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Lexicon :: Strong's H4417 - melaḥ

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 1197a

Variant Spellings

The following spelling is supported by Strongs and Gesenius: מלח.

Strong’s Definitions

מֶלַח melach, meh'-lakh; from H4414; properly, powder, i.e. (specifically) salt (as easily pulverized and dissolved):—salt(-pit).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 28x

The KJV translates Strong's H4417 in the following manner: salt (27x), saltpits (with H4379) (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 28x
The KJV translates Strong's H4417 in the following manner: salt (27x), saltpits (with H4379) (1x).
  1. salt

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
מֶלַח melach, meh'-lakh; from H4414; properly, powder, i.e. (specifically) salt (as easily pulverized and dissolved):—salt(-pit).
STRONGS H4417: Abbreviations
† II. מֶ֫לַח noun masculine salt (Late Hebrew id.; Arabic bdb057105; Aramaic bdb057106, מִלְחָא); — מ׳ absolute Genesis 19:26 +; construct Leviticus 2:13; — salt for seasoning food Job 6:6; offering Leviticus 2:13 (3 times in verse) compare Ezekiel 43:24; בְּרִית מֶ֫לַח Numbers 18:19; 2 Chronicles 13:5 (compare Leviticus 2:13 see Di); used in purifying waters 2 Kings 2:20, 21; strewn on site of devoted city Judges 9:45 compare Zephaniah 2:9 (מִכְרֵהמֿ׳) Deuteronomy 29:22 (|| גָּפְרִית); produced in marshes reserved for purpose Ezekiel 47:11; pillar of salt נְצִיב מ׳ Genesis 19:26; usually in combination הַמֶּלַח יָם(־) Genesis 14:3 (עֶ֫מֶק הַשִּׂדִּים), Numbers 34:3, 12; Deuteronomy 3:17 (|| יָם הָעֲתָבָה), Joshua 3:16; Joshua 12:3; Joshua 15:2, 5; Joshua 18:19; also גֵיאמֿ׳ 2 Samuel 8:13; 2 Kings 14:7 Qr, Psalm 60:2 (title), גֵּיא הַמּ׳ 1 Chronicles 18:12; 2 Chronicles 25:11; 2 Kings 14:7 Kt.

See related Aramaic BDB entry H4416.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


14:3; 19:26; 19:26


2:13; 2:13; 2:13


18:19; 34:3; 34:12


3:17; 29:22


3:16; 12:3; 15:2; 15:5; 18:19



2 Samuel


2 Kings

2:20; 2:21; 14:7; 14:7

1 Chronicles


2 Chronicles

13:5; 25:11






43:24; 47:11




Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H4417 matches the Hebrew מֶלַח (melaḥ),
which occurs 29 times in 26 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 14:3 - All these were joined together in the vale of Siddim, which is the salt H4417 sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:26 - But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt. H4417
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 2:13 - And every oblation of thy meat offering shalt thou season with salt; H4417 neither shalt thou suffer the salt H4417 of the covenant of thy God to be lacking from thy meat offering: with all thine offerings thou shalt offer salt. H4417
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 18:19 - All the heave offerings of the holy things, which the children of Israel offer unto the LORD, have I given thee, and thy sons and thy daughters with thee, by a statute for ever: it is a covenant of salt H4417 for ever before the LORD unto thee and to thy seed with thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:3 - Then your south quarter shall be from the wilderness of Zin along by the coast of Edom, and your south border shall be the outmost coast of the salt H4417 sea eastward:
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:12 - And the border shall go down to Jordan, and the goings out of it shall be at the salt H4417 sea: this shall be your land with the coasts thereof round about.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 3:17 - The plain also, and Jordan, and the coast thereof, from Chinnereth even unto the sea of the plain, even the salt H4417 sea, under Ashdothpisgah eastward.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:23 - And that the whole land thereof is brimstone, and salt, H4417 and burning, that it is not sown, nor beareth, nor any grass groweth therein, like the overthrow of Sodom, and Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboim, which the LORD overthrew in his anger, and in his wrath:
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 3:16 - That the waters which came down from above stood and rose up upon an heap very far from the city Adam, that is beside Zaretan: and those that came down toward the sea of the plain, even the salt H4417 sea, failed, and were cut off: and the people passed over right against Jericho.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 12:3 - And from the plain to the sea of Chinneroth on the east, and unto the sea of the plain, even the salt H4417 sea on the east, the way to Bethjeshimoth; and from the south, under Ashdothpisgah:
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:2 - And their south border was from the shore of the salt H4417 sea, from the bay that looketh southward:
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:5 - And the east border was the salt H4417 sea, even unto the end of Jordan. And their border in the north quarter was from the bay of the sea at the uttermost part of Jordan:
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:19 - And the border passed along to the side of Bethhoglah northward: and the outgoings of the border were at the north bay of the salt H4417 sea at the south end of Jordan: this was the south coast.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:45 - And Abimelech fought against the city all that day; and he took the city, and slew the people that was therein, and beat down the city, and sowed it with salt. H4417
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 8:13 - And David gat him a name when he returned from smiting of the Syrians in the valley of salt, H4417 being eighteen thousand men.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 2:20 - And he said, Bring me a new cruse, and put salt H4417 therein. And they brought it to him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 2:21 - And he went forth unto the spring of the waters, and cast the salt H4417 in there, and said, Thus saith the LORD, I have healed these waters; there shall not be from thence any more death or barren land.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 14:7 - He slew of Edom in the valley of salt H4417 ten thousand, and took Selah by war, and called the name of it Joktheel unto this day.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 18:12 - Moreover Abishai the son of Zeruiah slew of the Edomites in the valley of salt H4417 eighteen thousand.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 13:5 - Ought ye not to know that the LORD God of Israel gave the kingdom over Israel to David for ever, even to him and to his sons by a covenant of salt? H4417
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 25:11 - And Amaziah strengthened himself, and led forth his people, and went to the valley of salt, H4417 and smote of the children of Seir ten thousand.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:6 - Can that which is unsavoury be eaten without salt? H4417 or is there any taste in the white of an egg?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 60:1 - [[To the chief Musician upon Shushaneduth, Michtam of David, to teach; when he strove with Aramnaharaim and with Aramzobah, when Joab returned, and smote of Edom in the valley of salt H4417 twelve thousand.]] O God, thou hast cast us off, thou hast scattered us, thou hast been displeased; O turn thyself to us again.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 43:24 - And thou shalt offer them before the LORD, and the priests shall cast salt H4417 upon them, and they shall offer them up for a burnt offering unto the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 47:11 - But the miry places thereof and the marishes thereof shall not be healed; they shall be given to salt. H4417
Unchecked Copy BoxZep 2:9 - Therefore as I live, saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, Surely Moab shall be as Sodom, and the children of Ammon as Gomorrah, even the breeding of nettles, and saltpits, H4417 and a perpetual desolation: the residue of my people shall spoil them, and the remnant of my people shall possess them.
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