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Lexicon :: Strong's H5892 - ʿîr

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From עוּר (H5782) a city (a place guarded by waking or a watch) in the widest sense (even of a mere encampment or post)
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TWOT Reference: 1587a,1615

Strong’s Definitions

עִיר ʻîyr, eer; or (in the plural) עָר ʻâr; or עָיַר ʻâyar; (Judges 10:4), from H5782 a city (a place guarded by waking or a watch) in the widest sense (even of a mere encampment or post):—Ai (from margin), city, court (from margin), town.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 1,089x

The KJV translates Strong's H5892 in the following manner: city (1,074x), town (7x), every one (2x), variant (6x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 1,089x
The KJV translates Strong's H5892 in the following manner: city (1,074x), town (7x), every one (2x), variant (6x).
  1. excitement, anguish

    1. of terror

  2. city, town (a place of waking, guarded)

    1. city, town

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
עִיר ʻîyr, eer; or (in the plural) עָר ʻâr; or עָיַר ʻâyar; (Judges 10:4), from H5782 a city (a place guarded by waking or a watch) in the widest sense (even of a mere encampment or post):—Ai (from margin), city, court (from margin), town.
STRONGS H5892: Abbreviations
I. עִיר noun [masculine] excitement; — of terror, וּבֶהָלוֺת ע׳ Jeremiah 15:9; of rage (si vera lectio), לֹא אָבוֺא בְּעִיר Hosea 11:9, but St proposes לְבָעֵר compare We Oort Now GASm. — בָּעִיר Psalm 73:20 see עור Hiph. — see II, III. עִיר.

II. עִיר 1092 noun feminineGenesis 10:12 (AlbrZAW xvi.40 f.) city, town (√ unknown; Late Hebrew id.; ? Phoenician ער Lzb345; Sabean ער fortified height (compare 3) PräZMG xxvi (1872), 437, ערן, עהרן city CISiv. pp. 94, 95, 173); — ע׳ absolute Genesis 4:17 +, construct Genesis 24:10 +; הָעִ֫ירָה 1 Kings 14:12 + 7 times; suffix עִירִי 2 Samuel 19:38 2 times, etc.; plural עָרִים Isaiah 6:11 +, עֲיָרִים Judges 10:4 (text error, or word-play, compare GFM); construct עָרֵי Genesis 19:29 +; suffix עָרַי Zechariah 1:17, עָרֵיכֶם Isaiah 1:7 +, etc.; —
1. city, town, abode of men Genesis 4:17 (J) and often; גְּדֹלָה Genesis 10:12 (J), +, or קְטַנָּה Ecclesiastes 9:14 (compare Genesis 19:20); especially
a. fortified: עָרִים בְּצֻרוֺת 2 Samuel 20:6 +, etc., see בָּצַר, מִבְצָר; עִיר מִבְצַרצֹֿר Joshua 19:29 (P) fortified city (of) Tyre, מָצוֺר ע׳ Psalm 31:22 +, etc., see מָצוֺר, מְצוּרָה below צוּר (Micah 7:12 see מָצוֺר); עָזלָֿנוּ ע׳ Isaiah 26:1, עָרֵי מָעוּזּוֺ Isaiah 17:9; וּבְרִיחַ דְּלָתַיִם ע׳ 1 Samuel 23:7; חוֺמָה ע׳ Leviticus 25:29, compare Leviticus 25:30 (P), 1 Kings 4:13; on Hosea 10:14 see I. עַם 2b (1 Samuel 9:14 read הַשֵּׁעַר Greek Version of the LXX We Dr and others).
b. opposed to הַפְּרָזִי כֹּפֶר 1 Samuel 6:18, הַפּ׳ עָרֵי Deuteronomy 3:5, הַפְּרָזוֹת ע׳ Esther 9:19; distinguished from dependencies חֲצֵרִים Joshua 13:23 + often P.
c. עָרֶיה are dependent towns Joshua 13:17 (P), Jeremiah 19:15.
†d. עָרֵי הַמַּמְלָכָה Joshua 10:2 (JE) royal cities (i.e. with a king, compare Tel Amarna al šarri), so singular 1 Samuel 27:5, opposed to הַשָּׁדֶה עָרֵי 1 Samuel 27:5 rural towns; הַמְּלוּכָה ע׳ 2 Samuel 12:26 (but read הַמַּיִם ע׳ We Bu Kit Löhr HPS, see 2 below).
†e. עֶרֵי מִסְכְּנוֺת Exodus 1:11 storage-cities, so 1 Kings 9:19 2 Chronicles 8:6, 4; 17:12; for נַפְתָּלִי ע׳ מ׳ 2 Chronicles 16:4 read probably כִּנְרוֺת עֵלוֿגו׳ (as 1 Kings 15:20; Be Kit Buhl); compare הֶרֶכֶב ע׳ 1 Kings 9:19; 1 Kings 10:26 2 Chronicles 8:6; 9:25; 2 Chronicles 1:14; הַפָּרָשִׁים ע׳ 1 Kings 9:19 2 Chronicles 8:6.
†f. (הַ)מִקְלָט ע׳ (P) asylum-cities Numbers 35:11, 13, 14; Joshua 20:2, compare Numbers 35:25, 26, 27, 28, 32, לְמִקְלָט ע׳ Numbers 35:12; מִקְלַט הָרֹצֵחַ ע׳ Joshua 21:13 + 4 times in Joshua 21.
g. (הָ)אֱלֹהִים ע׳ = Jerusalem: Psalm 46:5; Psalm 87:3, compare Psalm 48:2; Psalm 48:9; י׳ ע׳ Isaiah 60:14; Psalm 101:8; צְבָאוֺת י׳ ע׳ Psalm 48:9.
h. city = inhabitants 1 Samuel 4:13; 1 Samuel 5:12; Isaiah 22:2; Ruth 1:19, so 2 Samuel 20:22 (reading הָעִיר for MT הָעָם) Greek Version of the LXX We Dr and others (compare also following).
i. combinations are: רֹכְלִים ע׳ Ezekiel 17:4 city of merchants; מוֺשָׁב ע׳ Psalm 107:4; Psalm 107:7; Psalm 107:36 city for dwelling; especially of character or condition: † הַצֶּדֶק ע׳ Isaiah 1:26, † ע׳ הָאֱמֶת Zechariah 8:3; † הַקּדֶשׁ ע׳ Isaiah 48:2; Isaiah 52:1; Nehemiah 11:1, 18, compare Daniel 9:24, all of Jerusalem; עָרֵי קָדְשֶׁ֑ךָ Jeremiah 5:17 of Judaean cities; of foreign cities, תְּהִלָּךְ ע׳ Jeremiah 49:25, הָע׳ הַהֻלָּלה Ezekiel 26:17, הָעַלִּיזָה הָע׳ Zephaniah 2:15; of Jerusalem also הַיּוֺנָה הָע׳ Zephaniah 3:1 oppressive city, (הַ)דָּמִים ע׳ bloody city Ezekiel 22:2; Ezekiel 24:6, 9 and (of Nineveh) Nahum 3:1.
2. of fortress in a city especially עִיר דָּוִד 2 Samuel 5:7, 9; 2 Samuel 6:10 + often (see דָּוִד); כֵית הַבָּ֑עַל ע׳ 2 Kings 10:25 (crpt; Klo proposes דְּבִיר for ע׳, compare Kmp Benz Kit); הַמַּיִם ע׳ 2 Samuel 12:27 (so read also 2 Samuel 12:26, see 1d).
3. apparently fortified place, of any size, עִיר מִבְצָר בְּכָלעָֿרֵיהֶם מִמִּגְּדַּל נוֺצְרִים עַדֿ 2 Kings 17:9 2 Kings 18:8; compare Numbers 13:9 (P; but on compare of ver. see Di); perhaps also עֲמָלֵק ע׳ 1 Samuel 15:5 (HPS). — Hosea 7:4 see I. עור Hiph.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


4:17; 4:17; 10:12; 10:12; 19:20; 19:29; 24:10




25:29; 25:30


13:9; 35:11; 35:12; 35:13; 35:14; 35:25; 35:26; 35:27; 35:28; 35:32




10:2; 13:17; 13:23; 19:29; 20:2; 21:13





1 Samuel

4:13; 5:12; 6:18; 9:14; 15:5; 23:7; 27:5; 27:5

2 Samuel

5:7; 5:9; 6:10; 12:26; 12:26; 12:27; 19:38; 20:6; 20:22

1 Kings

4:13; 9:19; 9:19; 9:19; 10:26; 14:12; 15:20

2 Kings

10:25; 17:9; 18:8

2 Chronicles

1:14; 8:4; 8:6; 8:6; 8:6; 9:25; 16:4; 17:12


11:1; 11:18




31:22; 46:5; 48:2; 48:9; 48:9; 73:20; 87:3; 101:8; 107:4; 107:7; 107:36




1:7; 1:26; 6:11; 17:9; 22:2; 26:1; 48:2; 52:1; 60:14


5:17; 15:9; 19:15; 49:25


17:4; 22:2; 24:6; 24:9; 26:17




7:4; 10:14; 11:9






2:15; 3:1


1:17; 8:3

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H5892 matches the Hebrew עִיר (ʿîr),
which occurs 1,095 times in 936 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 19 (Gen 4:17–Lev 25:29)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:17 - And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare Enoch: and he builded a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:11 - Out of that land he went forth into Assyria, and builded Nineveh, and Rehoboth-Ir, and Calah,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:12 - and Resen between Nineveh and Calah (the same is the great city).
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:4 - And they said, Come, let us build us a city, and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven, and let us make us a name; lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:5 - And Jehovah came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:8 - So Jehovah scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off building the city.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 13:12 - Abram dwelt in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelt in the cities of the Plain, and moved his tent as far as Sodom.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:24 - Peradventure there are fifty righteous within the city: wilt thou consume and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that are therein?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:26 - And Jehovah said, If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sake.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:28 - peradventure there shall lack five of the fifty righteous: wilt thou destroy all the city for lack of five? And he said, I will not destroy it, if I find there forty and five.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:4 - But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both young and old, all the people from every quarter;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:12 - And the men said unto Lot, Hast thou here any besides? son-in-law, and thy sons, and thy daughters, and whomsoever thou hast in the city, bring them out of the place:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:14 - And Lot went out, and spake unto his sons-in-law, who married his daughters, and said, Up, get you out of this place; for Jehovah will destroy the city. But he seemed unto his sons-in-law as one that mocked.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:15 - And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take thy wife, and thy two daughters that are here, lest thou be consumed in the iniquity of the city.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:16 - But he lingered; and the men laid hold upon his hand, and upon the hand of his wife, and upon the hand of his two daughters, Jehovah being merciful unto him: and they brought him forth, and set him without the city.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:20 - behold now, this city is near to flee unto, and it is a little one. Oh let me escape thither (is it not a little one?), and my soul shall live.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:21 - And he said unto him, See, I have accepted thee concerning this thing also, that I will not overthrow the city of which thou hast spoken.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:22 - Haste thee, escape thither; for I cannot do anything till thou be come thither. Therefore the name of the city was called Zoar.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:25 - and he overthrew those cities, and all the Plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:29 - And it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities of the Plain, that God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when he overthrew the cities in which Lot dwelt.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:10 - Now Ephron was sitting in the midst of the children of Heth: and Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham in the audience of the children of Heth, even of all that went in at the gate of his city, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:18 - unto Abraham for a possession in the presence of the children of Heth, before all that went in at the gate of his city.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:10 - And the servant took ten camels, of the camels of his master, and departed, having all goodly things of his master’s in his hand: and he arose, and went to Mesopotamia, unto the city of Nahor.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:11 - And he made the camels to kneel down without the city by the well of water at the time of evening, the time that women go out to draw water.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:13 - Behold, I am standing by the fountain of water; and the daughters of the men of the city are coming out to draw water:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:33 - And he called it Shibah: therefore the name of the city is Beer-sheba unto this day.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 28:19 - And he called the name of that place Beth-el: but the name of the city was Luz at the first.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:18 - And Jacob came in peace to the city of Shechem, which is in the land of Canaan, when he came from Paddan-aram; and encamped before the city.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:20 - And Hamor and Shechem his son came unto the gate of their city, and communed with the men of their city, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:24 - And unto Hamor and unto Shechem his son hearkened all that went out of the gate of his city; and every male was circumcised, all that went out of the gate of his city.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:25 - And it came to pass on the third day, when they were sore, that two of the sons of Jacob, Simeon and Levi, Dinah’s brethren, took each man his sword, and came upon the city unawares, and slew all the males.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:27 - The sons of Jacob came upon the slain, and plundered the city, because they had defiled their sister.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:28 - They took their flocks and their herds and their asses, and that which was in the city, and that which was in the field;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:5 - And they journeyed: and a terror of God was upon the cities that were round about them, and they did not pursue after the sons of Jacob.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 36:32 - And Bela the son of Beor reigned in Edom; and the name of his city was Dinhabah.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 36:35 - And Husham died, and Hadad the son of Bedad, who smote Midian in the field of Moab, reigned in his stead: and the name of his city was Avith.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 36:39 - And Baal-hanan the son of Achbor died, and Hadar reigned in his stead: and the name of his city was Pau; and his wife’s name was Mehetabel, the daughter of Matred, the daughter of Me-zahab.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:35 - And let them gather all the food of these good years that come, and lay up grain under the hand of Pharaoh for food in the cities, and let them keep it.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:48 - And he gathered up all the food of the seven years which were in the land of Egypt, and laid up the food in the cities: the food of the field, which was round about every city, laid he up in the same.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:4 - And when they were gone out of the city, and were not yet far off, Joseph said unto his steward, Up, follow after the men; and when thou dost overtake them, say unto them, Wherefore have ye rewarded evil for good?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:13 - Then they rent their clothes, and laded every man his ass, and returned to the city.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:21 - And as for the people, he removed them to the cities from one end of the border of Egypt even to the other end thereof.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 1:11 - Therefore they did set over them taskmasters to afflict them with their burdens. And they built for Pharaoh store-cities, Pithom and Raamses.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:29 - And Moses said unto him, As soon as I am gone out of the city, I will spread abroad my hands unto Jehovah; the thunders shall cease, neither shall there be any more hail; that thou mayest know that the earth is Jehovah’s.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:33 - And Moses went out of the city from Pharaoh, and spread abroad his hands unto Jehovah: and the thunders and hail ceased, and the rain was not poured upon the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 14:40 - then the priest shall command that they take out the stones in which the plague is, and cast them into an unclean place without the city:
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 14:41 - and he shall cause the house to be scraped within round about, and they shall pour out the mortar, that they scrape off, without the city into an unclean place:
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 14:45 - And he shall break down the house, the stones of it, and the timber thereof, and all the mortar of the house; and he shall carry them forth out of the city into an unclean place.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 14:53 - but he shall let go the living bird out of the city into the open field: so shall he make atonement for the house; and it shall be clean.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:29 - And if a man sell a dwelling-house in a walled city, then he may redeem it within a whole year after it is sold; for a full year shall he have the right of redemption.

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