saphah: to sweep or snatch away, catch upOriginal Word: סָפָהPart of Speech:
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
a prim. rootDefinition
to sweep or snatch away, catch upNASB Translation
add (2), captured (1), destroy (2), heap (1), perish (2), remove (1), snatched away (1), sweep away (2), swept away (6).
] verb sweep away or snatch away, catch up
(Late Hebrew ׳ספ
, סָפָא collect
(rare), ᵑ7 ׳סְפִ
(rare), Syriac collect, pick up
of wind, raise dust and carry it away
Qal 1. intransitive: Perfect3feminine singular סָֽפְתָה Jeremiah 12:4 be snatched away (read possibly סָ֫פָה [סוף]).
2 transitive: Imperfect3feminine singular תִּסְמֶּה Isaiah 7:20 sweep away beard; 2 masculine singular תִּסְמֶּה Genesis 18:23,24 sweep away indiscriminately (good and bad); Infinitive construct סְפוֺת Deuteronomy 29:18 to snatch away the moist with the dry (proverb. expression, compare Dr), suffix לִסְמּוֺתָהּ Psalm 40:15 to snatch it away (i.e. my life). — וְסָפ֫וּ Amos 3:15 see סוף.
Niph`al Pf .3masculine singular וְנִסְמָּה consecutive 1 Samuel 26:10; Imperfect2masculine singularתִּסָּפֶה Genesis 19:15,17; 1singular אֶסָּפֶה 1 Samuel 27:1; 2masculine plural תִּסָּפוּ Numbers 16:26, תִּסָּפ֑וּ 1 Samuel 12:25; Participle נִסְמֶּה Isaiah 13:15; Proverbs 13:23 (1 Chronicles 21:12 see below); —
1 be swept away, destroyed, Genesis 19:15 (בַּעֲוֺן הָעִיר by reason of the iniquity of the city), Genesis 19:17 (both J), Numbers 16:26 (JE) 1 Samuel 12:25; 1 Samuel 26:10 (in battle), + בְּיַד of agent 1 Samuel 27:1; compare וְיֵשׁ נִסְמֶּה בְּלאֹ מִשְׁמָּט Proverbs 13:23 and there is that is swept away for lack of justice. — 1 Chronicles 21:12 read נוּסְךָ (as "" 2 Samuel 24:13, see נוּס).
2 be caught up, captured, Isaiah 13:15 ("" נִמְצָא).
Hiph`il Imperfect1singular אֵסְמֶּה עָלֵימוֺ רָעוֺת Deuteronomy 32:23 I will catch up against them calamities, but read אֹסְפָה I will gather (√ אסף), or < אֹסִפָה (Di Dr BuhlLex 13) I will add, i.e.multiply (√ יסף; see Ges§ 69h, note).
add, augment, consume, destroy, heap, join, perish, put
A primitive root; properly, to scrape (literally, to shave; but usually figuratively) together (i.e. To accumulate or increase) or away (i.e. To scatter, remove, or ruin; intransitively, to perish) -- add, augment, consume, destroy, heap, join, perish, put.