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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 [fn]and Iscah.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:30 - Sarai H8297 was unable to conceive; she did not have a child.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:31 - Now Terah took his son Abram, and Lot the son of Haran, his grandson, and his daughter-in-law Sarai H8297, his son Abram’s wife, and they departed [fn]together from Ur of the Chaldeans to go to the land of Canaan; and they went as far as Haran and [fn]settled there.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:5 - Abram took his wife Sarai H8297 and his nephew Lot, and all their possessions which they had accumulated, and the [fn]people which they had acquired in Haran, and they [fn]set out for the land of Canaan; so they came to the land of Canaan.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:11 - It came about, when he [fn]was approaching Egypt, that he said to his wife Sarai H8297, “See now, I know that you are a [fn]beautiful woman;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:17 - But the LORD 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 not borne him a child, but she had an Egyptian slave woman whose name was Hagar.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 16:2 - So Sarai H8297 said to Abram, “See now, the LORD has prevented me from bearing children. Please have relations with my slave woman; perhaps I will [fn]obtain children through her.” And Abram listened to the voice of Sarai H8297.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 16:3 - And so after Abram had lived ten years in the land of Canaan, Abram’s wife Sarai H8297 took Hagar the Egyptian, her slave woman, and gave her to her husband Abram as his wife.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 16:5 - So Sarai H8297 said to Abram, “May the wrong done to me be upon you! I put my slave woman into your [fn]arms, but when she saw that she had conceived, I was insignificant in her [fn]sight. May the LORD judge between [fn]you and me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 16:6 - But Abram said to Sarai H8297, “Look, your slave woman is in your [fn]power; do to her what is good in your [fn]sight.” So Sarai H8297 treated her harshly, and she fled from her presence.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 16:8 - He said, “Hagar, Sarai’s H8297 slave woman, from where have you come, 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 your wife Sarai H8297, you shall not call her by the name [fn]Sarai H8297, but [fn]Sarah shall be her name.
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