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Lexicon :: Strong's H3157 - yizrᵊʿe'l

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Part of Speech
proper locative noun, proper masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Strong’s Definitions

יִזְרְעֵאל Yizrᵉʻêʼl, yiz-reh-ale'; from H2232 and H410; God will sow; Jizreel, the name of two places in Palestine and of two Israelites:—Jezreel.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 36x

The KJV translates Strong's H3157 in the following manner: Jezreel (36x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 36x
The KJV translates Strong's H3157 in the following manner: Jezreel (36x).
  1. Jezreel = "God sows"

    proper masculine noun
    1. a descendant of the father or founder of Etam of Judah

    2. first son of Hosea the prophet

      proper locative noun
    3. a city in the Nekeb of Judah

    4. a city in Issachar on the northwest spur of Mount Gilboa

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
יִזְרְעֵאל Yizrᵉʻêʼl, yiz-reh-ale'; from H2232 and H410; God will sow; Jizreel, the name of two places in Palestine and of two Israelites:—Jezreel.
STRONGS H3157: Abbreviations
1. proper name, of a location (God soweth; Sabean אלדֿרא MordtZMG 1879, 489; see LagBN 131) — י׳ Joshua 15:56; 2 Samuel 2:9 +; יִזְרְעֶ֑אל 1 Samuel 25:43; Joshua 17:16 +; יִזְרְעֶ֫אלָה Joshua 19:18 + 6 times:
a. city in the Negeb of Judah Joshua 15:56; 1 Samuel 25:43 (home of Ahinoam, one of David's wives), site unknown; compare proper name, masculine 1 Chronicles 4:3.
b. city in Issachar Joshua 19:18 on northwest spur of Mt. Gilboa 2 Samuel 4:4 (compare 1 Samuel 31:1, 8) 1 Kings 4:12 (compare 1 Samuel 31:10, 12), modern Zer`în (RobBR ii. 318 ff. BdPal 244), close to scene of great battle with Philistines 1 Samuel 29:1 (בְּעַיִן אשׁר בְיִז׳, compare RobBR ii. 323) 1 Samuel 29:11; subject to Ishbosheth 2 Samuel 2:9 (yet see below), residence of Ahab and Jehoram of Israel 1 Kings 18:45, 46; 1 Kings 21:1 (Naboth) 2 Kings 8:29 (twice in verse) = 2 Chronicles 22:6 (twice in verse), 2 Kings 9:15 (twice in verse); 2 Kings 9:16, 17, 30; 2 Kings 10:11 compare דְּמֵי יִז׳ Hosea 1:4, and symbolical name of Hosea's son Hosea 1:4 (compare Che); — in 2 Kings 10:1 for שָׂרֵי יִז׳ read שָׂרֵי שֹׁמְרוֺן so Greek Version of the LXX. Used by Hosea as representing Israel, with play on etymology, Hosea 2:24 (compare וּזְרַעְתִּיהָ לִּי בָּאָרֶץ Hosea 2:25), compare also גָּדוֺל יוֺם יִז׳ Hosea 1:2. Territory immediately about the city is חֵלֶק יִז׳ 2 Kings 9:10, 36, 37; compare חֵל יִז׳ 1 Kings 21:23 (read probably חלק, see Th Klo after Syriac Version Vulgate; the adjacent plain is עֵמֶק יִז׳ (compare Di Joshua 17:16 BdPal 229) Joshua 17:16; Judges 6:33; Hosea 1:5 (perhaps also = יִז׳ 2 Samuel 2:9 above, || Gilead, Ephraim, Benjamin, etc.)
2. proper name, masculine
a. Hosea's son Hosea 1:4, compare 1b above.
b. Judahite name 1 Chronicles 4:3, compare 1a above.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


15:56; 15:56; 17:16; 17:16; 17:16; 19:18; 19:18



1 Samuel

25:43; 25:43; 29:1; 29:11; 31:1; 31:8; 31:10; 31:12

2 Samuel

2:9; 2:9; 2:9; 4:4

1 Kings

4:12; 18:45; 18:46; 21:1; 21:23

2 Kings

8:29; 9:10; 9:15; 9:16; 9:17; 9:30; 9:36; 9:37; 10:1; 10:11

1 Chronicles

4:3; 4:3

2 Chronicles



1:2; 1:4; 1:4; 1:4; 1:5

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H3157 matches the Hebrew יִזְרְעֶאל (yizrᵊʿe'l),
which occurs 36 times in 32 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:56 - And Jezreel, H3157 and Jokdeam, and Zanoah,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 17:16 - And the children of Joseph said, The hill is not enough for us: and all the Canaanites that dwell in the land of the valley have chariots of iron, both they who are of Bethshean and her towns, and they who are of the valley of Jezreel. H3157
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 19:18 - And their border was toward Jezreel, H3157 and Chesulloth, and Shunem,
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:33 - Then all the Midianites and the Amalekites and the children of the east were gathered together, and went over, and pitched in the valley of Jezreel. H3157
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:43 - David also took Ahinoam of Jezreel; H3157 and they were also both of them his wives.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 29:1 - Now the Philistines gathered together all their armies to Aphek: and the Israelites pitched by a fountain which is in Jezreel. H3157
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 29:11 - So David and his men rose up early to depart in the morning, to return into the land of the Philistines. And the Philistines went up to Jezreel. H3157
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 2:9 - And made him king over Gilead, and over the Ashurites, and over Jezreel, H3157 and over Ephraim, and over Benjamin, and over all Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 4:4 - And Jonathan, Saul's son, had a son that was lame of his feet. He was five years old when the tidings came of Saul and Jonathan out of Jezreel, H3157 and his nurse took him up, and fled: and it came to pass, as she made haste to flee, that he fell, and became lame. And his name was Mephibosheth.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:12 - Baana the son of Ahilud; to him pertained Taanach and Megiddo, and all Bethshean, which is by Zartanah beneath Jezreel, H3157 from Bethshean to Abelmeholah, even unto the place that is beyond Jokneam:
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:45 - And it came to pass in the mean while, that the heaven was black with clouds and wind, and there was a great rain. And Ahab rode, and went to Jezreel. H3157
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:46 - And the hand of the LORD was on Elijah; and he girded up his loins, and ran before Ahab to the entrance of Jezreel. H3157
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:1 - And it came to pass after these things, that Naboth the Jezreelite had a vineyard, which was in Jezreel, H3157 hard by the palace of Ahab king of Samaria.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:23 - And of Jezebel also spake the LORD, saying, The dogs shall eat Jezebel by the wall of Jezreel. H3157
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 8:29 - And king Joram went back to be healed in Jezreel H3157 of the wounds which the Syrians had given him at Ramah, when he fought against Hazael king of Syria. And Ahaziah the son of Jehoram king of Judah went down to see Joram the son of Ahab in Jezreel, H3157 because he was sick.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:10 - And the dogs shall eat Jezebel in the portion of Jezreel, H3157 and there shall be none to bury her. And he opened the door, and fled.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:15 - But king Joram was returned to be healed in Jezreel H3157 of the wounds which the Syrians had given him, when he fought with Hazael king of Syria.) And Jehu said, If it be your minds, then let none go forth nor escape out of the city to go to tell it in Jezreel. H3157
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:16 - So Jehu rode in a chariot, and went to Jezreel; H3157 for Joram lay there. And Ahaziah king of Judah was come down to see Joram.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:17 - And there stood a watchman on the tower in Jezreel, H3157 and he spied the company of Jehu as he came, and said, I see a company. And Joram said, Take an horseman, and send to meet them, and let him say, Is it peace?
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:30 - And when Jehu was come to Jezreel, H3157 Jezebel heard of it; and she painted her face, and tired her head, and looked out at a window.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:36 - Wherefore they came again, and told him. And he said, This is the word of the LORD, which he spake by his servant Elijah the Tishbite, saying, In the portion of Jezreel H3157 shall dogs eat the flesh of Jezebel:
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:37 - And the carcase of Jezebel shall be as dung upon the face of the field in the portion of Jezreel; H3157 so that they shall not say, This is Jezebel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 10:1 - And Ahab had seventy sons in Samaria. And Jehu wrote letters, and sent to Samaria, unto the rulers of Jezreel, H3157 to the elders, and to them that brought up Ahab's children, saying,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 10:6 - Then he wrote a letter the second time to them, saying, If ye be mine, and if ye will hearken unto my voice, take ye the heads of the men your master's sons, and come to me to Jezreel H3157 by to morrow this time. Now the king's sons, being seventy persons, were with the great men of the city, which brought them up.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 10:7 - And it came to pass, when the letter came to them, that they took the king's sons, and slew seventy persons, and put their heads in baskets, and sent him them to Jezreel. H3157
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 10:11 - So Jehu slew all that remained of the house of Ahab in Jezreel, H3157 and all his great men, and his kinsfolks, and his priests, until he left him none remaining.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:3 - And these were of the father of Etam; Jezreel, H3157 and Ishma, and Idbash: and the name of their sister was Hazelelponi:
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 22:6 - And he returned to be healed in Jezreel H3157 because of the wounds which were given him at Ramah, when he fought with Hazael king of Syria. And Azariah the son of Jehoram king of Judah went down to see Jehoram the son of Ahab at Jezreel, H3157 because he was sick.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 1:4 - And the LORD said unto him, Call his name Jezreel; H3157 for yet a little while, and I will avenge the blood of Jezreel H3157 upon the house of Jehu, and will cause to cease the kingdom of the house of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 1:5 - And it shall come to pass at that day, that I will break the bow of Israel in the valley of Jezreel. H3157
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 1:11 - Then shall the children of Judah and the children of Israel be gathered together, and appoint themselves one head, and they shall come up out of the land: for great shall be the day of Jezreel. H3157
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:22 - And the earth shall hear the corn, and the wine, and the oil; and they shall hear Jezreel. H3157
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