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Lexicon :: Strong's H6597 - piṯ'ōm

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adverb, substantive
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TWOT Reference: 1859a

Strong’s Definitions

פִּתְאוֹם pithʼôwm, pith-ome'; or פִּתְאֹם pithʼôm; from H6621; instantly:—straightway, sudden(-ly).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 25x

The KJV translates Strong's H6597 in the following manner: suddenly (22x), sudden (2x), straightway (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 25x
The KJV translates Strong's H6597 in the following manner: suddenly (22x), sudden (2x), straightway (1x).
  1. suddenly, surprisingly

  2. suddenness

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
פִּתְאוֹם pithʼôwm, pith-ome'; or פִּתְאֹם pithʼôm; from H6621; instantly:—straightway, sudden(-ly).
STRONGS H6597: Abbreviations
פִּתְאֹם, once Psalm 64:8 (see Baer) פִּתְאוֹם substantive suddenness, usually as adverb accusative suddenly (from פֶּתַע, with the term. ־ם (compare שִׁלְשֹׁם), and with ע weakened to א : Sta§ 295ii. 255 f. BaNB § 216 b); — Numbers 12:4 אלטֿשׁה פ׳ ויאמר י׳, Joshua 10:9; Joshua 11:7; especially of calamity, invasion, etc., coming suddenly, Isaiah 47:11; Isaiah 48:3; Jeremiah 4:20 שֻׁדְּדוּ אֹהָלי בּ׳, Jeremiah 6:26; Jeremiah 15:8; Jeremiah 18:22; Jeremiah 51:8; Psalms יֹרֻהוּ וְלאֹ יִירָ֑אוּ פ׳, Jeremiah 51:8; Job 5:3; Job 9:23; Ecclesiastes 9:12; Proverbs 6:15; Proverbs 24:22; also Proverbs 7:22; Malachi 3:1; thrice with מֶּתַע (which see). As a genitive † Proverbs 3:25 פ׳מִפַּחַר אל־תירא of the terror of suddenness, i.e. the sudden terror, Job 22:10; and with בְּ, in suddenness, † 2 Chronicles 29:36 היה הדבר בפ׳.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs




10:9; 11:7

2 Chronicles



5:3; 9:23; 22:10




3:25; 6:15; 7:22; 24:22




47:11; 48:3


4:20; 6:26; 15:8; 18:22; 51:8; 51:8




Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H6597 matches the Hebrew פִּתְאֹם (piṯ'ōm),
which occurs 25 times in 25 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 6:9 - And if any man die very suddenly H6597 by him, and he hath defiled the head of his consecration; then he shall shave his head in the day of his cleansing, on the seventh day shall he shave it.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 12:4 - And the LORD spake suddenly H6597 unto Moses, and unto Aaron, and unto Miriam, Come out ye three unto the tabernacle of the congregation. And they three came out.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:9 - Joshua therefore came unto them suddenly, H6597 and went up from Gilgal all night.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 11:7 - So Joshua came, and all the people of war with him, against them by the waters of Merom suddenly; H6597 and they fell upon them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 29:36 - And Hezekiah rejoiced, and all the people, that God had prepared the people: for the thing was done suddenly. H6597
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:3 - I have seen the foolish taking root: but suddenly H6597 I cursed his habitation.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 9:23 - If the scourge slay suddenly, H6597 he will laugh at the trial of the innocent.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:10 - Therefore snares are round about thee, and sudden H6597 fear troubleth thee;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 64:4 - That they may shoot in secret at the perfect: suddenly H6597 do they shoot at him, and fear not.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 64:7 - But God shall shoot at them with an arrow; suddenly H6597 shall they be wounded.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:25 - Be not afraid of sudden H6597 fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:15 - Therefore shall his calamity come suddenly; H6597 suddenly shall he be broken without remedy.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:22 - He goeth after her straightway, H6597 as an ox goeth to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:22 - For their calamity shall rise suddenly; H6597 and who knoweth the ruin of them both?
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 9:12 - For man also knoweth not his time: as the fishes that are taken in an evil net, and as the birds that are caught in the snare; so are the sons of men snared in an evil time, when it falleth suddenly H6597 upon them.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:5 - Moreover the multitude of thy strangers shall be like small dust, and the multitude of the terrible ones shall be as chaff that passeth away: yea, it shall be at an instant suddenly. H6597
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:13 - Therefore this iniquity shall be to you as a breach ready to fall, swelling out in a high wall, whose breaking cometh suddenly H6597 at an instant.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 47:11 - Therefore shall evil come upon thee; thou shalt not know from whence it riseth: and mischief shall fall upon thee; thou shalt not be able to put it off: and desolation shall come upon thee suddenly, H6597 which thou shalt not know.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:3 - I have declared the former things from the beginning; and they went forth out of my mouth, and I shewed them; I did them suddenly, H6597 and they came to pass.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 4:20 - Destruction upon destruction is cried; for the whole land is spoiled: suddenly H6597 are my tents spoiled, and my curtains in a moment.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 6:26 - O daughter of my people, gird thee with sackcloth, and wallow thyself in ashes: make thee mourning, as for an only son, most bitter lamentation: for the spoiler shall suddenly H6597 come upon us.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 15:8 - Their widows are increased to me above the sand of the seas: I have brought upon them against the mother of the young men a spoiler at noonday: I have caused him to fall upon it suddenly, H6597 and terrors upon the city.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 18:22 - Let a cry be heard from their houses, when thou shalt bring a troop suddenly H6597 upon them: for they have digged a pit to take me, and hid snares for my feet.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:8 - Babylon is suddenly H6597 fallen and destroyed: howl for her; take balm for her pain, if so be she may be healed.
Unchecked Copy BoxMal 3:1 - Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly H6597 come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts.
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