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Lexicon :: Strong's H1361 - gāḇah

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Strong’s Definitions

גָּבַהּ gâbahh, gaw-bah'; a primitive root; to soar, i.e. be lofty; figuratively, to be haughty:—exalt, be haughty, be (make) high(-er), lift up, mount up, be proud, raise up great height, upward.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 34x

The KJV translates Strong's H1361 in the following manner: exalt (9x), ... up (9x), haughty (5x), higher (4x), high (3x), above (1x), height (1x), proud (1x), upward (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 34x
The KJV translates Strong's H1361 in the following manner: exalt (9x), ... up (9x), haughty (5x), higher (4x), high (3x), above (1x), height (1x), proud (1x), upward (1x).
  1. to be high, be exalted

    1. (Qal)

      1. to be high, lofty, tall

      2. to be exalted

      3. to be lofty

        1. to be lofty (of Jehovah's ways - good sense)

        2. to be haughty, be arrogant (bad sense)

    2. (Hiphil) to make high, exalt

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
גָּבַהּ gâbahh, gaw-bah'; a primitive root; to soar, i.e. be lofty; figuratively, to be haughty:—exalt, be haughty, be (make) high(-er), lift up, mount up, be proud, raise up great height, upward.
STRONGS H1361: Abbreviations
גָּבַהּ verb be high, exalted (Late Hebrew id. (Hiph.), Aramaic גְּבַהּ, compare Arabic جَبْهَةً forehead, جَبَةً prominence of forehead; compare perhaps also Assyrian gabâni, heights (?) LotzTP 133) —
Qal Perfect ג׳ 2 Chronicles 26:16 + 5 times; נָּֽנְהָא֯ Ezekiel 31:5 (א = ה); גָּבַהְתָּ Ezekiel 31:10, גָּֽֽֽבְהוּ Job 35:5 + 3 times; Imperfect יִגְבַּהּ Proverbs 18:12 + 5 times; suffix יִגְבְּהוּ Ezekiel 31:14, יִגְבָּ֑הוּ Job 36:7, תִּגְבָּ֑הוּ Jeremiah 13:15, תִּגְבְּהֶינָה Ezekiel 16:50; Infinitive כִּגְבֹהַּ Psalm 103:11, לְגָבְהָה Zephaniah 3:11; —
1. be high, lofty, tall, e.g. tree Ezekiel 19:11; Ezekiel 31:5, 10, 14, heavens Job 35:5; Isaiah 55:9; Psalm 103:11, man 1 Samuel 10:23.
2. be exalted, of man in dignity and honour Job 36:7, of servant of Yahweh Isaiah 52:13, God Isaiah 5:16, God's ways Isaiah 55:9.
3. lofty גָּבַהּ לִבּוֺ : —
a. in a good sense, encouraged in the ways of Yahweh 2 Chronicles 17:6;
b. elsewhere in a bad sense, be haughty Psalm 131:1; Proverbs 18:12; 2 Chronicles 26:16; 32:25; Ezekiel 28:2, 5, 17, and so without לב Isaiah 3:16; Jeremiah 13:15; Ezekiel 16:50; Zephaniah 3:11.
Hiph. Perfect הִגְבַּהְתִּי Ezekiel 17:24; Imperfect יַגְבִּיהַּ Job 39:27; Jeremiah 49:16; Obadiah 4; וַיַּגְבִּיהֶהָ 2 Chronicles 33:14; יַגְבִּיהוּ Job 5:7; Infinitive הַגְבֵּהַּ Isaiah 7:11; Ezekiel 21:31; Participle מַגְבִּיהַּ Proverbs 17:19; Psalm 113:5; — make high, exalt, e.g. trees Ezekiel 17:24, wall 2 Chronicles 33:14, gate Proverbs 17:19, nest Jeremiah 49:16; Obadiah 4, dwelling Psalm 103:5, a request Isaiah 7:11, the lowly Ezekiel 21:31; יַגְבִּיהוּ עוּף make their flight high, soar aloft Job 5:7, without עוף Job 39:27.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

1 Samuel


2 Chronicles

17:6; 26:16; 26:16; 32:25; 33:14; 33:14


5:7; 5:7; 35:5; 35:5; 36:7; 36:7; 39:27; 39:27


103:5; 103:11; 103:11; 113:5; 131:1


17:19; 17:19; 18:12; 18:12


3:16; 5:16; 7:11; 7:11; 52:13; 55:9; 55:9


13:15; 13:15; 49:16; 49:16


16:50; 16:50; 17:24; 17:24; 19:11; 21:31; 21:31; 28:2; 28:5; 28:17; 31:5; 31:5; 31:10; 31:10; 31:14; 31:14


1:4; 1:4


3:11; 3:11

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H1361 matches the Hebrew גָּבַהּ (gāḇah),
which occurs 34 times in 33 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:23 - So they ran and took him from there, and he stood among the people. And he was H1361 taller H1361 than any of the people from his shoulders upward.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 17:6 - And [fn]his heart took H1361 great H1361 pride H1361 in the ways of Yahweh, and again he took away the high places and the [fn]Asherim from Judah.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 26:16 -

But when he became strong, his heart was H1361 so [fn]proud H1361 that he acted corruptly, and he was unfaithful to Yahweh his God. And he entered the temple of Yahweh to burn incense on the altar of incense.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 32:25 - But Hezekiah gave no return for the benefit [fn]he received, because his heart was H1361 [fn]proud H1361; therefore wrath came on him and on Judah and Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 33:14 -

Afterwards, he built the outer wall of the city of David on the west side of Gihon, in the valley, even to the entrance of the Fish Gate; and he encircled the Ophel with it and made H1361 it very high H1361. Then he put military commanders in all the fortified cities of Judah.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:7 -

For man is born for trouble,

As [fn]sparks fly upward H1361.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 35:5 -

“Look at the heavens and see;

And perceive the clouds—they are H1361 higher H1361 than you.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:7 -

“He does not withdraw His eyes from the righteous;

But with kings on the throne

He has seated them forever, and they are exalted H1361.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 39:27 -

“Is it at your [fn]command that the eagle goes H1361 on high H1361

And raises his nest high?

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 103:11 -

For as high H1361 as the heavens are above the earth,

So great is His lovingkindness toward those who [fn]fear Him.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 113:5 -

Who is like Yahweh our God,

The One who sits on high H1361,

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 131:1 -

A Song of Ascents. Of David.

O Yahweh, my heart is H1361 not exalted H1361, and my eyes are not raised high;

And I do not [fn]involve myself in great matters,

Or in matters too marvelous for me.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:19 -

He who loves transgression loves quarreling;

He who makes H1361 his doorway high H1361 seeks destruction.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:12 -

Before destruction the heart of man is H1361 haughty H1361,

But humility goes before glory.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 3:16 -

Moreover, Yahweh said, “Because the daughters of Zion are H1361 haughty H1361

And walk with outstretched necks and seductive eyes,

And go along with mincing steps

And tinkle the bangles on their feet,

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:16 -

But Yahweh of hosts will be lofty H1361 in judgment,

And the holy God will show Himself holy in righteousness.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 7:11 - “Ask a sign for yourself from Yahweh your God; [fn]make it deep as Sheol or high H1361 as [fn]heaven.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 52:13 -

Behold, My Servant will prosper;

He will be high and lifted up and [fn]greatly exalted H1361.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 55:9 -

“For as the heavens are H1361 higher H1361 than the earth,

So are My ways higher H1361 than your ways

And My thoughts than your thoughts.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 13:15 -

Listen and give ear, do not be H1361 haughty H1361,

For Yahweh has spoken.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 49:16 -

“As for the terror of you,

The arrogance of your heart has deceived you,

O you who dwell in the clefts of [fn]the rock,

Who seize the height of the hill.

Though you make H1361 your nest as high H1361 as an eagle’s,

I will bring you down from there,” declares Yahweh.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 16:50 - “Then they were H1361 haughty H1361 and committed abominations before Me. So I removed them [fn]when I saw it.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 17:24 - “And all the trees of the field will know that I am Yahweh; I bring down the exalted tree, exalt H1361 the low tree, dry up the green tree, and make the dry tree flourish. I am Yahweh; I have spoken, and I will do it.”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 19:11 -

‘And it had [fn]strong thick branches fit for scepters of rulers,

And its height was exalted H1361 above the clouds

So that it was seen in its exaltedness with the mass of its foliage.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 21:26 - thus says Lord Yahweh, ‘Remove the turban and take off the crown; this will [fn]no longer be the same. Make H1361 high H1361 that which is low and make low that which is high.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 28:2 - “Son of man, say to the ruler of Tyre, ‘Thus says Lord Yahweh,

“Because your heart is H1361 lofty H1361

And you have said, ‘I am a god;

I sit enthroned in the seat of [fn]gods

In the heart of the seas’;

Yet you are a man and not God,

Although you make your heart like the heart of God

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 28:5 -

“By your great wisdom, by your trade

You have increased your wealth,

And your heart is H1361 lofty H1361 because of your wealth

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 28:17 -

“Your heart was H1361 lofty H1361 because of your beauty;

You corrupted your wisdom by reason of your splendor.

I cast you to the ground;

I put you before kings,

That they may see you.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 31:5 -

‘Therefore its height was H1361 loftier H1361 than all the trees of the field,

And its boughs became many and its branches long

Because of many waters [fn]as it spread them out.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 31:10 -

‘Therefore thus says Lord Yahweh, “Because [fn]it is H1361 lofty H1361 in height and has put its top among the [fn]clouds, and its heart is high up in its loftiness,

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 31:14 - so that all the trees by the waters may not be lofty H1361 in their height, nor put their top among the [fn]clouds, nor their dominant ones—all the [fn]well-watered ones—stand in their loftiness. For they have all been given over to death, to the earth beneath, among the sons of men, with those who go down to the pit.”
Unchecked Copy BoxOba 1:4 -

“Though you build H1361 loftily H1361 like the eagle,

Though you set your nest among the stars,

From there I will bring you down,” declares Yahweh.

Unchecked Copy BoxZep 3:11 -

“In that day you will feel no shame

Because of all your deeds

By which you have transgressed against Me;

For then I will remove from your midst

Your proud, exulting ones,

And you will never again be H1361 haughty H1361

On My holy mountain.

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