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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #03374 - יִרְאָה
1) fear, terror, fearing
1a) fear, terror
1b) awesome or terrifying thing (object causing fear)
1c) fear (of God), respect, reverence, piety
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)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
(1) prop. inf. of the verb יָרֵא to fear, to reverence. Nehemiah 1:11, לְיִרְאָה אֶת־שְׁמֶךָ “to fear thy name.” 2 Samuel 3:11, מִיִּרְאָתוֹ אֹתוֹ “because he feared him;” Deuteronomy 4:10, 5:26 6:24 10:12 14:23.
(2) subst. fear, terror. Jonah 1:10 וַיִּירְאוּ הָֽאֲנָשִׁים יִרְאָה גְדוֹלָה “and the men were seized with great fear.” Followed by a genitive of the subject, i.e. of him who fears, Psalms 55:6; Job 4:6 and of the object, i.e. of that which is feared, (compare as the double sense of the phrase metus hostium, Gell. N. Att. ix. 10). Hence יִרְאָֽתְךָ thy fear. Deuteronomy 2:25; Isaiah 7:25, יִרְאַת שָׁמִיר וָשַׁיִת “fear of thorns and briers.” Compare Ezekiel 1:18, יִרְאָה לָהֶם “terror (was) in them;” i.e they caused terror.
(3) reverence, holy fear, Psalms 2:11, 5:8. יִרְאַת יְהֹוָה reverence towards God, piety. Proverbs 1:7, יְהֹוָה רְאשִׁית דַּעַת יִרְאַת, Job 28:28; Isaiah 11:2; Psalms 34:12, 111:10 meton. the precepts of religion or piety [rather the revealed will of God], Psalms 19:10 without יְהֹוָה Job 4:6, 15:4.
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