Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #2076: zabach (pronounced zaw-bakh')

a primitive root; to slaughter an animal (usually in sacrifice):--kill, offer, (do) sacrifice, slay.

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon:


1) to slaughter, kill, sacrifice, slaughter for sacrifice

1a) (Qal)

1a1) to slaughter for sacrifice

1a2) to slaughter for eating

1a3) to slaughter in divine judgment

1b) (Piel) to sacrifice, offer sacrifice

Part of Speech: verb

Relation: a primitive root


This word is used 134 times:

Genesis 31:54: "Then Jacob offered sacrifice upon the mount, and called his brethren to eat bread:"
Genesis 46:1: "that he had, and came to Beer-sheba, and offered sacrifices unto the God of his father Isaac."
Exodus 3:18: "days' journey into the wilderness, that we may sacrifice to the LORD our God."
Exodus 5:3: "days' journey into the desert, and sacrifice unto the LORD our God; lest he fall upon"
Exodus 5:8: "therefore they cry, saying, Let us go and sacrifice to our God."
Exodus 5:17: "therefore ye say, Let us go and do sacrifice to the LORD."
Exodus 8:8: "me, and from my people; and I will let the people go, that they may do sacrifice unto the LORD."
Exodus 8:25: "and for Aaron, and said, Go ye, sacrifice to your God in the land."
Exodus 8:26: "so to do; for we shall sacrifice the abomination of the Egyptians to the LORD our God:"
Exodus 8:26: "to the LORD our God: lo, shall we sacrifice the abomination of the Egyptians before their eyes,"
Exodus 8:27: "days' journey into the wilderness, and sacrifice to the LORD our God, as he shall command"
Exodus 8:28: "I will let you go, that ye may sacrifice to the LORD your God in the wilderness; only"
Exodus 8:29: "let not Pharaoh deal deceitfully any more in not letting the people go"
Exodus 13:15: "and the firstborn of beast: therefore I sacrifice to the LORD all"
Exodus 20:24: "An altar thou shalt make unto me, and shalt sacrifice thereon thy burnt offerings, and thy peace offerings,"
Exodus 22:20: " He that sacrificeth save unto the LORD only, he shall be utterly destroyed."
Exodus 23:18: "Thou shalt not offer the blood of my sacrifice with leavened bread; neither shall the fat"
Exodus 24:5: "of Israel, which offered burnt offerings, and sacrificed peace offerings of oxen unto the LORD."
Exodus 32:8: "them a molten calf, and have worshiped it, and have sacrificed thereunto, and said, These be thy gods, O Israel,"
Exodus 34:15: "and they go a whoring after their gods, and do sacrifice unto their gods, and one call thee, and thou eat of his sacrifice;"
Leviticus 9:4: "Also a bullock for peace offerings, to sacrifice before the LORD; and a meat offering mingled"
Leviticus 17:5: "their sacrifices, which they offer in the open field, even that they may bring"
Leviticus 17:5: "of the congregation, unto the priest, and offer them for peace offerings unto the LORD."
Leviticus 17:7: "And they shall no offer their sacrifices unto devils, after whom"
Leviticus 19:5: "And if ye offer a sacrifice of peace offerings unto the LORD, ye shall offer it at your own will."
Leviticus 19:5: "a sacrifice of peace offerings unto the LORD, ye shall offer it at your own will."
Leviticus 22:29: "And when ye will offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving unto the LORD, offer it at your own will."
Leviticus 22:29: "a sacrifice of thanksgiving unto the LORD, offer it at your own will."
Numbers 22:40: "And Balak offered oxen and sheep, and sent to Balaam, and to the princes that"
Deuteronomy 12:15: "Notwithstanding thou mayest kill and eat flesh in all thy gates, whatsoever thy soul"
Deuteronomy 12:21: "there be too far from thee, then thou shalt kill of thy herd and of thy flock,"
Deuteronomy 15:21: "ill blemish, thou shalt not sacrifice it unto the LORD thy God."
Deuteronomy 16:2: " Thou shalt therefore sacrifice unto the LORD thy God, of the flock and the herd, in the place which"
Deuteronomy 16:4: "shall there any thing of the flesh, which thou sacrificedst the first day at even, remain all night"
Deuteronomy 16:5: "Thou mayest sacrifice the passover within any of thy gates, which"
Deuteronomy 16:6: "shall choose to place his name in, there thou shalt sacrifice the passover at even,"
Deuteronomy 17:1: "Thou shalt not sacrifice unto the LORD thy God any bullock, or sheep, wherein is"
Deuteronomy 18:3: "from the people, from them that offer a sacrifice, whether"
Deuteronomy 27:7: " And thou shalt offer and shalt eat there, and rejoice before the LORD thy God."
Deuteronomy 32:17: " They sacrificed not to God; to gods whom they knew not, to new"
Deuteronomy 33:19: "unto the mountain; there they shall offer sacrifices of righteousness: for they shall suck"
Joshua 8:31: "thereon burnt offerings unto the LORD, and sacrificed peace offerings."
Judges 2:5: "of that place Bochim: and they sacrificed there unto the LORD."
Judges 16:23: "Then the lords gathered them together for to offer a great sacrifice unto Dagon their god,"
1 Samuel 1:3: "out of his city yearly to worship and to sacrifice unto the LORD"
1 Samuel 1:4: "And when the time that Elkanah offered, he gave to Peninnah his wife, and to all"
1 Samuel 1:21: "and all his house, went up to offer unto the LORD the yearly sacrifice,"
1 Samuel 2:13: "the people was, that, when any man offered sacrifice, the priest's servant came,"
1 Samuel 2:15: "came, and said to the man that sacrificed, Give flesh to roast for the priest;"
1 Samuel 2:19: "it to him from year to year, when she came up with her husband to offer the yearly"

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