H8414 תּהוּ - Strong's Hebrew Lexicon Number

From an unused root meaning to lie waste; a desolation (of surface), that is, desert; figuratively a worthless thing; adverbially in vain

KJV Usage: confusion, empty place, without form, nothing, (thing of) nought, vain, vanity, waste, wilderness.

Brown-Driver-Briggs' Hebrew Definitions



1. formlessness, confusion, unreality, emptiness
a. formlessness (of primeval earth)
1. nothingness, empty space
b. that which is empty or unreal (of idols) (fig)
c. wasteland, wilderness (of solitary places)
d. place of chaos
e. vanity
Origin: from an unused root meaning to lie waste
TWOT: 2494a
Parts of Speech: Noun Masculine

1) formlessness, confusion, unreality, emptiness
1a) formlessness (of primeval earth)
1a1) nothingness, empty space
1b) that which is empty or unreal (of idols) (fig)
1c) wasteland, wilderness (of solitary places)
1d) place of chaos
1e) vanity

View how H8414 תּהוּ is used in the Bible

20 occurrences of H8414 תּהוּ

Genesis 1:2 without form,
Deuteronomy 32:10 and in the waste
1 Samuel 12:21 vain
1 Samuel 12:21 for they are vain.
Job 6:18 to nothing,
Job 12:24 in a wilderness
Job 26:7 over the empty place,
Psalms 107:40 in the wilderness,
Isaiah 24:10 of confusion
Isaiah 29:21 for a thing of nought.
Isaiah 34:11 of confusion,
Isaiah 40:17 and vanity.
Isaiah 40:23 as vanity.
Isaiah 41:29 and confusion.
Isaiah 44:9 are all of them vanity;
Isaiah 45:18 it not in vain,
Isaiah 45:19 ye me in vain:
Isaiah 49:4 for nothing,
Isaiah 59:4 in vanity,
Jeremiah 4:23 and, lo, it was without form,

Distinct usage

1 vain
1 for they are vain.
1 to nothing,
1 in a wilderness
1 over the empty place,
1 in the wilderness,
1 of confusion
1 for a thing of nought.
1 of confusion,
1 and vanity.
1 as vanity.
1 and confusion.
1 are all of them vanity;
1 it not in vain,
1 ye me in vain:
1 for nothing,
1 and, lo, it was without form,
1 in vanity,
1 and in the waste
1 without form,

Corresponding Greek Words

tohu G94 adikos
tohu G517 aoratos
tohu G1373 dipsos
tohu G2048 eremos
tohu G2756 kenos
tohu G3152 mataios

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