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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 what the land is that they dwell in, whether it be good or bad; and what cities they be that they dwell in, whether in tents, or in strong holds; H4013
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 32:17 - But we ourselves will go ready armed before the children of Israel, until we have brought them unto their place: and our little ones shall dwell in the fenced H4013 cities because of the inhabitants of the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 32:36 - And Bethnimrah, and Bethharan, fenced H4013 cities: and folds for sheep.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:20 - And it came to pass, when Joshua and the children of Israel had made an end of slaying them with a very great slaughter, till they were consumed, that the rest which remained of them entered into fenced H4013 cities.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 19:29 - And then the coast turneth to Ramah, and to the strong H4013 city Tyre; and the coast turneth to Hosah; and the outgoings thereof are at the sea from the coast to Achzib:
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 19:35 - And the fenced H4013 cities are Ziddim, Zer, and Hammath, Rakkath, and 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 of fenced H4013 cities, and of country villages, even unto the great stone of Abel, whereon they set down the ark of the LORD: which stone remaineth unto this day in the field of Joshua, the Bethshemite.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 24:7 - And came to the strong hold H4013 of Tyre, and to all the cities of the Hivites, and of the Canaanites: and they went out to the south of Judah, even to Beersheba.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 3:19 - And ye shall smite every fenced H4013 city, and every choice city, and shall fell every good tree, and stop all wells of water, and mar every good piece of land with stones.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 8:12 - And Hazael said, Why weepeth my lord? And he answered, Because I know the evil that thou wilt do unto the children of Israel: their strong holds H4013 wilt thou set on fire, and their young men wilt thou slay with the sword, and wilt dash their children, and rip up their women with child.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 10:2 - Now as soon as this letter cometh to you, seeing your master's sons are with you, and there are with you chariots and horses, a fenced H4013 city also, and armour;
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 17:9 - And the children of Israel did secretly those things that were not right against the LORD their God, and they built them high places in all their cities, from the tower of the watchmen to the fenced H4013 city.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 18:8 - He smote the Philistines, even unto Gaza, and the borders thereof, from the tower of the watchmen to the fenced H4013 city.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 17:19 - These waited on the king, beside those whom the king put in the fenced H4013 cities throughout all Judah.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:40 - Thou hast broken down all his hedges; thou hast brought his strong holds H4013 to ruin.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 108:10 - Who will bring me into the strong H4013 city? who will lead me into Edom?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 17:3 - The fortress H4013 also shall cease from Ephraim, and the kingdom from Damascus, and the remnant of Syria: they shall be as the glory of the children of Israel, saith the LORD of hosts.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 25:12 - And the fortress H4013 of the high fort of thy walls shall he bring down, lay low, and bring to the ground, even to the dust.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 34:13 - And thorns shall come up in her palaces, nettles and brambles in the fortresses H4013 thereof: and it shall be an habitation of dragons, and a court for owls.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 1:18 - For, behold, I have made thee this day a defenced H4013 city, and an iron pillar, and brasen walls against the whole land, against the kings of Judah, against the princes thereof, against the priests thereof, and against the people of the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 4:5 - Declare ye in Judah, and publish in Jerusalem; and say, Blow ye the trumpet in the land: cry, gather together, and say, Assemble yourselves, and let us go into the defenced H4013 cities.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 5:17 - And they shall eat up thine harvest, and thy bread, which thy sons and thy daughters should eat: they shall eat up thy flocks and thine herds: they shall eat up thy vines and thy fig trees: they shall impoverish thy fenced H4013 cities, wherein thou trustedst, with the sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 6:27 - I have set thee for a tower and a fortress H4013 among my people, that thou mayest know and try their way.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 8:14 - Why do we sit still? assemble yourselves, and let us enter into the defenced H4013 cities, and let us be silent there: for the LORD our God hath put us to silence, and given us water of gall to drink, because we have sinned against the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 34:7 - When the king of Babylon's army fought against Jerusalem, and against all the cities of Judah that were left, against Lachish, and against Azekah: for these defenced H4013 cities remained of the cities of Judah.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 48:18 - Thou daughter that dost inhabit Dibon, come down from thy glory, and sit in thirst; for the spoiler of Moab shall come upon thee, and he shall destroy thy strong holds. H4013
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 2:2 - The Lord hath swallowed up all the habitations of Jacob, and hath not pitied: he hath thrown down in his wrath the strong holds H4013 of the daughter of Judah; he hath brought them down to the ground: he hath polluted the kingdom and the princes thereof.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 2:5 - The Lord was as an enemy: he hath swallowed up Israel, he hath swallowed up all her palaces: he hath destroyed his strong holds, H4013 and hath increased in the daughter of Judah mourning and lamentation.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:15 - So the king of the north shall come, and cast up a mount, and take the most fenced H4013 cities: and the arms of the south shall not withstand, neither his chosen people, neither shall there be any strength to withstand.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:24 - He shall enter peaceably even upon the fattest places of the province; and he shall do that which his fathers have not done, nor his fathers' fathers; he shall scatter among them the prey, and spoil, and riches: yea, and he shall forecast his devices against the strong holds, H4013 even for a time.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:39 - Thus shall he do in the most strong holds H4013 with a strange god, whom he shall acknowledge and increase with glory: and he shall cause them to rule over many, and shall divide the land for gain.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 10:14 - Therefore shall a tumult arise among thy people, and all thy fortresses H4013 shall be spoiled, as Shalman spoiled Betharbel in the day of battle: the mother was dashed in pieces upon her children.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 5:9 - That strengtheneth the spoiled against the strong, so that the spoiled shall come against the fortress. H4013
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 5:11 - And I will cut off the cities of thy land, and throw down all thy strong holds: H4013
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 3:12 - All thy strong holds H4013 shall be like fig trees with the firstripe figs: if they be shaken, they shall even fall into the mouth of the eater.
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 3:14 - Draw thee waters for the siege, fortify thy strong holds: H4013 go into clay, and tread the morter, make strong the brickkiln.
Unchecked Copy BoxHab 1:10 - And they shall scoff at the kings, and the princes shall be a scorn unto them: they shall deride every strong hold; H4013 for they shall heap dust, and take it.
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