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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 remained [fn]firm,

And [fn]his arms H2220 were agile,

From the hands of the Mighty One of Jacob

(From there is the Shepherd, the Stone of Israel),

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 6:6 - “Say, therefore, to the sons of Israel, ‘I am the LORD, and I will bring you out from under the labors of the Egyptians, and I will rescue you from their bondage. I will also redeem you with an outstretched arm H2220, and with great judgments.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:16 -

“Terror and dread fall upon them;

By the greatness of Your arm H2220 they are motionless as stone,

Until Your people pass over, LORD,

Until the people pass over whom You have purchased.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 6:19 - ‘And the priest shall take the ram’s shoulder H2220 when it has been boiled, and one unleavened loaf from the basket and one unleavened wafer, and shall put them on the [fn]hands of the Nazirite after he has shaved his consecrated hair.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:34 - “Or has a god ventured to go to take for himself a nation from within another nation by trials, by signs and wonders, by war, by a mighty hand, by an outstretched arm H2220, and by great terrors, [fn]just as the LORD your God did for you in Egypt before your eyes?
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:15 - ‘And you shall remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, and the LORD your God brought you out of there by a mighty hand and an outstretched arm H2220; therefore the LORD your God commanded you to [fn]celebrate the Sabbath day.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 7:19 - the great trials which your eyes saw and the signs and the wonders, and the mighty hand and the outstretched arm H2220 by which the LORD your God brought you out. The LORD your God will do the same to all the peoples of whom you are afraid.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 9:29 - ‘Yet they are Your people, and Your inheritance, whom You brought out by Your great power and Your outstretched arm H2220.’
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 11:2 - “Know this day that I am not speaking with your sons who have not known and who have not seen the [fn]discipline of the LORD your God—His greatness, His mighty hand, His outstretched arm H2220,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 18:3 -

“Now this shall be the priests’ portion from the people, from those who offer a sacrifice, either an ox or a sheep: they shall give the priest the shoulder H2220, the two cheeks, and the stomach.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 26:8 - and the LORD brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand, an outstretched arm H2220, and with great terror, and with signs and wonders;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:20 -

Of Gad he said,

“Blessed is the one who enlarges Gad;

He lies down as a [fn]lion,

And tears the arm H2220, also the crown of the head.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:27 -

“The eternal God is a [fn]hiding place,

And underneath are the everlasting arms H2220;

And He drove out the enemy from you,

And said, ‘Destroy!’

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 15:14 -

When he came to Lehi, the Philistines shouted as they met him. And the Spirit of the LORD rushed upon him so that the ropes that were on his arms H2220 were like flax that has burned with fire, and his restraints [fn]dropped from his hands.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:12 - So Delilah took new ropes and bound him with them and said to him, “The Philistines are upon you, Samson!” For the men in the ambush were waiting in the inner room. But he tore [fn]the ropes from his arms H2220 like thread.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:31 - ‘Behold, the days are coming when I will eliminate your [fn]strength H2220 and the [fn]strength H2220 of your father’s house, so that there will not be an old man in your house.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:10 - “So I stood next to him and finished him off, because I knew that he could not live after he had fallen. And I took the crown which was on his head and the band which was on his arm H2220, and I have brought them here to my lord.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:35 -

“He trains my hands for battle,

So that my arms H2220 can bend a bow of bronze.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:42 - (for they will hear of Your great name and Your mighty hand, and of Your outstretched arm H2220); when he comes and prays toward this house,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:24 - Then Jehu [fn]drew his bow with his full strength and [fn]shot [fn]Joram between his arms H2220; and the arrow went [fn]through his heart, and he sank in his chariot.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 17:36 - “But the LORD, who brought you up from the land of Egypt with great power and with an outstretched arm H2220, Him you shall fear, and to Him you shall bow down, and to Him you shall sacrifice.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 6:32 -

“Also concerning the foreigner who is not from Your people Israel, when he comes from a far country on account of Your great name and Your mighty hand and Your outstretched arm H2220, when they come and pray toward this house,

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 32:8 - “With him is only an arm H2220 of flesh, but with us is the LORD our God to help us and to fight our battles.” And the people relied on the words of Hezekiah king of Judah.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:8 -

“But the earth belongs to the powerful H2220 man,

And the one who is honorable dwells on it.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:9 -

“You have sent widows away empty,

And the [fn]strength H2220 of orphans has been crushed.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 26:2 -

“What a help you are to [fn]the weak!

You have saved the arm H2220 without strength!

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 35:9 -

“Because of the multitude of oppressions they cry out;

They cry for help because of the arm H2220 of the mighty.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:15 -

“Their light is withheld from the wicked,

And the uplifted arm H2220 is broken.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:9 -

“Or do you have an arm H2220 like God,

And can you thunder with a voice like His?

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:15 -

Break the arm H2220 of the wicked and the evildoer,

[fn]Seek out his wickedness until You find none.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:34 -

He trains my hands for battle,

So that my arms H2220 can bend a bow of bronze.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:17 -

For the arms H2220 of the wicked will be broken,

But the LORD sustains the righteous.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 44:3 -

For by their own sword they did not possess the land,

And their own arm H2220 did not save them,

But Your right hand and Your arm H2220 and the light of Your presence,

For You favored them.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 71:18 -

And even when I am old and gray, God, do not abandon me,

Until I declare Your [fn]strength H2220 to this generation,

Your power to all who are to come.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 77:15 -

By Your [fn]power H2220 You have redeemed Your people,

The sons of Jacob and Joseph. Selah

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 79:11 -

Let the groaning of the prisoner come before You;

According to the greatness of Your [fn]power H2220, let [fn]those who are doomed to die remain.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 83:8 -

Assyria also has joined them;

They have become [fn]a help H2220 to the children of Lot. Selah

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:10 -

You Yourself crushed [fn]Rahab like one who is slain;

You scattered Your enemies with [fn]Your mighty arm H2220.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:13 -

You have [fn]a strong arm H2220;

Your hand is mighty, Your right hand is exalted.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:21 -

With whom My hand will be established;

My arm H2220 also will strengthen him.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 98:1 -

A Psalm.

Sing a new song to the LORD,

For He has done wonderful things,

His right hand and His holy arm H2220 have [fn]gained the victory for Him.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 136:12 -

With a strong hand and an outstretched arm H2220,

For His faithfulness is everlasting.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 31:17 -

She surrounds her waist with strength

And makes her arms H2220 strong.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 8:6 -

“Put me like a seal over your heart,

Like a seal on your arm H2220.

For love is as strong as death,

[fn]Jealousy is as severe as Sheol;

Its flames are flames of fire,

[fn]The flame of the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 9:20 -

[fn]They devour what is on the right hand but are still hungry,

And [fn]they eat what is on the left hand, but they are not satisfied;

Each of them eats the flesh of his own arm H2220.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 17:5 -

It will be like the [fn]reaper gathering the standing grain,

As his arm H2220 harvests the ears,

Or it will be like one gleaning ears of grain

In the Valley of Rephaim.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:30 -

And the LORD will cause [fn]His voice of authority to be heard,

And the [fn]descending of His arm H2220 to be seen in fierce anger,

And in the flame of a consuming fire

In cloudburst, downpour, and hailstones.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:2 -

LORD, be gracious to us; we have waited for You.

Be [fn]their [fn]strength H2220 every morning,

Our salvation also in the time of distress.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 40:10 -

Behold, the Lord [fn]GOD will come with might,

With His arm H2220 ruling for Him.

Behold, His compensation is with Him,

And His reward before Him.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 40:11 -

Like a shepherd He will tend His flock,

In His arm H2220 He will gather the lambs

And carry them in the fold of His robe;

He will gently lead the nursing ewes.

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