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Lexicon :: Strong's H639 - 'ap̄

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 133a

Strong’s Definitions

אַף ʼaph, af; from H599; properly, the nose or nostril; hence, the face, and occasionally a person; also (from the rapid breathing in passion) ire:—anger(-gry), before, countenance, face, forebearing, forehead, (long-) suffering, nose, nostril, snout, × worthy, wrath.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 276x

The KJV translates Strong's H639 in the following manner: anger (172x), wrath (42x), face (22x), nostrils (13x), nose (12x), angry (4x), longsuffering (with H750) (4x), before (2x), countenance (1x), forbearing (1x), forehead (1x), snout (1x), worthy (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 276x
The KJV translates Strong's H639 in the following manner: anger (172x), wrath (42x), face (22x), nostrils (13x), nose (12x), angry (4x), longsuffering (with H750) (4x), before (2x), countenance (1x), forbearing (1x), forehead (1x), snout (1x), worthy (1x).
  1. nostril, nose, face

  2. anger

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
אַף ʼaph, af; from H599; properly, the nose or nostril; hence, the face, and occasionally a person; also (from the rapid breathing in passion) ire:—anger(-gry), before, countenance, face, forebearing, forehead, (long-) suffering, nose, nostril, snout, × worthy, wrath.
STRONGS H639: Abbreviations
I. אַף 277 noun masculineGenesis 30:2 nostril, nose, face, anger (Assyrian appu, face Floodiii. 27, 29 compare Hpt KAT2Gloss, Arabic أَنْفً, Ethiopic አንፍ፡ nose; Aramaic aePAf  , אֲנְפִּין face) — absolute Psalm 78:21 +; construct Genesis 27:45 +; suffix אַפּי Exodus 22:23 +, etc.; du אַפַּים Proverbs 14:17 +; אַפָּיו Genesis 2:7 + etc.; — In Hexateuch J E (Joshua 7:1 P? Joshua 23:16 D?).
1. nostril, as organ of breathing Genesis 2:7; Genesis 7:22; Job 27:3 compare Numbers 11:20; 2 Samuel 22:9 = Psalm 18:9 compare Isaiah 65:5; Isaiah 2:22; Lamentations 4:20; Ezekiel 38:18 (strike out Co) Amos 4:10; אַפֶּיךָ רוּחַ (of י׳) i.e. wind Exodus 15:8; compare אַפּוֹ רוּחַ נִשְׁמַת 2 Samuel 22:16 = Psalm 18:16 (see also below 3); nose singular Cant 7:5, 9; Ezekiel 8:17; Ezekiel 23:25; Proverbs 30:33 (where play upon different meaning of אַף & אפַּיִם):
(a) as organ of smelling Deuteronomy 33:10; Psalm 115:6;
(b) as place of ring for ornament Genesis 24:47; Isaiah 3:21; Ezekiel 16:12;
(c) as place of ring or hook for captive 2 Kings 19:28 = Isaiah 37:29; for beasts, e.g. swine Proverbs 11:22; hippopotamus Job 40:24; crocodile Job 40:26 [Job 41:2].
2. Du face (especially in phrase אַרְצָה אַפַּיִם) Genesis 19:1; Genesis 42:6; Genesis 48:12; Numbers 22:31; 1 Samuel 20:41; 1 Samuel 24:9; 1 Samuel 25:41; 1 Samuel 28:14; 2 Samuel 14:4, 33; 2 Samuel 18:28; 2 Samuel 24:20; 1 Kings 1:23, 31; Isaiah 49:23; 1 Chronicles 21:21; 2 Chronicles 7:3; 20:18; Nehemiah 8:6 also Genesis 3:19;אַפּוֹ גֹּבַהּ pride of his countenance Psalm 10:4; לְאַפֵּי before, local sense (compare לִפְנֵי) 1 Samuel 25:23; אַפָּ֑יִם 1 Samuel 1:5 read אֶפֶס Greek Version of the LXX We Dr (which see).
3. mostly anger, human Genesis 27:45; Genesis 49:6, 7 + (45 times); oftener divine Exodus 32:12; Deuteronomy 9:19; 2 Kings 24:20 + (177 times); often subject חָרָה (וַיִּ֫חַר etc.) his anger was kindled Genesis 30:2; Genesis 39:19; Exodus 4:14; Exodus 22:23; Exodus 32:10, 11 +; in various combinations, especially חֲרוֺן אַף fierceness of anger Exodus 32:12; Numbers 25:4; Numbers 32:14 +; compare חֳרִי־אָף 1 Samuel 20:34; בַּעַל־אַף Proverbs 22:24 one given to anger, etc.; אַפַּיִם אֶרֶךְ slow to anger Exodus 34:6; Numbers 14:18; Nehemiah 9:17 + 7 times of God; Proverbs 14:29; Proverbs 15:18; Proverbs 16:32; Proverbs 25:15 of man.

See related Aramaic BDB entry H600.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


2:7; 2:7; 3:19; 7:22; 19:1; 24:47; 27:45; 27:45; 30:2; 30:2; 39:19; 42:6; 48:12; 49:6; 49:7


4:14; 15:8; 22:23; 22:23; 32:10; 32:11; 32:12; 32:12; 34:6


11:20; 14:18; 22:31; 25:4; 32:14


9:19; 33:10


7:1; 23:16

1 Samuel

1:5; 20:34; 20:41; 24:9; 25:23; 25:41; 28:14

2 Samuel

14:4; 14:33; 18:28; 22:9; 22:16; 24:20

1 Kings

1:23; 1:31

2 Kings

19:28; 24:20

1 Chronicles


2 Chronicles

7:3; 20:18


8:6; 9:17


27:3; 40:24; 41:2


10:4; 18:9; 18:16; 78:21; 115:6


11:22; 14:17; 14:29; 15:18; 16:32; 22:24; 25:15; 30:33

Song of Songs

7:5; 7:9


2:22; 3:21; 37:29; 49:23; 65:5




8:17; 16:12; 23:25; 38:18



Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H639 matches the Hebrew אַף ('ap̄),
which occurs 276 times in 269 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 6 (Gen 2:7–Deu 32:22)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:7 - Then Yahweh God formed man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils H639 the breath of life; and so the man became a living [fn]being.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:19 -

By the sweat of your [fn]face H639

You will eat bread,

Till you return to the ground,

Because from it you were taken;

For you are dust,

And to dust you shall return.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:22 - All in whose nostrils H639 was the breath of the spirit of life—of all that was on the dry land—died.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:1 -

Then the two angels came to Sodom in the evening as Lot was sitting in the gate of Sodom. Lot saw them and rose to meet them and [fn]bowed down with his [fn]face H639 to the ground.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:47 - “Then I asked her and said, ‘Whose daughter are you?’ And she said, ‘The daughter of Bethuel, Nahor’s son, whom Milcah bore to him’; and I put the ring on her nose H639 and the bracelets on her [fn]wrists.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:45 - until your brother’s anger H639 [fn]against you subsides and he forgets what you did to him. Then I will send and get you from there. Why should I be bereaved of you both in one day?”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:2 - Then Jacob’s anger H639 burned against Rachel, and he said, “Am I in the place of God, who has withheld from you the fruit of the womb?”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 39:19 -

Now it happened that when his master heard the words of his wife, which she spoke to him, saying, “[fn]This is what your slave did to me,” his anger H639 burned.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:6 -

Now Joseph was the one in power over the land; he was the one who sold to all the people of the land. And Joseph’s brothers came and bowed down to him with their [fn]faces H639 to the ground.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:18 -

Then Judah came near to him and said, “O my lord, may your servant please speak a word in my lord’s ears, and [fn]do not be angry H639 with your servant; for you are equal to Pharaoh.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 48:12 - Then Joseph [fn]took them from his knees and bowed with his face H639 to the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:6 -

“Let my soul not enter into their council;

Let not my glory be united with their assembly;

Because in their anger H639 they killed [fn]men,

And in their self-will they hamstrung [fn]oxen.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:7 -

“Cursed be their anger H639, for it is strong;

And their wrath, for it is cruel.

I will divide them amongst Jacob,

And scatter them in Israel.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:14 - Then the anger H639 of Yahweh burned against Moses, and He said, “Is there not your brother Aaron the Levite? I know that [fn]he can certainly speak. And moreover, behold, he is coming out to meet you. And he will see you and be glad in his heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 11:8 - “Then all these your servants will come down to me and bow themselves [fn]before me, saying, ‘Go out, you and all the people who [fn]follow you,’ and after that I will go out.” And he went out from Pharaoh in hot anger H639.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:8 -

“And at the blast of Your nostrils H639 the waters were piled up,

The flowing waters stood up like a heap;

The deeps were congealed in the heart of the sea.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:24 - and My anger H639 will burn, and I will kill you with the sword, and your wives shall become widows and your children fatherless.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:10 - “Now then let Me alone, that My anger H639 may burn against them and that I may consume them; and I will make you a great nation.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:11 -

Then Moses entreated [fn]the favor of Yahweh his God and said, “O Yahweh, why does Your anger H639 burn against Your people whom You have brought out of the land of Egypt with great power and with a strong hand?

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:12 - “Why should the Egyptians speak, saying, ‘With evil intent He brought them out to kill them in the mountains and to consume them from the face of the earth’? Turn from Your burning anger H639 and relent concerning doing harm to Your people.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:19 -

Now it happened, as soon as [fn]Moses came near the camp, that he saw the calf and the dancing; and Moses’ anger H639 burned, and he threw the tablets from his hands and shattered them [fn]at the foot of the mountain.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:22 - And Aaron said, “Do not let the anger H639 of my lord burn; you know the people yourself, that they are [fn]prone to evil.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 34:6 - Then Yahweh passed by in front of him and called out, “Yahweh, Yahweh God, compassionate and gracious, slow to anger H639, and abounding in lovingkindness and [fn]truth;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:1 -

Now the people became like those who complain of calamity in the ears of Yahweh. And Yahweh heard it and His anger H639 was kindled, and the fire of Yahweh burned among them and consumed some of the outskirts of the camp.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:10 -

Now Moses heard the people weeping throughout their families, each man at the doorway of his tent; and the anger H639 of Yahweh was kindled greatly, and it was evil in the sight of Moses.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:20 - [fn]but a whole month, until it comes out of your nostrils H639 and becomes loathsome to you; because you have rejected Yahweh who is among you and have wept before Him, saying, “Why did we ever go out from Egypt?”’”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:33 - While the meat was still between their teeth, before it was chewed, the anger H639 of Yahweh was kindled against the people, and Yahweh struck the people with a very severe plague.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 12:9 -

So the anger H639 of Yahweh burned against them, and He went away.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 14:18 - ‘Yahweh is slow to anger H639 and abundant in lovingkindness, forgiving iniquity and transgression; but He will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children [fn]to the third and the fourth generations.’
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:22 - But God was angry H639 because he was going, so the angel of Yahweh took his stand in the way as an adversary against him. Now he was riding on his donkey, and his two young men were with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:27 - Then the donkey saw the angel of Yahweh and lay down under Balaam; so Balaam was angry H639 and struck the donkey with his stick.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:31 -

Then Yahweh opened the eyes of Balaam, and he saw the angel of Yahweh standing in the way with his drawn sword in his hand; and he bowed his head down [fn]and prostrated himself to the ground H639.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 24:10 -

Then Balak’s anger H639 burned against Balaam, and he struck his [fn]hands together; and Balak said to Balaam, “I called you to curse my enemies, but behold, you have blessed them repeatedly these three times!

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:3 - So Israel joined themselves to [fn]Baal of Peor, and the anger H639 of Yahweh burned against Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:4 - And Yahweh said to Moses, “Take all who are the heads of the people and execute them [fn]in broad daylight before Yahweh, so that the burning anger H639 of Yahweh may turn away from Israel.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 32:10 - “So Yahweh’s anger H639 burned in that day, and He swore an oath, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 32:13 - “So Yahweh’s anger H639 burned against Israel, and He made them wander in the wilderness forty years, until the entire generation of those who had done evil in the sight of Yahweh was brought to an end.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 32:14 - “Now behold, you have risen up in your fathers’ place, a brood of sinful men, to add still more to the burning anger H639 of Yahweh against Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 6:15 - for Yahweh your God in the midst of you is a jealous God—lest the anger H639 of Yahweh your God be kindled against you, and He destroy you from the face of the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 7:4 - “For [fn]they will turn your [fn]sons away from [fn]following Me, and they will serve other gods; then the anger H639 of Yahweh will be kindled against you, and He will quickly destroy you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 9:19 - “For I was afraid of the anger H639 and the wrath with which Yahweh was provoked against you in order to destroy you, but Yahweh listened to me that time also.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 11:17 - and the anger H639 of Yahweh will be kindled against you, and He will shut up the heavens so that there will be no rain and the ground will not yield its fruit; and you will perish quickly from the good land which Yahweh is giving you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 13:17 - “Now nothing from that which is devoted to destruction shall cling to your hand, in order that Yahweh may turn from His burning anger H639 and grant compassion to you and show compassion to you and make you multiply, just as He has sworn to your fathers,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:20 - “Yahweh shall not be willing to pardon him, but rather the anger H639 of Yahweh and His jealousy will [fn]burn against that man, and every curse which is written in this book will [fn]rest on him, and Yahweh will blot out his name from under heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:23 - ‘All its land is brimstone and salt, a burning waste, [fn]unsown and nothing sprouting, and no grass grows in it, like the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboiim, which Yahweh overthrew in His anger H639 and in His wrath.’
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:24 - “And all the nations will say, ‘Why has Yahweh done thus to this land? Why this great burning anger H639?’
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:27 - ‘Therefore, the anger H639 of Yahweh was kindled against that land, to bring upon it every curse which is written in this book;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:28 - and Yahweh uprooted them from their land in anger H639 and in fury and in great wrath, and He cast them into another land, as it is this day.’
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 31:17 - “Then My anger H639 will be kindled against them in that day, and I will forsake them and hide My face from them, and they will be consumed, and many evils and troubles will find them, so that they will say in that day, ‘Is it not because our God is not among us that these evils have found us?’
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:22 -

For a fire is kindled in My anger H639,

And it burns to the lowest part of Sheol,

And it consumes the earth with its produce,

And it sets on fire the foundations of the mountains.

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