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Lexicon :: Strong's H4553 - mispēḏ

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 1530a

Strong’s Definitions

מִסְפֵּד miçpêd, mis-pade'; from H5594; a lamentation:—lamentation, one mourneth, mourning, wailing.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 16x

The KJV translates Strong's H4553 in the following manner: mourning (7x), wailing (6x), lamentation (3x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 16x
The KJV translates Strong's H4553 in the following manner: mourning (7x), wailing (6x), lamentation (3x).
  1. wailing

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
מִסְפֵּד miçpêd, mis-pade'; from H5594; a lamentation:—lamentation, one mourneth, mourning, wailing.
STRONGS H4553: Abbreviations
מִסְפֵּד noun masculineGenesis 50:10 wailing; — absolute מ׳ Amos 5:16 + 11 times; construct מִסְפַּד Micah 1:11 + 2 times; suffix מִסְפְּדִי Psalm 30:12; — wailing:
1. for dead, Genesis 50:10 (J; as accusative of congnate meaning with verb), Zechariah 12:10 (with עַלֿ; compare Zechariah 12:11; Zechariah 12:11 below).
2. for calamity experienced Amos 5:16 (twice in verse) (|| אֵבֶל), Amos 5:17; Micah 1:8 (כַּתַּנִּים מ׳, || אֵבֶל), Micah 1:11; Jeremiah 48:38; Ezekiel 27:31, anticipated Jeremiah 6:26; Esther 4:3.
3. in contrition Isaiah 22:12 (+ בְּכִי), Joel 2:12 (+ צוֺם, בְּכִי), compare Zechariah 12:11 (twice in verse).
4. in general, Psalm 30:12 (opposed to מָחוֺל, compare Ecclesiastes 3:4).
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


50:10; 50:10




30:12; 30:12






6:26; 48:38






5:16; 5:16; 5:17


1:8; 1:11; 1:11


12:10; 12:11; 12:11; 12:11


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H4553 matches the Hebrew מִסְפֵּד (mispēḏ),
which occurs 14 times in 12 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 50:10 - When they came to the [fn]threshing floor of Atad, which is beyond the Jordan, they mourned there with a very great and [fn]sorrowful lamentation H4553; and he [fn]observed seven days of mourning for his father.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 4:3 - In each and every province where the command and decree of the king came, there was great mourning among the Jews, with fasting, weeping, and mourning H4553 rites H4553; and many had sackcloth and ashes spread out as a bed.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 30:11 - You have turned my mourning H4553 into dancing for me;
You have untied my sackcloth and encircled me with joy,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 22:12 - Therefore on that day the Lord [fn]GOD of armies called you to weeping, to wailing H4553,
To shaving the head, and to wearing sackcloth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 6:26 - Daughter of my people, put on sackcloth
And roll in ashes;
[fn]Mourn as for an only son,
A most bitter mourning H4553.
For suddenly the destroyer
Will come against us.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 48:38 - “On all the housetops of Moab and in its public squares [fn]there is mourning H4553 everywhere; for I have broken Moab like an undesirable vessel,” declares the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:31 - “Also they will shave themselves bald for you
And put on sackcloth;
And they will weep for you in bitterness of soul
With bitter mourning H4553.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 2:12 - “Yet even now,” declares the LORD,
“Return to Me with all your heart,
And with fasting, weeping, and mourning H4553;
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 5:16 - Therefore this is what the LORD God of armies, the Lord says:
“There is mourning H4553 in all the public squares,
And in all the streets they say, ‘Oh no! Oh no!’
They also call the farmer to mourning
And [fn]professional mourners to mourning H4553 rites H4553.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 5:17 - “And in all the vineyards there is mourning H4553,
Because I will pass through the midst of you,” says the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 1:8 - Because of this I must mourn and wail,
I must go barefoot and naked;
I must do mourning H4553 like the jackals,
And a mourning like the ostriches.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 12:11 - “On that day the mourning H4553 in Jerusalem will be great, like the mourning H4553 of Hadadrimmon in the [fn]plain of [fn]Megiddo.
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