Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #6845: tsaphan (pronounced tsaw-fan')

a primitive root; to hide (by covering over); by implication, to hoard or reserve; figuratively to deny; specifically (favorably) to protect, (unfavorably) to lurk:--esteem, hide(-den one, self), lay up, lurk (be set) privily, (keep) secret(-ly, place).

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon:


1) to hide, treasure, treasure or store up

1a) (Qal)

1a1) to hide, treasure, treasure up

1a2) to lie hidden, lurk

1b) (Niphal) to be hidden, be stored up

1c) (Hiphil) to hide, hide from discovery

Part of Speech: verb

Relation: a primitive root


This word is used 32 times:

Exodus 2:2: "him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months."
Exodus 2:3: "And when she could not longer hide him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed"
Joshua 2:4: "the two men, and hid them, and said thus, There came men"
Job 10:13: "And these things hast thou hid in thine heart: I know that this is with"
Job 14:13: "O that thou wouldest hide me in the grave, that thou wouldest keep me secret, until thy wrath be past,"
Job 15:20: "his days, and the number of years is hidden to the oppressor."
Job 17:4: "For thou hast hid their heart from understanding: therefore shalt thou not"
Job 20:26: "All darkness shall be hid in his secret places: a fire not blown shall consume"
Job 21:19: "God layeth up his iniquity for his children: he rewardeth him, and he shall know"
Job 23:12: "have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary"
Job 24:1: "Why, seeing times are not hidden from the Almighty, do they that know him not"
Psalms 10:8: "doth he murder the innocent: his eyes are privily set against the poor."
Psalms 17:14: "of the world, which have their portion in this life, and whose belly thou fillest with thy hid treasure: they are full"
Psalms 27:5: "For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide"
Psalms 31:19: "great is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee; which thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee before"
Psalms 31:20: "of thy presence from the pride of man: thou shalt keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife"
Psalms 56:6: "They gather themselves together, they hide themselves, they mark my steps, when they wait for my soul."
Psalms 83:3: "thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones."
Psalms 119:11: "Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin"
Proverbs 1:11: "with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause:"
Proverbs 1:18: "And they lay wait for their own blood; they lurk privily for their own lives."
Proverbs 2:1: "if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with"
Proverbs 2:7: " He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly."
Proverbs 7:1: "My son, keep my words, and lay up my commandments with"
Proverbs 10:14: "Wise men lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish is near destruction."
Proverbs 13:22: "children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just."
Proverbs 27:16: " Whosoever hideth her hideth the wind, and the ointment of his right hand, which betrayeth"
Proverbs 27:16: "Whosoever hideth her hideth the wind, and the ointment of his right hand, which betrayeth"
Song of Solomon 7:13: "fruits, new and old, which I have laid up for thee, O my beloved."
Jeremiah 16:17: "from my face, neither is their iniquity hid from mine eyes."
Ezekiel 7:22: "also from them, and they shall pollute my secret place: for the robbers shall enter into it, and defile"
Hosea 13:12: "of Ephraim is bound up; his sin is hid."

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