H1961 היה - Strong's Hebrew Lexicon Number

A primitive root (compare H1933); to exist, that is, be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary)

KJV Usage: beacon, X altogether, be (-come, accomplished, committed, like), break, cause, come (to pass), continue, do, faint, fall, + follow, happen, X have, last, pertain, quit (one-) self, require, X use.

Brown-Driver-Briggs' Hebrew Definitions


1. to be, become, come to pass, exist, happen, fall out
a. (Qal)
1. ----- 1a
b. to happen, fall out, occur, take place, come about, come to pass 1a
c. to come about, come to pass
1. to come into being, become 1a
d. to arise, appear, come 1a
e. to become 1a
1. to become 1a
2. to become like 1a
3. to be instituted, be established
4. to be 1a
f. to exist, be in existence 1a
g. to abide, remain, continue (with word of place or time) 1a
h. to stand, lie, be in, be at, be situated (with word of locality) 1a
i. to accompany, be with
j. (Niphal)
1. to occur, come to pass, be done, be brought about
2. to be done, be finished, be gone
Origin: a primitive root [compare H1933]
TWOT: 491
Parts of Speech: Verb

View how H1961 היה is used in the Bible

First 30 of 72 occurrences of H1961 היה

Genesis 1:2 was
Genesis 1:3 Let there be
Genesis 1:29 to you it shall be
Genesis 2:18 should be
Genesis 3:1 was
Genesis 4:14 and it shall come to pass,
Genesis 9:26 shall be
Genesis 10:8 to be
Genesis 11:3 had
Genesis 13:3 had been
Genesis 13:8 Let there be
Genesis 15:1 came
Genesis 24:60 be thou
Genesis 27:1 And it came to pass,
Genesis 31:5 hath been
Genesis 34:10 shall be
Genesis 41:40 Thou shalt be
Exodus 3:1 kept
Exodus 3:14 I AM
Exodus 3:14 THAT I AM:
Exodus 5:13 as when there was
Exodus 8:22 of flies shall be
Exodus 9:3 is
Exodus 11:6 And there shall be
Exodus 12:4 shall be
Exodus 18:19 shall be
Exodus 19:15 Be
Exodus 25:15 shall be
Leviticus 23:15 shall be
Leviticus 26:12 you, and will be

Distinct usage

6 shall be
2 was
2 Let there be
2 had
2 is
2 And there shall be
2 and be
2 done
1 to you it shall be
1 should be
1 and it shall come to pass,
1 to be
1 had been
1 came
1 be thou
1 And it came to pass,
1 hath been
1 Thou shalt be
1 kept
1 I AM
1 as when there was
1 of flies shall be
1 Be
1 you, and will be
1 and ye shall be
1 them: that thou mayest use
1 caused
1 which were
1 thou art become

Corresponding Greek Words

hayah (1896a) see G1966 ep eimi
hayah G450 an istemi
hayah G576 apo baino
hayah G1081 gennao
hayah G1300 dia teleo
hayah G1325 didomi
hayah G1554 ek didomi
hayah G1910 epi baino
hayah G2064 erchomai
hayah G2192 echo
hayah G2476 histemi
hayah G2521 kath emai
hayah G2523 kath izo
hayah G2564 kaleo
hayah G2641 kata leipo
hayah G2730 kat oikeo
hayah G2932 ktaomai
hayah G3049 logizomai
hayah G3306 meno
hayah G3854 par ginomai
hayah G4060 peri tithemi
hayah G4160 poieo
hayah G4819 sum baino
hayah G5225 huparcho
hayah G5316 phaino
hayah im G455 an oigo
hayah khalu G5442 phulasso
hayah khe G1380 dokeo
hayah lavuz G2606 kata gelao
hayah leel G2192 echo
hayah le' G1448 eggizo
hayah l' G1410 dunamai
hayah l' G4924 sun oikeo
hayah mavdil G1339 di istemi
hayah ni. G2837 koimao
hayah qal,ni G1096 ginomai
hayah shokhav G2621 kata keimai