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Lexicon :: Strong's H1478 - gāvaʿ

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Strong’s Definitions

גָּוַע gâvaʻ, gaw-vah'; a primitive root; to breathe out, i.e. (by implication) expire:—die, be dead, give up the ghost, perish.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 24x

The KJV translates Strong's H1478 in the following manner: die (12x), give up the ghost (9x), dead (1x), perish (2x), dead (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 24x
The KJV translates Strong's H1478 in the following manner: die (12x), give up the ghost (9x), dead (1x), perish (2x), dead (1x).
  1. to expire, die, perish, give up the ghost, yield up the ghost, be dead, be ready to die

    1. (Qal) to expire, die, be about to die

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
גָּוַע gâvaʻ, gaw-vah'; a primitive root; to breathe out, i.e. (by implication) expire:—die, be dead, give up the ghost, perish.
STRONGS H1478: Abbreviations
גָּוַע verb expire perish, die (compare Arabic bdb015707 be empty, hungry) —
Qal Perfect גָּוַע Numbers 20:29; Joshua 22:20 גָּוָ֑עוּ Lamentations 1:19 גָּוַעְנוּ Numbers 17:27; Numbers 20:3; Imperfect יִגְוַע Job 34:15, יִגְוָ֑ע Genesis 6:17, יִגְוְעוּ Job 36:12, יִגְוָע֑וּ Zechariah 13:8, יִגְוָע֑וּן Psalm 104:28 etc.; Infinitive construct גְּוַע Numbers 20:3 גְּוֺעַ Numbers 17:28; Participle גֹּוֵעַ Psalm 88:16; — expire and die, only P & poetry; וימת ג׳ Genesis 25:8, 17; Genesis 35:29 (all P); || מות Job 3:11; Job 14:10 compare Numbers 17:28 (P); || אבד Numbers 17:27 we expire, we perish (P); || עָנִי Psalm 88:15 (progressive parall.) distressed and about to die; || יאסף אל אבותיו Genesis 49:33; || על־עפר ישׁוב Job 34:15 compare Psalm 104:29; || יִכָּֽרְתוּ Zechariah 13:8; absolute, both prose and (especially) poetry Numbers 20:3 (twice in verse); Numbers 20:29; Joshua 22:20; Genesis 6:17; Genesis 7:21 (all P) Job 10:13; Job 13:19; Job 27:5; Job 36:12; Lamentations 1:19; Job 29:18 עִם־קִנִּי אגוע with my nest shall I die, i.e. in full possession of what is mine, compare Di.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


6:17; 6:17; 7:21; 25:8; 25:17; 35:29; 49:33


20:3; 20:3; 20:3; 20:29; 20:29


22:20; 22:20


3:11; 10:13; 13:19; 14:10; 27:5; 29:18; 34:15; 34:15; 36:12; 36:12


88:15; 88:16; 104:28; 104:29


1:19; 1:19


13:8; 13:8


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H1478 matches the Hebrew גָּוַע (gāvaʿ),
which occurs 24 times in 23 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:17 - And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; and every thing that is in the earth shall die. H1478
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:21 - And all flesh died H1478 that moved upon the earth, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of beast, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth, and every man:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:8 - Then Abraham gave up the ghost, H1478 and died in a good old age, an old man, and full of years; and was gathered to his people.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:17 - And these are the years of the life of Ishmael, an hundred and thirty and seven years: and he gave up the ghost H1478 and died; and was gathered unto his people.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:29 - And Isaac gave up the ghost, H1478 and died, and was gathered unto his people, being old and full of days: and his sons Esau and Jacob buried him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:33 - And when Jacob had made an end of commanding his sons, he gathered up his feet into the bed, and yielded up the ghost, H1478 and was gathered unto his people.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 17:12 - And the children of Israel spake unto Moses, saying, Behold, we die, H1478 we perish, we all perish.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 17:13 - Whosoever cometh any thing near unto the tabernacle of the LORD shall die: shall we be consumed with dying? H1478
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 20:3 - And the people chode with Moses, and spake, saying, Would God that we had died H1478 when our brethren died H1478 before the LORD!
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 20:29 - And when all the congregation saw that Aaron was dead, H1478 they mourned for Aaron thirty days, even all the house of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 22:20 - Did not Achan the son of Zerah commit a trespass in the accursed thing, and wrath fell on all the congregation of Israel? and that man perished H1478 not alone in his iniquity.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:11 - Why died I not from the womb? why did I not give up the ghost H1478 when I came out of the belly?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:18 - Wherefore then hast thou brought me forth out of the womb? Oh that I had given up the ghost, H1478 and no eye had seen me!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 13:19 - Who is he that will plead with me? for now, if I hold my tongue, I shall give up the ghost. H1478
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:10 - But man dieth, and wasteth away: yea, man giveth up the ghost, H1478 and where is he?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:5 - God forbid that I should justify you: till I die H1478 I will not remove mine integrity from me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:18 - Then I said, I shall die H1478 in my nest, and I shall multiply my days as the sand.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:15 - All flesh shall perish H1478 together, and man shall turn again unto dust.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:12 - But if they obey not, they shall perish by the sword, and they shall die H1478 without knowledge.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 88:15 - I am afflicted and ready to die H1478 from my youth up: while I suffer thy terrors I am distracted.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 104:29 - Thou hidest thy face, they are troubled: thou takest away their breath, they die, H1478 and return to their dust.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 1:19 - I called for my lovers, but they deceived me: my priests and mine elders gave up the ghost H1478 in the city, while they sought their meat to relieve their souls.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 13:8 - And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the LORD, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; H1478 but the third shall be left therein.
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