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Lexicon :: Strong's H162 - 'ăhâ

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Root Word (Etymology)
Apparently a primitive word expressing pain exclamatorily, Oh!
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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.
STRONGS H162: Abbreviations
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 - Joshua said, “Alas, H162 O Lord [fn]GOD, why did You ever bring this people over the Jordan, only to deliver us into the hand of the Amorites, to destroy us? If only we had been willing [fn]to dwell beyond the Jordan!
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:22 - When Gideon saw that he was the angel of the LORD, [fn]he said, “Alas, H162 O Lord [fn]GOD! For now I have seen the angel of the LORD face to face.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 11:35 - When he saw her, he tore his clothes and said, “Alas, H162 my daughter! You have brought me very low, 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, “Alas! H162 For the LORD has called these three kings to give them into the hand of Moab.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 6:5 - But as one was felling a beam, [fn]the axe head fell into the water; and he cried out and said, “Alas, H162 my master! For 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, “Alas, H162 my master! [fn]What shall we do?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 1:6 - Then I said, “Alas, 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, “Ah, H162 Lord [fn]GOD! Surely You have utterly deceived this people and Jerusalem, saying, ‘You will have peace’; whereas a sword touches the [fn]throat.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 14:13 - But, “Ah, H162 Lord [fn]GOD!” I said, “Look, the prophets are telling them, ‘You will not see the sword nor will you have famine, but I will give you [fn]lasting peace in this place.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:17 - ‘Ah H162 Lord [fn]GOD! Behold, You 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, “Ah, H162 Lord [fn]GOD! Behold, I have never been defiled; for from my youth until now I have never eaten what died of itself or was torn by beasts, nor has any unclean meat ever entered my mouth.”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 9:8 - As they were striking the people and I alone was left, I fell on my face and cried out [fn]saying, “Alas, H162 Lord [fn]GOD! Are You destroying the whole 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, “Alas, H162 Lord GOD! Will You bring the remnant of Israel to a complete end?”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 20:49 - Then I said, “Ah H162 Lord GOD! They are saying of me, ‘Is he not just speaking parables?’”
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 1:15 - Alas 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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