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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #6424 - פָּלַס

Word Origin
a primitive root
Parts of Speech
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) (Piel) to weigh, make level, balance

1a) to weigh out

1b) to make level or smooth

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 3717 ‑ ὀρθός (or‑thos');  1904 ‑ ἐπέρχομαι (ep‑er'‑khom‑ahee);  3596 ‑ ὁδοιπορέω (hod‑oy‑por‑eh'‑o);  3903 ‑ παρασκευάζω (par‑ask‑yoo‑ad'‑zo);  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (6) NAS (7) HCS (6)
Psalms 2
Proverbs 3
Isaiah 1
Psalms 2
Proverbs 3
Isaiah 1
Psalms 2
Proverbs 3
Isaiah 1

Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

2612) xlp (פלס PLS) AC: Weigh CO: Scales AB: ?: The balance scale that is used to weigh objects. When the two sides of the balance is level, the weight is known.

V) xlp (פלס PLS) - Ponder: In the sense of weighing options. KJV (6): (vf: Piel) ponder, weigh, made - Strongs: H6424 (פָּלַס)

Nm) xlp (פלס PLS) - Scales: For weighing. KJV (2): weight, scales - Strongs: H6425 (פֶּלֶס)

hm) xlpm (מפלס MPLS) - Balancing: [df: Vlpm] KJV (1): balancing - Strongs: H4657 (מִפְלָשׂ)

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Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 [מָּלַס] verb Pi`el denominative weigh, make level (Phoenician פלס Pi`el make level (?) in proper names); — Imperfect 3 masculine singular יְפַלֵּס Psalm 78:20; 2 masculine plural תְּפַלֵּס֑וּן Psalm 58:3 (see below), etc.; Imperative masculine singular מַּלֵּס Proverbs 4:26; Participle מְפַלֵּס Proverbs 5:11; —

1 weign out חֲמַס יְדֵיכֶם תּפי Psalm 58:3 (figurative; but read perhaps תָמָס יְדֵיכֶם תְּפַלֵּסְנָה violence do your hands weigh out, so ᵐ5ᵑ6 ᵑ7 Bae Kau We).

2 make level, smooth (compare Gerber32), with accusative of path (figurative), מַעְגָּל Proverbs 4:26; Proverbs 5:21; Isaiah 26:7, נָתִּיב Psalm 78:50, אֹרַח Proverbs 5:6.

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

פָּלַס not used in Kal.


(1) to make level, even, i.e. to prepare away, Isaiah 26:7; Proverbs 4:26, 5:6. Psalms 78:50, “he prepared a way for his anger,” i.e. he let his anger loose. (The primary power appears to be that of rolling, a sense which lies in the syllable פל, compare פּוֹל, פֶּלֶג, פָּלַךְ; hence to level by rolling a cylinder up and down, gerade walzen. It is kindred to the root פָּלַל, as the Germ. walzen comes from wallen, wellen.)

(2) to weigh (which is done by holding the balance level), to weigh out, metaph. Psalms 58:3 also, to weigh, to consider accurately, Proverbs 5:21.

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List of Word Forms
יְפַלֵּ֥ס יפלס מְפַלֵּֽס׃ מפלס׃ פַּ֭לֵּס פלס תְּפַלֵּ֑ס תְּפַלֵּֽסֽוּן׃ תְּפַלֵּֽס׃ תפלס תפלס׃ תפלסון׃ mə·p̄al·lês mefalLes məp̄allês pal·lês Palles pallês tə·p̄al·lê·sūn tə·p̄al·lês tefalLes tefalLeSun təp̄allês təp̄allêsūn yə·p̄al·lês yefalLes yəp̄allês
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