6621. petha
Strong's Concordance
petha: suddenness
Original Word: פֶתַע
Part of Speech: substantive
Transliteration: petha
Phonetic Spelling: (peh'-thah)
Definition: suddenness
NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
of uncertain derivation
Definition
suddenness
NASB Translation
instant (1), instantly (2), suddenly (3), very (1).

Brown-Driver-Briggs
מֶּתַע substantive suddenness ( √ unknown: compare Assyrian ina pitti, ina pittimma, in suddenness, instantly, DlHWB 553): — Numbers 35:22 . . . הֲדָפוֺ וְאִםבְּֿפֶתַע if he have thrust him in suddenness, before he is aware what he has done (i.e. accidentally); + מִּתְאֹם Numbers 6:9 וכי ימות מת עליו בפתע פתאם i.e. very suddenly; לְפֶתַע according to (לְ, p. 5 I 6 b) suddenness, Isaiah 29:5 והיה לפתע פתאם = at an instant, suddenly, Isaiah 30:13 שִׁבְרָהּ אשׁר פתאם לפתע יבוא. As adverb accusative, suddenly, Proverbs 6:15 (= Proverbs 29:1) מֶּתַע יִשָּׁבֵר, Habakkuk 2:7.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
at an instant, suddenly, very

From an unused root meaning to open (the eyes); a wink, i.e. Moment (compare pith'owm) (used only (with or without preposition) adverbially, quickly or unexpectedly) -- at an instant, suddenly, X very.

see HEBREW pith'owm

Forms and Transliterations
בְּפֶ֣תַע בְּפֶ֥תַע בפתע לְפֶ֖תַע לְפֶ֥תַע לפתע פֶ֗תַע פֶּ֥תַע פתע bə·p̄e·ṯa‘ beFeta bəp̄eṯa‘ Feta lə·p̄e·ṯa‘ leFeta ləp̄eṯa‘ pe·ṯa‘ p̄e·ṯa‘ Peta peṯa‘ p̄eṯa‘
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Numbers 6:9
HEB: מֵ֤ת עָלָיו֙ בְּפֶ֣תַע פִּתְאֹ֔ם וְטִמֵּ֖א
NAS: But if a man dies very suddenly beside
KJV: die very suddenly
INT: dies beside very suddenly defiles

Numbers 35:22
HEB: וְאִם־ בְּפֶ֥תַע בְּלֹא־ אֵיבָ֖ה
NAS: he pushed him suddenly without
KJV: But if he thrust him suddenly without
INT: if suddenly without enmity

Proverbs 6:15
HEB: יָב֣וֹא אֵיד֑וֹ פֶּ֥תַע יִ֝שָּׁבֵ֗ר וְאֵ֣ין
NAS: suddenly; Instantly he will be broken
KJV: suddenly; suddenly shall he be broken
INT: will come his calamity Instantly will be broken and there

Proverbs 29:1
HEB: מַקְשֶׁה־ עֹ֑רֶף פֶּ֥תַע יִ֝שָּׁבֵ֗ר וְאֵ֣ין
NAS: after much reproof Will suddenly be broken
KJV: [his] neck, shall suddenly be destroyed,
INT: hardens neck will suddenly be broken beyond

Isaiah 29:5
HEB: עָֽרִיצִ֔ים וְהָיָ֖ה לְפֶ֥תַע פִּתְאֹֽם׃
NAS: And it will happen instantly, suddenly.
KJV: that passeth away: yea, it shall be at an instant suddenly.
INT: of the ruthless will happen instantly suddenly

Isaiah 30:13
HEB: אֲשֶׁר־ פִּתְאֹ֥ם לְפֶ֖תַע יָב֥וֹא שִׁבְרָֽהּ׃
NAS: comes suddenly in an instant,
KJV: cometh suddenly at an instant.
INT: Whose suddenly an instant comes collapse

Habakkuk 2:7
HEB: הֲל֣וֹא פֶ֗תַע יָק֙וּמוּ֙ נֹשְׁכֶ֔יךָ
NAS: rise up suddenly, And those who collect
KJV: Shall they not rise up suddenly that shall bite
INT: not suddenly rise your creditors

7 Occurrences

Strong's Hebrew 6621
7 Occurrences


bə·p̄e·ṯa‘ — 2 Occ.
p̄e·ṯa‘ — 1 Occ.
lə·p̄e·ṯa‘ — 2 Occ.
pe·ṯa‘ — 2 Occ.










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