2976. yaash
Strong's Concordance
yaash: to despair
Original Word: יָאַשׁ
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: yaash
Phonetic Spelling: (yaw-ash')
Short Definition: hopeless
NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. root
Definition
to despair
NASB Translation
despair (2), despaired (1), hopeless (3).

Brown-Driver-Briggs
[יָאַשׁ] verb despair (not in

Qal) (Late Hebrew Hithpa`el despair of, יֵאוּשׁ desperation; Aramaic Pa`el יָאֵשׁ, etc., make despair (so ᵑ7 Ecclesiastes 2:20); Arabic despair) —

Niph`al Perfect וְנוֺאַש consecutive 1 Samuel 27:1; Participle נוֺאָשׁ Jeremiah 2:25 3t.; — despair, מִמֶּנִּי שָׁאוּל ׳וְנ לְבַקְּשֵׁנִי 1 Samuel 27:1 and Saul shall despair of me, to seek me; participle desperate, despairing, of Job, Job 6:26; elsewhere נוֺאָ֑שׁ (following אמר) desperate! = there is no hope! Jeremiah 2:25; Jeremiah 18:12; Isaiah 57:10.

Pi`el Infinitive לְיַאֵשׁ אֶתלִֿבִּי עַל כָּלהֶֿעָמָל Ecclesiastes 2:20 to make my heart despair, concerning all the toil.

יאֹשִׁיָּ֫הוּ, יאֹשִׁיָּה see below אשׁה above

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
cause to despair, one that is desperate, be no hope

A primitive root; to desist, i.e. (figuratively) to despond -- (cause to) despair, one that is desperate, be no hope.

Forms and Transliterations
וְנוֹאַ֨שׁ ונואש לְיַאֵ֣שׁ ליאש נֹאָֽשׁ׃ נאש׃ נוֹאָ֑שׁ נוֹאָ֔שׁ נואש lə·ya·’êš ləya’êš leyaEsh nō’āš nō·’āš nō·w·’āš noAsh nōw’āš venoAsh wə·nō·w·’aš wənōw’aš
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Strong's Hebrew 2976
6 Occurrences


lə·ya·’êš — 1 Occ.
nō·’āš — 4 Occ.
wə·nō·w·’aš — 1 Occ.

1 Samuel 27:1
HEB: אֶ֣רֶץ פְּלִשְׁתִּ֗ים וְנוֹאַ֨שׁ מִמֶּ֤נִּי שָׁאוּל֙
NAS: Saul then will despair of searching
KJV: and Saul shall despair of me, to seek
INT: the land of the Philistines will despair at Saul

Job 6:26
HEB: וּ֝לְר֗וּחַ אִמְרֵ֥י נֹאָֽשׁ׃ אַף־ עַל־
NAS: [my] words, When the words of one in despair belong to the wind?
KJV: and the speeches of one that is desperate, [which are] as wind?
INT: air words despair yet for

Ecclesiastes 2:20
HEB: וְסַבּ֥וֹתִֽי אֲנִ֖י לְיַאֵ֣שׁ אֶת־ לִבִּ֑י
NAS: Therefore I completely despaired of all
KJV: my heart to despair of all the labour
INT: about I despaired my heart of

Isaiah 57:10
HEB: לֹ֥א אָמַ֖רְתְּ נוֹאָ֑שׁ חַיַּ֤ת יָדֵךְ֙
NAS: [Yet] you did not say, It is hopeless.' You found
KJV: [yet] saidst thou not, There is no hope: thou hast found
INT: did not say hope renewed strength

Jeremiah 2:25
HEB: מִצִּמְאָ֑ה וַתֹּאמְרִ֣י נוֹאָ֔שׁ ל֕וֹא כִּֽי־
NAS: But you said, It is hopeless! No!
KJV: but thou saidst, There is no hope: no; for I have loved
INT: thirst said is hopeless No for

Jeremiah 18:12
HEB: וְאָמְר֖וּ נוֹאָ֑שׁ כִּֽי־ אַחֲרֵ֤י
NAS: But they will say, 'It's hopeless! For we are going
KJV: And they said, There is no hope: but we will walk
INT: will say hopeless for after

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