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Lexicon :: Strong's H4296 - miṭṭâ

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feminine noun
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TWOT Reference: 1352c

Strong’s Definitions

מִטָּה miṭṭâh, mit-taw'; from H5186; a bed (as extended) for sleeping or eating; by analogy, a sofa, litter or bier:—bed(-chamber), bier.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 29x

The KJV translates Strong's H4296 in the following manner: bed (26x), bedchamber (with H2315) (2x), bier (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 29x
The KJV translates Strong's H4296 in the following manner: bed (26x), bedchamber (with H2315) (2x), bier (1x).
  1. couch, bed, bier

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
מִטָּה miṭṭâh, mit-taw'; from H5186; a bed (as extended) for sleeping or eating; by analogy, a sofa, litter or bier:—bed(-chamber), bier.
STRONGS H4296: Abbreviations
מִטָּה noun feminine couch, bed (place of reclining; מטותם Ecclus 48:6); — absolute מִטָּה Amos 3:12 + 14 times; construct מִטַּת 2 Kings 4:21; suffix מִטָּתִי Psalm 6:7, מִטָּתֶ֑ךָ Exodus 7:28, מִטָּתוֺ 2 Samuel 4:7 + 6 times; plural מִטּוֺת absolute 2 Kings 11:2; 2 Chronicles 22:11, construct Amos 6:4; Esther 1:6; — couch, bed, common article of furniture 2 Kings 4:10, compare 2 Kings 4:21; 2 Kings 4:32; 1 Kings 17:19, for repose, especially at night, or in illness Genesis 47:31 (J; ראֹשׁ הַמּ׳), compare Genesis 48:2 (J), Genesis 49:33 (P), Psalm 6:7; Proverbs 26:14; 2 Chronicles 24:25 (probably), and for sitting, or reclining by day 1 Samuel 28:23; 1 Kings 21:4; מ'פְּאַת Amos 3:12; seat of King Solomon Songs 3:7; in bed-chamber (חֲדַר מִשְׁכָּב) Exodus 7:28 (J), 2 Samuel 4:7; sometimes portable 1 Samuel 19:15 compare 1 Samuel 19:13; 1 Samuel 19:16, hence = bier 2 Samuel 3:31; sometimes high 2 Kings 1:4, 6, 16 (עָלָה שָׁם opposed to יָרַד מִן); sometimes costly, (with frames) of ivory Amos 6:4; for reclining at feasts, made of gold and silver Esther 1:6; compare כְּבוּדָּה מ׳ Ezekiel 23:41 glorious couch; חֲדַר הַמִּטּוֺת 2 Kings 11:2 2 Chronicles 22:11 (see H4296 חֶדֶר). — compare also H4904 מִשְׁכָּב (H7901 שׁכב), H6210 עֶרֶשׂ.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


47:31; 48:2; 49:33

1 Samuel

19:13; 19:15; 19:16; 28:23

2 Samuel

3:31; 4:7; 4:7

1 Kings

17:19; 21:4

2 Kings

1:4; 1:6; 1:16; 4:10; 4:21; 4:21; 4:32; 11:2; 11:2

2 Chronicles

22:11; 22:11; 24:25


1:6; 1:6


6:7; 6:7



Song of Songs





3:12; 3:12; 6:4; 6:4


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H4296 matches the Hebrew מִטָּה (miṭṭâ),
which occurs 29 times in 29 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:31 - And he said, Swear unto me. And he sware unto him. And Israel bowed himself upon the bed's H4296 head.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 48:2 - And one told Jacob, and said, Behold, thy son Joseph cometh unto thee: and Israel strengthened himself, and sat upon the bed. H4296
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:33 - And when Jacob had made an end of commanding his sons, he gathered up his feet into the bed, H4296 and yielded up the ghost, and was gathered unto his people.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:3 - And the river shall bring forth frogs abundantly, which shall go up and come into thine house, and into thy bedchamber, and upon thy bed, H4296 and into the house of thy servants, and upon thy people, and into thine ovens, and into thy kneadingtroughs:
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 19:13 - And Michal took an image, and laid it in the bed, H4296 and put a pillow of goats' hair for his bolster, and covered it with a cloth.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 19:15 - And Saul sent the messengers again to see David, saying, Bring him up to me in the bed, H4296 that I may slay him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 19:16 - And when the messengers were come in, behold, there was an image in the bed, H4296 with a pillow of goats' hair for his bolster.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 28:23 - But he refused, and said, I will not eat. But his servants, together with the woman, compelled him; and he hearkened unto their voice. So he arose from the earth, and sat upon the bed. H4296
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:31 - And David said to Joab, and to all the people that were with him, Rend your clothes, and gird you with sackcloth, and mourn before Abner. And king David himself followed the bier. H4296
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 4:7 - For when they came into the house, he lay on his bed H4296 in his bedchamber, and they smote him, and slew him, and beheaded him, and took his head, and gat them away through the plain all night.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 17:19 - And he said unto her, Give me thy son. And he took him out of her bosom, and carried him up into a loft, where he abode, and laid him upon his own bed. H4296
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:4 - And Ahab came into his house heavy and displeased because of the word which Naboth the Jezreelite had spoken to him: for he had said, I will not give thee the inheritance of my fathers. And he laid him down upon his bed, H4296 and turned away his face, and would eat no bread.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 1:4 - Now therefore thus saith the LORD, Thou shalt not come down from that bed H4296 on which thou art gone up, but shalt surely die. And Elijah departed.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 1:6 - And they said unto him, There came a man up to meet us, and said unto us, Go, turn again unto the king that sent you, and say unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Is it not because there is not a God in Israel, that thou sendest to enquire of Baalzebub the god of Ekron? therefore thou shalt not come down from that bed H4296 on which thou art gone up, but shalt surely die.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 1:16 - And he said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Forasmuch as thou hast sent messengers to enquire of Baalzebub the god of Ekron, is it not because there is no God in Israel to enquire of his word? therefore thou shalt not come down off that bed H4296 on which thou art gone up, but shalt surely die.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 4:10 - Let us make a little chamber, I pray thee, on the wall; and let us set for him there a bed, H4296 and a table, and a stool, and a candlestick: and it shall be, when he cometh to us, that he shall turn in thither.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 4:21 - And she went up, and laid him on the bed H4296 of the man of God, and shut the door upon him, and went out.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 4:32 - And when Elisha was come into the house, behold, the child was dead, and laid upon his bed. H4296
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 11:2 - But Jehosheba, the daughter of king Joram, sister of Ahaziah, took Joash the son of Ahaziah, and stole him from among the king's sons which were slain; and they hid him, even him and his nurse, in the bedchamber H4296 from Athaliah, so that he was not slain.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 22:11 - But Jehoshabeath, the daughter of the king, took Joash the son of Ahaziah, and stole him from among the king's sons that were slain, and put him and his nurse in a bedchamber. H4296 So Jehoshabeath, the daughter of king Jehoram, the wife of Jehoiada the priest, (for she was the sister of Ahaziah,) hid him from Athaliah, so that she slew him not.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 24:25 - And when they were departed from him, (for they left him in great diseases,) his own servants conspired against him for the blood of the sons of Jehoiada the priest, and slew him on his bed, H4296 and he died: and they buried him in the city of David, but they buried him not in the sepulchres of the kings.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:6 - Where were white, green, and blue, hangings, fastened with cords of fine linen and purple to silver rings and pillars of marble: the beds H4296 were of gold and silver, upon a pavement of red, and blue, and white, and black, marble.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 7:8 - Then the king returned out of the palace garden into the place of the banquet of wine; and Haman was fallen upon the bed H4296 whereon Esther was. Then said the king, Will he force the queen also before me in the house? As the word went out of the king's mouth, they covered Haman's face.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 6:6 - I am weary with my groaning; all the night make I my bed H4296 to swim; I water my couch with my tears.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:14 - As the door turneth upon his hinges, so doth the slothful upon his bed. H4296
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 3:7 - Behold his bed, H4296 which is Solomon's; threescore valiant men are about it, of the valiant of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 23:41 - And satest upon a stately bed, H4296 and a table prepared before it, whereupon thou hast set mine incense and mine oil.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 3:12 - Thus saith the LORD; As the shepherd taketh out of the mouth of the lion two legs, or a piece of an ear; so shall the children of Israel be taken out that dwell in Samaria in the corner of a bed, H4296 and in Damascus in a couch.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 6:4 - That lie upon beds H4296 of ivory, and stretch themselves upon their couches, and eat the lambs out of the flock, and the calves out of the midst of the stall;
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