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Lexicon :: Strong's H4940 - mišpāḥâ

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מִשְׁפָּחָה
Transliteration
mišpāḥâ
Pronunciation
mish-paw-khaw'
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Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 2442b

Strong’s Definitions

מִשְׁפָּחָה mishpâchâh, mish-paw-khaw'; from H8192 (compare H8198); a family, i.e. circle of relatives; figuratively, a class (of persons), a species (of animals) or sort (of things); by extension a tribe or people:—family, kind(-red).


KJV Translation Count — Total: 301x

The KJV translates Strong's H4940 in the following manner: families (290x), kindred (9x), kinds (2x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 301x
The KJV translates Strong's H4940 in the following manner: families (290x), kindred (9x), kinds (2x).
  1. clan, family

    1. clan

      1. family

      2. tribe

      3. people, nation

    2. guild

    3. species, kind

    4. aristocrats

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
מִשְׁפָּחָה mishpâchâh, mish-paw-khaw'; from H8192 (compare H8198); a family, i.e. circle of relatives; figuratively, a class (of persons), a species (of animals) or sort (of things); by extension a tribe or people:—family, kind(-red).
STRONGS H4940:
מִשְׁפָּחָה 303 noun feminine clan (RSSemitic 1. 258, 2nd ed. 276; K 149, 2nd ed. 175 BaNB § 161 a); — absolute מ׳ Amos 3:1 +; construct מִשְׁפַּ֫חַת Judges 9:1 +; suffix מִשְׁפַּחְתִּי Genesis 24:38 +, etc.; plural מִשְׁפָּחוֹת Nahum 3:4 +; construct מִשְׁפְּחוֹת Amos 3:2 +; suffix מִשְׁפְּחֹתֵיהֶם Genesis 8:19 + 2 times, usually תָם - Numbers 1:18 + 84 times, etc.; —
1. clan:
a. family connection of individual Genesis 24:38 (+ בֵּיתאָֿבִי), Genesis 24:40 (+ id.), Genesis 24:41 (all J; = מוֺלַדְתִּי Genesis 24:4), 2 Samuel 14:7, united in sacrifice 1 Samuel 20:6, 29, in passover Exodus 12:21 (J E; compare BenzEncy.Bib. PASSOVER, §§ 9, 12); compare Leviticus 20:5 (H), Leviticus 25:10, 41 (P), Leviticus 25:49 (P; defined as מִשְּׁאֵר בְּשָׂרוֺ), non-Hebrew Leviticus 25:47 (H), Leviticus 25:45(P), Judges 1:25; מִשְׁפְּחוֹתֶיהָ Joshua 6:23 (E or R) is unintelligible, probably strike out (compare Steuern Holz; בֵּית אָבִיהָ in Joshua 6:25 [J]), compare Numbers 27:4, 11 (P); בֵּית אֲבִי אִמּוֺ מ׳ Judges 9:1 clan of his mother's father-house; including individuals, and included by שֵׁבֶט 1 Samuel 9:21 (twice in verse); 1 Samuel 10:21; with specific name, in series גֶבֶר, בַּיִת, מ׳, שֵׁבֶט Joshua 7:14 (twice in verse); Joshua 7:17b, Joshua 7:17c (all J; Joshua 7:17a read plural Di Benn, or שֵׁבֶט GFMJudges 13:2; Steuern allows either); compare Deuteronomy 29:17; Judges 21:24, אָבִי בְּיִשׂ׳ מ׳ 1 Samuel 1:18 (+ חַיַּי, see II [חַי]; בֵּיתשָֿׁאוּל אִישׁמִ֗֗֗מּ׳ 2 Samuel 16:5; with name also Ruth 2:1, 3and (non-Israel) Job 32:2.
b. in loose, popular sense= tribe, Judges 13:2; Judges 17:7; Judges 18:19, compare Judges 18:2 (|| שֵׁבֶט Judges 18:1), Judges 18:11 (yet in these two read possibly plural, see GFM).
c. technical divisions of people of Israel Numbers 11:10 (J) Jeremiah 2:4; Jeremiah 31:1; compare Jeremiah 3:14; Numbers 1:2, 18; Numbers 2:34; Numbers 33:54 (all P), so (post-exilic) Nehemiah 4:7: Esther 9:28 (מְדִינָה, מ׳, דּוֺר).
d. usually (P) technical divisions of tribes of Israel, Exodus 6:14, 15, 25; Numbers 3:15 112 times Numbers (93 times Numbers 26, including Numbers 3:43 where הַשּׁוּחָמִי apparently = Dan), + 34 times Joshua 13-21; also 1 Chronicles 6:4; 1 Chronicles 6:45; 1 Chronicles 7:5; Zechariah 12:13; division of Gershom, etc. (in Levi) Numbers 3:18, 19, 20 + 41 times Exodus, Numbers, Joshua, Chronicles; subdivisions of these divisions (in Levi) Numbers 3:21 (twice in verse) + 6 times Numbers 3 + Numbers 4:18; compare (in other tribes) 1 Chronicles 2:53; 1 Chronicles 4:2, 8, 21, 27, 38; 1 Chronicles 5:7; also Zechariah 12:12b Zechariah 12:12c Zechariah 12:13b Zechariah 12:14a, and (distributive) Zechariah 12:12a Zechariah 12:14b, pleonastic מַטֵּה אֲבִיהֶם מ׳ Numbers 36:6 compare Numbers 36:8, and (א׳ מַטֵּה מ׳) Numbers 36:12.
e. late, divinity of other peoples 1 Chronicles 16:28 = Psalm 96:7; Psalm 22:28; in Edom Genesis 36:40 (P).
f. in wider sense=people, nation; תָאֲדָמָה מִשְׁפְּחֹת כֹּל Amos 3:2; Genesis 12:3; Genesis 28:14 (both J), compare Jeremiah 10:25; Ezekiel 20:32; Nahum 3:4 (all || גּוֺיִם), Zechariah 14:17; Jeremiah 1:15; Jeremiah 25:9; as one's posterity Genesis 10:30, 31, 32 (all P), so probably Genesis 10:5 (P; Di Dr); = all Israel Amos 3:1, Judah Micah 2:3; Jeremiah 8:3 (הָרָעָה הַזּאֹת הַמּ׳), Israel + Judah, שְׁתֵּי הַמּ׳ Jeremiah 33:24; מִצְרַיִם מִשְׁפַּחַת Zechariah 14:18; compare Psalm 107:41.
†2. = guild 1 Chronicles 2:55 (of scribes; originally hereditary in families).
†3. = species, kind:
a. of judgments Jeremiah 15:3.
b. animals Genesis 8:19 (P).
†4. plural = aristocrats Job 31:34 (compare English 'the classes').
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

Genesis

8:19; 8:19; 10:5; 10:30; 10:31; 10:32; 12:3; 24:4; 24:38; 24:38; 24:40; 24:41; 28:14; 36:40

Exodus

6:14; 6:15; 6:25; 12:21

Leviticus

20:5; 25:10; 25:41; 25:45; 25:47; 25:49

Numbers

1:2; 1:18; 1:18; 2:34; 3; 3:1; 3:15; 3:18; 3:19; 3:20; 3:21; 3:43; 4:18; 11:10; 26; 27:4; 27:11; 33:54; 36:6; 36:8; 36:12

Deuteronomy

29:17

Joshua

6:23; 6:25; 7:14; 7:17; 7:17; 7:17; 13; 14; 15; 16; 17; 18; 19; 20; 21

Judges

1:25; 9:1; 9:1; 13:2; 13:2; 17:7; 18:1; 18:2; 18:11; 18:19; 21:24

Ruth

2:1; 2:3

1 Samuel

1:18; 9:21; 10:21; 20:6; 20:29

2 Samuel

14:7; 16:5

1 Chronicles

2:53; 2:55; 4:2; 4:8; 4:21; 4:27; 4:38; 5:7; 6:4; 6:45; 7:5; 16:28

Nehemiah

4:7

Esther

9:28

Job

31:34; 32:2

Psalms

22:28; 96:7; 107:41

Jeremiah

1:15; 2:4; 3:14; 8:3; 10:25; 15:3; 25:9; 31:1; 33:24

Ezekiel

20:32

Amos

3:1; 3:1; 3:2; 3:2

Micah

2:3

Nahum

3:4; 3:4

Zechariah

12:12; 12:12; 12:12; 12:13; 12:13; 12:14; 12:14; 14:17; 14:18

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H4940 matches the Hebrew מִשְׁפָּחָה (mišpāḥâ),
which occurs 304 times in 224 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 5 (Gen 8:19–Num 3:33)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 8:19 - Every animal, every crawling thing, and every bird, everything that moves on the earth, went out [fn]by their families H4940 from the ark.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:5 - From these the people of the coastlands of the nations [fn]were separated into their lands, every one according to his language, according to their families H4940, into their nations.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:18 - the Arvadite, the Zemarite, and the Hamathite; and afterward the families H4940 of the Canaanite were spread abroad.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:20 - These are the sons of Ham, according to their families H4940, according to their languages, by their lands, and by their nations.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:31 - These are the sons of Shem, according to their families H4940, according to their languages, by their lands, and according to their nations.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:32 - These are the families H4940 of the sons of Noah, according to their descendants, by their nations; and out of these the nations were separated on the earth after the flood.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:3 - And I will bless those who bless you,
And the one who [fn]curses you I will [fn]curse.
And in you all the families H4940 of the earth will be blessed.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:38 - but you shall go to my father’s house and to my relatives H4940, and take a wife for my son.’
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:40 - “And he said to me, ‘The LORD, before whom I have walked, will send His angel with you to make your journey successful, and you will take a wife for my son from my relatives H4940 and from my father’s house;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:41 - then you will be free from my oath, when you come to my relatives H4940; and if they do not give her to you, you will be free from my oath.’
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 28:14 - “Your [fn]descendants will also be like the dust of the earth, and you will [fn]spread out to the west and to the east, and to the north and to the south; and in you and in your [fn]descendants shall all the families H4940 of the earth be blessed.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 36:40 - Now these are the names of the chiefs [fn]descended from Esau, according to their families H4940 and their localities, by their names: chief Timna, chief [fn]Alvah, chief Jetheth,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 6:14 - These are the heads of their fathers’ households. The sons of Reuben, Israel’s firstborn: Hanoch and Pallu, Hezron and Carmi; these are the families H4940 of Reuben.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 6:15 - And the sons of Simeon: [fn]Jemuel, Jamin, Ohad, Jachin, Zohar, and Shaul the son of a Canaanite woman; these are the families H4940 of Simeon.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 6:17 - The sons of Gershon: [fn]Libni and Shimei, according to their families H4940.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 6:19 - And the sons of Merari: Mahli and Mushi. These are the families H4940 of the Levites according to their generations.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 6:24 - And the sons of Korah: Assir, Elkanah, and [fn]Abiasaph; these are the families H4940 of the Korahites.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 6:25 - Now Aaron’s son Eleazar [fn]married one of the daughters of Putiel, and she bore him Phinehas. These are the heads of the fathers’ households of the Levites according to their families H4940.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:21 - Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel and said to them, “Go and take for yourselves [fn]lambs according to your families H4940, and slaughter the Passover lamb.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:5 - then I Myself will set My face against that man and against his family H4940, and I will cut off from among their people both him and all those who play the prostitute with him, by playing the prostitute with Molech.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:10 - ‘So you shall consecrate the fiftieth year and proclaim [fn]a release throughout the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you, [fn]and each of you shall return to his own property, [fn]and each of you shall return to his family H4940.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:41 - ‘He shall then leave you, he and his sons with him, and shall go back to his family H4940, so that he may return to the property of his forefathers.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:45 - ‘You may also acquire them from the sons of the foreign residents who reside among you, and from their families H4940 who are with you, whom they will have produced in your land; they also may become your possession.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:47 - ‘Now if the [fn]means of a stranger or of a foreign resident with you becomes sufficient, and a countryman of yours becomes poor in relation to him and sells himself to a stranger who is residing with you, or to the descendants of a stranger’s family H4940,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:49 - or his uncle, or his uncle’s son may redeem him, or one of his blood relatives from his family H4940 may redeem him; or [fn]if he prospers, he may redeem himself.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:2 - “Take a [fn]census of all the congregation of the sons of Israel, by their families H4940, by their fathers’ households, according to the number of names, every male, head by head
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:18 - and they assembled all the congregation on the first day of the second month. Then they registered by ancestry in their families H4940, by their fathers’ households, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and upward, head by head,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:20 - Now the sons of Reuben, Israel’s firstborn, their descendants by their families H4940, by their fathers’ households, according to the number of names, head by head, every male from twenty years old and upward, whoever was able to go to war,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:22 - Of the sons of Simeon, their descendants by their families H4940, by their fathers’ households, their numbered men, according to the number of names, head by head, every male from twenty years old and upward, whoever was able to go to war,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:24 - Of the sons of Gad, their descendants by their families H4940, by their fathers’ households, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and upward, whoever was able to go to war,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:26 - Of the sons of Judah, their descendants by their families H4940, by their fathers’ households, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and upward, whoever was able to go to war,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:28 - Of the sons of Issachar, their descendants by their families H4940, by their fathers’ households, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and upward, whoever was able to go to war,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:30 - Of the sons of Zebulun, their descendants by their families H4940, by their fathers’ households, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and upward, whoever was able to go to war,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:32 - Of the sons of Joseph, namely, of the sons of Ephraim, their descendants by their families H4940, by their fathers’ households, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and upward, whoever was able to go to war,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:34 - Of the sons of Manasseh, their descendants by their families H4940, by their fathers’ households, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and upward, whoever was able to go to war,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:36 - Of the sons of Benjamin, their descendants by their families H4940, by their fathers’ households, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and upward, whoever was able to go to war,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:38 - Of the sons of Dan, their descendants by their families H4940, by their fathers’ households, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and upward, whoever was able to go to war,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:40 - Of the sons of Asher, their descendants by their families H4940, by their fathers’ households, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and upward, whoever was able to go to war,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:42 - Of the sons of Naphtali, their descendants by their families H4940, by their fathers’ households, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and upward, whoever was able to go to war,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 2:34 - So the sons of Israel did all this; according to all that the LORD commanded Moses, so they camped by their flags, and so they set out, everyone by his family H4940 according to his father’s household.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 3:15 - [fn]Count the sons of Levi by their fathers’ households, by their families H4940; every male from a month old and upward you shall count.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 3:18 - And these are the names of the sons of Gershon by their families H4940: Libni and Shimei;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 3:19 - and the sons of Kohath by their families H4940: Amram and Izhar, Hebron and Uzziel;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 3:20 - and the sons of Merari by their families H4940: Mahli and Mushi. These are the families H4940 of the Levites according to their fathers’ households.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 3:21 - Of Gershon was the family H4940 of the Libnites and the family H4940 of the Shimeites; these were the families H4940 of the Gershonites.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 3:23 - The families H4940 of the Gershonites were to camp behind the [fn]tabernacle westward,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 3:27 - Of Kohath was the family H4940 of the Amramites, the family H4940 of the Izharites, the family H4940 of the Hebronites, and the family H4940 of the Uzzielites; these were the families H4940 of the Kohathites.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 3:29 - The families H4940 of the sons of Kohath were to camp on the south side of the tabernacle,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 3:30 - and the leader of the fathers’ households of the Kohathite families H4940: [fn]Elizaphan the son of Uzziel.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 3:33 - Of Merari was the family H4940 of the Mahlites and the family H4940 of the Mushites; these were the families H4940 of Merari.

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