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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 abominations H8251 and their idols made of wood and stone, silver and gold, which they had with them);
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 11:5 - For Solomon became a follower of Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians, and of [fn]Milcom the abhorrent H8251 idol H8251 of the Ammonites.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 11:7 - Then Solomon built a high place for Chemosh, the abhorrent H8251 idol H8251 of Moab, on the mountain that is [fn]east of Jerusalem, and for Molech, the abhorrent H8251 idol H8251 of the sons of Ammon.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 23:13 - And the king defiled the high places that were opposite Jerusalem, which were on the right of the mount of destruction which Solomon the king of Israel had built for Ashtoreth the abomination H8251 of the Sidonians, for Chemosh the abomination H8251 of Moab, and for Milcom the abomination of the sons of Ammon.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 23:24 - Moreover, Josiah removed the mediums, the spiritists, the [fn]household idols, the idols, and all the abominations H8251 that were seen in the land of Judah and in Jerusalem, so that he might [fn]fulfill the words of the Law which were written in the book that Hilkiah the priest found in the house of the LORD.
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 took courage and removed the abominable 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 restored the altar of the LORD which was in front of the porch of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 66:3 - But the one who slaughters an ox is like one who kills a person;
The one who sacrifices a lamb is like one who breaks a dog’s neck;
One who offers a grain offering is like one who offers pig’s blood;
One who [fn]burns incense is like one who blesses an idol.
As they have chosen their own ways,
And their souls delight in their abominations H8251,
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 4:1 - “If you will return, Israel,” declares the LORD,
Then you should return to Me.
And if you will put away your detestable 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 the LORD. “They have put 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 outrageous sin of your prostitution
On the hills in the field,
I have seen your abominations H8251.
Woe to you, Jerusalem!
How long will you remain unclean?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 16:18 - “I will first repay them double for their wrongdoing and their sin, because they have defiled My land; they have filled My inheritance with the carcasses of their detestable H8251 idols H8251 and 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 - ‘Therefore as I live,’ declares the Lord GOD, ‘Because you have defiled My sanctuary with all your detestable H8251 idols H8251 and with all your abominations, I definitely will also withdraw and My eye will have no pity, and I also will not spare.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 7:20 - ‘Moreover, they transformed the splendor of His jewels into pride, and they made the images of their abominations and their detestable H8251 things H8251 with it; therefore I will make it an abhorrent 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 go after their detestable H8251 things H8251 and abominations, I will [fn]bring their conduct down on their heads,” declares the Lord GOD.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 20:7 - “And I said to them, ‘Throw away, each of you, the detestable H8251 things H8251 of his eyes, and do not defile yourselves with the idols of Egypt; I am the LORD your God.’
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 20:8 - “But they rebelled against Me and were not willing to listen to Me; they did not throw away, each of them, the detestable H8251 things H8251 of their eyes, nor did they abandon the idols of Egypt.
“Then I [fn]resolved to pour out My wrath on them, to [fn]use up My anger against them in the midst of the land of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 20:30 - “Therefore, say to the house of Israel, ‘This is what the Lord GOD says: “Will you defile yourselves in the way of your fathers and adulterously pursue their detestable H8251 things H8251?
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 37:23 - “They will no longer defile themselves with their idols, or with their detestable H8251 things H8251, or with any of their offenses; but I will rescue them from all their [fn]dwelling places in which they have sinned, and will cleanse them. And they will be My people, and I will be their God.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 9:27 - “And he will confirm a covenant with the many for one week, but in the middle of the week he will put a stop to sacrifice and grain offering; and on the wing of [fn]abominations H8251 will come the one who [fn]makes desolate, until a complete destruction, one that is [fn]decreed, gushes forth on the one who [fn]makes desolate.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:31 - “Forces from him will arise, desecrate the sanctuary fortress, and do away with the regular sacrifice. And they will set up the abomination H8251 [fn]of desolation.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 12:11 - “And from the time that the regular sacrifice is abolished and the abomination H8251 [fn]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 forefathers 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 filth H8251 on you
And declare you worthless,
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 will be like a Jebusite.
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