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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 shrub had yet appeared on the earth[fn] and no plant had yet sprung up, for the LORD God had not sent rain on the earth and there was no one to work the ground,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:4 - Before they had gone to bed, all the men from every part of the city of Sodom—both young and old—surrounded the house.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:15 - Before he had finished praying, Rebekah came out with her jar on her shoulder. She was the daughter of Bethuel son of Milkah, who was the wife of Abraham’s brother Nahor.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:45 - “Before I finished praying in my heart, Rebekah came out, with her jar on her shoulder. She went down to the spring and drew water, and I said to her, ‘Please give me a drink.’
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:4 - Prepare me the kind of tasty food I like and bring it to me to eat, so that I may give you my blessing before I die.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:33 - Isaac trembled violently and said, “Who was it, then, that hunted game and brought it to me? I ate it just before you came and I blessed him—and indeed he will be blessed!”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:18 - But they saw him in the distance, and before he reached them, they plotted to kill him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:50 - Before the years of famine came, two sons were born to Joseph by Asenath daughter of Potiphera, priest of On.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:28 - And Israel said, “I’m convinced! My son Joseph is still alive. I will go and see him before I die.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 1:19 - The midwives answered Pharaoh, “Hebrew women are not like Egyptian women; they are vigorous and give birth before the midwives arrive.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:30 - But I know that you and your officials still do not fear the LORD God.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:7 - Pharaoh’s officials said to him, “How long will this man be a snare to us? Let the people go, so that they may worship the LORD their God. Do you not yet realize that Egypt is ruined?”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:34 - So the people took their dough before the yeast was added, and carried it on their shoulders in kneading troughs wrapped in clothing.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 14:36 - The priest is to order the house to be emptied before he goes in to examine the mold, so that nothing in the house will be pronounced unclean. After this the priest is to go in and inspect the house.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:33 - But while the meat was still between their teeth and before it could be consumed, the anger of the LORD burned against the people, and he struck them with a severe plague.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 31:21 - And when many disasters and calamities come on them, this song will testify against them, because it will not be forgotten by their descendants. I know what they are disposed to do, even before I bring them into the land I promised them on oath.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 2:8 - Before the spies lay down for the night, she went up on the roof
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 3:1 - Early in the morning Joshua and all the Israelites set out from Shittim and went to the Jordan, where they camped before crossing over.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 14:18 - Before sunset on the seventh day the men of the town said to him, “What is sweeter than honey? What is stronger than a lion?” Samson said to them, “If you had not plowed with my heifer, you would not have solved my riddle.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 3:14 - So she lay at his feet until morning, but got up before anyone could be recognized; and he said, “No one must know that a woman came to the threshing floor.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:15 - But even before the fat was burned, the priest’s servant would come and say to the person who was sacrificing, “Give the priest some meat to roast; he won’t accept boiled meat from you, but only raw.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 3:3 - The lamp of God had not yet gone out, and Samuel was lying down in the house of the LORD, where the ark of God was.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 3:7 - Now Samuel did not yet know the LORD: The word of the LORD had not yet been revealed to him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:13 - As soon as you enter the town, you will find him before he goes up to the high place to eat. The people will not begin eating until he comes, because he must bless the sacrifice; afterward, those who are invited will eat. Go up now; you should find him about this time.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 2:9 - When they had crossed, Elijah said to Elisha, “Tell me, what can I do for you before I am taken from you?” “Let me inherit a double portion of your spirit,” Elisha replied.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 6:32 - Now Elisha was sitting in his house, and the elders were sitting with him. The king sent a messenger ahead, but before he arrived, Elisha said to the elders, “Don’t you see how this murderer is sending someone to cut off my head? Look, when the messenger comes, shut the door and hold it shut against him. Is not the sound of his master’s footsteps behind him?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:21 - before I go to the place of no return, to the land of gloom and utter darkness,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 39:13 - Look away from me, that I may enjoy life again before I depart and am no more.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 58:9 - Before your pots can feel the heat of the thorns— whether they be green or dry—the wicked will be swept away.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 90:2 - Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the whole world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:67 - Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I obey your word.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:25 - before the mountains were settled in place, before the hills, I was given birth,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:13 - To answer before listening— that is folly and shame.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 30:7 - “Two things I ask of you, LORD; do not refuse me before I die:
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 7:16 - for before the boy knows enough to reject the wrong and choose the right, the land of the two kings you dread will be laid waste.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 8:4 - For before the boy knows how to say ‘My father’ or ‘My mother,’ the wealth of Damascus and the plunder of Samaria will be carried off by the king of Assyria.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 17:14 - In the evening, sudden terror! Before the morning, they are gone! This is the portion of those who loot us, the lot of those who plunder us.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 28:4 - That fading flower, his glorious beauty, set on the head of a fertile valley, will be like figs ripe before harvest— as soon as people see them and take them in hand, they swallow them.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:9 - See, the former things have taken place, and new things I declare; before they spring into being I announce them to you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:5 - Therefore I told you these things long ago; before they happened I announced them to you so that you could not say, ‘My images brought them about; my wooden image and metal god ordained them.’
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 65:24 - Before they call I will answer; while they are still speaking I will hear.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 66:7 - “Before she goes into labor, she gives birth; before the pains come upon her, she delivers a son.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 1:5 - “Before I formed you in the womb I knew[fn] you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 13:16 - Give glory to the LORD your God before he brings the darkness, before your feet stumble on the darkening hills. You hope for light, but he will turn it to utter darkness and change it to deep gloom.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 38:10 - Then the king commanded Ebed-Melek the Cushite, “Take thirty men from here with you and lift Jeremiah the prophet out of the cistern before he dies.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 47:1 - This is the word of the LORD that came to Jeremiah the prophet concerning the Philistines before Pharaoh attacked Gaza:
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 16:57 - before your wickedness was uncovered. Even so, you are now scorned by the daughters of Edom[fn] and all her neighbors and the daughters of the Philistines—all those around you who despise you.
Unchecked Copy BoxZep 2:2 - before the decree takes effect and that day passes like windblown chaff, before the LORD’s fierce anger comes upon you, before the day of the LORD’s wrath comes upon you.
Unchecked Copy BoxHag 2:15 - “ ‘Now give careful thought to this from this day on[fn]—consider how things were before one stone was laid on another in the LORD’s temple.
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