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Abarim Publications' Biblical Dictionary: The Hebrew word: דלף
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דלף

The verb דלף (dalap) means to drop or drip. It verb occurs a mere three times in the Bible:

  • My eye drips to God. O that a man might plead with God as a man with his neighbor! (Job 16:20).
  • My soul drips because of grief; strengthen me according to Thy word (Psalm 119:28).
  • Through indolence the rafters sag, and through slackness the house drips (Ecclesiastes 10:18).

This verb comes with one derivative, the masculine noun דלף (delep), meaning a dripping (of rain), and is used only twice:

  • The contentions of a wife are a constant dripping (Proverbs 19:13).
  • A constant dripping on a day of steady rain and a contentious woman are alike (Proverbs 27:15).

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