3474. yashar
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yashar: to be smooth, straight, or right
Original Word: יָשַׁר
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: yashar
Phonetic Spelling: (yaw-shar')
Short Definition: pleased

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. root
to be smooth, straight, or right
NASB Translation
agreeable (2), directed (1), esteem right (1), evenly applied (1), fixed straight (1), good (2), looked* (1), looks* (1), make his smooth (1), make the smooth (1), make your straight (2), make smooth (1), making their straight (1), please* (1), pleased* (4), pleasing (1), right (4), smooth (1), straight (1), took the straight (1).

יָשַׁר verb be smooth, straight, right (Late Hebrew id., and derivatives; Arabic be Gentle, tractable easy, II. make easy; manageable, easy, but Sabean ותֿר, הותֿר, אהל יתֿרן OsZMG 1865, 270 CISiv, 29, 2; Assyrian Išâu, be or go straight, right, mêšêru, justice, mêšêriš, righteously, DlHWB 310) —

Qal Perfect יָשַׁר Jeremiah 18:4 2t.; 3 feminine יָ˜שְׁרָה Judges 14:3; Habakkuk 2:4; 3masculine plural יָָֽשְׁרוּ 1 Kings 9:12; Imperfect יִישַׁר Numbers 23:27 2t.; יִשַׁר 1 Samuel 18:20,26; 3feminine singularתִּישַׁר Judges 14:7; 3feminine plural יִשַּׁרְנָה 1 Samuel 6:12 (Ges§ 47, n. 3; 71) —

1 go straight, בַּדֶּרֶךְ in the way 1 Samuel 6:12.

2 figurative, be pleasing, agreeable, right (בְּעֵינֵי in the yees of); said of a woman Judges 14:3,7; a man Jeremiah 27:5; of matters and things (הַדָּבָר) 1 Samuel 18:20,26; 2 Samuel 17:4; 1 Chronicles 13:4; 2Chronicles 30:4; of cities 1 Kings 9:12; a place בְּעֵינֵי הָאֱלֹהִים Numbers 23:27 (E); with כַּאֲשֶׁר Jeremiah 18:4.

3 in ethical sense, straightforward, upright; לֹאיָָֽשְׁרָה נַפְשׁוֺ בּוֺ Habakkuk 2:4 his soul is not upright in him (opposed to עֻמְּלָה swollen).

Pi`el Perfect1׳יִשָּׁ֑רְתִּ Psalm 119:128 (יִשְׁרֵהוּ Job 37:3, 3masculine suffix Thes; but < Ew Di Hi De Da, Imperfect from שָׁרָה); Imperfect יְיַשֵּׁר Proverbs 3:6; יְיַשֶּׁרֿ Proverbs 15:21; suffix וַיְיַשְּׁרֵם (Masoretes abbreviated וַיַּשְּׁרֵם) 2 Chronicles 32:30; 3 feminine singular תְּיַשֵּׁר Proverbs 11:4; 1singular אֲיַשֵּׁר Isaiah 45:13; אֲיַשֵּׁר Isaiah 45:2 Qr (Kt Hiph`il אוֺשִׁר Ges§ 70, 2 doubtless copyist's error); Imperative plural יַשְּׁרוּ Isaiah 40:3; Participle plural מְיַשְּׁרִים Proverbs 9:15; —

1 make smooth, straight, accusative מְסִלָּה Isaiah 40:3; הֲדוּרִים Isaiah 45:2; figurative, with דֶּרֶךְ make smooth or straight, i.e. free from obstacles, successful Isaiah 45:13; Proverbs 11:5, אֹרַח Proverbs 3:5; in ethical sense, הַמְיַשְּׁרִים אָרְחוֺתָם Proverbs 9:15 those making straight their paths, going straightforward on their paths; יְיַשֶּׁרלָֿ֑כֶת Proverbs 15:21 maketh straight his going, goeth straightforwards.

2 lead straight along direct, waters of an aqueduct 2 Chronicles 32:30; (of the thunder Job 37:3 according to some; but see rather שָׁרָה)

3 esteem right, approve Psalm 119:128 (read כל פקודיך לי יִשָּׁ֑רְתִּי).

Pu`al Participle זָהָב מְיֻשָּׁר 1 Kings 6:35 gold made level, laid smoothly out, upon the graven work.

Hiph`il Imperfect3plural עַפְעַמֶּיךָ יַיְשִׁרוּ נֶגְדֶּ֑ךָ Proverbs 4:25 let thine eyelids look straight before thee; Imperative הַיְ֯שַׁר דַּרְכֶּךָ make thy way even Psalm 5:9 Qr (Kt הוֺשַׁר; see Ges70 (2)).

direct, fit, seem good meet, please will, be esteem, go right on, bring look, make,

A primitive root; to be straight or even; figuratively, to be (causatively, to make) right, pleasant, prosperous -- direct, fit, seem good (meet), + please (will), be (esteem, go) right (on), bring (look, make, take the) straight (way), be upright(-ly).

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