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Lexicon :: Strong's H4080 - miḏyān

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Part of Speech
proper locative noun, proper masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Strong’s Definitions

מִדְיָן Midyân, mid-yawn'; the same as H4079; Midjan, a son of Abraham; also his country and (collectively) his descendants:—Midian, Midianite.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 59x

The KJV translates Strong's H4080 in the following manner: Midian (39x), Midianite (20x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 59x
The KJV translates Strong's H4080 in the following manner: Midian (39x), Midianite (20x).
  1. Midian or Midianite = "strife"

    proper masculine noun
    1. son of Abraham by Keturah and progenitor of the tribe of Midianites or Arabians

    2. the tribe descended from Midian

      proper locative noun
    3. the territory of the tribe descended from Midian; located principally in the desert north of the Arabian peninsula; land to which Moses went when he fled from Pharaoh

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
מִדְיָן Midyân, mid-yawn'; the same as H4079; Midjan, a son of Abraham; also his country and (collectively) his descendants:—Midian, Midianite.
STRONGS H4080: Abbreviations
מִדְיָן proper name, masculine
1. son of Abraham and Keturah Genesis 25:2, 4 (J) 1 Chronicles 1:32, 33.
2. an Arabian tribe Genesis 36:35 (= 1 Chronicles 1:46) Numbers 31:3 (twice in verse); Numbers 31:7, 8 (twice in verse); Numbers 31:9 (P) Judges 6-9 (31 times); having a כֹּהֵן (as chieftain?) Exodus 2:16; Exodus 3:1; Exodus 18:1 (E); זקנים Numbers 22:4, 7 (JE), נשׂיא(יםׅ Numbers 25:18 (P) Joshua 13:21 (P), שׂרים Judges 7:25; Judges 8:3, מלכים Numbers 31:8 (twice in verse); Judges 8:5, 12, 26; בִּכְרֵי מִדְיָן dromedaries of Midian Isaiah 60:6; יוֺם מִדְיָן day of Midian Isaiah 9:3 (the victory over Midian Judges 7-8) compare Judges 10:26; Psalm 83:10,
3. אֶרֶץ מִרְיָן the land of Midian Exodus 2:15 (E) Habakkuk 3:7; מִדְיָן Exodus 4:19 (J) Numbers 25:15 (P) 1 Kings 11:18; land on Aelanitic gulf (where Arabic geographers still place town bdb019301). compare on Midian, GlaserSkizze ii. 447 ff.; HomAufsätze i. (1892), 4f.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


25:2; 25:4; 36:35


2:15; 2:16; 3:1; 4:19; 18:1


22:4; 22:7; 25:15; 25:18; 31:3; 31:7; 31:8; 31:8; 31:9




7:25; 8:3; 8:5; 8:12; 8:26

1 Kings


1 Chronicles

1:32; 1:33; 1:46




9:3; 60:6



Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H4080 matches the Hebrew מִדְיָן (miḏyān),
which occurs 59 times in 55 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Gen 25:2–1Ch 1:46)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:2 - She bore to him Zimran and Jokshan and Medan and Midian H4080 and Ishbak and Shuah.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:4 - The sons of Midian H4080 were Ephah and Epher and Hanoch and Abida and Eldaah. All these were the sons of Keturah.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 36:35 - Then Husham died, and Hadad the son of Bedad, who [fn]defeated Midian H4080 in the field of Moab, became king in his place; and the name of his city was Avith.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:15 - When Pharaoh heard of this matter, he tried to kill Moses. But Moses fled from the presence of Pharaoh and [fn]settled in the land of Midian, H4080 and he sat down by a well.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:16 - Now the priest of Midian H4080 had seven daughters; and they came to draw water and filled the troughs to water their father’s flock.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 3:1 - Now Moses was pasturing the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian; H4080 and he led the flock to the [fn]west side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:19 - Now the LORD said to Moses in Midian, H4080 “Go [fn]back to Egypt, for all the men who were seeking your life are dead.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 18:1 - Now Jethro, the priest of Midian, H4080 Moses’ father-in-law, heard of all that God had done for Moses and for Israel His people, how the LORD had brought Israel out of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:4 - Moab said to the elders of Midian, H4080 “Now this [fn]horde will lick up all that is around us, as the ox licks up the grass of the field.” And Balak the son of Zippor was king of Moab at that time.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:7 - So the elders of Moab and the elders of Midian H4080 departed with the fees for divination in their hand; and they came to Balaam and [fn]repeated Balak’s words to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:15 - The name of the Midianite woman who was [fn]slain was Cozbi the daughter of Zur, [fn]who was head of the people of a father’s household in Midian. H4080
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:18 - for they have been hostile to you with their tricks, with which they have deceived you in the affair of Peor and in the affair of Cozbi, the daughter of the leader of Midian, H4080 their sister who was slain on the day of the plague because of Peor.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 31:3 - Moses spoke to the people, saying, “Arm men from among you for the war, that they may [fn]go against Midian H4080 to execute the LORDS vengeance on Midian. H4080
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 31:7 - So they made war against Midian, H4080 just as the LORD had commanded Moses, and they killed every male.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 31:8 - They killed the kings of Midian H4080 along with the rest of their slain: Evi and Rekem and Zur and Hur and Reba, the five kings of Midian; H4080 they also killed Balaam the son of Beor with the sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 31:9 - The sons of Israel captured the women of Midian H4080 and their little ones; and all their cattle and all their flocks and all their goods they plundered.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 13:21 - even all the cities of the plain and all the kingdom of Sihon king of the Amorites who reigned in Heshbon, whom Moses struck with the chiefs of Midian, H4080 Evi and Rekem and Zur and Hur and Reba, the princes of Sihon, who lived in the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:1 - Then the sons of Israel did what was evil in the sight of the LORD; and the LORD gave them into the hands of Midian H4080 seven years.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:2 - The [fn]power of Midian H4080 prevailed against Israel. Because of Midian H4080 the sons of Israel made for themselves the dens which were in the mountains and the caves and the strongholds.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:3 - For it was when Israel had sown, that the Midianites H4080 would come up with the Amalekites and the sons of the east and [fn]go against them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:6 - So Israel was brought very low because of Midian, H4080 and the sons of Israel cried to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:7 - Now it came about when the sons of Israel cried to the LORD on account of Midian, H4080
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:11 - Then the angel of the LORD came and sat under the [fn]oak that was in Ophrah, which belonged to Joash the Abiezrite as his son Gideon was beating out wheat in the wine press in order to save it from the Midianites. H4080
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:13 - Then Gideon said to him, “O my lord, if the LORD is with us, why then has all this happened to us? And where are all His miracles which our fathers told us about, saying, ‘Did not the LORD bring us up from Egypt?’ But now the LORD has abandoned us and given us into the hand of Midian.” H4080
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:14 - The LORD [fn]looked at him and said, “Go in this your strength and deliver Israel from the hand of Midian. H4080 Have I not sent you?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:16 - But the LORD said to him, “Surely I will be with you, and you shall [fn]defeat Midian H4080 as one man.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:33 - Then all the Midianites H4080 and the Amalekites and the sons of the east assembled themselves; and they crossed over and camped in the valley of Jezreel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 7:1 - Then Jerubbaal (that is, Gideon) and all the people who were with him, rose early and camped beside [fn]the spring of Harod; and the camp of Midian H4080 was on the north side of [fn]them by the hill of Moreh in the valley.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 7:2 - The LORD said to Gideon, “The people who are with you are too many for Me to give Midian H4080 into their hands, for Israel [fn]would become boastful, saying, ‘My own [fn]power has delivered me.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 7:7 - The LORD said to Gideon, “I will deliver you with the 300 men who lapped and will give the Midianites H4080 into your hands; so let all the other people go, each man to his [fn]home.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 7:8 - So [fn]the 300 men took the people’s provisions and their trumpets into their hands. And [fn]Gideon sent all the other men of Israel, each to his tent, but retained the 300 men; and the camp of Midian H4080 was below him in the valley.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 7:12 - Now the Midianites H4080 and the Amalekites and all the sons of the east were lying in the valley as numerous as locusts; and their camels were without number, as numerous as the sand on the seashore.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 7:13 - When Gideon came, behold, a man was relating a dream to his friend. And he said, “Behold, I [fn]had a dream; [fn]a loaf of barley bread was tumbling into the camp of Midian, H4080 and it came to the tent and struck it so that it fell, and turned it [fn]upside down so that the tent lay flat.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 7:14 - His friend replied, “This is nothing less than the sword of Gideon the son of Joash, a man of Israel; God has given Midian H4080 and all the camp into his hand.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 7:15 - When Gideon heard the account of the dream and its interpretation, he bowed in worship. He returned to the camp of Israel and said, “Arise, for the LORD has given the camp of Midian H4080 into your hands.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 7:23 - The men of Israel were summoned from Naphtali and Asher and all Manasseh, and they pursued Midian. H4080
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 7:24 - Gideon sent messengers throughout all the hill country of Ephraim, saying, “Come down [fn]against Midian H4080 and take the waters before them, as far as Beth-barah and the Jordan.” So all the men of Ephraim were summoned and they took the waters as far as Beth-barah and the Jordan.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 7:25 - They captured the two leaders of Midian, H4080 Oreb and Zeeb, and they killed Oreb at the rock of Oreb, and they killed Zeeb at the wine press of Zeeb, while they pursued Midian; H4080 and they brought the heads of Oreb and Zeeb to Gideon from across the Jordan.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:1 - Then the men of Ephraim said to him, “What is this thing you have done to us, not calling us when you went to fight against Midian?” H4080 And they contended with him vigorously.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:3 - “God has given the leaders of Midian, H4080 Oreb and Zeeb into your hands; and what was I able to do in comparison with you?” Then their [fn]anger toward him subsided when he said [fn]that.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:5 - He said to the men of Succoth, “Please give loaves of bread to the people who are following me, for they are weary, and I am pursuing Zebah and Zalmunna, the kings of Midian.” H4080
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:12 - When Zebah and Zalmunna fled, he pursued them and captured the two kings of Midian, H4080 Zebah and Zalmunna, and routed the whole [fn]army.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:22 - Then the men of Israel said to Gideon, “Rule over us, both you and your son, also your son’s son, for you have delivered us from the hand of Midian.” H4080
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:26 - The weight of the gold earrings that he requested was 1,700 shekels of gold, besides the crescent ornaments and the pendants and the purple robes which were on the kings of Midian, H4080 and besides the neck bands that were on their camels’ necks.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:28 - So Midian H4080 was subdued before the sons of Israel, and they did not lift up their heads anymore. And the land was undisturbed for forty years in the days of Gideon.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:17 - for my father fought for you and [fn]risked his life and delivered you from the hand of Midian; H4080
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 11:18 - They arose from Midian H4080 and came to Paran; and they took men with them from Paran and came to Egypt, to Pharaoh king of Egypt, who gave him a house and assigned him food and gave him land.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 1:32 - The sons of Keturah, Abraham’s concubine, whom she bore, were Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, H4080 Ishbak and Shuah. And the sons of Jokshan were Sheba and Dedan.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 1:33 - The sons of Midian H4080 were Ephah, Epher, Hanoch, Abida and Eldaah. All these were the sons of Keturah.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 1:46 - When Husham died, Hadad the son of Bedad, who [fn]defeated Midian H4080 in the field of Moab, became king in his place; and the name of his city was Avith.

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