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Lexicon :: Strong's H4347 - makâ

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feminine noun
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TWOT Reference: 1364d

Strong’s Definitions

מַכָּה makkâh, mak-kaw'; or (masculine) מַכֶּה makkeh; (plural only) from H5221; a blow (in 2 Chronicles 2:10, of the flail); by implication, a wound; figuratively, carnage, also pestilence:—beaten, blow, plague, slaughter, smote, × sore, stripe, stroke, wound(-ed).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 48x

The KJV translates Strong's H4347 in the following manner: wound (14x), slaughter (14x), plague (11x), beaten (1x), stripes (2x), stroke (2x), blow (1x), smote (1x), sores (1x), wounded (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 48x
The KJV translates Strong's H4347 in the following manner: wound (14x), slaughter (14x), plague (11x), beaten (1x), stripes (2x), stroke (2x), blow (1x), smote (1x), sores (1x), wounded (1x).
  1. blow, wound, slaughter

    1. blow, stripe

    2. beating, scourging

    3. wound

    4. slaughter

    5. defeat, conquest

    6. plague

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
מַכָּה makkâh, mak-kaw'; or (masculine) מַכֶּה makkeh; (plural only) from H5221; a blow (in 2 Chronicles 2:10, of the flail); by implication, a wound; figuratively, carnage, also pestilence:—beaten, blow, plague, slaughter, smote, × sore, stripe, stroke, wound(-ed).
STRONGS H4347: Abbreviations
מַכָּה noun feminine blow, wound, slaughter; — absolute מ׳ 1 Samuel 4:8 +; construct מַכַּת Isaiah 10:26 +; suffix מַכָּתִי Jeremiah 10:19; Jeremiah 15:18, etc.; **plural מַּכִּים 2 Kings 8:29 = 2 Kings 9:15 2 Chronicles 22:6; מַכּוֺת absolute Zechariah 13:6 +, construct,' etc.; plural מַכּוֺת absolute 2 Kings 8:29 +; construct Deuteronomy 29:21 +; suffix מַכֹּתְךָ Deuteronomy 28:59, מַכּוֺתַיִךְ Jeremiah 30:17, etc.; —
1. a. blow, stripe, literally of scourging, chastising Deuteronomy 25:3; Proverbs 20:30 (|| פֶּצַע חַבֻּרוֺת); מַכַּת חֶרֶב Esther 9:5 (as accusative of congnate meaning with verb).
b. beating, scourging, figurative of defeat of Midian Isaiah 10:26 (|| עוֺרֵר שׁוֺט).
c. often wound 1 Kings 22:35; 2 Kings 8:29; 2 Kings 9:15 2 Chronicles 22:6 (read מִןהַֿמּ׳), Zechariah 13:6 (בֵּין יָדֶיךָ); symbolic of violence Jeremiah 6:7 (+ חֳלִי); פֶּצַע וְחַבּוּרָה וּמַכָּה טְרִיָּה Isaiah 1:6 (of Judah, under figure of maltreated man), compare Micah 1:9 אֲנוּשָׁה מ׳), Nahum 3:19 (|| שֶׁבֶר; of Nineveh), especially in Jeremiah (of Judah): Jeremiah 10:19; Jeremiah 14:17; Jeremiah 30:12 (all + נַחֲלָה severe; || שֶׁבֶר), Jeremiah 15:18 (אֲנוּשָׁה מ׳), Jeremiah 19:8; Jeremiah 47:17; Jeremiah 50:13, as accusative of congnate meaning with verb Jeremiah 30:14, with verb רָפָא heal Jeremiah 30:17; also מַחַץ מ׳ Isaiah 30:26 (|| שֶׁבֶר); of wounds made by י׳'s arrows Psalm 64:8.
2. = slaughter 1 Samuel 4:10; 1 Samuel 14:30, usually as accusative of congnate meaning with verb with הִכָּה Joshua 10:20; 1 Samuel 6:19; 1 Samuel 14:14; 1 Samuel 19:8; 1 Samuel 23:5; 1 Kings 20:21; 2 Chronicles 13:17.
3. = defeat, as accusative of congnate meaning with verb with הִכָּה Joshua 10:10; Joshua 11:33; Joshua 15:8; 2 Chronicles 28:5; = conquest (of י׳) Isaiah 14:6.
4. plague, especially disease, as punishment (of י׳), 1 Samuel 4:8; Deuteronomy 28:59 (3 times in verse) (|| חֳלִי), Deuteronomy 28:61 (|| id.), Deuteronomy 29:21 (|| תַּחֲלֻאִים), Leviticus 26:21 (H), as accusative of congnate meaning with verb Numbers 11:33. — מַכּוֺת 2 Chronicles 2:9 read H4361 מַכֹּלֶת (see H398 אכל) as || 1 Kings 5:25, so Greek Version of the LXX Vulgate Be Öttli and Th1Ki 5:25.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs






25:3; 28:59; 28:59; 28:61; 29:21; 29:21


10:10; 10:20; 15:8

1 Samuel

4:8; 4:8; 4:10; 6:19; 14:14; 14:30; 19:8; 23:5

1 Kings

20:21; 22:35

2 Kings

8:29; 8:29; 8:29; 9:15; 9:15

2 Chronicles

2:9; 13:17; 22:6; 22:6; 28:5








1:6; 10:26; 10:26; 14:6; 30:26


6:7; 10:19; 10:19; 14:17; 15:18; 15:18; 19:8; 30:12; 30:14; 30:17; 30:17; 50:13






13:6; 13:6


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H4347 matches the Hebrew מַכָּה (makâ),
which occurs 48 times in 46 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:21 - ‘Yet if you [fn]show hostility toward Me and are unwilling to obey Me, I will increase the plague H4347 on you seven times according to your sins.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:33 - While the meat was still between their teeth, before it was chewed, the anger of the LORD was kindled against the people, and the LORD struck the people with a very severe plague H4347.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:3 - “He may have him beaten forty times, but not more, so that he does not have him beaten with many more lashes H4347 than these, and that your brother does not become contemptible in your eyes.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:59 - then the LORD will bring extraordinary plagues H4347 on you and [fn]your descendants, [fn]severe and lasting plagues H4347, and miserable and chronic sicknesses.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:61 - “Also every sickness and every plague H4347, which are not written in the book of this Law, the LORD will bring on you until you are destroyed.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:22 - “Now the future generation, your sons who rise up after you and the foreigner who comes from a distant land, when they see the plagues H4347 of that land and the diseases with which the LORD has afflicted it, will say,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:10 - And the LORD brought them into confusion before Israel, and He struck them down in a great defeat H4347 at Gibeon, and pursued them by the way of the ascent to Beth-horon and struck them as far as Azekah and Makkedah.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:20 - It came about when Joshua and the sons of Israel had finished striking them down in a very great defeat H4347, until they were destroyed, and the survivors of them who escaped [fn]had entered the fortified cities,
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 11:33 - He [fn]inflicted a very great defeat H4347 on them from Aroer [fn]to the entrance of Minnith, twenty cities, and as far as Abel-keramim. So the sons of Ammon were subdued before the sons of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 15:8 - So he struck them [fn]ruthlessly with a great slaughter H4347; and afterward he went down and lived in the cleft of the rock of Etam.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 4:8 - “Woe to us! Who will save us from the hand of these mighty gods? These are the gods who struck the Egyptians with all kinds of plagues H4347 in the wilderness.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 4:10 - So the Philistines fought and Israel was defeated, and every man fled to his tent; and the defeat H4347 was very great, for thirty thousand foot soldiers of Israel fell.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 6:19 - Now He fatally struck some of the men of Beth-shemesh because they had looked into the ark of the LORD. He struck 50,070 men among the people, and the people mourned because the LORD had struck the people with a great slaughter H4347.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:14 - Now that first slaughter H4347 which Jonathan and his armor bearer inflicted was about twenty men within about half a furrow in an acre of land.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:30 - “How much more, if only the people had freely eaten today of the spoils of their enemies which they found! For now the defeat H4347 among the Philistines has not been great.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 19:8 - When there was war again, David went out and fought the Philistines and [fn]defeated them with great slaughter H4347, so that they fled from him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 23:5 - Then David and his men went to Keilah and fought the Philistines; and he drove away their livestock and struck them with a great slaughter H4347. So David saved the inhabitants of Keilah.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 20:21 - The king of Israel also went out and struck the horses and chariots, and [fn]killed the Arameans in a great slaughter H4347.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 22:35 - The battle [fn]raged on that day, and the king was propped up in his chariot in front of the Arameans, and he died at evening, and the blood from the wound H4347 ran into the bottom of the chariot.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 8:29 - So King Joram returned to have himself healed in Jezreel of the wounds H4347 which the Arameans had [fn]inflicted on him at Ramah when he fought against Hazael king of Aram. Then Ahaziah the son of Jehoram king of Judah went down to see Joram the son of Ahab in Jezreel because he was sick.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:15 - but King [fn]Joram had returned to Jezreel to have himself healed of the wounds H4347 which the Arameans had [fn]inflicted on him when he fought Hazael king of Aram. So Jehu said to the other men, “If this is your [fn]intent, then let no [fn]one escape from the city to go tell about it in Jezreel.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 2:10 - “Now behold, I will give your servants, the woodsmen who cut the timber, [fn]twenty thousand kors of crushed H4347 wheat, twenty thousand kors of barley, [fn]twenty thousand baths of wine, and twenty thousand baths of oil.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 13:17 - Abijah and his people defeated them with a great slaughter H4347, so that five hundred thousand chosen men of Israel fell slain.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 22:6 - So he returned to be healed in Jezreel of the wounds H4347 [fn]which they had inflicted on him at Ramah, when he fought against Hazael king of Aram. And [fn]Ahaziah, the son of Jehoram king of Judah, went down to see Jehoram the son of Ahab in Jezreel, because he was sick.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 28:5 - Therefore the LORD his God handed him over to the king of Aram; and they [fn]defeated him and carried from him a great number of captives, and brought them to Damascus. And he was also handed over to the king of Israel, who struck him with heavy casualties H4347.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 9:5 - So the Jews struck all their enemies with [fn]the sword, killing and destroying; and they did as they pleased to those who hated them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 64:7 - But God [fn]will shoot an arrow at them;
Suddenly [fn]they will be wounded H4347.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:30 - Bruising wounds clean away evil,
And blows H4347 cleanse the [fn]innermost parts.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 1:6 - From the sole of the foot even to the head
There is nothing healthy in it,
Only bruises, slashes, and raw wounds H4347;
Not pressed out nor bandaged,
Nor softened with oil.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:26 - The LORD of armies will wield a whip against him like the defeat H4347 of Midian at the rock of Oreb; and His staff will be over the sea, and He will lift it up the way He did in Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:6 - Which used to strike the peoples in fury with unceasing strokes H4347,
Which [fn]subdued the nations in anger with unrestrained persecution.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 27:7 - Like the striking of Him who has struck them, has He struck them?
Or like the slaughter H4347 of His slain, [fn]have they been slain?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:26 - And the light of the full moon will be like the light of the sun, and the light of the sun will be seven times brighter, like the light of seven days, on the day the LORD binds up the fracture of His people and heals the wound [fn]He has inflicted H4347.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 6:7 - “As a well [fn]keeps its waters fresh,
So she [fn]keeps fresh her wickedness.
Violence and destruction are heard in her;
Sickness and wounds H4347 are constantly before Me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 10:19 - Woe to me, because of my [fn]injury!
My wound H4347 is incurable.
But I said, “This certainly is a sickness,
And I must endure it.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 14:17 - “You will say this word to them,
‘Let my eyes stream down tears night and day,
And let them not cease;
For the virgin daughter of my people has been crushed with a mighty blow,
With a sorely infected wound H4347.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 15:18 - Why has my pain been endless
And my wound H4347 incurable, refusing to be healed?
Will You indeed be to me like a deceptive stream
With water that is unreliable?
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 19:8 - “I will also turn this city into an object of horror and [fn]hissing; everyone who passes by it will be appalled and [fn]hiss because of all its [fn]disasters H4347.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 30:12 - “For this is what the LORD says:
‘Your broken H4347 limb is irreparable,
And your wound H4347 is incurable.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 30:14 - ‘All your lovers have forgotten you,
They do not seek you;
For I have wounded you with the wound H4347 of an enemy,
With the punishment of a cruel one,
Because your wrongdoing is great,
And your sins are numerous.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 30:17 - ‘For I will [fn]restore you to [fn]health
And I will heal you of your wounds H4347,’ declares the LORD,
‘Because they have called you an outcast, saying:
“It is Zion; no one [fn]cares for her.”’
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 49:17 - “Edom will become an object of horror; everyone who passes by it will be appalled and will [fn]hiss at all its wounds H4347.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 50:13 - “Because of the wrath of the LORD she will not be inhabited,
But she will be completely desolate;
Everyone who passes by Babylon will be horrified
And will hiss because of all her wounds H4347.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 1:9 - For her wound H4347 is incurable,
For it has come to Judah;
It has reached the gate of my people,
Even to Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 3:19 - There is no relief for your collapse,
Your wound H4347 is incurable.
All who hear [fn]about you
Will clap their hands over you,
For upon whom has your evil not come continually?
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 13:6 - “And someone will say to him, ‘What are these wounds H4347 between your [fn]arms?’ Then he will say, ‘Those with which I was wounded at the house of [fn]my friends.’
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