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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 - She conceived again and bore a son and said, “Now this time my husband will become H3867 [fn]attached H3867 to me, because I have borne him three sons.” Therefore he was named Levi.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:25 - “If you lend H3867 money to My people, to the poor [fn]among you, you are not to [fn]act as a creditor to him; you shall not [fn]charge him interest.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 18:2 - “But bring with you also your brothers, the tribe of Levi, the tribe of your father, that they may be joined H3867 with you and serve you, while you and your sons with you are before the tent of the testimony.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 18:4 - “They shall be joined H3867 with you and attend to the obligations of the tent of meeting, for all the service of the tent; but an [fn]outsider may not come near you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:12 - “The LORD will open for you His good storehouse, the heavens, to give rain to your land in its season and to bless all the work of your hand; and you shall lend H3867 to many nations, but you shall not borrow. H3867
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:44 - “He shall lend H3867 to you, but you will not lend H3867 to him; he shall be the head, and you will be the tail.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 5:4 - Also there were those who said, “We have borrowed H3867 money for the king’s tax on our fields and our vineyards.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 9:27 - the Jews established and [fn]made a custom for themselves and for their [fn]descendants and for all those who allied H3867 themselves with them, so that [fn]they would not fail to celebrate these two days according to their [fn]regulation and according to their appointed time annually.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:21 - The wicked borrows H3867 and does not pay back,
But the righteous is gracious and gives.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:26 - All day long he is gracious and lends, H3867
And his [fn]descendants are a blessing.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 83:8 - Assyria also has joined H3867 with them;
They have become [fn]a help to the children of Lot. [fn]Selah.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 112:5 - It is well with the man who is gracious and lends; H3867
He will [fn]maintain his cause in judgment.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:17 - One who is gracious to a poor man lends H3867 to the LORD,
And He will repay him for his [fn]good deed.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:7 - The rich rules over the poor,
And the borrower H3867 becomes the lender’s H3867 slave.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 8:15 - So I commended pleasure, for there is nothing good for a man under the sun except to eat and to drink and to be merry, and this will stand H3867 by him in his [fn]toils throughout the days of his life which God has given him under the sun.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:1 - When the LORD will have compassion on Jacob and again choose Israel, and settle them in their own land, then strangers will join H3867 them and attach themselves to the house of Jacob.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 24:2 - And the people will be like the priest, the servant like his master, the maid like her mistress, the buyer like the seller, the lender H3867 like the borrower, H3867 the creditor like the debtor.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 56:3 - Let not the foreigner who has joined H3867 himself to the LORD say,
“The LORD will surely separate me from His people.”
Nor let the eunuch say, “Behold, I am a dry tree.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 56:6 - “Also the foreigners who join H3867 themselves to the LORD,
To minister to Him, and to love the name of the LORD,
To be His servants, every one who keeps from profaning the sabbath
And holds fast My covenant;
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 50:5 - “They will ask for the way to Zion, turning their faces [fn]in its direction; [fn]they [fn]will come that they may join H3867 themselves to the LORD in an everlasting covenant that will not be forgotten.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:34 - “Now when they fall they will be granted a little help, and many will join H3867 with them in hypocrisy.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 2:11 - “Many nations will join H3867 themselves to the LORD in that day and will become My people. Then I will dwell in your midst, and you will know that the LORD of hosts has sent Me to you.
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