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Lexicon :: Strong's H4720 - miqdāš

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masculine noun
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מִקְדָּשׁ miqdâsh, mik-dawsh'; or מִקְּדָשׁ miqqᵉdâsh; (Exodus 15:17), from H6942; a consecrated thing or place, especially, a palace, sanctuary (whether of Jehovah or of idols) or asylum:—chapel, hallowed part, holy place, sanctuary.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 74x

The KJV translates Strong's H4720 in the following manner: sanctuary (69x), holy place (3x), chapel (1x), hallowed part (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 74x
The KJV translates Strong's H4720 in the following manner: sanctuary (69x), holy place (3x), chapel (1x), hallowed part (1x).
  1. sacred place, sanctuary, holy place

    1. sanctuary

      1. of the temple

      2. of the tabernacle

      3. of Ezekiel's temple

      4. of Jehovah

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
מִקְדָּשׁ miqdâsh, mik-dawsh'; or מִקְּדָשׁ miqqᵉdâsh; (Exodus 15:17), from H6942; a consecrated thing or place, especially, a palace, sanctuary (whether of Jehovah or of idols) or asylum:—chapel, hallowed part, holy place, sanctuary.
STRONGS H4720: Abbreviations
מִקְדָּשׁ noun masculineAmos 7:9 sacred place, sanctuary; — מ׳ Exodus 25:8 +; מִקְּדָשׁ Exodus 15:17 (Ges§ 20hii. 1, 471); construct מִקְדַּשׁ Leviticus 16:33 +; suffix מִקְדָּשִׁי Leviticus 20:3 +, etc., מִקְדְּשׁוֺ Numbers 18:29 (Köii. 1, 97); plural מִקְדָּשִׁים Ezekiel 21:7, construct מִקְדְּשֵׁי Jeremiah 51:51 + 2 times; suffix מִקְדָּשַׁי Leviticus 21:23; מְקַדְשֵׁיהֶם Ezekiel 7:24 (on anomalous pointing see Ew§ 215 a Hi-Sm; but probably
Pi. Participle was in mind, Ges§ 93oo Anm.; < read מִקְדְּשֵׁיהֶם); etc.; —
1. old Israel sanctuaries: of י׳ at Shechem Joshua 24:26 (E); probably also Exodus 15:17 (i.e. Shiloh); plural of sanct. to be destroyed by י׳ Leviticus 26:31 (H); מִקְדְּשֵׁי יִשׂ׳ in Northern Israel Amos 7:9; מִקְדַּשׁמֶֿלֶךְ Amos 7:13 (Bethel).
2. of the nations: Moab Isaiah 16:12 plural of Tyre Ezekiel 28:18 (Co Toy [not Berthol Krae] read קָדְשְׁךָ thy sanctity).
3. tabernacle and its precincts Exodus 25:8 (P) +; מִקְדַּשׁ הַקֹּדֶשׁ Leviticus 16:33, plural Leviticus 21:23.
4. temple and precincts 1 Chronicles 22:19; Isaiah 63:18; Psalm 74:7 +; בֵּית מִקְדָּשָׁם 2 Chronicles 36:17, מקדשׁ הבית Ezekiel 48:21, מְכוֺן מ׳ Daniel 8:11; plural of many sacred places in and about the temple. מִקְדְּשֵׁי בית י׳ Jeremiah 51:51; מִקְדְּשֵׁי אֵל Psalm 73:17. Doubtful are: מִמִּקְדָּשֶׁיךָ Psalm 68:36 [Psalm 68:35] (Greek Version of the LXX ἐν τοῖς ὁσίοις αὐτοῦ Vulgate de sanctuario; SS מִקְדָּשֶׁ֑ךָ); מִקְדָּשִׁים Ezekiel 21:7 (Greek Version of the LXX Co Berthol Buhl מִקְדָּשָׁם; Toy Krae מִקְדָּשֶׁיהָ; || יְרוּשָׁלַםִ); וּמִקְדָּשׁ לַמִּקְדָּשׁ Ezekiel 45:4b (Co, after Greek Version of the LXX, מִפְקָד לְקָדְשָׁם [לְבָֽתֵּי]; Toy וּלְמִגְרָשִׁים [לְבָֽתִּים], compare Krae לְמִגְרָשׁ).
5. י׳ will become לְמ׳ for his people Ezekiel 11:16 (BrMP 268), so apparently Isaiah 8:14 (but gloss Du CheHpt Marti; LagSemitic i. 16 מִקָּשׁ i.e. stumbling-block [he compare Syriac bdb087402 strike]).
6. of י׳'s future sanct., בתוכם לעולם מ׳ Ezekiel 37:26, 28. — (מִמֶּנּוּ) אֶתקּמִקְדְּשׁוֺ (מִכָּלחֶֿלְבּוֺ) Numbers 18:29 even the hallowed part there of AV RV, but this not the meaning of מ׳; Ew§ 255 c assumes מַקְךֵּשׁ* in this sense; < read קָדְשׁוֺ (see קֹדֶשׁ 3d), מִ being dittograph.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


15:17; 15:17; 25:8; 25:8


16:33; 16:33; 20:3; 21:23; 21:23; 26:31


18:29; 18:29



1 Chronicles


2 Chronicles



68:35; 73:17; 74:7


8:14; 16:12; 63:18


51:51; 51:51


7:24; 11:16; 21:7; 21:7; 28:18; 37:26; 37:28; 45:4; 48:21




7:9; 7:9; 7:13

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H4720 matches the Hebrew מִקְדָּשׁ (miqdāš),
which occurs 74 times in 71 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Exo 15:17–Eze 37:28)

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:17 - Thou shalt bring them in, and plant them in the mountain of thine inheritance, in the place, O LORD, which thou hast made for thee to dwell in, in the Sanctuary, H4720 O Lord, which thy hands have established.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 25:8 - And let them make me a sanctuary; H4720 that I may dwell among them.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 12:4 - And she shall then continue in the blood of her purifying three and thirty days; she shall touch no hallowed thing, nor come into the sanctuary, H4720 until the days of her purifying be fulfilled.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 16:33 - And he shall make an atonement for the holy sanctuary, H4720 and he shall make an atonement for the tabernacle of the congregation, and for the altar, and he shall make an atonement for the priests, and for all the people of the congregation.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:30 - Ye shall keep my sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuary: H4720 I am the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:3 - And I will set my face against that man, and will cut him off from among his people; because he hath given of his seed unto Molech, to defile my sanctuary, H4720 and to profane my holy name.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 21:12 - Neither shall he go out of the sanctuary, H4720 nor profane the sanctuary H4720 of his God; for the crown of the anointing oil of his God is upon him: I am the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 21:23 - Only he shall not go in unto the vail, nor come nigh unto the altar, because he hath a blemish; that he profane not my sanctuaries: H4720 for I the LORD do sanctify them.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:2 - Ye shall keep my sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuary: H4720 I am the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:31 - And I will make your cities waste, and bring your sanctuaries H4720 unto desolation, and I will not smell the savour of your sweet odours.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 3:38 - But those that encamp before the tabernacle toward the east, even before the tabernacle of the congregation eastward, shall be Moses, and Aaron and his sons, keeping the charge of the sanctuary H4720 for the charge of the children of Israel; and the stranger that cometh nigh shall be put to death.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 10:21 - And the Kohathites set forward, bearing the sanctuary: H4720 and the other did set up the tabernacle against they came.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 18:1 - And the LORD said unto Aaron, Thou and thy sons and thy father's house with thee shall bear the iniquity of the sanctuary: H4720 and thou and thy sons with thee shall bear the iniquity of your priesthood.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 18:29 - Out of all your gifts ye shall offer every heave offering of the LORD, of all the best thereof, even the hallowed part H4720 thereof out of it.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 19:20 - But the man that shall be unclean, and shall not purify himself, that soul shall be cut off from among the congregation, because he hath defiled the sanctuary H4720 of the LORD: the water of separation hath not been sprinkled upon him; he is unclean.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 24:26 - And Joshua wrote these words in the book of the law of God, and took a great stone, and set it up there under an oak, that was by the sanctuary H4720 of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 22:19 - Now set your heart and your soul to seek the LORD your God; arise therefore, and build ye the sanctuary H4720 of the LORD God, to bring the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and the holy vessels of God, into the house that is to be built to the name of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 28:10 - Take heed now; for the LORD hath chosen thee to build an house for the sanctuary: H4720 be strong, and do it.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 20:8 - And they dwelt therein, and have built thee a sanctuary H4720 therein for thy name, saying,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 26:18 - And they withstood Uzziah the king, and said unto him, It appertaineth not unto thee, Uzziah, to burn incense unto the LORD, but to the priests the sons of Aaron, that are consecrated to burn incense: go out of the sanctuary; H4720 for thou hast trespassed; neither shall it be for thine honour from the LORD God.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 29:21 - And they brought seven bullocks, and seven rams, and seven lambs, and seven he goats, for a sin offering for the kingdom, and for the sanctuary, H4720 and for Judah. And he commanded the priests the sons of Aaron to offer them on the altar of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 30:8 - Now be ye not stiffnecked, as your fathers were, but yield yourselves unto the LORD, and enter into his sanctuary, H4720 which he hath sanctified for ever: and serve the LORD your God, that the fierceness of his wrath may turn away from you.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 36:17 - Therefore he brought upon them the king of the Chaldees, who slew their young men with the sword in the house of their sanctuary, H4720 and had no compassion upon young man or maiden, old man, or him that stooped for age: he gave them all into his hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 10:39 - For the children of Israel and the children of Levi shall bring the offering of the corn, of the new wine, and the oil, unto the chambers, where are the vessels of the sanctuary, H4720 and the priests that minister, and the porters, and the singers: and we will not forsake the house of our God.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 68:35 - O God, thou art terrible out of thy holy places: H4720 the God of Israel is he that giveth strength and power unto his people. Blessed be God.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:17 - Until I went into the sanctuary H4720 of God; then understood I their end.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 74:7 - They have cast fire into thy sanctuary, H4720 they have defiled by casting down the dwelling place of thy name to the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:69 - And he built his sanctuary H4720 like high palaces, like the earth which he hath established for ever.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 96:6 - Honour and majesty are before him: strength and beauty are in his sanctuary. H4720
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 8:14 - And he shall be for a sanctuary; H4720 but for a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offence to both the houses of Israel, for a gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 16:12 - And it shall come to pass, when it is seen that Moab is weary on the high place, that he shall come to his sanctuary H4720 to pray; but he shall not prevail.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 60:13 - The glory of Lebanon shall come unto thee, the fir tree, the pine tree, and the box together, to beautify the place of my sanctuary; H4720 and I will make the place of my feet glorious.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 63:18 - The people of thy holiness have possessed it but a little while: our adversaries have trodden down thy sanctuary. H4720
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 17:12 - A glorious high throne from the beginning is the place of our sanctuary. H4720
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:51 - We are confounded, because we have heard reproach: shame hath covered our faces: for strangers are come into the sanctuaries H4720 of the LORD'S house.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 1:10 - The adversary hath spread out his hand upon all her pleasant things: for she hath seen that the heathen entered into her sanctuary, H4720 whom thou didst command that they should not enter into thy congregation.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 2:7 - The Lord hath cast off his altar, he hath abhorred his sanctuary, H4720 he hath given up into the hand of the enemy the walls of her palaces; they have made a noise in the house of the LORD, as in the day of a solemn feast.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 2:20 - Behold, O LORD, and consider to whom thou hast done this. Shall the women eat their fruit, and children of a span long? shall the priest and the prophet be slain in the sanctuary H4720 of the Lord?
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 5:11 - Wherefore, as I live, saith the Lord GOD; Surely, because thou hast defiled my sanctuary H4720 with all thy detestable things, and with all thine abominations, therefore will I also diminish thee; neither shall mine eye spare, neither will I have any pity.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 8:6 - He said furthermore unto me, Son of man, seest thou what they do? even the great abominations that the house of Israel committeth here, that I should go far off from my sanctuary? H4720 but turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 9:6 - Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and women: but come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at my sanctuary. H4720 Then they began at the ancient men which were before the house.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 11:16 - Therefore say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Although I have cast them far off among the heathen, and although I have scattered them among the countries, yet will I be to them as a little sanctuary H4720 in the countries where they shall come.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 21:2 - Son of man, set thy face toward Jerusalem, and drop thy word toward the holy places, H4720 and prophesy against the land of Israel,
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 23:38 - Moreover this they have done unto me: they have defiled my sanctuary H4720 in the same day, and have profaned my sabbaths.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 23:39 - For when they had slain their children to their idols, then they came the same day into my sanctuary H4720 to profane it; and, lo, thus have they done in the midst of mine house.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 24:21 - Speak unto the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will profane my sanctuary, H4720 the excellency of your strength, the desire of your eyes, and that which your soul pitieth; and your sons and your daughters whom ye have left shall fall by the sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 25:3 - And say unto the Ammonites, Hear the word of the Lord GOD; Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thou saidst, Aha, against my sanctuary, H4720 when it was profaned; and against the land of Israel, when it was desolate; and against the house of Judah, when they went into captivity;
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 28:18 - Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries H4720 by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 37:26 - Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them: and I will place them, and multiply them, and will set my sanctuary H4720 in the midst of them for evermore.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 37:28 - And the heathen shall know that I the LORD do sanctify Israel, when my sanctuary H4720 shall be in the midst of them for evermore.

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