Verb · A primitive root

A primitive root; to divide (in variation senses literally or figuratively, separate, distinguish, differ, select, etc.):—(make, put) difference, divide (asunder), (make) separate (self, -ation), sever (out), × utterly.


  1. to divide, separate
    1. (Hiphil)
      1. to divide, separate, sever
      2. to separate, set apart
      3. to make a distinction, difference
      4. to divide into parts
    2. (Niphal)
      1. to separate oneself from (reflexive of 1a2)
      2. to withdraw from
      3. to separate oneself unto
      4. to be separated
      5. to be excluded
      6. to be set apart


Genesis 1:6


waters in the Hebrew is Shamayam which means heaven. The firmament is known today as the ozone layer. It divides the "waters" on earth from the "waters" in space

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Genesis 1:14


lights in the firmament Stars. for signs The celestial bodies are signs from the Most High that something is to happen, e.g. the star that the wise men saw that signified Yahawashi's birth

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Leviticus 20:26

And ye shall be holy unto me: for I the LORD am holy, and have severed you from other people, that ye should be mine.

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