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Lexicon :: Strong's H4714 - miṣrayim

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Part of Speech
adjective, proper locative noun
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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, Mizraim H4714, Put, and Canaan.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:13 - Mizraim H4714 fathered Ludim, Anamim, Lehabim, Naphtuhim,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:10 - Now there was a famine in the land; so Abram went down to Egypt H4714 to live there for a time, because the famine was severe in the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:11 - It came about, when he [fn]was approaching Egypt H4714, that he said to his wife Sarai, “See now, I know that you are a [fn]beautiful woman;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:14 - Now it came about, when Abram entered 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 - Lot raised his eyes and saw all the [fn]vicinity of the Jordan, that it was well watered everywherethis was before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah—like the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt H4714 [fn]going toward Zoar.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 15:18 - On that day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying,
“To your [fn]descendants 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 - He 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 - They [fn]settled from Havilah to Shur which is [fn]east of Egypt H4714 [fn]going toward Assyria; he [fn]settled in defiance of all his relatives.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:2 - And the LORD appeared to him and said, “Do not go down to Egypt H4714; stay in the land of which I shall tell you.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:25 - Then they sat down to eat [fn]a meal. But as they raised their eyes and looked, behold, a caravan of Ishmaelites was coming from Gilead, with their camels carrying labdanum resin, balsam, and [fn]myrrh, [fn]on their way to bring them down to Egypt H4714.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:28 - Then some Midianite traders passed by, so they pulled him out and lifted Joseph out of the pit, and sold [fn]him to the Ishmaelites for [fn]twenty shekels of silver. So 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 had been taken down to Egypt H4714; and Potiphar, an Egyptian officer of Pharaoh, the captain of the bodyguard, bought him [fn]from the Ishmaelites, who had taken him down there.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 40:1 - Then it came about after these things, that 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 the prison, 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 in the morning his spirit was troubled, so he sent messengers and called for all the soothsayer priests of Egypt H4714, and all its wise men. And Pharaoh told them his [fn]dreams, but there was no one who could interpret them for Pharaoh.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:19 - “Then behold, seven other cows came up after them, poor and very [fn]ugly and [fn]thin, such as I had never seen for [fn]ugliness in all the land of Egypt H4714;
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 [fn]come, 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 discerning and wise, and appoint him over the land of Egypt H4714.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:34 - “Let Pharaoh take action to appoint overseers [fn]in charge of the land, and let him take a fifth of the produce of the land of Egypt H4714 as a tax in the seven years of abundance.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:36 - “Let the food be used as a reserve for the land for the seven years of famine which will occur in the land of Egypt H4714, so that the land will not perish during the famine.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:41 - Pharaoh also said to Joseph, “See, I have placed 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 proclaimed ahead of him, “[fn]Bow the knee!” And he placed 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, to be his wife. And Joseph went out over the land of Egypt H4714.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:46 - Now Joseph was thirty years old when he [fn]stood in the presence of Pharaoh, king of Egypt H4714. And Joseph went out from the presence of Pharaoh and went through all the land of Egypt H4714.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:48 - So he collected all the food of these seven years which occurred in the land of Egypt H4714 and put the food in the cities; he put in every city the food from its own surrounding fields.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:53 - When the seven years of plenty which had taken place 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, then there was famine in all the lands; but in all the land of Egypt H4714 there was bread.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:55 - So when all the land of Egypt H4714 suffered famine, 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 - When the famine was spread over the entire face of the earth, then Joseph opened all [fn]the storehouses and sold grain to the Egyptians H4714; and the famine was severe in the land of Egypt H4714.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:57 - Then the people of all the earth 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, “Look, I have heard that there is grain in Egypt H4714; go down there and buy some for us from [fn]that place, so that we may live and not die.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:3 - So ten of Joseph’s brothers went down to buy grain from Egypt H4714.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:2 - So it came about, 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 gift, and they took double the money in their hand, and Benjamin; then they set out and went down to Egypt H4714, and stood before Joseph.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:4 - Then Joseph said to his brothers, “Please come [fn]closer to me.” And they came [fn]closer. And he said, “I am your brother Joseph, whom you sold to Egypt H4714.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:8 - “Now, therefore, it was not you who sent me here, but God; and He has made me 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, ‘This is what your son Joseph says: “God has made me lord of all Egypt H4714; come down to me, do not delay.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:13 - “Now you must tell my father of all my splendor 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 ordered, ‘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 - ‘And do not [fn]concern yourselves with your property, for the [fn]best of all the land of Egypt H4714 is yours.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:23 - And to his father he sent [fn]the following: ten male donkeys loaded with the [fn]best things of Egypt H4714, ten female donkeys loaded with grain, 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]he was stunned, for he did not believe them.

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