Word Summary
pala: to be surpassing or extraordinary
Original Word: פָלָא
Transliteration: pala
Phonetic Spelling: (paw-law')
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to be surpassing or extraordinary
Meaning: to separate, distinguish, to be, great, difficult, wonderful
Strong's Concordance
accomplish, arise

A primitive root; properly, perhaps to separate, i.e. Distinguish (literally or figuratively); by implication, to be (causatively, make) great, difficult, wonderful -- accomplish, (arise...too, be too) hard, hidden, things too high, (be, do, do a, shew) marvelous(-ly, -els, things, work), miracles, perform, separate, make singular, (be, great, make) wonderful(-ers, -ly, things, works), wondrous (things, works, -ly).


H6381. pala

[מָּלָא‎]71 verb denominative Niph`al etc., be surpassing, extraordinary (compare Gerber212); —

Niph`al Perfect3feminine singular נִפְלָאתPsalm 118:23 (Ges§ 44f); נִפְלְאַ֫תָה2 Samuel 1:26 (Köi. 610 f., 614 Ges§ 75oo); 3 plural נִפְלְאוּProverbs 30:18; Imperfect יִמָּלֵאDeuteronomy 17:8 6t.; Participle masculine plural נִפְלָאִיםPsalm 139:14; feminine singular נִפְלֵאתDeuteronomy 30:11; plural נִפְלָאוֺתJoshua 3:5 +; suffix נִפְלְאֹתַיExodus 3:20, etc.; —

1 be beyond one's power, difficult to do, לעשׂות2 Samuel 13:2; פ ׳בְּעֵינֵיZechariah 8:6 (twice in verse); with מן‎ person too difficult for Deuteronomy 30:11, for ׳יGenesis 18:14 (J) Jeremiah 32:17, 27.

2 be difficult to understand; with מן‎ person too difficult for Psalm 131:1; Proverbs 30:18; Job 42:3, to decide Deuteronomy 17:8. Especially

3. a. be extraordinary, wonderful, 2 Samuel 1:26; Psalm 119:18; of God's acts, ׳נ בְּעֵנֵינוּ118:23, compare 139:14.

2 Participle as substantive marvellous things Job 37:14 (acts of God), Daniel 11:36 (presumptuous words); as adverb wondrously Job 37:5; Daniel 8:24.

4 נִפְלָאוֺת‎ = wonderful acts of ׳י‎ in judgment and redemption, Exodus 3:20 (J) Judges 6:13; Jeremiah 21:2; 1 Chronicles 16:9, 24; Psalm 9:2; 26:7 15t. Psalms; also נ ׳עשׂהExodus 34:10; Joshua 3:5 (J) Job 5:9 = 9:10, + 9 t. Chronicles, Psalms; נ ׳הראהMicah 7:15; Psalm 78:11.

Pi`el Infinitive construct נֶדֶר לְפַלֵּאmake a special votive offering, Leviticus 22:21; Numbers 15:3, 8 (P).

Hiph`il Hiph`il Perfect3masculine singular הִפְלִיאPsalm 31:22; 2 Chronicles 26:15; הִפְלִאIsaiah 28:29; וְהִפְלָא‎ consecutive Deuteronomy 28:59 (Ges§ 75oo); Imperfect יַפְלִאLeviticus 27:2; Numbers 6:2; Infinitive absolute הַפְלֵאIsaiah 29:14; 2 Chronicles 2:8; construct הַפְלִיאIsaiah 29:14; Joel 2:26; Participle מַפְלִאJudges 13:19; —

1 do a hard or difficult thing: ׳הפ נֶדֶר (לִנְדֹּר)make a hard vow Leviticus 27:2; Numbers 6:2 (compare Pi`el).

2 make wonderful, do wondrously: of God, ׳הפ מַכּוֺתmake plagues wonderful (exceptional), Deuteronomy 28:59; ׳הפ עֵצָהIsaiah 28:29 make counsel wondrous, 29:14 do wonderfully with people, + וָפֶלֶא הַפְלֵא‎; לה עמכם ׳עשׂהJoel 2:26 dealt with you doing wondrously; ׳הפ לִי חַסְדּוֺPsalm 31:22; ׳הפ לְהֵעָזֵר2 Chronicles 26:15 did marvelously in receiving help; of the temple וְהַפְלֵא גָּדוֺל2:8 (KöSynt. § 318 e).

3 of God, לעשׂות מַפְלִאJudges 13:19 working wonders in doing.

Hithpa`el Imperfect בִי תִּתְמַּלָּאJob 10:16 thou dost shew thyself marvellous (act inexplicably) against me.