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Lexicon :: Strong's H4138 - môleḏeṯ

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Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 867f

Strong’s Definitions

מוֹלֶדֶת môwledeth, mo-leh'-deth; from H3205; nativity (plural birth-place); by implication, lineage, native country; also offspring, family:—begotten, born, issue, kindred, native(-ity).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 22x

The KJV translates Strong's H4138 in the following manner: kindred (11x), nativity (6x), born (2x), begotten (1x), issue (1x), native (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 22x
The KJV translates Strong's H4138 in the following manner: kindred (11x), nativity (6x), born (2x), begotten (1x), issue (1x), native (1x).
  1. kindred, birth, offspring, relatives

    1. kindred

    2. birth, circumstances of birth

    3. one born, begotten, issue, offspring, female offspring

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
מוֹלֶדֶת môwledeth, mo-leh'-deth; from H3205; nativity (plural birth-place); by implication, lineage, native country; also offspring, family:—begotten, born, issue, kindred, native(-ity).
STRONGS H4138: Abbreviations
מוֺלֶ֫דֶת noun feminine kindred, birth, offspring; — מ׳ construct Leviticus 18:9,11; suffix מוֺלַדְתִּי Genesis 24:4 3 times; etc.; plural suffix מוֺלְדוֺתַיִךְ Ezekiel 16:4; מֹלְדֹתַיִךְ Ezekiel 16:3; —
1. kindred Genesis 12:1 (|| ארצך, בית אביך), Genesis 24:4 (|| ארץ), Numbers 10:30 (|| id.), Genesis 31:3 (|| ארץ אבותיך), Genesis 43:7 (all J); || עַם Esther 2:10, Esther 2:20; Esther 8:6; especially אֶרֶץ מ׳ land of one's kindred Genesis 11:28; Genesis 24:7 (both J), Genesis 31:13 (E), Jeremiah 22:10; Jeremiah 46:16; Ezekiel 23:15; Ruth 2:11.
2. plural circumstances of birth, birth (figurative of origin of Jerusalem) מֵאֶרֶץ הַכְּנַעֲנִי מְכֹרֹתַיִךְ וּמ׳ Ezekiel 16:3, compare Ezekiel 16:4.
3. (female) offspring, one born Leviticus 18:9 (twice in verse), begotten Leviticus 18:11 (all H); collective = issue, offspring מוֺלַדְתְּךָ אֲשֶׁר הוֺלַ֫דְתָּ Genesis 48:6 (P).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


11:28; 12:1; 24:4; 24:4; 24:7; 31:3; 31:13; 43:7; 48:6


18:9; 18:9; 18:11; 18:11






2:10; 2:20; 8:6


22:10; 46:16


16:3; 16:3; 16:4; 16:4; 23:15


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H4138 matches the Hebrew מוֹלֶדֶת (môleḏeṯ),
which occurs 22 times in 21 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:28 - And Haran died before his father Terah in the land of his nativity, H4138 in Ur of the Chaldees.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:1 - Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, H4138 and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:4 - But thou shalt go unto my country, and to my kindred, H4138 and take a wife unto my son Isaac.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:7 - The LORD God of heaven, which took me from my father's house, and from the land of my kindred, H4138 and which spake unto me, and that sware unto me, saying, Unto thy seed will I give this land; he shall send his angel before thee, and thou shalt take a wife unto my son from thence.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:3 - And the LORD said unto Jacob, Return unto the land of thy fathers, and to thy kindred; H4138 and I will be with thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:13 - I am the God of Bethel, where thou anointedst the pillar, and where thou vowedst a vow unto me: now arise, get thee out from this land, and return unto the land of thy kindred. H4138
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:9 - And Jacob said, O God of my father Abraham, and God of my father Isaac, the LORD which saidst unto me, Return unto thy country, and to thy kindred, H4138 and I will deal well with thee:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:7 - And they said, The man asked us straitly of our state, and of our kindred, H4138 saying, Is your father yet alive? have ye another brother? and we told him according to the tenor of these words: could we certainly know that he would say, Bring your brother down?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 48:6 - And thy issue, H4138 which thou begettest after them, shall be thine, and shall be called after the name of their brethren in their inheritance.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:9 - The nakedness of thy sister, the daughter of thy father, or daughter of thy mother, whether she be born H4138 at home, or born H4138 abroad, even their nakedness thou shalt not uncover.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:11 - The nakedness of thy father's wife's daughter, begotten H4138 of thy father, she is thy sister, thou shalt not uncover her nakedness.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 10:30 - And he said unto him, I will not go; but I will depart to mine own land, and to my kindred. H4138
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 2:11 - And Boaz answered and said unto her, It hath fully been shewed me, all that thou hast done unto thy mother in law since the death of thine husband: and how thou hast left thy father and thy mother, and the land of thy nativity, H4138 and art come unto a people which thou knewest not heretofore.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 2:10 - Esther had not shewed her people nor her kindred: H4138 for Mordecai had charged her that she should not shew it.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 2:20 - Esther had not yet shewed her kindred H4138 nor her people; as Mordecai had charged her: for Esther did the commandment of Mordecai, like as when she was brought up with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 8:6 - For how can I endure to see the evil that shall come unto my people? or how can I endure to see the destruction of my kindred? H4138
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 22:10 - Weep ye not for the dead, neither bemoan him: but weep sore for him that goeth away: for he shall return no more, nor see his native H4138 country.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 46:16 - He made many to fall, yea, one fell upon another: and they said, Arise, and let us go again to our own people, and to the land of our nativity, H4138 from the oppressing sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 16:3 - And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD unto Jerusalem; Thy birth and thy nativity H4138 is of the land of Canaan; thy father was an Amorite, and thy mother an Hittite.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 16:4 - And as for thy nativity, H4138 in the day thou wast born thy navel was not cut, neither wast thou washed in water to supple thee; thou wast not salted at all, nor swaddled at all.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 23:15 - Girded with girdles upon their loins, exceeding in dyed attire upon their heads, all of them princes to look to, after the manner of the Babylonians of Chaldea, the land of their nativity: H4138
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