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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #3373 - יָרֵא

Word Origin
from (03372)
Parts of Speech
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) fearing, reverent, afraid

Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (64) NAS ( 0 ) HCS (63)
Genesis 3
Exodus 2
Deuteronomy 3
Judges 2
1 Samuel 1
1 Kings 1
2 Kings 5
Job 3
Psalms 27
Proverbs 4
Ecclesiastes 4
Isaiah 1
Jeremiah 3
Daniel 1
Jonah 1
Malachi 2
Genesis 21
Exodus 14
Leviticus 8
Numbers 3
Deuteronomy 38
Joshua 10
Judges 8
Ruth 1
1 Samuel 22
2 Samuel 10
1 Kings 9
2 Kings 19
1 Chronicles 6
2 Chronicles 8
Nehemiah 10
Job 12
Psalms 72
Proverbs 9
Ecclesiastes 8
Isaiah 27
Jeremiah 20
Lamentations 1
Ezekiel 4
Daniel 4
Hosea 1
Joel 4
Amos 1
Jonah 4
Micah 2
Habakkuk 2
Zephaniah 4
Haggai 2
Zechariah 3
Malachi 6
Genesis 3
Exodus 2
Deuteronomy 2
Judges 1
1 Samuel 1
1 Kings 2
2 Kings 5
Job 3
Psalms 28
Proverbs 3
Ecclesiastes 4
Isaiah 1
Jeremiah 3
Daniel 1
Jonah 1
Malachi 3
a-mp 7
a-mpc 10
a-ms 13
a-msc 11
v-qPms 2
v-qp3ms 1
a-fsc 1
a-mp 7
a-mpc 12
a-ms 13
a-msc 11
v-qPms 2
v-qp3ms 1
a-fsc 1
a-mp 7
a-mpc 12
a-ms 13
a-msc 11
v-qPms 2
v-qp3ms 1

Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1227) ri (יר YR) AC: Throw CO: ? AB: F |kjv: river, brook, flood, stream - Strongs: H2975 (יְאוֹר)

E) ari (ירא YRA) AC: ? CO: ? AB: F (vf: Paal, Niphal, Piel) |kjv: fear, afraid, terrible, dreadful, reverence, fearful - Strongs: H3372 (יָרֵא)

Nm ) ari (ירא YRA) - F |kjv: fear, afraid, fearful - Strongs: H3373 (יָרֵא)

Nf1 ) eari (יראה YRAH) - F |kjv: fear, dreadful, fearfulness - Strongs: H3374 (יִרְאָה)

km ) arfm (מורא MWRA) - F [df: hrm] KJV (13): fear, terror, dread, terribleness - Strongs: H4172 (מֹרָא)

H) eri (ירה YRH) AC: Throw CO: Rain AB: ?: A throwing of the finger to show a direction to walk or live. The throwing of an arrow. The throwing down of water in rain.

V) eri (ירה YRH) - I. Throw:[df: ary]II. Rain: III. Teach:To point the way one is to walk in life. KJV (84): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Hiphil) teach, shoot, archer, cast, teacher, rain, laid, direct, inform, instruct, show, shooter, through watered - Strongs: H3384 (יָרָא)

gm) erfi (יורה YWRH) - First rain: KJV (2): first rain, former - Strongs: H3138 (יוֹרֶה)

if1) erft (תורה TWRH) - Teaching: The direction one is to take in life. KJV (219): law - Strongs: H8451 (תֹּרָה)

km) erfm (מורה MWRH) - I. Rain: II. Archer:One who throws an arrow. III. Razor:[Unknown connection to root] KJV (3): former rain, rain - Strongs: H4175 (מוֹרֶה)

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Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 יָרֵא verbal adjective see above Participle

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

יָרֵא pret. pl. יְרֵאתֶם Deuteronomy 5:5, and יְרָאתֶם Joshua 4:14 fut. יִירָא, וַיִּירָא, וַיִּרָא; plur. יִירְאוּ and יִֽרְאוּ, 2 Kings 17:28 imp. יְרָא, plur. יְראוּ, by a Syriacism for יִרְאוּ, Lehrg. p. 417. 1 Samuel 12:24; Psalms 34:10 inf. יְראֹ Joshua 22:25 with pref. לֵראֹ for לִיראֹ 1 Samuel 18:29 elsewhere fem. יִרְאָה, prop. to tremble. For this root is softened from יָרַע ورع, يرع to tremble, comp. זָרַע Aramean זְרָא to sow, גְּמַע and גָּמָא to swallow greedily, خبع and خبأ to hide. Hence

(1) to fear, to be afraid. It is construed

(a) absol. Genesis 3:10, 18:15. אַל־תִּירָא, אַל־תִּירְאִי, fear not, Genesis 15:1, 21:17 26:24 and often elsewhere.

(b) followed by an acc. of pers. or thing, that we fear, Numbers 14:9, 21:34 Job 9:35 also מִן and מִפְּנֵי Deuteronomy 1:29, 5:5 Psalms 3:7, 27:1 Joshua 11:6 (prop. to fear from [or before] some person, or thing, in the same manner as verbs of fleeing; compare מִן No. 2, a).

(c) followed by לְ to fear for any person or thing. Joshua 9:24, וַנִּירָא מְאֹד לְנַפְשֹׁתֵינוּ מִפְּנֵיכֶם “and we feared greatly for our lives because of you;” Proverbs 31:21 (d) followed by לְ and מִן with an inf. to fear (to hesitate) to do any thing. Genesis 19:30, כִּי יָרֵא לָשֶׁבֶת בְּצֹעַר “for he feared to dwell in Zoar;” 46:3 Exodus 3:6, 34:30.

(e) followed by פֶּן to fear lest any thing may be done, like δείδω μὴ, Genesis 31:31, 32:8.

(2) to fear, to reverence, as one’s parents, Leviticus 19:3 a leader, Joshua 4:14 the sanctuary, Levit. 19:30 an oath, 1 Samuel 14:26.

Specially יָרֵא אֶת־אֱלֹהִים

(a) to fear God, prop. Exodus 14:31; 1 Samuel 12:18.

(b) to reverence him, as the avenger of wrong; hence to be godly, upright. e.g. Leviticus 19:14, 32 Leviticus 19:32, 25:17 Exodus 1:17; Proverbs 3:7, “fear God, and fly from evil;” Job 1:19. Followed by מִלִּפְנֵי Ecclesiastes 8:12, 13. Once without the name of God, Jeremiah 44:10. In like manner in Syr. and Arab. verbs of fearing are applied to religion and piety; as حشى, ورع, رهب, وقى, Conj. III.

(3) to tremble for joy, like the synonym. פָּחַד. Isaiah 60:5, where the more correct copies have תִּֽרְאִי i.q. תִּֽירְאִי, not תּרְאִי. [In Thes. this meaning is expressly repudiated; and in Isaiah 60:5, the reading תִּרְאִי is preferred; so LXX., Vulg., Targ., Syr., Saad.]

Niphal נוֹרָא to be feared, Psalms 130:4. Part. נוֹרָא δεινός.

(1) terrible, dreadful, used of the desert, Deuteronomy 1:19, 8:15 of the day of judgment, Joel 2:11, 3:4.

(2) venerable, august, Genesis 28:17; Psalms 99:3; Job 37:22; Ezekiel 1:22.

(3) stupendous, admirable, Psalms 66:3, Psalms 66:5; Exodus 15:11. Plural נוֹרָאוֹת wonderful, or illustrious deeds, of men, Psalms 45:5. [But the man here spoken of is “God with us”], especially the deeds of God [always], Deuteronomy 10:21; 2 Samuel 7:23 adv. in a wonderful manner, wonderfully, Psalms 65:6, 139:14 (like נִפְלָאוֹת).

Piel יֵרֵא to terrify, to put in fear, 2 Samuel 14:15; 2 Chronicles 32:18; Nehemiah 6:9, 14.

Derivatives the following words, and מוֹרָא.

יָרֵא m. constr. יְרֵא fem. יְרֵאָה constr. יִרְאַת (Proverbs 31:30); verbal adj.

(1) fearing, reverencing; with personal pronouns it forms a periphrasis for the finite verb, as יָרֵא אָנֹכִי I fear, Genesis 32:12 יָרֵא אַתָּה thou fearest, Judges 7:10 אֲנַחְנוּ יְרֵאִים we fear, 1 Samuel 23:3 אֵינֶנּוּ יָרֵא he does not fear, Ecclesiastes 8:13. Followed by the case of the verb יָרֵא אֶת־יְהֹוָה fearing God, 2 Kings 4:1 elsewhere followed by a genitive, יְרֵא אֱלֹהִים religious, pious [one who fears God], (timidus Deorum, Ovid.); Genesis 22:12; Job 1:1, Job 1:8, 2:3.

(2) fearful, Deuteronomy 20:8.

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List of Word Forms
הַיָּרֵא֙ הירא וִירֵ֥א וירא יְ֭רֵאֶיךָ יְרֵ֣א יְרֵ֤א יְרֵ֥א יְרֵאִ֖ים יְרֵאֶ֑יךָ יְרֵאָ֑יו יְרֵאָ֥יו יְרֵאָֽיו׃ יִ֭רְאָתְךָ יִֽרְאֵ֥י יִרְאֵ֣י יִרְאֵ֤י יִרְאֵ֥י יִרְאֵ֧י יִרְאַת־ יִרְאָ֣ה יִרְאָ֥ה יִרְאָתָם֙ יָ֭רֵא יָרֵ֔א יָרֵ֖א יָרֵ֛א יָרֵ֣א יָרֵ֤א יָרֵ֥א ירא יראה יראי יראיו יראיו׃ יראיך יראים יראת־ יראתך יראתם לִּֽירֵ֫אֶ֥יךָ לִּירֵאֶ֣יךָ לִֽירֵאָ֑יו לִֽירֵאָ֗יו לִירֵאָ֑יו לִירֵאָ֣יו לִירֵאָֽיו׃ ליראיו ליראיו׃ ליראיך haiyaRe hay·yā·rê hayyārê lî·rê·’āw lî·rê·’e·ḵā lîrê’āw lîrê’eḵā lireAv liReEicha viRe wî·rê wîrê yā·rê yaRe yārê yə·rê yə·rê·’āw yə·rê·’e·ḵā yə·rê·’îm yeRe yərê yərê’āw yərê’eḵā yərê’îm yereAv Yereeicha yereIm yir’āh yir’aṯ- yir’āṯām yir’āṯəḵā yir’ê yir·’ā·ṯām yir·’ā·ṯə·ḵā yir·’āh yir·’aṯ- yir·’ê yirAh yirat yiraTam Yiratecha yirEi
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