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Lexicon :: Strong's H5889 - ʿāyēp̄

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TWOT Reference: 1614a

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The following spelling is supported by Strongs and Gesenius: עיף.

Strong’s Definitions

עָיֵף ʻâyêph, aw-yafe'; from H5888; languid:—faint, thirsty, weary.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 17x

The KJV translates Strong's H5889 in the following manner: weary (8x), faint (6x), thirsty (3x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 17x
The KJV translates Strong's H5889 in the following manner: weary (8x), faint (6x), thirsty (3x).
  1. faint, exhausted, weary

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
עָיֵף ʻâyêph, aw-yafe'; from H5888; languid:—faint, thirsty, weary.
STRONGS H5889: Abbreviations
עָיֵף adjective faint, weary; — ע׳ absolute Genesis 25:29 +; feminine עֲיֵפָה Jeremiah 31:25 +; plural עֲיֵפִים Judges 8:4 +; — from exertion and hunger Genesis 25:20, 30 (J), Judges 8:4, 5; Deuteronomy 25:18 (+ יָגֵעַ), compare Isaiah 5:27, הָנִיחוּ לֶע׳ Isaiah 28:12 (figurative), 2 Samuel 16:14 (si vera lectio, proper name, of a location needed, compare We Dr HPS); + רָעֵב, צָמֵא 2 Samuel 17:29; specifically from thirst Isaiah 29:8 (simile), Job 22:7, נֶפֶשׁ ע׳ Proverbs 25:25 and (figurative) Jeremiah 31:25 (|| דָּֽאֲבָה); hence אֶרֶץ צִיָּה וְעָיֵף Psalm 63:2 (figurative, on masculine see KöSynt. § 334 f.), compare Psalm 143:6 (simile), Isaiah 32:2 (opposed to צֵל, in simile); ע׳ that is beast Isaiah 46:1 — See also foregoing H5888.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


25:20; 25:29; 25:30




8:4; 8:4; 8:5

2 Samuel

16:14; 17:29




63:2; 143:6




5:27; 28:12; 29:8; 32:2; 46:1


31:25; 31:25


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H5889 matches the Hebrew עָיֵף (ʿāyēp̄),
which occurs 17 times in 17 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:29 - And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau came from the field, and he was faint: H5889
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:30 - And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with that same red pottage; for I am faint: H5889 therefore was his name called Edom.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:18 - How he met thee by the way, and smote the hindmost of thee, even all that were feeble behind thee, when thou wast faint H5889 and weary; and he feared not God.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:4 - And Gideon came to Jordan, and passed over, he, and the three hundred men that were with him, faint, H5889 yet pursuing them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:5 - And he said unto the men of Succoth, Give, I pray you, loaves of bread unto the people that follow me; for they be faint, H5889 and I am pursuing after Zebah and Zalmunna, kings of Midian.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 16:14 - And the king, and all the people that were with him, came weary, H5889 and refreshed themselves there.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 17:29 - And honey, and butter, and sheep, and cheese of kine, for David, and for the people that were with him, to eat: for they said, The people is hungry, and weary, H5889 and thirsty, in the wilderness.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:7 - Thou hast not given water to the weary H5889 to drink, and thou hast withholden bread from the hungry.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 63:1 - [[A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah.]] O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty H5889 land, where no water is;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 143:6 - I stretch forth my hands unto thee: my soul thirsteth after thee, as a thirsty H5889 land. Selah.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:25 - As cold waters to a thirsty H5889 soul, so is good news from a far country.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:27 - None shall be weary H5889 nor stumble among them; none shall slumber nor sleep; neither shall the girdle of their loins be loosed, nor the latchet of their shoes be broken:
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 28:12 - To whom he said, This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary H5889 to rest; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:8 - It shall even be as when an hungry man dreameth, and, behold, he eateth; but he awaketh, and his soul is empty: or as when a thirsty man dreameth, and, behold, he drinketh; but he awaketh, and, behold, he is faint, H5889 and his soul hath appetite: so shall the multitude of all the nations be, that fight against mount Zion.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 32:2 - And a man shall be as an hiding place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest; as rivers of water in a dry place, as the shadow of a great rock in a weary H5889 land.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 46:1 - Bel boweth down, Nebo stoopeth, their idols were upon the beasts, and upon the cattle: your carriages were heavy loaden; they are a burden to the weary H5889 beast.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 31:25 - For I have satiated the weary H5889 soul, and I have replenished every sorrowful soul.
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