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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 - When Jacob had cooked a stew one day, Esau came in from the field and he was exhausted H5889;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:30 - and Esau said to Jacob, “Please let me have a mouthful of [fn]that red stuff there, for I am exhausted H5889.” Therefore he was called [fn]Edom by name.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:18 - how he confronted you on the way and attacked among you all the stragglers at your rear when you were tired H5889 and weary; and he did not [fn]fear God.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:4 -

Then Gideon and the three hundred men who were with him came to the Jordan and crossed over, exhausted H5889 yet still pursuing.

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

“You have given the weary H5889 no water to drink,

And you have withheld bread from the hungry.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 63:1 -

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

God, You are my God; I shall be watching for You;

My soul thirsts for You, my flesh yearns for You,

In a dry and exhausted H5889 land where there is no water.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 143:6 -

I spread out my hands to You;

My soul longs for You, like a weary H5889 land. Selah

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:25 -

Like cold water to a weary H5889 soul,

So is good news from a distant land.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:27 -

No one in it is tired H5889 or stumbles,

No one slumbers or sleeps;

Nor is the undergarment at his waist loosened,

Nor his sandal strap broken.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 28:12 -

He who said to them, “This is the place of quiet, give rest to the weary H5889,”

And, “This is the resting place,” but they would not listen.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:8 -

It will be as when a hungry person dreams

And behold, he is eating;

But when he awakens, his [fn]hunger is not satisfied,

Or as when a thirsty person dreams

And behold, he is drinking,

But when he awakens, behold, he is faint H5889

And his [fn]thirst is not quenched.

So will the multitude of all the nations 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 an exhausted H5889 land.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 46:1 -

Bel has bowed down, Nebo stoops over;

Their idols have become loads for the animals and the cattle.

The things [fn]that you carry are burdensome,

A load for the weary H5889 animal.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 31:25 - “For I give plenty of water to the weary H5889 ones, and [fn]refresh everyone who languishes.”
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