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Lexicon :: Strong's H4432 - mōleḵ

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Part of Speech
proper masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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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.
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




Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

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 - ‘You shall not give any of your children to [fn]offer them to Molech H4432, nor shall you profane the name of your God; I am the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:2 - “You shall also say to the sons of Israel:
‘Anyone from the sons of Israel or from the strangers residing in Israel who gives any of his [fn]children to Molech H4432, shall certainly be put to death; the people of the land shall stone him with stones.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:3 - ‘I will also set My face against that man and will cut him off from among his people, because he has given some of his [fn]children to Molech H4432, so as to defile My sanctuary and to profane My holy name.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:4 - ‘If the people of the land, however, [fn]should ever disregard that man when he gives any of his [fn]children to Molech H4432, so as not to put him to death,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:5 - then I Myself will set My face against that man and against his family, and I will cut off from among their people both him and all those who play the prostitute with him, by playing the prostitute with Molech H4432.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 11:7 - Then Solomon built a high place for Chemosh, the abhorrent idol of Moab, on the mountain that is [fn]east of Jerusalem, and for Molech H4432, the abhorrent idol of the sons of Ammon.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 23:10 - He also defiled [fn]Topheth, which is in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom, so that no one would make his son or his daughter pass through the fire for Molech H4432.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:35 - “They built the high places of Baal that are in the Valley of Ben-hinnom to make their sons and their daughters pass through the fire to Molech H4432, which I had not commanded them, nor had it [fn]entered My mind that they should do this abomination, to mislead Judah to sin.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 5:26 - “You also carried along [fn]Sikkuth your king and [fn]Kiyyun, your images, [fn]the star of your gods which you made for yourselves.

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