H309 אחר - Strong's Hebrew Lexicon Number

A primitive root; to loiter (that is, be behind); by implication to procrastinate

KJV Usage: continue, defer, delay, hinder, be late (slack), stay (there), tarry (longer).

Brown-Driver-Briggs' Hebrew Definitions



1. to delay, hesitate, tarry, defer, remain behind
a. (Qal)
1. to delay, tarry (intensive)
2. to cause one to delay, hinder, keep back
b. (Piel) to delay, wait, stay behind (but not in hope)
Origin: a primitive root
TWOT: 68
Parts of Speech: Verb

to delay
1) to delay, hesitate, tarry, defer, remain behind
1a) (Qal)
1a1) to delay, tarry (intensive)
1a2) to cause one to delay, hinder, keep back
1b) (Piel) to delay, wait, stay behind (but not in hope)

View how H309 אחר is used in the Bible

17 occurrences of H309 אחר

Genesis 24:56 to them, Hinder me
Genesis 32:4 and stayed there
Genesis 34:19 deferred
Exodus 22:29 Thou shalt not delay
Deuteronomy 7:10 he will not be slack
Deuteronomy 23:21 thou shalt not defer
Judges 5:28 why tarry
2 Samuel 20:5 but he tarried longer
Psalms 40:17 make no delay,
Psalms 70:5 make no delay.
Psalms 127:2 late,
Proverbs 23:30 They that tarry long
Ecclesiastes 5:4 defer
Isaiah 5:11 that continue
Isaiah 46:13 shall not delay:
Daniel 9:19 defer
Habakkuk 2:3 it will not tarry.

Distinct usage

2 defer
1 to them, Hinder me
1 and stayed there
1 deferred
1 Thou shalt not delay
1 thou shalt not defer
1 but he tarried longer
1 make no delay,
1 make no delay.
1 late,
1 They that tarry long
1 that continue
1 shall not delay:
1 it will not tarry.
1 he will not be slack
1 why tarry

Corresponding Greek Words

achar G190 akoloutheo
achar G1872 ep akoloutheo
achar G1975 epi poreuomai
achar G2078 eschatos
achar G2192 echo
achar G2641 kata leipo
achar G3000 latreuo
achar G3326 meta
achar G3694 opiso
achar pi. G1019 braduno
achar pi. G2722 kat echo
achar pi. G3306 meno
achar pi.,qal. G5549 chronizo

Related words


H310 אחר 'achar
From H309; properly the hind part; generally used as an adverb or conjugation, after (in various senses)

KJV Usage: after (that, -ward), again, at, away from, back (from, -side), behind, beside, by, follow (after, -ing), forasmuch, from, hereafter, hinder end, + out (over) live, + persecute, posterity, pursuing, remnant, seeing, since, thence [-forth], when, with.

H312 אחר 'achêr
From H309; properly hinder; generally next, other, etc.

KJV Usage: (an-) other (man), following, next, strange.

H314 אחרן אחרין 'achăryôn 'achărôn
אחרן אחרין
'achăryôn 'achărôn
akh-ar-one', akh-ar-one'
From H309; hinder; generally late or last; specifically (as facing the east) western

KJV Usage: after (-ward), to come, following, hind (-er, -ermost, -most), last, latter, rereward, ut(ter)most.

H4279 מחר mâchâr
Probably from H309; properly deferred, that is, the morrow; usually (adverbially) tomorrow; indefinitely hereafter

KJV Usage: time to come, tomorrow.