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Lexicon :: Strong's H4714 - miṣrayim

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Part of Speech
adjective, proper locative noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 1235

Strong’s Definitions

מִצְרַיִם Mitsrayim, mits-rah'-yim; dual of H4693; Mitsrajim, i.e. Upper and Lower Egypt:—Egypt, Egyptians, Mizraim.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 681x

The KJV translates Strong's H4714 in the following manner: Egypt (586x), Egyptian (90x), Mizraim (4x), Egyptians (with H1121) (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 681x
The KJV translates Strong's H4714 in the following manner: Egypt (586x), Egyptian (90x), Mizraim (4x), Egyptians (with H1121) (1x).
proper locative noun
  1. Egypt = "land of the Copts"

    1. a country at the northeastern section of Africa, adjacent to Palestine, and through which the Nile flows

  2. Egyptians = "double straits"

    1. the inhabitants or natives of Egypt

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
מִצְרַיִם Mitsrayim, mits-rah'-yim; dual of H4693; Mitsrajim, i.e. Upper and Lower Egypt:—Egypt, Egyptians, Mizraim.
STRONGS H4714: Abbreviations
מִצְרַ֫יִם 681 proper name, of a territory and people, feminineExodus 10:7, masculineExodus 12:33, masculine pluralGenesis 41:55 etc. (see below 2), Egypt, Egyptians (Phoenician מצרם; Assyrian Mǔṣŭr(u), Muṣru, Miṣir, DlPar 308 SchrCOT Glossary KGF 246 ff., Tel Amarna Mišrî, WklTA 39 * BezBM 152, and Mašrî Wkll. c.; Arabic bdb059503 Cairo, Egypt (Spiro): Minean Miṣru HomA and A. (1892), 125; see EbÄgM 71 ff.; Greek Version of the LXX Αιγυπτος; — derivatives and form dubious; יִַ֯ם usually regarded as dual term. (Upper and Lower Egypt? compare DiGenesis 10:6), but as locative ending EMeyGeschichte. I, § 42 BaNB p. 319 R. 5; JenZA iv (1889), 268 ff. thinks מִצְרַיִם absolute formed by analogy of מַיִם, שָׁמַיִם from Miṣrî (compare Tel Amarna); see further Wklinfra, near the end); — מ׳ Genesis 13:1 +; מִצְרָ֑יִם Genesis 37:36 +; מִצְרַיְמָה Genesis 12:10 + 12 times, מִצְרָ֑יְמָה Genesis 12:11 + 14 times; —
a. of land, Egypt Genesis 13:1 + 500 times, +, in all periods, including אֶרֶץ מ׳ Genesis 13:10 + approximately + 220 times (of course feminine, Genesis 47:6, 13); אַדְמַת מ׳ the soil of EgyptGenesis 47:20, 26; מֵימֵי מ׳Exodus 7:19; Exodus 8:2; נְהַר מ׳Genesis 15:18; יְאֹר מ׳Amos 8:8; Amos 9:5; יְאֹרֵי מ׳Isaiah 7:18 (compare מָצוֺר); שִׁיחוֺר מ׳1 Chronicles 13:5; לְשׁוֺן יָםמֿ׳Isaiah 11:15; נַחַל מ׳ Joshua 15:4 + 6 times (see these various words); land as productive Genesis 45:20; Genesis 49:23, compare שֵׁשׁ בְּרִקְמָה מִמּ׳ Ezekiel 27:7, אֵטוּן מ׳ Proverbs 7:16; often || בּוּשׁ, especially in prophets and poetry Isaiah 20:3, 4, 5; Isaiah 45:14; Ezekiel 30:4, 9 +; || אַשּׁוּר Hosea 11:11; Hosea 12:1; Isaiah 7:18; Jeremiah 2:18 +; including Upper Egypt (פַּתְרוֹם), as well as Lower, Jeremiah 44:1, compare Ezekiel 29:10; Ezekiel 30:6; apparently distinguished from Upper Egypt Isaiah 11:11, and possibly also Jeremiah 44:15 (compare Gf Gie Buhl SS CheHpt Isaiah); but פתרוס etc. in these verses somewhat dubious (compare B. Du Gie).
b. combinations are:
(1) מ׳ as limit of motion: מצרימ(ה)יָרַד Genesis 43:15; Joshua 24:4 + with + 12 times; מ׳ בּוֹא + with + 26 times, בְמ׳ בואIsaiah 19:23, לְמ׳ בוא † Jeremiah 44:218; מ׳ מ׳שׁוּב Hoshea 8:3 + 9 times, אֶל־מ׳ שׁוּב † Hoshea 11:5, שׁוּב מ׳ לְאַרְצוֹJeremiah 37:7; מ׳ בָּרַח1 Kings 11:40; מ׳ שָׁלַחJeremiah 26:22; so (+אֶל־) Jeremiah 26:22. In Jeremiah 42:16b read בְּמ׳ with Gie.
(2) מ׳ as point of departure (הֶעֱלָה) מ׳ מִן־(אִרץ) עָלָה Genesis 13:1 + with + 43 times; יָצָא (הוֹצִיא) מ׳ מִן־(ארץ) Exodus 12:39 + with + 96 times; מִמּ׳ פָּדָה2 Samuel 7:23 (but de. Gei Urschr. 288 We Dr Kit Bu) = 1 Chronicles 17:21; מִמּ׳ בּוֹא2 Chronicles 12:3; 2 Chronicles 20:10; מִמּ׳ שׁוּבJeremiah 44:28; 2 Chronicles 10:2; מִמּ׳ אָתָהPsalm 68:32; מִמּ׳קָרָא † Hoshea 11:1.
2. of people:
a. in table of nations, personified as second son of Ham † Genesis 10:6 = 1 Chronicles 1:8, compare Genesis 10:13 = 1 Chronicles 1:11.
b. = Egypt (as a people), Egyptians Genesis 41:56 + approximately + 134 times, including use = Egyptian Kingdom, empire, i.e. land and people as political power; so with verb feminine singular אָֽבְדָה מ׳ Exodus 10:7, compare Hosea 9:6; Joel 4:19 and (pronoun feminine singular) Ezekiel 30:18; with verb masculine singular Exodus 12:33; Exodus 14:25; Isaiah 19:16, 23, 25; Jeremiah 46:8; often with verb masculine plural Genesis 41:55; Isaiah 19:21, 23 + 22 times; בִּנֵי מ׳ Ezekiel 16:26; בְּתוּלַת בַּת מ׳ Jeremiah 46:11, compare Jeremiah 46:19; Jeremiah 46:24. — In 1 Kings 10:28 2 Chronicles 1:16, 17; 2 Kings 7:6 WklAlttest. Unters. 171 f. thinks of Assyrian Muṣri in North Syria. (On מִצְרַיִם as often = Muṣri in North Arabia see WklAltor. Unters. i. 24 ff., ii. 195, iii. 289; iv. 337 f; MVG 1898, 1.4).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


10:6; 10:6; 10:13; 12:10; 12:11; 13:1; 13:1; 13:1; 13:10; 15:18; 37:36; 41:55; 41:55; 41:56; 43:15; 45:20; 47:6; 47:13; 47:20; 47:26; 49:23


7:19; 8:2; 10:7; 10:7; 12:33; 12:33; 12:39; 14:25


15:4; 24:4

2 Samuel


1 Kings

10:28; 11:40

2 Kings


1 Chronicles

1:8; 1:11; 13:5; 17:21

2 Chronicles

1:16; 1:17; 10:2; 12:3; 20:10






7:18; 7:18; 11:11; 11:15; 19:16; 19:21; 19:23; 19:23; 19:23; 19:25; 20:3; 20:4; 20:5; 45:14


2:18; 26:22; 26:22; 37:7; 42:16; 44:1; 44:15; 44:28; 46:8; 46:11; 46:19; 46:24


16:26; 27:7; 29:10; 30:4; 30:6; 30:9; 30:18


9:6; 11:11; 12:1


8:8; 9:5

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H4714 matches the Hebrew מִצְרַיִם (miṣrayim),
which occurs 639 times in 573 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 12 (Gen 10:6–Gen 45:26)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:6 - And the sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, H4714 and Phut, and Canaan.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:13 - And Mizraim H4714 begat Ludim, and Anamim, and Lehabim, and Naphtuhim,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:10 - And there was a famine in the land: and Abram went down into Egypt H4714 to sojourn there; for the famine was grievous in the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:11 - And it came to pass, when he was come near to enter into Egypt, H4714 that he said unto Sarai his wife, Behold now, I know that thou art a fair woman to look upon:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:14 - And it came to pass, that, when Abram was come into Egypt, H4714 the Egyptians beheld the woman that she was very fair.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 13:1 - And Abram went up out of Egypt, H4714 he, and his wife, and all that he had, and Lot with him, into the south.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 13:10 - And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered every where, before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt, H4714 as thou comest unto Zoar.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 15:18 - In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt H4714 unto the great river, the river Euphrates:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:21 - And he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran: and his mother took him a wife out of the land of Egypt. H4714
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:18 - And they dwelt from Havilah unto Shur, that is before Egypt, H4714 as thou goest toward Assyria: and he died in the presence of all his brethren.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:2 - And the LORD appeared unto him, and said, Go not down into Egypt; H4714 dwell in the land which I shall tell thee of:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:25 - And they sat down to eat bread: and they lifted up their eyes and looked, and, behold, a company of Ishmeelites came from Gilead with their camels bearing spicery and balm and myrrh, going to carry it down to Egypt. H4714
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:28 - Then there passed by Midianites merchantmen; and they drew and lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph to the Ishmeelites for twenty pieces of silver: and they brought Joseph into Egypt. H4714
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:36 - And the Midianites sold him into Egypt H4714 unto Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh's, and captain of the guard.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 39:1 - And Joseph was brought down to Egypt; H4714 and Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, captain of the guard, an Egyptian, bought him of the hands of the Ishmeelites, which had brought him down thither.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 40:1 - And it came to pass after these things, that the butler of the king of Egypt H4714 and his baker had offended their lord the king of Egypt. H4714
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 40:5 - And they dreamed a dream both of them, each man his dream in one night, each man according to the interpretation of his dream, the butler and the baker of the king of Egypt, H4714 which were bound in the prison.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:8 - And it came to pass in the morning that his spirit was troubled; and he sent and called for all the magicians of Egypt, H4714 and all the wise men thereof: and Pharaoh told them his dream; but there was none that could interpret them unto Pharaoh.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:19 - And, behold, seven other kine came up after them, poor and very ill favoured and leanfleshed, such as I never saw in all the land of Egypt H4714 for badness:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:29 - Behold, there come seven years of great plenty throughout all the land of Egypt: H4714
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:30 - And there shall arise after them seven years of famine; and all the plenty shall be forgotten in the land of Egypt; H4714 and the famine shall consume the land;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:33 - Now therefore let Pharaoh look out a man discreet and wise, and set him over the land of Egypt. H4714
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:34 - Let Pharaoh do this, and let him appoint officers over the land, and take up the fifth part of the land of Egypt H4714 in the seven plenteous years.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:36 - And that food shall be for store to the land against the seven years of famine, which shall be in the land of Egypt; H4714 that the land perish not through the famine.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:41 - And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, See, I have set thee over all the land of Egypt. H4714
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:43 - And he made him to ride in the second chariot which he had; and they cried before him, Bow the knee: and he made him ruler over all the land of Egypt. H4714
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:44 - And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I am Pharaoh, and without thee shall no man lift up his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt. H4714
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:45 - And Pharaoh called Joseph's name Zaphnathpaaneah; and he gave him to wife Asenath the daughter of Potipherah priest of On. And Joseph went out over all the land of Egypt. H4714
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:46 - And Joseph was thirty years old when he stood before Pharaoh king of Egypt. H4714 And Joseph went out from the presence of Pharaoh, and went throughout all the land of Egypt. H4714
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:48 - And he gathered up all the food of the seven years, which were in the land of Egypt, H4714 and laid up the food in the cities: the food of the field, which was round about every city, laid he up in the same.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:53 - And the seven years of plenteousness, that was in the land of Egypt, H4714 were ended.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:54 - And the seven years of dearth began to come, according as Joseph had said: and the dearth was in all lands; but in all the land of Egypt H4714 there was bread.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:55 - And when all the land of Egypt H4714 was famished, the people cried to Pharaoh for bread: and Pharaoh said unto all the Egyptians, H4714 Go unto Joseph; what he saith to you, do.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:56 - And the famine was over all the face of the earth: And Joseph opened all the storehouses, and sold unto the Egyptians; H4714 and the famine waxed sore in the land of Egypt. H4714
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:57 - And all countries came into Egypt H4714 to Joseph for to buy corn; because that the famine was so sore in all lands.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:1 - Now when Jacob saw that there was corn in Egypt, H4714 Jacob said unto his sons, Why do ye look one upon another?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:2 - And he said, Behold, I have heard that there is corn in Egypt: H4714 get you down thither, and buy for us from thence; that we may live, and not die.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:3 - And Joseph's ten brethren went down to buy corn in Egypt. H4714
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:2 - And it came to pass, when they had eaten up the corn which they had brought out of Egypt, H4714 their father said unto them, Go again, buy us a little food.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:15 - And the men took that present, and they took double money in their hand, and Benjamin; and rose up, and went down to Egypt, H4714 and stood before Joseph.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:4 - And Joseph said unto his brethren, Come near to me, I pray you. And they came near. And he said, I am Joseph your brother, whom ye sold into Egypt. H4714
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:8 - So now it was not you that sent me hither, but God: and he hath made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house, and a ruler throughout all the land of Egypt. H4714
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:9 - Haste ye, and go up to my father, and say unto him, Thus saith thy son Joseph, God hath made me lord of all Egypt: H4714 come down unto me, tarry not:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:13 - And ye shall tell my father of all my glory in Egypt, H4714 and of all that ye have seen; and ye shall haste and bring down my father hither.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:18 - And take your father and your households, and come unto me: and I will give you the good of the land of Egypt, H4714 and ye shall eat the fat of the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:19 - Now thou art commanded, this do ye; take you wagons out of the land of Egypt H4714 for your little ones, and for your wives, and bring your father, and come.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:20 - Also regard not your stuff; for the good of all the land of Egypt H4714 is yours.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:23 - And to his father he sent after this manner; ten asses laden with the good things of Egypt, H4714 and ten she asses laden with corn and bread and meat for his father by the way.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:25 - And they went up out of Egypt, H4714 and came into the land of Canaan unto Jacob their father,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:26 - And told him, saying, Joseph is yet alive, and he is governor over all the land of Egypt. H4714 And Jacob's heart fainted, for he believed them not.

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