H4427 מלך - Strong's Hebrew Lexicon Number

A primitive root; to reign; inceptively to ascend the throne; causatively to induct into royalty; hence (by implication) to take counsel

KJV Usage: consult, X indeed, be (make, set a, set up) king, be (make) queen, (begin to, make to) reign (-ing), rule, X surely.

Brown-Driver-Briggs' Hebrew Definitions



1. to be or become king or queen, reign
a. (Qal) to be or become king or queen, reign
b. (Hiphil) to make one king or queen, cause to reign
c. (Hophal) to be made king or queen
2. to counsel, advise
a. (Niphal) to consider
Origin: a primitive root
TWOT: 1199,1200
Parts of Speech: Verb

View how H4427 מלך is used in the Bible

First 30 of 350 occurrences of H4427 מלך

Genesis 36:31 that reigned
Genesis 36:31 there reigned
Genesis 36:32 reigned
Genesis 36:33 reigned
Genesis 36:34 reigned
Genesis 36:35 reigned
Genesis 36:36 reigned
Genesis 36:37 reigned
Genesis 36:38 reigned
Genesis 36:39 reigned
Genesis 37:8 to him, Shalt thou indeed
Genesis 37:8 reign
Exodus 15:18 shall reign
Joshua 13:10 who reigned
Joshua 13:12 who reigned
Joshua 13:21 who reigned
Judges 4:2 that reigned
Judges 9:6 and made
Judges 9:8 Reign
Judges 9:10 thou, and reign
Judges 9:12 thou, and reign
Judges 9:14 thou, and reign
Judges 9:16 king,
Judges 9:18 king
1 Samuel 8:7 me, that I should not reign
1 Samuel 8:9 that shall reign
1 Samuel 8:11 that shall reign
1 Samuel 8:22 and make
1 Samuel 11:12 reign
1 Samuel 11:15 king

Distinct usage

84 reigned
34 and he reigned
26 when he began to reign,
15 king
11 shall reign
10 began to reign
10 and reigned
10 to reign
6 reign
6 he reigned
6 of his reign,
5 him, and reigned
4 who reigned
4 when he began to reign;
4 and made him king
4 of his reign.
3 that reigned
3 and made
3 thou, and reign
3 reigneth;
3 king.
3 began to reign.
3 was he when he began to reign,
2 that shall reign
2 to make him king.
2 reigned.
2 was he when he began to reign;
2 to reign.
2 king:
2 of his reign
2 made
2 reigneth
1 to him, Shalt thou indeed
1 king,
1 me, that I should not reign
1 and make
1 to me, and have made
1 and when he had reigned
1 him from reigning
1 thee; and thou shalt be king
1 And he made him king
1 when he began to reign
1 and he reigned
1 doth reign,
1 reign?
1 for he shall be king
1 on me, that I should reign:
1 in it, and reigned
1 and how he reigned,
1 And it came to pass, when he began to reign,
1 to make him king;
1 begin to reign.
1 when he began to reign.
1 began to reign;
1 that he might not reign
1 that he began to reign
1 and there he reigned
1 to the reign
1 to make him king,
1 reigneth.

Corresponding Greek Words

malakh G2902 krateo
malakh G3870 para kaleo
malakh hi. G1325 didomi
malakh hi. G2525 kath istemi
malakh ni. G1011 bouleuo
malakh qal,hi,ho G936 basileuo

Related words


H3230 ימלך yamlêk
From H4427; he will make king; Jamlek, an Israelite

KJV Usage: Jamlech.

מלּוּכי מלּוּך o
mallûk malûkı̂y
mal-luke, mal-loo-kee'
From H4427; regnant; Malluk, the name of five Israelites

KJV Usage: Malluch, Melichu [from the margin].

H4410 מלוּכה me lûkâh
me lûkâh
Feminine passive participle of H4427; something ruled, that is, a realm

KJV Usage: kingdom, king’s, X royal.

H4428 מלך melek
From H4427; a king

KJV Usage: king, royal.

H4431 מלך me lak
me lak
(Chaldee); from a root corresponding to H4427 in the sense of consultation; advice

KJV Usage: counsel.

H4432 מלך môlek
From H4427; Molek (that is, king), the chief deity of the Ammonites

KJV Usage: Molech.

Compare H4445.

H4438 מלכיּה מלכת מלכוּת malkûth malkûth malkûyâh
מלכיּה מלכת מלכוּת
malkûth malkûth malkûyâh
mal-kooth', mal-kooth', mal-koo-yaw'
From H4427; a rule; concretely a dominion

KJV Usage: empire, kingdom, realm, reign, royal.

H4446 מלכת me leketh
me leketh
From H4427; a queen

KJV Usage: queen.

H4447 מלכת môleketh
Feminine active participle of H4427; queen; Moleketh, an Israelitess, (including the article)

KJV Usage: Hammoleketh [includ. the article.]

H4467 ממלכה mamlâkâh
From H4427; dominion, that is, (abstractly) the estate (rule) or (concretely) the country (realm)

KJV Usage: kingdom, king’s, reign, royal.