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Lexicon :: Strong's H5553 - cela`


seh'·lah (Key)
Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From an unused root meaning to be lofty
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 1508a

KJV Translation Count — Total: 60x
The KJV translates Strongs H5553 in the following manner: rock (57x), strong hold (1x), stones (1x), stony (1x).
Outline of Biblical Usage [?]
  1. crag, cliff, rock

    1. crag, cliff

    2. as stronghold of Jehovah, of security (fig.)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
סֶלַע çelaʻ, seh'-lah; from an unused root meaning to be lofty; a craggy rock, literally or figuratively (a fortress):—(ragged) rock, stone(-ny), strong hold.
Gesenius' Hebrew-Chaldee Lexicon

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Concordance Results Using KJV

Strong's Number H5553 matches the Hebrew סֶלַע (cela`),
which occurs 60 times in 54 verses in the Hebrew concordance of the KJV
Page 1 / 2 (Num 20:8–Eze 24:8)

Tools specific to Num 20:8

Num 20:8

Take the rod, and gather thou the assembly together, thou, and Aaron thy brother, and speak ye unto the rock H5553 before their eyes; and it shall give forth his water, and thou shalt bring forth to them water out of the rock: H5553 so thou shalt give the congregation and their beasts drink.

Tools specific to Num 20:10

Num 20:10

And Moses and Aaron gathered the congregation together before the rock, H5553 and he said unto them, Hear now, ye rebels; must we fetch you water out of this rock? H5553

Tools specific to Num 20:11

Num 20:11

And Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod he smote the rock H5553 twice: and the water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their beasts also.

Tools specific to Num 24:21

Num 24:21

And he looked on the Kenites, and took up his parable, and said, Strong is thy dwellingplace, and thou puttest thy nest in a rock. H5553

Tools specific to Deu 32:13

Deu 32:13

He made him ride on the high places of the earth, that he might eat the increase of the fields; and he made him to suck honey out of the rock, H5553 and oil out of the flinty rock;

Tools specific to Jdg 1:36

Jdg 1:36

And the coast of the Amorites was from the going up to Akrabbim, from the rock, H5553 and upward.

Tools specific to Jdg 6:20

Jdg 6:20

And the angel of God said unto him, Take the flesh and the unleavened cakes, and lay them upon this rock, H5553 and pour out the broth. And he did so.

Tools specific to Jdg 15:8

Jdg 15:8

And he smote them hip and thigh with a great slaughter: and he went down and dwelt in the top of the rock H5553 Etam.

Tools specific to Jdg 15:11

Jdg 15:11

Then three thousand men of Judah went to the top of the rock H5553 Etam, and said to Samson, Knowest thou not that the Philistines are rulers over us? what is this that thou hast done unto us? And he said unto them, As they did unto me, so have I done unto them.

Tools specific to Jdg 15:13

Jdg 15:13

And they spake unto him, saying, No; but we will bind thee fast, and deliver thee into their hand: but surely we will not kill thee. And they bound him with two new cords, and brought him up from the rock. H5553

Tools specific to Jdg 20:45

Jdg 20:45

And they turned and fled toward the wilderness unto the rock H5553 of Rimmon: and they gleaned of them in the highways five thousand men; and pursued hard after them unto Gidom, and slew two thousand men of them.

Tools specific to Jdg 20:47

Jdg 20:47

But six hundred men turned and fled to the wilderness unto the rock H5553 Rimmon, and abode in the rock H5553 Rimmon four months.

Tools specific to Jdg 21:13

Jdg 21:13

And the whole congregation sent some to speak to the children of Benjamin that were in the rock H5553 Rimmon, and to call peaceably unto them.

Tools specific to 1Sa 13:6

1Sa 13:6

When the men of Israel saw that they were in a strait, (for the people were distressed,) then the people did hide themselves in caves, and in thickets, and in rocks, H5553 and in high places, and in pits.

Tools specific to 1Sa 14:4

1Sa 14:4

And between the passages, by which Jonathan sought to go over unto the Philistines' garrison, there was a sharp rock H5553 on the one side, and a sharp rock H5553 on the other side: and the name of the one was Bozez, and the name of the other Seneh.

Tools specific to 1Sa 23:25

1Sa 23:25

Saul also and his men went to seek him. And they told David: wherefore he came down into a rock, H5553 and abode in the wilderness of Maon. And when Saul heard that, he pursued after David in the wilderness of Maon.

Tools specific to 2Sa 22:2

2Sa 22:2

And he said, The LORD is my rock, H5553 and my fortress, and my deliverer;

Tools specific to 1Ki 19:11

1Ki 19:11

And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the LORD. And, behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks H5553 before the LORD; but the LORD was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the LORD was not in the earthquake:

Tools specific to 2Ch 25:12

2Ch 25:12

And other ten thousand left alive did the children of Judah carry away captive, and brought them unto the top of the rock, H5553 and cast them down from the top of the rock, H5553 that they all were broken in pieces.

Tools specific to Neh 9:15

Neh 9:15

And gavest them bread from heaven for their hunger, and broughtest forth water for them out of the rock H5553 for their thirst, and promisedst them that they should go in to possess the land which thou hadst sworn to give them.

Tools specific to Job 39:1

Job 39:1

Knowest thou the time when the wild goats of the rock H5553 bring forth? or canst thou mark when the hinds do calve?

Tools specific to Job 39:28

Job 39:28

She dwelleth and abideth on the rock, H5553 upon the crag of the rock, H5553 and the strong place.

Tools specific to Psa 18:2

Psa 18:2

The LORD is my rock, H5553 and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.

Tools specific to Psa 31:3

Psa 31:3

For thou art my rock H5553 and my fortress; therefore for thy name's sake lead me, and guide me.

Tools specific to Psa 40:2

Psa 40:2

He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, H5553 and established my goings.

Tools specific to Psa 42:9

Psa 42:9

I will say unto God my rock, H5553 Why hast thou forgotten me? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?

Tools specific to Psa 71:3

Psa 71:3

Be thou my strong habitation, whereunto I may continually resort: thou hast given commandment to save me; for thou art my rock H5553 and my fortress.

Tools specific to Psa 78:16

Psa 78:16

He brought streams also out of the rock, H5553 and caused waters to run down like rivers.

Tools specific to Psa 104:18

Psa 104:18

The high hills are a refuge for the wild goats; and the rocks H5553 for the conies.

Tools specific to Psa 137:9

Psa 137:9

Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones. H5553

Tools specific to Psa 141:6

Psa 141:6

When their judges are overthrown in stony H5553 places, they shall hear my words; for they are sweet.

Tools specific to Pro 30:26

Pro 30:26

The conies are but a feeble folk, yet make they their houses in the rocks; H5553

Tools specific to Sng 2:14

Sng 2:14

O my dove, that art in the clefts of the rock, H5553 in the secret places of the stairs, let me see thy countenance, let me hear thy voice; for sweet is thy voice, and thy countenance is comely.

Tools specific to Isa 2:21

Isa 2:21

To go into the clefts of the rocks, and into the tops of the ragged rocks, H5553 for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth.

Tools specific to Isa 7:19

Isa 7:19

And they shall come, and shall rest all of them in the desolate valleys, and in the holes of the rocks, H5553 and upon all thorns, and upon all bushes.

Tools specific to Isa 22:16

Isa 22:16

What hast thou here? and whom hast thou here, that thou hast hewed thee out a sepulchre here, as he that heweth him out a sepulchre on high, and that graveth an habitation for himself in a rock? H5553

Tools specific to Isa 31:9

Isa 31:9

And he shall pass over to his strong hold H5553 for fear, and his princes shall be afraid of the ensign, saith the LORD, whose fire is in Zion, and his furnace in Jerusalem.

Tools specific to Isa 32:2

Isa 32:2

And a man shall be as an hiding place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest; as rivers of water in a dry place, as the shadow of a great rock H5553 in a weary land.

Tools specific to Isa 33:16

Isa 33:16

He shall dwell on high: his place of defence shall be the munitions of rocks: H5553 bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure.

Tools specific to Isa 42:11

Isa 42:11

Let the wilderness and the cities thereof lift up their voice, the villages that Kedar doth inhabit: let the inhabitants of the rock H5553 sing, let them shout from the top of the mountains.

Tools specific to Isa 57:5

Isa 57:5

Enflaming yourselves with idols under every green tree, slaying the children in the valleys under the clifts of the rocks? H5553

Tools specific to Jer 5:3

Jer 5:3

O LORD, are not thine eyes upon the truth? thou hast stricken them, but they have not grieved; thou hast consumed them, but they have refused to receive correction: they have made their faces harder than a rock; H5553 they have refused to return.

Tools specific to Jer 13:4

Jer 13:4

Take the girdle that thou hast got, which is upon thy loins, and arise, go to Euphrates, and hide it there in a hole of the rock. H5553

Tools specific to Jer 16:16

Jer 16:16

Behold, I will send for many fishers, saith the LORD, and they shall fish them; and after will I send for many hunters, and they shall hunt them from every mountain, and from every hill, and out of the holes of the rocks. H5553

Tools specific to Jer 23:29

Jer 23:29

Is not my word like as a fire? saith the LORD; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock H5553 in pieces?

Tools specific to Jer 48:28

Jer 48:28

O ye that dwell in Moab, leave the cities, and dwell in the rock, H5553 and be like the dove that maketh her nest in the sides of the hole's mouth.

Tools specific to Jer 49:16

Jer 49:16

Thy terribleness hath deceived thee, and the pride of thine heart, O thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, H5553 that holdest the height of the hill: though thou shouldest make thy nest as high as the eagle, I will bring thee down from thence, saith the LORD.

Tools specific to Jer 51:25

Jer 51:25

Behold, I am against thee, O destroying mountain, saith the LORD, which destroyest all the earth: and I will stretch out mine hand upon thee, and roll thee down from the rocks, H5553 and will make thee a burnt mountain.

Tools specific to Eze 24:7

Eze 24:7

For her blood is in the midst of her; she set it upon the top of a rock; H5553 she poured it not upon the ground, to cover it with dust;

Tools specific to Eze 24:8

Eze 24:8

That it might cause fury to come up to take vengeance; I have set her blood upon the top of a rock, H5553 that it should not be covered.

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1. Num 20:8–Eze 24:8

2. Eze 26:4–Oba 1:3

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