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Lexicon :: Strong's H4438 - malḵûṯ

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feminine noun
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Strong’s Definitions

מַלְכוּת malkûwth, mal-kooth'; or מַלְכֻת malkuth; or (in plural) מַלְכֻיָּה malkuyâh; from H4427; a rule; concretely, a dominion:—empire, kingdom, realm, reign, royal.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 91x

The KJV translates Strong's H4438 in the following manner: kingdom (51x), reign (21x), royal (13x), realm (4x), empire (1x), estate (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 91x
The KJV translates Strong's H4438 in the following manner: kingdom (51x), reign (21x), royal (13x), realm (4x), empire (1x), estate (1x).
  1. royalty, royal power, reign, kingdom, sovereign power

    1. royal power, dominion

    2. reign

    3. kingdom, realm

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
מַלְכוּת malkûwth, mal-kooth'; or מַלְכֻת malkuth; or (in plural) מַלְכֻיָּה malkuyâh; from H4427; a rule; concretely, a dominion:—empire, kingdom, realm, reign, royal.
STRONGS H4438: Abbreviations
מַלְכוּת noun feminine royalty, royal power, reign, kingdom (chiefly late); — מ׳ absolute Esther 1:9 +; construct 1 Chronicles 12:23 +; suffix מַלְכוּתִי 1 Chronicles 17:14, etc.; plural מַלְכֻיּוֺת Daniel 8:22; —
1. royal power, dominion Numbers 24:7 (with תִּנַשֵּׂא), 1 Samuel 20:31 (with תִּכּוֺן), 1 Kings 2:12 (with id.); compare Jeremiah 10:7; Ecclesiastes 4:14; 1 Chronicles 11:10; 1 Chronicles 12:23; 1 Chronicles 29:30 (|| גְּבוּרָה), 2 Chronicles 33:13; Esther 1:19, royal (queenly) dignity Esther 4:14; 1 Chronicles 14:2 (with נִשֵּׂאת); with לָכַד Daniel 11:21; with הֵכִין (subject י׳) 1 Chronicles 17:11; 1 Chronicles 28:7; 2 Chronicles 12:1 (subject Rehoboam); Israel royalty as belonging to י׳ 1 Chronicles 17:14; dominion of י׳ Psalm 103:19 (with מָֽשְׁלָה), Psalm 145:13 (twice in verse); כְּבוֺד מ׳ Psalm 145:11; כְּבוֺד הֲדַר מ׳ Psalm 145:12; שֵׁבֶט מ׳ Psalm 45:7; כִּסֵּא מ׳ 1 Chronicles 22:10; 1 Chronicles 28:5; 2 Chronicles 7:18; of Persia Esther 1:2; Esther 5:1; בַּיִת לְמ׳ 2 Chronicles 1:18; 2 Chronicles 2:11; בֵּית מ׳ Esther 1:9; Esther 2:16; Esther 5:1 (compare Assyrian bit šarruti DlHWB 171); יֵין מ׳ royal wine Esther 1:7; דְּבַר מ׳ royal command Esther 1:19; הוֺד מ׳ royal honour, majesty 1 Chronicles 29:25; Daniel 11:21; so perhaps also הֶדֶר מ׳ Daniel 11:20 see Bev; עשֶׁר בְּבוֺד מ׳ Esther 1:4; כֶּתֶר מ׳ royal crown Esther 1:11; Esther 2:17; Esther 6:8; לְבוּשׁ מ׳ royal apparel Esther 6:8; Esther 8:15; מ׳ (לְבוּשׁ omitted) Esther 5:1 (queenly attire).
2. reign: 40th year of reign of David 1 Chronicles 26:31 compare 2 Chronicles 3:2; 15:10, 19; 16:1, 12; 35:19; Jeremiah 49:34; Daniel 1:1; also 2 Chronicles 29:19; of Babylonian and Persian kings Jeremiah 52:31 (בִּשְׁנַת מ׳ || 2 Kings 25:27 מָלְכוֺ) Daniel 2:1; Daniel 8:1; Ezra 4:5, 6 (twice in verse); Ezra 7:1; Ezra 8:1; Nehemiah 12:22; Esther 2:16; compare פָּרָס מַלְכוּת עַדמְֿלֹח 2 Chronicles 36:20.
3. kingdom, realm 2 Chronicles 1:1; 11:17; 20:30; Nehemiah 9:35; especially realm of Babylonia and Persia 2 Chronicles 36:22 = Ezra 1:1; Esther 1:14, 20; Esther 2:3; Esther 3:6, 8; Esther 5:3, 6; Esther 7:2; Esther 9:30; Daniel 8:22; Daniel 9:1; Daniel 10:13; compare Daniel 11:2, 4 (twice in verse); Daniel 11:9, 17; Daniel 11:20 הֶדֶר מ׳ = Jerusalem according to Hi., but see 1 above.
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1 Samuel


1 Kings


2 Kings


1 Chronicles

11:10; 12:23; 12:23; 14:2; 17:11; 17:14; 17:14; 22:10; 26:31; 28:5; 28:7; 29:25; 29:30

2 Chronicles

1:1; 2:11; 3:2; 7:18; 11:17; 12:1; 15:10; 15:19; 16:1; 16:12; 20:30; 29:19; 33:13; 35:19; 36:20; 36:22


1:1; 4:5; 4:6; 7:1; 8:1


9:35; 12:22


1:2; 1:4; 1:7; 1:9; 1:9; 1:11; 1:14; 1:19; 1:19; 1:20; 2:3; 2:16; 2:16; 2:17; 3:6; 3:8; 4:14; 5:1; 5:1; 5:1; 5:3; 5:6; 6:8; 6:8; 7:2; 8:15; 9:30


45:7; 103:19; 145:11; 145:12; 145:13




10:7; 49:34; 52:31


1:1; 2:1; 8:1; 8:22; 8:22; 9:1; 10:13; 11:2; 11:4; 11:9; 11:17; 11:20; 11:20; 11:21; 11:21

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H4438 matches the Hebrew מַלְכוּת (malḵûṯ),
which occurs 91 times in 82 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Num 24:7–Est 3:6)

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 24:7 - He shall pour the water out of his buckets, and his seed shall be in many waters, and his king shall be higher than Agag, and his kingdom H4438 shall be exalted.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 20:31 - For as long as the son of Jesse liveth upon the ground, thou shalt not be established, nor thy kingdom. H4438 Wherefore now send and fetch him unto me, for he shall surely die.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 2:12 - Then sat Solomon upon the throne of David his father; and his kingdom H4438 was established greatly.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:10 - These also are the chief of the mighty men whom David had, who strengthened themselves with him in his kingdom, H4438 and with all Israel, to make him king, according to the word of the LORD concerning Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:23 - And these are the numbers of the bands that were ready armed to the war, and came to David to Hebron, to turn the kingdom H4438 of Saul to him, according to the word of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 14:2 - And David perceived that the LORD had confirmed him king over Israel, for his kingdom H4438 was lifted up on high, because of his people Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 17:11 - And it shall come to pass, when thy days be expired that thou must go to be with thy fathers, that I will raise up thy seed after thee, which shall be of thy sons; and I will establish his kingdom. H4438
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 17:14 - But I will settle him in mine house and in my kingdom H4438 for ever: and his throne shall be established for evermore.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 22:10 - He shall build an house for my name; and he shall be my son, and I will be his father; and I will establish the throne of his kingdom H4438 over Israel for ever.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 26:31 - Among the Hebronites was Jerijah the chief, even among the Hebronites, according to the generations of his fathers. In the fortieth year of the reign H4438 of David they were sought for, and there were found among them mighty men of valour at Jazer of Gilead.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 28:5 - And of all my sons, (for the LORD hath given me many sons,) he hath chosen Solomon my son to sit upon the throne of the kingdom H4438 of the LORD over Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 28:7 - Moreover I will establish his kingdom H4438 for ever, if he be constant to do my commandments and my judgments, as at this day.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 29:25 - And the LORD magnified Solomon exceedingly in the sight of all Israel, and bestowed upon him such royal H4438 majesty as had not been on any king before him in Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 29:30 - With all his reign H4438 and his might, and the times that went over him, and over Israel, and over all the kingdoms of the countries.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 1:1 - And Solomon the son of David was strengthened in his kingdom, H4438 and the LORD his God was with him, and magnified him exceedingly.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 2:1 - And Solomon determined to build an house for the name of the LORD, and an house for his kingdom. H4438
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 2:12 - Huram said moreover, Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, that made heaven and earth, who hath given to David the king a wise son, endued with prudence and understanding, that might build an house for the LORD, and an house for his kingdom. H4438
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 3:2 - And he began to build in the second day of the second month, in the fourth year of his reign. H4438
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 7:18 - Then will I stablish the throne of thy kingdom, H4438 according as I have covenanted with David thy father, saying, There shall not fail thee a man to be ruler in Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 11:17 - So they strengthened the kingdom H4438 of Judah, and made Rehoboam the son of Solomon strong, three years: for three years they walked in the way of David and Solomon.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 12:1 - And it came to pass, when Rehoboam had established the kingdom, H4438 and had strengthened himself, he forsook the law of the LORD, and all Israel with him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:10 - So they gathered themselves together at Jerusalem in the third month, in the fifteenth year of the reign H4438 of Asa.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:19 - And there was no more war unto the five and thirtieth year of the reign H4438 of Asa.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 16:1 - In the six and thirtieth year of the reign H4438 of Asa Baasha king of Israel came up against Judah, and built Ramah, to the intent that he might let none go out or come in to Asa king of Judah.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 16:12 - And Asa in the thirty and ninth year of his reign H4438 was diseased in his feet, until his disease was exceeding great: yet in his disease he sought not to the LORD, but to the physicians.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 20:30 - So the realm H4438 of Jehoshaphat was quiet: for his God gave him rest round about.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 29:19 - Moreover all the vessels, which king Ahaz in his reign H4438 did cast away in his transgression, have we prepared and sanctified, and, behold, they are before the altar of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 33:13 - And prayed unto him: and he was intreated of him, and heard his supplication, and brought him again to Jerusalem into his kingdom. H4438 Then Manasseh knew that the LORD he was God.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 35:19 - In the eighteenth year of the reign H4438 of Josiah was this passover kept.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 36:20 - And them that had escaped from the sword carried he away to Babylon; where they were servants to him and his sons until the reign of the kingdom H4438 of Persia:
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 36:22 - Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the LORD spoken by the mouth of Jeremiah might be accomplished, the LORD stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, H4438 and put it also in writing, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 1:1 - Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the LORD stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, H4438 and put it also in writing, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 4:5 - And hired counsellors against them, to frustrate their purpose, all the days of Cyrus king of Persia, even until the reign H4438 of Darius king of Persia.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 4:6 - And in the reign H4438 of Ahasuerus, in the beginning of his reign, H4438 wrote they unto him an accusation against the inhabitants of Judah and Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 7:1 - Now after these things, in the reign H4438 of Artaxerxes king of Persia, Ezra the son of Seraiah, the son of Azariah, the son of Hilkiah,
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 8:1 - These are now the chief of their fathers, and this is the genealogy of them that went up with me from Babylon, in the reign H4438 of Artaxerxes the king.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 9:35 - For they have not served thee in their kingdom, H4438 and in thy great goodness that thou gavest them, and in the large and fat land which thou gavest before them, neither turned they from their wicked works.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:22 - The Levites in the days of Eliashib, Joiada, and Johanan, and Jaddua, were recorded chief of the fathers: also the priests, to the reign H4438 of Darius the Persian.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:2 - That in those days, when the king Ahasuerus sat on the throne of his kingdom, H4438 which was in Shushan the palace,
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:4 - When he shewed the riches of his glorious kingdom H4438 and the honour of his excellent majesty many days, even an hundred and fourscore days.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:7 - And they gave them drink in vessels of gold, (the vessels being diverse one from another,) and royal H4438 wine in abundance, according to the state of the king.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:9 - Also Vashti the queen made a feast for the women in the royal H4438 house which belonged to king Ahasuerus.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:11 - To bring Vashti the queen before the king with the crown royal, H4438 to shew the people and the princes her beauty: for she was fair to look on.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:14 - And the next unto him was Carshena, Shethar, Admatha, Tarshish, Meres, Marsena, and Memucan, the seven princes of Persia and Media, which saw the king's face, and which sat the first in the kingdom;) H4438
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:19 - If it please the king, let there go a royal H4438 commandment from him, and let it be written among the laws of the Persians and the Medes, that it be not altered, That Vashti come no more before king Ahasuerus; and let the king give her royal estate H4438 unto another that is better than she.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:20 - And when the king's decree which he shall make shall be published throughout all his empire, H4438 (for it is great,) all the wives shall give to their husbands honour, both to great and small.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 2:3 - And let the king appoint officers in all the provinces of his kingdom, H4438 that they may gather together all the fair young virgins unto Shushan the palace, to the house of the women, unto the custody of Hege the king's chamberlain, keeper of the women; and let their things for purification be given them:
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 2:16 - So Esther was taken unto king Ahasuerus into his house royal H4438 in the tenth month, which is the month Tebeth, in the seventh year of his reign. H4438
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 2:17 - And the king loved Esther above all the women, and she obtained grace and favour in his sight more than all the virgins; so that he set the royal H4438 crown upon her head, and made her queen instead of Vashti.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 3:6 - And he thought scorn to lay hands on Mordecai alone; for they had shewed him the people of Mordecai: wherefore Haman sought to destroy all the Jews that were throughout the whole kingdom H4438 of Ahasuerus, even the people of Mordecai.

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