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Lexicon :: Strong's H3884 - lûlē'

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לוּלֵא
Transliteration
lûlē'
Pronunciation
loo-lay'
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Part of Speech
conjunction, preposition
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 1085a

Strong’s Definitions

לוּלֵא lûwlêʼ, loo-lay'; or לוּלֵי lûwlêy; from H3863 and H3808; if not:—except, had not, if (...not), unless, were it not that.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 14x

The KJV translates Strong's H3884 in the following manner: except (4x), unless (4x), If (3x), had not (1x), were it not (1x), were it not that (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 14x
The KJV translates Strong's H3884 in the following manner: except (4x), unless (4x), If (3x), had not (1x), were it not (1x), were it not that (1x).
  1. unless, if not, except

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
לוּלֵא lûwlêʼ, loo-lay'; or לוּלֵי lûwlêy; from H3863 and H3808; if not:—except, had not, if (...not), unless, were it not that.
STRONGS H3884:
לוּלֵא Genesis 43:10; Judges 14:18; 2 Samuel 2:27; Psalm 27:13, elsewhere לוּלֵי 10 if not, unless (from לוּ if, and לֵא, by dissimilation (Köii. 236, 489) for לֹא not; compare Arabic bdb053003), the negative of לוּ, and used similarly: —
a. followed by perfect, Judges 14:18 לולא חרשׁתם ֗֗֗ לא מצאתם unless ye had ploughed with my heifer, ye would not have found out my riddle, 1 Samuel 25:34 (second כי resumptive: כִּי 1d), Psalm 106:23; with apod, introd. by כִּי עַתָּה Genesis 31:42; Genesis 43:10; by אָז 2 Samuel 2:27 (כי resumptive); by כִּמְעַט Isaiah 1:9; with an aposiop. Psalm 27:13 if I had not believed...!
b. followed by imperfect Deuteronomy 32:27 אמרתי ֗֗֗ לולי אגור I should have said, &c.... except I dreaded, &c.
c. followed by participle, 2 Kings 3:14.
d. without a verb, Psalm 94:17 (apodosis כמעט), Psalm 119:92 (apodosis אָז). In the later language, Psalm 124:1; Psalm 124:2 -שֶׁ לוּלֵי י׳ (apodosis אֲזַי except that... (compare Aramaic, bdb053004 Psalm 106:23, אִילּוּלֵי ֗֗֗ דִּי Psalm 27:13 Targum). — Read also לוּלֵי for אוּלַי in Numbers 22:33 (apodosis כִּי עַתָּה). See further on לוּ and לוּלֵא Dr§§ 139-145iii. 487f; 565.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

Genesis

31:42; 43:10; 43:10

Numbers

22:33

Deuteronomy

32:27

Judges

14:18; 14:18

1 Samuel

25:34

2 Samuel

2:27; 2:27

2 Kings

3:14

Psalms

27:13; 27:13; 27:13; 94:17; 106:23; 106:23; 119:92; 124:1; 124:2

Isaiah

1:9

H3884

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H3884 matches the Hebrew לוּלֵא (lûlē'),
which occurs 14 times in 14 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:42 - Except H3884 the God of my father, the God of Abraham, and the fear of Isaac, had been with me, surely thou hadst sent me away now empty. God hath seen mine affliction and the labour of my hands, and rebuked thee yesternight.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:10 - For except H3884 we had lingered, surely now we had returned this second time.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:27 - Were it not H3884 that I feared the wrath of the enemy, lest their adversaries should behave themselves strangely, and lest they should say, Our hand is high, and the LORD hath not done all this.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 14:18 - And the men of the city said unto him on the seventh day before the sun went down, What is sweeter than honey? and what is stronger than a lion? And he said unto them, If H3884 ye had not plowed with my heifer, ye had not found out my riddle.
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 H3884 thou hadst hasted and come to meet me, surely there had not been left unto Nabal by the morning light any that pisseth against the wall.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 2:27 - And Joab said, As God liveth, unless H3884 thou hadst spoken, surely then in the morning the people had gone up every one from following his brother.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 3:14 - And Elisha said, As the LORD of hosts liveth, before whom I stand, surely, were it not that H3884 I regard the presence of Jehoshaphat the king of Judah, I would not look toward thee, nor see thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 27:13 - I had fainted, unless H3884 I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 94:17 - Unless H3884 the LORD had been my help, my soul had almost dwelt in silence.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:23 - Therefore he said that he would destroy them, had not H3884 Moses his chosen stood before him in the breach, to turn away his wrath, lest he should destroy them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:92 - Unless H3884 thy law had been my delights, I should then have perished in mine affliction.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 124:1 - [[A Song of degrees of David.]] If H3884 it had not been the LORD who was on our side, now may Israel say;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 124:2 - If H3884 it had not been the LORD who was on our side, when men rose up against us:
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 1:9 - Except H3884 the LORD of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom, and we should have been like unto Gomorrah.

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