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Lexicon :: Strong's H4904 - miškāḇ

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masculine noun
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Strong’s Definitions

מִשְׁכָּב mishkâb, mish-kawb'; from H7901; a bed (figuratively, a bier); abstractly, sleep; by euphemism, carnal intercourse:—bed(-chamber), couch, lieth (lying) with.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 46x

The KJV translates Strong's H4904 in the following manner: bed (34x), bedchamber (with H2315) (4x), couch (1x), miscellaneous (7x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 46x
The KJV translates Strong's H4904 in the following manner: bed (34x), bedchamber (with H2315) (4x), couch (1x), miscellaneous (7x).
  1. a lying down, couch, bier, act of lying

    1. couch, bed

    2. act of lying, lying down or sleeping room, bedroom

    3. lying down (for sexual contact)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
מִשְׁכָּב mishkâb, mish-kawb'; from H7901; a bed (figuratively, a bier); abstractly, sleep; by euphemism, carnal intercourse:—bed(-chamber), couch, lieth (lying) with.
STRONGS H4904: Abbreviations
מִשְׁכָּב 46 noun masculineLeviticus 15:4 place of lying, couch; act of lying; — absolute מ׳ 1 Kings 1:47 +, construct מִשְׁכַּב 2 Samuel 4:5 +; suffix מִשְׁכָּבִי Job 7:13 +, מִשְׁכַּבְכֶם Psalm 4:5; plural construct מִשְׁכְּבֵי Genesis 49:4 +, suffix מִשְׁכְּבוֺהָם Hosea 7:14 +, etc.; —
1. couch, bed (37 times), 2 Samuel 4:11; Hosea 7:14; Micah 2:1; 1 Kings 1:47; Songs 3:1 +; וְנָפַל לְמ׳ Exodus 21:18 (E) he takes to his bed; נִדָּתָהּ מ׳ Leviticus 15:26 (P; see below I. נדד); מ׳ as place of copulation Genesis 49:4 (poem in J), Isaiah 57:7, 8 (twice in verse); Proverbs 7:17; as place of burial Isaiah 57:2; Ezekiel 32:25; 2 Chronicles 16:14 (see מ׳ Inscription Tabnit8 and perhaps Jewish inscription Cooke341).
† 2. act of lying:
a. in general, חֲדַר מ׳ chamber of lying down = bed-chamber, Exodus 7:28 (E), 2 Samuel 4:7; 2 Kings 6:12, בְּחַדְרֵי מִשְׁכָּֽבְךָ Ecclesiastes 10:20; הַצָּהֳרַיִם והוּא שֹׁכֵב אֵת מ׳ 2 Samuel 4:5 his noon-day siesta; 2 Samuel 17:28 read perhaps עַרְשׂת מ׳ couches for lying down Klo Bu HPS Now, compare Greek Version of the LXX.
b. (from context) sexually: of woman יֹדַעַת (אִישׁ לְ) מִשְׁכַּב זָכָת Judges 21:11, 12; Numbers 31:17, 35 (P); of man שׁכב מִשְׁכְּבֵי אִשָּׁה Leviticus 18:22; Leviticus 20:13 (+ אֶתזָֿכָר sodomy; H); דֹּדִים מ׳ Ezekiel 23:17.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


49:4; 49:4




15:4; 15:26; 18:22; 20:13


31:17; 31:35


21:11; 21:12

2 Samuel

4:5; 4:5; 4:7; 4:11; 17:28

1 Kings

1:47; 1:47

2 Kings


2 Chronicles










Song of Songs



57:2; 57:7; 57:8


23:17; 32:25


7:14; 7:14




Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H4904 matches the Hebrew מִשְׁכָּב (miškāḇ),
which occurs 46 times in 44 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:4 - Unstable as water, thou shalt not excel; because thou wentest up to thy father's bed; H4904 then defiledst thou it: he went up to my couch.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:3 - And the river shall bring forth frogs abundantly, which shall go up and come into thine house, and into thy bedchamber, H4904 and upon thy bed, and into the house of thy servants, and upon thy people, and into thine ovens, and into thy kneadingtroughs:
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:18 - And if men strive together, and one smite another with a stone, or with his fist, and he die not, but keepeth his bed: H4904
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 15:4 - Every bed, H4904 whereon he lieth that hath the issue, is unclean: and every thing, whereon he sitteth, shall be unclean.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 15:5 - And whosoever toucheth his bed H4904 shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 15:21 - And whosoever toucheth her bed H4904 shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 15:23 - And if it be on her bed, H4904 or on any thing whereon she sitteth, when he toucheth it, he shall be unclean until the even.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 15:24 - And if any man lie with her at all, and her flowers be upon him, he shall be unclean seven days; and all the bed H4904 whereon he lieth shall be unclean.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 15:26 - Every bed H4904 whereon she lieth all the days of her issue shall be unto her as the bed H4904 of her separation: and whatsoever she sitteth upon shall be unclean, as the uncleanness of her separation.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:22 - Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with H4904 womankind: it is abomination.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:13 - If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth H4904 with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 31:17 - Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying H4904 with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 31:18 - But all the women children, that have not known a man by lying H4904 with him, keep alive for yourselves.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 31:35 - And thirty and two thousand persons in all, of women that had not known man by lying H4904 with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 21:11 - And this is the thing that ye shall do, Ye shall utterly destroy every male, and every woman that hath lain H4904 by man.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 21:12 - And they found among the inhabitants of Jabeshgilead four hundred young virgins, that had known no man by lying H4904 with any male: and they brought them unto the camp to Shiloh, which is in the land of Canaan.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 4:5 - And the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, Rechab and Baanah, went, and came about the heat of the day to the house of Ishbosheth, who lay on a bed H4904 at noon.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 4:7 - For when they came into the house, he lay on his bed in his bedchamber, H4904 and they smote him, and slew him, and beheaded him, and took his head, and gat them away through the plain all night.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 4:11 - How much more, when wicked men have slain a righteous person in his own house upon his bed? H4904 shall I not therefore now require his blood of your hand, and take you away from the earth?
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 11:2 - And it came to pass in an eveningtide, that David arose from off his bed, H4904 and walked upon the roof of the king's house: and from the roof he saw a woman washing herself; and the woman was very beautiful to look upon.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 11:13 - And when David had called him, he did eat and drink before him; and he made him drunk: and at even he went out to lie on his bed H4904 with the servants of his lord, but went not down to his house.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 13:5 - And Jonadab said unto him, Lay thee down on thy bed, H4904 and make thyself sick: and when thy father cometh to see thee, say unto him, I pray thee, let my sister Tamar come, and give me meat, and dress the meat in my sight, that I may see it, and eat it at her hand.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 17:28 - Brought beds, H4904 and basons, and earthen vessels, and wheat, and barley, and flour, and parched corn, and beans, and lentiles, and parched pulse,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:47 - And moreover the king's servants came to bless our lord king David, saying, God make the name of Solomon better than thy name, and make his throne greater than thy throne. And the king bowed himself upon the bed. H4904
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 6:12 - And one of his servants said, None, my lord, O king: but Elisha, the prophet that is in Israel, telleth the king of Israel the words that thou speakest in thy bedchamber. H4904
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 16:14 - And they buried him in his own sepulchres, which he had made for himself in the city of David, and laid him in the bed H4904 which was filled with sweet odours and divers kinds of spices prepared by the apothecaries' art: and they made a very great burning for him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:13 - When I say, My bed shall comfort me, my couch H4904 shall ease my complaint;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:15 - In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falleth upon men, in slumberings upon the bed; H4904
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:19 - He is chastened also with pain upon his bed, H4904 and the multitude of his bones with strong pain:
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 4:4 - Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, H4904 and be still. Selah.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 36:4 - He deviseth mischief upon his bed; H4904 he setteth himself in a way that is not good; he abhorreth not evil.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 41:3 - The LORD will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing: thou wilt make all his bed H4904 in his sickness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 149:5 - Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon their beds. H4904
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:17 - I have perfumed my bed H4904 with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:27 - If thou hast nothing to pay, why should he take away thy bed H4904 from under thee?
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 10:20 - Curse not the king, no not in thy thought; and curse not the rich in thy bedchamber: H4904 for a bird of the air shall carry the voice, and that which hath wings shall tell the matter.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 3:1 - By night on my bed H4904 I sought him whom my soul loveth: I sought him, but I found him not.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 57:2 - He shall enter into peace: they shall rest in their beds, H4904 each one walking in his uprightness.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 57:7 - Upon a lofty and high mountain hast thou set thy bed: H4904 even thither wentest thou up to offer sacrifice.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 57:8 - Behind the doors also and the posts hast thou set up thy remembrance: for thou hast discovered thyself to another than me, and art gone up; thou hast enlarged thy bed, H4904 and made thee a covenant with them; thou lovedst their bed H4904 where thou sawest it.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 23:17 - And the Babylonians came to her into the bed H4904 of love, and they defiled her with their whoredom, and she was polluted with them, and her mind was alienated from them.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 32:25 - They have set her a bed H4904 in the midst of the slain with all her multitude: her graves are round about him: all of them uncircumcised, slain by the sword: though their terror was caused in the land of the living, yet have they borne their shame with them that go down to the pit: he is put in the midst of them that be slain.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 7:14 - And they have not cried unto me with their heart, when they howled upon their beds: H4904 they assemble themselves for corn and wine, and they rebel against me.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 2:1 - Woe to them that devise iniquity, and work evil upon their beds! H4904 when the morning is light, they practise it, because it is in the power of their hand.
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