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Lexicon :: Strong's H1366 - gᵊḇûl

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TWOT Reference: 307a

Strong’s Definitions

גְּבוּל gᵉbûwl, gheb-ool'; or גְּבֻל gᵉbul; (shortened) from H1379; properly, a cord (as twisted), i.e. (by implication) a boundary; by extension the territory inclosed:—border, bound, coast, × great, landmark, limit, quarter, space.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 241x

The KJV translates Strong's H1366 in the following manner: border (158x), coast (69x), bound (5x), landmark (4x), space (2x), limit (1x), quarters (1x), non translated variant (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 241x
The KJV translates Strong's H1366 in the following manner: border (158x), coast (69x), bound (5x), landmark (4x), space (2x), limit (1x), quarters (1x), non translated variant (1x).
  1. border, territory

    1. border

    2. territory (enclosed within boundary)

    3. region, territory (of darkness) (fig.)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
גְּבוּל gᵉbûwl, gheb-ool'; or גְּבֻל gᵉbul; (shortened) from H1379; properly, a cord (as twisted), i.e. (by implication) a boundary; by extension the territory inclosed:—border, bound, coast, × great, landmark, limit, quarter, space.
STRONGS H1366: Abbreviations
גבול(ח) Joshua 15:47 Kt; read הַגָּדוֺל Vrss. Manuscripts compare Joshua 15:12.

גְּבוּל 240 noun masculineNumbers 34 border, boundary, territory (Late Hebrew id., Punic gubulim (plural, PlautPoen. i. 9) — גָּבוּל Genesis 10:19 + 168 times + Joshua 15:47 Kt (but read Qr גָּדוֺל); גְּבֻל Numbers 21:13 + 9 times; (both, in absolute & construct, e.g. absolute Numbers 22:36; Numbers 34:8, construct Genesis 10:19; 2 Samuel 21:5); suffix גְּבוּלִי 1 Chronicles 4:10, גְּבוּלְךָ Exodus 7:27, גְבֻלְךָ Exodus 23:31 + 3 times, etc.; plural (8 times) only suffix גְּבוּלֶיךָ Jeremiah 15:13; Jeremiah 17:3, etc.; —
1. border, boundary,
a. of a land or people: Canaanites Genesis 10:19 (J), Edom Numbers 20:23; Joshua 15:1, 21 (all P) compare Obadiah 7, Amorites Numbers 21:13 (E) Joshua 13:4 (D) compare Joshua 12:5 (D) Judges 1:36, Moab Numbers 21:13, 15; Numbers 22:36 (E) Numbers 33:44 (P) Deuteronomy 2:18; Judges 11:18 (twice in verse); 2 Kings 3:21; Isaiah 15:8, Ammon Numbers 21:24 (E) Deuteronomy 3:16; Joshua 12:2; Joshua 13:10 (all D) Amos 1:3, Bashan Joshua 12:4 (D), Egypt 1 Kings 5:1 = 2 Chronicles 9:26; Isaiah 19:19; especially of promised land Exodus 23:31; Exodus 34:24 (JE) Numbers 34:3+ + 13 times Numbers 34 (all P) Deuteronomy 11:24; Deuteronomy 12:20; Deuteronomy 16:4; Joshua 1:4 (D), compare Ezekiel 45:1 + 10 times Ezekiel 45-48; also of Israel 2 Kings 14:25; Amos 6:2; Malachi 1:5.
b. boundary of smaller divisions, e.g. Geshurites Deuteronomy 3:14; Joshua 12:5; Joshua 13:11 (all D), compare Joshua 16:2, 3(J) Joshua 19:12 (P); especially of tribes of Israel Deuteronomy 3:16, 17; Joshua 13:30 (all D) Joshua 13:16 + 60 times Joshua 13-19 (P); — Joshua 15:47 read גדול see above; Joshua 22:25 (P) & Joshua 17:8; Joshua 18:11; Joshua 24:30 (JE), compare 1 Chronicles 6:39; 1 Chronicles 6:51; 2 Chronicles 11:13; Ezekiel 48:1 + 15 times Ezekiel 48 (including Ezekiel 48:22; Ezekiel 48:22 q. strike out Co); — in 1 Samuel 13:18 read for גְּבוּל, הַגֶּבַע Greek Version of the LXX We Dr.
†c. boundary of territory belonging to an individual, — of field, piece of ground, etc. Genesis 23:17 (P) Deuteronomy 19:14; Deuteronomy 27:17; Joshua 24:30 (E) = Judges 2:9; 1 Chronicles 4:10; Proverbs 15:25; Proverbs 22:28; Proverbs 23:10; Hosea 5:10.
†d. border of stream Numbers 22:36.
†e. limit to waters of deep Psalm 104:9 compare Jeremiah 5:22.
†f. a concrete object marking limit,
(α) barrier in Ezekiel's temple Ezekiel 40:12 (strike out Greek Version of the LXX Syriac Version Co) Ezekiel 40:12;
(β) border of altar Ezekiel 43:13, 17, 20;
(γ) surrounding wall of restored Zion Isaiah 54:12 (so Greek Version of the LXX Ew Kn Che; De Brd territory, Di undecided).
†2. territory (enclosed within boundary),
b. territory of a city (or limit of such territory) Numbers 35:26, 27; Joshua 13:26; Judges 1:18 (3 times in verse); Ezekiel 47:16 (twice in verse); Ezekiel 47:17 (twice in verse) (strike out Greek Version of the LXX Co) Ezekiel 48:1; Amos 6:2.
†c. territory about Ezekiel's temple Ezekiel 43:12.
†d. plural in like sense (only use of plural), of land Micah 5:5; Isaiah 60:18 (|| ארץ) Jeremiah 15:13; Jeremiah 17:13, of city 1 Samuel 5:6; 2 Kings 15:16; 2 Kings 18:8; so Ezekiel 27:4 of Tyre.
†e. figurative territory (region) of darkness Job 38:20; territory of wickedness Malachi 1:4 (of Edom); territory of his holiness Psalm 78:54 (of Canaan).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


10:19; 10:19; 10:19; 23:17; 47:21


10:4; 10:14; 10:19; 13:7; 23:31; 23:31; 34:24


20:16; 20:17; 20:21; 20:23; 21:13; 21:13; 21:13; 21:15; 21:22; 21:23; 21:24; 22:36; 22:36; 22:36; 33:44; 34; 34; 34:3; 34:8; 35:26; 35:27


2:4; 2:18; 3:14; 3:16; 3:16; 3:17; 11:24; 12:20; 16:4; 19:3; 19:8; 19:14; 27:17; 28:40


1:4; 12:2; 12:4; 12:5; 12:5; 13; 13:4; 13:10; 13:11; 13:16; 13:26; 13:30; 14; 15; 15:1; 15:12; 15:21; 15:47; 15:47; 15:47; 16; 16:2; 16:3; 17; 17:8; 18; 18:5; 18:11; 19; 19:12; 22:25; 24:30; 24:30


1:18; 1:36; 2:9; 11:18; 11:20; 11:22; 19:29

1 Samuel

5:6; 13:18

2 Samuel

21:5; 21:5

1 Kings

1:3; 5:1

2 Kings

3:21; 10:32; 14:25; 15:16; 18:8

1 Chronicles

4:10; 4:10; 6:39; 6:51; 21:12

2 Chronicles

9:26; 11:13




78:54; 104:9; 105:31; 147:14


15:25; 22:28; 23:10


15:8; 19:19; 54:12; 60:18


5:22; 15:13; 15:13; 17:3; 17:13; 31:17


8:16; 8:17; 11:10; 11:11; 27:4; 40:12; 40:12; 43:12; 43:13; 43:17; 43:20; 45; 45:1; 46; 47; 47:16; 47:17; 48; 48; 48:1; 48:1; 48:22; 48:22






1:3; 6:2; 6:2








1:4; 1:5

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H1366 matches the Hebrew גְּבוּל (gᵊḇûl),
which occurs 241 times in 196 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 4 (Gen 10:19–Jos 12:5)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:19 - The territory H1366 of the Canaanite [fn]extended from Sidon [fn]going toward Gerar, as far as Gaza; and [fn]going toward Sodom and Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboiim, as far as Lasha.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:17 -

So Ephron’s field, which was in Machpelah, which faced Mamre, the field and the cave which was in it, and all the trees which were in the field, that were [fn]within all the confines of its border H1366, [fn]were deeded over

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:21 - As for the people, he relocated them to the cities from one end of Egypt’s border H1366 to the other.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:2 - “But if you refuse to let them go, behold, I am going to strike your entire territory H1366 with frogs.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:4 - ‘For if you refuse to let My people go, behold, tomorrow I will bring locusts into your territory H1366.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:14 - The locusts came up over all the land of Egypt and settled in all the territory H1366 of Egypt; they were very [fn]numerous. There had never been so many [fn]locusts, nor would there be so many [fn]again.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:19 - So the LORD shifted the wind to a very strong west wind, which picked up the locusts and drove them into the [fn]Red Sea; not one locust was left in all the territory H1366 of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 13:7 - “Unleavened bread shall be eaten throughout the seven days; and nothing with yeast shall [fn]be seen among you, nor shall any dough with yeast [fn]be seen among you in all your borders H1366.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:31 - “I will set your boundary H1366 from the [fn]Red Sea to the sea of the Philistines, and from the wilderness to the Euphrates River; for I will hand over the inhabitants of the land to you, and you will drive them out from you.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 34:24 - “For I will [fn]drive out nations from you and enlarge your borders H1366, and no one will covet your land when you go up three times a year to appear before the LORD your God.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 20:16 - ‘But when we cried out to the LORD, He heard our voice and sent an angel, and brought us out from Egypt; now behold, we are at Kadesh, a town on the edge of your territory H1366.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 20:17 - ‘Please let us pass through your land. We will not pass through field or vineyard; we will not even drink water from a well. We will go along the king’s road, not turning to the right or left, until we pass through your territory H1366.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 20:21 - So Edom refused to allow Israel to pass through his territory H1366; then Israel turned away from him.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 20:23 - Then the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron at Mount Hor by the border H1366 of the land of Edom, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:13 - From there they journeyed and camped on the other side of the Arnon, which is in the wilderness that comes out of the border H1366 of the Amorites; for the Arnon is the border H1366 of Moab, between Moab and the Amorites.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:15 -

And the slope of the wadis

That extends to the site of Ar,

And leans to the border H1366 of Moab.”

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:22 - “Let me pass through your land. We will not turn off into field or vineyard; we will not drink water from wells. We will go by the king’s road until we have passed through your border H1366.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:23 - But Sihon would not permit Israel to pass through his border H1366. Instead, Sihon gathered all his people and went out against Israel in the wilderness, and came to Jahaz and fought against Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:24 - Then Israel struck him with the edge of the sword, and took possession of his land from the Arnon to the Jabbok, as far as the sons of Ammon; for the border H1366 of the sons of Ammon was [fn]Jazer.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:36 -

When Balak heard that Balaam was coming, he went out to meet him at the city of Moab, which is on the Arnon border H1366, [fn]at the extreme end of the border H1366.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 33:44 - They journeyed from Oboth and camped at Iye-abarim, at the border H1366 of Moab.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:3 - ‘Your southern region shall [fn]extend from the wilderness of Zin along the side of Edom, and your southern border H1366 shall [fn]extend from the end of the Salt Sea eastward.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:4 - ‘Then your border H1366 shall change direction from the south to the ascent of Akrabbim and [fn]continue to Zin, and its [fn]termination shall be to the south of Kadesh-barnea; and it shall [fn]reach Hazaraddar and [fn]continue to Azmon.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:5 - ‘Then the border H1366 shall change direction from Azmon to the brook of Egypt, and its termination shall be at the sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:6 -

‘As for the western border H1366, you shall have the Great Sea, that is, its [fn]coastline H1366; this shall be your western border H1366.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:7 -

‘And this shall be your northern border H1366: you shall draw your boundary from the Great Sea to Mount Hor.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:8 - ‘You shall draw a boundary from Mount Hor to the [fn]Lebo-hamath, and the termination of the border H1366 shall be at Zedad;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:9 - and the border H1366 shall proceed to Ziphron, and its termination shall be at Hazar-enan. This shall be your northern border H1366.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:10 -

‘For your eastern border H1366 you shall also draw a boundary from Hazar-enan to Shepham,

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:11 - and the border H1366 shall go down from Shepham to Riblah on the east side of Ain; and the border H1366 shall go down and reach to the slope on the east side of the Sea of Chinnereth.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 34:12 - ‘And the border H1366 shall go down to the Jordan, and its termination shall be at the Salt Sea. This shall be your land according to its borders on all sides.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 35:26 - ‘But if at any time [fn]he goes beyond the border H1366 of his city of refuge to which he flees,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 35:27 - and the blood avenger finds him outside the border H1366 of his city of refuge, and the blood avenger kills [fn]him, he [fn]will not be guilty of bloodshed,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:4 - and command the people, saying, “You are going to pass through the territory H1366 of your brothers the sons of Esau, who live in Seir; and they will be afraid of you. So be very careful;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:18 - ‘Today you shall cross over Ar, the border H1366 of Moab.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 3:14 - “Jair the son of Manasseh took all the region of Argob as far as the border H1366 of the Geshurites and the Maacathites, that is, Bashan, and named [fn]it after his own name: [fn]Havvoth-jair, as it is to this day.)
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 3:16 - “To the Reubenites and the Gadites I gave from Gilead even as far as the [fn]Valley of Arnon, the middle of the [fn]valley [fn]as a border H1366, and as far as the [fn]river Jabbok, the border H1366 of the sons of Ammon;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 3:17 - the Arabah also, with the Jordan [fn]as a border H1366, from [fn]Chinnereth even as far as the sea of the Arabah, the Salt Sea, [fn]at the foot of the slopes of Pisgah on the east.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 11:24 - “Every place on which the sole of your foot steps shall be yours; your border H1366 will be from the wilderness to Lebanon, and from the river, the river Euphrates, as far as [fn]the western sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 12:20 -

“When the LORD your God extends your border H1366 as He has [fn]promised you, and you say, ‘I will eat meat,’ because [fn]you desire to eat meat, then you may eat meat, [fn]whatever you desire.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:4 - “For seven days no leaven shall be seen with you in your entire territory H1366, and none of the meat which you sacrifice on the evening of the first day shall be left overnight until the morning.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 19:3 - “You shall prepare the [fn]roads for yourself, and divide into three regions the territory H1366 of your land which the LORD your God will give you as an inheritance, [fn]so that anyone who commits manslaughter may flee there.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 19:8 -

“And if the LORD your God enlarges your territory H1366, just as He has sworn to your fathers, and gives you all the land that He [fn]promised to give your fathers

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 19:14 -

“You shall not displace your neighbor’s boundary H1366 marker H1366, which the ancestors have set, in your inheritance which you will inherit in the land that the LORD your God is giving you to [fn]possess.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:17 -

‘Cursed is one who displaces his neighbor’s boundary H1366 marker H1366.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:40 - “You will have olive trees throughout your territory H1366 but you will not anoint yourself with the oil, because your olives will drop off prematurely.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 1:4 - “From the wilderness and this Lebanon, even as far as the great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and as far as the Great Sea toward the setting of the sun will be your territory H1366.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 12:2 - Sihon king of the Amorites, who lived in Heshbon and ruled from Aroer, which is on the edge of the Valley of the Arnon, both the middle of the valley and half of Gilead, even as far as the brook Jabbok, the border H1366 of the sons of Ammon;
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 12:4 - and the territory H1366 of Og king of Bashan, one of the remnant of Rephaim, who lived at Ashtaroth and at Edrei,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 12:5 - and ruled over Mount Hermon, Salecah, and all Bashan, as far as the border H1366 of the Geshurites and the Maacathites, and half of Gilead, as far as the border H1366 of Sihon king of Heshbon.

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