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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.
(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 - Now Adonijah H138 the son of Haggith exalted himself, saying, “I will be king.” So he prepared for himself chariots and horsemen with fifty men to run before him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:7 - [fn]He had conferred with Joab the son of Zeruiah and with Abiathar the priest; and following Adonijah H138 they helped him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:8 - But Zadok the priest, Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, Nathan the prophet, Shimei, Rei, and the mighty men who belonged to David, were not with Adonijah. H138
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:9 - Adonijah H138 sacrificed sheep and oxen and fatlings by the [fn]stone of Zoheleth, which is beside En-rogel; and he invited all his brothers, the king’s sons, and all the men of Judah, the king’s servants.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:11 - Then Nathan spoke to Bathsheba the mother of Solomon, saying, “Have you not heard that Adonijah H138 the son of Haggith has become king, and David our lord does not know it?
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:13 - “Go [fn]at once to King David and say to him, ‘Have you not, my lord, O king, sworn to your maidservant, saying, “Surely Solomon your son shall be king after me, and he shall sit on my throne”? Why then has Adonijah H138 become king?’
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:18 - “Now, behold, Adonijah H138 is king; and now, my lord the king, you do not know it.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:24 - Then Nathan said, “My lord the king, have you said, ‘Adonijah H138 shall be king after me, and he shall sit on my throne’?
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:25 - “For he has gone down today and has sacrificed oxen and fatlings and sheep in abundance, and has invited all the king’s sons and the commanders of the army and Abiathar the priest, and behold, they are eating and drinking before him; and they say,Long live King Adonijah!’ H138
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:41 - Now Adonijah H138 and all the guests who were with him heard it as they finished eating. When Joab heard the sound of the trumpet, he said, “Why [fn]is the city making such an uproar?”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:42 - While he was still speaking, behold, Jonathan the son of Abiathar the priest came. Then Adonijah H138 said, “Come in, for you are a valiant man and bring good news.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:43 - But Jonathan replied to Adonijah, H138 “No! Our lord King David has made Solomon king.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:49 - Then all the guests of Adonijah H138 were terrified; and they arose and each went on his way.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:50 - And Adonijah H138 was afraid of Solomon, and he arose, went and took hold of the horns of the altar.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:51 - Now it was told Solomon, saying, “Behold, Adonijah H138 is afraid of King Solomon, for behold, he has taken hold of the horns of the altar, saying, ‘Let King Solomon swear to me today that he will not put his servant to death with the sword.’”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 2:13 - Now Adonijah H138 the son of Haggith came to Bathsheba the mother of Solomon. And she said, “Do you come peacefully?” And he said, “Peacefully.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 2:19 - So Bathsheba went to King Solomon to speak to him for Adonijah. H138 And the king arose to meet her, bowed before her, and sat on his throne; then he had a throne set for the king’s mother, and she sat on his right.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 2:21 - So she said, “Let Abishag the Shunammite be given to Adonijah H138 your brother as a wife.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 2:22 - King Solomon answered and said to his mother, “And why are you asking Abishag the Shunammite for Adonijah? H138 Ask for him also the kingdom—for he is my older brother—even for him, for Abiathar the priest, and for Joab the son of Zeruiah!”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 2:23 - Then King Solomon swore by the LORD, saying, “May God do so to me and more also, if Adonijah H138 has not spoken this word against his own [fn]life.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 2:24 - “Now therefore, as the LORD lives, who has established me and set me on the throne of David my father and who has made me a house as He promised, surely Adonijah H138 shall be put to death today.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 2:28 - Now the news came to Joab, for Joab had followed Adonijah, H138 although he had not followed Absalom. And Joab fled to the tent of the LORD and took hold of the horns of the altar.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 3:2 - the third was Absalom the son of Maacah, the daughter of Talmai king of Geshur; the fourth was Adonijah H138 the son of Haggith;
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 17:8 - and with them the Levites, Shemaiah, Nethaniah, Zebadiah, Asahel, Shemiramoth, Jehonathan, Adonijah, H138 Tobijah and Tobadonijah, the Levites; and with them Elishama and Jehoram, the priests.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 10:16 - Adonijah, H138 Bigvai, Adin,

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