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Lexicon :: Strong's H8147 - šᵊnayim

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Part of Speech
adjective, dual masculine/feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 2421a

Strong’s Definitions

שְׁנַיִם shᵉnayim, shen-ah'-yim; dual of H8145; feminine שְׁתַּיִם shᵉttayim; two; also (as ordinal) twofold:—both, couple, double, second, twain, twelfth, twelve, twenty (sixscore) thousand, twice, two.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 768x

The KJV translates Strong's H8147 in the following manner: two (533x), twelve (with H6240) (105x), both (69x), twelfth (with H6240) (21x), second (10x), twain (7x), both of them (5x), twice (5x), double (5x), miscellaneous (8x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 768x
The KJV translates Strong's H8147 in the following manner: two (533x), twelve (with H6240) (105x), both (69x), twelfth (with H6240) (21x), second (10x), twain (7x), both of them (5x), twice (5x), double (5x), miscellaneous (8x).
  1. two

    1. two (the cardinal number)

      1. two, both, double, twice

    2. second (the ordinal number)

    3. in combination with other numbers

    4. both (a dual number)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
שְׁנַיִם shᵉnayim, shen-ah'-yim; dual of H8145; feminine שְׁתַּיִם shᵉttayim; two; also (as ordinal) twofold:—both, couple, double, second, twain, twelfth, twelve, twenty (sixscore) thousand, twice, two.
STRONGS H8147: Abbreviations
שְׁנַ֫יִם, שְׁתַּיִם (PhilippiZMG xlix (1895), 202 Ges§ 97b note): 768 noun masculine and feminine dual two (Late Hebrew id.; Phoenician אשנם (and שנ׳ second), Punic שנם Lzb380; Arabic bdb104101; Sabean תֿני HomChr 47, Aramaic תְּרֵין, bdb104102 (תִּנְיָנָא, bdb104103second); Nabataean תרין, Palmyrene feminine תרתן, תרתיא, Lzb388; Assyrian šinâ; on etymology see √, and especially PhilippiZMG xxxii (1878), 21-98); — masculine (with masculine noun) שְׁנַיִם Amos 3:3 +; construct שְׁנֵי Isaiah 7:16 +, suffix שְׁנֵיהֶם Genesis 2:25 +, etc.; feminine (with feminine noun) שְׁתַּיִם Amos 4:8 +; construct שְׁתֵּי Genesis 4:19, וּשְׁתֵּי Isaiah 7:21 +, etc., מִשְּׁתֵֿי Judges 16:28 (see GFM); suffixes see below (2+10= 12, see below); Hexateuch chiefly P; — two:
1. no other number:
a. usually construct before plural noun (צְמִידִים) שְׁנֵי Genesis 24:22 + 19 times + 2 Samuel 23:20 || 1 Chronicles 11:22 (insert בְּנֵי Greek Version of the LXX Th modern, otherwise RSSemitic i. 469, 2nd ed., 488); (נָשִׁים) שְׁתֵּי Genesis 4:19 132 times, 1 Samuel 10:4 insert כִּכְּרוֺת Klo HPS Bu Now; Leviticus 16:21 read dual יָדָיו Qr, + Judges 16:28 (see above) + שְׁתֵּיאֵֿלֶּה Isaiah 47:9 both these things; before singular noun, שְׁנֵי Exodus 16:22 (Ges§ 134e); suffix שְׁנֵיתֶם the two of them Genesis 2:25 + 62 times, + Proverbs 24:22 (> their years Syriac Version Targum De and others; probably corrupt, see Toy), שְׁנֵינוּ Genesis 31:37 + 2 times, שְׁנֵיכֶםGenesis 27:45; שְׁתֵּיהֶם (masculine suffix! Ges§ 135 o) † Ruth 1:19; Ruth 4:11, יֵ֯הֶן1 Samuel 25:43; Ezekiel 23:13.
b. absolute
(1) שְׁנַ֫יִם (90 times), before plural noun Judges 11:37 + 26 times; after plural noun 2 Samuel 1:1; Exodus 29:1+ 21 times (usually P Chronicles), singular noun (collective) Genesis 46:27; Numbers 7:17 + 11 times Numbers 17; noun omitted Genesis 7:2; Genesis 44:27 + 26 times; שׁ׳ שׁ׳ distributive Genesis 7:9 +; לִשׁ׳ cut in two 2 Kings 3:25; Jeremiah 34:18; = double amountExodus 22:3; Exodus 22:6; Exodus 22:8 (E); שׁ׳ פִּיDeuteronomy 21:17 double portion, + בְּרוּחֲךָ2 Kings 2:9 in (of) thy spirit, + בָּהּ †Zechariah 3:18;
(2) שְׁתַּ֫יִם (55 times) before plural noun 1 Kings 3:16 + 16 times; after plural noun (usually P and late) 2 Chronicles 24:3 + 9 times; noun omitted, = two thingsIsaiah 51:19; Job 13:20; Proverbs 30:7; שְׁתַּיִם = twice2 Kings 6:10; Job 40:5; Psalm 62:12 (or as Proverbs 30:7), בִּשׁ׳ Job 33:14 either so, or in two ways RVm (see De); as ordinal בִּשְׁנַת שְׁתַּיִם לְ 1 Kings 15:25 + 9 times, etc.; (3) as round number, שְׁנַיִם עֵצִים 1 Kings 17:12 a few sticks (German 'ein paar'), compare 2 Kings 9:32; Isaiah 17:6; שְׁתַּיִם שָׁלשׁ Amos 4:8, וּשְׁתָּ֑יִם פַּעַם Nehemiah 13:20, compare Jeremiah 3:14 אֶחָד מֵעִיר וּשְׁנַיִם מִמִּשְׁפָּחָה = a small number; Ezra 10:13 not for one or two days (but for many), 2 Kings 6:10.
2. twelve: with noun masculine שְׁנֵים עָשָׂר Genesis 42:13 + 87 times, לִשְׁנֵי עָשָׂר Exodus 28:21 + 4 times; with noun feminine שְׁתֵּים עֶשְׂרֵה Exodus 24:4 + 34 times, שְׁתֵּי עֶשְׂרֵהEzekiel 32:1, 17; Ezekiel 33:21; before plural noun Genesis 17:20; Exodus 15:27 +; after plural noun Numbers 7:84 (twice in verse) +; before singular noun Exodus 28:21 +, Genesis 14:4 (12 year) +, etc.; as ordinal, יוֺם בְּיוֺם שְׁנֵים עָשָׂר Numbers 7:78, בִּשְׁתֵּי עֶשְׂרֵה שָׁנָה Ezekiel 32:1 +, etc.
3. with larger number: 10 (etc.) + 2, 2 Samuel 8:5; Judges 10:3 + 56 times; 2+10 (etc.) Numbers 1:35 (P), 2 Chronicles 22:2 + 18 times (Köii. 1. 215 ff. Ges§ 97 f.); 200+2+30, 1 Kings 20:15; 50+2 as ordinal 2 Kings 15:27 + 2 times; compare 2 + 20, 1 Chronicles 24:17.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


2:25; 2:25; 4:1; 4:19; 4:19; 7:2; 7:9; 14:4; 17:20; 24:22; 27:45; 31:37; 42:13; 44:27; 46:27


15:27; 16:22; 22:3; 22:6; 22:8; 24:4; 28:21; 28:21; 29:1




1:35; 7:17; 7:78; 7:84; 17




10:3; 11:37; 16:28; 16:28


1:19; 4:11

1 Samuel

10:4; 25:43

2 Samuel

1:1; 8:5; 23:20

1 Kings

3:16; 15:25; 17:12; 20:15

2 Kings

2:9; 3:25; 6:10; 6:10; 9:32; 15:27

1 Chronicles

11:22; 24:17

2 Chronicles

22:2; 24:3






13:20; 33:14; 40:5




24:22; 30:7; 30:7


7:16; 7:21; 17:6; 47:9; 51:19


3:14; 34:18


23:13; 32:1; 32:1; 32:17; 33:21


3:3; 4:8; 4:8

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H8147 matches the Hebrew שְׁנַיִם (šᵊnayim),
which occurs 769 times in 646 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 13 (Gen 1:16–Gen 42:13)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:16 - And God made two H8147 great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:25 - And they were both H8147 naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:7 - And the eyes of them both H8147 were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:19 - And Lamech took unto him two H8147 wives: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 5:8 - And all the days of Seth were nine hundred and twelve H8147 years: and he died.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 5:18 - And Jared lived an hundred sixty and two H8147 years, and he begat Enoch:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 5:20 - And all the days of Jared were nine hundred sixty and two H8147 years: and he died.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 5:26 - And Methuselah lived after he begat Lamech seven hundred eighty and two H8147 years, and begat sons and daughters:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 5:28 - And Lamech lived an hundred eighty and two H8147 years, and begat a son:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:19 - And of every living thing of all flesh, two H8147 of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep them alive with thee; they shall be male and female.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:20 - Of fowls after their kind, and of cattle after their kind, of every creeping thing of the earth after his kind, two H8147 of every sort shall come unto thee, to keep them alive.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:2 - Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female: and of beasts that are not clean by two, H8147 the male and his female.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:9 - There went in two H8147 and two H8147 unto Noah into the ark, the male and the female, as God had commanded Noah.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:15 - And they went in unto Noah into the ark, two H8147 and two H8147 of all flesh, wherein is the breath of life.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:22 - And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two H8147 brethren without.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:23 - And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it upon both H8147 their shoulders, and went backward, and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces were backward, and they saw not their father's nakedness.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:25 - And unto Eber were born two H8147 sons: the name of one was Peleg; for in his days was the earth divided; and his brother's name was Joktan.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:20 - And Reu lived two H8147 and thirty years, and begat Serug:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 14:4 - Twelve H8147 years they served Chedorlaomer, and in the thirteenth year they rebelled.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:20 - And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; twelve H8147 princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:1 - And there came two H8147 angels to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing them rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:8 - Behold now, I have two H8147 daughters which have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good in your eyes: only unto these men do nothing; for therefore came they under the shadow of my roof.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:15 - And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take thy wife, and thy two H8147 daughters, which are here; lest thou be consumed in the iniquity of the city.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:16 - And while he lingered, the men laid hold upon his hand, and upon the hand of his wife, and upon the hand of his two H8147 daughters; the LORD being merciful unto him: and they brought him forth, and set him without the city.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:30 - And Lot went up out of Zoar, and dwelt in the mountain, and his two H8147 daughters with him; for he feared to dwell in Zoar: and he dwelt in a cave, he and his two H8147 daughters.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:36 - Thus were both H8147 the daughters of Lot with child by their father.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:27 - And Abraham took sheep and oxen, and gave them unto Abimelech; and both of them H8147 made a covenant.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:31 - Wherefore he called that place Beersheba; because there they sware both of them. H8147
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:3 - And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took two H8147 of his young men with him, and Isaac his son, and clave the wood for the burnt offering, and rose up, and went unto the place of which God had told him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:6 - And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering, and laid it upon Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife; and they went both H8147 of them together.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:8 - And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them H8147 together.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:22 - And it came to pass, as the camels had done drinking, that the man took a golden earring of half a shekel weight, and two H8147 bracelets for her hands of ten shekels weight of gold;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:16 - These are the sons of Ishmael, and these are their names, by their towns, and by their castles; twelve H8147 princes according to their nations.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:23 - And the LORD said unto her, Two H8147 nations are in thy womb, and two manner H8147 of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:9 - Go now to the flock, and fetch me from thence two H8147 good kids of the goats; and I will make them savoury meat for thy father, such as he loveth:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:45 - Until thy brother's anger turn away from thee, and he forget that which thou hast done to him: then I will send, and fetch thee from thence: why should I be deprived also of you both H8147 in one day?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:16 - And Laban had two H8147 daughters: the name of the elder was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:33 - And Laban went into Jacob's tent, and into Leah's tent, and into the two H8147 maidservants' tents; but he found them not. Then went he out of Leah's tent, and entered into Rachel's tent.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:37 - Whereas thou hast searched all my stuff, what hast thou found of all thy household stuff? set it here before my brethren and thy brethren, that they may judge betwixt us both. H8147
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:41 - Thus have I been twenty years in thy house; I served thee fourteen years for thy two H8147 daughters, and six years for thy cattle: and thou hast changed my wages ten times.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:7 - Then Jacob was greatly afraid and distressed: and he divided the people that was with him, and the flocks, and herds, and the camels, into two H8147 bands;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:10 - I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies, and of all the truth, which thou hast shewed unto thy servant; for with my staff I passed over this Jordan; and now I am become two H8147 bands.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:22 - And he rose up that night, and took his two H8147 wives, and his two H8147 womenservants, and his eleven sons, and passed over the ford Jabbok.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:1 - And Jacob lifted up his eyes, and looked, and, behold, Esau came, and with him four hundred men. And he divided the children unto Leah, and unto Rachel, and unto the two H8147 handmaids.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:25 - And it came to pass on the third day, when they were sore, that two H8147 of the sons of Jacob, Simeon and Levi, Dinah's brethren, took each man his sword, and came upon the city boldly, and slew all the males.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:22 - And it came to pass, when Israel dwelt in that land, that Reuben went and lay with Bilhah his father's concubine: and Israel heard it. Now the sons of Jacob were twelve: H8147
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 40:2 - And Pharaoh was wroth against two H8147 of his officers, against the chief of the butlers, and against the chief of the bakers.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 40:5 - And they dreamed a dream both of them, H8147 each man his dream in one night, each man according to the interpretation of his dream, the butler and the baker of the king of Egypt, which were bound in the prison.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:50 - And unto Joseph were born two H8147 sons before the years of famine came, which Asenath the daughter of Potipherah priest of On bare unto him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:13 - And they said, Thy servants are twelve H8147 brethren, the sons of one man in the land of Canaan; and, behold, the youngest is this day with our father, and one is not.

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