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Lexicon :: Strong's H4709 - miṣpâ

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Part of Speech
proper feminine locative noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Strong’s Definitions

מִצְפָּה Mitspâh, mits-paw'; feminine of H4708; Mitspah, the name of two places in Palestine:—Mitspah. (This seems rather to be only an orthographic variation of H4708 when 'in pause'.)

KJV Translation Count — Total: 32x

The KJV translates Strong's H4709 in the following manner: Mizpah (18x), Mizpeh (14x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 32x
The KJV translates Strong's H4709 in the following manner: Mizpah (18x), Mizpeh (14x).
  1. Mizpah = "watchtower"

    1. a place in Gilead north of Jabbok and location of Laban's cairn

    2. a place in Gilead south of Jabbok; site unknown

    3. a place near Mount Hermon

    4. an old sacred place in Benjamin

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
מִצְפָּה Mitspâh, mits-paw'; feminine of H4708; Mitspah, the name of two places in Palestine:—Mitspah. (This seems rather to be only an orthographic variation of H4708 when 'in pause'.)
STRONGS H4709: Abbreviations
מִצְפָּה 38 proper name, of a location (properly outlook-point or with article (except Hosea 5:1)); —
†1. in Gilead, explanation as name given to Laban's cairn, north of Jabbok Genesis 31:49 (on text see Ball Holz; Greek Version of the LXX ἡ ὅρασις).
†2. probably south of Jabbok, Judges 10:17 (ἡ σκοπιά), Judges 11:11, 34 (Μασσηφα; so LXX of Lucian (Lag.) Judges 10:17), Hosea 5:1 (ἡ σκοπιά); apparently = H4708 II. מִצְפֶּה 3, BuhlGeogr. 262 (־פֶּה, ־פָּה, seem to interchange); site unknown; see conjectures in Buhll.c., compare GASmGeogr. 586.
†3. near Hermon, הַמּ׳ אֶרֶץ Joshua 11:3, Μασευμαν, Μασσηφα(θ), = בִּקְעַת־מִצְפֶה H4708 Joshua 11:8, Μασσωχ, Μασσηφα; see BuhlGeogr. 240.
4. old sacred place in Benjamin, Μασσηφα, etc.; — הַמּ׳ Judges 20:1 +, הַמּצְפָּ֫תָה H4708 1 Samuel 7:5 +; — Judges 20:1, 3; Judges 21:1, 5, 8; H4708 1 Samuel 7:5; 7 times 1 Samuel 7; 1 Samuel 10; 1 Kings 15:22; 2 Chronicles 16:6; 2 Kings 25:23, 25; Jeremiah 40:10; 12 times Jeremiah 40, Jeremiah 41; Nehemiah 3:7, 15, 19; = הַמִּצְפֶּה H4708 Joshua 18:26; — modern Nabî Samwîl, 5 miles northwest of Jerusalem, see BuhlGeogr. 167 f..
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs






10:17; 10:17; 11:11; 11:34; 20:1; 20:1; 20:3; 21:1; 21:5; 21:8

1 Kings


2 Kings

25:23; 25:25

2 Chronicles



3:7; 3:15; 3:19




5:1; 5:1


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H4709 matches the Hebrew מִצְפָּה (miṣpâ),
which occurs 36 times in 33 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:49 - And Mizpah; H4709 for he said, The LORD watch between me and thee, when we are absent one from another.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 11:3 - And to the Canaanite on the east and on the west, and to the Amorite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, and the Jebusite in the mountains, and to the Hivite under Hermon in the land of Mizpeh. H4709
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 10:17 - Then the children of Ammon were gathered together, and encamped in Gilead. And the children of Israel assembled themselves together, and encamped in Mizpeh. H4709
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 11:11 - Then Jephthah went with the elders of Gilead, and the people made him head and captain over them: and Jephthah uttered all his words before the LORD in Mizpeh. H4709
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 11:34 - And Jephthah came to Mizpeh H4709 unto his house, and, behold, his daughter came out to meet him with timbrels and with dances: and she was his only child; beside her he had neither son nor daughter.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 20:1 - Then all the children of Israel went out, and the congregation was gathered together as one man, from Dan even to Beersheba, with the land of Gilead, unto the LORD in Mizpeh. H4709
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 20:3 - (Now the children of Benjamin heard that the children of Israel were gone up to Mizpeh.) H4709 Then said the children of Israel, Tell us, how was this wickedness?
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 21:1 - Now the men of Israel had sworn in Mizpeh, H4709 saying, There shall not any of us give his daughter unto Benjamin to wife.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 21:5 - And the children of Israel said, Who is there among all the tribes of Israel that came not up with the congregation unto the LORD? For they had made a great oath concerning him that came not up to the LORD to Mizpeh, H4709 saying, He shall surely be put to death.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 21:8 - And they said, What one is there of the tribes of Israel that came not up to Mizpeh H4709 to the LORD? And, behold, there came none to the camp from Jabeshgilead to the assembly.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 7:5 - And Samuel said, Gather all Israel to Mizpeh, and I will pray for you unto the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 7:6 - And they gathered together to Mizpeh, H4709 and drew water, and poured it out before the LORD, and fasted on that day, and said there, We have sinned against the LORD. And Samuel judged the children of Israel in Mizpeh.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 7:7 - And when the Philistines heard that the children of Israel were gathered together to Mizpeh, the lords of the Philistines went up against Israel. And when the children of Israel heard it, they were afraid of the Philistines.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 7:11 - And the men of Israel went out of Mizpeh, H4709 and pursued the Philistines, and smote them, until they came under Bethcar.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 7:12 - Then Samuel took a stone, and set it between Mizpeh H4709 and Shen, and called the name of it Ebenezer, saying, Hitherto hath the LORD helped us.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 7:16 - And he went from year to year in circuit to Bethel, and Gilgal, and Mizpeh, H4709 and judged Israel in all those places.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:17 - And Samuel called the people together unto the LORD to Mizpeh; H4709
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 15:22 - Then king Asa made a proclamation throughout all Judah; none was exempted: and they took away the stones of Ramah, and the timber thereof, wherewith Baasha had builded; and king Asa built with them Geba of Benjamin, and Mizpah. H4709
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 25:23 - And when all the captains of the armies, they and their men, heard that the king of Babylon had made Gedaliah governor, there came to Gedaliah to Mizpah, H4709 even Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, and Johanan the son of Careah, and Seraiah the son of Tanhumeth the Netophathite, and Jaazaniah the son of a Maachathite, they and their men.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 25:25 - But it came to pass in the seventh month, that Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, the son of Elishama, of the seed royal, came, and ten men with him, and smote Gedaliah, that he died, and the Jews and the Chaldees that were with him at Mizpah. H4709
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 16:6 - Then Asa the king took all Judah; and they carried away the stones of Ramah, and the timber thereof, wherewith Baasha was building; and he built therewith Geba and Mizpah. H4709
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 3:7 - And next unto them repaired Melatiah the Gibeonite, and Jadon the Meronothite, the men of Gibeon, and of Mizpah, H4709 unto the throne of the governor on this side the river.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 3:15 - But the gate of the fountain repaired Shallun the son of Colhozeh, the ruler of part of Mizpah; H4709 he built it, and covered it, and set up the doors thereof, the locks thereof, and the bars thereof, and the wall of the pool of Siloah by the king's garden, and unto the stairs that go down from the city of David.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 3:19 - And next to him repaired Ezer the son of Jeshua, the ruler of Mizpah, H4709 another piece over against the going up to the armoury at the turning of the wall.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 40:10 - As for me, behold, I will dwell at Mizpah H4709 to serve the Chaldeans, which will come unto us: but ye, gather ye wine, and summer fruits, and oil, and put them in your vessels, and dwell in your cities that ye have taken.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 40:15 - Then Johanan the son of Kareah spake to Gedaliah in Mizpah H4709 secretly, saying, Let me go, I pray thee, and I will slay Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, and no man shall know it: wherefore should he slay thee, that all the Jews which are gathered unto thee should be scattered, and the remnant in Judah perish?
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 41:1 - Now it came to pass in the seventh month, that Ishmael the son of Nethaniah the son of Elishama, of the seed royal, and the princes of the king, even ten men with him, came unto Gedaliah the son of Ahikam to Mizpah; H4709 and there they did eat bread together in Mizpah.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 41:3 - Ishmael also slew all the Jews that were with him, even with Gedaliah, at Mizpah, H4709 and the Chaldeans that were found there, and the men of war.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 41:6 - And Ishmael the son of Nethaniah went forth from Mizpah H4709 to meet them, weeping all along as he went: and it came to pass, as he met them, he said unto them, Come to Gedaliah the son of Ahikam.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 41:10 - Then Ishmael carried away captive all the residue of the people that were in Mizpah, H4709 even the king's daughters, and all the people that remained in Mizpah, H4709 whom Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard had committed to Gedaliah the son of Ahikam: and Ishmael the son of Nethaniah carried them away captive, and departed to go over to the Ammonites.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 41:14 - So all the people that Ishmael had carried away captive from Mizpah H4709 cast about and returned, and went unto Johanan the son of Kareah.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 41:16 - Then took Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the captains of the forces that were with him, all the remnant of the people whom he had recovered from Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, from Mizpah, H4709 after that he had slain Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, even mighty men of war, and the women, and the children, and the eunuchs, whom he had brought again from Gibeon:
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 5:1 - Hear ye this, O priests; and hearken, ye house of Israel; and give ye ear, O house of the king; for judgment is toward you, because ye have been a snare on Mizpah, H4709 and a net spread upon Tabor.
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