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Lexicon :: Strong's H2154 - zimmâ

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TWOT Reference: 556b

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 her daughter, nor shall you take her son’s daughter or her daughter’s daughter, to uncover her nakedness. They are near of kin to her. It is wickedness.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:29 - ‘Do not prostitute your daughter, to cause her to be a harlot, lest the land fall into harlotry, and the land become full of wickedness.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:14 - ‘If a man marries a woman and her mother, it is wickedness. They shall be burned with fire, both he and they, that there may be no wickedness among you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 20:6 - “So I took hold of my concubine, cut her in pieces, and sent her throughout all the territory of the inheritance of Israel, because they committed lewdness and outrage in Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:11 - My days are past,
My purposes are broken off,
Even the thoughts of my heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:11 - For that would be wickedness;
Yes, it would be iniquity deserving of judgment.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 26:10 - In whose hands is a sinister scheme,
And whose right hand is full of bribes.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:150 - They draw near who follow after wickedness;
They are far from Your law.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:23 - To do evil is like sport to a fool,
But a man of understanding has wisdom.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:27 - The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination;
How much more when he brings it with wicked intent!
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:9 - The devising of foolishness is sin,
And the scoffer is an abomination to men.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 32:7 - Also the schemes of the schemer are evil;
He devises wicked plans
To destroy the poor with lying words,
Even when the needy speaks justice.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 13:27 - I have seen your adulteries
And your lustful neighings,
The lewdness of your harlotry,
Your abominations on the hills in the fields.
Woe to you, O Jerusalem!
Will you still not be made clean?”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 16:27 - “Behold, therefore, I stretched out My hand against you, diminished your allotment, and gave you up to the will of those who hate you, the daughters of the Philistines, who were ashamed of your lewd behavior.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 16:43 - “Because you did not remember the days of your youth, but agitated Me[fn] with all these things, surely I will also recompense your deeds on your own head,” says the Lord GOD. “And you shall not commit lewdness in addition to all your abominations.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 16:58 - “You have paid for your lewdness and your abominations,” says the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 22:9 - “In you are men who slander to cause bloodshed; in you are those who eat on the mountains; in your midst they commit lewdness.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 22:11 - “One commits abomination with his neighbor’s wife; another lewdly defiles his daughter-in-law; and another in you violates his sister, his father’s daughter.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 23:21 - Thus you called to remembrance the lewdness of your youth,
When the Egyptians pressed your bosom
Because of your youthful breasts.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 23:27 - ‘Thus I will make you cease your lewdness and your harlotry
Brought from the land of Egypt,
So that you will not lift your eyes to them,
Nor remember Egypt anymore.’
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 23:29 - ‘They will deal hatefully with you, take away all you have worked for, and leave you naked and bare. The nakedness of your harlotry shall be uncovered, both your lewdness and your harlotry.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 23:35 - “Therefore thus says the Lord GOD:

‘Because you have forgotten Me and cast Me behind your back,
Therefore you shall bear the penalty
Of your lewdness and your harlotry.’ ”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 23:44 - “Yet they went in to her, as men go in to a woman who plays the harlot; thus they went in to Oholah and Oholibah, the lewd women.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 23:48 - ‘Thus I will cause lewdness to cease from the land, that all women may be taught not to practice your lewdness.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 23:49 - ‘They shall repay you for your lewdness, and you shall pay for your idolatrous sins. Then you shall know that I am the Lord GOD.’ ”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 24:13 - In your filthiness is lewdness.
Because I have cleansed you, and you were not cleansed,
You will not be cleansed of your filthiness anymore,
Till I have caused My fury to rest upon you.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 6:9 - As bands of robbers lie in wait for a man,
So the company of priests murder on the way to Shechem;
Surely they commit lewdness.
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