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Lexicon :: Strong's H3462 - yāšan

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A primitive root
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Strong’s Definitions

יָשֵׁן yâshên, yaw-shane'; a primitive root; properly, to be slack or languid, i.e. (by implication) sleep (figuratively, to die); also to grow old, stale or inveterate:—old (store), remain long, (make to) sleep.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 19x

The KJV translates Strong's H3462 in the following manner: sleep (16x), remained long (1x), old (1x), old store (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 19x
The KJV translates Strong's H3462 in the following manner: sleep (16x), remained long (1x), old (1x), old store (1x).
  1. to sleep, be asleep

    1. (Qal) to sleep, go to sleep, be asleep

    2. (Niphal)

      1. to remain a long time, be stored up

      2. to be festering (of leprosy)

    3. (Piel) to cause to sleep, entice to sleep

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
יָשֵׁן yâshên, yaw-shane'; a primitive root; properly, to be slack or languid, i.e. (by implication) sleep (figuratively, to die); also to grow old, stale or inveterate:—old (store), remain long, (make to) sleep.
STRONGS H3462: Abbreviations
† [יָשֵׁן] verb sleep (Late Hebrew id.; Aramaic noun bdb044503 sleep; Arabic bdb044504 be sleepy, bdb044505, bdb044506 sleep Assyrian šittiu, sleep, DlHWB 246, šunatu, šuttu, dream, Idib, Flood: iv. 22 AsrbAnnals, v R. 2, 97) —
Qal Perfect יָשַׁנְתִּי Job 3:13; וְיָָֽשְׁנוּ consecutive Jeremiah 51:39 + 2 times; Imperfect יִישָׁ֑ן Isaiah 5:27; Psalm 121:4; וַיִישַׁן 1 Kings 19:5, etc.; Infinitive construct לִישׁוֺן Ecclesiastes 5:11; — sleep, go to sleep, and be asleep, Genesis 2:21 (J), Genesis 41:5 (E), Ezekiel 34:25; Job 3:13; Psalm 3:6; Psalm 4:9 [Psalm 4:8]; Proverbs 4:16; Ecclesiastes 5:11, also 2 Samuel 4:6 Greek Version of the LXX We Dr Kit Bu, see חֹמֶשׁ; with לֹא, of Ass. army Isaiah 5:27 (|| נוּם); of Baal 1 Kings 19:5; of י׳, עוּרָה לָמָּה תִישַׁן אֲדֹנָי 1Ki 44:24; לֹא יִישָׁ֑ן 1 Kings 12:14 (|| נוּם); with accusative of congnate meaning with verb שְׁנַת עוֺלָם ישׁ׳ Jeremiah 51:39, 57 (see שֵׁנָה), of death, compare אִישַׁן הַמָּוֶת [H8153 Psalm 132:4].
Niph. only in derivatives sense of become inactive or stationary; Perfect וְנוֺשַׁנְתֶּם consecutive Deuteronomy 4:25 and ye be grown old בָּאָרֶץ, i.e. (see Di Dr) have lost freshness of first impressions; of inanimate things, be old, stale, only Participle יָשָׁן נוֺשָׁן Leviticus 26:10 (H), feminine צרעת נוֺשֶׁנֶת Leviticus 13:11 = old leprosy (P); these possibly denominative from יָשָׁן
Pi. causative Imperfect וַתְּיַשְּׁנֵהוּ Judges 16:19 and she made him sleep.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


2:21; 41:5


13:11; 26:10





2 Samuel


1 Kings

12:14; 19:5; 19:5


3:13; 3:13


3:6; 4:8; 121:4




5:11; 5:11


5:27; 5:27


51:39; 51:39; 51:57



Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H3462 matches the Hebrew יָשַׁן (yāšan),
which occurs 21 times in 21 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:21 - So the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and he slept H3462; then He took one of his ribs and closed up the flesh at that place.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:5 - But he fell H3462 asleep H3462 and dreamed a second time; and behold, seven ears of grain came up on a single stalk, plump and good.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 13:11 - it is [fn]a chronic H3462 leprosy on the skin of his [fn]body, and the priest shall pronounce him unclean; he shall not [fn]isolate him, for he is unclean.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:10 - ‘And you will eat the old supply H3462, and clear out the old because of the new.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:25 - “When you father children and have [fn]grandchildren, and you grow H3462 old H3462 in the land, and you act corruptly, and make [fn]an idol in the form of anything, and do what is evil in the sight of the LORD your God to provoke Him to anger,
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:19 - And she made him sleep H3462 on her knees, and called for a man and had him shave off the seven locks of his head. Then she began to humble him, and his strength left him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 26:12 - So David took the spear and the jug of water that were at Saul’s head, and they left; and no one saw or knew about it, nor did anyone awaken, for they were all asleep, because a deep sleep from the LORD had fallen on them.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 19:5 - Then he lay down and fell H3462 asleep H3462 under a broom tree; but behold, there was an angel touching him, and he said to him, “Arise, eat!”
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:13 - “For now I would have lain down and been quiet;
I would have slept H3462 then, I would have been at rest,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 3:5 - [fn]I lay down and slept H3462;
I awoke, for the LORD sustains me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 4:8 - In peace I will [fn]both lie down and sleep H3462,
For You alone, LORD, have me dwell in safety.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 13:3 - Consider and answer me, O LORD my God;
Enlighten my eyes, or I will sleep H3462 the sleep of death,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 44:23 - Wake Yourself up, why do You sleep H3462, Lord?
Awake, do not reject us forever.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 121:4 - Behold, He who watches over Israel
Will neither slumber nor sleep H3462.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:16 - For they cannot sleep H3462 unless they do evil;
And [fn]they are robbed of sleep unless they make someone stumble.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 5:12 - The sleep of the laborer is sweet, whether he eats little or much; but the [fn]full stomach of the rich person does not allow him to sleep H3462.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 7:9 - And your [fn]mouth like the best wine!”
The Bride
“It goes down smoothly for my beloved,
Flowing gently through the lips of those who are asleep.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:27 - No one in it is tired or stumbles,
No one slumbers or sleeps H3462;
Nor is the undergarment at his waist loosened,
Nor his sandal strap broken.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:39 - “When they become heated up, I will serve them their banquet
And make them drunk, so that they may rejoice in triumph,
And may sleep H3462 a perpetual sleep
And not wake up,” declares the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:57 - “I will make her leaders and her wise men drunk,
Her governors, her officials, and her warriors,
So that they will sleep H3462 a perpetual sleep and not wake up,”
Declares the King, whose name is the LORD of armies.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 34:25 - “And I will make a covenant of peace with them and eliminate harmful animals from the land, so that they may live securely in the wilderness and sleep H3462 in the woods.
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