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Lexicon :: Strong's H3063 - yᵊhûḏâ

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TWOT Reference: 850c

Strong’s Definitions

יְהוּדָה Yᵉhûwdâh, yeh-hoo-daw'; from H3034; celebrated; Jehudah (or Judah), the name of five Israelites; also of the tribe descended from the first, and of its territory:—Judah.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 818x

The KJV translates Strong's H3063 in the following manner: Judah (808x), Bethlehemjudah (with H1035) (10x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 818x
The KJV translates Strong's H3063 in the following manner: Judah (808x), Bethlehemjudah (with H1035) (10x).
  1. Judah = "praised"

    1. the son of Jacob by Leah

    2. the tribe descended from Judah the son of Jacob

    3. the territory occupied by the tribe of Judah

    4. the kingdom comprised of the tribes of Judah and Benjamin which occupied the southern part of Canaan after the nation split upon the death of Solomon

    5. a Levite in Ezra's time

    6. an overseer of Jerusalem in the time of Nehemiah

    7. a Levite musician in the time of Nehemiah

    8. a priest in the time of Nehemiah

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
יְהוּדָה Yᵉhûwdâh, yeh-hoo-daw'; from H3034; celebrated; Jehudah (or Judah), the name of five Israelites; also of the tribe descended from the first, and of its territory:—Judah.
STRONGS H3063: Abbreviations
יְהוּדָה 820 proper name, masculine and of a territory Judah (treated Genesis 29:35; Genesis 49:8 (which see below) as if derived from Hoph. of ידה = praised, object of praise (on ה compare Hiph. אֲהוֺדֶ֑נּוּ Psalm 28:7, יְהוֺדֶה Nehemiah 11:17), but this dubious; relation to יְהֻד, II. יְהוּדִית : unexplained; see further JastrJBL xii, 1898, 61 ff.; Assyrian Ia-u-du, of land; Ia-u-da-ai, Judaean COTGloss) —
I. proper name, masculine
1. son of Jacob and Leah, explained by Leah's words I will praise י׳ Genesis 29:35 (J); compare Jacob's prediction, thy brethren shall praise thee Genesis 49:8 (poem in J E), see also Genesis 49:9; Genesis 49:10; elsewhere Genesis 37:26; Genesis 38:1 + 14 times Genesis 38; Genesis 43:3, 8; Genesis 44:14, 16, 18; Genesis 46:28 (all J), Genesis 35:23 (P), 1 Chronicles 2:1, 3; Ruth 4:12; בְּנֵי יְהוּדָה sons of Judah Genesis 46:12; Numbers 26:19 (P), 1 Chronicles 2:3, 4; 1 Chronicles 4:1.
2. tribe descended from Judah Deuteronomy 33:7 (poem), Numbers 1:7 (P), Deuteronomy 27:12 +; בְּנֵי יהודה Numbers 1:26; Joshua 14:6 (D), Judges 1:8 +; שֵׁבֶט יהודה Joshua 7:16 (J), 1 Kings 12:20; 2 Kings 17:18; Psalm 78:68; מַטֵּה בְנֵי יהודה Joshua 15:1, 20, 21; Joshua 21:9 (all P), 1 Chronicles 6:50; elsewhere מַטֵּה יהודה Exodus 31:2; Exodus 35:30; Exodus 38:22; Numbers 1:27; Numbers 7:12; Numbers 13:6; Numbers 34:19; Joshua 7:1, 18; Joshua 21:4 (all P); אישׁ יהודה Judges 15:20 +; אנשׁי יהודה 2 Samuel 2:4 +, (compare amelûti [ṣabê] Ia-u-du Tel el-AmarnaNo. 39 JastrJBL xii, 1893, 64).
3. nation, of southern kingdom under dynasty of David, as distinguished from northern kingdom of Ephraim or Israel: Hosea 4:15; Jeremiah 2:28; 2 Chronicles 12:12 +; of the returned exiles Nehemiah 4:4; עַם יהודה 2 Kings 14:21 2 Chronicles 26:1; Jeremiah 25:1, 2; Ezra 4:4; בְּנֵי יהודה Hosea 2:2; Jeremiah 7:30; 2 Chronicles 13:18; 25:12; 28:10; בֵּית יהודה Hosea 1:7; Jeremiah 3:18; Ezekiel 4:6 +; מַלְכוּת יהודה 2 Chronicles 11:17; personified, בַּת י׳ Lamentations 1:15; Lamentations 2:2, 5.
4. Levite, Ezra's time, Ezra 10:23.
5. an over-seer of Jerusalem Nehemiah 11:9.
6. Levite musician Nehemiah 12:8.
7. priest Nehemiah 12:36.
II. proper name, of a territory land of Judah, feminine Isaiah 7:6; Jeremiah 23:6 = Jeremiah 33:16; Jo 4:30; Psalm 114:2 +; ארץ יְהוּדָה 1 Samuel 22:5; 2 Kings 23:24 +; אדמת יהודה Isaiah 19:17; עָרֵי יהודה 2 Samuel 2:1; 1 Kings 12:17; 2 Kings 18:13; 2 Kings 23:5, 8; Isaiah 40:9; Isaiah 44:26; Zechariah 1:12; Psalm 69:36; Lamentations 5:11; elsewhere + 15 times Chronicles, + 23 times Jeremiah; בִּיהודה Judges 15:9 +; מיהודה 1 Kings 13:1 +; הר יהודה the hill-country of Judah Joshua 11:21(D), Joshua 20:7; Joshua 21:11 (P), 2 Chronicles 27:4; נֶגֶב יהודה the south (country) of Judah 1 Samuel 27:10; 2 Samuel 24:7; מדבר יהודה Judges 1:16; Psalm 63:1 (title).

See related Aramaic BDB entry H3061.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


29:35; 29:35; 35:23; 37:26; 38; 38:1; 43:3; 43:8; 44:14; 44:16; 44:18; 46:12; 46:28; 49:8; 49:8; 49:9; 49:10


31:2; 35:30; 38:22


1:7; 1:26; 1:27; 7:12; 13:6; 26:19; 34:19


27:12; 33:7


7:1; 7:16; 7:18; 11:21; 14:6; 15:1; 15:20; 15:21; 20:7; 21:4; 21:9; 21:11


1:8; 1:16; 15:9; 15:20



1 Samuel

22:5; 27:10

2 Samuel

2:1; 2:4; 24:7

1 Kings

12:17; 12:20; 13:1

2 Kings

14:21; 17:18; 18:13; 23:5; 23:8; 23:24

1 Chronicles

2:1; 2:3; 2:3; 2:4; 4:1; 6:50

2 Chronicles

11:17; 12:12; 13:18; 25:12; 26:1; 27:4; 28:10


4:4; 10:23


4:4; 11:9; 11:17; 12:8; 12:36


28:7; 63:1; 69:36; 78:68; 114:2


7:6; 19:17; 40:9; 44:26


2:28; 3:18; 7:30; 23:6; 25:1; 25:2; 33:16


1:15; 2:2; 2:5; 5:11




1:7; 2:2; 4:15



Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H3063 matches the Hebrew יְהוּדָה (yᵊhûḏâ),
which occurs 819 times in 754 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 16 (Gen 29:35–Jos 11:21)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:35 - And she conceived again and bore a son, and said, “This time I will praise the LORD.” Therefore she called his name Judah.[fn] Then she ceased bearing.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:23 - The sons of Leah: Reuben (Jacob’s firstborn), Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, and Zebulun.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:26 - Then Judah said to his brothers, “What profit is it if we kill our brother and conceal his blood?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:1 - It happened at that time that Judah went down from his brothers and turned aside to a certain Adullamite, whose name was Hirah.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:2 - There Judah saw the daughter of a certain Canaanite whose name was Shua. He took her and went in to her,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:6 - And Judah took a wife for Er his firstborn, and her name was Tamar.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:7 - But Er, Judah’s firstborn, was wicked in the sight of the LORD, and the LORD put him to death.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:8 - Then Judah said to Onan, “Go in to your brother’s wife and perform the duty of a brother-in-law to her, and raise up offspring for your brother.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:11 - Then Judah said to Tamar his daughter-in-law, “Remain a widow in your father’s house, till Shelah my son grows up”—for he feared that he would die, like his brothers. So Tamar went and remained in her father’s house.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:12 - In the course of time the wife of Judah, Shua’s daughter, died. When Judah was comforted, he went up to Timnah to his sheepshearers, he and his friend Hirah the Adullamite.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:15 - When Judah saw her, he thought she was a prostitute, for she had covered her face.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:20 - When Judah sent the young goat by his friend the Adullamite to take back the pledge from the woman’s hand, he did not find her.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:22 - So he returned to Judah and said, “I have not found her. Also, the men of the place said, ‘No cult prostitute has been here.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:23 - And Judah replied, “Let her keep the things as her own, or we shall be laughed at. You see, I sent this young goat, and you did not find her.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:24 - About three months later Judah was told, “Tamar your daughter-in-law has been immoral.[fn] Moreover, she is pregnant by immorality.”[fn] And Judah said, “Bring her out, and let her be burned.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:26 - Then Judah identified them and said, “She is more righteous than I, since I did not give her to my son Shelah.” And he did not know her again.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:3 - But Judah said to him, “The man solemnly warned us, saying, ‘You shall not see my face unless your brother is with you.’
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:8 - And Judah said to Israel his father, “Send the boy with me, and we will arise and go, that we may live and not die, both we and you and also our little ones.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:14 - When Judah and his brothers came to Joseph’s house, he was still there. They fell before him to the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:16 - And Judah said, “What shall we say to my lord? What shall we speak? Or how can we clear ourselves? God has found out the guilt of your servants; behold, we are my lord’s servants, both we and he also in whose hand the cup has been found.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:18 - Then Judah went up to him and said, “Oh, my lord, please let your servant speak a word in my lord’s ears, and let not your anger burn against your servant, for you are like Pharaoh himself.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:12 - The sons of Judah: Er, Onan, Shelah, Perez, and Zerah (but Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan); and the sons of Perez were Hezron and Hamul.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:28 - He had sent Judah ahead of him to Joseph to show the way before him in Goshen, and they came into the land of Goshen.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:8 - “Judah, your brothers shall praise you;
your hand shall be on the neck of your enemies;
your father’s sons shall bow down before you.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:9 - Judah is a lion’s cub;
from the prey, my son, you have gone up.
He stooped down; he crouched as a lion
and as a lioness; who dares rouse him?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:10 - The scepter shall not depart from Judah,
nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet,
until tribute comes to him;[fn]
and to him shall be the obedience of the peoples.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 1:2 - Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 31:2 - “See, I have called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 35:30 - Then Moses said to the people of Israel, “See, the LORD has called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah;
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 38:22 - Bezalel the son of Uri, son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, made all that the LORD commanded Moses;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:7 - from Judah, Nahshon the son of Amminadab;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:26 - Of the people of Judah, their generations, by their clans, by their fathers’ houses, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and upward, every man able to go to war:
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:27 - those listed of the tribe of Judah were 74,600.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 2:3 - Those to camp on the east side toward the sunrise shall be of the standard of the camp of Judah by their companies, the chief of the people of Judah being Nahshon the son of Amminadab,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 2:9 - All those listed of the camp of Judah, by their companies, were 186,400. They shall set out first on the march.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 7:12 - He who offered his offering the first day was Nahshon the son of Amminadab, of the tribe of Judah.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 10:14 - The standard of the camp of the people of Judah set out first by their companies, and over their company was Nahshon the son of Amminadab.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 13:6 - from the tribe of Judah, Caleb the son of Jephunneh;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:19 - The sons of Judah were Er and Onan; and Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:20 - And the sons of Judah according to their clans were: of Shelah, the clan of the Shelanites; of Perez, the clan of the Perezites; of Zerah, the clan of the Zerahites.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:22 - These are the clans of Judah as they were listed, 76,500.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:19 - These are the names of the men: Of the tribe of Judah, Caleb the son of Jephunneh.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:12 - “When you have crossed over the Jordan, these shall stand on Mount Gerizim to bless the people: Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Joseph, and Benjamin.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:7 - And this he said of Judah:
“Hear, O LORD, the voice of Judah,
and bring him in to his people.
With your hands contend[fn] for him,
and be a help against his adversaries.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 34:2 - all Naphtali, the land of Ephraim and Manasseh, all the land of Judah as far as the western sea,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 7:1 - But the people of Israel broke faith in regard to the devoted things, for Achan the son of Carmi, son of Zabdi, son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, took some of the devoted things. And the anger of the LORD burned against the people of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 7:16 - So Joshua rose early in the morning and brought Israel near tribe by tribe, and the tribe of Judah was taken.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 7:17 - And he brought near the clans of Judah, and the clan of the Zerahites was taken. And he brought near the clan of the Zerahites man by man, and Zabdi was taken.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 7:18 - And he brought near his household man by man, and Achan the son of Carmi, son of Zabdi, son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, was taken.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 11:21 - And Joshua came at that time and cut off the Anakim from the hill country, from Hebron, from Debir, from Anab, and from all the hill country of Judah, and from all the hill country of Israel. Joshua devoted them to destruction with their cities.

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