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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 - So they took Joseph’s tunic, and slaughtered a male goat and dipped H2881 the tunic in the blood;
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:22 - “You shall take a bunch of hyssop and dip H2881 it in the blood which is in the basin, and [fn]apply some of the blood that is in the basin to the lintel and the two doorposts; and none of you shall go outside the door of his house until morning.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 4:6 - and the priest shall dip H2881 his finger in the blood and sprinkle some of the blood seven times before the LORD, in front of the veil of the sanctuary.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 4:17 - and the priest shall dip H2881 his finger in the blood and sprinkle it seven times before the LORD, in front of the veil.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 9:9 - Aaron’s sons presented the blood to him; and he dipped H2881 his finger in the blood and put some on the horns of the altar, and poured out the rest of the blood at the base of the altar.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 14:6 - As for the live bird, he shall take it together with the cedar wood and the [fn]scarlet string and the hyssop, and shall dip H2881 them and the live bird in the blood of the bird that was slain over the [fn]running water.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 14:16 - the priest shall then dip H2881 his right-hand finger into the oil that is in his left palm, and with his finger sprinkle some of the oil seven times before the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 14:51 - “Then he shall take the cedar wood and the hyssop and the [fn]scarlet string, with the live bird, and dip H2881 them in the blood of the slain bird as well as in the [fn]running water, and sprinkle the house seven times.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 19:18 - ‘A clean person shall take hyssop and dip H2881 it in the water, and sprinkle it on the tent and on all the furnishings and on the persons who were there, and on the one who touched the bone or the one slain or the one dying naturally or the grave.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:24 - Of Asher he said,
“More blessed than sons is Asher;
May he be favored by his brothers,
And may he dip H2881 his foot in oil.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 3:15 - and when those who carried the ark came into the Jordan, and the feet of the priests carrying the ark were dipped H2881 in the edge of the water (for the Jordan overflows all its banks all the days of harvest),
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 2:14 - At mealtime Boaz said to her, “[fn]Come here, that you may eat of the bread and dip H2881 your piece of bread in the vinegar.” So she sat beside the reapers; and he [fn]served her roasted grain, and she ate and was satisfied and had some left.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:27 - But Jonathan had not heard when his father put the people under oath; therefore, he put out the end of the staff that was in his hand and dipped H2881 it in the honeycomb, and put his hand to his mouth, and his eyes brightened.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 5:14 - So he went down and dipped H2881 himself seven times in the Jordan, according to the word of the man of God; and his flesh was restored like the flesh of a little child and he was clean.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 8:15 - On the following day, he took the cover and dipped H2881 it in water and spread it on his face, so that he died. And Hazael became king in his place.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 9:31 - Yet You would plunge H2881 me into the pit,
And my own clothes would abhor me.
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