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Lexicon :: Strong's H4904 - miškāḇ

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masculine noun
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TWOT Reference: 2381c

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 - [fn]Uncontrollable as water, you shall not have preeminence,
Because you went up to your father’s bed H4904;
Then you defiled it—he went up to my couch.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:3 - “The Nile will swarm with frogs, which will come up and go into your house, and into your bedroom H4904 and on your bed, and into the houses of your servants, and on your people, and into your ovens and kneading bowls.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:18 - “Now if people have a quarrel and one strikes the other with a stone or with a fist, and he does not die but [fn]is confined to bed H4904,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 15:4 - ‘Every bed H4904 on which the man with the discharge lies becomes unclean, and everything on which he sits becomes unclean.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 15:5 - ‘Anyone, moreover, who touches his bed H4904 shall wash his clothes and bathe in water and be unclean until evening;
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 15:21 - ‘Anyone who touches her bed H4904 shall wash his clothes and bathe in water and be unclean until evening.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 15:23 - ‘Whether it be on the bed H4904 or on the thing on which she is sitting, when he touches it, he shall be unclean until evening.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 15:24 - ‘If a man actually sleeps with her so that her menstrual impurity is on him, he shall be unclean seven days, and every bed H4904 on which he lies shall be unclean.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 15:26 - ‘Any bed H4904 on which she lies all the days of her discharge shall be to her like [fn]her bed H4904 at menstruation; and every object on which she sits shall be unclean, like [fn]her uncleanness at that time.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:22 - ‘You shall not sleep with a male as [fn]one sleeps with a female; it is an abomination.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:13 - ‘If there is a man who sleeps with a male as those who sleep H4904 with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act; they must be put to death. They have brought their [fn]own deaths upon themselves.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 31:17 - “Now therefore, kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman who has known a man [fn]intimately H4904.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 31:18 - “However, all the [fn]girls who have not known a [fn]man intimately H4904, keep alive for yourselves.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 31:35 - and of captive people, of the women who had not known a [fn]man intimately H4904, in all were thirty-two thousand people.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 21:11 - “And this is the thing that you shall do: you shall utterly destroy every male, and every woman who has [fn]slept H4904 with a male.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 21:12 - And they found among the inhabitants of Jabesh-gilead four hundred young virgins who had not known a man by [fn]sleeping H4904 with him; and they brought them to the camp at Shiloh, which is in the land of Canaan.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 4:5 - So the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, Rechab and Baanah, departed and came to the house of Ish-bosheth in the heat of the day, while he was taking his midday rest H4904.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 4:7 - Now when they had come into the house, as he was lying on his bed in his bedroom H4904, they struck him and killed him, and they beheaded him. And they took his head and [fn]traveled by way of the Arabah all night.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 4:11 - “How much more, when wicked men have killed a righteous man in his own house on his bed H4904, shall I not now require his blood from your hands and eliminate you both from the earth?”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 11:2 - Now at evening time David got up from his bed H4904 and walked around on the roof of the king’s house, and from the roof he saw a woman bathing; and the woman was very beautiful in appearance.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 11:13 - Now David summoned [fn]Uriah, and he ate and drank in his presence, and he made [fn]Uriah drunk; and in the evening Uriah went out to lie on his bed H4904 with his lord’s servants, and he still did not go down to his house.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 13:5 - Jonadab then said to him, “Lie down on your bed H4904 and pretend to be ill; when your father comes to see you, say to him, ‘Please have my sister Tamar come and give me food to eat, and have her prepare the [fn]food in my sight, so that I may see it and eat from her hand.’”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 17:28 - brought beds H4904, basins, pottery, wheat, barley, flour, roasted grain, beans, lentils, roasted seeds,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:47 - “Moreover, the king’s servants came to bless our lord King David, saying, ‘May your God make the name of Solomon better than your name, and his throne greater than your throne!’ And the king bowed himself on the bed H4904.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 6:12 - One of his servants said, “No, my lord, the king; but Elisha, the prophet who is in Israel, tells the king of Israel the words that you speak in your bedroom H4904.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 16:14 - They buried him in his own tomb which he had cut out for himself in the city of David, and they laid him in the resting H4904 place H4904 which he had filled with spices of various kinds blended by the perfumers’ art; and they made a very great fire for him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:13 - “If I say, ‘My couch will comfort me,
My bed H4904 will [fn]ease my complaint,’
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:15 - “In a dream, a vision of the night,
When deep sleep falls on people,
While they slumber in their beds H4904,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:19 - A person is also rebuked by pain in his bed H4904,
And with constant complaint in his bones,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 4:4 - [fn]Tremble, [fn]and do not sin;
[fn]Meditate in your heart upon your bed H4904, and be still. Selah
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 36:4 - He plans wickedness on his bed H4904;
He sets himself on a path that is not good;
He does not reject evil.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 41:3 - The LORD will sustain him upon his sickbed;
In his illness, You [fn]restore him to health H4904.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 149:5 - The godly ones shall be jubilant in glory;
They shall sing for joy on their beds H4904.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:17 - “I have sprinkled my bed H4904
With myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:27 - If you have nothing with which to repay,
Why should he take your bed H4904 from under you?
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 10:20 - Furthermore, in your bedroom do not curse a king, and in your sleeping H4904 rooms do not curse a rich person; for a bird of the sky will bring the sound, and the winged one will make your word known.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 3:1 - “On my bed H4904 night after night I sought him
Whom my soul loves;
I sought him but did not find him.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 57:2 - He enters into peace;
They rest in their [fn]beds H4904,
Each one who walked in his upright way.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 57:7 - “On a high and lofty mountain
You have made your bed H4904.
You also went up there to offer sacrifice.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 57:8 - “Behind the door and the doorpost
You have set up your sign;
Indeed, far removed from Me, you have uncovered yourself,
And have gone up and made your bed H4904 wide.
And you have made an agreement for yourself with them,
You have loved their bed H4904,
You have looked at their [fn]manhood.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 23:17 - “And the [fn]Babylonians came to her to the bed H4904 of love and defiled her with their obscene practice. And when she had been defiled by them, [fn]she turned away from them in disgust.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 32:25 - “They have made a bed H4904 for her among the slain with all her hordes. Her graves are around it, they are all uncircumcised, killed by the sword (although their terror was [fn]inflicted on the land of the living), and they bore their disgrace with those who go down to the pit; [fn]they were put in the midst of the slain.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 7:14 - And they do not cry to Me from their heart
When they wail on their beds H4904;
For the sake of grain and new wine they [fn]assemble themselves,
They turn against Me.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 2:1 - Woe to those who devise wrongdoing,
Who practice evil on their beds H4904!
[fn]When morning comes, they do it,
Because it is in the power of their hands.
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