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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 - Jezreel H3157, Jokdeam, and Zanoah,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 17:16 - The sons of Joseph then said, “The hill country is not enough for us, but all the Canaanites who live in the valley land have iron chariots, both those who are in Beth-shean and its towns and those who are in the Valley of Jezreel H3157.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 19:18 - Their territory was to Jezreel H3157 and included Chesulloth, Shunem,
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:33 - Then all the Midianites, the Amalekites, and the [fn]people of the east assembled together; and they crossed over and camped in the Valley of Jezreel H3157.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:43 - David had also taken Ahinoam of Jezreel H3157, and they both became his wives.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 29:1 - Now the Philistines gathered together all their armies to Aphek, while the Israelites were camping by the spring which is in Jezreel H3157.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 29:11 - So David got up early, he and his men, to leave in the morning to return to the land of the Philistines. And the Philistines went up to Jezreel H3157.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 2:9 - And he made him king over Gilead, over the Ashurites, over Jezreel H3157, over Ephraim, and over Benjamin, even over all Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 4:4 - Now Jonathan, Saul’s son, had a son who was disabled in both feet. He was five years old when the news of Saul and Jonathan came from Jezreel H3157, and his nurse picked him up and fled. But it happened that in her hurry to flee, he fell and could no longer walk. And his name was [fn]Mephibosheth.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:12 - Baana the son of Ahilud in Taanach and Megiddo, and all Beth-shean which is beside Zarethan below Jezreel H3157, from Beth-shean to Abel-meholah as far as the other side of Jokmeam;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:45 - Meanwhile the sky became dark with clouds and wind came up, and there was a heavy shower. And Ahab rode and went to Jezreel H3157.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:46 - Then the hand of the LORD was on Elijah, and he [fn]belted his cloak around his waist and [fn]outran Ahab [fn]to Jezreel H3157.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:1 - Now it came about after these things that Naboth the Jezreelite had a vineyard which was in Jezreel H3157 beside the palace of Ahab, the king of Samaria.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:23 - “The LORD has also spoken of Jezebel, saying, ‘The dogs will eat Jezebel in the [fn]territory of Jezreel H3157.’
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 8:29 - So King Joram returned to have himself healed in Jezreel H3157 of the wounds which the Arameans had [fn]inflicted on him at Ramah when he fought against Hazael king of Aram. Then 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 - ‘The dogs will eat Jezebel in the territory of Jezreel H3157, and no one will bury her.’” Then he opened the door and fled.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:15 - but King [fn]Joram had returned to Jezreel H3157 to have himself healed of the wounds which the Arameans had [fn]inflicted on him when he fought Hazael king of Aram. So Jehu said to the other men, “If this is your [fn]intent, then let no [fn]one escape from the city to go tell about it in Jezreel H3157.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:16 - Then Jehu rode in a chariot and went to Jezreel H3157, since Joram was lying there recovering. And Ahaziah the king of Judah had come down to see Joram.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:17 - Now the watchman was standing on the tower in Jezreel H3157 and he saw the [fn]company of Jehu as he came, and he said, “I see a [fn]company.” And [fn]Joram said, “Take a horseman and send him to meet them and have him [fn]ask, ‘Is your intention peace?’”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:30 - When Jehu came to Jezreel H3157, Jezebel heard about it, and she put makeup on her eyes and adorned her head, and looked down through the window.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:36 - Therefore they returned and informed him. And he said, “This is the word of the LORD, which He spoke by His servant Elijah the Tishbite, saying, ‘On the [fn]property of Jezreel H3157 the dogs shall eat the flesh of Jezebel;
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:37 - and the corpse of Jezebel will be like dung on the face of the field in the [fn]property of Jezreel H3157, so they cannot say, “This is Jezebel.”’”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 10:1 - Now Ahab had seventy sons in Samaria. And Jehu wrote letters and sent them to Samaria, to the officials of Jezreel H3157, the elders, and to the guardians of the children of Ahab, saying,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 10:6 - Then he wrote them a letter a second time, saying, “If you are on my side, and will listen to my voice, take the heads of the men, your master’s sons, and come to me at Jezreel H3157 about this time tomorrow.” Now the king’s sons, seventy men, were with the great people of the city, who were raising them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 10:7 - When the letter came to them, they took the king’s sons and slaughtered them, seventy men, and put their heads in baskets, and sent them to him at Jezreel H3157.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 10:11 - So Jehu [fn]killed all who remained of the house of Ahab in Jezreel H3157, and all his great men, his acquaintances, and his priests, until he left him without a survivor.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:3 - These were the [fn]sons of Etam: Jezreel H3157, Ishma, and Idbash; and the name of their sister was Hazzelelponi.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 22:6 - So he returned to be healed in Jezreel H3157 of the wounds [fn]which they had inflicted on him at Ramah, when he fought against Hazael king of Aram. And [fn]Ahaziah, the son of Jehoram king of Judah, went down to see Jehoram the son of Ahab in Jezreel H3157, because he was sick.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 1:4 - And the LORD said to him, “Name him Jezreel H3157; for in just a little while I will [fn]punish the house of Jehu for the bloodshed of Jezreel H3157, and I will put an end to the kingdom of the house of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 1:5 - “On that day I will break the bow of Israel in the Valley of Jezreel H3157.”
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 1:11 - And the sons of Judah and the sons of Israel will be gathered together,
And they will appoint for themselves one leader,
And they will go up from the land,
For the day of Jezreel H3157 will be great.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:22 - And the earth will respond to the grain, to the new wine, and to the oil,
And they will respond to [fn]Jezreel H3157.
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