The Old Testament Hebrew Lexicon
| Strong's Number: 8764||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 |
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".