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Lexicon :: Strong's H3374 - yir'â

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Part of Speech
feminine noun
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TWOT Reference: 907b

Strong’s Definitions

יִרְאָה yirʼâh, yir-aw'; feminine of H3373; fear (also used as infinitive); morally, reverence:—× dreadful, × exceedingly, fear(-fulness).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 45x

The KJV translates Strong's H3374 in the following manner: fear (41x), exceedingly (with H1419) (2x), dreadful (1x), fearfulness (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 45x
The KJV translates Strong's H3374 in the following manner: fear (41x), exceedingly (with H1419) (2x), dreadful (1x), fearfulness (1x).
  1. fear, terror, fearing

    1. fear, terror

    2. awesome or terrifying thing (object causing fear)

    3. fear (of God), respect, reverence, piety

    4. revered

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
יִרְאָה yirʼâh, yir-aw'; feminine of H3373; fear (also used as infinitive); morally, reverence:—× dreadful, × exceedingly, fear(-fulness).
STRONGS H3374: Abbreviations
יִרְאָה noun feminine fear; — יר׳ Ezekiel 30:13 6 times; construct יִרְאַת Genesis 20:11 27 times; suffix יִרְאָתִי Jeremiah 32:40; יִרְאָתוֺ Exodus 20:20; יִרְאָֽתְךָ Job 4:6 3 times; יִרְאָתֶ֑ךָ Psalm 5:8 2 times; —
1. fear, terror Isaiah 7:25; Ezekiel 30:13; גְדוֺלָה י׳ great fear Jonah 1:10,16; || מַּחַד Deuteronomy 2:25; || רעד(הׅ Psalm 2:11; Psalm 55:6.
2. a terror = object of terror, || גֹּבַהּ Ezekiel 1:18 (strike out Co).
3. fear of God, reverence, piety יִרְאַת אֱלֹהִים Genesis 20:11 (E), 2 Samuel 23:3; Nehemiah 5:15; שַׁדַּי יר׳ Job 6:14; אֱלֹהֵינוּ יר׳ Nehemiah 5:9; יהוה יר׳ 2 Chronicles 19:9; Isaiah 11:3; Isaiah 33:6; Psalm 34:12; Proverbs 10:27; Proverbs 14:26,27; Proverbs 15:16; Proverbs 19:23; Proverbs 22:4; Proverbs 23:17; || the knowledge (of God) Proverbs 1:29; Proverbs 2:5; Isaiah 11:2; is the beginning of wisdom Psalm 111:10; Proverbs 9:10, and knowledge Proverbs 1:7; the instruction of wisdom Proverbs 15:33, is to hate evil Proverbs 8:13, and it involves departing from evil Proverbs 16:6; אֲדֹנָי י׳ is wisdom Job 28:28; יִרְאָה is defined by context Job 15:4; with suffixes these are usually object, fear of him Exodus 20:20 (E), of thee Psalm 5:8; Psalm 90:11; Psalm 119:38; Isaiah 63:17, of me Jeremiah 32:40, but subject, thy fear (i.e. thy religion) Job 4:6; Job 22:4.
4. יִרְאַת יהוֺה Psalm 19:10 the fear of י׳ = the law as revered.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


20:11; 20:11


20:20; 20:20



2 Samuel


2 Chronicles



5:9; 5:15


4:6; 4:6; 6:14; 15:4; 22:4; 28:28


2:11; 5:8; 5:8; 19:10; 34:12; 55:6; 90:11; 111:10; 119:38


1:7; 1:29; 2:5; 8:13; 9:10; 10:27; 14:26; 14:27; 15:16; 15:33; 16:6; 19:23; 22:4; 23:17


7:25; 11:2; 11:3; 33:6; 63:17


32:40; 32:40


1:18; 30:13; 30:13


1:10; 1:16

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H3374 matches the Hebrew יִרְאָה (yir'â),
which occurs 42 times in 42 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 20:11 - Abraham said, “Because I thought, surely there is no fear H3374 of God in this place, and they will kill me because of my wife.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 20:20 - However, Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid; for God has come in order to test you, and in order that the fear H3374 of Him may [fn]remain with you, so that you will not sin.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:25 - ‘This day I will begin to put the dread and fear H3374 of you upon the faces of [fn]people everywhere, [fn]who, when they hear the news of you, will tremble and be in anguish because of you.’
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:3 -

“The God of Israel said it;

The Rock of Israel spoke to me:

‘He who rules over mankind righteously,

Who rules in the fear H3374 of God,

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 19:9 - Then he commanded them, saying, “This is what you shall do in the fear H3374 of the LORD, faithfully and wholeheartedly.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 5:9 - So I said, “The thing which you are doing is not good; should you not walk in the fear H3374 of our God because of the taunting of the nations, our enemies?
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 5:15 - But the previous governors who were before me [fn]laid burdens on the people and took from them bread and wine besides forty shekels of silver; even their servants domineered the people. But I did not do so because of my fear H3374 of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:6 -

“Is your [fn]fear H3374 of God not your confidence,

And the integrity of your ways your hope?

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:14 -

“For the despairing man there should be kindness from his friend;

So that he does not abandon the [fn]fear H3374 of the Almighty.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:4 -

“Indeed, you do away with [fn]reverence H3374,

And hinder meditation before God.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:4 -

“Is it because of your [fn]reverence H3374 that He punishes you,

That He enters into judgment against you?

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:28 -

“And to mankind He said, ‘Behold, the fear H3374 of the Lord, that is wisdom;

And to turn away from evil is understanding.’”

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 2:11 -

Serve the LORD with [fn]reverence H3374

And rejoice with trembling.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 5:7 -

But as for me, by Your abundant graciousness I will enter Your house,

[fn]At Your holy temple I will bow in reverence H3374 for You.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 19:9 -

The fear H3374 of the LORD is clean, enduring forever;

The judgments of the LORD are true; they are righteous altogether.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 34:11 -

Come, you children, listen to me;

I will teach you the fear H3374 of the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:5 -

Fear H3374 and trembling come upon me,

And [fn]horror has [fn]overwhelmed me.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 90:11 -

Who [fn]understands the power of Your anger

And Your fury, according to the fear H3374 [fn]that is due You?

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 111:10 -

The [fn]fear H3374 of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom;

All those who [fn]follow His commandments have a good understanding;

His praise endures forever.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:38 -

Establish Your [fn]word to Your servant

[fn]As that which produces reverence H3374 for You.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:7 -

The fear H3374 of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge;

Fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:29 -

Because they hated knowledge

And did not choose the fear H3374 of the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:5 -

Then you will understand the fear H3374 of the LORD,

And discover the knowledge of God.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:13 -

“The fear H3374 of the LORD is to hate evil;

Pride, arrogance, the evil way,

And the perverted mouth, I hate.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 9:10 -

The fear H3374 of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom,

And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:27 -

The fear H3374 of the LORD prolongs [fn]life,

But the years of the wicked will be shortened.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:26 -

In [fn]the fear H3374 of the LORD there is strong confidence,

And [fn]his children will have refuge.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:27 -

[fn]The fear H3374 of the LORD is a fountain of life,

By which one may avoid the snares of death.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:16 -

Better is a little with [fn]the fear H3374 of the LORD

Than great treasure, and turmoil with [fn]the treasure.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:33 -

[fn]The fear H3374 of the LORD is the instruction for wisdom,

And before honor comes humility.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:6 -

By mercy and truth atonement is made for wrongdoing,

And by [fn]the fear H3374 of the LORD one keeps away from evil.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:23 -

[fn]The fear H3374 of the LORD leads to life,

So that one may sleep satisfied, [fn]untouched by evil.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:4 -

The reward of humility and [fn]the fear H3374 of the LORD

Are riches, honor, and life.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:17 -

Do not let your heart envy sinners,

But live in [fn]the fear H3374 of the LORD [fn]always.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 7:25 - As for all the hills which used to be cultivated with the plow, you will not go there for fear H3374 of briars and thorns; but they will become a place for [fn]pasturing oxen and for sheep to trample.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 11:2 -

The Spirit of the LORD will rest on Him,

The spirit of wisdom and understanding,

The spirit of counsel and strength,

The spirit of knowledge and the fear H3374 of the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 11:3 -

And He will delight in the fear H3374 of the LORD,

And He will not judge by what His eyes see,

Nor make decisions by what His ears hear;

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:6 -

And He will be the [fn]stability of your times,

A wealth of salvation, wisdom, and knowledge;

The fear H3374 of the LORD is his treasure.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 63:17 -

Why, LORD, do You cause us to stray from Your ways

And harden our heart from fearing H3374 You?

Return for the sake of Your servants, the tribes of Your heritage.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:40 - “I will make an everlasting covenant with them that I will not turn away from them, to do them good; and I will put the fear H3374 of Me in their hearts, so that they will not turn away from Me.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 1:18 - As for their rims, they were high and awesome H3374, and the rims of all four of them were [fn]covered with eyes all around.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 30:13 -

‘This is what the Lord GOD says:

“I will also destroy the idols

And make the [fn]images cease from [fn]Memphis.

And there will no longer be a prince in the land of Egypt;

And I will put fear H3374 in the land of Egypt.

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