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Lexicon :: Strong's H5141 - nezem

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From an unused root of uncertain meaning
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 1338a

Variant Spellings

The following spelling is supported by Strongs and Gesenius: נזם.

Strong’s Definitions

נֶזֶם nezem, neh'-zem; from an unused root of uncertain meaning; a nose-ring:—earring, jewel.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 17x

The KJV translates Strong's H5141 in the following manner: earring (14x), jewel (3x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 17x
The KJV translates Strong's H5141 in the following manner: earring (14x), jewel (3x).
  1. ring, nose ring, earring

    1. nose ring (woman's ornament)

    2. earring (ornament of men or women)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
נֶזֶם nezem, neh'-zem; from an unused root of uncertain meaning; a nose-ring:—earring, jewel.
STRONGS H5141: Abbreviations
נֶ֫זֶם noun masculineJob 42:11 ring, always of gold when material mentioned; — נ׳ absolute Genesis 24:30 +; construct Genesis 24:22 +; suffix נִזְמָהּ Hosea 2:15; plural נְזָמִים Genesis 35:4; construct נִזְמֵי Exodus 32:2 +; —
1. nose-ring (Syriac bdb063306) woman's ornament, עַל־אַפָּהּ נ׳ Genesis 24:47 compare Genesis 24:22; Genesis 24:30 (J); נִזְמֵי הָאָף Isaiah 3:21 (|| טַבַּ֫עַת seal-ring); perhaps also Hosea 2:15; Ezekiel 16:12 figurative of י׳'s adorning Jerusalem (|| עֲגִילִים עַלאָֿזְנַיִךְ); compare בְּאַף חֲזִיר נ׳ Proverbs 11:22.
2. earring ornament of men and women, Genesis 35:4, אֲשֶׁר בְּאָזְנֵיהֶם נ׳ so Exodus 32:2, 3(all E); compare Proverbs 25:12 (in simile of wise reprover), and perhaps Exodus 35:22 (P; || טַבַּ֫עַת); probably also Judges 8:24 (twice in verse); Judges 8:25, 26 (of men, compare GFM), Job 42:11. — compare further GeiJüd. Zeltaschr. x (1872), 45 ff. RSSemitic i. 434, 2d ed. 453; also ref, below נור.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


24:22; 24:22; 24:30; 24:30; 24:47; 35:4; 35:4


32:2; 32:2; 32:3; 35:22


8:24; 8:25; 8:26


42:11; 42:11


11:22; 25:12






2:15; 2:15


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H5141 matches the Hebrew נֶזֶם (nezem),
which occurs 17 times in 16 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:22 -

Now it happened that when the camels had finished drinking, the man took a gold ring H5141 weighing a [fn]half-shekel and two bracelets for her [fn]wrists weighing ten shekels in gold,

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:30 - Now it happened, when he saw the ring H5141 and the bracelets on his sister’s [fn]wrists, and when he heard the words of Rebekah his sister, saying, “[fn]This is what the man said to me,” he came out to the man; and behold, he was standing by the camels at the spring.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:47 - “Then I asked her and said, ‘Whose daughter are you?’ And she said, ‘The daughter of Bethuel, Nahor’s son, whom Milcah bore to him’; and I put the ring H5141 on her nose and the bracelets on her [fn]wrists.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:4 - So they gave to Jacob all the foreign gods which [fn]they had and the rings H5141 which were in their ears, and Jacob hid them under the [fn]oak which was near Shechem.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:2 - And Aaron said to them, “Tear off the gold rings H5141 which are in the ears of your wives, your sons, and your daughters, and bring them to me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:3 - Then all the people tore off the gold rings H5141 which were in their ears and brought them to Aaron.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 35:22 - Then all whose hearts were willing, both men and women, came and brought brooches and [fn]earrings H5141 and signet rings and bracelets, all articles of gold; so did every man who waved it as a wave offering of gold to Yahweh.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:24 - Yet Gideon said to them, “I would [fn]make one request of you, that each of you give me [fn]an earring H5141 from his spoil.” (For they had gold earrings H5141 because they were Ishmaelites.)
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:25 - And they said, “We will surely give them.” So they spread out a garment, and every one of them threw an earring H5141 there from his spoil.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:26 - And the weight of the gold earrings H5141 that he requested was 1,700 shekels of gold, besides the crescent ornaments and the pendants and the purple robes which were on the kings of Midian, and besides the neck bands that were on their camels’ necks.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 42:11 - Then all his brothers and all his sisters and all who had known him before came to him, and they ate bread with him in his house; and they consoled him and comforted him for all the calamity that Yahweh had brought on him. And each one gave him one [fn]qesitah, and each a ring H5141 of gold.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:22 -

As a ring H5141 of gold in a swine’s snout

So is a beautiful woman who turns away from [fn]discretion.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:12 -

Like [fn]an earring H5141 of gold and an ornament of fine gold

Is a wise reprover to a listening ear.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 3:21 - [fn]finger rings, nose rings H5141,
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 16:12 - “I also put a ring H5141 in your nose, earrings in your ears, and a splendid crown on your head.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:13 -

“So I will visit the days of the Baals upon her

When she used to [fn]offer offerings in smoke to them

And adorn herself with her [fn]earrings H5141 and jewelry

And go after her lovers, so that she forgot Me,” declares Yahweh.

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