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Lexicon :: Strong's H1396 - gāḇar

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A primitive root
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TWOT Reference: 310

Strong’s Definitions

גָּבַר gâbar, gaw-bar'; a primitive root; to be strong; by implication, to prevail, act insolently:—exceed, confirm, be great, be mighty, prevail, put to more (strength), strengthen, be stronger, be valiant.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 25x

The KJV translates Strong's H1396 in the following manner: prevail (14x), strengthen (3x), great (2x), confirm (1x), exceeded (1x), mighty (1x), put (1x), stronger (1x), valiant (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 25x
The KJV translates Strong's H1396 in the following manner: prevail (14x), strengthen (3x), great (2x), confirm (1x), exceeded (1x), mighty (1x), put (1x), stronger (1x), valiant (1x).
  1. to prevail, have strength, be strong, be powerful, be mighty, be great

    1. (Qal)

      1. to be strong, mighty

      2. to prevail

    2. (Piel) to make strong, strengthen

    3. (Hiphil)

      1. to confirm, give strength

      2. to confirm (a covenant)

    4. (Hithpael)

      1. to show oneself mighty

      2. to act proudly (toward God)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
גָּבַר gâbar, gaw-bar'; a primitive root; to be strong; by implication, to prevail, act insolently:—exceed, confirm, be great, be mighty, prevail, put to more (strength), strengthen, be stronger, be valiant.
STRONGS H1396: Abbreviations
גָּבַר verb be strong, mighty (Late Hebrew id. Aramaic גְּבַר; Arabic جَبَرَ (conjugation I. dialect; usually in derived conjugation) compel, force; جَبَريَّةً overbearing behaviour, جَبْرً constraint; Ethiopic ገብረ፡ I, 1, subigere; II, 2, cogere; Syriac rfbFgTAE play the man, is denominative from rfbg man) —
Qal Perfect ג׳ Psalm 103:11 + 5 times; גָּֽֽֽבְרוּ Genesis 7:19 + 6 times; גָּבֵ֑רוּ 2 Samuel 1:23; Imperfect יִגְבַּר 1 Samuel 2:9; וַיִּגְבְּרוּ Genesis 7:18, 24; —
1. be strong, mighty, absolute גָּֽֽֽבְרוּ חַיִל mighty in power Job 21:7; with מִן stronger than 2 Samuel 1:24; Psalm 65:4; with בְּ mighty among 1 Chronicles 5:2.
2. prevail:
a. absolute e.g. enemies Exodus 17:11 (twice in verse) (E) 1 Samuel 2:9; Lamentations 1:16, waters Genesis 7:18, 19, 20, 24 (P), power Jeremiah 9:2;
b. with עַל prevail over, subject enemies 2 Samuel 11:23, blessings Genesis 49:26(J), mercy of God Psalm 103:11; Psalm 117:2.
Pi. Perfect גִּבַּרְתִּי Zechariah 10:6; suffix גִּבַּרְתִּים Zechariah 10:12; Imperfect יְגַבֵּר Ecclesiastes 10:10 make strong, strengthen.
Hiph. Perfect הִגְבִּיר בְּרִית לְ confirm a covenant Daniel 9:27; Imperfect נַגְבִּיר לִלְשֹׁנֵנוּ we will confirm covenant with our tongue Ew Ol Che (or, to our tongue will we give strength Hi De) Psalm 12:5.
Hithp. Imperfect יִתְגַּבָּ֑ר Job 15:25; Isaiah 42:13; יִתְגַּבָּ֑רוּ Job 36:9: — of י׳, shew himself a mighty one against (עַל) Isaiah 42:13; of wicked, behave proudly toward (אֶל) Job 15:25; of erring righteous (aba.) Job 36:9.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


7:18; 7:18; 7:19; 7:19; 7:20; 7:24; 7:24; 49:26



1 Samuel

2:9; 2:9

2 Samuel

1:23; 1:24; 11:23

1 Chronicles



15:25; 15:25; 21:7; 36:9; 36:9


12:5; 65:4; 103:11; 103:11; 117:2




42:13; 42:13








10:6; 10:12

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H1396 matches the Hebrew גָּבַר (gāḇar),
which occurs 25 times in 24 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:18 - And the waters prevailed, H1396 and were increased greatly upon the earth; and the ark went upon the face of the waters.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:19 - And the waters prevailed H1396 exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:20 - Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; H1396 and the mountains were covered.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:24 - And the waters prevailed H1396 upon the earth an hundred and fifty days.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:26 - The blessings of thy father have prevailed H1396 above the blessings of my progenitors unto the utmost bound of the everlasting hills: they shall be on the head of Joseph, and on the crown of the head of him that was separate from his brethren.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 17:11 - And it came to pass, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed: H1396 and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed. H1396
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:9 - He will keep the feet of his saints, and the wicked shall be silent in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail. H1396
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:23 - Saul and Jonathan were lovely and pleasant in their lives, and in their death they were not divided: they were swifter than eagles, they were stronger H1396 than lions.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 11:23 - And the messenger said unto David, Surely the men prevailed H1396 against us, and came out unto us into the field, and we were upon them even unto the entering of the gate.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 5:2 - For Judah prevailed H1396 above his brethren, and of him came the chief ruler; but the birthright was Joseph's:)
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:25 - For he stretcheth out his hand against God, and strengtheneth H1396 himself against the Almighty.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 21:7 - Wherefore do the wicked live, become old, yea, are mighty H1396 in power?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:9 - Then he sheweth them their work, and their transgressions that they have exceeded. H1396
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 12:4 - Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; H1396 our lips are our own: who is lord over us?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 65:3 - Iniquities prevail H1396 against me: as for our transgressions, thou shalt purge them away.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 103:11 - For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great H1396 is his mercy toward them that fear him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 117:2 - For his merciful kindness is great H1396 toward us: and the truth of the LORD endureth for ever. Praise ye the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 10:10 - If the iron be blunt, and he do not whet the edge, then must he put H1396 to more strength: but wisdom is profitable to direct.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:13 - The LORD shall go forth as a mighty man, he shall stir up jealousy like a man of war: he shall cry, yea, roar; he shall prevail H1396 against his enemies.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 9:3 - And they bend their tongues like their bow for lies: but they are not valiant H1396 for the truth upon the earth; for they proceed from evil to evil, and they know not me, saith the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 1:16 - For these things I weep; mine eye, mine eye runneth down with water, because the comforter that should relieve my soul is far from me: my children are desolate, because the enemy prevailed. H1396
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 9:27 - And he shall confirm H1396 the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 10:6 - And I will strengthen H1396 the house of Judah, and I will save the house of Joseph, and I will bring them again to place them; for I have mercy upon them: and they shall be as though I had not cast them off: for I am the LORD their God, and will hear them.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 10:12 - And I will strengthen H1396 them in the LORD; and they shall walk up and down in his name, saith the LORD.
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