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Lexicon :: Strong's H3811 - lā'â

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A primitive root
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TWOT Reference: 1066

Strong’s Definitions

לָאָה lâʼâh, law-aw'; a primitive root; to tire; (figuratively) to be (or make) disgusted:—faint, grieve, lothe, (be, make) weary (selves).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 19x

The KJV translates Strong's H3811 in the following manner: weary (15x), grieve (2x), faint (1x), loath (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 19x
The KJV translates Strong's H3811 in the following manner: weary (15x), grieve (2x), faint (1x), loath (1x).
  1. to be weary, be impatient, be grieved, be offended

    1. (Qal) to be weary, be impatient

    2. (Niphal) to be tired of something, weary oneself

    3. (Hiphil) to weary, make weary, exhaust

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
לָאָה lâʼâh, law-aw'; a primitive root; to tire; (figuratively) to be (or make) disgusted:—faint, grieve, lothe, (be, make) weary (selves).
STRONGS H3811: Abbreviations
† [לָאָה] verb be weary, impatient (compare Arabic لَأَى be slow, hesitating (Frey); لَأْىٍ بَعْدَ after difficulty, لَأْياً with difficulty (Lane3007); Aramaic לְאִי, aH, Y-H); —
Qal Imperfect 2nd person masculine singular תִּלְאֶה Job 4:2; וַתֵּ֑לֶא Job 4:5; 3rd person plural וַיִּלְאוּ Genesis 19:11; — be weary (in vain endeavour) followed by Infinitive Genesis 19:11; be weary, impatient at attempted consolation absolute Job 4:2; at calamity absolute Job 4:5 (|| בָּהַל).
Niph. Perfect נִלְאָה Proverbs 26:15 + 2 times; 2nd person feminine singular נִלְאֵית Isaiah 47:13; נִלְאֵיתִי Isaiah 1:14 + 3 times, etc.; — followed by infinitive be weary of doing a thing, Exodus 7:18 (JE), make oneself weary in doing something Proverbs 26:15 (of sluggard's laziness), weary (i.e. strenuously exert) oneself to Jeremiah 9:4; Jeremiah 20:9; absolute of eager and hopeless prayer על־הַבָּמָה נִל׳ Moab, Isaiah 16:12 (|| נִרְאָה, בָּא אֶל־מִקְדָּשׁוֺ לְהִתְמַּלֵּל); of vain consultations, (followed by בְּ) Babylon Isaiah 47:13; subject י׳, followed by infinitive Isaiah 1:14; Jeremiah 6:11; Jeremiah 15:6, always of exhausted patience; figurative of parched soil (absolute) Psalm 68:10.
Hiph. Perfect 3rd person masculine singular suffix הֶלְאָנִי Job 16:7; 3rd person feminine singular הֶלְאָת Ezekiel 24:12 (strike out Greek Version of the LXX Co), 1st person singular suffix הֶלְאֵתִיךָ Micah 6:3; Imperfect וַיַּלְאוּךָ Jeremiah 12:5; תַּלְאוּ Isaiah 7:13; Infinitiveconstruct הַלְאוֺת Isaiah 7:13; — weary, make weary, exhaust, followed by accusative Job 16:7 (subject God); exhaust patience of, object God Isaiah 7:13; object men Isaiah 7:13; Jeremiah 12:5; Micah 6:3.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


19:11; 19:11




4:2; 4:2; 4:5; 4:5; 16:7; 16:7




26:15; 26:15


1:14; 1:14; 7:13; 7:13; 7:13; 7:13; 16:12; 47:13; 47:13


6:11; 9:4; 12:5; 12:5; 15:6; 20:9




6:3; 6:3

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H3811 matches the Hebrew לָאָה (lā'â),
which occurs 19 times in 18 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:11 - And they smote the men that were at the door of the house with blindness, both small and great: so that they wearied H3811 themselves to find the door.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:18 - And the fish that is in the river shall die, and the river shall stink; and the Egyptians shall lothe H3811 to drink of the water of the river.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:2 - If we assay to commune with thee, wilt thou be grieved? H3811 but who can withhold himself from speaking?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:5 - But now it is come upon thee, and thou faintest; H3811 it toucheth thee, and thou art troubled.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:7 - But now he hath made me weary: H3811 thou hast made desolate all my company.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 68:9 - Thou, O God, didst send a plentiful rain, whereby thou didst confirm thine inheritance, when it was weary. H3811
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:15 - The slothful hideth his hand in his bosom; it grieveth H3811 him to bring it again to his mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 1:14 - Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hateth: they are a trouble unto me; I am weary H3811 to bear them.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 7:13 - And he said, Hear ye now, O house of David; Is it a small thing for you to weary H3811 men, but will ye weary H3811 my God also?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 16:12 - And it shall come to pass, when it is seen that Moab is weary H3811 on the high place, that he shall come to his sanctuary to pray; but he shall not prevail.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 47:13 - Thou art wearied H3811 in the multitude of thy counsels. Let now the astrologers, the stargazers, the monthly prognosticators, stand up, and save thee from these things that shall come upon thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 6:11 - Therefore I am full of the fury of the LORD; I am weary H3811 with holding in: I will pour it out upon the children abroad, and upon the assembly of young men together: for even the husband with the wife shall be taken, the aged with him that is full of days.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 9:5 - And they will deceive every one his neighbour, and will not speak the truth: they have taught their tongue to speak lies, and weary H3811 themselves to commit iniquity.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 12:5 - If thou hast run with the footmen, and they have wearied H3811 thee, then how canst thou contend with horses? and if in the land of peace, wherein thou trustedst, they wearied thee, then how wilt thou do in the swelling of Jordan?
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 15:6 - Thou hast forsaken me, saith the LORD, thou art gone backward: therefore will I stretch out my hand against thee, and destroy thee; I am weary H3811 with repenting.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 20:9 - Then I said, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name. But his word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary H3811 with forbearing, and I could not stay.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 24:12 - She hath wearied H3811 herself with lies, and her great scum went not forth out of her: her scum shall be in the fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 6:3 - O my people, what have I done unto thee? and wherein have I wearied H3811 thee? testify against me.
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