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Lexicon :: Strong's H4397 - mal'āḵ

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From an unused root meaning to despatch as a deputy
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TWOT Reference: 1068a

Strong’s Definitions

מֲלְאָךְ mălʼâk, mal-awk'; from an unused root meaning to despatch as a deputy; a messenger; specifically, of God, i.e. an angel (also a prophet, priest or teacher):—ambassador, angel, king, messenger.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 214x

The KJV translates Strong's H4397 in the following manner: angel (111x), messenger (98x), ambassadors (4x), variant (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 214x
The KJV translates Strong's H4397 in the following manner: angel (111x), messenger (98x), ambassadors (4x), variant (1x).
  1. messenger, representative

    1. messenger

    2. angel

    3. the theophanic angel

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
מֲלְאָךְ mălʼâk, mal-awk'; from an unused root meaning to despatch as a deputy; a messenger; specifically, of God, i.e. an angel (also a prophet, priest or teacher):—ambassador, angel, king, messenger.
STRONGS H4397: Abbreviations
מַלְאָךְ 214 noun masculine messenger; — מ׳ Exodus 23:20 + 48 times; construct מַלְאַךְ Genesis 16:7 + 69 times; suffixes מַלְאָכִי Exodus 23:23 + 3 times; מַלְאָכוֺ Genesis 24:7, 40; plural מַלְאָכִים Genesis 32:4 [Genesis 32:3] + 63 times + מלאכים 2 Samuel 11:1 Kt (Qr מלכים); construct מַלְאֲכֵי Genesis 28:12 + 11 times; מַלְאָכֶיךָ Numbers 24:12; 2 Kings 19:23; מַלְאָכֵכֵה Nahum 2:14 error for מַלְאָכֵכִי = מַלְאָכַיְכִי Ges§ 91, (2) Anm. 2 or < for מַלְאָכֵךְ by dittograph from following הוֺיii. 1. 571). מַלְאָכָיו 2 Chronicles 36:15 + 8 times; —
1. messenger,
a. one sent with a message Genesis 32:4 [Genesis 32:3 + 8 times J E; Deuteronomy 2:26, (not in P); Judges 6:35 + 8 times; 1 Samuel 6:21 + 51 times Samuel Kings, 1 Chronicles 14:1; 1 Chronicles 19:2, 16; 2 Chronicles 18:12; 35:21; Nehemiah 6:3; Job 1:14; Proverbs 13:17; Proverbs 17:11; Isaiah 14:32; Isaiah 18:2; Isaiah 30:4; Isaiah 37:9, 14; Jeremiah 27:3; Ezekiel 17:15; Ezekiel 23:16, 40; Ezekiel 30:9; Nahum 2:14; מלאכי שׁלום, messengers of peace Isaiah 33:7.
b. a prophet Isaiah 42:19; Isaiah 44:26; 2 Chronicles 36:15, 16; Haggai 1:13; the herald of the advent מלאכי Malachi 3:1.
c. priest Malachi 2:7, probably Ecclesiastes 5:5 (RV angel).
d. || מֵלִיץ Job 33:23, a messenger from God acting as an interpreter and declaring what is right (angel of RV too specific).
e. figurative רָעִים מ׳ messengers of evil Psalm 78:49; מות מ׳ messenger of death Proverbs 16:14; || רוחות winds his messengers Psalm 104:4.
2. angel, as messenger of God, מלאכים with God in theophanies Genesis 19:1, 15; Genesis 28:12; Genesis 32:2; [Genesis 32:1] (JE), praising him; Psalm 103:20; Psalm 148:2; in his sight not without error Job 4:18 charged with the care of the pious Psalm 91:11; elsewhere singular sent to a prophet 1 Kings 13:18; 1 Kings 19:5, 7; 2 Kings 1:3, 15; Zechariah 1:9 + 18 times in Zechariah 1-6; excellent, wise, powerful 1 Samuel 29:9; 2 Samuel 14:17, 20; 2 Samuel 19:28; Zechariah 12:8; encamping about the faithful Psalm 34:8; chasing his enemies Psalm 35:5; Psalm 35:6; destroying by judgment of Yahweh 2 Samuel 24:16, 17 = 1 Chronicles 21:12-30; 2 Kings 19:35 = Isaiah 37:36 2 Chronicles 32:21.
3. the theophanic angel ה֯א֠להים מ׳ in the story of E: Genesis 21:17; Genesis 31:11; Exodus 14:19, also in Judges 6:20; Judges 13:6, 9; יהוה מ׳ in the story of J: Genesis 16:7, 9, 10, 11; Genesis 22:11, 15; Exodus 3:2; Numbers 22:22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 31, 32, 34, 35 and in Judges 2:1; Judges 2:4; Judges 5:23; Judges 6:11; Judges 6:12; Judges 6:21 (twice in verse); Judges 6:22 (twice in verse); Judges 13:3, 13, 15, 16 (twice in verse); Judges 13:17, 18, 20 (twice in verse); Judges 13:21; הַמַּלְאָךְ Genesis 48:16 (E); מַלְאָךְ Exodus 23:20 (E), Exodus 33:2; Numbers 20:16 (JE), Hosea 12:5; מַלְאָכִי Exodus 23:23 (E), Exodus 32:34 (J); מַלְאָכוֺ Genesis 24:7, 40 (J), פניו מ׳ Malachi 3:1 (referring to the ancient מלאך); הכרית מ׳ Malachi 3:1 (referring to the advent of י׳ for judgment, see BrMP 473). The theophanic angel is not mentioned in D and P.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


16:7; 16:7; 16:9; 16:10; 16:11; 19:1; 19:15; 21:17; 22:11; 22:15; 24:7; 24:7; 24:40; 24:40; 28:12; 28:12; 31:11; 32:1; 32:3; 32:3; 48:16


3:2; 14:19; 23:20; 23:20; 23:23; 23:23; 32:34; 33:2


20:16; 22:22; 22:23; 22:24; 22:25; 22:26; 22:27; 22:31; 22:32; 22:34; 22:35; 24:12




2:1; 2:4; 5:23; 6:11; 6:12; 6:20; 6:21; 6:22; 6:35; 13:3; 13:6; 13:9; 13:13; 13:15; 13:16; 13:17; 13:18; 13:20; 13:21

1 Samuel

6:21; 29:9

2 Samuel

11:1; 14:17; 14:20; 19:28; 24:16; 24:17

1 Kings

13:18; 19:5; 19:7

2 Kings

1:3; 1:15; 19:23; 19:35

1 Chronicles

14:1; 19:2; 19:16; 21:12; 21:13; 21:14; 21:15; 21:16; 21:17; 21:18; 21:19; 21:20; 21:21; 21:22; 21:23; 21:24; 21:25; 21:26; 21:27; 21:28; 21:29; 21:30

2 Chronicles

18:12; 32:21; 35:21; 36:15; 36:15; 36:16




1:14; 4:18; 33:23


34:8; 35:5; 35:6; 78:49; 91:11; 103:20; 104:4; 148:2


13:17; 16:14; 17:11




14:32; 18:2; 30:4; 33:7; 37:9; 37:14; 37:36; 42:19; 44:26




17:15; 23:16; 23:40; 30:9






1:9; 12:8


2:7; 3:1; 3:1; 3:1

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H4397 matches the Hebrew מַלְאָךְ (mal'āḵ),
which occurs 213 times in 196 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 4 (Gen 16:7–Jdg 6:22)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 16:7 - And the angel H4397 of the LORD found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 16:9 - And the angel H4397 of the LORD said unto her, Return to thy mistress, and submit thyself under her hands.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 16:10 - And the angel H4397 of the LORD said unto her, I will multiply thy seed exceedingly, that it shall not be numbered for multitude.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 16:11 - And the angel H4397 of the LORD said unto her, Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; because the LORD hath heard thy affliction.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:1 - And there came two angels H4397 to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing them rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:15 - And when the morning arose, then the angels H4397 hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take thy wife, and thy two daughters, which are here; lest thou be consumed in the iniquity of the city.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:17 - And God heard the voice of the lad; and the angel H4397 of God called to Hagar out of heaven, and said unto her, What aileth thee, Hagar? fear not; for God hath heard the voice of the lad where he is.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:11 - And the angel H4397 of the LORD called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:15 - And the angel H4397 of the LORD called unto Abraham out of heaven the second time,
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, and which spake unto me, and that sware unto me, saying, Unto thy seed will I give this land; he shall send his angel H4397 before thee, and thou shalt take a wife unto my son from thence.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:40 - And he said unto me, The LORD, before whom I walk, will send his angel H4397 with thee, and prosper thy way; and thou shalt take a wife for my son of my kindred, and of my father's house:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 28:12 - And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels H4397 of God ascending and descending on it.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:11 - And the angel H4397 of God spake unto me in a dream, saying, Jacob: And I said, Here am I.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:1 - And Jacob went on his way, and the angels H4397 of God met him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:3 - And Jacob sent messengers H4397 before him to Esau his brother unto the land of Seir, the country of Edom.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:6 - And the messengers H4397 returned to Jacob, saying, We came to thy brother Esau, and also he cometh to meet thee, and four hundred men with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 48:16 - The Angel H4397 which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 3:2 - And the angel H4397 of the LORD appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 14:19 - And the angel H4397 of God, which went before the camp of Israel, removed and went behind them; and the pillar of the cloud went from before their face, and stood behind them:
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:20 - Behold, I send an Angel H4397 before thee, to keep thee in the way, and to bring thee into the place which I have prepared.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:23 - For mine Angel H4397 shall go before thee, and bring thee in unto the Amorites, and the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Canaanites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites: and I will cut them off.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:34 - Therefore now go, lead the people unto the place of which I have spoken unto thee: behold, mine Angel H4397 shall go before thee: nevertheless in the day when I visit I will visit their sin upon them.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 33:2 - And I will send an angel H4397 before thee; and I will drive out the Canaanite, the Amorite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite:
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 20:14 - And Moses sent messengers H4397 from Kadesh unto the king of Edom, Thus saith thy brother Israel, Thou knowest all the travail that hath befallen us:
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 20:16 - And when we cried unto the LORD, he heard our voice, and sent an angel, H4397 and hath brought us forth out of Egypt: and, behold, we are in Kadesh, a city in the uttermost of thy border:
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:21 - And Israel sent messengers H4397 unto Sihon king of the Amorites, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:5 - He sent messengers H4397 therefore unto Balaam the son of Beor to Pethor, which is by the river of the land of the children of his people, to call him, saying, Behold, there is a people come out from Egypt: behold, they cover the face of the earth, and they abide over against me:
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:22 - And God's anger was kindled because he went: and the angel H4397 of the LORD stood in the way for an adversary against him. Now he was riding upon his ass, and his two servants were with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:23 - And the ass saw the angel H4397 of the LORD standing in the way, and his sword drawn in his hand: and the ass turned aside out of the way, and went into the field: and Balaam smote the ass, to turn her into the way.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:24 - But the angel H4397 of the LORD stood in a path of the vineyards, a wall being on this side, and a wall on that side.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:25 - And when the ass saw the angel H4397 of the LORD, she thrust herself unto the wall, and crushed Balaam's foot against the wall: and he smote her again.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:26 - And the angel H4397 of the LORD went further, and stood in a narrow place, where was no way to turn either to the right hand or to the left.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:27 - And when the ass saw the angel H4397 of the LORD, she fell down under Balaam: and Balaam's anger was kindled, and he smote the ass with a staff.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:31 - Then the LORD opened the eyes of Balaam, and he saw the angel H4397 of the LORD standing in the way, and his sword drawn in his hand: and he bowed down his head, and fell flat on his face.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:32 - And the angel H4397 of the LORD said unto him, Wherefore hast thou smitten thine ass these three times? behold, I went out to withstand thee, because thy way is perverse before me:
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:34 - And Balaam said unto the angel H4397 of the LORD, I have sinned; for I knew not that thou stoodest in the way against me: now therefore, if it displease thee, I will get me back again.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:35 - And the angel H4397 of the LORD said unto Balaam, Go with the men: but only the word that I shall speak unto thee, that thou shalt speak. So Balaam went with the princes of Balak.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 24:12 - And Balaam said unto Balak, Spake I not also to thy messengers H4397 which thou sentest unto me, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:26 - And I sent messengers H4397 out of the wilderness of Kedemoth unto Sihon king of Heshbon with words of peace, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 6:17 - And the city shall be accursed, even it, and all that are therein, to the LORD: only Rahab the harlot shall live, she and all that are with her in the house, because she hid the messengers H4397 that we sent.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 6:25 - And Joshua saved Rahab the harlot alive, and her father's household, and all that she had; and she dwelleth in Israel even unto this day; because she hid the messengers, H4397 which Joshua sent to spy out Jericho.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 7:22 - So Joshua sent messengers, H4397 and they ran unto the tent; and, behold, it was hid in his tent, and the silver under it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 2:1 - And an angel H4397 of the LORD came up from Gilgal to Bochim, and said, I made you to go up out of Egypt, and have brought you unto the land which I sware unto your fathers; and I said, I will never break my covenant with you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 2:4 - And it came to pass, when the angel H4397 of the LORD spake these words unto all the children of Israel, that the people lifted up their voice, and wept.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:23 - Curse ye Meroz, said the angel H4397 of the LORD, curse ye bitterly the inhabitants thereof; because they came not to the help of the LORD, to the help of the LORD against the mighty.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:11 - And there came an angel H4397 of the LORD, and sat under an oak which was in Ophrah, that pertained unto Joash the Abiezrite: and his son Gideon threshed wheat by the winepress, to hide it from the Midianites.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:12 - And the angel H4397 of the LORD appeared unto him, and said unto him, The LORD is with thee, thou mighty man of valour.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:20 - And the angel H4397 of God said unto him, Take the flesh and the unleavened cakes, and lay them upon this rock, and pour out the broth. And he did so.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:21 - Then the angel H4397 of the LORD put forth the end of the staff that was in his hand, and touched the flesh and the unleavened cakes; and there rose up fire out of the rock, and consumed the flesh and the unleavened cakes. Then the angel H4397 of the LORD departed out of his sight.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:22 - And when Gideon perceived that he was an angel H4397 of the LORD, Gideon said, Alas, O Lord GOD! for because I have seen an angel H4397 of the LORD face to face.

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