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The Old Testament Hebrew Lexicon

 Strong's Number:  8687Stem and Mood
Word Stem

  1. Hiphil usually expresses the "causative" action of Qal - see 08851

    he atehe caused to eat, he fed
    he camehe caused to come, he brought
    he reignedhe made king, he crowned

  2. Hiphil is often used to form verbs from nouns and adjectives.

  3. 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.

  4. Noun or AdjectiveHiphil
    earto listen (lend an ear)
    farto remove oneself, put far away
    Word Mood

    There are two forms of the infinitive:

      1. Infinitive Construct is used as a verbal noun corresponding to the English verbal noun ending in "-ing"

        1. as subject

          to keep the judgments
          to seek thy heart

        2. as object

          in his "writing"
          he spoke, "saying"

      2. The Infinitive Absolute does not allow prefixes or suffixes

        1. 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

        2. It may be used by itself with the value of a finite form of the verb, especially an imperative.

          remember the sabbath day

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Bibliography Information
Brown, Driver, Briggs and Gesenius. "Hebrew Lexicon entry for ". "The Old Testament Hebrew Lexicon".


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