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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 you take the left, then I will go to the right; or, if you go to the right, then I will go to the left.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:49 - “Now if you will deal kindly and truly with my master, tell me. And if not, tell me, that I may turn to the right hand or to the left.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 48:13 - And Joseph took them both, Ephraim with his right hand toward Israel’s left hand, and Manasseh with his left hand toward Israel’s right hand, and brought them near him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 48:14 - Then Israel stretched out his right hand and laid it on Ephraim’s head, who was the younger, and his left hand on Manasseh’s head, guiding his hands knowingly, for Manasseh was the firstborn.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 48:17 - Now when Joseph saw that his father laid his right hand on the head of Ephraim, it displeased him; so he took hold of his father’s hand to remove it from Ephraim’s head to Manasseh’s head.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 48:18 - And Joseph said to his father, “Not so, my father, for this one is the firstborn; put your right hand on his head.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 14:22 - So the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea on the dry ground, and the waters were a wall to them on their right hand and on their left.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 14:29 - But the children of Israel had walked on dry land in the midst of the sea, and the waters were a wall to them on their right hand and on their left.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:6 - “Your right hand, O LORD, has become glorious in power;
Your right hand, O LORD, has dashed the enemy in pieces.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:12 - You stretched out Your right hand;
The earth swallowed them.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 29:22 - “Also you shall take the fat of the ram, the fat tail, the fat that covers the entrails, the fatty lobe attached to the liver, the two kidneys and the fat on them, the right thigh (for it is a ram of consecration),
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 7:32 - ‘Also the right thigh you shall give to the priest as a heave offering from the sacrifices of your peace offerings.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 7:33 - ‘He among the sons of Aaron, who offers the blood of the peace offering and the fat, shall have the right thigh for his part.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 8:25 - Then he took the fat and the fat tail, all the fat that was on the entrails, the fatty lobe attached to the liver, the two kidneys and their fat, and the right thigh;
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 8:26 - and from the basket of unleavened bread that was before the LORD he took one unleavened cake, a cake of bread anointed with oil, and one wafer, and put them on the fat and on the right thigh;
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 9:21 - but the breasts and the right thigh Aaron waved as a wave offering before the LORD, as Moses had commanded.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 18:18 - “And their flesh shall be yours, just as the wave breast and the right thigh are yours.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 20:17 - ‘Please let us pass through your country. We will not pass through fields or vineyards, nor will we drink water from wells; we will go along the King’s Highway; we will not turn aside to the right hand or to the left until we have passed through your territory.’ ”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:26 - Then the Angel of the LORD went further, and stood in a narrow place where there was no way to turn either to the right hand or to the left.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:27 - ‘Let me pass through your land; I will keep strictly to the road, and I will turn neither to the right nor to the left.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:32 - “Therefore you shall be careful to do as the LORD your God has commanded you; you shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 17:11 - “According to the sentence of the law in which they instruct you, according to the judgment which they tell you, you shall do; you shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left from the sentence which they pronounce upon you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 17:20 - “that his heart may not be lifted above his brethren, that he may not turn aside from the commandment to the right hand or to the left, and that he may prolong his days in his kingdom, he and his children in the midst of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:14 - “So you shall not turn aside from any of the words which I command you this day, to the right or the left, to go after other gods to serve them.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:2 - And he said:

“The LORD came from Sinai,
And dawned on them from Seir;
He shone forth from Mount Paran,
And He came with ten thousands of saints;
From His right hand
Came a fiery law for them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 1:7 - “Only be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may prosper wherever you go.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 17:7 - And the territory of Manasseh was from Asher to Michmethath, that lies east of Shechem; and the border went along south to the inhabitants of En Tappuah.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 23:6 - “Therefore be very courageous to keep and to do all that is written in the Book of the Law of Moses, lest you turn aside from it to the right hand or to the left,
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:15 - But when the children of Israel cried out to the LORD, the LORD raised up a deliverer for them: Ehud the son of Gera, the Benjamite, a left-handed man. By him the children of Israel sent tribute to Eglon king of Moab.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:16 - Now Ehud made himself a dagger (it was double-edged and a cubit in length) and fastened it under his clothes on his right thigh.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:21 - Then Ehud reached with his left hand, took the dagger from his right thigh, and thrust it into his belly.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:26 - She stretched her hand to the tent peg,
Her right hand to the workmen’s hammer;
She pounded Sisera, she pierced his head,
She split and struck through his temple.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 7:20 - Then the three companies blew the trumpets and broke the pitchers—they held the torches in their left hands and the trumpets in their right hands for blowing—and they cried, “The sword of the LORD and of Gideon!”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:29 - And Samson took hold of the two middle pillars which supported the temple, and he braced himself against them, one on his right and the other on his left.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 20:16 - Among all this people were seven hundred select men who were left-handed; every one could sling a stone at a hair’s breadth and not miss.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 6:12 - Then the cows headed straight for the road to Beth Shemesh, and went along the highway, lowing as they went, and did not turn aside to the right hand or the left. And the lords of the Philistines went after them to the border of Beth Shemesh.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:1 - There was a man of Benjamin whose name was Kish the son of Abiel, the son of Zeror, the son of Bechorath, the son of Aphiah, a Benjamite, a mighty man of power.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 11:2 - And Nahash the Ammonite answered them, “On this condition I will make a covenant with you, that I may put out all your right eyes, and bring reproach on all Israel.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 23:19 - Then the Ziphites came up to Saul at Gibeah, saying, “Is David not hiding with us in strongholds in the woods, in the hill of Hachilah, which is on the south of Jeshimon?
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 23:24 - So they arose and went to Ziph before Saul. But David and his men were in the Wilderness of Maon, in the plain on the south of Jeshimon.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 2:19 - So Asahel pursued Abner, and in going he did not turn to the right hand or to the left from following Abner.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 2:21 - And Abner said to him, “Turn aside to your right hand or to your left, and lay hold on one of the young men and take his armor for yourself.” But Asahel would not turn aside from following him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 16:6 - And he threw stones at David and at all the servants of King David. And all the people and all the mighty men were on his right hand and on his left.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:9 - Then Joab said to Amasa, “Are you in health, my brother?” And Joab took Amasa by the beard with his right hand to kiss him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 24:5 - And they crossed over the Jordan and camped in Aroer, on the right side of the town which is in the midst of the ravine of Gad, and toward Jazer.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 2:19 - Bathsheba therefore went to King Solomon, to speak to him for Adonijah. And the king rose up to meet her and bowed down to her, and sat down on his throne and had a throne set for the king’s mother; so she sat at his right hand.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:39 - And he put five carts on the right side of the house, and five on the left side of the house. He set the Sea on the right side of the house, toward the southeast.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:49 - the lampstands of pure gold, five on the right side and five on the left in front of the inner sanctuary, with the flowers and the lamps and the wick-trimmers of gold;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 22:19 - Then 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, on His right hand and on His left.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 12:9 - Then Jehoiada the priest took a chest, bored a hole in its lid, and set it beside the altar, on the right side as one comes into the house of the LORD; and the priests who kept the door put there all the money brought into the house of the LORD.

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