657. ephes
Strong's Concordance
ephes: a ceasing
Original Word: אֶפֶס
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Transliteration: ephes
Phonetic Spelling: (eh'-fes)
Definition: a ceasing
NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from aphes
a ceasing
NASB Translation
dearth (1), ends (14), however (2), lack (1), less...nothing (1), neither (1), nevertheless* (3), no more (1), no one (6), no other (1), non-existent (1), nor (1), nothing (2), only (2), there (1), there is no one (3), there is none (1), without (2), without cause (1), worthless (1).

אָ֑פֶס אֶ֫פֶס noun masculine properly ceasing, hence

1 end, extremity, only in the poetic phrase אַפְסֵי אֶרֶץ (Psalm 59:14 הארץ ׳א) ends, extreme limits, of the earth, used especially hyperbolically: Deuteronomy 33:17; 1 Samuel 2:10; Micah 5:3; Jeremiah 16:19; Psalm 2:8; Psalm 59:14; Psalm 72:8 (= Zechariah 9:10); + כָּלֿ Isaiah 45:22; Isaiah 52:10b (= Psalm 98:3b) Psalm 22:28; Psalm 67:8; Proverbs 30:4.

2 Expressing non-existence:

a. as substantive. (mostly a rare poetic synonym of אַיִן): Isaiah 34:12 and all his princes יִהְיוּ אָ֑פֶס shall become nought, (Isaiah 41:29,12 יִהְיוּ כְאַיִן וּכְאֶפֶס; Isaiah 40:17 מֵאֶפֶס וָתֹהוּ ("" כְּאַיִן) as made of nought and worthlessness are they accounted by him, Isaiah 41:24 (readמָּעָלְכָם מֵאָ֑פֶס, "" מֵאַיִן see אֶפַע); Isaiah 52:4 and Asshur oppressed him בְּאֶפֶס for nought.

b. as particle of negation, prop. cessation of. . ! (compare אֵין ֗֗֗ nought of...), very rare in prose (2Samuel 9:3), chiefly a poetic synonym of ׃אֵין Isaiah 5:8 עַד אֶפֶס מָקוֺם till there is an end of place = till there is no place (compare עַָד אֵין Psalm 40:13), Amos 6:10 (compare אָֽיִן Judges 4:20), Deuteronomy 32:36 (hence, in prose, 2 Kings 14:26), Isaiah 45:6 (compare אָין Isaiah 43:11) Isaiah 43:14; Isaiah 46:9; Isaiah 54:15; אֲנִי וְאַפְסִי עוֺד Zephaniah 2:15; Isaiah 47:8,10 is probably to be rendered, 'I am, and there is none besides (so Ges Ew Di etc.), the י being 'paragogic' as in זוּלָתי etc. (Ges§ 90, 3 a Ew§ 211 b), compare וְאֵין עוֺד Isaiah 45:5,6,18,21; but according to De the י is suffix of 1 singular 'I am, and I am nought besides' (i.e. and I am nought besides my all-sufficient self). — בְּאֶפֶס (like בְּאֵין, q. v.) without: Proverbs 14:28; Proverbs 26:20; Job 7:6; Daniel 8:25.

c. as adverb of limitation: (a) only: Numbers 22:35 (compare אַח Numbers 22:20) Numbers 23:13. (b) אֶפֶס כִּי save that, howbeit (qualifying a preceding statement): Numbers 13:28; Deuteronomy 1:5; Judges 4:9; Amos 9:8 (+ 1 Samuel 1:5 ᵐ5 We Sta Dr). So אֶפֶס alone 2 Samuel 12:14 (the following כִּי signifying because).

[אֹ֫פֶס noun [masculine] only in the

dual אָפְסָ֑ים not ׳א; see Baer), literally the two extremities, i.e. either the soles of the feet (so AW Ges; compare Aramaic מִּיסְּתָא, , or the ankles (so ᵑ6 ᵑ7 ᵑ9, & most): only Ezekiel 47:2 ׳מֵי א water of (i.e. reaching to) the soles (or ankles); compare Ezekiel 47:4 מֵי מָתְנָ֑יִם water reaching to the loins.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
ankle, but only, end, howbeit, less than nothing, nevertheless where, no, none beside,

From 'aphec; cessation, i.e. An end (especially of the earth); often used adverb, no further; also (like pa'al) the ankle (in the dual), as being the extremity of the leg or foot -- ankle, but (only), end, howbeit, less than nothing, nevertheless (where), no, none (beside), not (any, -withstanding), thing of nought, save(-ing), there, uttermost part, want, without (cause).

see HEBREW 'aphec

see HEBREW pa'al

Forms and Transliterations
אֶ֕פֶס אֶ֖פֶס אֶ֗פֶס אֶ֚פֶס אֶ֣פֶס אֶ֥פֶס אַפְסֵי־ אָ֑פֶס אָֽפֶס׃ אָפְסָֽיִם׃ אפס אפס׃ אפסי־ אפסים׃ בְּאֶ֣פֶס בְּאֶ֥פֶס באפס הַאֶ֨פֶס האפס וְאֶ֖פֶס וְאֶ֗פֶס וְאֶ֣פֶס וְאֶ֤פֶס וְאֶ֥פֶס וְאַפְסִ֣י וְאַפְסִ֥י וּבְאֶ֥פֶס וּכְאֶ֖פֶס ואפס ואפסי ובאפס וכאפס לְאַפְסֵ֖י לאפסי מֵֽאַפְסֵי־ מֵאֶ֥פֶס מאפס מאפסי־ ’ā·p̄ə·sā·yim ’ā·p̄es ’ap̄·sê- ’āp̄es ’āp̄əsāyim ’ap̄sê- ’e·p̄es ’ep̄es Afes afeSayim afsei bə’ep̄es bə·’e·p̄es beEfes Efes ha’ep̄es ha·’e·p̄es haEfes lə’ap̄sê lə·’ap̄·sê leafSei mê’ap̄sê- mê’ep̄es mê·’ap̄·sê- mê·’e·p̄es meafsei meEfes ū·ḇə·’e·p̄es ū·ḵə·’e·p̄es ūḇə’ep̄es ucheEfes ūḵə’ep̄es uveEfes veafSi veEfes wə’ap̄sî wə’ep̄es wə·’ap̄·sî wə·’e·p̄es
Interlinear GreekInterlinear HebrewStrong's NumbersEnglishman's Greek ConcordanceEnglishman's Hebrew ConcordanceParallel Texts
Englishman's Concordance
Numbers 13:28
HEB: אֶ֚פֶס כִּֽי־ עַ֣ז
NAS: Nevertheless, the people who live
KJV: Nevertheless the people [be] strong
INT: Nevertheless for are strong

Numbers 22:35
HEB: עִם־ הָ֣אֲנָשִׁ֔ים וְאֶ֗פֶס אֶת־ הַדָּבָ֛ר
NAS: but you shall speak only the word
KJV: with the men: but only the word
INT: with the men only the word which

Numbers 23:13
HEB: תִּרְאֶ֣נּוּ מִשָּׁ֔ם אֶ֚פֶס קָצֵ֣הוּ תִרְאֶ֔ה
NAS: you may see them, although you will only see
KJV: them: thou shalt see but the utmost
INT: may see there will only the extreme see

Deuteronomy 15:4
HEB: אֶ֕פֶס כִּ֛י לֹ֥א
NAS: However, there will be no poor
KJV: Save when there shall be no poor
INT: However since will be no

Deuteronomy 32:36
HEB: אָ֣זְלַת יָ֔ד וְאֶ֖פֶס עָצ֥וּר וְעָזֽוּב׃
NAS: is gone, And there is none [remaining], bond
KJV: is gone, and [there is] none shut up,
INT: is gone that strength and there bond free

Deuteronomy 33:17
HEB: יְנַגַּ֥ח יַחְדָּ֖ו אַפְסֵי־ אָ֑רֶץ וְהֵם֙
NAS: All at once, [to] the ends of the earth.
KJV: together to the ends of the earth:
INT: will push together the ends of the earth and those

Judges 4:9
HEB: אֵלֵ֣ךְ עִמָּ֗ךְ אֶ֚פֶס כִּי֩ לֹ֨א
NAS: go with you; nevertheless, the honor
KJV: go with thee: notwithstanding the journey
INT: go thee notwithstanding for not

1 Samuel 2:10
HEB: יְהוָ֖ה יָדִ֣ין אַפְסֵי־ אָ֑רֶץ וְיִתֶּן־
NAS: will judge the ends of the earth;
KJV: shall judge the ends of the earth;
INT: the LORD will judge the ends of the earth will give

2 Samuel 9:3
HEB: וַיֹּ֣אמֶר הַמֶּ֗לֶךְ הַאֶ֨פֶס ע֥וֹד אִישׁ֙
NAS: said, Is there not yet
KJV: said, [Is] there not yet any
INT: said the king is there yet anyone

2 Samuel 12:14
HEB: אֶ֗פֶס כִּֽי־ נִאֵ֤ץ
NAS: However, because by this
KJV: Howbeit, because by this deed
INT: However because have given

2 Kings 14:26
HEB: מֹרֶ֣ה מְאֹ֑ד וְאֶ֤פֶס עָצוּר֙ וְאֶ֣פֶס
NAS: bitter; for there was neither bond
KJV: bitter: for [there was] not any shut up,
INT: bitter very neither bond nor

2 Kings 14:26
HEB: וְאֶ֤פֶס עָצוּר֙ וְאֶ֣פֶס עָז֔וּב וְאֵ֥ין
NAS: bond nor free,
INT: neither bond nor free nor

Job 7:6
HEB: אָ֑רֶג וַ֝יִּכְל֗וּ בְּאֶ֣פֶס תִּקְוָֽה׃
NAS: And come to an end without hope.
KJV: and are spent without hope.
INT: A weaver's and come without hope

Psalm 2:8
HEB: נַחֲלָתֶ֑ךָ וַ֝אֲחֻזָּתְךָ֗ אַפְסֵי־ אָֽרֶץ׃
NAS: as Your inheritance, And the [very] ends of the earth
KJV: [for] thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth
INT: your inheritance your possession and the ends of the earth

Psalm 22:27
HEB: יְ֭הוָה כָּל־ אַפְסֵי־ אָ֑רֶץ וְיִֽשְׁתַּחֲו֥וּ
NAS: All the ends of the earth
KJV: All the ends of the world
INT: the LORD All the ends of the earth will worship

Psalm 59:13
HEB: מֹשֵׁ֣ל בְּיַעֲקֹ֑ב לְאַפְסֵ֖י הָאָ֣רֶץ סֶֽלָה׃
NAS: in Jacob To the ends of the earth.
KJV: in Jacob unto the ends of the earth.
INT: rules Jacob to the ends of the earth Selah

Psalm 67:7
HEB: אֹ֝ת֗וֹ כָּל־ אַפְסֵי־ אָֽרֶץ׃
NAS: us, That all the ends of the earth
KJV: shall bless us; and all the ends of the earth
INT: may fear all the ends of the earth

Psalm 72:8
HEB: וּ֝מִנָּהָ֗ר עַד־ אַפְסֵי־ אָֽרֶץ׃
NAS: And from the River to the ends of the earth.
KJV: and from the river unto the ends of the earth.
INT: the River against to the ends of the earth

Psalm 98:3
HEB: רָא֥וּ כָל־ אַפְסֵי־ אָ֑רֶץ אֵ֝֗ת
NAS: All the ends of the earth
KJV: of Israel: all the ends of the earth
INT: have seen All the ends of the earth the salvation

Proverbs 14:28
HEB: הַדְרַת־ מֶ֑לֶךְ וּבְאֶ֥פֶס לְ֝אֹ֗ם מְחִתַּ֥ת
NAS: glory, But in the dearth of people
KJV: honour: but in the want of people
INT: glory king's the dearth of people ruin

Proverbs 26:20
HEB: בְּאֶ֣פֶס עֵ֭צִים תִּכְבֶּה־
NAS: For lack of wood the fire
KJV: Where no wood is, [there] the fire
INT: lack of wood goes

Proverbs 30:4
HEB: הֵקִ֣ים כָּל־ אַפְסֵי־ אָ֑רֶץ מַה־
NAS: all the ends of the earth?
KJV: who hath established all the ends of the earth?
INT: has established all the ends common how long

Isaiah 5:8
HEB: יַקְרִ֑יבוּ עַ֚ד אֶ֣פֶס מָק֔וֹם וְהֽוּשַׁבְתֶּ֥ם
NAS: Until there is no more room,
KJV: to field, till [there be] no place,
INT: join Until is no room live

Isaiah 34:12
HEB: שָׂרֶ֖יהָ יִ֥הְיוּ אָֽפֶס׃
NAS: And all its princes will be nothing.
KJV: but none [shall be] there, and all her princes shall be nothing.
INT: princes become will be nothing

Isaiah 40:17
HEB: כְּאַ֣יִן נֶגְדּ֑וֹ מֵאֶ֥פֶס וָתֹ֖הוּ נֶחְשְׁבוּ־
NAS: Him, They are regarded by Him as less than
KJV: before him [are] as nothing; and they are counted to him less than nothing, and vanity.
INT: nothing before less and meaningless are regarded

44 Occurrences

Strong's Hebrew 657
44 Occurrences

’ā·p̄es — 2 Occ.
’ā·p̄ə·sā·yim — 1 Occ.
’ap̄·sê- — 12 Occ.
bə·’e·p̄es — 3 Occ.
’e·p̄es — 11 Occ.
ha·’e·p̄es — 1 Occ.
lə·’ap̄·sê — 1 Occ.
mê·’ap̄·sê- — 1 Occ.
mê·’e·p̄es — 1 Occ.
ū·ḵə·’e·p̄es — 1 Occ.
ū·ḇə·’e·p̄es — 2 Occ.
wə·’ap̄·sî — 3 Occ.
wə·’e·p̄es — 5 Occ.

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