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Lexicon :: Strong's H5591 - saʿar

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Part of Speech
masculine/feminine noun
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TWOT Reference: 1528

Strong’s Definitions

סַעַר çaʻar, sah'-ar; or (feminine) סְעָרָה çᵉʻârâh; from H5590; a hurricane:—storm(-y), tempest, whirlwind.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 24x

The KJV translates Strong's H5591 in the following manner: whirlwind (12x), tempest (6x), stormy (4x), storm (1x), whirlwind (with H7307) (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 24x
The KJV translates Strong's H5591 in the following manner: whirlwind (12x), tempest (6x), stormy (4x), storm (1x), whirlwind (with H7307) (1x).
  1. tempest, storm, whirlwind

    1. tempest

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
סַעַר çaʻar, sah'-ar; or (feminine) סְעָרָה çᵉʻârâh; from H5590; a hurricane:—storm(-y), tempest, whirlwind.
STRONGS H5591: Abbreviations
סַ֫עַר noun masculineJeremiah 23:19 tempest; — absolute ס׳ Amos 1:14 + 5 times; סָ֑עַר Psalm 55:9; plural suffix סַעֲרֶיךָ Psalm 83:16; — tempest, especially figurative: of passionate acts ofmen, מֵרוּחַ סֹעָה מִסָּ֑עַר Psalm 55:9 (מִסּ׳ here awkward, without ו); of י׳'s wrath Jeremiah 23:19 (מִתְחוֺלֵל ס׳), compare Jeremiah 25:32; Jeremiah 30:23; tempest as instrument of י׳'s wrath, Psalm 83:16 (|| סוּפָה); see also בְּסַעַר בְּיוֺם סוּפָה Amos 1:14 and Joel 1:4, 12.

סְעָרָה noun feminine tempest, storm-wind; — absolute סְעָרָה Isaiah 29:6 + (so also 2 Kings 2:1, 11 Ginsb; Baer בַּסֳּעָרָה); construct סַעֲרַת Jeremiah 23:19; Jeremiah 30:23; plural סְעָרוֺת Ezekiel 13:11, 13 construct סַעֲרוֺת Zechariah 9:14; — tempest, storm-wind, as instrument of י׳'s wrath, Isaiah 29:6 (+ סוּפָה), compare Isaiah 40:24; Isaiah 41:16, also רוּחַ סְעָרוֺת Ezekiel 13:11, 13 (against nation under figure of wall); storm-wind of Elijah's translation 2 Kings 2:1, 11; of theophany Ezekiel 1:4 (רוּחַ סְעָרָה), Job 38:1; Job 40:6, and סַעֲרוֺת תֵּימָן Zechariah 9:14; סַעֲרַת י׳ as figurative of י׳'s wrath Jeremiah 23:19; Jeremiah 30:23; of ordinary tempests only in late Psalms: רוּחַ סְעָרָה Psalm 107:25; Psalm 148:8, ס׳ opposed to דְּמָמָה Psalm 107:29.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

2 Kings

2:1; 2:1; 2:11; 2:11


38:1; 40:6


55:9; 55:9; 83:16; 83:16; 107:25; 107:29; 148:8


29:6; 29:6; 40:24; 41:16


23:19; 23:19; 23:19; 23:19; 25:32; 30:23; 30:23; 30:23


1:4; 13:11; 13:11; 13:13; 13:13


1:4; 1:12


1:14; 1:14


9:14; 9:14


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H5591 matches the Hebrew סַעַר (saʿar),
which occurs 24 times in 22 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 2:1 - And it came about when the LORD was about to take up Elijah by a [fn]whirlwind H5591 to heaven, that Elijah went with Elisha from Gilgal.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 2:11 - As they were going along and talking, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire and horses of fire which separated the two of them. And Elijah went up by a [fn]whirlwind H5591 to heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:1 - Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind H5591 and said,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:6 - Then the LORD answered Job out of the storm H5591 and said,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:8 - “I would hasten to my place of refuge
From the stormy wind and tempest.” H5591
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 83:15 - So pursue them with Your tempest H5591
And terrify them with Your storm.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 107:25 - For He spoke and raised up a stormy H5591 wind,
Which lifted up the waves [fn]of the sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 107:29 - He caused the storm H5591 to be still,
So that the waves [fn]of the sea were hushed.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 148:8 - Fire and hail, snow and clouds;
Stormy H5591 wind, fulfilling His word;
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:6 - From the LORD of hosts you will be punished with thunder and earthquake and loud noise,
With whirlwind and tempest H5591 and the flame of a consuming fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 40:24 - [fn]Scarcely have they been planted,
[fn]Scarcely have they been sown,
[fn]Scarcely has their stock taken root in the earth,
But He merely blows on them, and they wither,
And the storm H5591 carries them away like stubble.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 41:16 - “You will winnow them, and the wind will carry them away,
And the storm H5591 will scatter them;
But you will rejoice in the LORD,
You will glory in the Holy One of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 23:19 - “Behold, the storm H5591 of the LORD has gone forth in wrath,
Even a whirling tempest; H5591
It will swirl down on the head of the wicked.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 25:32 - Thus says the LORD of hosts,
“Behold, evil is going forth
From nation to nation,
And a great storm H5591 is being stirred up
From the remotest parts of the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 30:23 - Behold, the tempest H5591 of the LORD!
Wrath has gone forth,
A [fn]sweeping tempest; H5591
It will burst on the head of the wicked.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 1:4 - As I looked, behold, a storm H5591 wind was coming from the north, a great cloud with fire flashing forth continually and a bright light around it, and in its midst something like glowing metal in the midst of the fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 13:11 - so tell those who plaster it over with whitewash, that it will fall. A flooding rain will come, and you, O hailstones, will fall; and a violent H5591 wind will break out.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 13:13 - Therefore, thus says the Lord GOD, “I will make a violent H5591 wind break out in My wrath. There will also be in My anger a flooding rain and hailstones to consume it in wrath.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 1:14 - “So I will kindle a fire on the wall of Rabbah
And it will consume her citadels
Amid [fn]war cries on the day of battle,
And a storm H5591 on the day of tempest.
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 1:4 - The LORD hurled a great wind on the sea and there was a great storm H5591 on the sea so that the ship was about to [fn]break up.
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 1:12 - He said to them, “Pick me up and throw me into the sea. Then the sea will become calm [fn]for you, for I know that on account of me this great storm H5591 has come upon you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 9:14 - Then the LORD will appear over them,
And His arrow will go forth like lightning;
And the Lord [fn]GOD will blow the trumpet,
And will march in the storm H5591 winds H5591 of the south.
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