hofal

The hofal reflects causative action in the passive voice (as opposed to the hifil which represents causative action in the active voice).  See here or this video.  The translation of the hofal follows very much the same as the hifil;  more

Every form in the Hofal can have either a qamets-hatuf or a qibbuts under the first letter (so הָ or הֻ).  Here the qamets-hatuf is used throughout.


Hofal QTL

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masculine singular third person הָקְטַל he was caused to kill
feminine singular third person הָקְטְלָה she was caused to kill
masculine singular second person הָקְטַלְתָּ you were caused to kill
feminine singular second person הָקְטַלְתְּ you were caused to kill
common singular first person הָקְטַלְתִּי I was caused to kill
common plural third person הָקְטְלוּ they were caused to kill
masculine plural second person הָקְטַלְתֶּם you were caused to kill
feminine plural second person הָקְטַלְתֶּן you were caused to kill
common plural first person הָקְטַלְנוּ we were caused to kill

Hofal YQTL

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masculine singular third person יָקְטַל he will be caused to kill
feminine singular third person תָּקְטַל she will be caused to kill
masculine singular second person תָּקְטַל you will be caused to kill
feminine singular second person תָּקְטְלִי you will be caused to kill
common singular first person אָקְטַל I will be caused to kill
masculine plural third person יָקְטְלוּ they will be caused to kill
feminine plural third person תָּקְטַלְנָה they will be caused to kill
masculine plural second person תָּקְטְלוּ you will be caused to kill
feminine plural second person תָּקְטַלְנָה you will be caused to kill
common plural first person נָקְטַל we will be caused to kill

Hofal QTL with conjunction

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masculine singular third person וְהָקְטַל (and) he will be caused to kill
feminine singular third person וְהָקְטְלָה (and) she will be caused to kill
masculine singular second person וְהָקְטַלְתָּ (and) you will be caused to kill
feminine singular second person וְהָקְטַלְתְּ (and) you will be caused to kill
common singular first person וְהָקְטַלְתִּי (and) I will be caused to kill
common plural third person וְהָקְטְלוּ (and) they will be caused to kill
masculine plural second person וְהָקְטַלְתֶּם (and) you will be caused to kill
feminine plural second person וְהָקְטַלְתֶּן (and) you will be caused to kill
common plural first person וְהָקְטַלְנוּ (and) we will be caused to kill

Hofal YQTL with vav-conversive

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masculine singular third person וַיָּקְטַל (and) he was caused to kill
feminine singular third person וַתָּקְטַל (and) whe was caused to kill
masculine singular second person וַתָּקְטַל (and) you were caused to kill
feminine singular second person וַתָּקְטְלִי (and) you were caused to kill
common singular first person וָאָקְטַל (and) I was caused to kill
masculine plural third person וַיָּקְטְלוּ (and) they were caused to kill
feminine plural third person וַתָּקְטַלְנָה (and) they were caused to kill
masculine plural second person וַתָּקְטְלוּ (and) you were caused to kill
feminine plural second person וַתָּקְטַלְנָה (and) you were caused to kill
common plural first person וַנָּקְטַל (and) we were caused to kill

Hofal infinitive – the infinitive construct, imperative, jussive, and cohortative are not found in the Hophal stem in the Hebrew Bible.

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Infinitive Absolute הָקְטֵל causing to be killed

Hofal participles

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masculine singular מָקְטָל being caused to kill
feminine singular מָקְטֶלֶת being caused to kill
masculine plural טָמָקְלִים being caused to kill
feminine plural מָקְטָלוֹת being caused to kill