Strong's Concordance, Hebrew Dictionary

Cast, direct, inform, instruct, lay, shew, shoot, through, properly, to flow as water (i.e., to rain)

Hebrew: יָרָה, yārâ (H3384)

74 King James Bible Verses


Here are archer, cast, direct, inform, instruct and related words in the Bible. What does the source Hebrew word יָרָה mean and how is it used in the Bible? Below are the English definition details. Also below are examples within Bible verses highlighted in yellow (follow this link to go there). Tap or hover on blue, underlined words to see more original scripture and meanings. Information sourced from Strong's Concordance[1].

Definition Details

Strong's Number: H3384

Hebrew Base Word: יָרָה

Part of speech: Verb

Usage: (+) archer, cast, direct, inform, instruct, lay, shew, shoot, teach(-er,-ing), through

Definition: Properly, to flow as water (i.e., to rain); transitively, to lay or throw (especially an arrow, i.e., to shoot); figuratively, to point out (as if by aiming the finger), to teach.

Detailed definition:

  1. To throw, shoot, cast, pour.
    1. (Qal).
      1. To throw, cast.
      2. To cast, lay, set.
      3. To shoot arrows.
      4. To throw water, rain.
    2. (Niphal) to be shot.
    3. (Hiphil).
      1. To throw, cast.
      2. To shoot.
      3. To point out, show.
      4. To direct, teach, instruct.
      5. To throw water, rain.

Derived terms: Or (2 Chronicles 26:15) יָרָא; a primitive root.


  1. Biblical International Phonetic Alphabet: jɔːˈrɔː
  2. Modern International Phonetic Alphabet: jɑːˈʁɑː
  3. Transliteration: yārâ
  4. Biblical Pronunciation: yaw-RAW
  5. Modern Pronunciation: ya-RA

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