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Lexicon :: Strong's H3448 - yišay

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Part of Speech
proper masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From the same as יֵשׁ (H3426)
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TWOT Reference: 926

Strong’s Definitions

יִשַׁי Yishay, yee-shah'-ee; by Aramaic אִישַׁי ʼÎyshay; from the same as H3426; extant; Jishai, David's father:—Jesse.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 42x

The KJV translates Strong's H3448 in the following manner: Jesse (42x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 42x
The KJV translates Strong's H3448 in the following manner: Jesse (42x).
  1. Jesse = "I possess"

    1. grandson of Boaz and the father of king David

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
יִשַׁי Yishay, yee-shah'-ee; by Aramaic אִישַׁי ʼÎyshay; from the same as H3426; extant; Jishai, David's father:—Jesse.
STRONGS H3448: Abbreviations
יִשַׁי 41 proper name, masculine father of David (etymology dubious; Ol§ 277 f. conjecture יֵשׁ יָהּ; We1 Samuel 14:49 ישׁי = אישׁי = אבישׁי (but see this)) — יִשַׁי 1 Samuel 16:3 + 29 times; יִשָׁ֑י 1 Samuel 16:19 + 10 times; Greek Version of the LXX Ιεσσαι; (וְ)אִישַׁי 1 Chronicles 2:13; — יִשַׁי בֵּיתֿ הַלַּחְמִי jesse the Bethlehemite 1 Samuel 16:1, 18 (בֶּןיֿשׁי וגו׳, of David), 1 Samuel 17:58; ישׁי also 1 Samuel 16:3 + 14 times 1 Samuel 16:17; † son of עוֺבֵד according to Ruth 4:17, 22 (twice in verse) = 1 Chronicles 2:12; דָּוִ(י)ד בֶּןיֿשׁי 2 Samuel 23:1; 1 Chronicles 10:14; 1 Chronicles 29:26; Psalm 72:20; אֱלִיאָב בֶּןיֿשׁי 2 Chronicles 11:18; elsewhere בֶּןיֿשׁי alone = David, 1 Samuel 20:27, 30, 31; 1 Samuel 22:7, 8, 9, 13; 1 Samuel 25:10; 2 Samuel 20:1; 1 Kings 12:16 = 2 Chronicles 10:16; 1 Chronicles 12:18; גֶּזַע יִשָׁ֑י Isaiah 11:1; שֹׁרֶשׁ יְשֵׁי Isaiah 11:10 of Jesse as ancestor of future (Messianic) king†.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


4:17; 4:22

1 Samuel

14:49; 16:1; 16:3; 16:3; 16:17; 16:18; 16:19; 17:58; 20:27; 20:30; 20:31; 22:7; 22:8; 22:9; 22:13; 25:10

2 Samuel

20:1; 23:1

1 Kings


1 Chronicles

2:12; 2:13; 10:14; 12:18; 29:26

2 Chronicles

10:16; 11:18




11:1; 11:10


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H3448 matches the Hebrew יִשַׁי (yišay),
which occurs 42 times in 39 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:17 - The neighbor women gave him a name, saying, “A son has been born to Naomi!” So they named him Obed. He is the father of Jesse H3448, the father of David.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:22 -

and Obed became the father of Jesse H3448,

and Jesse H3448 became the father of David.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 16:1 -

Then Yahweh said to Samuel, “How long will you be grieving over Saul? I have rejected him from being king over Israel. Fill your horn with oil and go; I will send you to Jesse H3448 the Bethlehemite, for I see among his sons a king for Me.”

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 16:3 - “And you shall invite Jesse H3448 to the sacrifice, and I will make you know what you shall do; and you shall anoint for Me the one whom I say to you.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 16:5 - And he said, “In peace; I have come to sacrifice to Yahweh. Set yourselves apart as holy and come with me to the sacrifice.” He also set apart Jesse H3448 and his sons as holy and invited them to the sacrifice.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 16:8 - Then Jesse H3448 called Abinadab and made him pass before Samuel. And he said, “Yahweh has not chosen this one either.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 16:9 - Next Jesse H3448 made [fn]Shammah pass by. And he said, “Yahweh has not chosen this one either.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 16:10 - Thus Jesse H3448 made seven of his sons pass before Samuel. But Samuel said to Jesse H3448, “Yahweh has not chosen these.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 16:11 - And Samuel said to Jesse H3448, “Are these all the young men?” And he said, “There remains yet the youngest, and behold, he is shepherding the sheep.” Then Samuel said to Jesse H3448, “Send and [fn]bring him, for we will not turn around until he comes here.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 16:18 - Then one of the young men answered and said, “Behold, I have seen a son of Jesse H3448 the Bethlehemite who is a skillful musician, a mighty man of valor, a warrior, one who is understanding in speech, and man of fine form; and Yahweh is with him.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 16:19 - So Saul sent messengers to Jesse H3448 and said, “Send me your son David who is with the flock.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 16:20 - And Jesse H3448 took a donkey loaded with bread and a wineskin of wine and a young goat and sent them to Saul by David his son.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 16:22 - So Saul sent to Jesse H3448, saying, “Let David now stand before me, for he has found favor in my sight.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:12 -

Now David was the son of [fn]the Ephrathite of Bethlehem in Judah, whose name was Jesse H3448, and he had eight sons. And [fn]Jesse was old in the days of Saul, advanced in years among men.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:13 - And the three older sons of Jesse H3448 had gone. They had gone after Saul to the battle. And the names of his three sons who went to the battle were Eliab the firstborn, and the second to him Abinadab, and the third Shammah.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:17 -

Then Jesse H3448 said to David his son, “Take now for your brothers an ephah of this roasted grain and these ten loaves and run to the camp to your brothers.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:20 -

So David arose early in the morning and left the flock with a keeper and carried the supplies and went as Jesse H3448 had commanded him. And he came to the circle of the camp while the military force was going out in battle lines shouting the war cry.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:58 - And Saul said to him, “Whose son are you, young man?” And David answered, “I am the son of your servant Jesse H3448 the Bethlehemite.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 20:27 - Now it happened the next day, the second day of the new moon, that David’s place was missing; so Saul said to Jonathan his son, “Why has the son of Jesse H3448 not come to the meal, either yesterday or today?”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 20:30 -

Then Saul’s anger burned against Jonathan, and he said to him, “You son of a perverse, rebellious woman! Do I not know that you are choosing the son of Jesse H3448 to your own shame and to the shame of your mother’s nakedness?

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 20:31 - “For [fn]as long as the son of Jesse H3448 lives on the earth, neither you nor your kingdom will be established. So now, send and bring him to me, for he [fn]must surely die.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 22:7 - And Saul said to his servants who were standing around him, “Hear now, O Benjamites! Will the son of Jesse H3448 also give to all of you fields and vineyards? Will he make you all commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds?
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 22:8 - “For all of you have conspired against me so that there is no one who reveals in my ear when my son cuts a covenant with the son of Jesse H3448, and there is none of you who is sorry for me or reveals in my ear that my son has caused my servant to rise up against me to lie in ambush, as it is this day.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 22:9 - Then Doeg the Edomite, who was [fn]standing by the servants of Saul, said, “I saw the son of Jesse H3448 coming to Nob, to Ahimelech the son of Ahitub.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 22:13 - Saul then said to him, “Why have you and the son of Jesse H3448 conspired against me, in that you have given him bread and a sword and have asked of God on his behalf, so that he would rise up against me by lying in ambush as it is this day?”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:10 - But Nabal answered David’s servants and said, “Who is David? And who is the son of Jesse H3448? There are many servants today who are each breaking away from his master.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:1 -

Now a vile fellow happened to be there whose name was Sheba, the son of Bichri, a Benjamite; and he blew the trumpet and said,

“We have no portion in David,

Nor do we have inheritance in the son of Jesse H3448;

Every man to his tents, O Israel!”

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:1 -

Now these are the last words of David.

David the son of Jesse H3448 declares,

The man who was raised on high declares,

The anointed of the God of Jacob,

And the sweet psalmist of Israel,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 12:16 -

Then all Israel saw that the king did not listen to them. So the people responded to the king with this word, saying,

“What portion do we have in David?

We have no inheritance in the son of Jesse H3448;

To your tents, O Israel!

Now see to your own house, David!”

So Israel went to their tents.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:12 -

Boaz became the father of Obed,

and Obed became the father of Jesse H3448;

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:13 -

and Jesse H3448 became the father of Eliab his firstborn, then Abinadab the second, [fn]Shimea the third,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 10:14 - and did not inquire of Yahweh. Therefore He put him to death and turned the kingdom to David the son of Jesse H3448.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:18 - And the Spirit clothed Amasai, who was the chief of the thirty, and he said,

We are yours, O David,

And with you, O son of Jesse H3448!

Peace, peace to you,

And peace to him who helps you;

Indeed, your God helps you!”

Then David received them and made them chiefs of the band.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 29:26 -

Now David the son of Jesse H3448 reigned over all Israel.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 10:16 -

Now all Israel saw that the king did not listen to them. So the people responded to the king, saying,

“What portion do we have in David?

We have no inheritance in the son of Jesse H3448.

Every man to your tents, O Israel;

Now see to your own house, David.”

So all Israel went to their tents.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 11:18 -

Then Rehoboam took as a wife Mahalath the daughter of Jerimoth the son of David and of Abihail the daughter of Eliab the son of Jesse H3448,

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:20 -

[fn]The prayers of David, the son of Jesse H3448, are completed.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 11:1 -

Then a shoot will spring from the stem of Jesse H3448,

And a branch from his roots will bear fruit.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 11:10 -

Then it will be in that day,

That the nations will seek the root of Jesse H3448,

Who will stand as a [fn]standard for the peoples;

And His resting place will be [fn]glorious.

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