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Lexicon :: Strong's H4046 - magēp̄â

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Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 1294b

Strong’s Definitions

מַגֵּפָה maggêphâh, mag-gay-faw'; from H5062; a pestilence; by analogy, defeat:—(× be) plague(-d), slaughter, stroke.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 26x

The KJV translates Strong's H4046 in the following manner: plague (21x), slaughter (3x), plagued (1x), stroke (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 26x
The KJV translates Strong's H4046 in the following manner: plague (21x), slaughter (3x), plagued (1x), stroke (1x).
  1. blow, slaughter, plague, pestilence, strike, smite

    1. blow (fatal stroke)

    2. slaughter (of battle)

    3. plague, pestilence (divine judgment)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
מַגֵּפָה maggêphâh, mag-gay-faw'; from H5062; a pestilence; by analogy, defeat:—(× be) plague(-d), slaughter, stroke.
מַגֵּפָה noun feminine blow, slaughter, plague, pestilence; — מ׳ absolute Numbers 14:37 23 times; construct מַגֵּפַת Zechariah 14:15; plural suffix מַגֵּפֹתַי Exodus 9:14; —
1. blow, = fatal stroke Ezekiel 24:16; in divine judgment (plague) Exodus 9:14 (J).
2. slaughter in battle, 1 Samuel 4:17; 2 Samuel 17:9; 2 Samuel 18:7.
3. plague, pestilence (divine judgment), of tumours on Philistines 1 Samuel 6:4; against Israel Numbers 14:37; Numbers 17:13; Numbers 17:14; Numbers 17:15; Numbers 25:8; Numbers 25:9; Numbers 25:18; Numbers 25:19; Numbers 31:16; 2 Samuel 24:21; 2 Samuel 24:25 (insert also 2 Samuel 24:15 Greek Version of the LXX Th We Klo Dr Kit Bu), 1 Chronicles 21:22; Psalm 106:29; Psalm 106:30; specifically disease of bowels 2 Chronicles 21:14; מ׳ = infected people 1 Chronicles 21:17; wasting of flesh, eyes and tongue, of hostile peoples Zechariah 14:12,18; attacking beasts Zechariah 14:15; Zechariah 14:15.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


9:14; 9:14


14:37; 14:37; 17:13; 25:8; 25:9; 25:18; 25:19; 31:16

1 Samuel

4:17; 6:4

2 Samuel

17:9; 18:7; 24:15; 24:21; 24:25

1 Chronicles

21:17; 21:22

2 Chronicles



106:29; 106:30




14:12; 14:15; 14:15; 14:15; 14:18


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H4046 matches the Hebrew מַגֵּפָה (magēp̄â),
which occurs 26 times in 25 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:14 - “For this time I am going to send all My plagues H4046 [fn]on you and your servants and your people, so that you may know that there is no one like Me in all the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 14:37 - those men who brought the bad report of the land also died by a plague H4046 in the presence of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 16:48 - And he took his stand between the dead and the living, so that the plague H4046 was brought to a halt.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 16:49 - But those who died by the plague H4046 were 14,700 in number, besides those who died on account of Korah.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 16:50 - Then Aaron returned to Moses at the entrance of the tent of meeting, for the plague H4046 had been brought to a halt.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:8 - and he went after the man of Israel into the inner room of the tent and pierced both of them, the man of Israel and the woman, through the abdomen. So the plague H4046 on the sons of Israel was brought to a halt.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:9 - But those who died from the plague H4046 were twenty-four thousand in number.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:18 - for they have been hostile to you with their tricks, with which they have deceived you in the matter of Peor and in the matter of Cozbi, the daughter of the leader of Midian, their sister who was killed on the day of the plague H4046 because of Peor.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:1 - [fn]Then it came about after the plague H4046, [fn]that the LORD spoke to Moses and to Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 31:16 - “Behold, they caused the sons of Israel, through the [fn]counsel of Balaam, to be unfaithful to the LORD in the matter of Peor, so that the plague H4046 took place among the congregation of the LORD!
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 4:17 - Then the one who brought the news replied, “Israel has fled before the Philistines and there has also been a great defeat H4046 among the people, and your two sons, Hophni and Phinehas are also dead; and the ark of God has been taken.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 6:4 - Then they said, “What is to be the guilt offering that we shall return to Him?” And they said, “Five gold tumors and five gold mice corresponding to the number of the governors of the Philistines, since one plague H4046 was on all of [fn]you and on your governors.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 17:9 - “Behold, he has now hidden himself in one of the ravines, or in another place; and it will be that when he falls on them at the first attack, whoever hears it will say, ‘There has been a slaughter H4046 among the people who follow Absalom!’
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 18:7 - The people of Israel were [fn]defeated there by the servants of David, and the slaughter H4046 there that day was great, twenty thousand men.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 24:21 - Then Araunah said, “Why has my lord the king come to his servant?” And David said, “To buy the threshing floor from you, in order to build an altar to the LORD, so that the plague H4046 may be [fn]withdrawn from the people.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 24:25 - Then David built there an altar to the LORD, and he offered burnt offerings and peace offerings. And the LORD responded to prayer for the land, and the plague H4046 was [fn]withdrawn from Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 21:17 - And David said to God, “Is it not I who [fn]commanded to count the people? Indeed, I am the one who has sinned and acted very wickedly, but these sheep, what have they done? LORD, my God, just let Your hand be against me and my father’s household, and not against Your people as a plague H4046.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 21:22 - Then David said to Ornan, “Give me the [fn]site of this threshing floor, so that I may build on it an altar to the LORD; you shall give it to me for the full price, so that the plague H4046 may be brought to a halt from the people.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 21:14 - behold, the LORD is going to strike your people, your sons, your wives, and all your possessions with a great plague H4046;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:29 - So they provoked Him to anger with their deeds,
And a plague H4046 broke out among them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:30 - Then Phinehas stood up and [fn]intervened,
And so the plague H4046 was brought to a halt.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 24:16 - “Son of man, behold, I am about to take from you what is precious to your eyes with a fatal H4046 blow H4046; but you shall not mourn and you shall not weep, and your tears shall not come.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 14:12 - Now this will be the plague H4046 with which the LORD will strike all the peoples who have gone to war against Jerusalem; their flesh will rot while they stand on their feet, and their eyes will rot in their sockets, and their tongue will rot in their mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 14:15 - And just like this plague H4046, there will be a plague H4046 on the horse, the mule, the camel, the donkey, and all the cattle that will be in those camps.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 14:18 - And if the family of Egypt does not go up or enter, then no rain will fall on them; it will be the plague H4046 with which the LORD strikes the nations that do not go up to celebrate the Feast of Booths.

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