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Lexicon :: Strong's H216 - 'ôr

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Part of Speech
feminine noun
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TWOT Reference: 52a

Strong’s Definitions

אוֹר ʼôwr, ore; from H215; illumination or (concrete) luminary (in every sense, including lightning, happiness, etc.):—bright, clear, day, light (-ning), morning, sun.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 123x

The KJV translates Strong's H216 in the following manner: light(s) (114x), day (2x), bright (1x), clear (1x), flood (1x), herbs (1x), lightning (1x), morning (1x), sun (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 123x
The KJV translates Strong's H216 in the following manner: light(s) (114x), day (2x), bright (1x), clear (1x), flood (1x), herbs (1x), lightning (1x), morning (1x), sun (1x).
  1. light

    1. light of day

    2. light of heavenly luminaries (moon, sun, stars)

    3. day-break, dawn, morning light

    4. daylight

    5. lightning

    6. light of lamp

    7. light of life

    8. light of prosperity

    9. light of instruction

    10. light of face (fig.)

    11. Jehovah as Israel's light

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
אוֹר ʼôwr, ore; from H215; illumination or (concrete) luminary (in every sense, including lightning, happiness, etc.):—bright, clear, day, light (-ning), morning, sun.
STRONGS H216: Abbreviations
אוֺר 121 noun masculineGenesis 1:3 (feminineJob 36:32; Jeremiah 13:16) light (Assyrian urru = ûru Dlw). — absolute Genesis 1:3 +; construct Judges 16:2 +; suffix אוֺרִי Psalm 27:1, etc.; plural אוֺרִים Psalm 136:7; —
1. light as diffused in nature, light of day Genesis 1:3, 4, 5 (P) Job 3:9; Job 38:19 +.
2. morning light, dawn, אוֺר הַבֹּקֶר light of the morning Judges 16:2; 1 Samuel 14:36; 1 Samuel 25:34, 36; 2 Samuel 17:22; 2 Kings 7:9; Micah 2:1; בֹּקֶר א׳ 2 Samuel 23:4 (poem of David); עַד־הָא׳ Judges 19:26 (compare עַד־הַבֹּקֶר Judges 19:25); לָאוֺר Job 24:14; מִן־הָאוֺר עַד מַחֲצִית הַיּוֺם from dawn till mid-day, Nehemiah 8:3 compare Proverbs 4:18.
3. light of the heavenly luminaries; הַלְּבָנָה א׳, || הַחַמָּה א׳ moonlight & sunlight Isaiah 30:26; כּוֺכְבֵי אוֺר stars of light Psalm 148:3; מְאוֺרֵי אוֺר luminaries of light Ezekiel 32:8; אוֺרִים = מְאוֺרִים Psalm 136:7; so עֲלֵי־אוֺר in sunshine Isaiah 18:4; the sun itself Job 31:26.
4. daylight אוֺר רְשָׁעִים light of the wicked Job 38:15 (their work-day being the night); יוֺם אוֺר a day of light Amos 8:9 (= a clear, sunshiny day).
5. lightning Job 36:32; Job 37:3, 11, 15 compare Habakkuk 3:11.
6. light of lamp Proverbs 13:9; Jeremiah 25:10; of crocodile's hot breath Job 41:10.
7. light of life חַיִּים א׳ Job 33:30; Psalm 56:14 [Psalm 56:13]; compare אוֺר Job 3:16, 20.
8. light of prosperity Job 22:28; Job 30:26; Psalm 97:11; Lamentations 3:2.
9. light of instruction נֵר מִצְוָה וְתוֺרָה אוֺר Proverbs 6:23 the commandment is a lamp and instruction a light; so the Messianic servant is אוֺר גּוֺיִם Isaiah 42:6; Isaiah 49:6; compare עַמִּים א׳ Isaiah 51:4; the advent of Messiah is shining of great light Isaiah 9:1 (twice in verse).
10. light of face פָּנִים אוֺר = bright, cheerful face (of men) Job 29:24; betokening king's favour Proverbs 16:15 (compare עֵינַיִם א׳ Psalm 38:11); of God = his shining, enlightening, favouring face Psalm 4:7; Psalm 44:4; Psalm 89:16.
11. Yahweh is יִשְׂרָאֵל א׳ Isaiah 10:17, as source enlightenment & prosperity; light & salvation Psalm 27:1; light to guide Micah 7:8 compare Psalm 43:3; everlasting light of Zion, instead of sun & moon Isaiah 60:19, 20; house of Jacob is to walk in his light Isaiah 2:5.

אֹר see אוֺר, for Amos 8:8 see H2975 יְאֹר.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


1:3; 1:3; 1:3; 1:4; 1:5


16:2; 16:2; 19:25; 19:26

1 Samuel

14:36; 25:34; 25:36

2 Samuel

17:22; 23:4

2 Kings





3:9; 3:16; 3:20; 22:28; 24:14; 29:24; 30:26; 31:26; 33:30; 36:32; 36:32; 37:3; 37:11; 37:15; 38:15; 38:19; 41:10


4:7; 27:1; 27:1; 38:11; 43:3; 44:4; 56:13; 89:16; 97:11; 136:7; 136:7; 148:3


4:18; 6:23; 13:9; 16:15


2:5; 9:1; 10:17; 18:4; 30:26; 42:6; 49:6; 51:4; 60:19; 60:20


13:16; 25:10






8:8; 8:9


2:1; 7:8



Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H216 matches the Hebrew אוֹר ('ôr),
which occurs 121 times in 110 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 3 (Gen 1:3–Psa 37:6)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:3 - And God said, Let there be light: H216 and there was light. H216
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:4 - And God saw the light, H216 that it was good: and God divided the light H216 from the darkness.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:5 - And God called the light H216 Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:18 - And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light H216 from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:23 - They saw not one another, neither rose any from his place for three days: but all the children of Israel had light H216 in their dwellings.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:2 - And it was told the Gazites, saying, Samson is come hither. And they compassed him in, and laid wait for him all night in the gate of the city, and were quiet all the night, saying, In the morning, when it is day, H216 we shall kill him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 19:26 - Then came the woman in the dawning of the day, and fell down at the door of the man's house where her lord was, till it was light. H216
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:36 - And Saul said, Let us go down after the Philistines by night, and spoil them until the morning light, H216 and let us not leave a man of them. And they said, Do whatsoever seemeth good unto thee. Then said the priest, Let us draw near hither unto God.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:34 - For in very deed, as the LORD God of Israel liveth, which hath kept me back from hurting thee, except thou hadst hasted and come to meet me, surely there had not been left unto Nabal by the morning light H216 any that pisseth against the wall.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:36 - And Abigail came to Nabal; and, behold, he held a feast in his house, like the feast of a king; and Nabal's heart was merry within him, for he was very drunken: wherefore she told him nothing, less or more, until the morning light. H216
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 17:22 - Then David arose, and all the people that were with him, and they passed over Jordan: by the morning light H216 there lacked not one of them that was not gone over Jordan.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:4 - And he shall be as the light H216 of the morning, when the sun riseth, even a morning without clouds; as the tender grass springing out of the earth by clear shining after rain.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 7:9 - Then they said one to another, We do not well: this day is a day of good tidings, and we hold our peace: if we tarry till the morning light, H216 some mischief will come upon us: now therefore come, that we may go and tell the king's household.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 8:3 - And he read therein before the street that was before the water gate from the morning H216 until midday, before the men and the women, and those that could understand; and the ears of all the people were attentive unto the book of the law.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:9 - Let the stars of the twilight thereof be dark; let it look for light, H216 but have none; neither let it see the dawning of the day:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:16 - Or as an hidden untimely birth I had not been; as infants which never saw light. H216
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:20 - Wherefore is light H216 given to him that is in misery, and life unto the bitter in soul;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:22 - He discovereth deep things out of darkness, and bringeth out to light H216 the shadow of death.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:25 - They grope in the dark without light, H216 and he maketh them to stagger like a drunken man.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:12 - They change the night into day: the light H216 is short because of darkness.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:5 - Yea, the light H216 of the wicked shall be put out, and the spark of his fire shall not shine.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:6 - The light H216 shall be dark in his tabernacle, and his candle shall be put out with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:18 - He shall be driven from light H216 into darkness, and chased out of the world.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:28 - Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light H216 shall shine upon thy ways.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:13 - They are of those that rebel against the light; H216 they know not the ways thereof, nor abide in the paths thereof.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:14 - The murderer rising with the light H216 killeth the poor and needy, and in the night is as a thief.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:16 - In the dark they dig through houses, which they had marked for themselves in the daytime: they know not the light. H216
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 25:3 - Is there any number of his armies? and upon whom doth not his light H216 arise?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 26:10 - He hath compassed the waters with bounds, until the day H216 and night come to an end.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:11 - He bindeth the floods from overflowing; and the thing that is hid bringeth he forth to light. H216
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:3 - When his candle shined upon my head, and when by his light H216 I walked through darkness;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:24 - If I laughed on them, they believed it not; and the light H216 of my countenance they cast not down.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 30:26 - When I looked for good, then evil came unto me: and when I waited for light, H216 there came darkness.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:26 - If I beheld the sun H216 when it shined, or the moon walking in brightness;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:28 - He will deliver his soul from going into the pit, and his life shall see the light. H216
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:30 - To bring back his soul from the pit, to be enlightened with the light H216 of the living.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:30 - Behold, he spreadeth his light H216 upon it, and covereth the bottom of the sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:32 - With clouds he covereth the light; H216 and commandeth it not to shine by the cloud that cometh betwixt.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 37:3 - He directeth it under the whole heaven, and his lightning H216 unto the ends of the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 37:11 - Also by watering he wearieth the thick cloud: he scattereth his bright H216 cloud:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 37:15 - Dost thou know when God disposed them, and caused the light H216 of his cloud to shine?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 37:21 - And now men see not the bright light H216 which is in the clouds: but the wind passeth, and cleanseth them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:15 - And from the wicked their light H216 is withholden, and the high arm shall be broken.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:19 - Where is the way where light H216 dwelleth? and as for darkness, where is the place thereof,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:24 - By what way is the light H216 parted, which scattereth the east wind upon the earth?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:18 - By his neesings a light H216 doth shine, and his eyes are like the eyelids of the morning.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 4:6 - There be many that say, Who will shew us any good? LORD, lift thou up the light H216 of thy countenance upon us.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 27:1 - [[A Psalm of David.]] The LORD is my light H216 and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 36:9 - For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light H216 shall we see light. H216
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:6 - And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, H216 and thy judgment as the noonday.

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