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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 -

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 - When he saw the ring H5141 and the bracelets on his sister’s [fn]wrists, and when he heard the words of his sister Rebekah, saying, “[fn]This is what the man said to me,” he went 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 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 - 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 - So 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 [fn]whose hearts moved them, both men and women, came and brought brooches and [fn]earrings H5141 and signet rings and bracelets, all articles of gold; so did everyone who [fn]presented an offering of gold to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:24 - Yet Gideon said to them, “I would [fn]request of you, that each of you give me [fn]an earring H5141 from his plunder.” (For they had gold earrings H5141, because they were Ishmaelites.)
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:25 - And they said, “We will certainly give them to you.” So they spread out a garment, and every one of them tossed an earring H5141 there from his plunder.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:26 - The weight of the gold earrings H5141 that he requested was 1,700 shekels of gold, apart from the crescent amulets, the ear pendants, and the purple robes which were on the kings of Midian, and apart from the neck chains that were on their camels’ necks.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 42:11 - Then all his brothers, all his sisters, and all who had known him before came to him, and they ate bread with him in his house; and they sympathized with him and comforted him for all the adversities that the LORD had brought on him. And each one gave him a [fn]piece of money, and each a ring H5141 of gold.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:22 -

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

So is a beautiful woman who lacks discretion.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:12 -

Like [fn]an earring H5141 of gold and a jewelry piece of fine gold,

Is a wise person who offers rebukes 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 beautiful crown on your head.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:13 -

“I will punish her for the days of the Baals

When she used to [fn]offer sacrifices to them

And adorn herself with her nose H5141 ring H5141 and jewelry,

And follow her lovers, so that she forgot Me,” declares the LORD.

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