H4397 מלאך - Strong's Hebrew Lexicon Number

From an unused root meaning to despatch as a deputy; a messenger; specifically of God, that is, an angel (also a prophet, priest or teacher)

KJV Usage: ambassador, angel, king, messenger.

Brown-Driver-Briggs' Hebrew Definitions



1. messenger, representative
a. messenger
b. angel
c. the theophanic angel
Origin: from an unused root meaning to despatch as a deputy
TWOT: 1068a
Parts of Speech: Noun Masculine

1) messenger, representative
1a) messenger
1b) angel
1c) the theophanic angel

View how H4397 מלאך is used in the Bible

First 30 of 214 occurrences of H4397 מלאך

Genesis 16:7 And the messenger
Genesis 16:9 And the messenger
Genesis 16:10 And the messenger
Genesis 16:11 And the messenger
Genesis 19:1 messengers
Genesis 19:15 then the messengers
Genesis 21:17 and the messenger
Genesis 22:11 And the messenger
Genesis 22:15 And the messenger
Genesis 24:7 his messenger
Genesis 24:40 his messenger
Genesis 28:12 and behold the messengers
Genesis 31:11 And the messenger
Genesis 32:1 and the messengers
Genesis 32:3 messengers
Genesis 32:6 And the messengers
Genesis 48:16 The Messenger
Exodus 3:2 And the messenger
Exodus 14:19 And the messenger
Exodus 23:20 a Messenger
Exodus 23:23 For my Messenger
Exodus 32:34 to thee: behold, my messenger
Exodus 33:2 a messenger
Numbers 20:14 messengers
Numbers 20:16 a messenger,
Numbers 21:21 messengers
Numbers 22:5 messengers
Numbers 22:22 and the messenger
Numbers 22:23 the messenger
Numbers 22:24 But the messenger

Distinct usage

41 messengers
34 And the messenger
13 The messenger
9 a messenger
8 the messengers
8 to the messenger
7 Then the messenger
6 And the messengers
6 messengers,
4 messenger
3 to the messengers
3 a messenger,
3 But the messenger
2 And when the messengers
2 the messenger,
2 So the messenger
2 the messenger;
2 and let the messenger
2 his messenger
2 of a messenger
2 that he was a messenger
2 and his messengers
2 that the messenger
2 of the messengers,
1 also to thy messengers
1 the messengers,
1 of messengers,
1 was upon the messengers
1 to the messenger,
1 with them, behold, the messenger
1 is a messenger
1 his messengers;
1 as my messenger
1 of the messengers
1 shall messengers
1 of thy messengers
1 for he is the messenger
1 I to the messenger
1 And a messenger
1 not that he was a messenger
1 also as thou art; and a messenger
1 behold, then a messenger
1 And, behold, the messenger
1 and behold the messengers
1 For he shall give his messengers
1 ye his messengers,
1 ye him, all his messengers:
1 his messengers
1 his messengers,
1 then the messengers
1 And it came to pass, when the messenger
1 to thee: behold, my messenger
1 of the messenger
1 the messenger.
1 as the messenger
1 him: but before the messenger
1 when the messenger
1 over the messenger,
1 when kings
1 is as messengers

Corresponding Greek Words

malakh G32 aggelos
malakh G32 aggellos
malakh G435 aner
malakh G3816 pais
malakh hi. G935 basileus

Related words


H4398 מלאך mal'ak
(Chaldee); corresponding to H4397; an angel

KJV Usage: angel.

H4399 מלאכה me lâ'kâh
me lâ'kâh
From the same as H4397; properly deputyship, that is, ministry; generally employment (never servile) or work (abstractly or concretely); also property (as the result of labor)

KJV Usage: business, + cattle, + industrious, occupation, (+ -pied), + officer, thing (made), use, (manner of) work ([-man], -manship).

H4400 מלאכוּת mal'ăkûth
From the same as H4397; a message

KJV Usage: message.

H4401 מלאכי mal'âkı̂y
From the same as H4397; ministrative; Malaki, a prophet

KJV Usage: Malachi.