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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)]
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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 - And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive H1777 with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 15:14 - And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: H1777 and afterward shall they come out with great substance.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:6 - And Rachel said, God hath judged H1777 me, and hath also heard my voice, and hath given me a son: therefore called she his name Dan.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:16 - Dan shall judge H1777 his people, as one of the tribes of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:36 - For the LORD shall judge H1777 his people, and repent himself for his servants, when he seeth that their power is gone, and there is none shut up, or left.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:10 - The adversaries of the LORD shall be broken to pieces; out of heaven shall he thunder upon them: the LORD shall judge H1777 the ends of the earth; and he shall give strength unto his king, and exalt the horn of his anointed.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 19:9 - And all the people were at strife H1777 throughout all the tribes of Israel, saying, The king saved us out of the hand of our enemies, and he delivered us out of the hand of the Philistines; and now he is fled out of the land for Absalom.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:31 - For by them judgeth H1777 he the people; he giveth meat in abundance.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:8 - The LORD shall judge H1777 the people: judge me, O LORD, according to my righteousness, and according to mine integrity that is in me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:8 - And he shall judge the world in righteousness, he shall minister judgment H1777 to the people in uprightness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 50:4 - He shall call to the heavens from above, and to the earth, that he may judge H1777 his people.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 54:1 - [[To the chief Musician on Neginoth, Maschil, A Psalm of David, when the Ziphims came and said to Saul, Doth not David hide himself with us?]] Save me, O God, by thy name, and judge H1777 me by thy strength.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:2 - He shall judge H1777 thy people with righteousness, and thy poor with judgment.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 96:10 - Say among the heathen that the LORD reigneth: the world also shall be established that it shall not be moved: he shall judge H1777 the people righteously.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 110:6 - He shall judge H1777 among the heathen, he shall fill the places with the dead bodies; he shall wound the heads over many countries.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 135:14 - For the LORD will judge H1777 his people, and he will repent himself concerning his servants.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 31:9 - Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead H1777 the cause of the poor and needy.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 6:10 - That which hath been is named already, and it is known that it is man: neither may he contend H1777 with him that is mightier than he.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 3:13 - The LORD standeth up to plead, and standeth to judge H1777 the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 5:28 - They are waxen fat, they shine: yea, they overpass the deeds of the wicked: they judge H1777 not the cause, the cause of the fatherless, yet they prosper; and the right of the needy do they not judge.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 21:12 - O house of David, thus saith the LORD; Execute H1777 judgment in the morning, and deliver him that is spoiled out of the hand of the oppressor, lest my fury go out like fire, and burn that none can quench it, because of the evil of your doings.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 22:16 - He judged H1777 the cause of the poor and needy; then it was well with him: was not this to know me? saith the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 30:13 - There is none to plead H1777 thy cause, that thou mayest be bound up: thou hast no healing medicines.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 3:7 - Thus saith the LORD of hosts; If thou wilt walk in my ways, and if thou wilt keep my charge, then thou shalt also judge H1777 my house, and shalt also keep my courts, and I will give thee places to walk among these that stand by.
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