good tree and stop up all springs of water and ruin every good piece of land with stones.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 8:12 - And Hazael said, “Why does my lord weep?” He answered, “Because I know the evil that you will do to the people of Israel. You will set on fire their fortresses, and you will kill their young men with the sword and dash in pieces their little ones and rip open their pregnant women.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 10:2 - “Now then, as soon as this letter comes to you, seeing your master’s sons are with you, and there are with you chariots and horses, fortified cities also, and weapons,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 17:9 - And the people of Israel did secretly against the LORD their God things that were not right. They built for themselves high places in all their towns, from watchtower to fortified city.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 18:8 - He struck down the Philistines as far as Gaza and its territory, from watchtower to fortified city.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 17:19 - These were in the service of the king, besides those whom the king had placed in the fortified cities throughout all Judah.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:40 - You have breached all his walls;
you have laid his strongholds in ruins.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 108:10 - Who will bring me to the fortified city?
Who will lead me to Edom?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 17:3 - The fortress will disappear from Ephraim,
and the kingdom from Damascus;
and the remnant of Syria will be
like the glory of the children of Israel,
declares the LORD of hosts.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 25:12 - And the high fortifications of his walls he will bring down,
lay low, and cast to the ground, to the dust.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 34:13 - Thorns shall grow over its strongholds,
nettles and thistles in its fortresses.
It shall be the haunt of jackals,
an abode for ostriches.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 1:18 - And I, behold, I make you this day a fortified city, an iron pillar, and bronze walls, against the whole land, against the kings of Judah, its officials, its priests, and the people of the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 4:5 - Declare in Judah, and proclaim in Jerusalem, and say,
“Blow the trumpet through the land;
cry aloud and say,
‘Assemble, and let us go
into the fortified cities!’
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 5:17 - They shall eat up your harvest and your food;
they shall eat up your sons and your daughters;
they shall eat up your flocks and your herds;
they shall eat up your vines and your fig trees;
your fortified cities in which you trust
they shall beat down with the sword.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 6:27 - “I have made you a tester of metals among my people,
that you may know and test their ways.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 8:14 - Why do we sit still?
Gather together; let us go into the fortified cities
and perish there,
for the LORD our God has doomed us to perish
and has given us poisoned water to drink,
because we have sinned against the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 34:7 - when the army of the king of Babylon was fighting against Jerusalem and against all the cities of Judah that were left, Lachish and Azekah, for these were the only fortified cities of Judah that remained.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 48:18 - “Come down from your glory,
and sit on the parched ground,
O inhabitant of Dibon!
For the destroyer of Moab has come up against you;
he has destroyed your strongholds.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 2:2 - The Lord has swallowed up without mercy
all the habitations of Jacob;
in his wrath he has broken down
the strongholds of the daughter of Judah;
he has brought down to the ground in dishonor
the kingdom and its rulers.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 2:5 - The Lord has become like an enemy;
he has swallowed up Israel;
he has swallowed up all its palaces;
he has laid in ruins its strongholds,
and he has multiplied in the daughter of Judah
mourning and lamentation.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:15 - Then the king of the north shall come and throw up siegeworks and take a well-fortified city. And the forces of the south shall not stand, or even his best troops, for there shall be no strength to stand.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:24 - Without warning he shall come into the richest parts[fn] of the province, and he shall do what neither his fathers nor his fathers’ fathers have done, scattering among them plunder, spoil, and goods. He shall devise plans against strongholds, but only for a time.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:39 - He shall deal with the strongest fortresses with the help of a foreign god. Those who acknowledge him he shall load with honor. He shall make them rulers over many and shall divide the land for a price.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 10:14 - therefore the tumult of war shall arise among your people,
and all your fortresses shall be destroyed,
as Shalman destroyed Beth-arbel on the day of battle;
mothers were dashed in pieces with their children.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 5:9 - who makes destruction flash forth against the strong,
so that destruction comes upon the fortress.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 5:11 - and I will cut off the cities of your land
and throw down all your strongholds;
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 3:12 - All your fortresses are like fig trees
with first-ripe figs—
if shaken they fall
into the mouth of the eater.
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 3:14 - Draw water for the siege;
strengthen your forts;
go into the clay;
tread the mortar;
take hold of the brick mold!
Unchecked Copy BoxHab 1:10 - At kings they scoff,
and at rulers they laugh.
They laugh at every fortress,
for they pile up earth and take it.
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