The Old Testament Hebrew Lexicon
| Strong's Number: 8788||Stem and Mood|
This form reduplicates the final root letter, but functions like the normal Piel.
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".