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Lexicon :: Strong's H4714 - miṣrayim

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Part of Speech
adjective, proper locative noun
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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 -

The sons of Ham were Cush and [fn]Mizraim H4714 and Put and Canaan.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:13 - Mizraim H4714 [fn]was the father of Ludim and Anamim and Lehabim and Naphtuhim
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:10 -

Now there was a famine in the land; so Abram went down to Egypt H4714 to sojourn there, for the famine was severe in the land.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:11 - And it happened as he drew near to entering Egypt H4714, that he said to Sarai his wife, “Now behold, I know that you are a woman beautiful in appearance;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:14 - Now it happened when Abram came into Egypt H4714, that the Egyptians [fn]saw that the woman was very beautiful.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 13:1 -

So Abram went up from Egypt H4714 to the [fn]Negev, he and his wife and all that belonged to him, and Lot with him.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 13:10 - Then Lot lifted up his eyes and saw all the [fn]valley of the Jordan, that it was well watered everywherethis was before Yahweh destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah—like the garden of Yahweh, like the land of Egypt H4714 as you go to Zoar.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 15:18 - On that day Yahweh cut a covenant with Abram, saying,

“To your seed I have given this land,

From the river of Egypt H4714 as far as the great river, the river Euphrates:

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:21 - And he [fn]lived in the wilderness of Paran, and his mother took a wife for him from the land of Egypt H4714.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:18 - And they dwelt from Havilah to Shur which is [fn]east of Egypt H4714 [fn]as one goes toward Assyria; he [fn]settled in the face of all his brothers.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:2 - And Yahweh appeared to him and said, “Do not go down to Egypt H4714; dwell in the land of which I shall tell you.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:25 -

And they sat down to eat [fn]a meal. Then they lifted up their eyes and saw, and behold, a caravan of Ishmaelites was coming from Gilead, with their camels bearing [fn]aromatic gum and [fn]balm and [fn]myrrh, going to bring them down to Egypt H4714.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:28 - Then some Midianite traders passed by, so they pulled him up and lifted Joseph out of the pit and sold Joseph to the Ishmaelites for [fn]twenty shekels of silver. Thus they brought Joseph into Egypt H4714.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:36 - Meanwhile, the [fn]Midianites sold him in Egypt H4714 to Potiphar, Pharaoh’s officer, the captain of the bodyguard.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 39:1 -

Now Joseph was brought down to Egypt H4714; and Potiphar, an Egyptian official of Pharaoh, the captain of the bodyguard, bought him [fn]from the Ishmaelites, who had brought him down there.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 40:1 -

Now it happened that after these things, the cupbearer and the baker for the king of Egypt H4714 offended their lord, the king of Egypt H4714.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 40:5 - Then the cupbearer and the baker for the king of Egypt H4714, who were confined in jail, both had a dream the same night, each man with his own dream and each dream with its own interpretation.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:8 - Now it happened that in the morning his spirit was troubled, so he sent and called for all the [fn]magicians of Egypt H4714 and all its wise men. And Pharaoh recounted to them his dream, but there was no one who could interpret them to Pharaoh.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:19 - “And behold, seven other cows came up after them, poor and very ugly and lean, such as I had never seen in all the land of Egypt H4714, in regard to [fn]ugliness;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:29 - “Behold, seven years of great abundance are coming in all the land of Egypt H4714;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:30 - and after them seven years of famine will arise, and all the abundance will be forgotten in the land of Egypt H4714, and the famine will [fn]ravage the land,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:33 - “So now let Pharaoh look for a man understanding and wise, and set him over the land of Egypt H4714.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:34 - “Let Pharaoh take action and appoint overseers over the land, and let him exact a fifth of the produce of the land of Egypt H4714 in the seven years of abundance.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:36 - “And let the food be appointed for the land for the seven years of famine which will happen in the land of Egypt H4714, so that the land will not be cut off during the famine.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:41 - And Pharaoh said to Joseph, “See, I have set you over all the land of Egypt H4714.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:43 - And he had him ride in [fn]his second chariot; and they called out before him, “[fn]Bow the knee!” And he set him over all the land of Egypt H4714.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:44 - Moreover, Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Though I am Pharaoh, yet without [fn]your permission no one shall raise his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt H4714.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:45 - Then Pharaoh named Joseph [fn]Zaphenath-paneah; and he gave him Asenath, the daughter of Potiphera priest of [fn]On, as a wife. And Joseph went forth over the land of Egypt H4714.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:46 -

Now Joseph was thirty years old when he [fn]stood before Pharaoh, king of Egypt H4714. And Joseph went out from the presence of Pharaoh and passed through all the land of Egypt H4714.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:48 - So he gathered all the food of these seven years which happened in the land of Egypt H4714 and placed the food in the cities; he placed in every city the food from its own surrounding fields.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:53 -

Then the seven years of plenty which had been in the land of Egypt H4714 came to an end,

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:54 - and the seven years of famine began to come, just as Joseph had said. So there was famine in all the lands, but in all the land of Egypt H4714 there was bread.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:55 - Then all the land of Egypt H4714 was famished, and the people cried out to Pharaoh for bread; and Pharaoh said to all the Egyptians H4714, “Go to Joseph; whatever he says to you, you shall do.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:56 - Now the famine was over all the face of the land. And Joseph opened all [fn]the storehouses and sold to the Egyptians H4714; and the famine was severe in the land of Egypt H4714.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:57 - Now all the earth also came to Egypt H4714 to buy grain from Joseph because the famine was severe in all the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:1 -

Now Jacob saw that there was grain in Egypt H4714, and Jacob said to his sons, “Why are you staring at one another?”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:2 - Then he said, “Behold, I have heard that there is grain in Egypt H4714; go down there and buy some for us from there, so that we may live and not die.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:3 - So ten brothers of Joseph went down to buy grain from Egypt H4714.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:2 - And it happened when they had finished eating the grain which they had brought from Egypt H4714, that their father said to them, “Go back, buy us a little food.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:15 - So the men took this present, and they took double the money in their hand, and Benjamin; and they arose and went down to Egypt H4714 and stood before Joseph.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:4 -

Then Joseph said to his brothers, “Please come near to me.” And they came near. And he said, “I am Joseph, your brother, whom you sold into Egypt H4714.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:8 - “So now, it was not you who sent me here, but God; and He has set me as a father to Pharaoh and lord of all his household and ruler over all the land of Egypt H4714.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:9 - “Hurry and go up to my father, and say to him, ‘Thus says your son Joseph, “God has set me as lord of all Egypt H4714; come down to me, do not delay.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:13 - “So you must tell my father of all my glory in Egypt H4714 and all that you have seen; and you must hurry and bring my father down here.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:18 - and take your father and your households and come to me, and I will give you the [fn]best of the land of Egypt H4714, and you will eat the fat of the land.’
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:19 - “Now you are commanded, ‘Do this: [fn]take wagons from the land of Egypt H4714 for your little ones and for your wives, and bring your father and come.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:20 - ‘Now do not [fn]concern yourselves with your goods, for the [fn]best of all the land of Egypt H4714 is yours.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:23 - Now to his father he sent [fn]as follows: ten donkeys loaded with the [fn]best things of Egypt H4714 and ten female donkeys loaded with grain and bread and sustenance for his father [fn]on the journey.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:25 - Then they went up from Egypt H4714, and came to the land of Canaan to their father Jacob.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:26 - And they told him, saying, “Joseph is still alive, and indeed he is ruler over all the land of Egypt H4714.” But [fn]his heart was stunned, for he did not believe them.

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