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Lexicon :: Strong's H3639 - kᵊlimmâ

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feminine noun
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TWOT Reference: 987a

Strong’s Definitions

כְּלִמָּה kᵉlimmâh, kel-im-maw'; from H3637; disgrace:—confusion, dishonour, reproach, shame.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 30x

The KJV translates Strong's H3639 in the following manner: shame (20x), confusion (6x), dishonour (3x), reproach (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 30x
The KJV translates Strong's H3639 in the following manner: shame (20x), confusion (6x), dishonour (3x), reproach (1x).
  1. disgrace, reproach, shame, confusion, dishonour, insult, ignominy

    1. insult, reproach

    2. reproach, ignominy

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
כְּלִמָּה kᵉlimmâh, kel-im-maw'; from H3637; disgrace:—confusion, dishonour, reproach, shame.
STRONGS H3639: Abbreviations
כְּלִמָּה noun feminine insult, reproach, ignominy; — absolute כ׳ Isaiah 45:16 + 9 times; construct כְּלִמַּת Jeremiah 20:11 + 3 times; suffix כְּלִמָּתִי Job 20:3 + 3 times, etc., plural כְּלִמּוֺת Micah 2:6; Isaiah 50:6; —
1. specifically, insult, reproach, לֹא יִסַּג כ׳ Micah 2:6 reproaches do not cease; מוּסַר כְּלִמָּתִי Job 20:3 = my beshaming (insulting) correction, i.e. the correction which insults me.
2. in general, reproach, ignominy, opposed to כָּבוֺד Psalm 4:3; הלך בַּכּ׳ Isaiah 45:16 go into ignominy (+ בּוֺשׁ, נִכְלַם); often || בּשֶׁת Isaiah 30:3; Isaiah 61:7; Psalm 44:16, subject of כִּסָּה Jeremiah 3:25 our ignomity covereth us, so under figure of garment, after לָבַשׁ Psalm 35:26 (+ בושׁ, חפר in Psalm 35:26a), Psalm 109:29; || חֶרְפָּה Psalm 69:8 (subject of פָּנָ֑י כִּסְּתָה), Jeremiah 51:51 (id.; בושׁ in || clause), Psalm 71:13 (+ בושׁ in || clause); || בּשֶׁת + חֶרְפָּה Psalm 69:20; || אִוֶּלֶת Proverbs 18:13; || רֹק Isaiah 50:6; עוֺלָם כ׳ Jeremiah 20:11 (בושׁ in || clause); כְּלִמָּתֵךְ Ezekiel 16:63 (id. ||); often in Ezek. נשׂא כ׳ bear ignominy, Ezekiel 16:52 (twice in verse) (|| בושׁ), Ezekiel 16:54 (נִכְלַם in || clause); Ezekiel 32:24, 25, 30 (all + אֶתיֿוֺרְדֵי בוֺר with those who go down to the pit; reference to ignominious death), Ezekiel 36:7; Ezekiel 39:26 (si vera lectio = bear the humiliating sense of underserved kindness from י׳; but text dubious, Hi Co, which see, [כ׳] נשׁו; Sm Da defend); נאשׂ כְּלִמַּת הַגּוֺיִם, i.e. caused by the nations, Ezekiel 34:39; Ezekiel 36:6; also Ezekiel 36:15 (|| עַמִּים חֶרְפַּת), probably also Psalm 89:51 (read כְּלִמַּת, compare VB Che Bae); כְּלִמָּתָם יְתוֺעֲבוֺתָם אֲשֶׁר עָשׂוּ וְנ׳ Ezekiel 44:13.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


20:3; 20:3


4:3; 35:26; 35:26; 44:16; 69:8; 69:20; 71:13; 89:51; 109:29




30:3; 45:16; 45:16; 50:6; 50:6; 61:7


3:25; 20:11; 20:11; 51:51


16:52; 16:54; 16:63; 32:24; 32:25; 32:30; 36:6; 36:7; 36:15; 39:26; 44:13


2:6; 2:6


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H3639 matches the Hebrew כְּלִמָּה (kᵊlimmâ),
which occurs 30 times in 29 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:3 -

“I listened to the discipline which dishonors H3639 me,

And the spirit of my understanding makes me answer.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 4:2 -

O sons of men, how long will my glory become a reproach H3639?

How long will you love what is worthless and seek falsehood? [fn]Selah.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 35:26 -

Let those be ashamed and humiliated altogether who are glad at the evil done to me;

Let those be clothed with shame and dishonor H3639 who magnify themselves over me.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 44:15 -

All day long my dishonor H3639 is before me

And [fn]the shame of my face has covered me,

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:7 -

Because for Your sake I have borne reproach;

Dishonor H3639 has covered my face.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:19 -

You know my reproach and my shame and my dishonor H3639;

All my adversaries are [fn]before You.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 71:13 -

Let those who accuse my soul be ashamed and consumed;

Let them be wrapped up with reproach and dishonor H3639, who seek [fn]to do me evil.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:29 -

[fn]Let my accusers be clothed with dishonor H3639,

And [fn]let them wrap themselves with their own shame as with a robe.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:13 -

He who responds with a word before he hears,

It is folly and shame H3639 to him.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:3 -

“Therefore the strong defense of Pharaoh will be your shame

And the refuge in the shadow of Egypt, your dishonor H3639.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 45:16 -

They will be put to shame and even dishonored, all of them;

The craftsmen of idols will go away together in dishonor H3639.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 50:6 -

I gave My back to those who strike Me,

And My cheeks to those who pluck out the beard;

I did not hide My face from dishonor H3639 and spitting.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 61:7 -

Instead of your shame you will have a double portion,

And instead of dishonor H3639 they will shout for joy over their portion.

Therefore they will possess a double portion in their land;

Everlasting gladness will be theirs.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 3:25 - “Let us lie down in our shame, and let our dishonor H3639 cover us; for we have sinned against Yahweh our God, we and our fathers, from our youth even to this day. And we have not listened to the voice of Yahweh our God.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 20:11 -

But Yahweh is with me like a ruthless mighty one;

Therefore my persecutors will stumble and not prevail.

They will be utterly ashamed, because they have not prospered,

With an everlasting dishonor H3639 that will not be forgotten.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:51 -

We are ashamed because we have heard reproach;

Dishonor H3639 has covered our faces,

For strangers have entered

The holy places of the house of Yahweh.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 16:52 - “Also bear your dishonor H3639 in that you have [fn]made judgment favorable for your sisters. Because of your sins in which you acted more abominably than they, they are more in the right than you. Yes, be also ashamed and bear your dishonor H3639, in that you made your sisters appear righteous.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 16:54 - in order that you may bear your dishonor H3639 and feel dishonor for all that you have done when you become a comfort to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 16:63 - so that you may remember and be ashamed and never open your mouth anymore because of your dishonor H3639, when I have atoned for you for all that you have done,” declares Lord Yahweh.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 32:24 -

“Elam is there and all her multitude all around her grave; all of them slain, fallen by the sword, who went down uncircumcised to the lower parts of the earth, who put their terror in the land of the living and bore their dishonor H3639 with those who went down to the pit.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 32:25 - “They have put a bed for her among the slain with all her multitude. Her graves are all around it; all of them are uncircumcised, slain by the sword (although their terror was put in the land of the living), and they bore their dishonor H3639 with those who go down to the pit; [fn]they were put in the midst of the slain.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 32:30 -

“There also are the [fn]chiefs of the north, all of them, and all the Sidonians, who in spite of the terror resulting from their might, in shame went down with the slain. So they lay down uncircumcised with those slain by the sword and bore their dishonor H3639 with those who go down to the pit.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 34:29 - “I will establish for them a [fn]renowned planting place, and they will not again be [fn]victims of famine in the land, and they will not bear the dishonor H3639 of the nations anymore.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 36:6 - ‘Therefore prophesy concerning the land of Israel and say to the mountains and to the hills, to the ravines and to the valleys, “Thus says Lord Yahweh, ‘Behold, I have spoken in My jealousy and in My wrath because you have borne the dishonor H3639 of the nations.’
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 36:7 - “Therefore thus says Lord Yahweh, ‘I have [fn]sworn that surely the nations which are around you will themselves bear their dishonor H3639.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 36:15 - “I will not let you hear dishonor H3639 from the nations anymore, nor will you bear reproach from the peoples any longer, nor will you cause your nation to stumble any longer,” declares Lord Yahweh.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 39:26 - “So they will [fn]forget their dishonor H3639 and all their unfaithfulness which they [fn]perpetrated against Me, when they live securely on their own land with no one to make them tremble.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 44:13 - “And they shall not approach Me to minister as a priest to Me, nor approach any of My holy things, to the things that are most holy; but they will bear their dishonor H3639 and their abominations which they have done.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 2:6 -

‘Do not speak, dripping out words,’ they say while dripping out words.

But if [fn]they do not drip out words concerning these things,

Dishonor H3639 will not be turned back.

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