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Lexicon :: Strong's H8414 - tôû

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תֹּהוּ
Transliteration
tôû
Pronunciation
to'-hoo
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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From an unused root meaning to lie waste
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 2494a

Strong’s Definitions

תֹּהוּ tôhûw, to'-hoo; from an unused root meaning to lie waste; a desolation (of surface), i.e. desert; figuratively, a worthless thing; adverbially, in vain:—confusion, empty place, without form, nothing, (thing of) nought, vain, vanity, waste, wilderness.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 20x

The KJV translates Strong's H8414 in the following manner: vain (4x), vanity (4x), confusion (3x), without form (2x), wilderness (2x), nought (2x), nothing (1x), empty place (1x), waste (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 20x
The KJV translates Strong's H8414 in the following manner: vain (4x), vanity (4x), confusion (3x), without form (2x), wilderness (2x), nought (2x), nothing (1x), empty place (1x), waste (1x).
  1. formlessness, confusion, unreality, emptiness

    1. formlessness (of primeval earth)

      1. nothingness, empty space

    2. that which is empty or unreal (of idols) (fig)

    3. wasteland, wilderness (of solitary places)

    4. place of chaos

    5. vanity

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
תֹּהוּ tôhûw, to'-hoo; from an unused root meaning to lie waste; a desolation (of surface), i.e. desert; figuratively, a worthless thing; adverbially, in vain:—confusion, empty place, without form, nothing, (thing of) nought, vain, vanity, waste, wilderness.
STRONGS H8414:
תֹּ֫הוּ noun masculine1 Samuel 12:21 (AlbrZAW xvi (1896), 112) formlessness, confusion, unreality, emptiness (primary meaning difficult to seize; Vrss usually Κενόν, οὐδέν, μάταιον, inane, vacuum, vanum; compare LagOr. ii. 60; BN 144); —
1. formlessness, of primaeval earth Genesis 1:2 (P), of land reduced to primaeval chaos Jeremiah 4:23 (both + וָבֹהוּ and voidness), Isaiah 34:11 קַו־ת־׳ (|| אַבְנֵי בֹהוּ), Isaiah 45:18 בְרָאָהּ לֹא ת׳ (|| לָשֶׁבֶת יְצָרָתּ); Isaiah 24:10 קִרְיַתאתּ׳ city of chaos (of ruined city); = nothingness, empty space, Job 26:7 תֹּלֶה אֶרֶץ עַלתּֿ׳; of empty, trackless waste Deuteronomy 32:10 (|| מִדְבָּר), Job 6:18; Job 12:24 = Psalm 107:40.
2. figurative of what is empty, unreal, as idols 1 Samuel 12:21 (collective: אֲשֶׁר אַחֲרֵי הַתּ׳ לֹא יוֺעִילוּ), 1 Samuel 12:21; Isaiah 41:29 נִסְכֵּיהֶם רוּחַ וָת׳, Isaiah 44:9 (of idol-makers), groundless arguments or considerations, Isaiah 29:21 צַדִּיק וַיַּטּוּ בַתּ׳, Isaiah 59:4 moral unreality or falsehood בָּטוֺחַ עַלאתּ׳ (|| וְדַבֶּרשָֿׁוְא); = a thing of nought (compare Ecclus 41:10 מתהו אל תהו), Isaiah 40:17 (|| אַיִן אֶפֶס), Isaiah 40:23 עָשָׂה שֹׁפְטֵי אֶרֶץ כַּתּ׳ (|| לְאַיִן), worthlessness Isaiah 49:19 וְהֶבֶל כֹּחִי כִלֵּיתִי לְת׳ (|| לְרִיק יָגַעְתִּי); as adverb accusative Isaiah 45:19 I said not, תֹּהוּ בַקְּשׁוּנִי seek me emptily, to no purpose. compare Isaiah 29:13 Greek Version of the LXX וְתֹהוּ for וַתְּהִי.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

Genesis

1:2

Deuteronomy

32:10

1 Samuel

12:21; 12:21; 12:21

Job

6:18; 12:24; 26:7

Psalms

107:40

Isaiah

24:10; 29:13; 29:21; 34:11; 40:17; 40:23; 41:29; 44:9; 45:18; 45:19; 49:19; 59:4

Jeremiah

4:23

H8414

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H8414 matches the Hebrew תֹּהוּ (tôû),
which occurs 20 times in 19 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:2 - The earth was [fn]formless H8414 and void, and darkness was over the [fn]surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was [fn]moving over the [fn]surface of the waters.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:10 - “He found him in a desert land,
And in the howling waste H8414 of a wilderness;
He encircled him, He cared for him,
He guarded him as the pupil of His eye.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 12:21 - “You must not turn aside, for then you would go after futile H8414 things H8414 which can not profit or deliver, because they are futile. H8414
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:18 - “The [fn]paths of their course wind along,
They go up into nothing H8414 and perish.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:24 - “He deprives of intelligence the chiefs of the earth’s people
And makes them wander in a pathless waste. H8414
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 26:7 - “He stretches out the north over empty H8414 space H8414
And hangs the earth on nothing.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 107:40 - He pours contempt upon [fn]princes
And makes them wander in a pathless waste. H8414
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 24:10 - The city of chaos H8414 is broken down;
Every house is shut up so that none may enter.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:21 - Who [fn]cause a person to be indicted by a word,
And ensnare him who adjudicates at the gate,
And [fn]defraud the one in the right with [fn]meaningless H8414 arguments. H8414
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 34:11 - But [fn]pelican and hedgehog will possess it,
And [fn]owl and raven will dwell in it;
And He will stretch over it the line of [fn]desolation H8414
And the [fn]plumb line of emptiness.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 40:17 - All the nations are as nothing before Him,
They are regarded by Him as less than nothing and [fn]meaningless. H8414
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 40:23 - He it is who reduces rulers to nothing,
Who makes the judges of the earth [fn]meaningless. H8414
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 41:29 - “Behold, all of them are [fn]false;
Their works are worthless,
Their molten images are wind and emptiness. H8414
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:9 - Those who fashion [fn]a graven image are all of them futile, H8414 and their precious things are of no profit; even their own witnesses fail to see or know, so that they will be put to shame.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 45:18 - For thus says the LORD, who created the heavens (He is the God who formed the earth and made it, He established it and did not create it [fn]a waste H8414 place, H8414 but formed it to be inhabited),
“I am the LORD, and there is none else.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 45:19 - “I have not spoken in secret,
In [fn]some dark land;
I did not say to the [fn]offspring of Jacob,
‘Seek Me in [fn]a waste H8414 place’; H8414
I, the LORD, speak righteousness,
Declaring things that are upright.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 49:4 - But I said, “I have toiled in vain,
I have spent My strength for nothing H8414 and vanity;
Yet surely the justice due to Me is with the LORD,
And My reward with My God.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 59:4 - No one sues righteously and no one pleads [fn]honestly.
They trust in confusion H8414 and speak lies;
They conceive mischief and bring forth iniquity.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 4:23 - I looked on the earth, and behold, it was [fn] formless H8414 and void;
And to the heavens, and they had no light.

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