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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.
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 stew, Esau came in from the field and he was [fn]famished; H5889
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:30 - and Esau said to Jacob, “Please let me have a swallow of [fn]that red stuff there, 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 when 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 - 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 - 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 where there is no water.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 143:6 - I stretch out my hands to You;
My soul longs for You, as a [fn]parched H5889 land. [fn]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 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 - It will be as when a hungry man dreams
And behold, he is eating;
But when he awakens, his [fn]hunger is not satisfied,
Or as when a thirsty man dreams
And behold, he is drinking,
But when he awakens, behold, he is faint H5889
And his [fn]thirst 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 parched H5889 land.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 46:1 - Bel has bowed down, Nebo stoops over;
Their images are consigned to 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 ones and [fn]refresh everyone who languishes.”

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