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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 me from all evil,
Bless the lads;
Let my name be named upon them,
And the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac;
And let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 6:6 - “Therefore say to the children of Israel: ‘I am the LORD; I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, I will rescue you from their bondage, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great judgments.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:13 - You in Your mercy have led forth
The people whom You have redeemed;
You have guided them in Your strength
To Your holy habitation.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:25 - ‘If one of your brethren becomes poor, and has sold some of his possession, and if his redeeming relative comes to redeem it, then he may redeem what his brother sold.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:26 - ‘Or if the man has no one to redeem it, but he himself becomes able to redeem it,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:30 - ‘But if it is not redeemed within the space of a full year, then the house in the walled city shall belong permanently to him who bought it, throughout his generations. It shall not be released in the Jubilee.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:33 - ‘And if a man purchases a house from the Levites, then the house that was sold in the city of his possession shall be released in the Jubilee; for the houses in the cities of the Levites are their possession among the children of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:48 - ‘after he is sold he may be redeemed again. One of his brothers may redeem him;
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:49 - ‘or his uncle or his uncle’s son may redeem him; or anyone who is near of kin to him in his family may redeem him; or if he is able he may redeem himself.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:54 - ‘And if he is not redeemed in these years, then he shall be released in the Year of Jubilee—he and his children with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:13 - ‘But if he wants at all to redeem it, then he must add one-fifth to your valuation.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:15 - ‘If he who dedicated it wants to redeem his house, then he must add one-fifth of the money of your valuation to it, and it shall be his.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:19 - ‘And if he who dedicates the field ever wishes to redeem it, then he must add one-fifth of the money of your valuation to it, and it shall belong to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:20 - ‘But if he does not want to redeem the field, or if he has sold the field to another man, it shall not be redeemed anymore;
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:27 - ‘And if it is an unclean animal, then he shall redeem it according to your valuation, and shall add one-fifth to it; or if it is not redeemed, then it shall be sold according to your valuation.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:28 - ‘Nevertheless no devoted offering that a man may devote to the LORD of all that he has, both man and beast, or the field of his possession, shall be sold or redeemed; every devoted offering is most holy to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:31 - ‘If a man wants at all to redeem any of his tithes, he shall add one-fifth to it.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:33 - ‘He shall not inquire whether it is good or bad, nor shall he exchange it; and if he exchanges it at all, then both it and the one exchanged for it shall be holy; it shall not be redeemed.’ ”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 5:8 - ‘But if the man has no relative to whom restitution may be made for the wrong, the restitution for the wrong must go to the LORD for the priest, in addition to the ram of the atonement with which atonement is made for him.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 35:12 - ‘They shall be cities of refuge for you from the avenger, that the manslayer may not die until he stands before the congregation in judgment.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 35:19 - ‘The avenger of blood himself shall put the murderer to death; when he meets him, he shall put him to death.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 35:21 - ‘or in enmity he strikes him with his hand so that he dies, the one who struck him shall surely be put to death. He is a murderer. The avenger of blood shall put the murderer to death when he meets him.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 35:24 - ‘then the congregation shall judge between the manslayer and the avenger of blood according to these judgments.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 35:25 - ‘So the congregation shall deliver the manslayer from the hand of the avenger of blood, and the congregation shall return him to the city of refuge where he had fled, and he shall remain 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 him outside the limits of his city of refuge, and the avenger of blood kills the manslayer, he shall not be guilty of blood,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 19:6 - “lest the avenger of blood, while his anger is hot, pursue the manslayer and overtake him, because the way is long, and kill him, though he was not deserving of death, since he had not hated the victim in time past.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 19:12 - “then the elders of his city shall send and bring him from there, and deliver him over to the hand of the avenger of blood, that he may die.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 20:3 - ‘that the slayer who kills a person accidentally or unintentionally may flee there; and they shall be your refuge from the avenger of blood.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 20:5 - ‘Then if the avenger of blood pursues him, they shall not deliver the slayer into his hand, because he struck his neighbor unintentionally, but did not hate him beforehand.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 20:9 - These were the cities appointed for all the children of Israel and for the stranger who dwelt among them, that whoever killed a person accidentally might flee there, and not die by the hand of the avenger of blood until he stood before the congregation.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 2:20 - Then Naomi said to her daughter-in-law, “Blessed be he of the LORD, who has not forsaken His kindness to the living and the dead!” And Naomi said to her, “This man is a relation of ours, one of our close relatives.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 3:9 - And he said, “Who are you?” So she answered, “I am Ruth, your maidservant. Take your maidservant under your wing,[fn] for you are a close relative.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 3:12 - “Now it is true that I am a close relative; however, there is a relative closer than I.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 3:13 - “Stay this night, and in the morning it shall be that if he will perform the duty of a close relative for you—good; let him do it. But if he does not want to perform the duty for you, then I will perform the duty for 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 close relative of whom Boaz had spoken came by. So Boaz said, “Come aside, friend,[fn] sit down here.” So he came aside and sat down.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:3 - Then he said to the close relative, “Naomi, who has come back from the country of Moab, sold the piece of land which belonged to our brother Elimelech.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:4 - “And I thought to inform you, saying, ‘Buy it back in the presence of the inhabitants and the elders of my people. If you will redeem it, redeem it; but if you[fn] will not redeem it, then tell me, that I may know; for there is no one but you to redeem it, and I am next after you.’ ” And he said, “I will redeem it.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:6 - And the close relative said, “I cannot redeem it for myself, lest I ruin my own inheritance. You redeem my right of redemption for yourself, for I cannot redeem it.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:8 - Therefore the close relative said to Boaz, “Buy it for yourself.” So he took off his sandal.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:14 - Then the women said to Naomi, “Blessed be the LORD, who has not left you this day without a close relative; and may his name be famous in Israel!
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 14:11 - Then she said, “Please let the king remember the LORD your God, and do not permit the avenger of blood to destroy anymore, lest they 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 - Then it came to pass, when he began to reign, as soon as he was seated on his throne, that he killed all the household of Baasha; he did not leave him one male, neither of his relatives nor of his friends.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:5 - May darkness and the shadow of death claim it;
May a cloud settle on it;
May the blackness of the day terrify it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:25 - For I know that my Redeemer lives,
And He shall stand at last on the 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 strength and my Redeemer.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:18 - Draw near to my soul, and redeem it;
Deliver me because of my enemies.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:14 - He will redeem their life from oppression and violence;
And precious shall be their blood in His sight.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 74:2 - Remember Your congregation, which You have purchased of old,
The tribe of Your inheritance, which You have redeemed—
This Mount Zion where You have dwelt.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 77:15 - You have with Your arm redeemed Your people,
The sons of Jacob and Joseph. Selah
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:35 - Then they remembered that God was their rock,
And the Most High God their Redeemer.

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