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Lexicon :: Strong's H8251 - šiqqûṣ

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masculine noun
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TWOT Reference: 2459b

Strong’s Definitions

שִׁקּוּץ shiqqûwts, shik-koots'; or שִׁקֻּץ shiqquts; from H8262; disgusting, i.e. filthy; especially idolatrous or (concretely) an idol:—abominable filth (idol, -ation), detestable (thing).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 28x

The KJV translates Strong's H8251 in the following manner: abomination (20x), detestable things (5x), detestable (1x), abominable filth (1x), abominable idols (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 28x
The KJV translates Strong's H8251 in the following manner: abomination (20x), detestable things (5x), detestable (1x), abominable filth (1x), abominable idols (1x).
  1. detestable thing or idol, abominable thing, abomination, idol, detested thing

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
שִׁקּוּץ shiqqûwts, shik-koots'; or שִׁקֻּץ shiqquts; from H8262; disgusting, i.e. filthy; especially idolatrous or (concretely) an idol:—abominable filth (idol, -ation), detestable (thing).
STRONGS H8251: Abbreviations
שִׁקּוּץ, שִׁקֻּץ noun masculineDaniel 11:31 detested thing; — absolute שִׁקּוּץ Daniel 11:31; Daniel 12:11, construct שִׁקֻּץ 1 Kings 11:5 +; plural שִׁקּוּצִים 2 Chronicles 15:8, שִׁקֻּצִים 2 Kings 23:24; construct שִׁקּוּצֵי Ezekiel 20:7, 8; suffix שִׁקּוּצֵיהֶם Jeremiah 16:18+, etc.; — detested thing, epithet of Israel Hosea 9:10 (si vera lectio; not elsewhere before Deuteronomy); of fifth Nahum 3:6; apparently of unclean food Zechariah 9:7 (as שֶׁקֶץ); of idols (so usually; often || תּוֺעֵבָה, גִּלּוּל, etc.), Deuteronomy 29:16; 2 Kings 23:24; Jeremiah 4:1; Jeremiah 7:30 = Jeremiah 32:34; Jeremiah 13:27; Jeremiah 16:18; Ezekiel 5:11; Ezekiel 7:30 [Ezekiel 7:20]; Ezekiel 11:18, 20; Ezekiel 20:7, 8, 30; Ezekiel 37:23; of idolatrous practices Daniel 9:27, but read probably as Daniel 11:31 (so Greek Version of the LXX θ), and כַגּוֺ for כנף (see Dr); (מְ)שֹׁמֵם שׁ׳ Daniel 11:31; Daniel 12:11 destested thing causing horror is the heathen altar erected in temple by Antiochus Epiphanes, with (probably) a statue of Zeus Olympios = (Phoenician) בלְשמם lord of heaven; the prophet puts שִׁקּוּץ for בעל, and (מְ)שֹׁמֵם for שָׁמַיִם; compare NesZAW iv (1884), 248 CheOP 103 DrDn.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs



1 Kings


2 Kings

23:24; 23:24

2 Chronicles



4:1; 7:30; 13:27; 16:18; 16:18; 32:34


5:11; 7:20; 11:18; 11:20; 20:7; 20:7; 20:8; 20:8; 20:30; 37:23


9:27; 11:31; 11:31; 11:31; 11:31; 12:11; 12:11








Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H8251 matches the Hebrew שִׁקּוּץ (šiqqûṣ),
which occurs 28 times in 26 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:17 - moreover, you have seen their detestable H8251 things H8251 and their idols of wood, stone, silver, and gold, which they had with them—
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 11:5 - For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians and after [fn]Milcom the detestable H8251 idol H8251 of the Ammonites.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 11:7 - Then Solomon built a high place for Chemosh the detestable H8251 idol H8251 of Moab, on the mountain which is [fn]east of Jerusalem, and for Molech the detestable H8251 idol H8251 of the sons of Ammon.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 23:13 - And the high places which were before Jerusalem, which were on the right of the mount of destruction which Solomon the king of Israel had built for Ashtoreth the detestable H8251 idol H8251 of the Sidonians, and for Chemosh the detestable H8251 idol H8251 of Moab, and for Milcom the abomination of the sons of Ammon, the king defiled.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 23:24 -

Moreover, the mediums and the spiritists and the teraphim and the idols and all the detestable H8251 things H8251 that were seen in the land of Judah and in Jerusalem, Josiah purged in order that he might [fn]establish the words of the law which were written in the book that Hilkiah the priest found in the house of Yahweh.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:8 -

Now when Asa heard these words and the [fn]prophecy which Azariah the son of Oded the prophet spoke, he strengthened himself and took away the detestable H8251 idols H8251 from all the land of Judah and Benjamin and from the cities which he had captured in the hill country of Ephraim. He then renewed the altar of Yahweh which was in front of the porch of Yahweh.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 66:3 -

But he who slaughters an ox is the one who strikes down a man;

He who sacrifices a lamb is the one who breaks a dog’s neck;

He who offers a grain offering is the one who offers swine’s blood;

He who offers a memorial offering of frankincense is the one who blesses wickedness.

As they have chosen their own ways,

And their soul takes pleasure in their detestable H8251 things H8251,

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 4:1 -

“If you will return, O Israel,” declares Yahweh,

Then you should return to Me.

And if you will put away your detested H8251 things H8251 from My presence

And will not waver

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 7:30 -

“For the sons of Judah have done that which is evil in My sight,” declares Yahweh, “they have set their detestable H8251 things H8251 in the house, which is called by My name, to defile it.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 13:27 -

“As for your adulteries and your lustful neighings,

The lewdness of your prostitution

On the hills in the field,

I have seen your detestable H8251 things H8251.

Woe to you, O Jerusalem!

How long will you not cleanse yourself?”

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 16:18 - “I will first doubly repay their iniquity and their sin because they have profaned My land; they have filled My inheritance with the carcasses of their detestable H8251 idols H8251 and with their abominations.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:34 - “But they put their detestable H8251 things H8251 in the house which is called by My name, to defile it.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 5:11 - ‘So as I live,’ declares Lord Yahweh, ‘surely, because you have defiled My sanctuary with all your detestable H8251 idols H8251 and with all your abominations, therefore I will also withdraw, and My eye will have no pity, and I will not spare.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 7:20 - ‘They [fn]transformed the beauty of His ornaments into pride, and they made the images of their abominations and their detestable H8251 things H8251 with it; therefore I will make it an impure thing to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 11:18 - “When they come there, they will remove all its detestable H8251 things H8251 and all its abominations from it.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 11:21 - [fn]But as for those whose hearts walk after their detestable H8251 things H8251 and abominations, I will give what is due for their way on their heads,” declares Lord Yahweh.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 20:7 - “I said to them, ‘Cast away, each of you, the detestable H8251 things H8251 of his eyes, and do not defile yourselves with the idols of Egypt; I am Yahweh your God.’
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 20:8 - “But they rebelled against Me and were not willing to listen to Me; each one did not cast away the detestable H8251 things H8251 of their eyes, nor did they forsake the idols of Egypt.

Then I said I would pour out My wrath on them, to [fn]spend My anger against them in the midst of the land of Egypt.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 20:30 - “Therefore, say to the house of Israel, ‘Thus says Lord Yahweh, “Will you defile yourselves in the way of your fathers and play the harlot after their detestable H8251 things H8251?
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 37:23 - “They also will no longer defile themselves with their idols or with their detestable H8251 things H8251 or with any of their transgressions; but I will save them from all their [fn]places of habitation in which they have sinned, and I will cleanse them. And they will be My people, and I will be their God.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 9:27 - “And he will make a [fn]firm covenant with the many for one week, but in the middle of the week he will make sacrifice and grain offering cease; and on the wing of [fn]abominations H8251 will come one who [fn]makes desolate, even until a complete destruction, one that is decreed, is poured out on the one who [fn]makes desolate.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:31 - “Mighty forces from him will stand, profane the sanctuary fortress, and abolish the regular sacrifice. And they will set up the abomination H8251 [fn]of desolation.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 12:11 - “But from the time that the regular sacrifice is abolished and the [fn]abomination H8251 of desolation is set up, there will be 1,290 days.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 9:10 -

I found Israel like grapes in the wilderness;

I saw your fathers as the earliest fruit on the fig tree in its first season.

But they came to Baal-peor and devoted themselves to [fn]shame,

And they became as detestable H8251 as that which they loved.

Unchecked Copy BoxNah 3:6 -

“I will throw detestable H8251 filth on you

And display you as a wicked fool

And set you up as a spectacle.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 9:7 -

And I will remove their blood from their mouth

And their detestable H8251 things H8251 from between their teeth.

Then they also will be a remnant for our God,

And be like a [fn]clan in Judah,

And Ekron like a Jebusite.

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