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Lexicon :: Strong's H4782 - mārdᵊḵay

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Part of Speech
proper masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Of foreign derivation
Strong’s Definitions

מׇרְדְּכַי Mordᵉkay, mor-dek-ah'-ee; of foreign derivation; Mordecai, an Israelite:—Mordecai.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 60x

The KJV translates Strong's H4782 in the following manner: Mordecai (60x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 60x
The KJV translates Strong's H4782 in the following manner: Mordecai (60x).
  1. Mordecai = "little man" or "worshipper of Mars"

    1. cousin and adoptive father of queen Esther; son of Jair of the tribe of Benjamin; deliverer under Divine providence of the children of Israel from the destruction plotted by Haman the chief minister of Ahasuerus; institutor of the feast of Purim

    2. a Jew who returned from exile with Zerubbabel

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
מׇרְדְּכַי Mordᵉkay, mor-dek-ah'-ee; of foreign derivation; Mordecai, an Israelite:—Mordecai.
STRONGS H4782: Abbreviations
מָרְּדֳּכַי (van d. H. מָרְדְּכַי) proper name, masculine Mordecai (perhaps from n. div. Marduk (מְרֹרַךְ), ZimZAW xi.161 ff.; compare further Wild (citing Jensen)Comm. Est. 173 f.); — מ׳ Ezra 2:2; Esther 2:5 +; מָרְדֳּכָ֑י Esther 2:22 +; —
1. companion of Zerubbabel, according to Ezra 2:2 = Nehemiah 7:7. Greek Version of the LXX Μαραθχαιος, Μαρδοχαιος, etc:
2. cousin and adoptive father of Esther Esther 2:5, 7, 10 + 55 times Esther. Greek Version of the LXX Μαρδοχαιος.
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2:5; 2:5; 2:7; 2:10; 2:22


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Strong's Number H4782 matches the Hebrew מָרְדְּכַי (mārdᵊḵay),
which occurs 60 times in 52 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Ezr 2:2–Est 9:31)

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:2 - [fn]These came with Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Nehemiah, [fn]Seraiah, [fn]Reelaiah, Mordecai, H4782 Bilshan, [fn]Mispar, Bigvai, [fn]Rehum and Baanah. The number of the men of the people of Israel:
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:7 - who came with Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Nehemiah, [fn]Azariah, [fn]Raamiah, Nahamani, Mordecai, H4782 Bilshan, [fn]Mispereth, Bigvai, [fn]Nehum, Baanah. The number of men of the people of Israel:
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 2:5 - Now there was at the citadel in Susa a Jew whose name was Mordecai, H4782 the son of Jair, the son of Shimei, the son of Kish, a Benjamite,
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 2:7 - He was bringing up Hadassah, that is Esther, his uncle’s daughter, for she had no father or mother. Now the young lady was beautiful of form and [fn]face, and when her father and her mother died, Mordecai H4782 took her as his own daughter.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 2:10 - Esther did not make known her people or her kindred, for Mordecai H4782 had instructed her that she should not make them known.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 2:11 - Every day Mordecai H4782 walked back and forth in front of the court of the harem to learn how Esther was and how she fared.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 2:15 - Now when the turn of Esther, the daughter of Abihail the uncle of Mordecai H4782 who had taken her as his daughter, came to go in to the king, she did not request anything except what Hegai, the king’s eunuch who was in charge of the women, [fn]advised. And Esther found favor in the eyes of all who saw her.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 2:19 - When the virgins were gathered together the second time, then Mordecai H4782 was sitting at the king’s gate.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 2:20 - Esther had not yet made known her kindred or her people, even as Mordecai H4782 had commanded her; for Esther did [fn]what Mordecai H4782 told her as she had done when under his care.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 2:21 - In those days, while Mordecai H4782 was sitting at the king’s gate, Bigthan and Teresh, two of the king’s officials from those who guarded the door, became angry and sought to [fn]lay hands on King Ahasuerus.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 2:22 - But the [fn]plot became known to Mordecai H4782 and he told Queen Esther, and Esther [fn]informed the king in Mordecai’s H4782 name.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 3:2 - All the king’s servants who were at the king’s gate bowed down [fn]and paid homage to Haman; for so the king had commanded concerning him. But Mordecai H4782 neither bowed down nor paid homage.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 3:3 - Then the king’s servants who were at the king’s gate said to Mordecai, H4782 “Why are you transgressing the king’s command?”
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 3:4 - Now it was when they had spoken daily to him and he would not listen to them, that they told Haman to see whether Mordecai’s H4782 reason would stand; for he had told them that he was a Jew.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 3:5 - When Haman saw that Mordecai H4782 neither bowed down nor paid homage to him, Haman was filled with rage.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 3:6 - But he [fn]disdained to [fn]lay hands on Mordecai H4782 alone, for they had told him who the people of Mordecai H4782 were; therefore Haman sought to destroy all the Jews, the people of Mordecai, H4782 who were throughout the whole kingdom of Ahasuerus.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 4:1 - When Mordecai H4782 learned all that had been done, [fn]he tore his clothes, put on sackcloth and ashes, and went out into the midst of the city and wailed loudly and bitterly.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 4:4 - Then Esther’s maidens and her eunuchs came and told her, and the queen writhed in great anguish. And she sent garments to clothe Mordecai H4782 that he might remove his sackcloth from him, but he did not accept them.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 4:5 - Then Esther summoned Hathach from the king’s eunuchs, whom [fn]the king had appointed to attend her, and ordered him to go to Mordecai H4782 to learn what this was and why it was.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 4:6 - So Hathach went out to Mordecai H4782 to the city square in front of the king’s gate.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 4:7 - Mordecai H4782 told him all that had happened to him, and the exact amount of money that Haman had promised to pay to the king’s treasuries for the destruction of the Jews.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 4:9 - Hathach came back and related Mordecai’s H4782 words to Esther.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 4:10 - Then Esther spoke to Hathach and ordered him to reply to Mordecai: H4782
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 4:12 - They related Esther’s words to Mordecai. H4782
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 4:13 - Then Mordecai H4782 told them to reply to Esther, “Do not imagine that you in the king’s palace can escape any more than all the Jews.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 4:15 - Then Esther told them to reply to Mordecai, H4782
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 4:17 - So Mordecai H4782 went away and did just as Esther had commanded him.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 5:9 - Then Haman went out that day glad and pleased of heart; but when Haman saw Mordecai H4782 in the king’s gate and that he did not stand up or [fn]tremble before him, Haman was filled with anger against Mordecai. H4782
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 5:13 - “Yet all of this [fn]does not satisfy me every time I see Mordecai H4782 the Jew sitting at the king’s gate.”
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 5:14 - Then Zeresh his wife and all his friends said to him, “Have a [fn]gallows fifty cubits high made and in the morning ask the king to have Mordecai H4782 hanged on it; then go joyfully with the king to the banquet.” And the [fn]advice pleased Haman, so he had the gallows made.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 6:2 - It was found written what Mordecai H4782 had reported concerning Bigthana and Teresh, two of the king’s eunuchs who were doorkeepers, that they had sought to lay hands on King Ahasuerus.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 6:3 - The king said, “What honor or dignity has been bestowed on Mordecai H4782 for this?” Then the king’s servants who attended him said, “Nothing has been done for him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 6:4 - So the king said, “Who is in the court?” Now Haman had just entered the outer court of the king’s palace in order to speak to the king about hanging Mordecai H4782 on the gallows which he had prepared for him.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 6:10 - Then the king said to Haman, “Take quickly the robes and the horse as you have said, and do so for Mordecai H4782 the Jew, who is sitting at the king’s gate; do not fall short in anything of all that you have said.”
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 6:11 - So Haman took the robe and the horse, and arrayed Mordecai, H4782 and led him on horseback through the city square, and proclaimed before him, “Thus it shall be done to the man whom the king desires to honor.”
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 6:12 - Then Mordecai H4782 returned to the king’s gate. But Haman hurried home, mourning, with his head covered.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 6:13 - Haman recounted to Zeresh his wife and all his friends everything that had happened to him. Then his wise men and Zeresh his wife said to him, “If Mordecai, H4782 before whom you have begun to fall, is [fn]of Jewish origin, you will not overcome him, but will surely fall before him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 7:9 - Then Harbonah, one of the eunuchs who were before the king said, “Behold indeed, the gallows standing at Haman’s house fifty cubits high, which Haman made for Mordecai H4782 who spoke good on behalf of the king!” And the king said, “Hang him on it.”
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 7:10 - So they hanged Haman on the [fn]gallows which he had prepared for Mordecai, H4782 and the king’s anger subsided.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 8:1 - On that day King Ahasuerus gave the house of Haman, the enemy of the Jews, to Queen Esther; and Mordecai H4782 came before the king, for Esther had disclosed what he was to her.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 8:2 - The king took off his signet ring which he had taken away from Haman, and gave it to Mordecai. H4782 And Esther set Mordecai H4782 over the house of Haman.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 8:7 - So King Ahasuerus said to Queen Esther and to Mordecai H4782 the Jew, “Behold, I have given the house of Haman to Esther, and him they have hanged on the gallows because he had stretched out his hands against the Jews.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 8:9 - So the king’s scribes were called at that time in the third month (that is, the month Sivan), on the twenty-third [fn]day; and it was written according to all that Mordecai H4782 commanded to the Jews, the satraps, the governors and the princes of the provinces which extended from India to [fn]Ethiopia, 127 provinces, to every province according to its script, and to every people according to their language as well as to the Jews according to their script and their language.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 8:15 - Then Mordecai H4782 went out from the presence of the king in royal robes of [fn]blue and white, with a large crown of gold and a garment of fine linen and purple; and the city of Susa shouted and rejoiced.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 9:3 - Even all the princes of the provinces, the satraps, the governors and those who were doing the king’s business [fn]assisted the Jews, because the dread of Mordecai H4782 had fallen on them.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 9:4 - Indeed, Mordecai H4782 was great in the king’s house, and his fame spread throughout all the provinces; for the man Mordecai H4782 became greater and greater.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 9:20 - Then Mordecai H4782 recorded these events, and he sent letters to all the Jews who were in all the provinces of King Ahasuerus, both near and far,
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 9:23 - Thus the Jews undertook what they had started to do, and what Mordecai H4782 had written to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 9:29 - Then Queen Esther, daughter of Abihail, with Mordecai H4782 the Jew, wrote with full authority to confirm this second letter about Purim.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 9:31 - to establish these days of Purim at their appointed times, just as Mordecai H4782 the Jew and Queen Esther had established for them, and just as they had established for themselves and for their [fn]descendants with [fn]instructions for their times of fasting and their lamentations.

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