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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #6566 - פָּרַשׂ
1) to spread, spread out, stretch, break in pieces
1a1) to spread out, display
1a2) to spread over
1b) (Niphal) to be scattered, be spread out
1c1) to spread out
1c1) to scatter
V) xrp (פרס PRS) - I. Split:To split in two as the hoofs of a clean animal. [Hebrew an Aramaic] II. Spread:To spread apart in the sense of splitting. [df: Vrp] KJV (84): (vf: Paal, Niphil, Hiphil, Piel) divide, part, deal, hoof, tear, spread, stretch, scatter, break, open, chop, spread - Strongs: H6536 (פָּרַס), H6537 (פְּרֵס), H6566 (פָּרַשׂ)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
פָּרַשׂ fut. יִפְרשֹׁ.
(1) i.q. פָּרַס to break, to break in pieces, Micah 3:3. פָּרַשֹׂ לֶתֶם לְ to break (to give) bread to any one, Lamentations 4:4.
(2) to expand, to spread out (which comes from the idea of being broken apart and arranged, compare פָּרַץ ausfpreizen) [“Ch. פְּרַשֹׂ, ܦܪܰܣ id., Arab. فرش to spread upon the ground”], e.g. a garment, Numbers 4:6, a sail, Isaiah 33:23 wings, Exodus 25:20; 1 Kings 8:7 the hands, whether it be to pray (followed by אֶל to any person or thing, Exodus 9:29, 33 1 Kings 8:38 לְ Psalms 44:21), or to give bountifully, followed by לְ of pers. Proverbs 31:20, or to seize, followed by עַל of the thing, Lamentations 1:10. Metaph. Proverbs 13:16, “a fool spreads abroad his folly,” makes it manifest.
(3) to disperse; whence
Niphal, to be dispersed, Ezekiel 17:21.
Piel פֵּרַשׂ Isaiah 25:11, fut. יְפָרֵשׂ to spread out, as the hands in praying to God, Isaiah 1:15, 25:11 65:2 Psalms 143:6. An unusual use is פֵּרְשָׂה בְיָרֶיהָ “to spread forth with the hands,” Lamentations 1:17 (compare תָרַק שִׁנַּיִם and בְּשִׁנַּיִם, הִפְטִיר בְּשָׁפָה).
(2) to disperse, Psalms 68:15; Zechariah 2:10.
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