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Lexicon :: Strong's H645 - 'ēp̄ô

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Part of Speech
demonstrative particle
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 144

Variant Spellings

Variant spellings for this word: אפו (Strongs and Gesenius) אפוא (Strongs and Gesenius)

Strong’s Definitions

אֵפוֹ ʼêphôw, ay-fo'; or אֵפוֹא ʼêphôwʼ; from H6311; strictly a demonstrative particle, here; but used of time, now or then:—here, now, where?

KJV Translation Count — Total: 15x

The KJV translates Strong's H645 in the following manner: now (10x), where (4x), here (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 15x
The KJV translates Strong's H645 in the following manner: now (10x), where (4x), here (1x).
  1. then, now, so

    1. (who) then, (what) then (with interrog)

    2. then (with imperative - i.e. know then)

    3. if...then (with adv)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
אֵפוֹ ʼêphôw, ay-fo'; or אֵפוֹא ʼêphôwʼ; from H6311; strictly a demonstrative particle, here; but used of time, now or then:—here, now, where?
STRONGS H645: Abbreviations
אֵפוֺ (Job 17:15; 19:6, 23; 24:25), elsewhere אֵפוֺא (compare רִבּוֺ and רִבּוֺא), enclitic particle then (probably from פּוֹ, a particle with a demonstrative force, compare פּוֹ, פֹּה here, with א prefixed. In the Targums, פּוֹן is used somewhat similarly, e.g. Genesis 26:10; Numbers 11:29; Isaiah 1:9; Isaiah 48:18, 19), — used
1. in connection with interrogatory pronouns or adverbs (like ἄρα, ποτε tandem): מִי אֵפוֺא Genesis 27:3 who, then,... ? Genesis 27:37; וּלְכָה אֵפוֺא מָה אֶעֱשֶׂה and for thee, then, what shall I do, my son ? Exodus 33:16 וּבַמֶּה יִוָּדַע אֵפוֺא and wherein shall it be known, then...? אַיה אֵפוֺא where, then ? Judges 9:38; Isaiah 19:12; Job 17:15; Hosea 13:10 אֱהִי מַלְכְךָ אֵפוֺא Isaiah 22:1 מַהלָּֿח אֵפוֺא what is there to thee, pray...?
2. in a command or wish : 2 Kings 10:10 דְּעוּ אֵפוֺא ? know, then; (in apodosis) Proverbs 6:3; Job 19:6, 23 מִיּיִֿתֵּן אֵפוֺ וְיִכָּֽתְבוּן מִלָּי֑ would, then, that my words were written !
3. after אִם Genesis 43:11 אִםכֵּֿן אֵפוֺא זאֹת עֲשׂו if it be so, then, do this, Job 9:24 if not then, who is it ? Job 24:25.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


26:10; 27:3; 27:37; 43:11







2 Kings



9:24; 17:15; 17:15; 19:6; 19:6; 19:23; 19:23; 24:25; 24:25




1:9; 19:12; 22:1; 48:18; 48:19



Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H645 matches the Hebrew אֵפוֹ ('ēp̄ô),
which occurs 15 times in 15 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:33 - Then Isaac [fn]trembled violently, and said, “Who then H645 was he who hunted game and brought it to me, so that I ate from all of it before you came, and blessed him? Yes, and he shall be blessed.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:37 - But Isaac replied to Esau, “Behold, I have made him your master, and I have given to him all his relatives [fn]as servants; and with grain and new wine I have sustained him. What then H645 can I do for you, my son?”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:11 -

Then their father Israel said to them, “If it must be so, then H645 do this: take some of the best products of the land in your [fn]bags, and carry down to the man as a gift, a little balsam and a little honey, labdanum resin and [fn]myrrh, pistachio nuts and almonds.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 33:16 - “For how then H645 can it be known that I have found favor in Your sight, I and Your people? Is it not by Your going with us, so that we, I and Your people, may be distinguished from all the other people who are on the face of the [fn]earth?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:38 - Then Zebul said to him, “Where then H645 is your [fn]boasting with which you said, ‘Who is Abimelech that we should serve him?’ Is this not the people whom you rejected? Go out now and fight them!”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 10:10 - “Know then H645 that nothing of the word of the LORD, which the LORD spoke concerning the house of Ahab, shall [fn]fall to the earth, for the LORD has done what He spoke [fn]through His servant Elijah.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 9:24 -

“The earth is handed over to the wicked;

He covers the faces of its judges.

If it is not He, then H645 who is it?

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:15 -

Where then H645 is my hope?

And who looks at my hope?

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:6 -

Know then H645 that God has wronged me

And has surrounded me with His net.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:23 -

“Oh that my words were written!

Oh that they were recorded in a book!

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:25 -

“Now if it is not so H645, who can prove me a liar,

And make my speech worthless?”

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:3 -

Then H645 do this, my son, and save yourself:

Since you have come into the [fn]hand of your neighbor,

Go, humble yourself, and be urgent with your neighbor to free yourself.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 19:12 -

Well H645 then H645, where are your wise men?

Please let them tell you,

And let them [fn]understand what the LORD of armies

Has planned against Egypt.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 22:1 -

The pronouncement concerning the valley of vision:

What is the matter with you now H645, that you have all gone up to the housetops?

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 13:10 -

Where then H645 is your king,

That he might save you in all your cities;

And your judges, to whom you said,

“Give me a king and princes”?

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