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Lexicon :: Strong's H6491 - pāqaḥ

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Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root
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TWOT Reference: 1803

Strong’s Definitions

פָּקַח pâqach, paw-kakh'; a primitive root; to open (the senses, especially the eyes); figuratively, to be observant:—open.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 20x

The KJV translates Strong's H6491 in the following manner: open (20x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 20x
The KJV translates Strong's H6491 in the following manner: open (20x).
  1. to open (the eyes)

    1. (Qal)

      1. to open (the eyes)

      2. to open (the ears)

    2. (Niphal) to be opened

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
פָּקַח pâqach, paw-kakh'; a primitive root; to open (the senses, especially the eyes); figuratively, to be observant:—open.
STRONGS H6491: Abbreviations
פָּקַח verb open eyes and (once) ears (Late Hebrew id., open (and remove) rubbish heap, followed by עַל look to, attend to; Arabic bdb082403 blossom, II. open eyes; Jewish-Aramaic פְּקַח open eyes, etc.; Syriac bdb082404 blossom; —
Qal Perfect 3rd person masculine singular פ׳ Job 27:19; 2nd person masculine singular פָּקַחְתָּ Job 14:3; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular וַיִּפְקַח Genesis 21:19 +; 1st person singular אֶפְקַח Zechariah 12:4; Imperative masculine singular פְּקַח 2 Kings 6:17 +, so Daniel 9:18 Qr (Kt פקחה); Infinitive absolute פְּקַח Isaiah 42:20; construct לִפְקֹחַ Isaiah 42:7; Participle active פֹּקֵחַ Psalm 146:8; passive feminine plural פְּקֻחוֹת Jeremiah 32:19; —
1. open eyes:
b. eyes of others Genesis 21:19; 2 Kings 6:17 (twice in verse); 2 Kings 6:20 (twice in verse); Isaiah 42:7; Psalm 146:8; — for details see עַיִן 1j.
2. open ears = hear Isaiah 42:20 (without understanding; figurative of Israel).
Niph. Perfect 3rd person plural consecutive וְנִפְקְחוּ Genesis 3:5; Imperfect 3rd person feminine plural תִּפָּקַחְנָה Isaiah 35:5, וַתּ׳ Genesis 3:7; — be opened, of eyes; figurative, so as to know good and evil Genesis 3:5, 7; opposed to blindness (figurative) Isaiah 35:5.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


3:5; 3:5; 3:7; 3:7; 21:19; 21:19

2 Kings

4:35; 6:17; 6:17; 6:20; 19:16


14:3; 14:3; 27:19; 27:19


146:8; 146:8




35:5; 35:5; 37:17; 42:7; 42:7; 42:20; 42:20


32:19; 32:19


9:18; 9:18


12:4; 12:4


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H6491 matches the Hebrew פָּקַח (pāqaḥ),
which occurs 21 times in 18 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:5 - For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, H6491 and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:7 - And the eyes of them both were opened, H6491 and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:19 - And God opened H6491 her eyes, and she saw a well of water; and she went, and filled the bottle with water, and gave the lad drink.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 4:35 - Then he returned, and walked in the house to and fro; and went up, and stretched himself upon him: and the child sneezed seven times, and the child opened H6491 his eyes.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 6:17 - And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray thee, open H6491 his eyes, that he may see. And the LORD opened H6491 the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 6:20 - And it came to pass, when they were come into Samaria, that Elisha said, LORD, open H6491 the eyes of these men, that they may see. And the LORD opened H6491 their eyes, and they saw; and, behold, they were in the midst of Samaria.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 19:16 - LORD, bow down thine ear, and hear: open, H6491 LORD, thine eyes, and see: and hear the words of Sennacherib, which hath sent him to reproach the living God.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:3 - And dost thou open H6491 thine eyes upon such an one, and bringest me into judgment with thee?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:19 - The rich man shall lie down, but he shall not be gathered: he openeth H6491 his eyes, and he is not.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 146:8 - The LORD openeth H6491 the eyes of the blind: the LORD raiseth them that are bowed down: the LORD loveth the righteous:
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:13 - Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty; open H6491 thine eyes, and thou shalt be satisfied with bread.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 35:5 - Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, H6491 and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 37:17 - Incline thine ear, O LORD, and hear; open H6491 thine eyes, O LORD, and see: and hear all the words of Sennacherib, which hath sent to reproach the living God.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:7 - To open H6491 the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:20 - Seeing many things, but thou observest not; opening H6491 the ears, but he heareth not.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:19 - Great in counsel, and mighty in work: for thine eyes are open H6491 upon all the ways of the sons of men: to give every one according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings:
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 9:18 - O my God, incline thine ear, and hear; open H6491 thine eyes, and behold our desolations, and the city which is called by thy name: for we do not present our supplications before thee for our righteousnesses, but for thy great mercies.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 12:4 - In that day, saith the LORD, I will smite every horse with astonishment, and his rider with madness: and I will open H6491 mine eyes upon the house of Judah, and will smite every horse of the people with blindness.
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