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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #3884 - לוּלֵי
1) unless, if not, except
Nm ) al (לא LA) - Nothing: To be without, to not be. [Hebrew and Aramaic] [df: la hl] KJV (97): never, nay, no, none, nor, not, nothing, rather, whither, without, neither, none - Strongs: H408 (אַל), H409 (אַל), H3809 (לָה)
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
לוּלֵי Genesis 31:42; Deuteronomy 32:27, and לוּלֵא Genesis 43:10; Judges 14:18; 2 Samuel 2:27 (compounded of לוּ if, and לֵא, לֵי i.q. לֹא not). A conditional negative conjunction except, unless (it be, it were), conveying also the signification that something really is, thus differing from אִם לֹא (compare the remarks on the word לוּ). Followed by a preterite, Genesis 31:42, לוּלֵי אֱלֹהִים הָיָה לִי “except God had been for me.” Isaiah 1:9; 1 Samuel 25:34; 2 Samuel 2:27 followed by a part. 2 Kings 3:14, לוּלֵי פְּנֵי יְהוֹשָׁפָט אֲנִי נֹשֵׂא “unless I regarded Jehoshaphat,” etc.
the Week of Proper 6 / Ordinary 11