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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 about when Adoni-zedek king of Jerusalem H3389 heard that Joshua had captured Ai, and had [fn]utterly destroyed it (just as he had done to Jericho and its king, so he had done to Ai and its king), and that the inhabitants of Gibeon had made peace with Israel and were [fn]within their land,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:3 - Therefore Adoni-zedek king of Jerusalem H3389 sent word to Hoham king of Hebron, to Piram king of Jarmuth, to Japhia king of Lachish, and to Debir king of Eglon, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:5 - So the five kings of the Amorites, the king of Jerusalem H3389, the king of Hebron, the king of Jarmuth, the king of Lachish, and the king of Eglon, gathered together and went up, they with all their armies, and camped by Gibeon and fought against it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:23 - They did so, and brought these five kings out to him from 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 - Then the border went up the Valley of Ben-hinnom to the slope of the Jebusite on the south (that is, Jerusalem H3389); and the border went up to the top of the mountain which is opposite the Valley of Hinnom to the west, which is at the end of the Valley of Rephaim toward the north.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:63 - Now as for the Jebusites, the inhabitants of Jerusalem H3389, the sons of Judah could not [fn]drive them out; so the Jebusites live with the sons of Judah in Jerusalem H3389 to this day.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:28 - Zelah, Haeleph, the Jebusite city (that is, Jerusalem H3389), Gibeah, Kiriath; fourteen cities with their villages. This is the inheritance of the sons of Benjamin according to their families.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:7 - And Adoni-bezek said, “Seventy kings with their thumbs and their big toes cut off used to gather up scraps under my table; as I have done, so God has repaid me.” So they brought him to Jerusalem H3389, and he died there.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:8 - Then the sons of Judah fought against Jerusalem H3389 and captured it, and struck it with the edge of the sword, and set the city on fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:21 - But the sons of Benjamin did not drive out the Jebusites who lived in Jerusalem H3389; so the Jebusites have lived with the sons of Benjamin in Jerusalem H3389 to this day.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 19:10 - But the man was unwilling to spend the night, so he got up and left, and came to a place opposite Jebus (that is, Jerusalem H3389). And with him was a pair of saddled donkeys; his concubine also was with him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:54 - And David took the Philistine’s head and brought it to Jerusalem H3389, but he put his weapons in his tent.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 5:5 - At Hebron he reigned over Judah for seven years and six months, and in Jerusalem H3389 he reigned for thirty-three years over all Israel and Judah.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 5:6 - Now the king and his men went to Jerusalem H3389 against the Jebusites, the inhabitants of the land; and they said to [fn]David, “You shall not come in here, but even those who are blind and those who limp will turn you away,” [fn]thinking, “David cannot enter here.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 5:13 - Meanwhile David took more concubines and wives from Jerusalem H3389, after he came from Hebron; and more sons and daughters were born to David.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 5:14 - Now these are the names of those who were born to him in Jerusalem H3389: Shammua, Shobab, Nathan, Solomon,
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 8:7 - David took the shields of gold which were [fn]carried by the servants of Hadadezer, and brought them to Jerusalem H3389.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 9:13 - So Mephibosheth lived in Jerusalem H3389, because he ate at the king’s table regularly. And he was disabled in his two feet.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 10:14 - When the sons of Ammon saw that the Arameans had fled, they also fled from Abishai and entered the city. Then Joab returned from fighting against the sons of Ammon and came to Jerusalem H3389.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 11:1 - Then it happened [fn]in the spring, at the time when kings go out to battle, that David sent Joab and his servants with him and all Israel, and they brought destruction on the sons of Ammon and besieged Rabbah. But David stayed in Jerusalem H3389.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 11:12 - Then David said to Uriah, “Stay here today also, and tomorrow I will let you go back.” So Uriah remained in Jerusalem H3389 that day and the day after.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 12:31 - He also brought out the people who were in it, and put some to work at saws, iron picks, and iron axes, and made [fn]others [fn]serve at the brick [fn]works. And he did the same to all the cities of the sons of Ammon. Then David and all the people returned to 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 - Now Absalom lived two full years in Jerusalem H3389, yet he did not see the king’s face.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 15:8 - “For your servant made a vow while I was living in Geshur in Aram, saying, ‘If the LORD will indeed bring me back to Jerusalem H3389, then I will serve the LORD.’”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 15:11 - Then two hundred men went with Absalom from Jerusalem H3389, who were invited and went [fn]innocently, for they did not know anything.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 15:14 - So David said to all his servants who were with him in Jerusalem H3389, “Arise and let’s flee, for otherwise none of us will escape from Absalom. Go quickly, or he will hurry and overtake us, and bring disaster on us and strike the city with the edge of the sword.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 15:29 - So Zadok and Abiathar returned the ark of God to Jerusalem H3389 and remained 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 - Then the king said, “And where is your master’s son?” And Ziba said to the king, “Behold, he is staying in Jerusalem H3389, for he said, ‘Today the house of Israel will restore the kingdom of my father to me.’”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 16:15 - Then Absalom and all the people, the men of Israel, entered Jerusalem H3389, and Ahithophel with him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 17:20 - Then Absalom’s servants came to the woman at the house and said, “Where are Ahimaaz and Jonathan?” And the woman said to them, “They have crossed the brook of water.” And when they searched and did not find them, they returned to Jerusalem H3389.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 19:19 - And he said to the king, “May my lord not consider me guilty, nor call to mind what your servant did wrong on the day when my lord the king went out from Jerusalem H3389, so that the king would [fn]take it to heart.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 19:25 - And it was when he came from Jerusalem H3389 to meet the king, that the king said to him, “Why did you not go with me, Mephibosheth?”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 19:33 - So the king said to Barzillai, “You cross over with me, and I will provide you food in Jerusalem H3389 with me.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 19:34 - But Barzillai said to the king, “How long [fn]do I still have to live, that I should go up with the king to Jerusalem H3389?
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:2 - So all the men of Israel [fn]withdrew from following David and followed Sheba the son of Bichri; but the men of Judah [fn]remained loyal to their king, from the Jordan even to Jerusalem H3389.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:3 - Then David came to his house in Jerusalem H3389, and the king took the ten women, the concubines whom he had left behind to take care of the house, and put them in custody and provided them with food, but did not [fn]have relations with them. So they were locked up until the day of their death, living as widows.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:7 - So Joab’s men went out after him, along with the Cherethites, the Pelethites, and all the warriors; and they left Jerusalem H3389 to pursue Sheba the son of Bichri.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:22 - Then the woman wisely came to all the people. And they cut off the head of Sheba the son of Bichri and threw it to Joab. So he blew the trumpet, and they were dispersed from the city, each to his tent. Joab also returned to the king at Jerusalem H3389.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 24:8 - So when they had roamed about through the whole land, they came to Jerusalem H3389 at the end of nine months and twenty days.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 24:16 - When the angel extended his hand toward Jerusalem H3389 to destroy it, the LORD relented of the disaster and said to the angel who destroyed the people, “It is enough! Now drop your hand!” And the angel of the LORD was by the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 2:11 - Now the days that David reigned over Israel were forty years: in Hebron he reigned for seven years, and in Jerusalem H3389 he reigned for thirty-three years.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 2:36 - Now the king sent men and summoned Shimei, and said to him, “Build yourself a house in Jerusalem H3389 and live there, and do not leave there for any other place.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 2:38 - Shimei then said to the king, “The word is good. Just as my lord the king has spoken, so your servant shall do.” So Shimei lived in Jerusalem H3389 for many days.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 2:41 - And it was reported to Solomon that Shimei had gone from Jerusalem H3389 to Gath, and had returned.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:1 - Now Solomon [fn]formed a marriage alliance with Pharaoh king of Egypt, and took Pharaoh’s daughter and brought her to the city of David until he had finished building his own house and the house of the LORD, and the wall around Jerusalem H3389.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:15 - Then 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 burnt offerings and made peace offerings, and held a feast for all his servants.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:1 - Then Solomon assembled the elders of Israel and all the heads of the tribes, the leaders of the fathers’ households of the sons of Israel, to King Solomon in Jerusalem H3389, to bring up the ark of the covenant of the LORD from the city of David, that is, Zion.

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