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Lexicon :: Strong's G3759 - ouai

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οὐαί
Transliteration
ouai (Key)
Pronunciation
oo-ah'-ee
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Part of Speech
interjection
Root Word (Etymology)
A primary exclamation of grief
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Strong’s Definitions

οὐαί ouaí, oo-ah'-ee; a primary exclamation of grief; "woe":—alas, woe.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 47x

The KJV translates Strong's G3759 in the following manner: woe (41x), alas (6x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 47x
The KJV translates Strong's G3759 in the following manner: woe (41x), alas (6x).
  1. alas, woe

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
οὐαί ouaí, oo-ah'-ee; a primary exclamation of grief; "woe":—alas, woe.
STRONGS NT 3759: οὐαί
οὐαί, an interjection of grief or of denunciation; the Sept. chiefly for הוי and אוי; "Alas! Woe!" with a dat of person added, Matthew 11:21; Matthew 18:7; Matthew 23:13-16, 23, 25, 27, 29; Matthew 24:19; Matthew 26:24; Mark 13:17; Mark 14:21; Luke 6:24-26; Luke 10:13; Luke 11:42-44, 46f, 52; Luke 21:23; Luke 22:22; Jude 1:11; Revelation 12:12 R G L, small edition. (see below) (Numbers 21:29; Isaiah 3:9, and often in the Sept.); thrice repeated, and followed by a dative, Revelation 8:13 R G L WH marginal reading (see below); the dative is omitted in Luke 17:1; twice repeated and followed by a nominative in place of a vocative, Revelation 18:10, 16, 19 (Isaiah 1:24; Isaiah 5:8-22; Habakkuk 2:6, 12, etc.); exceptionally, with an accusative of the person, in Revelation 8:13 T Tr WH text, and Revelation 12:12 L T Tr WH; this accusative, I think, must be regarded either as an accusative of exclamation (cf. Matthiae, § 410), or as an imitation of the construction of the accusative after verbs of injuring (Buttmann, § 131, 14 judges otherwise); with the addition of ἀπό and a genitive of the evil the infliction of which is deplored (cf. Buttmann, 322 (277); Winer's Grammar, 371 (348)), Matthew 18:7; also of ἐκ, Revelation 8:13. As a substantive, οὐαί (the writer seems to have been led to use the feminine by the similarity of θλῖψις or ταλαιπωρία; cf. Winers Grammar, 179 (169)) woe, calamity: Revelation 9:12; Revelation 11:14; δύο οὐαί, Revelation 9:12 (οὐαί ἐπί οὐαί ἔσται, Ezekiel 7:26; οὐαί ἡμᾶς λήψεται Evang. Nicod c. 21 (Pars ii., 5:1 (edited by Tdf.))); so also in the phrase οὐαί μοι ἐστιν, woe is unto me, i. e. divine penalty threatens me, 1 Corinthians 9:16, cf. Hosea 9:12; (Jeremiah 6:4); Epictetus diss. 3, 19, 1 (frequent in ecclesiastical writings).
THAYER’S GREEK LEXICON, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Numbers
21:29
Isaiah
1:24; 3:9; 5:8; 5:9; 5:10; 5:11; 5:12; 5:13; 5:14; 5:15; 5:16; 5:17; 5:18; 5:19; 5:20; 5:21; 5:22
Jeremiah
6:4
Ezekiel
7:26
Hosea
9:12
Habakkuk
2:6; 2:12
Matthew
11:21; 18:7; 18:7; 23:13; 23:14; 23:15; 23:16; 23:23; 23:25; 23:27; 23:29; 24:19; 26:24
Mark
13:17; 14:21
Luke
6:24; 6:25; 6:26; 10:13; 11:42; 11:43; 11:44; 11:46; 11:52; 17:1; 21:23; 22:22
1 Corinthians
9:16
Jude
1:11
Revelation
8:13; 8:13; 8:13; 9:12; 9:12; 11:14; 12:12; 12:12; 18:10; 18:16; 18:19

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G3759 matches the Greek οὐαί (ouai),
which occurs 46 times in 35 verses in the MGNT Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 11:21 - “Woe G3759 to you, Chorazin! Woe G3759 to you, Bethsaida! For if the [fn]miracles that occurred in you had occurred in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in [fn]sackcloth and ashes.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 18:7 - “Woe G3759 to the world because of its [fn]stumbling blocks! For it is inevitable that [fn]stumbling blocks come; but woe G3759 to the person through whom the [fn]stumbling block comes!
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:13 - “But woe G3759 to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you shut the kingdom of heaven in front of people; for you do not enter it yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:15 - “Woe G3759 to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you travel around on sea and land to make one [fn]proselyte; and when he becomes one, you [fn]make him twice as much a son of [fn]hell as yourselves.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:16 - “Woe G3759 to you, blind guides, who say, ‘Whoever swears by the [fn]temple, that is nothing; but whoever swears by the gold of the [fn]temple is obligated.’
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:23 - “Woe G3759 to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and [fn]cumin, and have neglected the weightier provisions of the Law: justice and mercy and faithfulness; but these are the things you should have done without neglecting the others.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:25 - “Woe G3759 to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you clean the outside of the cup and of the dish, but inside they are full [fn]of robbery and self-indulgence.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:27 - “Woe G3759 to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs which on the outside appear beautiful, but inside they are full of dead men’s bones and all uncleanness.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:29 - “Woe G3759 to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you build the tombs for the prophets and decorate the monuments of the righteous,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:19 - “But woe G3759 to those women who are pregnant, and to those who are nursing babies in those days!
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:24 - “The Son of Man is going away just as it is written about Him; but woe G3759 to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been good [fn]for that man if he had not been born.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:17 - “But woe G3759 to those women who are pregnant, and to those who are nursing babies in those days!
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:21 - “For the Son of Man is going away just as it is written about Him; but woe G3759 to that man [fn]by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been good [fn]for that man if he had not been born.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 6:24 - “But woe G3759 to you who are rich, for you are receiving your comfort in full.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 6:25 - “Woe G3759 to you who [fn]are well-fed now, for you will be hungry. Woe G3759 to you who laugh now, for you will mourn and weep.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 6:26 - “Woe G3759 to you when all the people speak well of you; for their fathers used to [fn]treat the false prophets the same way.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 10:13 - “Woe G3759 to you, Chorazin! Woe G3759 to you, Bethsaida! For if the [fn]miracles that occurred in you had occurred in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago, sitting in [fn]sackcloth and ashes.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 11:42 - “But woe G3759 to you Pharisees! For you pay tithes of mint, rue, and every kind of garden herb, and yet you [fn]ignore justice and the love of God; but these are the things you should have done without neglecting the others.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 11:43 - “Woe G3759 to you Pharisees! For you love the seat of honor in the synagogues and personal greetings in the marketplaces.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 11:44 - “Woe G3759 to you! For you are like [fn]unseen tombs, and the people who walk over them are unaware of it.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 11:46 - But He said, “Woe G3759 to you lawyers as well! For you load people with burdens that are hard to bear, [fn]while you yourselves will not even [fn]touch the burdens with one of your fingers.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 11:47 - “Woe G3759 to you! For you build the [fn]tombs of the prophets, and it was your fathers who killed them.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 11:52 - “Woe G3759 to you [fn]lawyers! For you have taken away the key of knowledge; you yourselves did not enter, and you hindered those who were entering.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:1 - Now He said to His disciples, “It is inevitable that [fn]stumbling blocks come, but woe G3759 to one through whom they come!
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:23 - “Woe G3759 to those women who are pregnant, and to those who are nursing babies in those days; for there will be great distress upon the [fn]land, and wrath to this people;
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:22 - “For indeed, the Son of Man is going as it has been determined; but woe G3759 to that man by whom He is betrayed!”
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 9:16 - For if I preach the gospel, I have nothing to boast about, for I am under compulsion; for woe G3759 to me if I do not preach the gospel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJde 1:11 - Woe G3759 to them! For they have gone the way of Cain, and for pay [fn]they have given themselves up to the error of Balaam, and perished in the rebellion of Korah.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 8:13 - Then I looked, and I heard [fn]an eagle flying in midheaven, saying with a loud voice, “Woe G3759, woe G3759, woe G3759 to those who live on the earth, because of the remaining blasts of the trumpet of the three angels who are about to sound!”
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 9:12 - The first woe G3759 has passed; behold, two woes G3759 are still coming after these things.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 11:14 - The second woe G3759 has passed; behold, the third woe G3759 is coming quickly.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 12:12 - “For this reason, rejoice, you heavens and you who dwell in them. Woe G3759 to the earth and the sea, because the devil has come down to you with great wrath, knowing that he has only a short time.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 18:10 - standing at a distance because of the fear of her torment, saying, ‘Woe G3759, woe G3759, the great city, Babylon, the strong city! For in one hour your judgment has come.’
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 18:16 - saying, ‘Woe G3759, woe G3759, the great city, she who was clothed in fine linen and purple and scarlet, and [fn]adorned with gold, precious [fn]stones, and pearls;
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 18:19 - “And they threw dust on their heads and were crying out, weeping and mourning, saying, ‘Woe G3759, woe G3759, the great city, in which all who had ships at sea became rich from her prosperity, for in one hour she has been laid waste!’

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