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Lexicon :: Strong's H1350 - gā'al

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Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root
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TWOT Reference: 300

Strong’s Definitions

גָּאַל gâʼal, gaw-al'; a primitive root, to redeem (according to the Oriental law of kinship), i.e. to be the next of kin (and as such to buy back a relative's property, marry his widow, etc.):—× in any wise, × at all, avenger, deliver, (do, perform the part of near, next) kinsfolk(-man), purchase, ransom, redeem(-er), revenger.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 104x

The KJV translates Strong's H1350 in the following manner: redeem (50x), redeemer (18x), kinsman (13x), revenger (7x), avenger (6x), ransom (2x), at all (2x), deliver (1x), kinsfolks (1x), kinsman's part (1x), purchase (1x), stain (1x), wise (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 104x
The KJV translates Strong's H1350 in the following manner: redeem (50x), redeemer (18x), kinsman (13x), revenger (7x), avenger (6x), ransom (2x), at all (2x), deliver (1x), kinsfolks (1x), kinsman's part (1x), purchase (1x), stain (1x), wise (1x).
  1. to redeem, act as kinsman-redeemer, avenge, revenge, ransom, do the part of a kinsman

    1. (Qal)

      1. to act as kinsman, do the part of next of kin, act as kinsman-redeemer

        1. by marrying brother's widow to beget a child for him, to redeem from slavery, to redeem land, to exact vengeance

      2. to redeem (by payment)

      3. to redeem (with God as subject)

        1. individuals from death

        2. Israel from Egyptian bondage

        3. Israel from exile

    2. (Niphal)

      1. to redeem oneself

      2. to be redeemed

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
גָּאַל gâʼal, gaw-al'; a primitive root, to redeem (according to the Oriental law of kinship), i.e. to be the next of kin (and as such to buy back a relative's property, marry his widow, etc.):—× in any wise, × at all, avenger, deliver, (do, perform the part of near, next) kinsfolk(-man), purchase, ransom, redeem(-er), revenger.
STRONGS H1350: Abbreviations
† I. גָּאַל verb redeem, act as kinsman (Late Hebrew, Niph. be redeemed; also גּוֺאֵל, גְּאוּלָּה) —
Qal Perfect ג׳, etc. Isaiah 44:23 + 14 times; Imperfect יִגְאַל, etc. Leviticus 25:33 + 18 times; Imperative גְּאַל, etc. Ruth 4:6 + 3 times; Infinitive absolute גָּאֹל Leviticus 27:13 + 2 times; construct לִגְאוֺל Ruth 4:4 + 2 times; suffix לְגָאֳלֵךְ Ruth 3:13; Participle גֹּאֵל Leviticus 25:26 + 24 times, גּוֺאֵל Isaiah 59:20; Psalm 103:4; suffix גֹּאַלְךָ Isaiah 48:17, גֹּאֲלֵךְ Isaiah 54:8 (suffix + 19 times); passive plural גְּאוּלִים, etc. Isaiah 35:9 + 4 times; —
1. act as kinsman, do the part of next of kin (chiefly in D H P Ruth), גֹּאֵל kinsman Leviticus 25:25 (H) Numbers 5:8; Numbers 35:12 (P) Ruth 2:20; Ruth 3:9, 12; Ruth 4:1, 3, 6, 8, 14; 1 Kings 16:11.
a. in taking a kinsman's widow אם יגאלך טוב יגאל ואם לא יחפץ לגאלך וגאלתיך if he will do thee the kinsman's part (raise up children by the widow) well, let him do the kinsman's part; but if he is not pleased to do thee the kinsman's part then I will do thee the kinsman's part Ruth 3:13;
b. in redeeming from bondage Leviticus 25:48, 49 (H);
c. in redeeming a field Leviticus 25:26, 33 (H) Ruth 4:4, 6;
d. claim as kinsman Job 3:5;
e. גֹּאֵל הַדָּם the avenger of blood Numbers 35:19, 21, 24, 25, 27 (twice in verse); Joshua 20:3, 5 (?; not in Greek Version of the LXX) Joshua 20:9 (P). Deuteronomy 19:6, 12 (D) 2 Samuel 14:11.
2. redeem, by payment of value assessed, of consecrated things, by the original owner Leviticus 27:13, 15, 19, 20, 31 (P).
3. redeem, with God as subject implying personal relationship, chiefly in poetry: —
a. individuals, from death Psalm 103:4; Lamentations 3:58; Hosea 13:14, מכל רע Genesis 48:16 (E poetry), נפשׁ Psalm 69:19; Psalm 72:14, orphans Proverbs 23:11; Jeremiah 50:34, ריבה ריבי וגאלני Psalm 119:154, גֹּאֲלִי Job 19:25, צוּרִי וְגֹאֲלִי Psalm 19:15.
b. Israel, from Egyptian bondage Exodus 6:6 (P?) Exodus 15:13 (song) Psalm 74:2; Psalm 77:16; Psalm 78:35, מיד אויב Psalm 106:10.
c. from exile (chiefly Isaiah3, the verb not in Isaiah1) Isaiah 43:1; Isaiah 44:22, 23; Isaiah 48:20; Isaiah 52:9; Isaiah 63:9; Micah 4:10, מיד Psalm 107:2; Jeremiah 31:11; Yahweh is גֹּאֵל Isaiah 41:14; Isaiah 43:14; Isaiah 44:6, 24; Isaiah 47:4; Isaiah 48:17; Isaiah 49:7, 26; Isaiah 54:5, 8; Isaiah 59:20; Isaiah 60:16; Isaiah 63:16; and the people גְּאוּלִים Isaiah 35:9; Isaiah 51:10; Isaiah 62:12; Isaiah 63:4 (compare גְּאוּלַי below), Psalm 107:2.
Niph. Perfect נִגְאָ֑ל Leviticus 25:49; Imperfect יִגָּאֵל Leviticus 25:30+ 5 times; תִּגָּאֵ֑לוּ Isaiah 52:3; —
1. reflexive redeem oneself Leviticus 25:49 (H).
2. passive. be redeemed,
a. field Leviticus 25:30 (H), slave Leviticus 25:54 (H);
b. consecrated things Leviticus 27:20, 27, 28, 33 (P);
c. Jerusalem by Yahweh Isaiah 52:3.

גְּאוּלַי Isaiah 63:4, in שְׁנַת ג׳, noun abstract redemption, according to Greek Version of the LXX Syriac Version Vulgate Ges Hi De MV Che Di RVm; then either plural abstract suffix year of (my) redemption (so most); or abstract form. in י֯, after Syriac analogy, LagSymm. ii. 101 f. Semitic i. 19, 68. BN 192 (Greek Version of the LXX omit my); but < Passive participle plural suffix my ransomed (released) ones Ew Br Brd AV RV compare below גאל above.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs




6:6; 15:13


25:25; 25:26; 25:26; 25:30; 25:30; 25:33; 25:33; 25:48; 25:49; 25:49; 25:49; 25:54; 27:13; 27:13; 27:15; 27:19; 27:20; 27:20; 27:27; 27:28; 27:31; 27:33


5:8; 35:12; 35:19; 35:21; 35:24; 35:25; 35:27


19:6; 19:12


20:3; 20:5; 20:9


2:20; 3:9; 3:12; 3:13; 3:13; 4:1; 4:3; 4:4; 4:4; 4:6; 4:6; 4:6; 4:8; 4:14

2 Samuel


1 Kings



3:5; 19:25


69:19; 72:14; 74:2; 77:16; 78:35; 103:4; 103:4; 106:10; 107:2; 107:2; 119:154




35:9; 35:9; 41:14; 43:1; 43:14; 44:6; 44:22; 44:23; 44:23; 44:24; 47:4; 48:17; 48:17; 48:20; 49:7; 49:26; 51:10; 52:3; 52:3; 52:9; 54:5; 54:8; 54:8; 59:20; 59:20; 60:16; 62:12; 63:4; 63:4; 63:9; 63:16


31:11; 50:34







Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H1350 matches the Hebrew גָּאַל (gā'al),
which occurs 105 times in 84 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Gen 48:16–Psa 78:35)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 48:16 - The angel who has redeemed H1350 me from all evil,
Bless the lads;
And may my name [fn]live on in them,
And the [fn]names of my fathers Abraham and Isaac;
And may they grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 6:6 - “Say, therefore, to the sons of Israel, ‘I am the LORD, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will deliver you from their bondage. I will also redeem H1350 you with an outstretched arm and with great judgments.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:13 - “In Your lovingkindness You have led the people whom You have redeemed; H1350
In Your strength You have guided them to Your holy habitation.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:25 - ‘If a [fn]fellow countryman of yours becomes so poor he has to sell part of his property, then his nearest kinsman H1350 is to come and buy H1350 back H1350 what his [fn]relative has sold.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:26 - ‘Or in case a man has no kinsman, H1350 but so [fn]recovers his means as to find sufficient for its redemption,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:30 - ‘But if it is not bought H1350 back H1350 for him within the space of a full year, then the house that is in the walled city passes permanently to its purchaser throughout his generations; it does not [fn]revert in the jubilee.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:33 - ‘What, therefore, [fn]belongs to the Levites may be redeemed H1350 and a house sale [fn]in the city of this possession [fn]reverts in the jubilee, for the houses of the cities of the Levites are their possession among the sons of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:48 - then he shall have redemption right after he has been sold. One of his brothers may redeem H1350 him,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:49 - or his uncle, or his uncle’s son, may redeem H1350 him, or one of his blood relatives from his family may redeem H1350 him; or [fn]if he prospers, he may redeem H1350 himself.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:54 - ‘Even if he is not redeemed H1350 by [fn]these means, he shall still go out in the year of jubilee, he and his sons with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:13 - ‘But if he should ever H1350 wish to redeem H1350 it, then he shall add one-fifth of it to your valuation.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:15 - ‘Yet if the one who consecrates it should wish to redeem H1350 his house, then he shall add one-fifth of your valuation price to it, so that it may be his.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:19 - ‘If the one who consecrates it should ever H1350 wish to redeem H1350 the field, then he shall add one-fifth of your valuation price to it, so that it may pass to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:20 - ‘Yet if he will not redeem H1350 the field, [fn]but has sold the field to another man, it may no longer be redeemed; H1350
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:27 - ‘But if it is among the unclean animals, then he shall [fn]redeem it according to your valuation and add to it one-fifth of it; and if it is not redeemed, H1350 then it shall be sold according to your valuation.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:28 - ‘Nevertheless, anything which a man [fn]sets apart to the LORD out of all that he has, of man or animal or of the fields of his own property, shall not be sold or redeemed. H1350 Anything [fn]devoted to destruction is most holy to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:31 - ‘If, therefore, a man wishes H1350 to redeem H1350 part of his tithe, he shall add to it one-fifth of it.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:33 - ‘He is not to be concerned whether it is good or bad, nor shall he exchange it; or if he does exchange it, then both it and its substitute shall become holy. It shall not be redeemed.’” H1350
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 5:8 - ‘But if the man has no [fn]relative H1350 to whom restitution may be made for the wrong, the restitution which is made for the wrong must go to the LORD for the priest, besides the ram of atonement, by which atonement is made for him.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 35:12 - ‘The cities shall be to you as a refuge from the avenger, H1350 so that the manslayer will not die until he stands before the congregation for [fn]trial.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 35:19 - ‘The blood avenger H1350 himself shall put the murderer to death; he shall put him to death when he meets him.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 35:21 - or if he struck him down with his hand in enmity, and as a result he died, the one who struck him shall surely be put to death, he is a murderer; the blood avenger H1350 shall put the murderer to death when he meets him.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 35:24 - then the congregation shall judge between the slayer and the blood avenger H1350 according to these ordinances.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 35:25 - ‘The congregation shall deliver the manslayer from the hand of the blood avenger, H1350 and the congregation shall restore him to his city of refuge to which he fled; and he shall live in it until the death of the high priest who was anointed with the holy oil.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 35:27 - and the blood avenger H1350 finds him outside the border of his city of refuge, and the blood avenger H1350 kills the manslayer, he will not be guilty of blood
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 19:6 - otherwise the avenger H1350 of blood might pursue the manslayer [fn]in the heat of his anger, and overtake him, because the way is long, and [fn]take his life, though he was not deserving of death, since he had not hated him previously.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 19:12 - then the elders of his city shall send and take him from there and deliver him into the hand of the avenger H1350 of blood, that he may die.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 20:3 - that the manslayer who [fn]kills any person unintentionally, without premeditation, may flee there, and they shall become your refuge from the avenger H1350 of blood.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 20:5 - ‘Now if the avenger H1350 of blood pursues him, then they shall not deliver the manslayer into his hand, because he struck his neighbor without premeditation and did not hate him beforehand.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 20:9 - These were the appointed cities for all the sons of Israel and for the stranger who sojourns among them, that whoever [fn]kills any person unintentionally may flee there, and not die by the hand of the avenger H1350 of blood until he stands before the congregation.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 2:20 - Naomi said to her daughter-in-law, “May he be blessed of the LORD who has not withdrawn his kindness to the living and to the dead.” Again Naomi said to her, “The man is [fn]our relative, he is one of our [fn]closest H1350 relatives.” H1350
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 3:9 - He said, “Who are you?” And she answered, “I am Ruth your maid. So spread your covering over your maid, for you are a [fn]close H1350 relative.” H1350
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 3:12 - “Now it is true I am a [fn]close H1350 relative; H1350 however, there is a [fn]relative H1350 closer than I.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 3:13 - “Remain this night, and when morning comes, if he will [fn]redeem H1350 you, good; let him redeem H1350 you. But if he does not wish to [fn]redeem H1350 you, then I will redeem H1350 you, as the LORD lives. Lie down until morning.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:1 - Now Boaz went up to the gate and sat down there, and behold, the [fn]close H1350 relative H1350 of whom Boaz spoke was passing by, so he said, “Turn aside, [fn]friend, sit down here.” And he turned aside and sat down.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:3 - Then he said to the [fn]closest H1350 relative, H1350 “Naomi, who has come back from the land of Moab, has to sell the piece of land which belonged to our brother Elimelech.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:4 - “So I thought to [fn]inform you, saying, ‘Buy it before those who are sitting here, and before the elders of my people. If you will redeem H1350 it, redeem H1350 it; but if [fn]not, tell me that I may know; for there is no one but you to redeem H1350 it, and I am after you.’” And he said, “I will redeem H1350 it.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:6 - The [fn]closest H1350 relative H1350 said, “I cannot redeem H1350 it for myself, because I would [fn]jeopardize my own inheritance. Redeem H1350 it for yourself; you may have my right of redemption, for I cannot redeem H1350 it.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:8 - So the [fn]closest H1350 relative H1350 said to Boaz, “Buy it for yourself.” And he removed his sandal.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:14 - Then the women said to Naomi, “Blessed is the LORD who has not left you without a [fn]redeemer H1350 today, and may his name [fn]become famous in Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 14:11 - Then she said, “Please let the king remember the LORD your God, so that the avenger H1350 of blood will not continue to destroy, otherwise they will destroy my son.” And he said, “As the LORD lives, not one hair of your son shall fall to the ground.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 16:11 - It came about when he became king, as soon as he sat on his throne, that he [fn]killed all the household of Baasha; he did not leave [fn]a single male, neither of his [fn]relatives H1350 nor of his friends.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:5 - “Let darkness and black gloom claim H1350 it;
Let a cloud settle on it;
Let the blackness of the day terrify it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:25 - “As for me, I know that my [fn]Redeemer H1350 lives,
And [fn]at the last He will take His stand on the [fn]earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 19:14 - Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
Be acceptable in Your sight,
O LORD, my rock and my Redeemer. H1350
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:18 - Oh draw near to my soul and redeem H1350 it;
Ransom me because of my enemies!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:14 - He will [fn]rescue H1350 their [fn]life from oppression and violence,
And their blood will be precious in his sight;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 74:2 - Remember Your congregation, which You have purchased of old,
Which You have redeemed H1350 to be the tribe of Your inheritance;
And this Mount Zion, where You have dwelt.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 77:15 - You have by Your [fn]power redeemed H1350 Your people,
The sons of Jacob and Joseph. Selah.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:35 - And they remembered that God was their rock,
And the Most High God their Redeemer. H1350

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