Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #3427: yashab (pronounced yaw-shab')

a primitive root; properly, to sit down (specifically as judge. in ambush, in quiet); by implication, to dwell, to remain; causatively, to settle, to marry:--(make to) abide(-ing), continue, (cause to, make to) dwell(-ing), ease self, endure, establish, X fail, habitation, haunt, (make to) inhabit(-ant), make to keep (house), lurking, X marry(-ing), (bring again to) place, remain, return, seat, set(- tle), (down-)sit(-down, still, -ting down, -ting (place) -uate), take, tarry.

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon:



1) to dwell, remain, sit, abide

1a) (Qal)

1a1) to sit, sit down

1a2) to be set

1a3) to remain, stay

1a4) to dwell, have one' s abode

1b) (Niphal) to be inhabited

1c) (Piel) to set, place

1d) (Hiphil)

1d1) to cause to sit

1d2) to cause to abide, set

1d3) to cause to dwell

1d4) to cause (cities) to be inhabited

1d5) to marry (give an dwelling to)

1e) (Hophal)

1e1) to be inhabited

1e2) to make to dwell

Part of Speech: verb

Relation: a primitive root


This word is used 1081 times:

Genesis 4:16: "went out from the presence of the LORD, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east"
Genesis 4:20: "was the father of such as dwell in tents, and of such as have cattle."
Genesis 11:2: "that they found in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there."
Genesis 11:31: "of Canaan; and they came unto Haran, and dwelt there."
Genesis 13:6: "And the land was not able to bear them, that they might dwell for their substance was"
Genesis 13:6: "great, so that they could not dwell together."
Genesis 13:7: "cattle: and the Canaanite and the Perizzite dwelled then in the land."
Genesis 13:12: "Abram dwelled in the land of Canaan, dwelled in the cities of the plain,"
Genesis 13:12: "in the land of Canaan, dwelled in the cities of the plain, and pitched his tent toward"
Genesis 13:18: "Then Abram removed his tent, and came and dwelt of Mamre, which is in Hebron,"
Genesis 14:7: "and also the Amorites, that dwelt in Hazezon-tamar."
Genesis 14:12: "son, who dwelt in Sodom, and his goods, and departed."
Genesis 16:3: "the Egyptian, after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land"
Genesis 18:1: "him in the plains and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day;"
Genesis 19:1: "to Sodom and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing"
Genesis 19:25: "the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground."
Genesis 19:29: "the cities in the which Lot dwelt."
Genesis 19:30: "And Lot went up out of Zoar, and dwelt and his two daughters"
Genesis 19:30: "daughters with him; for he feared to dwell in Zoar: and he dwelt in a cave,"
Genesis 19:30: "him; for he feared to dwell in Zoar: and he dwelt in a cave, he and his two"
Genesis 20:1: "from thence toward the south and dwelled between Kadesh and Shur,"
Genesis 20:15: "Behold, my land thee: dwell where it pleaseth"
Genesis 21:16: "And she went, and sat her down over against him a good way off, for"
Genesis 21:16: "she said, Let me not see the death of the child. And she sat over against"
Genesis 21:20: "with the lad; and dwelt in the wilderness, and became an archer."
Genesis 21:21: " And he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran: and his mother him a wife out of the land"
Genesis 22:5: "said unto his young men, Abide ye here with the ass; and I"
Genesis 22:19: "to Beer-sheba; and Abraham dwelt at Beer-sheba."
Genesis 23:10: "And Ephron dwelt among the children and Ephron the Hittite answered"
Genesis 24:3: "of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell:"
Genesis 24:37: "of the Canaanites, in whose land I dwell:"
Genesis 24:55: "and her mother said, Let the damsel abide with us a few days, at the least ten;"
Genesis 24:62: "from the way of the well Lahai-roi; dwelt in the south country."
Genesis 25:11: "Isaac; and Isaac dwelt by the well Lahai-roi."
Genesis 25:27: "and Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents."
Genesis 26:6: "And Isaac dwelt in Gerar:"
Genesis 26:17: "thence, and pitched his tent of Gerar, and dwelt there."
Genesis 27:19: "thou biddest me: arise, I pray thee, sit and eat of my venison,"
Genesis 27:44: " And tarry with him a few days, thy brother's fury"
Genesis 29:14: "thou and my flesh. And he abode with him the space of a month."
Genesis 29:19: "her to another man: abide with"
Genesis 31:34: "them in the camel's furniture, and sat upon them. And Laban searched"
Genesis 34:10: " And ye shall dwell with us: and the land shall be you; dwell and trade ye therein, and get you possessions"
Genesis 34:10: "us: and the land shall be you; dwell and trade ye therein, and get you possessions"
Genesis 34:16: "our daughters unto you, and we will take to us, and we will dwell with you, and we will become one people."
Genesis 34:21: "men are peaceable with us; therefore let them dwell in the land, and trade therein; for the land, behold,"
Genesis 34:22: "herein will the men consent unto us for to dwell with us, to be one people,"
Genesis 34:23: "of theirs be ours? only let us consent unto them, and they will dwell with"
Genesis 34:30: "Ye have troubled me to make me to stink among the inhabitants of the land, among the Canaanites and the Perizzites: and I"
Genesis 35:1: "go up to Bethel, and dwell there: and make there an altar"

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