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Lexicon :: Strong's H3409 - yārēḵ

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Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From an unused root meaning to be soft
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 916a

Strong’s Definitions

יָרֵךְ yârêk, yaw-rake'; from an unused root meaning to be soft; the thigh (from its fleshy softness); by euphemistically the generative parts; figuratively, a shank, flank, side:—× body, loins, shaft, side, thigh.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 34x

The KJV translates Strong's H3409 in the following manner: thigh (21x), side (7x), shaft (3x), loins (2x), body (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 34x
The KJV translates Strong's H3409 in the following manner: thigh (21x), side (7x), shaft (3x), loins (2x), body (1x).
  1. thigh, side, loin, base

    1. thigh

      1. outside of thigh (where sword was worn)

      2. loins (as the seat of procreative power)

    2. side (flank) (of object)

    3. base

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
יָרֵךְ yârêk, yaw-rake'; from an unused root meaning to be soft; the thigh (from its fleshy softness); by euphemistically the generative parts; figuratively, a shank, flank, side:—× body, loins, shaft, side, thigh.
STRONGS H3409: Abbreviations
יָרֵךְ noun feminineNumbers 5:27 thigh, loin, side, base (Late Hebrew id.; Aramaic יַרְכָּא; Zinjirli ירך loin; Assyrian arku, arkâtu, back, rear, hereafter DlHWB 242; Arabic bdb043704 hip) — absolute יָרֵךְ Judges 15:8 + 6 times; construct יֶ֫רֶךְ Genesis 24:9 + 11 times + 2 Samuel 3:27 (see below); suffix יְרֵכִי Genesis 24:2; Genesis 47:29; יְרֵכֵךְ Numbers 5:21; יְרֵכוֺ Genesis 32:26 + 6 times; יְרֵכָהּ Exodus 25:31+ 3 times; dual יְרֵכַיִם Exodus 28:42; suffix יְרֵכַיִךְ Songs 7:2; —
1. thigh,
a. outside of thigh, where sword was worn, שִׂים חֶרֶב עַליְֿרֵכוֺ Exodus 32:27 (E); וַיַחְגֹּר אֹתָהּ עַליֶֿרֶךְ יְמִינוֺ Judges 3:16 and he girded it upon his right thigh, Judges 3:21; Psalm 45:4; Songs 3:8; כַּף הַיָּרֵךְ Genesis 32:33 hollow of the thigh, Genesis 32:26 (twice in verse); Genesis 32:33 [Genesis 32:32] (all J); חַמּוּקֵי יְרֵכַיִךְ Cant 7:2 the roundings of thy thighs; מִמָּתְנַיִם וְעַדיְֿרֵכַיִם Exodus 28:42 (P); || בֶּטֶן Numbers 5:21, 22, 27 (P); צֹלֵעַ עַליְֿרֵכוֺ Genesis 32:32 (J), limping upon his thigh; סָפַק עַליָֿרֵח Jeremiah 31:19 and (with אֶלֿ) Ezekiel 21:17, smite upon, thigh, in token of consternation; וַיַּךְ אוֺתָם שׁוֺק עַלֿ יָרֵךְ Judges 15:8 and he smote them, hip upon thigh, a great slaughter.
b. thigh = loins, as seat of procreative power (RSK. 34; Semitic i, 360 (380)) יֹצְאֵי ירך those proceeding from the loins of any one Genesis 46:26; Exodus 1:5 (both P), Judges 8:30; hence שִׂים יַד תַּחַת ירך place the hand under thigh, in taking oath Genesis 24:2, 9 (J), Genesis 47:29.
2. side (flank) of altar 2 Kings 16:14; Leviticus 1:11 (P); of tabernacle Exodus 40:22, 24; Numbers 3:29, 35 (all P); also יֶרֶךְ הַשַּׁעַר (for MT תּוֺךְ הַשּׁ׳) Greek Version of the LXX Th We Dr Bu Kit.
3. base (loins) of candlestick Exodus 25:31; Exodus 37:17; Numbers 8:4 (all P).

See related Aramaic BDB entry H3410.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


24:2; 24:2; 24:9; 24:9; 32:26; 32:26; 32:32; 32:32; 46:26; 47:29; 47:29


1:5; 25:31; 25:31; 28:42; 28:42; 32:27; 37:17; 40:22; 40:24




3:29; 3:35; 5:21; 5:21; 5:22; 5:27; 5:27; 8:4


3:16; 3:21; 8:30; 15:8; 15:8

2 Samuel


2 Kings




Song of Songs

3:8; 7:2; 7:2





Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H3409 matches the Hebrew יָרֵך (yārēḵ),
which occurs 34 times in 32 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:2 - And Abraham said unto his eldest servant of his house, that ruled over all that he had, Put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh: H3409
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:9 - And the servant put his hand under the thigh H3409 of Abraham his master, and sware to him concerning that matter.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:25 - And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh; H3409 and the hollow of Jacob's thigh H3409 was out of joint, as he wrestled with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:31 - And as he passed over Penuel the sun rose upon him, and he halted upon his thigh. H3409
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:32 - Therefore the children of Israel eat not of the sinew which shrank, which is upon the hollow of the thigh, H3409 unto this day: because he touched the hollow of Jacob's thigh H3409 in the sinew that shrank.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:26 - All the souls that came with Jacob into Egypt, which came out of his loins, H3409 besides Jacob's sons' wives, all the souls were threescore and six;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:29 - And the time drew nigh that Israel must die: and he called his son Joseph, and said unto him, If now I have found grace in thy sight, put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh, H3409 and deal kindly and truly with me; bury me not, I pray thee, in Egypt:
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 1:5 - And all the souls that came out of the loins H3409 of Jacob were seventy souls: for Joseph was in Egypt already.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 25:31 - And thou shalt make a candlestick of pure gold: of beaten work shall the candlestick be made: his shaft, H3409 and his branches, his bowls, his knops, and his flowers, shall be of the same.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 28:42 - And thou shalt make them linen breeches to cover their nakedness; from the loins even unto the thighs H3409 they shall reach:
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:27 - And he said unto them, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Put every man his sword by his side, H3409 and go in and out from gate to gate throughout the camp, and slay every man his brother, and every man his companion, and every man his neighbour.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 37:17 - And he made the candlestick of pure gold: of beaten work made he the candlestick; his shaft, H3409 and his branch, his bowls, his knops, and his flowers, were of the same:
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 40:22 - And he put the table in the tent of the congregation, upon the side H3409 of the tabernacle northward, without the vail.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 40:24 - And he put the candlestick in the tent of the congregation, over against the table, on the side H3409 of the tabernacle southward.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 1:11 - And he shall kill it on the side H3409 of the altar northward before the LORD: and the priests, Aaron's sons, shall sprinkle his blood round about upon the altar.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 3:29 - The families of the sons of Kohath shall pitch on the side H3409 of the tabernacle southward.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 3:35 - And the chief of the house of the father of the families of Merari was Zuriel the son of Abihail: these shall pitch on the side H3409 of the tabernacle northward.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 5:21 - Then the priest shall charge the woman with an oath of cursing, and the priest shall say unto the woman, The LORD make thee a curse and an oath among thy people, when the LORD doth make thy thigh H3409 to rot, and thy belly to swell;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 5:22 - And this water that causeth the curse shall go into thy bowels, to make thy belly to swell, and thy thigh H3409 to rot: And the woman shall say, Amen, amen.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 5:27 - And when he hath made her to drink the water, then it shall come to pass, that, if she be defiled, and have done trespass against her husband, that the water that causeth the curse shall enter into her, and become bitter, and her belly shall swell, and her thigh H3409 shall rot: and the woman shall be a curse among her people.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 8:4 - And this work of the candlestick was of beaten gold, unto the shaft H3409 thereof, unto the flowers thereof, was beaten work: according unto the pattern which the LORD had shewed Moses, so he made the candlestick.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:16 - But Ehud made him a dagger which had two edges, of a cubit length; and he did gird it under his raiment upon his right thigh. H3409
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:21 - And Ehud put forth his left hand, and took the dagger from his right thigh, H3409 and thrust it into his belly:
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:30 - And Gideon had threescore and ten sons of his body H3409 begotten: for he had many wives.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 15:8 - And he smote them hip and thigh H3409 with a great slaughter: and he went down and dwelt in the top of the rock Etam.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 16:14 - And he brought also the brasen altar, which was before the LORD, from the forefront of the house, from between the altar and the house of the LORD, and put it on the north side H3409 of the altar.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:3 - Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, H3409 O most mighty, with thy glory and thy majesty.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 3:8 - They all hold swords, being expert in war: every man hath his sword upon his thigh H3409 because of fear in the night.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 7:1 - How beautiful are thy feet with shoes, O prince's daughter! the joints of thy thighs H3409 are like jewels, the work of the hands of a cunning workman.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 31:19 - Surely after that I was turned, I repented; and after that I was instructed, I smote upon my thigh: H3409 I was ashamed, yea, even confounded, because I did bear the reproach of my youth.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 21:12 - Cry and howl, son of man: for it shall be upon my people, it shall be upon all the princes of Israel: terrors by reason of the sword shall be upon my people: smite therefore upon thy thigh. H3409
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 24:4 - Gather the pieces thereof into it, even every good piece, the thigh, H3409 and the shoulder; fill it with the choice bones.
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