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HEBREW WORD STUDIES
אָדָם ʼadam meaning 'man' Strong's 120
Psalms to Lamentations

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Introduction 1.1

This bible study is about the meaning of the Hebrew word אָדָם, 'adam' for 'man', and gives every verse where the Hebrew word "adam" appears from Psalms to Lamentations. To obtain a true understanding of this word these scriptures need to be meditated on and notes made of their meaning in different contexts. This requires putting scriptures together where they seem to have a similar meaning, and then meditating even more. The truth will be revealed by the Holy Spirit, who has been given to guide us into all truth (John 16:13). Wherever this word adam appears in the Hebrew, the translation of it is highlighted with yellow. In Hebrew the suffixes and some prepositions are added to the basic word to enhance the meaning, and where this has been done the meaning of the suffix or preposition has been included in highlighted text. Every blessing be to those who seek the truth of God's word.

#1.1 Scriptures for אָדָם ʼadam meaning 'man' Strong's 120 Psalms to Lamentations

Psalm 8:4 What is man, that you are mindful of him? And the son of man, that you visit him?
11:4 Yahweh is in his holy temple, Yahweh's throne is in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men.
12:1 Help, Yahweh; for the godly man ceases; for the faithful fail from among the children of men.
12:8 The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted.
14:2 Yahweh looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any who did understand, and seek God.
17:4 Concerning the works of men, by the word of your lips I have kept me from the paths of the destroyer.
21:10 Their fruit shall you destroy from the earth, and their seed from among the children of men.
22:6 But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people.
31:19 How great is your goodness, which you have laid up for those who fear you; which you have worked for those who trust in you before the sons of men!
32:2 Blessed is the man to whom Yahweh does not impute iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit.
33:13 Yahweh looks from heaven; he beholds all the sons of men.
36:6 Your righteousness is like the great mountains; your judgments are a great deep: O Yahweh, you preserve man and beast.
36:7 How excellent is your loving-kindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of your wings.
39:5 Behold, you have made my days as a handbreadth; and my age is as nothing before you: verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity. Selah.
39:11 When you with rebukes do correct man for iniquity, you make his beauty to consume away like a moth: surely every man is vanity. Selah.
45:2 You are fairer than the children of men: grace is poured into your lips: therefore God has blessed you for ever.
49:2 Both sons of mankind and sons of man, rich and poor, together.
49:12 But man shall not remain high in honour: he is like the beasts that perish.
49:20 Man who is in honour, and does not understand, is like the beasts that perish.
53:2 God looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any who understood, who sought God.
56:11 In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do to me.
57:4 My soul is among lions: and I lie even among those who are set on fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.
58:1 Do you indeed speak righteousness, O congregation? do you judge uprightly, O you sons of men?
58:11 So that a man shall say, Verily there is a reward for the righteous: verily he is a God who judges in the earth.
60:11 Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man.
62:9 Surely the sons of men are vanity, and sons of a man are a lie: to be laid in the balance, they are altogether lighter than vanity.
64:9 And all men shall fear, and shall declare the work of God; for they shall wisely consider of his doing.
66:5 Come and see the works of God: he is terrible in his doing toward the children of men.
68:18 You have ascended on high, you have led captivity captive: you have received gifts for men (Lit. in the man); yes, for the rebellious also, that Yahweh God might dwell among them.
73:5 They are not in trouble as other men; neither are they plagued like other men.
76:10 Surely the wrath of man shall praise you: the remainder of wrath shall you restrain.
78:60 So that he forsook the tabernacle of Shiloh, the tent which he placed among men;
80:17 Let your hand be upon the man of your right hand, upon the son of man whom you made strong for yourself.
82:7 But you shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.
84:5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in you; your ways are in their heart.
84:12 O Yahweh of hosts, blessed is the man who trusts in you.
89:47 Remember how short my time is: why have you made all men in vain?
90:3 You turn man to destruction; and say, Return, you children of men.
94:10 He who chastises the heathen, shall not he correct? he who teaches man knowledge, shall he not know?
94:11 Yahweh knows the thoughts of man, that they are vanity.
104:14 He causes the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth;
104:23 Man goes forth to his work and to his labour until the evening.
105:14 He suffered no man to do them wrong: yes, he reproved kings for their sakes;
107:8 Oh that men would praise Yahweh for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!
107:15 Oh that men would praise Yahweh for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!
107:21 Oh that men would praise Yahweh for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!
107:31 Oh that men would praise Yahweh for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!
108:12 Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man.
115:4 Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men's hands.
115:16 The heaven, even the heavens, are Yahweh's: but the earth he has given to the children of men.
116:11 I said in my haste, All men are liars.
118:6 Yahweh is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do to me?
118:7 Yahweh takes my part with those who help me: therefore shall I see my desire upon those who hate me.
118:8 It is better to trust in Yahweh than to put confidence in man.
119:134 Deliver me from the oppression of man: so will I keep your precepts.
124:2 If it had not been Yahweh who was on our side, when men rose up against us:
135:8 Who struck the firstborn of Egypt, from man to beast.
135:15 The idols of the heathen are silver and gold, the work of men's hands.
140:1 Deliver me, O Yahweh, from the evil man: preserve me from the violent man;
144:3 Yahweh, what is man, that you take knowledge of him! or the son of man, that you make account of him!
144:4 Man is like to vanity: his days are as a shadow that passes away.
145:12 To make known to the sons of men his mighty acts, and the glorious majesty of his kingdom.
146:3 Do not put your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help.

Proverbs 3:4 So shall you find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man.
3:13 Happy is the man who finds wisdom, and the man who gets understanding.
3:30 Do not strive with a man without cause, if he has done you no harm.
6:12 A naughty person, a wicked man, walks with a perverse mouth.
8:4 To you, O men, I call; and my voice is to the sons of man.
8:31 Rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth; and my delights were with the sons of men.
8:34 Blessed is the man who hears me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.
11:7 When a wicked man dies, his expectation shall perish: and the hope of unrighteous men perishes.
12:3 A man shall not be established by wickedness: but the root of the righteous shall not be moved.
12:14 A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth: and the recompence of a man's hands shall be rendered to him.
12:23 A prudent man conceals knowledge: but the heart of fools proclaims foolishness.
12:27 The lazy man roasts not that which he took in hunting: but the substance of a diligent man is precious.
15:11 Sheol and destruction are before Yahweh: how much more then the hearts of the children of men?
15:20 A wise son makes a father glad: but a foolish man despises his mother.
16:1 The preparations of the heart belong to man, and the answer of the tongue, is from Yahweh.
16:9 A man's heart devises his way: but Yahweh directs his steps.
17:18 A man void of understanding strikes hands, and becomes surety in the presence of his friend.
18:16 A man's gift makes room for him, and brings him before great men.
19:3 The foolishness of man perverts his way: and his heart frets against Yahweh.
19:11 The discretion of a man defers his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.
19:22 The desire of a man is his kindness: and a poor man is better than a liar.
20:6 Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness: but a faithful man who can find?
20:24 The steps of a man are of Yahweh; a man – how can he understand his way?
20:25 It is a snare to the man who devours that which is holy, and after vows to make enquiry.
20:27 The spirit of man is the candle of Yahweh, searching all the inward parts of the belly.
21:16 The man who wanders out of the way of understanding shall remain in the congregation of the dead.
21:20 There is treasure to be desired and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man spends it up.
23:28 She also lies in wait as for a prey, and increases the transgressors among men.
24:9 The thought of foolishness is sin: and the scorner is an abomination to men.
24:12 If you say, Behold, we did not know it; does not he who ponders the heart consider it ? And he who keeps your soul, does he not know it ? And shall he not render to every man according to his works?
24:30 I went by the field of the lazy, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding;
27:19 As in water face to face, so the heart of man to man.
27:20 Sheol and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.
28:2 For the transgression of a land many are its princes: but by a man of understanding and knowledge the state of it shall be prolonged.
28:12 When righteous men do rejoice, there is great glory: but when the wicked rise, a man is hidden.
28:14 Happy is the man who fears always: but he who hardens his heart shall fall into mischief.
28:17 A man who does violence to the blood of any person shall flee to the pit; let no man stay him.
28:23 He who rebukes a man afterwards shall find more favour than he who flatters with the tongue.
28:28 When the wicked rise, men hide themselves: but when they perish, the righteous increase.
29:23 A man's pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit.
29:25 The fear of man brings a snare: but whoever puts his trust in Yahweh shall be safe.
30:2 Surely I am more brutish than any man, and have not the understanding of a man.
30:14 There is a generation, whose teeth areas swords, and their jaw teeth as knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, and the needy from among men.

Ecclesiastes 1:3 What profit is there to a man of all his labour which he takes under the sun?
1:13 And I gave my heart to seek and search out by wisdom concerning all things that are done under heaven: this evil task has God given to the sons of men to be exercised by it.
2:3 I sought in my heart to give myself to wine, yet acquainting my heart with wisdom; and to lay hold on folly, till I might see what was that good for the sons of men, which they should do under the heaven all the days of their life.
2:8 I gathered me also silver and gold, and the peculiar treasure of kings and of the provinces: I gat me men singers and women singers, and the delights of the sons of men, as musical instruments, and that of all sorts.
2:12 And I turned myself to behold wisdom, and madness, and folly: for what can the man do that comes after the king? even that which has been already done.
2:18 Yes, I hated all my labour which I had taken under the sun: because I should leave it to the man who shall be after me.
2:21 For there is a man whose labour is in wisdom, and in knowledge, and in equity; yet to a man who has not laboured in it shall he leave it for his portion. This also is vanity and a great evil.
2:22 For what is there for man of all his labour, and of the vexation of his heart, in which he has laboured under the sun?
2:24 There is nothing better for a man, than that he should eat and drink, and that he should make his soul enjoy good in his labour. This also I saw, that it was from the hand of God.
2:26 For God gives to a man who is good in his sight wisdom, and knowledge, and joy: but to the sinner he gives travail, to gather and to heap up, that he may give to him who is good before God. This also is vanity and vexation of spirit.
3:10 I have seen the travail, which God has given to the sons of men to be exercised in it.
3:11 He has made every thing beautiful in his time: also he has set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God makes from the beginning to the end.
3:13 And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labour, it is the gift of God.
3:18 I said in my heart concerning the estate of the sons of men, that God might manifest them, and that they might see that they themselves are beasts.
3:19 For that which befalls the sons of men befalls beasts; even one thing befalls them: as the one dies, so dies the other; yes, they have all one breath; so that a man has no pre-eminence above a beast: for all is vanity.
3:21 Who knows the spirit of man who goes upward, and the spirit of the beast that goes downward to the earth?
3:22 Therefore I perceive that there is nothing better, than that a man should rejoice in his own works; for that is his portion: for who shall bring him to see what shall be after him?
5:19 Every man also to whom God has given riches and wealth, and has given him power to eat of it, and to take his portion, and to rejoice in his labour; this is the gift of God.
6:1 There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, and it is common among men:
6:7 All the labour of man is for his mouth, and yet the appetite is not filled.
6:10 That which has been is named already, and it is known that it is man: neither may he contend with him who is mightier than he.
6:11 Seeing there be many things that increase vanity, what is man the better?
6:12 For who knows what is good for man in this life, all the days of his vain life which he spends as a shadow? For who can tell a man what shall be after him under the sun?
7:2 It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart.
7:3 Sorrow is better than laughter: for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better.
7:14 In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider: God also has set the one over against the other, to the end that man should find nothing after him.
7:20 For there is not a righteous man upon earth, who does good, and does not sins.
7:28 Which yet my soul seeks, but I do not find: one man among a thousand I have found; but a woman among all those I have not found.
7:29 Lo, this only have I found, that God has made man upright; but they have sought out many inventions.
8:1 Who is as the wise man? And who knows the interpretation of a thing? A man's wisdom makes his face to shine, and the boldness of his face shall be changed.
8:6 Because to every purpose there is time and judgment, therefore the misery of man is great upon him.
8:8 There is no man who has power over the spirit to retain the spirit; neither does he have power in the day of death: and there is no discharge in that war; neither shall wickedness deliver those who are given to it.
8:9 All this have I seen, and applied my heart to every work that is done under the sun: there is a time when one man rules over a man for evil to himself.
8:11 Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.
8:15 Then I commended mirth, because nothing is good for man under the sun, but to eat, and to drink, and to be merry: for that shall abide with him of his labour the days of his life, which God gives him under the sun.
8:17 Then I beheld all the work of God, that a man cannot find out the work that is done under the sun: because though a man labours to seek it out, yet he shall not find it: yes further; though a wise man thinks to know it, yet shall he not be able to find it.
9:1 For all this I considered in my heart even to declare all this, that the righteous, and the wise, and their works, are in the hand of God: no man knows either love or hatred by all that is before them.
9:3 This is an evil among all things that are done under the sun, that there is one event to all: yes, also the heart of the sons of men is full of evil, and madness is in their heart while they live, and after that they go to the dead.
9:12 For man also knows not his time: as the fishes that are taken in an evil net, and as the birds that are caught in the snare; so are the sons of men snared in an evil time, when it falls suddenly upon them.
9:15 Now there was found in it a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city; yet no man remembered that same poor man.
10:14 A fool also is full of words: a man cannot tell what shall be; and what shall be after him, who can tell him?
11:8 But if a man lives many years, and rejoices in them all; yet let him remember the days of darkness; for they shall be many. All that comes is vanity.
12:5 Also when they shall be afraid of that which is high, and fears shall be in the way, and the almond tree shall flourish, and the grasshopper shall be a burden, and desire shall fail: because man goes to his long home, and the mourners go about the streets:
12:13 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.

Isaiah 2:9 And a man is bowed down, and a man is humbled: but you do not lift them up.
2:11 The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and Yahweh alone shall be exalted in that day.
2:17 And the loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men shall be made low: and Yahweh alone shall be exalted in that day.
2:20 In that day a man shall cast his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which they made each one for himself to worship, to the moles and to the bats;
5:15 And a man is bowed down, and a man is humbled, and the eyes of the proud are humbled:
6:11 Then said I, Lord, how long? And he answered, Until the cities are wasted without inhabitant, and the houses without man, and the land be utterly desolate,
6:12 And Yahweh has removed men far away, and there is a great forsaking in the midst of the land.
13:12 I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir.
17:7 At that day shall a man look to his Maker, and his eyes shall have respect to the Holy One of Israel.
22:6 And Elam bore the quiver with chariots of men and horsemen, and Kir uncovered the shield.
29:19 The meek also shall increase their joy in Yahweh, and the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.
29:21 Who make a man an offender for a word, and lay a snare for him who reproves in the gate, and turn aside the righteous by empty pleas.
31:3 Now the Egyptians are men, and not God; and their horses flesh, and not spirit. When Yahweh shall stretch out his hand, both he who helps shall fall, and he who is helped shall fall down, and they all shall fail together.
31:8 Then shall the Assyrian fall with the sword not of a man; and the sword, not of a man, shall devour him: but he shall flee from the sword, and his young men shall become forced labour.
37:19 And have cast their gods into the fire: for they were no gods, but the work of men's hands, wood and stone: therefore they have destroyed them.
38:11 I said, I shall not see Yahweh, even Yahweh, in the land of the living: I shall behold man no more with the inhabitants of the world.
43:4 Since you were precious in my sight, you have been honourable, and I have loved you: therefore will I give men for you, and people for your life.
44:11 Behold, all his fellows shall be ashamed: and the workmen, they are of men: let them all be gathered together, let them stand up; yet they shall fear, and they shall be ashamed together.
44:13 The carpenter stretches out his rule; he marks it out with a line; he fits it with planes, and he marks it out with the compass, and makes it after the figure of a man, according to the beauty of a man; that it may remain in the house.
44:15 Then shall it be for a man to burn: for he will take of it, and warm himself; yes, he kindles it, and bakes bread; yes, he makes a god, and worships it: he makes it a graven image, and falls down to it.
45:12 I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded.
47:3 Your nakedness shall be uncovered, yes, your shame shall be seen: I will take vengeance, and I will not meet you as a man.
51:12 I, even I, am he who comforts you: who are you, that you should be afraid of a man that shall die, and of the son of man who shall be made as grass;
52:14 As many were astonished at you; his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men:
56:2 Blessed is the man who does this, and the son of man who lays hold on it; who keeps the Sabbath from polluting it, and keeps his hand from doing any evil.
58:5 Is it such a fast that I have chosen? A day for a man to afflict his soul? is it to bow down his head as a bulrush, and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him ? will you call this a fast, and an acceptable day to Yahweh?

Jeremiah 2:6 Nor did they say, Where is Yahweh who brought us up out of the land of Egypt, who led us through the wilderness, through a land of deserts and of pits, through a land of drought, and of the shadow of death, through a land that no man passed through, and where no man dwelt?
4:25 I beheld, and, lo, there was no man, and all the birds of the heavens had fled.
7:20 Therefore thus says the Lord Yahweh; Behold, my anger and my fury shall be poured out upon this place, upon man, and upon beast, and upon the trees of the field, and upon the fruit of the ground; and it shall burn, and shall not be quenched.
9:22 Speak, Thus says Yahweh, Even the corpses of men shall fall as dung upon the open field, and as the handful after the harvestman, and none shall gather them.
10:14 Every man is brutish in his knowledge: every founder is confounded by the graven image: for his molten image is falsehood, and there is no breath in them.
10:23 O Yahweh, I know that his way does not belong to man: it is not in man who walks to direct his steps.
16:20 Shall a man make gods for himself, and they are no gods?
17:5 Thus says Yahweh; Cursed is the man who trusts in man, and makes flesh his arm, and whose heart departs from Yahweh.
21:6 And I will strike the inhabitants of this city, both man and beast: they shall die of a great pestilence.
27:5 I have made the earth, the man and the beast that are upon the ground, by my great power and by my outstretched arm, and have given it to whom it seemed right in my eyes.
31:27 Behold, the days come, says Yahweh, that I will sow the house of Israel and the house of Judah with the seed of man, and with the seed of beast.
31:30 But every one shall die for his own iniquity: every man who eats the sour grape, his teeth shall be set on edge.
32:19 Great in counsel, and mighty in work: for your eyes are open upon all the ways of the sons of men: to give every one according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings:
32:20 For you have set signs and wonders in the land of Egypt to this day, and in Israel, and among men; and you have made a name for yourself, as at this day;
32:43 And fields shall be bought in this land, of which you say, It is desolate without man or beast; it is given into the hand of the Chaldeans.
33:5 They come to fight with the Chaldeans, but it is to fill them with the dead bodies of men, whom I have slain in my anger and in my fury, and for all whose wickedness I have hidden my face from this city.
33:10 Thus says Yahweh; Again there shall be heard in this place, which you say shall be desolate without man and without beast, even in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem, that are desolate, without man, and without inhabitant, and without beast,
33:12 Thus says Yahweh of hosts; Again in this place, which is desolate without man and without beast, and in all its cities, shall be a habitation of shepherds causing their flocks to lie down.
36:29 And you shall say to Jehoiakim king of Judah, Thus says Yahweh; You have burned this roll, saying, Why have you written in it, saying, The king of Babylon shall certainly come and destroy this land, and shall cause to cease from there man and beast?
47:2 Thus says Yahweh; Behold, waters rise up out of the north, and shall be an overflowing flood, and shall overflow the land, and all that is in it; the city, and those who dwell in it: then the men shall cry, and all the inhabitants of the land shall howl.
49:15 For, lo, I will make you small among the heathen, and despised among men.
49:18 As in the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah and their neighbour cities, says Yahweh, no man shall abide there, neither shall a son of man dwell in it.
49:33 And Hazor shall be a dwelling for dragons, and a desolation for ever: there shall no man abide there, nor any son of man dwell in it.
50:3 For out of the north there comes up a nation against her, which shall make her land desolate, and none shall dwell in it: they shall remove, they shall depart, both man and beast.
50:40 As God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah and their neighbour cities, says Yahweh; so shall no man abide there, neither shall any son of man dwell there.
51:14 Yahweh of hosts has sworn by himself, saying, Surely I will fill you with men, as with caterpillars; and they shall lift up a shout against you.
51:17 Every man is brutish by his knowledge; every founder is confounded by the graven image: for his molten image is falsehood, and there is no breath in them.
51:43 Her cities are a desolation, a dry land, and a wilderness, a land in which no man dwells, neither does any son of man pass by there.
51:62 Then shall you say, O Yahweh, you have spoken against this place, to cut it off, that none shall remain in it, neither man nor beast, but that it shall be a ruin for an age.

Lamentations 3:36 To subvert a man in his cause, this the Lord does not see.
3:39 Why does a living man complain, a man for the punishment of his sins?

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