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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 - He laid his body in his own grave, and they mourned over him, saying, “Oh H1945, my brother!”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 1:4 - Oh H1945, sinful nation,
People weighed down with guilt,
[fn]Offspring of evildoers,
Sons who act corruptly!
They have abandoned the LORD,
They have despised the Holy One of Israel,
They have turned away [fn]from Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 1:24 - Therefore the Lord [fn]GOD of armies,
The Mighty One of Israel, declares,
“Ah H1945, I will have satisfaction against My adversaries,
And avenge Myself on My enemies.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:8 - Woe H1945 to those who attach house to house and join field to field,
Until there is no more room,
And you alone are a landowner in the midst of the land!
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:11 - Woe H1945 to those who rise early in the morning so that they may pursue intoxicating drink,
Who stay up late in the evening so that wine may inflame them!
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:18 - Woe H1945 to those who drag wrongdoing with the cords of [fn]deceit,
And sin as if with cart ropes;
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:20 - Woe H1945 to those who call evil good, and good evil;
Who [fn]substitute darkness for light and light for darkness;
Who [fn]substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:21 - Woe H1945 to those who are wise in their own eyes
And [fn]clever in their own sight!
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:22 - Woe H1945 to those who are heroes in drinking wine,
And valiant men in mixing intoxicating drink,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:1 - Woe H1945 to those who enact unjust statutes
And to those who constantly record [fn]harmful decisions,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:5 - Woe H1945 to Assyria, the rod of My anger
And the staff in whose hands is My indignation,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 17:12 - Oh H1945, the uproar of many peoples
Who roar like the roaring of the seas,
And the rumbling of nations
Who rush on like the rumbling of mighty waters!
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 18:1 - Woe H1945, land of whirring wings
Which lies beyond the rivers of [fn]Cush,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 28:1 - Woe H1945 to the proud crown of the habitually drunk of Ephraim,
And to the fading flower of its glorious beauty,
Which is at the head of the [fn]fertile valley
Of those who are [fn]overcome with wine!
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:1 - Woe H1945, [fn]Ariel, [fn]Ariel the city where David once camped!
Add year to year, [fn]keep your feasts on schedule.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:15 - Woe H1945 to those who deeply hide their [fn]plans from the LORD,
And whose deeds are done in a dark place,
And they say, “Who sees us?” or “Who knows us?”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:1 - “Woe H1945 to the rebellious children,” declares the LORD,
“Who execute a plan, but not Mine,
And [fn]make an alliance, but not of My Spirit,
In order to add sin to sin;
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 31:1 - Woe H1945 to those who go down to Egypt for help
And rely on horses,
And trust in chariots because they are many
And in horsemen because they are very strong,
But they do not look to the Holy One of Israel, nor seek the LORD!
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:1 - Woe H1945 to you, destroyer,
While you were not destroyed;
And he who is treacherous, while others did not deal treacherously with him.
As soon as you finish destroying, you will be destroyed;
As soon as you cease to deal treacherously, others will deal treacherously with you.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 45:9 - “Woe H1945 to the one who quarrels with [fn]his Maker
A piece of pottery [fn]among the other earthenware pottery pieces!
Will the clay say to the [fn]potter, ‘What are you doing?’
Or the thing you are making say, ‘He has no hands’?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 45:10 - “Woe H1945 to him who says to a father, ‘What are you fathering?’
Or to a woman, ‘To what are you [fn]giving birth?’”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 55:1 - [fn]You H1945 there H1945! Everyone who thirsts, come to the waters;
And you who have no [fn]money come, buy and eat.
Come, buy wine and milk
Without money and without cost.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 22:13 - “Woe H1945 to him who builds his house without righteousness,
And his upstairs rooms without justice,
Who uses his neighbor’s services without pay
And does not give him his wages,
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 22:18 - Therefore this is what the LORD says regarding Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah:
“They will not mourn for him:
‘Oh H1945, my brother!’ or, ‘Oh H1945, sister!’
They will not mourn for him:
‘Oh H1945, for the master!’ or, ‘Oh H1945, for his splendor!’
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 23:1 - “Woe H1945 to the shepherds who are causing the sheep of My pasture to perish and are scattering them!” declares the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 30:7 - ‘Woe H1945, for that day is great,
There is none like it;
And it is the time of Jacob’s distress,
Yet he will be saved from it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 34:5 - ‘You will die in peace; and as spices were burned for your fathers, the former kings who were before you, so they will burn spices for you; and they will mourn for you, crying, “Oh H1945, my lord!”’ For I have spoken the word,” declares the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 47:6 - “Ah H1945, sword of the LORD,
How long will you not be quiet?
Withdraw into your sheath;
Rest and stay still.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 48:1 - Concerning Moab. This is what the LORD of armies, the God of Israel says:
“Woe H1945 to Nebo, for it has been destroyed;
Kiriathaim has been put to shame, it has been captured;
The high stronghold has been put to shame and [fn]shattered.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 50:27 - Put all her bulls to the sword;
Let them go down to the slaughter!
Woe H1945 be upon them, for their day has come,
The time of their punishment.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 13:3 - ‘This is what the Lord [fn]GOD says: “Woe H1945 to the foolish prophets who are following their own spirit and have seen nothing!
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 13:18 - and say, ‘This is what the Lord GOD says: “Woe H1945 to the women who sew magic bands on [fn]all wrists and make veils for the heads of persons of every stature to capture souls! Will you capture the souls of My people, but keep the souls of others alive for yourselves?
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 34:2 - “Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel. Prophesy and say to [fn]those shepherds, ‘This is what the Lord [fn]GOD says: “Woe H1945, shepherds of Israel who have been [fn]feeding themselves! Should the shepherds not [fn]feed the flock?
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 5:18 - Woe H1945 to you who are longing for the day of the LORD,
For what [fn]purpose will the day of the LORD be to you?
It will be darkness and not light;
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 6:1 - Woe H1945 to those who are carefree in Zion,
And to those who feel secure on the mountain of Samaria,
The dignitaries of the foremost of nations,
To whom the house of Israel comes.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 2:1 - Woe H1945 to those who devise wrongdoing,
Who practice evil on their beds!
[fn]When morning comes, they do it,
Because it is in the power of their hands.
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 3:1 - Woe H1945 to the bloody city, completely full of lies and pillage;
Her prey does not leave.
Unchecked Copy BoxHab 2:6 - “Will all of these not take up a song of ridicule against him,
Even a saying and insinuations against him
And say, ‘Woe H1945 to him who increases what is not his—
For how long
And makes himself [fn]rich with debts!’
Unchecked Copy BoxHab 2:9 - “Woe H1945 to him who makes evil profit for his household,
To put his nest on high,
To be saved from the hand of catastrophe!
Unchecked Copy BoxHab 2:12 - “Woe H1945 to him who builds a city with bloodshed,
And founds a town with [fn]violence!
Unchecked Copy BoxHab 2:15 - “Woe H1945 to him who makes his neighbor drink;
[fn]To you who mix in your venom even to make your neighbors drunk,
So as to look at their genitalia!
Unchecked Copy BoxHab 2:19 - “Woe H1945 to him who says to a piece of wood, ‘Awake!’
To a mute stone, ‘Arise!’
That is your teacher?
Behold, it is overlaid with gold and silver,
Yet there is no breath at all inside it.
Unchecked Copy BoxZep 2:5 - Woe H1945 to the inhabitants of the seacoast,
The nation of the [fn]Cherethites!
The word of the LORD is against you,
Canaan, land of the Philistines;
And I will eliminate you
So that there will be no inhabitant.
Unchecked Copy BoxZep 3:1 - Woe H1945 to her who is rebellious and defiled,
The oppressive city!
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 2:6 - [fn]You H1945 there H1945! Flee from the land of the north,” declares the LORD, “because I have spread you out like the four winds of the heavens,” declares the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 2:7 - [fn]You H1945, Zion! Escape, you who are living with the daughter of Babylon.”
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 11:17 - “Woe H1945 to the worthless shepherd
Who abandons the flock!
A sword will be on his arm
And on his right eye!
His arm will be totally withered,
And his right eye will be [fn]blind.”
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