The Old Testament Hebrew Lexicon
| Strong's Number: 8687||Stem and Mood|
- Hiphil usually expresses the "causative" action of Qal - see 08851
|he ate||he caused to eat, he fed|
|he came||he caused to come, he brought|
|he reigned||he made king, he crowned|
- Hiphil is often used to form verbs from nouns and adjectives.
|Noun or Adjective||Hiphil
|ear||to listen (lend an ear)|
|far||to remove oneself, put far away|
- Some "simple" verbs are found in Hiphil.
to cast, to destroy, to get up early, to explain, to tell
The form accounts for 13.3% of the verbs parsed.
There are two forms of the infinitive:
- Infinitive Construct is used as a verbal noun corresponding to the English verbal noun ending in "-ing"
- as subject
to keep the judgments
to seek thy heart
- as object
in his "writing"
he spoke, "saying"
- The Infinitive Absolute does not allow prefixes or suffixes
- Used with a verb to emphasize the verbal idea. This is often rendered by an English adverb, such as, "surely", "utterly".
he will surely visit you
he utterly destroyed the people
- It may be used by itself with the value of a finite form of the verb, especially an imperative.
remember the sabbath day
Brown, Driver, Briggs and Gesenius. "Hebrew Lexicon entry for ". "The Old Testament Hebrew Lexicon".