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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 - “Water will flow from his buckets,
And his seed will be by many waters,
And his king shall be higher than Agag,
And his kingdom H4438 shall be exalted.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 20:31 - “For, [fn]as long as the son of Jesse lives on the earth, neither you nor your kingdom H4438 will be established. Now then, send men and bring him to me, for he is [fn]doomed to die!”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 2:12 - Then Solomon sat on the throne of his father David, and his kingdom H4438 was firmly established.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:10 - Now these are the heads of the mighty men whom David had, who remained faithful to him in his kingdom H4438, together with all Israel, to make him king, in accordance with the word of the LORD concerning Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:23 - Now these are the numbers of the [fn]divisions equipped for war, who came to David at Hebron, to turn the kingdom H4438 of Saul to him, according to the [fn]word of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 14:2 - And David realized that the LORD had established him as king over Israel, and that his kingdom H4438 was highly exalted, for the sake of His people Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 17:11 - “When your days are fulfilled that you must [fn]go to be with your fathers, then I will set up one of your [fn]descendants after you, who will be from your sons; and I will establish his kingdom H4438.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 17:14 - “But I will settle him in My house and in My kingdom H4438 forever, and his throne will be established forever.”’”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 22:10 - ‘He shall build a 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 forever.’
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 26:31 - As for the Hebronites, Jerijah the chief [fn](these Hebronites were sought out according to their genealogies and fathers’ households, in the fortieth year of David’s reign H4438, and men of outstanding capability were found among them at Jazer of Gilead)
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 28:5 - “Of all my sons (for the LORD has given me many sons), He has chosen my son Solomon to sit on the throne of the kingdom H4438 of the LORD over Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 28:7 - ‘I will establish his kingdom H4438 forever if he resolutely performs My commandments and My ordinances, as [fn]is done now.’
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 29:25 - The LORD highly honored Solomon in the sight of all Israel, and bestowed on him royal H4438 majesty which had not been bestowed on any king before him in Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 29:30 - with all of his reign H4438, his power, and the circumstances which came upon him, Israel, and all the kingdoms of the lands.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 1:1 - Now Solomon the son of David established himself securely over his kingdom H4438, and the LORD his God was with him and exalted him greatly.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 2:1 - [fn]Now Solomon [fn]decided to build a house for the name of the LORD, and a [fn]royal H4438 palace for himself.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 2:12 - Then Huram [fn]continued, “Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, who made heaven and earth, who has given King David a wise son, [fn]endowed with discretion and understanding, who will build a house for the LORD and a [fn]royal H4438 palace for himself.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 3:2 - He began to build on the second day in the second month [fn]of the fourth year of his reign H4438.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 7:18 - then I will establish your royal H4438 throne as I covenanted with your father David, saying, ‘[fn]You shall not lack a man to be ruler in Israel.’
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 11:17 - They strengthened the kingdom H4438 of Judah and supported Rehoboam the son of Solomon for three years, for they walked in the way of David and Solomon for three years.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 12:1 - When the kingdom H4438 of Rehoboam was established and strong, he and all Israel with him abandoned the Law of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:10 - So they assembled at Jerusalem in the third month of the fifteenth year of Asa’s reign H4438.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:19 - And there was no more war until the thirty-fifth year of Asa’s reign H4438.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 16:1 - In the thirty-sixth year of Asa’s reign H4438, Baasha king of Israel came up against Judah and [fn]fortified Ramah in order to prevent anyone from going out or coming in to Asa king of Judah.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 16:12 - In the thirty-ninth year of his reign H4438 Asa became diseased in his feet. His disease was severe, yet even in his disease he did not seek the LORD, but the physicians.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 20:30 - So the kingdom H4438 of Jehoshaphat was at peace, for his God gave him rest on all sides.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 29:19 - “Moreover, all the utensils which King Ahaz had discarded during his reign H4438 in his unfaithfulness, we have prepared and consecrated; and behold, they are before the altar of the LORD.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 33:13 - When he prayed to Him, He was moved by him and heard his pleading, and brought him back to Jerusalem to his kingdom H4438. Then Manasseh knew that the LORD alone is God.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 35:19 - In the eighteenth year of Josiah’s reign H4438 this Passover was celebrated.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 36:20 - He took into exile those who had escaped from the sword to Babylon; and they were servants to him and to his sons until the rule of the kingdom H4438 of Persia,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 36:22 - Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia—in order to fulfill the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah—the LORD stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia so that he sent a proclamation throughout his kingdom H4438, and also put it in writing, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 1:1 - Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, in order to fulfill the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah, the LORD stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, so that he sent a proclamation throughout his kingdom H4438, and also put it in writing, saying:
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 4:5 - and bribed advisers against them to frustrate their advice all the days of Cyrus king of Persia, even until the reign H4438 of Darius king of Persia.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 4:6 - Now in the reign H4438 of [fn]Ahasuerus, in the beginning of his reign H4438, they wrote 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 went up to Jerusalem; Ezra was the son of Seraiah, son of Azariah, son of Hilkiah,
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 8:1 - Now these are the heads of their fathers’ households and the genealogical enrollment of those who went up with me from Babylon in the reign H4438 of King Artaxerxes:
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 9:35 - “But they, in their own kingdom H4438,
With Your great goodness which You gave them,
With the broad and rich land which You placed before them,
Did not serve You or turn from their evil deeds.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:22 - As for the Levites, the heads of fathers’ households were registered in the days of Eliashib, Joiada, and Johanan, and Jaddua; so were the priests in the reign H4438 of Darius the Persian.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:2 - in those days as King Ahasuerus sat on his royal H4438 throne which was at the citadel in Susa,
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:4 - [fn]At that time he displayed the riches of his royal H4438 glory and the splendor of his great majesty for many days, 180 days.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:7 - Drinks were served in golden vessels of various kinds, and the royal H4438 wine was plentiful in proportion to the king’s [fn]bounty.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:9 - Queen Vashti also held a banquet for the women in the [fn]palace which belonged to King Ahasuerus.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:11 - to bring Queen Vashti before the king with her royal H4438 turban in order to display her beauty to the people and the officials, for she was beautiful.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:14 - and were close to him, namely, Carshena, Shethar, Admatha, Tarshish, Meres, Marsena, and Memucan, the seven officials of Persia and Media who [fn]had access to the king’s presence and sat in the first place in the kingdom H4438
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:19 - “If it pleases the king, let a royal H4438 [fn]edict be issued by him and let it be written in the laws of Persia and Media so that it cannot [fn]be repealed, that Vashti may not come into the presence of King Ahasuerus, and let the king give her royal H4438 position H4438 to [fn]another who is more worthy than she.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:20 - “When the king’s edict which he will make is heard throughout his kingdom H4438, [fn]great as it is, then all women will give honor to their husbands, great and small.”
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 2:3 - “And may the king appoint overseers in all the provinces of his kingdom H4438, and have them [fn]bring every beautiful young virgin to the citadel of Susa, to the harem, into the custody of Hegai, the king’s eunuch, who is in charge of the women; and let their cosmetics be given to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 2:16 - So Esther was taken to King Ahasuerus in his royal H4438 palace in the tenth month, which is the month Tebeth, in the seventh year of his reign H4438.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 2:17 - The king loved Esther more than all the women, and she found favor and kindness with him more than all the virgins, so that he set the royal H4438 turban on her head and made her queen in place of Vashti.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 3:6 - But he [fn]considered it beneath his dignity to [fn]kill Mordecai alone, for they had told him who the people of Mordecai were; so Haman sought to annihilate all the Jews, the people of Mordecai, who were found throughout the kingdom H4438 of Ahasuerus.

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