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Lexicon :: Strong's H2962 - ṭerem

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Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
From an unused root apparently meaning to interrupt or suspend
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TWOT Reference: 826

Strong’s Definitions

טֶרֶם ṭerem, teh'-rem; from an unused root apparently meaning to interrupt or suspend; properly, non-occurrence; used adverbially, not yet or before:—before, ere, not yet.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 9x

The KJV translates Strong's H2962 in the following manner: before, ere, not yet, neither.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 9x
The KJV translates Strong's H2962 in the following manner: before, ere, not yet, neither.
  1. before, not yet, before that

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
טֶרֶם ṭerem, teh'-rem; from an unused root apparently meaning to interrupt or suspend; properly, non-occurrence; used adverbially, not yet or before:—before, ere, not yet.
STRONGS H2962: Abbreviations
טֶ֫רֶם 54, once ([H2958 Ruth 3:14] Kt) טְרוֺם, adverb of time, not yet, ere, before that (derivation unknown: not found in cognate languages) — construed mostly with the imperfect (with the perfect only Genesis 24:15 (Genesis 24:45 imperfect), 1 Samuel 3:7a (1 Samuel 3:7b imperfect), and בְּטֶרֶם Psalm 90:2; Proverbs 8:25): —
1.טֶרֶם in an independent sentence, not yet, Genesis 2:5 and all the plants of the field טרם יהיה בארץ were not yet in the earth, etc., Genesis 19:4 טרם ישׁכבו not yet had they lain down, when etc., Genesis 24:15, Genesis 24:45; Numbers 11:33; Joshua 2:8; 1 Samuel 3:3, 1 Samuel 3:7 (twice in verse); of present time, Exodus 9:30; Exodus 10:7 הֲטֶרֶם תֵּדַע dost thou not yet know, etc.?; in a subordinate clause, ere, before that, Exodus 12:34 they took their dough טרם יחמץ before it was leavened, Joshua 3:1; Psalm 119:67; of future time Isaiah 65:24. More frequently
2. בְּטֶרֶם 39, with the same force: of past time, Genesis 27:33 I ate of all בטרם תבא before thou camest, Genesis 37:18; Genesis 41:50; Judges 14:18; 1 Samuel 2:15; Jeremiah 1:5; Jeremiah 47:1; Ezekiel 16:57; Psalm 90:2; Proverbs 8:25 (both with perfect); more often of present or future, as Genesis 27:4 בטרם אמות before I die (so Genesis 45:28, compare Psalm 39:14 [Psalm 39:13]; Job 10:21), Leviticus 14:36; Deuteronomy 31:21; 1 Samuel 9:13; 2 Kings 2:9; Isaiah 7:16; Isaiah 42:9; Isaiah 48:5; Jeremiah 13:16; the imperfect with a frequently force, Exodus 1:19 before the midwife cometh, they are wont to bear, [H2958 Ruth 3:14]; Proverbs 18:13. Pleon. [Pleonastic] בְּטֶרֶם לֹא Zephaniah 2:2 (twice in verse). Construed with a substantive in the genitive, Isaiah 17:14 בְּטֶרֶם בֹּקֶר = ere morning, Isaiah 28:4 בְּטֶרֶם קַיִץ; with an infinitive Zephaniah 2:2a (but read here with Greek Version of the LXX We בְּטֶרֶם לאֹ תֵהְיוּן כְּמוֺץ עֹבֵר, without יוֺם, 'before ye become as chaff passing away').
3. מִטֶּרֶם Haggai 2:15 (followed by infinitive) מִטֶּרֶם שׂוּם אֶבֶן from before the laying of one stone upon another, etc.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


2:5; 19:4; 24:15; 24:15; 24:45; 24:45; 27:4; 27:33; 37:18; 41:50; 45:28


1:19; 9:30; 10:7; 12:34








2:8; 3:1



1 Samuel

2:15; 3:3; 3:7; 3:7; 3:7; 9:13

2 Kings





39:13; 90:2; 90:2; 119:67


8:25; 8:25; 18:13


7:16; 17:14; 28:4; 42:9; 48:5; 65:24


1:5; 13:16; 47:1




2:2; 2:2



Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H2962 matches the Hebrew טֶרֶם (ṭerem),
which occurs 56 times in 49 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:5 - Now no H2962 shrub of the field was yet H2962 on the earth, and no H2962 plant of the field had yet H2962 sprouted, for the LORD God had not sent rain upon the earth, and there was no man to [fn]cultivate the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:4 - Before H2962 they lay down, the men of the city—the men of Sodom—surrounded the house, both young and old, all the people [fn]from every quarter;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:15 -

And it came about, before H2962 he had finished speaking, that behold, Rebekah, who was born to Bethuel the son of Milcah, the wife of Abraham’s brother Nahor, came out with her jar on her shoulder.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:45 -

“Before H2962 I had finished speaking in my heart, behold, Rebekah came out with her jar on her shoulder, and went down to the spring and drew water, and I said to her, ‘Please let me drink.’

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:4 - and prepare a delicious meal for me such as I love, and bring it to me that I may eat, so that my soul may bless you before H2962 I die.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:33 - Then Isaac [fn]trembled violently, and said, “Who then was he who hunted game and brought it to me, so that I ate from all of it before H2962 you came, and blessed him? Yes, and he shall be blessed.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:18 -

[fn]When they saw him from a distance, and before H2962 he came closer to them, they plotted against him to put him to death.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:50 -

Now before H2962 the year of famine came, two sons were born to Joseph, whom Asenath, the daughter of Potiphera, priest of [fn]On, bore to him.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:28 - Then Israel said, “It is enough; my son Joseph is still alive. I will go and see him before H2962 I die.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 1:19 - The midwives said to Pharaoh, “Because the Hebrew women are not like the Egyptian women; for they are vigorous and give birth before H2962 the midwife [fn]can get to them.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:30 - “But as for you and your servants, I know that you do not yet H2962 [fn]fear [fn]the LORD God.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:7 - Then Pharaoh’s servants said to him, “How long shall this man be a snare to us? Let the [fn]people go, so that they may serve the LORD their God. Do you not yet H2962 [fn]realize that Egypt is destroyed?”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:34 - So the people took their dough before H2962 it was leavened, with their kneading bowls bound up in the clothes on their shoulders.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 14:36 - “The priest shall then command that they empty the house before H2962 the priest goes in to look at the spot, so that everything in the house need not become unclean; and afterward the priest shall go in to look at the house.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:33 - While the meat was still between their teeth, before H2962 it was chewed, the anger of the LORD was kindled against the people, and the LORD struck the people with a very severe plague.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 31:21 - “Then it will come about, when many evils and troubles find them, that this song will testify before them as a witness (for it shall not be forgotten from the mouth of their [fn]descendants); for I know their inclination which they are [fn]developing today, before H2962 I bring them into the land which I swore.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 2:8 -

Now before H2962 [fn]the spies lay down, she came up to them on the roof,

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 3:1 -

Then Joshua got up early in the morning; and he and all the sons of Israel set out from Shittim and came to the Jordan, and they spent the night there before H2962 they crossed.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 14:18 - So the men of the city said to him on the seventh day before H2962 the sun went down,

“What is sweeter than honey?

And what is stronger than a lion?”

And he said to them,

“If you had not plowed with my heifer,

You would not have found out my riddle.”

Unchecked Copy BoxRth 3:14 -

So she lay at his feet until morning, and got up before H2962 one person could recognize another; and he said, “Do not let it be known that the woman came to the threshing floor.”

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:15 - Also, before H2962 they [fn]burned the fat, the priest’s servant would come and say to the man who was sacrificing, “Give the priest meat for roasting, as he will not take cooked meat from you, only raw.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 3:3 - and the lamp of God had not yet H2962 gone out, and Samuel was lying down in the temple of the LORD where the ark of God was,
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 3:7 - Now Samuel did not yet H2962 know the LORD, nor H2962 had the word of the LORD yet H2962 been revealed to him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:13 - “As soon as you enter the city you will find him before H2962 he goes up to the high place to eat, for the people will not eat until he comes, because he must bless the sacrifice; afterward those who are invited will eat. Now then, go up, for you will find him about this time.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 2:9 -

When they had crossed over, Elijah said to Elisha, “Ask me what I should do for you before H2962 I am taken from you.” And Elisha said, “Please let a double portion of your spirit be upon me.”

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 6:32 -

Now Elisha was sitting in his house, and the elders were sitting with him. And the king sent a man from his presence; but before H2962 the messenger came to him, he said to the elders, “Do you see how this son of a murderer has sent a man to cut off my head? Look, when the messenger comes, shut the door and [fn]hold the door shut against him. Is the sound of his master’s feet not behind him?”

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:21 -

Before H2962 I go—and I shall not return

To the land of darkness and deep shadow,

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 39:13 -

“Turn Your eyes away from me, that I may become cheerful again

Before H2962 I depart and am no more.”

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 58:9 -

Before H2962 your pots can feel the fire of thorns

He will sweep them away with a whirlwind, the [fn]green and the burning alike.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 90:2 -

Before H2962 the mountains were born

[fn]Or You gave birth to the earth and the world,

Even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:67 -

Before H2962 I was afflicted I went astray,

But now I keep Your word.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:25 -

“Before H2962 the mountains were settled,

Before the hills, I was born;

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:13 -

One who gives an answer before H2962 he hears,

It is foolishness and shame to him.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 30:7 -

Two things I have asked of You;

Do not refuse me before H2962 I die:

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 7:16 - “For before H2962 the boy knows enough to refuse evil and choose good, the land whose two kings you dread will be abandoned.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 8:4 - for before H2962 the boy knows how to cry out ‘My father’ or ‘My mother,’ the wealth of Damascus and the spoils of Samaria will be carried away before the king of Assyria.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 17:14 -

At evening time, behold, there is terror!

Before H2962 morning they are gone.

This will be the [fn]fate of those who plunder us

And the lot of those who pillage us.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 28:4 -

And the fading flower of its glorious beauty,

Which is at the head of the [fn]fertile valley,

Will be like the first-ripe fig prior H2962 to the summer,

Which [fn]one sees,

And [fn]as soon as it is in his [fn]hand,

He swallows it.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:9 -

“Behold, the former things have come to pass,

Now I declare new things;

Before H2962 they sprout I proclaim them to you.”

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:5 -

Therefore I declared them to you long ago,

Before H2962 [fn]they took place I proclaimed them to you,

So that you would not say, ‘My idol has done them,

And my carved image and my cast metal image have commanded them.’

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 65:24 -

“It will also come to pass that before H2962 they call, I will answer; while they are still speaking, I will listen.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 66:7 -

“Before H2962 she was in labor, she delivered;

Before H2962 her pain came, she gave birth to a boy.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 1:5 -

“Before H2962 I formed you in the womb I knew you,

And before H2962 you were born I consecrated you;

I have appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 13:16 -

Give glory to the LORD your God

Before H2962 He brings darkness

And before H2962 your feet stumble

On the mountains in the dark,

And while you are hoping for light

He makes it into gloom,

And turns it into thick darkness.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 38:10 - Then the king commanded Ebed-melech the Ethiopian, saying, “Take thirty men from here [fn]under your authority and bring Jeremiah the prophet up from the cistern before H2962 he dies.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 47:1 -

The word of the LORD that came to Jeremiah the prophet concerning the Philistines, before H2962 Pharaoh [fn]conquered Gaza.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 16:57 - before H2962 your wickedness was uncovered, [fn]so now you have become the disgrace of the daughters of [fn]Edom and of all who are around her, of the daughters of the Philistines—those surrounding you who despise you.
Unchecked Copy BoxZep 2:2 -

Before H2962 the decree [fn]takes effect

The day passes like chaff

Before H2962 the burning anger of the LORD comes upon you,

Before H2962 the day of the LORD’S anger comes upon you.

Unchecked Copy BoxHag 2:15 - ‘But now, do [fn]consider from this day [fn]onward: before H2962 one stone was placed on another in the temple of the LORD,
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