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Lexicon :: Strong's H1961 - hayah

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הָיָה
Transliteration
hayah
Pronunciation
hä·yä (Key)
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Part of Speech
verb
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root [compare הָוָה (H1933)]
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 491

Strong’s Definitions

הָיָה hâyâh, haw-yaw; a primitive root (compare H1933); to exist, i.e. be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary):—beacon, × altogether, be(-come), accomplished, committed, like), break, cause, come (to pass), do, faint, fall, follow, happen, × have, last, pertain, quit (one-) self, require, × use.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 75x

The KJV translates Strong's H1961 in the following manner: was, come to pass, came, has been, were happened, become, pertained, better for thee.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 75x
The KJV translates Strong's H1961 in the following manner: was, come to pass, came, has been, were happened, become, pertained, better for thee.
  1. to be, become, come to pass, exist, happen, fall out

    1. (Qal)

        1. to happen, fall out, occur, take place, come about, come to pass

        2. to come about, come to pass

      1. to come into being, become

        1. to arise, appear, come

        2. to become

          1. to become

          2. to become like

          3. to be instituted, be established

      2. to be

        1. to exist, be in existence

        2. to abide, remain, continue (with word of place or time)

        3. to stand, lie, be in, be at, be situated (with word of locality)

        4. to accompany, be with

    2. (Niphal)

      1. to occur, come to pass, be done, be brought about

      2. to be done, be finished, be gone

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
הָיָה hâyâh, haw-yaw; a primitive root (compare H1933); to exist, i.e. be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary):—beacon, × altogether, be(-come), accomplished, committed, like), break, cause, come (to pass), do, faint, fall, follow, happen, × have, last, pertain, quit (one-) self, require, × use.

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H1961 matches the Hebrew הָיָה (hayah),
which occurs 76 times in 72 verses in the Hebrew concordance of the KJV

Page 1 / 2 (Gen 1:2–1Ki 1:27)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:2 - And the earth H776 was H1961 without form, H8414 and void; H922 and darkness H2822 was upon the face H6440 of the deep. H8415 And the Spirit H7307 of God H430 moved H7363 upon H5921 the face H6440 of the waters. H4325
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:3 - And God H430 said, H559 Let there be H1961 light: H216 and there was light. H216
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:29 - And God H430 said, H559 Behold, H2009 I have given H5414 you every herb H6212 bearing H2232 seed, H2233 which is upon the face H6440 of all the earth, H776 and every tree, H6086 in the which is the fruit H6529 of a tree H6086 yielding H2232 seed; H2233 to you it shall be H1961 for meat. H402
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:18 - And the LORD H3068 God H430 said, H559 It is not good H2896 that the man H120 should be H1961 alone; I will make H6213 him an help meet H5828 for him. H5048
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:1 - Now the serpent H5175 was H1961 more subtil H6175 than any beast H2416 of the field H7704 which the LORD H3068 God H430 had made. H6213 And he said H559 unto the woman, H802 Yea, H637 hath God H430 said, H559 Ye shall not eat H398 of every tree H6086 of the garden? H1588
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:14 - Behold, thou hast driven me out H1644 this day H3117 from the face H6440 of the earth; H127 and from H5921 thy face H6440 shall I be hid; H5641 and I shall be a fugitive H5128 and a vagabond H5110 in the earth; H776 and it shall come to pass, H1961 that every one that findeth me H4672 shall slay me. H2026
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:26 - And he said, H559 Blessed H1288 be the LORD H3068 God H430 of Shem; H8035 and Canaan H3667 shall be H1961 his servant. H5650
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:8 - And Cush H3568 begat H3205 Nimrod: H5248 he began H2490 to be H1961 a mighty one H1368 in the earth. H776
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:3 - And they said H559 one H376 to another, H7453 Go to, H3051 let us make H3835 brick, H3843 and burn H8313 them throughly. H8316 And they had brick H3843 for stone, H68 and slime H2564 had H1961 they for morter. H2563
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 13:3 - And he went H3212 on his journeys H4550 from the south H5045 even to Bethel, H1008 unto the place H4725 where his tent H168 had been H1961 at the beginning, H8462 between Bethel H1008 and Hai; H5857
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 13:8 - And Abram H87 said H559 unto Lot, H3876 Let there be H1961 no H408 strife, H4808 I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen H7462 and thy herdmen; H7462 for we H582 be brethren. H251
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 15:1 - After H310 these things H1697 the word H1697 of the LORD H3068 came H1961 unto Abram H87 in a vision, H4236 saying, H559 Fear H3372 not, Abram: H87 I am thy shield, H4043 and thy exceeding H3966 great H7235 reward. H7939
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:60 - And they blessed H1288 Rebekah, H7259 and said H559 unto her, Thou H859 art our sister, H269 be thou H1961 the mother of thousands H505 of millions, H7233 and let thy seed H2233 possess H3423 the gate H8179 of those which hate H8130 them.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:1 - And it came to pass, H1961 that when Isaac H3327 was old, H2204 and his eyes H5869 were dim, H3543 so that he could not see, H7200 he called H7121 Esau H6215 his eldest H1419 son, H1121 and said H559 unto him, My son: H1121 and he said H559 unto him, Behold, here am I.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:5 - And said H559 unto them, I see H7200 your father's H1 countenance, H6440 that it is not toward me as H8543 before; H8032 but the God H430 of my father H1 hath been H1961 with me.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:10 - And ye shall dwell H3427 with us: and the land H776 shall be H1961 before you; H6440 dwell H3427 and trade H5503 ye therein, and get you possessions H270 therein.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:40 - Thou shalt be H1961 over my house, H1004 and according unto thy word H6310 shall all my people H5971 be ruled: H5401 only in the throne H3678 will I be greater H1431 than thou.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 3:1 - Now Moses H4872 kept H1961 H7462 the flock H6629 of Jethro H3503 his father in law, H2859 the priest H3548 of Midian: H4080 and he led H5090 the flock H6629 to the backside H310 of the desert, H4057 and came H935 to the mountain H2022 of God, H430 even to Horeb. H2722
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 3:14 - And God H430 said H559 unto Moses, H4872 I AM H1961 THAT I AM: H1961 and he said, H559 Thus shalt thou say H559 unto the children H1121 of Israel, H3478 I AM hath sent H7971 me unto you.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:13 - And the taskmasters H5065 hasted H213 them, saying, H559 Fulfil H3615 your works, H4639 your daily H3117 tasks, H1697 as when there was H1961 straw. H8401
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:22 - And I will sever H6395 in that day H3117 the land H776 of Goshen, H1657 in which my people H5971 dwell, H5975 that no H1115 swarms H6157 of flies shall be H1961 there; to the end H4616 thou mayest know H3045 that I am the LORD H3068 in the midst H7130 of the earth. H776
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:3 - Behold, the hand H3027 of the LORD H3068 is H1961 upon thy cattle H4735 which is in the field, H7704 upon the horses, H5483 upon the asses, H2543 upon the camels, H1581 upon the oxen, H1241 and upon the sheep: H6629 there shall be a very H3966 grievous H3515 murrain. H1698
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 11:6 - And there shall be H1961 a great H1419 cry H6818 throughout all the land H776 of Egypt, H4714 such as there was none H3808 like it, nor H3808 shall be like it any more. H3254
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:4 - And if the household H1004 be H1961 too little H4591 for the lamb, H7716 let him and his neighbour H7934 next H7138 unto his house H1004 take H3947 it according to the number H4373 of the souls; H5315 every man H376 according H6310 to his eating H400 shall make your count H3699 for the lamb. H7716
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 18:19 - Hearken H8085 now unto my voice, H6963 I will give thee counsel, H3289 and God H430 shall be H1961 with thee: Be thou for the people H5971 to God-ward, H4136 H430 that thou mayest bring H935 the causes H1697 unto God: H430
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 19:15 - And he said H559 unto the people, H5971 Be H1961 ready H3559 against the third H7969 day: H3117 come H5066 not at your wives. H802
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 25:15 - The staves H905 shall be H1961 in the rings H2885 of the ark: H727 they shall not be taken H5493 from it.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 23:15 - And ye shall count H5608 unto you from the morrow H4283 after the sabbath, H7676 from the day H3117 that ye brought H935 the sheaf H6016 of the wave offering; H8573 seven H7651 sabbaths H7676 shall be H1961 complete: H8549
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:12 - And I will walk H1980 among H8432 you, and will be H1961 your God, H430 and ye shall be H1961 my people. H5971
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 10:2 - Make H6213 thee two H8147 trumpets H2689 of silver; H3701 of a whole piece H4749 shalt thou make H6213 them: that thou mayest use H1961 them for the calling H4744 of the assembly, H5712 and for the journeying H4550 of the camps. H4264
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 15:40 - That ye may remember, H2142 and do H6213 all my commandments, H4687 and be H1961 holy H6918 unto your God. H430
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 31:16 - Behold, these H2007 caused H1961 the children H1121 of Israel, H3478 through the counsel H1697 of Balaam, H1109 to commit H4560 trespass H4604 against the LORD H3068 in the matter H1697 of Peor, H6465 and there was a plague H4046 among the congregation H5712 of the LORD. H3068
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:32 - For ask H7592 now of the days H3117 that are past, H7223 which were H1961 before H6440 thee, since the day H3117 that God H430 created H1254 man H120 upon the earth, H776 and ask from the one side H7097 of heaven H8064 unto the other, whether there hath been any such thing as this great H1419 thing H1697 is, or hath been heard H8085 like it?
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:9 - And Moses H4872 and the priests H3548 the Levites H3881 spake H1696 unto all Israel, H3478 saying, H559 Take heed, H5535 and hearken, H8085 O Israel; H3478 this day H3117 thou art become H1961 the people H5971 of the LORD H3068 thy God. H430
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 22:20 - Did not Achan H5912 the son H1121 of Zerah H2226 commit H4603 a trespass H4604 in the accursed thing, H2764 and wrath H7110 fell H1961 on all the congregation H5712 of Israel? H3478 and that man H376 perished H1478 not alone H259 in his iniquity. H5771
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 12:2 - And Jephthah H3316 said H559 unto them, I and my people H5971 were H1961 at great H3966 strife H376 H7379 with the children H1121 of Ammon; H5983 and when I called H2199 you, ye delivered H3467 me not out of their hands. H3027
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 14:17 - And she wept H1058 before him the seven H7651 days, H3117 while their feast H4960 lasted: H1961 and it came to pass on the seventh H7637 day, H3117 that he told H5046 her, because she lay sore H6693 upon him: and she told H5046 the riddle H2420 to the children H1121 of her people. H5971
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 18:19 - And they said H559 unto him, Hold thy peace, H2790 lay H7760 thine hand H3027 upon thy mouth, H6310 and go H3212 with us, and be to us H1961 a father H1 and a priest: H3548 is it better H2896 for thee to be a priest H3548 unto the house H1004 of one H259 man, H376 or that thou be a priest H3548 unto a tribe H7626 and a family H4940 in Israel? H3478
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 19:30 - And it was so, H1961 that all that saw H7200 it said, H559 There was no such deed H2063 done nor seen H7200 from the day H3117 that the children H1121 of Israel H3478 came up H5927 out of the land H776 of Egypt H4714 unto this day: H3117 consider H7760 of it, take advice, H5779 and speak H1696 your minds.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 20:3 - (Now the children H1121 of Benjamin H1144 heard H8085 that the children H1121 of Israel H3478 were gone up H5927 to Mizpeh.) H4709 Then said H559 the children H1121 of Israel, H3478 Tell H1696 us, how was H1961 this wickedness? H7451
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 20:12 - And the tribes H7626 of Israel H3478 sent H7971 men H582 through all the tribe H7626 of Benjamin, H1144 saying, H559 What wickedness H7451 is this that is done H1961 among you?
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:11 - And Elkanah H511 went H3212 to Ramah H7414 to his house. H1004 And the child H5288 did H1961 minister H8334 unto the LORD H3068 before H6440 Eli H5941 the priest. H3548
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 4:9 - Be strong, H2388 and quit H1961 yourselves like men, H582 O ye Philistines, H6430 that ye be not servants H5647 unto the Hebrews, H5680 as they have been H5647 to you: quit H1961 yourselves like men, H582 and fight. H3898
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 6:9 - And see, H7200 if it goeth up H5927 by the way H1870 of his own coast H1366 to Bethshemesh, H1053 then he hath done H6213 us this great H1419 evil: H7451 but if not, then we shall know H3045 that it is not his hand H3027 that smote H5060 us: it was a chance H4745 that happened to us. H1961
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 21:8 - And David H1732 said H559 unto Ahimelech, H288 And is there H3426 not H371 here under thine hand H3027 spear H2595 or sword? H2719 for I have neither brought H3947 my sword H2719 nor my weapons H3627 with me, H3027 because the king's H4428 business H1697 required H1961 haste. H5169
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:17 - And Abner H74 had communication H1961 H1697 with the elders H2205 of Israel, H3478 saying, H559 Ye sought H1245 for David H1732 in times H8543 past H8032 to be king H4428 over you:
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 4:2 - And Saul's H7586 son H1121 had H1961 two H8147 men H582 that were captains H8269 of bands: H1416 the name H8034 of the one H259 was Baanah, H1196 and the name H8034 of the other H8145 Rechab, H7394 the sons H1121 of Rimmon H7417 a Beerothite, H886 of the children H1121 of Benjamin: H1144 (for Beeroth H881 also was reckoned H2803 to Benjamin: H1144
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 7:24 - For thou hast confirmed H3559 to thyself thy people H5971 Israel H3478 to be a people H5971 unto thee for H5704 ever: H5769 and thou, LORD, H3068 art become H1961 their God. H430
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 9:9 - Then the king H4428 called H7121 to Ziba, H6717 Saul's H7586 servant, H5288 and said H559 unto him, I have given H5414 unto thy master's H113 son H1121 all that pertained H1961 to Saul H7586 and to all his house. H1004
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:27 - Is this thing H1697 done H1961 by my lord H113 the king, H4428 and thou hast not shewed H3045 it unto thy servant, H5650 who should sit H3427 on the throne H3678 of my lord H113 the king H4428 after H310 him?

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