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Lexicon :: Strong's H5787 - ʿiûēr

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Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
Intensive from עָוַר (H5786)
Dictionary Aids

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).
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.
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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 - The LORD said to him, “Who has made man’s mouth? Or who makes him mute or deaf, or seeing or blind? H5787 Is it not I, the LORD?
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:14 - ‘You shall not curse a deaf man, nor place a stumbling block before the blind, H5787 but you shall revere your God; I am the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 21:18 - ‘For no one who has a defect shall approach: a blind H5787 man, or a lame man, or he who has a [fn]disfigured face, or any deformed limb,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:21 - “But if it has any [fn]defect, such as lameness or blindness, H5787 or any serious [fn]defect, you shall not sacrifice it to the LORD your God.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:18 - ‘Cursed is he who misleads a blind H5787 person on the road.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:29 - and you will [fn]grope at noon, as the blind H5787 man H5787 gropes in darkness, and you will not prosper in your ways; but you shall only be oppressed and robbed continually, with none 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 the blind H5787 and lame will turn you away”; [fn]thinking, “David cannot enter here.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 5:8 - David said on that day, “Whoever would strike the Jebusites, let him reach the lame and the blind, H5787 who are hated by David’s soul, through the water tunnel.” Therefore they say, “The blind H5787 or the lame shall not come into the house.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:15 - “I was eyes to the blind H5787
And feet to the lame.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 146:8 - The LORD opens the eyes of the blind; H5787
The LORD raises up those who are bowed down;
The LORD loves the righteous;
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:18 - On that day the deaf will hear words of a book,
And out of their gloom and darkness the eyes of the blind H5787 will see.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 35:5 - Then the eyes of the blind H5787 will be opened
And the ears of the 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 the blind H5787 by a way they do not know,
In paths they do not know I will guide them.
I will make darkness into light before them
And rugged places into plains.
These are the things I will do,
And I will not leave them undone.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:18 - Hear, you deaf!
And look, you blind, H5787 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 he that 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 the 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,
[fn]Dreamers lying down, who love to slumber;
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 59:10 - We grope along the wall like blind H5787 men, H5787
We grope like those who have no eyes;
We stumble at midday as in the twilight,
Among those who are vigorous we are like dead men.
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 the blind H5787 and the lame,
The woman with child and she who is in labor with child, together;
A great [fn]company, they will return here.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 4:14 - They wandered, blind, H5787 in the streets;
They were defiled with blood
So that no one could touch their garments.
Unchecked Copy BoxZep 1:17 - I will bring distress on men
So that they will walk like the 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 - “But when you present the blind H5787 for sacrifice, is it not evil? And when you present the lame and sick, is it not evil? [fn]Why not offer it to your governor? Would he be pleased with you? Or would he receive you kindly?” says the LORD of hosts.

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