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Lexicon :: Strong's H2931 - ṭāmē'

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TWOT Reference: 809a

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.
† 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 person touches any unclean H2931 thing, whether a carcass of an unclean H2931 beast or the carcass of unclean H2931 cattle or a carcass of unclean H2931 swarming things, though it is hidden from him and he is unclean, H2931 then he will be guilty.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 7:19 - ‘Also the flesh that touches anything unclean H2931 shall not be eaten; it shall be burned with fire. [fn]As for other flesh, anyone who is clean may eat such flesh.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 7:21 - ‘When anyone touches anything unclean, H2931 whether human uncleanness, or an unclean H2931 animal, or any unclean H2931 [fn]detestable thing, and eats of the flesh of the sacrifice of peace offerings which belong to the LORD, that person shall be cut off from his people.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 10:10 - and so as to make a distinction between the holy and the profane, and between the unclean H2931 and the clean,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:4 - ‘Nevertheless, you are not to eat of these, among those which chew the cud, or among those which divide the hoof: the camel, for though it chews cud, it does not divide the hoof, it is unclean H2931 to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:5 - ‘Likewise, the [fn]shaphan, for though it chews cud, it does not divide the hoof, it is unclean H2931 to you;
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:6 - the [fn]rabbit also, for though it chews cud, it does not divide the hoof, it is unclean H2931 to you;
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:7 - and the pig, for though it divides the hoof, thus making a split hoof, it does not chew cud, it is unclean H2931 to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:8 - ‘You shall not eat of their flesh nor touch their carcasses; they are unclean H2931 to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:26 - ‘Concerning all the animals which divide the hoof but do not make a split hoof, or which do not chew cud, they are unclean H2931 to you: whoever touches them becomes unclean.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:27 - ‘Also whatever walks on its paws, among all the creatures that walk on all fours, are unclean H2931 to you; whoever touches their carcasses becomes unclean until evening,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:28 - and the one who picks up their carcasses shall wash his clothes and be unclean until evening; they are unclean H2931 to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:29 - ‘Now these are to you the unclean H2931 among the swarming things which swarm on the earth: the mole, and the mouse, and the [fn]great lizard in its kinds,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:31 - ‘These are to you the unclean H2931 among all the swarming things; whoever touches them when they are dead becomes unclean until evening.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:35 - ‘Everything, moreover, on which part of their carcass may fall becomes unclean; an oven or a [fn]stove shall be smashed; they are unclean H2931 and shall continue as unclean H2931 to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:38 - ‘Though if water is put on the seed and a part of their carcass falls on it, it is unclean H2931 to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:47 - to make a distinction between the unclean H2931 and the clean, and between the edible creature and the creature which is not to be eaten.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 13:11 - it is [fn]a chronic leprosy on the skin of his [fn]body, and the priest shall pronounce him unclean; he shall not [fn]isolate him, for he is unclean. H2931
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 13:15 - “The priest shall look at the raw flesh, and he shall pronounce him unclean; the raw flesh is unclean, H2931 it is leprosy.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 13:36 - then the priest shall look at him, and if the scale has spread in the skin, the priest need not seek for the yellowish hair; he is unclean. H2931
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 13:44 - he is a leprous man, he is unclean. H2931 The priest shall surely pronounce him unclean; his infection is on his head.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 13:45 - “As for the leper who has the infection, his clothes shall be torn, and the hair of his head shall be [fn]uncovered, and he shall cover his mustache and cry, ‘Unclean! H2931 Unclean!’ H2931
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 13:46 - “He shall remain unclean all the days during which he has the infection; he is unclean. H2931 He shall live alone; his dwelling shall be outside the camp.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 13:51 - “He shall then look at the mark on the seventh day; if the mark has spread in the garment, whether in the warp or in the woof, or in the leather, whatever the purpose for which the leather is used, the mark is a [fn]leprous malignancy, it is unclean. H2931
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 13:55 - “After the article with the mark has been washed, the priest shall again look, and if the mark has not changed its appearance, even though the mark has not spread, it is unclean; H2931 you shall burn it in the fire, whether an eating away has produced bareness on the top or on the front of it.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 14:40 - then the priest shall order them to tear out the stones with the mark in them and throw them away [fn]at an unclean H2931 place outside the city.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 14:41 - “He shall have the house scraped all around [fn]inside, and they shall dump the plaster that they scrape off at an unclean H2931 place outside the city.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 14:44 - then the priest shall come in and [fn]make an inspection. If he sees that the mark has indeed spread in the house, it is a malignant mark in the house; it is unclean. H2931
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 14:45 - “He shall therefore tear down the house, its stones, and its timbers, and all the plaster of the house, and he shall take them outside the city to an unclean H2931 place.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 14:57 - to teach [fn]when they are unclean H2931 and [fn]when they are clean. This is the law of leprosy.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 15:2 - “Speak to the sons of Israel, and say to them, ‘When any man has a discharge from his [fn]body, [fn]his discharge is unclean. H2931
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 15:25 - ‘Now if a woman has a discharge of her blood many days, not at the period of her menstrual impurity, or if she has a discharge beyond [fn]that period, all the days of her impure discharge she shall continue as though [fn]in her menstrual impurity; she is unclean. H2931
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 15:26 - ‘Any bed on which she lies all the days of her discharge shall be to her like [fn]her bed at menstruation; and every thing on which she sits shall be unclean, H2931 like [fn]her uncleanness at that time.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 15:33 - and for the woman who is ill because of menstrual impurity, and for the one who has a discharge, whether a male or a female, or a man who lies with an unclean H2931 woman. H2931
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:25 - ‘You are therefore to make a distinction between the clean animal and the unclean, H2931 and between the unclean H2931 bird and the clean; and you shall not make [fn]yourselves detestable by animal or by bird or by anything [fn]that creeps on the ground, which I have separated for you as unclean.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:4 - ‘No man of the [fn]descendants of Aaron, who is a leper or who has a discharge, may eat of the holy gifts until he is clean. And if one touches anything made unclean H2931 by a corpse or if a man has a seminal emission,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:11 - ‘If, however, it is any unclean H2931 animal of the kind which [fn]men do not present as an offering to the LORD, then he shall place the animal before the priest.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:27 - ‘But if it is among the unclean H2931 animals, then he shall [fn]redeem it according to your valuation and add to it one-fifth of it; and if it is not redeemed, then it shall be sold according to your valuation.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 5:2 - “Command the sons of Israel that they send away from the camp every leper and everyone having a discharge and everyone who is unclean H2931 because of a dead person.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 9:6 - But there were some men who were unclean H2931 because of the [fn]dead person, so that they could not observe Passover on that day; so they came before Moses and Aaron on that day.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 9:7 - Those men said to him, “Though we are unclean H2931 because of the [fn]dead person, why are we restrained from presenting the offering of the LORD at its appointed time among the sons of Israel?”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 9:10 - “Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, ‘If any one of you or of your generations becomes unclean H2931 because of a dead [fn]person, or is on a distant journey, he may, however, observe the Passover to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 18:15 - [fn]Every first issue of the womb of all flesh, whether man or animal, which they offer to the LORD, shall be yours; nevertheless the firstborn of man you shall surely redeem, and the firstborn of unclean H2931 animals you shall redeem.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 19:13 - ‘Anyone who touches a corpse, the [fn]body of a man who has died, and does not purify himself, defiles the [fn]tabernacle of the LORD; and that person shall be cut off from Israel. Because the water for impurity was not [fn]sprinkled on him, he shall be unclean; H2931 his uncleanness is still on him.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 19:15 - ‘Every open vessel, which has no covering [fn]tied down on it, shall be unclean. H2931
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 19:17 - ‘Then for the unclean H2931 person they shall take some of the [fn]ashes of the [fn]burnt [fn]purification from sin and [fn]flowing water shall be [fn]added to them in a vessel.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 19:19 - ‘Then the clean person shall sprinkle on the unclean H2931 on the third day and on the seventh day; and on the seventh day he shall purify him from uncleanness, and he shall wash his clothes and bathe himself in water and shall be clean by evening.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 19:20 - ‘But the man who is unclean and does not purify himself from uncleanness, that person shall be cut off from the midst of the assembly, because he has defiled the sanctuary of the LORD; the water for impurity has not been sprinkled on him, he is unclean. H2931
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 19:22 - ‘Furthermore, anything that the unclean H2931 person touches shall be unclean; and the person who touches it shall be unclean until evening.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 12:15 - “However, you may slaughter and eat meat within any of your gates, [fn]whatever you desire, according to the blessing of the LORD your God which He has given you; the unclean H2931 and the clean may eat of it, as of the gazelle and the deer.

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