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Lexicon :: Strong's H6475 - pāṣâ

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TWOT Reference: 1795

Strong’s Definitions

פָּצָה pâtsâh, paw-tsaw'; a primitive root; to rend, i.e. open (especially the mouth):—deliver, gape, open, rid, utter.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 15x

The KJV translates Strong's H6475 in the following manner: open (10x), rid (2x), gaped (1x), utter (1x), deliver (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 15x
The KJV translates Strong's H6475 in the following manner: open (10x), rid (2x), gaped (1x), utter (1x), deliver (1x).
  1. to part, open, separate, set free

    1. (Qal)

      1. to open (mouth), utter

      2. to snatch away, set free

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
פָּצָה pâtsâh, paw-tsaw'; a primitive root; to rend, i.e. open (especially the mouth):—deliver, gape, open, rid, utter.
STRONGS H6475: Abbreviations
† [פָּצָה] verb part, open (Arabic bdb082204 I, II. separate, remove; Aramaic פְּצָא especially set free, bdb082205 Pa. set free); —
Qal Perfect 3rd person feminine singular פָּֽצְתָה Genesis 4:11 +, 2nd person masculine singular פָּצִיתָ Judges 11:36, etc.; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יִפְצֶה Job 35:16; Imperative masculine singular פְּצֵה Ezekiel 2:8, suffix פְּצֵנִי Psalm 144:7; Psalm 144:11; Participle פֹּצֶה Isaiah 10:14, פּוֹ׳ Psalm 144:10; —
1. open mouth:
a. to swallow, figurative of ground, הָאֲדָמָה Genesis 4:11, (J), Numbers 16:30 (JE), הָאָרֶץ Deuteronomy 11:6; of enemies, + עַל person Lamentations 2:16; Lamentations 3:46; Psalm 22:14; literal Ezekiel 2:8.
b. to speak Judges 11:35, 36 (utter a vow, + אֶליֿ׳); Job 35:16; hence = utter, שְׁפָתַי פָּצוּ אֲשֶׁר Psalm 66:14; of bird chirping מֹּצֶה פֶה Isaiah 10:14 (in figurative).
2. snatch away, set free (Aramaic loan-word), only Psalm 144, + הִצִּיל with מִן Isaiah 10:7; Isaiah 10:11; פ׳ with מִן Isaiah 10:10.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


4:11; 4:11






11:35; 11:36; 11:36


35:16; 35:16


22:14; 66:14; 144; 144:7; 144:10; 144:11


10:7; 10:10; 10:11; 10:14; 10:14


2:16; 3:46


2:8; 2:8


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H6475 matches the Hebrew פָּצָה (pāṣâ),
which occurs 15 times in 15 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:11 - “Now you are cursed from the ground, which has opened H6475 its mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 16:30 - “But if the LORD [fn]brings about an entirely new thing and the ground opens H6475 its mouth and swallows them with everything that is theirs, and they descend alive into [fn]Sheol, then you will know that these men have been disrespectful to the LORD.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 11:6 - and what He did to Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, the son of Reuben, when the earth opened H6475 its mouth and swallowed them, their households, their tents, and every living thing that [fn]followed them, among all Israel
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 11:35 - So when he saw her, he tore his clothes and said, “Oh, my daughter! You have brought me disaster, and you are among those who trouble me; for I have [fn]given H6475 my word to the LORD, and I cannot take it back.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 11:36 - So she said to him, “My father, you have [fn]given H6475 your word to the LORD; do to me just as [fn]you have said, since the LORD has brought you vengeance on your enemies, the sons of Ammon.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 35:16 -

So Job opens H6475 his mouth with empty words;

He multiplies words without knowledge.”

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:13 -

They open H6475 their mouths wide H6475 at me,

As a ravening and roaring lion.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 66:14 -

Which my lips uttered H6475

And my mouth spoke when I was in distress.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 144:7 -

Reach out with Your hand from on high;

Rescue H6475 me and save me from great waters,

From the hand of foreigners

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 144:10 -

Who gives salvation to kings,

Who rescues H6475 His servant David from the evil sword.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 144:11 -

Rescue H6475 me and save me from the hand of foreigners,

Whose mouth speaks deceit

And whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:14 -

And my hand reached to the riches of the peoples like a nest,

And as one gathers abandoned eggs, I gathered all the earth;

And there was not one that flapped its wing, opened H6475 its beak, or chirped.”

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 2:16 -

All your enemies

Have opened H6475 their mouths wide H6475 against you;

They [fn]hiss and gnash their teeth.

They say, “We have engulfed her!

This certainly is the day which we awaited;

We have reached it, we have seen it!

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:46 -

All our enemies have opened H6475 their mouths against us.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 2:8 -

“Now you, son of man, listen to what I am speaking to you; do not be rebellious like that rebellious house. Open H6475 your mouth wide H6475 and eat what I am giving you.”

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