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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 - God made the two H8147 great lights, the greater light [fn]to govern the day, and the lesser light [fn]to govern the night; He made the stars also.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:25 - And the man and his wife were both H8147 naked, but they were not ashamed.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:7 - Then the eyes of both H8147 of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves waist coverings.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:19 - Lamech took two H8147 wives for himself: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other, Zillah.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 5:8 - So all the days of Seth were 912 H8147 years, and he died.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 5:18 -

Now Jared lived 162 H8147 years, and fathered Enoch.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 5:20 - So all the days of Jared were 962 H8147 years, and he died.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 5:26 - Then Methuselah lived 782 years after he fathered Lamech, and he fathered other sons and daughters.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 5:28 -

Now Lamech lived 182 years, and fathered a son.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:19 - “And of every living thing of all flesh, you shall bring two H8147 of every kind into the ark, to keep them alive with you; they shall be male and female.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:20 - “Of the birds according to their kind, and of the animals according to their kind, of every crawling thing of the ground according to its kind, two H8147 of every kind will come to you to keep them alive.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:2 - “You shall take [fn]with you [fn]seven pairs of every clean animal, a male and his female; and two H8147 of the animals that are not clean, a male and his female;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:9 - they all went into the ark to Noah [fn]by twos H8147, male and female, as God had commanded Noah.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:15 - So they went into the ark to Noah, by twos H8147 of all flesh in which there was the breath of life.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:22 - Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two H8147 brothers outside.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:23 - But Shem and Japheth took a garment and laid it on both H8147 their shoulders and walked backward and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces were [fn]turned away, so that they did not see their father’s nakedness.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:25 - Two H8147 sons were born to Eber; the name of the one was [fn]Peleg, for in his days the earth was divided; and his brother’s name was Joktan.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:20 -

Reu lived thirty-two H8147 years, and fathered Serug;

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 14:4 - For twelve H8147 years they had served Chedorlaomer, but in the thirteenth year they rebelled.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:20 - “As for Ishmael, I have heard you; behold, I will bless him, and make him fruitful and multiply him exceedingly. He shall father twelve H8147 princes, and I will make him into a great nation.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:1 -

Now the two H8147 angels came to Sodom in the evening as Lot was sitting at the gate of Sodom. When Lot saw them, he stood up to meet them and [fn]bowed down with his face to the ground.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:8 - “Now look, I have two H8147 daughters who have not [fn]had relations with any man; please let me bring them out to you, and do to them [fn]whatever you like; only do not do anything to these men, because they have come under the [fn]shelter of my roof.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:15 -

When morning dawned, the angels urged Lot, saying, “Up, take your wife and your two H8147 daughters who are here, or you will be swept away in the [fn]punishment of the city.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:16 - But he hesitated. So the men grasped his hand and the hand of his wife and the [fn]hands of his two H8147 daughters, because the compassion of the LORD was upon him; and they brought him out and put him outside the city.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:30 -

Now Lot went up from Zoar with his two H8147 daughters and stayed in the [fn]mountains, because he was afraid to stay in Zoar; and he stayed in a cave, he and his two H8147 daughters.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:36 - And so both H8147 of the daughters of Lot conceived by their father.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:27 -

So Abraham took sheep and oxen and gave them to Abimelech, and the two H8147 of them made a covenant.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:31 - Therefore he called that place [fn]Beersheba, because there the two H8147 of them took an oath.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:3 - So Abraham got up early in the morning and saddled his donkey, and took two H8147 of his young men with him and his son Isaac; and he split wood for the burnt offering, and set out and went to the place of which God had told him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:6 - And Abraham took the wood for the burnt offering and laid it on his son Isaac, and he took in his hand the fire and the knife. So the two H8147 of them walked on together.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:8 - Abraham said, “God will [fn]provide for Himself the lamb for the burnt offering, my son.” So the two H8147 of them walked on together.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:22 -

When the camels had finished drinking, the man took a gold ring weighing a [fn]half-shekel, and two H8147 bracelets for her [fn]wrists weighing ten shekels in gold,

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:16 - These are the sons of Ishmael and these are their names, by their villages, and by their camps; twelve H8147 princes according to their [fn]tribes.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:23 - And the LORD said to her,

“Two H8147 nations are in your womb;

And two H8147 peoples will be separated from your body;

And one people will be stronger than the other;

And the older will serve the younger.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:9 - “Go now to the flock and [fn]bring me two H8147 choice [fn]young goats from there, so that I may prepare them as a delicious meal for your father, such as he loves.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:45 - until your brother’s anger [fn]against you subsides and he forgets what you did to him. Then I will send word and get you from there. Why should I lose you both H8147 in one day?”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:16 - Now Laban had two H8147 daughters; the name of the older was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:33 -

So Laban went into Jacob’s tent, and into Leah’s tent, and into the tent of the two H8147 slave women, but he did not find them. Then he went out of Leah’s tent and entered Rachel’s tent.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:37 - “Though you have searched through all my property, what have you found of all your household property? Set it here in front of my relatives and your relatives, so that they may decide between the two H8147 of us.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:41 - “For these twenty years I have been in your house; I served you fourteen years for your two H8147 daughters, and six years for your flock, and you changed my wages ten times.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:7 - Then Jacob was greatly afraid and distressed; and he divided the people who were with him, and the flocks, the herds, and the camels, into two H8147 companies;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:10 - [fn]I am unworthy of all the [fn]favor and of all the [fn]faithfulness, which You have shown to Your servant; for with only my staff I crossed this Jordan, and now I have become two H8147 companies.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:22 -

Now he got up that same night and took his two H8147 wives, his two H8147 female slaves, and his eleven children, and crossed the shallow place of the Jabbok.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:1 -

Then Jacob raised his eyes and looked, and behold, Esau was coming, and four hundred men with him. So he divided the children [fn]among Leah and Rachel, and the two H8147 slave women.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:25 -

Now it came about on the third day, when they were in pain, that two H8147 of Jacob’s sons—Simeon and Levi, Dinah’s brothers—each took his sword and came upon the city undetected, and killed every male.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:22 -

And it came about, while Israel was living in that land, that Reuben went and slept with his father’s concubine Bilhah, and Israel heard about it.

Now there were twelve H8147 sons of Jacob

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 40:2 - And Pharaoh was furious with his two H8147 officials, the chief cupbearer and the chief baker.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 40:5 - Then the cupbearer and the baker for the king of Egypt, who were confined in the prison, both H8147 had a dream the same night, each man with his own dream and each dream with its own interpretation.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:50 -

Now before the year of famine came, two H8147 sons were born to Joseph, whom Asenath, the daughter of Potiphera, priest of [fn]On, bore to him.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:13 - But they said, “Your servants are twelve H8147 brothers in all, the sons of one man in the land of Canaan; and behold, the youngest is with our father today, and one is no longer alive.”

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