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Lexicon :: Strong's H657 - 'ep̄es

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masculine noun
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TWOT Reference: 147a

Strong’s Definitions

אֶפֶס ʼepheç, eh'-fes; from H656; (sometimes like H6466) cessation, i.e. an end (especially of the earth); often used adverb, no further; also the ankle (in the dual), as being the extremity of the leg or foot:—ankle, but (only), end, howbeit, less than nothing, nevertheless (where), no, none (beside), not (any, -withstanding), thing of nought, save(-ing), there, uttermost part, want, without (cause).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 43x

The KJV translates Strong's H657 in the following manner: ends (13x), no (4x), none (3x), not (3x), nothing (2x), without (2x), else (2x), beside (1x), but (1x), cause (1x), howbeit (1x), miscellaneous (10x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 43x
The KJV translates Strong's H657 in the following manner: ends (13x), no (4x), none (3x), not (3x), nothing (2x), without (2x), else (2x), beside (1x), but (1x), cause (1x), howbeit (1x), miscellaneous (10x).
  1. ceasing, end, finality

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
אֶפֶס ʼepheç, eh'-fes; from H656; (sometimes like H6466) cessation, i.e. an end (especially of the earth); often used adverb, no further; also the ankle (in the dual), as being the extremity of the leg or foot:—ankle, but (only), end, howbeit, less than nothing, nevertheless (where), no, none (beside), not (any, -withstanding), thing of nought, save(-ing), there, uttermost part, want, without (cause).
STRONGS H657: Abbreviations
אָ֑פֶס אֶ֫פֶס noun masculine properly ceasing, hence
1. end, extremity, only in the poetic phrase אַפְסֵי אֶרֶץ (Psalm 59:14 הארץ א׳) ends, extreme limits, of the earth, used especially hyperbolically: Deuteronomy 33:17; 1 Samuel 2:10; Micah 5:3; Jeremiah 16:19; Psalm 2:8; Psalm 59:14; Psalm 72:8 (= Zechariah 9:10); + כָּל־ Isaiah 45:22; Isaiah 52:10b (= Psalm 98:3b) Psalm 22:28; Psalm 67:8; Proverbs 30:4.
2. Expressing non-existence:
a. as substantive. (mostly a rare poetic synonym of אַיִן): Isaiah 34:12 and all his princes יִהְיוּ אָ֑פֶס shall become nought, (Isaiah 41:29, 12 יִהְיוּ כְאַיִן וּכְאֶפֶס; Isaiah 40:17 מֵאֶפֶס וָתֹהוּ (|| כְּאַיִן) as made of nought and worthlessness are they accounted by him, [H659 Isaiah 41:24] (read פָּעָלְכָם מֵאָ֑פֶס, || מֵאַיִן see אֶפַע); Isaiah 52:4 and Asshur oppressed him בְּאֶפֶס for nought.
b. as particle of negation, prop. cessation of...! (compare ⬩⬩⬩אֵין nought of...), very rare in prose (2 Samuel 9:3), chiefly a poetic synonym of ׃אֵין Isaiah 5:8 עַד אֶפֶס מָקוֺם till there is an end of place = till there is no place (compare עַָד אֵין Psalm 40:13), Amos 6:10 (compare אָֽיִן Judges 4:20), Deuteronomy 32:36 (hence, in prose, 2 Kings 14:26), Isaiah 45:6 (compare אָין Isaiah 43:11) Isaiah 43:14; Isaiah 46:9; Isaiah 54:15; אֲנִי וְאַפְסִי עוֺד Zephaniah 2:15; Isaiah 47:8, 10 is probably to be rendered, 'I am, and there is none besides (so Ges Ew Di etc.), the י being 'paragogic' as in זוּלָתי etc. (Ges§ 90, 3 a Ew§ 211 b), compare וְאֵין עוֺד Isaiah 45:5, 6, 18, 21; but according to De the י is suffix of 1st person singular 'I am, and I am nought besides' (i.e. and I am nought besides my all-sufficient self). — בְּאֶפֶס (like בְּאֵין, which see) without: Proverbs 14:28; Proverbs 26:20; Job 7:6; Daniel 8:25.
c. as adverb of limitation:
(a) only: Numbers 22:35 (compare אַח Numbers 22:20) Numbers 23:13.
(b) אֶפֶס כִּי save that, howbeit (qualifying a preceding statement): Numbers 13:28; Deuteronomy 1:5; Judges 4:9; Amos 9:8 (+ 1 Samuel 1:5 Greek Version of the LXX We Sta Dr). So אֶפֶס alone 2 Samuel 12:14 (the following כִּי signifying because).

† [אֹ֫פֶס] noun [masculine] only in the dual אָפְסָ֑ים (not א׳; see Baer), literally the two extremities, i.e. either the soles of the feet (so AW Ges; compare Aramaic פִּיסְּתָא, aXtsfp, or the ankles (so Syriac Version Targum Vulgate, & most): only Ezekiel 47:2 מֵי א׳ water of (i.e. reaching to) the soles (or ankles); compare Ezekiel 47:4 מֵי מָתְנָ֑יִם water reaching to the loins.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


13:28; 22:20; 22:35; 23:13


1:5; 32:36; 33:17


4:9; 4:20

1 Samuel

1:5; 2:10

2 Samuel

9:3; 12:14

2 Kings





2:8; 22:28; 40:13; 59:14; 59:14; 72:8; 98:3


14:28; 26:20; 30:4


5:8; 34:12; 40:17; 41:12; 41:29; 43:11; 43:14; 45:5; 45:6; 45:6; 45:18; 45:21; 45:22; 46:9; 47:8; 47:10; 52:4; 52:10; 54:15




47:2; 47:4




6:10; 9:8







Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H657 matches the Hebrew אֶפֶס ('ep̄es),
which occurs 44 times in 43 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 13:28 - Nevertheless H657 the people be strong that dwell in the land, and the cities are walled, and very great: and moreover we saw the children of Anak there.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:35 - And the angel of the LORD said unto Balaam, Go with the men: but only H657 the word that I shall speak unto thee, that thou shalt speak. So Balaam went with the princes of Balak.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 23:13 - And Balak said unto him, Come, I pray thee, with me unto another place, from whence thou mayest see them: thou shalt see but H657 the utmost part of them, and shalt not see them all: and curse me them from thence.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:4 - Save H657 when there shall be no poor among you; for the LORD shall greatly bless thee in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance to possess it:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:36 - For the LORD shall judge his people, and repent himself for his servants, when he seeth that their power is gone, and there is none H657 shut up, or left.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:17 - His glory is like the firstling of his bullock, and his horns are like the horns of unicorns: with them he shall push the people together to the ends H657 of the earth: and they are the ten thousands of Ephraim, and they are the thousands of Manasseh.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 4:9 - And she said, I will surely go with thee: notwithstanding H657 the journey that thou takest shall not be for thine honour; for the LORD shall sell Sisera into the hand of a woman. And Deborah arose, and went with Barak to Kedesh.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:10 - The adversaries of the LORD shall be broken to pieces; out of heaven shall he thunder upon them: the LORD shall judge the ends H657 of the earth; and he shall give strength unto his king, and exalt the horn of his anointed.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 9:3 - And the king said, Is there not H657 yet any of the house of Saul, that I may shew the kindness of God unto him? And Ziba said unto the king, Jonathan hath yet a son, which is lame on his feet.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 12:14 - Howbeit, H657 because by this deed thou hast given great occasion to the enemies of the LORD to blaspheme, the child also that is born unto thee shall surely die.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 14:26 - For the LORD saw the affliction of Israel, that it was very bitter: for there was not H657 any shut up, nor any left, nor any helper for Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:6 - My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle, and are spent without H657 hope.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 2:8 - Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts H657 of the earth for thy possession.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:27 - All the ends H657 of the world shall remember and turn unto the LORD: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 59:13 - Consume them in wrath, consume them, that they may not be: and let them know that God ruleth in Jacob unto the ends H657 of the earth. Selah.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 67:7 - God shall bless us; and all the ends H657 of the earth shall fear him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:8 - He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends H657 of the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 98:3 - He hath remembered his mercy and his truth toward the house of Israel: all the ends H657 of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:28 - In the multitude of people is the king's honour: but in the want H657 of people is the destruction of the prince.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:20 - Where no H657 wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 30:4 - Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? who hath gathered the wind in his fists? who hath bound the waters in a garment? who hath established all the ends H657 of the earth? what is his name, and what is his son's name, if thou canst tell?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:8 - Woe unto them that join house to house, that lay field to field, till there be no H657 place, that they may be placed alone in the midst of the earth!
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 34:12 - They shall call the nobles thereof to the kingdom, but none shall be there, and all her princes shall be nothing. H657
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 40:17 - All nations before him are as nothing; and they are counted to him less than nothing, H657 and vanity.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 41:12 - Thou shalt seek them, and shalt not find them, even them that contended with thee: they that war against thee shall be as nothing, and as a thing of nought. H657
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 41:29 - Behold, they are all vanity; their works are nothing: H657 their molten images are wind and confusion.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 45:6 - That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none H657 beside me. I am the LORD, and there is none else.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 45:14 - Thus saith the LORD, The labour of Egypt, and merchandise of Ethiopia and of the Sabeans, men of stature, shall come over unto thee, and they shall be thine: they shall come after thee; in chains they shall come over, and they shall fall down unto thee, they shall make supplication unto thee, saying, Surely God is in thee; and there is none else, there is no H657 God.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 45:22 - Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends H657 of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 46:9 - Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none H657 like me,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 47:8 - Therefore hear now this, thou that art given to pleasures, that dwellest carelessly, that sayest in thine heart, I am, and none else H657 beside me; I shall not sit as a widow, neither shall I know the loss of children:
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 47:10 - For thou hast trusted in thy wickedness: thou hast said, None seeth me. Thy wisdom and thy knowledge, it hath perverted thee; and thou hast said in thine heart, I am, and none else H657 beside me.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 52:4 - For thus saith the Lord GOD, My people went down aforetime into Egypt to sojourn there; and the Assyrian oppressed them without cause. H657
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 52:10 - The LORD hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends H657 of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 54:15 - Behold, they shall surely gather together, but not H657 by me: whosoever shall gather together against thee shall fall for thy sake.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 16:19 - O LORD, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles shall come unto thee from the ends H657 of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 47:3 - And when the man that had the line in his hand went forth eastward, he measured a thousand cubits, and he brought me through the waters; the waters were to the ankles. H657
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 8:25 - And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without H657 hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 6:10 - And a man's uncle shall take him up, and he that burneth him, to bring out the bones out of the house, and shall say unto him that is by the sides of the house, Is there yet any with thee? and he shall say, No. H657 Then shall he say, Hold thy tongue: for we may not make mention of the name of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 9:8 - Behold, the eyes of the Lord GOD are upon the sinful kingdom, and I will destroy it from off the face of the earth; saving H657 that I will not utterly destroy the house of Jacob, saith the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 5:4 - And he shall stand and feed in the strength of the LORD, in the majesty of the name of the LORD his God; and they shall abide: for now shall he be great unto the ends H657 of the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxZep 2:15 - This is the rejoicing city that dwelt carelessly, that said in her heart, I am, and there is none beside H657 me: how is she become a desolation, a place for beasts to lie down in! every one that passeth by her shall hiss, and wag his hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 9:10 - And I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim, and the horse from Jerusalem, and the battle bow shall be cut off: and he shall speak peace unto the heathen: and his dominion shall be from sea even to sea, and from the river even to the ends H657 of the earth.
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