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Lexicon :: Strong's H2183 - zᵊnûnîm

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Part of Speech
masculine plural noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 563a

Variant Spellings

Variant spellings for this word: זנונים (Gesenius) זנון (Strongs)

Strong’s Definitions

זָנוּן zânûwn, zaw-noon'; from H2181; adultery; figuratively, idolatry:—whoredom.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 12x

The KJV translates Strong's H2183 in the following manner: whoredoms (12x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 12x
The KJV translates Strong's H2183 in the following manner: whoredoms (12x).
  1. adultery, fornication, prostitution

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
זָנוּן zânûwn, zaw-noon'; from H2181; adultery; figuratively, idolatry:—whoredom.
STRONGS H2183: Abbreviations
זְנוּנִים noun [masculine] fornication, plural abstract intensive (Ol§ 215 a; DlPr. 74, derived from √ זנן, Assyrian zanânu, fill full, compare Dlib.73) — ז׳ Hosea 1:2 + 5 times, construct זְנוּנֵי Nahum 3:4 + 2 times, זְנוּנַיִךְ Ezekiel 23:29, זְנוּנֶיהָ Hosea 2:4; Nahum 3:4.
a. sexual Genesis 38:24 (J) Hosea 1:2 (twice in verse).
b. international Nahum 3:4 (twice in verse).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs



2 Kings



23:11; 23:29; 23:29


1:2; 1:2; 2:4; 2:4; 2:6; 4:12; 5:4


3:4; 3:4; 3:4

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Strong's Number H2183 matches the Hebrew זְנוּנִים (zᵊnûnîm),
which occurs 12 times in 10 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:24 - And it came to pass about three months after, that it was told Judah, saying, Tamar thy daughter-in-law has committed fornication, and behold, she is also with child by fornication. And Judah said, Bring her forth, that she may be burned.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:22 - And it came to pass when Joram saw Jehu, that he said, Is it peace, Jehu? And he said, What peace, so long as the fornications of thy mother Jezebel and her sorceries are so many?
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 23:11 - And her sister Oholibah saw this, and was more corrupt in her passion than she, and in her fornications more than the whoredoms of her sister.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 23:29 - And they shall deal with thee in hatred, and shall take away all thy labour, and shall leave thee naked and bare; so that the nakedness of thy whoredoms shall be discovered, both thy lewdness and thy fornications.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 1:2 - The beginning of the word of Jehovah through Hosea. And Jehovah said to Hosea, Go, take unto thee a wife of whoredoms, and children of whoredoms; for the land is entirely given up to whoredom, away from Jehovah.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:2 - Plead with your mother, plead; for she is not my wife, neither am I her husband: and let her put away her whoredoms from her face, and her adulteries from between her breasts;
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:4 - And I will not have mercy upon her children; for they are the children of whoredoms.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:12 - My people ask counsel of their stock, and their staff declareth unto them; for the spirit of whoredoms causeth them to err, and they have gone a whoring from under their God:
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 5:4 - Their doings do not allow them to return unto their God; for the spirit of whoredoms is in the midst of them, and they know not Jehovah.
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 3:4 - -- Because of the multitude of the fornications of the well-favoured harlot, mistress of sorceries, that selleth nations through her fornications, and families through her sorceries,
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