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Lexicon :: Strong's H3220 - yām

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יָם
Transliteration
yām
Pronunciation
yawm
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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From an unused root meaning to roar
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TWOT Reference: 871a

Strong’s Definitions

יָם yâm, yawm; from an unused root meaning to roar; a sea (as breaking in noisy surf) or large body of water; specifically (with the article), the Mediterranean Sea; sometimes a large river, or an artifical basin; locally, the west, or (rarely) the south:—sea (× -faring man, (-shore)), south, west (-ern, side, -ward).


KJV Translation Count — Total: 396x

The KJV translates Strong's H3220 in the following manner: sea (321x), west (47x), westward (21x), west side (4x), seafaring men (1x), south (1x), western (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 396x
The KJV translates Strong's H3220 in the following manner: sea (321x), west (47x), westward (21x), west side (4x), seafaring men (1x), south (1x), western (1x).
  1. sea

    1. Mediterranean Sea

    2. Red Sea

    3. Dead Sea

    4. Sea of Galilee

    5. sea (general)

    6. mighty river (Nile)

    7. the sea (the great basin in the temple court)

    8. seaward, west, westward

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
יָם yâm, yawm; from an unused root meaning to roar; a sea (as breaking in noisy surf) or large body of water; specifically (with the article), the Mediterranean Sea; sometimes a large river, or an artifical basin; locally, the west, or (rarely) the south:—sea (× -faring man, (-shore)), south, west (-ern, side, -ward).
STRONGS H3220: Abbreviations
יָם 390 noun masculineExodus 14:27 sea (Phoenician ים; Arabic bdb041005; Palmyrene בימא on the sea, VogNo. 79; on Assyrian iâmu, (āmu), sea, see DlHWB 307 M-ACD 52 HptBAS i. 171 n.) — absolute יָם 1 Samuel 13:5 +; יָ֫מָּה Genesis 28:14 +; construct יָם Genesis 14:3 + 23 times, also יָ֫מָּה סוּף Exodus 10:19, but always יַםסֿוּף Exodus 13:18 + 22 times; suffix יַמָּהּ Jeremiah 51:36; plural יַמִּים Judges 5:17 + 29 times; — sea: especially
1. Mediterranean Numbers 13:29 (E), Numbers 34:5 (P), Deuteronomy 1:7; Joshua 5:1; 1 Kings 5:23 [1 Kings 5:9] (twice in verse); Jonah 1:4 (twice in verse) + often; the Mediterranean is called also הַיָּם הַגָּדוֺל Numbers 34:6, Numbers 34:7; Joshua 15:12, Joshua 15:47; Ezekiel 48:28 +, compare וּרְחַב יָדַיִם גּ׳ הַיּ׳ Psalm 104:25; מְבוֺא הַיָּם חַגּ׳ הַשָּׁ֑מֶשׁ Joshua 1:4; Joshua 23:4 (see Assyrian name of Mediterranean tiamtu rabitu ša sulmu šamši, etc., SchrNamender Meere. 171 ff.); אֶלמֿוּל הַלְּבָנוֺן הַגּ׳ הַיּ׳ Joshua 9:1; הָאַחֲרוֺן הַיּ׳ the hinder sea Deuteronomy 11:24; Deuteronomy 34:2; Zechariah 14:8; Joel 2:20 (in the last two opposed to הַקַּדְמֹנִי הַיּ׳, see below); of Mediterranean in particular part פְּלִשְׁתּים יָם Exodus 23:31 (JE); יָם יָפוֺ 2 Chronicles 2:15 [2 Chronicles 2:16] = יָם יָפוֺא Ezra 3:7. ** Of Mediterranean in plural Daniel 11:45 [compare 8 d] Hi Ke Meinh Bev Dr (world-encircling seas Behrm).
2. יַםסֿוּף 'Red Sea' (see סוּף) Exodus 13:18 (compare Exodus 10:19), Exodus 15:4; Numbers 14:25; Deuteronomy 1:40; Joshua 2:10; Judges 11:16 + often; also הַיָּם Exodus 14:2 (twice in verse); Exodus 14:9; Isaiah 51:10 (twice in verse); Isaiah 63:11 +; probably also יָםמִֿצְרַיִם Isaiah 11:15; 'Red Sea' named or referred to approximately + 66 times; יִםסֿוּף clearly of Ælanitic Gulf 1 Kings 9:26 (compare 2 Chronicles 8:17).
3. Dead Sea, יָם מֶלַח sea of salt Genesis 14:3; Numbers 34:3, Numbers 34:12; Deuteronomy 3:17; Joshua 3:16; Joshua 12:3; Joshua 15:2, Joshua 15:5; Joshua 18:19; יָם הָעֲרָבָה Deuteronomy 3:17; Deuteronomy 4:49; Joshua 3:16; Joshua 12:3; 2 Kings 14:25; הַקַּדְמֹנִי הַי׳ Ezekiel 47:18; Zechariah 14:8; Joel 2:20 (see above); simply יָם Isaiah 16:8; Jeremiah 48:32; — in יָם יַעְזֵר Jeremiah 48:32 יָם is textual error, strike out with Gf Gr Che Gie.
4. Sea of Galilee יָם כִּנֶּרֶת Numbers 34:11; Joshua 13:27; יָם כִּנְּרוֺת Joshua 12:3; simply יָם Deuteronomy 33:23.
5. more generally sea, opposed to earth and (or) sky Genesis 1:26, Genesis 1:28; Genesis 9:2 (P), Exodus 20:11 (E), Haggai 2:6 +often Job, Psalms, Isaiah2 etc.; Amos 6:12 read בַּבָּקָר יָם for בקרים (see בָּקָר); sea as under earth Psalm 24:2 (compare Genesis 1:10; Genesis 6:11; Exodus 20:5 = Deuteronomy 5:3); figurative of flood of invaders, עָלָה עַלבָּֿבֶל הַיָּם Jeremiah 51:42.
6. of a mighty river, the Nile Nahum 3:8 (twice in verse); Isaiah 19:5 (|| נָהָר); compare הַתַּנִּין אֲשֶׁר בַּיָּם Isaiah 27:1 and כַּתַּנִּים בַּיַּמִּים Ezekiel 32:2 (simile of Pharaoh); of Euphrates Isaiah 21:1; Jeremiah 51:36 (according to Che Gf and others; Isaiah 21:1 perhaps better of Persian Gulf, see Di).
7. the great basin in temple-court, called the sea: וַיַּעַשׂ אֶתהַֿיָּם מוּצָק 1 Kings 7:23 2 Chronicles 4:2; יָם הַנְּחשֶׁת 2 Kings 25:13; 1 Chronicles 18:8; Jeremiah 52:17; הַיָּם alone 1 Kings 7:24, 1 Kings 7:25 + 10 times Kings Chronicles + Jeremiah 52:20.
8. combinations are:
a. shore of sea, sea-shore שְׂפַת הַיָּם Joshua 11:4; 1 Kings 5:9, and in simile Genesis 22:17; Judges 7:12; 1 Samuel 13:5; חוֺף הַי׳ Joshua 9:1; Ezekiel 25:16; חוֺף יַמִּים Genesis 49:13; Judges 5:17; compare חֶבֶל הַיָּם Zephaniah 2:5 region by the sea; so Zephaniah 2:6 but dubious, see I. חֶבֶל 3.
b. sand of the sea (shore) חוֺל הַיָּם (in simile) Genesis 32:13 [Genesis 32:12]; Genesis 41:49; Hosea 2:1 [Hosea 1:10]; Isaiah 10:22 + often (see חוֺל); חוֺל גְּבוּל לַיָּם Jeremiah 5:22.
c. לְשׁוֺן הַיָּם tongue (arm or gulf) of sea Joshua 15:5; Joshua 18:19; Isaiah 11:15.
d. מִיָּם עַדיָֿם Amos 8:12; Zechariah 9:10; Psalm 72:8, compare Micah 7:12; Zechariah 14:8 (twice in verse); Joel 2:20 (twice in verse); Daniel 11:45.
9. = (west, west-word (originally sea-ward, from position of Mediterranean with reference to Palestine, and this sense still often perceptible): with other three points of compass Genesis 13:14; Genesis 28:14 (J), Numbers 2:18; Numbers 35:5 (P), Deuteronomy 3:27; 1 Kings 7:25; 1 Chronicles 9:24; 2 Chronicles 4:4; Ezekiel 42:19 + 6 times Ezekiel; Zechariah 14:4; Daniel 8:4; Psalm 107:3 (מִמִּזְרָח וּמִמַּעֲרָב מִצָּפוֺן וּמִיָּם; but read perhaps וּמִיָּמִן from the south, Hu Pe Bi Che); opposed to east Joshua 11:2; Joshua 16:6 + 16 times Ezekiel 48; west alone Genesis 12:8 (J); רוּהַ יָם Exodus 10:19 (J) west wind; מִיָּם לְ westward Joshua 8:9, Joshua 8:12, Joshua 8:13 +; יָ֫מָּה westward, often of tabernacle Exodus 26:22, Exodus 26:27; Numbers 3:23Joshua 5:1; Joshua 15:8, Joshua 15:10 etc., + often Ezekiel; דֶּרֶךְ הַיָּם = westward Ezekiel 41:12; גְּבוּל יָם western border Numbers 34:6 (twice in verse); Joshua 15:2; פְּאַת־יָם west side Exodus 27:12; Exodus 38:12; Numbers 35:5; Joshua 18:14; דרך פְּאַת הים Ezekiel 41:12 (see further פאה).

See related Aramaic BDB entry H3221.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

Genesis

1:10; 1:26; 1:28; 6:11; 9:2; 12:8; 13:14; 14:3; 14:3; 22:17; 28:14; 28:14; 32:12; 41:49; 49:13

Exodus

10:19; 10:19; 10:19; 13:18; 13:18; 14:2; 14:9; 14:27; 15:4; 20:5; 20:11; 23:31; 26:22; 26:27; 27:12; 38:12

Numbers

2:18; 3:23; 13:29; 14:25; 34:3; 34:5; 34:6; 34:6; 34:7; 34:11; 34:12; 35:5; 35:5

Deuteronomy

1:7; 1:40; 3:17; 3:17; 3:27; 4:49; 5:3; 11:24; 33:23; 34:2

Joshua

1:4; 2:10; 3:16; 3:16; 5:1; 5:1; 8:9; 8:12; 8:13; 9:1; 9:1; 11:2; 11:4; 12:3; 12:3; 12:3; 13:27; 15:2; 15:2; 15:5; 15:5; 15:8; 15:10; 15:12; 15:47; 16:6; 18:14; 18:19; 18:19; 23:4

Judges

5:17; 5:17; 7:12; 11:16

1 Samuel

13:5; 13:5

1 Kings

5:9; 5:9; 7:23; 7:24; 7:25; 7:25; 9:26

2 Kings

14:25; 25:13

1 Chronicles

9:24; 18:8

2 Chronicles

2:16; 4:2; 4:4; 8:17

Ezra

3:7

Psalms

24:2; 72:8; 104:25; 107:3

Isaiah

10:22; 11:15; 11:15; 16:8; 19:5; 21:1; 21:1; 27:1; 51:10; 63:11

Jeremiah

5:22; 48:32; 48:32; 51:36; 51:36; 51:42; 52:17; 52:20

Ezekiel

25:16; 32:2; 41:12; 41:12; 42:19; 47:18; 48; 48:28

Daniel

8:4; 11:45; 11:45

Hosea

1:10

Joel

2:20; 2:20; 2:20

Amos

6:12; 8:12

Jonah

1:4

Micah

7:12

Nahum

3:8

Zephaniah

2:5; 2:6

Haggai

2:6

Zechariah

9:10; 14:4; 14:8; 14:8; 14:8

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H3220 matches the Hebrew יָם (yām),
which occurs 396 times in 339 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 7 (Gen 1:10–Num 21:4)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:10 - And God called the dry land “earth,” and the gathering of the waters He called “seas H3220”; and God saw that it was good.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:22 - God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas H3220, and let birds multiply on the earth.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:26 - Then God said, “[fn]Let Us make mankind in Our image, according to Our likeness; and [fn]let them rule over the fish of the sea H3220 and over the birds of the sky and over the livestock and over all the earth, and over every crawling thing that crawls on the earth.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:28 - God blessed them; and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea H3220 and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that [fn]moves on the earth.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:2 - “The fear of you and the terror of you will be on every animal of the earth and on every bird of the sky; on everything that crawls on the ground, and on all the fish of the sea H3220. They are handed over to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:8 - Then he proceeded from there to the mountain on the east of Bethel, and pitched his tent with Bethel on the west H3220 and Ai on the east; and there he built an altar to the LORD and called upon the name of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 13:14 - The LORD said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him, “Now raise your eyes and look from the place where you are, northward and southward, and eastward and westward H3220;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 14:3 - All these kings [fn]came as allies to the Valley of Siddim (that is, the Salt Sea H3220).
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:17 - indeed I will greatly bless you, and I will greatly multiply your [fn]seed as the stars of the heavens and as the sand, which is on the seashore H3220; and your [fn]seed shall possess the gate of [fn]their enemies.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 28:14 - “Your [fn]descendants will also be like the dust of the earth, and you will [fn]spread out to the west H3220 and to the east, and to the north and to the south; and in you and in your [fn]descendants shall all the families of the earth be blessed.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:12 - “For You said, ‘I will assuredly [fn]make you prosper and make your [fn]descendants as the sand of the sea H3220, which is too great to be counted.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:49 - Joseph stored up grain [fn]in great abundance like the sand of the sea H3220, until he stopped [fn]measuring it, for it was [fn]beyond measure.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:13 - “Zebulun will reside at the seashore H3220;
And he shall be [fn]a harbor for ships,
And his flank shall be toward Sidon.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:19 - So the LORD shifted the wind to a very strong west H3220 wind, which picked up the locusts and drove them into the [fn]Red Sea H3220; not one locust was left in all the territory of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 13:18 - Therefore God led the people around by way of the wilderness to the [fn]Red Sea H3220; and the sons of Israel went up in battle formation from the land of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 14:2 - “Tell the sons of Israel to turn back and camp in front of Pi-hahiroth, between Migdol and the sea H3220; you shall camp in front of Baal-zephon, opposite it, by the sea H3220.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 14:9 - Then the Egyptians chased after them with all the horses and chariots of Pharaoh, his horsemen and his army, and they overtook them camping by the sea H3220, beside Pi-hahiroth, in front of Baal-zephon.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 14:16 - “As for you, lift up your staff and reach out with your hand over the sea H3220 and divide it, and the sons of Israel shall [fn]go through the midst of the sea H3220 on dry land.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 14:21 - Then Moses reached out with his hand over the sea H3220; and the LORD [fn]swept the sea H3220 back by a strong east wind all night, and turned the sea H3220 into dry land, and the waters were divided.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 14:22 - So the sons of Israel [fn]went through the midst of the sea H3220 on the dry land, and the waters were like a wall to them on their right and on their left.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 14:23 - Then the Egyptians took up the pursuit, and all Pharaoh’s horses, his chariots, and his horsemen went in after them into the midst of the sea H3220.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 14:26 - Then the LORD said to Moses, “Reach out with your hand over the sea H3220 so that the waters may come back over the Egyptians, over their chariots and their horsemen.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 14:27 - So Moses reached out with his hand over the sea H3220, and the sea H3220 returned to its normal state at daybreak, while the Egyptians were fleeing [fn]right into it; then the LORD [fn]overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea H3220.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 14:28 - The waters returned and covered the chariots and the horsemen, Pharaoh’s entire army that had gone into the sea H3220 after them; not even one of them remained.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 14:29 - But the sons of Israel walked on dry land through the midst of the sea H3220, and the waters were like a wall to them on their right and on their left.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 14:30 - So the LORD saved Israel that day from the hand of the Egyptians, and Israel saw the Egyptians dead on the seashore H3220.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:1 - Then Moses and the sons of Israel sang this song to the LORD, [fn]saying:
[fn]I will sing to the LORD, for He is highly exalted;
The horse and its rider He has hurled into the sea H3220.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:4 - “Pharaoh’s chariots and his army He has thrown into the sea H3220;
And the choicest of his officers are [fn]drowned in the [fn]Red Sea H3220.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:8 - “At the blast of Your nostrils the waters were piled up,
The flowing waters stood up like a heap;
The depths were congealed in the heart of the sea H3220.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:10 - “You blew with Your wind, the sea H3220 covered them;
They sank like lead in the mighty waters.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:19 - For the horses of Pharaoh with his chariots and his horsemen went into the sea H3220, and the LORD brought back the waters of the sea H3220 on them, but the sons of Israel walked on dry land through the midst of the sea H3220.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:21 - And Miriam answered them,
“Sing to the LORD, for He [fn]is highly exalted;
The horse and his rider He has hurled into the sea H3220.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:22 - Then Moses [fn]led Israel from the [fn]Red Sea H3220, and they went out into the wilderness of Shur; and they went three days in the wilderness and found no water.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 20:11 - “For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea H3220 and everything that is in them, and He rested on the seventh day; for that reason the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:31 - “I will set your boundary from the [fn]Red H3220 Sea H3220 to the sea H3220 of the Philistines, and from the wilderness to the Euphrates River; for I will hand over the inhabitants of the land to you, and you will drive them out from you.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:22 - “For the [fn]back of the tabernacle, to the west H3220, you shall make six boards.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:27 - and five bars for the boards of the [fn]other side of the tabernacle, and five bars for the boards of the side of the tabernacle for the [fn]back side to the west H3220.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 27:12 - For the width of the courtyard on the west H3220 side shall be hangings of [fn]fifty cubits, with their ten pillars and their ten bases.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:27 - And for the [fn]back of the tabernacle, to the west H3220, he made six boards.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:32 - and five bars for the boards of the [fn]other side of the tabernacle, and five bars for the boards of the tabernacle for the [fn]back side to the west H3220.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 38:12 - For the west H3220 side there were hangings of fifty cubits with their ten pillars and their ten bases; the hooks of the pillars and their [fn]bands were of silver.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:9 - ‘These you may eat, of whatever is in the water: everything that has fins and scales, in the water, in the seas H3220, or in the rivers, you may eat.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:10 - ‘But whatever is in the seas H3220 and in the rivers that does not have fins and scales among all the teeming life of the water, and among all the living creatures that are in the water, they are detestable things to you,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 2:18 - “On the west H3220 side H3220 shall be the flag of the camp of Ephraim by their armies; and the leader of the sons of Ephraim: Elishama the son of Ammihud,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 3:23 - The families of the Gershonites were to camp behind the [fn]tabernacle westward H3220,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:22 - “Are flocks and herds to be slaughtered for them, so that it will be sufficient for them? Or are all the fish of the sea H3220 to be [fn]caught for them, so that it will be sufficient for them?”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:31 - Now a wind burst forth from the LORD and it brought quail from the sea H3220, and dropped them beside the camp, about a day’s journey on this side and a day’s journey on the other side all around the camp, and about [fn]two cubits deep on the surface of the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 13:29 - “Amalek is living in the land of the Negev, the Hittites, the Jebusites, and the Amorites are living in the hill country, and the Canaanites are living by the sea H3220 and by the side of the Jordan.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 14:25 - “Now the Amalekites and the Canaanites live in the valleys; turn tomorrow and set out for the wilderness by the way of the [fn]Red Sea H3220.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:4 - Then they set out from Mount Hor by the way of the [fn]Red Sea H3220, to go around the land of Edom; and the [fn]people became impatient because of the journey.

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