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Lexicon :: Strong's H4872 - mōšê

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proper masculine noun
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TWOT Reference: 1254

Strong’s Definitions

מֹשֶׁה Môsheh, mo-sheh'; from H4871; drawing out (of the water), i.e. rescued; Mosheh, the Israelite lawgiver:—Moses.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 766x

The KJV translates Strong's H4872 in the following manner: Moses (766x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 766x
The KJV translates Strong's H4872 in the following manner: Moses (766x).
  1. Moses = "drawn"

    1. the prophet and lawgiver, leader of the exodus

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
מֹשֶׁה Môsheh, mo-sheh'; from H4871; drawing out (of the water), i.e. rescued; Mosheh, the Israelite lawgiver:—Moses.
STRONGS H4872: Abbreviations
משֶׂה 767 proper name, masculine Moses, the great Hebrew leader, prophet and lawgiver (probably = Egyptian mes, mesu, child, son, EbGS 539, compare DiExodus 2:10, where see also older (abandoned) etymology); — מ׳ Exodus 2:10 + משֶׁ֑ה Exodus 2:15 +; name occurs + 706 times in Hexateuch (Exodus + 290 times, Leviticus + 86 times, Numbers + 233 times, Deuteronomy + 38 times, Joshua + 59 times), Judges + 4 times + Judges 18:30 where read משֶׁה for מְנַשֶּׁה (compare GFM); 1 Samuel 12:6, 1 Samuel 12:8, Kings + 10 times, Micah 6:4; Jeremiah 15:1; Isaiah 63:11, Isaiah 63:12; Malachi 3:22 [Malachi 4:4]; Psalm 77:21 [Psalm 77:20] + 7 times; Chronicles + 3 times, Daniel 9:11, Daniel 9:13; — Moses was son of Amram and Jochebed Exodus 6:20; Numbers 26:59 (both P), 1 Chronicles 5:29 [1 Chronicles 6:3]; 1 Chronicles 23:13; of tribe of Levi Exodus 2:1 (E; compare also foregoing); (younger) brother of Aaron Exodus 4:14 (J), Exodus 7:1, Exodus 7:6 , Exodus 7:7 (P), etc., and brother of Miriam Numbers 26:59 (P), 1 Chronicles 5:29 [1 Chronicles 6:3] (compare Exodus 15:20 E); called prophet Deuteronomy 18:15, Deuteronomy 18:18; Deuteronomy 34:10; agent by whom י׳ gave law Exodus 20:19, Exodus 20:20, Exodus 20:21, Exodus 20:22 (E) +; especially P (כַּאֲשֶׁר אֶתמֿ׳ צִוָּת י׳, etc.), Exodus 39:1, 39:5, 7, 21, 26, 29, 31; 40:19, 21, 25, 27, 29, 32; Leviticus 7:38; 8:9, 13, 17, 27, 29 + often; lawgiver Deuteronomy 33:4; Joshua 1:7; Joshua 1:13 (D) +; priest, וְאַהֲרֹן בְּכִהֲנָיו מ׳ Psalm 99:6. Phrases are — (עַבְדּוֺ, עַבְדִּי, etc.) עֶבֶר י׳ מ׳ Exodus 14:31 (J), Numbers 12:7(E), Deuteronomy 34:5(JE), Joshua 1:1 (D) + 15 times Joshua. (D); 1 Kings 8:53, 1 Kings 8:56; 2 Kings 18:12; 2 Kings 21:8; Malachi 3:22 [Malachi 4:4]; 2 Chronicles 1:3; 2 Chronicles 24:6; Nehemiah 1:8; Nehemiah 9:14; Psalm 105:26; עֶבֶד אלהים מ׳ 1 Chronicles 6:34 [1 Chronicles 6:49]; 1 Chronicles 24:9; Nehemiah 10:30 [Nehemiah 10:29]; Daniel 9:11; אִישׁ הָאֱלּהִים מ׳ Ezra 3:2; Psalm 90:1 תּוֺרַת מ׳ Joshua 8:32 (D), 1 Kings 2:3; 2 Kings 23:25; Malachi 3:22 [Malachi 4:4]; 2 Chronicles 23:18; 2 Chronicles 30:16; Ezra 3:2; Ezra 7:6; Daniel 9:11, Daniel 9:13; סֵפֶר מ׳ 2 Chronicles 25:4; 2 Chronicles 35:12; Nehemiah 13:1; סֵפֶר תּוֺרַת מ׳ Joshua 8:31 (D), Joshua 23:6 (D), 2 Kings 14:6; Nehemiah 8:1.

See related Aramaic BDB entry H4873.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


2:1; 2:10; 2:15; 4:14; 6:20; 7:1; 7:6; 7:7; 14:31; 15:20; 20:19; 20:20; 20:21; 20:22; 39:1; 39:5; 39:7; 39:21; 39:26; 39:29; 39:31; 40:19; 40:21; 40:25; 40:27; 40:29; 40:32


7:38; 8:9; 8:13; 8:17; 8:27; 8:29


12:7; 26:59; 26:59


18:15; 18:18; 33:4; 34:5; 34:10


1:1; 1:7; 1:13; 8:31; 8:32; 23:6



1 Samuel

12:6; 12:8

1 Kings

2:3; 8:53; 8:56

2 Kings

14:6; 18:12; 21:8; 23:25

1 Chronicles

6:3; 6:3; 6:49; 23:13; 24:9

2 Chronicles

1:3; 23:18; 24:6; 25:4; 30:16; 35:12


3:2; 3:2; 7:6


1:8; 8:1; 9:14; 10:29; 13:1


77:20; 90:1; 99:6; 105:26


63:11; 63:12




9:11; 9:11; 9:11; 9:13; 9:13




4:4; 4:4; 4:4


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H4872 matches the Hebrew מֹשֶׁה (mōšê),
which occurs 766 times in 704 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 15 (Exo 2:10–Exo 7:19)

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:10 - And the child grew, and she brought him to Pharaoh’s daughter, and he became her son. And she named him [fn]Moses H4872 and said, “Because I [fn]drew him out of the water.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:11 -

Now it happened in those days, that Moses H4872 had grown up. And he went out to his brothers and looked on their [fn]hard labors. And he saw an Egyptian striking a Hebrew, one of his brothers.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:14 - But he said, “Who made you a [fn]ruler or a judge over us? Are you [fn]intending to kill me as you killed the Egyptian?” Then Moses H4872 was afraid and said, “Surely the matter has become known.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:15 - And Pharaoh heard of this matter, so he sought to kill Moses H4872. But Moses H4872 fled from the presence of Pharaoh and settled in the land of Midian, and he [fn]sat down by a well.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:17 - Then the shepherds came and drove them away, but Moses H4872 rose up and saved them and gave water to their flock to drink.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:21 - And Moses H4872 was willing to settle down with the man, and he gave his daughter Zipporah to Moses H4872.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 3:1 -

Now Moses H4872 was pasturing the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian; and he led the flock to the [fn]west side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 3:3 - So Moses H4872 said, “[fn]I must turn aside now and see this [fn]marvelous sight. Why is the bush not burned up?”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 3:4 - And Yahweh saw that he turned aside to look, so God called to him from the midst of the bush and said, “Moses H4872, Moses H4872!” And he said, “Here I am.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 3:6 - He said also, “I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.” Then Moses H4872 hid his face, for he was afraid to look at God.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 3:11 - But Moses H4872 said to God, “Who am I, that I should go to Pharaoh, and that I should bring the sons of Israel out of Egypt?”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 3:13 -

Then Moses H4872 said to God, “Behold, I am about to come to the sons of Israel, and I will say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you.’ And they will say to me, ‘What is His name?’ What shall I say to them?”

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 3:14 - And God said to Moses H4872, “[fn]I AM WHO [fn]I AM”; and He said, “Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, ‘[fn]I AM has sent me to you.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 3:15 - And God furthermore said to Moses H4872, “Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, ‘Yahweh, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you.’ This is My name forever, and this is My memorial-name from generation to generation.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:1 -

Then Moses H4872 answered and said, “What if they will not believe me and will not listen to my voice? For they may say, ‘Yahweh has not appeared to you.’”

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:3 - Then He said, “Throw it on the ground.” So he threw it on the ground, and it became a serpent; and Moses H4872 fled from it.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:4 - And Yahweh said to Moses H4872, “Stretch out your hand and grasp it by its tail”—so he stretched out his hand and took hold of it, and it became a staff in his [fn]hand
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:10 -

Then Moses H4872 said to Yahweh, “Please, Lord, I have never been a man of words, neither [fn]recently nor in time past, nor since You have spoken to Your slave; for I am one with a [fn]hard mouth and a [fn]hard tongue.”

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:14 - Then the anger of Yahweh burned against Moses H4872, and He said, “Is there not your brother Aaron the Levite? I know that [fn]he can certainly speak. And moreover, behold, he is coming out to meet you. And he will see you and be glad in his heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:18 -

Then Moses H4872 went and returned to [fn]Jethro his father-in-law and said to him, “Please, let me go, that I may return to my brothers who are in Egypt and see if they are still alive.” And Jethro said to Moses H4872, “Go in peace.”

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:19 - And Yahweh said to Moses H4872 in Midian, “Go, return to Egypt, for all the men who were seeking your life are dead.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:20 - So Moses H4872 took his wife and his sons and mounted them on a donkey and returned to the land of Egypt. Moses H4872 also took the staff of God in his hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:21 -

And Yahweh said to Moses H4872, “When you go to return to Egypt, see to it that all the miraculous wonders which I have put in your hand, that you do them before Pharaoh; but as for Me, I will [fn]harden his heart with strength so that he will not let the people go.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:27 -

Then Yahweh said to Aaron, “Go to meet Moses H4872 in the wilderness.” So he went and encountered him at the mountain of God and kissed him.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:28 - And Moses H4872 told Aaron all the words of Yahweh with which He had sent him, and all the signs that He had commanded him to do.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:29 - Then Moses H4872 and Aaron went and gathered all the elders of the sons of Israel;
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:30 - and Aaron spoke all the words which Yahweh had spoken to Moses H4872. He then did the signs in the sight of the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:1 -

And afterward Moses H4872 and Aaron came and said to Pharaoh, “Thus says Yahweh, the God of Israel, ‘Let My people go that they may celebrate a feast to Me in the wilderness.’”

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:4 - But the king of Egypt said to them, “Moses H4872 and Aaron, why do you [fn]draw the people away from their [fn]work? Get back to your [fn]hard labors!”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:20 - When they left Pharaoh’s presence, they confronted Moses H4872 and Aaron, [fn]standing there to meet them.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:22 -

Then Moses H4872 returned to Yahweh and said, “O Lord, why have You brought harm to this people? Why did You ever send me?

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 6:1 -

Then Yahweh said to Moses H4872, “Now you shall see what I will do to Pharaoh; for by a strong hand he will let them go, and by a strong hand he will drive them out of his land.”

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 6:2 -

God spoke further to Moses H4872 and said to him, “I am Yahweh;

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 6:9 - So Moses H4872 spoke thus to the sons of Israel, but they did not listen to Moses H4872 on account of their weakness of spirit and [fn]hard slavery.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 6:10 -

Now Yahweh spoke to Moses H4872, saying,

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 6:12 - But Moses H4872 spoke before Yahweh, saying, “Behold, the sons of Israel have not listened to me; how then will Pharaoh listen to me, for I am of uncircumcised lips?”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 6:13 - Then Yahweh spoke to Moses H4872 and to Aaron and gave them a command for the sons of Israel and for Pharaoh king of Egypt, to bring the sons of Israel out of the land of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 6:20 -

And Amram took his father’s sister Jochebed as a wife, and she bore him Aaron and Moses H4872; and the years of Amram’s life were 137 years.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 6:26 - It was the same Aaron and Moses H4872 to whom Yahweh said, “Bring out the sons of Israel from the land of Egypt according to their hosts.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 6:27 - They were the ones who spoke to Pharaoh king of Egypt to bring out the sons of Israel from Egypt; it was the same Moses H4872 and Aaron.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 6:28 -

Now it happened on the day when Yahweh spoke to Moses H4872 in the land of Egypt,

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 6:29 - that Yahweh spoke to Moses H4872, saying, “I am Yahweh; speak to Pharaoh king of Egypt all that I am speaking to you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 6:30 - But Moses H4872 said before Yahweh, “Behold, I am of uncircumcised lips; how then will Pharaoh listen to me?”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:1 -

Then Yahweh said to Moses H4872, “See, I [fn]set you as God to Pharaoh, and your brother Aaron shall be your prophet.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:6 - So Moses H4872 and Aaron did it; as Yahweh commanded them, thus they did.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:7 - Now Moses H4872 was eighty years old and Aaron eighty-three years old, when they spoke to Pharaoh.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:8 -

And Yahweh spoke to Moses H4872 and Aaron, saying,

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:10 - So Moses H4872 and Aaron came to Pharaoh, and thus they did just as Yahweh had commanded; and Aaron threw his staff down before Pharaoh and [fn]his [fn]servants, and it became a [fn]serpent.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:14 -

Then Yahweh said to Moses H4872, “Pharaoh’s heart is [fn]hard with firmness; he refuses to let the people go.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:19 - Then Yahweh said to Moses H4872, “Say to Aaron, ‘Take your staff and stretch out your hand over the waters of Egypt, over their rivers, over their [fn]streams, and over their pools and over all their reservoirs of water, that they may become blood; and there will be blood throughout all the land of Egypt, both in vessels of wood and in vessels of stone.’”

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