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Lexicon :: Strong's H162 - 'ăhâ

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Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
Apparently a primitive word expressing pain exclamatorily, Oh!
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 30

Strong’s Definitions

אֲהָהּ ʼăhâhh, a-haw'; apparently a primitive word expressing pain exclamatorily; Oh!:—ah, alas.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 15x

The KJV translates Strong's H162 in the following manner: Ah (8x), Alas (6x), O (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 15x
The KJV translates Strong's H162 in the following manner: Ah (8x), Alas (6x), O (1x).
  1. alas!, oh!, ah!

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
אֲהָהּ ʼăhâhh, a-haw'; apparently a primitive word expressing pain exclamatorily; Oh!:—ah, alas.
אֲהָהּ (آهْ, አህ፡) interjection alas! Judges 11:35; 2 Kings 3:10; 2 Kings 6:5, 15; with ל Joel 1:15 אֲהָהּ לַיּוֺם alas for the day! for etc. In the combination אֲהָהּ אֲדֹנָי יֱהוִֺה Joshua 7:7; Judges 6:22; Jeremiah 1:6; Jeremiah 4:10; Jeremiah 14:13; Jeremiah 32:17; Ezekiel 4:14; Ezekiel 9:8; Ezekiel 11:13; Ezekiel 21:5.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs




6:22; 11:35

2 Kings

3:10; 6:5; 6:15


1:6; 4:10; 14:13; 32:17


4:14; 9:8; 11:13; 21:5




Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H162 matches the Hebrew אֲהָהּ ('ăhâ),
which occurs 15 times in 15 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 7:7 - And Joshua said, “Oh H162, Lord [fn]GOD! Why did You ever bring this people across the Jordan, only to hand us over to the Amorites, to eliminate us? If only we had been willing [fn]to live beyond the Jordan!
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:22 - When Gideon perceived that he was the angel of the LORD, [fn]he said, “Oh H162, Lord [fn]GOD! For I have seen the angel of the LORD face to face!”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 11:35 - So when he saw her, he tore his clothes and said, “Oh H162, my daughter! You have brought me disaster, and you are among those who trouble me; for I have [fn]given my word to the LORD, and I cannot take it back.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 3:10 - Then the king of Israel said, “It is hopeless H162! For the LORD has called these three kings to hand them over to Moab!”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 6:5 - But it happened that as one of them was [fn]cutting down a beam, [fn]the axe head fell into the water; and he cried out and said, “Oh H162, my master! It was borrowed!”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 6:15 - Now when the attendant of the man of God had risen early and gone out, behold, an army with horses and chariots was circling the city. And his servant said to him, “This H162 is H162 hopeless H162, my master! [fn]What are we to do?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 1:6 - Then I said, “Oh H162, Lord [fn]GOD!
Behold, I do not know how to speak,
Because I am a youth.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 4:10 - Then I said, “Oh H162, Lord [fn]GOD! Surely You have utterly deceived this people and Jerusalem, saying, ‘You will have peace’; yet a sword touches the [fn]throat.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 14:13 - But I said, “Oh H162, Lord [fn]GOD! Behold, the prophets are telling them, ‘You will not see a sword, nor will you have famine; on the contrary, I will give you lasting peace in this place.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:17 - ‘Oh H162, Lord [fn]GOD! Behold, You Yourself have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and by Your outstretched arm! Nothing is too difficult for You,
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 4:14 - But I said, “Oh H162, Lord [fn]GOD! Behold, [fn]I have never been defiled; for from my youth until now I have never eaten what died of itself or was torn by animals, nor has any unclean meat ever entered my mouth!”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 9:8 - And as they were striking the people and I alone was left, I fell on my face and cried out, [fn]saying, “Oh H162, Lord [fn]GOD! Are You going to destroy the entire remnant of Israel [fn]by pouring out Your wrath on Jerusalem?”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 11:13 - Now it came about, as I prophesied, that Pelatiah son of Benaiah died. Then I fell on my face and cried out with a loud voice, and said, “Oh H162, Lord GOD! Will You bring the remnant of Israel to a complete destruction?”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 20:49 - Then I said, “Oh H162, Lord GOD! They are saying of me, ‘Is he not just speaking in riddles?’”
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 1:15 - Woe H162 for the day!
For the day of the LORD is near,
And it will come as destruction from the [fn]Almighty.

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