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Lexicon :: Strong's H5787 - ʿiûēr

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Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
Intensive from עָוַר (H5786)
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TWOT Reference: 1586a

Strong’s Definitions

עִוֵּר ʻivvêr, iv-vare'; intensive from H5786; blind (literally or figuratively):—blind (men, people).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 26x

The KJV translates Strong's H5787 in the following manner: blind (25x), blind men (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 26x
The KJV translates Strong's H5787 in the following manner: blind (25x), blind men (1x).
  1. blind

    1. blind (physically)

    2. blind (fig.)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
עִוֵּר ʻivvêr, iv-vare'; intensive from H5786; blind (literally or figuratively):—blind (men, people).
STRONGS H5787: Abbreviations
עִוֵּר adjective blind; — only absolute ע׳ Exodus 4:11 +, plural עִיְרִים 2 Samuel 5:6 +, feminine עִוְרוֺת Isaiah 42:7; (with article הָעִוֵּר Deuteronomy 28:29, elsewhere הַע׳ Baer Ginsb; van d. H. לָעִוֵּר Job 29:15, הָעִוְרִים 2 Samuel 5:6, 8; Isaiah 42:18); — blind, usually as substantive = the blind:
1. literally, physically blind:
a. of men Exodus 4:11 (J; opposed to מִּקֵּחַ), 2 Samuel 5:6, 8 (twice in verse); Leviticus 19:14 (H), Deuteronomy 27:18; Jeremiah 31:8; Job 29:15; in simile Deuteronomy 28:29; Zephaniah 1:17; Isaiah 59:10, compare Lamentations 4:14 (apposition); as adjective attribute אִישׁ ע׳ Leviticus 21:18 (H).
b. of sacrifice animal Deuteronomy 15:21; Malachi 1:8.
2. figurative,
a. of the helpless, groping Isaiah 29:18; Isaiah 35:5; Isaiah 42:16; Psalm 146:8; as adjective attribute, עֵינַיִם עִוְרוֺת Isaiah 42:7.
b. of the dull, unreceptive, Isaiah 42:18, 19 (3 times in verse) (but Isaiah 42:19c read חֵרֵשׁ which see); as adjective attributive עַם עִוֵּר Isaiah 43:8; as predicate Isaiah 56:10.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


4:11; 4:11


19:14; 21:18


15:21; 27:18; 28:29; 28:29

2 Samuel

5:6; 5:6; 5:6; 5:8; 5:8


29:15; 29:15




29:18; 35:5; 42:7; 42:7; 42:16; 42:18; 42:18; 42:19; 42:19; 43:8; 56:10; 59:10










Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H5787 matches the Hebrew עִוֵּר (ʿiûēr),
which occurs 26 times in 23 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:11 - But the LORD said to him, “Who has made the human mouth? Or who makes anyone unable to speak or deaf, or able to see or blind H5787? Is it not I, the LORD?
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:14 - ‘You shall not curse a person who is deaf, nor put a stumbling block before a person H5787 who is blind H5787, but you shall revere your God; I am the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 21:18 - ‘For no one who has an impairment shall approach: a man who is blind H5787, or one who limps, or one who has a slit nose, or one with any conspicuous feature,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:21 - “But if it has any impairment, such as a limp, or blindness H5787, or any serious impairment, you shall not sacrifice it to the LORD your God.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:18 - ‘Cursed is one who misleads a person H5787 who is blind H5787 on the road.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:29 - and you will be groping about at noon, just as a person H5787 who is blind H5787 gropes in the darkness, and you will not be successful in your ways; but you will only be [fn]oppressed and robbed all the time, with no one to save you.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 5:6 - Now the king and his men went to Jerusalem against the Jebusites, the inhabitants of the land; and they said to [fn]David, “You shall not come in here, but even those who are blind H5787 and those who limp will turn you away,” [fn]thinking, “David cannot enter here.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 5:8 - And David said on that day, “Whoever strikes the Jebusites is to reach those who limp and those who are blind H5787, who are hated by David’s soul, through the water tunnel.” For that reason they say, “People H5787 who are blind H5787 and people who limp shall not come into the house.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:15 - “I was eyes to those who were blind H5787,
And feet to those who [fn]could not walk.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 146:8 - The LORD opens the eyes of those who are blind H5787;
The LORD raises up those who are bowed down;
The LORD loves the righteous.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:18 - On that day those who are deaf will hear words of a book,
And out of their gloom and darkness the eyes of those who are blind H5787 will see.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 35:5 - Then the eyes of those who are blind H5787 will be opened,
And the ears of those who are deaf will be unstopped.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:7 - To open blind H5787 eyes,
To bring out prisoners from the dungeon
And those who dwell in darkness from the prison.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:16 - “I will lead those who are blind H5787 by a way they have not known,
In paths they have not known I will guide them.
I will turn darkness into light before them
And uneven land into plains.
These are the things I will do,
And I will not leave them undone.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:18 - Hear, you who are deaf!
And look, you who are blind H5787, so that you may see.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:19 - Who is blind H5787 but My servant,
Or so deaf as My messenger whom I send?
Who is so blind H5787 as one who is [fn]at peace with Me,
Or so blind H5787 as the servant of the LORD?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:8 - Bring out the people who H5787 are blind H5787, even though they have eyes,
And those who are deaf, even though they have ears.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 56:10 - His watchmen are blind H5787,
All of them know nothing.
All of them are mute dogs unable to bark,
Dreamers lying down, who love to slumber;
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 59:10 - We grope for the wall like people H5787 who are blind H5787,
We grope like those who have no eyes.
We stumble at midday as in the twilight;
Among those who are healthy we are like the dead.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 31:8 - “Behold, I am bringing them from the north country,
And I will gather them from the remote parts of the earth,
Among them those who are blind H5787 and those who limp,
The pregnant woman and she who is in labor, together;
They will return here as a great assembly.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 4:14 - They wandered, blind H5787, in the streets;
They were defiled with blood,
Such that no one could touch their garments.
Unchecked Copy BoxZep 1:17 - I will bring distress on mankind
So that they will walk like those who are blind H5787,
Because they have sinned against the LORD;
And their blood will be poured out like dust,
And their flesh like dung.
Unchecked Copy BoxMal 1:8 - “And when you present a blind H5787 animal for sacrifice, is it not evil? Or when you present a lame or sick animal, is it not evil? So offer it to your governor! Would he be pleased with you, or would he receive you kindly?” says the LORD of armies.
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