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Lexicon :: Strong's H6172 - ʿervâ

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עֶרְוָה
Transliteration
ʿervâ
Pronunciation
er-vaw'
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Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 1692b

Strong’s Definitions

עֶרְוָה ʻervâh, er-vaw'; from H6168; nudity, literally (especially the pudenda) or figuratively (disgrace, blemish):—nakedness, shame, unclean(-ness).


KJV Translation Count — Total: 54x

The KJV translates Strong's H6172 in the following manner: nakedness (50x), nakedness (with H1320) (1x), shame (1x), unclean (1x), uncleanness (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 54x
The KJV translates Strong's H6172 in the following manner: nakedness (50x), nakedness (with H1320) (1x), shame (1x), unclean (1x), uncleanness (1x).
  1. nakedness, nudity, shame, pudenda

    1. pudenda (implying shameful exposure)

    2. nakedness of a thing, indecency, improper behaviour

    3. exposed, undefended (fig.)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
עֶרְוָה ʻervâh, er-vaw'; from H6168; nudity, literally (especially the pudenda) or figuratively (disgrace, blemish):—nakedness, shame, unclean(-ness).
STRONGS H6172: Abbreviations
עֶרְוָה 54 noun feminine nakedness, pudenda; — absolute ע׳ Exodus 28:42; Leviticus 18:6; usually construct עֶרְוַת Genesis 9:22 +, suffix עֶרְוָֽֽֽתְךָ Exodus 20:23 (Ginsb), Leviticus 18:10; עֶרְוָתֵךְ Isaiah 47:3 +; ת֯וֺ Leviticus 20:17, תָ֯הּ Leviticus 18:7 +; suffix 3rd person feminine plural עֶרְוָתָן Leviticus 18:9; Leviticus 18:10; —
1. pudenda, of man רָאָה ע׳ implying shameful exposure Genesis 9:22, 23 (J); mostly of woman: figurative of Jerusalem (with רָאָה) Lamentations 1:3; Ezekiel 16:37; usually with ׃ נלה literal תִּגָּלֶה ע׳ i.e. be exposed to view Exodus 20:23 (Ginsb; van d. H. Exodus 20:26; E), so, as shameful punishment, figurative of Egypt Isaiah 20:4 (gloss according to Du Che Di-Kit), Babylonian Isaiah 47:3, of Jerusalem Ezekiel 16:37; Ezekiel 23:10, 29 (עֶרְוַת זְנוּנַיִךְ; all three object of active verb); chiefly euphemism for cohabitation, גִּלָּה ע׳ Leviticus 18:6 + (see גלה Pi. 1 a; figurative of Jerusalem (verb passive) Ezekiel 16:36; רָאָה ע׳ in same meaning Leviticus 20:17 (twice in verse) (H; of both sexes); ע׳ also Leviticus 18:8, 10, 16 (H); כִּסָּה ע׳ cover nakedness Genesis 9:23 (J), Exodus 28:42 (P; בְּשַׂר ע׳), Hosea 2:11 (figurative of Israel), Ezekiel 16:8 (of Jerusalem); reviling words are אִמֶּ֑ךָ לְבשֶׁת ע׳ 1 Samuel 20:30 (compare DoughtyArab. Deserta i. 269).
2. עֶרְוַת דָּבָר nakedness of a thing, i.e. probably indecency, improper behaviour Deuteronomy 23:15; Deuteronomy 24:1 (see Dr).
3. figurative הָאָרֶץ ע׳ Genesis 42:9, 12 (E), i.e. its exposed, undefended parts (Arabic bdb078901).
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

Genesis

9:22; 9:22; 9:23; 9:23; 42:9; 42:12

Exodus

20:23; 20:23; 20:26; 28:42; 28:42

Leviticus

18:6; 18:6; 18:7; 18:8; 18:9; 18:10; 18:10; 18:10; 18:16; 20:17; 20:17

Deuteronomy

23:15; 24:1

1 Samuel

20:30

Isaiah

20:4; 47:3; 47:3

Lamentations

1:3

Ezekiel

16:8; 16:36; 16:37; 16:37; 23:10; 23:29

Hosea

2:11

H6172

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H6172 matches the Hebrew עֶרְוָה (ʿervâ),
which occurs 54 times in 40 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:22 - Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness H6172 of his father, and told his two brothers outside.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:23 - But Shem and Japheth took a garment and laid it on both their shoulders and walked backward and covered the nakedness H6172 of their father; and their faces were [fn]turned away, so that they did not see their father’s nakedness H6172.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:9 - And Joseph remembered the dreams which he [fn]had about them, and he said to them, “You are spies; you have come to look at the [fn]undefended H6172 parts H6172 of our land.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:12 - Yet he said to them, “No, but you have come to look at the [fn]undefended H6172 parts H6172 of our land!”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 20:26 - ‘And you shall not go up by steps to My altar, so that your nakedness H6172 will not be exposed on it.’
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 28:42 - “You shall make for them linen undergarments to cover their bare H6172 flesh; they shall [fn]reach from the waist even to the thighs.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:6 - ‘None of you shall approach any blood relative [fn]of his to uncover nakedness H6172; I am the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:7 - ‘You shall not uncover the nakedness H6172 of your father, that is, the nakedness H6172 of your mother. She is your mother; you are not to uncover her nakedness H6172.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:8 - ‘You shall not uncover the nakedness H6172 of your father’s wife; it is your father’s nakedness H6172.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:9 - As for the nakedness H6172 of your sister, either your father’s daughter or your mother’s daughter, whether born in the household or born outside the household, you shall not uncover their nakedness H6172.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:10 - ‘The nakedness H6172 of your son’s daughter or your daughter’s daughter, their nakedness H6172 you shall not uncover; for [fn]their nakedness H6172 is yours.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:11 - ‘The nakedness H6172 of your father’s wife’s daughter, born to your father, she is your sister; you shall not uncover her nakedness H6172.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:12 - ‘You shall not uncover the nakedness H6172 of your father’s sister; she is your father’s blood relative.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:13 - ‘You shall not uncover the nakedness H6172 of your mother’s sister, for she is your mother’s blood relative.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:14 - ‘You shall not uncover the nakedness H6172 of your father’s brother. You shall not approach his wife; she is your aunt.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:15 - ‘You shall not uncover the nakedness H6172 of your daughter-in-law. She is your son’s wife; you shall not uncover her nakedness H6172.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:16 - ‘You shall not uncover the nakedness H6172 of your brother’s wife; it is your brother’s nakedness H6172.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:17 - ‘You shall not uncover the nakedness H6172 of a woman and of her daughter, nor shall you take her son’s daughter or her daughter’s daughter, to uncover her nakedness H6172; they are blood relatives. It is an outrageous sin.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:18 - ‘And you shall not [fn]marry a woman in addition to her sister [fn]as a second wife while she is alive, to uncover her nakedness H6172.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:19 - ‘Also you shall not approach a woman to uncover her nakedness H6172 during her menstrual impurity.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:11 - ‘If there is a man who sleeps with his father’s wife, he has uncovered his father’s nakedness H6172. Both of them must be put to death, they have brought their [fn]own deaths upon themselves.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:17 - ‘If there is a man who takes his sister, his father’s daughter or his mother’s daughter, so that he sees her nakedness H6172 and she sees his nakedness H6172, it is a disgrace; and they shall be cut off in the sight of the sons of their people. He has uncovered his sister’s nakedness H6172; he bears his guilt.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:18 - ‘If there is a man who sleeps with a menstruous woman and uncovers her nakedness H6172, he has exposed her flow, and she has uncovered the flow of her blood; so both of them shall be cut off from among their people.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:19 - ‘You shall also not uncover the nakedness H6172 of your mother’s sister or of your father’s sister, for such a one has uncovered his [fn]blood relative; they will bear their guilt.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:20 - ‘If there is a man who sleeps with his uncle’s wife, he has uncovered his uncle’s nakedness H6172; they will bear their sin. They will die childless.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:21 - ‘If there is a man who takes his brother’s wife, it is [fn]detestable; he has uncovered his brother’s nakedness H6172. They will be childless.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 23:14 - “Since the LORD your God walks in the midst of your camp to save you and to [fn]defeat your enemies before you, your camp must be holy; so He must not see [fn]anything indecent H6172 among you [fn]or He will turn away from you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 24:1 - “When a man takes a wife and marries her, and it happens, if she finds no favor in his eyes because he has found some indecency H6172 in her, that he writes her a certificate of divorce, puts it in her hand, and [fn]sends her away from his house,
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 20:30 - Then Saul’s anger burned against Jonathan, and he said to him, “You son of a perverse, rebellious woman! Do I not know that you are choosing the son of Jesse to your own shame, and to the shame of your mother’s nakedness H6172?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 20:4 - so the king of Assyria will lead away the captives of Egypt and the exiles of Cush, young and old, naked and barefoot with buttocks uncovered, to the [fn]shame H6172 of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 47:3 - “Your nakedness H6172 will be uncovered,
Your shame will also be exposed;
I will take vengeance and will not spare anyone.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 1:8 - Jerusalem sinned greatly,
Therefore she has become an [fn]object of ridicule.
All who honored her despise her
Because they have seen her nakedness H6172;
Even she herself groans and turns away.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 16:8 - “Then I passed by you and saw you, and behold, [fn]you were at the time for love; so I spread My [fn]garment over you and covered your nakedness H6172. I also swore an oath to you and entered into a covenant with you so that you became Mine,” declares the Lord GOD.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 16:36 - This is what the Lord GOD says: “Because your lewdness was poured out and your nakedness H6172 uncovered through your obscene practices with your lovers and with all your detestable idols, and because of the blood of your sons that you gave to [fn]idols,
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 16:37 - therefore, behold, I am going to gather all your lovers whom you pleased, all those whom you loved as well as all those whom you hated. So I will gather them against you from every direction and expose your nakedness H6172 to them so that they may see all your nakedness H6172.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 22:10 - “Among you [fn]they have uncovered their fathers’ nakedness H6172; among you they have abused her who was unclean in her menstruation.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 23:10 - “They uncovered her nakedness H6172; they took her sons and her daughters, but they killed her with the sword. So she became a [fn]subject of gossip among women, and they executed judgments on her.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 23:18 - “She exposed her obscene practices and exposed her nakedness H6172; then [fn]I turned away from her in disgust, just as [fn]I had turned away from her sister in disgust.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 23:29 - ‘They will deal with you in hatred, take all your property, and leave you naked and bare. And the nakedness H6172 of your prostitution will be exposed, both your outrageous sin and your obscene practices.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:9 - “Therefore, I will [fn]take back My grain at [fn]harvest time
And My new wine in its season.
I will also take away My wool and My flax
That I gave to cover her nakedness H6172.
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