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Lexicon :: Strong's H1777 - dîn

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Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root [comp. אָדוֹן (H113)]
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 426

Variant Spellings

Variant spellings for this word: דין (Strongs and Gesenius) דון (Strongs)

Strong’s Definitions

דִּין dîyn, deen; or (Genesis 6:3) דּוּן dûwn; a primitive root; to rule; by implication to judge (as umpire); also to strive (as at law):—contend contend execute (judgment) judge minister judgment plead (the cause) at strife strive.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 24x

The KJV translates Strong's H1777 in the following manner: judge (18x), plead the cause (2x), contend (1x), execute (1x), plead (1x), strife (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 24x
The KJV translates Strong's H1777 in the following manner: judge (18x), plead the cause (2x), contend (1x), execute (1x), plead (1x), strife (1x).
  1. to judge, contend, plead

    1. (Qal)

      1. to act as judge, minister judgment

      2. to plead a cause

      3. to execute judgment, requite, vindicate

      4. to govern

      5. to contend, strive

    2. (Niphal) to be at strife, quarrel

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
דִּין dîyn, deen; or (Genesis 6:3) דּוּן dûwn; a primitive root; to rule; by implication to judge (as umpire); also to strive (as at law):—contend contend execute (judgment) judge minister judgment plead (the cause) at strife strive.
STRONGS H1777: Abbreviations
דִּין verb judge (compare Arabic دَانَ intransitive to be obedient, submissive, transitive requite, compensate, rule, govern, دِينً obedience, abasement, recompense, دَيَّانً requiter, governor, مَدِينةً city; Assyrian dânu, Imperfect idin, judge AsrbAnn. x. 120 DlHA 49; Aramaic דִּין, NvxD judge, exercise judgment, punish, דַּיָּינָא, axnxyfD, judge, דִּינָא, NyD judgment, aXtncydm city; — on √ עי֞ see NöZMG 1883, 533), synonym שָׁפַט
Qal Perfect דָּן Jeremiah 22:16 etc.; Imperfect יָדִין Genesis 49:16 + 9 times, יָדוֺן Genesis 6:3 compare below, etc.; Imperative דִּין Proverbs 31:9; Job 35:14; דִּינוּ Jeremiah 21:12; Infinitive לָדִין Psalm 50:4 + 2 times; Participle דָּן Genesis 15:14; Jeremiah 30:13; —
1. act as judge, minister judgment, of God ידין עמוֺ Deuteronomy 32:36 (poetry = Psalm 135:14) Psalm 50:4; דין עמים Psalm 7:9; Psalm 96:10; Isaiah 3:13; יָדִין לְאֻמִּים בְּמֵישָׁרִים Psalm 9:9; Messianic king Psalm 72:2.
2. plead the cause,
a. of men, usually with accusative of congnate meaning with verb, אֵיןדָּֿן דִּינֵךְ there is none to plead thy cause Jeremiah 30:13; דִּין יָתוֺם ד׳ plead cause of orphan Jeremiah 5:28; דין עני ואביון ד׳ Jeremiah 22:16; also, accusative of congnate meaning with verb omitted, Proverbs 31:9.
b. of God, דָּנַנִּי אֱלֹהִים God has pled my cause Genesis 30:6 (E).
3. execute judgment, vindicate, in battle against enemies, דָּן יָדִין עַמּוֺ Dan will judge (vindicate as a warrior) his people (see Di) Genesis 49:16 (poetry); the Messianic king בגוים Psalm 110:6; God, בִּגְבוּרָֽתְךָ תְדִינֵנִי in thy might judge me (vindicate me) Psalm 54:3.
4. execute judgment, requite, of man, מִשְׁפָּט לַבֹּקֶר דִּינוּ execute judgment every morning Jeremiah 21:12; of God, upon Egypt Genesis 15:14 (E); עמים by means of powers of nature Job 36:31; אפסי ארץ 1 Samuel 2:10 (poetry)
5. govern, אַתָּה תָּדִין אֶתבֵּֿיתִי thou shalt govern my house Zechariah 3:7.
6. לֹאיֿוּכַל לָדִין עִם he cannot contend with one mightier than he Ecclesiastes 6:10.
Niph. Participle וַיְהִי כָלהָֿעָם נָדוֺן בְּכָלשִֿׁבְטֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל and all the people were at strife throughout all the tribes of Israel 2 Samuel 19:10 (reciprocal, compare Dr.)
Note.לֹאיָֿדוֺן רוּחִי בָֽאָדָם לְעֹלָם Genesis 6:3 compare perhaps bdb112201 continue, do something continually, in modern Egyptian Arabic (SoSK lxvii {1894}, 211 f.).
(1) Greek Version of the LXX Vulgate Syriac Version Onk read ידיר or (Kue) ילון abide in, dwell, — My spirit will not abide in man for ever; this best suits the context, but ידור, as Aramaism, is dubious
(2) Kn De Schr RVm render rule in, supported by Zechariah 3:7 only.
(3) Thes Ew Di render be humbled in, sustained by Arabic usage, but not by Hebrew
(4) strive with of AV RV (compare 6 above) is hardly justified.

[דון] verb dubious; only in יָדוֺן Genesis 6:3, see דין.

See related Aramaic BDB entry H1778.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


6:3; 6:3; 6:3; 15:14; 15:14; 30:6; 49:16; 49:16



1 Samuel


2 Samuel



35:14; 36:31


7:9; 9:9; 50:4; 50:4; 54:3; 72:2; 96:10; 110:6; 135:14


31:9; 31:9






5:28; 21:12; 21:12; 22:16; 22:16; 30:13; 30:13


3:7; 3:7

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H1777 matches the Hebrew דִּין (dîn),
which occurs 24 times in 24 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:3 - Then the LORD said, “My Spirit shall not abide in[fn] man forever, for he is flesh: his days shall be 120 years.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 15:14 - But I will bring judgment on the nation that they serve, and afterward they shall come out with great possessions.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:6 - Then Rachel said, “God has judged me, and has also heard my voice and given me a son.” Therefore she called his name Dan.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:16 - “Dan shall judge his people
as one of the tribes of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:36 - For the LORD will vindicate[fn] his people
and have compassion on his servants,
when he sees that their power is gone
and there is none remaining, bond or free.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:10 - The adversaries of the LORD shall be broken to pieces;
against them he will thunder in heaven.
The LORD will judge the ends of the earth;
he will give strength to his king
and exalt the horn of his anointed.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 19:9 - And all the people were arguing throughout all the tribes of Israel, saying, “The king delivered us from the hand of our enemies and saved us from the hand of the Philistines, and now he has fled out of the land from Absalom.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:31 - For by these he judges peoples;
he gives food in abundance.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:8 - The LORD judges the peoples;
judge me, O LORD, according to my righteousness
and according to the integrity that is in me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:8 - and he judges the world with righteousness;
he judges the peoples with uprightness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 50:4 - He calls to the heavens above
and to the earth, that he may judge his people:
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 54:1 - To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments. A Maskil[fn] of David, when the Ziphites went and told Saul, “Is not David hiding among us?”
O God, save me by your name,
and vindicate me by your might.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:2 - May he judge your people with righteousness,
and your poor with justice!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 96:10 - Say among the nations, “The LORD reigns!
Yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved;
he will judge the peoples with equity.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 110:6 - He will execute judgment among the nations,
filling them with corpses;
he will shatter chiefs[fn]
over the wide earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 135:14 - For the LORD will vindicate his people
and have compassion on his servants.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 31:9 - Open your mouth, judge righteously,
defend the rights of the poor and needy.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 6:10 - Whatever has come to be has already been named, and it is known what man is, and that he is not able to dispute with one stronger than he.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 3:13 - The LORD has taken his place to contend;
he stands to judge peoples.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 5:28 - they have grown fat and sleek.
They know no bounds in deeds of evil;
they judge not with justice
the cause of the fatherless, to make it prosper,
and they do not defend the rights of the needy.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 21:12 - O house of David! Thus says the LORD:
“‘Execute justice in the morning,
and deliver from the hand of the oppressor
him who has been robbed,
lest my wrath go forth like fire,
and burn with none to quench it,
because of your evil deeds.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 22:16 - He judged the cause of the poor and needy;
then it was well.
Is not this to know me?
declares the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 30:13 - There is none to uphold your cause,
no medicine for your wound,
no healing for you.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 3:7 - “Thus says the LORD of hosts: If you will walk in my ways and keep my charge, then you shall rule my house and have charge of my courts, and I will give you the right of access among those who are standing here.
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