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Strong's #652 - אֹפֶל

Root Word (Etymology)
from the same as (H651)
Parts of Speech
masculine noun
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1) darkness, gloom

2) spiritual unreceptivity, calamity (figuratively)

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 3491 ‑ ναῦς (nowce);  4653 ‑ σκοτία (skot‑ee'‑ah);  4655 ‑ σκότος (skot'‑os);  
Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (9)
Job 6
Psalms 2
Isaiah 1
NAS (9)
Job 6
Psalms 2
Isaiah 1
CSB (9)
Job 6
Psalms 2
Isaiah 1
BSB (9)
Job 6
Psalms 2
Isaiah 1
ESV (9)
Job 6
Psalms 2
Isaiah 1
WEB (9)
Job 6
Psalms 2
Isaiah 1
Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

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.

B) llp (פלל PLL) AC: Plead CO: ? AB: Judgment: To plead for intercession or an outcome.

V) llp (פלל PLL) - Plead: KJV (84): (vf: Hitpael, Piel) pray, judge, made, intreat, judgment, prayer, supplication, thought - Strongs: H6419 (פָּלַל)

bm) lilp (פליל PLYL) - Judgment: What is determined out of the pleading. KJV (3): judge - Strongs: H6414 (פָּלִיל)

bf1) elilp (פלילה PLYLH) - Judgment: What is determined out of the pleading. KJV (1): judgment - Strongs: H6415 (פְּלִילָה)

bfm) ililp (פלילי PLYLY) - Judgment: What is determined out of the pleading. KJV (1): judge - Strongs: H6416 (פְּלִילִי)

bff1) eililp (פליליה PLYLYH) - Judgment: What is determined out of the pleading. KJV (1): judgment - Strongs: H6417 (פְּלִילִיָּה)

C) lpa (אפל APL) AC: ? CO: Dark AB: ?: A very dark darkness brought about as a punishment of judgment.

Nm) lpa (אפל APL) - Dark: KJV (1): dark - Strongs: H651 (אָפֵל)

Nf1) elpa (אפלה APLH) - Darkness: KJV (10): darkness, gloominess, dark, thick - Strongs: H653 (אֲפֵלָה)

am) lpam (מאפל MAPL) - Darkness: KJV (1): darkness - Strongs: H3990 (מַאֲפֵל)

aff1) eilpam (מאפליה MAPLYH) - Darkness: KJV (1): darkness - Strongs: H3991 (מַאְפֵלְיָה)

bm) lipa (אפיל APYL) - Late: In the sense of night as being dark. KJV (1): grown - Strongs: H648 (אָפִיל)

gm) lpfa (אופל AWPL) - Darkness: KJV (9): darkness, privily, obscurity - Strongs: H652 (אֹפֶל)

E) alp (פלא PLA) AC: Perform CO: ? AB: ?: A great work as an act of intercession.

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)

Nm) alp (פלא PLA) - Performance: KJV (13): wonder, wonderful, marvelous - Strongs: H6382 (פֶּלֶא)

bm) ailp (פליא PLYA) - Performance: [df: yalp] KJV (4): secret, wonderful - Strongs: H6383 (פָּלִיא)

hf1 ) ealpm (מפלאה MPLAH) - Performance: KJV (1): wondrous - Strongs: H4652 (מִפְלָאוֹת)

H) elp (פלה PLH) AC: Distinct CO: ? AB: ?: A judgment that sets something apart as special.

V) elp (פלה PLH) - Distinct: To be distinct. KJV (7): (vf: Niphal, Hiphil) sever, separate, wonderfully, set apart, marvelous, difference - Strongs: H6395 (פָּלָה)

J) lfp (פול PWL) AC: ? CO: Bean AB: ?: From its bent shape as one bowing before one in authority.

Nm) lfp (פול PWL) - Bean: KJV (2): bean - Strongs: H6321 (פּוֹל)

M) lip (פיל PYL) AC: Plead CO: ? AB: ?

if1 ) elipt (תפילה TPYLH) - Pleading: KJV (77): prayer - Strongs: H8605 (תְּפִלָּה)

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Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 אֹ֫פֶל noun masculine Job 3:6 darkness, gloom (only in poetry) -׳א always absolute —

1 darkness,, of night Psalm 91:6 (opposed to צָֽהֳרַיִם deep in the earth,׳אֶבֶן א Job 28:3 ("" חשֶׁחצַלְמָוֶת); darkness, gloom of underworld Job 10:22 (twice in verse) ("" אֶרֶץ חשֶׁחעֵיפָפָה׳אצַלְמָוֶת); personified Job 3:6 that night let darkness take it ׳יִקָּחֵהוּ א; figurative of spiritual darkness Isaiah 29:18 ("" חשֵׁח); of secrecy, treachery Psalm 11:2.

2 especially figurative of calamity, Job 23:17 ("" חשׁ ך q. v.), Job 30:26 (opposed to אוֺר ).

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

אֹפֶל m. darkness, especially thick, a poet. word, Job 3:6, 10:22 28:3 30:26. Metaph. of misery, misfortune, also of a place of ambush, Psalms 11:2.

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List of Word Forms
אֹ֗פֶל אֹ֝֗פֶל אֹ֣פֶל אֹ֥פֶל אֹֽפֶל׃ אפל אפל׃ בָּאֹ֣פֶל באפל וּמֵאֹ֣פֶל ומאפל ’ō·p̄el ’ōp̄el bā’ōp̄el bā·’ō·p̄el baOfel Ofel ū·mê·’ō·p̄el ūmê’ōp̄el umeOfel
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