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Lexicon :: Strong's H4503 - minḥâ

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Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From an unused root meaning to apportion, i.e. bestow
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TWOT Reference: 1214a

Strong’s Definitions

מִנְחָה minchâh, min-khaw'; from an unused root meaning to apportion, i.e. bestow; a donation; euphemistically, tribute; specifically a sacrificial offering (usually bloodless and voluntary):—gift, oblation, (meat) offering, present, sacrifice.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 211x

The KJV translates Strong's H4503 in the following manner: offering (164x), present (28x), gift (7x), oblation (6x), sacrifice (5x), meat (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 211x
The KJV translates Strong's H4503 in the following manner: offering (164x), present (28x), gift (7x), oblation (6x), sacrifice (5x), meat (1x).
  1. gift, tribute, offering, present, oblation, sacrifice, meat offering

    1. gift, present

    2. tribute

    3. offering (to God)

    4. grain offering

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
מִנְחָה minchâh, min-khaw'; from an unused root meaning to apportion, i.e. bestow; a donation; euphemistically, tribute; specifically a sacrificial offering (usually bloodless and voluntary):—gift, oblation, (meat) offering, present, sacrifice.
STRONGS H4503: Abbreviations
מִנְחָה 153 noun feminine gift, tribute, offering (Late Hebrew id.; Phoenician מנחת; Targum מִנְחָתָא; on Arabic see above); — absolute מ׳ Genesis 4:3 + 81 times; construct מִנְחַת Leviticus 2:7 + 22 times; suffix מִנְחָתִי Genesis 33:10 + 3 times; + 41 times suffixes singular; plural suffix מִנְחֹתֶיךָ Psalm 20:4; מִנְחֹתֵיבֶם Numbers 29:39; Amos 5:22; —
3. offering made to God, of any kind, whether grain or animals Genesis 4:3, 4, 5; Numbers 16:15 (J), 1 Samuel 2:17, 29; 1 Samuel 26:19; Isaiah 1:13; Psalm 96:8; Zephaniah 3:10; + (probably) (לַ)עֲלוֺת הַ֫מִּנְחָה 1 Kings 18:29, 36; 2 Kings 3:20 (Ephraimitic source; usually regarded as = מִנְחַת עֶרֶב, but that much later usage). This general meaning possibly as also in following; זבח ומנחה 1 Samuel 2:29 (see 1 Samuel 2:29 b), 1 Samuel 3:14; Isaiah 19:21; עלה ומנחה Jeremiah 14:12; || עולה Psalm 20:4; || שֶׁלֶם Amos 5:22 (עֹלוֺת gloss, to explain אָרִיחַ); or these may shew early stage of discrimination.
† 4. grain offering (whether raw, roasted, ground to flour, or prepared as bread or cakes, see below. AV meat offering, misleading < RV meal-offering. GFMJudges 3:22 renders cereal oblation); — יָבִיאוּ אֶתהַֿמִּנְחָה בִּכְלִי טָהוֺר Isaiah 66:20 they bring the grain offering in clean vessels (restored Jews are brought as such an offering), compare מנחה טהורה Malachi 1:11; brought in hands Jeremiah 41:5 (late addition Co); received from hands Malachi 1:10; חִטִּים למנחה 1 Chronicles 21:23 wheat for grain offering; סֹלֶת 1 Chronicles 23:29, mixed with oil Ezekiel 46:14, baked Ezekiel 46:20; distinguished from other offerings 1 Kings 8:64 (twice in verse) = 2 Chronicles 7:7; 2 Kings 16:13, 15 (3 times in verse); Isaiah 43:23; Isaiah 57:6; Isaiah 66:3; Jeremiah 17:26; Jeremiah 33:18; Jeremiah 41:5 (late editors Co), Ezekiel 42:13; Ezekiel 44:29; Ezekiel 45:15, 17 (twice in verse); Ezekiel 45:25; Daniel 9:27; Psalm 40:7; used alone Nehemiah 13:5, 9; Ezekiel 45:24; Ezekiel 46:5 (twice in verse); Ezekiel 46:7, 11, 14 (twice in verse); Ezekiel 46:15; Malachi 1:13; Malachi 2:12, 13; Malachi 3:3, 4; Judges 13:19, 23 (R, GFMJud 322); (הָ) עֶרֶב מִנְחַת evening grain offering 2 Kings 16:15; Ezra 9:4, 5; Daniel 9:21; Psalm 141:2; מִנְחַת הַתָּמִיד continual grain off. Nehemiah 10:34, compare Leviticus 6:13; Numbers 4:16 (all cases under 4 exilic or post-exilic).
5. grain-offering, always with this meaning in P, in classifications Exodus 30:9; Exodus 40:29; Leviticus 7:37; Leviticus 23:37; Numbers 18:9; Numbers 29:39; —
a. אָבִיב grain in the ear parched with fire, with oil and frankincense Leviticus 2:14, 15.
b. סֹלֶת fine flour with oil and frankincense Leviticus 2:1; Leviticus 6:7; elsewhere בְּלוּלָה בַּשֶּׁמֶן mingled with oil Leviticus 14:10, 21; Leviticus 23:13; Numbers 7:13 + 10 times Numbers 8:8; Numbers 15:4, 6, 9; Numbers 28:5 + 6 times Numbers 29:3, 9, 14, except sin offering of very poor where offered without oil and frankincense Leviticus 5:11-13.
c. סֹלֶת baked in an oven as חַלּוֺת perforated cakes, or רְקִיקִים flat cakes Leviticus 2:4; Leviticus 7:9; Numbers 6:15, על הַמַּחֲבַת on a flat pan Leviticus 2:5; Leviticus 6:14; Leviticus 7:9, or מַרְחֶשֶׁת frying pan Leviticus 2:7; Leviticus 7:9. All these always unleavened (מַצּוֺת) and mixed with oil and salt Leviticus 2:11-13.
d. at Pentecost to consecrate new bread, מִנְחָה חֲדָשָׁה new grain offering of two loaves of leavened bread Leviticus 23:16, 17; Numbers 28:26
e. barley meal without oil or incense; מִנְחַת קְנָאֹת grain offering of jealousy, זִכָּרוֺן מ׳ Numbers 5:15, 18, 25. compare phrases מִנְחַת הַבֹּקֶר morning oblation Exodus 29:41; Numbers 28:8; קָרְבַּן מ׳ Leviticus 2:1, 4, 13; בִּכּוּרִים מ׳ Leviticus 2:14; מִּתִּים מ׳ Leviticus 6:14.
6..verbs of offering are הֵבִיא Genesis 4:3 (J), Leviticus 2:2, 8 (P), Isaiah 1:13; Isaiah 66:20 (twice in verse); Jeremiah 17:26; Malachi 1:13; הִקְרִיב Leviticus 2:1, 8, 11; Leviticus 6:7; Numbers 5:25; עשׂה Numbers 6:17; Numbers 28:31; 1 Kings 8:64 2 Chronicles 7:7; Ezekiel 45:24; Ezekiel 46:7, 14, 15; הקטיר 2 Kings 16:13, 15; Jeremiah 33:18; העלה Isaiah 57:6; Isaiah 66:3; Jeremiah 14:12; הגישׁ Amos 5:25; Malachi 2:12; Malachi 3:3; הוביל Zephaniah 3:10; נשׂא Psalm 96:8, also (מ׳ = tribute) 2 Samuel 8:2, 6 and ||.

See related Aramaic BDB entry H4504.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


4:3; 4:3; 4:3; 4:4; 4:5; 32:14; 32:19; 32:21; 32:22; 33:10; 33:10; 43:11; 43:15; 43:25; 43:26


29:41; 30:9; 40:29


2:1; 2:1; 2:1; 2:2; 2:4; 2:4; 2:5; 2:7; 2:7; 2:8; 2:8; 2:11; 2:11; 2:12; 2:13; 2:13; 2:14; 2:14; 2:15; 5:11; 5:12; 5:13; 6:7; 6:7; 6:13; 6:14; 6:14; 7:9; 7:9; 7:9; 7:37; 14:10; 14:21; 23:13; 23:16; 23:17; 23:37


4:16; 5:15; 5:18; 5:25; 5:25; 6:15; 6:17; 7:13; 8:8; 15:4; 15:6; 15:9; 16:15; 18:9; 28:5; 28:8; 28:26; 28:31; 29:3; 29:9; 29:14; 29:39; 29:39


3:15; 3:17; 3:18; 3:22; 6:18; 13:19; 13:23

1 Samuel

2:17; 2:29; 2:29; 2:29; 3:14; 10:27; 26:19

2 Samuel

8:2; 8:2; 8:6; 8:6

1 Kings

5:1; 8:64; 8:64; 10:25; 18:29; 18:36

2 Kings

3:20; 8:8; 8:9; 16:13; 16:13; 16:15; 16:15; 16:15; 17:3; 17:4; 20:12

1 Chronicles

18:2; 18:6; 21:23; 23:29

2 Chronicles

7:7; 7:7; 9:24; 17:5; 17:11; 26:8; 32:23


9:4; 9:5


10:34; 13:5; 13:9


20:4; 20:4; 40:7; 45:13; 72:10; 96:8; 96:8; 141:2


1:13; 1:13; 19:21; 39:1; 43:23; 57:6; 57:6; 66:3; 66:3; 66:20; 66:20


14:12; 14:12; 17:26; 17:26; 33:18; 33:18; 41:5; 41:5


42:13; 44:29; 45:15; 45:17; 45:24; 45:24; 45:25; 46:5; 46:7; 46:7; 46:11; 46:14; 46:14; 46:14; 46:15; 46:15; 46:20


9:21; 9:27




5:22; 5:22; 5:25


3:10; 3:10


1:10; 1:11; 1:13; 1:13; 2:12; 2:12; 2:13; 3:3; 3:3; 3:4


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H4503 matches the Hebrew מִנְחָה (minḥâ),
which occurs 211 times in 194 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 4 (Gen 4:3–Num 5:15)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:3 - So it happened [fn]in the course of time that Cain brought an offering H4503 to Yahweh of the fruit of the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:4 - Abel, on his part, also brought of the firstborn of his flock and of their fat portions. And Yahweh had regard for Abel and for his offering H4503;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:5 - but for Cain and for his offering H4503 He had no regard. So Cain became very angry, and his countenance fell.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:13 -

So he spent the night there. Then he took from what [fn]he had with him a present H4503 for his brother Esau:

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:18 - then you shall say, ‘These belong to your servant Jacob; it is a present H4503 sent to my lord, to Esau. And behold, he also is behind us.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:20 - and you shall say, ‘Behold, your servant Jacob also is behind us.’” For he said, “I will appease his face with the present H4503 that goes before me. Then afterward I will see his face; perhaps he will lift up my face.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:21 - So the present H4503 passed on before him, while he himself spent that night in the camp.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:10 - And Jacob said, “No, please, if now I have found favor in your sight, then take my present H4503 from my hand, [fn]for I see your face as one sees the face of God, and you have received me favorably.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:11 -

Then their father Israel said to them, “If it must be so, then do this: take some of the best products of the land in your [fn]bags, and bring them down to the man as a present H4503, a little [fn]balm and a little honey, [fn]aromatic gum and [fn]myrrh, pistachio nuts and almonds.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:15 - So the men took this present H4503, and they took double the money in their hand, and Benjamin; and they arose and went down to Egypt and stood before Joseph.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:25 - So they prepared the present H4503 [fn]for Joseph’s coming at noon; for they had heard that they were to eat [fn]a meal there.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:26 -

Then Joseph came home, and they brought into the house to him the present H4503 which was in their hand and bowed to the ground before him.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 29:41 - “The second lamb you shall offer [fn]at twilight, and you shall offer with it [fn]the same grain offering H4503 and [fn]the same drink offering as in the morning, for a soothing aroma, an offering by fire to Yahweh.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 30:9 - “You shall not offer any strange incense on [fn]this altar or burnt offering or grain H4503 offering H4503; and you shall not pour out a drink offering on it.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 40:29 - He placed the altar of burnt offering before the doorway of the tabernacle of the tent of meeting, and he offered on it the burnt offering and the meal H4503 offering H4503, just as Yahweh had commanded Moses.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 2:1 -

‘Now when anyone brings near a grain offering H4503 as an offering to Yahweh, his offering shall be of fine flour, and he shall pour oil on it and put frankincense on it.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 2:3 - ‘And the remainder of the grain offering H4503 belongs to Aaron and his sons: a thing most holy of the offerings to Yahweh by fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 2:4 -

‘Now when you bring near an offering of a grain offering H4503 baked in an oven, it shall be unleavened cakes of fine flour mixed with oil or unleavened wafers [fn]spread with oil.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 2:5 - ‘And if your offering is a grain offering H4503 made on the griddle, it shall be of fine flour, unleavened, mixed with oil;
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 2:6 - you shall break it into bits and pour oil on it; it is a grain offering H4503.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 2:7 - ‘Now if your offering is a grain offering H4503 made in a [fn]pan, it shall be made of fine flour with oil.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 2:8 - ‘And you will bring in the grain offering H4503 which is made of these things to Yahweh, and it shall be brought near to the priest, and he shall bring it to the altar.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 2:9 - ‘The priest then shall raise up from the grain offering H4503 its memorial portion, and he shall offer it up in smoke on the altar as an offering by fire of a soothing aroma to Yahweh.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 2:10 - ‘And the remainder of the grain offering H4503 belongs to Aaron and his sons: a thing most holy of the offerings to Yahweh by fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 2:11 -

‘No grain offering H4503, which you bring near to Yahweh, shall be made with leaven, for you shall not offer [fn]up in smoke any leaven or any honey as an offering by fire to Yahweh.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 2:13 - ‘Every grain offering H4503 of yours, moreover, you shall season with salt, so that the salt of the covenant of your God shall not be lacking from your grain offering H4503; with all your offerings you shall bring salt near.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 2:14 -

‘Also if you bring near a grain offering H4503 of early ripened things to Yahweh, you shall bring near fresh heads of grain roasted in the fire, grits of new growth, for the grain offering H4503 of your early ripened things.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 2:15 - ‘You shall then put oil on it and place frankincense on it; it is a grain offering H4503.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 5:13 - ‘So the priest shall make atonement for him concerning his sin which he has [fn]committed from one of these, and it will be forgiven him; then the rest shall become the priest’s, like the grain offering H4503.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 6:14 -

‘Now this is the law of the grain offering H4503: the sons of Aaron shall bring it near before Yahweh in front of the altar.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 6:15 - ‘Then one of them shall raise up from it a handful of the fine flour of the grain offering H4503, [fn]with its oil and all the frankincense that is on the grain offering H4503, and he shall offer it up in smoke on the altar, a soothing aroma, as its memorial offering to Yahweh.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 6:20 - “This is the offering which Aaron and his sons shall bring near to Yahweh on the day when he is anointed; the [fn]tenth of an ephah of fine flour as a [fn]regular grain offering H4503, half of it in the morning and half of it in the evening.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 6:21 - “It shall be prepared with oil on a griddle. When it is well stirred, you shall bring it. You shall bring near the grain offering H4503 in baked pieces as a soothing aroma to Yahweh.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 6:23 - “So every grain offering H4503 of the priest shall be burned entirely. It shall not be eaten.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 7:9 - ‘Likewise, every grain offering H4503 that is baked in the oven and everything prepared in a [fn]pan or on a griddle [fn]shall belong to the priest who brings it near.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 7:10 - ‘And every grain offering H4503, mixed with oil or dry, shall [fn]belong to all the sons of Aaron, [fn]to all alike.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 7:37 -

This is the law of the burnt offering, the grain offering H4503 and the sin offering and the guilt offering and the ordination offering and the sacrifice of peace offerings,

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 9:4 - and an ox and a ram for peace offerings, to sacrifice before Yahweh, and a grain offering H4503 mixed with oil; for today Yahweh will appear to you.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 9:17 - Next he brought near the grain offering H4503 and filled his [fn]hand with some of it and offered it up in smoke on the altar, besides the burnt offering of the morning.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 10:12 -

Then Moses spoke to Aaron and to his remaining sons, Eleazar and Ithamar, “Take the remaining grain offering H4503 from the offerings to Yahweh by fire and eat it unleavened beside the altar, for it is most holy.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 14:10 -

“Now on the eighth day he shall take two male lambs without blemish, and a yearling ewe lamb without blemish, and three-tenths of an [fn]ephah of fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering H4503, and one [fn]log of oil;

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 14:20 - “And the priest shall offer up the burnt offering and the grain offering H4503 on the altar. Thus the priest shall make atonement for him, and he will be clean.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 14:21 -

“But if he is poor and his [fn]means are insufficient, then he is to take one male lamb for a guilt offering as a wave offering to make atonement for him, and one-tenth of an [fn]ephah of fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering H4503, and a [fn]log of oil,

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 14:31 - He shall offer what [fn]he can afford, the one for a sin offering and the other for a burnt offering, together with the grain offering H4503. So the priest shall make atonement before Yahweh on behalf of the one to be cleansed.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 23:13 - ‘Its grain offering H4503 shall then be two-tenths of an [fn]ephah of fine flour mixed with oil, an offering by fire to Yahweh for a soothing aroma, with its drink offering, a fourth of a [fn]hin of wine.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 23:16 - ‘You shall count fifty days to the day after the seventh sabbath; then you shall bring a new grain offering H4503 near to Yahweh.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 23:18 - ‘Along with the bread you shall bring near seven one year old male lambs without blemish and a bull from the herd and two rams; they shall be a burnt offering to Yahweh, with their grain offering H4503 and their drink offerings, an offering by fire of a soothing aroma to Yahweh.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 23:37 -

‘These are the appointed times of Yahweh which you shall proclaim as holy convocations, to bring offerings by fire near to Yahweh—burnt offerings and grain offerings H4503, sacrifices and drink offerings, each day’s matter on its own day

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 4:16 -

“And the assignment of Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest is the oil for the light and the fragrant incense and the continual grain offering H4503 and the anointing oil—the assignment of all the [fn]tabernacle and of all that is in it, with the sanctuary and its furnishings.”

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 5:15 - the man shall then bring his wife to the priest and shall bring as [fn]an offering for her one-tenth of an [fn]ephah of barley meal; he shall not pour oil on it nor put frankincense on it, for it is a grain offering H4503 of jealousy, a grain offering H4503 of remembrance, a reminder of iniquity.

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