309. achar
Strong's Concordance
achar: to remain behind, tarry
Original Word: אָחַר
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: achar
Phonetic Spelling: (aw-khar')
Definition: to remain behind, tarry
NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. root
to remain behind, tarry
NASB Translation
delay (11), delayed (1), late (2), linger (1), stay up late (1), stayed (1), tarry (1).

אָחַר verb to remain behind, delay, tarry (Arabic to put off, also to remain behind; Aramaic Pa`el אֵחַר, Aph`el , Shaph`el , Sabean אחֿר OsianderZMG 1865, 197; אחֿחֿר DHMEpigr. Denkm. 34).

Qal once only Genesis 32:5 וָאֵחַר (contracted from וָאֶאֱחַר compare אֵהָ֑ב Proverbs 8:17) and I have tarried until now.

Pi`el Perfect אֵחַר Genesis 34:19; אֶחֱרוּ Judges 5:28; Imperfect יְאַחֵר, תְּאַחֵר (3 t. תְּאַחַ֑ר) etc. Genesis 24:56 9t.; Participle (רֵֿי) מְאַהֲרִים3t.

1 intensive, delay, tarry, absolute Judges 5:28 ("" בּשֵׁשׁ לָבוֺא) Isaiah 46:13 and my salvation לֹא תְאַחֵר Habakkuk 2:3; Psalm 40:18 = Psalm 70:6; Daniel 9:19; with ל & infinitive Genesis 34:19. — Proverbs 23:30 מְאַחֲרִים עַלהַֿיָּיִ֑ן those tarrying over the wine, Isaiah 5:11 מְאַחֲרֵי בַנֶּשֶׁף, Psalm 127:2 מְאַחֲרֵי שֶׁבֶת ("" מַשְׁכִּימֵי קוּם).

2 causative of Qal, cause one to delay, hinder Genesis 24:56; keep back (= bring late) Exodus 22:28; with ל & infinitive delay to . . . Deuteronomy 23:22 quoted Ecclesiastes 5:3: elliptical Deuteronomy 7:10 he delayeth (it, the recompense) not to his enemy. — 2 Samuel 20:5 Qr וַיּ֫וֺחֶר is taken by Ol§ 241 c as Qal (compare וַתֹּ֫חֶז 2 Samuel 20:9 from אָחַז), by Sta§ 498 c1. 397 Ges§ 682Rem as Hiph`il (literally shewed, exhibited delay): on the Kt (?וַיֵּיחַר) see DrSm.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
continue, defer, delay, hinder, be late slack, stay there, tarry longer

A primitive root; to loiter (i.e. Be behind); by implication to procrastinate -- continue, defer, delay, hinder, be late (slack), stay (there), tarry (longer).

Forms and Transliterations
אֵחַ֤ר אֶֽחֱר֔וּ אחר אחרו וַיֹּ֕וחֶר וָאֵחַ֖ר ואחר ויוחר יְאַחֵֽר׃ יְאַחֵר֙ יאחר יאחר׃ לַֽמְאַחֲרִ֥ים למאחרים מְאַֽחֲרֵי־ מְאַחֲרֵ֣י מאחרי מאחרי־ תְּאַחֲר֣וּ תְּאַחֵר֙ תְּאַחַ֑ר תְּאַחַֽר׃ תְאַחֵ֑ר תְאַחֵ֖ר תאחר תאחר׃ תאחרו ’ê·ḥar ’e·ḥĕ·rū ’êḥar ’eḥĕrū eChar echeRu lam’aḥărîm lam·’a·ḥă·rîm lamachaRim mə’aḥărê mə’aḥărê- mə·’a·ḥă·rê mə·’a·ḥă·rê- meacharei tə’aḥar tə’aḥărū tə’aḥêr ṯə’aḥêr tə·’a·ḥă·rū tə·’a·ḥar tə·’a·ḥêr ṯə·’a·ḥêr teaChar teachaRu teaCher vaeChar vaiYocher wā’êḥar wā·’ê·ḥar way·yō·w·ḥer wayyōwḥer yə’aḥêr yə·’a·ḥêr yeaCher
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Genesis 24:56
HEB: אֲלֵהֶם֙ אַל־ תְּאַחֲר֣וּ אֹתִ֔י וַֽיהוָ֖ה
NAS: He said to them, Do not delay me, since the LORD
KJV: And he said unto them, Hinder me not, seeing the LORD
INT: about not delay the LORD has prospered

Genesis 32:4
HEB: לָבָ֣ן גַּ֔רְתִּי וָאֵחַ֖ר עַד־ עָֽתָּה׃
NAS: with Laban, and stayed until
KJV: with Laban, and stayed there until now:
INT: Laban have sojourned and stayed until now

Genesis 34:19
HEB: וְלֹֽא־ אֵחַ֤ר הַנַּ֙עַר֙ לַעֲשׂ֣וֹת
NAS: The young man did not delay to do
KJV: And the young man deferred not to do
INT: did not delay the young to do

Exodus 22:29
HEB: וְדִמְעֲךָ֖ לֹ֣א תְאַחֵ֑ר בְּכ֥וֹר בָּנֶ֖יךָ
NAS: You shall not delay [the offering from] your harvest
KJV: Thou shalt not delay [to offer] the first of thy ripe fruits,
INT: and your vintage shall not delay the firstborn of your sons

Deuteronomy 7:10
HEB: לְהַאֲבִיד֑וֹ לֹ֤א יְאַחֵר֙ לְשֹׂ֣נְא֔וֹ אֶל־
NAS: to destroy them; He will not delay with him who hates
KJV: to destroy them: he will not be slack to him that hateth
INT: to destroy He will not delay hates to

Deuteronomy 23:21
HEB: אֱלֹהֶ֔יךָ לֹ֥א תְאַחֵ֖ר לְשַׁלְּמ֑וֹ כִּֽי־
NAS: your God, you shall not delay to pay
KJV: thy God, thou shalt not slack to pay
INT: your God shall not delay to pay When

Judges 5:28
HEB: לָב֔וֹא מַדּ֣וּעַ אֶֽחֱר֔וּ פַּעֲמֵ֖י מַרְכְּבוֹתָֽיו׃
NAS: does his chariot delay in coming?
KJV: in coming? why tarry the wheels
INT: coming Why delay the hoofbeats of his chariots

2 Samuel 20:5
HEB: [וַיִּיחֶר כ] (וַיֹּ֕וחֶר ק) מִן־
NAS: out [the men of] Judah, but he delayed longer than
KJV: [the men of] Judah: but he tarried longer than the set time
INT: to call Judah continue than the set

Psalm 40:17
HEB: אֱ֝לֹהַ֗י אַל־ תְּאַחַֽר׃
NAS: and my deliverer; Do not delay, O my God.
KJV: and my deliverer; make no tarrying, O my God.
INT: my God not delay

Psalm 70:5
HEB: יְ֝הוָ֗ה אַל־ תְּאַחַֽר׃
NAS: O LORD, do not delay.
KJV: O LORD, make no tarrying.
INT: LORD not delay

Psalm 127:2
HEB: מַשְׁכִּ֪ימֵי ק֡וּם מְאַֽחֲרֵי־ שֶׁ֗בֶת אֹ֭כְלֵי
NAS: To retire late, To eat
KJV: to sit up late, to eat
INT: early to rise late to retire to eat

Proverbs 23:30
HEB: לַֽמְאַחֲרִ֥ים עַל־ הַיָּ֑יִן
NAS: Those who linger long over wine,
KJV: They that tarry long at the wine;
INT: linger over wine

Ecclesiastes 5:4
HEB: לֵֽאלֹהִ֗ים אַל־ תְּאַחֵר֙ לְשַׁלְּמ֔וֹ כִּ֛י
NAS: to God, do not be late in paying
KJV: unto God, defer not to pay
INT: to God not be late paying for

Isaiah 5:11
HEB: שֵׁכָ֣ר יִרְדֹּ֑פוּ מְאַחֲרֵ֣י בַנֶּ֔שֶׁף יַ֖יִן
NAS: strong drink, Who stay up late in the evening
KJV: strong drink; that continue until night,
INT: strong may pursue stay the evening wine

Isaiah 46:13
HEB: וּתְשׁוּעָתִ֖י לֹ֣א תְאַחֵ֑ר וְנָתַתִּ֤י בְצִיּוֹן֙
NAS: off; And My salvation will not delay. And I will grant
KJV: and my salvation shall not tarry: and I will place
INT: and my salvation will not delay will grant Zion

Daniel 9:19
HEB: וַעֲשֵׂ֖ה אַל־ תְּאַחַ֑ר לְמַֽעֲנְךָ֣ אֱלֹהַ֔י
NAS: O my God, do not delay, because
KJV: and do; defer not,
INT: and take not delay sake my God

Habakkuk 2:3
HEB: יָבֹ֖א לֹ֥א יְאַחֵֽר׃
NAS: come, it will not delay.
KJV: come, it will not tarry.
INT: come it will not delay

17 Occurrences

Strong's Hebrew 309
17 Occurrences

’ê·ḥar — 1 Occ.
’e·ḥĕ·rū — 1 Occ.
lam·’a·ḥă·rîm — 1 Occ.
mə·’a·ḥă·rê- — 2 Occ.
tə·’a·ḥar — 3 Occ.
tə·’a·ḥă·rū — 1 Occ.
ṯə·’a·ḥêr — 4 Occ.
wā·’ê·ḥar — 1 Occ.
way·yō·w·ḥer — 1 Occ.
yə·’a·ḥêr — 2 Occ.

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