Verb · A primitive root [compare הוה (H1933)]

A primitive root (compare H1933); to exist, i.e. be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary):—beacon, × altogether, be(-come), accomplished, committed, like), break, cause, come (to pass), do, faint, fall, follow, happen, × have, last, pertain, quit (one-) self, require, × use.


  1. to be, become, come to pass, exist, happen, fall out
    1. (Qal)
        1. to happen, fall out, occur, take place, come about, come to pass
        2. to come about, come to pass
      1. to come into being, become
        1. to arise, appear, come
        2. to become
          1. to become
          2. to become like
          3. to be instituted, be established
      2. to be
        1. to exist, be in existence
        2. to abide, remain, continue (with word of place or time)
        3. to stand, lie, be in, be at, be situated (with word of locality)
        4. to accompany, be with
    2. (Niphal)
      1. to occur, come to pass, be done, be brought about
      2. to be done, be finished, be gone

Usages (1/2)

Genesis 1:2


without form, and void The earth was there but the elements had not combined together.

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Genesis 3:1


The serpent is Esau (before he was given that name), better known as the so-called white man (Revelation 20:1-2, Revelation 12:9, Psalms 58:3-4). any beast The heathen nations (Ecclesiastes 3:18, Psalms 49:20, Psalms 32:9).

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