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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 heavens to give light on the earth”; and it was so.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:17 - God set them in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:3 - As soon as the morning dawned, the men were sent away, they and their donkeys.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 13:21 - And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of cloud to lead the way, and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so as to go by day and night.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 14:20 - So it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel. Thus it was a cloud and darkness to the one, and it gave light by night to the other, so that the one did not come near the other all that night.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 25:37 - “You shall make seven lamps for it, and they shall arrange its lamps so that they give light in front of it.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 6:25 - The LORD make His face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 8:2 - “Speak to Aaron, and say to him, ‘When you arrange the lamps, the seven lamps shall give light in front of the lampstand.’ ”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:27 - But Jonathan had not heard his father charge the people with the oath; therefore he stretched out the end of the rod that was in his hand and dipped it in a honeycomb, and put his hand to his mouth; and his countenance brightened.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:29 - But Jonathan said, “My father has troubled the land. Look now, how my countenance has brightened because I tasted a little of this honey.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 29:10 - “Now therefore, rise early in the morning with your master’s servants who have come with you.[fn] And as soon as you are up early in the morning and have light, depart.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 2:32 - Then they took up Asahel and buried him in his father’s tomb, which was in Bethlehem. And Joab and his men went all night, and they came to Hebron at daybreak.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 9:8 - “And now for a little while grace has been shown from the LORD our God, to leave us a remnant to escape, and to give us a peg in His holy place, that our God may enlighten our eyes and give us a measure of revival in our bondage.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 9:12 - Moreover You led them by day with a cloudy pillar,
And by night with a pillar of fire,
To give them light on the road
Which they should travel.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 9:19 - Yet in Your manifold mercies
You did not forsake them in the wilderness.
The pillar of the cloud did not depart from them by day,
To lead them on the road;
Nor the pillar of fire by night,
To show them light,
And the way they should go.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:30 - To bring back his soul from the Pit,
That he may be enlightened with the light of life.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:32 - He leaves a shining wake behind him;
One would think the deep had white hair.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 13:3 - Consider and hear me, O LORD my God;
Enlighten my eyes,
Lest I sleep the sleep of death;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:28 - For You will light my lamp;
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 the eyes;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 31:16 - Make Your face shine upon Your servant;
Save me for Your mercies’ sake.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 67:1 - To the Chief Musician. On stringed instruments.[fn] A Psalm. A Song.

God be merciful to us and bless us,
And cause His face to shine upon us, Selah
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 76:4 - You are more glorious and excellent
Than the mountains of prey.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 77:18 - The voice of Your thunder was in the whirlwind;
The lightnings lit up the world;
The earth trembled and shook.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 80:3 - Restore us, O God;
Cause Your face to shine,
And we shall be saved!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 80:7 - Restore us, O God of hosts;
Cause Your face to shine,
And we shall be saved!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 80:19 - Restore us, O LORD God of hosts;
Cause Your face to shine,
And we shall be saved!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 97:4 - His lightnings light the world;
The earth sees and trembles.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 105:39 - He spread a cloud for a covering,
And fire to give light in the night.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 118:27 - God is the LORD,
And He has given us light;
Bind the sacrifice with cords to the horns of the altar.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:130 - The entrance of Your words gives light;
It gives understanding to the simple.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:135 - Make Your face shine upon Your servant,
And teach me Your statutes.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:12 - Indeed, the darkness shall not hide from You,
But the night shines as the day;
The darkness and the light are both alike to You.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:18 - But the path of the just is like the shining sun,[fn]
That shines ever brighter unto the perfect day.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:13 - The poor man and the oppressor have this in common:
The LORD gives light to the eyes of both.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 8:1 - Who is like a wise man?
And who knows the interpretation of a thing?
A man’s wisdom makes his face shine,
And the sternness of his face is changed.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 27:11 - When its boughs are withered, they will be broken off;
The women come and set them on fire.
For it is a people of no understanding;
Therefore He who made them will not have mercy on them,
And He who formed them will show them no favor.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 60:1 - Arise, shine;
For your light has come!
And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 60:19 - “The sun shall no longer be your light by day,
Nor for brightness shall the moon give light to you;
But the LORD will be to you an everlasting light,
And your God your glory.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 32:7 - When I put out your light,
I will cover the heavens, and make its stars dark;
I will cover the sun with a cloud,
And the moon shall not give her light.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 43:2 - And behold, the glory of the God of Israel came from the way of the east. His voice was like the sound of many waters; and the earth shone with His glory.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 9:17 - “Now therefore, our God, hear the prayer of Your servant, and his supplications, and for the Lord’s sake cause Your face to shine on Your sanctuary, which is desolate.
Unchecked Copy BoxMal 1:10 - “Who is there even among you who would shut the doors,
So that you would not kindle fire on My altar in vain?
I have no pleasure in you,”
Says the LORD of hosts,
“Nor will I accept an offering from your hands.
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