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Lexicon :: Strong's H3021 - yāḡaʿ

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A primitive root
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Strong’s Definitions

יָגַע yâgaʻ, yaw-gah'; a primitive root; properly, to gasp; hence, to be exhausted, to tire, to toil:—faint, (make to) labour, (be) weary.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 26x

The KJV translates Strong's H3021 in the following manner: weary (13x), labour (12x), fainted (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 26x
The KJV translates Strong's H3021 in the following manner: weary (13x), labour (12x), fainted (1x).
  1. to toil, labour, grow weary, be weary

    1. (Qal)

      1. to toil, labour

      2. to grow weary, be weary

    2. (Piel) to weary, make weary, cause to go toilsomely

    3. (Hiphil) to make to toil, make weary, cause to be weary

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
יָגַע yâgaʻ, yaw-gah'; a primitive root; properly, to gasp; hence, to be exhausted, to tire, to toil:—faint, (make to) labour, (be) weary.
STRONGS H3021: Abbreviations
† [יָגֵעַ יָגַע] verb toil, grow or be weary (Late Hebrew id.; Assyrian êgû, grow weary DlPr 140; Arabic bdb038801 have pain, suffer) —
Qal Perfect יָגְָֽעָה 2 Samuel 23:10; יָגַעְתָּ Joshua 24:13; Isaiah 43:22 יָ֫גַעַתְּ Isaiah 47:12 + 2 times; יָנָ֑עַתְּ Isaiah 47:15; יָגַ֫עְתִּי Psalm 6:7 + 3 times יָגַ֫עְנוּ Lamentations 5:5; Imperfect יִינָ֑ע Isaiah 40:28; 2nd person masculine singular תִּיגַע Proverbs 23:4; אִיגָ֑ע Job 9:29; יִיגְעוּ Habakkuk 2:13; יִגְָֽעוּ Jeremiah 51:58; Isaiah 65:23; יִיגָ֑עוּ Isaiah 40:31; יִגָ֑עוּ Isaiah 40:30: —
1. toil, labour for (בְּ), Joshua 24:13 (D), Isaiah 62:8; followed by accusative (אשׁר) Isaiah 47:15; followed by בְּ instrumental Isaiah 47:12; absolute Isaiah 49:4 (לְרִיק, || וְהֶבֶל כֹּחִי כִלֵּיתִי), compare Isaiah 65:23; Jeremiah 51:58 (|| יעף), Habakkuk 2:13 (||), Lamentations 5:5 (|| לֹאהֿוּנַּתלָֿ֑נוּ), Job 9:29 followed by below Proverbs 23:4
2. grow or be weary, from toil, exertion, endurance, 2 Samuel 23:10 (omitted by accident in || 1 Chronicles 11:13 see Dr); weary of, followed by בְּ, Psalm 6:7; Psalm 69:4; Isaiah 43:22; Isaiah 57:10; Jeremiah 45:3; absolute Isaiah 40:28, 30, 31 (in all || יעף).
Pi. Imperfect 3rd person feminine singular suffix 3rd person masculine singular תְּיַגְּעֶנּוּ Ecclesiastes 10:15 weary, make weary, subject עֲמַל הכסילים; 2nd person masculine singular תְּיַגַּע cause to go toilsomely Joshua 7:3, followed by accusative.
Hiph. Perfect 2nd person masculine singular suffix הוֺגַעְתַּנִי Isaiah 43:24; הוֺגַעְתִּיךָ Isaiah 43:23; plural הוֺגַעְתֶּם Malachi 2:17; הוֺגָ֑עְנוּ Malachi 2:17; — make to toil (always with בְּ instrumental), with accusative of person make to toil, weary Isaiah 43:23 (|| העביד), object י׳ Isaiah 43:24 (weary, figurative), and so Malachi 2:17 (twice in verse).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


7:3; 24:13; 24:13

2 Samuel

23:10; 23:10

1 Chronicles



9:29; 9:29


6:7; 6:7; 69:4


23:4; 23:4




40:28; 40:28; 40:30; 40:30; 40:31; 40:31; 43:22; 43:22; 43:23; 43:23; 43:24; 43:24; 47:12; 47:12; 47:15; 47:15; 49:4; 57:10; 62:8; 65:23; 65:23


45:3; 51:58; 51:58


5:5; 5:5


2:13; 2:13


2:17; 2:17; 2:17

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H3021 matches the Hebrew יָגַע (yāḡaʿ),
which occurs 26 times in 25 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 7:3 - And they returned to Joshua, and said unto him, Let not all the people go up; but let about two or three thousand men go up and smite Ai; and make not all the people to labour H3021 thither; for they are but few.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 24:13 - And I have given you a land for which ye did not labour, H3021 and cities which ye built not, and ye dwell in them; of the vineyards and oliveyards which ye planted not do ye eat.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:10 - He arose, and smote the Philistines until his hand was weary, H3021 and his hand clave unto the sword: and the LORD wrought a great victory that day; and the people returned after him only to spoil.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 9:29 - If I be wicked, why then labour H3021 I in vain?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 6:6 - I am weary H3021 with my groaning; all the night make I my bed to swim; I water my couch with my tears.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:3 - I am weary H3021 of my crying: my throat is dried: mine eyes fail while I wait for my God.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:4 - Labour H3021 not to be rich: cease from thine own wisdom.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 10:15 - The labour of the foolish wearieth H3021 every one of them, because he knoweth not how to go to the city.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 40:28 - Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? H3021 there is no searching of his understanding.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 40:30 - Even the youths shall faint and be weary, H3021 and the young men shall utterly fall:
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 40:31 - But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; H3021 and they shall walk, and not faint.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:22 - But thou hast not called upon me, O Jacob; but thou hast been weary H3021 of me, O Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:23 - Thou hast not brought me the small cattle of thy burnt offerings; neither hast thou honoured me with thy sacrifices. I have not caused thee to serve with an offering, nor wearied H3021 thee with incense.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:24 - Thou hast bought me no sweet cane with money, neither hast thou filled me with the fat of thy sacrifices: but thou hast made me to serve with thy sins, thou hast wearied H3021 me with thine iniquities.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 47:12 - Stand now with thine enchantments, and with the multitude of thy sorceries, wherein thou hast laboured H3021 from thy youth; if so be thou shalt be able to profit, if so be thou mayest prevail.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 47:15 - Thus shall they be unto thee with whom thou hast laboured, H3021 even thy merchants, from thy youth: they shall wander every one to his quarter; none shall save thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 49:4 - Then I said, I have laboured H3021 in vain, I have spent my strength for nought, and in vain: yet surely my judgment is with the LORD, and my work with my God.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 57:10 - Thou art wearied H3021 in the greatness of thy way; yet saidst thou not, There is no hope: thou hast found the life of thine hand; therefore thou wast not grieved.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 62:8 - The LORD hath sworn by his right hand, and by the arm of his strength, Surely I will no more give thy corn to be meat for thine enemies; and the sons of the stranger shall not drink thy wine, for the which thou hast laboured: H3021
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 65:23 - They shall not labour H3021 in vain, nor bring forth for trouble; for they are the seed of the blessed of the LORD, and their offspring with them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 45:3 - Thou didst say, Woe is me now! for the LORD hath added grief to my sorrow; I fainted H3021 in my sighing, and I find no rest.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:58 - Thus saith the LORD of hosts; The broad walls of Babylon shall be utterly broken, and her high gates shall be burned with fire; and the people shall labour H3021 in vain, and the folk in the fire, and they shall be weary.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:5 - Our necks are under persecution: we labour, H3021 and have no rest.
Unchecked Copy BoxHab 2:13 - Behold, is it not of the LORD of hosts that the people shall labour H3021 in the very fire, and the people shall weary themselves for very vanity?
Unchecked Copy BoxMal 2:17 - Ye have wearied H3021 the LORD with your words. Yet ye say, Wherein have we wearied H3021 him? When ye say, Every one that doeth evil is good in the sight of the LORD, and he delighteth in them; or, Where is the God of judgment?
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