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Lexicon :: Strong's H8582 - tāʿâ

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Strong’s Definitions

תָּעָה tâʻâh, taw-aw'; a primitive root; to vacillate, i.e. reel or stray (literally or figuratively); also causative of both:—(cause to) go astray, deceive, dissemble, (cause to, make to) err, pant, seduce, (make to) stagger, (cause to) wander, be out of the way.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 50x

The KJV translates Strong's H8582 in the following manner: err (17x), astray (12x), wander (10x), seduced (3x), stagger (2x), out of the way (2x), away (1x), deceived (1x), miscellaneous (2x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 50x
The KJV translates Strong's H8582 in the following manner: err (17x), astray (12x), wander (10x), seduced (3x), stagger (2x), out of the way (2x), away (1x), deceived (1x), miscellaneous (2x).
  1. to err, wander, go astray, stagger

    1. (Qal) to err

      1. to wander about (physically)

      2. of intoxication

      3. of sin (ethically)

      4. wandering (of the mind)

    2. (Niphal)

      1. to be made to wander about, be made to stagger (drunkard)

      2. to be led astray (ethically)

    3. (Hiphil) to cause to wander

      1. to cause to wander about (physically)

      2. to cause to wander (of intoxication)

      3. to cause to err, mislead (mentally and morally)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
תָּעָה tâʻâh, taw-aw'; a primitive root; to vacillate, i.e. reel or stray (literally or figuratively); also causative of both:—(cause to) go astray, deceive, dissemble, (cause to, make to) err, pant, seduce, (make to) stagger, (cause to) wander, be out of the way.
STRONGS H8582: Abbreviations
תָּעָה verb err (|| form of טָעָה, q. v.; Aramaic (sometimes) תְּעָא, תְּעִי id.; Late Hebrew = Biblical Hebrew (rare)); —
Qal Perfect 3rd person masculine singular ת׳ Isaiah 21:4; 1st person singular תָּעִ֫יתִי Psalm 119:110; Psalm 119:176, etc.; imperfect 3rd person feminine singular תֵּתַע Genesis 21:14; Proverbs 7:25; 3rd person masculine plural יִתְעוּ Isaiah 35:8 +; Infinitive construct תְּעוֺת Ezekiel 44:10 +; Participle תֹּעֶה Genesis 37:15 +, etc.; —
1. physically, wander about, absolute Exodus 23:4 (E) Isaiah 35:8; Isaiah 53:6; Job 38:41; Psalm 119:176; with ב location Genesis 21:14; Genesis 37:15 (JE), Proverbs 7:25; Psalm 107:4; with ל location Isaiah 47:15; accusative of location Isaiah 16:8.
2. of intoxication, with בְּ of wine Isaiah 28:7; מן of wine Isaiah 28:7; figurative of perplexity, subject לבב Isaiah 21:4.
3. ethically, absolute Ezekiel 44:10; Ezekiel 48:11 (3 times in verse); Psalm 58:4, probably Proverbs 14:22 (compare חוטא Proverbs 14:21, but Bu Toy go astray to ruin); תֹּעֵי רוח Isaiah 29:24, תֹּעֵי לבב Psalm 95:10; with מן Psalm 119:110; Proverbs 21:16, מֵאַחֲרַי Ezekiel 14:11, מֵעָלַי Ezekiel 44:10, 15.
1. be made to wander about, as a drunkard: Infinitive construct הִתָּעוֺת Isaiah 19:14.
2. ethically: Perfect 3rd person masculine singular נִתְעָה be led astray Job 15:31 (with בשׁוֺא).
Hiph. Perfect 3rd person masculine singular הִתְעָה Hosea 4:12 (We הִתְעָם); Imperfect וַיֶּ֫תַע 2 Chronicles 33:9; suffix וַיַּתְעֵם Job 12:24 +; Participle מַתְעֶה Isaiah 30:28 +; —
1. physically: cause to wander about: absolute Isaiah 30:28 (of bridle, in figure), Proverbs 10:17; Jeremiah 50:6 (accusative of people as sheep); accusative of person Proverbs 12:26; with מן location Genesis 20:13 (E), ב location Job 12:24 = Psalm 107:40.
2. of intoxication, Isaiah 19:13, 14; Job 12:25.
3. mentally and morally: cause to err, mislead: absolute Isaiah 3:12; Isaiah 9:15; Hosea 4:12; with accusative of person Amos 2:4; Micah 3:5; 2 Kings 21:9 2 Chronicles 33:9; Jeremiah 23:13, 32; with ב object Jeremiah 42:20 (so Gf; Ke and others (so Proverbs 10:17) intransitive err at cost of; Greek Version of the LXX Ew Du Co הֲרֵעֹתֶם); with מן of י׳ Isaiah 63:17.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


20:13; 21:14; 21:14; 37:15; 37:15



2 Kings


2 Chronicles

33:9; 33:9


12:24; 12:24; 12:25; 15:31; 38:41


58:4; 95:10; 107:4; 107:40; 119:110; 119:110; 119:176; 119:176


7:25; 7:25; 10:17; 10:17; 12:26; 14:21; 14:22; 21:16


3:12; 9:15; 16:8; 19:13; 19:14; 19:14; 21:4; 21:4; 28:7; 28:7; 29:24; 30:28; 30:28; 35:8; 35:8; 47:15; 53:6; 63:17


23:13; 23:32; 42:20; 50:6


14:11; 44:10; 44:10; 44:10; 44:15; 48:11


4:12; 4:12





Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H8582 matches the Hebrew תָּעָה (tāʿâ),
which occurs 51 times in 45 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 20:13 - and it came about, when God caused me to wander H8582 from my father’s house, that I said to her, ‘This is [fn]the kindness which you will show to me: [fn]everywhere we go, say of me, “He is my brother.”’”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:14 - So Abraham got up early in the morning and took bread and a [fn]skin of water, and gave them to Hagar, putting them on her shoulder, and gave her the boy, and sent her away. And she departed and wandered H8582 about H8582 in the wilderness of Beersheba.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:15 -

A man found him, and behold, he was wandering H8582 in the field; and the man asked him, “[fn]What are you looking for?”

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:4 -

“If you encounter your enemy’s ox or his donkey wandering H8582 away H8582, you must return it to him.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 21:9 - But they did not listen, and Manasseh encouraged H8582 them to do evil, more than the nations whom the LORD eliminated from the presence of the sons of Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 33:9 - So Manasseh encouraged H8582 Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem to do more evil than the nations whom the LORD destroyed before the sons of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:24 -

“He deprives the leaders of the earth’s people of [fn]intelligence

And makes them wander H8582 in a pathless wasteland.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:25 -

“They grope in darkness with no light,

And He makes them stagger H8582 like a drunken person.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:31 -

“Let him not trust in emptiness, deceiving H8582 himself;

For his [fn]reward will be emptiness.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:41 -

“Who prepares [fn]feed for the raven

When its young cry to God,

And wander H8582 about H8582 without food?

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 58:3 -

The wicked have turned away from the womb;

These who speak lies go H8582 astray H8582 from [fn]birth.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 95:10 -

“For forty years I was disgusted with that generation,

And said they are a people who err H8582 in their heart,

And they do not know My ways.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 107:4 -

They wandered H8582 in the wilderness in a [fn]desert region;

They did not find a way to [fn]an inhabited city.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 107:40 -

He pours contempt upon noblemen

And makes them wander H8582 in a pathless wasteland.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:110 -

The wicked have set a [fn]trap for me,

Yet I have not wandered H8582 from Your precepts.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:176 -

I have wandered H8582 about H8582 like a lost sheep; search for Your servant,

For I do not forget Your commandments.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:25 -

Do not let your heart turn aside to her ways,

Do not stray H8582 into her paths.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:17 -

One who is on the path of life follows instruction,

But one who ignores a rebuke goes H8582 astray H8582.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:26 -

The righteous person is a guide to his neighbor,

But the way of the wicked leads H8582 them astray H8582.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:22 -

Will they who devise evil not go H8582 astray H8582?

But kindness and truth will be to those who devise good.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:16 -

A person who wanders H8582 from the way of understanding

Will rest in the assembly of the [fn]dead.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 3:12 -

My people! Their oppressors treat them violently,

And women rule over them.

My people! Those who guide you lead H8582 you astray H8582

And confuse the direction of your paths.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 9:16 -

For those who guide this people are leading H8582 them astray H8582;

And those who are guided by them are [fn]confused.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 16:8 -

For the fields of Heshbon have [fn]withered, the vines of Sibmah as well;

The lords of the nations have trampled down its choice clusters

Which reached as far as Jazer and wandered H8582 to the deserts;

Its [fn]tendrils spread themselves out and passed over the sea.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 19:13 -

The officials of [fn]Zoan have turned out to be fools,

The officials of Memphis are deluded;

Those who are the cornerstone of her tribes

Have [fn]led H8582 Egypt astray H8582.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 19:14 -

The LORD has mixed within her a spirit of distortion;

They have led H8582 Egypt astray H8582 in all [fn]that it does,

As a drunken person [fn]staggers H8582 in his vomit.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 21:4 -

My [fn]mind reels H8582, [fn]horror overwhelms me;

The twilight I longed for has been turned into trembling for me.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 28:7 -

And these also reel with wine and stagger H8582 from intoxicating drink:

The priest and the prophet reel with intoxicating drink,

They are confused by wine, they stagger H8582 from intoxicating drink;

They reel while [fn]having visions,

They stagger when rendering a verdict.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:24 -

“Those who err H8582 in [fn]mind will know [fn]the truth,

And those who [fn]criticize will [fn]accept instruction.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:28 -

His breath is like an overflowing river,

Which reaches to the neck,

To shake the nations back and forth in a [fn]sieve,

And to put in the jaws of the peoples the bridle which leads H8582 astray H8582.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 35:8 -

A highway will be there, a roadway,

And it will be called the Highway of Holiness.

The unclean will not travel on it,

But it will be for the one who walks that way,

And fools will not wander H8582 on it.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 47:15 -

“So have those become to you with whom you have labored,

Those who have done business with you from your youth;

Each has wandered H8582 in his own [fn]way;

There is no one to save you.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 53:6 -

All of us, like sheep, have gone H8582 astray H8582,

Each of us has turned to his own way;

But the LORD has caused the wrongdoing of us all

To [fn]fall on Him.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 63:17 -

Why, LORD, do You cause us to stray H8582 from Your ways

And harden our heart from fearing You?

Return for the sake of Your servants, the tribes of Your heritage.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 23:13 -

“Moreover, among the prophets of Samaria I saw an offensive thing:

They prophesied by Baal and led H8582 My people Israel astray H8582.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 23:32 - “Behold, I am against those who have prophesied false dreams,” declares the LORD, “and reported them and led H8582 My people astray H8582 by their lies and reckless boasting; yet I did not send them nor command them, nor do they provide this people the slightest benefit,” declares the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 42:20 - For you have only [fn]deceived H8582 yourselves; for it is you who sent me to the LORD your God, saying, “Pray for us to the LORD our God; and whatever the LORD our God says, tell us so, and we will do it.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 50:6 -

“My people have become lost sheep;

Their shepherds have led H8582 them astray H8582.

They have made them turn aside on the mountains.

They have gone from mountain to hill,

They have forgotten their resting place.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 14:11 - in order that the house of Israel may no longer stray H8582 from Me and no longer defile themselves with all their offenses. So they will be My people, and I shall be their God,”’ declares the Lord GOD.”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 44:10 - “But the Levites who went far from Me when Israel went H8582 astray H8582, who went H8582 astray H8582 from Me [fn]following their idols, shall suffer the punishment for their wrongdoing.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 44:15 -

“But the Levitical priests, the sons of Zadok, who [fn]took responsibility for My sanctuary when the sons of Israel went H8582 astray H8582 from Me, shall come near to Me to serve Me; and they shall stand before Me to offer Me the fat and the blood,” declares the Lord GOD.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 48:11 - It shall be for the priests who are sanctified of the sons of Zadok, who have [fn]taken the responsibility I gave them, who did not go H8582 astray H8582 when the sons of Israel went H8582 astray H8582 as the Levites went H8582 astray H8582.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:12 -

My people consult their wooden idol, and their diviner’s wand informs them;

For a spirit of infidelity has led H8582 them astray H8582,

And they have been unfaithful, departing [fn]from their God.

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 2:4 -

This is what the LORD says:

“For three offenses of Judah, and for four,

I will not revoke its punishment,

Because they rejected the Law of the LORD

And have not kept His statutes;

Their [fn]lies also have led H8582 them astray H8582,

Those which their fathers followed.

Unchecked Copy BoxMic 3:5 -

This is what the LORD says concerning the prophets who lead H8582 my people astray H8582:

When they have something to bite with their teeth,

They cry out, “Peace!”

But against him who puts nothing in their mouths

They declare holy war.

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