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Lexicon :: Strong's H3885 - lûn

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TWOT Reference: 1096,1097

Strong’s Definitions

לוּן lûwn, loon; or לִין lîyn; a primitive root; to stop (usually over night); by implication, to stay permanently; hence (in a bad sense) to be obstinate (especially in words, to complain):—abide (all night), continue, dwell, endure, grudge, be left, lie all night, (cause to) lodge (all night, in, -ing, this night), (make to) murmur, remain, tarry (all night, that night).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 87x

The KJV translates Strong's H3885 in the following manner: lodge (33x), murmur (14x), ... the night (14x), abide (7x), remain (6x), tarry (2x), lodge in (2x), continue (1x), dwell (1x), endure (1x), grudge (1x), left (1x), lie (1x), variant (3x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 87x
The KJV translates Strong's H3885 in the following manner: lodge (33x), murmur (14x), ... the night (14x), abide (7x), remain (6x), tarry (2x), lodge in (2x), continue (1x), dwell (1x), endure (1x), grudge (1x), left (1x), lie (1x), variant (3x).
  1. to lodge, stop over, pass the night, abide

    1. (Qal)

      1. to lodge, pass the night

      2. to abide, remain (fig.)

    2. (Hiphil) to cause to rest or lodge

    3. (Hithpalpel) to dwell, abide

  2. to grumble, complain, murmur

    1. (Niphal) to grumble

    2. (Hiphil) to complain, cause to grumble

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
לוּן lûwn, loon; or לִין lîyn; a primitive root; to stop (usually over night); by implication, to stay permanently; hence (in a bad sense) to be obstinate (especially in words, to complain):—abide (all night), continue, dwell, endure, grudge, be left, lie all night, (cause to) lodge (all night, in, -ing, this night), (make to) murmur, remain, tarry (all night, that night).
STRONGS H3885: Abbreviations
I. לוּן, לִין verb lodge, pass the night, figurative abide (Late Hebrew לִינָה noun lodging, spending the night; compare NöZMG xxxvii (1883), 535 ff.; according to Thes kindred with לַיְלָה (which see below), with change of ל and ן) —
Qal Perfect לָן Genesis 32:22; 2 Samuel 12:16; 3rd person feminine singular וְ֫לָנֶה consecutive (before monosyl.) Zechariah 5:4; 1st person plural וְלַנּוּ consecutive Judges 19:13 (see Ges§ 73. R. 1i. 508); Imperfect יָלִין Exodus 23:18 + 13 times + 2 Samuel 17:8, but compare Hiph.; וַיָּ֫לֶן Genesis 28:11 +4 times; 3rd person feminine singular תָּלִין Leviticus 19:13 + 4 times; תָּלַ֫ן Job 17:2 (see Köi. 509); 2nd person masculine singular jussive אַלתָּֿ֫לֶן 2 Samuel 17:16; תַָּל֑ן Judges 19:20 (see Köi.c.), etc.; Imperative לִין Judges 9:6, 19, etc.; Infinitive construct לָלוּן Genesis 24:25 + 5 times; לָלִין Genesis 24:23; Participle plural לֵנִים Nehemiah 13:21; —
1. lodge, pass the night:
a. literally, human subject, often with preposition or adverb of place, Genesis 19:2; Genesis 28:11; Judges 19:13, 15; 2 Samuel 17:16; Job 24:7 + often (on 2 Samuel 17:8 see Hiph.); with ה locative, וְלָן וְשָׁכַב אַ֫רְצָה 2 Samuel 12:16; with ב location + ב temporal בַּלַּיְלָה הַהוּא Genesis 32:14; Genesis 32:22; Joshua 8:9; with הַלַּיְלָה (accusative temporal), Numbers 22:8; Joshua 4:3; 2 Samuel 17:16; 2 Samuel 19:8; Ruth 3:13; of the wicked Psalm 59:16, according to Hup De Pe and others; < from II. לון Greek Version of the LXX Vulgate Aq Che Bae and others, compare AV; simile of temporary sojourn Jeremiah 14:8 (of י׳ in Israel)
b. of animals: wild ox (span class="Hb maroon">רְאֵם) Job 39:9 (followed by עַלאֲֿבוּסֶ֑ךָ), porcupine (קִפּד) Zephaniah 2:14.
c. inanimate subject = remain all night: of fat of sacrifice Exodus 23:18 (E; followed by עַדבֹּֿקֶר), passover meal Exodus 34:25 (P; followed by לַבֹּקֶר), Deuteronomy 16:4 (followed by לַבֹּקֶר; all these without local designation), wages of hireling Leviticus 19:13 (H; אֶת = with + עַדבֹּֿקֶר); of dead body Deuteronomy 21:23 (עַל location); dew Job 29:19 (ב location); bunch of myrrh Songs 1:13 בֵּין location)
d. figurative יָלִין בֶּ֑כִי בָּעֶרֶב Psalm 30:6 at evening weeping may come to lodge (opposed to וְלַבֹּקֶר רִנָּה).
† 2. figurative abide, remain, subject עַיִן ( = look upon), with ב Job 17:2; of error, Job 19:4 (with preposition אֵת person), strength Job 41:14 (of crocodile; with ב); of righteousness, Isaiah 1:21 (with ב); תָּלִין נַפְשׁוֺ בְטוֺב Psalm 25:13; of hearkening ear Proverbs 15:31, with בְּקֶרֶב; of thoughts Jeremiah 4:14, with id.; absolute, of man, continue, endure, Psalm 49:13, שָׂבֵעַ יָלִין Proverbs 19:23 he shall continue satisfied.
Hiph. Imperfect יָלִין cause to rest, lodge, followed by accusative, 2 Samuel 17:8 see Köi. 509.
Hithpalp. Imperfect יִתְלֹנָ֑ן Job 39:28 dwell, abide, of eagle; figurative יִתְלוֺנָ֑ן בְּצֵל שַׁדַּי Psalm 91:1 of one trusting in י׳.

† II. [לוּן] verb murmur, only Exodus 15; Exodus 16; Exodus 17; Numbers 14; Numbers 16; Numbers 17; and Joshua 9:18 (SAM always defective, hence NöZMG xxxvii.1883, 535 n. thinks possibly לנן [compare רנן ?]; from limited occurrence, he supposes it disappeared early; but found chiefly in P); —
Niph. Imperfect 3rd person masculine plural וַיִּלּוֺ֫נוּ Exodus 15:24 +3 times + Exodus 16:2 Qr (Kt וילינו) + Numbers 14:36 Kt (Qr וַיַּלִּי֫נוּ, Hiph.); 2nd person masculine plural תִּלּוֺ֫נוּ Exodus 16:7; Numbers 16:11, both Kt (Qr תַּלִּי֫נוּ); on forms see Ges§ 72 Anm. 8i. 509; — murmur against, followed by עַל Exodus 15:24 (JE), Exodus 16:2, 7; Numbers 14:2; Numbers 16:11; Numbers 17:6; Joshua 9:18 (all P; all of people Israel); absolute Psalm 59:16 (see I.לון 1a).
Hiph. Perfect 2nd person masculine plural הֲלִינֹתֶם Numbers 14:29; Imperfect וַיָּ֫לֶן Exodus 17:3; וַיַּלִּי֫נוּ Exodus 16:2 Kt, Numbers 14:36 Qr; 2nd person masculine plural תַּלִּי֫נוּ Exodus 16:7 Qr, Numbers 16:11 Qr (on all see above); Participle plural מַלִּינִים Exodus 16:8 +3 times; — murmur = Niph., followed by על Exodus 17:3 (E), elsewhere P: Exodus 16:8; Numbers 14:27 (twice in verse); Numbers 14:29; Numbers 17:20; cause to murmur, followed by accusative + עַל Numbers 14:36 Qr; (compare also above Niph.)
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


19:2; 24:23; 24:25; 28:11; 28:11; 32:14; 32:22; 32:22


15; 15:24; 15:24; 16; 16:2; 16:2; 16:2; 16:7; 16:7; 16:7; 16:8; 16:8; 17; 17:3; 17:3; 23:18; 23:18; 34:25


19:13; 19:13


14; 14:2; 14:27; 14:29; 14:29; 14:36; 14:36; 14:36; 16; 16:11; 16:11; 16:11; 17; 17:6; 22:8


16:4; 21:23


4:3; 8:9; 9:18; 9:18


9:6; 9:19; 19:13; 19:13; 19:15; 19:20



2 Samuel

12:16; 12:16; 17:8; 17:8; 17:8; 17:16; 17:16; 17:16; 19:8




17:2; 17:2; 19:4; 24:7; 29:19; 39:9; 39:28; 41:14


25:13; 30:6; 49:13; 59:16; 59:16; 91:1


15:31; 19:23

Song of Songs





4:14; 14:8





Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H3885 matches the Hebrew לוּן (lûn),
which occurs 87 times in 78 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

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Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:2 - And he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your servant's house, and tarry all night, H3885 and wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go on your ways. And they said, Nay; but we will abide H3885  in the street all night. H3885
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:23 - And said, Whose daughter art thou? tell me, I pray thee: is there room in thy father's house for us to lodge in? H3885
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:25 - She said moreover unto him, We have both straw and provender enough, and room to lodge in. H3885
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:54 - And they did eat and drink, he and the men that were with him, and tarried all night; H3885 and they rose up in the morning, and he said, Send me away unto my master.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 28:11 - And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all night, H3885 because the sun was set; and he took of the stones of that place, and put them for his pillows, and lay down in that place to sleep.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:54 - Then Jacob offered sacrifice upon the mount, and called his brethren to eat bread: and they did eat bread, and tarried all night H3885 in the mount.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:13 - And he lodged H3885 there that same night; and took of that which came to his hand a present for Esau his brother;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:21 - So went the present over before him: and himself lodged H3885 that night in the company.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:24 - And the people murmured H3885 against Moses, saying, What shall we drink?
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:2 - And the whole congregation of the children of Israel murmured H3885 against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness:
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:7 - And in the morning, then ye shall see the glory of the LORD; for that he heareth your murmurings against the LORD: and what are we, that ye murmur H3885 H3885 against us?
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 17:3 - And the people thirsted there for water; and the people murmured H3885 against Moses, and said, Wherefore is this that thou hast brought us up out of Egypt, to kill us and our children and our cattle with thirst?
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:18 - Thou shalt not offer the blood of my sacrifice with leavened bread; neither shall the fat of my sacrifice remain H3885 until the morning.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 34:25 - Thou shalt not offer the blood of my sacrifice with leaven; neither shall the sacrifice of the feast of the passover be left H3885 unto the morning.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:13 - Thou shalt not defraud thy neighbour, neither rob him: the wages of him that is hired shall not abide H3885 with thee all night until the morning.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 14:2 - And all the children of Israel murmured H3885 against Moses and against Aaron: and the whole congregation said unto them, Would God that we had died in the land of Egypt! or would God we had died in this wilderness!
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 14:27 - How long shall I bear with this evil congregation, which murmur H3885 against me? I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel, which they murmur H3885 against me.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 14:29 - Your carcases shall fall in this wilderness; and all that were numbered of you, according to your whole number, from twenty years old and upward, which have murmured H3885 against me,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 14:36 - And the men, which Moses sent to search the land, who returned, and made all the congregation to murmur H3885 H3885 against him, by bringing up a slander upon the land,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 16:11 - For which cause both thou and all thy company are gathered together against the LORD: and what is Aaron, that ye murmur H3885 H3885 against him?
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 16:41 - But on the morrow all the congregation of the children of Israel murmured H3885 against Moses and against Aaron, saying, Ye have killed the people of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 17:5 - And it shall come to pass, that the man's rod, whom I shall choose, shall blossom: and I will make to cease from me the murmurings of the children of Israel, whereby they murmur H3885 against you.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:8 - And he said unto them, Lodge H3885 here this night, and I will bring you word again, as the LORD shall speak unto me: and the princes of Moab abode with Balaam.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:4 - And there shall be no leavened bread seen with thee in all thy coast seven days; neither shall there any thing of the flesh, which thou sacrificedst the first day at even, remain H3885 all night until the morning.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 21:23 - His body shall not remain all night H3885 upon the tree, but thou shalt in any wise bury him that day; (for he that is hanged is accursed of God;) that thy land be not defiled, which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 3:1 - And Joshua rose early in the morning; and they removed from Shittim, and came to Jordan, he and all the children of Israel, and lodged H3885 there before they passed over.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 4:3 - And command ye them, saying, Take you hence out of the midst of Jordan, out of the place where the priests' feet stood firm, twelve stones, and ye shall carry them over with you, and leave them in the lodging place, where ye shall lodge H3885 this night.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 6:11 - So the ark of the LORD compassed the city, going about it once: and they came into the camp, and lodged H3885 in the camp.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:9 - Joshua therefore sent them forth: and they went to lie in ambush, and abode between Bethel and Ai, on the west side of Ai: but Joshua lodged H3885 that night among the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 9:18 - And the children of Israel smote them not, because the princes of the congregation had sworn unto them by the LORD God of Israel. And all the congregation murmured H3885 against the princes.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 18:2 - And the children of Dan sent of their family five men from their coasts, men of valour, from Zorah, and from Eshtaol, to spy out the land, and to search it; and they said unto them, Go, search the land: who when they came to mount Ephraim, to the house of Micah, they lodged H3885 there.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 19:4 - And his father in law, the damsel's father, retained him; and he abode with him three days: so they did eat and drink, and lodged H3885 there.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 19:6 - And they sat down, and did eat and drink both of them together: for the damsel's father had said unto the man, Be content, I pray thee, and tarry all night, H3885 and let thine heart be merry.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 19:7 - And when the man rose up to depart, his father in law urged him: therefore he lodged H3885 there again.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 19:9 - And when the man rose up to depart, he, and his concubine, and his servant, his father in law, the damsel's father, said unto him, Behold, now the day draweth toward evening, I pray you tarry all night: H3885 behold, the day groweth to an end, lodge H3885 here, that thine heart may be merry; and to morrow get you early on your way, that thou mayest go home.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 19:10 - But the man would not tarry that night, H3885 but he rose up and departed, and came over against Jebus, which is Jerusalem; and there were with him two asses saddled, his concubine also was with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 19:11 - And when they were by Jebus, the day was far spent; and the servant said unto his master, Come, I pray thee, and let us turn in into this city of the Jebusites, and lodge H3885 in it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 19:13 - And he said unto his servant, Come, and let us draw near to one of these places to lodge all night, H3885 in Gibeah, or in Ramah.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 19:15 - And they turned aside thither, to go in and to lodge H3885 in Gibeah: and when he went in, he sat him down in a street of the city: for there was no man that took them into his house to lodging. H3885
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 19:20 - And the old man said, Peace be with thee; howsoever let all thy wants lie upon me; only lodge H3885 not in the street.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 20:4 - And the Levite, the husband of the woman that was slain, answered and said, I came into Gibeah that belongeth to Benjamin, I and my concubine, to lodge. H3885
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 1:16 - And Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, H3885 I will lodge: H3885 thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God:
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 3:13 - Tarry H3885 this night, and it shall be in the morning, that if he will perform unto thee the part of a kinsman, well; let him do the kinsman's part: but if he will not do the part of a kinsman to thee, then will I do the part of a kinsman to thee, as the LORD liveth: lie down until the morning.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 12:16 - David therefore besought God for the child; and David fasted, and went in, and lay all night H3885 upon the earth.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 17:8 - For, said Hushai, thou knowest thy father and his men, that they be mighty men, and they be chafed in their minds, as a bear robbed of her whelps in the field: and thy father is a man of war, and will not lodge H3885 with the people.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 17:16 - Now therefore send quickly, and tell David, saying, Lodge H3885 not this night in the plains of the wilderness, but speedily pass over; lest the king be swallowed up, and all the people that are with him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 19:7 - Now therefore arise, go forth, and speak comfortably unto thy servants: for I swear by the LORD, if thou go not forth, there will not tarry H3885 one with thee this night: and that will be worse unto thee than all the evil that befell thee from thy youth until now.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 19:9 - And he came thither unto a cave, and lodged H3885 there; and, behold, the word of the LORD came to him, and he said unto him, What doest thou here, Elijah?
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 9:27 - And they lodged H3885 round about the house of God, because the charge was upon them, and the opening thereof every morning pertained to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 4:22 - Likewise at the same time said I unto the people, Let every one with his servant lodge H3885 within Jerusalem, that in the night they may be a guard to us, and labour on the day.

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