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Lexicon :: Strong's H138 - 'ăḏōnîyâ

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Part of Speech
proper masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Strong’s Definitions

אֲדֹנִיָּה ʼĂdônîyâh, ad-o-nee-yaw'; original (prolonged) אֲדֹנִיָּהוּ ʼĂdônîyâhûw ; from H113 and H3050; lord (i.e. worshipper) of Jah; Adonijah, the name of three Israelites:—Adonijah.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 26x

The KJV translates Strong's H138 in the following manner: Adonijah (26x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 26x
The KJV translates Strong's H138 in the following manner: Adonijah (26x).
  1. Adonijah = "my lord is Jehovah"

    1. fourth son of David and Solomon's rival for the throne

    2. Levite sent by Jehoshaphat to teach the Law

    3. a chief of the people who co-operated with Nehemiah

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
אֲדֹנִיָּה ʼĂdônîyâh, ad-o-nee-yaw'; original (prolonged) אֲדֹנִיָּהוּ ʼĂdônîyâhûw ; from H113 and H3050; lord (i.e. worshipper) of Jah; Adonijah, the name of three Israelites:—Adonijah.
STRONGS H138: Abbreviations
(אֲדֹיִּנָה) אֲדֹנִיָּ֫הוּ proper name, masculine (my Lord is Yahweh, compare Phoenician אדנאשמן, אדנבעל, אדנשמש etc., in Assyrian Aduniba' al SchrKB II, 172)
1. fourth son of David 1 Kings 1:8 + 11 times, 1 Kings 2:13 + 5 times (= אֲדֹנִיָּה 2 Samuel 3:4; 1 Kings 1:5, 7, 18; 1 Kings 2:28; 1 Chronicles 3:2).
2. a Levite † 2 Chronicles 17:8.
3. a chief of the people † Nehemiah 10:17 (= אֲדֹנִיקָם Nehemiah 7:18; Ezra 2:13; compare Ezra 8:13).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

2 Samuel


1 Kings

1:5; 1:7; 1:8; 1:18; 2:13; 2:28

1 Chronicles


2 Chronicles



2:13; 8:13


7:18; 10:17


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H138 matches the Hebrew אֲדֹנִיָּה ('ăḏōnîyâ),
which occurs 26 times in 26 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:4 - And the fourth, Adonijah H138 the son of Haggith; and the fifth, Shephatiah the son of Abital;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:5 - Then Adonijah H138 the son of Haggith exalted himself, saying, I will be king: and he prepared him chariots and horsemen, and fifty men to run before him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:7 - And he conferred with Joab the son of Zeruiah, and with Abiathar the priest: and they following Adonijah H138 helped him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:8 - But Zadok the priest, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and Nathan the prophet, and Shimei, and Rei, and the mighty men which belonged to David, were not with Adonijah. H138
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:9 - And Adonijah H138 slew sheep and oxen and fat cattle by the stone of Zoheleth, which is by Enrogel, and called all his brethren the king's sons, and all the men of Judah the king's servants:
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:11 - Wherefore Nathan spake unto Bathsheba the mother of Solomon, saying, Hast thou not heard that Adonijah H138 the son of Haggith doth reign, and David our lord knoweth it not?
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:13 - Go and get thee in unto king David, and say unto him, Didst not thou, my lord, O king, swear unto thine handmaid, saying, Assuredly Solomon thy son shall reign after me, and he shall sit upon my throne? why then doth Adonijah H138 reign?
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:18 - And now, behold, Adonijah H138 reigneth; and now, my lord the king, thou knowest it not:
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:24 - And Nathan said, My lord, O king, hast thou said, Adonijah H138 shall reign after me, and he shall sit upon my throne?
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:25 - For he is gone down this day, and hath slain oxen and fat cattle and sheep in abundance, and hath called all the king's sons, and the captains of the host, and Abiathar the priest; and, behold, they eat and drink before him, and say, God save king Adonijah. H138
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:41 - And Adonijah H138 and all the guests that were with him heard it as they had made an end of eating. And when Joab heard the sound of the trumpet, he said, Wherefore is this noise of the city being in an uproar?
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:42 - And while he yet spake, behold, Jonathan the son of Abiathar the priest came: and Adonijah H138 said unto him, Come in; for thou art a valiant man, and bringest good tidings.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:43 - And Jonathan answered and said to Adonijah, H138 Verily our lord king David hath made Solomon king.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:49 - And all the guests that were with Adonijah H138 were afraid, and rose up, and went every man his way.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:50 - And Adonijah H138 feared because of Solomon, and arose, and went, and caught hold on the horns of the altar.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:51 - And it was told Solomon, saying, Behold, Adonijah H138 feareth king Solomon: for, lo, he hath caught hold on the horns of the altar, saying, Let king Solomon swear unto me to day that he will not slay his servant with the sword.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 2:13 - And Adonijah H138 the son of Haggith came to Bathsheba the mother of Solomon. And she said, Comest thou peaceably? And he said, Peaceably.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 2:19 - Bathsheba therefore went unto king Solomon, to speak unto him for Adonijah. H138 And the king rose up to meet her, and bowed himself unto her, and sat down on his throne, and caused a seat to be set for the king's mother; and she sat on his right hand.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 2:21 - And she said, Let Abishag the Shunammite be given to Adonijah H138 thy brother to wife.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 2:22 - And king Solomon answered and said unto his mother, And why dost thou ask Abishag the Shunammite for Adonijah? H138 ask for him the kingdom also; for he is mine elder brother; even for him, and for Abiathar the priest, and for Joab the son of Zeruiah.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 2:23 - Then king Solomon sware by the LORD, saying, God do so to me, and more also, if Adonijah H138 have not spoken this word against his own life.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 2:24 - Now therefore, as the LORD liveth, which hath established me, and set me on the throne of David my father, and who hath made me an house, as he promised, Adonijah H138 shall be put to death this day.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 2:28 - Then tidings came to Joab: for Joab had turned after Adonijah, H138 though he turned not after Absalom. And Joab fled unto the tabernacle of the LORD, and caught hold on the horns of the altar.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 3:2 - The third, Absalom the son of Maachah the daughter of Talmai king of Geshur: the fourth, Adonijah H138 the son of Haggith:
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 17:8 - And with them he sent Levites, even Shemaiah, and Nethaniah, and Zebadiah, and Asahel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehonathan, and Adonijah, H138 and Tobijah, and Tobadonijah, Levites; and with them Elishama and Jehoram, priests.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 10:16 - Adonijah, H138 Bigvai, Adin,
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