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Lexicon :: Strong's H8582 - tāʿâ

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TWOT Reference: 2531

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 when God caused me to wander from my father's house, I said to her, 'This is the kindness you must do me: at every place to which we come, say of me, He is my brother.'"
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:14 - So Abraham rose early in the morning, and took bread and a skin of water, and gave it to Hagar, putting it on her shoulder, along with the child, and sent her away. And she departed, and wandered in the wilderness of Beer-sheba.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:15 - And a man found him wandering in the fields; and the man asked him, "What are you seeking?"
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:4 - "If you meet your enemy's ox or his ass going astray, you shall bring it back to him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 21:9 - But they did not listen, and Manas'seh seduced them to do more evil than the nations had done whom the LORD destroyed before the people of Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 33:9 - Manas'seh seduced Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so that they did more evil than the nations whom the LORD destroyed before the people of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:24 - He takes away understanding from the chiefs of the people of the earth, and makes them wander in a pathless waste.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:25 - They grope in the dark without light; and he makes them stagger like a drunken man.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:31 - Let him not trust in emptiness, deceiving himself; for emptiness will be his recompense.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:41 - Who provides for the raven its prey, when its young ones cry to God, and wander about for lack of food?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 58:3 - The wicked go astray from the womb, they err from their birth, speaking lies.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 95:10 - For forty years I loathed that generation and said, "They are a people who err in heart, and they do not regard my ways."
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 107:4 - Some wandered in desert wastes, finding no way to a city to dwell in;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 107:40 - he pours contempt upon princes and makes them wander in trackless wastes;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:110 - The wicked have laid a snare for me, but I do not stray from thy precepts.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:176 - I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek thy servant, for I do not forget thy commandments.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:25 - Let not your heart turn aside to her ways, do not stray into her paths;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:17 - He who heeds instruction is on the path to life, but he who rejects reproof goes astray.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:26 - A righteous man turns away from evil, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:22 - Do they not err that devise evil? Those who devise good meet loyalty and faithfulness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:16 - A man who wanders from the way of understanding will rest in the assembly of the dead.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 3:12 - My people--children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, your leaders mislead you, and confuse the course of your paths.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 9:16 - for those who lead this people lead them astray, and those who are led by them are swallowed up.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 16:8 - For the fields of Heshbon languish, and the vine of Sibmah; the lords of the nations have struck down its branches, which reached to Jazer and strayed to the desert; its shoots spread abroad and passed over the sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 19:13 - The princes of Zo'an have become fools, and the princes of Memphis are deluded; those who are the cornerstones of her tribes have led Egypt astray.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 19:14 - The LORD has mingled within her a spirit of confusion; and they have made Egypt stagger in all her doings as a drunken man staggers in his vomit.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 21:4 - My mind reels, horror has appalled me; the twilight I longed for has been turned for me into trembling.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 28:7 - These also reel with wine and stagger with strong drink; the priest and the prophet reel with strong drink, they are confused with wine, they stagger with strong drink; they err in vision, they stumble in giving judgment.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:24 - And those who err in spirit will come to understanding, and those who murmur will accept instruction."
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:28 - his breath is like an overflowing stream that reaches up to the neck; to sift the nations with the sieve of destruction, and to place on the jaws of the peoples a bridle that leads astray.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 35:8 - And a highway shall be there, and it shall be called the Holy Way; the unclean shall not pass over it, and fools shall not err therein.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 47:15 - Such to you are those with whom you have labored, who have trafficked with you from your youth; they wander about each in his own direction; there is no one to save you.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 53:6 - All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 63:17 - O LORD, why dost thou make us err from thy ways and harden our heart, so that we fear thee not? Return for the sake of thy servants, the tribes of thy heritage.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 23:13 - In the prophets of Sama'ria I saw an unsavory thing: they prophesied by Ba'al and led my people Israel astray.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 23:32 - Behold, I am against those who prophesy lying dreams, says the LORD, and who tell them and lead my people astray by their lies and their recklessness, when I did not send them or charge them; so they do not profit this people at all, says the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 42:20 - that you have gone astray at the cost of your lives. For you sent me to the LORD your God, saying, 'Pray for us to the LORD our God, and whatever the LORD our God says declare to us and we will do it.'
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 50:6 - "My people have been lost sheep; their shepherds have led them astray, turning them away on the mountains; from mountain to hill they have gone, they have forgotten their fold.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 14:11 - that the house of Israel may go no more astray from me, nor defile themselves any more with all their transgressions, but that they may be my people and I may be their God, says the Lord GOD."
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 44:10 - But the Levites who went far from me, going astray from me after their idols when Israel went astray, shall bear their punishment.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 44:15 - "But the Levitical priests, the sons of Zadok, who kept the charge of my sanctuary when the people of Israel went astray from me, shall come near to me to minister to me; and they shall attend on me to offer me the fat and the blood, says the Lord GOD;
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 48:11 - This shall be for the consecrated priests, the sons of Zadok, who kept my charge, who did not go astray when the people of Israel went astray, as the Levites did.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:12 - My people inquire of a thing of wood, and their staff gives them oracles. For a spirit of harlotry has led them astray, and they have left their God to play the harlot.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 2:4 - Thus says the LORD: "For three transgressions of Judah, and for four, I will not revoke the punishment; because they have rejected the law of the LORD, and have not kept his statutes, but their lies have led them astray, after which their fathers walked.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 3:5 - Thus says the LORD concerning the prophets who lead my people astray, who cry "Peace" when they have something to eat, but declare war against him who puts nothing into their mouths.
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