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Lexicon :: Strong's H2975 - yᵊ'ōr

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Of Egyptian origin
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TWOT Reference: 832

Variant Spellings

Variant spellings for this word: יאר (Strongs and Gesenius) יאור (Gesenius)

Strong’s Definitions

יְאֹר yᵉʼôr, yeh-ore'; of Egyptian origin; a channel, e.g. a fosse, canal, shaft; specifically the Nile, as the one river of Egypt, including its collateral trenches; also the Tigris, as the main river of Assyria:—brook, flood, river, stream.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 64x

The KJV translates Strong's H2975 in the following manner: river (53x), brooks (5x), flood (5x), streams (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 64x
The KJV translates Strong's H2975 in the following manner: river (53x), brooks (5x), flood (5x), streams (1x).
  1. river, stream, canal, Nile, Nile-canal

    1. stream, river (Nile)

    2. Nile-arms, Nile-canals

    3. watercourses

    4. shafts (mining)

    5. river (in general)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
יְאֹר yᵉʼôr, yeh-ore'; of Egyptian origin; a channel, e.g. a fosse, canal, shaft; specifically the Nile, as the one river of Egypt, including its collateral trenches; also the Tigris, as the main river of Assyria:—brook, flood, river, stream.
STRONGS H2975: Abbreviations
יְאֹר, יְאוֺר noun masculineExodus 7:21 stream of the Nile, stream, canal (Egyptian loan-word = Egyptian ’iotr, ’io’r, watercourse, Coptic eioor, ior; also ’iotr‘o, ’io’r‘o, Coptic eiero, iaro, Nile, SteindBAs i. 612; in Assyrian ia’uru, stream, ’Iaru’û, river Nile, Idib., Hptib. 171 Jägerib 466) — absolute הַיְאֹר Genesis 41:1 + 37 times; הַיְאוֺר Isaiah 19:8; הַיְאֹ֫רָה Exodus 1:22; יְאוֺר Isaiah 19:7 (3 times in verse) + 2 times; כָּאֹר (err. for כַּיְאֹר) Amos 8:8; construct כִּיאֹר Amos 9:5; כִּיאוֺר Amos 8:8; suffix יְאֹרִי Ezekiel 29:3b (Co יאר, compare Ezekiel 29:9 and Syriac Version Targum); plural יְאֹרִים Exodus 8:1 + 4 times; construct יְאֹרֵי Isaiah 7:18 + 2 times; יְאוֺרֵי 2 Kings 19:24; suffix יְאֹרֶיךָ Ezekiel 29:4 (twice in verse); Ezekiel 29:5 + Ezekiel 29:4 (strike out Greek Version of the LXX Co) + Ezekiel 29:10 (Co יְאֹרְךָ); יְאֹרָיו Ezekiel 29:3; יְאֹדֵיהֶם Exodus 7:19; Psalm 78:44; —
1. stream of the Nile, river Nile, usually with article Genesis 41:1, 2, 3 (twice in verse); Genesis 41:18; Exodus 1:22; Exodus 2:3, 5 (twice in verse); Exodus 4:9 (twice in verse); Exodus 7:15, 17, 18 (3 times in verse); Exodus 7:20 (twice in verse); Exodus 7:21 (3 times in verse); Exodus 7:24 (twice in verse); Exodus 7:28; Exodus 8:5; Exodus 8:7; Exodus 17:5 (all J E), Amos 8:8; Amos 9:5; Isaiah 19:7 (3 times in verse); Isaiah 19:8; Isaiah 23:3 (|| שִׁחֹר), Isaiah 23:10; Jeremiah 46:7, 8 (simile of Egyptian invasion), Ezekiel 29:3b (read יאר, see above), Ezekiel 29:9; Zechariah 10:11; more fully יְאֹר מִצְרַיִם Amos 8:8; Amos 9:5.
2. plural:
a. Nile-arms, Nile-canals, יְאֹרֵי מִצְרַים Isaiah 7:18; יְאֹרֵי מָצוֺר Isaiah 19:6 (|| נְהָרוֺת), Isaiah 37:25 = 2 Kings 19:24; see also Nahum 3:8; Exodus 7:19; Exodus 8:1 (both P; || נְהָרֹת, אֲגַמִּים, etc.), Psalm 78:44 (|| נֹזְלִים), Ezekiel 29:3, 4 (twice in verse); Ezekiel 29:5, 10 + Ezekiel 29:4 MT (but strike out Greek Version of the LXX Co), Ezekiel 30:12.
b. watercourses in general, יְאֹרִים רַחֲבֵי יָדָ֑יִם Isaiah 33:21 (|| נְהָרִים; compare Late Hebrew יְאוֺר, late Aramaic יְאוֺרָא).
3. shafts, made in mining Job 28:10 (בַּצּוּרוֺת).
4. יְאֹר, singular, of Tigris, Daniel 12:5 (twice in verse); Daniel 12:6, 7 (compare Daniel 10:4).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


41:1; 41:1; 41:2; 41:3; 41:18


1:22; 1:22; 2:3; 2:5; 4:9; 7:15; 7:17; 7:18; 7:19; 7:19; 7:20; 7:21; 7:21; 7:24; 8:1; 8:1; 8:5; 8:7; 17:5

2 Kings

19:24; 19:24




78:44; 78:44


7:18; 7:18; 19:6; 19:7; 19:7; 19:8; 19:8; 23:3; 23:10; 33:21; 37:25


46:7; 46:8


29:3; 29:3; 29:3; 29:3; 29:4; 29:4; 29:4; 29:4; 29:5; 29:5; 29:9; 29:9; 29:10; 29:10; 30:12


10:4; 12:5; 12:6; 12:7


8:8; 8:8; 8:8; 8:8; 9:5; 9:5; 9:5





Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H2975 matches the Hebrew יְאֹר (yᵊ'ōr),
which occurs 65 times in 48 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:1 - Now it happened at the end of two full years that Pharaoh had a dream, and behold, he was standing by the Nile H2975.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:2 - And behold, from the Nile H2975 seven cows came up, fine-looking and [fn]fat; and they grazed in the marsh grass.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:3 - Then behold, seven other cows came up after them from the Nile H2975, ugly and [fn]thin, and they stood by the other cows on the bank of the Nile H2975.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:17 - So Pharaoh said to Joseph, “In my dream, there I was, standing on the bank of the Nile H2975;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:18 - and behold, seven cows, [fn]fat and fine-looking came up out of the Nile H2975, and they grazed in the marsh grass.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 1:22 - Then Pharaoh commanded all his people, saying, “Every son who is born, [fn]you are to throw into the Nile H2975, but every daughter, you are to keep alive.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:3 - But when she could no longer hide him, she got him a papyrus [fn]basket and covered it with tar and pitch. Then she put the child in it and set it among the reeds by the bank of the Nile H2975.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:5 - Now the daughter of Pharaoh came down to bathe at the Nile H2975, with her female attendants walking alongside the Nile H2975; and she saw the [fn]basket among the reeds and sent her slave woman, and she brought it to her.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:9 - “But if they will not believe even these two [fn]signs nor pay attention to what you say, then you shall take some water from the Nile H2975 and pour it on the dry ground; and the water which you take from the Nile H2975 will turn into blood on the dry ground.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:15 - “Go to Pharaoh in the morning [fn]just as he is going out to the water, and position yourself to meet him on the bank of the Nile H2975; and you shall take in your hand the staff that was turned into a serpent.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:17 - ‘This is what the LORD says: “By this you shall know that I am the LORD: behold, I am going to strike [fn]the water that is in the Nile H2975 with the staff that is in my hand, and it will be turned into blood.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:18 - “Then the fish that are in the Nile H2975 will die, the Nile H2975 will stink, and the Egyptians will [fn]no longer be able to drink water from the Nile H2975.”’”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:19 - Then the LORD said to Moses, “Say to Aaron, ‘Take your staff and extend your hand over the waters of Egypt, over their rivers, over their [fn]streams H2975, over their pools, and over all their reservoirs of water, so that they may become blood; and there will be blood through all the land of Egypt, both in containers of wood and in containers of stone.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:20 - So Moses and Aaron did just as the LORD had commanded. And he lifted up [fn]the staff and struck the water that was in the Nile H2975 in the sight of Pharaoh and in the sight of his servants; and all the water that was in the Nile H2975 was turned into blood.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:21 - Then the fish that were in the Nile H2975 died, and the Nile H2975 stank, so that the Egyptians could not drink water from the Nile H2975. And the blood was through all the land of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:24 - So all the Egyptians dug around the Nile H2975 for water to drink, because they could not drink from the water of the Nile H2975.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:25 - Seven days [fn]passed after the LORD had struck the Nile H2975.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:3 - “The Nile H2975 will swarm with frogs, which will come up and go into your house, and into your bedroom and on your bed, and into the houses of your servants, and on your people, and into your ovens and kneading bowls.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:5 - [fn]Then the LORD said to Moses, “Say to Aaron, ‘Extend your hand with your staff over the rivers, over the [fn]streams H2975, and over the pools, and make frogs come up on the land of Egypt.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:9 - And Moses said to Pharaoh, “[fn]The honor is yours to tell me: when shall I plead for you and your servants and your people, [fn]that the frogs be destroyed from you and your houses, that they be left only in the Nile H2975?”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:11 - “The frogs will depart from you and your houses, and from your servants and your people; they will be left only in the Nile H2975.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 17:5 - Then the LORD said to Moses, “Pass before the people and take with you some of the elders of Israel; and take in your hand your staff with which you struck the Nile H2975, and go.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 19:24 - “I dug wells and drank foreign waters,
And with the soles of my feet I dried up
All the streams H2975 of Egypt.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:10 - “He carves out channels H2975 through the rocks,
And his eye sees anything precious.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:44 - And turned their rivers H2975 to blood,
And their streams, so that they could not drink.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 7:18 - On that day the LORD will whistle for the fly that is in the [fn]remotest part of the canals H2975 of Egypt and for the bee that is in the land of Assyria.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 19:6 - The [fn]canals will emit a stench,
The [fn]streams H2975 of Egypt will thin out and dry up;
The reeds and rushes will rot away.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 19:7 - The bulrushes by the Nile H2975, by the [fn]edge of the Nile H2975
And all the sown fields by the Nile H2975
Will become dry, be driven away, and be no more.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 19:8 - And the fishermen will grieve,
And all those who cast a [fn]line into the Nile H2975 will mourn,
And those who spread nets on the waters will dwindle away.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 23:3 - And were on many waters.
The grain of the [fn]Nile, the harvest of the River H2975 was her revenue;
And she was the market of nations.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 23:10 - [fn]Overflow your land like the Nile H2975, you daughter of Tarshish,
There is no more [fn]restraint.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:21 - But there the majestic One, the LORD, will be for us
A place of rivers and wide canals H2975
On which no boat with oars will go,
And on which no mighty ship will pass
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 37:25 - ‘I dug wells and drank waters,
And with the sole of my feet I dried up
All the canals H2975 of [fn]Egypt.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 46:7 - Who is this that rises like the Nile H2975,
Like the rivers whose waters surge?
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 46:8 - Egypt rises like the Nile H2975,
And like the rivers whose waters surge;
And He has said, “I will rise and cover that land;
I will destroy the city and its inhabitants.”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 29:3 - “Speak and say, ‘This is what the Lord [fn]GOD says:
“Behold, I am against you, Pharaoh king of Egypt,
The great [fn]monster that lies in the midst of his [fn]canals H2975,
That has said, ‘My Nile H2975 is mine, and I myself have made it.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 29:4 - “I will put hooks in your jaws
And make the fish of your [fn]canals H2975 cling to your scales.
And I will bring you up out of the midst of your [fn]canals H2975,
And all the fish of your [fn]canals H2975 will cling to your scales.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 29:5 - “I will abandon you to the wilderness, you and all the fish of your [fn]canals H2975;
You will fall on the [fn]open field; you will not be brought together or [fn]gathered.
I have given you for food to the animals of the earth and to the birds of the sky.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 29:9 - “The land of Egypt will become a desolation and place of ruins. Then they will know that I am the LORD.
“Because [fn]you said, ‘The Nile H2975 is mine, and I have made it,
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 29:10 - therefore, behold, I am against you and against your [fn]canals H2975, and I will make the land of Egypt an utter waste and desolation, from Migdol to Syene and as far as the border of [fn]Cush.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 30:12 - “Moreover, I will make the Nile H2975 canals H2975 dry
And sell the land into the hands of evil men.
And I will make the land desolate
And [fn]all that is in it,
By the hand of strangers; I the LORD have spoken.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 12:5 - Then I, Daniel, looked, and behold, two others were standing, one on this bank of the stream H2975 and the other on that bank of the stream H2975.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 12:6 - And someone said to the man dressed in linen, who was above the waters of the stream H2975, “How long will it be until the end of these wonders?”
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 12:7 - And I heard the man dressed in linen, who was above the waters of the stream H2975, [fn]as he raised his right hand and his left toward heaven, and swore by Him who lives forever that it would be for a [fn]time, [fn]times, and half a [fn]time; and as soon as [fn]they finish smashing the [fn]power of the holy people, all these events will be completed.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 8:8 - “Because of this will the land not quake,
And everyone who lives in it mourn?
Indeed, all of it will rise up like the Nile H2975,
And it will be tossed about
And subside like the Nile H2975 of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 9:5 - The Lord [fn]GOD of armies,
The One who touches the land so that it quakes,
And all those who live in it mourn,
And all of it rises up like the Nile H2975
And subsides like the Nile H2975 of Egypt;
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 3:8 - Are you better than [fn]No-amon,
Which was situated by the canals H2975 of H2975 the H2975 Nile H2975,
With water surrounding her,
Whose rampart was [fn]the sea,
Whose wall consisted of [fn]the sea?
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 10:11 - “And they will pass through the sea of distress
And He will strike the waves in the sea,
So that all the depths of the Nile H2975 will dry up;
And the pride of Assyria will be brought down,
And the scepter of Egypt will depart.
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