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Lexicon :: Strong's H2883 - ṭāḇaʿ

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Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root
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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 army He has cast into the sea;
And the choicest of his officers are [fn]drowned H2883 in the [fn]Red Sea.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:49 - And David put his hand into his bag and took from it a stone and slung it, and struck the Philistine on his forehead. And the stone sank H2883 into his forehead, so that he fell on his face to the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:6 - “On what were its bases sunk? H2883
Or who laid its cornerstone,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:15 - The nations have sunk H2883 down H2883 in the pit which they have made;
In the net which they hid, their own foot has been caught.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:2 - I have sunk H2883 in deep mire, and there is no foothold;
I have come into deep waters, and a [fn]flood overflows me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:14 - Deliver me from the mire and do not let me sink; H2883
May I be delivered from [fn]my foes and from the [fn]deep waters.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:25 - “Before the mountains were settled, H2883
Before the hills I was [fn]brought forth;
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 38:6 - Then they took Jeremiah and cast him into the cistern of Malchijah the king’s son, which was in the court of the guardhouse; and they let Jeremiah down with ropes. Now in the cistern there was no water but only mud, and Jeremiah sank H2883 into the mud.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 38:22 - ‘Then behold, all of the women who have been left in the palace of the king of Judah are going to be brought out to the [fn]officers of the king of Babylon; and those women will say,
[fn]Your close friends
Have misled and overpowered you;
While your feet were sunk H2883 in the mire,
They turned back.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 2:9 - Her gates have sunk H2883 into the ground,
He has destroyed and broken her bars.
Her king and her princes are among the nations;
The law is no more.
Also, her prophets find
No vision from the LORD.
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