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Lexicon :: Strong's H1961 - hāyâ

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haw-yaw (Key)
Part of Speech
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 (hāyâ),
which occurs 75 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 - the earth hath existed waste and void, and darkness is on the face of the deep, and the Spirit of God fluttering on the face of the waters,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:3 - and God saith, 'Let light be;' and light is.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:29 - And God saith, 'Lo, I have given to you every herb sowing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree in which is the fruit of a tree sowing seed, to you it is for food;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:18 - And Jehovah God saith, 'Not good for the man to be alone, I do make to him an helper -- as his counterpart.'
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:1 - And the serpent hath been subtile above every beast of the field which Jehovah God hath made, and he saith unto the woman, 'Is it true that God hath said, Ye do not eat of every tree of the garden?'
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:14 - lo, Thou hast driven me to-day from off the face of the ground, and from Thy face I am hid; and I have been a wanderer, even a trembling one, in the earth, and it hath been -- every one finding me doth slay me.'
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:26 - And he saith: 'Blessed of Jehovah my God is Shem, And Canaan is servant to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:8 - And Cush hath begotten Nimrod;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:3 - and they say each one to his neighbour, 'Give help, let us make bricks, and burn them thoroughly:' and the brick is to them for stone, and the bitumen hath been to them for mortar.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 13:3 - And he goeth on his journeyings from the south, even unto Bethel, unto the place where his tent had been at the commencement, between Bethel and Hai --
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 13:8 - And Abram saith unto Lot, 'Let there not, I pray thee, be strife between me and thee, and between my shepherds and thy shepherds, for we are men -- brethren.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 15:1 - After these things hath the word of Jehovah been unto Abram in a vision, saying, 'Fear not, Abram, I am a shield to thee, thy reward is exceeding great.'
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:60 - and they bless Rebekah, and say to her, 'Thou art our sister; become thou thousands of myriads, and thy seed doth possess the gate of those hating it.'
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:1 - And it cometh to pass that Isaac is aged, and his eyes are too dim for seeing, and he calleth Esau his elder son, and saith unto him, 'My son;' and he saith unto him, 'Here am I.'
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:5 - and saith to them, 'I am beholding your father's face -- that it is not towards me as heretofore, and the God of my father hath been with me,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:10 - and with us ye dwell, and the land is before you; dwell ye and trade in it, and have possessions in it.'
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:40 - thou -- thou art over my house, and at thy mouth do all my people kiss; only in the throne I am greater than thou.'
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 3:1 - And Moses hath been feeding the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, priest of Midian, and he leadeth the flock behind the wilderness, and cometh in unto the mount of God, to Horeb;
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 3:14 - And God saith unto Moses, 'I AM THAT WHICH I AM;' He saith also, 'Thus dost thou say to the sons of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.'
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:13 - and the exactors are making haste, saying, 'Complete your works, the matter of a day in its day, as when there is straw.'
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:22 - 'And I have separated in that day the land of Goshen, in which My people are staying, that the beetle is not there, so that thou knowest that I am Jehovah in the midst of the land,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:3 - lo, the hand of Jehovah is on thy cattle which are in the field, on horses, on asses, on camels, on herd, and on flock -- a pestilence very grievous.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 11:6 - and there hath been a great cry in all the land of Egypt, such as there hath not been, and such as there is not again.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:4 - '(And if the household be too few for a lamb, then hath he taken, he and his neighbour who is near unto his house, for the number of persons, each according to his eating ye do count for the lamb,)
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 18:19 - 'Now, hearken to my voice, I counsel thee, and God is with thee: be thou for the people over-against God, and thou hast brought in the things unto God;
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 19:15 - and he saith unto the people, 'Be ye prepared for the third day, come not nigh unto a woman.'
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 25:15 - in the rings of the ark are the staves, they are not turned aside from it;
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 23:15 - 'And ye have numbered to you from the morrow of the sabbath, from the day of your bringing in the sheaf of the wave-offering: they are seven perfect sabbaths;
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:12 - and I have walked habitually in your midst, and have become your God, and ye -- ye are become My people;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 10:2 - 'Make to thee two trumpets of silver; beaten work thou dost make them, and they have been to thee for the convocation of the company, and for the journeying of the camps;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 15:40 - so that ye remember and have done all My commands, and ye have been holy to your God;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 31:16 - lo, they -- they have been to the sons of Israel, through the word of Balaam, to cause a trespass against Jehovah in the matter of Peor, and the plague is in the company of Jehovah.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:32 - 'For, ask, I pray thee, at the former days which have been before thee, from the day that God prepared man on the earth, and from the one end of the heavens even unto the other end of the heavens, whether there hath been as this great thing -- or hath been heard like it?
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:9 - And Moses speaketh -- the priests, the Levites, also -- unto all Israel, saying, 'Keep silent, and hear, O Israel, this day thou hast become a people to Jehovah thy God;
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 22:20 - Did not Achan son of Zerah commit a trespass in the devoted thing, and on all the company of Israel there was wrath? and he alone expired not in his iniquity.'
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 12:2 - And Jephthah saith unto them, 'A man of great strife I have been (I and my people) with the Bene-Ammon, and I call you, and ye have not saved me out of their hand,
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 14:17 - And she weepeth for it the seven days in which their banquet hath been, and it cometh to pass on the seventh day that he declareth it to her, for she hath distressed him; and she declareth the riddle to the sons of her people.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 18:19 - and they say to him, 'Keep silent, lay thy hand on thy mouth, and go with us, and be to us for a father and for a priest: is it better thy being a priest to the house of one man, or thy being priest to a tribe and to a family in Israel?'
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 19:30 - And it hath come to pass, every one who seeth hath said, 'There hath not been -- yea, there hath not been seen like this, from the day of the coming up of the sons of Israel out of the land of Egypt till this day; set your heart upon it, take counsel, and speak.'
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 20:3 - And the sons of Benjamin hear that the sons of Israel have gone up to Mizpeh. And the sons of Israel say, 'Speak ye, how hath this evil been?'
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 20:12 - And the tribes of Israel send men among all the tribes of Benjamin, saying, 'What is this evil which hath been among you?
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:11 - And Elkanah goeth to Ramath, unto his house, and the youth hath been serving Jehovah, in the presence of Eli the priest;
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 4:9 - Strengthen yourselves, and become men, O Philistines, lest ye do service to Hebrews, as they have done to you -- then ye have become men, and have fought.'
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 6:9 - and ye have seen, if the way of its own border it goeth up to Beth-Shemesh -- He hath done to us this great evil; and if not, then we have known that His hand hath not come against us; an accident it hath been to us.'
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 21:8 - And David saith to Ahimelech, 'And is there not here under thy hand spear or sword? for neither my sword nor my vessels have I taken in my hand, for the matter of the king was urgent.'
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:17 - And the word of Abner was with the elders of Israel, saying, 'Heretofore ye have been seeking David for king over you,
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 4:2 - And two men, heads of troops, have been to the son of Saul, the name of the one is Baanah, and the name of the second Rechab, sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, of the sons of Benjamin, for also Beeroth is reckoned to Benjamin,
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 7:24 - Yea, Thou dost establish to Thee Thy people Israel, to Thee for a people unto the age, and Thou, Jehovah, hast been to them for God.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 9:9 - And the king calleth unto Ziba servant of Saul, and saith unto him, 'All that was to Saul and to all his house, I have given to the son of thy lord,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:27 - if from my lord the king this thing hath been, then thou hast not caused thy servant to know who doth sit on the throne of my lord the king after him.'

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