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Lexicon :: Strong's H4138 - môleḏeṯ

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feminine noun
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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 [fn]in the presence of Terah his father in the land of his birth H4138, in Ur of the Chaldeans.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:1 -

And Yahweh said to Abram,

[fn]Go forth from your land,

And from your kin H4138

And from your father’s house,

To the land which I will show you;

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:4 - but you will go to my land and to my kin H4138, and take a wife for my son Isaac.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:7 - “Yahweh, the God of heaven, who took me from my father’s house and from the land of my kin H4138, and who spoke to me and who swore to me, saying, ‘To your seed I will give this land,’ He will send His angel before you, and you will take a wife for my son from there.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:3 - Then Yahweh said to Jacob, “Return to the land of your fathers and to your kin H4138, and I will be with you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:13 - ‘I am the God of Bethel, where you anointed a pillar, where you made a vow to Me; now arise, [fn]leave this land, and return to the land of your kin H4138.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:9 -

And Jacob said, “O God of my father Abraham and God of my father Isaac, O Yahweh, who said to me, ‘Return to your land and to your kin H4138, and I will [fn]prosper you,’

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:7 - But they said, “The man questioned particularly about us and our kin H4138, saying, ‘Is your father still alive? Have you another brother?’ So we told him concerning these things. Could we possibly have known that he would say, ‘Bring your brother down’?”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 48:6 - “But your kin H4138 that [fn]have been born after them shall be yours; they shall be called by the [fn]names of their brothers in their inheritance.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:9 - ‘The nakedness of your sister, either your father’s daughter or your mother’s daughter, whether born H4138 at home or born H4138 outside, their nakedness you shall not uncover.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:11 - ‘The nakedness of your father’s wife’s daughter, [fn]born H4138 to your father, she is your sister; you shall not uncover her nakedness.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 10:30 - But he said to him, “I will not come, but rather will go to my own land and kin H4138.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 2:11 - Boaz replied to her, “All that you have done for your mother-in-law after the death of your husband has been fully told to me, and how you forsook your father and your mother and the land of your birth H4138, and came to a people that you did not previously know.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 2:10 - Esther did not tell anyone about her people or her kinsmen H4138, for Mordecai had commanded her that she should not tell anyone about them.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 2:20 - Esther had not yet told anyone about her kinsmen H4138 or her people, just as Mordecai had commanded her; indeed Esther was doing [fn]what Mordecai declared that she do, just as she had done when she was being brought up by him.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 8:6 - “For how can I endure to see the calamity which will befall my people, and how can I endure to see the perishing of my kinsmen H4138?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 22:10 -

Do not weep for the dead or console him,

But weep continually for the one who goes away,

For he will never return

Or see the land of his birth H4138.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 46:16 -

“They have repeatedly stumbled;

Indeed, they have fallen one against another.

Then they said, ‘Rise up! And let us return

To our own people and land of our birth H4138

Away from the [fn]sword of the oppressor.’

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 16:3 - and say, ‘Thus says Lord Yahweh to Jerusalem, “Your origin and your birth H4138 are from the land of the Canaanite; your father was an Amorite and your mother a Hittite.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 16:4 - “As for your birth H4138, on the day you were born your navel cord was not cut, nor were you washed with water for cleansing; you were not rubbed with salt or even wrapped in cloths.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 23:15 - girded with belts on their loins, with flowing turbans on their heads, all of them looking like officers, in the likeness of the [fn]Babylonians in Chaldea, the land of their birth H4138.
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