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Lexicon :: Strong's H2181 - zanah


zä·nä' (Key)
Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root [highly-fed and therefore wanton]
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 563

KJV Translation Count — Total: 93x
The KJV translates Strongs H2181 in the following manner: ...harlot (36x), go a whoring (19x), ...whoredom (15x), whore (11x), commit fornication (3x), whorish (3x), harlot (with H802) (2x), commit (1x), continually (1x), great (1x), whore's (with H802) (1x).
Outline of Biblical Usage [?]
  1. to commit fornication, be a harlot, play the harlot

    1. (Qal)

      1. to be a harlot, act as a harlot, commit fornication

      2. to commit adultery

      3. to be a cult prostitute

      4. to be unfaithful (to God) (fig.)

    2. (Pual) to play the harlot

    3. (Hiphil)

      1. to cause to commit adultery

      2. to force into prostitution

      3. to commit fornication

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
זָנָה zânâh, zaw-naw'; a primitive root [highly fed and therefore wanton]; to commit adultery (usually of the female, and less often of simple fornication, rarely of involuntary ravishment); figuratively, to commit idolatry (the Jewish people being regarded as the spouse of Jehovah):—(cause to) commit fornication, × continually, × great, (be an, play the) harlot, (cause to be, play the) whore, (commit, fall to) whoredom, (cause to) go a-whoring, whorish.
Gesenius' Hebrew-Chaldee Lexicon

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Concordance Results Using KJV

Strong's Number H2181 matches the Hebrew זָנָה (zanah),
which occurs 94 times in 82 verses in the Hebrew concordance of the KJV
Page 1 / 2 (Gen 34:31–Eze 16:15)

Tools specific to Gen 34:31

Gen 34:31

And they said, Should he deal with our sister as with an harlot? H2181

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Gen 38:15

When Judah saw her, he thought her to be an harlot; H2181 because she had covered her face.

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Gen 38:24

And it came to pass about three months after, that it was told Judah, saying, Tamar thy daughter in law hath played the harlot; H2181 and also, behold, she is with child by whoredom. And Judah said, Bring her forth, and let her be burnt.

Tools specific to Exo 34:15

Exo 34:15

Lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, and they go a whoring H2181 after their gods, and do sacrifice unto their gods, and one call thee, and thou eat of his sacrifice;

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Exo 34:16

And thou take of their daughters unto thy sons, and their daughters go a whoring H2181 after their gods, and make H2181 thy sons go a whoring H2181 after their gods.

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Lev 17:7

And they shall no more offer their sacrifices unto devils, after whom they have gone a whoring. H2181 This shall be a statute for ever unto them throughout their generations.

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Lev 19:29

Do not prostitute thy daughter, to cause her to be a whore; H2181 lest the land fall to whoredom, H2181 and the land become full of wickedness.

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Lev 20:5

Then I will set my face against that man, and against his family, and will cut him off, and all that go a whoring H2181 after him, to commit whoredom H2181 with Molech, from among their people.

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Lev 20:6

And the soul that turneth after such as have familiar spirits, and after wizards, to go a whoring H2181 after them, I will even set my face against that soul, and will cut him off from among his people.

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Lev 21:7

They shall not take a wife that is a whore, H2181 or profane; neither shall they take a woman put away from her husband: for he is holy unto his God.

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Lev 21:9

And the daughter of any priest, if she profane herself by playing the whore, H2181 she profaneth her father: she shall be burnt with fire.

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Lev 21:14

A widow, or a divorced woman, or profane, or an harlot, H2181 these shall he not take: but he shall take a virgin of his own people to wife.

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Num 15:39

And it shall be unto you for a fringe, that ye may look upon it, and remember all the commandments of the LORD, and do them; and that ye seek not after your own heart and your own eyes, after which ye use to go a whoring: H2181

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Num 25:1

And Israel abode in Shittim, and the people began to commit whoredom H2181 with the daughters of Moab.

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Deu 22:21

Then they shall bring out the damsel to the door of her father's house, and the men of her city shall stone her with stones that she die: because she hath wrought folly in Israel, to play the whore H2181 in her father's house: so shalt thou put evil away from among you.

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Deu 23:18

Thou shalt not bring the hire of a whore, H2181 or the price of a dog, into the house of the LORD thy God for any vow: for even both these are abomination unto the LORD thy God.

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Deu 31:16

And the LORD said unto Moses, Behold, thou shalt sleep with thy fathers; and this people will rise up, and go a whoring H2181 after the gods of the strangers of the land, whither they go to be among them, and will forsake me, and break my covenant which I have made with them.

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Jos 2:1

And Joshua the son of Nun sent out of Shittim two men to spy secretly, saying, Go view the land, even Jericho. And they went, and came into an harlot's H2181 house, named Rahab, and lodged there.

Tools specific to Jos 6:17

Jos 6:17

And the city shall be accursed, even it, and all that are therein, to the LORD: only Rahab the harlot H2181 shall live, she and all that are with her in the house, because she hid the messengers that we sent.

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Jos 6:22

But Joshua had said unto the two men that had spied out the country, Go into the harlot's H2181 house, and bring out thence the woman, and all that she hath, as ye sware unto her.

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Jos 6:25

And Joshua saved Rahab the harlot H2181 alive, and her father's household, and all that she had; and she dwelleth in Israel even unto this day; because she hid the messengers, which Joshua sent to spy out Jericho.

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Jdg 2:17

And yet they would not hearken unto their judges, but they went a whoring H2181 after other gods, and bowed themselves unto them: they turned quickly out of the way which their fathers walked in, obeying the commandments of the LORD; but they did not so.

Tools specific to Jdg 8:27

Jdg 8:27

And Gideon made an ephod thereof, and put it in his city, even in Ophrah: and all Israel went thither a whoring H2181 after it: which thing became a snare unto Gideon, and to his house.

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Jdg 8:33

And it came to pass, as soon as Gideon was dead, that the children of Israel turned again, and went a whoring H2181 after Baalim, and made Baalberith their god.

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Jdg 11:1

Now Jephthah the Gileadite was a mighty man of valour, and he was the son of an harlot: H2181 and Gilead begat Jephthah.

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Jdg 16:1

Then went Samson to Gaza, and saw there an harlot, H2181 and went in unto her.

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Jdg 19:2

And his concubine played the whore H2181 against him, and went away from him unto her father's house to Bethlehemjudah, and was there four whole months.

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1Ki 3:16

Then came there two women, that were harlots, H2181 unto the king, and stood before him.

Tools specific to 1Ch 5:25

1Ch 5:25

And they transgressed against the God of their fathers, and went a whoring H2181 after the gods of the people of the land, whom God destroyed before them.

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2Ch 21:11

Moreover he made high places in the mountains of Judah, and caused the inhabitants of Jerusalem to commit fornication, H2181 and compelled Judah thereto.

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2Ch 21:13

But hast walked in the way of the kings of Israel, and hast made Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem to go a whoring, H2181 like to the whoredoms H2181 of the house of Ahab, and also hast slain thy brethren of thy father's house, which were better than thyself:

Tools specific to Psa 73:27

Psa 73:27

For, lo, they that are far from thee shall perish: thou hast destroyed all them that go a whoring H2181 from thee.

Tools specific to Psa 106:39

Psa 106:39

Thus were they defiled with their own works, and went a whoring H2181 with their own inventions.

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Pro 6:26

For by means of a whorish H2181 woman a man is brought to a piece of bread: and the adulteress will hunt for the precious life.

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Pro 7:10

And, behold, there met him a woman with the attire of an harlot, H2181 and subtil of heart.

Tools specific to Pro 23:27

Pro 23:27

For a whore H2181 is a deep ditch; and a strange woman is a narrow pit.

Tools specific to Pro 29:3

Pro 29:3

Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father: but he that keepeth company with harlots H2181 spendeth his substance.

Tools specific to Isa 1:21

Isa 1:21

How is the faithful city become an harlot! H2181 it was full of judgment; righteousness lodged in it; but now murderers.

Tools specific to Isa 23:15

Isa 23:15

And it shall come to pass in that day, that Tyre shall be forgotten seventy years, according to the days of one king: after the end of seventy years shall Tyre sing as an harlot. H2181

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Isa 23:16

Take an harp, go about the city, thou harlot H2181 that hast been forgotten; make sweet melody, sing many songs, that thou mayest be remembered.

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Isa 23:17

And it shall come to pass after the end of seventy years, that the LORD will visit Tyre, and she shall turn to her hire, and shall commit fornication H2181 with all the kingdoms of the world upon the face of the earth.

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Isa 57:3

But draw near hither, ye sons of the sorceress, the seed of the adulterer and the whore. H2181

Tools specific to Jer 2:20

Jer 2:20

For of old time I have broken thy yoke, and burst thy bands; and thou saidst, I will not transgress; when upon every high hill and under every green tree thou wanderest, playing the harlot. H2181

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Jer 3:1

They say, If a man put away his wife, and she go from him, and become another man's, shall he return unto her again? shall not that land be greatly polluted? but thou hast played the harlot H2181 with many lovers; yet return again to me, saith the LORD.

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Jer 3:3

Therefore the showers have been withholden, and there hath been no latter rain; and thou hadst a whore's H2181 forehead, thou refusedst to be ashamed.

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Jer 3:6

The LORD said also unto me in the days of Josiah the king, Hast thou seen that which backsliding Israel hath done? she is gone up upon every high mountain and under every green tree, and there hath played the harlot. H2181

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Jer 3:8

And I saw, when for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel committed adultery I had put her away, and given her a bill of divorce; yet her treacherous sister Judah feared not, but went and played the harlot H2181 also.

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Jer 5:7

How shall I pardon thee for this? thy children have forsaken me, and sworn by them that are no gods: when I had fed them to the full, they then committed adultery, and assembled themselves by troops in the harlots' H2181 houses.

Tools specific to Eze 6:9

Eze 6:9

And they that escape of you shall remember me among the nations whither they shall be carried captives, because I am broken with their whorish H2181 heart, which hath departed from me, and with their eyes, which go a whoring H2181 after their idols: and they shall lothe themselves for the evils which they have committed in all their abominations.

Tools specific to Eze 16:15

Eze 16:15

But thou didst trust in thine own beauty, and playedst the harlot H2181 because of thy renown, and pouredst out thy fornications on every one that passed by; his it was.

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2. Eze 16:16–Nah 3:4

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