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Lexicon :: Strong's H5689 - ʿāḡaḇ

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Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root
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TWOT Reference: 1559

Strong’s Definitions

עֲגַב ʻăgab, aw-gab'; a primitive root; to breathe after, i.e. to love (sensually):—dote, lover.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 7x

The KJV translates Strong's H5689 in the following manner: doted (6x), lovers (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 7x
The KJV translates Strong's H5689 in the following manner: doted (6x), lovers (1x).
  1. (Qal) to have inordinate affection or lust

    1. lust (participle)

    2. paramours (participle as subst)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
עֲגַב ʻăgab, aw-gab'; a primitive root; to breathe after, i.e. to love (sensually):—dote, lover.
† [עָגַב] verb have inordinate affection, lust (compare Arabic bdb072103 wonder, admire, bdb072104 beloved; and (on sens. obsc. in Late Hebrew) LevyNHWB iii. 616); —
Qal Perfect 3rd person feminine singular עָֽגְבָה Ezekiel 23:7, 9, 12; Imperfect 3rd person feminine singular וַתַּעְגַּב Ezekiel 23:5, + Ezekiel 23:16 Kt (Qr וַתַּעְגְּבָה), וַתַּעְגְּבָּה Ezekiel 23:20 (Ew§ 191 c Ol§ 228 b); Participle plural עֹגְבִים Jeremiah 4:30; — lust after (עַלֿ), only in figure of relations of Samaria and Jerusalem (personified) with foreigners Ezekiel 23:5, 9, 12, 16, 20, so with accusative Ezekiel 23:7; participle as substantive paramours Jeremiah 4:30.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


4:30; 4:30


23:5; 23:5; 23:7; 23:7; 23:9; 23:9; 23:12; 23:12; 23:16; 23:16; 23:20; 23:20


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H5689 matches the Hebrew עָגַב (ʿāḡaḇ),
which occurs 8 times in 7 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 4:30 - And thou, when thou art made desolate, what wilt thou do? Though thou clothest thyself with scarlet, though thou deckest thee with ornaments of gold, though thou enlargest thine eyes with paint, in vain dost thou make thyself fair; thy lovers despise thee, they seek thy life.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 23:5 - And Oholah played the harlot when she was mine; and she doted on her lovers, on the Assyrians her neighbors,
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 23:7 - And she bestowed her whoredoms upon them, the choicest men of Assyria all of them; and on whomsoever she doted, with all their idols she defiled herself.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 23:9 - Wherefore I delivered her into the hand of her lovers, into the hand of the Assyrians, upon whom she doted.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 23:12 - She doted upon the Assyrians, governors and rulers, her neighbors, clothed most gorgeously, horsemen riding upon horses, all of them desirable young men.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 23:16 - And as soon as she saw them she doted upon them, and sent messengers unto them into Chaldea.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 23:20 - And she doted upon their paramours, whose flesh is as the flesh of asses, and whose issue is like the issue of horses.

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