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And it is not altogether unworthy of observation what Kimchi notes, that the verb N+oB+o# is most frequently used in the passive conjugation niphal, because it denotes a receiving of that from God by way of revelation which is spoken unto others in a way of prophecy.
The niphal form of the verb implies that these things were said, not directly to God, but of God, to one another (Eze 33: 20) [Moore].
There is a _niphal_ conjugation, formed by prefixing _n_.
"ni-marad", assimilating the name "to a certain extent to the 'niphal forms' of the Hebrew verbs and making a change", says Pinches, "in conformity with the genius of the Hebrew language".