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Lexicon :: Strong's H4631 - mᵊʿārâ

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מְעָרָה
Transliteration
mᵊʿārâ
Pronunciation
meh-aw-raw'
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Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 1704a

Strong’s Definitions

מְעָרָה mᵉʻârâh, meh-aw-raw'; from H5783; a cavern (as dark):—cave, den, hole.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 39x

The KJV translates Strong's H4631 in the following manner: cave (36x), den (2x), holes (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 39x
The KJV translates Strong's H4631 in the following manner: cave (36x), den (2x), holes (1x).
  1. cave, den, hole

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
מְעָרָה mᵉʻârâh, meh-aw-raw'; from H5783; a cavern (as dark):—cave, den, hole.
STRONGS H4631:
מְעָרָה 40 noun feminine cave; — absolute מ׳ Genesis 19:30 +; construct מְעָרַת Genesis 23:19 +; plural מְעָרוֺת Judges 6:2 +, construct id. Isaiah 2:19; — cave, especially as place of sojourn or refuge Genesis 19:30 (J), 1 Samuel 24:3 (twice in verse); 1 Samuel 24:7, 8, 10 (Ginsb; 1 Samuel 24:4, 8, 9, 11 van d. H. Bear), 1 Kings 19:1, 13; Ezekiel 33:27; Joshua 10:16 (בַמַּקֵּדָה מ׳) + 7 times Joshua 10; Judges 6:2; 1 Samuel 13:6; 1 Kings 18:4, 13, compare Psalm 57:1; Psalm 142:1; מְעָרוֺת צֻרִים Isaiah 2:19, hence פָּרִצִים מ׳ Jeremiah 7:11 robbers' cave; Isaiah 32:14 den (of wild beasts); — עֲדֻלָּם מ׳ 1 Samuel 22:1; 2 Samuel 23:13, whence in || 1 Chronicles 11:15, read probably מְצֻדַת ע׳ or מְצָדַת We, compare Dr, Bu Kit HPS; — as burial place, הַמַּכְפֵּלָה מ׳ Genesis 23:9 + (see מַכְפֵּלָה) = מ׳ alone Genesis 23:11, 17, 20; Genesis 49:29, 32 (all P).
[H4632 אֲשֶׁר לַצִּידֹנִים מ׳ Joshua 13:4 (D), cave-region in Lebanon east of Sidon, modern Mughâr Ǧezzîn, according to most, but dubious; perhaps, rather, near Tyre BuhlMDPV 1895, 55].
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

Genesis

19:30; 19:30; 23:9; 23:11; 23:17; 23:19; 23:20; 49:29; 49:32

Joshua

10; 10:16

Judges

6:2; 6:2

1 Samuel

13:6; 22:1; 24:3; 24:4; 24:7; 24:8; 24:8; 24:9; 24:10; 24:11

2 Samuel

23:13

1 Kings

18:4; 18:13; 19:1; 19:13

1 Chronicles

11:15

Psalms

57:1; 142:1

Isaiah

2:19; 2:19; 32:14

Jeremiah

7:11

Ezekiel

33:27

H4631

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H4631 matches the Hebrew מְעָרָה (mᵊʿārâ),
which occurs 40 times in 36 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:30 - Now Lot went up from Zoar with his two daughters and stayed in the [fn]mountains, because he was afraid to stay in Zoar; and he stayed in a cave H4631, he and his two daughters.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:9 - that he may give me the cave H4631 of Machpelah which he owns, which is at the end of his field; for the full price let him give it to me in [fn]your presence for [fn]a burial site.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:11 - “No, my lord, listen to me; I give you the field, and I give you the cave H4631 that is in it. In the presence of the sons of my people I give it to you; bury your dead.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:17 - So Ephron’s field, which was in Machpelah, which faced Mamre, the field and the cave H4631 which was in it, and all the trees which were in the field, that were [fn]within all the confines of its border, [fn]were deeded over
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:19 - After this, Abraham buried his wife Sarah in the cave H4631 of the field of Machpelah facing Mamre (that is, Hebron), in the land of Canaan.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:20 - So the field and the cave H4631 that was in it [fn]were deeded over to Abraham for [fn]a burial site by the sons of Heth.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:9 - Then his sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave H4631 of Machpelah, in the field of Ephron the son of Zohar the Hittite, facing Mamre,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:29 - Then he commanded them and said to them, “I am about to be gathered to my people; bury me with my fathers in the cave H4631 that is in the field of Ephron the Hittite,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:30 - in the cave H4631 that is in the field of Machpelah, which is opposite Mamre, in the land of Canaan, which Abraham bought along with the field from Ephron the Hittite as a [fn]burial site.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:32 - the field and the cave H4631 that is in it, purchased from the sons of Heth.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 50:13 - for his sons carried him to the land of Canaan and buried him in the cave H4631 of the field of Machpelah opposite Mamre, which Abraham had bought along with the field as a [fn]burial site from Ephron the Hittite.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:16 - Now these five kings had fled and hidden themselves in the cave H4631 at Makkedah.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:17 - And it was told to Joshua, saying, “The five kings have been found hidden in the cave H4631 at Makkedah.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:18 - So Joshua said, “Roll large stones against the mouth of the cave H4631, and post men by it to guard them,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:22 - Then Joshua said, “Open the mouth of the cave H4631 and bring these five kings out to me from the cave H4631.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:23 - They did so, and brought these five kings out to him from the cave H4631: the king of Jerusalem, the king of Hebron, the king of Jarmuth, the king of Lachish, and the king of Eglon.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:27 - Then it came about at [fn]sunset that Joshua gave the command, and they took them down from the [fn]trees and threw them into the cave H4631 where they had hidden themselves, and put large stones over the mouth of the cave H4631, to this very day.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:2 - The [fn]power of Midian prevailed against Israel. Because of Midian the sons of Israel made for themselves the dens which were in the mountains and the caves H4631 and the strongholds.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 13:6 - When the men of Israel saw that they were in trouble (for the people were hard-pressed), then the people kept themselves hidden in caves H4631, in crevices, in cliffs, in crypts, and in pits.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 22:1 - So David departed from there and escaped to the cave H4631 of Adullam; and when his brothers and all his father’s household heard about it, they went down there to him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 24:3 - And he came to the sheepfolds on the way, where there was a cave H4631; and Saul went in to [fn]relieve himself. Now David and his men were sitting in the inner recesses of the cave H4631.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 24:7 - And David rebuked his men with these words and did not allow them to rise up against Saul. And Saul got up, [fn]left the cave H4631, and went on his way.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 24:8 - Afterward, however, David got up and went out of the cave H4631, and called after Saul, saying, “My lord the king!” And when Saul looked behind him, David bowed with his face to the ground and prostrated himself.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 24:10 - “Behold, this day your eyes have seen that the LORD had handed you over to me today in the cave H4631, and someone said to kill you, but [fn]I spared you; and I said, ‘I will not reach out with my hand against my lord, because he is the LORD’S anointed.’
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:13 - Then three of the thirty chief men went down and came to David at harvest time to the cave H4631 of Adullam, while the army of the Philistines was camping in the Valley of Rephaim.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:4 - for when Jezebel killed the prophets of the LORD, Obadiah took a hundred prophets and hid them by fifties in a cave H4631, and provided them with bread and water.)
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:13 - “Has it not been reported to my master what I did when Jezebel killed the prophets of the LORD, that I hid a hundred [fn]prophets of the LORD by fifties in a cave H4631, and provided them with bread and water?
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 19:9 - Then he came there to a cave H4631 and spent the night there; and behold, the word of the LORD came to him, and He said to him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 19:13 - When Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his cloak and went out and stood in the entrance of the cave H4631. And behold, a voice came to him and said, “What are you doing here, Elijah?”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:15 - Now three of the thirty chief men went down to the rock to David, into the cave H4631 of Adullam, while the army of the Philistines was camping in the Valley of Rephaim.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 57:1 - For the music director; set to [fn]Al-tashheth. A [fn]Mikhtam of David, [fn]when he fled from Saul in the cave.
Be gracious to me, God, be gracious to me,
For my soul takes refuge in You;
And in the shadow of Your wings I will take refuge
Until destruction passes by.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 142:1 - [fn]Maskil of David, when he was [fn]in the cave. A Prayer.
I cry out with my voice to the LORD;
With my voice I implore the LORD for compassion.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 2:19 - People will go into caves H4631 of the rocks
And into holes in the [fn]ground
Away from the terror of the LORD
And the splendor of His majesty,
When He arises to terrify the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 32:14 - For the palace has been neglected, the [fn]populated city abandoned.
[fn]Hill and watch-tower have become caves H4631 forever,
A delight for wild donkeys, a pasture for flocks,
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 7:11 - “Has this house, which is called by My name, become a den H4631 of robbers in your sight? Behold, I Myself have seen it,” declares the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 33:27 - “You shall say this to them: ‘This is what the Lord GOD says: “As I live, those who are in the places of ruins certainly will fall by the sword, and whoever is in the [fn]open field I will give to the animals to be devoured, and those who are in the strongholds and in the caves H4631 will die of plague.

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