E'phai (Hebrews Ephay' עֵיפִי toxt עֵוֹפִי for עוֹפִי, Ophay'], languid, hence gloomy; Sept. Ι᾿ωφέ v.r. ᾿Ωφέ, ᾿Ωφή, and ᾿Ωφέτ, Vulg. Ophi), a Netophathite, whose sons were among the "captains (שָׂרַים) of the forces" left in Judah after the deportation to Babylon, and who warned the Babylonian governor of the plots against him (Jer 40:8). B.C. 588. They submitted themselves to Gedaliah, the Babylonian governor, and were apparently massacred with him by Ishmael (41:3; comp. 40:13).