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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 - When they returned, they told Joshua, “There’s no need for all of us to go up there; it won’t take more than two or three thousand men to attack Ai. Since there are so few of them, don’t make all our people struggle to go up there.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 24:13 - I gave you land you had not worked on, and I gave you towns you did not build—the towns where you are now living. I gave you vineyards and olive groves for food, though you did not plant them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:10 - He killed Philistines until his hand was too tired to lift his sword, and the LORD gave him a great victory that day. The rest of the army did not return until it was time to collect the plunder!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 9:29 - Whatever happens, I will be found guilty.
So what’s the use of trying?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 6:6 - I am worn out from sobbing.
All night I flood my bed with weeping,
drenching it with my tears.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:3 - I am exhausted from crying for help;
my throat is parched.
My eyes are swollen with weeping,
waiting for my God to help me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:4 - Don’t wear yourself out trying to get rich.
Be wise enough to know when to quit.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 10:15 - Fools are so exhausted by a little work
that they can’t even find their way home.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 40:28 - Have you never heard?
Have you never understood?
The LORD is the everlasting God,
the Creator of all the earth.
He never grows weak or weary.
No one can measure the depths of his understanding.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 40:30 - Even youths will become weak and tired,
and young men will fall in exhaustion.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 40:31 - But those who trust in the LORD will find new strength.
They will soar high on wings like eagles.
They will run and not grow weary.
They will walk and not faint.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:22 - “But, dear family of Jacob, you refuse to ask for my help.
You have grown tired of me, O Israel!
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:23 - You have not brought me sheep or goats for burnt offerings.
You have not honored me with sacrifices,
though I have not burdened and wearied you
with requests for grain offerings and frankincense.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:24 - You have not brought me fragrant calamus
or pleased me with the fat from sacrifices.
Instead, you have burdened me with your sins
and wearied me with your faults.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 47:12 - “Now use your magical charms!
Use the spells you have worked at all these years!
Maybe they will do you some good.
Maybe they can make someone afraid of you.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 47:15 - And all your friends,
those with whom you’ve done business since childhood,
will go their own ways,
turning a deaf ear to your cries.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 49:4 - I replied, “But my work seems so useless!
I have spent my strength for nothing and to no purpose.
Yet I leave it all in the LORD’s hand;
I will trust God for my reward.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 57:10 - You grew weary in your search,
but you never gave up.
Desire gave you renewed strength,
and you did not grow weary.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 62:8 - The LORD has sworn to Jerusalem by his own strength:
“I will never again hand you over to your enemies.
Never again will foreign warriors come
and take away your grain and new wine.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 65:23 - They will not work in vain,
and their children will not be doomed to misfortune.
For they are people blessed by the LORD,
and their children, too, will be blessed.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 45:3 - You have said, ‘I am overwhelmed with trouble! Haven’t I had enough pain already? And now the LORD has added more! I am worn out from sighing and can find no rest.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:58 - This is what the LORD of Heaven’s Armies says:
“The thick walls of Babylon will be leveled to the ground,
and her massive gates will be burned.
The builders from many lands have worked in vain,
for their work will be destroyed by fire!”
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:5 - Those who pursue us are at our heels;
we are exhausted but are given no rest.
Unchecked Copy BoxHab 2:13 - Has not the LORD of Heaven’s Armies promised
that the wealth of nations will turn to ashes?
They work so hard,
but all in vain!
Unchecked Copy BoxMal 2:17 - You have wearied the LORD with your words.
“How have we wearied him?” you ask.
You have wearied him by saying that all who do evil are good in the LORD’s sight, and he is pleased with them. You have wearied him by asking, “Where is the God of justice?”
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