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Lexicon :: Strong's H1945 - hôy

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Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
A prolonged form of הוֹ (H1930) [akin to אוֹי (H188)]
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 485

Strong’s Definitions

הוֹי hôwy, hoh'ee; a prolonged form of H1930 (akin to H188); oh!:—ah, alas, ho, O, woe.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 52x

The KJV translates Strong's H1945 in the following manner: woe (36x), Ah (7x), Ho (4x), O (3x), Alas (2x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 52x
The KJV translates Strong's H1945 in the following manner: woe (36x), Ah (7x), Ho (4x), O (3x), Alas (2x).
  1. ah!, alas!, ha!, ho!, O!, woe!

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
הוֹי hôwy, hoh'ee; a prolonged form of H1930 (akin to H188); oh!:—ah, alas, ho, O, woe.
STRONGS H1945: Abbreviations
הוֺי 51 interjection (onomatopoetic; compare bdb022204 = הוֺ הוֺ Amos 5:16 Syriac Version, = הֵידָד Jeremiah 51:14 Syriac Version; also Modern Aramaic ú hú, ú hú (in a lament), SoUrmia-Dial. 102. 4) — expressing usually dissatisfaction and pain, Ah, Alas; Ha (not distinctly Woe! which is אוֺי): used in lamentations, 1 Kings 13:30 and they mourned over him (saying) הוֺי אָחִי Ah, my brother! Jeremiah 22:18 הוֺי אָחִי וְהוֺי אָחוֺת ֗֗֗ הוֺי אָדוֺן וְהוֺי הֹדֹה, Jeremiah 34:5 לָ֑ך יִסְפְּדוּ אָדוֺן וְהוֺי (compare הוֺהֿוֺ Amos 5:16): hence Isaiah 1:4 הוֺי גּוֺי חֹטֵא Ah! sinful nation Isaiah 1:24 Ah! I will ease me of my adversaries; especially preparatory to a declaration of judgment, Isaiah 10:5 אַפִּי שֵׁבֶט אַשּׁוּר הוֺי, Isaiah 17:12; Isaiah 28:1, often followed by a participle Ah! those that..., Isaiah 5:8, 11, 18; Isaiah 29:15; Isaiah 31:1; Isaiah 45:9, 10; Jeremiah 22:13; Amos 5:18; Amos 6:1; Habakkuk 2:6; Habakkuk 2:9; Habakkuk 2:12; Habakkuk 2:15; Habakkuk 2:19; Zechariah 11:17 + (more sympathetic than אוֺי לְ): followed by כִּי Jeremiah 30:7, אֶל Jeremiah 48:1, עַל Jeremiah 50:27; Ezekiel 13:3, לְ Ezekiel 13:18. Sts. hardly more than an exclamation arousing attention Ha! (though perhaps with a touch of sympathy or pity) Isaiah 18:1; Isaiah 55:1; Zechariah 2:10 (twice in verse); Zechariah 2:11; Jeremiah 47:6.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

1 Kings



1:4; 1:24; 5:8; 5:11; 5:18; 10:5; 17:12; 18:1; 28:1; 29:15; 31:1; 45:9; 45:10; 55:1


22:13; 22:18; 30:7; 34:5; 47:6; 48:1; 50:27; 51:14


13:3; 13:18


5:16; 5:16; 5:18; 6:1


2:6; 2:9; 2:12; 2:15; 2:19


2:10; 2:11; 11:17


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H1945 matches the Hebrew הוֹי (hôy),
which occurs 51 times in 47 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:30 - And he laid his carcase in his own grave; and they mourned over him, saying, Alas, H1945 my brother!
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 1:4 - Ah H1945 sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the LORD, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away backward.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 1:24 - Therefore saith the Lord, the LORD of hosts, the mighty One of Israel, Ah, H1945 I will ease me of mine adversaries, and avenge me of mine enemies:
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:8 - Woe H1945 unto them that join house to house, that lay field to field, till there be no place, that they may be placed alone in the midst of the earth!
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:11 - Woe H1945 unto them that rise up early in the morning, that they may follow strong drink; that continue until night, till wine inflame them!
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:18 - Woe H1945 unto them that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin as it were with a cart rope:
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:20 - Woe H1945 unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:21 - Woe H1945 unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:22 - Woe H1945 unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink:
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:1 - Woe H1945 unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and that write grievousness which they have prescribed;
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:5 - O H1945 Assyrian, the rod of mine anger, and the staff in their hand is mine indignation.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 17:12 - Woe H1945 to the multitude of many people, which make a noise like the noise of the seas; and to the rushing of nations, that make a rushing like the rushing of mighty waters!
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 18:1 - Woe H1945 to the land shadowing with wings, which is beyond the rivers of Ethiopia:
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 28:1 - Woe H1945 to the crown of pride, to the drunkards of Ephraim, whose glorious beauty is a fading flower, which are on the head of the fat valleys of them that are overcome with wine!
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:1 - Woe H1945 to Ariel, to Ariel, the city where David dwelt! add ye year to year; let them kill sacrifices.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:15 - Woe H1945 unto them that seek deep to hide their counsel from the LORD, and their works are in the dark, and they say, Who seeth us? and who knoweth us?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:1 - Woe H1945 to the rebellious children, saith the LORD, that take counsel, but not of me; and that cover with a covering, but not of my spirit, that they may add sin to sin:
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 31:1 - Woe H1945 to them that go down to Egypt for help; and stay on horses, and trust in chariots, because they are many; and in horsemen, because they are very strong; but they look not unto the Holy One of Israel, neither seek the LORD!
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:1 - Woe H1945 to thee that spoilest, and thou wast not spoiled; and dealest treacherously, and they dealt not treacherously with thee! when thou shalt cease to spoil, thou shalt be spoiled; and when thou shalt make an end to deal treacherously, they shall deal treacherously with thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 45:9 - Woe H1945 unto him that striveth with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it, What makest thou? or thy work, He hath no hands?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 45:10 - Woe H1945 unto him that saith unto his father, What begettest thou? or to the woman, What hast thou brought forth?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 55:1 - Ho, H1945 every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 22:13 - Woe H1945 unto him that buildeth his house by unrighteousness, and his chambers by wrong; that useth his neighbour's service without wages, and giveth him not for his work;
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 22:18 - Therefore thus saith the LORD concerning Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah; They shall not lament for him, saying, Ah H1945 my brother! or, Ah H1945 sister! they shall not lament for him, saying, Ah H1945 lord! or, Ah H1945 his glory!
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 23:1 - Woe H1945 be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! saith the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 30:7 - Alas! H1945 for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob's trouble; but he shall be saved out of it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 34:5 - But thou shalt die in peace: and with the burnings of thy fathers, the former kings which were before thee, so shall they burn odours for thee; and they will lament thee, saying, Ah H1945 lord! for I have pronounced the word, saith the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 47:6 - O H1945 thou sword of the LORD, how long will it be ere thou be quiet? put up thyself into thy scabbard, rest, and be still.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 48:1 - Against Moab thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Woe H1945 unto Nebo! for it is spoiled: Kiriathaim is confounded and taken: Misgab is confounded and dismayed.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 50:27 - Slay all her bullocks; let them go down to the slaughter: woe H1945 unto them! for their day is come, the time of their visitation.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 13:3 - Thus saith the Lord GOD; Woe H1945 unto the foolish prophets, that follow their own spirit, and have seen nothing!
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 13:18 - And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Woe H1945 to the women that sew pillows to all armholes, and make kerchiefs upon the head of every stature to hunt souls! Will ye hunt the souls of my people, and will ye save the souls alive that come unto you?
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 34:2 - Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD unto the shepherds; Woe H1945 be to the shepherds of Israel that do feed themselves! should not the shepherds feed the flocks?
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 5:18 - Woe H1945 unto you that desire the day of the LORD! to what end is it for you? the day of the LORD is darkness, and not light.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 6:1 - Woe H1945 to them that are at ease in Zion, and trust in the mountain of Samaria, which are named chief of the nations, to whom the house of Israel came!
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 2:1 - Woe H1945 to them that devise iniquity, and work evil upon their beds! when the morning is light, they practise it, because it is in the power of their hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 3:1 - Woe H1945 to the bloody city! it is all full of lies and robbery; the prey departeth not;
Unchecked Copy BoxHab 2:6 - Shall not all these take up a parable against him, and a taunting proverb against him, and say, Woe H1945 to him that increaseth that which is not his! how long? and to him that ladeth himself with thick clay!
Unchecked Copy BoxHab 2:9 - Woe H1945 to him that coveteth an evil covetousness to his house, that he may set his nest on high, that he may be delivered from the power of evil!
Unchecked Copy BoxHab 2:12 - Woe H1945 to him that buildeth a town with blood, and stablisheth a city by iniquity!
Unchecked Copy BoxHab 2:15 - Woe H1945 unto him that giveth his neighbour drink, that puttest thy bottle to him, and makest him drunken also, that thou mayest look on their nakedness!
Unchecked Copy BoxHab 2:19 - Woe H1945 unto him that saith to the wood, Awake; to the dumb stone, Arise, it shall teach! Behold, it is laid over with gold and silver, and there is no breath at all in the midst of it.
Unchecked Copy BoxZep 2:5 - Woe H1945 unto the inhabitants of the sea coast, the nation of the Cherethites! the word of the LORD is against you; O Canaan, the land of the Philistines, I will even destroy thee, that there shall be no inhabitant.
Unchecked Copy BoxZep 3:1 - Woe H1945 to her that is filthy and polluted, to the oppressing city!
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 2:6 - Ho, H1945 ho, H1945 come forth, and flee from the land of the north, saith the LORD: for I have spread you abroad as the four winds of the heaven, saith the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 2:7 - Deliver thyself, O H1945 Zion, that dwellest with the daughter of Babylon.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 11:17 - Woe H1945 to the idol shepherd that leaveth the flock! the sword shall be upon his arm, and upon his right eye: his arm shall be clean dried up, and his right eye shall be utterly darkened.
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