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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 [fn]came as allies to the valley of Siddim (that is, the Salt H4417 Sea).
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:26 - But his wife, from behind him, looked back, and she became a pillar of salt. H4417
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 2:13 - ‘Every grain offering of yours, moreover, you shall season with salt, H4417 so that the salt H4417 of the covenant of your God shall not be lacking from your grain offering; with all your offerings you shall offer salt. H4417
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 18:19 - “All the offerings of the holy gifts, which the sons of Israel offer to the LORD, I have given to you and your sons and your daughters with you, as a perpetual allotment. It is an everlasting covenant of salt H4417 before the LORD to you and your [fn]descendants with you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:3 - ‘Your southern [fn]sector shall [fn]extend from the wilderness of Zin along the side of Edom, and your southern border shall [fn]extend from the end of the Salt H4417 Sea eastward.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:12 - ‘And the border shall go down to the Jordan and its termination shall be at the Salt H4417 Sea. This shall be your land according to its borders all around.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 3:17 - the Arabah also, with the Jordan [fn]as a border, from [fn]Chinnereth even as far as the sea of the Arabah, the Salt H4417 Sea, [fn]at the foot of the slopes of Pisgah on the east.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:23 - ‘All its land is brimstone and salt, H4417 a burning waste, [fn]unsown and unproductive, and no grass grows in it, like the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboiim, which the LORD overthrew in His anger and in His wrath.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 3:16 - the waters which were [fn]flowing down from above stood and rose up in one heap, a great distance away at Adam, the city that is beside Zarethan; and those which were [fn]flowing down toward the sea of the Arabah, the Salt H4417 Sea, were completely cut off. So the people crossed opposite Jericho.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 12:3 - and the Arabah as far as the Sea of [fn]Chinneroth toward the east, and as far as the sea of the Arabah, even the Salt H4417 Sea, eastward [fn]toward Beth-jeshimoth, and on the south, [fn]at the foot of the slopes of Pisgah;
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:2 - Their south border was from the lower end of the Salt H4417 Sea, from the bay that turns to the south.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:5 - The east border was the Salt H4417 Sea, as far as the [fn]mouth of the Jordan. And the border of the north side was from the bay of the sea at the [fn]mouth of the Jordan.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:19 - The border continued to the side of Beth-hoglah northward; and the [fn]border ended at the north bay of the Salt H4417 Sea, at the south end of the Jordan. This was the south border.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:45 - Abimelech fought against the city all that day, and he captured the city and killed the people who were in it; then he razed the city and sowed it with salt. H4417
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 8:13 - So David made a name for himself when he returned from [fn]killing 18,000 [fn]Arameans in the Valley of Salt. H4417
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 2:20 - He said, “Bring me a new jar, and put salt H4417 [fn]in it.” So they brought it to him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 2:21 - He went out to the spring of water and threw salt H4417 [fn]in it and said, “Thus says the LORD, ‘I have [fn]purified these waters; there shall not be from there death or [fn]unfruitfulness any longer.’”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 14:7 - He [fn]killed of Edom in the Valley of Salt H4417 10,000 and took Sela by war, and named it Joktheel to this day.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 18:12 - Moreover Abishai the son of Zeruiah [fn]defeated 18,000 Edomites in the Valley of Salt. H4417
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 13:5 - “Do you not know that the LORD God of Israel gave the rule over Israel forever to David [fn]and his sons by a covenant of salt? H4417
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 25:11 - Now Amaziah strengthened himself and led his people forth, and went to the Valley of Salt H4417 and struck down 10,000 of the sons of Seir.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:6 - “Can something tasteless be eaten without salt, H4417
Or is there any taste in the [fn]white of an egg?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 60:1 - For the choir director; according to [fn]Shushan Eduth. A [fn]Mikhtam of David, to teach; [fn]when he struggled with Aram-naharaim and with Aram-zobah, and Joab returned, and smote twelve thousand of Edom in the Valley of Salt.
O God, You have rejected us. You have [fn]broken us;
You have been angry; O, restore us.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 43:24 - ‘You shall present them before the LORD, and the priests shall throw salt H4417 on them, and they shall offer them up as a burnt offering to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 47:11 - “But its swamps and marshes will not become [fn]fresh; they will be [fn]left for salt. H4417
Unchecked Copy BoxZep 2:9 - “Therefore, as I live,” declares the LORD of hosts,
The God of Israel,
“Surely Moab will be like Sodom
And the sons of Ammon like Gomorrah
A place possessed by nettles and salt H4417 pits,
And a perpetual desolation.
The remnant of My people will plunder them
And the remainder of My nation will inherit them.”
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