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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 saith to Jacob, 'Lo, this heap, and lo, the standing pillar which I have cast between me and thee;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:28 - And Judah he hath sent before him unto Joseph, to direct before him to Goshen, and they come into the land of Goshen;
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:12 - and now, go, and I -- I am with thy mouth, and have directed thee that which thou speakest;'
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:15 - and thou hast spoken unto him, and hast set the words in his mouth, and I -- I am with thy mouth, and with his mouth, and have directed you that which ye do;
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:4 - Chariots of Pharaoh and his force He hath cast into the sea; And the choice of his captains Have sunk in the Red Sea!
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:25 - and he crieth unto Jehovah, and Jehovah sheweth him a tree, and he casteth unto the waters, and the waters become sweet. There He hath made for them a statute, and an ordinance, and there He hath tried them,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 19:13 - a hand cometh not against him, for he is certainly stoned or shot through, whether beast or man it liveth not; in the drawing out of the jubilee cornet they go up into the mount.'
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 24:12 - And Jehovah saith unto Moses, 'Come up unto Me to the mount, and be there, and I give to thee the tables of stone, and the law, and the command, which I have written to direct them.'
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 35:34 - 'And to direct He hath put in his heart, he and Aholiab, son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan;
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 10:11 - and to teach the sons of Israel all the statutes which Jehovah hath spoken unto them by the hand of Moses.'
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 14:57 - to direct in the day of being unclean, and in the day of being clean; this is the law of the leprosy.'
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:30 - And we shoot them, Perished hath Heshbon unto Dibon, And we make desolate unto Nophah, Which is unto Medeba.'
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 17:10 - and thou hast done according to the tenor of the word which they declare to thee (they of that place which Jehovah doth choose; and thou hast observed to do according to all that they direct thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 17:11 - 'According to the tenor of the law which they direct thee, and according to the judgment which they say to thee thou dost do; thou dost not turn aside from the word which they declare to thee, right or left.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 24:8 - 'Take heed, in the plague of leprosy, to watch greatly, and to do according to all that the priests, the Levites, teach you; as I have commanded them ye observe to do;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:10 - They teach Thy judgments to Jacob, And Thy law to Israel; They put perfume in Thy nose, And whole burnt-offering on Thine altar.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:6 - and ye describe the land in seven portions, and have brought it in unto me hither, and I have cast for you a lot here before Jehovah our God;
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 13:8 - And Manoah maketh entreaty unto Jehovah, and saith, 'O, my Lord, the man of God whom Thou didst send, let him come in, I pray thee, again unto us, and direct us what we do to the youth who is born.'
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 12:23 - 'I, also, far be it from me to sin against Jehovah, by ceasing to pray for you, and I have directed you in the good and upright way;
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 20:20 - 'And I shoot three of the arrows at the side, sending out for myself at a mark;
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 20:36 - And he saith to his youth, 'Run, find, I pray thee, the arrows which I am shooting;' the youth is running, and he hath shot the arrow, causing it to pass over him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 20:37 - And the youth cometh unto the place of the arrow which Jonathan hath shot, and Jonathan calleth after the youth, and saith, 'Is not the arrow beyond thee?'
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 31:3 - And the battle is hard against Saul, and the archers find him -- men with bow -- and he is pained greatly by the archers;
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 11:20 - then, it hath been, if the king's fury ascend, and he hath said to thee, Wherefore did ye draw nigh unto the city to fight? did ye not know that they shoot from off the wall?
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 11:24 - and those shooting shoot at thy servants from off the wall, and some of the servants of the king are dead, and also, thy servant Uriah the Hittite is dead.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:36 - then Thou dost hear in the heavens, and hast forgiven the sin of Thy servants, and of Thy people Israel, for Thou directest them the good way in which they go, and hast given rain on Thy land which Thou hast given to Thy people for inheritance.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 12:2 - and Jehoash doth that which is right in the eyes of Jehovah all his days in which Jehoiada the priest directed him,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 13:17 - and saith, 'Open the window eastward;' and he openeth, and Elisha saith, 'Shoot,' and he shooteth; and he saith, 'An arrow of salvation to Jehovah, and an arrow of salvation against Aram, and thou hast smitten Aram, in Aphek, till consuming.'
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 17:27 - And the king of Asshur commandeth, saying, 'Cause to go thither one of the priests whom ye removed thence, and they go and dwell there, and he doth teach them the custom of the God of the land.'
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 17:28 - And one of the priests whom they removed from Samaria cometh in, and dwelleth in Beth-El, and he is teaching them how they do fear Jehovah,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 19:32 - Therefore, thus said Jehovah, Concerning the king of Asshur: He doth not come in unto this city, Nor doth he shoot there an arrow, Nor doth he come before it with shield. Nor doth he pour out against it a mount.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 10:3 - And the battle is heavy on Saul, and those shooting with the bow find him, and he is wounded by those shooting,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 6:27 - then Thou dost hear in the heavens, and hast forgiven the sin of Thy servants, and of Thy people Israel, because Thou directest them unto the good way in which they walk, and hast given rain on Thy land that Thou hast given to Thy people for an inheritance.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:3 - and many days are to Israel without a true God, and without a teaching priest, and without law,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 26:15 - And he maketh in Jerusalem inventions -- a device of an inventor -- to be on the towers, and on the corners, to shoot with arrows and with great stones, and his name goeth out unto a distance, for he hath been wonderfully helped till that he hath been strong.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 35:23 - and the archers shoot at king Josiah, and the king saith to his servants, 'Remove me, for I have become very sick.'
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:24 - Shew me, and I -- I keep silent, And what I have erred, let me understand.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:10 - Do they not shew thee -- speak to thee, And from their heart bring forth words?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:7 - And yet, ask, I pray thee, One of the beasts, and it doth shew thee, And a fowl of the heavens, And it doth declare to thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:8 - Or talk to the earth, and it sheweth thee, And fishes of the sea recount to thee:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:11 - I shew you by the hand of God, That which is with the Mighty I hide not.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 30:19 - Casting me into mire, And I am become like dust and ashes.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:32 - Besides that which I see, shew Thou me, If iniquity I have done -- I do not add?'
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:22 - Lo, God doth sit on high by His power, Who is like Him -- a teacher?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:6 - On what have its sockets been sunk? Or who hath cast its corner-stone?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 11:2 - For lo, the wicked tread a bow, They have prepared their arrow on the string, To shoot in darkness at the upright in heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 25:8 - Good and upright is Jehovah, Therefore He directeth sinners in the way.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 25:12 - Who is this -- the man fearing Jehovah? He directeth him in the way He doth choose.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 27:11 - Shew me, O Jehovah, Thy way, And lead me in a path of uprightness, For the sake of my beholders.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 32:8 - I cause thee to act wisely, And direct thee in the way that thou goest, I cause mine eye to take counsel concerning thee.

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