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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).
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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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 -

Now it was about three months later that Judah was [fn]informed, “Your daughter-in-law Tamar has prostituted herself, and behold, she is also pregnant by prostitution H2183.” Then Judah said, “Bring her out and have her burned!”

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:22 - When [fn]Joram saw Jehu, he said, “Is your intention peace, Jehu?” And he [fn]answered, “What ‘peace,’ so long as your mother Jezebel’s acts of prostitution H2183 and witchcraft are so many?”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 23:11 -

“Now her sister Oholibah saw this, yet she was more corrupt in her lust than she, and her obscene practices were [fn]more than the prostitution H2183 of her sister.

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 prostitution H2183 will be exposed, both your outrageous sin and your obscene practices.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 1:2 -

When the LORD first spoke through Hosea, the LORD said to Hosea, “Go, take for yourself a wife [fn]inclined to infidelity H2183, and children of infidelity H2183; for the land commits flagrant infidelity, [fn]abandoning the LORD.”

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:2 -

“Dispute with your mother, dispute,

Because she is not my wife, and I am not her husband;

But she must remove her infidelity H2183 from her face

And her adultery from between her breasts,

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:4 -

“Also, I will take no pity on her children,

Because they are children of infidelity H2183.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:12 -

My people consult their wooden idol, and their diviner’s wand informs them;

For a spirit of infidelity H2183 has led them astray,

And they have been unfaithful, departing [fn]from their God.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 5:4 -

Their deeds will not allow them

To return to their God.

For a spirit of [fn]infidelity H2183 is within them,

And they do not know the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxNah 3:4 -

All because of the many sexual H2183 acts H2183 of the prostitute,

The charming one, the mistress of sorceries,

Who sells nations by her sexual H2183 acts H2183,

And families by her sorceries.

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