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Lexicon :: Strong's H3316 - yip̄tāḥ

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

יִפְתָּח Yiphtâch, yif-tawkh'; from H6605; he will open; Jiphtach, an Israelite; also a place in Palestine:—Jephthah, Jiphtah.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 30x

The KJV translates Strong's H3316 in the following manner: Jephthah (29x), Jiphtah (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 30x
The KJV translates Strong's H3316 in the following manner: Jephthah (29x), Jiphtah (1x).
  1. Jephthah or Jiphtah = "he opens"

    proper masculine noun
    1. a son of Gilead and a concubine and the judge who defeated the Ammonites; after the victory because of a vow taken before the battle he sacrificed his daughter as a burnt offering

      proper locative noun
    2. a city in Judah

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
יִפְתָּח Yiphtâch, yif-tawkh'; from H6605; he will open; Jiphtach, an Israelite; also a place in Palestine:—Jephthah, Jiphtah.
STRONGS H3316: Abbreviations
יִפְתָּח proper name
1. masculine Jephthah, Ιεφθαε (he [God] openeth); — Judges 11:1 (twice in verse) + 26 times 11, 12, 1 Samuel 12:11.
2. location in the שְׁפֵלָה Joshua 15:43 (P), A LXX of Lucian (Lag.) ιεφθα.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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1 Samuel



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Strong's Number H3316 matches the Hebrew יִפְתָּח (yip̄tāḥ),
which occurs 30 times in 26 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:43 - Iphtah, Ashnah, Nezib,
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 11:1 - Now Jephthah of Gilead was a great warrior. He was the son of Gilead, but his mother was a prostitute.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 11:2 - Gilead’s wife also had several sons, and when these half brothers grew up, they chased Jephthah off the land. “You will not get any of our father’s inheritance,” they said, “for you are the son of a prostitute.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 11:3 - So Jephthah fled from his brothers and lived in the land of Tob. Soon he had a band of worthless rebels following him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 11:5 - When the Ammonites attacked, the elders of Gilead sent for Jephthah in the land of Tob. The elders said,
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 11:6 - “Come and be our commander! Help us fight the Ammonites!”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 11:7 - But Jephthah said to them, “Aren’t you the ones who hated me and drove me from my father’s house? Why do you come to me now when you’re in trouble?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 11:8 - “Because we need you,” the elders replied. “If you lead us in battle against the Ammonites, we will make you ruler over all the people of Gilead.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 11:9 - Jephthah said to the elders, “Let me get this straight. If I come with you and if the LORD gives me victory over the Ammonites, will you really make me ruler over all the people?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 11:10 - “The LORD is our witness,” the elders replied. “We promise to do whatever you say.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 11:11 - So Jephthah went with the elders of Gilead, and the people made him their ruler and commander of the army. At Mizpah, in the presence of the LORD, Jephthah repeated what he had said to the elders.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 11:12 - Then Jephthah sent messengers to the king of Ammon, asking, “Why have you come out to fight against my land?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 11:13 - The king of Ammon answered Jephthah’s messengers, “When the Israelites came out of Egypt, they stole my land from the Arnon River to the Jabbok River and all the way to the Jordan. Now then, give back the land peaceably.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 11:14 - Jephthah sent this message back to the Ammonite king:
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 11:15 - “This is what Jephthah says: Israel did not steal any land from Moab or Ammon.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 11:28 - But the king of Ammon paid no attention to Jephthah’s message.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 11:29 - At that time the Spirit of the LORD came upon Jephthah, and he went throughout the land of Gilead and Manasseh, including Mizpah in Gilead, and from there he led an army against the Ammonites.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 11:30 - And Jephthah made a vow to the LORD. He said, “If you give me victory over the Ammonites,
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 11:32 - So Jephthah led his army against the Ammonites, and the LORD gave him victory.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 11:34 - When Jephthah returned home to Mizpah, his daughter came out to meet him, playing on a tambourine and dancing for joy. She was his one and only child; he had no other sons or daughters.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 11:40 - for young Israelite women to go away for four days each year to lament the fate of Jephthah’s daughter.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 12:1 - Then the people of Ephraim mobilized an army and crossed over the Jordan River to Zaphon. They sent this message to Jephthah: “Why didn’t you call for us to help you fight against the Ammonites? We are going to burn down your house with you in it!”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 12:2 - Jephthah replied, “I summoned you at the beginning of the dispute, but you refused to come! You failed to help us in our struggle against Ammon.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 12:4 - The people of Ephraim responded, “You men of Gilead are nothing more than fugitives from Ephraim and Manasseh.” So Jephthah gathered all the men of Gilead and attacked the men of Ephraim and defeated them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 12:7 - Jephthah judged Israel for six years. When he died, he was buried in one of the towns of Gilead.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 12:11 - Then the LORD sent Gideon,[fn] Bedan,[fn] Jephthah, and Samuel[fn] to save you, and you lived in safety.
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