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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 - Abraham said to his servant, the oldest of his household, who had charge of all that he owned, “Please place your hand under my thigh, H3409
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:9 - So the servant placed his hand under the thigh H3409 of Abraham his master, and swore to him concerning this matter.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:25 - When he saw that he had not prevailed against him, he touched the socket of his thigh; H3409 so the socket of Jacob’s thigh H3409 was dislocated while he wrestled with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:31 - Now the sun rose upon him just as he crossed over Penuel, and he was limping on his thigh. H3409
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:32 - Therefore, to this day the sons of Israel do not eat the sinew of the hip which is on the socket of the thigh, H3409 because he touched the socket of Jacob’s thigh H3409 in the sinew of the hip.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:26 - All the persons belonging to Jacob, who came to Egypt, [fn]his direct H3409 descendants, not including the wives of Jacob’s sons, were sixty-six persons in all,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:29 - When [fn]the time for Israel to die drew near, he called his son Joseph and said to him, “Please, if I have found favor in your sight, place now your hand under my thigh H3409 and deal with me in kindness and [fn]faithfulness. Please do not bury me in Egypt,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 1:5 - All the [fn]persons who came from the loins H3409 of Jacob were seventy [fn]in number, but Joseph was already in Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 25:31 - “Then you shall make a lampstand of pure gold. The lampstand and its base H3409 and its shaft are to be made of hammered work; its cups, its [fn]bulbs and its flowers shall be of one piece with it.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 28:42 - “You shall make for them linen breeches to cover their bare flesh; they shall [fn]reach from the loins even to the thighs. H3409
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:27 - He said to them, “Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, ‘Every man of you put his sword upon his thigh, H3409 and go back and forth from gate to gate in the camp, and kill every man his brother, and every man his friend, and every man his [fn]neighbor.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 37:17 - Then he made the lampstand of pure gold. He made the lampstand of hammered work, its base H3409 and its shaft; its cups, its [fn]bulbs and its flowers were of one piece with it.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 40:22 - Then he put the table in the tent of meeting on the north side H3409 of the tabernacle, outside the veil.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 40:24 - Then he placed the lampstand in the tent of meeting, opposite the table, on the south side H3409 of the tabernacle.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 1:11 - ‘He shall slay it on the side H3409 of the altar northward before the LORD, and Aaron’s sons the priests shall sprinkle its blood around on the altar.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 3:29 - The families of the sons of Kohath were to camp on the southward side H3409 of the tabernacle,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 3:35 - The leader of the fathers’ households of the families of Merari was Zuriel the son of Abihail. They were to camp on the northward side H3409 of the tabernacle.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 5:21 - (then the priest shall have the woman swear with the oath of the curse, and the priest shall say to the woman), “the LORD make you a curse and an oath among your people by the LORDS making your thigh H3409 [fn]waste away and your abdomen swell;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 5:22 - and this water that brings a curse shall go into your [fn]stomach, and make your abdomen swell and your thigh H3409 [fn]waste away.” And the woman shall say, “Amen. Amen.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 5:27 - ‘When he has made her drink the water, then it shall come about, if she has defiled herself and has been unfaithful to her husband, that the water which brings a curse will go into her [fn]and cause bitterness, and her abdomen will swell and her thigh H3409 will [fn]waste away, and the woman will become a curse among her people.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 8:4 - Now this was the workmanship of the lampstand, hammered work of gold; from its base H3409 to its flowers it was hammered work; according to the pattern which the LORD had shown Moses, so he made the lampstand.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:16 - Ehud made himself a sword which had two edges, a cubit in length, and he bound it on his right thigh H3409 under his cloak.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:21 - Ehud stretched out his left hand, took the sword from his right thigh H3409 and thrust it into his belly.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:30 - Now Gideon had seventy sons who [fn]were his direct H3409 descendants, for he had many wives.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 15:8 - He struck them [fn]ruthlessly H3409 with a great slaughter; and he went down and lived in the cleft of the rock of Etam.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 16:14 - The bronze altar, which was before the LORD, [fn]he brought from the front of the house, from between his altar and the house of the LORD, and he put it on the north side H3409 of his altar.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:3 - Gird Your sword on Your thigh, H3409 O [fn]Mighty One,
In Your splendor and Your majesty!
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 3:8 - “All of them are wielders of the sword,
Expert in war;
Each man has his sword at his side, H3409
Guarding against the [fn]terrors of the night.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 7:1 - [fn]How beautiful are your [fn]feet in sandals,
O [fn]prince’s daughter!
The curves of your hips H3409 are like [fn]jewels,
The work of the hands of an artist.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 31:19 - ‘For after I turned back, I repented;
And after I was instructed, I smote on my thigh; H3409
I was ashamed and also humiliated
Because I bore the reproach of my youth.’
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 21:12 - “Cry out and wail, son of man; for it is against My people, it is against all the officials of Israel. They are delivered over to the sword with My people, therefore strike your thigh. H3409
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 24:4 - [fn]Put in it the pieces,
Every good piece, the thigh H3409 and the shoulder;
Fill it with choice bones.
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