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Lexicon :: Strong's H3867 - lāvâ

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TWOT Reference: 1087,1088

Strong’s Definitions

לָוָה lâvâh, law-vaw'; a primitive root; properly, to twine, i.e. (by implication) to unite, to remain; also to borrow (as a form of obligation) or (causatively) to lend:—abide with, borrow(-er), cleave, join (self), lend(-er).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 26x

The KJV translates Strong's H3867 in the following manner: join (10x), lend (7x), borrow (3x), borrower (2x), abide (1x), cleave (1x), lender (1x), lender (with H376) (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 26x
The KJV translates Strong's H3867 in the following manner: join (10x), lend (7x), borrow (3x), borrower (2x), abide (1x), cleave (1x), lender (1x), lender (with H376) (1x).
  1. to join, be joined

    1. (Qal) to join, be joined, attend

    2. (Niphal) to join oneself to, be joined unto

  2. to borrow, lend

    1. (Qal) to borrow

    2. (Hiphil) to cause to borrow, lend to

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
לָוָה lâvâh, law-vaw'; a primitive root; properly, to twine, i.e. (by implication) to unite, to remain; also to borrow (as a form of obligation) or (causatively) to lend:—abide with, borrow(-er), cleave, join (self), lend(-er).
STRONGS H3867: Abbreviations
† I. [לָוָה] join (intransitive), be joined (Late Hebrew Pi. לִוָּה (ליוה) transitive, Hithp. intransitive; Aramaic לַוִּי accompany; so bdb053005 BaES 12 compare Arabic bdb053006 be near); —
Qal (late) Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular suffix יִלְוֶנּוּ Ecclesiastes 8:15, be joined to, attend (of mirth).
Niph. נִלְוָה Psalm 83:9; Isaiah 14:1; 3rd person masculine plural consecutive וְנִלְווּ Numbers 18:4 + 2 times, + Jeremiah 50:5 (GesLbg. Bö Köi. 588 Gf Gie; > Imperative Ki Ew§ 226 c Ol§ 264); Imperfect יִלָּוֶה Genesis 29:34; יִלָּווּ Numbers 18:2; Participle נִלְוָה Isaiah 56:3 (pointed as Perfect, read probably נִלְוֶה); plural נִלְוִים Esther 9:27; Isaiah 56:6; — join oneself or be joined unto, followed by עַל Numbers 18:2, 4 (מַטֵּה לֵנִי to Aaron, by word-play), Isaiah 14:1 (strangers to Israel), Daniel 11:34 (flatterers to the people), compare Esther 9:27; Isaiah 56:6 (to י׳ followed by אֶלֿ Isaiah 56:3 (to י׳), Zechariah 2:15 (to י׳), Jeremiah 50:5 (to י׳), Genesis 29:34 (J; husband to wife); followed byעִם Psalm 83:9 (Asshur with enemies of Israel).

† II. [לָוָה] verb borrow (Late Hebrew id.; compare Arabic bdb053101 delay payment of debt (compare BaES 12)); —
Qal Perfect1st person plural לָוִ֫ינוּ Nehemiah 5:4; Imperfect 2nd person masculine singular תִּלְוֶה Deuteronomy 28:12; Participle לֹוֶה Proverbs 22:7 + 2 times; — borrow, עֶבֶד לוֶֹה לְאִישׁ מַלְוֶה Proverbs 22:7 a borrower is slave to a man who lends; absolute Deuteronomy 28:12; Isaiah 24:2; Psalm 37:21; followed by כֶּסֶף Nehemiah 5:4.
Hiph. Perfect 2nd person masculine singular consecutive וְהִלְוִיתָה Deuteronomy 28:12; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular suffix יַלְוְךָ Deuteronomy 28:44; 2nd person masculine singular תַּלְוֶה Exodus 22:24; suffix תַּלְוֶנּוּ Deuteronomy 28:44; Participle מַלְוֶה Psalm 37:26 + 3 times, construct מַלְוֵה Proverbs 19:17; — cause to borrow, i.e. lend to, with accusative of person + of thing Exodus 22:24 (E); with accusative of person Deuteronomy 28:12, 44 (twice in verse); absolute Psalm 37:26; Psalm 112:5 אִישׁ מַלְוֶה Proverbs 22:77 (see Qal above); as substantive Isaiah 24:2; מַלְוֵה י׳ Proverbs 19:17 a lender to י׳ is one shewing favour to the poor.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


29:34; 29:34


22:24; 22:24


18:2; 18:2; 18:4; 18:4


28:12; 28:12; 28:12; 28:12; 28:44; 28:44; 28:44


5:4; 5:4


9:27; 9:27


37:21; 37:26; 37:26; 83:9; 83:9; 112:5


19:17; 19:17; 22:7; 22:7




14:1; 14:1; 24:2; 24:2; 56:3; 56:3; 56:6; 56:6


50:5; 50:5



Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H3867 matches the Hebrew לָוָה (lāvâ),
which occurs 26 times in 22 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:34 - And she conceived again, and bare a son; and said, Now this time will my husband be joined H3867 unto me, because I have born him three sons: therefore was his name called Levi.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:25 - If thou lend H3867 money to any of my people that is poor by thee, thou shalt not be to him as an usurer, neither shalt thou lay upon him usury.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 18:2 - And thy brethren also of the tribe of Levi, the tribe of thy father, bring thou with thee, that they may be joined H3867 unto thee, and minister unto thee: but thou and thy sons with thee shall minister before the tabernacle of witness.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 18:4 - And they shall be joined H3867 unto thee, and keep the charge of the tabernacle of the congregation, for all the service of the tabernacle: and a stranger shall not come nigh unto you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:12 - The LORD shall open unto thee his good treasure, the heaven to give the rain unto thy land in his season, and to bless all the work of thine hand: and thou shalt lend H3867 unto many nations, and thou shalt not borrow. H3867
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:44 - He shall lend H3867 to thee, and thou shalt not lend H3867 to him: he shall be the head, and thou shalt be the tail.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 5:4 - There were also that said, We have borrowed H3867 money for the king's tribute, and that upon our lands and vineyards.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 9:27 - The Jews ordained, and took upon them, and upon their seed, and upon all such as joined H3867 themselves unto them, so as it should not fail, that they would keep these two days according to their writing, and according to their appointed time every year;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:21 - The wicked borroweth, H3867 and payeth not again: but the righteous sheweth mercy, and giveth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:26 - He is ever merciful, and lendeth; H3867 and his seed is blessed.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 83:8 - Assur also is joined H3867 with them: they have holpen the children of Lot. Selah.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 112:5 - A good man sheweth favour, and lendeth: H3867 he will guide his affairs with discretion.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:17 - He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth H3867 unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will he pay him again.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:7 - The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower H3867 is servant to the lender. H3867
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 8:15 - Then I commended mirth, because a man hath no better thing under the sun, than to eat, and to drink, and to be merry: for that shall abide H3867 with him of his labour the days of his life, which God giveth him under the sun.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:1 - For the LORD will have mercy on Jacob, and will yet choose Israel, and set them in their own land: and the strangers shall be joined H3867 with them, and they shall cleave to the house of Jacob.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 24:2 - And it shall be, as with the people, so with the priest; as with the servant, so with his master; as with the maid, so with her mistress; as with the buyer, so with the seller; as with the lender, H3867 so with the borrower; H3867 as with the taker of usury, so with the giver of usury to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 56:3 - Neither let the son of the stranger, that hath joined H3867 himself to the LORD, speak, saying, The LORD hath utterly separated me from his people: neither let the eunuch say, Behold, I am a dry tree.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 56:6 - Also the sons of the stranger, that join H3867 themselves to the LORD, to serve him, and to love the name of the LORD, to be his servants, every one that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and taketh hold of my covenant;
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 50:5 - They shall ask the way to Zion with their faces thitherward, saying, Come, and let us join H3867 ourselves to the LORD in a perpetual covenant that shall not be forgotten.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:34 - Now when they shall fall, they shall be holpen with a little help: but many shall cleave H3867 to them with flatteries.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 2:11 - And many nations shall be joined H3867 to the LORD in that day, and shall be my people: and I will dwell in the midst of thee, and thou shalt know that the LORD of hosts hath sent me unto thee.
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