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Lexicon :: Strong's H2881 - ṭāḇal

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Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root
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TWOT Reference: 787,788

Strong’s Definitions

טָבַל ṭâbal, taw-bal'; a primitive root; to dip, to immerse:—dip, plunge.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 16x

The KJV translates Strong's H2881 in the following manner: dip (15x), plunge (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 16x
The KJV translates Strong's H2881 in the following manner: dip (15x), plunge (1x).
  1. to dip, dip into, plunge

    1. (Qal)

      1. to dip in or into

      2. to dip oneself

    2. (Niphal) to be dipped

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
טָבַל ṭâbal, taw-bal'; a primitive root; to dip, to immerse:—dip, plunge.
STRONGS H2881: Abbreviations
† I. טָבַל verb dip (Late Hebrew id.; Aramaic טְבַל dip, bathe; compare perhaps Arabic طَمَلَ saturavit tinctura vestem, Frey) —
Qal Perfect וְטָבַל consecutive Leviticus 4:6 5 times; וְטָבַלְתְּ consecutive Ruth 2:14; וּטְבַלְתֶּם consecutive Exodus 12:22; Imperfect וַיִּטְבֹּל Leviticus 9:9 3 times; 2nd person masculine singular suffix תִּטְבְּלֵנִי Job 9:31; וַיִּטְבְּלוּ Genesis 37:31dip:
1. transitive, dip a thing in, with accusative of thing + בְּ : in blood Genesis 37:31 (J), so especially in connection with sacrifices Leviticus 4:6; Leviticus 9:9; Leviticus 14:6, 51 (also in fresh water); in water, for purification Numbers 19:18 (all P); of dipping rod in honey 1 Samuel 14:27, bread in vinegar Ruth 2:24, foot in oil Deuteronomy 33:24 (poem); בַּשַּׁחַת תִּטְבְּלֵנִי Job 9:31 in the ditch dost thou dip me; accusative omitted Exodus 12:22 (J E; in blood), 2 Kings 8:15 (in water); but also + מִןmoisten with, with some of Leviticus 4:17 (blood), Leviticus 14:16 (oil).
2. intransitive, dip (oneself), followed by בְּ, 2 Kings 5:14 in Jordan (|| רָחַץ בְּ 2 Kings 5:10; 2 Kings 5:12).
Niph. Perfect 3rd person masculine plural נִּטְבְּלוּ Joshua 3:15 be dipped, בְּ of water.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


37:31; 37:31


12:22; 12:22


4:6; 4:6; 4:17; 9:9; 9:9; 14:6; 14:16; 14:51









1 Samuel


2 Kings

5:10; 5:12; 5:14; 8:15


9:31; 9:31


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H2881 matches the Hebrew טָבַל (ṭāḇal),
which occurs 16 times in 16 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:31 - And they took Joseph's coat, and killed a kid of the goats, and dipped H2881 the coat in the blood;
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:22 - And ye shall take a bunch of hyssop, and dip H2881 it in the blood that is in the bason, and strike the lintel and the two side posts with the blood that is in the bason; and none of you shall go out at the door of his house until the morning.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 4:6 - And the priest shall dip H2881 his finger in the blood, and sprinkle of the blood seven times before the LORD, before the vail of the sanctuary.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 4:17 - And the priest shall dip H2881 his finger in some of the blood, and sprinkle it seven times before the LORD, even before the vail.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 9:9 - And the sons of Aaron brought the blood unto him: and he dipped H2881 his finger in the blood, and put it upon the horns of the altar, and poured out the blood at the bottom of the altar:
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 14:6 - As for the living bird, he shall take it, and the cedar wood, and the scarlet, and the hyssop, and shall dip H2881 them and the living bird in the blood of the bird that was killed over the running water:
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 14:16 - And the priest shall dip H2881 his right finger in the oil that is in his left hand, and shall sprinkle of the oil with his finger seven times before the LORD:
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 14:51 - And he shall take the cedar wood, and the hyssop, and the scarlet, and the living bird, and dip H2881 them in the blood of the slain bird, and in the running water, and sprinkle the house seven times:
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 19:18 - And a clean person shall take hyssop, and dip H2881 it in the water, and sprinkle it upon the tent, and upon all the vessels, and upon the persons that were there, and upon him that touched a bone, or one slain, or one dead, or a grave:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:24 - And of Asher he said, Let Asher be blessed with children; let him be acceptable to his brethren, and let him dip H2881 his foot in oil.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 3:15 - And as they that bare the ark were come unto Jordan, and the feet of the priests that bare the ark were dipped H2881 in the brim of the water, (for Jordan overfloweth all his banks all the time of harvest,)
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 2:14 - And Boaz said unto her, At mealtime come thou hither, and eat of the bread, and dip H2881 thy morsel in the vinegar. And she sat beside the reapers: and he reached her parched corn, and she did eat, and was sufficed, and left.
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 H2881 it in an honeycomb, and put his hand to his mouth; and his eyes were enlightened.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 5:14 - Then went he down, and dipped H2881 himself seven times in Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God: and his flesh came again like unto the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 8:15 - And it came to pass on the morrow, that he took a thick cloth, and dipped H2881 it in water, and spread it on his face, so that he died: and Hazael reigned in his stead.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 9:31 - Yet shalt thou plunge H2881 me in the ditch, and mine own clothes shall abhor me.
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