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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 - “If H3884 the God of my father, the God of Abraham and the fear of Isaac, had not been for me, surely now you would have sent me away empty-handed. God has seen my affliction and the labor of my hands, so He rendered judgment last night.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:10 - “For if H3884 we had not delayed, surely by now we could have returned twice.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:27 - Had I not feared the provocation by the enemy,
That their adversaries would misjudge,
That they would say, “Our hand is [fn]triumphant,
And the LORD has not performed all this.”’
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 14:18 - So the men of the city said to 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 to them,
“If H3884 you had not plowed with my heifer,
You would not have found out my riddle.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:34 - “Nevertheless, as the LORD God of Israel lives, who has restrained me from harming you, if H3884 you had not come quickly to meet me, there certainly would not have been left to Nabal until the morning light as much as one [fn]male.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 2:27 - Joab said, “As God lives, if H3884 you had not spoken, then the people of Judah certainly would have withdrawn in the morning, each from pursuing his brother.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 3:14 - Elisha said, “As surely as the LORD of armies lives, before whom I stand, if I did not respect Jehoshaphat the king of Judah, I would not look at you nor see you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 27:13 - I certainly H3884 believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD
In the land of the living.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 94:17 - If H3884 the LORD had not been my help,
My soul would soon have dwelt in the land of silence.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:23 - Therefore He said that He would destroy them,
If Moses, His chosen one, had not stood in the gap before Him,
To turn away His wrath from destroying them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:92 - If H3884 Your Law had not been my delight,
Then I would have perished in my misery.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 124:1 - A Song of Ascents, of David.
“Had it not been the LORD who was on our side,”
Let Israel say,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 124:2 - “Had it not been the LORD who was on our side
When people rose up against us,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 1:9 - If H3884 the LORD of armies
Had not left us a few survivors,
We would be like Sodom,
We would be like Gomorrah.

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