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Lexicon :: Strong's H4432 - mōleḵ

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Part of Speech
proper masculine noun
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TWOT Reference: 1199h

Strong’s Definitions

מֹלֶךְ Môlek, mo'-lek; from H4427; Molek (i.e. king), the chief deity of the Ammonites:—Molech. Compare H4445.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 8x

The KJV translates Strong's H4432 in the following manner: Molech (8x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 8x
The KJV translates Strong's H4432 in the following manner: Molech (8x).
  1. Molech = "king"

    1. the god of the Ammonites and Phoenicians to whom some Israelites sacrificed their infants in the valley of Hinnom

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
מֹלֶךְ Môlek, mo'-lek; from H4427; Molek (i.e. king), the chief deity of the Ammonites:—Molech. Compare H4445.
STRONGS H4432: Abbreviations
מֹ֫לֶךְ proper name, of a divinity Molech (Greek Version of the LXX Μολοχ, Vulgate Moloch) (= מֶלֶךְ i.e. (divine) King, with vowels of בּשֶׁת to denote abhorrence, HoffmZAW iii. 1883, 124 RSSemitic i. 353; 2nd ed. 372; compare HoffmGG Abh. xxxvi. 1890 a (May, 1889), 25; Phoenician proper name, of divinity מלך Milk, in proper names compare Bloch, DrDt. 222 f.); — with article הַמּ׳: — the god to whom Israel sacrificed children with fire (in valley of Hinnom); העביר בָּנֵשׁ לַ מּ׳ 2 Kings 23:10; העביר לַמּ׳ Jeremiah 32:35 (|| הַבַּעַל), Leviticus 18:21 (H); נתן לַמּ׳ Leviticus 20:2, 3, 4 (H); more generally לִזְנוֺת אַחֲרֵי הַמּ׳ Leviticus 20:5 (H). In 1 Kings 11:7 read probably מִלְכֹּם, which see.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


18:21; 20:2; 20:3; 20:4; 20:5

1 Kings


2 Kings




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Strong's Number H4432 matches the Hebrew מֹלֶךְ (mōleḵ),
which occurs 9 times in 9 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:21 - And thou shalt not let any of thy seed pass through the fire to Molech, H4432 neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:2 - Again, thou shalt say to the children of Israel, Whosoever he be of the children of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn in Israel, that giveth any of his seed unto Molech; H4432 he shall surely be put to death: the people of the land shall stone him with stones.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:3 - And I will set my face against that man, and will cut him off from among his people; because he hath given of his seed unto Molech, H4432 to defile my sanctuary, and to profane my holy name.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:4 - And if the people of the land do any ways hide their eyes from the man, when he giveth of his seed unto Molech, H4432 and kill him not:
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:5 - Then I will set my face against that man, and against his family, and will cut him off, and all that go a whoring after him, to commit whoredom with Molech, H4432 from among their people.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 11:7 - Then did Solomon build an high place for Chemosh, the abomination of Moab, in the hill that is before Jerusalem, and for Molech, H4432 the abomination of the children of Ammon.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 23:10 - And he defiled Topheth, which is in the valley of the children of Hinnom, that no man might make his son or his daughter to pass through the fire to Molech. H4432
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:35 - And they built the high places of Baal, which are in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to cause their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire unto Molech; H4432 which I commanded them not, neither came it into my mind, that they should do this abomination, to cause Judah to sin.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 5:26 - But ye have borne the tabernacle of your Moloch and Chiun your images, the star of your god, which ye made to yourselves.
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