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Lexicon :: Strong's H1368 - gibôr

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Part of Speech
adjective, masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Intensive from גָּבַר (H1396)
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TWOT Reference: 310b

Strong’s Definitions

גִּבּוֹר gibbôwr, ghib-bore'; or גִּבֹּר gibbôr; (shortened) intensive from the same as H1397; powerful; by implication, warrior, tyrant:—champion, chief, × excel, giant, man, mighty (man, one), strong (man), valiant man.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 158x

The KJV translates Strong's H1368 in the following manner: mighty (63x), mighty man (68x), strong (4x), valiant (3x), .... ones (4x), mighties (2x), man (2x), valiant men (2x), strong man (1x), upright man (1x), champion (1x), chief (1x), excel (1x), giant (1x), men's (1x), mightiest (1x), strongest (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 158x
The KJV translates Strong's H1368 in the following manner: mighty (63x), mighty man (68x), strong (4x), valiant (3x), .... ones (4x), mighties (2x), man (2x), valiant men (2x), strong man (1x), upright man (1x), champion (1x), chief (1x), excel (1x), giant (1x), men's (1x), mightiest (1x), strongest (1x).
  1. strong, mighty

    masculine noun
  2. strong man, brave man, mighty man

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
גִּבּוֹר gibbôwr, ghib-bore'; or גִּבֹּר gibbôr; (shortened) intensive from the same as H1397; powerful; by implication, warrior, tyrant:—champion, chief, × excel, giant, man, mighty (man, one), strong (man), valiant man.
STRONGS H1368: Abbreviations
גִּבּוֺר 159 adjective strong, mighty (compare Arabic جَبَّارً one who magnifies himself, behaves proudly, a tyrant, who is bold, audacious) — Genesis 10:9 5 times; גִּבֹּר Genesis 10:8 2 times; גִּבּוֺרָם 1 Samuel 17:51; plural גִּבּוֺרִים Jeremiah 46:9 27 times; גִּבֹּרִים Joshua 10:2 21 times; construct גִּבּוֺרֵי 1 Chronicles 11:27 29 times; גִּבֹּרֵי 1 Chronicles 9:26 4 times; suffix גִּבּוֺרֶיךָ Hosea 10:13 + (variant reading suffixes 11 times); —
1. adjective גִּבּוֺר בַּבְּהֵמָה mightiest among beasts Proverbs 30:30; אִישׁ גִּבּוֺר 1 Samuel 14:52; גִּבּוֺר בָּאָרֶץ Psalm 112:2; גִּבּוֺר צַיִד mighty in hunting Genesis 10:9 (J); מלך גבור Daniel 11:3; אֵל גִּבּוֺר the Messiah Isaiah 9:5; attribute of God especially as fighting for his people Psalm 24:8 (twice in verse); Deuteronomy 10:17; Nehemiah 9:32; Isaiah 10:21; Jeremiah 32:18 (compare Arabic الكَبَّارُ).
2. noun masculine strong, valiant man Joshua 10:2 (E) Genesis 6:4; Genesis 10:8(J) Judges 5:13,23; 1 Samuel 2:4 16 times 1 Kings 1:8,10; 2 Kings 24:16; 1 Chronicles 1:10 11 times Ezra 7:28; Job 16:14; Psalm 19:6; Psalm 33:16; Psalm 45:4; Psalm 52:3; Psalm 78:65; Psalm 89:20; Psalm 120:4; Psalm 127:4; Proverbs 16:32; Proverbs 21:22; Songs 3:7 (twice in verse); Songs 4:4; Ecclesiastes 9:11; Isaiah 3:2; Isaiah 13:3; Isaiah 21:17; Isaiah 42:13; Isaiah 49:24,25; Jeremiah 5:16 17 times Ezekiel 32:12 5 times Hosea 10:13; Joel 2:7; Joel 4:9; Joel 4:10; Joel 4:11; Amos 2:14,16; Obadiah 9; Nahum 2:4; Zephaniah 1:14; Zephaniah 3:17; Zechariah 9:13; Zechariah 10:5,7; compare phrases גִּבּוֺר חיל mighty man of valour Judges 6:12; Judges 11:1; 1 Samuel 9:1; 1 Samuel 16:18; 1 Kings 11:28; 2 Kings 5:1 (וְהָאִישׁ הָיָה גִּבּוֺר חַיִל מְצֹרָ֑ע so Greek Version of the LXX and others; but LXX of Lucian (Lag.) ὁ ἄνθρωπος ἦν λεπός, compare also Klo's dubious emendation), 1 Chronicles 12:28; 1 Chronicles 28:1; 2 Chronicles 13:3; 17:16,17; 25:6; 32:21; אישׁ גבור חיל Ruth 2:1; גבורי החיל Joshua 1:14 (D) Joshua 6:2; Joshua 10:7 (JE) 2 Kings 15:20; 2 Kings 24:14; אישׁ גבורי החיל Joshua 8:3; גברי חיל 1 Chronicles 5:24 14 times Nehemiah 11:14; גבורי חילים 1 Chronicles 7:5,7,11,40; גבורי החילים 1 Chronicles 11:26; גברי כח Psalm 103:20; גבורי מלחמה 2 Chronicles 13:3; גברי השֹׁערים 1 Chronicles 9:26; בית הגבורים Nehemiah 3:16; (ה)צָבָא הגבורים 2 Samuel 10:7; 1 Chronicles 19:8; ראשׁי הגברים 1 Chronicles 11:10; גבורים לשׁתות valiant to drink Isaiah 5:22.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


6:4; 10:8; 10:8; 10:9; 10:9




1:14; 6:2; 8:3; 10:2; 10:2; 10:7


5:13; 5:23; 6:12; 11:1



1 Samuel

2:4; 9:1; 14:52; 16:18; 17:51

2 Samuel


1 Kings

1:8; 1:10; 11:28

2 Kings

5:1; 15:20; 24:14; 24:16

1 Chronicles

1:10; 5:24; 7:5; 7:7; 7:11; 7:40; 9:26; 9:26; 11:10; 11:26; 11:27; 12:28; 19:8; 28:1

2 Chronicles

13:3; 13:3; 17:16; 17:17; 25:6; 32:21




3:16; 9:32; 11:14




19:6; 24:8; 33:16; 45:4; 52:3; 78:65; 89:20; 103:20; 112:2; 120:4; 127:4


16:32; 21:22; 30:30



Song of Songs

3:7; 4:4


3:2; 5:22; 9:5; 10:21; 13:3; 21:17; 42:13; 49:24; 49:25


5:16; 32:18; 46:9






10:13; 10:13




2:14; 2:16






1:14; 3:17


9:13; 10:5; 10:7

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H1368 matches the Hebrew גִּבּוֹר (gibôr),
which occurs 160 times in 152 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 4 (Gen 6:4–1Ch 7:40)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:4 - The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men, and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty H1368 men H1368 who were of old, men of renown.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:8 - Now Cush [fn]was the father of Nimrod; he began to be a mighty H1368 one H1368 on the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:9 - He was a mighty H1368 hunter before Yahweh; therefore it is said, “Like Nimrod a mighty H1368 hunter before Yahweh.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 10:17 - “For Yahweh your God is the God of gods and the Lord of lords, the great, the mighty H1368, and the fearsome God who does not show partiality nor take a bribe.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 1:14 - “Your wives, your little ones, and your cattle shall remain in the land which Moses gave you beyond the Jordan, but you shall cross before your brothers in battle array, all your valiant warriors H1368, and shall help them
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 6:2 - And Yahweh said to Joshua, “See, I have given Jericho into your hand, with its king and the valiant warriors H1368.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:3 -

So Joshua rose with all the people of war to go up to Ai; and Joshua chose 30,000 men, valiant warriors H1368, and sent them out at night.

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:2 - they feared exceedingly because Gibeon was a great city, like one of the royal cities, and because it was greater than Ai, and all its men were mighty H1368.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:7 - So Joshua went up from Gilgal, he and all the people of war with him and all the valiant warriors H1368.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:13 -

“Then survivors came down to the mighty ones;

The people of Yahweh came down to me as warriors H1368.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:23 -

‘Curse Meroz,’ said the angel of Yahweh,

‘Utterly curse its inhabitants,

Because they did not come to the help of Yahweh,

To the help of Yahweh against the warriors H1368.’

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:12 - And the angel of Yahweh appeared to him and said to him, “Yahweh is with you, O mighty H1368 man H1368 of valor.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 11:1 -

Now Jephthah the Gileadite was a mighty H1368 man H1368 of valor, but he was the son of a harlot. And Gilead [fn]became the father of Jephthah.

Unchecked Copy BoxRth 2:1 -

Now Naomi had [fn]a kinsman of her husband, a [fn]mighty H1368 man of excellence, of the family of Elimelech, whose name was Boaz.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:4 -

“The bows of the mighty H1368 are shattered,

But those who stumble gird on strength.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:1 -

Now there was a man of Benjamin whose name was Kish the son of Abiel, the son of Zeror, the son of Becorath, the son of Aphiah, the son of a Benjamite, a mighty H1368 man H1368 of [fn]valor.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:52 -

Now the war against the Philistines was severe all the days of Saul; and Saul would see any mighty H1368 man or any man of valor and would gather him to [fn]his staff.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 16:18 - Then one of the young men answered and said, “Behold, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite who is a skillful musician, a mighty H1368 man H1368 of valor, a warrior, one who is understanding in speech, and man of fine form; and Yahweh is with him.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:51 - Then David ran and stood over the Philistine and took his sword and drew it out of its sheath and put him to death and cut off his head with it. Then the Philistines saw that their champion H1368 was dead, so they fled.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:19 -

[fn]Your beauty, O Israel, is slain on your high places!

How have the mighty H1368 fallen!

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:21 -

“O mountains of Gilboa,

Let not dew or rain be on you, nor fields of offerings;

For there the shield of the mighty H1368 was defiled,

The shield of Saul, not anointed with oil.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:22 -

“From the blood of the slain, from the fat of the mighty H1368,

The bow of Jonathan did not turn back,

And the sword of Saul did not return empty.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:25 -

“How have the mighty H1368 fallen in the midst of the battle!

Jonathan is slain on your high places.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:27 -

“How have the mighty H1368 fallen,

And the weapons of war perished!”

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 10:7 - Then David heard of it and sent Joab and all the army, the mighty H1368 men H1368.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 16:6 - He also threw stones at David and at all the servants of King David; and all the people and all the mighty H1368 men H1368 were at his right hand and at his left.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 17:8 - Then Hushai said, “You know your father and his men, that they are mighty H1368 men H1368 and they are bitter of soul, like a bear robbed of her cubs in the field. And your father is a man of war, and will not spend the night with the people.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 17:10 - “And even the one who is a man of valor, whose heart is like the heart of a lion, will utterly melt; for all Israel knows that your father is a mighty H1368 man and those who are with him are men of valor.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:7 - So Joab’s men pursued him, along with the Cherethites and the Pelethites and all the mighty H1368 men H1368; and they went out from Jerusalem to pursue Sheba the son of Bichri.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:26 -

“With the [fn]kind You show Yourself [fn]kind,

With the [fn]blameless You show Yourself [fn]blameless;

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:8 -

These are the names of the mighty H1368 men H1368 whom David had: Josheb-basshebeth a Tahchemonite, chief of the [fn]captains, he was called Adino the Eznite, because of eight hundred slain by him at one time;

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:9 - and after him was Eleazar the son of Dodo the son of Ahohi, one of the three mighty H1368 men H1368 with David when they [fn]reproached the Philistines who were gathered together there to battle and the men of Israel had gone up to retreat.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:16 - So the three mighty H1368 men H1368 broke through the camp of the Philistines and drew water from the well of Bethlehem which was by the gate, and carried it and brought it to David. Nevertheless, he was not willing to drink it, but poured it out to Yahweh;
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:17 - and he said, “Be it far from me, O Yahweh, that I should do this. Shall I drink the blood of the men who went [fn]at the risk of their lives?” Therefore he was not willing to drink it. These things the three mighty H1368 men H1368 did.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:22 - These things Benaiah the son of Jehoiada did, and had a name as well as the three mighty H1368 men H1368.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:8 - But Zadok the priest, Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, Nathan the prophet, Shimei, Rei, and the mighty H1368 men H1368 who belonged to David, were not with Adonijah.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:10 - But he did not invite Nathan the prophet, Benaiah, the mighty H1368 men H1368, and Solomon his brother.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 11:28 - Now the man Jeroboam was a mighty H1368 man H1368 of valor. And Solomon saw that the young man was [fn]industrious and appointed him over all the load-bearers of the house of Joseph.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 5:1 -

Now Naaman, commander of the army of the king of Aram, was a great man [fn]with his master, and [fn]highly respected, because by him Yahweh had given salvation to Aram. The man was also a mighty H1368 man H1368 of valor, but he was a leper.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 15:20 - Then Menahem exacted the money from Israel, even from all the mighty H1368 men H1368 of valor, from each man fifty [fn]shekels of silver to pay the king of Assyria. So the king of Assyria returned and did not stay there in the land.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 24:14 - Then he took away into exile all Jerusalem and all the commanders and all the mighty H1368 men H1368 of valor, 10,000 captives, and all the craftsmen and the smiths. None was left except the poorest people of the land.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 24:16 - Now all the valiant men, seven thousand, and the craftsmen and the smiths, one thousand, all mighty H1368 men H1368 who could wage war, and these the king of Babylon brought into exile to Babylon.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 1:10 -

Cush [fn]was the father of Nimrod; he began to be a mighty H1368 one H1368 on the earth.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 5:24 - These were the heads of their fathers’ households, even Epher, Ishi, Eliel, Azriel, Jeremiah, Hodaviah, and Jahdiel, mighty H1368 men of valor, men of renown, heads of their fathers’ households.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 7:2 -

The sons of Tola were Uzzi, Rephaiah, Jeriel, Jahmai, Ibsam, and Samuel, heads of their fathers’ households. The sons of Tola were mighty H1368 men H1368 of valor in their generations; their number in the days of David was 22,600.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 7:5 - Their [fn]relatives among all the families of Issachar were mighty H1368 men H1368 of valor, recorded by genealogy, in all 87,000.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 7:7 -

The sons of Bela: Ezbon, Uzzi, Uzziel, Jerimoth, and Iri, five. They were heads of fathers’ households, mighty H1368 men H1368 of valor, and were 22,034 recorded by genealogy.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 7:9 -

They were recorded by genealogy, according to their generations, heads of their fathers’ households, 20,200 mighty H1368 men H1368 of valor.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 7:11 -

All these were sons of Jediael, according to the heads of their fathers’ households, 17,200 mighty H1368 men H1368 of valor, who went out with the army to war.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 7:40 -

All these were the sons of Asher, heads of the fathers’ houses, choice and mighty H1368 men H1368 of valor, heads of the princes. And the number of them recorded by genealogy for the army in war was 26,000 men.

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