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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 - They [fn]struck the men who were at the doorway of the house with blindness, both small and great, so that they wearied H3811 themselves trying to find the doorway.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:18 - “The fish that are in the Nile will die, and the Nile will [fn]become foul, and the Egyptians will [fn]find H3811 difficulty H3811 in drinking water from the Nile.”’”
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:2 - “If one ventures a word with you, will you become H3811 impatient? H3811
But who can refrain [fn]from speaking?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:5 - “But now it has come to you, and you are impatient; H3811
It touches you, and you are dismayed.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:7 - “But now He has exhausted H3811 me;
You have laid waste all my company.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 68:9 - You shed abroad a plentiful rain, O God;
You confirmed Your inheritance when it was [fn]parched. H3811
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:15 - The sluggard buries his hand in the dish;
He is weary H3811 of bringing it to his mouth again.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 1:14 - “I hate your new moon festivals and your appointed feasts,
They have become a burden to Me;
I am weary H3811 of bearing them.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 7:13 - Then he said, “Listen now, O house of David! Is it too slight a thing for you to try H3811 the patience H3811 of men, that you will try H3811 the patience H3811 of my God as well?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 16:12 - So it will come about when Moab presents himself,
When he wearies H3811 himself upon his high place
And comes to his sanctuary to pray,
That he will not prevail.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 47:13 - “You are wearied H3811 with your many counsels;
Let now the astrologers,
Those who prophesy by the stars,
Those who predict by the new moons,
Stand up and save you from what will come upon you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 6:11 - But I am full of the wrath of the LORD;
I am weary H3811 with holding it in.
“Pour it out on the children in the street
And on the [fn]gathering of young men together;
For both husband and wife shall be taken,
The aged [fn]and the very old.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 9:5 - “Everyone deceives his neighbor
And does not speak the truth,
They have taught their tongue to speak lies;
They weary H3811 themselves committing iniquity.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 12:5 - “If you have run with footmen and they have tired H3811 you out,
Then how can you compete with horses?
If you fall down in a land of peace,
How will you do in the [fn]thicket of the Jordan?
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 15:6 - “You who have forsaken Me,” declares the LORD,
“You keep going backward.
So I will stretch out My hand against you and destroy you;
I am tired H3811 of relenting!
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 20:9 - But if I say, “I will not remember Him
Or speak anymore in His name,”
Then in my heart it becomes like a burning fire
Shut up in my bones;
And I am weary H3811 of holding it in,
And I cannot endure it.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 24:12 - “She has wearied H3811 Me with toil,
Yet her great rust has not gone from her;
Let her rust be in the fire!
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 6:3 - “My people, what have I done to you,
And how have I wearied H3811 you? Answer Me.
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