The Old Testament Hebrew Lexicon
| Strong's Number: 8761||Stem and Mood|
- Piel usually expresses an "intensive" or "intentional" action.
|he broke||he broke to pieces, he smashed|
|he sent||he sent away, he expelled |
- Sometimes the Piel introduces a new meaning to the Qal form.
|he counted||he recounted, he told|
|he completed||he paid, he compensated|
|he learned||he taught |
- Piel expresses a "repeated" or "extended" action.
|he jumped||he skipped, he hopped |
- Some intransitive verbs in Qal become transitive in Piel.
|to be strong||to strengthen, to fortify|
|to become great||to make great |
This verb class indicates an order or a command.
Go up to the city. Wash yourself.
Brown, Driver, Briggs and Gesenius. "Hebrew Lexicon entry for ". "The Old Testament Hebrew Lexicon".