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Lexicon :: Strong's H2883 - ṭāḇaʿ

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Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root
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TWOT Reference: 789

Strong’s Definitions

טָבַע ṭâbaʻ, taw-bah'; a primitive root; to sink:—drown, fasten, settle, sink.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 10x

The KJV translates Strong's H2883 in the following manner: sink (7x), drown (1x), settle (1x), fasten (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 10x
The KJV translates Strong's H2883 in the following manner: sink (7x), drown (1x), settle (1x), fasten (1x).
  1. to sink, sink into, sink down, pierce, settle down, drown, be settled, be planted

    1. (Qal) to sink, sink down

    2. (Pual) to be sunk

    3. (Hophal) to cause to sink

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
טָבַע ṭâbaʻ, taw-bah'; a primitive root; to sink:—drown, fasten, settle, sink.
STRONGS H2883: Abbreviations
טָבַע verb sink, sink down (Late Hebrew id.; Aramaic IfbJ, טְבַע; Phoenician טבע coin; Assyrian ṭêbû, sink in, ṭabbî'u, diver (water-fowl) etc., see Muss-ArnJBL xi, 1892, 170 DlHWB; Arabic طَبَعَ seal, stamp, imprint; Ethiopic ጠሞዐ፡ dip)
Qal Perfect טָבַעְתִּי Psalm 69:3; טָֽבְעוּ Psalm 9:16; Lamentations 2:9; Imperfect וַיִּטְבַּע Jeremiah 38:6; וַתִּטְבַּע 1 Samuel 17:49; אֶטְבָּ֑עָה Psalm 69:15; — sink, sink down, intransitive, with בְּ; 1 Samuel 17:49 (stone into Goliath's forehead); Jeremiah 38:6 (Jeremiah in mire of dungeon); Lamentations 2:9 (gates of Jerusalem into ground); metaphor of distress; Psalm 69:3 בִיוֵן מְצוּלָה ט׳; Psalm 69:15 (|| הצילני מִטִּיט); nations into the pit (בַּשַּׁחַת) Psalm 9:16.
Pu. Perfect טֻבְּעוּ be sunk Exodus 15:4 (poem) of Egyptians drowned בְּיַםסֿוּף.
Hiph. Perfect הָטְבְּעוּ be sunk בַּבֹּץ in the mire, of feet, metaphor of entanglements and difficulties Jeremiah 38:22; הָטְבָּ֑עוּ, of pedestals (אֲדָנִים) of the earth, as settled, planted עַל Job 38:6 (|| ירה מִּנָּה); absolute of mountains Proverbs 8:25.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs



1 Samuel

17:49; 17:49




9:16; 9:16; 69:3; 69:3; 69:15; 69:15




38:6; 38:6; 38:22


2:9; 2:9

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H2883 matches the Hebrew טָבַע (ṭāḇaʿ),
which occurs 10 times in 10 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:4 - Pharaoh's chariots and his host hath he cast into the sea: his chosen captains also are drowned H2883 in the Red sea.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:49 - And David put his hand in his bag, and took thence a stone, and slang it, and smote the Philistine in his forehead, that the stone sunk H2883 into his forehead; and he fell upon his face to the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:6 - Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? H2883 or who laid the corner stone thereof;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:15 - The heathen are sunk down H2883 in the pit that they made: in the net which they hid is their own foot taken.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:2 - I sink H2883 in deep mire, where there is no standing: I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:14 - Deliver me out of the mire, and let me not sink: H2883 let me be delivered from them that hate me, and out of the deep waters.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:25 - Before the mountains were settled, H2883 before the hills was I brought forth:
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 38:6 - Then took they Jeremiah, and cast him into the dungeon of Malchiah the son of Hammelech, that was in the court of the prison: and they let down Jeremiah with cords. And in the dungeon there was no water, but mire: so Jeremiah sunk H2883 in the mire.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 38:22 - And, behold, all the women that are left in the king of Judah's house shall be brought forth to the king of Babylon's princes, and those women shall say, Thy friends have set thee on, and have prevailed against thee: thy feet are sunk H2883 in the mire, and they are turned away back.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 2:9 - Her gates are sunk H2883 into the ground; he hath destroyed and broken her bars: her king and her princes are among the Gentiles: the law is no more; her prophets also find no vision from the LORD.
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