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Strong's #03050 - יָהּ

Root Word (Etymology)
contraction for (H3068), and meaning the same
Parts of Speech
proper noun with reference to deity
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  1. Jah (Jehovah in the shortened form)
    1. the proper name of the one true God
    2. used in many compounds
      1. names beginning with the letters ´Je´
      2. names ending with ´iah´ or ´jah´
Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (48)
Exodus 2
Psalms 43
Isaiah 3
NAS (50)
Exodus 2
Psalms 43
Song of Solomon 1
Isaiah 4
CSB (49)
Exodus 2
Psalms 43
Isaiah 4
BSB (48)
Exodus 2
Psalms 42
Isaiah 4
ESV (44)
Psalms 41
Isaiah 3
WEB (59)
Exodus 3
Psalms 50
Isaiah 6
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 יָהּ50 proper name, of deity contracted from יהוה, first appears in early poems; Exodus 15:2 עָזִי וְזִמְרָת יָהּ My strength and song is Yah (cited Isaiah 12:2; Psalm 118:14), compare the poetic extract יָד עַל כֵּס יָהּ = hand to the throne of Yah Exodus 17:16 (E), the song of Hezekiah Isaiah 38:11 (repeated by dittography), (א)שׁ להבת יה (so read in preference to the ᵑ0שַׁלְהֶבֶתְיָה) = flame of fire from Yah Song of Solomon 8:6; ביה יהוה Isaiah 26:4 (והיה sustained by Aq and the rhythmical movement, unless it be a mistake for שׁמו, compare Psalm 68:5), יה אלהים Psalm 68:19. Elsewhere יָהּ is used only in late Psalm , especially in the Hallels, in the phrase הַלֲלוּיָֿהּ praise ye Yah Psalm 104:35; Psalm 105:45; Psalm 106:1; Psalm 106:48; Psalm 111:1; Psalm 112:1; Psalm 113:1; Psalm 113:9; Psalm 115:18; Psalm 116:19; Psalm 117:2; Psalm 135:1; Psalm 135:3; Psalm 135:21; Psalm 146:1; Psalm 146:10; Psalm 147:1; Psalm 147:20; Psalm 148:1; Psalm 148:14; Psalm 149:1; Psalm 149:9; Psalm 150:1; Psalm 150:6, compare also יהלל יה Psalm 102:19 יהללו יה Psalm 115:17 תהלל יה Psalm 150:6 (see הלל); in variant reading other phrases Psalm 77:12; Psalm 89:9; Psalm 94:7; Psalm 94:12; Psalm 115:18; Psalm 118:5 (twice in verse); Psalm 118:17; Psalm 118:18; Psalm 118:19; Psalm 122:4; Psalm 130:3; Psalm 135:4.

יָהּ proper name, of deity, see below הוה

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

יָהּ Jah a word abbreviated from יְהֹוָה Jehovah, or rather from the more ancient pronunciation יַהֲוֹה or יַהֲוֶה [this rests on the assumption that one of these contradictory pronunciations is the more ancient], whence by apocope יָה֫וּ (as יִשְׁתַּחוּ for יִשְׁתַּחֲוֶה) then by the omission of the unaccented וּ, יָהּ, Lehrg. 157. Either of these forms is used promiscuously at the end of many proper names, as אֵלִיָּהוּ, and אֵלִיָּה, יִרְמְיָהוּ and יִרְמְיָה, יְשַׁעְיָהוּ and יְשַׁעְיָה, the final ה in these compounds being always without Mappik. יָהּ is principally used in certain customary phrases, as הַלְלוּ־יָהּ “praise ye Jehovah!” Psalms 104:35, 105:45 106:1, 48 Psalms 106:48, 111:1 112:1 113:1, etc. Besides e.g. Psalms 89:9, 94:7, 12 Psalms 94:12; Isaiah 38:11; Exodus 15:2, עָזִּי וְזִמְרָת יָהּ “my strength and my song is Jehovah.” Psalms 118:14 Isai. 12:2 Psalms 68:5, בְּיָהּ שְׁמוֹ “Jah is his name” (comp. בְּ let. D). Isaiah 26:4. (In a few doxological forms this word is also retained in Syriac, as ܠܝܰܗ ܕܘܽܟܣܙܳ glory to Jehovah, Assem. Bibl. Orient. ii. 230; iii. 579.)

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List of Word Forms
בְּיָ֣הּ בְּיָ֥הּ ביה יָ֑הּ יָ֔הּ יָ֖הּ יָ֗הּ יָ֡הּ יָ֣הּ יָ֨הּ ׀ יָ֬הּ יָ֭הּ יָּ֑הּ יָֽהּ׃ יָהּ יה יה׃ bə·yāh beYah bəyāh Yah yāh
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