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Lexicon :: Strong's H3389 - yᵊrûšālam

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Part of Speech
proper locative noun
Root Word (Etymology)
A dual (in allusion to its two main hills [the true pointing, at least of the former reading, seems to be that of יְרוּשְׁלֵם (H3390)]), probably from (the passive participle of) יָרָה (H3384) and שָׁלַם (H7999)
Strong’s Definitions

יְרוּשָׁלִַ͏ם Yᵉrûwshâlaim, yer-oo-shaw-lah'-im; rarely יְרוּשָׁלַיִם Yᵉrûwshâlayim; a dual (in allusion to its two main hills (the true pointing, at least of the former reading, seems to be that of H3390)); probably from (the passive participle of) H3384 and H7999; founded peaceful; Jerushalaim or Jerushalem, the capital city of Palestine:—Jerusalem.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 643x

The KJV translates Strong's H3389 in the following manner: Jerusalem (643x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 643x
The KJV translates Strong's H3389 in the following manner: Jerusalem (643x).
  1. Jerusalem = "teaching of peace"

    1. the chief city of Palestine and capital of the united kingdom and the nation of Judah after the split

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
יְרוּשָׁלִַ͏ם Yᵉrûwshâlaim, yer-oo-shaw-lah'-im; rarely יְרוּשָׁלַיִם Yᵉrûwshâlayim; a dual (in allusion to its two main hills (the true pointing, at least of the former reading, seems to be that of H3390)); probably from (the passive participle of) H3384 and H7999; founded peaceful; Jerushalaim or Jerushalem, the capital city of Palestine:—Jerusalem.
STRONGS H3389: Abbreviations
יֲרוּשָׁלַ֫םִ, יְרוּשָׁלַ֫יִם 644 proper name, of a location Jerusalem (in Assyrian Urusalim, Tel Amarna, ZimZA, 1891, 252, 254; Ursalimmu, COTGlossary; Greek Version of the LXX Ιερουσαλημ; √ and meaning dubious; Rel Ew and others derive from יְרוּשׁ שׁלם possession of peace (or Salem's possession); Thes and others from יָרָה, i.e. יְרוּ + שָׁלֵם a foundation of peace; GrillZAW, 1884, 134 ff. foundation of Shalem (Shalem = God of peace, = י׳); but name not certainly Hebrew; according to SayceAcad. Feb. 7, 1891, 138; Higher Crit. 176 (opposed by ZimZA. 1891, 263), JastrJBL xi, 1892, 185 = Uru (city) + Salim, proper name, of divinity); — usually יְרוּשָׁלַ֫םִ (Qr perpetuum), Joshua 10:10 +; יְרוּשָׁלָ֑םִ 1 Samuel 17:54 +; ־לַ֫יִם + 5 times according to Masora (see FrensdorffMass. Magna, 293), namely Jeremiah 26:18; 1 Chronicles 3:5; 2 Chronicles 25:1; 32:9 (with ה locative), Esther 2:6, (but לָ֑֫םִ - 1 Chronicles 3:5 van d. H Baer), so Maccabean coins, LevyGeschichte. d. jüd. Münz. 42 f.; with ה locative יְרוּשָׁלַ֫מֳה 1 Kings 10:2; Isaiah 36:2; Ezekiel 8:3; (־לַ֫יְמָה 2 Chronicles 32:9 above); ־לָ֑מֳה 2 Kings 9:28; with prefixes: בִּירו׳ 2 Samuel 9:13 +; לִירו׳ 2 Kings 18:22 +; מִירו׳ 2 Samuel 15:11 +; וִירו׳ 2 Kings 23:1 +; — Jerusalem, renowned as capital of all Israel, afterwards of southern kingdom, seat of central worship in temple, first named as city of Canaanite Adoni-ṢedekJoshua 10:1, 3, 5, 23 (all J E), compare Joshua 12:10 (D); inhabited by Jebusites Joshua 15:63 (twice in verse) (P), Judges 1:21 (twice in verse), compare Judges 1:7 (Adoni-Bezek); identification with יְבוּס Judges 19:10, and הַיְבוּסִי (which see) Joshua 15:8; Joshua 18:28 (both P); captured by Judah Judges 1:8; first named in connection with David 1 Samuel 17:54†; taken possession of by David as king 2 Samuel 5:6; David's royal seat 2 Samuel 5:5; 2 Samuel 5:13; 2 Samuel 5:14; 2 Samuel 8:7; 2 Samuel 11:1 +; it remained the capital until taken by Nebuchadrezzar, B.C. 588, 2 Kings 25:1 +; it became the chief home of the returned exiles Ezra 1:11; Ezra 2:11; Nehemiah 2:11, 17 +; mentioned Samuel + 31 times, Kings + 92 times, Chronicles + 151 times, Ezra + 25 times, Nehemiah + 38 times, Isaiah1 + 27 times, Isaiah2,3 + 22 times, Jeremiah + 107 times, Ezekiel + 26 times, Zechariah + 41 times, etc. — See also proper name, of a location יְבוּס, שָׁלֵם.

See related Aramaic BDB entry H3390.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


10:1; 10:3; 10:5; 10:10; 10:23; 12:10; 15:8; 15:63; 18:28


1:7; 1:8; 1:21; 19:10

1 Samuel

17:54; 17:54

2 Samuel

5:5; 5:6; 5:13; 5:14; 8:7; 9:13; 11:1; 15:11

1 Kings


2 Kings

9:28; 18:22; 23:1; 25:1

1 Chronicles

3:5; 3:5

2 Chronicles

25:1; 32:9; 32:9


1:11; 2:11


2:11; 2:17









Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H3389 matches the Hebrew יְרוּשָׁלַם (yᵊrûšālam),
which occurs 643 times in 600 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 12 (Jos 10:1–1Ki 8:1)

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:1 - Now it came to pass, when Adonizedek king of Jerusalem H3389 had heard how Joshua had taken Ai, and had utterly destroyed it; as he had done to Jericho and her king, so he had done to Ai and her king; and how the inhabitants of Gibeon had made peace with Israel, and were among them;
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:3 - Wherefore Adonizedek king of Jerusalem H3389 sent unto Hoham king of Hebron, and unto Piram king of Jarmuth, and unto Japhia king of Lachish, and unto Debir king of Eglon, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:5 - Therefore the five kings of the Amorites, the king of Jerusalem, H3389 the king of Hebron, the king of Jarmuth, the king of Lachish, the king of Eglon, gathered themselves together, and went up, they and all their hosts, and encamped before Gibeon, and made war against it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:23 - And they did so, and brought forth those five kings unto him out of the cave, the king of Jerusalem, H3389 the king of Hebron, the king of Jarmuth, the king of Lachish, and the king of Eglon.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 12:10 - The king of Jerusalem, H3389 one; the king of Hebron, one;
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:8 - And the border went up by the valley of the son of Hinnom unto the south side of the Jebusite; the same is Jerusalem: H3389 and the border went up to the top of the mountain that lieth before the valley of Hinnom westward, which is at the end of the valley of the giants northward:
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:63 - As for the Jebusites the inhabitants of Jerusalem, H3389 the children of Judah could not drive them out: but the Jebusites dwell with the children of Judah at Jerusalem H3389 unto this day.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:28 - And Zelah, Eleph, and Jebusi, which is Jerusalem, H3389 Gibeath, and Kirjath; fourteen cities with their villages. This is the inheritance of the children of Benjamin according to their families.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:7 - And Adonibezek said, Threescore and ten kings, having their thumbs and their great toes cut off, gathered their meat under my table: as I have done, so God hath requited me. And they brought him to Jerusalem, H3389 and there he died.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:8 - Now the children of Judah had fought against Jerusalem, H3389 and had taken it, and smitten it with the edge of the sword, and set the city on fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:21 - And the children of Benjamin did not drive out the Jebusites that inhabited Jerusalem; H3389 but the Jebusites dwell with the children of Benjamin in Jerusalem H3389 unto this day.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 19:10 - But the man would not tarry that night, but he rose up and departed, and came over against Jebus, which is Jerusalem; H3389 and there were with him two asses saddled, his concubine also was with him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:54 - And David took the head of the Philistine, and brought it to Jerusalem; H3389 but he put his armour in his tent.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 5:5 - In Hebron he reigned over Judah seven years and six months: and in Jerusalem H3389 he reigned thirty and three years over all Israel and Judah.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 5:6 - And the king and his men went to Jerusalem H3389 unto the Jebusites, the inhabitants of the land: which spake unto David, saying, Except thou take away the blind and the lame, thou shalt not come in hither: thinking, David cannot come in hither.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 5:13 - And David took him more concubines and wives out of Jerusalem, H3389 after he was come from Hebron: and there were yet sons and daughters born to David.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 5:14 - And these be the names of those that were born unto him in Jerusalem; H3389 Shammua, and Shobab, and Nathan, and Solomon,
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 8:7 - And David took the shields of gold that were on the servants of Hadadezer, and brought them to Jerusalem. H3389
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 9:13 - So Mephibosheth dwelt in Jerusalem: H3389 for he did eat continually at the king's table; and was lame on both his feet.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 10:14 - And when the children of Ammon saw that the Syrians were fled, then fled they also before Abishai, and entered into the city. So Joab returned from the children of Ammon, and came to Jerusalem. H3389
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 11:1 - And it came to pass, after the year was expired, at the time when kings go forth to battle, that David sent Joab, and his servants with him, and all Israel; and they destroyed the children of Ammon, and besieged Rabbah. But David tarried still at Jerusalem. H3389
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 11:12 - And David said to Uriah, Tarry here to day also, and to morrow I will let thee depart. So Uriah abode in Jerusalem H3389 that day, and the morrow.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 12:31 - And he brought forth the people that were therein, and put them under saws, and under harrows of iron, and under axes of iron, and made them pass through the brickkiln: and thus did he unto all the cities of the children of Ammon. So David and all the people returned unto Jerusalem. H3389
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 14:23 - So Joab arose and went to Geshur, and brought Absalom to Jerusalem. H3389
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 14:28 - So Absalom dwelt two full years in Jerusalem, H3389 and saw not the king's face.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 15:8 - For thy servant vowed a vow while I abode at Geshur in Syria, saying, If the LORD shall bring me again indeed to Jerusalem, H3389 then I will serve the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 15:11 - And with Absalom went two hundred men out of Jerusalem, H3389 that were called; and they went in their simplicity, and they knew not any thing.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 15:14 - And David said unto all his servants that were with him at Jerusalem, H3389 Arise, and let us flee; for we shall not else escape from Absalom: make speed to depart, lest he overtake us suddenly, and bring evil upon us, and smite the city with the edge of the sword.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 15:29 - Zadok therefore and Abiathar carried the ark of God again to Jerusalem: H3389 and they tarried there.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 15:37 - So Hushai David's friend came into the city, and Absalom came into Jerusalem. H3389
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 16:3 - And the king said, And where is thy master's son? And Ziba said unto the king, Behold, he abideth at Jerusalem: H3389 for he said, To day shall the house of Israel restore me the kingdom of my father.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 16:15 - And Absalom, and all the people the men of Israel, came to Jerusalem, H3389 and Ahithophel with him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 17:20 - And when Absalom's servants came to the woman to the house, they said, Where is Ahimaaz and Jonathan? And the woman said unto them, They be gone over the brook of water. And when they had sought and could not find them, they returned to Jerusalem. H3389
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 19:19 - And said unto the king, Let not my lord impute iniquity unto me, neither do thou remember that which thy servant did perversely the day that my lord the king went out of Jerusalem, H3389 that the king should take it to his heart.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 19:25 - And it came to pass, when he was come to Jerusalem H3389 to meet the king, that the king said unto him, Wherefore wentest not thou with me, Mephibosheth?
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 19:33 - And the king said unto Barzillai, Come thou over with me, and I will feed thee with me in Jerusalem. H3389
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 19:34 - And Barzillai said unto the king, How long have I to live, that I should go up with the king unto Jerusalem? H3389
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:2 - So every man of Israel went up from after David, and followed Sheba the son of Bichri: but the men of Judah clave unto their king, from Jordan even to Jerusalem. H3389
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:3 - And David came to his house at Jerusalem; H3389 and the king took the ten women his concubines, whom he had left to keep the house, and put them in ward, and fed them, but went not in unto them. So they were shut up unto the day of their death, living in widowhood.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:7 - And there went out after him Joab's men, and the Cherethites, and the Pelethites, and all the mighty men: and they went out of Jerusalem, H3389 to pursue after Sheba the son of Bichri.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:22 - Then the woman went unto all the people in her wisdom. And they cut off the head of Sheba the son of Bichri, and cast it out to Joab. And he blew a trumpet, and they retired from the city, every man to his tent. And Joab returned to Jerusalem H3389 unto the king.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 24:8 - So when they had gone through all the land, they came to Jerusalem H3389 at the end of nine months and twenty days.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 24:16 - And when the angel stretched out his hand upon Jerusalem H3389 to destroy it, the LORD repented him of the evil, and said to the angel that destroyed the people, It is enough: stay now thine hand. And the angel of the LORD was by the threshingplace of Araunah the Jebusite.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 2:11 - And the days that David reigned over Israel were forty years: seven years reigned he in Hebron, and thirty and three years reigned he in Jerusalem. H3389
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 2:36 - And the king sent and called for Shimei, and said unto him, Build thee an house in Jerusalem, H3389 and dwell there, and go not forth thence any whither.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 2:38 - And Shimei said unto the king, The saying is good: as my lord the king hath said, so will thy servant do. And Shimei dwelt in Jerusalem H3389 many days.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 2:41 - And it was told Solomon that Shimei had gone from Jerusalem H3389 to Gath, and was come again.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:1 - And Solomon made affinity with Pharaoh king of Egypt, and took Pharaoh's daughter, and brought her into the city of David, until he had made an end of building his own house, and the house of the LORD, and the wall of Jerusalem H3389 round about.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:15 - And Solomon awoke; and, behold, it was a dream. And he came to Jerusalem, H3389 and stood before the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and offered up burnt offerings, and offered peace offerings, and made a feast to all his servants.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:1 - Then Solomon assembled the elders of Israel, and all the heads of the tribes, the chief of the fathers of the children of Israel, unto king Solomon in Jerusalem, H3389 that they might bring up the ark of the covenant of the LORD out of the city of David, which is Zion.

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