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Lexicon :: Strong's H637 - 'ap̄

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Part of Speech
adverb, conjunction
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive particle
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TWOT Reference: 142

Strong’s Definitions

אַף ʼaph, af; a primitive particle; meaning accession (used as an adverb or conjunction); also or yea; adversatively though:—also, + although, and (furthermore, yet), but, even, + how much less (more, rather than), moreover, with, yea.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 17x

The KJV translates Strong's H637 in the following manner: also, even, yet, moreover, yea, with, low, therefore, much.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 17x
The KJV translates Strong's H637 in the following manner: also, even, yet, moreover, yea, with, low, therefore, much.
conjunction (denoting addition, especially of something greater)
  1. also, yea, though, so much the more

  2. furthermore, indeed

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
אַף ʼaph, af; a primitive particle; meaning accession (used as an adverb or conjunction); also or yea; adversatively though:—also, + although, and (furthermore, yet), but, even, + how much less (more, rather than), moreover, with, yea.
STRONGS H637: Abbreviations
II. אַף conjunction denoting addition, especially of something greater, also, yea (so Phoenician, Aramaic PAx  , אַף, אוֺף; compare فَ).
1. very rare in plain prose (in which גַּם is more usual): Genesis 40:16* (*with pronoun, as rather often) Ialso in my dream, Numbers 16:14; Deuteronomy 2:11*; Deuteronomy 2:20* 2 Samuel 20:14 (see Dr) 2 Kings 2:14 * Esther 5:12; more frequently in poetry, especially as introducing emphatically a new thought Deuteronomy 33:3, 20, 28; 1 Samuel 2:7; Psalm 16:6; Psalm 16:7; Psalm 16:9; Psalm 18:49; Psalm 65:14 they shout for joy, yea, they sing! Psalm 68:9; Psalm 68:17; Psalm 74:16; Psalm 89:28Psalm 1; Proverbs 22:19* Proverbs 23:28* +; or in more elevated prose style, Leviticus 26:16*; Leviticus 26:24*; Leviticus 26:28*; Leviticus 26:41*; and + 25 times in the impassioned rhetoric of Isa2 (Isaiah 40:24-48:15), e.g. Isaiah 40:24; Isaiah 41:10, 26; Isaiah 42:13; Isaiah 43:7, 19; Isaiah 46:11 yea, I have spoken, I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed, I will also do it! Isaiah 48:12, 15. Implying something surprising or unexpected, even, indeed Job 14:3; Job 15:4*. וְאַף and also Leviticus 26:39, 40, 42, 44; Deuteronomy 15:17; Habakkuk 2:15; Psalm 68:19; 1 Chronicles 8:32* = 1 Chronicles 9:38* 2 Chronicles 12:5* Nehemiah 2:18; Nehemiah 13:15; and even Job 19:4 וְאַף־אָמְנָם שָׁגִיתִי and even indeed (if) I have erred... With הֲ, הַאַף indeed...? really...? † Genesis 18:13, 23 wilt thou indeed sweep away the righteous with the wicked? Genesis 18:24; Amos 2:11; Job 34:17; Job 40:8. In contrast to a preceding thought (expressed or implied) but, nay (imo) Psalm 44:10; Psalm 58:3; compare Judges 5:29*.
2. (Equally in prose and poetry) with reference to a preceding sentence, yea, à fortiori, the more so (= how much more! after an affirm. clause; = how much less! after a negative one): 2 Samuel 4:10f. when one told me, Saul is dead... I took hold of him and slew him... אַף כִּי־אֲנָשִׁים רְשָׁעִים הָרְגוּ וג׳ à fortiori, how much more (should I do so when wicked men have slain a righteous person, etc.! Ezekiel 14:21 (Ew Hi) Ezekiel 15:5; Proverbs 21:27 (in all these passages כִּי = when) Job 4:19. So וְאַף1 Samuel 23:3; 2 Kings 5:13... וְאַף כִּי־אָמַר אֵלֶיךָ and the more (= and how much rather), when he hath said to thee, etc. More commonly in this sense strengthened by כִּי (q. v.), see below
אַף כִּי
1. furthermoreEzekiel 23:40; Habakkuk 2:5 (Ges quin imo, quin etiam).
2. in a question, indeed (is it) that...? † Genesis 3:1 אַף כִּי־אָמַר אֱלֹהִים indeed, that God has said...? i.e. has God really said...? (compare הַאַף above).
3. with reference to a preceding sentence (which is often introduced by הֵן or הִנֵּה), yea, that...! i.e. how much more (or less) ! † Proverbs 11:31 lo, the righteous is recompensed in the earth וְחוֺטֵא רָשָׁע כִּי אַֹף 'tis indeed that (= how much more) the wicked and the sinner! Proverbs 15:11; Proverbs 17:7; Proverbs 19:7, 10; Job 9:14; Job 15:16; Job 25:6; 1 Samuel 14:30; 1 Kings 8:27 (= 2 Chronicles 6:18) lo, the heavens... cannot contain thee אַ֕ף כִּי הַבַּיִת הַזֶּה 'tis indeed that this house (cannot do so), i.e. how much less this house! 2 Chronicles 32:15. So וְאַף כִּיDeuteronomy 31:27; 1 Samuel 21:6 (perhaps; but see RSSemitic i. 436 DrSm 293) 2 Samuel 16:11. (In Job 35:14 (Hi De) Nehemiah 9:18 אַף כִּי is simply = yea, when...)

See related Aramaic BDB entry H638.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


3:1; 18:13; 18:23; 18:24; 40:16


26:16; 26:24; 26:28; 26:39; 26:40; 26:41; 26:42; 26:44




2:11; 2:20; 15:17; 31:27; 33:3; 33:20; 33:28



1 Samuel

2:7; 14:30; 21:6; 23:3

2 Samuel

4:10; 16:11; 20:14

1 Kings


2 Kings

2:14; 5:13

1 Chronicles

8:32; 9:38

2 Chronicles

6:18; 12:5; 32:15


2:18; 9:18; 13:15




4:19; 9:14; 14:3; 15:4; 15:16; 19:4; 25:6; 34:17; 35:14; 40:8


1; 16:6; 16:7; 16:9; 18:49; 44:10; 58:3; 68:9; 68:17; 68:19; 74:16; 89:28


11:31; 15:11; 17:7; 19:7; 19:10; 21:27; 22:19; 23:28


40:24; 40:24; 40:25; 40:26; 40:27; 40:28; 40:29; 40:30; 40:31; 41:1; 41:2; 41:3; 41:4; 41:5; 41:6; 41:7; 41:8; 41:9; 41:10; 41:10; 41:11; 41:12; 41:13; 41:14; 41:15; 41:16; 41:17; 41:18; 41:19; 41:20; 41:21; 41:22; 41:23; 41:24; 41:25; 41:26; 41:26; 41:27; 41:28; 41:29; 42:1; 42:2; 42:3; 42:4; 42:5; 42:6; 42:7; 42:8; 42:9; 42:10; 42:11; 42:12; 42:13; 42:13; 42:14; 42:15; 42:16; 42:17; 42:18; 42:19; 42:20; 42:21; 42:22; 42:23; 42:24; 42:25; 43:1; 43:2; 43:3; 43:4; 43:5; 43:6; 43:7; 43:7; 43:8; 43:9; 43:10; 43:11; 43:12; 43:13; 43:14; 43:15; 43:16; 43:17; 43:18; 43:19; 43:19; 43:20; 43:21; 43:22; 43:23; 43:24; 43:25; 43:26; 43:27; 43:28; 44:1; 44:2; 44:3; 44:4; 44:5; 44:6; 44:7; 44:8; 44:9; 44:10; 44:11; 44:12; 44:13; 44:14; 44:15; 44:16; 44:17; 44:18; 44:19; 44:20; 44:21; 44:22; 44:23; 44:24; 44:25; 44:26; 44:27; 44:28; 45:1; 45:2; 45:3; 45:4; 45:5; 45:6; 45:7; 45:8; 45:9; 45:10; 45:11; 45:12; 45:13; 45:14; 45:15; 45:16; 45:17; 45:18; 45:19; 45:20; 45:21; 45:22; 45:23; 45:24; 45:25; 46:1; 46:2; 46:3; 46:4; 46:5; 46:6; 46:7; 46:8; 46:9; 46:10; 46:11; 46:11; 46:12; 46:13; 47:1; 47:2; 47:3; 47:4; 47:5; 47:6; 47:7; 47:8; 47:9; 47:10; 47:11; 47:12; 47:13; 47:14; 47:15; 48:1; 48:2; 48:3; 48:4; 48:5; 48:6; 48:7; 48:8; 48:9; 48:10; 48:11; 48:12; 48:12; 48:13; 48:14; 48:15; 48:15


14:21; 15:5; 23:40




2:5; 2:15

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H637 matches the Hebrew אַף ('ap̄),
which occurs 134 times in 123 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 3 (Gen 3:1–Job 25:6)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:1 - Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, H637 hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:13 - And the LORD said unto Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety bear a child, which am old?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:23 - And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:24 - Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the city: wilt thou also destroy and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that are therein?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 40:16 - When the chief baker saw that the interpretation was good, he said unto Joseph, I also H637 was in my dream, and, behold, I had three white baskets on my head:
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:16 - I also will do this unto you; I will even appoint over you terror, consumption, and the burning ague, that shall consume the eyes, and cause sorrow of heart: and ye shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:24 - Then will I also walk contrary unto you, and will punish you yet seven times for your sins.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:28 - Then I will walk contrary unto you also in fury; and I, even H637 I, will chastise you seven times for your sins.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:39 - And they that are left of you shall pine away in their iniquity in your enemies' lands; and also in the iniquities of their fathers shall they pine away with them.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:40 - If they shall confess their iniquity, and the iniquity of their fathers, with their trespass which they trespassed against me, and that also they have walked contrary unto me;
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:41 - And that I also have walked contrary unto them, and have brought them into the land of their enemies; if then their uncircumcised hearts be humbled, and they then accept of the punishment of their iniquity:
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:42 - Then will I remember my covenant with Jacob, and also my covenant with Isaac, and also my covenant with Abraham will I remember; and I will remember the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:44 - And yet H637 for all that, when they be in the land of their enemies, I will not cast them away, neither will I abhor them, to destroy them utterly, and to break my covenant with them: for I am the LORD their God.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 16:14 - Moreover H637 thou hast not brought us into a land that floweth with milk and honey, or given us inheritance of fields and vineyards: wilt thou put out the eyes of these men? we will not come up.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:11 - Which also were accounted giants, as the Anakims; but the Moabites call them Emims.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:20 - (That also was accounted a land of giants: giants dwelt therein in old time; and the Ammonites call them Zamzummims;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:17 - Then thou shalt take an aul, and thrust it through his ear unto the door, and he shall be thy servant for ever. And also unto thy maidservant thou shalt do likewise.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 31:27 - For I know thy rebellion, and thy stiff neck: behold, while I am yet alive with you this day, ye have been rebellious against the LORD; and how much more after my death?
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:3 - Yea, H637 he loved the people; all his saints are in thy hand: and they sat down at thy feet; every one shall receive of thy words.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:20 - And of Gad he said, Blessed be he that enlargeth Gad: he dwelleth as a lion, and teareth the arm with H637 the crown of the head.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:28 - Israel then shall dwell in safety alone: the fountain of Jacob shall be upon a land of corn and wine; also his heavens shall drop down dew.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:29 - Her wise ladies answered her, yea, she returned answer to herself,
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:7 - The LORD maketh poor, and maketh rich: he bringeth low, and H637 lifteth up.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:30 - How much more, H637 if haply the people had eaten freely to day of the spoil of their enemies which they found? for had there not been now a much greater slaughter among the Philistines?
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 21:5 - And David answered the priest, and said unto him, Of a truth women have been kept from us about these three days, since I came out, and the vessels of the young men are holy, and the bread is in a manner common, yea, though it were sanctified this day in the vessel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 23:3 - And David's men said unto him, Behold, we be afraid here in Judah: how much more then if we come to Keilah against the armies of the Philistines?
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 4:11 - How much more, when wicked men have slain a righteous person in his own house upon his bed? shall I not therefore now require his blood of your hand, and take you away from the earth?
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 16:11 - And David said to Abishai, and to all his servants, Behold, my son, which came forth of my bowels, seeketh my life: how much more now may this Benjamite do it? let him alone, and let him curse; for the LORD hath bidden him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:14 - And he went through all the tribes of Israel unto Abel, and to Bethmaachah, and all the Berites: and they were gathered together, and went also after him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:27 - But will God indeed dwell on the earth? behold, the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; how much less H637 this house that I have builded?
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 2:14 - And he took the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and smote the waters, and said, Where is the LORD God of Elijah? and when he also had smitten the waters, they parted hither and thither: and Elisha went over.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 5:13 - And his servants came near, and spake unto him, and said, My father, if the prophet had bid thee do some great thing, wouldest thou not have done it? how much rather then, H637 when he saith to thee, Wash, and be clean?
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 8:32 - And Mikloth begat Shimeah. And these also H637 dwelt with their brethren in Jerusalem, over against them.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 9:38 - And Mikloth begat Shimeam. And they also dwelt with their brethren at Jerusalem, over against their brethren.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:30 - Fear before him, all the earth: the world also shall be stable, that it be not moved.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 6:18 - But will God in very deed dwell with men on the earth? behold, heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; how much less this house which I have built!
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 12:5 - Then came Shemaiah the prophet to Rehoboam, and to the princes of Judah, that were gathered together to Jerusalem because of Shishak, and said unto them, Thus saith the LORD, Ye have forsaken me, and therefore have I also H637 left you in the hand of Shishak.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 32:15 - Now therefore let not Hezekiah deceive you, nor persuade you on this manner, neither yet believe him: for no god of any nation or kingdom was able to deliver his people out of mine hand, and out of the hand of my fathers: how much less shall your God deliver you out of mine hand?
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 2:18 - Then I told them of the hand of my God which was good upon me; as also the king's words that he had spoken unto me. And they said, Let us rise up and build. So they strengthened their hands for this good work.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 9:18 - Yea, when they had made them a molten calf, and said, This is thy God that brought thee up out of Egypt, and had wrought great provocations;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 13:15 - In those days saw I in Judah some treading wine presses on the sabbath, and bringing in sheaves, and lading asses; as also wine, grapes, and figs, and all manner of burdens, which they brought into Jerusalem on the sabbath day: and I testified against them in the day wherein they sold victuals.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 5:12 - Haman said moreover, Yea, Esther the queen did let no man come in with the king unto the banquet that she had prepared but myself; and to morrow am I invited unto her also with the king.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:19 - How much less H637 in them that dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation is in the dust, which are crushed before the moth?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:27 - Yea, ye overwhelm the fatherless, and ye dig a pit for your friend.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 9:14 - How much less shall I answer him, and choose out my words to reason with him?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:3 - And dost thou open thine eyes upon such an one, and bringest me into judgment with thee?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:4 - Yea, thou castest off fear, and restrainest prayer before God.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:16 - How much more abominable and filthy is man, which drinketh iniquity like water?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:4 - And be it indeed that I have erred, mine error remaineth with myself.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 25:6 - How much less man, that is a worm? and the son of man, which is a worm?

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