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Lexicon :: Strong's H1817 - deleṯ

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feminine noun
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TWOT Reference: 431a,e

Strong’s Definitions

דֶּלֶת deleth, deh'-leth; from H1802; something swinging, i.e. the valve of a door:—door (two-leaved), gate, leaf, lid. (Psalm 141:3).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 88x

The KJV translates Strong's H1817 in the following manner: doors (69x), gates (14x), leaves (4x), lid (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 88x
The KJV translates Strong's H1817 in the following manner: doors (69x), gates (14x), leaves (4x), lid (1x).
  1. door, gate

    1. a door

    2. a gate

    3. (fig.)

      1. of chest lid

      2. of crocodile jaws

      3. of doors of the heavens

      4. of an easily-accessible woman

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
דֶּלֶת deleth, deh'-leth; from H1802; something swinging, i.e. the valve of a door:—door (two-leaved), gate, leaf, lid. (Psalm 141:3).
STRONGS H1817: Abbreviations
† [דָּל] noun [masculine] door (Phoenician דל) only figurative: construct דַּל שָׂפָתָ֑י Psalm 141:3.

[דָּלָה] noun feminine door, only Qr דְּלָֽֽֽתְךָ (Kt דלתיך) Isaiah 26:20 figurative, door of chamber in which people (personified) hides (compare also דֶּלֶת dual)

דֶּ֫לֶת noun feminine (? masculineNehemiah 13:19) door (Late Hebrew id.; Assyrian daltu(m) StrmAv 1843 SchrCOT Gloss; Phoenician plural דלהת CISi. 7. 3; — according to BaZMG 1887, 607 from √ ידל, Assyrian edilu, to bolt, bar) — דֶּלֶת (always absolute, and with article except Songs 8:9 + Ezekiel 41:24 but here Co article) Genesis 19:10 + 18 times; דָּ֑לֶת Genesis 19:9; Judges 19:22; suffix דַּלְתּוֺ 2 Kings 12:10; Du. דְּלָתַיִם (compare Sta§ 187 a) Deuteronomy 3:5 + 9 times, דְּתָ֑יִם Job 38:10; construct דַּלְתֵי Joshua 2:19 + 6 times + Ezekiel 26:2 Co; suffix דְּלָתַי Job 31:32, דְּלָתֶיךָ Zechariah 11:1 + Isaiah 26:20 Kt (compare דָּלָה feminine noun), דְּלָתֶיהָ Joshua 6:26; 1 Kings 16:34; plural דְּלָתוֺת Jeremiah 36:23 + 10 times; construct דַּלְתוֺת Judges 3:23 + 19 times + Ezekiel 26:2 (Co דלתי); suffix דַּלְתֹתַי Proverbs 8:34, דַּלְתוֺתָיו 2 Chronicles 3:7; 4:22; דַּלְתֹתָיו Nehemiah 3:1, 3, 6, 13, 14, 15; דַּלְתוֺתֵיהֶם 2 Chronicles 4:9;
1. door of house (distinguished from door-way, compare 1 Kings 6:31 פֶּתַח Genesis 19:6) Genesis 19:9, 10; Exodus 2:6 (all J E) Deuteronomy 15:17; Joshua 2:19 (JE) Judges 11:31; Judges 19:22, 27; 1 Samuel 21:14 (דלתות השׁער) 2 Kings 4:4, 5; 2 Kings 6:32 (twice in verse); Isaiah 57:8; Job 31:32; so figurative of wisdom's house Proverbs 8:34 לִשְׁקֹד עַלדַּֿלְתֹתַי; particular doors of house of י׳ 1 Samuel 3:15 (הֵיכַל י׳ 1 Samuel 3:3); temple 1 Kings 6:34 (3 times in verse); 1 Kings 7:50; 2 Kings 18:16; 1 Chronicles 22:3; 2 Chronicles 3:7; 4:22; 28:24; 29:3; Nehemiah 6:10; Malachi 1:10; so of Ezekiel's temple, Ezekiel 41:23, 24 (5 times in verse); Ezekiel 41:25.
2. door of room Judges 3:23, 24, 25; 2 Samuel 13:17, 18; 2 Kings 4:33; 2 Kings 9:3, 10. especially doors of דביר or קדשׁים ק׳ 1 Kings 6:31, 32; 1 Kings 7:50; 2 Chronicles 4:22 compare also Ezekiel 41:23; also of court עֲזָרָה 2 Chronicles 4:9 (twice in verse), and of porch אוּלָם 2 Chronicles 29:7.
3. gates of city Deuteronomy 3:5; Joshua 6:26 (compare 1 Kings 16:34) Judges 16:3; 1 Samuel 23:7; 2 Chronicles 8:5; 2 Chronicles 14:6; Nehemiah 3:1, 3, 6, 13, 14, 15; Nehemiah 6:1; Nehemiah 7:1 (ד׳ then generally distinct from שׁער, which denotes the whole structure of gate, including posts, open space, etc., while ד׳ is swinging door), Nehemiah 7:3; Nehemiah 13:19 (where also sense narrower than || שׁעת) Isaiah 45:1 (|| שׁערים) compare Isaiah 45:2 and Psalm 107:16; Jeremiah 49:31; Ezekiel 38:11.
4. in other senses (mostly figurative): door (probably lid) of chest 2 Kings 12:10; aperture of womb Job 3:10 (בטני ד׳); jaws of crocodile Job 41:6 (פניו ד׳); lips of man Ecclesiastes 12:4; doors enclosing and shutting off sea Job 38:8, 10; doors of heaven through which comes rain Psalm 78:23 (compare אֲרֻבֹּת השׁ׳ Genesis 7:11); of column of MS. (from shape) Jeremiah 36:23; figurative of easily accessible woman, Songs 8:9; in simile Proverbs 26:14; of Jerusalem as gate of people Ezekiel 26:2; of Lebanon Zechariah 11:1.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


7:11; 19:6; 19:9; 19:9; 19:10; 19:10




3:5; 3:5; 15:17


2:19; 2:19; 6:26; 6:26


3:23; 3:23; 3:24; 3:25; 11:31; 16:3; 19:22; 19:22; 19:27

1 Samuel

3:3; 3:15; 21:14; 23:7

2 Samuel

13:17; 13:18

1 Kings

6:31; 6:31; 6:32; 6:34; 7:50; 7:50; 16:34; 16:34

2 Kings

4:4; 4:5; 4:33; 6:32; 9:3; 9:10; 12:10; 12:10; 18:16

1 Chronicles


2 Chronicles

3:7; 3:7; 4:9; 4:9; 4:22; 4:22; 4:22; 8:5; 14:6; 28:24; 29:3; 29:7


3:1; 3:1; 3:3; 3:3; 3:6; 3:6; 3:13; 3:13; 3:14; 3:14; 3:15; 3:15; 6:1; 6:10; 7:1; 7:3; 13:19; 13:19


3:10; 31:32; 31:32; 38:8; 38:10; 38:10; 41:6


78:23; 107:16; 141:3


8:34; 8:34; 26:14



Song of Songs

8:9; 8:9


26:20; 26:20; 45:1; 45:2; 57:8


36:23; 36:23; 49:31


26:2; 26:2; 26:2; 38:11; 41:23; 41:23; 41:24; 41:24; 41:25


11:1; 11:1



Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H1817 matches the Hebrew דֶּלֶת (deleṯ),
which occurs 89 times in 78 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Gen 19:6–Neh 6:10)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:6 - Lot went out to them to the door, and shut the door after him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:9 - They said, "Stand back!" They said, "This one fellow came in to live as a foreigner, and he appoints himself a judge. Now will we deal worse with you, than with them!" They pressed hard on the man, even Lot, and drew near to break the door.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:10 - But the men put forth their hand, and brought Lot into the house to them, and shut the door.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:6 - then his master shall bring him to God, and shall bring him to the door or to the door-post, and his master shall bore his ear through with an awl, and he shall serve him for ever.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 3:5 - All these were cities fortified with high walls, gates, and bars; besides the unwalled towns a great many.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:17 - then you shall take an awl, and thrust it through his ear to the door, and he shall be your servant forever. Also to your maid-servant you shall do likewise.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 2:19 - It shall be, that whoever shall go out of the doors of your house into the street, his blood shall be on his head, and we shall be guiltless: and whoever shall be with you in the house, his blood shall be on our head, if any hand be on him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 6:26 - Yehoshua charged them with an oath at that time, saying, Cursed be the man before the LORD, that rises up and builds this city Yericho: with the loss of his firstborn shall he lay the foundation of it, and with the loss of his youngest son shall he set up the gates of it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:23 - Then Ehud went forth into the porch, and shut the doors of the upper room on him, and locked them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:24 - Now when he was gone out, his servants came; and they saw, and, behold, the doors of the upper room were locked; and they said, Surely he is covering his feet in the upper chamber.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:25 - They waited until they were ashamed; and, behold, he didn't open the doors of the upper room: therefore they took the key, and opened them, and, behold, their lord was fallen down dead on the eretz.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 11:31 - then it shall be, that whatever comes forth from the doors of my house to meet me, when I return in shalom from the children of `Ammon, it shall be the LORD's, and I will offer it up for a burnt offering.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:3 - Shimshon lay until midnight, and arose at midnight, and laid hold of the doors of the gate of the city, and the two posts, and plucked them up, bar and all, and put them on his shoulders, and carried them up to the top of the mountain that is before Hevron.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 19:22 - As they were making their hearts merry, behold, the men of the city, certain base fellows, beset the house round about, beating at the door; and they spoke to the master of the house, the old man, saying, Bring forth the man who came into your house, that we may know him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 19:27 - Her lord rose up in the morning, and opened the doors of the house, and went out to go his way; and, behold, the woman his concubine was fallen down at the door of the house, with her hands on the threshold.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 3:15 - Shemu'el lay until the morning, and opened the doors of the house of the LORD. Shemu'el feared to show `Eli the vision.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 21:13 - He changed his behavior before them, and feigned himself mad in their hands, and scrabbled on the doors of the gate, and let his spittle fall down on his beard.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 23:7 - It was told Sha'ul that David was come to Ke`ilah. Sha'ul said, God has delivered him into my hand; for he is shut in, by entering into a town that has gates and bars.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 13:17 - Then he called his servant who ministered to him, and said, Put now this woman out from me, and bolt the door after her.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 13:18 - She had a garment of various colors on her; for with such robes were the king's daughters who were virgins dressed. Then his servant brought her out, and bolted the door after her.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 6:31 - For the entrance of the oracle he made doors of olive-wood: the lintel and door-posts were a fifth part of the wall.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 6:32 - So he made two doors of olive-wood; and he carved on them carvings of Keruvim and palm trees and open flowers, and overlaid them with gold; and he spread the gold on the Keruvim, and on the palm trees.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 6:34 - and two doors of fir-wood: the two leaves of the one door were folding, and the two leaves of the other door were folding.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:50 - and the cups, and the snuffers, and the basins, and the spoons, and the fire pans, of pure gold; and the hinges, both for the doors of the inner house, the most holy place, and for the doors of the house, to wit, of the temple, of gold.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 16:34 - In his days did Hi'el the Beit-Eli build Yericho: he laid the foundation of it with the loss of Aviram his firstborn, and set up the gates of it with the loss of his youngest son Seguv, according to the word of the LORD, which he spoke by Yehoshua the son of Nun.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 4:4 - You shall go in, and shut the door on you and on your sons, and pour out into all those vessels; and you shall set aside that which is full.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 4:5 - So she went from him, and shut the door on her and on her sons; they brought the vessels to her, and she poured out.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 4:33 - He went in therefore, and shut the door on them both, and prayed to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 6:32 - But Elisha was sitting in his house, and the Zakenim were sitting with him; and the king sent a man from before him: but before the messenger came to him, he said to the Zakenim, See you how this son of a murderer has sent to take away my head? behold, when the messenger comes, shut the door, and hold the door fast against him: isn't the sound of his master's feet behind him?
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:3 - Then take the vial of oil, and pour it on his head, and say, Thus says the LORD, I have anointed you king over Yisra'el. Then open the door, and flee, and don't wait.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:10 - The dogs shall eat Izevel in the portion of Yizre`el, and there shall be none to bury her. He opened the door, and fled.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 12:9 - But Yehoiada the Kohen took a chest, and bored a hole in the lid of it, and set it beside the altar, on the right side as one comes into the house of the LORD: and the Kohanim who kept the threshold put therein all the money that was brought into the house of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 18:16 - At that time did Hizkiyahu cut off the gold from the doors of the temple of the LORD, and from the pillars which Hizkiyahu king of Yehudah had overlaid, and gave it to the king of Ashshur.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 22:3 - David prepared iron in abundance for the nails for the doors of the gates, and for the couplings; and brass in abundance without weight;
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 3:7 - He overlaid also the house, the beams, the thresholds, and the walls of it, and the doors of it, with gold; and engraved Keruvim on the walls.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 4:9 - Furthermore he made the court of the Kohanim, and the great court, and doors for the court, and overlaid the doors of them with brass.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 4:22 - and the snuffers, and the basins, and the spoons, and the fire pans, of pure gold: and as for the entry of the house, the inner doors of it for the most holy place, and the doors of the house, to wit, of the temple, were of gold.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 8:5 - Also he built Beit-Horon the upper, and Beit-Horon the lower, fortified cities, with walls, gates, and bars;
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 14:7 - For he said to Yehudah, Let us build these cities, and make about them walls, and towers, gates, and bars; the land is yet before us, because we have sought the LORD our God; we have sought him, and he has given us rest on every side. So they built and prospered.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 28:24 - Achaz gathered together the vessels of the house of God, and cut in pieces the vessels of the house of God, and shut up the doors of the house of the LORD; and he made him altars in every corner of Yerushalayim.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 29:3 - He in the first year of his reign, in the first month, opened the doors of the house of the LORD, and repaired them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 29:7 - Also they have shut up the doors of the porch, and put out the lamps, and have not burned incense nor offered burnt offerings in the holy place to the God of Yisra'el.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 3:1 - Then Elyashiv the Kohen Gadol rose up with his brothers the Kohanim, and they built the sheep gate; they sanctified it, and set up the doors of it; even to the tower of Hammeah they sanctified it, to the tower of Hanan'el.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 3:3 - The fish gate did the sons of Sena'ah build; they laid the beams of it, and set up the doors of it, the bolts of it, and the bars of it.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 3:6 - The old gate repaired Yoiada the son of Pase'ach and Meshullam the son of Besodyah; they laid the beams of it, and set up the doors of it, and the bolts of it, and the bars of it.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 3:13 - The valley gate repaired Hanun, and the inhabitants of Zanoach; they built it, and set up the doors of it, the bolts of it, and the bars of it, and one thousand cubits of the wall to the dung gate.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 3:14 - The dung gate repaired Malkiyah the son of Rechav, the ruler of the district of Beit-Hakkerem; he built it, and set up the doors of it, the bolts of it, and the bars of it.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 3:15 - The spring gate repaired Shallun the son of Kolchozeh, the ruler of the district of Mitzpah; he built it, and covered it, and set up the doors of it, the bolts of it, and the bars of it, and the wall of the pool of Shelach by the king's garden, even to the stairs that go down from the city of David.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 6:1 - Now it happened, when it was reported to Sanvallat and Toviyah, and to Geshem the `Arvian, and to the rest of our enemies, that I had built the wall, and that there was no breach left therein; (though even to that time I had not set up the doors in the gates;)
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 6:10 - I went to the house of Shemayah the son of Delayah the son of Mehetav'el, who was shut up; and he said, Let us meet together in the house of God, within the temple, and let us shut the doors of the temple: for they will come to kill you; yes, in the night will they come to kill you.

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