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Lexicon :: Strong's H8297 - śāray

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Part of Speech
proper feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Strong’s Definitions

שָׂרַי Sâray, saw-rah'-ee; from H8269; dominative; Sarai, the wife of Abraham:—Sarai.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 17x

The KJV translates Strong's H8297 in the following manner: Sarai (17x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 17x
The KJV translates Strong's H8297 in the following manner: Sarai (17x).
  1. Sarai = "princess"

    1. original name of Sarah the wife of Abram or Abraham

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
שָׂרַי Sâray, saw-rah'-ee; from H8269; dominative; Sarai, the wife of Abraham:—Sarai.
STRONGS H8297: Abbreviations
שָׂרַי proper name, feminine wife of Abram (NöZMG xiii (1888). 484 Ges§ 80lii. 1. 427 make = foregoing H8283, with old feminine ending ַ י; > LagBN 92, Anm. *, emphasizing different in Greek Version of the LXX, derived from a √ bdb097901, and compare bdb097902, name of a barren mountain; compare RS יִשְׂרָאֵל above, below I. שׂרה); — Greek Version of the LXX Σαρα; — Genesis 11:30 (J), Genesis 11:31 (P), Genesis 12:5, 11, 17; Genesis 16:1, 2, 3, 5, 6 (twice in verse); Genesis 16:8 (twice in verse) (all J), Genesis 17:15 (P); שָׂרָ֑י Genesis 11:29 (J), Genesis 16:2 (J), Genesis 17:15 (P).
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Strong's Number H8297 matches the Hebrew שָׂרַי (śāray),
which occurs 17 times in 13 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:29 - Abram and Nahor took wives for themselves. The name of Abram’s wife was Sarai H8297; and the name of Nahor’s wife was Milcah, the daughter of Haran, the father of Milcah and the father of Iscah.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:30 - And Sarai H8297 was barren; she had no child.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:31 -

And Terah took Abram his son, and Lot the son of Haran, his grandson, and Sarai H8297 his daughter-in-law, his son Abram’s wife; and they went out [fn]together from Ur of the Chaldeans in order to go to the land of Canaan; and they came as far as Haran and [fn]settled there.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:5 - So Abram took Sarai H8297 his wife and Lot his brother’s son, and all their possessions which they had accumulated, and the [fn]persons which they had acquired in Haran, and they departed to go forth to the land of Canaan; thus they came to the land of Canaan.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:11 - And it happened as he drew near to entering Egypt, that he said to Sarai H8297 his wife, “Now behold, I know that you are a woman beautiful in appearance;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:17 -

But Yahweh struck Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai H8297, Abram’s wife.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 16:1 -

Now Sarai H8297, Abram’s wife, had borne him no children, and she had an Egyptian servant-woman whose name was Hagar.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 16:2 - So Sarai H8297 said to Abram, “Now behold, Yahweh has shut my womb from bearing children. Please go in to my servant-woman; perhaps I will [fn]obtain children through her.” And Abram listened to the voice of Sarai H8297.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 16:3 - And after Abram had [fn]lived ten years in the land of Canaan, Abram’s wife Sarai H8297 took Hagar the Egyptian, her servant-woman, and gave her to her husband Abram as his wife.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 16:5 - And Sarai H8297 said to Abram, “May the violence done to me be upon you. I gave my servant-woman into your [fn]embrace, but she saw that she had conceived, so I became [fn]contemptible in her [fn]sight. May Yahweh judge between [fn]you and me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 16:6 - But Abram said to Sarai H8297, “Behold, your servant-woman is in your [fn]hand; do to her what is good in your [fn]sight.” So Sarai H8297 afflicted her, and she fled from her presence.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 16:8 - And he said, “Hagar, Sarai’s H8297 servant-woman, where have you come from and where are you going?” And she said, “I am fleeing from the presence of my mistress Sarai H8297.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:15 -

Then God said to Abraham, “As for Sarai H8297 your wife, you shall not call her name Sarai H8297, but [fn]Sarah shall be her name.

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