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Lexicon :: Strong's H8451 - tôrâ

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feminine noun
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TWOT Reference: 910d

Strong’s Definitions

תּוֹרָה tôwrâh, to-raw'; or תֹּרָה tôrâh; from H3384; a precept or statute, especially the Decalogue or Pentateuch:—law.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 219x

The KJV translates Strong's H8451 in the following manner: law (219x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 219x
The KJV translates Strong's H8451 in the following manner: law (219x).
  1. law, direction, instruction

    1. instruction, direction (human or divine)

      1. body of prophetic teaching

      2. instruction in Messianic age

      3. body of priestly direction or instruction

      4. body of legal directives

    2. law

      1. law of the burnt offering

      2. of special law, codes of law

    3. custom, manner

    4. the Deuteronomic or Mosaic Law

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
תּוֹרָה tôwrâh, to-raw'; or תֹּרָה tôrâh; from H3384; a precept or statute, especially the Decalogue or Pentateuch:—law.
STRONGS H8451: Abbreviations
תּוֺרָה noun feminineDeuteronomy 1:5 direction, instruction, law (possibly in first instance from casting lots, WeG i, 470; H 394 (less confidently WeSkizzen iii, 167), SS SmAT Rel. Geschichte. 36 BenzArchaeology 408 NowArchaeology ii, 97, opposed to byOffenb. ii, 347 BaudPriesterthum 207); — ת׳, Exodus 12:49 + 88 times; construct תּוֺרַת Exodus 13:9 + 65 times; suffixes תּוֺרָתִי Psalm 78:1 + 16 times; תֹּרָר֯תְךָ Jeremiah 32:23; תֹּרָתוֺ Jeremiah 44:23 + 34 times suffixes; plural תּוֺרוֺת Nehemiah 9:13; תּוֺרֹת Isaiah 24:5 + 2 times; suffix תּוֺרֹתַי Ezekiel 44:24; תּוֺרֹתָ֯ו Ezekiel 43:11; Ezekiel 44:5 + 5 times suffixes; —
1. instruction:
a. human: of a mother Proverbs 1:8; Proverbs 6:20, 23; of a father Proverbs 3:1; Proverbs 4:2; Proverbs 7:2; of sages Proverbs 13:14; Proverbs 28:4 (twice in verse); Proverbs 28:7, 9; Proverbs 29:18; of a poet Psalm 78:1; תּוֺרַת חֶסֶד kind instruction (of a wise wife) Proverbs 31:26.
b. divine || אֲמָרִים Job 22:22; through his servants Isaiah 30:9; Jeremiah 8:8; || אִמְרָה Isaiah 5:24; || דָּבָר Isaiah 1:10; || תְּעוּדָה Isaiah 8:16, 20; || חָזוֺן Lamentations 2:9; plural תורות Daniel 9:10.
c. a body of prophetic (or sometimes perhaps priestly) teaching Isaiah 42:21, 24; Jeremiah 9:12; Jeremiah 16:11; in the heart Isaiah 51:7; Psalm 37:31; Psalm 40:9; || משׁפט Habakkuk 1:4; || משׁפטים Psalm 89:31; || דְּבָרִים Jeremiah 6:19; Jeremiah 26:4; Zechariah 7:12; || חקים Amos 2:4; || חקות Jeremiah 44:10, 23; myriads of precepts Hosea 8:12.
d. instruction in Messianic age Isaiah 2:3 = Micah 4:4; Isaiah 42:4; Isaiah 51:4; Jeremiah 31:33.
e. a body of priestly direction or instruction relating to sacred things Hosea 4:6; Jeremiah 2:8; Jeremiah 18:18; Ezekiel 7:26; Haggai 2:11; Malachi 2:6, 7, 8, 9; Zephaniah 3:4; Ezekiel 22:26; || לֹא תוֺרָה לֹא כֹּחֵן מוֺרֶה 2 Chronicles 15:3.
2. law (properly direction): namely
a. of special laws, singular of Feast of Maṣṣoth Exodus 13:9 (J), sabbath Exodus 16:4 (J); of direction given by priests in particular case Deuteronomy 17:11; of statutes of priest's code Exodus 12:49 (P), Leviticus 6:2; Leviticus 6:7; Leviticus 6:18; Leviticus 7:1, 7, 11, 37; Leviticus 11:46; Leviticus 12:7; Leviticus 13:59; Leviticus 14:2, 32, 54, 57; Leviticus 15:32; Numbers 5:29, 30; Numbers 6:13, 21 (twice in verse); Numbers 15:16, 29; Numbers 19:2, 14; Numbers 31:21 (P); תּוֺרַת הַבָּיִת Ezekiel 43:12 (twice in verse); לְמִעְוָךְ בֵּין ח׳ 2 Chronicles 19:10; plural תּוֺרוֺת laws, || חקים Exodus 18:16, 20 (E; of decisions in civil cases given by Moses), Psalm 105:45; || מצות Exodus 16:28 (J); || מצות, חקות Genesis 26:5 (J); || חקים משׁפטים Leviticus 26:46 (H); || ברית, חק Isaiah 24:5; || משׁפטים, חקים, מצות Nehemiah 9:13; the laws of the new temple Ezekiel 43:11; Ezekiel 44:5, 24; those laws in which men should walk Jeremiah 32:23 (Kt).
b. of codes of law,
(1) הַתּוֺרָה as written in the code of the covenant, || הַמִּצְוָה Exodus 24:12 (E); ספר תּוֺרַת אלהים Joshua 24:26 (E); probably also Deuteronomy 33:4, || משׁפטים Deuteronomy 33:10, || בְּרִית Hosea 8:1; Psalm 78:10, || עֵדוּת Psalm 78:5;
(2) the law of the Deuteronomic code, in D and Deuteronomic sections of Kings and sources of Chronicles, הַתּוֺרָה הַזּאֹת Deuteronomy 1:5; Deuteronomy 4:8, 44; Deuteronomy 17:18; Deuteronomy 31:9, 11; הזאת דִּבְרֵי הַתּ׳ Deuteronomy 27:26; Deuteronomy 31:24, + כל Deuteronomy 17:19; Deuteronomy 27:3, 8; Deuteronomy 28:58; Deuteronomy 29:28; Deuteronomy 31:12; Deuteronomy 32:46; הזאת סֵפֶר הַתּ׳ Deuteronomy 28:61; ספר התורה הזה Deuteronomy 29:20; Deuteronomy 30:10; Deuteronomy 31:26; Joshua 1:8; ספר התורה Joshua 8:34; 2 Kings 22:8 2 Chronicles 34:15; דברי התורה Joshua 8:34; 2 Kings 23:24; so התורה אשׁר צוך משׁה Joshua 1:7, similarly Joshua 22:5; 2 Kings 17:13, 34, 37; 2 Kings 21:8; תּוֺרַת משׁה (ספר) Joshua 8:31, 32; Joshua 23:6; 1 Kings 2:3; 2 Kings 14:6 = בספר מ׳ הַתּ׳ 2 Chronicles 25:4; 2 Kings 23:25; דִּבְרֵי סֵפֶר הַתּ׳ 2 Kings 22:11= דברי הַתּ׳ 2 Chronicles 34:19; תּוֺרַת יהוה 2 Kings 10:31. It is probable that ת׳ in Psalm 1:2 (twice in verse); Psalm 94:12 and some other parts of Chronicles, e.g. 1 Chronicles 22:12; 2 Chronicles 6:16 (= 1 Kings 8:25 without ת׳), refers to Deuteronomic code.
(3) other passages of Chronicles may refer to code of D, but most of them certainly refer to the law of the Priests' code. The same is true of Malachi, Daniel and late Psalms. The phrases are: (ספר) תורת משׁה 2 Chronicles 23:18; 30:16; Ezra 3:2; Ezra 7:6; Nehemiah 8:1; Malachi 3:22; Daniel 9:11, 13; תורת יהוה (ספר) Ezra 7:10; Nehemiah 9:3; 1 Chronicles 16:40; 2 Chronicles 12:1; 17:9; 31:3, 4; 34:14; 35:26; Psalm 19:8; Psalm 119:1; (ספר) תורת האלהים Nehemiah 8:18; Nehemiah 10:29; Nehemiah 10:30; ספר הַתּ׳ Nehemiah 8:3; דִּבְרֵי הַתּ׳ Nehemiah 8:9; Nehemiah 8:13; הַתּוֺרָה 2 Chronicles 14:3; 2 Chronicles 31:21; 33:8; Ezra 10:3; Nehemiah 8:2, 7, 14; Nehemiah 10:35; Nehemiah 10:37; Nehemiah 12:44; Nehemiah 13:3; מִּיךָ תּ׳ Psalm 119:72; תורתך Nehemiah 9:26, 29, 34; Daniel 9:11; Psalm 119:18; Psalm 119:29; Psalm 119:34; Psalm 119:44; Psalm 119:51; Psalm 119:53; Psalm 119:55; Psalm 119:61; Psalm 119:70; Psalm 119:77; Psalm 119:85; Psalm 119:92; Psalm 119:97; Psalm 119:109; Psalm 119:126; Psalm 119:136; Psalm 119:142; Psalm 119:150; Psalm 119:153; Psalm 119:163; Psalm 119:165; Psalm 119:174; תּוֺרָה (indefinite) || חקים, מצוות Nehemiah 9:14.
3. custom, manner: תּוֺרַת הָאָדָם [H8452 2 Samuel 7:19] the manner of man, not of God, i.e. deal with me as man with man, Thes, law for man RV, but EwGeschichte. iii. 180 reads דּוֺרֹת (וַתַּרְאֵנִי) hast shewed me generations of men; so We Dr. — On ת׳ see further Dr on Deuteronomy 1:10; Deuteronomy 24:8; Deuteronomy 33:10 and references
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs




12:49; 12:49; 13:9; 13:9; 16:4; 16:28; 18:16; 18:20; 24:12


6:2; 6:7; 6:18; 7:1; 7:7; 7:11; 7:37; 11:46; 12:7; 13:59; 14:2; 14:32; 14:54; 14:57; 15:32; 26:46


5:29; 5:30; 6:13; 6:21; 15:16; 15:29; 19:2; 19:14; 31:21


1:5; 1:5; 1:10; 4:8; 4:44; 17:11; 17:18; 17:19; 24:8; 27:3; 27:8; 27:26; 28:58; 28:61; 29:20; 29:28; 30:10; 31:9; 31:11; 31:12; 31:24; 31:26; 32:46; 33:4; 33:10; 33:10


1:7; 1:8; 8:31; 8:32; 8:34; 8:34; 22:5; 23:6; 24:26

1 Kings

2:3; 8:25

2 Kings

10:31; 14:6; 17:13; 17:34; 17:37; 21:8; 22:8; 22:11; 23:24; 23:25

1 Chronicles

16:40; 22:12

2 Chronicles

6:16; 12:1; 14:3; 15:3; 17:9; 19:10; 23:18; 25:4; 30:16; 31:3; 31:4; 31:21; 33:8; 34:14; 34:15; 34:19; 35:26


3:2; 7:6; 7:10; 10:3


8:1; 8:2; 8:3; 8:7; 8:9; 8:13; 8:14; 8:18; 9:3; 9:13; 9:13; 9:14; 9:26; 9:29; 9:34; 10:29; 10:30; 10:35; 10:37; 12:44; 13:3




1:2; 19:8; 37:31; 40:9; 78:1; 78:1; 78:5; 78:10; 89:31; 94:12; 105:45; 119:1; 119:18; 119:29; 119:34; 119:44; 119:51; 119:53; 119:55; 119:61; 119:70; 119:72; 119:77; 119:85; 119:92; 119:97; 119:109; 119:126; 119:136; 119:142; 119:150; 119:153; 119:163; 119:165; 119:174


1:8; 3:1; 4:2; 6:20; 6:23; 7:2; 13:14; 28:4; 28:7; 28:9; 29:18; 31:26


1:10; 2:3; 5:24; 8:16; 8:20; 24:5; 24:5; 30:9; 42:4; 42:21; 42:24; 51:4; 51:7


2:8; 6:19; 8:8; 9:12; 16:11; 18:18; 26:4; 31:33; 32:23; 32:23; 44:10; 44:23; 44:23




7:26; 22:26; 43:11; 43:11; 43:12; 44:5; 44:5; 44:24; 44:24


9:10; 9:11; 9:11; 9:13


4:6; 8:1; 8:12














2:6; 2:7; 2:8; 2:9


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H8451 matches the Hebrew תּוֹרָה (tôrâ),
which occurs 222 times in 213 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 5 (Gen 26:5–Deu 31:12)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:5 - because Abraham [fn]obeyed Me and fulfilled his duty to Me, and kept My commandments, My statutes, and My laws H8451.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:49 - [fn]The same law H8451 shall [fn]apply to the native as to the stranger who resides among you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 13:9 - “And it shall [fn]serve as a sign to you on your hand, and as a reminder [fn]on your forehead, that the law H8451 of the LORD may be in your mouth; for with a powerful hand the LORD brought you out of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:4 - Then the LORD said to Moses, “Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a day’s portion every day, so that I may test them, whether or not they will walk in My [fn]instruction H8451.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:28 - Then the LORD said to Moses, “How long do you refuse to keep My commandments and My [fn]instructions H8451?
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 18:16 - “When they have a [fn]dispute, it comes to me, and I judge between someone and his neighbor and make known the statutes of God and His laws H8451.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 18:20 - then admonish them about the statutes and the laws H8451, and make known to them the way in which they are to walk and the work they are to do.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 24:12 - Now the LORD said to Moses, “Come up to Me on the mountain and [fn]stay there, and I will give you the stone tablets [fn]with the Law H8451 and the [fn]commandments which I have written for their instruction.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 6:9 - “Command Aaron and his sons, saying, ‘This is the law H8451 for the burnt offering: the burnt offering itself shall remain on the hearth on the altar all night until the morning, and the fire on the altar is to be kept burning on it.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 6:14 - ‘Now this is the law H8451 of the grain offering: the sons of Aaron shall present it before the LORD in front of the altar.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 6:25 - “Speak to Aaron and to his sons, saying, ‘This is the law H8451 of the sin offering: in the place where the burnt offering is slaughtered, the sin offering shall be slaughtered before the LORD; it is most holy.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 7:1 - ‘Now this is the law H8451 of the guilt offering; it is most holy.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 7:7 - ‘The guilt offering is like the sin offering: there is one law H8451 for them. The priest who makes atonement with it [fn]shall have it.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 7:11 - ‘Now this is the law H8451 of the sacrifice of peace offerings which shall be presented to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 7:37 - This is the law H8451 of the burnt offering, the grain offering, the sin offering and the guilt offering, and the ordination offering and the sacrifice of peace offerings,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:46 - This is the law H8451 regarding the animal and the bird, and every living thing that moves in the waters and everything that swarms on the earth,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 12:7 - ‘Then he shall offer it before the LORD and make atonement for her, and she shall be cleansed from the [fn]flow of her blood. This is the law H8451 for her who gives birth to a child, whether a male or a female.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 13:59 - This is the law H8451 for the mark of leprosy in a garment of wool or linen, whether in the warp or in the woof, or in any article of leather, for pronouncing it clean or unclean.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 14:2 - “This shall be the law H8451 of the person with leprosy on the day of his cleansing. Now he shall be brought to the priest;
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 14:32 - “This is the law H8451 for him in whom there is an infection of leprosy, whose [fn]means are limited for his cleansing.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 14:54 - This is the law H8451 for any spot of leprosy—even for a scale,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 14:57 - to teach [fn]when they are unclean and [fn]when they are clean. This is the law H8451 of leprosy.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 15:32 - This is the law H8451 for the one with a discharge, and for the man [fn]who has a seminal emission so that he is unclean by it,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:46 - These are the statutes and ordinances and laws H8451 which the LORD established between Himself and the sons of Israel [fn]through Moses on Mount Sinai.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 5:29 - ‘This is the law H8451 of jealousy: when a wife, who is under the authority of her husband, goes astray and defiles herself,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 5:30 - or when [fn]an attitude of jealousy comes over a man and he is jealous of his wife, he shall then have the woman stand before the LORD, and the priest shall apply all of this law H8451 to her.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 6:13 - ‘Now this is the law H8451 of the Nazirite when the days of his consecration are fulfilled: he shall bring [fn]his offering to the entrance of the tent of meeting.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 6:21 - “This is the law H8451 of the Nazirite who vows his offering to the LORD according to his consecration, in addition to what else [fn]he can afford; corresponding to his vow which he makes, so he shall do according to the law H8451 of his consecration.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 15:16 - ‘There is to be one law H8451 and one ordinance for you and for the stranger who resides with you.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 15:29 - ‘You shall have one law H8451 for the native among the sons of Israel and for the stranger who resides among them, for one who does anything wrong unintentionally.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 19:2 - “This is the statute of the law H8451 which the LORD has commanded, saying, ‘Speak to the sons of Israel that they bring you an unblemished red heifer in which there is no defect and on which a yoke has never [fn]been mounted.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 19:14 - ‘This is the law H8451 when a person dies in a tent: everyone who comes into the tent and everyone who is in the tent will be unclean for seven days.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 31:21 - Then Eleazar the priest said to the men of war who had gone to battle, “This is the statute of the Law H8451 which the LORD has commanded Moses:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 1:5 - Across the Jordan in the land of Moab, Moses began to explain this Law H8451, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:8 - “Or what great nation is there that has statutes and judgments as righteous as this whole Law H8451 which I am setting before you today?
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:44 - Now this is the Law H8451 which Moses set before the sons of Israel;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 17:11 - “In accordance with the [fn]terms of the law H8451 about which they instruct you, and in accordance with the verdict which they tell you, you shall act; you shall not turn aside from the word which they declare to you, to the right or the left.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 17:18 - “Now it shall come about, when he sits on the throne of his kingdom, that he shall write for himself a copy of this Law H8451 on a scroll [fn]in the presence of the Levitical priests.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 17:19 - “And it shall be with him, and he shall read it all the days of his life, so that he will learn to fear the LORD his God, [fn]by carefully following all the words of this Law H8451 and these statutes,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:3 - and write on them all the words of this Law H8451, when you cross over, so that you may enter the land which the LORD your God is giving you, a land flowing with milk and honey, just as the LORD, the God of your fathers, [fn]promised you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:8 - “You shall write on the [fn]stones all the words of this Law H8451 very clearly.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:26 - ‘Cursed is anyone who does not fulfill the words of this Law H8451 by doing them.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:58 - “If you are not careful to [fn]follow all the words of this Law H8451 that are written in this book, to [fn]fear this honored and awesome name, [fn]the LORD your God,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:61 - “Also every sickness and every plague, which are not written in the book of this Law H8451, the LORD will bring on you until you are destroyed.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:21 - “Then the LORD will single him out for disaster from all the tribes of Israel, in accordance with all the curses of the covenant which is written in this Book of the Law H8451.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:29 - “The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our sons forever, so that we may [fn]follow all the words of this Law H8451.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 30:10 - [fn]if you [fn]obey the LORD your God, to keep His commandments and His statutes which are written in this Book of the Law H8451, [fn]if you turn to the LORD your God with all your heart and soul.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 31:9 - So Moses wrote this Law H8451 and gave it to the priests, the sons of Levi who carried the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and to all the elders of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 31:11 - when all Israel comes to appear before the LORD your God at the place which He will choose, you shall read this Law H8451 before all Israel [fn]so that they hear it.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 31:12 - “Assemble the people, the men, the women, the children, and the stranger who is in your [fn]town, so that they may hear and learn and fear the LORD your God, and be careful to [fn]follow all the words of this Law H8451.

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