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Lexicon :: Strong's H4720 - miqdāš

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masculine noun
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TWOT Reference: 1990f

Strong’s Definitions

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 -

“You will bring them and plant them in the mountain of Your inheritance,

The place, O Yahweh, which You have made for You to inhabit,

The sanctuary H4720, O Lord, which Your hands have established.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 25:8 - “And let them make a sanctuary H4720 for Me, that I may dwell among them.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 12:4 - ‘Then she shall remain in the blood of her cleansing for thirty-three days; she shall not touch any holy thing; and she shall not enter the sanctuary H4720 until the days of her cleansing are fulfilled.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 16:33 - and make atonement for the holy sanctuary H4720, and he shall make atonement for the tent of meeting and for the altar. He shall also make atonement for the priests and for all the people of the assembly.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:30 - ‘You shall keep My sabbaths and fear My sanctuary H4720; I am Yahweh.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:3 - ‘I will also set My face against that man and will cut him off from among his people because he has given some of those who are his seed to Molech, so as to defile My sanctuary H4720 and to profane My holy name.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 21:12 - nor shall he go out of the sanctuary H4720 nor profane the sanctuary H4720 of his God, for the dedication of the anointing oil of his God is on him; I am Yahweh.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 21:23 - only he shall not go in to the veil or approach the altar because he has a defect, so that he will not profane My sanctuaries H4720. For I am Yahweh who makes them holy.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:2 - ‘You shall keep My sabbaths and fear My sanctuary H4720; I am Yahweh.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:31 - ‘And I will give your cities over as a waste and will make your sanctuaries H4720 desolate, and I will not smell your soothing aromas.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 3:38 -

Now those who were to camp before the tabernacle eastward, before the tent of meeting toward the sunrise, are Moses and Aaron and his sons, keeping the responsibility of the sanctuary H4720 for the responsibility of the sons of Israel; but the [fn]outsider coming near was to be put to death.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 10:21 -

Then the Kohathites set out, carrying the holy H4720 objects; and the tabernacle was set up before their arrival.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 18:1 -

So Yahweh said to Aaron, “You and your sons and your father’s household with you shall bear the guilt [fn]in connection with the sanctuary H4720, and you and your sons with you shall bear the guilt [fn]in connection with your priesthood.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 18:29 - ‘Out of all your gifts you shall raise up every contribution offering due to Yahweh, from all the [fn]best of them, [fn]the sacred H4720 part H4720 from them.’
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 19:20 -

‘But the man who is unclean and does not purify himself from uncleanness, that person shall be cut off from the midst of the assembly because he has [fn]made the sanctuary H4720 of Yahweh unclean; the water for impurity has not been [fn]splashed on him; he is unclean.

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 24:26 - And Joshua wrote these words in the book of the law of God; and he took a large stone and set it up there under the oak that was by the sanctuary H4720 of Yahweh.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 22:19 - “Now give your heart and your soul to seek Yahweh your God; arise, therefore, and build the sanctuary H4720 of Yahweh God, so that you may bring the ark of the covenant of Yahweh and the holy vessels of God into the house that is to be built for the name of Yahweh.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 28:10 - “See now, for Yahweh has chosen you to build a house for the sanctuary H4720; be strong and act.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 20:8 - “And they have lived in it, and have built You a sanctuary H4720 there for Your name, saying,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 26:18 - And they stood against Uzziah the king and said to him, “It is not for you, Uzziah, to burn incense to Yahweh, but for the priests, the sons of Aaron who are set apart as holy to burn incense. Get out of the sanctuary H4720, for you have been unfaithful and will have no honor from Yahweh God.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 29:21 - And they brought seven bulls, seven rams, seven lambs, and seven male goats for a sin offering for the kingdom, the sanctuary H4720, and Judah. And he ordered the priests, the sons of Aaron, to offer them on the altar of Yahweh.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 30:8 - “Now do not stiffen your neck like your fathers, but give your hand to Yahweh and enter His sanctuary H4720 which He has set apart as holy forever, and serve Yahweh your God, that His burning anger may turn away from you.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 36:17 - Therefore He brought up against them the king of the Chaldeans who killed their choice men with the sword in the house of their sanctuary H4720, and had no compassion on choice man or virgin, old man or infirm; He gave them all into his hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 10:39 - For the sons of Israel and the sons of Levi shall bring the contribution of the grain, the new wine and the oil to the chambers; the utensils of the sanctuary H4720 are there, as well as the priests who are ministering and the gatekeepers and the singers. Thus we will not forsake the house of our God.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 68:35 -

[fn]O God, You are awesome from Your [fn]sanctuary H4720.

The God of Israel Himself gives strength and might to the people.

Blessed be God!

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:17 -

Until I came into the [fn]sanctuary H4720 of God;

Then I understood their end.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 74:7 -

They have set Your sanctuary H4720 on fire;

By bringing it to the ground, they have defiled the dwelling place of Your name.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:69 -

And He built His sanctuary H4720 like the heights,

Like the earth which He has founded forever.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 96:6 -

Splendor and majesty are before Him,

Strength and beauty are in His sanctuary H4720.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 8:14 -

“Then He shall become a sanctuary H4720;

But to both the houses of Israel, a stone to strike and a rock to stumble over,

And a snare and a trap for the inhabitants of Jerusalem.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 16:12 -

So it will be when Moab appears,

When he wearies himself upon his high place

And comes to his sanctuary H4720 to pray,

That he will not prevail.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 60:13 -

“The glory of Lebanon will come to you,

The juniper, the box tree, and the cypress together,

To adorn the place of My sanctuary H4720 with beautiful glory;

And I shall make the place of My feet glorious.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 63:18 -

Your holy people possessed Your sanctuary H4720 for a little while;

Our adversaries have trodden it down.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 17:12 -

A glorious throne on high from the beginning

Is the place of our sanctuary H4720.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:51 -

We are ashamed because we have heard reproach;

Dishonor has covered our faces,

For strangers have entered

The holy H4720 places H4720 of the house of Yahweh.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 1:10 -


The adversary has stretched out his hand

Over all her desirable things,

For she has seen the nations enter her sanctuary H4720,

The ones whom You commanded

That they should not enter into Your assembly.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 2:7 -


The Lord has rejected His altar;

He has abandoned His sanctuary H4720;

He has delivered into the hand of the enemy

The walls of her palaces.

They have made a noise in the house of Yahweh

As in the day of an appointed time.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 2:20 -


See, O Yahweh, and look!

With whom have You dealt thus?

Should women eat their [fn]offspring,

The infants who were [fn]born healthy?

Should priest and prophet be killed

In the sanctuary H4720 of the Lord?

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 5:11 - ‘So as I live,’ declares Lord Yahweh, ‘surely, because you have defiled My sanctuary H4720 with all your detestable idols and with all your abominations, therefore I will also withdraw, and My eye will have no pity, and I will not spare.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 8:6 - And He said to me, “Son of man, are you seeing what they are doing, the great abominations which the house of Israel is doing here, so that I would be far from My sanctuary H4720? But yet you will see still greater abominations.”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 9:6 - “Kill to utter destruction old men, chosen men, virgins, little ones, and women, but do not touch any man on whom is the mark; and you shall start from My sanctuary H4720.” So they started with the [fn]elders who were before the house.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 11:16 - “Therefore say, ‘Thus says Lord Yahweh, “Though I had removed them far away among the nations, and though I had scattered them among the countries, yet I was a sanctuary H4720 for them a little while in the countries where they had gone.”’
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 21:2 - “Son of man, set your face toward Jerusalem and speak, dripping out words against the sanctuaries H4720 and prophesy against the land of Israel
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 23:38 - “Again, they have done this to Me: they have defiled My sanctuary H4720 on the same day and have profaned My sabbaths.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 23:39 - “For when they had slaughtered their children for their idols, they entered My sanctuary H4720 on the same day to profane it; and behold, thus they did within My house.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 24:21 - ‘Say to the house of Israel, “Thus says Lord Yahweh, ‘Behold, I am about to profane My sanctuary H4720, the pride of your strength, the desire of your eyes, and the delight of your soul; and your sons and your daughters whom you have left behind will fall by the sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 25:3 - and say to the sons of Ammon, ‘Hear the word of Lord Yahweh! Thus says Lord Yahweh, “Because you said, ‘Aha!’ against My sanctuary H4720 when it was profaned, and against the land of Israel when it was made desolate, and against the house of Judah when they went into exile,
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 28:18 -

“By the abundance of your iniquities,

In the unrighteousness of your trade

You profaned your sanctuaries H4720.

Therefore I have brought out fire from the midst of you;

It has consumed you,

And I have turned you to ashes on the earth

In the eyes of all who see you.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 37:26 - “And I will cut a covenant of peace with them; it will be an everlasting covenant with them. And I will give them the land and multiply them and will set My sanctuary H4720 in their midst forever.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 37:28 - “And the nations will know that I am Yahweh who sanctifies Israel, when My sanctuary H4720 is in their midst forever.”’”

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