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Lexicon :: Strong's H335 - 'ay

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Part of Speech
interrogative adverb
Root Word (Etymology)
Perhaps from אַיִן (H370)
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 75

Strong’s Definitions

אַי ʼay, ah'ee; perhaps from H370; where? hence how?:—how, what, whence, where, whether, which (way).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 16x

The KJV translates Strong's H335 in the following manner: where, what, whence.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 16x
The KJV translates Strong's H335 in the following manner: where, what, whence.
  1. where?, whence?

  2. which?, how? (in prefix with other adverb)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
אַי ʼay, ah'ee; perhaps from H370; where? hence how?:—how, what, whence, where, whether, which (way).
STRONGS H335: Abbreviations
[אַי] (أَىًّ, አይ፡ in Syriac in compounds as NfkyAf how ? WSG 120-2; compare Assyrian aiu, who? what?).
† 1. interrogative adverb where?
a. so with suffix אַיֶּ֫כָּה [a verbal form, see Sta§ 355 b. 3] Genesis 3:9; אַיּוֺ Exodus 2:20, poetry where is he? = he is nowhere Job 14:10; Job 20:7 (Jeremiah 37:19 read Qr אַיֵּה); אַיָּם Nahum 3:17 (in indirect question) and the place thereof is not known, אַיָּם where they are. Idiomatically, with the suffix anticipating the noun to which it refers (Ew§ 309 c, compare DrSm. i. 21, 14) 2 Kings 19:13 אַיּוֺ מֶלֶח־חֲמָת where is he, the king of Hamath? (|| Isaiah 37:13 אַיֵּה) Isaiah 19:12; Micah 7:10. When used alone, or with other adverbs (see below), it is contracted to אֵי Genesis 4:9; Deuteronomy 32:37; 1 Samuel 26:16; Proverbs 31:4 Qr. (The more usual form is אַיֵּה.)
b. strengthened by the enclitic זֶה (see זֶה, 4 אֵי־זֶה 15 where, then ? (never of a person, except Esther 7:5 (late), & only once 1 Kings 22:24 [but see 2 Chronicles 18:23] with a verb) Isaiah 50:1; Isaiah 66:1 (twice in verse); Jeremiah 6:16, in indirect question 1 Samuel 9:18; in the phrase ⬩⬩⬩אֵי־זֶה הַדֶּרֶח where is the way (that)... ? † 1 Kings 13:12; 2 Kings 3:8; 2 Chronicles 18:23; Job 38:19a Job 38:24.
2. prefixed to other adverbs or pronouns, אֵי imparts to them an interrogative force: thus
a. אֵי־זֶה which (of two or more)? only Ecclesiastes 2:3; Ecclesiastes 11:6 (late), in indirect question
b.אֵי־מִזֶּה whence ? (מִזֶּה = hence; see below זֶה) Genesis 16:8 אֵי־מִזֶּה בָאתְ 1 Samuel 30:13; 2 Samuel 1:3, 13; Job 2:2; in indirect question Judges 13:6; 1 Samuel 25:11; with substantive annexed 2 Samuel 15:2 אֵי־מִזֶּה עִיר אַתָּה literally whence, as regards city, art thou ? Jonah 1:8.
c.אֵי־לָזֹאת Jeremiah 5:7 upon what ground ? (Vulgate super quo? how? With other adverbs, אֵי coalesces into one word, see אֵיכָה, אֵיכָכָה, אֵיפֹה.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


3:9; 4:9; 16:8







1 Samuel

9:18; 25:11; 26:16; 30:13

2 Samuel

1:3; 1:13; 15:2

1 Kings

13:12; 22:24

2 Kings

3:8; 19:13

2 Chronicles

18:23; 18:23




2:2; 14:10; 20:7; 38:19; 38:24




2:3; 11:6


19:12; 37:13; 50:1; 66:1


5:7; 6:16; 37:19







Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H335 matches the Hebrew אַי ('ay),
which occurs 38 times in 36 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:9 - Then the LORD God called to the man, and said to him, “Where H335 are you?”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:9 - Then the LORD said to Cain, “Where H335 is Abel your brother?” And he said, “I do not know. Am I my brother’s keeper?”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 16:8 - He said, “Hagar, Sarai’s slave woman, from where H335 have you come, and where are you going?” And she said, “I am fleeing from the presence of my mistress Sarai.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:37 - “And He will say, ‘Where H335 are their gods,
The rock in which they took refuge?
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 13:6 - Then the woman came and told her husband, saying, “A man of God came to me, and his appearance was like the appearance of the angel of God, very awesome. So I did not ask him where H335 he came from, nor did he tell me his name.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:18 - Then Saul approached Samuel at the gateway and said, “Please tell me where H335 the seer’s house is.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:11 - “Shall I then take my bread and my water and my meat that I have slaughtered for my shearers, and give it to men [fn]whose origin H335 I do not know?”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 26:16 - “This thing that you have done is not good. As the LORD lives, all of you undoubtedly [fn]must die, because you did not guard your lord, the LORD’S anointed. And now, see where H335 the king’s spear is and the jug of water that was at his head!”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:13 - Then David said to him, “To whom do you belong? And where H335 are you from?” And he said, “I am a young man of Egypt, a servant of an Amalekite; and my master abandoned me when I became sick three days ago.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:3 - Then David said to him, “From where H335 do you come?” And he said to him, “I have escaped from the camp of Israel.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:13 - Then David said to the young man who informed him, “Where H335 are you from?” And he [fn]answered, “I am the son of a stranger, an Amalekite.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 15:2 - And Absalom used to rise early and stand beside the road to the gate; and when any man who had a lawsuit was to come before the king for judgment, Absalom would call out to him and say, “From what H335 city are you?” And he would say, “Your servant is from one of the tribes of Israel.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:12 - And their father said to them, “[fn]Which H335 way did he go?” Now his sons [fn]had seen the way that the man of God who came from Judah had gone.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 22:24 - Then Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah approached and struck Micaiah on the cheek; and he said, “How H335 did the Spirit of the LORD pass from me to speak to you?”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 3:8 - Then he said, “Which H335 way shall we go up?” And he [fn]answered, “The way of the wilderness of Edom.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 19:13 - ‘Where H335 is the king of Hamath, the king of Arpad, the king of the city of Sepharvaim, and of Hena and Ivvah?’”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 18:23 - Then Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah approached and struck Micaiah on the cheek; and he said, “[fn]How H335 did the Spirit of the LORD pass from me to speak to you?”
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 7:5 - Then King Ahasuerus [fn]asked Queen Esther, “Who is he, and where H335 is he, [fn]who would presume to do such a thing?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 2:2 - The LORD said to Satan, “Where H335 have you come from?” Then Satan answered the LORD and said, “From roaming about on the earth and walking around on it.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:7 - He perishes forever like his refuse;
Those who have seen him will say, ‘Where H335 is he?’
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:12 - “But where can wisdom be found?
And where H335 is the place of understanding?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:20 - “Where then does wisdom come from?
And where H335 is this place of understanding?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 35:10 - “But no one says, ‘Where is God my Maker,
Who gives songs in the night,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:19 - “Where H335 is the way to the dwelling of light?
And darkness, where H335 is its place,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:24 - “Where H335 is the way that the light is divided,
And the east wind scattered on the earth?
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 31:4 - It is not for kings, Lemuel,
It is not for kings to drink wine,
Or for rulers to desire intoxicating drink,
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 2:3 - I explored with my [fn]mind how to refresh my body with wine while my [fn]mind was guiding me wisely; and how to seize foolishness, until I could see what H335 good there is for the sons of mankind [fn]to do under heaven for the few [fn]years of their lives.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 11:6 - Sow your seed in the morning and do not [fn]be idle in the evening, for you do not know whether H335 [fn]one or the other will succeed, or whether both of them alike will be good.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 19:12 - Well then, where H335 are your wise men?
Please let them tell you,
And let them [fn]understand what the LORD of armies
Has planned against Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 50:1 - This is what the LORD says:
“Where H335 is the certificate of divorce
By which I have sent your mother away?
Or to whom of My creditors did I sell you?
Behold, you were sold for your wrongdoings,
And for your wrongful acts your mother was sent away.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 66:1 - This is what the LORD says:
“Heaven is My throne and the earth is the footstool for My feet.
Where H335 then is a house you could build for Me?
And where H335 is a place that [fn]I may rest?
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 5:7 - “Why H335 should I forgive you?
Your sons have forsaken Me
And sworn by those who are not gods.
When I had fed them to the full,
They committed adultery
And stayed at the prostitute’s house.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 6:16 - This is what the LORD says:
“Stand by the ways and see and ask for the ancient paths,
Where H335 the good way is, and walk in it;
Then you will find a resting place for your souls.
But they said, ‘We will not walk in it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 37:19 - “And where are your prophets who prophesied to you, saying, ‘The king of Babylon will not come against you or against this land’?
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 1:8 - Then they said to him, “Tell us, now! On whose account has this catastrophe struck us? What is your occupation, and where do you come from? What is your country, and from what H335 people are you?”
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 3:17 - Your courtiers are like the migratory locust.
Your officials are like a swarm of locusts
Settling in the stone shelters on a cold day.
The sun rises and they flee,
And the place where H335 they are is not known.
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