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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #6491 - פָּקַח
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
פָּקַח to open, specially with עֵינַיִם the eyes, 2 Kings 4:35, 19:16 Job 27:19, etc.; once used of the ears (Isaiah 42:20). To open (one’s) eyes upon any one (followed by עַלּ) is to observe him diligently, Job 14:3 to care for him, Zechariah 12:4. Absol. to open the eyes, or to have them open, i.q. to be vigilant, diligent, opp. to lazy, drowsy, Proverbs 20:13. Elsewhere God is said to open any one’s eyes, in a double sense
(a) to restore sight to the blind, 2 Kings 6:17, 20 2 Kings 6:20; Psalms 146:8; Isaiah 42:7.
(b) to enable to see things, which otherwise are hidden from the eyes of mortals, Genesis 21:19 compare Niphal.
Niphal, to be opened (used of the eyes), Isaiah 35:5. Metaph. Genesis 3:5,.
Derived nouns, פֶּקַח-פְּקַח־קוֹחַ.
the Fourth Week after Epiphany