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Lexicon :: Strong's H4057 - miḏbār

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מִדְבָּר
Transliteration
miḏbār
Pronunciation
mid-bawr'
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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From דָּבַר (H1696) in the sense of driving
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 399k,399L

Strong’s Definitions

מִדְבָּר midbâr, mid-bawr'; from H1696 in the sense of driving; a pasture (i.e. open field, whither cattle are driven); by implication, a desert; also speech (including its organs):—desert, south, speech, wilderness.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 271x

The KJV translates Strong's H4057 in the following manner: wilderness (255x), desert (13x), south (1x), speech (1x), wilderness (with H776) (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 271x
The KJV translates Strong's H4057 in the following manner: wilderness (255x), desert (13x), south (1x), speech (1x), wilderness (with H776) (1x).
  1. wilderness

    1. pasture

    2. uninhabited land, wilderness

    3. large tracts of wilderness (around cities)

    4. wilderness (fig.)

  2. mouth

    1. mouth (as organ of speech)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
מִדְבָּר midbâr, mid-bawr'; from H1696 in the sense of driving; a pasture (i.e. open field, whither cattle are driven); by implication, a desert; also speech (including its organs):—desert, south, speech, wilderness.
STRONGS H4057: Abbreviations
† I. [מִדְבָּר] noun masculine mouth, as organ of speech, — מִדְבָּרֵךְ נָאוֶה thy mouth is lovely Songs 4:3 || שִׁפְתוֺתַיִךְ, Greek Version of the LXX λαλιά, Jerome eloquium.

II. מִדְבָּר 270 noun masculine wildernessDeuteronomy 32:10 +; with ה locative מִדְבָּ֫רָה Joshua 18:12 15 times; construct Exodus 15:22 +; מִדְבַּ֫רָה 1 Kings 19:15; suffix מִדְבָּרָהּ Isaiah 51:3; —
1. tracts of land, used for the pasturage of flocks and herds, דָּֽשְׁאוּ נְאוֺת מִדְבָּר the pastures of the wilderness put forth green grass Joel 2:22; מ׳ יִרְעֲפוּ נ׳ the pastures of the wilderness drop (fertility) Psalm 65:13; מ׳ יָָֽבְשׁוּ נ׳ are dried up Jeremiah 23:10, compare Jeremiah 9:9; Joel 1:19,20.
2. uninhabited land, מִדְבָּר לֹאאָֿדָם בּוֺ wilderness in which is no man Job 38:26; the abode of pelicans Psalm 102:7; wild asses Job 24:5; Jeremiah 2:24; jackals Malachi 1:3; ostriches Lamentations 4:3; מִייִֿתְּנֵנִי בַמִּדְבָּר מְלוֺן אֹרְחִים וְֶֽֽֽאעֶזְבָה אֶתעַֿמִּי O that I had in the wilderness a lodging place of wayfarers, that I might leave my people Jeremiah 9:1; טוֺב שֶׁבֶת בְּאֶרֶץ מִדְבָּר better to dwell in a desert land, than with a contentious woman Proverbs 21:19; בְּאֶרֶץ מִדְבָּר וּבְתֹהוּ יְלֵל יְשִׁמֹן in a desert land, and in a waste howling wilderness Deuteronomy 32:10.
3. large tracts of such land bearing various names, in certain districts of which there might be towns and cities: יִשְׂאוּ מִדְבָּר וְעָרָיו חֲצֵרִים תֵּשֵׁב קֵדָר let the wilderness and its cities lift up (their voice), the villages that Kedar doth inhabit Isaiah 42:11. There were six cities in the wilderness of Judah Joshua 15:61,62; הַמִּדְבָּר usually = wilderness of the wanderings Genesis 14:6; Numbers 14:16,29,32,33 (twice in verse) +, or the great Arabian desert Judges 11:22 +; but may also refer to any other Songs 3:6; Songs 8:5. Special tracts — (a) of the wilderness of the wandering were שׁוּר מ׳ Exodus 15:22, סין Exodus 16:1 +, סיני Exodus 19:1 +, פארן Numbers 13:26 +, צן Numbers 20:1 +, קדשׁ Psalm 29:8, אתם Numbers 33:8; (b) in West Palestine יהודה מ׳ Judges 1:16; Psalm 63:1 compare Joshua 15:61, מעוֺן 1 Samuel 23:24,25, זיף 1 Samuel 23:15; 1 Samuel 26:2, באר שׁבע Genesis 21:14, עין גדי 1 Samuel 24:2, תקוע 2 Chronicles 20:20, ירואל 2 Chronicles 20:16, גבעון 2 Samuel 2:24; (c) in Eastern Palestine מואב Deuteronomy 2:8, אדום 2 Kings 3:8, קדמות Deuteronomy 2:26.
4. figurative וְשַׂמְתִּיהָ כַמִּדְבָּר וְשַׁתִּהָ כְּאֶרֶץ צִיָּה and (lest I) make her as a wilderness and set her like a dry land Hosea 2:5; הֲמִדְבָּר הָיִיתִי לְיִשְׂרָאֵל have I been a wilderness to Israel ? Jeremiah 2:31.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

Genesis

14:6; 21:14

Exodus

15:22; 15:22; 16:1; 19:1

Numbers

13:26; 14:16; 14:29; 14:32; 14:33; 20:1; 33:8

Deuteronomy

2:8; 2:26; 32:10; 32:10

Joshua

15:61; 15:61; 15:62; 18:12

Judges

1:16; 11:22

1 Samuel

23:15; 23:24; 23:25; 24:2; 26:2

2 Samuel

2:24

1 Kings

19:15

2 Kings

3:8

2 Chronicles

20:16; 20:20

Job

24:5; 38:26

Psalms

29:8; 63:1; 65:13; 102:7

Proverbs

21:19

Song of Songs

3:6; 4:3; 8:5

Isaiah

42:11; 51:3

Jeremiah

2:24; 2:31; 9:1; 9:9; 23:10

Lamentations

4:3

Hosea

2:5

Joel

1:19; 1:20; 2:22

Malachi

1:3

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H4057 matches the Hebrew מִדְבָּר (miḏbār),
which occurs 271 times in 257 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 6 (Gen 14:6–Num 14:16)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 14:6 - and the Horites in their Mount Seir, as far as El-paran, which is by the wilderness H4057.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 16:7 -

Now the angel of Yahweh found her by a spring of water in the wilderness H4057, by the spring on the way to Shur.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:14 - So Abraham rose early in the morning and took bread and a [fn]skin of water and gave them to Hagar, putting them on her shoulder, and gave her the child, and sent her away. So she went and wandered about in the wilderness H4057 of Beersheba.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:20 -

And God was with the boy, and he grew; and he [fn]lived in the wilderness H4057 and was an archer.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:21 - And he [fn]lived in the wilderness H4057 of Paran, and his mother took a wife for him from the land of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 36:24 - These are the sons of Zibeon: Aiah and Anah—he is the Anah who found the hot springs in the wilderness H4057 when he was pasturing the donkeys of his father Zibeon.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:22 - Reuben further said to them, “Shed no blood. Cast him into this pit that is in the wilderness H4057, but do not put forth your hands against him”—that he might deliver him out of their hands to return him to his father.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 3:1 -

Now Moses was pasturing the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian; and he led the flock to the [fn]west side of the wilderness H4057 and came to Horeb, the mountain of God.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 3:18 - “And they will listen to your voice; and you with the elders of Israel will come to the king of Egypt, and you all will say to him, ‘Yahweh, the God of the Hebrews, has met with us. So now, please, let us go a three days’ journey into the wilderness H4057, that we may sacrifice to Yahweh our God.’
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:27 -

Then Yahweh said to Aaron, “Go to meet Moses in the wilderness H4057.” So he went and encountered him at the mountain of God and kissed him.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:1 -

And afterward Moses and Aaron came and said to Pharaoh, “Thus says Yahweh, the God of Israel, ‘Let My people go that they may celebrate a feast to Me in the wilderness H4057.’”

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:3 - Then they said, “The God of the Hebrews has met with us. Please, let us go a three days’ journey into the wilderness H4057 that we may sacrifice to Yahweh our God, lest He confront us with pestilence or with the sword.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:16 - “And you shall say to him, ‘Yahweh, the God of the Hebrews, sent me to you, saying, “Let My people go, that they may serve Me in the wilderness H4057. But behold, you have not listened until now.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:27 - “We must go a three days’ journey into the wilderness H4057 and sacrifice to Yahweh our God as He says to us.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:28 - And Pharaoh said, “I will let you go, that you may sacrifice to Yahweh your God in the wilderness H4057; only you shall not go very far away. Entreat for me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 13:18 - Hence God turned the people to the way of the wilderness H4057 to the [fn]Red Sea; and the sons of Israel went up in battle array from the land of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 13:20 - Then they set out from Succoth and camped in Etham on the edge of the wilderness H4057.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 14:3 - “And Pharaoh will say of the sons of Israel, ‘They are wandering in confusion in the land; the wilderness H4057 has shut them in.’
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 14:11 - Then they said to Moses, “Is it because there were no graves in Egypt that you have taken us away to die in the wilderness H4057? What is this you have done against us in [fn]bringing us out of Egypt?
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 14:12 - “Is this not the word that we spoke to you in Egypt, saying, ‘[fn]Leave us alone that we may serve the Egyptians’? For it would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than for us to die in the wilderness H4057.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:22 -

Then Moses [fn]had Israel set out from the [fn]Red Sea, and they went out into the wilderness H4057 of Shur; and they went three days in the wilderness H4057 and found no water.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:1 -

Then they set out from Elim, and all the congregation of the sons of Israel came to the wilderness H4057 of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after their departure from the land of Egypt.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:2 - And the whole congregation of the sons of Israel grumbled against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness H4057.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:3 - And the sons of Israel said to them, “Would that we had died by the hand of Yahweh in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the pots of [fn]meat, when we ate bread to the full; for you have brought us out into this wilderness H4057 to put this whole assembly to death with hunger.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:10 - Now it happened as Aaron spoke to the whole congregation of the sons of Israel, that they turned toward the wilderness H4057, and behold, the glory of Yahweh appeared in the cloud.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:14 - Then the layer of dew [fn]evaporated, and behold, on the [fn]surface of the wilderness H4057 there was a fine flake-like thing, fine as the frost on the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:32 - Then Moses said, “This is [fn]what Yahweh has commanded, ‘Let an omerful of it be kept throughout your generations, that they may see the bread that I fed you in the wilderness H4057, when I brought you out of the land of Egypt.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 17:1 -

Then all the congregation of the sons of Israel journeyed by [fn]stages from the wilderness H4057 of Sin, according to the [fn]command of Yahweh, and they camped at Rephidim, and there was no water for the people to drink.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 18:5 -

Then Jethro, Moses’ father-in-law, came with his sons and his wife to Moses [fn]in the wilderness H4057 where he was camped, at the mount of God.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 19:1 -

In the third month after the sons of Israel had gone out of the land of Egypt, on this day they came into the wilderness H4057 of Sinai.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 19:2 - Then they set out from Rephidim and came to the wilderness H4057 of Sinai and camped in the wilderness H4057; and there Israel camped in front of the mountain.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:31 - “And I will set your boundary from the [fn]Red Sea to the sea of the Philistines, and from the wilderness H4057 to the [fn]River; for I will give the inhabitants of the land into your hand, and you will drive them out from before you.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 7:38 - which Yahweh commanded Moses at Mount Sinai in the day that He commanded the sons of Israel to bring their offerings near to Yahweh in the wilderness H4057 of Sinai.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 16:10 - “But the goat on which the lot for the [fn]scapegoat fell shall be presented alive before Yahweh, to make atonement upon it, to send it out into the wilderness H4057 as the [fn]scapegoat.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 16:21 - “Then Aaron shall lay both of his hands on the head of the live goat, and confess over it all the iniquities of the sons of Israel and all their transgressions [fn]in regard to all their sins; and he shall lay them on the head of the goat and send it out into the wilderness H4057 by the hand of a man ready to do this.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 16:22 - “And the goat shall bear on itself all their iniquities to an isolated land; and he shall send out the goat in the wilderness H4057.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:1 -

Then [fn]Yahweh spoke to Moses in the wilderness H4057 of Sinai, in the tent of meeting, on the first of the second month, in the second year after they had come out of the land of Egypt, saying,

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:19 - just as Yahweh had commanded Moses. So he numbered them in the wilderness H4057 of Sinai.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 3:4 - But Nadab and Abihu died before Yahweh when they offered strange fire before Yahweh in the wilderness H4057 of Sinai; and they had no children. So Eleazar and Ithamar ministered as priests [fn]in the lifetime of their father Aaron.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 3:14 -

Then Yahweh spoke to Moses in the wilderness H4057 of Sinai, saying,

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 9:1 -

Thus Yahweh spoke to Moses in the wilderness H4057 of Sinai, in the first month of the second year after they had come out of the land of Egypt, saying,

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 9:5 - And they celebrated the Passover in the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month, at twilight, in the wilderness H4057 of Sinai; according to all that Yahweh had commanded Moses, so the sons of Israel did.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 10:12 - and the sons of Israel set out on their journeys from the wilderness H4057 of Sinai. Then the cloud settled down in the wilderness H4057 of Paran.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 10:31 - Then he said, “Please do not leave us, inasmuch as you know where we should camp in the wilderness H4057, and you will be as eyes for us.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 12:16 -

Afterward, however, the people set out from Hazeroth and camped in the wilderness H4057 of Paran.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 13:3 - So Moses sent them from the wilderness H4057 of Paran at the [fn]command of Yahweh, all of them men who were heads of the sons of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 13:21 -

So they went up and spied out the land from the wilderness H4057 of Zin as far as Rehob, [fn]at Lebo-hamath.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 13:26 - and went and came to Moses and Aaron and to all the congregation of the sons of Israel [fn]in the wilderness H4057 of Paran, at Kadesh; and they brought back word to them and to all the congregation and showed them the fruit of the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 14:2 - And all the sons of Israel grumbled against Moses and Aaron; and the whole congregation said to them, “Would that we had died in the land of Egypt! Or would that we had died in this wilderness H4057!
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 14:16 - ‘Because Yahweh was not able to bring this people into the land which He swore to them, therefore He slaughtered them in the wilderness H4057.’

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