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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 had cooked stew. And Esau came in from the field, and he was [fn]famished H5889.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:30 - Then Esau said to Jacob, “Please give me a swallow from the red stuff[fn]this red stuff, for I am [fn]famished H5889.” Therefore his name was called [fn]Edom.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:18 - how he met you along the way and attacked among you all the stragglers at your rear, but you were faint H5889 and weary; and he did not [fn]fear God.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:4 -

Then Gideon and the 300 men who were with him came to the Jordan and crossed over, weary H5889 yet pursuing.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:5 - And he said to the men of Succoth, “Please give loaves of bread to the people who are following me, for they are weary H5889, and I am pursuing Zebah and Zalmunna, the kings of Midian.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 16:14 - Then the king and all the people who were with him arrived weary H5889 and he refreshed himself there.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 17:29 - honey, curds, sheep, and cheese of the herd, for David and for the people who were with him, to eat; for they said, “The people are hungry and weary H5889 and thirsty in the wilderness.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:7 -

“To the weary H5889 you have given no water to drink,

And from the hungry you have withheld bread.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 63:1 -

A Psalm of David. [fn]When he was in the wilderness of Judah.

O God, You are my God; I shall seek You [fn]earnestly;

My soul thirsts for You, my flesh [fn]yearns for You,

In a dry and weary H5889 land without water.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 143:6 -

I stretch out my hands to You;

My soul reaches for You like a weary H5889 land. [fn]Selah.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:25 -

Like cold water to a weary H5889 soul,

So is a good report from a distant land.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:27 -

No one in it is weary H5889 or stumbles,

None slumbers or sleeps;

Nor is the belt at its waist undone,

Nor its sandal strap broken.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 28:12 -

He who said to them, “Here is rest, give rest to the weary H5889,”

And, “Here is repose,” but they would not listen.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:8 -

And it will be as when a hungry man dreams

And behold, he is eating;

But he awakens, and his soul is empty,

Or as when a thirsty man dreams

And behold, he is drinking,

But he awakens, and behold, he is faint H5889,

And his soul is not quenched.

Thus the multitude of all the nations will be

Who wage war against Mount Zion.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 32:2 -

Each will be like a refuge from the wind

And a shelter from the storm,

Like [fn]streams of water in a dry country,

Like the shade of a [fn]huge rock in [fn]a weary H5889 land.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 46:1 -

Bel has bowed down, Nebo stoops over;

Their images are on the beasts and the cattle.

The things [fn]that you carry are burdensome,

A load for the weary H5889 beast.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 31:25 - “For I satisfy the weary H5889 soul and fill up every soul who wastes away.”
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