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Lexicon :: Strong's H738 - 'ărî

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From אָרָה (H717) (in the sense of violence)
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TWOT Reference: 158a

Strong’s Definitions

אֲרִי ʼărîy, ar-ee'; or (prolonged) אַרְיֵה ʼaryêh; from H717 (in the sense of violence); a lion:—(young) lion, pierce (from the margin).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 80x

The KJV translates Strong's H738 in the following manner: lion (79x), untranslated variant (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 80x
The KJV translates Strong's H738 in the following manner: lion (79x), untranslated variant (1x).
  1. lion

    1. pictures or images of lions

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
אֲרִי ʼărîy, ar-ee'; or (prolonged) אַרְיֵה ʼaryêh; from H717 (in the sense of violence); a lion:—(young) lion, pierce (from the margin).
STRONGS H738: Abbreviations
אֲרִי noun masculineProverbs 28:15 lion (Assyrian aria, Ethiopic አርዊ፡ wild beast, compare also אַרְיֵה below) — אֲרִי Amos 3:12 13 times+ 2 Samuel 23:20 Qr (Kt אריה), Lamentations 3:10 (id.) + Psalm 22:17 (כָּֽאֲרִי for wh.rd כאדו = כָּרוּ compare De Pe Che critical note); plural אֲרָיִים 1 Kings 10:20; אֲרָיוֺת (also masculine) Zephaniah 3:3 16 times (feminine Jeremiah 51:38 ? but compare Judges 14:5); — lion, literal in narrative Judges 14:5; 1 Samuel 17:34, 36, 37; 2 Samuel 23:20 = 1 Chronicles 11:22; 2 Kings 17:25, 26; Proverbs 22:13; Proverbs 26:13; Songs 4:8 compare Amos 3:12; Amos 5:19; lion-images 1 Kings 7:29 (twice in verse); 1 Kings 7:36; 1 Kings 10:19, 20 2 Chronicles 9:18, 19; in comparison Numbers 23:24; Numbers 24:9; Judges 14:18; Isaiah 38:13; Jeremiah 51:38; 2 Samuel 1:23; Ezekiel 22:5; Lamentations 3:10; metaphor Nahum 2:12; Zephaniah 3:3; Jeremiah 50:17; Ezekiel 19:2, 6; Proverbs 28:15. For כארי Psalm 22:17 read כארו, cf above. compare also אַרְיֵה below.

אַרְיֵה noun masculineAmos 3:8 lion (Targum id. Syriac axYRAf  , compare also אֲרִי above) — only singular as above Amos 3:4 + 44 times + 2 Samuel 23:20 Kt (Qr אֲרִי) Lamentations 3:10 (id.); — lion, literal in narrative Judges 14:8 (twice in verse); Judges 14:9; 2 Samuel 23:20; 1 Kings 13:24 (twice in verse); 1 Kings 13:25, 26, 28 (with עמדים text error according to Klo):28; 1 Kings 20:36 (twice in verse) compare Isaiah 11:7; Isaiah 35:9; Isaiah 65:25; in simile Genesis 49:9; 2 Samuel 17:10; Psalm 7:3; Psalm 10:9; Psalm 17:12; Psalm 22:14; Isaiah 21:8; Isaiah 31:4; Jeremiah 2:30; Jeremiah 12:8; Jeremiah 49:19; Jeremiah 50:44; Lamentations 3:10 (Kt) Ezekiel 1:10; Ezekiel 10:14; 1 Chronicles 12:8; Hosea 11:10; Joel 1:6; Micah 5:7, compare Amos 3:4, 8; Ecclesiastes 9:4; metaphor Genesis 49:9; Deuteronomy 33:22; Job 4:10; Psalm 22:22; Isaiah 15:9; Jeremiah 4:7; Jeremiah 5:6; Nahum 2:12 (twice in verse); Nahum 2:13.

See related Aramaic BDB entry H744.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


49:9; 49:9


23:24; 24:9




14:5; 14:5; 14:8; 14:9; 14:18

1 Samuel

17:34; 17:36; 17:37

2 Samuel

1:23; 17:10; 23:20; 23:20; 23:20; 23:20

1 Kings

7:29; 7:36; 10:19; 10:20; 10:20; 13:24; 13:25; 13:26; 13:28; 20:36

2 Kings

17:25; 17:26

1 Chronicles

11:22; 12:8

2 Chronicles

9:18; 9:19




7:3; 10:9; 17:12; 22:14; 22:17; 22:17; 22:22


22:13; 26:13; 28:15; 28:15



Song of Songs



11:7; 15:9; 21:8; 31:4; 35:9; 38:13; 65:25


2:30; 4:7; 5:6; 12:8; 49:19; 50:17; 50:44; 51:38; 51:38


3:10; 3:10; 3:10; 3:10


1:10; 10:14; 19:2; 19:6; 22:5






3:4; 3:4; 3:8; 3:8; 3:12; 3:12; 5:19




2:12; 2:12; 2:13


3:3; 3:3

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H738 matches the Hebrew אֲרִי ('ărî),
which occurs 81 times in 71 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Gen 49:9–Jer 5:6)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:9 - Judah is a lion's H738 whelp: from the prey, my son, thou art gone up: he stooped down, he couched as a lion, H738 and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up?
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 23:24 - Behold, the people shall rise up as a great lion, and lift up himself as a young lion: H738 he shall not lie down until he eat of the prey, and drink the blood of the slain.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 24:9 - He couched, he lay down as a lion, H738 and as a great lion: who shall stir him up? Blessed is he that blesseth thee, and cursed is he that curseth thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:22 - And of Dan he said, Dan is a lion's H738 whelp: he shall leap from Bashan.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 14:5 - Then went Samson down, and his father and his mother, to Timnath, and came to the vineyards of Timnath: and, behold, a young lion H738 roared against him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 14:8 - And after a time he returned to take her, and he turned aside to see the carcase of the lion: H738 and, behold, there was a swarm of bees and honey in the carcase of the lion. H738
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 14:9 - And he took thereof in his hands, and went on eating, and came to his father and mother, and he gave them, and they did eat: but he told not them that he had taken the honey out of the carcase of the lion. H738
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 14:18 - And the men of the city said unto him on the seventh day before the sun went down, What is sweeter than honey? and what is stronger than a lion? H738 And he said unto them, If ye had not plowed with my heifer, ye had not found out my riddle.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:34 - And David said unto Saul, Thy servant kept his father's sheep, and there came a lion, H738 and a bear, and took a lamb out of the flock:
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:36 - Thy servant slew both the lion H738 and the bear: and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be as one of them, seeing he hath defied the armies of the living God.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:37 - David said moreover, The LORD that delivered me out of the paw of the lion, H738 and out of the paw of the bear, he will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine. And Saul said unto David, Go, and the LORD be with thee.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:23 - Saul and Jonathan were lovely and pleasant in their lives, and in their death they were not divided: they were swifter than eagles, they were stronger than lions. H738
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 17:10 - And he also that is valiant, whose heart is as the heart of a lion, H738 shall utterly melt: for all Israel knoweth that thy father is a mighty man, and they which be with him are valiant men.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:20 - And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the son of a valiant man, of Kabzeel, who had done many acts, he slew two lionlike men of Moab: he went down also and slew a lion H738 in the midst of a pit in time of snow:
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:29 - And on the borders that were between the ledges were lions, H738 oxen, and cherubims: and upon the ledges there was a base above: and beneath the lions H738 and oxen were certain additions made of thin work.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:36 - For on the plates of the ledges thereof, and on the borders thereof, he graved cherubims, lions, H738 and palm trees, according to the proportion of every one, and additions round about.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 10:19 - The throne had six steps, and the top of the throne was round behind: and there were stays on either side on the place of the seat, and two lions H738 stood beside the stays.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 10:20 - And twelve lions H738 stood there on the one side and on the other upon the six steps: there was not the like made in any kingdom.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:24 - And when he was gone, a lion H738 met him by the way, and slew him: and his carcase was cast in the way, and the ass stood by it, the lion H738 also stood by the carcase.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:25 - And, behold, men passed by, and saw the carcase cast in the way, and the lion H738 standing by the carcase: and they came and told it in the city where the old prophet dwelt.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:26 - And when the prophet that brought him back from the way heard thereof, he said, It is the man of God, who was disobedient unto the word of the LORD: therefore the LORD hath delivered him unto the lion, H738 which hath torn him, and slain him, according to the word of the LORD, which he spake unto him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:28 - And he went and found his carcase cast in the way, and the ass and the lion H738 standing by the carcase: the lion H738 had not eaten the carcase, nor torn the ass.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 20:36 - Then said he unto him, Because thou hast not obeyed the voice of the LORD, behold, as soon as thou art departed from me, a lion H738 shall slay thee. And as soon as he was departed from him, a lion H738 found him, and slew him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 17:25 - And so it was at the beginning of their dwelling there, that they feared not the LORD: therefore the LORD sent lions H738 among them, which slew some of them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 17:26 - Wherefore they spake to the king of Assyria, saying, The nations which thou hast removed, and placed in the cities of Samaria, know not the manner of the God of the land: therefore he hath sent lions H738 among them, and, behold, they slay them, because they know not the manner of the God of the land.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:22 - Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the son of a valiant man of Kabzeel, who had done many acts; he slew two lionlike men of Moab: also he went down and slew a lion H738 in a pit in a snowy day.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:8 - And of the Gadites there separated themselves unto David into the hold to the wilderness men of might, and men of war fit for the battle, that could handle shield and buckler, whose faces were like the faces of lions, H738 and were as swift as the roes upon the mountains;
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 9:18 - And there were six steps to the throne, with a footstool of gold, which were fastened to the throne, and stays on each side of the sitting place, and two lions H738 standing by the stays:
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 9:19 - And twelve lions H738 stood there on the one side and on the other upon the six steps. There was not the like made in any kingdom.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:10 - The roaring of the lion, H738 and the voice of the fierce lion, and the teeth of the young lions, are broken.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:2 - Lest he tear my soul like a lion, H738 rending it in pieces, while there is none to deliver.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:9 - He lieth in wait secretly as a lion H738 in his den: he lieth in wait to catch the poor: he doth catch the poor, when he draweth him into his net.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 17:12 - Like as a lion H738 that is greedy of his prey, and as it were a young lion lurking in secret places.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:13 - They gaped upon me with their mouths, as a ravening and a roaring lion. H738
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:21 - Save me from the lion's H738 mouth: for thou hast heard me from the horns of the unicorns.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:13 - The slothful man saith, There is a lion H738 without, I shall be slain in the streets.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:13 - The slothful man saith, There is a lion in the way; a lion H738 is in the streets.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:15 - As a roaring lion, H738 and a ranging bear; so is a wicked ruler over the poor people.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 9:4 - For to him that is joined to all the living there is hope: for a living dog is better than a dead lion. H738
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:8 - Come with me from Lebanon, my spouse, with me from Lebanon: look from the top of Amana, from the top of Shenir and Hermon, from the lions' H738 dens, from the mountains of the leopards.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 11:7 - And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion H738 shall eat straw like the ox.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 15:9 - For the waters of Dimon shall be full of blood: for I will bring more upon Dimon, lions H738 upon him that escapeth of Moab, and upon the remnant of the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 21:8 - And he cried, A lion: H738 My lord, I stand continually upon the watchtower in the daytime, and I am set in my ward whole nights:
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 31:4 - For thus hath the LORD spoken unto me, Like as the lion H738 and the young lion roaring on his prey, when a multitude of shepherds is called forth against him, he will not be afraid of their voice, nor abase himself for the noise of them: so shall the LORD of hosts come down to fight for mount Zion, and for the hill thereof.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 35:9 - No lion H738 shall be there, nor any ravenous beast shall go up thereon, it shall not be found there; but the redeemed shall walk there:
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 38:13 - I reckoned till morning, that, as a lion, H738 so will he break all my bones: from day even to night wilt thou make an end of me.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 65:25 - The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion H738 shall eat straw like the bullock: and dust shall be the serpent's meat. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, saith the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:30 - In vain have I smitten your children; they received no correction: your own sword hath devoured your prophets, like a destroying lion. H738
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 4:7 - The lion H738 is come up from his thicket, and the destroyer of the Gentiles is on his way; he is gone forth from his place to make thy land desolate; and thy cities shall be laid waste, without an inhabitant.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 5:6 - Wherefore a lion H738 out of the forest shall slay them, and a wolf of the evenings shall spoil them, a leopard shall watch over their cities: every one that goeth out thence shall be torn in pieces: because their transgressions are many, and their backslidings are increased.

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