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Lexicon :: Strong's H6509 - pārâ

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TWOT Reference: 1809

Strong’s Definitions

פָּרָה pârâh, paw-raw'; a primitive root; to bear fruit (literally or figuratively):—bear, bring forth (fruit), (be, cause to be, make) fruitful, grow, increase.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 29x

The KJV translates Strong's H6509 in the following manner: fruitful (19x), increased (3x), grow (2x), beareth (1x), forth (1x), bring fruit (1x), make fruitful (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 29x
The KJV translates Strong's H6509 in the following manner: fruitful (19x), increased (3x), grow (2x), beareth (1x), forth (1x), bring fruit (1x), make fruitful (1x).
  1. to bear fruit, be fruitful, branch off

    1. (Qal) to bear fruit, be fruitful

    2. (Hiphil)

      1. to cause to bear fruit

      2. to make fruitful

      3. to show fruitfulness, bear fruit

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
פָּרָה pârâh, paw-raw'; a primitive root; to bear fruit (literally or figuratively):—bear, bring forth (fruit), (be, cause to be, make) fruitful, grow, increase.
STRONGS H6509: Abbreviations
† [פָּרָה] verb bear fruit, be fruitful (Late Hebrew = Biblical Hebrew, 1, פְּרִי = Biblical Hebrew; Phoenician פר fruit; Ethiopic bdb082601, bdb082602 blossom, bear fruit; Assyrian pir'u, posterity; compare also Targum פֵּירָא Syriac bdb082603 fruit, and BaZMG xii (1887), 604): —
Qal Perfect 3rd person plural פָּרוּ Exodus 1:7; 1st person plural consecutive וּפָרִינוּ Genesis 26:22, etc.; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יִפְרֶה Isaiah 11:1, etc.; Imperative masculine singular פְּרֵה Genesis 35:11, masculine plural פְּרוּ Genesis 1:22 +; Participle active פֹּרֶה Deuteronomy 29:17, feminine פֹּרִיָּה Ezekiel 19:10; Isaiah 17:6, פּרָת (Ges§ 80 g; for *פֹּרַיַת LagBN 81) Genesis 49:22 (twice in verse); —
1. of men and animals, Exodus 23:30 (E) Genesis 26:22 (J); especially + רבה Jeremiah 3:16; Jeremiah 23:3; Ezekiel 36:11; Genesis 35:11; Genesis 47:27 (P), and שָׁרַץ (P) Genesis 8:17; Genesis 9:7; Exodus 1:7, וגו׳ וּמִלְאוּ וּרְבוּ פְּרוּ Genesis 1:22, 28; Genesis 9:1.
2. of vine, פֹּרִיָּה גֶּפֶן Isaiah 32:12 fruitful vine, so Psalm 128:3 (simile of wife); compare (in figurative of Israel) Ezekiel 19:10; in Messianic prediction Isaiah 11:1 a shoot from his [Jesse's] roots shall bear fruit; with accusative ראֹשׁ שֹׁרֶשׁ פ׳ figurative, Deuteronomy 29:17 a root bearing gall (as its fruit); יִפְרוּ יֶשַׁע Isaiah 45:8 is dubious, read perhaps 3rd person feminine singular תֵּפֶר let earth be fruitful in salvation (Oort and others); Participle feminine, as substantive, הַפֹּרִיָּה the fruit-bearer, poetic for tree, Isaiah 17:6 (compare [סָעִיף] 2); so פֹּרָת בֵּן Genesis 49:22 (twice in verse) Joseph is son of a fruit-bearer, i.e. a fruitful bough.
Hiph. 1. cause to bear fruit. 2. make fruitful, subject י׳ with accusative of man or people:
1. Perfect 3rd person masculine singular suffix הִפְרַנִי Genesis 41:52 (E).
2. in P, וְהִפְרֵתִ֫י Genesis 17:6, 20 (רֵיתֵ֫י-), + הִרְבָּה Leviticus 26:9 (H); Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular jussive יַפְרְךָ וְיַרְבְּךָ Genesis 28:3, וַיֶּפֶר Psalm 105:24; Participle הִנְנִי מַפְרְךָ וְהִרְבִּיתִךָ Genesis 48:4.
3. shew fruitfullness, bear fruit (Ges§ 53 c, d, g): Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יַפְרִיא [H6500 Hosea 13:15] (as if from פרא).

פֹּרָת Genesis 49:22 see [פָּרָה] above.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


1:22; 1:22; 1:28; 8:17; 9:1; 9:7; 17:6; 17:20; 26:22; 26:22; 28:3; 35:11; 35:11; 41:52; 47:27; 48:4; 49:22; 49:22; 49:22


1:7; 1:7; 23:30




29:17; 29:17


105:24; 128:3


11:1; 11:1; 17:6; 17:6; 32:12; 45:8


3:16; 23:3


19:10; 19:10; 36:11

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H6509 matches the Hebrew פָּרָה (pārâ),
which occurs 29 times in 28 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:22 - Then God blessed them, saying, “Be H6509 fruitful H6509 and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let the birds multiply on the earth.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:28 - God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be H6509 fruitful H6509 and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the [fn]sky and over every living thing that creeps on the earth.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 8:17 - “Bring out with you every living thing of all flesh that is with you, birds and animals and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth, that they may swarm on the earth, and that they may be H6509 fruitful H6509 and multiply on the earth.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:1 -

And God blessed Noah and his sons and said to them, “Be H6509 fruitful H6509 and multiply, and fill the earth.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:7 -

“As for you, be H6509 fruitful H6509 and multiply;

[fn]Swarm on the earth and multiply in it.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:6 -

“And I will make H6509 you exceedingly fruitful H6509, and I will make nations of you, and kings will go forth from you.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:20 - “As for Ishmael, I have heard you; behold, I will bless him and will make H6509 him fruitful H6509 and will multiply him exceedingly. He shall [fn]become the father of twelve princes, and I will make him a great nation.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:22 - Then he moved away from there and dug another well, and they did not contend over it; so he named it [fn]Rehoboth, and he said, “[fn]At last Yahweh has made [fn]room for us, and we will be H6509 fruitful H6509 in the land.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 28:3 - “May [fn]God Almighty bless you and make H6509 you fruitful H6509 and multiply you, that you may become an assembly of peoples.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:11 - God also said to him,

“I am [fn]God Almighty;

Be H6509 fruitful H6509 and multiply;

A nation and an assembly of nations shall [fn]come from you,

And kings shall [fn]come forth from your loins.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:52 - And he named the second [fn]Ephraim, “For,” he said, “God has made H6509 me fruitful H6509 in the land of my affliction.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:27 -

Now Israel [fn]lived in the land of Egypt, [fn]in Goshen, and they took possession of property in it and were H6509 fruitful H6509 and became very numerous.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 48:4 - and He said to me, ‘Behold, I will make H6509 you fruitful H6509 and multiply, and I will make you an assembly of peoples, and I will give this land to your seed after you for an everlasting possession.’
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:22 -

“Joseph is a fruitful H6509 [fn]bough,

A fruitful H6509 [fn]bough by a spring;

Its [fn]branches run over a wall.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 1:7 - But the sons of Israel were H6509 fruitful H6509 and [fn]increased and multiplied and became exceedingly [fn]mighty, so that the land was filled with them.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:30 - “I will drive them out before you little by little, until you become H6509 fruitful H6509 and take the land as an inheritance.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:9 - ‘So I will turn toward you and make H6509 you fruitful H6509 and multiply you, and I will confirm My covenant with you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:18 - lest there be among you a man or woman, or family or tribe, whose heart turns away today from Yahweh our God, to go to serve the gods of those nations; lest there be among you a root bearing H6509 poisonous fruit H6509 and wormwood.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 105:24 -

And He caused His people to be H6509 very fruitful H6509,

And He caused them to be stronger than their adversaries.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 128:3 -

Your wife shall be like a fruitful H6509 vine

In the innermost parts of your house,

Your children like olive plants

All around your table.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 11:1 -

Then a shoot will spring from the stem of Jesse,

And a branch from his roots will bear H6509 fruit H6509.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 17:6 -

Yet gleanings will remain in it like the [fn]shaking of an olive tree,

Two or three olives on the topmost branch,

Four or five on the twigs of a fruitful H6509 tree H6509,

Declares Yahweh, the God of Israel.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 32:12 -

Beat your breasts for the desirable fields, for the fruitful H6509 vine,

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 45:8 -

“Drip down, O heavens, from above,

And let the skies pour down righteousness;

Let the earth open up and salvation bear H6509 fruit H6509,

And righteousness [fn]spring up with it.

I, Yahweh, have created it.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 3:16 - “It shall be in those days when you are H6509 multiplied and fruitful H6509 in the land,” declares Yahweh, “they will no longer say, ‘The ark of the covenant of Yahweh.’ And it will not come upon the heart, nor will they remember it, nor will they miss it, nor will it be made again.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 23:3 - “Then I Myself will gather the remnant of My flock out of all the land where I have banished them and cause them to return to their pasture, and they will be H6509 fruitful H6509 and multiply.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 19:10 -

‘Your mother was like a vine in your [fn]vineyard,

Planted by the waters;

It was fruitful H6509 and full of branches

Because of abundant waters.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 36:11 - ‘I will multiply on you man and beast; and they will multiply and be fruitful H6509; and I will cause you to be inhabited as you were formerly and will [fn]treat you better than at the first. Thus you will know that I am Yahweh.
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