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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 - Then the LORD said, “My Spirit will not put up with[fn] humans for such a long time, for they are only mortal flesh. In the future, their normal lifespan will be no more than 120 years.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 15:14 - But I will punish the nation that enslaves them, and in the end they will come away with great wealth.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:6 - Rachel named him Dan,[fn] for she said, “God has vindicated me! He has heard my request and given me a son.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:16 - “Dan will govern his people,
like any other tribe in Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:36 - “Indeed, the LORD will give justice to his people,
and he will change his mind about[fn] his servants,
when he sees their strength is gone
and no one is left, slave or free.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:10 - Those who fight against the LORD will be shattered.
He thunders against them from heaven;
the LORD judges throughout the earth.
He gives power to his king;
he increases the strength[fn] of his anointed one.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 19:9 - And throughout all the tribes of Israel there was much discussion and argument going on. The people were saying, “The king rescued us from our enemies and saved us from the Philistines, but Absalom chased him out of the country.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:31 - By these mighty acts he nourishes[fn] the people,
giving them food in abundance.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:8 - The LORD judges the nations.
Declare me righteous, O LORD,
for I am innocent, O Most High!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:8 - He will judge the world with justice
and rule the nations with fairness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 50:4 - He calls on the heavens above and earth below
to witness the judgment of his people.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 54:1 - For the choir director: A psalm[fn] of David, regarding the time the Ziphites came and said to Saul, “We know where David is hiding.” To be accompanied by stringed instruments.

Come with great power, O God, and rescue me!
Defend me with your might.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:2 - Help him judge your people in the right way;
let the poor always be treated fairly.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 96:10 - Tell all the nations, “The LORD reigns!”
The world stands firm and cannot be shaken.
He will judge all peoples fairly.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 110:6 - He will punish the nations
and fill their lands with corpses;
he will shatter heads over the whole earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 135:14 - For the LORD will give justice to his people
and have compassion on his servants.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 31:9 - Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless,
and see that they get justice.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 6:10 - Everything has already been decided. It was known long ago what each person would be. So there’s no use arguing with God about your destiny.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 3:13 - The LORD takes his place in court
and presents his case against his people!
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 5:28 - They are fat and sleek,
and there is no limit to their wicked deeds.
They refuse to provide justice to orphans
and deny the rights of the poor.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 21:12 - This is what the LORD says to the dynasty of David:
“‘Give justice each morning to the people you judge!
Help those who have been robbed;
rescue them from their oppressors.
Otherwise, my anger will burn like an unquenchable fire
because of all your sins.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 22:16 - He gave justice and help to the poor and needy,
and everything went well for him.
Isn’t that what it means to know me?”
says the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 30:13 - There is no one to help you
or to bind up your injury.
No medicine can heal you.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 3:7 - “This is what the LORD of Heaven’s Armies says: If you follow my ways and carefully serve me, then you will be given authority over my Temple and its courtyards. I will let you walk among these others standing here.
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