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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary Hebrew Lexicon
Strong's #08217 - שָׁפָל
1) low, humble
1a) low (in height)
1b) low (in station), humble (of condition or spirit)
1d) lowly (as subst)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
1 low, in height, of vine Ezekiel 17:6, tree Ezekiel 17:24 (opposed to גָּבֹהַּ); מִןהָֿעוֺר׳שׁ Leviticus 13:20 lower (deeper) than the skin (around it), so Leviticus 13:21; Leviticus 13:26, compare Leviticus 14:37.
2 of a modest, unambitious kingdom Ezekiel 17:14; Ezekiel 29:14,15; low in station Job 5:11 (opposed to שָֽׂגְבוּ), Ezekiel 21:31 (Ges§ 90f.; read הַשְּׁפָלָה֣).
3 humiliated, בְּעֵינָ֑י׳שׁ 2 Samuel 6:22; plural Malachi 2:9 ("" נִבְזִים).
4 lowly, as substantive Psalm 138:6 (opposed to גָּבֹהַּ), רוּחַ שְׁפָלִים Isaiah 57:15 ("" נִדְכָּ אִים); שְׁפַל רוּחַ Isaiah 57:15, Proverbs 29:23 (opposed to גַּאֲוַת אָדָם), + Proverbs 16:19 Thes and others (but see check Qal 2).
שָׁפָל m. שְׁפָלָח f. adj. low, of a tree, Ezekiel 17:24 depressed (of a spot on the skin), Leviticus 13:20, 21 Leviticus 13:21. Metaph.
(a) ignoble, vile, 2 Samuel 6:22; Job 5:11.
(b) שְׁפַל רוּחַ cast down, humble of spirit, Proverbs 29:23; Isaiah 57:15 and without רוּחַ id.; Isa. loc. cit. הַשָּׁפָ֫לָה that which is low, Ezekiel 21:31 (masc. with ה parag.).