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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 cub;

From the prey, my son, you have gone up.

He [fn]crouches, he lies down as a lion H738,

And as a [fn]lion, who [fn]dares to stir him up?

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 23:24 -

“Behold, a people rises like a lioness,

And like a lion H738 it raises itself;

It will not lie down until it devours the prey,

And drinks the blood of those slain.”

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 24:9 -

“He [fn]crouches, he lies down like a lion H738,

And like a lioness, who [fn]dares to rouse him?

Blessed is everyone who blesses you,

And cursed is everyone who curses you.”

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:22 -

Of Dan he said,

“Dan is a lion’s H738 cub;

He leaps out from Bashan.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 14:5 -

Then Samson went down to Timnah with his father and mother, and came as far as the vineyards of Timnah; and behold, a young lion H738 came roaring toward him.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 14:8 - When he returned later to take her, he turned aside to look at the carcass of the lion H738; and behold, a swarm of bees and honey were in the body of the lion H738.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 14:9 - So he took out [fn]the honey on his [fn]hands and went on, eating as he went. When he came to his father and mother, he gave some to them and they ate it; but he did not tell them that he had taken the honey out of the body of the lion H738.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 14:18 - So the men of the city said to 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 to them,

“If you had not plowed with my heifer,

You would not have found out my riddle.”

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:34 - But David said to Saul, “Your servant was tending his father’s sheep. When a lion H738 or a bear came and took a sheep from the flock,
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:36 - “Your servant has [fn]killed both the lion H738 and the bear; and this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, since he has defied the armies of the living God.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:37 - And David said, “The LORD who saved me from the paw of the lion H738 and the paw of the bear, He will save me from the hand of this Philistine.” So Saul said to David, “Go, and may the LORD be with you.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:23 -

“Saul and Jonathan, beloved and delightful in [fn]life,

And in their deaths they were not separated;

They were swifter than eagles,

They were mightier than lions H738.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 17:10 - “And even the one who is valiant, whose heart is like the heart of a lion H738, will completely despair; for all Israel knows that your father is a mighty man, and those who are with him are valiant men.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:20 -

Then Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the son of a valiant man of Kabzeel, who had done great deeds, [fn]killed the [fn]two sons of Ariel of Moab. He also went down and killed a lion H738 in the middle of a pit on a snowy day.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:29 - and on the borders which were between the crossbars were lions H738, oxen, and cherubim; and on the crossbars there was a pedestal above, and beneath the lions H738 and oxen were wreaths of hanging work.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:36 - And he engraved on the plates of its stays and on its borders cherubim, lions H738, and palm trees, as there was clear space on each, with wreaths all around.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 10:19 - There were six steps to the throne and a round top to the throne at its back, and [fn]armrests [fn]on each side of the seat, and two lions H738 standing beside the [fn]armrests.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 10:20 - Twelve lions H738 were standing there on the six steps on the one side and on the other; nothing like it was made for [fn]any other kingdom.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:24 - Now when he had gone, a lion H738 met him on the way and killed him, and his body was thrown on the road, with the donkey standing beside it; the lion H738 also was standing beside the body.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:25 - And behold, men passed by and saw the body thrown on the road, and the lion H738 standing beside the body; so they came and told about it in the city where the old prophet had lived.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:26 -

Now when the prophet who had brought him back from the way heard about it, he said, “It is the man of God, who [fn]disobeyed the [fn]command of the LORD; therefore the LORD has given him to the lion H738, which has torn him and killed him, in accordance with the word of the LORD which He spoke to him.”

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:28 - Then he went and found his body thrown on the road, with the donkey and the lion H738 standing beside the body; the lion H738 had not eaten the body nor [fn]harmed the donkey.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 20:36 - Then he said to him, “Because you have not listened to the voice of the LORD, behold, as soon as you leave me, a lion H738 will [fn]kill you.” And as soon as he left him a lion H738 found him and [fn]killed him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 17:25 - And at the beginning of their living there, they did not fear the LORD; therefore the LORD sent lions H738 among them that were killing some of them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 17:26 - So they spoke to the king of Assyria, saying, “The nations whom you have taken into exile and settled in the cities of Samaria do not know the custom of the God of the land; so He has sent lions H738 among them, and behold, they are killing them because they do not know the custom of the God of the land.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:22 -

Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the son of a warrior of Kabzeel, mighty in deeds, struck and killed the [fn]two sons of Ariel of Moab. He also went down and struck and killed a lion H738 inside a pit on a snowy day.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:8 -

From the Gadites valiant mighty men went over to David at the stronghold in the wilderness, men trained for war who could handle a large shield and spear, whose faces were like the faces of lions H738, and they were as swift as the gazelles on the mountains.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 9:18 - There were six steps to the throne and a footstool in gold attached to the throne, and [fn]arms [fn]on each side of the seat, and two lions H738 standing beside the [fn]arms.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 9:19 - Twelve lions H738 were standing there on the six steps on the one side and on the other; nothing like it was made for any other 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 out.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:2 -

Or he will tear [fn]my soul like a lion H738,

Dragging me away, while there is no one to rescue me.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:9 -

He lurks in secret like a lion H738 in his [fn]lair;

He lurks to catch the needy;

He catches the needy when he pulls him into his net.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 17:12 -

He is like a lion H738 that is eager to tear,

And as a young lion lurking in secret places.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:13 -

They open their mouths wide at me,

As a ravening and roaring lion H738.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:21 -

Save me from the lion’s H738 mouth;

From the horns of the wild oxen You answer me.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:13 -

The [fn]lazy one says, “There is a lion H738 outside;

I will be killed in the streets!”

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:13 -

[fn]A lazy one says, “There is a lion on the road!

A lion H738 is [fn]in the public square!”

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:15 -

Like a roaring lion H738 and a rushing bear

Is a wicked ruler over a poor people.

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 9:4 - For whoever is joined to all the living, there is hope; for better a live dog, than a dead lion H738.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:8 -

Come with me from Lebanon, my bride,

You shall come with me from Lebanon.

You shall [fn]come down from the summit of Amana,

From the summit of Senir and Hermon,

From the dens of lions H738,

From the mountains of leopards.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 11:7 -

Also the cow and the bear will graze,

Their young will lie down together,

And the lion H738 will eat straw like the ox.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 15:9 -

For the waters of Dimon are full of [fn]blood;

I will certainly bring added woes upon Dimon,

A lion H738 upon the fugitives of Moab and the remnant of the land.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 21:8 -

Then [fn]the lookout called,

“Lord, I stand continually by day on the watchtower,

And I am stationed every night at my guard post.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 31:4 -

For this is what the LORD says to me:

“As the lion H738 or the young lion growls over his prey,

Against which a band of shepherds is called out,

And he will not be terrified at their voice nor disturbed at their noise,

So will the LORD of armies come down to wage war on Mount Zion and on its hill.”

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 35:9 -

No lion H738 will be there,

Nor will any vicious animal go up on it;

[fn]They will not be found there.

But the redeemed will walk there,

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 38:13 -

“I composed my soul until morning.

Like a lion H738—so He breaks all my bones,

From day until night You make an end of me.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 65:25 - “The wolf and the lamb will graze together, and the lion H738 will eat straw like the ox; and dust will be the serpent’s food. They will do no evil or harm on all My holy mountain,” says the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:30 -

“In vain I have struck your sons;

They did not accept discipline.

Your sword has devoured your prophets

Like a destroying lion H738.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 4:7 -

“A lion H738 has gone up from his thicket,

And a destroyer of nations has set out;

He has gone out from his place

To make your land a waste.

Your cities will be ruins,

Without an inhabitant.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 5:6 -

Therefore a lion H738 from the forest will kill them,

A wolf of the deserts will destroy them,

A leopard is watching their cities.

Everyone who goes out of them will be torn in pieces,

Because their wrongdoings are many,

Their apostasies are numerous.

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