H4904 משׁכּב - Strong's Hebrew Lexicon Number

From H7901; a bed (figuratively a bier); abstractly sleep; by euphemism carnal intercourse

KJV Usage: bed ([-chamber]), couch, lieth (lying) with.

Brown-Driver-Briggs' Hebrew Definitions



1. a lying down, couch, bier, act of lying
a. couch, bed
b. act of lying, lying down or sleeping room, bedroom
c. lying down (for sexual contact)
Origin: from H7901
TWOT: 2381c
Parts of Speech: Noun Masculine

1) a lying down, couch, bier, act of lying
1a) couch, bed
1b) act of lying, lying down or sleeping room, bedroom
1c) lying down (for sexual contact)

View how H4904 משׁכּב is used in the Bible

First 30 of 46 occurrences of H4904 משׁכּב

Genesis 49:4 bed;
Exodus 8:3 and into thy bedchamber,
Exodus 21:18 to his bed:
Leviticus 15:4 Every bed,
Leviticus 15:5 his bed
Leviticus 15:21 her bed
Leviticus 15:23 And if it be on her bed,
Leviticus 15:24 and all the bed
Leviticus 15:26 Every bed
Leviticus 15:26 shall be to her as the bed
Leviticus 18:22 as with
Leviticus 20:13 as he lieth
Numbers 31:17 by lying
Numbers 31:18 by lying
Numbers 31:35 by lying
Judges 21:11 that hath lain
Judges 21:12 by lying
2 Samuel 4:5 on a bed
2 Samuel 4:7 in his bedchamber,
2 Samuel 4:11 upon his bed?
2 Samuel 11:2 from off his bed,
2 Samuel 11:13 on his bed
2 Samuel 13:5 on thy bed,
2 Samuel 17:28 beds,
1 Kings 1:47 himself upon the bed.
2 Kings 6:12 in thy bedchamber.
2 Chronicles 16:14 him in the bed
Job 7:13 me, my couch
Job 33:15 upon the bed;
Job 33:19 upon his bed,

Distinct usage

4 by lying
1 bed;
1 and into thy bedchamber,
1 to his bed:
1 Every bed,
1 his bed
1 her bed
1 And if it be on her bed,
1 and all the bed
1 Every bed
1 shall be to her as the bed
1 as with
1 as he lieth
1 on a bed
1 in his bedchamber,
1 upon his bed?
1 from off his bed,
1 beds,
1 himself upon the bed.
1 in thy bedchamber.
1 me, my couch
1 upon the bed;
1 upon your bed,
1 all his bed
1 my bed
1 thy bed
1 in their beds,
1 thy bed:
1 upon their beds:
1 on my bed
1 that hath lain
1 him in the bed
1 upon their beds!
1 upon his bed;
1 upon his bed,
1 in thy bedchamber:
1 on his bed
1 upon their beds.
1 her a bed
1 on thy bed,
1 thy bed,
1 their bed
1 to her into the bed

Corresponding Greek Words

mishkav G2825 kline
mishkav G2845 koite
mishkav G2846 koiton

Related words


H4903 משׁכּב mishkab
(Chaldee); corresponding to H4904; a bed

KJV Usage: bed.

H7901 שׁכב shâkab

A primitive root; to lie down (for rest, sexual connection, decease or any other purpose)

KJV Usage: X at all, cast down, ([over-]) lay (self) (down), (make to) lie (down, down to sleep, still, with), lodge, ravish, take rest, sleep, stay.

H7902 שׁכבה she kâbâh
she kâbâh
From H7901; a lying down (of dew, or for the sexual act)

KJV Usage: X carnally, copulation, X lay, seed.

H7903 שׁכבת shekôbeth
From H7901; a (sexual) lying with

KJV Usage: X lie.

H7931 שׁכן shâkan
A primitive root (apparently akin (by transmutation) to H7901 through the idea of lodging; compare H5531 and H7925); to reside or permanently stay (literally or figuratively)

KJV Usage: abide, continue, (cause to, make to) dwell (-er), have habitation, inhabit, lay, place, (cause to) remain, rest, set (up).