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Lexicon :: Strong's H2931 - ṭāmē'

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Strong’s Definitions

טָמֵא ṭâmêʼ, taw-may'; from H2930; foul in a religious sense:—defiled, infamous, polluted(-tion), unclean.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 87x

The KJV translates Strong's H2931 in the following manner: unclean (79x), defiled (5x), infamous (1x), polluted (1x), pollution (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 87x
The KJV translates Strong's H2931 in the following manner: unclean (79x), defiled (5x), infamous (1x), polluted (1x), pollution (1x).
  1. unclean, impure

    1. ethically and religiously

    2. ritually

    3. of places

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
טָמֵא ṭâmêʼ, taw-may'; from H2930; foul in a religious sense:—defiled, infamous, polluted(-tion), unclean.
STRONGS H2931: Abbreviations
† II. טָמֵא adjective unclean; — ט׳ Leviticus 5:2 + 58 times; construct טְמֵא Leviticus 22:4 + 3 times; feminine טְמֵאָה Leviticus 5:2 + 11 times; construct טְמֵאַת Ezekiel 22:5, 10; plural טְמֵאִים Leviticus 11:8 + 10 times; — unclean,
1. ethically and religiously שׂפתים ט׳ Isaiah 6:5 (twice in verse) unclean of lips; השׁם ט׳ Ezekiel 22:5 defiled of name, infamous; טהור מִטּ׳ Job 14:4.
2. ritually:
a. of persons, || טהור Deuteronomy 12:15, 22; Deuteronomy 15:22; Ecclesiastes 9:2; נפשׁ ט׳ Leviticus 22:4 (H); (אדם) לנפשׁ ט׳ unclean for a (dead) person Numbers 5:2; Numbers 9:6, 7, 10 (P) = נפשׁ ט׳ Haggai 2:13; elsewhere for various reasons Deuteronomy 26:14; Leviticus 5:2; Leviticus 13:11, 16, 44, 45 (twice in verse); Leviticus 13:46; Leviticus 15:2, 25, 33; Numbers 19:13, 17, 19, 20, 22 (all P), 2 Chronicles 23:19; Isaiah 64:5; Ezekiel 4:13; Ezekiel 22:10; Lamentations 4:15.
b. of animals Leviticus 5:2 (4 times in verse); Leviticus 7:21 (twice in verse); Leviticus 11:4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 26, 27, 28, 29, 31; Leviticus 27:11, 27; Numbers 18:15 (all P), Leviticus 20:25 (twice in verse) (H), Deuteronomy 14:7, 8, 10, 19.
c. of things in general Leviticus 11:35 (twice in verse); Leviticus 11:38; Leviticus 15:26; Numbers 19:15 (all P), Isaiah 52:11; food Judges 13:4; Hosea 9:3; houses Jeremiah 19:13; leprosy Leviticus 13:15, 51, 55; Leviticus 14:44, 57 (P); offering Haggai 2:14.
d. persons and things in general כל טמא Leviticus 7:19, 21 (P); ובין הטהור הבדיל בין הט׳ Leviticus 10:10; Leviticus 11:47; לטהור הודיע בין (ה)ט׳ Ezekiel 22:26; Ezekiel 44:23; of aliens Isaiah 52:1 (|| עָרֵל), perhaps also Isaiah 35:8.
3. specifically of places: מקום ט׳ unclean place (place of refuse away from holy place and human habitation) Leviticus 14:40, 41, 45 (P); טמאה ארץ land on the east of the Jordan separated from the land of the tabernacle of י׳ Joshua 22:19 (P); so אדמה ט׳ a foreign land Amos 7:17.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


5:2; 5:2; 5:2; 5:2; 7:19; 7:21; 7:21; 10:10; 11:4; 11:5; 11:6; 11:7; 11:8; 11:8; 11:26; 11:27; 11:28; 11:29; 11:31; 11:35; 11:38; 11:47; 13:11; 13:15; 13:16; 13:44; 13:45; 13:46; 13:51; 13:55; 14:40; 14:41; 14:44; 14:45; 14:57; 15:2; 15:25; 15:26; 15:33; 20:25; 22:4; 22:4; 27:11; 27:27


5:2; 9:6; 9:7; 9:10; 18:15; 19:13; 19:15; 19:17; 19:19; 19:20; 19:22


12:15; 12:22; 14:7; 14:8; 14:10; 14:19; 15:22; 26:14





2 Chronicles







6:5; 35:8; 52:1; 52:11; 64:5






4:13; 22:5; 22:5; 22:10; 22:10; 22:26; 44:23






2:13; 2:14


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H2931 matches the Hebrew טָמֵא (ṭāmē'),
which occurs 88 times in 78 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Lev 5:2–Deu 12:15)

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 5:2 - Or if a soul touch any unclean H2931 thing, whether it be a carcase of an unclean H2931 beast, or a carcase of unclean H2931 cattle, or the carcase of unclean H2931 creeping things, and if it be hidden from him; he also shall be unclean, H2931 and guilty.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 7:19 - And the flesh that toucheth any unclean H2931 thing shall not be eaten; it shall be burnt with fire: and as for the flesh, all that be clean shall eat thereof.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 7:21 - Moreover the soul that shall touch any unclean thing, as the uncleanness of man, or any unclean H2931 beast, or any abominable unclean H2931 thing, and eat of the flesh of the sacrifice of peace offerings, which pertain unto the LORD, even that soul shall be cut off from his people.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 10:10 - And that ye may put difference between holy and unholy, and between unclean H2931 and clean;
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:4 - Nevertheless these shall ye not eat of them that chew the cud, or of them that divide the hoof: as the camel, because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof; he is unclean H2931 unto you.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:5 - And the coney, because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof; he is unclean H2931 unto you.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:6 - And the hare, because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof; he is unclean H2931 unto you.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:7 - And the swine, though he divide the hoof, and be clovenfooted, yet he cheweth not the cud; he is unclean H2931 to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:8 - Of their flesh shall ye not eat, and their carcase shall ye not touch; they are unclean H2931 to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:26 - The carcases of every beast which divideth the hoof, and is not clovenfooted, nor cheweth the cud, are unclean H2931 unto you: every one that toucheth them shall be unclean.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:27 - And whatsoever goeth upon his paws, among all manner of beasts that go on all four, those are unclean H2931 unto you: whoso toucheth their carcase shall be unclean until the even.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:28 - And he that beareth the carcase of them shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the even: they are unclean H2931 unto you.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:29 - These also shall be unclean H2931 unto you among the creeping things that creep upon the earth; the weasel, and the mouse, and the tortoise after his kind,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:31 - These are unclean H2931 to you among all that creep: whosoever doth touch them, when they be dead, shall be unclean until the even.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:35 - And every thing whereupon any part of their carcase falleth shall be unclean; whether it be oven, or ranges for pots, they shall be broken down: for they are unclean, H2931 and shall be unclean H2931 unto you.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:38 - But if any water be put upon the seed, and any part of their carcase fall thereon, it shall be unclean H2931 unto you.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:47 - To make a difference between the unclean H2931 and the clean, and between the beast that may be eaten and the beast that may not be eaten.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 13:11 - It is an old leprosy in the skin of his flesh, and the priest shall pronounce him unclean, and shall not shut him up: for he is unclean. H2931
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 13:15 - And the priest shall see the raw flesh, and pronounce him to be unclean: for the raw flesh is unclean: H2931 it is a leprosy.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 13:36 - Then the priest shall look on him: and, behold, if the scall be spread in the skin, the priest shall not seek for yellow hair; he is unclean. H2931
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 13:44 - He is a leprous man, he is unclean: H2931 the priest shall pronounce him utterly unclean; his plague is in his head.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 13:45 - And the leper in whom the plague is, his clothes shall be rent, and his head bare, and he shall put a covering upon his upper lip, and shall cry, Unclean, H2931 unclean. H2931
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 13:46 - All the days wherein the plague shall be in him he shall be defiled; he is unclean: H2931 he shall dwell alone; without the camp shall his habitation be.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 13:51 - And he shall look on the plague on the seventh day: if the plague be spread in the garment, either in the warp, or in the woof, or in a skin, or in any work that is made of skin; the plague is a fretting leprosy; it is unclean. H2931
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 13:55 - And the priest shall look on the plague, after that it is washed: and, behold, if the plague have not changed his colour, and the plague be not spread; it is unclean; H2931 thou shalt burn it in the fire; it is fret inward, whether it be bare within or without.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 14:40 - Then the priest shall command that they take away the stones in which the plague is, and they shall cast them into an unclean H2931 place without the city:
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 14:41 - And he shall cause the house to be scraped within round about, and they shall pour out the dust that they scrape off without the city into an unclean H2931 place:
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 14:44 - Then the priest shall come and look, and, behold, if the plague be spread in the house, it is a fretting leprosy in the house: it is unclean. H2931
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 14:45 - And he shall break down the house, the stones of it, and the timber thereof, and all the morter of the house; and he shall carry them forth out of the city into an unclean H2931 place.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 14:57 - To teach when it is unclean, H2931 and when it is clean: this is the law of leprosy.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 15:2 - Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When any man hath a running issue out of his flesh, because of his issue he is unclean. H2931
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 15:25 - And if a woman have an issue of her blood many days out of the time of her separation, or if it run beyond the time of her separation; all the days of the issue of her uncleanness shall be as the days of her separation: she shall be unclean. H2931
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 15:26 - Every bed whereon she lieth all the days of her issue shall be unto her as the bed of her separation: and whatsoever she sitteth upon shall be unclean, H2931 as the uncleanness of her separation.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 15:33 - And of her that is sick of her flowers, and of him that hath an issue, of the man, and of the woman, and of him that lieth with her that is unclean. H2931
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:25 - Ye shall therefore put difference between clean beasts and unclean, H2931 and between unclean H2931 fowls and clean: and ye shall not make your souls abominable by beast, or by fowl, or by any manner of living thing that creepeth on the ground, which I have separated from you as unclean.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:4 - What man soever of the seed of Aaron is a leper, or hath a running issue; he shall not eat of the holy things, until he be clean. And whoso toucheth any thing that is unclean H2931 by the dead, or a man whose seed goeth from him;
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:11 - And if it be any unclean H2931 beast, of which they do not offer a sacrifice unto the LORD, then he shall present the beast before the priest:
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:27 - And if it be of an unclean H2931 beast, then he shall redeem it according to thine estimation, and shall add a fifth part of it thereto: or if it be not redeemed, then it shall be sold according to thy estimation.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 5:2 - Command the children of Israel, that they put out of the camp every leper, and every one that hath an issue, and whosoever is defiled H2931 by the dead:
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 9:6 - And there were certain men, who were defiled H2931 by the dead body of a man, that they could not keep the passover on that day: and they came before Moses and before Aaron on that day:
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 9:7 - And those men said unto him, We are defiled H2931 by the dead body of a man: wherefore are we kept back, that we may not offer an offering of the LORD in his appointed season among the children of Israel?
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 9:10 - Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If any man of you or of your posterity shall be unclean H2931 by reason of a dead body, or be in a journey afar off, yet he shall keep the passover unto the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 18:15 - Every thing that openeth the matrix in all flesh, which they bring unto the LORD, whether it be of men or beasts, shall be thine: nevertheless the firstborn of man shalt thou surely redeem, and the firstling of unclean H2931 beasts shalt thou redeem.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 19:13 - Whosoever toucheth the dead body of any man that is dead, and purifieth not himself, defileth the tabernacle of the LORD; and that soul shall be cut off from Israel: because the water of separation was not sprinkled upon him, he shall be unclean; H2931 his uncleanness is yet upon him.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 19:15 - And every open vessel, which hath no covering bound upon it, is unclean. H2931
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 19:17 - And for an unclean H2931 person they shall take of the ashes of the burnt heifer of purification for sin, and running water shall be put thereto in a vessel:
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 19:19 - And the clean person shall sprinkle upon the unclean H2931 on the third day, and on the seventh day: and on the seventh day he shall purify himself, and wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and shall be clean at even.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 19:20 - But the man that shall be unclean, and shall not purify himself, that soul shall be cut off from among the congregation, because he hath defiled the sanctuary of the LORD: the water of separation hath not been sprinkled upon him; he is unclean. H2931
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 19:22 - And whatsoever the unclean H2931 person toucheth shall be unclean; and the soul that toucheth it shall be unclean until even.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 12:15 - Notwithstanding thou mayest kill and eat flesh in all thy gates, whatsoever thy soul lusteth after, according to the blessing of the LORD thy God which he hath given thee: the unclean H2931 and the clean may eat thereof, as of the roebuck, and as of the hart.

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