Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #06419 - פָּלַל
1380) lp (פל PL) AC: Plead CO: ? AB: Judgment: The pictograph p is a picture of mouth, the l is a picture of a shepherd staff representing authority. Combined these mean "speak to authority". A coming to one in authority to intercede on ones own behalf or for another.
V) alp (פלא PLA) - Perform: To do a great action out of a judgment. KJV (71): (vf: Niphal, Hiphil, Hitpael, Piel, Participle) work, wonder, marvelous, wonderful, thing, hard, wondrous, perform - Strongs: H6381 (פָּלָא)
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
פָּלַל not used in Kal. In Pi. and in the derived nouns it has the meaning of judging, which is supposed to be derived from that of cutting, deciding, by comparison with פָּלָא, פָּלָה, Ch. פֵּלֵי Aph. to decide; but فَلَّ itself is i.q. פָּרַר to break. I prefer to regard the primary power of the root to be that of rolling, revolving, wallen, rollen (comp. פּוֹל, פֶּלֶג, פָּלַךְ, פָּלַשׁ, Syr. ܦܠܰܦܶܠ to roll in any thing, hence to tinge, to stain), hence to make even by rolling, to level with a roller (comp. פָּלַס to roll, walzen), whence to lay even (a cause), to arbitrate, like the German words of judging, richten, fchlichten, which have properly the sense of making even.
(1) to judge, 1 Samuel 2:25 also, to execute judgment in punishing, Psalms 106:30 compare Numbers 25:7 (LXX. and Vulg. however, to pacify; see under Kal). Followed by לְ to adjudge to any one, Ezekiel 16:52.
(2) to think, to suppose, Genesis 48:11.
(1) to intercede for any one (prop. to interpose as mediator); followed by בְּעַד Deuteronomy 9:20; 1 Samuel 7:5 עַל Job 42:8 לְ 1 Samuel 2:25, id.; followed by אֶל of him to whom one intercedes and supplicates, Genesis 20:17; Numbers 11:2.
(2) Generally to supplicate, to pray, especially God, followed by אֶל Psalms 5:3 לְ Daniel 9:4 לִפְנֵי of pers. Nehemiah 1:4 Simply, 1 Samuel 2:1; 2 Chronicles 7:14 once to supplicate to, Isaiah 45:14 followed by אֶל. That which is prayed for to God, is put with אֶל prefixed, 1 Samuel 1:27.
Nouns derived from the signification of judging are, פָּלִיל, פְּלִילָה, פְּלִילִי, from the sense of supplicating, תְּפִלָּה; also pr.n. פָּלָל, פְּלַלְיָה, אֶפְלַל.
[Also in Thes. פּוֹל from the idea of roundness.]