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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 [fn]praise Yahweh.” Therefore she named him [fn]Judah H3063. Then she stopped bearing.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:23 -

the sons of Leah:

Reuben, Jacob’s firstborn,

then Simeon and Levi and Judah H3063 and Issachar and Zebulun;

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:26 - And Judah H3063 said to his brothers, “What gain is it that we kill our brother and cover up his blood?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:1 -

Now it happened at that time that Judah H3063 went down from his brothers and turned aside 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 Shua; and he took her and went in to her.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:6 -

Then Judah H3063 took a wife for Er his firstborn, and her name was Tamar.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:7 - But Er, Judah’s H3063 firstborn, was evil in the sight of Yahweh, so Yahweh put him to death.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:8 - Then Judah H3063 said to Onan, “Go in to your brother’s wife, and perform your duty as a brother-in-law to her, and raise up a seed for your brother.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:11 - Then Judah H3063 said to his daughter-in-law Tamar, “Live as a widow in your father’s house until my son Shelah grows up”; for he [fn]thought, “I am afraid lest he also die like his brothers.” So Tamar went and lived in her father’s house.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:12 -

And [fn]after a considerable time, Shua’s daughter, the wife of Judah H3063, died. Then Judah H3063 was comforted, and he went up to his sheepshearers at Timnah, he and his friend Hirah the Adullamite.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:15 - Then Judah H3063 saw her, and he thought she was a harlot, for she had covered her face.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:20 -

Then Judah H3063 sent the [fn]young goat by his friend the Adullamite to take the pledge from the woman’s hand, but he did not find her.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:22 - So he returned to Judah H3063 and said, “I did not find her; and furthermore, the men of the place said, ‘There has been no cult prostitute here.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:23 - Then Judah H3063 said, “Let her [fn]keep them, lest we become a laughingstock. Behold, I sent this young goat, but you did not find her.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:24 -

Now it happened about three months later that it was told to Judah H3063 saying, “[fn]Your daughter-in-law Tamar has played the harlot, and behold, she is also with child by harlotry.” Then Judah H3063 said, “Bring her out and let her be burned!”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:26 - And Judah H3063 recognized them and said, “She is more righteous than I, inasmuch as I did not give her to my son Shelah.” And he did not [fn]know her again.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:3 - Judah H3063 spoke to him, however, saying, “The man solemnly warned us, saying, ‘You shall not see my face unless your brother is with you.’
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:8 - Then Judah H3063 said to his father Israel, “Send the boy with me, and we will arise and go, that we may live and not die, we as well as you and our little ones.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:14 -

Then Judah H3063 and his brothers came to Joseph’s house, and he was still there. So they fell to the ground before him.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:16 - So Judah H3063 said, “What can we say to my lord? What can we speak? And how can we justify ourselves? God has found out the iniquity of your servants; behold, we are my lord’s slaves, both we and the one in whose [fn]possession the cup has been found.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:18 -

Then Judah H3063 came near to him and said, “O my lord, may your servant please speak a word in my lord’s ears, and [fn]do not be angry with your servant; for you are equal to Pharaoh.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:12 - The sons of Judah H3063: Er and Onan and Shelah and 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 -

Now he sent Judah H3063 before him to Joseph, to point out the way before him to Goshen; and they came into the land of Goshen.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:8 -

“Judah H3063, as for you, your brothers shall praise you;

Your hand shall be on the neck of your enemies;

Your father’s sons shall bow down to you.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:9 -

“Judah H3063 is a lion’s whelp;

From the prey, my son, you have gone up.

He [fn]crouches, he lies down as a lion,

And as a lioness, who [fn]dares rouse him up?

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:10 -

“The scepter shall not depart from Judah H3063,

Nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet,

[fn]Until Shiloh comes,

And to him shall be the obedience of the peoples.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 1:2 - Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah H3063;
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 31:2 - “See, I have called by name Bezalel, the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah H3063.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 35:30 -

Then Moses said to the sons of Israel, “See, Yahweh has called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah H3063.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 38:22 - Now Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah H3063, made all that Yahweh had commanded Moses.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:7 -

of Judah H3063, Nahshon the son of Amminadab;

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:26 -

Of the sons of Judah H3063, their genealogical registration by their families, by their fathers’ households, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and upward, whoever was able to go out to war,

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 1:27 - their numbered men of the tribe of Judah H3063 were 74,600.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 2:3 - “Now those who camp on the east side toward the sunrise shall be of the standard of the camp of Judah H3063, by their armies, and the leader of the sons of Judah H3063: Nahshon the son of Amminadab,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 2:9 - “The total of the numbered men of the camp of Judah H3063: 186,400, by their armies. They shall set out first.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 7:12 -

Now the one who brought his offering near on the first day was Nahshon the son of Amminadab, of the tribe of Judah H3063;

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 10:14 - And the standard of the camp of the sons of Judah H3063, according to their armies, set out first, with Nahshon the son of Amminadab, over its army,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 13:6 -

from the tribe of Judah H3063, Caleb the son of Jephunneh;

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:19 -

The sons of Judah H3063 were Er and Onan, but Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:20 -

And the sons of Judah H3063 according to their families were:

of Shelah, the family of the Shelanites;

of Perez, the family of the Perezites;

of Zerah, the family of the Zerahites.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:22 -

These are the families of Judah H3063 according to those who were numbered of them, 76,500.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:19 - “Now these are the names of the men:

Of the tribe of Judah H3063, Caleb the son of Jephunneh.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:12 - “When you cross the Jordan, these shall stand on Mount Gerizim to bless the people: Simeon, Levi, Judah H3063, Issachar, Joseph, and Benjamin.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:7 -

And this regarding Judah H3063; so he said,

“Hear, O Yahweh, the voice of Judah H3063,

And bring him to his people.

With his hands he contended for [fn]them,

And may You be a help against his adversaries.”

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 34:2 - and all Naphtali and the land of Ephraim and Manasseh, and all the land of Judah H3063 as far as the [fn]western sea,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 7:1 -

But the sons of Israel acted unfaithfully in regard to the things devoted to destruction. Achan, the son of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah, from the tribe of Judah H3063, took some of the devoted things; therefore the anger of Yahweh burned against the sons of Israel.

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 7:16 -

So Joshua arose early in the morning and brought Israel near by [fn]tribes, and the tribe of Judah H3063 was taken.

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 7:17 - And he brought the family of Judah H3063 near, and he took the family of the Zerahites; and he brought the family of the Zerahites near man by man, and Zabdi was taken.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 7:18 - And he brought his household near man by man; and Achan, son of Carmi, son of Zabdi, son of Zerah, from the tribe of Judah H3063, was taken.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 11:21 -

Then 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 H3063 and from all the hill country of Israel. Joshua devoted them to destruction with their cities.

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