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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 - Now the Angel of the LORD found her by a spring of water in the wilderness, by the spring on the way to Shur.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 16:9 - The Angel of the LORD said to her, “Return to your mistress, and submit yourself under her hand.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 16:10 - Then the Angel of the LORD said to her, “I will multiply your descendants exceedingly, so that they shall not be counted for multitude.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 16:11 - And the Angel of the LORD said to her:

“Behold, you are with child,
And you shall bear a son.
You shall call his name Ishmael,
Because the LORD has heard your affliction.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:1 - Now the two angels came to Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the gate of Sodom. When Lot saw them, he rose to meet them, and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:15 - When the morning dawned, the angels urged Lot to hurry, saying, “Arise, take your wife and your two daughters who are here, lest you be consumed in the punishment of the city.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:17 - And God heard the voice of the lad. Then the angel of God called to Hagar out of heaven, and said to her, “What ails you, Hagar? Fear not, for God has heard the voice of the lad where he is.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:11 - But the Angel of the LORD called to him from heaven and said, “Abraham, Abraham!” So he said, “Here I am.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:15 - Then the Angel of the LORD called to Abraham a second time out of heaven,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:7 - “The LORD God of heaven, who took me from my father’s house and from the land of my family, and who spoke to me and swore to me, saying, ‘To your descendants[fn] I give this land,’ He will send His angel before you, and you shall take a wife for my son from there.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:40 - “But he said to me, ‘The LORD, before whom I walk, will send His angel with you and prosper your way; and you shall take a wife for my son from my family and from my father’s house.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 28:12 - Then he dreamed, and behold, a ladder was set up on the earth, and its top reached to heaven; and there the angels of God were ascending and descending on it.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:11 - “Then the Angel of God spoke to me in a dream, saying, ‘Jacob.’ And I said, ‘Here I am.’
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:1 - So Jacob went on his way, and the angels of God met him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:3 - Then Jacob sent messengers before him to Esau his brother in the land of Seir, the country of Edom.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:6 - Then the messengers returned to Jacob, saying, “We came to your brother Esau, and he also is coming to meet you, and four hundred men are with him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 48:16 - The Angel who has redeemed me from all evil,
Bless the lads;
Let my name be named upon 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 of the LORD appeared to him in a flame of fire from the midst of a bush. So he looked, and behold, the bush was burning with fire, but the bush was not consumed.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 14:19 - And the Angel of God, who went before the camp of Israel, moved and went behind them; and the pillar of cloud went from before them and stood behind them.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:20 - “Behold, I send an Angel before you to keep you in the way and to bring you into the place which I have prepared.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:23 - “For My Angel will go before you and bring you in to the Amorites and the Hittites and the Perizzites and the Canaanites and the Hivites and the Jebusites; and I will cut them off.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:34 - “Now therefore, go, lead the people to the place of which I have spoken to you. Behold, My Angel shall go before you. Nevertheless, in the day when I visit for punishment, I will visit punishment upon them for their sin.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 33:2 - “And I will send My Angel before you, and I will drive out the Canaanite and the Amorite and the Hittite and the Perizzite and the Hivite and the Jebusite.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 20:14 - Now Moses sent messengers from Kadesh to the king of Edom. “Thus says your brother Israel: ‘You know all the hardship that has befallen us,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 20:16 - ‘When we cried out to the LORD, He heard our voice and sent the Angel and brought us up out of Egypt; now here we are in Kadesh, a city on the edge of your border.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:21 - Then Israel sent messengers to Sihon king of the Amorites, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:5 - Then he sent messengers to Balaam the son of Beor at Pethor, which is near the River[fn] in the land of the sons of his people,[fn] to call him, saying: “Look, a people has come from Egypt. See, they cover the face of the earth, and are settling next to me!
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:22 - Then God’s anger was aroused because he went, and the Angel of the LORD took His stand in the way as an adversary against him. And he was riding on his donkey, and his two servants were with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:23 - Now the donkey saw the Angel of the LORD standing in the way with His drawn sword in His hand, and the donkey turned aside out of the way and went into the field. So Balaam struck the donkey to turn her back onto the road.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:24 - Then the Angel of the LORD stood in a narrow path between the vineyards, with a wall on this side and a wall on that side.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:25 - And when the donkey saw the Angel of the LORD, she pushed herself against the wall and crushed Balaam’s foot against the wall; so he struck her again.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:26 - Then the Angel of the LORD went further, and stood in a narrow place where there was no way to turn either to the right hand or to the left.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:27 - And when the donkey saw the Angel of the LORD, she lay down under Balaam; so Balaam’s anger was aroused, and he struck the donkey with his staff.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:31 - Then the LORD opened Balaam’s eyes, and he saw the Angel of the LORD standing in the way with His drawn sword in His hand; and he bowed his head and fell flat on his face.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:32 - And the Angel of the LORD said to him, “Why have you struck your donkey these three times? Behold, I have come out to stand against you, because your way is perverse before Me.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:34 - And Balaam said to the Angel of the LORD, “I have sinned, for I did not know You stood in the way against me. Now therefore, if it displeases You, I will turn back.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:35 - Then the Angel of the LORD said to Balaam, “Go with the men, but only the word that I speak to you, that you shall speak.” So Balaam went with the princes of Balak.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 24:12 - So Balaam said to Balak, “Did I not also speak to your messengers whom you sent to me, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:26 - “And I sent messengers from the Wilderness of Kedemoth to Sihon king of Heshbon, with words of peace, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 6:17 - “Now the city shall be doomed by the LORD to destruction, it and all who are in it. Only Rahab the harlot shall live, she and all who are with her in the house, because she hid the messengers that we sent.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 6:25 - And Joshua spared Rahab the harlot, her father’s household, and all that she had. So she dwells in Israel to this day, because she hid the messengers whom Joshua sent to spy out Jericho.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 7:22 - So Joshua sent messengers, and they ran to the tent; and there it was, hidden in his tent, with the silver under it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 2:1 - Then the Angel of the LORD came up from Gilgal to Bochim, and said: “I led you up from Egypt and brought you to the land of which I swore to your fathers; and I said, ‘I will never break My covenant with you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 2:4 - So it was, when the Angel of the LORD spoke these words to all the children of Israel, that the people lifted up their voices and wept.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:23 - ‘Curse Meroz,’ said the angel[fn] of the LORD,
‘Curse its inhabitants bitterly,
Because they did not come to the help of the LORD,
To the help of the LORD against the mighty.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:11 - Now the Angel of the LORD came and sat under the terebinth tree which was in Ophrah, which belonged to Joash the Abiezrite, while his son Gideon threshed wheat in the winepress, in order to hide it from the Midianites.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:12 - And the Angel of the LORD appeared to him, and said to him, “The LORD is with you, you mighty man of valor!”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:20 - The Angel of God said to him, “Take the meat and the unleavened bread and lay them on this rock, and pour out the broth.” And he did so.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:21 - Then the Angel of the LORD put out the end of the staff that was in His hand, and touched the meat and the unleavened bread; and fire rose out of the rock and consumed the meat and the unleavened bread. And the Angel of the LORD departed out of his sight.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:22 - Now Gideon perceived that He was the Angel of the LORD. So Gideon said, “Alas, O Lord GOD! For I have seen the Angel of the LORD face to face.”

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