The Old Testament Hebrew Lexicon
| Strong's Number: 8688||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.
1) The participle represents an action or condition in its unbroken continuity, and corresponds to the English verb, "to be" with the present participle. It may be used of present, past or future time.
- present time
what are you doing
- past time
"he was still speaking" when another came
- future time
we are destroying - e.g. are about to destroy
Brown, Driver, Briggs and Gesenius. "Hebrew Lexicon entry for ". "The Old Testament Hebrew Lexicon".