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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 scared 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 [fn]lights in the [fn]expanse of the heavens to give H215 light H215 on the earth”; and it was so.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:17 - And God placed them in the [fn]expanse of the heavens to give H215 light H215 on the earth,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:3 - [fn]As the morning light H215 broke, the men were sent away, they with their donkeys.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 13:21 - And Yahweh was going before them in a pillar of cloud by day to guide them on the way, and in a pillar of fire by night to give H215 them light H215, that they might go by day and by night.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 14:20 - So it came between the camp of Egypt and the camp of Israel; and there was the cloud [fn]along with the darkness, yet it gave H215 light H215 at night. Thus the one did not come near the other all night.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 25:37 - “Then you shall make its lamps seven in number; and they shall [fn]mount its lamps so as to shed H215 light H215 on the space in front of it.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 6:25 -

Yahweh make H215 His face shine H215 on you,

And be gracious to you;

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 8:2 - “Speak to Aaron and say to him, ‘When you [fn]mount the lamps, the seven lamps will give H215 light H215 in the front of the lampstand.’”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:27 - But Jonathan had not heard when his father put the people under a sworn oath; therefore, he put out the end of the staff that was in his hand and dipped it in the honeycomb and put his hand to his mouth, and his eyes brightened H215.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:29 - Then Jonathan said, “My father has troubled the land. See now, how my eyes have brightened H215 because I tasted a little of this honey.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 29:10 - “So now, arise early in the morning with the servants of your lord who have come with you, and as soon as you have arisen early in the morning and have H215 light H215, go.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 2:32 - And they took up Asahel and buried him in his father’s tomb which was in Bethlehem. Then Joab and his men went all night until the day [fn]dawned H215 at Hebron.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 9:8 - “But now for a brief moment grace has been shown from Yahweh our God, to leave us an escaped remnant and to give us a peg in His holy place, that our God may enlighten H215 our eyes and give us a little reviving in our slavery.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 9:12 -

“And with a pillar of cloud You led them by day,

And with a pillar of fire by night

To light H215 for them the way

In which they were to go.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 9:19 -

But You, in Your abundant compassion,

Did not forsake them in the wilderness;

The pillar of cloud did not depart from them by day,

To lead them on their way,

Nor the pillar of fire by night,

To light H215 for them the way in which they were to go.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:30 -

To bring back his soul from the pit,

That he may be enlightened H215 with the light of life.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:32 -

“Behind it, it makes a wake to shine H215;

One would think the deep to be gray-haired.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 13:3 -

Look and answer me, O Yahweh my God;

Give light H215 to my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death,

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:28 -

For You light H215 my lamp;

Yahweh my God illumines my darkness.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 19:8 -

The precepts of Yahweh are right, rejoicing the heart;

The commandment of Yahweh is pure, enlightening H215 the eyes.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 31:16 -

Make Your face to shine H215 upon Your slave;

Save me in Your lovingkindness.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 67:1 -

For the choir director. With stringed instruments. A Psalm. A Song.

God be gracious to us and bless us,

And cause His face to shine H215 [fn]upon us— [fn]Selah.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 76:4 -

You are H215 shining H215,

Majestic from the mountains of prey.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 77:18 -

The sound of Your thunder was in the whirlwind;

The lightnings lit H215 up H215 the world;

The earth trembled and shook.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 80:3 -

O God, restore us

And cause Your face to shine H215 upon us, that we would be saved.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 80:7 -

O God of hosts, restore us

And cause Your face to shine H215 upon us, that we might be saved.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 80:19 -

O Yahweh God of hosts, restore us;

Cause Your face to shine H215 upon us, that we might be saved.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 97:4 -

His lightnings light H215 up H215 the world;

The earth sees and trembles.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 105:39 -

He spread a cloud for a [fn]covering,

And fire to give H215 light H215 by night.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 118:27 -

Yahweh is God, and He has given H215 us light H215;

Bind the festival sacrifice with cords [fn]to the horns of the altar.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:130 -

The unfolding of Your words gives H215 light H215;

It gives understanding to the simple.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:135 -

Make Your face shine H215 upon Your slave,

And teach me Your statutes.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:12 -

Even the darkness is not too dark for You,

And the night is H215 as bright H215 as the day.

Darkness and light are alike to You.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:18 -

But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn,

That shines H215 brighter and brighter until the fullness of day.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:13 -

The poor man and the oppressor meet together in this

Yahweh gives H215 light H215 to the eyes of both.

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 8:1 -

Who is like the wise man and who knows the interpretation of a matter? A man’s wisdom illumines H215 his face and causes his stern face to [fn]beam.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 27:11 -

When its limbs are dry, they are broken off;

Women come and light H215 a H215 fire H215 with them,

For they are not a people of discernment,

Therefore their Maker will not have compassion on them.

And their Creator will not be gracious to them.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 60:1 -

“Arise, shine H215, for your light has come,

And the glory of Yahweh has risen upon you.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 60:19 -

“No longer will you have the sun for light by day,

Nor for brightness will the moon give H215 you light H215;

But you will have Yahweh for an everlasting light,

And your God for your [fn]glory.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 32:7 -

“And when I extinguish you,

I will cover the heavens and darken their stars;

I will cover the sun with a cloud,

And the moon will not give H215 its light.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 43:2 - and behold, the glory of the God of Israel was coming from the way of the east. And His voice was like the sound of many waters; and the earth shone H215 with His glory.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 9:17 - “So now, our God, listen to the prayer of Your slave and to his supplications, and for [fn]Your sake, O Lord, let Your face shine H215 on Your desolate sanctuary.
Unchecked Copy BoxMal 1:10 - “Oh that there were one among you who would shut the [fn]gates, that you might not light H215 a fire on My altar in vain! I have no delight in you,” says Yahweh of hosts, “nor will I accept an offering from your hand.
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