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Lexicon :: Strong's H3384 - yārâ

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Strong’s Definitions

יָרָה yârâh, yaw-raw'; or (2 Chronicles 26:15) יָרָא yârâʼ; a primitive root; properly, to flow as water (i.e. to rain); transitively, to lay or throw (especially an arrow, i.e. to shoot); figuratively, to point out (as if by aiming the finger), to teach:—(+) archer, cast, direct, inform, instruct, lay, shew, shoot, teach(-er,-ing), through.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 84x

The KJV translates Strong's H3384 in the following manner: teach (42x), shoot (18x), archers (5x), cast (5x), teacher (4x), rain (2x), laid (1x), direct (1x), inform (1x), instructed (1x), shewed (1x), shooters (1x), through (1x), watered (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 84x
The KJV translates Strong's H3384 in the following manner: teach (42x), shoot (18x), archers (5x), cast (5x), teacher (4x), rain (2x), laid (1x), direct (1x), inform (1x), instructed (1x), shewed (1x), shooters (1x), through (1x), watered (1x).
  1. to throw, shoot, cast, pour

    1. (Qal)

      1. to throw, cast

      2. to cast, lay, set

      3. to shoot arrows

      4. to throw water, rain

    2. (Niphal) to be shot

    3. (Hiphil)

      1. to throw, cast

      2. to shoot

      3. to point out, show

      4. to direct, teach, instruct

      5. to throw water, rain

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
יָרָה yârâh, yaw-raw'; or (2 Chronicles 26:15) יָרָא yârâʼ; a primitive root; properly, to flow as water (i.e. to rain); transitively, to lay or throw (especially an arrow, i.e. to shoot); figuratively, to point out (as if by aiming the finger), to teach:—(+) archer, cast, direct, inform, instruct, lay, shew, shoot, teach(-er,-ing), through.
STRONGS H3384: Abbreviations
יָרָה verb throw, shoot (Late Hebrew shoot, Hiph. teach; Aramaic Aph`el אוֺרִי teach; Ethiopic bdb043401 jecit; Amharic warê is information, news, see NöZMG 1886, 724; Assyrian ârû, lead, guide, DlHWB 241; têrtu, law, DlHA 49; Zinjirli ירי set, found, DHMSendsch. 57, compare 2 below — Buhl distinguishes 3 √ √ ירה : I. = throw, compare modern Arabic warra; II. Hiph. = moisten, compare רוה; III. Hiph. = teach, compare ראה, Arabic bdb043402, bdb043403; but evidence for this division hardly sufficient) —
Qal Perfect יר׳ Exodus 15:4 + 3 times; 1st person singular יָרִיתִי Genesis 31:51; Joshua 18:6; Imperfect 1st person plural suffix וַנִּירָם Numbers 21:30 (SS after Greek Version of the LXX וְנִינָם, see Ges§ 76 (2) e); Imperative יְרֵה 2 Kings 13:17; Infinitive absolute יָרֹה Exodus 19:13 construct לִיר(וֺ)ת Psalm 11:2; Psalm 64:5; Participle יֹרֶה Proverbs 26:18; plural יוֺרִים 1 Chronicles 10:3; יֹרִים 2 Chronicles 35:23; —
1. throw, cast, with accusative: cast lots Joshua 18:6 (E); army into (בְּ) the sea Exodus 15:4 (song).
2. cast (= lay, set), corner-stone Job 38:6; pillar Genesis 31:51 (E; see Zinjirli above)
3. shoot arrows, absolute Exodus 19:13 (E) 2 Kings 13:17; accusative of arrows 1 Samuel 20:36, 37; Proverbs 26:18; accusative of person Numbers 21:30 (song, E) Psalm 64:5; with לְ person Psalm 11:2; י(וֺ)רִים archers 1 Chronicles 10:3; 2 Chronicles 35:23.
4. throw water, rain: Hosea 6:3, but see יוֺרֶה early rain (compare Hiph. 3).
Niph. Imperfect יִיָּרֶה shot through (with arrows) Exodus 19:13 (E).
Hiph. Perfect 3rd person masculine singular suffix הֹרַנִי Job 30:19 (הֹרָנִי Baer); הוֺרָהוּ 2 Kings 12:3; הוֺרֵתָ֑נִי Psalm 119:102; 1st person singular וְהוֺרֵיתִ֫י Exodus 4:15; 1 Samuel 12:23; suffix הֹרֵיתִיךָ Proverbs 4:11; הוֺרֵיתִיךָ Exodus 4:12; Imperfect יוֺרֶה Psalm 25:8 + 5 times; וַיּוֺר 2 Kings 13:17 (for this and other forms see Ges§ 76 (2) e); וַיֹּרֵנִי Proverbs 4:4; יוֺרֵנוּ Judges 13:8 + 2 times; יוֺרֶנּוּ Psalm 25:12; Isaiah 28:26; וַיּוֺרֵהוּ Exodus 15:25; יֹרֵם 2 Kings 17:27; Psalm 64:8; 2nd person feminine suffix תּוֺרְךָ Psalm 45:5; תֹּרֶ֑ךָּ Job 12:7, 8; 2nd person masculine suffix תּוֺרֵם 1 Kings 8:36 2 Chronicles 6:27; 1st person singular אוֺרֶה 1 Samuel 20:20; Job 27:11; suffix אוֺרְךָ Psalm 32:8; 3rd person masculine plural יוֺרוּ Deuteronomy 24:8 + 3 times; יֹרוּ 2 Samuel 11:20; 2 Chronicles 35:23; יֹרֻהוּ Psalm 64:5; יוֺרוּךָ Deuteronomy 17:10 + 2 times; Imperative suffix הֹרֵנִי Job 34:32; הוֺרֵנִי Psalm 27:11 + 2 times; plural suffix הוֺרוּנִי Job 6:24; Infinitive construct הוֺרֹת Genesis 46:28 + 3 times; הוֺרֹתָם Exodus 24:12; Participle מוֺרֶה 1 Samuel 20:36 + 5 times; מֹרֶה Proverbs 6:13; plural מוֺרִים 1 Samuel 31:3 + 2 times; suffix מוֺרָ֑י Proverbs 5:13; מוֺרֶיךָ Isaiah 30:20 (twice in verse); —
1. throw, cast, with ל, into the mire Job 30:19.
2. shoot (arrows) 1 Samuel 20:20, 36; 2 Samuel 11:20; 2 Kings 13:17; 2 Kings 19:32 = Isaiah 37:33; with ל, of person 2 Chronicles 35:23; accusative of person Psalm 64:5; Psalm 64:8; מוֺרִים archers 1 Samuel 31:3 (twice in verse); 1 Chronicles 10:3.
3. throw water, rain: וְיוֺרֶה צֶדֶק לָכֶם Hosea 10:12 and rain righteousness for you (Thes and others under 5); hence מוֺרֶה early rain (compare Qal 4).
4. point out, shew: לְהוֺרֹת לְפָנָיו גּשְׁנָה Genesis 46:28 (J) to point out before him (the way) to Goshen; מֹרֶח בְּאֶצְבְּעֹתָיו Proverbs 6:13 pointing out with his fingers; accusative of person and thing Exodus 15:25 (JE) Psalm 45:5; Job 6:24.
5. direct, teach, instruct:
a. of men, absolute Bezalel in handicraft Exodus 35:34 (P); with accusative of person, a father his son Proverbs 4:4; the ancients Job Job 8:10; the animals and the earth, the friends of Job 12:7, 8; with 2accusative Isaiah 28:9; בּדֶרֶךְ in the way 1 Samuel 12:23; Psalm 25:8; Psalm 32:8; Proverbs 4:11; בְּיַדאֵֿל concerning the hand of El Job 27:11. — מוֺרֶה שֶׁקֶר teaching lies is used of prophet Isaiah 9:14.
b. specially of the authoritative direction (see תּוֺרָה) given by priests on matters of ceremonial observance, with accusative of thing and לְ person Deuteronomy 33:10 (song), they teach thy judgments to Jacob, and thy direction (law) to Israel; double accusative Deuteronomy 17:10, 11 according to the direction, wherewith they direct thee; Deuteronomy 24:8 (on leprosy), Leviticus 10:11 (P), absolute Leviticus 14:57 (P), 2 Chronicles 15:3 כֹּהֵן מוֺרֶה, Ezekiel 44:23 the Zadokite priests אתעֿמי יֹרוּ בֵּין קֹדֶשׁ לְחֹל; Micah 3:11 the priests give such 'direction' for hire; less, technically, of Moses Exodus 24:12 (E), of Jehoiada 2 Kings 12:3, of the Samaritan priests 2 Kings 17:27, 28.
c. of God: with accusative of person Isaiah 28:26; Psalm 119:102; double accusative Exodus 4:12, 15 (J), Judges 13:8; Job 34:32; 1 Kings 8:36 (= אֶל הַדֶּרֶךְ 2 Chronicles 6:27), Psalm 27:11; Psalm 86:11; Psalm 119:33; accusative of person בְּדֶרֶךְ Psalm 25:12; מִדְּרָכָיו of his ways Isaiah 2:3 = Micah 4:2.
d. of idol-image Habakkuk 2:18 (מוֺרֶה שָׁ֑קֶר), Habakkuk 2:19.

† [יָרָא] verb shoot, pour (Aramaic orthography of יָרָה which see) —
Qal Infinitive construct לִירוֺא בַּחִצִּים 2 Chronicles 26:15 shoot with arrows.
Hiph. Imperfect וַיֹּרא֯וּ 2 Samuel 11:24 and they shot at (אֶלֿ); Participle plural הַמּוֺרִא֯ים 2 Samuel 11:24 the shooters, archers; Kt to be read וַיֹּרִאוּ, הַמּוֺרַאִים; but Masora nothing א as superfluous, would read וַיֹּרוּ, הַמּוֺרִים from יָרָה (Bö§ 1088 (8), (9)).
Hoph. Imperfect only in וּמַרְוֶה גַּם הוּא יוֺרֶ֑א Proverbs 11:25 he that watereth shall himself also be watered (Fl De MV and others derive — 'non bene,' Thes — from √ רוה, which see, יוֺרֶא for יָרְוֶה ֗֗֗; but see Thes Ew§ 131 f.§ 161 (4) SS Buhl Köi. 585; compare ירה 4).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


31:51; 31:51; 46:28; 46:28


4:12; 4:12; 4:15; 4:15; 15:4; 15:4; 15:25; 15:25; 19:13; 19:13; 19:13; 24:12; 24:12; 35:34


10:11; 14:57


21:30; 21:30


17:10; 17:10; 17:11; 24:8; 24:8; 33:10


18:6; 18:6


13:8; 13:8

1 Samuel

12:23; 12:23; 20:20; 20:20; 20:36; 20:36; 20:36; 20:37; 31:3; 31:3

2 Samuel

11:20; 11:20; 11:24; 11:24

1 Kings

8:36; 8:36

2 Kings

12:3; 12:3; 13:17; 13:17; 13:17; 13:17; 17:27; 17:27; 17:28; 19:32

1 Chronicles

10:3; 10:3; 10:3

2 Chronicles

6:27; 6:27; 15:3; 26:15; 35:23; 35:23; 35:23; 35:23


6:24; 6:24; 8:10; 12:7; 12:7; 12:8; 12:8; 27:11; 27:11; 30:19; 30:19; 34:32; 34:32; 38:6


11:2; 11:2; 25:8; 25:8; 25:12; 25:12; 27:11; 27:11; 32:8; 32:8; 45:5; 45:5; 64:5; 64:5; 64:5; 64:5; 64:8; 64:8; 86:11; 119:33; 119:102; 119:102


4:4; 4:4; 4:11; 4:11; 5:13; 6:13; 6:13; 11:25; 26:18; 26:18


2:3; 9:14; 28:9; 28:26; 28:26; 30:20; 37:33




6:3; 10:12


3:11; 4:2


2:18; 2:19

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H3384 matches the Hebrew יָרָה (yārâ),
which occurs 86 times in 75 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Gen 31:51–Psa 32:8)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:51 - And Laban said to Jacob, Behold this heap, and behold this pillar, which I have cast H3384 betwixt me and thee;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:28 - And he sent Judah before him unto Joseph, to direct H3384 his face unto Goshen; and they came into the land of Goshen.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:12 - Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach H3384 thee what thou shalt say.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:15 - And thou shalt speak unto him, and put words in his mouth: and I will be with thy mouth, and with his mouth, and will teach H3384 you what ye shall do.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:4 - Pharaoh's chariots and his host hath he cast H3384 into the sea: his chosen captains also are drowned in the Red sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:25 - And he cried unto the LORD; and the LORD shewed H3384 him a tree, which when he had cast into the waters, the waters were made sweet: there he made for them a statute and an ordinance, and there he proved them,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 19:13 - There shall not an hand touch it, but he shall surely be stoned, or shot H3384 through; H3384 whether it be beast or man, it shall not live: when the trumpet soundeth long, they shall come up to the mount.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 24:12 - And the LORD said unto Moses, Come up to me into the mount, and be there: and I will give thee tables of stone, and a law, and commandments which I have written; that thou mayest teach H3384 them.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 35:34 - And he hath put in his heart that he may teach, H3384 both he, and Aholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 10:11 - And that ye may teach H3384 the children of Israel all the statutes which the LORD hath spoken unto them by the hand of Moses.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 14:57 - To teach H3384 when it is unclean, and when it is clean: this is the law of leprosy.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:30 - We have shot H3384 at them; Heshbon is perished even unto Dibon, and we have laid them waste even unto Nophah, which reacheth unto Medeba.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 17:10 - And thou shalt do according to the sentence, which they of that place which the LORD shall choose shall shew thee; and thou shalt observe to do according to all that they inform H3384 thee:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 17:11 - According to the sentence of the law which they shall teach H3384 thee, and according to the judgment which they shall tell thee, thou shalt do: thou shalt not decline from the sentence which they shall shew thee, to the right hand, nor to the left.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 24:8 - Take heed in the plague of leprosy, that thou observe diligently, and do according to all that the priests the Levites shall teach H3384 you: as I commanded them, so ye shall observe to do.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:10 - They shall teach H3384 Jacob thy judgments, and Israel thy law: they shall put incense before thee, and whole burnt sacrifice upon thine altar.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:6 - Ye shall therefore describe the land into seven parts, and bring the description hither to me, that I may cast H3384 lots for you here before the LORD our God.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 13:8 - Then Manoah intreated the LORD, and said, O my Lord, let the man of God which thou didst send come again unto us, and teach H3384 us what we shall do unto the child that shall be born.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 12:23 - Moreover as for me, God forbid that I should sin against the LORD in ceasing to pray for you: but I will teach H3384 you the good and the right way:
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 20:20 - And I will shoot H3384 three arrows on the side thereof, as though I shot at a mark.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 20:36 - And he said unto his lad, Run, find out now the arrows which I shoot. H3384 And as the lad ran, he shot H3384 an arrow beyond him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 20:37 - And when the lad was come to the place of the arrow which Jonathan had shot, H3384 Jonathan cried after the lad, and said, Is not the arrow beyond thee?
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 31:3 - And the battle went sore against Saul, and the archers H3384 hit him; and he was sore wounded of the archers. H3384
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 11:20 - And if so be that the king's wrath arise, and he say unto thee, Wherefore approached ye so nigh unto the city when ye did fight? knew ye not that they would shoot H3384 from the wall?
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 11:24 - And the shooters H3384 shot H3384 from off the wall upon thy servants; and some of the king's servants be dead, and thy servant Uriah the Hittite is dead also.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:36 - Then hear thou in heaven, and forgive the sin of thy servants, and of thy people Israel, that thou teach H3384 them the good way wherein they should walk, and give rain upon thy land, which thou hast given to thy people for an inheritance.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 12:2 - And Jehoash did that which was right in the sight of the LORD all his days wherein Jehoiada the priest instructed H3384 him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 13:17 - And he said, Open the window eastward. And he opened it. Then Elisha said, Shoot. H3384 And he shot. H3384 And he said, The arrow of the LORD'S deliverance, and the arrow of deliverance from Syria: for thou shalt smite the Syrians in Aphek, till thou have consumed them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 17:27 - Then the king of Assyria commanded, saying, Carry thither one of the priests whom ye brought from thence; and let them go and dwell there, and let him teach H3384 them the manner of the God of the land.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 17:28 - Then one of the priests whom they had carried away from Samaria came and dwelt in Bethel, and taught H3384 them how they should fear the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 19:32 - Therefore thus saith the LORD concerning the king of Assyria, He shall not come into this city, nor shoot H3384 an arrow there, nor come before it with shield, nor cast a bank against it.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 10:3 - And the battle went sore against Saul, and the archers H3384 hit him, and he was wounded of the archers. H3384
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 6:27 - Then hear thou from heaven, and forgive the sin of thy servants, and of thy people Israel, when thou hast taught H3384 them the good way, wherein they should walk; and send rain upon thy land, which thou hast given unto thy people for an inheritance.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:3 - Now for a long season Israel hath been without the true God, and without a teaching H3384 priest, and without law.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 26:15 - And he made in Jerusalem engines, invented by cunning men, to be on the towers and upon the bulwarks, to shoot H3384 arrows and great stones withal. And his name spread far abroad; for he was marvellously helped, till he was strong.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 35:23 - And the archers H3384 shot H3384 at king Josiah; and the king said to his servants, Have me away; for I am sore wounded.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:24 - Teach H3384 me, and I will hold my tongue: and cause me to understand wherein I have erred.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:10 - Shall not they teach H3384 thee, and tell thee, and utter words out of their heart?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:7 - But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach H3384 thee; and the fowls of the air, and they shall tell thee:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:8 - Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach H3384 thee: and the fishes of the sea shall declare unto thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:11 - I will teach H3384 you by the hand of God: that which is with the Almighty will I not conceal.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 30:19 - He hath cast H3384 me into the mire, and I am become like dust and ashes.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:32 - That which I see not teach H3384 thou me: if I have done iniquity, I will do no more.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:22 - Behold, God exalteth by his power: who teacheth H3384 like him?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:6 - Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid H3384 the corner stone thereof;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 11:2 - For, lo, the wicked bend their bow, they make ready their arrow upon the string, that they may privily shoot H3384 at the upright in heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 25:8 - Good and upright is the LORD: therefore will he teach H3384 sinners in the way.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 25:12 - What man is he that feareth the LORD? him shall he teach H3384 in the way that he shall choose.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 27:11 - Teach H3384 me thy way, O LORD, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 32:8 - I will instruct thee and teach H3384 thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.

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