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Lexicon :: Strong's H990 - beṭen

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Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From an unused root probably meaning to be hollow
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TWOT Reference: 236a

Strong’s Definitions

בֶּטֶן beṭen, beh'-ten; from an unused root probably meaning to be hollow; the belly, especially the womb; also the bosom or body of anything:—belly, body, as they be born, within, womb.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 72x

The KJV translates Strong's H990 in the following manner: belly (30x), womb (31x), body (8x), within (2x), born (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 72x
The KJV translates Strong's H990 in the following manner: belly (30x), womb (31x), body (8x), within (2x), born (1x).
  1. belly, womb, body

    1. belly, abdomen

      1. as seat of hunger

      2. as seat of mental faculties

      3. of depth of Sheol (fig.)

    2. womb

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
בֶּטֶן beṭen, beh'-ten; from an unused root probably meaning to be hollow; the belly, especially the womb; also the bosom or body of anything:—belly, body, as they be born, within, womb.
STRONGS H990: Abbreviations
† I. בֶ֫טֶן noun feminineNumbers 5:25 belly, body, womb (Arabic bdb010508) — בּ׳ absolute Judges 13:7 +; בָּ֑טֶן Judges 13:5 +; construct בֶּטֶן Psalm 139:13 +; suffix בִּטְנִי Job 3:10 +; בִּטְנְךָ Deuteronomy 7:13 +; בִּטְנֵךְ Genesis 25:23; בִּטְנוֺ Job 15:2 +, etc.; —
a. belly, abdomen, of man Judges 3:21, 22 of woman Numbers 5:21, 22, 27; as beautiful in form Songs 7:3; as seat of hunger Proverbs 13:25; as eating Ezekiel 3:3 (|| מֵעִים); compare Proverbs 18:20 (figurative); as seat of passion, avarice, etc. Job 20:20, 23; in figure of God's casting riches out of extortioner's belly Job 20:15 (|| וַיְקִאֶנּוּ), compare also Psalm 17:14; figurative of innermost part of man = inmost soul Proverbs 18:8 = Proverbs 26:22; Proverbs 20:27, 30 (all חַדְרֵי ב׳); as seat of intellectual faculties (= English breast or bosom) Proverbs 22:18 (compare מֵעִים Psalm 40:9) Job 15:2; Job 15:35; Job 32:18, רוּחַ בִּטְנִי Job 15:19; as trembling at theophany Habakkuk 3:16.
b. belly of hippopotamus Job 40:16.
c. בֶּטֶן שְׁאוֺל Jonah 2:3 (Jonah's prayer: || מְצוּלָה בִּלְבַכ יַמִּים).
2. body, opposed to soul Psalm 31:10 (opposed to נֶפֶשׁ), also Psalm 44:26 (opposed to id.; — on this compare ZimBp 71).
3. womb Genesis 25:23, 24; Genesis 38:27 (all J) Hosea 12:4; Job 10:19 (|| רֶחֶם Job 10:18) Ecclesiastes 11:5; Job 31:15 הֲלֹא בַבֶּטֶן עשֵֹׁנִי עָשָׂ֑הוּ did not he that made me in the womb make him (|| וַיְכֻנֶנּוּ בָּרֶחֶם אֶחָד); compare Psalm 139:13 תְּסֻכֵּנִי בְּבֶטֶן, & Jeremiah 1:5; especially ב׳ פְּרִי i.e. offspring Genesis 30:2 (E) Psalm 127:3; Isaiah 13:18; Proverbs 31:2 בַּר בִּטְנִי = my son (|| בְּרִי) compare בֶּןבִּֿטְנָהּ Isaiah 49:15; of birth יָצָא מִבֶּטֶן Job 1:21; Job 3:11; Ecclesiastes 5:14; בֶּטֶן alone = birth Hosea 9:11 (|| לֵדָה, הֵרָיוֺן), compare Figurative מִבֶּטֶן מִי יָצָא הַקָּ֑רַח Job 38:29 out of whose womb came the ice ? compare לֹא סָגַר דַּלְתֵי בִּטְנִי Job 3:10 i.e. of my (mother's) womb; גָּחָה מִבֶּטֶן take, draw out of the womb, subject י׳ (i.e. cause to be born) Psalm 22:10; פְּרִי בֶטֶן used also of father Micah 6:7, compare Psalm 132:11 (David as ancestor of Messianic King); Job 19:17 בְּנֵי בִטְנִי sons of my body, of doubtful interpretation, perhaps = sons of my (mother's) womb, compare Job 3:10 (Ges De), i.e. my brother or men of my clan RSK 33 f., others my sons (Ew), my grandsons (Di); also in addressing Israel as a whole (masculine suffix) Deuteronomy 7:13; Deuteronomy 28:4, 11, 18, 53; Deuteronomy 30:9, compare מַחֲמַדֵּי בִטְנָם Hosea 9:16 beloved ones of their womb; (מִבֶּטֶן) מִןהַֿבֶּטֶן = from birth Judges 13:5, 7; Psalm 58:4; Psalm 71:6, compare also Isaiah 44:2, 24; Isaiah 46:3 (|| רָחַ֑ם) Isaiah 48:8; Isaiah 49:1, 5; מִבֶּטֶן נִמִּי id. Judges 16:17; Job 31:18; Psalm 22:11 (|| רֶחֶם).
4. architectural word of some rounded projection connected with the two pillars Jachin & Boaz 1 Kings 7:20 (Klo reads הבית).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


25:23; 25:23; 25:24; 30:2; 38:27


5:21; 5:22; 5:25; 5:27


7:13; 7:13; 28:4; 28:11; 28:18; 28:53; 30:9


3:21; 3:22; 13:5; 13:5; 13:7; 13:7; 16:17

1 Kings



1:21; 3:10; 3:10; 3:10; 3:11; 10:18; 10:19; 15:2; 15:2; 15:19; 15:35; 19:17; 20:15; 20:20; 20:23; 31:15; 31:18; 32:18; 38:29; 40:16


17:14; 22:10; 22:11; 31:10; 40:9; 44:26; 58:4; 71:6; 127:3; 132:11; 139:13; 139:13


13:25; 18:8; 18:20; 20:27; 20:30; 22:18; 26:22; 31:2


5:14; 11:5

Song of Songs



13:18; 44:2; 44:24; 46:3; 48:8; 49:1; 49:5; 49:15






9:11; 9:16; 12:4







Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H990 matches the Hebrew בֶּטֶן (beṭen),
which occurs 72 times in 72 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Gen 25:23–Pro 20:30)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:23 - The LORD said to her,
“Two nations are in your womb; H990
And two peoples will be separated from your body;
And one people shall be stronger than the other;
And the older shall serve the younger.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:24 - When her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her womb. H990
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:2 - Then Jacob’s anger burned against Rachel, and he said, “Am I in the place of God, who has withheld from you the fruit of the womb?” H990
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:27 - It came about at the time she was giving birth, that behold, there were twins in her womb. H990
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 5:21 - (then the priest shall have the woman swear with the oath of the curse, and the priest shall say to the woman), “the LORD make you a curse and an oath among your people by the LORDS making your thigh [fn]waste away and your abdomen H990 swell;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 5:22 - and this water that brings a curse shall go into your [fn]stomach, and make your abdomen H990 swell and your thigh [fn]waste away.” And the woman shall say, “Amen. Amen.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 5:27 - ‘When he has made her drink the water, then it shall come about, if she has defiled herself and has been unfaithful to her husband, that the water which brings a curse will go into her [fn]and cause bitterness, and her abdomen H990 will swell and her thigh will [fn]waste away, and the woman will become a curse among her people.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 7:13 - “He will love you and bless you and multiply you; He will also bless the fruit of your womb H990 and the fruit of your ground, your grain and your new wine and your oil, the increase of your herd and the young of your flock, [fn]in the land which He swore to your forefathers to give you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:4 - “Blessed shall be the [fn]offspring of your [fn]body H990 and the [fn]produce of your ground and the [fn]offspring of your beasts, the increase of your herd and the young of your flock.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:11 - “The LORD will make you abound in prosperity, in the [fn]offspring of your [fn]body H990 and in the [fn]offspring of your beast and in the [fn]produce of your ground, in the land which the LORD swore to your fathers to give you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:18 - “Cursed shall be the [fn]offspring of your [fn]body H990 and the [fn]produce of your ground, the increase of your herd and the young of your flock.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:53 - “Then you shall eat the [fn]offspring of your own body, H990 the flesh of your sons and of your daughters whom the LORD your God has given you, during the siege and the distress by which your enemy will [fn]oppress you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 30:9 - “Then the LORD your God will [fn]prosper you abundantly in all the work of your hand, in the [fn]offspring of your [fn]body H990 and in the [fn]offspring of your cattle and in the [fn]produce of your ground, for the LORD will again rejoice over you for good, just as He rejoiced over your fathers;
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:21 - Ehud stretched out his left hand, took the sword from his right thigh and thrust it into his belly. H990
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:22 - The handle also went in after the blade, and the fat closed over the blade, for he did not draw the sword out of his belly; H990 and the refuse came out.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 13:5 - “For behold, you shall conceive and give birth to a son, and no razor shall come upon his head, for the boy shall be a Nazirite to God from the womb; H990 and he shall begin to deliver Israel from the hands of the Philistines.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 13:7 - “But he said to me, ‘Behold, you shall conceive and give birth to a son, and now you shall not drink wine or strong drink nor eat any unclean thing, for the boy shall be a Nazirite to God from the womb H990 to the day of his death.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:17 - So he told her all that was in his heart and said to her, “A razor has never come on my head, for I have been a Nazirite to God from my mother’s womb. H990 If I am shaved, then my strength will leave me and I will become weak and be like any other man.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:20 - There were capitals on the two pillars, even above and close to the [fn]rounded H990 projection H990 which was beside the network; and the pomegranates numbered two hundred in rows around [fn]both capitals.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 1:21 - He said,
“Naked I came from my mother’s womb, H990
And naked I shall return there.
The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away.
Blessed be the name of the LORD.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:10 - Because it did not shut the opening of my mother’s womb, H990
Or hide trouble from my eyes.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:11 - “Why did I not die [fn]at birth,
Come forth from the womb H990 and expire?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:19 - ‘I should have been as though I had not been,
Carried from womb H990 to tomb.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:2 - “Should a wise man answer with windy knowledge
And fill [fn]himself H990 with the east wind?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:35 - “They conceive [fn]mischief and bring forth iniquity,
And their [fn]mind H990 prepares deception.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:17 - “My breath is [fn]offensive to my wife,
And I am loathsome to my own brothers. H990
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:15 - “He swallows riches,
But will vomit them up;
God will expel them from his belly. H990
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:20 - “Because he knew no quiet [fn]within H990 him,
He does not retain anything he desires.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:23 - “When he fills his belly, H990
God will send His fierce anger on him
And will rain it on him [fn]while he is eating.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:15 - “Did not He who made me in the womb H990 make him,
And the same one fashion us in the womb? H990
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:18 - (But from my youth he grew up with me as with a father,
And from [fn]infancy H990 I guided her),
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:18 - “For I am full of words;
The spirit within H990 me constrains me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:19 - “Behold, my belly H990 is like unvented wine,
Like new wineskins it is about to burst.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:29 - “From whose womb H990 has come the ice?
And the frost of heaven, who has given it birth?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:16 - “Behold now, his strength in his loins
And his power in the muscles of his belly. H990
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 17:14 - From men with Your hand, O LORD,
From men [fn]of the world, whose portion is in this life,
And whose belly H990 You fill with Your treasure;
They are satisfied with children,
And leave their abundance to their babes.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:9 - Yet You are He who brought me forth from the womb; H990
You made me trust when upon my mother’s breasts.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:10 - Upon You I was cast from [fn]birth;
You have been my God from my mother’s womb. H990
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 31:9 - Be gracious to me, O LORD, for I am in distress;
My eye is wasted away from grief, my soul and my body H990 also.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 44:25 - For our soul has sunk down into the dust;
Our body H990 cleaves to the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 58:3 - The wicked are estranged from the womb;
These who speak lies go astray from [fn]birth. H990
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 71:6 - [fn]By You I have been sustained from my birth; H990
You are He who took me from my mother’s womb; H990
My praise is continually [fn]of You.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 127:3 - Behold, children are a [fn]gift of the LORD,
The fruit of the womb H990 is a reward.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 132:11 - The LORD has sworn to David
A truth from which He will not turn back:
“Of the fruit of your body H990 I will set upon your throne.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:13 - For You formed my [fn]inward parts;
You wove me in my mother’s womb. H990
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:25 - The righteous [fn]has enough to satisfy his appetite,
But the stomach H990 of the wicked is in need.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:8 - The words of a whisperer are like dainty morsels,
And they go down into the [fn]innermost parts of the body. H990
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:20 - With the [fn]fruit of a man’s mouth his stomach H990 will be satisfied;
He will be satisfied with the product of his lips.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:27 - The [fn]spirit of man is the lamp of the LORD,
Searching all the [fn]innermost parts of his being. H990
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:30 - Stripes that wound scour away evil,
And strokes reach the [fn]innermost parts. H990

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