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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 - But Lot went out to them at the doorway, and shut the door H1817 behind him,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:9 - But they said, “Get out of the way!” They also said, “This one came in [fn]as a foreigner, and already he is acting like a judge; now we will treat you worse than them!” So they pressed hard against [fn]Lot and moved forward to break the door H1817.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:10 - But the men reached out their [fn]hands and brought Lot into the house [fn]with them, and shut the door H1817.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:6 - then his master shall bring him to [fn]God, then he shall bring him to the door H1817 or the doorpost. And his master shall pierce his ear with an [fn]awl; and he shall serve him permanently.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 3:5 - “All these were cities fortified with high walls, gates H1817, and bars, besides a great many [fn]unwalled towns.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:17 - then you shall take an [fn]awl and pierce it through his ear into the door H1817, and he shall be your servant permanently. You shall also do the same to your female slave.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 2:19 - “And it shall come about that anyone who goes out of the doors H1817 of your house outside will have [fn]his blood on his own head, and we will be innocent; but anyone who is with you in the house, his blood will be on our head if a hand is laid on him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 6:26 - Then Joshua made them take an oath at that time, saying, “Cursed before the LORD is the man who rises up and builds this city Jericho; with the loss of his firstborn he will lay its foundation, and with the loss of his youngest son he will set up its gates H1817.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:23 - Then Ehud went out into the [fn]vestibule, and shut the doors H1817 of the roof chamber behind him, and locked them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:24 - When he had left, [fn]the king’s servants came and looked, and behold, the doors H1817 of the roof chamber were locked; and they said, “Undoubtedly he is [fn]relieving himself in the cool room.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:25 - So they waited [fn]until it would have been shameful to wait longer; but behold, he did not open the doors H1817 of the roof chamber. So they took the key and opened them, and behold, their master had fallen to the [fn]floor dead.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 11:31 - then whatever comes out the doors H1817 of my house to meet me when I return [fn]safely from the sons of Ammon, it shall be the LORD’S, and I will offer it up as a burnt offering.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:3 - Now Samson lay asleep until midnight, and at midnight he got up and took hold of the doors H1817 of the city gate and the two doorposts, and pulled them up along with the bars; then he put them on his shoulders, and carried them up to the top of the mountain which is opposite Hebron.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 19:22 - While they were [fn]celebrating, behold, the men of the city, certain [fn]worthless men, surrounded the house, pushing one another at the door H1817; and they spoke to the owner of the house, the old man, saying, “Bring out the man who entered your house that we may [fn]have relations with him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 19:27 - When her master got up in the morning and opened the doors H1817 of the house and went out to go on his way, then behold, his concubine was lying at the doorway of the house with her hands on the threshold.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 3:15 - So Samuel lay down until morning. Then he opened the doors H1817 of the house of the LORD. But Samuel was afraid to tell the vision to Eli.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 21:13 - So he disguised his sanity while in their sight and acted insanely in their [fn]custody, and he scribbled on the doors H1817 of the gate, and drooled on his beard.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 23:7 - When it was reported to Saul that David had come to Keilah, Saul said, “God has handed him over to me, for he shut himself in by entering a city with double gates H1817 and bars.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 13:17 - Then he called his young man who attended him and said, “Now throw this woman out of my presence, and lock the door H1817 behind her!”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 13:18 - Now she had on a [fn]long-sleeved garment; for this is how the virgin daughters of the king dressed themselves in robes. Then his attendant took her out and locked the door H1817 behind her.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 6:31 - And for the entrance of the inner sanctuary he made doors H1817 of olive wood, the lintel, and five-sided doorposts.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 6:32 - So he made two doors H1817 of olive wood, and he carved on them carvings of cherubim, palm trees, and open flowers, and overlaid them with gold; and he overlaid the cherubim and the palm trees with gold.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 6:34 - and two doors H1817 of juniper wood; the two leaves of the one door H1817 turned on pivots, and the two [fn]leaves of the other door H1817 turned on pivots.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:50 - also the cups, the [fn]shears, the bowls, the ladles, and the firepans, of pure gold; and the hinges both for the doors H1817 of the inner house, the Most Holy Place, and for the doors H1817 of the house, that is, for the main room, of gold.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 16:34 - In his days Hiel the Bethelite rebuilt Jericho; he laid its foundations with the loss of Abiram his firstborn, and set up its gates H1817 with the loss of his youngest son Segub, in accordance with the word of the LORD, which He spoke by Joshua the son of Nun.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 4:4 - “Then you shall come in and shut the door H1817 behind you and your sons, and pour into all these containers; and you shall set aside what is full.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 4:5 - So she left him and shut the door H1817 behind her and her sons; they began bringing the containers to her, and she poured the oil.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 4:33 - So he entered and shut the door H1817 behind them both, and he prayed to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 6:32 - Now Elisha was sitting in his house, and the elders were sitting with him. And the king sent a man from his presence; but before the messenger came to him, he said to the elders, “Do you see how this son of a murderer has sent a man to cut off my head? Look, when the messenger comes, shut the door H1817 and [fn]hold the door H1817 shut against him. Is the sound of his master’s feet not behind him?”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:3 - “Then take the flask of oil and pour it on his head, and say, ‘This is what the LORD says: “I have anointed you king over Israel.”’ Then open the door H1817 and flee, and do not wait.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:10 - ‘The dogs will eat Jezebel in the territory of Jezreel, and no one will bury her.’” Then he opened the door H1817 and fled.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 12:9 - Instead, Jehoiada the priest [fn]took a chest and drilled a hole in its lid H1817 and put it beside the altar, on the right side as one comes into the house of the LORD; and the priests who guarded the threshold put in it all the money that was brought into the house of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 18:16 - At that time Hezekiah cut off the gold from the doors H1817 of the temple of the LORD, and from the doorposts, which Hezekiah king of Judah had overlaid, and he gave it to the king of Assyria.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 22:3 - And David prepared large quantities of iron [fn]to make the nails for the doors H1817 of the gates and for the clamps, and more bronze than could be weighed;
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 3:7 - He also overlaid the house with gold—the beams, the thresholds, and its walls and doors H1817; and he carved cherubim on the walls.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 4:9 - Then he made the courtyard of the priests and the great courtyard, and doors H1817 for the courtyard, and overlaid their doors H1817 with bronze.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 4:22 - and the snuffers, the bowls, the spoons, and the firepans of pure gold; and the entrance of the house, its inner doors H1817 for the Most Holy Place and the doors H1817 of the house, that is, of the main room, of gold.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 8:5 - He also built upper Beth-horon and lower Beth-horon, which were fortified cities with walls, gates H1817, and bars;
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 14:7 - For he said to Judah, “Let’s build these cities and surround them with walls and towers, gates H1817 and bars. The land is still [fn]ours 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 - Moreover, when Ahaz gathered together the utensils of the house of God, he cut the utensils of the house of God in pieces; and he closed the doors H1817 of the house of the LORD, and made altars for himself in every corner of Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 29:3 - In the first year of his reign, in the first month, he opened the doors H1817 of the house of the LORD and repaired them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 29:7 - “They have also shut the doors H1817 of the porch and extinguished the lamps, and have not burned incense nor offered burnt offerings in the holy place to the God of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 3:1 - Then Eliashib the high priest arose with his brothers the priests and built the Sheep Gate; they consecrated it and installed its doors H1817. They consecrated [fn]the wall to the Tower of the Hundred and the Tower of Hananel.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 3:3 - Now the sons of Hassenaah built the Fish Gate; they laid its beams and installed its doors H1817 with its bolts and bars.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 3:6 - Now Joiada the son of Paseah and Meshullam the son of Besodeiah repaired the Ancient Gate; they laid its beams and installed its doors H1817 with its bolts and its bars.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 3:13 - Hanun and the inhabitants of Zanoah repaired the Valley Gate. They built it and installed its doors H1817 with its bolts and its bars, and a [fn]thousand cubits of the wall to the Dung Gate.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 3:14 - And Malchijah the son of Rechab, the official of the district of Beth-haccherem repaired the Dung Gate. He built it and installed its doors H1817 with its bolts and its bars.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 3:15 - Shallum the son of Col-hozeh, the official of the district of Mizpah, repaired the Fountain Gate. He built it, made a roof for it, and installed its doors H1817 with its bolts and its bars, and the wall of the Pool of Shelah at the king’s garden as far as the steps that descend from the city of David.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 6:1 - Now when it was reported to Sanballat, Tobiah, Geshem the Arab, and to the rest of our enemies that I had rebuilt the wall, and that no breach was left in it, although at that time I had not installed the doors H1817 in the gates,
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 6:10 - When I entered the house of Shemaiah the son of Delaiah, son of Mehetabel, who was confined at home, he said, “Let’s meet together in the house of God, within the temple, and let’s close the doors H1817 of the temple, for they are coming to kill you, and they are coming to kill you at night.”

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