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Lexicon :: Strong's H127 - 'ăḏāmâ

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TWOT Reference: 25b

Strong’s Definitions

אֲדָמָה ʼădâmâh, ad-aw-maw'; from H119; soil (from its general redness):—country, earth, ground, husband(-man) (-ry), land.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 225x

The KJV translates Strong's H127 in the following manner: land(s) (125x), earth (53x), ground (43x), country (1x), husbandman (2x), husbandry (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 225x
The KJV translates Strong's H127 in the following manner: land(s) (125x), earth (53x), ground (43x), country (1x), husbandman (2x), husbandry (1x).
  1. ground, land

    1. ground (as general, tilled, yielding sustenance)

    2. piece of ground, a specific plot of land

    3. earth substance (for building or constructing)

    4. ground as earth's visible surface

    5. land, territory, country

    6. whole inhabited earth

    7. city in Naphtali

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
אֲדָמָה ʼădâmâh, ad-aw-maw'; from H119; soil (from its general redness):—country, earth, ground, husband(-man) (-ry), land.
STRONGS H127: Abbreviations
אֲדָמָה 224 noun feminine ground, land (as tilled, German bebaut ? DlPr 105, but Fleisch. (MerxArchiv 1, 236 f) compare Arabic ادَهَة, skin, as smoothly covering & close-fitting; √ דם compare Arabic دَمَّ smear (spread over surface); compare also NöZMG 1886, 737) — א׳ Genesis 1:25 +; construct אַדְמַת Genesis 47:20 +; suffix אַדְמָתִי Job 31:38 + 2 times etc.; plural אֲדָמוֺת Psalm 49:12
1. ground (as tilled, yielding sustenance) Genesis 2:5, 9; Genesis 3:17, 23; Genesis 4:2, 3, 12; Genesis 5:29; Genesis 8:21; Genesis 19:25; Genesis 47:23; Exodus 34:26 (all J); Exodus 23:19 (E) Deuteronomy 7:13; Deuteronomy 11:17; Deuteronomy 26:2, 10, 15; Deuteronomy 28:4, 11, 18, 33, 42, 51; Deuteronomy 30:9; 2 Samuel 9:10; Isaiah 1:7; Isaiah 28:24; Isaiah 30:23 (twice in verse); Isaiah 30:24; Jeremiah 7:20; Jeremiah 14:4; Jeremiah 25:33; Haggai 1:11; Malachi 3:11; Psalm 83:11; Psalm 105:35; Proverbs 12:11; Proverbs 28:19; 1 Chronicles 27:26; Nehemiah 10:36; Nehemiah 10:38 compare figurative Job 5:6 (|| עפר); personified Job 31:38; Joel 1:10; also אִישׁ הָא׳ Genesis 9:20 (J) tiller, husbandman; meton. אֹהֵב א׳ 2 Chronicles 26:10 i.e. lover of husbandry (or do these point to earlier meaning tillage ? compare DlPr 105) אִישׁ עֹבֵד א׳ Zechariah 13:5.
†2. piece of ground, landed property Genesis 47:18, 19 (3 times in verse); Genesis 47:20, 22 (twice in verse); Genesis 47:23, 26 (all J) Psalm 49:12 (plural)
†3. earth as material substance; of which man is made Genesis 2:7 (עָפָד מִן־הָא׳); so animals Genesis 2:19 (מִן־הָא׳); altar Exodus 20:24; earthen vessels חַרְשֵׂי א׳ Isaiah 45:9; on head, sign of woe 1 Samuel 4:12; 2 Samuel 1:2; 2 Samuel 15:32; of contrition Nehemiah 9:1 (compare אֵפֶר, עָפָר; מַעֲבֵה הָא׳ 1 Kings 7:46 compare 2 Chronicles 4:17 (firmness of earth, firm earth, clay-ground, for casting-moulds; or clay-moulds (Berthau) ? or is this ? Klo proposes בַּמְּעָרָה הָאֲדֻמָּה in the red cave); mule-loads of 2 Kings 5:17; in it lie the dead מִיְּשֵׁנֵי אַדְמַתעָֿפָר Daniel 12:2 compare Genesis 3:19, 23; Psalm 146:4.
4. ground as earth's visible surface; רֶמֶס הָא׳ Genesis 1:25; Genesis 6:20 (both P) Hosea 2:20 compare Genesis 7:8; Genesis 9:2 (J ?) Leviticus 20:25 (P) Deuteronomy 4:18; Ezekiel 38:20; also Genesis 4:10 (J) Isaiah 24:21; Amos 3:5; Zephaniah 1:2, 3; as wet with dew 2 Samuel 17:12; rain 1 Kings 17:14; 1 Kings 18:1; compare personified אֶת־פִּיהָ הָא'פָּֽצְתָה Numbers 16:30 (P) (|| ארץ Numbers 16:32), see Numbers 16:31; of particular place, spot קֹדֶשׁ א׳ Exodus 3:5 especially as abode of man Genesis 4:11; Exodus 10:6; Deuteronomy 4:10, 40; Deuteronomy 12:1; 1 Samuel 20:31; 2 Samuel 14:7; often הָא'פְּנֵי Genesis 2:6; Genesis 4:14; Genesis 6:1, 7; Genesis 7:4, 23; Genesis 8:8, 13; Exodus 32:12; Exodus 33:16; Numbers 12:3; Deuteronomy 6:15; Deuteronomy 7:6 (all J, D) 1 Samuel 20:15 + 9 times
5. land, territory, country (= ארץ) Genesis 47:19 (J) Leviticus 20:24 (J ? — || ארץ) construct before proper name מִצְרַיִם א׳ Genesis 47:20, 26; יְהוּדָה א׳ Isaiah 19:17; יִשְׂרָאֵל א׳ Ezekiel 11:17 + 16 times Ezekiel; especially of land as promised or given by י׳ to his people = Canaan Genesis 28:15; Exodus 20:12; Numbers 11:12; Numbers 32:11 (all J ?) Deuteronomy 5:16 + 16 times Deuteronomy, Joshua; 1 Kings 8:34, 40 +; Jeremiah 16:15; Jeremiah 24:10; Jeremiah 25:5; Jeremiah 35:15; Ezekiel 28:25; 2 Chronicles 6:25, 31; 7:20; 33:8; compare also Deuteronomy 12:19; Deuteronomy 21:23; Deuteronomy 29:27; 2 Kings 17:23; Isaiah 6:11; Isaiah 7:16; Isaiah 14:1 +, Ezekiel 34:13, 27 +, Nehemiah 9:25; (שְׁמֵנָה א׳), — in all with + 41 times; + Joel 2:21 (personified); הַקֹּדֶשׁ א׳ Zechariah 2:16 (compare below 4 above); hence also as Yahweh's land Deuteronomy 32:43; Isaiah 14:2; Zechariah 9:16; 2 Chronicles 7:20.
†6. whole earth, inhabited earth (seldom; compare also מְּנֵי הָא׳ below 4 above) Genesis 12:3; Genesis 28:14 (both J compare אֶרֶץ Genesis 18:18; Genesis 22:18; Genesis 26:4) Deuteronomy 14:2; Amos 3:2; Isaiah 24:21.
†7. proper name, of a location city in Naphtali (as built compare אָדָם 4 ? = ed-Dâme ?) west of L. Gennes. Joshua 19:36 see Di.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


1:25; 1:25; 2:5; 2:6; 2:7; 2:9; 2:19; 3:17; 3:19; 3:23; 3:23; 4:2; 4:3; 4:10; 4:11; 4:12; 4:14; 5:29; 6:1; 6:7; 6:20; 7:4; 7:8; 7:23; 8:8; 8:13; 8:21; 9:2; 9:20; 12:3; 18:18; 19:25; 22:18; 26:4; 28:14; 28:15; 47:18; 47:19; 47:19; 47:20; 47:20; 47:20; 47:22; 47:23; 47:23; 47:26; 47:26


3:5; 10:6; 20:12; 20:24; 23:19; 32:12; 33:16; 34:26


20:24; 20:25


11:12; 12:3; 16:30; 16:31; 16:32; 32:11


4:10; 4:18; 4:40; 5:16; 6:15; 7:6; 7:13; 11:17; 12:1; 12:19; 14:2; 21:23; 26:2; 26:10; 26:15; 28:4; 28:11; 28:18; 28:33; 28:42; 28:51; 29:27; 30:9; 32:43



1 Samuel

4:12; 20:15; 20:31

2 Samuel

1:2; 9:10; 14:7; 15:32; 17:12

1 Kings

7:46; 8:34; 8:40; 17:14; 18:1

2 Kings

5:17; 17:23

1 Chronicles


2 Chronicles

4:17; 6:25; 6:31; 7:20; 7:20; 26:10; 33:8


9:1; 9:25; 10:36; 10:38


5:6; 31:38; 31:38


49:12; 49:12; 83:11; 105:35; 146:4


12:11; 28:19


1:7; 6:11; 7:16; 14:1; 14:2; 19:17; 24:21; 24:21; 28:24; 30:23; 30:24; 45:9


7:20; 14:4; 16:15; 24:10; 25:5; 25:33; 35:15


11:17; 28:25; 34:13; 34:27; 38:20






1:10; 2:21


3:2; 3:5


1:2; 1:3




9:16; 13:5




Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H127 matches the Hebrew אֲדָמָה ('ăḏāmâ),
which occurs 225 times in 211 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 5 (Gen 1:25–Num 12:3)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:25 - God made the beasts of the earth after [fn]their kind, and the cattle after [fn]their kind, and every creeping thing of the ground H127 after its kind; and God saw that it was good.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:5 - Now no shrub of the field was yet in the earth, and no plant of the field had yet grown, for Yahweh God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was no man to [fn]cultivate the ground H127.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:6 - But a [fn]stream would rise from the earth and water the whole [fn]surface of the ground H127.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:7 - Then Yahweh God formed man of dust from the ground H127 and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and so the man became a living [fn]being.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:9 - And out of the ground H127 Yahweh God caused to grow every tree that is desirable in appearance and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:19 - And out of the ground H127 Yahweh God had formed every beast of the field and every bird of the [fn]sky, and He brought each to the man to see what he would call it; and whatever the man called a living creature, that was its name.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:17 -

Then to Adam He said, “Because you have listened to the voice of your wife and have eaten from the tree about which I commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat from it’;

Cursed is the ground H127 because of you;

In [fn]pain you will eat of it

All the days of your life.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:19 -

By the sweat of your [fn]face

You will eat bread,

Till you return to the ground H127,

Because from it you were taken;

For you are dust,

And to dust you shall return.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:23 - therefore Yahweh God sent him out from the garden of Eden, to [fn]cultivate the ground H127 from which he was taken.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:2 - And again, she [fn]gave birth to his brother Abel. Abel was a keeper of flocks, but Cain was a cultivator of the ground H127.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:3 - So it happened [fn]in the course of time that Cain brought an offering to Yahweh of the fruit of the ground H127.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:10 - And He said, “What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood is crying out to Me from the ground H127.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:11 - “And now, cursed are you from the ground H127, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:12 - “When you cultivate the ground H127, it will no longer yield its strength to you; you will be a vagrant and a wanderer on the earth.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:14 - “Behold, You have driven me this day from the face of the ground H127; and from Your face I will be hidden, and I will be a vagrant and a wanderer on the earth, and it will be that whoever finds me will kill me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 5:29 - Now he called his name Noah, saying, “This one will [fn]give us rest from our work and from the pain of our hands arising from the ground H127 which Yahweh has cursed.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:1 -

Now it happened, when men began to multiply on the face of the land H127, and daughters were born to them,

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:7 - And Yahweh said, “I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the land H127, from man to animals to creeping things and to birds of the [fn]sky; for I regret that I have made them.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:20 - “Of the birds after their kind, and of the animals after their kind, of every creeping thing of the ground H127 after its kind, two of every kind will come to you to keep them alive.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:4 - “For after seven more days, I will send rain on the earth forty days and forty nights; and I will blot out from the face of the land H127 every living thing that I have made.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:8 - Of clean animals and animals that are not clean and birds and everything that creeps on the ground H127,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:23 - Thus He blotted out [fn]every living thing that was upon the face of the land H127, from man to animals to creeping things and to birds of the [fn]sky, and they were blotted out from the earth; and only Noah remained, and those that were with him in the ark.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 8:8 - Then he sent out a dove from him, to see if the water was abated from the face of the land H127;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 8:13 -

Now it happened in the six hundred and first year, in the first month, on the first of the month, the water was dried up [fn]from the earth. Then Noah removed the covering of the ark and looked, and behold, the [fn]surface of the ground H127 was dried up.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 8:21 - And Yahweh smelled the [fn]soothing aroma; and Yahweh said [fn]to Himself, “I will never again curse the ground H127 because of man, for the [fn]intent of man’s heart is evil from his youth; and I will never again strike down every living thing as I have done.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:2 - “And the fear of you and the terror of you will be on every beast of the earth and on every bird of the [fn]sky; with everything that creeps on the ground H127, and all the fish of the sea, into your hand they are given.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:20 -

Then Noah began to be [fn]a man of the land H127 and planted a vineyard.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:3 -

And I will bless those who bless you,

And the one who [fn]curses you I will [fn]curse.

And in you all the families of the earth H127 will be blessed.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:25 - and He overthrew those cities, and all the [fn]valley, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and what grew on the ground H127.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 28:14 - “And your seed will also be like the dust of the earth, and you will [fn]spread out to the west and to the east and to the north and to the south; and in you and in your seed all the families of the earth H127 shall be blessed.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 28:15 - “Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go. And I will bring you back to this land H127; for I will not forsake you until I have done what I have [fn]promised you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:18 - Then that year came to an end. And they came to him the [fn]next year and said to him, “We will not hide from my lord that our money has come to an end, and the [fn]livestock are my lord’s. There is nothing left [fn]for my lord except our bodies and our land H127.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:19 - “Why should we die before your eyes, both we and our land H127? Buy us and our land H127 for [fn]food, and we and our land H127 will be slaves to Pharaoh. So give us seed, that we may live and not die, and that the land H127 may not be desolate.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:20 -

So Joseph bought all the land H127 of Egypt for Pharaoh, for [fn]every Egyptian sold his field because the famine was severe upon them. Thus the land became Pharaoh’s.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:22 - Only the land H127 of the priests he did not buy, for the priests had an allotment from Pharaoh, and they ate off the allotment which Pharaoh gave them. Therefore, they did not sell their land H127.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:23 - Then Joseph said to the people, “Behold, I have today bought you and your land H127 for Pharaoh; now, here is seed for you, and you may sow the land H127.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:26 - And Joseph made it a statute concerning the land H127 of Egypt valid to this day, that Pharaoh should have the fifth; only the land H127 of the priests [fn]did not become Pharaoh’s.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 3:5 - Then He said, “Do not come near here. Remove your sandals from your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground H127.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:21 - “For if you do not let My people go, behold, I will send swarms of flies on you and on your servants and on your people and into your houses; and the houses of the Egyptians will be full of swarms of flies, and also the ground H127 on which they stand.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:6 - ‘Then your houses and the houses of all your servants and the houses of all the Egyptians shall be filled, something which neither your fathers nor your grandfathers have seen, from the day that they [fn]came upon the earth H127 until this day.’” And he turned and went out from Pharaoh.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 20:12 -

“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be prolonged in the land H127 which Yahweh your God gives you.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 20:24 - ‘You shall make an altar of earth H127 for Me, and you shall sacrifice on it your burnt offerings and your peace offerings, your sheep and your oxen; in every place where I cause My name to be remembered, I will come to you and bless you.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:19 -

“You shall bring the choice first fruits of your ground H127 into the house of Yahweh your God.

“You shall not boil a young goat in the milk of its mother.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:12 - “Why should the Egyptians speak, saying, ‘With evil intent He brought them out to kill them in the mountains and to consume them from the face of the earth H127’? Turn from Your burning anger and relent concerning doing harm to Your people.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 33:16 - “Indeed, how then can it be known that I have found favor in Your sight, I and Your people? Is it not by Your going with us, so that we, I and Your people, may be distinguished from all the other people who are upon the face of the [fn]earth H127?”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 34:26 -

“You shall bring the very first of the first fruits of your ground H127 into the house of Yahweh your God.

“You shall not boil a young goat in its mother’s milk.”

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:24 - ‘Hence I have said to you, “You yourselves shall possess their land H127, and I Myself will give it to you to possess it, a land flowing with milk and honey.” I am Yahweh your God, who has separated you from the peoples.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:25 - ‘You are therefore to separate between the clean animal and the unclean, and between the unclean bird and the clean; and you shall not make [fn]yourselves detestable by animal or by bird or by anything [fn]that creeps on the ground H127, which I have separated for you as unclean.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:12 - “Was it I who conceived all this people? Was it I who gave birth to them, that You should say to me, ‘Carry them in your bosom as a [fn]nurse carries a nursing baby, to the land H127 which You swore to their fathers’?
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 12:3 - (Now the man Moses was very humble, more than any man who was on the face of the earth H127.)

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