Strong's Concordance, Hebrew Dictionary

Countenance, face, forehead, snout, wrath, properly, the nose or nostril

Hebrew: אַף, ʾap (H639)

266 King James Bible Verses


Here are anger, before, countenance, face and related words in the Bible. What does the source Hebrew word אַף 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: H639

Hebrew Base Word: אַף

Part of speech: Noun Masculine

Usage: Anger(-gry), + before, countenance, face, + forebearing, forehead, + (long-)suffering, nose, nostril, snout, × worthy, wrath

Definition: Properly, the nose or nostril; hence, the face, and occasionally a person; also (from the rapid breathing in passion) ire.

Detailed definition:

  1. Nostril, nose, face.
  2. Anger.

Derived terms: From H599.


  1. Biblical International Phonetic Alphabet: ʔɑp
  2. Modern International Phonetic Alphabet: ʔɑf
  3. Transliteration: ʾap
  4. Biblical Pronunciation: ap
  5. Modern Pronunciation: af

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