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Lexicon :: Strong's H8415 - tᵊhôm

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Part of Speech
masculine/feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 2495a

Strong’s Definitions

תְּהוֹם tᵉhôwm, teh-home'; or תְּהֹם tᵉhôm; (usually feminine) from H1949; an abyss (as a surging mass of water), especially the deep (the main sea or the subterranean watersupply):—deep (place), depth.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 36x

The KJV translates Strong's H8415 in the following manner: deep (20x), depth (15x), deep places (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 36x
The KJV translates Strong's H8415 in the following manner: deep (20x), depth (15x), deep places (1x).
  1. deep, depths, deep places, abyss, the deep, sea

    1. deep (of subterranean waters)

    2. deep, sea, abysses (of sea)

    3. primeval ocean, deep

    4. deep, depth (of river)

    5. abyss, the grave

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
תְּהוֹם tᵉhôwm, teh-home'; or תְּהֹם tᵉhôm; (usually feminine) from H1949; an abyss (as a surging mass of water), especially the deep (the main sea or the subterranean watersupply):—deep (place), depth.
STRONGS H8415: Abbreviations
תִּהוֺם noun feminineGenesis 7:11 + 7 times and masculineJob 28:14 + 5 times (AlbrZAW xvi (1896), 62ii. 2. 167 Ency. Bib.DEEP) deep, sea, abyss (almost always in poetry); — absolute ת׳ Genesis 1:2 +; plural absolute תְּהֹמוֺת Psalm 77:17 +, etc., בַּתּ׳ Isaiah 63:13 + Psalm 106:9 (only here with article); construct תְּהוֺמוֺת Isa 71:20 (but see 5 below); —
1. deep, of subterranean waters, Genesis 49:25 (poem in J; opposed to שָׁמַיִם), Deuteronomy 33:13 (opposed to id.); רַבָּה מַעְיְנוֺת ת׳ Genesis 7:11; Genesis 8:2 (P; || אֲרֻבֹּת הַשָּׁמַיִם), עִינוֺת ת׳ Proverbs 8:28 (|| שְׁחָקִים), Job 28:14; Job 38:16 (both || יָם); תְּהוֺם רַבָּה Amos 7:4 (probably), רַבָּה ת'מִשְׁפָּטֶיךָ Psalm 36:7 (opposed to אֵל צִדְקָֽתְךָ כְּהַרְרֵי), Isaiah 51:10 (perhaps); so plural תְּהֹמוֺת, Proverbs 8:24 (|| מַעְיָנוֺת), Proverbs 3:20 (opposed to שְׁחָקִים), and probably Psalm 33:7 (|| מֵי הַיָּם), Psalm 135:6 (+ יַמִּים).
2. (deep) sea, overwhelming Tyre Ezekiel 26:19 (|| הַמַּיִם הָרַבִּים), roaring at theoph. Habakkuk 3:10; in general, || יָם, Job 38:30 (ת'פְּנֵי); || מַיִם Jonah 2:6; alone Job 41:24; figurative, קוֺרַא אֶלתֿ׳ ת׳ Job 42:8 (|| מִשְׁבָּרִים, גַּלִּים; but possibly here of Jordan, compare 4); in plural = abysses of sea, Exodus 15:5, 8 (of Red Sea, so) Isaiah 63:13 || Psalm 106:9; Psalm 77:17; also Psalm 78:15 (in simile), Psalm 107:26 (poetic of hollows of great waves, opposed to שָׁמַיִם); vaguely, כָּלתְּֿהֹמוֺת Psalm 135:6; Psalm 148:7.
3. primaeval ocean, deep, in Hebrew cosmogony, ת'פְּנֵי Genesis 1:2 (P; || הַמַּיִם פְּנֵי), Proverbs 8:27 (|| שָׁמַיִם), Psalm 104:6. — (compare, further, GunkSchöpfung u. Chaos 21 ff. OCWhitehouseHast. DB COSMOGONY ZimKAT3. 492 f., 509 f., 585).
4. deep, depth, of river Ezekiel 31:4 (Nile; || מַיִם, + נַהֲרוֺתֶיהָ), Ezekiel 31:15 (|| id.); plural of bursts of water fertilizing Canaan, יוצאים בבקעה ובהר Deuteronomy 8:7 (+ עֲיָנֹת, נַחֲלֵי מַיִם). — On Psalm 42:8 see 2.
5. abyss (si vera lectio): תְּהוֺמוֺת הָאָרֶץ = She'ôl, Psalm 71:20, but Ol We תַּחְתִיּוֺת.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


1:2; 1:2; 7:11; 7:11; 8:2; 49:25


15:5; 15:8


8:7; 33:13


28:14; 28:14; 38:16; 38:30; 41:24; 42:8


33:7; 36:7; 42:8; 71:20; 77:17; 77:17; 78:15; 104:6; 106:9; 106:9; 107:26; 135:6; 135:6; 148:7


3:20; 8:24; 8:27; 8:28


51:10; 63:13; 63:13


26:19; 31:4; 31:15








Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H8415 matches the Hebrew תְּהוֹם (tᵊhôm),
which occurs 36 times in 35 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:2 - And the earth was a [fn]formless and desolate emptiness, and darkness was over the [fn]surface of the deep H8415, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the [fn]surface of the waters.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:11 - In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on that day all the fountains of the great deep H8415 burst open, and the [fn]floodgates of the sky were opened.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 8:2 - Also the fountains of the deep H8415 and the [fn]floodgates of the sky were closed, and the rain from the sky was restrained;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:25 - From the God of your father who helps you,
And [fn]by the [fn]Almighty who blesses you
With blessings of heaven above,
Blessings of the deep H8415 that lies beneath,
Blessings of the breasts and of the womb.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:5 - “The waters H8415 cover them;
They went down into the depths like a stone.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:8 - “At the blast of Your nostrils the waters were piled up,
The flowing waters stood up like a heap;
The depths H8415 were congealed in the heart of the sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 8:7 - “For the LORD your God is bringing you into a good land, a land of streams of water, of fountains and springs H8415, flowing out in valleys and hills;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:13 - Of Joseph he said,
“Blessed of the LORD be his land,
With the choice things of heaven, with the dew,
And from the deep H8415 waters lying beneath,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:14 - “The ocean H8415 depth H8415 says, ‘It is not in me’;
And the sea says, ‘It is not with me.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:16 - “Have you entered the springs of the sea,
And walked [fn]in the depth of the ocean H8415?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:30 - “Water [fn]becomes hard like stone,
And the surface of the deep H8415 is imprisoned.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:32 - “Behind him he illuminates a pathway;
One would think the deep H8415 to be gray-haired.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 33:7 - He gathers the waters of the sea together [fn]as a heap;
He puts the depths H8415 in storehouses.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 36:6 - Your righteousness is like the [fn]mountains of God;
Your judgments are like the great deep H8415.
LORD, You [fn]protect mankind and animals.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 42:7 - Deep H8415 calls to deep H8415 at the sound of Your waterfalls;
All Your breakers and Your waves have passed over me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 71:20 - You who have shown [fn]me many troubles and distresses
Will revive [fn]me again,
And will bring [fn]me up again from the depths H8415 of the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 77:16 - The waters saw You, God;
The waters saw You, they were in anguish;
The ocean H8415 depths H8415 also trembled.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:15 - He split the rocks in the wilderness
And gave them plenty to drink like the ocean H8415 depths H8415.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 104:6 - You covered it with the deep H8415 sea H8415 as with a garment;
The waters were standing above the mountains.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:9 - So He rebuked the [fn]Red Sea and it dried up,
And He led them through the mighty H8415 waters H8415, as through the wilderness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 107:26 - They rose up to the heavens, they went down to the depths H8415;
Their soul melted away in their misery.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 135:6 - Whatever the LORD pleases, He does,
In heaven and on earth, in the seas and in all the ocean H8415 depths H8415.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 148:7 - Praise the LORD from the earth,
Sea monsters, and all the ocean H8415 depths H8415;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:20 - By His knowledge the ocean H8415 depths H8415 were burst open,
And the clouds drip with dew.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:24 - “When there were no ocean H8415 depths H8415, I was born,
When there were no springs abounding with water.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:27 - “When He established the heavens, I was there;
When He inscribed a circle on the face of the deep H8415,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:28 - When He made firm the skies above,
When the springs of the deep H8415 became [fn]fixed,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 51:10 - Was it not You who dried up the sea,
The waters of the great deep H8415;
Who made the depths of the sea a pathway
For the redeemed to cross over?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 63:13 - Who led them through the depths H8415?
Like the horse in the wilderness, they did not stumble;
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 26:19 - For this is what the Lord GOD says: “When I make you a desolate city, like the cities which are not inhabited, when I bring up the deep H8415 over you and the great waters cover you,
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 31:4 - ‘The waters made it grow, the [fn]deep H8415 made it high.
With its rivers it continually [fn]extended all around its planting place,
And sent out its channels to all the trees of the field.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 31:15 - ‘This is what the Lord GOD says: “On the day when it went down to Sheol I caused mourning; I closed the [fn]deep H8415 over it and held back its rivers. And its many waters were stopped up, and I made Lebanon mourn for it, and all the trees of the field wilted away on account of it.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 7:4 - So the Lord GOD showed me, and behold, the Lord GOD was calling to contend with them by fire, and it consumed the great deep H8415 and began to consume the [fn]farmland.
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 2:5 - “Water encompassed me to the [fn]point of death.
The deep H8415 flowed around me,
Seaweed was wrapped around my head.
Unchecked Copy BoxHab 3:10 - The mountains saw You and quaked;
The downpour of waters swept by.
The deep H8415 raised its voice,
It lifted high its hands.
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