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Lexicon :: Strong's H3225 - yāmîn

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TWOT Reference: 872a

Strong’s Definitions

יָמִין yâmîyn, yaw-meen'; from H3231; the right hand or side (leg, eye) of a person or other object (as the stronger and more dexterous); locally, the south:— left-handed, right (hand, side), south.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 139x

The KJV translates Strong's H3225 in the following manner: hand (105x), right (24x), side (5x), south (3x), lefthanded (with H334) (2x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 139x
The KJV translates Strong's H3225 in the following manner: hand (105x), right (24x), side (5x), south (3x), lefthanded (with H334) (2x).
  1. right, right hand, right side

    1. right hand

    2. right (of direction)

    3. south (the direction of the right hand when facing East)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
יָמִין yâmîyn, yaw-meen'; from H3231; the right hand or side (leg, eye) of a person or other object (as the stronger and more dexterous); locally, the south:— left-handed, right (hand, side), south.
STRONGS H3225: Abbreviations
† I. יָמִין 137 noun feminineExodus 15:6 (Proverbs 27:16 no except, see Now Str) right hand (Late Hebrew id.; SI3 מימן on the right; Aramaic יַמִּינָא, bdb041101; Arabic bdb041102 right, right side, right hand, south; Ethiopic bdb041103 right hand, bdb041104 right side, Sabean ימן right hand, ימנת soth, are also quoted; Assyrian imnu, right, right side, on the right, DlHWB 307) — absolute יָמִין Genesis 13:9 + 40 times; construct יְמִין 1 Samuel 23:24 + 19 times; suffix יְמִינִי Jeremiah 22:24 + 6 times, etc.; always singular: —
1. right hand:
a. literally of man, often opposed to שׂמאֹול Genesis 48:13, 14 (compare Genesis 48:18), Daniel 12:7; יָדַע בֵּיןיְֿמִינוֺ לִשְׂמאֹלוֺ Jonah 4:11 distinguish between one's right hand and one's left; שׁלח ימים Judges 5:26 (|| יד); as holding the lot Ezekiel 21:27; also of right hand as skilful Psalm 137:5; as receiving bribes Psalm 26:10 (|| יָדַיִן); used in false swearing יְמִינָם וְמִין שֶׁקֶר Psalm 144:8; Psalm 144:11 their right hand is a right hand of falsehood; oft also with יַד, יַדיִֿמִינוֺ Genesis 48:17 (E) hand of his right = his right hand Judges 7:20; 2 Samuel 20:9; אִטֵּר יַדיְֿמִינוֺ Judges 3:15; Judges 20:16 bound as to one's right hand, i.e. left-handed.
b. figurative, of right hand as held by י׳ Isaiah 41:13; Isaiah 45:1; so יַדיֿמיני Psalm 73:23.
c. right hand of י׳, as instrument of delivering Israel Exodus 15:6 (twice in verse); Exodus 15:12 +, compare בִּגְכוּרוֺת יֵשַׁע יְמִינוֺ Psalm 20:7; שְׁנוֺת יְמִין עֶלְיוֺן Psalm 77:11; || זְרוֺעַ Psalm 98:1; as acquiring the temple-site Psalm 78:54; as holding his servant Psalm 18:36 (line omitted in || 2 Samuel 22:36), compare Psalm 63:9 & בִּימִין צִדְקִי Isaiah 41:10; as finding, lighting upon (מצא) his enemies Psalm 21:9 (|| יד); as full of צֶדֶק Psalm 48:11; as dispensing blessings Psalm 16:11 נעימות בימינך (compare Proverbs 3:16 of wisdom, personified); used in divine oath is Psalm 62:8 (|| זְרוֺעַ).
2. of situation on, or direction toward, the right:
a. of situation, with מִן, מִימִינָם וּמְשְּׂמאֹלָם Exodus 14:22, 29 a wall on their right hand and on their left hand; similarly 2 Samuel 16:6; 1 Kings 7:39, 49 2 Chronicles 3:17; 4:6; 1 Kings 22:19 (= 2 Chronicles 18:18 with על), 2 Chronicles 4:7, 8; Psalm 91:7 (|| מִצִּדְּךָ); for protection Psalm 16:8; מימין ל 2 Kings 23:13; Ezekiel 10:3; with לְ, וַתֵּשֶׁב לִימִינוֺ 1 Kings 2:19, so Psalm 110:1; Psalm 45:10; Psalm 109:31; with עַלֿ Zechariah 3:1; 1 Chronicles 6:24; 2 Chronicles 18:18 (= 1 Kings 22:19 with מן), Nehemiah 8:4; Job 30:12; Psalm 109:6; compare Psalm 110:5; without preposition יְמִין הָעִיר 2 Samuel 24:5; Job 23:9.
b. of direction toward, literal נָטָה ימין Numbers 20:17; Numbers 22:26 (both J E); סוּר ימין Deuteronomy 2:27; 1 Samuel 6:12; פָּרַץ ימין ושׂ׳ Isaiah 54:3; also (verb הִמָּרֶד in previous clause) Genesis 13:9; הַבֵּיט ימין Psalm 142:5; and looking is implied also in Ezekiel 1:10 (with אֶלֿ; opposed to מֵהַשְּׂמאֹול); with עַל, נטה (לָלֶכֶת) על הַיָּמִין 2 Samuel 2:19, 21; פנה עליֿמין Genesis 24:49; followed by אֶל, of course (הלך) of boundary Joshua 17:1; with לְ, לַיָמִין מֵעַל לַחוֺמָה Nehemiah 12:31 (verb omitted, went) to the right above the wall; figurative of moral deviation, יָמִין ֗֗֗ מִן־הַדָּבָר סוּר וּשְׂמֹאול Deuteronomy 17:11, so Deuteronomy 5:29; Deuteronomy 17:20; Deuteronomy 28:14; Joshua 1:7; Joshua 23:6; 2 Kings 22:2 2 Chronicles 34:2; נטה ימין ושׂ׳ Proverbs 4:27; also (very late) of the right as morally good, לֵב חָכָן לִימִינוֺ (opposed to שׂמאל) Ecclesiastes 10:2 De Reuss Now.
†3. of other parts of the body, besides hand (see יַדיֿמינו etc. above): right thigh יֶרֶךְ יְמִינוֺ Judges 3:16, 24; eye עֵין יָמִין 1 Samuel 11:2; עין ימינו Zechariah 11:17 (twice in verse); especially שׁוֺק הַיָּמִין i.e. the right (upper) leg of sacrificial animal Exodus 29:22; Leviticus 7:32, 33; Leviticus 8:25, 26; Leviticus 9:21; Numbers 18:18.
†4. = south, because when facing east the right hand is toward the south: מִימִין הַיְשִׁימוֺן 1 Samuel 23:19; אֶליְֿמִין 1 Samuel 23:24; ישׁב מִימִינֵךְ Ezekiel 16:46 (|| עלשֿׂמאולך); צָפוֺן וְיָמִין Psalm 89:13; perhaps also Psalm 107:3, see יָם 9.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


13:9; 13:9; 24:49; 48:13; 48:14; 48:17; 48:18


14:22; 14:29; 15:6; 15:6; 15:12; 29:22


7:32; 7:33; 8:25; 8:26; 9:21


18:18; 20:17; 22:26


2:27; 5:29; 17:11; 17:20; 28:14


1:7; 17:1; 23:6


3:15; 3:16; 3:24; 5:26; 7:20; 20:16

1 Samuel

6:12; 11:2; 23:19; 23:24; 23:24

2 Samuel

2:19; 2:21; 16:6; 20:9; 22:36; 24:5

1 Kings

2:19; 7:39; 7:49; 22:19; 22:19

2 Kings

22:2; 23:13

1 Chronicles


2 Chronicles

3:17; 4:6; 4:7; 4:8; 18:18; 18:18; 34:2


8:4; 12:31


23:9; 30:12


16:8; 16:11; 18:36; 20:7; 21:9; 26:10; 45:10; 48:11; 62:8; 63:9; 73:23; 77:11; 78:54; 89:13; 91:7; 98:1; 107:3; 109:6; 109:31; 110:1; 110:5; 137:5; 142:5; 144:8; 144:11


3:16; 4:27; 27:16




41:10; 41:13; 45:1; 54:3




1:10; 10:3; 16:46; 21:27






3:1; 11:17

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H3225 matches the Hebrew יָמִין (yāmîn),
which occurs 141 times in 134 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 3 (Gen 13:9–2Ki 12:9)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 13:9 - “Is not the whole land before you? Please separate from me; if to the left, then I will go to the right; or if to the right, H3225 then I will go to the left.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:49 - “So now if you are going to [fn]deal kindly and truly with my master, tell me; and if not, let me know, that I may turn to the right H3225 hand H3225 or the left.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 48:13 - Joseph took them both, Ephraim with his right H3225 hand H3225 toward Israel’s left, and Manasseh with his left hand toward Israel’s right, H3225 and brought them close to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 48:14 - But Israel stretched out his right H3225 hand H3225 and laid it on the head of Ephraim, who was the younger, and his left hand on Manasseh’s head, [fn]crossing his hands, [fn]although Manasseh was the firstborn.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 48:17 - When Joseph saw that his father laid his right H3225 hand on Ephraim’s head, it displeased him; and he grasped his father’s hand to remove it from Ephraim’s head to Manasseh’s head.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 48:18 - Joseph said to his father, “Not so, my father, for this one is the firstborn. Place your right H3225 hand H3225 on his head.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 14:22 - The sons of Israel [fn]went through the midst of the sea on the dry land, and the waters were like a wall to them on their right H3225 hand H3225 and on their left.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 14:29 - But the sons of Israel walked on dry land through the midst of the sea, and the waters were like a wall to them on their right H3225 hand H3225 and on their left.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:6 - “Your right H3225 hand, H3225 O LORD, is majestic in power,
Your right H3225 hand, H3225 O LORD, shatters the enemy.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:12 - “You stretched out Your right H3225 hand, H3225
The earth swallowed them.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 29:22 - “You shall also take the fat from the ram and the fat tail, and the fat that covers the entrails and the [fn]lobe of the liver, and the two kidneys and the fat that is on them and the right H3225 thigh (for it is a ram of [fn]ordination),
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 7:32 - ‘You shall give the right H3225 thigh to the priest as a [fn]contribution from the sacrifices of your peace offerings.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 7:33 - ‘The one among the sons of Aaron who offers the blood of the peace offerings and the fat, the right H3225 thigh shall be his as his portion.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 8:25 - He took the fat, and the fat tail, and all the fat that was on the entrails, and the [fn]lobe of the liver and the two kidneys and their fat and the right H3225 thigh.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 8:26 - From the basket of unleavened bread that was before the LORD, he took one unleavened cake and one cake of bread mixed with oil and one wafer, and placed them on the portions of fat and on the right H3225 thigh.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 9:21 - But the breasts and the right H3225 thigh Aaron [fn]presented as a wave offering before the LORD, just as Moses had commanded.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 18:18 - “Their [fn]meat shall be yours; it shall be yours like the breast of a wave offering and like the right H3225 thigh.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 20:17 - ‘Please let us pass through your land. We will not pass through field or through vineyard; we will not even drink water from a well. We will go along the king’s highway, not turning to the right H3225 or left, until we pass through your territory.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:26 - The angel of the LORD went further, and stood in a narrow place where there was no way to turn to the right H3225 hand H3225 or the left.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:27 - ‘Let me pass through your land, I will [fn]travel only on the highway; I will not turn aside to the right H3225 or to the left.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:32 - “So you shall observe to do just as the LORD your God has commanded you; you shall not turn aside to the right H3225 or to the left.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 17:11 - “According to the [fn]terms of the law which they teach you, and according to the verdict which they tell you, you shall do; you shall not turn aside from the word which they declare to you, to the right H3225 or the left.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 17:20 - that his heart may not be lifted up above his [fn]countrymen and that he may not turn aside from the commandment, to the right H3225 or the left, so that he and his sons may continue long in his kingdom in the midst of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:14 - and do not turn aside from any of the words which I command you today, to the right H3225 or to the left, to go after other gods to serve them.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:2 - He said,
“The LORD came from Sinai,
And [fn]dawned on them from Seir;
He shone forth from Mount Paran,
And He came from the [fn]midst of ten thousand holy ones;
At His right H3225 hand H3225 there was [fn]flashing lightning for them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 1:7 - “Only be strong and very courageous; [fn]be careful to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right H3225 or to the left, so that you may [fn]have success wherever you go.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 17:7 - The border of Manasseh [fn]ran from Asher to Michmethath which was east of Shechem; then the border went [fn]southward H3225 to the inhabitants of En-tappuah.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 23:6 - “Be very firm, then, to keep and do all that is written in the book of the law of Moses, so that you may not turn aside from it to the right H3225 hand H3225 or to the left,
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:15 - But when the sons of Israel cried to the LORD, the LORD raised up a deliverer for them, Ehud the son of Gera, the Benjamite, a left-handed H3225 man. And the sons of Israel sent tribute by [fn]him to Eglon the king of Moab.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:16 - Ehud made himself a sword which had two edges, a cubit in length, and he bound it on his right H3225 thigh under his cloak.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:21 - Ehud stretched out his left hand, took the sword from his right H3225 thigh and thrust it into his belly.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:26 - “She reached out her hand for the tent peg,
And her right H3225 hand H3225 for the workmen’s hammer.
Then she struck Sisera, she smashed his head;
And she shattered and pierced his temple.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 7:20 - When the three [fn]companies blew the trumpets and broke the pitchers, they held the torches in their left hands and the trumpets in their right H3225 hands for blowing, and cried, “A sword for the LORD and for Gideon!”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:29 - Samson grasped the two middle pillars on which the house rested, and braced himself against them, the one with his right H3225 hand H3225 and the other with his left.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 20:16 - Out of all these people 700 choice men were left-handed; H3225 each one could sling a stone at a hair and not miss.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 6:12 - And the cows took the straight way in the [fn]direction of Beth-shemesh; they went along the highway, lowing as they went, and did not turn aside to the right H3225 or to the left. And the lords of the Philistines followed them to the border of Beth-shemesh.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:1 - Now there was a man of Benjamin whose name was Kish the son of Abiel, the son of Zeror, the son of Becorath, the son of Aphiah, the son of a Benjamite, a mighty man of [fn]valor.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 11:2 - But Nahash the Ammonite said to them, “I will make it with you on this condition, that I will gouge out the right H3225 eye of every one of you, thus I will make it a reproach on all Israel.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 23:19 - Then Ziphites came up to Saul at Gibeah, saying, “Is David not hiding with us in the strongholds at Horesh, on the hill of Hachilah, which is on the [fn]south H3225 of [fn]Jeshimon?
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 23:24 - Then they arose and went to Ziph before Saul. Now David and his men were in the wilderness of Maon, in the Arabah to the [fn]south H3225 of [fn]Jeshimon.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 2:19 - Asahel pursued Abner and did not [fn]turn to the right H3225 or to the left from following Abner.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 2:21 - So Abner said to him, “[fn]Turn to your right H3225 or to your left, and take hold of one of the young men for yourself, and take for yourself his spoil.” But Asahel was not willing to turn aside from following him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 16:6 - He threw stones at David and at all the servants of King David; and all the people and all the mighty men were at his right H3225 hand H3225 and at his left.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:9 - Joab said to Amasa, “Is it well with you, my brother?” And Joab took Amasa by the beard with his right H3225 hand to kiss him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 24:5 - They crossed the Jordan and camped in Aroer, on the right H3225 side H3225 of the city that is in the middle of the valley of Gad and toward Jazer.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 2:19 - So Bathsheba went to King Solomon to speak to him for Adonijah. And the king arose to meet her, bowed before her, and sat on his throne; then he had a throne set for the king’s mother, and she sat on his right. H3225
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:39 - Then he set the stands, five on the right H3225 side of the house and five on the left side of the house; and he set the sea of cast metal on the right side of the house eastward toward the south.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:49 - and the lampstands, five on the right H3225 side H3225 and five on the left, in front of the inner sanctuary, of pure gold; and the flowers and the lamps and the tongs, of gold;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 22:19 - [fn]Micaiah said, “Therefore, hear the word of the LORD. I saw the LORD sitting on His throne, and all the host of heaven standing by Him on His right H3225 and on His left.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 12:9 - But Jehoiada the priest took a chest and bored a hole in its lid and put it beside the altar, on the right H3225 side H3225 as one comes into the house of the LORD; and the priests who guarded the threshold put in it all the money which was brought into the house of the LORD.

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