Word Summary
saphah: to sweep or snatch away, catch up
Original Word: סָפָה
Transliteration: saphah
Phonetic Spelling: (saw-faw')
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to sweep or snatch away, catch up
Meaning: to sweep or snatch away, catch up
Strong's Concordance
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.


H5595. saphah

[סָפָה‎] verb sweep away or snatch away, catch up (Late Hebrew סָפָא ׳ספ,collect (rare), ׳סְפִ ᵑ7‎ (rare), Syriac collect, pick up; Arabic of wind, raise dust and carry it away Lane1377); —

Qal 1. intransitive: Perfect3feminine singular סָֽפְתָהJeremiah 12:4 be snatched away (read possibly סָ֫פָה‎ [סוף‎]).

2 transitive: Imperfect3feminine singular תִּסְמֶּהIsaiah 7:20 sweep away beard; 2 masculine singular תִּסְמֶּהGenesis 18:23-24, sweep away indiscriminately (good and bad); Infinitive construct סְפוֺתDeuteronomy 29:18 to snatch away the moist with the dry (proverb. expression, compare Dr), suffix לִסְמּוֺתָהּPsalm 40:15 to snatch it away (i.e. my life). — וְסָפ֫וּAmos 3:15 see סוף‎.

Niph`al Pf .3masculine singular וְנִסְמָּה‎ consecutive 1 Samuel 26:10; Imperfect2masculine singularתִּסָּפֶהGenesis 19:15, 17; 1singular אֶסָּפֶה1 Samuel 27:1-2;masculine plural תִּסָּפוּNumbers 16:26, תִּסָּפ֑וּ1 Samuel 12:25; Participle נִסְמֶּהIsaiah 13:15; Proverbs 13:23 (1 Chronicles 21:12 see below); —

1 be swept away, destroyed, Genesis 19:15 (הָעִיר בַּעֲוֺןby reason of the iniquity of the city), 19:17 (both J), Numbers 16:26 (JE) 1 Samuel 12:25; 26:10 (in battle), + בְּיַד‎ of agent 27:1; compare מִשְׁמָּט בְּלאֹ נִסְמֶּה וְיֵשׁProverbs 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 רָעוֺת עָלֵימוֺ אֵסְמֶּהDeuteronomy 32:23 I will catch up against them calamities, but read אֹסְפָהI will gather (√ אסף‎), or < אֹסִפָה‎ (Di Dr BuhlLex 13) I will add, i.e.multiply (√ יסף‎; see Ges§ 69h, note).