194. ulay
Strong's Concordance
ulay: perhaps
Original Word: אוּלַי
Part of Speech: Adverb
Transliteration: ulay
Phonetic Spelling: (oo-lah'ee)
Short Definition: perhaps
NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. root
Definition
perhaps
NASB Translation
if (1), perhaps (35), should (1), suppose (8).

Brown-Driver-Briggs
II. אוּלַי44 and (Genesis 24:39) אֻלַי

adverb (perhaps from אוֺ & לַי = לֵי, לֵא, as in לוּלֵא, = or not ?).

1 peradventure, perhaps; usually expressing a hope, as Genesis 16:2; Numbers 22:6,11; Numbers 23:3; 1 Samuel 6:5; Jeremiah 20:10; but also a fear or doubt, as Genesis 27:12; Job 1:5, followed by לֹא Genesis 24:5,39; in mockery Isaiah 47:12; Jeremiah 51:8.

2 followed by another clause ἀσυνδέτως, it, it expresses vir-tually the protasis = if peradventure Genesis 18:24,28 (compare Genesis 18:29-32) Hosea 8:7 the blade shall yield no meal; אוּלַי יַעֲשֶׂה זָרִים יִבְלָעֻהוּ if perchance it yield, strangers shall swallow it up.

3 in Numbers 22:33 לוּלֵי (q.v) must be read; unless she had turned aside from me, surely, etc.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
if so be, may be, peradventure, unless

Or (shortened) rulay {oo-lah'ee}; from 'ow; if not; hence perhaps -- if so be, may be, peradventure, unless.

see HEBREW 'ow

Forms and Transliterations
א֠וּלַי אֻלַ֛י אוּלַ֖י אוּלַ֗י אוּלַ֛י אוּלַ֞י אוּלַ֡י אוּלַ֣י אוּלַ֣י ׀ אוּלַ֤י אוּלַ֥י אוּלַ֨י אוּלַי֙ אוּלַי֩ אולי אלי ’u·lay ’ū·lay ’ulay ’ūlay uLai
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45 Occurrences


’ū·lay — 45 Occ.

Genesis 16:2
HEB: אֶל־ שִׁפְחָתִ֔י אוּלַ֥י אִבָּנֶ֖ה מִמֶּ֑נָּה
NAS: in to my maid; perhaps I will obtain children
KJV: unto my maid; it may be that I may obtain children
INT: to my maid perhaps will obtain through

Genesis 18:24
HEB: אוּלַ֥י יֵ֛שׁ חֲמִשִּׁ֥ים
NAS: Suppose there are fifty
INT: Suppose there are fifty

Genesis 18:28
HEB: א֠וּלַי יַחְסְר֞וּן חֲמִשִּׁ֤ים
NAS: Suppose the fifty righteous
INT: Suppose are lacking the fifty

Genesis 18:29
HEB: אֵלָיו֙ וַיֹּאמַ֔ר אוּלַ֛י יִמָּצְא֥וּן שָׁ֖ם
NAS: and said, Suppose forty
INT: and to said Suppose are found in it

Genesis 18:30
HEB: לַֽאדֹנָי֙ וַאֲדַבֵּ֔רָה אוּלַ֛י יִמָּצְא֥וּן שָׁ֖ם
NAS: and I shall speak; suppose thirty
INT: the Lord shall speak suppose are found there

Genesis 18:31
HEB: אֶל־ אֲדֹנָ֔י אוּלַ֛י יִמָּצְא֥וּן שָׁ֖ם
NAS: to the Lord; suppose twenty
INT: to the Lord suppose are found in it

Genesis 18:32
HEB: אַךְ־ הַפַּ֔עַם אוּלַ֛י יִמָּצְא֥וּן שָׁ֖ם
NAS: only this once; suppose ten are found
INT: only this suppose are found in it

Genesis 24:5
HEB: אֵלָיו֙ הָעֶ֔בֶד אוּלַי֙ לֹא־ תֹאבֶ֣ה
NAS: said to him, Suppose the woman
INT: about the servant Suppose is not willing

Genesis 24:39
HEB: אֶל־ אֲדֹנִ֑י אֻלַ֛י לֹא־ תֵלֵ֥ךְ
NAS: to my master, 'Suppose the woman
INT: to my master Suppose not along

Genesis 27:12
HEB: אוּלַ֤י יְמֻשֵּׁ֙נִי֙ אָבִ֔י
NAS: Perhaps my father will feel
INT: Perhaps will feel my father

Genesis 32:20
HEB: אֶרְאֶ֣ה פָנָ֔יו אוּלַ֖י יִשָּׂ֥א פָנָֽי׃
NAS: his face; perhaps he will accept
INT: will see his face perhaps will accept his face

Genesis 43:12
HEB: תָּשִׁ֣יבוּ בְיֶדְכֶ֔ם אוּלַ֥י מִשְׁגֶּ֖ה הֽוּא׃
NAS: of your sacks; perhaps it was a mistake.
INT: back your hand perhaps A mistake he

Exodus 32:30
HEB: אֶל־ יְהוָ֔ה אוּלַ֥י אֲכַפְּרָ֖ה בְּעַ֥ד
NAS: up to the LORD, perhaps I can make atonement
KJV: unto the LORD; peradventure I shall make an atonement
INT: to the LORD perhaps make for

Numbers 22:6
HEB: הוּא֙ מִמֶּ֔נִּי אוּלַ֤י אוּכַל֙ נַכֶּה־
NAS: mighty for me; perhaps I may be able
INT: they are too perhaps may be able to defeat

Numbers 22:11
HEB: לִּי֙ אֹת֔וֹ אוּלַ֥י אוּכַ֛ל לְהִלָּ֥חֶם
NAS: curse them for me; perhaps I may be able
INT: come curse perhaps may be able to fight

Numbers 22:33
HEB: שָׁלֹ֣שׁ רְגָלִ֑ים אוּלַי֙ נָטְתָ֣ה מִפָּנַ֔י
NAS: times. If she had not turned aside
KJV: times: unless she had turned
INT: three times If aside me

Numbers 23:3
HEB: עֹלָתֶךָ֒ וְאֵֽלְכָ֗ה אוּלַ֞י יִקָּרֵ֤ה יְהוָה֙
NAS: and I will go; perhaps the LORD
INT: your burnt will go perhaps will come the LORD

Numbers 23:27
HEB: מָק֖וֹם אַחֵ֑ר אוּלַ֤י יִישַׁר֙ בְּעֵינֵ֣י
NAS: place; perhaps it will be agreeable
INT: place to another perhaps convenient affliction

Joshua 9:7
HEB: אֶל־ הַחִוִּ֑י אוּלַ֗י בְּקִרְבִּי֙ אַתָּ֣ה
NAS: to the Hivites, Perhaps you are living
KJV: unto the Hivites, Peradventure ye dwell
INT: to the Hivites Perhaps within you

Joshua 14:12
HEB: גְּדֹל֣וֹת בְּצֻר֔וֹת אוּלַ֨י יְהוָ֤ה אוֹתִי֙
NAS: cities; perhaps the LORD
KJV: [and] fenced: if so be the LORD
INT: great fortified perhaps the LORD with

1 Samuel 6:5
HEB: יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל כָּב֑וֹד אוּלַ֗י יָקֵ֤ל אֶת־
NAS: of Israel; perhaps He will ease
INT: of Israel glory perhaps will ease his hand

1 Samuel 9:6
HEB: נֵ֣לֲכָה שָּׁ֔ם אוּלַי֙ יַגִּ֣יד לָ֔נוּ
NAS: there, perhaps he can tell
INT: go there perhaps tell our journey

1 Samuel 14:6
HEB: הָעֲרֵלִ֣ים הָאֵ֔לֶּה אוּלַ֛י יַעֲשֶׂ֥ה יְהוָ֖ה
NAS: uncircumcised; perhaps the LORD
INT: uncircumcised of these perhaps will work the LORD

2 Samuel 14:15
HEB: אֶל־ הַמֶּ֔לֶךְ אוּלַ֛י יַעֲשֶׂ֥ה הַמֶּ֖לֶךְ
NAS: to the king, perhaps the king
INT: to the king perhaps will perform the king

2 Samuel 16:12
HEB: אוּלַ֛י יִרְאֶ֥ה יְהוָ֖ה
NAS: Perhaps the LORD will look
INT: Perhaps will look the LORD

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