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Lexicon :: Strong's H4046 - magēp̄â

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Part of Speech
feminine noun
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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.
STRONGS H4046: Abbreviations
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 - or this time I will send the full force of my plagues against you and against your officials and your people, so you may know that there is no one like me in all the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 14:37 - these men who were responsible for spreading the bad report about the land were struck down and died of a plague before the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 16:48 - He stood between the living and the dead, and the plague stopped.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 16:49 - But 14,700 people died from the plague, in addition to those who had died because of Korah.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 16:50 - Then Aaron returned to Moses at the entrance to the tent of meeting, for the plague had stopped.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:8 - and followed the Israelite into the tent. He drove the spear into both of them, right through the Israelite man and into the woman’s stomach. Then the plague against the Israelites was stopped;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:9 - but those who died in the plague numbered 24,000.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:18 - They treated you as enemies when they deceived you in the Peor incident involving their sister Kozbi, the daughter of a Midianite leader, the woman who was killed when the plague came as a result of that incident.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:1 - After the plague the LORD said to Moses and Eleazar son of Aaron, the priest,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 31:16 - “They were the ones who followed Balaam’s advice and enticed the Israelites to be unfaithful to the LORD in the Peor incident, so that a plague struck the LORD’s people.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 4:17 - The man who brought the news replied, “Israel fled before the Philistines, and the army has suffered heavy losses. Also your two sons, Hophni and Phinehas, are dead, and the ark of God has been captured.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 6:4 - The Philistines asked, “What guilt offering should we send to him?” They replied, “Five gold tumors and five gold rats, according to the number of the Philistine rulers, because the same plague has struck both you and your rulers.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 17:9 - Even now, he is hidden in a cave or some other place. If he should attack your troops first,[fn] whoever hears about it will say, ‘There has been a slaughter among the troops who follow Absalom.’
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 18:7 - There Israel’s troops were routed by David’s men, and the casualties that day were great—twenty thousand men.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 24:21 - Araunah said, “Why has my lord the king come to his servant?” “To buy your threshing floor,” David answered, “so I can build an altar to the LORD, that the plague on the people may be stopped.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 24:25 - David built an altar to the LORD there and sacrificed burnt offerings and fellowship offerings. Then the LORD answered his prayer in behalf of the land, and the plague on Israel was stopped.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 21:17 - David said to God, “Was it not I who ordered the fighting men to be counted? I, the shepherd,[fn] have sinned and done wrong. These are but sheep. What have they done? LORD my God, let your hand fall on me and my family, but do not let this plague remain on your people.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 21:22 - David said to him, “Let me have the site of your threshing floor so I can build an altar to the LORD, that the plague on the people may be stopped. Sell it to me at the full price.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 21:14 - So now the LORD is about to strike your people, your sons, your wives and everything that is yours, with a heavy blow.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:29 - they aroused the LORD’s anger by their wicked deeds, and a plague broke out among them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:30 - But Phinehas stood up and intervened, and the plague was checked.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 24:16 - “Son of man, with one blow I am about to take away from you the delight of your eyes. Yet do not lament or weep or shed any tears.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 14:12 - This is the plague with which the LORD will strike all the nations that fought against Jerusalem: Their flesh will rot while they are still standing on their feet, their eyes will rot in their sockets, and their tongues will rot in their mouths.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 14:15 - A similar plague will strike the horses and mules, the camels and donkeys, and all the animals in those camps.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 14:18 - If the Egyptian people do not go up and take part, they will have no rain. The LORD[fn] will bring on them the plague he inflicts on the nations that do not go up to celebrate the Festival of Tabernacles.
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