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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 bare a son: and she said, Now will I praise the LORD: therefore she called his name Judah; H3063 and left bearing.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:23 - The sons of Leah; Reuben, Jacob's firstborn, and Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, H3063 and Issachar, and Zebulun:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:26 - And Judah H3063 said unto his brethren, What profit is it if we slay our brother, and conceal his blood?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:1 - And it came to pass at that time, that Judah H3063 went down from his brethren, and turned in to a certain Adullamite, whose name was Hirah.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:2 - And Judah H3063 saw there a daughter of a certain Canaanite, whose name was Shuah; and he took her, and went in unto her.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:6 - And Judah H3063 took a wife for Er his firstborn, whose name was Tamar.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:7 - And Er, Judah's H3063 firstborn, was wicked in the sight of the LORD; and the LORD slew him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:8 - And Judah H3063 said unto Onan, Go in unto thy brother's wife, and marry her, and raise up seed to thy brother.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:11 - Then said Judah H3063 to Tamar his daughter in law, Remain a widow at thy father's house, till Shelah my son be grown: for he said, Lest peradventure he die also, as his brethren did. And Tamar went and dwelt in her father's house.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:12 - And in process of time the daughter of Shuah Judah's H3063 wife died; and Judah H3063 was comforted, and went up unto his sheepshearers to Timnath, he and his friend Hirah the Adullamite.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:15 - When Judah H3063 saw her, he thought her to be an harlot; because she had covered her face.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:20 - And Judah H3063 sent the kid by the hand of his friend the Adullamite, to receive his pledge from the woman's hand: but he found her not.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:22 - And he returned to Judah, H3063 and said, I cannot find her; and also the men of the place said, that there was no harlot in this place.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:23 - And Judah H3063 said, Let her take it to her, lest we be shamed: behold, I sent this kid, and thou hast not found her.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:24 - And it came to pass about three months after, that it was told Judah, H3063 saying, Tamar thy daughter in law hath played the harlot; and also, behold, she is with child by whoredom. And Judah H3063 said, Bring her forth, and let her be burnt.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:26 - And Judah H3063 acknowledged them, and said, She hath been more righteous than I; because that I gave her not to Shelah my son. And he knew her again no more.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:3 - And Judah H3063 spake unto him, saying, The man did solemnly protest unto us, saying, Ye shall not see my face, except your brother be with you.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:8 - And Judah H3063 said unto Israel his father, Send the lad with me, and we will arise and go; that we may live, and not die, both we, and thou, and also our little ones.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:14 - And Judah H3063 and his brethren came to Joseph's house; for he was yet there: and they fell before him on the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:16 - And Judah H3063 said, What shall we say unto my lord? what shall we speak? or how shall we clear ourselves? God hath found out the iniquity of thy servants: behold, we are my lord's servants, both we, and he also with whom the cup is found.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:18 - Then Judah H3063 came near unto him, and said, Oh my lord, let thy servant, I pray thee, speak a word in my lord's ears, and let not thine anger burn against thy servant: for thou art even as Pharaoh.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:12 - And the sons of Judah; H3063 Er, and Onan, and Shelah, and Pharez, and Zerah: but Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan. And the sons of Pharez were Hezron and Hamul.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:28 - And he sent Judah H3063 before him unto Joseph, to direct his face unto Goshen; and they came into the land of Goshen.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:8 - Judah, H3063 thou art he whom thy brethren shall praise: thy hand shall be in the neck of thine enemies; thy father's children shall bow down before thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:9 - Judah H3063 is a lion's whelp: from the prey, my son, thou art gone up: he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:10 - The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, H3063 nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 1:2 - Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah, H3063
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 31:2 - See, I have called by name Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah: H3063
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 35:30 - And Moses said unto the children of Israel, See, the LORD hath called by name Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah; H3063
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 38:22 - And Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, H3063 made all that the LORD commanded Moses.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:7 - Of Judah; H3063 Nahshon the son of Amminadab.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:26 - Of the children of Judah, H3063 by their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:27 - Those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe of Judah, H3063 were threescore and fourteen thousand and six hundred.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 2:3 - And on the east side toward the rising of the sun shall they of the standard of the camp of Judah H3063 pitch throughout their armies: and Nahshon the son of Amminadab shall be captain of the children of Judah. H3063
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 2:9 - All that were numbered in the camp of Judah H3063 were an hundred thousand and fourscore thousand and six thousand and four hundred, throughout their armies. These shall first set forth.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 7:12 - And he that offered his offering the first day was Nahshon the son of Amminadab, of the tribe of Judah: H3063
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 10:14 - In the first place went the standard of the camp of the children of Judah H3063 according to their armies: and over his host was Nahshon the son of Amminadab.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 13:6 - Of the tribe of Judah, H3063 Caleb the son of Jephunneh.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:19 - The sons of Judah H3063 were Er and Onan: and Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:20 - And the sons of Judah H3063 after their families were; of Shelah, the family of the Shelanites: of Pharez, the family of the Pharzites: of Zerah, the family of the Zarhites.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:22 - These are the families of Judah H3063 according to those that were numbered of them, threescore and sixteen thousand and five hundred.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:19 - And the names of the men are these: Of the tribe of Judah, H3063 Caleb the son of Jephunneh.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:12 - These shall stand upon mount Gerizim to bless the people, when ye are come over Jordan; Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, H3063 and Issachar, and Joseph, and Benjamin:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:7 - And this is the blessing of Judah: H3063 and he said, Hear, LORD, the voice of Judah, H3063 and bring him unto his people: let his hands be sufficient for him; and be thou an help to him from his enemies.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 34:2 - And all Naphtali, and the land of Ephraim, and Manasseh, and all the land of Judah, H3063 unto the utmost sea,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 7:1 - But the children of Israel committed a trespass in the accursed thing: for Achan, the son of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, H3063 took of the accursed thing: and the anger of the LORD was kindled against the children of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 7:16 - So Joshua rose up early in the morning, and brought Israel by their tribes; and the tribe of Judah H3063 was taken:
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 7:17 - And he brought the family of Judah; H3063 and he took the family of the Zarhites: and he brought the family of the Zarhites man by man; and Zabdi was taken:
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 7:18 - And he brought his household man by man; and Achan, the son of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, H3063 was taken.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 11:21 - And at that time came Joshua, and cut off the Anakims from the mountains, from Hebron, from Debir, from Anab, and from all the mountains of Judah, H3063 and from all the mountains of Israel: Joshua destroyed them utterly with their cities.

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