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Lexicon :: Strong's H2220 - zᵊrôaʿ

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feminine noun
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TWOT Reference: 583a

Variant Spellings

Variant spellings for this word: זרוע (Strongs and Gesenius) זרועה (Strongs) זרעה (Strongs) זרע (Strongs)

Strong’s Definitions

זְרוֹעַ zᵉrôwaʻ, zer-o'-ah; or (shortened) זְרֹעַ zᵉrôaʻ; and (feminine) זְרוֹעָה zᵉrôwʻâh; or זְרֹעָה zᵉrôʻâh; from H2232; the arm (as stretched out), or (of animals) the foreleg; figuratively, force:—arm, help, mighty, power, shoulder, strength.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 91x

The KJV translates Strong's H2220 in the following manner: arm (83x), power (3x), shoulder (2x), holpen (1x), mighty (1x), strength (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 91x
The KJV translates Strong's H2220 in the following manner: arm (83x), power (3x), shoulder (2x), holpen (1x), mighty (1x), strength (1x).
  1. arm, forearm, shoulder, strength

    1. arm

    2. arm (as symbol of strength)

    3. forces (political and military)

    4. shoulder (of animal sacrificed)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
זְרוֹעַ zᵉrôwaʻ, zer-o'-ah; or (shortened) זְרֹעַ zᵉrôaʻ; and (feminine) זְרוֹעָה zᵉrôwʻâh; or זְרֹעָה zᵉrôʻâh; from H2232; the arm (as stretched out), or (of animals) the foreleg; figuratively, force:—arm, help, mighty, power, shoulder, strength.
STRONGS H2220: Abbreviations
זְרוֺעַ, זְרֹעַ noun feminineExodus 6:6 and (rare) masculineIsaiah 51:5, compare below arm, shoulder, strength (Late Hebrew id.; Assyrian (Tel el Amarna102, 1. 12, etc.) zurû, compare JastrJBL xi, 1892, 123; Arabic ذِرَاعً; Aramaic דְּרָעָא, axixRD; Ethiopic መዝራዕት፡) — absolute זְרוֺעַ Exodus 6:6 +, זְרֹעַ Deuteronomy 7:19 +; construct זְרוֺעַ Psalm 10:15 +, זְרֹעַ Psalm 89:11 +; suffix זְרוֺעִי Jeremiah 27:5; Psalm 89:2, זְרֹעִי Isaiah 51:5; Isaiah 63:5; זְרוֺעֲךָ Psalm 71:18 +, זְרֹעֲךָ 1 Samuel 3:31 +, etc.; plural זְרֹעִים Daniel 11:31; construct זְרֹעֵי Genesis 49:24; suffix זְרֹעַי Isaiah 51:5, זְרֹעָיו 2 Kings 9:24; elsewhere feminine form, construct זְרוֺעוֺת Psalm 37:17, זְרֹעוֺת Job 22:9 + 6 times, זְרֹעֹת Deuteronomy 33:27; suffix זְרוֺעֹתָ֑י Psalm 18:35, זְרֹעֹתָ֑י 2 Samuel 22:35, etc. (In absolute and construct singular more often plene, in plural and with suffix more often defect. In three instances where ז׳ is masculine it means a political or military force Daniel 11:15, 22, 31). —
1. arm,
a. literally, of a man Judges 15:14; Judges 16:12; 2 Samuel 1:10; Isaiah 9:19; Isaiah 17:5 (probably accusative instrumental), Deuteronomy 33:20; Zechariah 11:17 (twice in verse); Songs 8:6; Daniel 10:6; Ezekiel 13:30 (strike out Co); כֹּחוֺ ז׳ Isaiah 44:12 (of a smith, forging); חֲשׂוּפָה ז׳ Ezekiel 4:7 (of prophet); in figure of י׳ teaching Ephraim to walk Hosea 11:3; זְרֹעֵי יָדָיו Genesis 49:24 arms of his hands, i.e. arms that by their strength enable him (Joseph) to draw the bow; וַיַּךְ אֶתיְֿהוֺרָם בֵּין זְרֹעָיו 2 Kings 9:24, i.e. his arms seen from behind, his shoulders.
b. arm as seat of (human) strength Psalm 18:35 = 2 Samuel 22:35; לֹאעֹז ז׳ Job 26:2, כּוֺחַ הַזּ׳ Daniel 11:6 compare Daniel 11:6; לֹא עֹז ז׳ Job 26:2; חִוַּקְתִּי ז׳ Hosea 7:15 compare Ezekiel 30:24, 25; also with שׁבר Psalm 10:15; Psalm 37:17; Jeremiah 48:25 (|| קֶרֶן), Ezekiel 30:21, 22, 24 compare Ezekiel 30:25; רָמָה תִּשָּׁבֵר ז׳ Job 38:15. — On Malachi 2:3 compare VB. Especially
c. Yahweh's arm as instrument of deliverance and judgment (often Deuteronomy, Jeremiah, Isa2, Psalms): — נְטוּיָה ז׳ Deuteronomy 4:34; Deuteronomy 5:15; Deuteronomy 26:8; Ezekiel 20:33, 34; Psalm 136:12, compare Deuteronomy 7:19; Deuteronomy 11:2; 1 Kings 8:42 2 Chronicles 6:32 (all || יָד חֲזָקָה), Deuteronomy 9:29; 2 Kings 17:36; (of creation) Jeremiah 27:5; Jeremiah 32:17 (all || כֹּחַ גָּדוֺל); נְטוּיָה בִּז׳ Exodus 6:6 (P, or D's revision; no ||); חֲזָקָה זְ׳ Jeremiah 21:5 (|| יָד נְטוּיָה); גְּדֹל זרועך Exodus 15:16 (song), גֹּדֶל ז׳ Psalm 79:11; זְרוֺעִי תְאַמְּצֶנּוּ Psalm 89:22 (|| יָדִי); בִּזְ׳ Psalm 77:16; ז׳ Psalm 44:4 (|| יְמִינְךָ), קָדְשׁוֺ ז׳ Psalm 98:1 (|| יְמִינוֺ), compare Isaiah 52:10; עֻוָּךָ ז׳ Psalm 89:11 compare Isaiah 62:8 (|| יְמִינוֺ); לִבְּשִׁיעֹֿז זְרוֺעַ י׳ Isaiah 51:9; לְךָ ז׳ עִםגְּֿבוּרָ֑ה Psalm 89:14; תִּפְאַרְתּוֺ ז׳ Isaiah 63:12; as support of weak Isaiah 40:11 (figurative of shepherd), compare זְרֹעֹת עוֺלָם Deuteronomy 33:27; נַחַת זְרוֺעוֺ יַרְאֶה Isaiah 30:30 (of lightning stroke, || השׁמיע הוֺד קולו of thunder); also אִםוְֿרוֺעַ כָּאֵל לָךְ Job 40:9.Hence,
2. arm, as symbol of strength:
a. human 1 Samuel 2:31 (twice in verse) (Greek Version of the LXX read זַרְעֲךָ and זֶרַע, but see Klo Dr), Ezekiel 22:6; Ezekiel 31:17; וַתְּאַמֵּץ זְרוֺעתֶיהָ Proverbs 31:17; בָּשָׂר ז׳ 2 Chronicles 32:8; שָׁם בָּשָׂר זְרֹעוֺ Jeremiah 17:5 (|| יִבְטַח בָּאָדָם); compare Psalm 44:4 (|| חַרְבָּם); אישׁ זרוע Job 22:8; זְרֹעוֺת יְתֹמִים Job 22:9 (i.e. strength, resources); הָיוּ זרוע לִבְּנֵילֿוֺט Psalm 83:9; רַבִּים ז׳ Job 35:9; זְרֹעַ גְּדוֺלָה Ezekiel 17:9 (for pulling up a tree, in metaphor).
b. = divine strength Psalm 71:18 (|| גְּבוּרָה), זְרֹעוֺ משְׁלָה לוֺ Isaiah 40:10 (|| חָזָק); יִשְׁפֹּ֑טוּ עַמִּים זְרֹעַי Isaiah 51:5 [Str thinks masculine to avoid verbal ending נָה, compare Isaiah 49:11]; and help Isaiah 33:2 (|| יְשׁוּעָה) compare Isaiah 59:16; Isaiah 63:5; see also Isaiah 53:1.
3. plural forces, political and military, with יִעֲמֹ֑דוּ Daniel 11:15, 31; Daniel 11:22 (see Bev).
4. Shoulder of animal sacrificed, belonging to priest Numbers 6:19 (P) Deuteronomy 18:3.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


49:24; 49:24


6:6; 6:6; 6:6; 15:16




4:34; 5:15; 7:19; 7:19; 9:29; 11:2; 18:3; 26:8; 33:20; 33:27; 33:27


15:14; 16:12

1 Samuel


2 Samuel

1:10; 22:35; 22:35

1 Kings


2 Kings

9:24; 9:24; 17:36

2 Chronicles

6:32; 32:8


22:8; 22:9; 22:9; 26:2; 26:2; 35:9; 38:15; 40:9


10:15; 10:15; 18:35; 18:35; 37:17; 37:17; 44:4; 44:4; 71:18; 71:18; 77:16; 79:11; 83:9; 89:2; 89:11; 89:11; 89:14; 89:22; 98:1; 136:12



Song of Songs



9:19; 17:5; 30:30; 33:2; 40:10; 40:11; 44:12; 49:11; 51:5; 51:5; 51:5; 51:5; 51:9; 52:10; 53:1; 59:16; 62:8; 63:5; 63:5; 63:12


17:5; 21:5; 27:5; 27:5; 32:17; 48:25


4:7; 17:9; 20:33; 20:34; 22:6; 30:21; 30:22; 30:24; 30:24; 30:25; 30:25; 31:17


10:6; 11:6; 11:6; 11:15; 11:15; 11:22; 11:22; 11:31; 11:31; 11:31


7:15; 11:3





Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H2220 matches the Hebrew זְרוֹעַ (zᵊrôaʿ),
which occurs 91 times in 84 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Gen 49:24–Isa 40:11)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:24 - But his bow abode in strength, and the arms H2220 of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob; (from thence is the shepherd, the stone of Israel:)
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 6:6 - Wherefore say unto the children of Israel, I am the LORD, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will rid you out of their bondage, and I will redeem you with a stretched out arm, H2220 and with great judgments:
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:16 - Fear and dread shall fall upon them; by the greatness of thine arm H2220 they shall be as still as a stone; till thy people pass over, O LORD, till the people pass over, which thou hast purchased.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 6:19 - And the priest shall take the sodden shoulder H2220 of the ram, and one unleavened cake out of the basket, and one unleavened wafer, and shall put them upon the hands of the Nazarite, after the hair of his separation is shaven:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:34 - Or hath God assayed to go and take him a nation from the midst of another nation, by temptations, by signs, and by wonders, and by war, and by a mighty hand, and by a stretched out arm, H2220 and by great terrors, according to all that the LORD your God did for you in Egypt before your eyes?
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:15 - And remember that thou wast a servant in the land of Egypt, and that the LORD thy God brought thee out thence through a mighty hand and by a stretched out arm: H2220 therefore the LORD thy God commanded thee to keep the sabbath day.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 7:19 - The great temptations which thine eyes saw, and the signs, and the wonders, and the mighty hand, and the stretched out arm, H2220 whereby the LORD thy God brought thee out: so shall the LORD thy God do unto all the people of whom thou art afraid.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 9:29 - Yet they are thy people and thine inheritance, which thou broughtest out by thy mighty power and by thy stretched out arm. H2220
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 11:2 - And know ye this day: for I speak not with your children which have not known, and which have not seen the chastisement of the LORD your God, his greatness, his mighty hand, and his stretched out arm, H2220
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 18:3 - And this shall be the priest's due from the people, from them that offer a sacrifice, whether it be ox or sheep; and they shall give unto the priest the shoulder, H2220 and the two cheeks, and the maw.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 26:8 - And the LORD brought us forth out of Egypt with a mighty hand, and with an outstretched arm, H2220 and with great terribleness, and with signs, and with wonders:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:20 - And of Gad he said, Blessed be he that enlargeth Gad: he dwelleth as a lion, and teareth the arm H2220 with the crown of the head.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:27 - The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms: H2220 and he shall thrust out the enemy from before thee; and shall say, Destroy them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 15:14 - And when he came unto Lehi, the Philistines shouted against him: and the Spirit of the LORD came mightily upon him, and the cords that were upon his arms H2220 became as flax that was burnt with fire, and his bands loosed from off his hands.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:12 - Delilah therefore took new ropes, and bound him therewith, and said unto him, The Philistines be upon thee, Samson. And there were liers in wait abiding in the chamber. And he brake them from off his arms H2220 like a thread.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:31 - Behold, the days come, that I will cut off thine arm, H2220 and the arm H2220 of thy father's house, that there shall not be an old man in thine house.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:10 - So I stood upon him, and slew him, because I was sure that he could not live after that he was fallen: and I took the crown that was upon his head, and the bracelet that was on his arm, H2220 and have brought them hither unto my lord.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:35 - He teacheth my hands to war; so that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms. H2220
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:42 - (For they shall hear of thy great name, and of thy strong hand, and of thy stretched out arm;) H2220 when he shall come and pray toward this house;
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:24 - And Jehu drew a bow with his full strength, and smote Jehoram between his arms, H2220 and the arrow went out at his heart, and he sunk down in his chariot.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 17:36 - But the LORD, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt with great power and a stretched out arm, H2220 him shall ye fear, and him shall ye worship, and to him shall ye do sacrifice.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 6:32 - Moreover concerning the stranger, which is not of thy people Israel, but is come from a far country for thy great name's sake, and thy mighty hand, and thy stretched out arm; H2220 if they come and pray in this house;
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 32:8 - With him is an arm H2220 of flesh; but with us is the LORD our God to help us, and to fight our battles. And the people rested themselves upon the words of Hezekiah king of Judah.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:8 - But as for the mighty H2220 man, he had the earth; and the honourable man dwelt in it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:9 - Thou hast sent widows away empty, and the arms H2220 of the fatherless have been broken.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 26:2 - How hast thou helped him that is without power? how savest thou the arm H2220 that hath no strength?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 35:9 - By reason of the multitude of oppressions they make the oppressed to cry: they cry out by reason of the arm H2220 of the mighty.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:15 - And from the wicked their light is withholden, and the high arm H2220 shall be broken.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:9 - Hast thou an arm H2220 like God? or canst thou thunder with a voice like him?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:15 - Break thou the arm H2220 of the wicked and the evil man: seek out his wickedness till thou find none.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:34 - He teacheth my hands to war, so that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms. H2220
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:17 - For the arms H2220 of the wicked shall be broken: but the LORD upholdeth the righteous.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 44:3 - For they got not the land in possession by their own sword, neither did their own arm H2220 save them: but thy right hand, and thine arm, H2220 and the light of thy countenance, because thou hadst a favour unto them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 71:18 - Now also when I am old and grayheaded, O God, forsake me not; until I have shewed thy strength H2220 unto this generation, and thy power to every one that is to come.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 77:15 - Thou hast with thine arm H2220 redeemed thy people, the sons of Jacob and Joseph. Selah.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 79:11 - Let the sighing of the prisoner come before thee; according to the greatness of thy power H2220 preserve thou those that are appointed to die;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 83:8 - Assur also is joined with them: they have holpen H2220 the children of Lot. Selah.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:10 - Thou hast broken Rahab in pieces, as one that is slain; thou hast scattered thine enemies with thy strong arm. H2220
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:13 - Thou hast a mighty arm: H2220 strong is thy hand, and high is thy right hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:21 - With whom my hand shall be established: mine arm H2220 also shall strengthen him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 98:1 - [[A Psalm.]] O sing unto the LORD a new song; for he hath done marvellous things: his right hand, and his holy arm, H2220 hath gotten him the victory.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 136:12 - With a strong hand, and with a stretched out arm: H2220 for his mercy endureth for ever.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 31:17 - She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms. H2220
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 8:6 - Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm: H2220 for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 9:20 - And he shall snatch on the right hand, and be hungry; and he shall eat on the left hand, and they shall not be satisfied: they shall eat every man the flesh of his own arm: H2220
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 17:5 - And it shall be as when the harvestman gathereth the corn, and reapeth the ears with his arm; H2220 and it shall be as he that gathereth ears in the valley of Rephaim.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:30 - And the LORD shall cause his glorious voice to be heard, and shall shew the lighting down of his arm, H2220 with the indignation of his anger, and with the flame of a devouring fire, with scattering, and tempest, and hailstones.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:2 - O LORD, be gracious unto us; we have waited for thee: be thou their arm H2220 every morning, our salvation also in the time of trouble.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 40:10 - Behold, the Lord GOD will come with strong hand, and his arm H2220 shall rule for him: behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 40:11 - He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, H2220 and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.

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