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Lexicon :: Strong's H3001 - yāḇēš

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Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root
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TWOT Reference: 837

Strong’s Definitions

יָבֵשׁ yâbêsh, yaw-bashe'; a primitive root; to be ashamed, confused or disappointed; also (as failing) to dry up (as water) or wither (as herbage):—be ashamed, clean, be confounded, (make) dry (up), (do) shame(-fully), × utterly, wither (away).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 78x

The KJV translates Strong's H3001 in the following manner: dry up (27x), withered (22x), confounded (9x), ashamed (7x), dry (7x), wither away (2x), clean (1x), shamed (1x), shamefully (1x), utterly (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 78x
The KJV translates Strong's H3001 in the following manner: dry up (27x), withered (22x), confounded (9x), ashamed (7x), dry (7x), wither away (2x), clean (1x), shamed (1x), shamefully (1x), utterly (1x).
  1. to make dry, wither, be dry, become dry, be dried up, be withered

    1. (Qal)

      1. to be dry, be dried up, be without moisture

      2. to be dried up

    2. (Piel) to make dry, dry up

    3. (Hiphil)

      1. to dry up, make dry

        1. to dry up (water)

        2. to make dry, wither

        3. to exhibit dryness

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
יָבֵשׁ yâbêsh, yaw-bashe'; a primitive root; to be ashamed, confused or disappointed; also (as failing) to dry up (as water) or wither (as herbage):—be ashamed, clean, be confounded, (make) dry (up), (do) shame(-fully), × utterly, wither (away).
STRONGS H3001: Abbreviations
† I. יָבֵשׁ verb be dry, dried up, withered (Late Hebrew id. (rare), Targum יְבֵישׁ, chiefly Pa. Ithp., Syriac bdb038602; Sabean, Palmyrene derivatives; Arabic bdb038603; Ethiopic bdb038604) —
Qal Perfect 3rd person masculine singular יָבֵשׁ Joshua 9:5 + 8 times; וְיָבֵשׁ consecutive Isaiah 19:5+ 4 times; 3rd person feminine singular יָֽֽֽבְשָׁה Genesis 8:14; 3rd person plural יָֽֽֽבְשׁוּ Jeremiah 23:10 + 2 times; יָבֵ֑שׁוּ Jeremiah 50:38 + 2 times; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יִבַשׁ Isaiah 19:7; יִיבָ֑שׁ Jeremiah 12:4; Job 8:12; וַיִּיבַשׁ 1 Kings 17:7; וַיִּיבָ֑שׁ Jonah 4:7; 3rd person feminine singular תִּיבַשׁ Ezekiel 17:10; תִּיבָ֑שׁ Ezekiel 17:10 + 3 times, etc.; Infinitive construct (בִּ)יבשׁ Isaiah 27:11; יְבשֶׁת Genesis 8:7; absolute יָבוֺשׁ Zechariah 11:17; יָבשׁ Eccl 17:10; —
1. be dry, dried up without moisture:
a. of bread Joshua 9:5, 12 (JE).
b. of ground lacking rain Amos 4:7, compare Amos 1:2 (of Carmel at utterance of י׳'s voice), Jeremiah 23:10.
c. of earth after the flood Genesis 8:14 (P), compare חָרֵב
d. of grass, herbage, trees and crops (already implied in b. = wither Isaiah 15:6; Isaiah 19:7; Isaiah 27:11; Jeremiah 12:4; Job 8:12; Joel 1:12; Jonah 4:7; in simile of shortness of life Psalm 90:6; Psalm 102:12; Psalm 129:6, see also Isaiah 40:7, 8 (in these two || נָבֵל); of heart under figure of grass Psalm 102:5; of Judah under figure of vine Ezekiel 17:9 (twice in verse); Ezekiel 17:10 (3 times in verse), compare Ezekiel 19:12; of princes under figure of tree Isaiah 40:24; of roots of Ephraim under figure of tree Hosea 9:16, so of roots of wicked Job 18:16.
e. of hand, arm, dry up, wither, as judgment from י׳, 1 Kings 13:4; Zechariah 11:17 (twice in verse); in distress יָבֵשׁ כַּחֶרֶשׁ כֹּחִי Psalm 22:16 my strength is dried up like the potsherd; of skin Lamentations 4:8, and (figurative) of bones Ezekiel 37:11.
Pi. make dry, dry up, only Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular suffix וַיַּבְּשֵׁהוּ Nahum 1:4 and hath made it dry (י׳, the sea); 3rd person feminine singular תְּיַבֵּשׁ Job 15:30 the flame shall dry up his branches (figurative of wicked); figurative תְּיַבֶּשׁנָּֿ֑רֶם Proverbs 17:22 a broken spirit maketh dry (the) bones.
Hiph. Perfect 3rd person masculine singular הוֺבִישׁ Joshua 2:10 + 3 times + Joel 1:10 (see below); חֹבִישׁ Ezekiel 19:12 + 2 times Joel (see below); 3rd person feminine singular הוֺבִישָׁה Joel 1:12 (see below); 2nd person masculine singular הוֺבַשְׁתָּ Psalm 74:15; 1st person singular הוֺבַשְׁתִּי Ezekiel 17:24; וְהוֺבַשְׁתִּ֫י Jeremiah 51:36; 3rd person plural וְהֹבִישׁוּ consecutive Zechariah 10:11; Imperfect 1st person singular אוֺבִישׁ Isaiah 42:15 (twice in verse); Isaiah 44:27; — dry up, make dry:
1. dry up water, י׳ subject, Joshua 2:10; Joshua 4:23 (twice in verse); Joshua 5:1 (all D), Jeremiah 51:36 (|| הֶחֱרִיב), Isaiah 42:15; Isaiah 44:27 (חֳרָבִי in || clause), Psalm 74:15.
2. make dry, wither: herbage, trees, crops, etc., of י׳, Isaiah 42:15 (|| החריב); object Babylon under figure of tree Ezekiel 17:24; of east wind's drying up Judah's fruit Ezekiel 19:12.
3. exhibit dryness: of river-deeps laid bare Zechariah 10:11. — In like manner might be taken Joel 1:10, 12 (twice in verse); Joel 1:17, if from יבשׁ; but the sense would be difficult, especially in Joel 1:10; Joel 1:12, and הֹבִישׁוּ Joel 1:11 must be from בּוֺשׁ, to which all these cases in Joel may be consistently assigned; see בּוֺשׁ.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


8:7; 8:7; 8:14; 8:14


2:10; 2:10; 4:23; 5:1; 9:5; 9:5; 9:12

1 Kings

13:4; 17:7; 17:7


8:12; 8:12; 12:15; 14:11; 15:30; 18:16


22:16; 74:15; 74:15; 90:6; 102:5; 102:12; 129:6




15:6; 19:5; 19:5; 19:7; 19:7; 27:11; 27:11; 40:7; 40:8; 40:24; 42:15; 42:15; 42:15; 44:27; 44:27


12:4; 12:4; 23:10; 23:10; 50:38; 50:38; 51:36; 51:36




17:9; 17:10; 17:10; 17:10; 17:24; 17:24; 19:12; 19:12; 19:12; 37:11




1:10; 1:10; 1:10; 1:11; 1:12; 1:12; 1:12; 1:12; 1:17; 1:20


1:2; 4:7


4:7; 4:7




10:11; 10:11; 11:17; 11:17

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H3001 matches the Hebrew יָבֵשׁ (yāḇēš),
which occurs 73 times in 62 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Gen 8:7–Hos 2:5)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 8:7 - and he sent out a raven, and it [fn]flew here and there until the water was dried H3001 up [fn]from the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 8:14 - In the second month, on the twenty-seventh day of the month, the earth was dry. H3001
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 2:10 - “For we have heard how the LORD dried H3001 up the water of the [fn]Red Sea before you when you came out of Egypt, and what you did to the two kings of the Amorites who were beyond the Jordan, to Sihon and Og, whom you [fn]utterly destroyed.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 4:23 - “For the LORD your God dried H3001 up the waters of the Jordan before you until you had crossed, just as the LORD your God had done to the [fn]Red Sea, which He dried H3001 up before us until we had crossed;
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 5:1 - Now it came about when all the kings of the Amorites who were beyond the Jordan to the west, and all the kings of the Canaanites who were by the sea, heard how the LORD had dried H3001 up the waters of the Jordan before the sons of Israel until [fn]they had crossed, that their hearts melted, and there was no spirit in them any longer because of the sons of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 9:5 - and worn-out and patched sandals on their feet, and worn-out clothes on themselves; and all the bread of their provision was dry H3001 and had become crumbled.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 9:12 - “This our bread was warm when we took it for our provisions out of our houses on the day that we left to come to you; but now behold, it is dry H3001 and has become crumbled.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 19:5 - Then Joab came into the house to the king and said, “Today you have covered with shame the faces of all your servants, who today have saved your life and the lives of your sons and daughters, the lives of your wives, and the lives of your concubines,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:4 - Now when the king heard the saying of the man of God, which he cried against the altar in Bethel, Jeroboam stretched out his hand from the altar, saying, “Seize him.” But his hand which he stretched out against him dried H3001 up, so that he could not draw it back to himself.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 17:7 - It happened after a while that the brook dried H3001 up, because there was no rain in the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:12 - “While it is still green and not cut down,
Yet it withers H3001 before any other [fn]plant.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:15 - “Behold, He restrains the waters, and they dry H3001 up;
And He sends them out, and they [fn]inundate the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:11 - As water [fn]evaporates from the sea,
And a river becomes parched and dried H3001 up,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:30 - “He will not [fn]escape from darkness;
The flame will wither H3001 his shoots,
And by the breath of His mouth he will go away.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:16 - “His roots are dried H3001 below,
And his branch is cut off above.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:15 - My strength is dried H3001 up like a potsherd,
And my tongue cleaves to my jaws;
And You lay me [fn]in the dust of death.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 74:15 - [fn]You broke open springs and torrents;
[fn]You dried H3001 up ever-flowing streams.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 90:6 - In the morning it flourishes and [fn]sprouts anew;
Toward evening it fades and withers H3001 away.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:4 - My heart has been smitten like [fn]grass and has withered H3001 away,
Indeed, I forget to eat my bread.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:11 - My days are like a [fn]lengthened shadow,
And [fn]I wither H3001 away like [fn]grass.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 129:6 - Let them be like grass upon the housetops,
Which withers H3001 before it [fn]grows up;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:22 - A joyful heart [fn]is good medicine,
But a broken spirit dries H3001 up the bones.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 15:6 - For the waters of Nimrim are [fn]desolate.
Surely the grass is withered, H3001 the tender grass [fn]died out,
There is no green thing.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 19:5 - The waters from the sea will dry up,
And the river will be parched and dry. H3001
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 19:7 - The bulrushes by the Nile, by the [fn]edge of the Nile
And all the sown fields by the Nile
Will become H3001 dry, H3001 be driven away, and be no more.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 27:11 - When its limbs are dry, H3001 they are broken off;
Women come and make a fire with them,
For they are not a people of discernment,
Therefore their Maker will not have compassion on them.
And their Creator will not be gracious to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 40:7 - The grass withers, H3001 the flower fades,
[fn]When the breath of the LORD blows upon it;
Surely the people are grass.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 40:8 - The grass withers, H3001 the flower fades,
But the word of our God stands forever.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 40:24 - [fn]Scarcely have they been planted,
[fn]Scarcely have they been sown,
[fn]Scarcely has their stock taken root in the earth,
But He merely blows on them, and they wither, H3001
And the storm carries them away like stubble.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:15 - “I will lay waste the mountains and hills
And wither H3001 all their vegetation;
I will make the rivers into coastlands
And dry H3001 up the ponds.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:27 - It is I who says to the depth of the sea, ‘Be dried up!’
And I will make H3001 your rivers dry. H3001
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 6:15 - “Were they ashamed because of the abomination they have done?
They were not even ashamed at all;
They did not even know how to blush.
Therefore they shall fall among those who fall;
At the time that I punish them,
They shall be cast down,” says the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 8:12 - “Were they ashamed because of the abomination they had done?
They certainly were not ashamed,
And they did not know how to blush;
Therefore they shall fall among those who fall;
At the time of their punishment they shall be brought down,”
Says the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 10:14 - Every man is stupid, devoid of knowledge;
Every goldsmith is put to shame by his [fn]idols;
For his molten images are deceitful,
And there is no breath in them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 12:4 - How long is the land to mourn
And the vegetation of the countryside to wither? H3001
For the wickedness of those who dwell in it,
Animals and birds have been snatched away,
Because men have said, “He will not see our latter ending.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 23:10 - For the land is full of adulterers;
For the land mourns because of the curse.
The pastures of the wilderness have dried H3001 up.
Their course also is evil
And their might is not right.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 46:24 - “The daughter of Egypt has been put to shame,
Given over to the [fn]power of the people of the north.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 48:1 - Concerning Moab. Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel,
“Woe to Nebo, for it has been destroyed;
Kiriathaim has been put to shame, it has been captured;
The lofty stronghold has been put to shame and [fn]shattered.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 48:20 - “Moab has been put to shame, for it has been [fn]shattered.
Wail and cry out;
Declare by the Arnon
That Moab has been destroyed.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 50:2 - “Declare and proclaim among the nations.
Proclaim it and lift up a standard.
Do not conceal it but say,
‘Babylon has been captured,
Bel has been put to shame, [fn]Marduk has been [fn]shattered;
Her images have been put to shame, her idols have been shattered.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 50:38 - “A [fn]drought on her waters, and they will be dried H3001 up!
For it is a land of idols,
And they are mad over fearsome idols.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:17 - All mankind is stupid, devoid of knowledge;
Every goldsmith is put to shame by his [fn]idols,
For his molten images are deceitful,
And there is no breath in them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:36 - Therefore thus says the LORD,
“Behold, I am going to plead your case
And exact full vengeance for you;
And I will dry up her [fn]sea
And make H3001 her fountain dry. H3001
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 4:8 - Their appearance is blacker than soot,
They are not recognized in the streets;
Their skin is shriveled on their bones,
It is withered, H3001 it has become like wood.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 17:9 - “Say, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD, “Will it thrive? Will he not pull up its roots and cut off its fruit, so that it withers H3001—so that all its sprouting leaves wither? H3001 And neither by great [fn]strength nor by many people can it be raised from its roots again.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 17:10 - “Behold, though it is planted, will it thrive? Will it not completely H3001 wither H3001 as soon as the east wind strikes it—wither H3001 on the beds where it grew?”’”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 17:24 - “All the trees of the field will know that I am the LORD; I bring down the high tree, exalt the low tree, dry up the green tree and make the dry H3001 tree flourish. I am the LORD; I have spoken, and I will perform it.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 19:12 - ‘But it was plucked up in fury;
It was cast down to the ground;
And the east wind dried H3001 up its fruit.
Its [fn]strong branch [fn]was torn off
So that [fn]it withered; H3001
The fire consumed it.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 37:11 - Then He said to me, “Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel; behold, they say, ‘Our bones are dried H3001 up and our hope has perished. We are [fn]completely cut off.’
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:5 - “For their mother has played the harlot;
She who conceived them has acted shamefully.
For she said, ‘I will go after my lovers,
Who give me my bread and my water,
My wool and my flax, my oil and my drink.’

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