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Lexicon :: Strong's H2154 - zimmâ

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Strong’s Definitions

זִמָּה zimmâh, zim-maw'; or זַמָּה zammâh; from H2161; a plan, especially a bad one:—heinous crime, lewd(-ly, -ness), mischief, purpose, thought, wicked (device, mind, -ness).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 29x

The KJV translates Strong's H2154 in the following manner: lewdness (14x), wickedness (4x), mischief (3x), lewd (2x), heinous crime (1x), wicked devices (1x), lewdly (1x), wicked mind (1x), purposes (1x), thought (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 29x
The KJV translates Strong's H2154 in the following manner: lewdness (14x), wickedness (4x), mischief (3x), lewd (2x), heinous crime (1x), wicked devices (1x), lewdly (1x), wicked mind (1x), purposes (1x), thought (1x).
  1. plan, device, wickedness, evil plan, mischievous purpose

    1. plan, purpose

    2. evil device, wickedness

    3. not chaste, incest, licentiousness, adultery, idolatry, harlotry

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
זִמָּה zimmâh, zim-maw'; or זַמָּה zammâh; from H2161; a plan, especially a bad one:—heinous crime, lewd(-ly, -ness), mischief, purpose, thought, wicked (device, mind, -ness).
STRONGS H2154: Abbreviations
† I. זִמָּה noun feminine plan, device, wickedness — absolute ז׳ Leviticus 18:17 + 17 times; construct זִמַּת Proverbs 24:9 + 2 times; suffix זִמָּתֵךְ Ezekiel 16:58 + 3 times; זִמַּתְכֶ֫נָֿה Ezekiel 23:48, 49; plural זמּוֺת Isaiah 32:7, suffix זִמֹּתַי Job 17:11; —
1. plan, purpose Job 17:3; elsewhere always
2. in bad sense:
a. evil device Isaiah 32:7 (with יעִץ, followed by לְחַבֵּל); זִמַּת אִוֶּלֶת Proverbs 24:9; compare Psalm 26:10 (|| שֹׁחַד), Psalm 119:150.
b. wickedness in act עשׂה ז׳ Hosea 6:9 (where murder in context), Proverbs 10:23; Proverbs 21:27 compare Now. Especially
c. of unchastity: incest Leviticus 18:17; Leviticus 20:14 (twice in verse), licentiousness Leviticus 19:29 (all H), Judges 20:6 (|| נְבָלָה), adultery Job 31:11; frequently (mostly Ezekiel) metaphor of idolatry of people under figure of harlotry and adultery Jeremiah 13:27 (זִמַּת זְנוּתֵךְ), Ezekiel 16:27 (דַּרְכֵךְ זִמָּה), Ezekiel 16:43; Ezekiel 16:58 (both || תּוֺעֵבָה), Ezekiel 22:9 (with עשׂה), Ezekiel 22:11 (טִמֵּא בְּזִמָּה, || תועבה), Ezekiel 23:21, 27 (|| זְנוּתֵךְ), Ezekiel 23:29 (עֶרְוַת זְנוּנַיִךְ וְזִמָּתֵךְ וְתַזְנוּתָ֑יִךְ), Ezekiel 23:35 (|| תַּזְנוּתָ֑יִךְ), Ezekiel 23:44 (אִשּׁוֺת הַזּ׳, Co לעשׂות ז׳), Ezekiel 23:48; Ezekiel 23:48; Ezekiel 23:49 (|| חֲטָאֵי גִלּוּלֵיכֶן), Ezekiel 24:13. [In Ezekiel 16:27, 43; Ezekiel 24:13 strike out Co, chiefly on internal grounds.]
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


18:17; 18:17; 19:29; 20:14




17:3; 17:11; 31:11


26:10; 119:150


10:23; 21:27; 24:9; 24:9


32:7; 32:7




16:27; 16:27; 16:43; 16:43; 16:58; 16:58; 22:9; 22:11; 23:21; 23:27; 23:29; 23:35; 23:44; 23:48; 23:48; 23:48; 23:49; 23:49; 24:13; 24:13



Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H2154 matches the Hebrew זִמָּה (zimmâ),
which occurs 29 times in 27 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:17 - ‘You shall not uncover the nakedness of a woman and of her daughter, nor shall you take her son’s daughter or her daughter’s daughter, to uncover her nakedness; they are blood relatives. It is [fn]lewdness. H2154
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:29 - ‘Do not [fn]profane your daughter by making her a harlot, so that the land will not fall to harlotry and the land become full of lewdness. H2154
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:14 - ‘If there is a man who [fn]marries a woman and her mother, it is immorality; H2154 both he and they shall be burned with fire, so that there will be no immorality H2154 in your midst.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 20:6 - “And I took hold of my concubine and cut her in pieces and sent her throughout the land of Israel’s inheritance; for they have committed a lewd H2154 and disgraceful act in Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:11 - “My days are past, my plans H2154 are torn apart,
Even the wishes of my heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:11 - “For that would be a lustful H2154 crime; H2154
Moreover, it would be an iniquity punishable by judges.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 26:10 - In whose hands is a wicked H2154 scheme, H2154
And whose right hand is full of bribes.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:150 - Those who follow after wickedness H2154 draw near;
They are far from Your law.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:23 - Doing wickedness H2154 is like sport to a fool,
And so is wisdom to a man of understanding.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:27 - The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination,
How much more when he brings it with evil H2154 intent! H2154
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:9 - The devising H2154 of folly is sin,
And the scoffer is an abomination to men.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 32:7 - As for a rogue, his weapons are evil;
He devises wicked H2154 schemes H2154
To destroy the afflicted with [fn]slander,
Even though the needy one speaks [fn]what is right.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 13:27 - “As for your adulteries and your lustful neighings,
The lewdness H2154 of your prostitution
On the hills in the field,
I have seen your abominations.
Woe to you, O Jerusalem!
How long will you remain unclean?”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 16:27 - “Behold now, I have stretched out My hand against you and diminished your rations. And I delivered you up to the desire of those who hate you, the daughters of the Philistines, who are ashamed of your lewd H2154 conduct.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 16:43 - “Because you have not remembered the days of your youth but [fn]have enraged Me by all these things, behold, I in turn will bring your conduct down on your own head,” declares the Lord GOD, “so that you will not commit this lewdness H2154 on top of all your other abominations.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 16:58 - “You have borne the penalty of your lewdness H2154 and abominations,” the LORD declares.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 22:9 - “Slanderous men have been in you for the purpose of shedding blood, and in you they have eaten at the mountain shrines. In your midst they have committed acts H2154 of lewdness. H2154
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 22:11 - “One has committed abomination with his neighbor’s wife and another has lewdly H2154 defiled his daughter-in-law. And another in you has humbled his sister, his father’s daughter.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 23:21 - “Thus you longed for the lewdness H2154 of your youth, when [fn]the Egyptians handled your bosom because of the breasts of your youth.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 23:27 - ‘Thus I will make your lewdness H2154 and your harlotry brought from the land of Egypt to cease from you, so that you will not lift up your eyes to them or remember Egypt anymore.’
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 23:29 - ‘They will deal with you in hatred, take all your property, and leave you naked and bare. And the nakedness of your harlotries will be uncovered, both your lewdness H2154 and your harlotries.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 23:35 - “Therefore, thus says the Lord GOD, ‘Because you have forgotten Me and cast Me behind your back, bear now the punishment of your lewdness H2154 and your harlotries.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 23:44 - [fn]But they went in to her as they would go in to a harlot. Thus they went in to Oholah and to Oholibah, the lewd H2154 women.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 23:48 - ‘Thus I will make lewdness H2154 cease from the land, that all women may be admonished and not commit [fn]lewdness H2154 as you have done.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 23:49 - ‘Your lewdness H2154 [fn]will be requited upon you, and you will bear the penalty of worshiping your idols; thus you will know that I am the Lord GOD.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 24:13 - “In your filthiness is lewdness. H2154
Because I would have cleansed you,
Yet you are not clean,
You will not be cleansed from your filthiness again
Until I have [fn]spent My wrath on you.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 6:9 - And as raiders wait for a man,
So a band of priests murder on the way to Shechem;
Surely they have committed [fn]crime. H2154
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