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Lexicon :: Strong's H1350 - gā'al

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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 delivered me from all harm —may he bless these boys. May they be called by my name and the names of my fathers Abraham and Isaac, and may they increase greatly on the earth.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 6:6 - “Therefore, say to the Israelites: ‘I am the LORD, and I will bring you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians. I will free you from being slaves to them, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with mighty acts of judgment.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:13 - In your unfailing love you will lead the people you have redeemed. In your strength you will guide them to your holy dwelling.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:25 - “ ‘If one of your fellow Israelites becomes poor and sells some of their property, their nearest relative is to come and redeem what they have sold.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:26 - If, however, there is no one to redeem it for them but later on they prosper and acquire sufficient means to redeem it themselves,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:30 - If it is not redeemed before a full year has passed, the house in the walled city shall belong permanently to the buyer and the buyer’s descendants. It is not to be returned in the Jubilee.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:33 - So the property of the Levites is redeemable—that is, a house sold in any town they hold—and is to be returned in the Jubilee, because the houses in the towns of the Levites are their property among the Israelites.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:48 - they retain the right of redemption after they have sold themselves. One of their relatives may redeem them:
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:49 - An uncle or a cousin or any blood relative in their clan may redeem them. Or if they prosper, they may redeem themselves.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:54 - “ ‘Even if someone is not redeemed in any of these ways, they and their children are to be released in the Year of Jubilee,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:13 - If the owner wishes to redeem the animal, a fifth must be added to its value.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:15 - If the one who dedicates their house wishes to redeem it, they must add a fifth to its value, and the house will again become theirs.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:19 - If the one who dedicates the field wishes to redeem it, they must add a fifth to its value, and the field will again become theirs.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:20 - If, however, they do not redeem the field, or if they have sold it to someone else, it can never be redeemed.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:27 - If it is one of the unclean animals, it may be bought back at its set value, adding a fifth of the value to it. If it is not redeemed, it is to be sold at its set value.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:28 - “ ‘But nothing that a person owns and devotes[fn] to the LORD—whether a human being or an animal or family land—may be sold or redeemed; everything so devoted is most holy to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:31 - Whoever would redeem any of their tithe must add a fifth of the value to it.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:33 - No one may pick out the good from the bad or make any substitution. If anyone does make a substitution, both the animal and its substitute become holy and cannot be redeemed.’ ”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 5:8 - But if that person has no close relative to whom restitution can be made for the wrong, the restitution belongs to the LORD and must be given to the priest, along with the ram with which atonement is made for the wrongdoer.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 35:12 - They will be places of refuge from the avenger, so that anyone accused of murder may not die before they stand trial before the assembly.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 35:19 - The avenger of blood shall put the murderer to death; when the avenger comes upon the murderer, the avenger shall put the murderer to death.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 35:21 - or if out of enmity one person hits another with their fist so that the other dies, that person is to be put to death; that person is a murderer. The avenger of blood shall put the murderer to death when they meet.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 35:24 - the assembly must judge between the accused and the avenger of blood according to these regulations.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 35:25 - The assembly must protect the one accused of murder from the avenger of blood and send the accused back to the city of refuge to which they fled. The accused must stay there until the death of the high priest, who was anointed with the holy oil.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 35:27 - and the avenger of blood finds them outside the city, the avenger of blood may kill the accused without being guilty of murder.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 19:6 - Otherwise, the avenger of blood might pursue him in a rage, overtake him if the distance is too great, and kill him even though he is not deserving of death, since he did it to his neighbor without malice aforethought.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 19:12 - the killer shall be sent for by the town elders, be brought back from the city, and be handed over to the avenger of blood to die.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 20:3 - so that anyone who kills a person accidentally and unintentionally may flee there and find protection from the avenger of blood.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 20:5 - If the avenger of blood comes in pursuit, the elders must not surrender the fugitive, because the fugitive killed their neighbor unintentionally and without malice aforethought.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 20:9 - Any of the Israelites or any foreigner residing among them who killed someone accidentally could flee to these designated cities and not be killed by the avenger of blood prior to standing trial before the assembly.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 2:20 - “The LORD bless him!” Naomi said to her daughter-in-law. “He has not stopped showing his kindness to the living and the dead.” She added, “That man is our close relative; he is one of our guardian-redeemers.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 3:9 - “Who are you?” he asked. “I am your servant Ruth,” she said. “Spread the corner of your garment over me, since you are a guardian-redeemer[fn] of our family.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 3:12 - Although it is true that I am a guardian-redeemer of our family, there is another who is more closely related than I.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 3:13 - Stay here for the night, and in the morning if he wants to do his duty as your guardian-redeemer, good; let him redeem you. But if he is not willing, as surely as the LORD lives I will do it. Lie here until morning.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:1 - Meanwhile Boaz went up to the town gate and sat down there just as the guardian-redeemer[fn] he had mentioned came along. Boaz said, “Come over here, my friend, and sit down.” So he went over and sat down.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:3 - Then he said to the guardian-redeemer, “Naomi, who has come back from Moab, is selling the piece of land that belonged to our relative Elimelek.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:4 - I thought I should bring the matter to your attention and suggest that you buy it in the presence of these seated here and in the presence of the elders of my people. If you will redeem it, do so. But if you[fn] will not, tell me, so I will know. For no one has the right to do it except you, and I am next in line.” “I will redeem it,” he said.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:6 - At this, the guardian-redeemer said, “Then I cannot redeem it because I might endanger my own estate. You redeem it yourself. I cannot do it.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:8 - So the guardian-redeemer said to Boaz, “Buy it yourself.” And he removed his sandal.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:14 - The women said to Naomi: “Praise be to the LORD, who this day has not left you without a guardian-redeemer. May he become famous throughout Israel!
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 14:11 - She said, “Then let the king invoke the LORD his God to prevent the avenger of blood from adding to the destruction, so that my son will not be destroyed.” “As surely as the LORD lives,” he said, “not one hair of your son’s head will fall to the ground.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 16:11 - As soon as he began to reign and was seated on the throne, he killed off Baasha’s whole family. He did not spare a single male, whether relative or friend.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:5 - May gloom and utter darkness claim it once more; may a cloud settle over it; may blackness overwhelm it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:25 - I know that my redeemer[fn] lives, and that in the end he will stand on the earth.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 19:14 - May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:18 - Come near and rescue me; deliver me because of my foes.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:14 - He will rescue them from oppression and violence, for precious is their blood in his sight.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 74:2 - Remember the nation you purchased long ago, the people of your inheritance, whom you redeemed— Mount Zion, where you dwelt.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 77:15 - With your mighty arm you redeemed your people, the descendants of Jacob and Joseph.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:35 - They remembered that God was their Rock, that God Most High was their Redeemer.

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