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Lexicon :: Strong's H3176 - yāḥal

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TWOT Reference: 859

Strong’s Definitions

יָחַל yâchal, yaw-chal'; a primitive root; to wait; by implication, to be patient, hope:—(cause to, have, make to) hope, be pained, stay, tarry, trust, wait.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 42x

The KJV translates Strong's H3176 in the following manner: hope (22x), wait (12x), tarry (3x), trust (2x), variant (2x), stayed (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 42x
The KJV translates Strong's H3176 in the following manner: hope (22x), wait (12x), tarry (3x), trust (2x), variant (2x), stayed (1x).
  1. to wait, hope, expect

    1. (Niphal) to wait

    2. (Piel)

      1. to wait, await, tarry

      2. to wait for, hope for

    3. (Hiphil) to wait, tarry, wait for, hope for

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
יָחַל yâchal, yaw-chal'; a primitive root; to wait; by implication, to be patient, hope:—(cause to, have, make to) hope, be pained, stay, tarry, trust, wait.
STRONGS H3176: Abbreviations
† [יָחַל] verb Niph. wait; Pi. await (compare Late Hebrew יִחוּל expectation); —
Niph. Perfect 3rd person feminine singular נוֺחֲלָה Ezekiel 19:5 (yet see below); Imperfect וַיִּיָּ֫חֶל Genesis 8:12 + 1 Samuel 13:18 Kt (see Dr; Qr Hiph. וַיּוֺחֶל); — wait: Genesis 8:12 and he waited yet seven days; so 1 Samuel 13:18 Kt; of Israel under figure of lioness, וַתֵּרֶא כִּי נוֺחֲלָה אָֽבְדָה תִּקְוָתָהּ Ezekiel 19:5 when she saw that her hope tarried, was lost (but dubious; Sm compare Aramaic bdb040303 be weak, whence perhaps sink down; Hi (perhaps after Greek Version of the LXX) כִּי נִדַּח לָהּ that he was thrust away from her; Co plausibly נוֺאֲלָה that she had acted foolishly).
Pi. Perfect 2nd person masculine singular suffix יִחַלְתָּ֑נִי Psalm 119:49; 1st person singular יִחָ֑לְתִּי Psalm 119:48 + 4 times Psalm 119; 3rd person masculine plural יִחֲלוּ Job 29:23; Ezekiel 13:6; יִחֵ֑לּוּ Job 29:21; 1st person plural יִחַלְנוּ Psalm 33:22; Imperfect יְיַחֵל Micah 5:6; אֲיַחֵל Job 6:11 + 3 times; אֲיַחֲלָה Job 30:26; יְיַחֵ֑לוּ Isaiah 42:4; יְיַחֵלוּן Isaiah 51:5; Imperative יַחֵל Psalm 130:7; Psalm 131:3;Participle מְיַחֵל Psalm 69:4; מְיַחֲלִים Psalm 31:25 + 2 times; —
1. wait, tarry for, followed by לְ Micah 5:6 (of rain, || יְקַוֶּה); so Micah 1:12 according to We, who reads יִחֲלָה (Perfect) for חָלָה; absolute wait Job 14:14.
2. wait for = hope for, followed by לְ Isaiah 42:4; Job 29:21, 23; Job 30:25 (|| קִוֵּיתִי), Psalm 31:25 [Psalm 32:24]; Psalm 33:18; Psalm 33:22; Psalm 69:4; Psalm 119:43; Psalm 119:74; Psalm 119:81; Psalm 119:114; Psalm 119:147; Psalm 147:11; followed by ל infinitive לְקַיֵּם דָּבָר ויח׳ Ezekiel 13:6; followed by אֶל Isaiah 51:5; Psalm 130:7; Psalm 131:3; absolute hope, Job 6:11; Job 13:15; Psalm 71:14.
3. causative make to hope Psalm 119:49 (suffix person).
Hiph. Perfect הוֺתַ֫לְתִּי Job 32:11, etc.; וְהוֺחַ֫לְתִּי (consecutive, see Hi De2 Dr§:§ 106, 119r) Job 32:16; Imperfect וַיּ֫וֺחֶל 1 Samuel 13:8 Qr; 2nd person masculine singular תּוֺחֵל 1 Samuel 10:8; אוֺחִיל 2 Kings 6:33; Lamentations 3:21, 24; אוֺתִּ֫ילָה Jeremiah 4:19 Qr (Kt אָחוּלָה), Micah 7:7; אֹחִילָה 2 Samuel 18:14; — wait, tarry, absolute (properly shew a waiting attitude): 1 Samuel 10:8 (followed by עַד בּוֺאִי), 1 Samuel 13:8 (Qr; compare Niph.); 2 Samuel 18:14; Job 32:18; Jeremiah 4:19 (but see חול); wait for, hope for (as Pi.), followed by לְ 2 Kings 6:33; Micah 7:7; Lamentations 3:24; Job 32:11; Psalm 38:16; Psalm 42:6; Psalm 42:12; Psalm 43:5; Psalm 130:5 (|| קִוִּיתִי); absolute hope, Lamentations 3:21.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


8:12; 8:12

1 Samuel

10:8; 10:8; 13:8; 13:8; 13:18; 13:18

2 Samuel

18:14; 18:14

2 Kings

6:33; 6:33


6:11; 6:11; 13:15; 14:14; 29:21; 29:21; 29:23; 29:23; 30:25; 30:26; 32:11; 32:11; 32:16; 32:18


33:18; 33:22; 33:22; 38:16; 42:6; 43:5; 69:4; 69:4; 71:14; 119; 119:43; 119:48; 119:49; 119:49; 119:74; 119:81; 119:114; 119:147; 130:5; 130:7; 130:7; 131:3; 131:3; 147:11


42:4; 42:4; 51:5; 51:5


4:19; 4:19


3:21; 3:21; 3:24; 3:24


13:6; 13:6; 19:5; 19:5


1:12; 5:6; 5:6; 7:7; 7:7

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H3176 matches the Hebrew יָחַל (yāḥal),
which occurs 42 times in 41 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 8:12 - Then he waited H3176 yet another seven days, and sent out the dove; but she did not return to him again.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:8 - “And you shall go down before me to Gilgal; and behold, I will come down to you to offer burnt offerings and sacrifice peace offerings. You shall wait H3176 seven days until I come to you and show you what you should do.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 13:8 - Now he waited H3176 seven days, according to the appointed time set by Samuel, but Samuel did not come to Gilgal; and the people were scattering from him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 18:14 - Then Joab said, “I will not [fn]waste H3176 time H3176 here with you.” So he took three spears in his hand and thrust them through the heart of Absalom while he was yet alive in the [fn]midst of the oak.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 6:33 - While he was still talking with them, behold, the messenger came down to him and he said, “Behold, this evil is from the LORD; why should I wait H3176 for the LORD any longer?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:11 - “What is my strength, that I should wait? H3176
And what is my end, that I should [fn]endure?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 13:15 - “Though He slay me,
I will hope H3176 in Him.
Nevertheless I will argue my ways [fn]before Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:14 - “If a man dies, will he live again?
All the days of my struggle I will wait H3176
Until my change comes.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:21 - “To me they listened and waited, H3176
And kept silent for my counsel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:23 - “They waited H3176 for me as for the rain,
And opened their mouth as for the spring rain.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 30:26 - “When I expected good, then evil came;
When I waited H3176 for light, then darkness came.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:11 - “Behold, I waited H3176 for your words,
I listened to your reasonings,
While you [fn]pondered what to say.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:16 - “Shall I wait, H3176 because they do not speak,
Because they [fn]stop and no longer answer?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 31:24 - Be strong and let your heart take courage,
All you who [fn]hope H3176 in the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 33:18 - Behold, the eye of the LORD is on those who fear Him,
On those who [fn]hope H3176 for His lovingkindness,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 33:22 - Let Your lovingkindness, O LORD, be upon us,
According as we have [fn]hoped H3176 in You.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:15 - For I [fn]hope H3176 in You, O LORD;
You will answer, O Lord my God.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 42:5 - Why are you [fn]in despair, O my soul?
And why have you become disturbed within me?
[fn]Hope H3176 in God, for I shall [fn]again praise [fn]Him
For the [fn]help of His presence.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 42:11 - Why are you [fn]in despair, O my soul?
And why have you become disturbed within me?
[fn]Hope H3176 in God, for I shall yet praise Him,
The [fn]help of my countenance and my God.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 43:5 - Why are you [fn]in despair, O my soul?
And why are you disturbed within me?
[fn]Hope H3176 in God, for I shall [fn]again praise Him,
The [fn]help of my countenance and my God.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:3 - I am weary with my crying; my throat is parched;
My eyes fail while I wait H3176 for my God.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 71:14 - But as for me, I will hope H3176 continually,
And will [fn]praise You yet more and more.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:43 - And do not take the word of truth utterly out of my mouth,
For I [fn]wait H3176 for Your ordinances.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:49 - Zayin.
Remember the word to Your servant,
[fn]In which You have made me hope. H3176
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:74 - May those who [fn]fear You see me and be glad,
Because I [fn]wait H3176 for Your word.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:81 - Kaph.
My soul languishes for Your salvation;
I [fn]wait H3176 for Your word.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:114 - You are my hiding place and my shield;
I [fn]wait H3176 for Your word.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:147 - I [fn]rise before dawn and cry for help;
I [fn]wait H3176 for Your words.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 130:5 - I wait for the LORD, my soul does wait,
And [fn]in His word do I hope. H3176
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 130:7 - O Israel, hope H3176 in the LORD;
For with the LORD there is lovingkindness,
And with Him is abundant redemption.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 131:3 - O Israel, hope H3176 in the LORD
From this time forth and forever.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:11 - The LORD favors those who fear Him,
Those who wait H3176 for His lovingkindness.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:4 - “He will not be disheartened or crushed
Until He has established justice in the earth;
And the coastlands will wait H3176 expectantly H3176 for His [fn]law.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 51:5 - “My righteousness is near, My salvation has gone forth,
And My arms will judge the peoples;
The coastlands will wait for Me,
And for My arm they will wait H3176 expectantly. H3176
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 4:19 - My [fn]soul, my [fn]soul! I am in anguish! [fn]Oh, my heart!
My heart is pounding in me;
I cannot be silent,
Because [fn]you have heard, O my soul,
The sound of the trumpet,
The alarm of war.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:21 - This I recall to my mind,
Therefore I have H3176 hope. H3176
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:24 - “The LORD is my portion,” says my soul,
“Therefore I have H3176 hope H3176 in Him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 13:6 - “They see [fn]falsehood and lying divination who are saying, ‘The LORD declares,’ when the LORD has not sent them; yet they hope H3176 for the fulfillment of their word.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 19:5 - ‘When she saw, as she waited, H3176
That her hope was lost,
She took [fn]another of her cubs
And made him a young lion.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 5:7 - Then the remnant of Jacob
Will be among many peoples
Like dew from the LORD,
Like showers on vegetation
Which do not wait for man
Or delay H3176 for the sons of men.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 7:7 - But as for me, I will watch expectantly for the LORD;
I will wait H3176 for the God of my salvation.
My God will hear me.
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