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Lexicon :: Strong's H3971 - mᵊ'ûm

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
As if passive participle from an unused root
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TWOT Reference: 1137a

Strong’s Definitions

מאוּם mʼûwm, moom; usually מוּם mûwm; as if passive participle from an unused root probably meaning to stain a blemish (physically or morally):—blemish, blot, spot.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 22x

The KJV translates Strong's H3971 in the following manner: blemish (16x), spot (3x), blot (2x), variant (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 22x
The KJV translates Strong's H3971 in the following manner: blemish (16x), spot (3x), blot (2x), variant (1x).
  1. blemish, spot, defect

    1. of physical defect

    2. of moral stain

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
מאוּם mʼûwm, moom; usually מוּם mûwm; as if passive participle from an unused root probably meaning to stain a blemish (physically or morally):—blemish, blot, spot.
מאוּם noun masculineJob 31:7 blemish, defect (for מְאוּם, which, although found only late, is (si vera lectio) apparently original form,.Köii. 146); — מ׳ absolute:
1. of physical defect Daniel 1:4.
2. figurative מ׳ דָּבַק בְּכַפַּ׳ Job 31:7 of moral stain; usually

מוּם noun masculineLeviticus 21:17 (= foregoing (above); quiescent א omitted) (Late Hebrew id.; Aramaic מוּמָא, bdb054801); — absolute מ׳ Leviticus 21:17 16 times; suffix מוּמוֺ Proverbs 9:7; מוּמָם Deuteronomy 32:5; — blemish, defect (chiefly H):
1. physical,
a. in man, as excluding from priestly service, Leviticus 21:17,18,21 (twice in verse); Leviticus 21:23; disfiguring man 2 Samuel 14:25, woman Songs 4:7; (in all בְּ היה מ׳); as caused by man upon man Leviticus 24:19,20.
b. in beast (reference to sacrifice) Leviticus 22:20,21,25; Numbers 19:2; Deuteronomy 15:21 (twice in verse); Deuteronomy 17:1 (in all בְּ היה מ׳).
2. figurative of moral blemish Deuteronomy 32:5 (but text very dubious, compare Dr); תִּשָּׂא פָנֶיךָ מִמּוּם Job 11:15; of shame of repulse Proverbs 9:7 (|| (קָלוֺן).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


21:17; 21:17; 21:17; 21:18; 21:21; 21:23; 22:20; 22:21; 22:25; 24:19; 24:20




15:21; 17:1; 32:5; 32:5

2 Samuel



11:15; 31:7; 31:7


9:7; 9:7

Song of Songs





Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H3971 matches the Hebrew מְאוּם (mᵊ'ûm),
which occurs 22 times in 19 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 21:17 - Speak unto Aaron, saying, Whosoever he be of thy seed in their generations that hath any blemish, H3971 let him not approach to offer the bread of his God.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 21:18 - For whatsoever man he be that hath a blemish, H3971 he shall not approach: a blind man, or a lame, or he that hath a flat nose, or any thing superfluous,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 21:21 - No man that hath a blemish H3971 of the seed of Aaron the priest shall come nigh to offer the offerings of the LORD made by fire: he hath a blemish; H3971 he shall not come nigh to offer the bread of his God.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 21:23 - Only he shall not go in unto the vail, nor come nigh unto the altar, because he hath a blemish; H3971 that he profane not my sanctuaries: for I the LORD do sanctify them.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:20 - But whatsoever hath a blemish, H3971 that shall ye not offer: for it shall not be acceptable for you.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:21 - And whosoever offereth a sacrifice of peace offerings unto the LORD to accomplish his vow, or a freewill offering in beeves or sheep, it shall be perfect to be accepted; there shall be no blemish H3971 therein.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:25 - Neither from a stranger's hand shall ye offer the bread of your God of any of these; because their corruption is in them, and blemishes H3971 be in them: they shall not be accepted for you.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:19 - And if a man cause a blemish H3971 in his neighbour; as he hath done, so shall it be done to him;
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:20 - Breach for breach, eye for eye, tooth for tooth: as he hath caused a blemish H3971 in a man, so shall it be done to him again.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 19:2 - This is the ordinance of the law which the LORD hath commanded, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, that they bring thee a red heifer without spot, wherein is no blemish, H3971 and upon which never came yoke:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:21 - And if there be any blemish H3971 therein, as if it be lame, or blind, or have any ill blemish, H3971 thou shalt not sacrifice it unto the LORD thy God.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 17:1 - Thou shalt not sacrifice unto the LORD thy God any bullock, or sheep, wherein is blemish, H3971 or any evilfavouredness: for that is an abomination unto the LORD thy God.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:5 - They have corrupted themselves, their spot H3971 is not the spot of his children: they are a perverse and crooked generation.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 14:25 - But in all Israel there was none to be so much praised as Absalom for his beauty: from the sole of his foot even to the crown of his head there was no blemish H3971 in him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 11:15 - For then shalt thou lift up thy face without spot; H3971 yea, thou shalt be stedfast, and shalt not fear:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:7 - If my step hath turned out of the way, and mine heart walked after mine eyes, and if any blot H3971 hath cleaved to mine hands;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 9:7 - He that reproveth a scorner getteth to himself shame: and he that rebuketh a wicked man getteth himself a blot. H3971
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:7 - Thou art all fair, my love; there is no spot H3971 in thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 1:4 - Children in whom was no blemish, H3971 H3971 but well favoured, and skilful in all wisdom, and cunning in knowledge, and understanding science, and such as had ability in them to stand in the king's palace, and whom they might teach the learning and the tongue of the Chaldeans.

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