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Lexicon :: Strong's H6491 - pāqaḥ

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Part of Speech
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 knows that on the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened H6491, and you will [fn]become like God, knowing good and evil.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:7 - Then the eyes of both of them were opened H6491, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves waist coverings.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:19 - Then God opened H6491 her eyes, and she saw a well of water; and she went and filled the [fn]skin with water and gave the boy a drink.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 4:35 - Then he returned and walked in the house back and forth once, and went up and bent down on him; and the boy sneezed seven times, then the boy opened H6491 his eyes.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 6:17 - Then Elisha prayed and said, “LORD, please, open H6491 his eyes so that he may see.” And the LORD opened H6491 the servant’s eyes, and he saw; and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 6:20 - When they had come into Samaria, Elisha said, “LORD, open H6491 the eyes of these men, so that they may see.” So the LORD opened H6491 their eyes, and they saw; and behold, they were in the midst of Samaria.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 19:16 - “Incline Your ear, LORD, and hear; open H6491 Your eyes, LORD, and see; and listen to the words of Sennacherib, which he has sent to taunt the living God.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:3 - “You also open H6491 Your eyes on him
And bring [fn]him into judgment with Yourself.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:19 - “He lies down rich, but never [fn]again;
He opens H6491 his eyes, and it no longer exists.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 146:8 - The LORD opens H6491 the eyes of those who are blind;
The LORD raises up those who are bowed down;
The LORD loves the righteous.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:13 - Do not love sleep, or you will become poor;
Open H6491 your eyes, and you will be satisfied with [fn]food.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 35:5 - Then the eyes of those who are blind will be opened H6491,
And the ears of those who are deaf will be unstopped.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 37:17 - “Incline Your ear, LORD, and hear; open H6491 Your eyes, LORD, and see; and listen to all the words of Sennacherib, who sent them to taunt the living God.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:7 - To open H6491 blind eyes,
To bring out prisoners from the dungeon
And those who dwell in darkness from the prison.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:20 - You have seen many things, but you do not retain them;
Your ears are open H6491, but no one hears.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:19 - great in counsel and mighty in deed, whose eyes are open H6491 to all the ways of the sons of mankind, giving to everyone according to his ways and according to the fruit of his deeds;
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 9:18 - “My God, incline Your ear and hear! Open H6491 Your eyes and see our desolations and the city which is called by Your name; for we are not [fn]presenting our pleas before You based on [fn]any merits of our own, but based on Your great compassion.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 12:4 - “On that day,” declares the LORD, “I will strike every horse with confusion and its rider with insanity. But I will [fn]watch H6491 over the house of Judah, while I strike every horse of the peoples with blindness.
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