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Lexicon :: Strong's H2883 - ṭāḇaʿ

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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 - Chariots of Pharaoh and his force He hath cast into the sea; And the choice of his captains Have sunk in the Red Sea!
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:49 - and David putteth forth his hand unto the vessel, and taketh thence a stone, and slingeth, and smiteth the Philistine on his forehead, and the stone sinketh into his forehead, and he falleth on his face to the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:6 - On what have its sockets been sunk? Or who hath cast its corner-stone?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:15 - Sunk have nations in a pit they made, In a net that they hid hath their foot been captured.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:2 - I have sunk in deep mire, And there is no standing, I have come into the depths of the waters, And a flood hath overflown me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:14 - Deliver me from the mire, and let me not sink, Let me be delivered from those hating me, And from deep places of waters.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:25 - Before mountains were sunk, Before heights, I was brought forth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 38:6 - And they take Jeremiah, and cast him into the pit of Malchiah son of the king, that is in the court of the prison, and they send down Jeremiah with cords; and in the pit there is no water, but mire, and Jeremiah sinketh in the mire.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 38:22 - That, lo, all the women who have been left in the house of the king of Judah are brought forth unto the heads of the king of Babylon, and lo, they are saying: Persuaded thee, and prevailed against thee, Have thine allies, Sunk into mire have thy feet, They have been turned backward.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 2:9 - Sunk into the earth have her gates, He hath destroyed and broken her bars, Her king and her princes are among the nations, There is no law, also her prophets Have not found vision from Jehovah.
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