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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.
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 informed,[fn]Your daughter-in-law Tamar has played the harlot, and behold, she is also with child by harlotry.” H2183 Then Judah said, “Bring her out and let her be burned!”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:22 - When [fn]Joram saw Jehu, he said, “Is it peace, Jehu?” And he [fn]answered, “What peace, so long as the harlotries H2183 of your mother Jezebel and her witchcrafts 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 harlotries were more than the harlotries 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 harlotries H2183 will be uncovered, both your lewdness and your harlotries.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 1:2 - When the LORD first spoke through Hosea, the LORD said to Hosea, “Go, take to yourself a wife of harlotry H2183 and have children of harlotry; H2183 for the land commits flagrant harlotry, [fn]forsaking the LORD.”
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:2 - “Contend with your mother, contend,
For she is not my wife, and I am not her husband;
And let her put away her harlotry H2183 from her face
And her adultery from between her breasts,
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:4 - “Also, I will have no compassion on her children,
Because they are children of harlotry. H2183
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:12 - My people consult their wooden idol, and their diviner’s wand informs them;
For a spirit of harlotry H2183 has led them astray,
And they have played the harlot, 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 harlotry H2183 is within them,
And they do not know the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 3:4 - All because of the many harlotries H2183 of the harlot,
The charming one, the mistress of sorceries,
Who sells nations by her harlotries H2183
And families by her sorceries.

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