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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 how is the land in which they live, is it good or bad? And how are the cities in which they live, are the people in open camps or in fortifications H4013?
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 32:17 - but we ourselves will be armed, hurrying ahead of the sons of Israel, until we have brought them to their place, while our little ones live in the fortified H4013 cities because of the inhabitants of the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 32:36 - Beth-nimrah, and Beth-haran as fortified H4013 cities, and sheepfolds for sheep.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:20 - It came about when Joshua and the sons of Israel had finished striking them down in a very great defeat, until they were destroyed, and the survivors of them who escaped [fn]had entered the fortified H4013 cities,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 19:29 - The border turned to Ramah and to the fortified H4013 city of Tyre; then the border turned to Hosah, and [fn]it ended at the sea by the region of Achzib.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 19:35 - The fortified H4013 cities were Ziddim, Zer, Hammath, Rakkath, and Chinnereth,
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 6:18 - and the gold mice, corresponding to the number of all the cities of the Philistines belonging to the five governors, both of fortified H4013 cities and of country villages. The large [fn]stone on which they placed the ark of the LORD is a witness to this day in the field of Joshua the Beth-shemite.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 24:7 - then they came to the fortress H4013 of Tyre and to all the cities of the Hivites and of the Canaanites, and they went out to the south of Judah, to Beersheba.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 3:19 - ‘Then you shall strike every fortified H4013 city and every choice city, and [fn]cut down every good tree and stop up all the springs of water, and spoil every good plot of land with stones.’”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 8:12 - And Hazael said, “Why is my lord weeping?” And he [fn]answered, “Because I know the evil that you will do to the sons of Israel: you will set their fortified H4013 cities H4013 on fire, you will kill their young men with the sword, their little ones you will smash to pieces, and you will rip up their pregnant women.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 10:2 - “And now, when this letter comes to you, since your master’s sons are with you, [fn]as well as the chariots and horses, and a fortified H4013 city and the weapons,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 17:9 - And the sons of Israel [fn]did things secretly against the LORD their God which were not right. Moreover, they built for themselves high places in all their towns, from watchtower to fortified H4013 city.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 18:8 - He [fn]defeated the Philistines as far as Gaza and its territory, from watchtower to fortified H4013 city.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 17:19 - These are the ones who served the king, apart from those whom the king put in the fortified H4013 cities throughout Judah.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:40 - You have broken down all his walls;
You have brought his strongholds H4013 to ruin.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 108:10 - Who will bring me into the fortified H4013 city?
Who [fn]will lead me to Edom?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 17:3 - “The [fn]fortified H4013 city H4013 will disappear from Ephraim,
And [fn]sovereignty from Damascus
And the remnant of Aram;
They will be like the glory of the sons of Israel,”
Declares the LORD of armies.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 25:12 - The unassailable fortifications H4013 of your walls He will bring down,
Lay low, and throw to the ground, to the dust.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 34:13 - Thorns will come up in its fortified H4013 towers,
Weeds and thistles in its fortified H4013 cities H4013;
It will also be a haunt of jackals
And a habitat of ostriches.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 1:18 - “Now behold, I have made you today like a fortified H4013 city and like a pillar of iron and walls of bronze against the whole land, to the kings of Judah, to its leaders, to its priests, and to the people of the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 4:5 - Declare in Judah and proclaim in Jerusalem, and say,
“Blow the trumpet in the land;
Cry aloud and say,
‘Assemble, and let’s go
Into the fortified H4013 cities.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 5:17 - “They will devour your harvest and your food;
They will devour your sons and your daughters;
They will devour your flocks and your herds;
They will devour your vines and your fig trees;
They will demolish your fortified H4013 cities, in which you trust, with the sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 6:27 - “I have made you an assayer and an examiner among My people,
So that you may know and put their way to the test.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 8:14 - Why are we sitting still?
Assemble yourselves, and let’s go into the fortified H4013 cities
And perish there,
For the LORD our God has doomed us
And 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 all the remaining cities of Judah, that is, Lachish and Azekah, for they alone remained as fortified H4013 cities among the cities of Judah.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 48:18 - “Come down from your glory
And sit on the parched ground,
O daughter living in Dibon,
For the destroyer of Moab has come up against you,
He has ruined your strongholds H4013.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 2:2 - The Lord has [fn]destroyed; He has not spared
All the settlements of Jacob.
In His wrath He has overthrown
The strongholds H4013 of the daughter of Judah,
He has hurled them down to the ground;
He has profaned the kingdom and its leaders.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 2:5 - The Lord has become like an enemy.
He has engulfed Israel;
He has engulfed all its palaces,
He has destroyed its strongholds H4013
And caused great mourning and grieving in the daughter of Judah.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:15 - “Then the king of the North will come, pile up an assault ramp, and capture a well-fortified H4013 city; and the forces of the South will not stand their ground, not even [fn]their choicest troops, for there will be no strength to make a stand.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:24 - [fn]In a time of tranquility he will enter the richest parts of the [fn]realm, and he will accomplish what his fathers did not, nor his [fn]ancestors; he will distribute plunder, spoils, and possessions among them, and he will devise his schemes against strongholds H4013, but only for a time.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:39 - “And he will take action against the strongest of fortresses H4013 with the help of a foreign god; he will give great honor to [fn]those who acknowledge him and will make them rulers over the many, and will parcel out land for a price.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 10:14 - An uproar will arise among your people,
And all your fortresses H4013 will be destroyed,
As Shalman destroyed Beth-arbel on the day of battle,
When mothers were [fn]slaughtered with their children.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 5:9 - It is He who makes destruction flash upon the strong,
So that destruction comes upon the fortress H4013.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 5:11 - “I will also eliminate the cities of your land,
And tear down all your fortifications H4013.
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 3:12 - All your fortifications H4013 are fig trees with [fn]ripe fruit
When shaken, they fall into the eater’s mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 3:14 - Draw for yourself water for a siege!
Strengthen your fortifications H4013!
Go into the clay and tread the mortar!
Take hold of the brick mold!
Unchecked Copy BoxHab 1:10 - “They make fun of kings,
And dignitaries are an object of laughter to them.
They laugh at every fortress H4013,
Then heap up dirt and [fn]capture it.
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