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Lexicon :: Strong's H4430 - meleḵ

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Corresponding to מֶלֶךְ (H4428)
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TWOT Reference: 2829a

Strong’s Definitions

מֶלֶךְ melek, meh'-lek; (Aramaic) corresponding to H4428; a king:—king, royal.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 180x

The KJV translates Strong's H4430 in the following manner: king (179x), royal (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 180x
The KJV translates Strong's H4430 in the following manner: king (179x), royal (1x).
  1. king

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
מֶלֶךְ melek, meh'-lek; (Aramaic) corresponding to H4428; a king:—king, royal.
STRONGS H4430: Abbreviations

Biblical Aramaic

מֶ֫לֶךְ 178 noun masculine king (general Semitic; see Biblical Hebrew H4429); — מ׳ absolute Daniel 2:10 + 2 times; construct Daniel 4:34 [Daniel 4:37] + 6 times; usually emphatic מַלְכָּא Ezra 4:8 + 154 times, מַלְכָּ֤ה Daniel 2:11; plural מַלְכִין Ezra 4:15 + 9 times, לְמַלְכָּ֔א Ezra 4:13 (Hebraism, BeRy M41*); emphatic מַלְכַיָּא Daniel 2:44 + 2 times; — king Daniel 2:4, Daniel 2:5 + 132 times Daniel; Ezra 4:8, Ezra 4:11 + 42 times Ezra (מֶלָךְ מַלְכַיָּא of Nebuchadnezzar Daniel 2:37, of Artaxerxes Ezra 7:12 [compare Cooke71.3, of Xerxes]; מַלְכִין Daniel 7:17מַלְכוּ = kingdoms, compare Daniel 7:23).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


4:8; 4:8; 4:11; 4:13; 4:15; 7:12


2:4; 2:5; 2:10; 2:10; 2:11; 2:37; 2:44; 7:17; 7:23


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H4430 matches the Hebrew מֶלֶךְ (meleḵ),
which occurs 180 times in 131 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 3 (Ezr 4:8–Dan 2:24)

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 4:8 - Rehum the commanding officer and Shimshai the secretary wrote a letter against Jerusalem to Artaxerxes the king as follows:
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 4:11 - (This is a copy of the letter they sent him.) To King Artaxerxes, From your servants in Trans-Euphrates:
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 4:12 - The king should know that the people who came up to us from you have gone to Jerusalem and are rebuilding that rebellious and wicked city. They are restoring the walls and repairing the foundations.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 4:13 - Furthermore, the king should know that if this city is built and its walls are restored, no more taxes, tribute or duty will be paid, and eventually the royal revenues will suffer.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 4:14 - Now since we are under obligation to the palace and it is not proper for us to see the king dishonored, we are sending this message to inform the king,
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 4:15 - so that a search may be made in the archives of your predecessors. In these records you will find that this city is a rebellious city, troublesome to kings and provinces, a place with a long history of sedition. That is why this city was destroyed.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 4:16 - We inform the king that if this city is built and its walls are restored, you will be left with nothing in Trans-Euphrates.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 4:17 - The king sent this reply: To Rehum the commanding officer, Shimshai the secretary and the rest of their associates living in Samaria and elsewhere in Trans-Euphrates: Greetings.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 4:19 - I issued an order and a search was made, and it was found that this city has a long history of revolt against kings and has been a place of rebellion and sedition.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 4:20 - Jerusalem has had powerful kings ruling over the whole of Trans-Euphrates, and taxes, tribute and duty were paid to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 4:22 - Be careful not to neglect this matter. Why let this threat grow, to the detriment of the royal interests?
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 4:23 - As soon as the copy of the letter of King Artaxerxes was read to Rehum and Shimshai the secretary and their associates, they went immediately to the Jews in Jerusalem and compelled them by force to stop.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 4:24 - Thus the work on the house of God in Jerusalem came to a standstill until the second year of the reign of Darius king of Persia.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 5:6 - This is a copy of the letter that Tattenai, governor of Trans-Euphrates, and Shethar-Bozenai and their associates, the officials of Trans-Euphrates, sent to King Darius.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 5:7 - The report they sent him read as follows: To King Darius: Cordial greetings.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 5:8 - The king should know that we went to the district of Judah, to the temple of the great God. The people are building it with large stones and placing the timbers in the walls. The work is being carried on with diligence and is making rapid progress under their direction.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 5:11 - This is the answer they gave us: “We are the servants of the God of heaven and earth, and we are rebuilding the temple that was built many years ago, one that a great king of Israel built and finished.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 5:12 - But because our ancestors angered the God of heaven, he gave them into the hands of Nebuchadnezzar the Chaldean, king of Babylon, who destroyed this temple and deported the people to Babylon.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 5:13 - “However, in the first year of Cyrus king of Babylon, King Cyrus issued a decree to rebuild this house of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 5:14 - He even removed from the temple[fn] of Babylon the gold and silver articles of the house of God, which Nebuchadnezzar had taken from the temple in Jerusalem and brought to the temple[fn] in Babylon. Then King Cyrus gave them to a man named Sheshbazzar, whom he had appointed governor,
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 5:17 - Now if it pleases the king, let a search be made in the royal archives of Babylon to see if King Cyrus did in fact issue a decree to rebuild this house of God in Jerusalem. Then let the king send us his decision in this matter.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 6:1 - King Darius then issued an order, and they searched in the archives stored in the treasury at Babylon.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 6:3 - In the first year of King Cyrus, the king issued a decree concerning the temple of God in Jerusalem: Let the temple be rebuilt as a place to present sacrifices, and let its foundations be laid. It is to be sixty cubits[fn] high and sixty cubits wide,
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 6:4 - with three courses of large stones and one of timbers. The costs are to be paid by the royal treasury.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 6:8 - Moreover, I hereby decree what you are to do for these elders of the Jews in the construction of this house of God: Their expenses are to be fully paid out of the royal treasury, from the revenues of Trans-Euphrates, so that the work will not stop.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 6:10 - so that they may offer sacrifices pleasing to the God of heaven and pray for the well-being of the king and his sons.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 6:12 - May God, who has caused his Name to dwell there, overthrow any king or people who lifts a hand to change this decree or to destroy this temple in Jerusalem. I Darius have decreed it. Let it be carried out with diligence.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 6:13 - Then, because of the decree King Darius had sent, Tattenai, governor of Trans-Euphrates, and Shethar-Bozenai and their associates carried it out with diligence.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 6:14 - So the elders of the Jews continued to build and prosper under the preaching of Haggai the prophet and Zechariah, a descendant of Iddo. They finished building the temple according to the command of the God of Israel and the decrees of Cyrus, Darius and Artaxerxes, kings of Persia.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 6:15 - The temple was completed on the third day of the month Adar, in the sixth year of the reign of King Darius.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 7:12 - Artaxerxes, king of kings, To Ezra the priest, teacher of the Law of the God of heaven: Greetings.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 7:14 - You are sent by the king and his seven advisers to inquire about Judah and Jerusalem with regard to the Law of your God, which is in your hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 7:15 - Moreover, you are to take with you the silver and gold that the king and his advisers have freely given to the God of Israel, whose dwelling is in Jerusalem,
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 7:20 - And anything else needed for the temple of your God that you are responsible to supply, you may provide from the royal treasury.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 7:21 - Now I, King Artaxerxes, decree that all the treasurers of Trans-Euphrates are to provide with diligence whatever Ezra the priest, the teacher of the Law of the God of heaven, may ask of you—
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 7:23 - Whatever the God of heaven has prescribed, let it be done with diligence for the temple of the God of heaven. Why should his wrath fall on the realm of the king and of his sons?
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 7:26 - Whoever does not obey the law of your God and the law of the king must surely be punished by death, banishment, confiscation of property, or imprisonment.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 2:4 - Then the astrologers answered the king,[fn] “May the king live forever! Tell your servants the dream, and we will interpret it.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 2:5 - The king replied to the astrologers, “This is what I have firmly decided: If you do not tell me what my dream was and interpret it, I will have you cut into pieces and your houses turned into piles of rubble.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 2:7 - Once more they replied, “Let the king tell his servants the dream, and we will interpret it.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 2:8 - Then the king answered, “I am certain that you are trying to gain time, because you realize that this is what I have firmly decided:
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 2:10 - The astrologers answered the king, “There is no one on earth who can do what the king asks! No king, however great and mighty, has ever asked such a thing of any magician or enchanter or astrologer.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 2:11 - What the king asks is too difficult. No one can reveal it to the king except the gods, and they do not live among humans.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 2:12 - This made the king so angry and furious that he ordered the execution of all the wise men of Babylon.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 2:14 - When Arioch, the commander of the king’s guard, had gone out to put to death the wise men of Babylon, Daniel spoke to him with wisdom and tact.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 2:15 - He asked the king’s officer, “Why did the king issue such a harsh decree?” Arioch then explained the matter to Daniel.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 2:16 - At this, Daniel went in to the king and asked for time, so that he might interpret the dream for him.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 2:21 - He changes times and seasons; he deposes kings and raises up others. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 2:23 - I thank and praise you, God of my ancestors: You have given me wisdom and power, you have made known to me what we asked of you, you have made known to us the dream of the king.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 2:24 - Then Daniel went to Arioch, whom the king had appointed to execute the wise men of Babylon, and said to him, “Do not execute the wise men of Babylon. Take me to the king, and I will interpret his dream for him.”

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