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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 Yahweh said, “My Spirit shall not [fn]strive H1777 with man forever [fn]because he indeed is flesh; [fn]nevertheless his days shall be 120 years.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 15:14 - “But I will also judge H1777 the nation to whom they are enslaved, and afterward they will come out with [fn]many possessions.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:6 - Then Rachel said, “God has [fn]rendered H1777 justice H1777 to me and has indeed listened to my voice and has given me a son.” Therefore she named him [fn]Dan.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:16 -

“Dan shall render H1777 justice H1777 to his people,

As one of the tribes of Israel.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:36 -

“For Yahweh will render H1777 justice H1777 to His people,

And will have compassion on His slaves,

When He sees that their [fn]strength is gone,

And there is none remaining, bond or free.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:10 -

“Those who contend with Yahweh will be dismayed;

Against them He will thunder in the heavens;

Yahweh will render H1777 justice H1777 to the ends of the earth,

And He will give strength to His king,

And He will exalt the [fn]horn of His anointed.”

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 19:9 - And it happened that all the people were disputing H1777 throughout all the tribes of Israel, saying, “The king delivered us from the [fn]hand of our enemies and provided us escape from the [fn]hand of the Philistines, but now he has fled out of the land from Absalom.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:31 -

“For by these He judges H1777 peoples;

He gives food in abundance.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:8 -

Yahweh judges H1777 the peoples;

[fn]Give justice to me, O Yahweh, according to my righteousness and my integrity that is in me.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:8 -


And He will judge the world in righteousness;

He will render H1777 justice H1777 for the peoples with equity.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 50:4 -

He calls the heavens above,

And the earth, to render H1777 justice H1777 to His people:

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 54:1 -

For the choir director. With stringed instruments. A [fn]Maskil of David. [fn]When the Ziphites came and said to Saul, “Is not David hiding himself among us?”

O God, save me by Your name,

And render H1777 justice H1777 to me by Your might.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:2 -

[fn]May [fn]he render H1777 judgment H1777 to Your people with righteousness

And Your [fn]afflicted with justice.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 96:10 -

Say among the nations, “Yahweh [fn]reigns;

Indeed, the world is established, it will not be shaken;

He will render H1777 justice H1777 to the peoples with [fn]equity.”

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 110:6 -

He will render H1777 justice H1777 among the nations,

He [fn]will fill them with corpses,

He [fn]will crush the [fn]head that is over the wide earth.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 135:14 -

For Yahweh will render H1777 justice H1777 for His people

And will give comfort to His slaves.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 31:9 -

Open your mouth, judge righteously,

And render H1777 justice to the afflicted and needy.

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 6:10 -

Whatever exists has already been named, and it is known what man is; and he cannot dispute H1777 with him who is stronger than he is.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 3:13 -

Yahweh takes His stand to contend,

And stands to judge H1777 the peoples.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 5:28 -

‘They are fat, they are sleek;

They also [fn]excel in deeds of evil;

They do not plead H1777 the cause,

The cause of the [fn]orphan, that they may succeed;

And they do not [fn]render justice for the poor.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 21:12 - O house of David, thus says Yahweh:

“Render H1777 justice [fn]every morning;

And deliver the person who has been robbed from the [fn]power of his oppressor,

Lest My wrath go forth like fire

And burn with none to extinguish it,

Because of the evil of their deeds.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 22:16 -

“He pled H1777 the cause of the afflicted and needy;

Then it was well.

Is not that what it means to know Me?”

Declares Yahweh.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 30:13 -

‘There is no one to plead H1777 your cause;

No healing for your sore,

No recovery for you.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 3:7 - “Thus says Yahweh of hosts, ‘If you will walk in My ways and if you will keep the responsibility given by Me, then you will also render H1777 justice H1777 in My house and also keep My courts, and I will grant you [fn]access to walk among these who are standing here.
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