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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.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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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 - So Abraham said to the oldest servant of his house, who ruled over all that he had, “Please, put your hand under my thigh,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:9 - So the servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his master, and swore to him concerning this matter.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:25 - Now when He saw that He did not prevail against him, He touched the socket of his hip; and the socket of Jacob’s hip was out of joint as He wrestled with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:31 - Just as he crossed over Penuel[fn] the sun rose on him, and he limped on his hip.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:32 - Therefore to this day the children of Israel do not eat the muscle that shrank, which is on the hip socket, because He touched the socket of Jacob’s hip in the muscle that shrank.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:26 - All the persons who went with Jacob to Egypt, who came from his body, besides Jacob’s sons’ wives, were sixty-six persons in all.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:29 - When the time drew near that Israel must die, he called his son Joseph and said to him, “Now if I have found favor in your sight, please put your hand under my thigh, and deal kindly and truly with me. Please do not bury me in Egypt,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 1:5 - All those who were descendants[fn] of Jacob were seventy[fn] persons (for Joseph was in Egypt already).
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 25:31 - “You shall also make a lampstand of pure gold; the lampstand shall be of hammered work. Its shaft, its branches, its bowls, its ornamental knobs, and flowers shall be of one piece.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 28:42 - “And you shall make for them linen trousers to cover their nakedness; they shall reach from the waist to the thighs.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:27 - And he said to them, “Thus says the LORD God of Israel: ‘Let every man put his sword on his side, and go in and out from entrance to entrance throughout the camp, and let every man kill his brother, every man his companion, and every man his neighbor.’ ”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 37:17 - He also made the lampstand of pure gold; of hammered work he made the lampstand. Its shaft, its branches, its bowls, its ornamental knobs, and its flowers were of the same piece.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 40:22 - He put the table in the tabernacle of meeting, on the north side of the tabernacle, outside the veil;
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 40:24 - He put the lampstand in the tabernacle of meeting, across from the table, on the south side of the tabernacle;
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 1:11 - ‘He shall kill it on the north side of the altar before the LORD; and the priests, Aaron’s sons, shall sprinkle its blood all around on the altar.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 3:29 - The families of the children of Kohath were to camp on the south side of the tabernacle.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 3:35 - The leader of the fathers’ house of the families of Merari was Zuriel the son of Abihail. These were to camp on the north side of the tabernacle.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 5:21 - then the priest shall put the woman under the oath of the curse, and he shall say to the woman—“the LORD make you a curse and an oath among your people, when the LORD makes your thigh rot and your belly swell;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 5:22 - “and may this water that causes the curse go into your stomach, and make your belly swell and your thigh rot.” Then the woman shall say, “Amen, so be it.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 5:27 - ‘When he has made her drink the water, then it shall be, if she has defiled herself and behaved unfaithfully toward her husband, that the water that brings a curse will enter her and become bitter, and her belly will swell, her thigh will rot, and the woman will become a curse among her people.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 8:4 - Now this workmanship of the lampstand was hammered gold; from its shaft 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 - Now Ehud made himself a dagger (it was double-edged and a cubit in length) and fastened it under his clothes on his right thigh.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:21 - Then Ehud reached with his left hand, took the dagger from his right thigh, and thrust it into his belly.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:30 - Gideon had seventy sons who were his own offspring, for he had many wives.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 15:8 - So he attacked them hip and thigh with a great slaughter; then he went down and dwelt in the cleft of the rock of Etam.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 16:14 - He also brought the bronze altar which was before the LORD, from the front of the temple—from between the new altar and the house of the LORD—and put it on the north side of the new altar.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:3 - Gird Your sword upon Your thigh, O Mighty One,
With Your glory and Your majesty.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 3:8 - They all hold swords,
Being expert in war.
Every man has his sword on his thigh
Because of fear in the night.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 7:1 - The Beloved
How beautiful are your feet in sandals,
O prince’s daughter!
The curves of your thighs are like jewels,
The work of the hands of a skillful workman.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 31:19 - Surely, after my turning, I repented;
And after I was instructed, I struck myself on the thigh;
I was ashamed, yes, even humiliated,
Because I bore the reproach of my youth.’
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 21:12 - “Cry and wail, son of man;
For it will be against My people,
Against all the princes of Israel.
Terrors including the sword will be against My people;
Therefore strike your thigh.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 24:4 - Gather pieces of meat in it,
Every good piece,
The thigh and the shoulder.
Fill it with choice cuts;
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