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Lexicon :: Strong's H194 - 'ûlay

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אוּלַי
Transliteration
'ûlay
Pronunciation
oo-lah'ee
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Part of Speech
adverb
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 46

Strong’s Definitions

אוּלַי ʼûwlay, oo-lah'ee; or (shortened) אֻלַי ʼulay; from H176; if not; hence perhaps:—if so be, may be, peradventure, unless.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 11x

The KJV translates Strong's H194 in the following manner: if (so be), may (be), peradventure, unless.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 11x
The KJV translates Strong's H194 in the following manner: if (so be), may (be), peradventure, unless.
  1. perhaps, peradventure

  2. if peradventure

  3. unless

  4. suppose

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
אוּלַי ʼûwlay, oo-lah'ee; or (shortened) אֻלַי ʼulay; from H176; if not; hence perhaps:—if so be, may be, peradventure, unless.
STRONGS H194:
II. אוּלַי 44 and (Genesis 24:39) אֻלַי adverb (perhaps from אוֺ & לַי = לֵי, לֵא, as in לוּלֵא, = or not ?).
1. peradventure, perhaps; usually expressing a hope, as Genesis 16:2; Numbers 22:6, 11; Numbers 23:3; 1 Samuel 6:5; Jeremiah 20:10; but also a fear or doubt, as Genesis 27:12; Job 1:5, followed by לֹא Genesis 24:5, 39; in mockery Isaiah 47:12; Jeremiah 51:8.
2. followed by another clause ἀσυνδέτως, it, it expresses virtually the protasis = if peradventure Genesis 18:24, 28 (compare Genesis 18:29-32) Hosea 8:7 the blade shall yield no meal; יִבְלָעֻהוּ זָרִים יַעֲשֶׂה אוּלַי if perchance it yield, strangers shall swallow it up.
3. in Numbers 22:33 לוּלֵי (which see) must be read; unless she had turned aside from me, surely, etc.

אֻלַיִ Genesis 24:39 see אוּלַי above.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

Genesis

16:2; 18:24; 18:28; 18:29; 18:30; 18:31; 18:32; 24:5; 24:39; 24:39; 24:39; 27:12

Numbers

22:6; 22:11; 22:33; 23:3

1 Samuel

6:5

Job

1:5

Isaiah

47:12

Jeremiah

20:10; 51:8

Hosea

8:7

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H194 matches the Hebrew אוּלַי ('ûlay),
which occurs 45 times in 44 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 16:2 - And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold now, the LORD hath restrained me from bearing: I pray thee, go in unto my maid; it may H194 be that I may obtain children by her. And Abram hearkened to the voice of Sarai.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:24 - Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the city: wilt thou also destroy and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that are therein?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:28 - Peradventure there shall lack five of the fifty righteous: wilt thou destroy all the city for lack of five? And he said, If I find there forty and five, I will not destroy it.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:29 - And he spake unto him yet again, and said, Peradventure there shall be forty found there. And he said, I will not do it for forty's sake.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:30 - And he said unto him, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak: Peradventure there shall thirty be found there. And he said, I will not do it, if I find thirty there.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:31 - And he said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord: Peradventure there shall be twenty found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for twenty's sake.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:32 - And he said, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak yet but this once: Peradventure ten shall be found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for ten's sake.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:5 - And the servant said unto him, Peradventure the woman will not be willing to follow me unto this land: must I needs bring thy son again unto the land from whence thou camest?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:39 - And I said unto my master, Peradventure the woman will not follow me.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:12 - My father peradventure will feel me, and I shall seem to him as a deceiver; and I shall bring a curse upon me, and not a blessing.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:20 - And say ye moreover, Behold, thy servant Jacob is behind us. For he said, I will appease him with the present that goeth before me, and afterward I will see his face; peradventure he will accept of me.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:12 - And take double money in your hand; and the money that was brought again in the mouth of your sacks, carry it again in your hand; peradventure it was an oversight:
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:30 - And it came to pass on the morrow, that Moses said unto the people, Ye have sinned a great sin: and now I will go up unto the LORD; peradventure H194 I shall make an atonement for your sin.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:6 - Come now therefore, I pray thee, curse me this people; for they are too mighty for me: peradventure I shall prevail, that we may smite them, and that I may drive them out of the land: for I wot that he whom thou blessest is blessed, and he whom thou cursest is cursed.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:11 - Behold, there is a people come out of Egypt, which covereth the face of the earth: come now, curse me them; peradventure I shall be able to overcome them, and drive them out.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:33 - And the ass saw me, and turned from me these three times: unless H194 she had turned from me, surely now also I had slain thee, and saved her alive.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 23:3 - And Balaam said unto Balak, Stand by thy burnt offering, and I will go: peradventure the LORD will come to meet me: and whatsoever he sheweth me I will tell thee. And he went to an high place.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 23:27 - And Balak said unto Balaam, Come, I pray thee, I will bring thee unto another place; peradventure it will please God that thou mayest curse me them from thence.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 9:7 - And the men of Israel said unto the Hivites, Peradventure H194 ye dwell among us; and how shall we make a league with you?
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 14:12 - Now therefore give me this mountain, whereof the LORD spake in that day; for thou heardest in that day how the Anakims were there, and that the cities were great and fenced: if so be H194 the LORD will be with me, then I shall be able to drive them out, as the LORD said.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 6:5 - Wherefore ye shall make images of your emerods, and images of your mice that mar the land; and ye shall give glory unto the God of Israel: peradventure he will lighten his hand from off you, and from off your gods, and from off your land.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:6 - And he said unto him, Behold now, there is in this city a man of God, and he is an honourable man; all that he saith cometh surely to pass: now let us go thither; peradventure he can shew us our way that we should go.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:6 - And Jonathan said to the young man that bare his armour, Come, and let us go over unto the garrison of these uncircumcised: it may be that the LORD will work for us: for there is no restraint to the LORD to save by many or by few.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 14:15 - Now therefore that I am come to speak of this thing unto my lord the king, it is because the people have made me afraid: and thy handmaid said, I will now speak unto the king; it may be that the king will perform the request of his handmaid.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 16:12 - It may be that the LORD will look on mine affliction, and that the LORD will requite me good for his cursing this day.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:5 - And Ahab said unto Obadiah, Go into the land, unto all fountains of water, and unto all brooks: peradventure H194 we may find grass to save the horses and mules alive, that we lose not all the beasts.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:27 - And it came to pass at noon, that Elijah mocked them, and said, Cry aloud: for he is a god; either he is talking, or he is pursuing, or he is in a journey, or peradventure H194 he sleepeth, and must be awaked.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 20:31 - And his servants said unto him, Behold now, we have heard that the kings of the house of Israel are merciful kings: let us, I pray thee, put sackcloth on our loins, and ropes upon our heads, and go out to the king of Israel: peradventure he will save thy life.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 19:4 - It may be H194 the LORD thy God will hear all the words of Rabshakeh, whom the king of Assyria his master hath sent to reproach the living God; and will reprove the words which the LORD thy God hath heard: wherefore lift up thy prayer for the remnant that are left.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 1:5 - And it was so, when the days of their feasting were gone about, that Job sent and sanctified them, and rose up early in the morning, and offered burnt offerings according to the number of them all: for Job said, It may be H194 that my sons have sinned, and cursed God in their hearts. Thus did Job continually.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 37:4 - It may be the LORD thy God will hear the words of Rabshakeh, whom the king of Assyria his master hath sent to reproach the living God, and will reprove the words which the LORD thy God hath heard: wherefore lift up thy prayer for the remnant that is left.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 47:12 - Stand now with thine enchantments, and with the multitude of thy sorceries, wherein thou hast laboured from thy youth; if so be thou shalt be able to profit, if so be thou mayest prevail.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 20:10 - For I heard the defaming of many, fear on every side. Report, say they, and we will report it. All my familiars watched for my halting, saying, Peradventure he will be enticed, and we shall prevail against him, and we shall take our revenge on him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 21:2 - Enquire, I pray thee, of the LORD for us; for Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon maketh war against us; if so be that the LORD will deal with us according to all his wondrous works, that he may go up from us.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 26:3 - If so be they will hearken, and turn every man from his evil way, that I may repent me of the evil, which I purpose to do unto them because of the evil of their doings.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 36:3 - It may be that the house of Judah will hear all the evil which I purpose to do unto them; that they may return every man from his evil way; that I may forgive their iniquity and their sin.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 36:7 - It may be they will present their supplication before the LORD, and will return every one from his evil way: for great is the anger and the fury that the LORD hath pronounced against this people.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:8 - Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed: howl for her; take balm for her pain, if so be she may be healed.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:29 - He putteth his mouth in the dust; if so be there may be hope.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 12:3 - Therefore, thou son of man, prepare thee stuff for removing, and remove by day in their sight; and thou shalt remove from thy place to another place in their sight: it may be they will consider, though they be a rebellious house.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 8:7 - For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind: it hath no stalk: the bud shall yield no meal: if H194 so be it yield, the strangers shall swallow it up.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 5:15 - Hate the evil, and love the good, and establish judgment in the gate: it may be that the LORD God of hosts will be gracious unto the remnant of Joseph.
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 1:6 - So the shipmaster came to him, and said unto him, What meanest thou, O sleeper? arise, call upon thy God, if so be that God will think upon us, that we perish not.
Unchecked Copy BoxZep 2:3 - Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be H194 ye shall be hid in the day of the LORD'S anger.

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