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Lexicon :: Strong's H216 - 'ôr

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Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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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.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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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 - Then God said, “[fn]Let there be light H216”; and there was light H216.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:4 - God saw that the light H216 was good; and God separated the light H216 from the darkness.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:5 - God called the light H216 “day,” and the darkness He called “night.” And there was evening and there was morning, one day.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:18 - and [fn]to govern the day and the night, and to separate the light H216 from the darkness; and God saw that it was good.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:23 - They did not see one another, nor did anyone rise from his place for three days, but all the sons of Israel had light H216 in their dwellings.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:2 - When it was reported to the Gazites, saying, “Samson has come here,” they surrounded the place and lay in wait for him all night at the gate of the city. And they kept silent all night, saying, “Let’s wait until the morning light H216, then we will kill him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 19:26 - [fn]As the day began to dawn, the woman came and fell down at the doorway of the man’s house where her master was, until full daylight H216.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:36 -

Then Saul said, “Let’s go down after the Philistines by night and take plunder among them until the morning light H216, and let’s not leave a man among them alive.” And they said, “Do whatever seems good [fn]to you.” So the priest said, “Let’s approach God here.”

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:34 - “Nevertheless, as the LORD God of Israel lives, who has restrained me from harming you, if you had not come quickly to meet me, there certainly would not have been left to Nabal until the morning light H216 as much as one [fn]male.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:36 -

Then Abigail came to Nabal, and behold, he was having a feast in his house, like the feast of a king. And Nabal’s heart was cheerful within him, for he was very drunk; so she did not tell him anything [fn]at all until the morning light H216.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 17:22 - Then David and all the people who were with him set out and crossed the Jordan; by [fn]dawn H216 not even one remained who had not crossed the Jordan.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:4 -

Is like the light H216 of the morning when the sun rises,

A morning without clouds,

When the fresh grass springs out of the earth

From sunshine after rain.’

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 7:9 -

Then they said to one another, “We are not doing the right thing. This day is a day of good news, but we are keeping silent about it; if we wait until the morning light H216, punishment will [fn]overtake us. Now then come, let’s go and inform the king’s household.”

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 8:3 - And he read from it before the public square which was in front of the Water Gate, from [fn]early H216 morning H216 until midday, in the presence of men and women, those who could understand; and [fn]all the people were attentive to the Book of the Law.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:9 -

“May the stars of its twilight be darkened;

May it wait for light H216 but have none,

And may it not see the [fn]breaking dawn;

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:16 -

“Or like a miscarriage which is [fn]hidden, I would not exist,

As infants that never saw light H216.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:20 -

“Why is light H216 given to one burdened with grief,

And life to the bitter of soul,

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:22 -

“He reveals mysteries from the darkness,

And brings the deep darkness into light H216.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:25 -

“They grope in darkness with no light H216,

And He makes them stagger like a drunken person.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:12 -

“They make night into day, saying,

‘The light H216 is near,’ in the presence of darkness.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:5 -

“Indeed, the light H216 of the wicked goes out,

And the spark from his fire does not shine.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:6 -

“The light H216 in his tent is darkened,

And his lamp goes out above him.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:18 -

[fn]He is driven from light H216 into darkness,

And chased from the inhabited world.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:28 -

“You will also decide something, and it will be established for you;

And light H216 will shine on your ways.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:13 -

[fn]Others have been with those who rebel against the light H216;

They do not want to know its ways

Nor stay in its paths.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:14 -

“The murderer arises at dawn H216;

He kills the poor and the needy,

And at night he is like a thief.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:16 -

“In the darkness they dig into houses,

They shut themselves up by day;

They do not know the light H216.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 25:3 -

“Is there any number to His troops?

And upon whom does His light H216 not rise?

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 26:10 -

“He has inscribed a circle on the surface of the waters

At the boundary of light H216 and darkness.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:11 -

“He dams up the streams from [fn]flowing,

And brings to light H216 what is hidden.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:3 -

When His lamp shone over my head,

And by His light H216 I walked through darkness;

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:24 -

“I smiled at them when they did not believe,

And they did not look at [fn]my kindness H216 ungraciously.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 30:26 -

“When I expected good, evil came;

When I waited for light H216, darkness came.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:26 -

If I have looked at the [fn]sun H216 when it shone,

Or the moon going in splendor,

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:28 -

‘He has redeemed my soul from going to the pit,

And my life will see the light H216.’

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:30 -

To bring back his soul from the pit,

So that he may be enlightened with the light H216 of life.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:30 -

“Behold, He spreads His [fn]lightning H216 about Him,

And He covers the depths of the sea.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:32 -

“He covers His hands with the [fn]lightning H216,

And commands it to strike the target.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 37:3 -

“Under the whole heaven He lets it loose,

And His [fn]lightning H216 travels to the ends of the earth.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 37:11 -

“He also loads the clouds with moisture;

He disperses the cloud of His [fn]lightning H216.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 37:15 -

“Do you know how God establishes them,

And makes the [fn]lightning H216 of His clouds to shine?

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 37:21 -

“Now people do not see the light H216 which is bright in the skies;

But the wind has passed and cleared them.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:15 -

“Their light H216 is withheld from the wicked,

And the uplifted arm is broken.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:19 -

“Where is the way to the dwelling of light H216?

And darkness, where is its place,

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:24 -

“Where is the way that the light H216 is divided,

And the east wind scattered on the earth?

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:18 -

“His sneezes flash forth light H216,

And his eyes are like the eye of dawn.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 4:6 -

Many are saying, “Who will show us anything good?”

Lift up the light H216 of Your face upon us, LORD!

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 27:1 -

A Psalm of David.

The LORD is my light H216 and my salvation;

Whom should I fear?

The LORD is the [fn]defense of my life;

Whom should I dread?

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 36:9 -

For the fountain of life is with You;

In Your light H216 we see light H216.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:6 -

He will bring out your righteousness as the light H216,

And your judgment as the noonday.

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