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Lexicon :: Strong's H3915 - layil

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From the same as לוּל (H3883)
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TWOT Reference: 1111

Strong’s Definitions

לַיִל layil, lah'-yil; or (Isaiah 21:11) לֵיל lêyl; also לַיְלָה laylâh; from the same as H3883; properly, a twist (away of the light), i.e. night; figuratively, adversity:—(mid-)night (season).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 233x

The KJV translates Strong's H3915 in the following manner: night (205x), nights (15x), midnight (with H2677) (4x), season (3x), midnight (with H2676) (2x), night (with H1121) (2x), midnight (1x), midnight (with H8432) (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 233x
The KJV translates Strong's H3915 in the following manner: night (205x), nights (15x), midnight (with H2677) (4x), season (3x), midnight (with H2676) (2x), night (with H1121) (2x), midnight (1x), midnight (with H8432) (1x).
  1. night

    1. night (as opposed to day)

    2. of gloom, protective shadow (fig.)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
לַיִל layil, lah'-yil; or (Isaiah 21:11) לֵיל lêyl; also לַיְלָה laylâh; from the same as H3883; properly, a twist (away of the light), i.e. night; figuratively, adversity:—(mid-)night (season).
STRONGS H3915: Abbreviations
לַ֫יְלָה, לַ֫יִל 242 noun masculineGenesis 40:5 night (Late Hebrew id.; MI15 (ב)ללה; Aramaic [H3916 לֵילָא], bdb053806, bdb053807; Arabic bdb053808, bdb053809; Ethiopic bdb053810all = night; Assyrian lîlâtu, evening DlHWB; meaning of √ dubious; form probably לילי, and ending הָ֯ radical, and not ה locative, NöM 127 DlProl. 128 Ges§ 90, 2. with R. Köii. p. 57, R. 1); — absolute לַ֫יְלָה Genesis 19:33 + 214 times + 2 times Qr. (see below); לָ֑יְלָה Genesis 1:5 + 3 times; לַ֫יִל Isaiah 16:3 + Proverbs 31:18; Lamentations 2:19 Kt (Qr לַיְלָה); לֵיל Isaiah 15:1 (twice in verse); Isaiah 21:1; construct לֵיל Exodus 12:42; Isaiah 30:29; plural absolute לֵילוֺת 1 Samuel 30:12 + 4 times; construct id., Isaiah 21:8 + 5 times; —
1. literally night, opposed to day, Genesis 8:22 (J), Deuteronomy 1:33 + very often (see יוֺם); alternation of day and night divinely ordained Genesis 1:5 (P), Jeremiah 33:20 (twice in verse); Jeremiah 33:25 +; מִיּוֺם עַדלֿ׳ Isaiah 38:12, 18 i.e. within one whole day; as close of day, עַדלֿ׳ 2 Chronicles 35:14; as time of sacred (לֵיל) חָג Isaiah 30:29; of suffering and weeping לֵילוֺת עָמָל Job 7:3, compare Psalm 6:7; Psalm 77:3 etc.; of pious desires, prayer, praise, meditation, etc (sometimes || by day) Isaiah 26:9; Job 35:10; Psalm 1:2; Psalm 22:3; Psalm 42:9; Psalm 77:7; Psalm 88:2; Psalm 92:3; Psalm 119:5 (twice in verse), compare Psalm 16:7; Psalm 17:8; of night-service in Temple Psalm 134:1; of sudden assault, or destruction, Isaiah 15:1; Jeremiah 6:5; Obadiah 5; Job 27:20; Job 34:20, 25; Job 36:20; divided into watches Psalm 90:4; לֵיל שִׁמֻּרִים Exodus 12:42 see below שׁמר; with number, denoting duration of time, †forty days and forty nights Genesis 7:4, 12; Exodus 24:18; Exodus 34:28; Deuteronomy 9:9, 11, 18, 25; Deuteronomy 10:10; 1 Kings 19:8; three days and three nights (שְׁלשָׁה לֵילוֺת) 1 Samuel 30:12; Jonah 2:1; seven days and seven nights (שִׁבְעַת לֵילוֺת) Job 2:13†; חֲלוֺם הַלּ׳Genesis 20:3; Genesis 31:24 (both E), 1 Kings 3:5; מַרְאֹת הַלּ׳ Genesis 46:2 (E); חֶזְיוֺן ל׳ Job 20:8; Job 33:15, חֶזְיֹנוֺת ל׳ Job 4:13, חֲלוֺם חֲזוֺן ל׳ Isaiah 29:7 (compare Micah 3:6 below) †; בִּןלֿ׳ Jonah 4:10 (twice in verse) see בֵּן 8. Chiefly in adverbial phrase: — בַּחֲצִי הַלּ׳ at midnight Exodus 12:29 + (see חֲצִי, חָצוֺת), compare בְּתוֺךְ הַלּ׳ 1 Kings 3:20, בְּאִישׁוֺן ל׳ Proverbs 7:9; הַזֶּה בַּלּ׳ Exodus 12:8, 12 on this night (P; the night of which one is speaking); הַהוּא בַּלּ׳ on that night Genesis 19:35 (J) + often, (P only Numbers 14:1); הוּא בַּל׳ Genesis 19:33; Genesis 30:16; so הַלּ׳ alone 1 Samuel 14:34, but strike out Greek Version of the LXX We Kit, compare Dr; Klo Bu read ליהוה; הַלּ׳ to-night Genesis 19:5, 34; Genesis 30:15 (all J), Numbers 22:8, 19 (E), Joshua 2:2; Joshua 4:3 (both J E), 2 Samuel 17:1, 16; 2 Samuel 19:8; Ruth 1:12; Ruth 3:2, 13, opposed to מָחָר tomorrow 1 Samuel 19:11; הַלּ׳ = this night just past, last night 1 Samuel 15:16 (compare Dr); כָּלהַֿלּ׳ all night Hosea 7:6 (opposed to בֹּקֶר), Exodus 14:20, 21 (J), Numbers 11:32; Joshua 10:9 (both J E), Judges 16:2 (twice in verse); Judges 19:25; 1 Samuel 15:11; 1 Samuel 31:12; 2 Samuel 2:29, 32; 2 Samuel 4:7; opposed to כלהֿיום ההוא (of continuous action) 1 Samuel 19:24; 1 Samuel 28:20; Isaiah 62:6, opposed to יומם Psalm 78:14; בְּכָללֿ׳ Psalm 6:7 every night (probably); compare כָּלהַֿלֵּילוֺת Isaiah 21:8 all the nights (opposed to יוֺמָם); especially לַיְלָה by night Numbers 22:20 (E) Joshua 8:3 (JE), Deuteronomy 16:1; Numbers 9:16 (P) + 51 times; of these Genesis 14:15 and Exodus 13:21, 22 (J) + 25 times opposed to יוֺמָם, covering all the time; otherwise Judges 6:27 (opposed to יוֺמָם); לַיְלָה וָיוֺם night and day 1 Kings 8:29; Isaiah 27:3; Esther 4:16; less often לֵילוֺת Psalm 16:17; הַלּ׳ by night 2 Kings 25:4 (ל׳ in || Jeremiah 52:7), Zechariah 1:8; Nehemiah 4:16 (opposed to הַיּוֺם); בַּלּ׳ id., Jeremiah 6:5 + 18 times (chiefly late; often opposed to בַּיּוֺם, יוֺמָם, etc.); בַּלֵּילוֺת Psalm 92:3 (opposed to בַּבֹּקֶר, Psalm 134:1; Songs 3:1, 8; בְּלַיְלָה Nehemiah 9:19 (opposed to בְּיוֺמָם); בְּלֵיל Isaiah 15:1 (twice in verse) כַּל׳ as at night Job 5:14 (opposed to צָהֳרָ֑יִם).
2. figurative שִׁיתִי כַּלַיִל צִלֵּךְ Isaiah 16:8 simile of shadow of Zion as protection; more often in gloomy sense, of avenging calamity without divine guidance or comfort לַיְלָה מֵחָזוֺן Micah 3:6; personal distress Job 35:10; judgment perhaps also Job 36:20 (Ew De Di Da; night of death Bu; 'unintelligible' Siegf); מַהמִּֿלַּיְלָה מַהמִּֿלֵּיל Isaiah 21:11 i.e. what hour of the night of calamity is it? compare Isaiah 21:12 (opposed to בֹּקֶר).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


1:5; 1:5; 7:4; 7:12; 8:22; 14:15; 19:5; 19:33; 19:33; 19:34; 19:35; 20:3; 30:15; 30:16; 31:24; 40:5; 46:2


12:8; 12:12; 12:29; 12:42; 12:42; 13:21; 13:22; 14:20; 14:21; 24:18; 34:28


9:16; 11:32; 14:1; 22:8; 22:19; 22:20


1:33; 9:9; 9:11; 9:18; 9:25; 10:10; 16:1


2:2; 4:3; 8:3; 10:9


6:27; 16:2; 19:25


1:12; 3:2; 3:13

1 Samuel

14:34; 15:11; 15:16; 19:11; 19:24; 28:20; 30:12; 30:12; 31:12

2 Samuel

2:29; 2:32; 4:7; 17:1; 17:16; 19:8

1 Kings

3:5; 3:20; 8:29; 19:8

2 Kings


2 Chronicles



4:16; 9:19




2:13; 4:13; 5:14; 7:3; 20:8; 27:20; 33:15; 34:20; 34:25; 35:10; 35:10; 36:20; 36:20


1:2; 6:7; 6:7; 16:7; 17:8; 22:3; 42:9; 77:3; 77:7; 78:14; 88:2; 90:4; 92:3; 92:3; 119:5; 134:1; 134:1


7:9; 31:18

Song of Songs

3:1; 3:8


15:1; 15:1; 15:1; 16:3; 16:8; 21:1; 21:8; 21:8; 21:11; 21:12; 26:9; 27:3; 29:7; 30:29; 30:29; 38:12; 38:18; 62:6


6:5; 6:5; 33:20; 33:25; 52:7








2:1; 4:10


3:6; 3:6



Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H3915 matches the Hebrew לַיִל (layil),
which occurs 235 times in 223 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 5 (Gen 1:5–Num 22:19)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:5 - And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. H3915 And the evening and the morning were the first day.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:14 - And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; H3915 and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:16 - And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: H3915 he made the stars also.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:18 - And to rule over the day and over the night, H3915 and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:4 - For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; H3915 and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:12 - And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights. H3915
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 8:22 - While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night H3915 shall not cease.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 14:15 - And he divided himself against them, he and his servants, by night, H3915 and smote them, and pursued them unto Hobah, which is on the left hand of Damascus.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:5 - And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? H3915 bring them out unto us, that we may know them.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:33 - And they made their father drink wine that night: H3915 and the firstborn went in, and lay with her father; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:34 - And it came to pass on the morrow, that the firstborn said unto the younger, Behold, I lay yesternight with my father: let us make him drink wine this night H3915 also; and go thou in, and lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:35 - And they made their father drink wine that night H3915 also: and the younger arose, and lay with him; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 20:3 - But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night, H3915 and said to him, Behold, thou art but a dead man, for the woman which thou hast taken; for she is a man's wife.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:24 - And the LORD appeared unto him the same night, H3915 and said, I am the God of Abraham thy father: fear not, for I am with thee, and will bless thee, and multiply thy seed for my servant Abraham's sake.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:15 - And she said unto her, Is it a small matter that thou hast taken my husband? and wouldest thou take away my son's mandrakes also? And Rachel said, Therefore he shall lie with thee to night H3915 for thy son's mandrakes.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:16 - And Jacob came out of the field in the evening, and Leah went out to meet him, and said, Thou must come in unto me; for surely I have hired thee with my son's mandrakes. And he lay with her that night. H3915
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:24 - And God came to Laban the Syrian in a dream by night, H3915 and said unto him, Take heed that thou speak not to Jacob either good or bad.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:39 - That which was torn of beasts I brought not unto thee; I bare the loss of it; of my hand didst thou require it, whether stolen by day, or stolen by night. H3915
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:40 - Thus I was; in the day the drought consumed me, and the frost by night; H3915 and my sleep departed from mine eyes.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:13 - And he lodged there that same night; H3915 and took of that which came to his hand a present for Esau his brother;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:21 - So went the present over before him: and himself lodged that night H3915 in the company.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:22 - And he rose up that night, H3915 and took his two wives, and his two womenservants, and his eleven sons, and passed over the ford Jabbok.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 40:5 - And they dreamed a dream both of them, each man his dream in one night, H3915 each man according to the interpretation of his dream, the butler and the baker of the king of Egypt, which were bound in the prison.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:11 - And we dreamed a dream in one night, H3915 I and he; we dreamed each man according to the interpretation of his dream.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:2 - And God spake unto Israel in the visions of the night, H3915 and said, Jacob, Jacob. And he said, Here am I.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:13 - And Moses stretched forth his rod over the land of Egypt, and the LORD brought an east wind upon the land all that day, and all that night; H3915 and when it was morning, the east wind brought the locusts.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 11:4 - And Moses said, Thus saith the LORD, About midnight H3915 will I go out into the midst of Egypt:
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:8 - And they shall eat the flesh in that night, H3915 roast with fire, and unleavened bread; and with bitter herbs they shall eat it.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:12 - For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, H3915 and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:29 - And it came to pass, that at midnight H3915 the LORD smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sat on his throne unto the firstborn of the captive that was in the dungeon; and all the firstborn of cattle.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:30 - And Pharaoh rose up in the night, H3915 he, and all his servants, and all the Egyptians; and there was a great cry in Egypt; for there was not a house where there was not one dead.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:31 - And he called for Moses and Aaron by night, H3915 and said, Rise up, and get you forth from among my people, both ye and the children of Israel; and go, serve the LORD, as ye have said.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:42 - It is a night H3915 to be much observed unto the LORD for bringing them out from the land of Egypt: this is that night H3915 of the LORD to be observed of all the children of Israel in their generations.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 13:21 - And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night H3915 in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night: H3915
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 13:22 - He took not away the pillar of the cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire by night, H3915 from before the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 14:20 - And it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel; and it was a cloud and darkness to them, but it gave light by night H3915 to these: so that the one came not near the other all the night. H3915
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 14:21 - And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, H3915 and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 24:18 - And Moses went into the midst of the cloud, and gat him up into the mount: and Moses was in the mount forty days and forty nights. H3915
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 34:28 - And he was there with the LORD forty days and forty nights; H3915 he did neither eat bread, nor drink water. And he wrote upon the tables the words of the covenant, the ten commandments.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 40:38 - For the cloud of the LORD was upon the tabernacle by day, and fire was on it by night, H3915 in the sight of all the house of Israel, throughout all their journeys.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 6:9 - Command Aaron and his sons, saying, This is the law of the burnt offering: It is the burnt offering, because of the burning upon the altar all night H3915 unto the morning, and the fire of the altar shall be burning in it.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 8:35 - Therefore shall ye abide at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation day and night H3915 seven days, and keep the charge of the LORD, that ye die not: for so I am commanded.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 9:16 - So it was alway: the cloud covered it by day, and the appearance of fire by night. H3915
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 9:21 - And so it was, when the cloud abode from even unto the morning, and that the cloud was taken up in the morning, then they journeyed: whether it was by day or by night H3915 that the cloud was taken up, they journeyed.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:9 - And when the dew fell upon the camp in the night, H3915 the manna fell upon it.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:32 - And the people stood up all that day, and all that night, H3915 and all the next day, and they gathered the quails: he that gathered least gathered ten homers: and they spread them all abroad for themselves round about the camp.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 14:1 - And all the congregation lifted up their voice, and cried; and the people wept that night. H3915
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 14:14 - And they will tell it to the inhabitants of this land: for they have heard that thou LORD art among this people, that thou LORD art seen face to face, and that thy cloud standeth over them, and that thou goest before them, by day time in a pillar of a cloud, and in a pillar of fire by night. H3915
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:8 - And he said unto them, Lodge here this night, H3915 and I will bring you word again, as the LORD shall speak unto me: and the princes of Moab abode with Balaam.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:19 - Now therefore, I pray you, tarry ye also here this night, H3915 that I may know what the LORD will say unto me more.

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