The Old Testament Hebrew Lexicon
| Strong's Number: 8800||Stem and Mood|
Qal is the most frequently used verb pattern. It expresses the "simple" or "casual" action of the root in the active voice.
he sat, he ate, he went, he said, he rose, he bought
This form accounts for 66.7% of the verbs parsed.
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
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