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Lexicon :: Strong's H3021 - yāḡaʿ

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A primitive root
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TWOT Reference: 842

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 - Then they returned to Joshua and said to him, “Do not have all the people go up; have only about two or three thousand men go up and attack Ai; do not trouble H3021 all the people there, for they are few.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 24:13 - ‘And I gave you a land on which you had not labored H3021, and cities which you had not built, and you have lived in them; you are eating of vineyards and olive groves which you did not plant.’
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:10 - He rose up and struck the Philistines until his hand was weary H3021 and [fn]it clung to the sword, and the LORD brought about a great victory that day; and the people returned after him only to plunder the dead.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 9:29 - “I am guilty,
Why then should I struggle H3021 in vain?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 6:6 - I am weary H3021 with my sighing;
Every night I make my bed swim,
I flood my couch with my tears.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:3 - I am weary H3021 with my crying; my throat is parched;
My eyes fail while I wait for my God.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:4 - Do not weary H3021 yourself to gain wealth;
[fn]Stop dwelling on it.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 10:15 - The labor of [fn]a fool makes him so weary H3021 that he does not even know how to go to a city.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 40:28 - Do you not know? Have you not heard?
The Everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth
Does not become weary or tired H3021.
His understanding is unsearchable.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 40:30 - Though youths grow weary and tired H3021,
And vigorous young men stumble badly,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 40:31 - Yet those who [fn]wait for the LORD
Will gain new strength;
They will [fn]mount up with wings like eagles,
They will run and not get H3021 tired H3021,
They will walk and not become weary.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:22 - “Yet you have not called on Me, Jacob;
But you have become H3021 weary H3021 of Me, Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:23 - “You have not brought to Me the sheep of your burnt offerings,
Nor have you honored Me with your sacrifices.
I have not burdened you with [fn]offerings,
Nor wearied H3021 you with incense.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:24 - “You have not bought Me [fn]sweet cane with money,
Nor have you satisfied Me with the fat of your sacrifices;
Rather, you have burdened Me with your sins,
You have wearied H3021 Me with your wrongdoings.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 47:12 - “Persist now in your spells
And in your many sorceries
With which you have labored H3021 from your youth;
Perhaps you will be able to benefit,
Perhaps you may cause trembling.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 47:15 - “So have those become to you with whom you have labored H3021,
Those who have done business with you from your youth;
Each has wandered in his own [fn]way;
There is no one to save you.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 49:4 - But I said, “I have labored H3021 in vain,
I have spent My strength for nothing and futility;
Nevertheless, the justice due to Me is with the LORD,
And My reward is with My God.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 57:10 - “You were tired H3021 out H3021 by the length of your road,
Yet you did not say, ‘It is hopeless!’
You found [fn]renewed strength,
Therefore you did not [fn]faint.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 62:8 - The LORD has sworn by His right hand and by His mighty arm:
“I will never again give your grain as food for your enemies,
Nor will [fn]foreigners drink your new wine for which you have labored H3021.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 65:23 - “They will not labor H3021 in vain,
Or give birth to children for disaster;
For they are the [fn]descendants of those blessed by the LORD,
And their descendants with them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 45:3 - ‘You said, “Oh, woe to me! For the LORD has added grief to my pain; I am weary H3021 with my groaning and have found no rest.”’
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:58 - This is what the LORD of armies says:
“The broad wall of Babylon will be completely demolished,
And her high gates will be set on fire;
So the peoples will labor H3021 for nothing,
And the nations become exhausted only for fire.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:5 - [fn]Our pursuers are at our necks;
We are worn H3021 out H3021, we are given no rest.
Unchecked Copy BoxHab 2:13 - “Is it not indeed from the LORD of armies
That peoples labor H3021 merely for fire,
And nations become weary for nothing?
Unchecked Copy BoxMal 2:17 - You have wearied H3021 the LORD with your words. Yet you say, “How have we wearied H3021 Him?” In that you say, “Everyone who does evil is good in the sight of the LORD, and He delights in them,” or, “Where is the God of justice?”
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