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Lexicon :: Strong's H215 - 'ôr

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A primitive root
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TWOT Reference: 52

Strong’s Definitions

אוֹר ʼôwr, ore; a primitive root; to be (causative, make) luminous (literally and metaphorically):—× break of day, glorious, kindle, (be, en-, give, show) light (-en, -ened), set on fire, shine.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 43x

The KJV translates Strong's H215 in the following manner: light (19x), shine (14x), enlighten (5x), break of day (1x), fire (1x), give (1x), glorious (1x), kindle (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 43x
The KJV translates Strong's H215 in the following manner: light (19x), shine (14x), enlighten (5x), break of day (1x), fire (1x), give (1x), glorious (1x), kindle (1x).
  1. to be or become light, shine

    1. (Qal)

      1. to become light (day)

      2. to shine (of the sun)

      3. to become bright

    2. (Niphal)

      1. to be illuminated

      2. to become lighted up

    3. (Hiphil)

      1. to give light, shine (of sun, moon, and stars)

      2. to illumine, light up, cause to shine, shine

      3. to kindle, light (candle, wood)

      4. lighten (of the eyes, his law, etc)

      5. to make shine (of the face)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
אוֹר ʼôwr, ore; a primitive root; to be (causative, make) luminous (literally and metaphorically):—× break of day, glorious, kindle, (be, en-, give, show) light (-en, -ened), set on fire, shine.
STRONGS H215: Abbreviations
[אוֺר] 43 verb be or become light (compare Arabic أَوَّرَ enkindle, Aramaic (Nasar.) RvA Aph. illumine, & derivatives in Assyrian) —
Qal Perfect אוֺר Genesis 44:3 + אֹ֫רוּ 1 Samuel 14:29; Imperfect 3rd person feminine plural וַתָּאֹרְנָה 1 Samuel 14:27 Qr; Participle אוֺר Proverbs 4:18 (Ges§ 72 R. 1) Imperative feminine singular א֫וֺרִי Isaiah 60:1; Proverbs 4:18; — become light, shine of sun (especially in early morning) Genesis 44:3 (J) 1 Samuel 29:10; Proverbs 4:18; Isaiah 60:1; of eyes (owing to refreshment) 1 Samuel 14:27 (Qr) 29.
Niph. Imperfect וַיֵּאֹר 2 Samuel 2:32; Infinitive לֵאוֺר Job 33:30; Participle נָאוֺר Psalm 76:5 — become lighted up of day-break 2 Samuel 2:32; by light of life, revival Job 33:30; by light of glory, enveloped in light Psalm 76:5.
Hiph. Perfect וְהֵאִיר Exodus 25:37, etc.; Imperfect יָאִיר Job 41:24 +; יָאֵר Numbers 6:25 +; וַיָּ֫אֶר Psalm 118:27 +, etc.; Imperative הָאֵר Psalm 80:20 +, הָאִ֫ירָה Psalm 31:17 +; Infinitive הָאִיר Genesis 1:15 +; Participle מֵאִיר Proverbs 29:13; מְאִירַת Psalm 19:9; מְאִירוֺת Isaiah 27:11
1. give light, of sun, moon & stars Genesis 1:15, 17 (P), of moon Isaiah 60:19; of pillar of fire (followed by ל) Exodus 13:21; Exodus 14:20 (both J E) Psalm 105:39; Nehemiah 9:12, 19; of sacred lamp Exodus 25:37; Numbers 8:2 (both P); figurative of the words of God Psalm 119:130.
2. light up, cause to shine, shine, followed by accusative הֵאִירוּ בְרָקִים תֵּבֵל lightnings lighted up the world Psalm 77:19; Psalm 97:4; absolute הָֹאָרֶץ הֵאִירָה מִכְּבֹדוֺ Ezekiel 43:2; the earth shined with his glory (of theophany); of leviathan, which makes path shine behind him Job 42:24; לַיְלָה כַּיּוֺם יָאִיר night shineth as day Psalm 139:12.
3. light a lamp Psalm 18:29; wood Isaiah 27:11; alter (-fire) Malachi 1:10.
4. lighten, of the eyes, הָאִיר עֵינַיִם, subject י׳, his law, etc. Proverbs 29:13; Psalm 13:4; Psalm 19:9; Ezra 9:8.
5. make shine, of face of God אֵלֶיךָ פָּנָיו י׳ יָאֵר Yahweh make his face shine upon thee Numbers 6:25 (priest's blessing), reappearing Psalm 31:17 (followed by עַל־), Psalm 67:2 (followed by אֶת־), Psalm 80:4; Psalm 80:8; Psalm 80:20 [Psalm 80:19]; Psalm 119:135 (followed by ב), Daniel 9:17 compare Psalm 4:7; without פָּנִים (followed by ל) Psalm 118:27; once, of face of man, Ecclesiastes 8:1 תָּאִיר אָדָם חָכְמַת פָּנָיו the wisdom of a man lighteth up his face.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


1:15; 1:15; 1:17; 44:3; 44:3


13:21; 14:20; 25:37; 25:37


6:25; 6:25; 8:2

1 Samuel

14:27; 14:27; 14:29; 29:10

2 Samuel

2:32; 2:32




9:12; 9:19


33:30; 33:30; 41:24


4:7; 13:4; 18:29; 19:9; 19:9; 31:17; 31:17; 67:2; 76:5; 76:5; 77:19; 80:4; 80:8; 80:19; 97:4; 105:39; 118:27; 118:27; 119:130; 119:135; 139:12


4:18; 4:18; 4:18; 29:13; 29:13




27:11; 27:11; 60:1; 60:1; 60:19







Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H215 matches the Hebrew אוֹר ('ôr),
which occurs 43 times in 43 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:15 - And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light H215 upon the earth: and it was so.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:17 - And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light H215 upon the earth,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:3 - As soon as the morning was light, H215 the men were sent away, they and their asses.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 13:21 - And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; H215 to go by day and night:
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 14:20 - And it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel; and it was a cloud and darkness to them, but it gave light H215 by night to these: so that the one came not near the other all the night.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 25:37 - And thou shalt make the seven lamps thereof: and they shall light the lamps thereof, that they may give light H215 over against it.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 6:25 - The LORD make his face shine H215 upon thee, and be gracious unto thee:
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 8:2 - Speak unto Aaron, and say unto him, When thou lightest the lamps, the seven lamps shall give light H215 over against the candlestick.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:27 - But Jonathan heard not when his father charged the people with the oath: wherefore he put forth the end of the rod that was in his hand, and dipped it in an honeycomb, and put his hand to his mouth; and his eyes were enlightened. H215
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:29 - Then said Jonathan, My father hath troubled the land: see, I pray you, how mine eyes have been enlightened, H215 because I tasted a little of this honey.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 29:10 - Wherefore now rise up early in the morning with thy master's servants that are come with thee: and as soon as ye be up early in the morning, and have light, H215 depart.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 2:32 - And they took up Asahel, and buried him in the sepulchre of his father, which was in Bethlehem. And Joab and his men went all night, and they came to Hebron at break of day. H215
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 9:8 - And now for a little space grace hath been shewed from the LORD our God, to leave us a remnant to escape, and to give us a nail in his holy place, that our God may lighten H215 our eyes, and give us a little reviving in our bondage.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 9:12 - Moreover thou leddest them in the day by a cloudy pillar; and in the night by a pillar of fire, to give them light H215 in the way wherein they should go.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 9:19 - Yet thou in thy manifold mercies forsookest them not in the wilderness: the pillar of the cloud departed not from them by day, to lead them in the way; neither the pillar of fire by night, to shew them light, H215 and the way wherein they should go.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:30 - To bring back his soul from the pit, to be enlightened H215 with the light of the living.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:32 - He maketh a path to shine H215 after him; one would think the deep to be hoary.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 13:3 - Consider and hear me, O LORD my God: lighten H215 mine eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:28 - For thou wilt light H215 my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 19:8 - The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening H215 the eyes.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 31:16 - Make thy face to shine H215 upon thy servant: save me for thy mercies' sake.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 67:1 - [[To the chief Musician on Neginoth, A Psalm or Song.]] God be merciful unto us, and bless us; and cause his face to shine H215 upon us; Selah.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 76:4 - Thou art more glorious H215 and excellent than the mountains of prey.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 77:18 - The voice of thy thunder was in the heaven: the lightnings lightened H215 the world: the earth trembled and shook.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 80:3 - Turn us again, O God, and cause thy face to shine; H215 and we shall be saved.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 80:7 - Turn us again, O God of hosts, and cause thy face to shine; H215 and we shall be saved.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 80:19 - Turn us again, O LORD God of hosts, cause thy face to shine; H215 and we shall be saved.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 97:4 - His lightnings enlightened H215 the world: the earth saw, and trembled.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 105:39 - He spread a cloud for a covering; and fire to give light H215 in the night.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 118:27 - God is the LORD, which hath shewed us light: H215 bind the sacrifice with cords, even unto the horns of the altar.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:130 - The entrance of thy words giveth light; H215 it giveth understanding unto the simple.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:135 - Make thy face to shine H215 upon thy servant; and teach me thy statutes.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:12 - Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth H215 as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:18 - But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth H215 more and more unto the perfect day.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:13 - The poor and the deceitful man meet together: the LORD lighteneth H215 both their eyes.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 8:1 - Who is as the wise man? and who knoweth the interpretation of a thing? a man's wisdom maketh his face to shine, H215 and the boldness of his face shall be changed.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 27:11 - When the boughs thereof are withered, they shall be broken off: the women come, and set them on fire: H215 for it is a people of no understanding: therefore he that made them will not have mercy on them, and he that formed them will shew them no favour.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 60:1 - Arise, shine; H215 for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 60:19 - The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the LORD shall be unto thee an everlasting light, H215 and thy God thy glory.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 32:7 - And when I shall put thee out, I will cover the heaven, and make the stars thereof dark; I will cover the sun with a cloud, and the moon shall not give H215 her light.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 43:2 - And, behold, the glory of the God of Israel came from the way of the east: and his voice was like a noise of many waters: and the earth shined H215 with his glory.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 9:17 - Now therefore, O our God, hear the prayer of thy servant, and his supplications, and cause thy face to shine H215 upon thy sanctuary that is desolate, for the Lord's sake.
Unchecked Copy BoxMal 1:10 - Who is there even among you that would shut the doors for nought? neither do ye kindle H215 fire on mine altar for nought. I have no pleasure in you, saith the LORD of hosts, neither will I accept an offering at your hand.
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