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Lexicon :: Strong's H657 - 'ep̄es

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Part of Speech
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 who live in the land are strong, and the cities are fortified and very large; and moreover, we saw the [fn]descendants of Anak there.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:35 - But the angel of the LORD said to Balaam, “Go with the men, but you shall speak only H657 the word which I [fn]tell you.” So Balaam went along with the leaders of Balak.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 23:13 - Then Balak said to him, “Please come with me to another place from where you may see them, although you will only H657 see the extreme end of them and will not see all of them; and curse them for me from there.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:4 - “However, H657 there will be no poor among you, since the LORD will surely bless you in the land which the LORD your God is giving you as an inheritance to possess,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:36 - “For the LORD will vindicate His people,
And will have compassion on His servants,
When He sees that their [fn]strength is gone,
And there H657 is none H657 remaining, bond or free.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:17 - “As the firstborn of his ox, majesty is his,
And his horns are the horns of the wild ox;
With them he will push the peoples,
All [fn]at once, to the ends H657 of the earth.
And those are the ten thousands of Ephraim,
And those are the thousands of Manasseh.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 4:9 - She said, “I will surely go with you; nevertheless, H657 the honor shall not be yours on the journey that you are about to take, for the LORD will sell Sisera into the hands of a woman.” Then Deborah arose and went with Barak to Kedesh.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:10 - “Those who contend with the LORD will be shattered;
Against them He will thunder in the heavens,
The LORD will judge the ends H657 of the earth;
And He will give strength to His king,
And will exalt the [fn]horn of His anointed.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 9:3 - The king said, “Is there H657 not yet anyone of the house of Saul to whom I may show the kindness of God?” And Ziba said to the king, “There is still a son of Jonathan who is crippled in both feet.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 12:14 - “However, H657 because by this deed you have given occasion to the enemies of the LORD to blaspheme, the child also that is born to you shall surely die.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 14:26 - For the LORD saw the affliction of Israel, which was very bitter; for there was neither H657 bond nor H657 free, nor was there any helper for Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:6 - “My days are swifter than a weaver’s shuttle,
And come to an end without H657 hope.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 2:8 - ‘Ask of Me, and I will surely give the [fn]nations as Your inheritance,
And the very ends H657 of the earth as Your possession.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:27 - All the ends H657 of the earth will remember and turn to the LORD,
And all the families of the nations will worship before [fn]You.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 59:13 - [fn]Destroy them in wrath, [fn]destroy them that they may be no more;
That men may know that God [fn]rules in Jacob
To the ends H657 of the earth. Selah.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 67:7 - God blesses us,
[fn]That all the ends H657 of the earth may fear Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:8 - May he also rule from sea to sea
And from the River to the ends H657 of the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 98:3 - He has remembered His lovingkindness and His faithfulness to the house of Israel;
All the ends H657 of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:28 - In a multitude of people is a king’s glory,
But in the dearth H657 of people is a prince’s ruin.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:20 - For lack H657 of wood the fire goes out,
And where there is no whisperer, contention quiets down.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 30:4 - Who has ascended into heaven and descended?
Who has gathered the wind in His fists?
Who has wrapped the waters in [fn]His garment?
Who has established all the ends H657 of the earth?
What is His name or His son’s name?
Surely you know!
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:8 - Woe to those who add house to house and join field to field,
Until there is no H657 more H657 room,
So that you have to live alone in the midst of the land!
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 34:12 - Its nobles—there is no one there
Whom they may proclaim king
And all its princes will be nothing. H657
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 40:17 - All the nations are as nothing before Him,
They are regarded by Him as less H657 than nothing H657 and [fn]meaningless.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 41:12 - “You will seek those who quarrel with you, but will not find them,
Those who war with you will be as nothing and non-existent. H657
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 41:29 - “Behold, all of them are [fn]false;
Their works are worthless, H657
Their molten images are wind and emptiness.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 45:6 - That [fn]men may know from the rising to the setting of the sun
That there is no H657 one H657 besides Me.
I am the LORD, and there is no other,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 45:14 - Thus says the LORD,
“The [fn]products of Egypt and the merchandise of [fn]Cush
And the Sabeans, men of stature,
Will come over to you and will be yours;
They will walk behind you, they will come over in chains
And will bow down to you;
They will make supplication to you:
[fn]Surely, God is [fn]with you, and there is none else,
No H657 other H657 God.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 45:22 - “Turn to Me and be saved, all the ends H657 of the earth;
For I am God, and there is no other.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 46:9 - “Remember the former things long past,
For I am God, and there is no other;
I am God, and there is no H657 one H657 like Me,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 47:8 - “Now, then, hear this, you sensual one,
Who dwells securely,
Who says in [fn]your heart,
‘I am, and there H657 is no H657 one H657 besides me.
I will not sit as a widow,
Nor know loss of children.’
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 47:10 - “You felt secure in your wickedness and said,
‘No one sees me,’
Your wisdom and your knowledge, [fn]they have deluded you;
For you have said in your heart,
‘I am, and there H657 is no H657 one H657 besides me.’
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 52:4 - For thus says the Lord [fn]GOD, “My people went down at the first into Egypt to reside there; then the Assyrian oppressed them without H657 cause. H657
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 52:10 - The LORD has bared His holy arm
In the sight of all the nations,
[fn]That all the ends H657 of the earth may see
The salvation of our God.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 54:15 - “If anyone fiercely assails you it will not be from Me.
Whoever assails you will fall because of you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 16:19 - O LORD, my strength and my stronghold,
And my refuge in the day of distress,
To You the nations will come
From the ends H657 of the earth and say,
“Our fathers have inherited nothing but falsehood,
Futility and [fn]things of no profit.”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 47:3 - When the man went out toward the east with a line in his hand, he measured a thousand cubits, and he led me through the water, water reaching the ankles. H657
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 8:25 - “And through his shrewdness
He will cause deceit to succeed by his [fn]influence;
And he will magnify himself in his heart,
And he will [fn]destroy many while they are [fn]at ease.
He will even [fn]oppose the Prince of princes,
But he will be broken without H657 [fn]human agency.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 6:10 - Then one’s [fn]uncle, or his [fn]undertaker, will lift him up to carry out his bones from the house, and he will say to the one who is in the innermost part of the house, “Is anyone else with you?” And that one will say, “No H657 one.” H657 Then he will [fn]answer, “Keep quiet. For [fn]the name of the LORD is not to be mentioned.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 9:8 - “Behold, the eyes of the Lord GOD are on the sinful kingdom,
And I will destroy it from the face of the earth;
Nevertheless, H657 I will not totally destroy the house of Jacob,”
Declares the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 5:4 - And He will arise and shepherd His flock
In the strength of the LORD,
In the majesty of the name of the LORD His God.
And they will [fn]remain,
Because [fn]at that time He will be great
To the ends H657 of the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxZep 2:15 - This is the exultant city
Which dwells securely,
Who says in her heart,
“I am, and there H657 is no H657 one H657 besides me.”
How she has become a desolation,
A resting place for beasts!
Everyone who passes by her will hiss
And wave his hand in contempt.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 9:10 - I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim
And the horse from Jerusalem;
And the bow of war will be cut off.
And He will speak peace to the nations;
And His dominion will be from sea to sea,
And from the [fn]River to the ends H657 of the earth.
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