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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

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

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 hath played the harlot; and also, behold, she is with child by whoredom. H2183 And Judah said, Bring her forth, and let her be burnt.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:22 - And it came to pass, when Joram saw Jehu, that he said, Is it peace, Jehu? And he answered, What peace, so long as the whoredoms H2183 of thy mother Jezebel and her witchcrafts are so many?
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 23:11 - And when her sister Aholibah saw this, she was more corrupt in her inordinate love than she, and in her whoredoms more than her sister in her whoredoms. H2183
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 23:29 - And they shall deal with thee hatefully, and shall take away all thy labour, and shall leave thee naked and bare: and the nakedness of thy whoredoms H2183 shall be discovered, both thy lewdness and thy whoredoms.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 1:2 - The beginning of the word of the LORD by Hosea. And the LORD said to Hosea, Go, take unto thee a wife of whoredoms H2183 and children of whoredoms: H2183 for the land hath committed great whoredom, departing from the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:2 - Plead with your mother, plead: for she is not my wife, neither am I her husband: let her therefore put away her whoredoms H2183 out of her sight, and her adulteries from between her breasts;
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:4 - And I will not have mercy upon her children; for they be the children of whoredoms. H2183
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:12 - My people ask counsel at their stocks, and their staff declareth unto them: for the spirit of whoredoms H2183 hath caused them to err, and they have gone a whoring from under their God.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 5:4 - They will not frame their doings to turn unto their God: for the spirit of whoredoms H2183 is in the midst of them, and they have not known the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 3:4 - Because of the multitude of the whoredoms H2183 of the wellfavoured harlot, the mistress of witchcrafts, that selleth nations through her whoredoms, H2183 and families through her witchcrafts.
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