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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 - Now Jacob cooked some stew, and when Esau came in from the open fields, he was famished.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:30 - So Esau said to Jacob, "Feed me some of the red stuff - yes, this red stuff - because I'm starving!" (That is why he was also called Edom.)
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:18 - how they met you along the way and cut off all your stragglers in the rear of the march when you were exhausted and tired; they were unafraid of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:4 - Now Gideon and his three hundred men had crossed over the Jordan River, and even though they were exhausted, they were still chasing the Midianites.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:5 - He said to the men of Succoth, "Give some loaves of bread to the men who are following me, because they are exhausted. I am chasing Zebah and Zalmunna, the kings of Midian."
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 16:14 - The king and all the people who were with him arrived exhausted at their destination, where David refreshed himself.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 17:29 - honey, curds, flocks, and cheese. For they said, "The people are no doubt hungry, tired, and thirsty there in the desert."
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:7 - You gave the weary no water to drink and from the hungry you withheld food.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 63:1 - O God, you are my God! I long for you! My soul thirsts for you, my flesh yearns for you, in a dry and parched land where there is no water.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 143:6 - I spread my hands out to you in prayer; my soul thirsts for you in a parched land.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:25 - Like cold water to a weary person, so is good news from a distant land.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:27 - None tire or stumble, they don't stop to nap or sleep. They don't loosen their belts, or unstrap their sandals to rest.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 28:12 - In the past he said to them, "This is where security can be found. Provide security for the one who is exhausted! This is where rest can be found." But they refused to listen.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:8 - It will be like a hungry man dreaming that he is eating, only to awaken and find that his stomach is empty. It will be like a thirsty man dreaming that he is drinking, only to awaken and find that he is still weak and his thirst unquenched. So it will be for the horde from all the nations that fight against Mount Zion.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 32:2 - Each of them will be like a shelter from the wind and a refuge from a rainstorm; like streams of water in a dry region and like the shade of a large cliff in a parched land.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 46:1 - Bel kneels down, Nebo bends low. Their images weigh down animals and beasts. Your heavy images are burdensome to tired animals.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 31:25 - I will fully satisfy the needs of those who are weary and fully refresh the souls of those who are faint.
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