Strong's #1961: hayah (pronounced haw-yaw)
a primitive root (compare 1933); to exist, i.e. be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary):--beacon, X altogether, be(-come), accomplished, committed, like), break, cause, come (to pass), do, faint, fall, + follow, happen, X have, last, pertain, quit (one-)self, require, X use.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon:
1) to be, become, come to pass, exist, happen, fall out
1a1a) to happen, fall out, occur, take place, come about, come to pass
1a1b) to come about, come to pass
1a2) to come into being, become
1a2a) to arise, appear, come
1a2b) to become
1a2b1) to become
1a2b2) to become like
1a2b3) to be instituted, be established
1a3) to be
1a3a) to exist, be in existence
1a3b) to abide, remain, continue (with word of place or time)
1a3c) to stand, lie, be in, be at, be situated (with word of locality)
1a3d) to accompany, be with
1b1) to occur, come to pass, be done, be brought about
1b2) to be done, be finished, be gone
Part of Speech: verb
Relation: a primitive root [compare H1933]
This word is used 3502 times:
Genesis 1:2: "And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep."
Genesis 1:3: "And God Let there be light: and there was light."
Genesis 1:3: "Let there be light: and there was light."
Genesis 1:5: "Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day."
Genesis 1:6: "And God Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide"
Genesis 1:6: "a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters."
Genesis 1:7: "from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so."
Genesis 1:8: "Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day."
Genesis 1:9: "one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so."
Genesis 1:11: "seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so."
Genesis 1:13: "And the evening were the third day."
Genesis 1:14: "And God Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide"
Genesis 1:14: "to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days,"
Genesis 1:15: " And let them be in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was"
Genesis 1:15: "to give light upon the earth: and it was so."
Genesis 1:19: "And the evening were the fourth day."
Genesis 1:23: "And the evening were the fifth day."
Genesis 1:24: "and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so."
Genesis 1:29: "of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat."
Genesis 1:30: "every green herb for meat: and it was so."
Genesis 1:31: "good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day."
Genesis 2:5: "of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field"
Genesis 2:7: "the breath of life; and man became a living soul."
Genesis 2:10: "the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads."
Genesis 2:18: "It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a help meet for him."
Genesis 2:24: "his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh."
Genesis 2:25: " And they were naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed."
Genesis 3:1: "Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which"
Genesis 3:5: "thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil."
Genesis 3:20: "Eve; because she was the mother of all living."
Genesis 3:22: "said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good"
Genesis 4:2: "Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was"
Genesis 4:2: "a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground."
Genesis 4:3: "And in process it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit"
Genesis 4:8: "with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up"
Genesis 4:8: "Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against"
Genesis 4:12: "unto thee her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth."
Genesis 4:14: "from the face of the earth; and from thy face shall I be hid; and I shall be a fugitive"
Genesis 4:14: "and from thy face shall I be hid; and I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth; and it shall come to pass, that every one"
Genesis 4:17: "and bore Enoch: and he built a city, and called the name"
Genesis 4:20: "Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents, and of such as have cattle."
Genesis 4:21: "was Jubal: he was the father of all such as handle the harp"
Genesis 5:4: "he had begotten Seth were eight hundred years: and he begot"
Genesis 5:5: "that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years:"
Genesis 5:8: "And all of Seth were nine hundred and twelve"
Genesis 5:11: "And all of Enos were nine hundred and five years:"
Genesis 5:14: "And all of Cainan were nine hundred and ten years:"
Genesis 5:17: "And all of Mahalaleel were eight hundred ninety and five"
Genesis 5:20: "And all of Jared were nine hundred sixty and two"
Genesis 5:23: "And all of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five"