Strong's Concordance, Hebrew Dictionary

Properly, a twist (away of the light), i.e., night

Hebrew: לַיִל, layil (H3915)

217 King James Bible Verses


Here is night in the Bible. What does the source Hebrew word לַיִל mean and how is it used in the Bible? Below are the English definition details. Also below are examples within Bible verses highlighted in yellow (follow this link to go there). Tap or hover on blue, underlined words to see more original scripture and meanings. Information sourced from Strong's Concordance[1].

Definition Details

Strong's Number: H3915

Hebrew Base Word: לַיִל

Part of speech: Noun Masculine

Usage: (mid-)night (season)

Definition: Properly, a twist (away of the light), i.e., night; figuratively, adversity.

Detailed definition:

  1. Night.
    1. Night (as opposed to day).
    2. Of gloom, protective shadow (figuratively).

Derived terms: Or (Isaiah 21:11) לֵיל; also לַיְלָה; from the same as H3883.


  1. Biblical International Phonetic Alphabet: lɑˈjɪl
  2. Modern International Phonetic Alphabet: lɑˈjil
  3. Transliteration: layil
  4. Biblical Pronunciation: la-YIL
  5. Modern Pronunciation: la-YEEL

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Bible Verses with לַיִל (H3915)

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