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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 - Laban said to Jacob, “Behold this heap and behold the pillar which I have set H3384 between [fn]you and me.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:28 - Now he sent Judah before him to Joseph, to point H3384 out the way before him to Goshen; and they came into the land of Goshen.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:12 - “Now then go, and I, even I, will be with your mouth, and teach H3384 you what you are to say.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:15 - “You are to speak to him and put the words in his mouth; and I, even I, will be with your mouth and his mouth, and I will teach H3384 you what you are to do.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:4 - “Pharaoh’s chariots and his army He has cast H3384 into the sea;
And the choicest of his officers are [fn]drowned in the [fn]Red Sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:25 - Then he cried out to the LORD, and the LORD showed H3384 him a tree; and he threw it into the waters, and the waters became sweet. There He made for them a statute and regulation, and there He tested them.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 19:13 - ‘No hand shall touch him, but he shall surely be stoned or [fn]shot H3384 through; H3384 whether beast or man, he shall not live.’ When the ram’s horn sounds a long blast, they shall come up to the mountain.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 24:12 - Now the LORD said to Moses, “Come up to Me on the mountain and [fn]remain there, and I will give you the stone tablets [fn]with the law and the commandment which I have written for their instruction.” H3384
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 35:34 - “He also has put in his heart to teach, H3384 both he and Oholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 10:11 - and so as to teach H3384 the sons of Israel all the statutes which the LORD has spoken to them through Moses.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 14:57 - to teach H3384 [fn]when they are unclean and [fn]when they are clean. This is the law of leprosy.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:30 - “But we have cast H3384 them down, H3384
Heshbon is ruined as far as Dibon,
Then we have laid waste even to Nophah,
Which reaches to Medeba.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 17:10 - “You shall do according to the [fn]terms of the verdict which they declare to you from that place which the LORD chooses; and you shall be careful to observe according to all that they teach H3384 you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 17:11 - “According to the [fn]terms of the law which they teach H3384 you, and according to the verdict which they tell you, you shall do; you shall not turn aside from the word which they declare to you, to the right or the left.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 24:8 - “Be careful against [fn]an infection of leprosy, that you diligently observe and do according to all that the Levitical priests teach H3384 you; as I have commanded them, so you shall be careful to do.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:10 - “They shall teach H3384 Your ordinances to Jacob,
And Your law to Israel.
They shall put incense [fn]before You,
And whole burnt offerings on Your altar.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:6 - “You shall describe the land in seven divisions, and bring the description here to me. I will cast H3384 lots for you here before the LORD our God.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 13:8 - Then Manoah entreated the LORD and said, “O Lord, please let the man of God whom You have sent come to us again that he may teach H3384 us what to do for the boy who is to be born.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 12:23 - “Moreover, as for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the LORD by ceasing to pray for you; but I will instruct H3384 you in the good and right way.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 20:20 - “I will shoot H3384 three arrows to the side, as though I shot at a target.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 20:36 - He said to his lad, “Run, find now the arrows which I am about to shoot.” H3384 As the lad was running, he shot H3384 [fn]an arrow past him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 20:37 - When the lad reached the place of the arrow which Jonathan had shot, H3384 Jonathan called after the lad and said, “Is not the arrow beyond you?”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 31:3 - The battle went heavily against Saul, and the archers H3384 [fn]hit him; and he was badly wounded by the archers. H3384
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 11:20 - and if it happens that the king’s wrath rises and he says to you, ‘Why did you go so near to the city to fight? Did you not know that they would shoot H3384 from the wall?
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 11:24 - “Moreover, the archers shot at your servants from the wall; so some of the king’s servants are dead, and your servant Uriah the Hittite is also dead.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:36 - then hear in heaven and forgive the sin of Your servants and of Your people Israel, indeed, teach H3384 them the good way in which they should walk. And send rain on Your land, which You have given Your people for an inheritance.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 12:2 - Jehoash did right in the sight of the LORD all his days in which Jehoiada the priest instructed H3384 him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 13:17 - He said, “Open the window toward the east,” and he opened it. Then Elisha said, “Shoot!” H3384 And he shot. H3384 And he said, “The LORDS arrow of victory, even the arrow of victory over Aram; for you will [fn]defeat the Arameans at Aphek until you have [fn]destroyed them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 17:27 - Then the king of Assyria commanded, saying, “Take there one of the priests whom you carried away into [fn]exile and let [fn]him go and live there; and let him teach H3384 them the custom of the god of the land.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 17:28 - So one of the priests whom they had carried away into exile from Samaria came and lived at Bethel, and taught H3384 them how they should fear the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 19:32 - ‘Therefore thus says the LORD concerning the king of Assyria, “He will not come to this city or shoot H3384 an arrow there; and he will not come before it with a shield or throw up a siege ramp against it.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 10:3 - The battle became heavy against Saul, and the archers H3384 [fn]overtook him; and he was wounded by the archers. H3384
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 6:27 - then hear in heaven and forgive the sin of Your servants and Your people Israel, indeed, teach H3384 them the good way in which they should walk. And send rain on Your land which You have given to Your people for an inheritance.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:3 - “For many days Israel was without the true God and without a teaching H3384 priest and without law.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 26:15 - In Jerusalem he made engines of war invented by skillful men to be on the towers and on the corners for the purpose of shooting arrows and great stones. Hence his [fn]fame spread afar, for he was marvelously helped until he was strong.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 35:23 - The archers H3384 shot H3384 King Josiah, and the king said to his servants, “Take me away, for I am badly wounded.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:24 - “Teach H3384 me, and I will be silent;
And show me how I have erred.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:10 - “Will they not teach H3384 you and tell you,
And bring forth words from their minds?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:7 - “But now ask the beasts, and let them teach H3384 you;
And the birds of the heavens, and let them tell you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:8 - “Or speak to the earth, and let it teach H3384 you;
And let the fish of the sea declare to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:11 - “I will instruct H3384 you in the [fn]power of God;
What is with the Almighty I will not conceal.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 30:19 - “He has cast H3384 me into the mire,
And I have become like dust and ashes.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:32 - Teach H3384 me what I do not see;
If I have done iniquity,
I will not do it again’?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:22 - “Behold, God is exalted in His power;
Who is a teacher like Him?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:6 - “On what were its bases sunk?
Or who laid H3384 its cornerstone,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 11:2 - For, behold, the wicked bend the bow,
They [fn]make ready their arrow upon the string
To shoot H3384 in darkness at the upright in heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 25:8 - Good and upright is the LORD;
Therefore He instructs H3384 sinners in the way.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 25:12 - Who is the man who fears the LORD?
He will instruct H3384 him in the way he should choose.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 27:11 - Teach H3384 me Your way, O LORD,
And lead me in a level path
Because of [fn]my foes.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 32:8 - I will instruct you and teach H3384 you in the way which you should go;
I will counsel you with My eye upon you.

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