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Lexicon :: Strong's H1478 - gāvaʿ

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A primitive root
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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 - “Behold, I, even I am bringing the flood of water upon the earth, to destroy all flesh in which is the breath of life, from under heaven; everything that is on the earth shall perish. H1478
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:21 - All flesh that [fn]moved on the earth perished, H1478 birds and cattle and beasts and every swarming thing that swarms upon the earth, and all mankind;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:8 - Abraham breathed H1478 his last H1478 and died in a [fn]ripe old age, an old man and satisfied with life; and he was gathered to his people.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:17 - These are the years of the life of Ishmael, one hundred and thirty-seven years; and he breathed H1478 his last H1478 and died, and was gathered to his people.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:29 - Isaac breathed H1478 his last H1478 and died and was gathered to his people, an old man [fn]of ripe age; and his sons Esau and Jacob buried him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:33 - When Jacob finished charging his sons, he drew his feet into the bed and breathed H1478 his last, H1478 and was gathered to his people.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 17:12 - Then the sons of Israel spoke to Moses, saying, “Behold, we perish, H1478 we are dying, we are all dying!
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 17:13 - “Everyone who comes near, who comes near to the tabernacle of the LORD, must die. Are we to perish H1478 completely?”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 20:3 - The people thus contended with Moses and spoke, saying, “If only we had perished H1478 when our brothers perished H1478 before the LORD!
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 20:29 - When all the congregation saw that Aaron had died, H1478 all the house of Israel wept for Aaron thirty days.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 22:20 - ‘Did not Achan the son of Zerah act unfaithfully in the things under the ban, and wrath fall on all the congregation of Israel? And that man did not perish H1478 alone in his iniquity.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:11 - “Why did I not die [fn]at birth,
Come forth from the womb and expire? H1478
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:18 - ‘Why then have You brought me out of the womb?
Would that I had died H1478 and no eye had seen me!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 13:19 - “Who will contend with me?
For then I would be silent and die. H1478
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:10 - “But man dies and lies prostrate.
Man expires, H1478 and where is he?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:5 - “Far be it from me that I should declare you right;
Till I die H1478 I will not put away my integrity from me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:18 - “Then I [fn]thought, ‘I shall die H1478 [fn]in my nest,
And I shall multiply my days as the sand.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:15 - All flesh would perish H1478 together,
And man would return to dust.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:12 - “But if they do not hear, they shall [fn]perish by the sword
And they will die H1478 without knowledge.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 88:15 - I was afflicted and about to die H1478 from my youth on;
I suffer Your terrors; I am [fn]overcome.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 104:29 - You hide Your face, they are dismayed;
You take away their [fn]spirit, they expire H1478
And return to their dust.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 1:19 - “I called to my lovers, but they deceived me;
My priests and my elders perished H1478 in the city
While they sought food to restore [fn]their strength themselves.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 13:8 - “It will come about in all the land,”
Declares the LORD,
“That two parts in it will be cut off and perish; H1478
But the third will be left in it.
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