The Old Testament Hebrew Lexicon
| Strong's Number: 8763||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 |
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".