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Lexicon :: Strong's H1471 - gôy

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Part of Speech
masculine noun, proper masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Apparently from the same root as גֵּוָה (H1465)
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TWOT Reference: 326e

Strong’s Definitions

גּוֹי gôwy, go'-ee; rarely (shortened) גֹּי gôy; apparently from the same root as H1465 (in the sense of massing); a foreign nation; hence, a Gentile; also (figuratively) a troop of animals, or a flight of locusts:—Gentile, heathen, nation, people.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 558x

The KJV translates Strong's H1471 in the following manner: nation (374x), heathen (143x), Gentiles (30x), people (11x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 558x
The KJV translates Strong's H1471 in the following manner: nation (374x), heathen (143x), Gentiles (30x), people (11x).
masculine noun
  1. nation, people

    1. nation, people

      1. usually of non-Hebrew people

      2. of descendants of Abraham

      3. of Israel

    2. of swarm of locusts, other animals (fig.)

      proper masculine noun
    3. Goyim? = "nations"

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
גּוֹי gôwy, go'-ee; rarely (shortened) גֹּי gôy; apparently from the same root as H1465 (in the sense of massing); a foreign nation; hence, a Gentile; also (figuratively) a troop of animals, or a flight of locusts:—Gentile, heathen, nation, people.
STRONGS H1471: Abbreviations
גּוֺי 561 noun masculineGenesis 12:2 nation, people (Late Hebrew id. Gentiles, Phoenician גו community, axvfg, Sabean גו id., DHMZMG 1883, 348) — ג׳ Genesis 12:2 121 times; suffix 1st person singular גּוֺיִ Zephaniah 2:9, גּוֺיֶ֑ךָ Psalm 106:5, גּוֺיֵךְ Kt Ezekiel 36:13, 14, 15 (Qr wrongly גּוֺיַיִךְ compare Co, who strike out Ezekiel 36:15); plural גּוֺיִם Genesis 10:5 410 times + Qr Genesis 25:23; Psalm 79:10 (Kt גיים) + 6 times Ezekiel (variant reading emended Co); construct גּוֺיֵי Genesis 18:18 + 8 times, גּוֺיֵ 2 Chronicles 32:13; Ezra 6:21 (compare Baer's notes); suffix גּוֺיֵהֶם Genesis 10:5, 20, 31, 32; —
1. nation, people Genesis 10:5 (twice in verse); Genesis 10:20, 31, 32 (twice in verse) (all P) +; Isaiah 2:2, 4 (twice in verse) = Micah 4:2, 3(twice in verse); Job 12:23 (twice in verse); Job 34:29; Proverbs 14:34; כֹּל גּוֺיֵי הָאָרֶץ Genesis 18:18; Genesis 22:18; Genesis 26:4 (all J); Deuteronomy 28:1.
a. specifically of descendants of Abraham, גּוֺי גָּדוֺל Genesis 12:2; compare Genesis 18:18 (both J), גּוֺיִם Genesis 17:6, הֲמוֺן גּוֺיִם Genesis 17:4, 15 (all P); of Sarah גּוֺיִם Genesis 17:16 (P); of Ishmael גּוֺי Genesis 21:13, גָּוֺי גָּדוֺל Genesis 21:18 (both E), גּוֺי גָּדוֺל Genesis 17:20 (P); of Jacob גּוֺי וּקְהַל גּוֺיִם Genesis 35:11 (P), גּוֺי גָּדוֺל Genesis 46:3 (E); of Ephraim מְלֹא הַגּ׳ Genesis 48:19 (J); of Moses גּוֺי גָּדוֺל Exodus 32:10 (J) compare Numbers 14:12 (J) Deuteronomy 9:14; of Jacob and Esau as two nations Genesis 25:23 (J).
b. definitely of Israel Exodus 19:6 (קָדוֺשׁ גּ׳) Exodus 33:13 (both J E), Deuteronomy 4:6 (הַגּוֺי הַגָּדוֺל הַזֶּה, said by heathen compare Deuteronomy 4:7; Deuteronomy 4:8) see also Deuteronomy 4:34, Deuteronomy 26:5 compare Psalm 33:12; Psalm 83:5 (said by enemies) Jeremiah 31:36; Jeremiah 33:24; Ezekiel 37:22; in narrative Joshua 3:17; Joshua 4:1; Joshua 5:8 (JE), Joshua 5:6 (D), Joshua 10:13 (in poetry, no article); of Israel and Judah as two nations Ezekiel 35:10 (said by heathen) Ezekiel 37:22; of Judah Isaiah 26:2, 15 (twice in verse); compare Isaiah 58:2; Isaiah 60:22; Micah 4:7; once my people Zephaniah 2:9 (|| עַם); thy people Psalm 106:5 (i.e. of י׳), compare also Ezekiel 36:13, 14 (read Kt); especially of Israel and (or) Judah as sinful, rebellious Deuteronomy 32:28; Judges 2:20; Isaiah 1:4; Isaiah 10:6; Jeremiah 5:9, 29; Jeremiah 7:28; Jeremiah 9:8; Jeremiah 12:17; Ezekiel 2:3 (strike out Greek Version of the LXX Co) Haggai 2:14; Malachi 3:9. — Note. This definite reference to Israel and (or) Judah is comparatively rare; in Hexateuch not P (yet see Genesis 17:4, 5, 6, 16; Genesis 35:11 P); seldom in exile & post-exile prophets; not Chronicles —
c. usually of non-Hebrew peoples Exodus 9:24; Exodus 34:10 (JE) Leviticus 25:44 (H) Numbers 14:15 (J) Deuteronomy 15:6 (twice in verse); 1 Kings 5:11; 1 Chronicles 14:17; 1 Chronicles 16:20; Isaiah 11:10, 12 + often; opposed to Israel as עם י׳ 2 Samuel 7:23; 1 Chronicles 17:21 (twice in verse) etc., see H5971 עם, compare also Numbers 23:9; note especially גְּלִיל הַגּוֺיִם Isaiah 8:23 [Isaiah 9:1] circle or district of the nations (see H1551 גָּלִיל); also חֲרשֶׁת הַגּ׳ Judges 4:2, 13, 16 Charosheth of the nations, & מֶלֶךְ גּוֺיִם לְגִלְגָּ֖ל Joshua 12:23 king of nations (peoples, tribes) belonging to Gilgal (Greek Version of the LXX Di to the district, i.e 'Galilee'); especially of these peoples as heathen: idolatrous Leviticus 8:24, 28 (P) Leviticus 20:23 (H) 1 Kings 14:24; 2 Kings 17:8, 11, 15, 26, 29 (twice in verse); 2 Chronicles 28:3; 32:13 +, Ezra 6:21; Ezekiel 5:6 +; hostile Genesis 15:14 (J) Leviticus 26:33, 38, 45 (H) Deuteronomy 4:27; Deuteronomy 9:4, 5; Deuteronomy 18:9; 1 Chronicles 16:35; Jeremiah 5:15; Ezekiel 4:13 — Jeremiah Ezekiel, etc.; in simile Ezekiel 20:32; Ezekiel 25:8; sometimes || עַם Psalm 33:10; Psalm 33:12; Isaiah 11:10; Jeremiah 6:18, see also Isaiah 2:2, 4 compare with Micah 4:1, 3.
2. figurative of swarm of locusts Joel 1:6; of all species of beasts Zephaniah 2:14.
3. גּוֺיִם Genesis 14:1, 9 probably mutilated proper name see below.

גּוֺיִם proper name, of a people Genesis 14:1, 9, in phrase תִּדְעָל מֶלֶךְ גּוֺיִם Tid`al king of Goim; probably a Babylonian (Elamitic, etc.) name corrupted; H. Rawlinson proposes Gutî a people northeast of Babylonia COT on Genesis 14:1; also KGF258and elsewhere; compare also DlPa 233 f.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


10:4; 10:5; 10:5; 10:5; 10:20; 10:20; 10:31; 10:31; 10:32; 10:32; 12:1; 12:2; 12:2; 12:2; 14:1; 14:1; 14:1; 14:9; 14:9; 15:14; 17:4; 17:4; 17:5; 17:6; 17:6; 17:15; 17:16; 17:16; 17:20; 18:18; 18:18; 18:18; 21:13; 21:18; 22:18; 25:23; 25:23; 26:4; 35:11; 35:11; 46:3; 48:19


9:24; 19:6; 32:10; 33:13; 34:10


8:24; 8:28; 20:23; 25:44; 26:33; 26:38; 26:45


14:12; 14:15; 23:9


4:6; 4:7; 4:8; 4:27; 4:34; 9:4; 9:5; 9:14; 15:6; 18:9; 26:5; 28:1; 32:28


3:17; 4:1; 5:6; 5:8; 10:13; 12:23


2:20; 4:2; 4:13; 4:16

2 Samuel


1 Kings

5:11; 14:24

2 Kings

17:8; 17:11; 17:15; 17:26; 17:29

1 Chronicles

14:17; 16:20; 16:35; 17:21

2 Chronicles

28:3; 32:13; 32:13


6:21; 6:21


12:23; 34:29


33:10; 33:12; 33:12; 79:10; 83:5; 106:5; 106:5




1:4; 2:2; 2:2; 2:4; 2:4; 9:1; 10:6; 11:10; 11:10; 11:12; 26:2; 26:15; 58:2; 60:22


5:9; 5:15; 5:29; 6:18; 7:28; 9:8; 12:17; 31:36; 33:24


2:3; 4:13; 5:6; 20:32; 25:8; 35:10; 36:13; 36:13; 36:14; 36:14; 36:15; 36:15; 37:22; 37:22




4:1; 4:2; 4:3; 4:3; 4:7


2:9; 2:9; 2:14





Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H1471 matches the Hebrew גּוֹי (gôy),
which occurs 567 times in 511 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 11 (Gen 10:5–Deu 7:22)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:5 - By these were the isles of the Gentiles H1471 divided in their lands; every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations. H1471
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:20 - These are the sons of Ham, after their families, after their tongues, in their countries, and in their nations. H1471
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:31 - These are the sons of Shem, after their families, after their tongues, in their lands, after their nations. H1471
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:32 - These are the families of the sons of Noah, after their generations, in their nations: H1471 and by these were the nations H1471 divided in the earth after the flood.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:2 - And I will make of thee a great nation, H1471 and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 14:1 - And it came to pass in the days of Amraphel king of Shinar, Arioch king of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of nations; H1471
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 14:9 - With Chedorlaomer the king of Elam, and with Tidal king of nations, H1471 and Amraphel king of Shinar, and Arioch king of Ellasar; four kings with five.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 15:14 - And also that nation, H1471 whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:4 - As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations. H1471
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:5 - Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations H1471 have I made thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:6 - And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations H1471 of thee, and kings shall come out of thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:16 - And I will bless her, and give thee a son also of her: yea, I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; H1471 kings of people shall be of her.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:20 - And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation. H1471
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:18 - Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, H1471 and all the nations H1471 of the earth shall be blessed in him?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 20:4 - But Abimelech had not come near her: and he said, Lord, wilt thou slay also a righteous nation? H1471
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:13 - And also of the son of the bondwoman will I make a nation, H1471 because he is thy seed.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:18 - Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in thine hand; for I will make him a great nation. H1471
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:18 - And in thy seed shall all the nations H1471 of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:23 - And the LORD said unto her, Two nations H1471 are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:4 - And I will make thy seed to multiply as the stars of heaven, and will give unto thy seed all these countries; and in thy seed shall all the nations H1471 of the earth be blessed;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:11 - And God said unto him, I am God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply; a nation H1471 and a company of nations H1471 shall be of thee, and kings shall come out of thy loins;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:3 - And he said, I am God, the God of thy father: fear not to go down into Egypt; for I will there make of thee a great nation: H1471
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 48:19 - And his father refused, and said, I know it, my son, I know it: he also shall become a people, and he also shall be great: but truly his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his seed shall become a multitude of nations. H1471
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:24 - So there was hail, and fire mingled with the hail, very grievous, such as there was none like it in all the land of Egypt since it became a nation. H1471
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 19:6 - And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. H1471 These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:10 - Now therefore let me alone, that my wrath may wax hot against them, and that I may consume them: and I will make of thee a great nation. H1471
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 33:13 - Now therefore, I pray thee, if I have found grace in thy sight, shew me now thy way, that I may know thee, that I may find grace in thy sight: and consider that this nation H1471 is thy people.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 34:10 - And he said, Behold, I make a covenant: before all thy people I will do marvels, such as have not been done in all the earth, nor in any nation: H1471 and all the people among which thou art shall see the work of the LORD: for it is a terrible thing that I will do with thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 34:24 - For I will cast out the nations H1471 before thee, and enlarge thy borders: neither shall any man desire thy land, when thou shalt go up to appear before the LORD thy God thrice in the year.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:24 - Defile not ye yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations H1471 are defiled which I cast out before you:
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:28 - That the land spue not you out also, when ye defile it, as it spued out the nations H1471 that were before you.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:23 - And ye shall not walk in the manners of the nation, H1471 which I cast out before you: for they committed all these things, and therefore I abhorred them.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:44 - Both thy bondmen, and thy bondmaids, which thou shalt have, shall be of the heathen H1471 that are round about you; of them shall ye buy bondmen and bondmaids.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:33 - And I will scatter you among the heathen, H1471 and will draw out a sword after you: and your land shall be desolate, and your cities waste.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:38 - And ye shall perish among the heathen, H1471 and the land of your enemies shall eat you up.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:45 - But I will for their sakes remember the covenant of their ancestors, whom I brought forth out of the land of Egypt in the sight of the heathen, H1471 that I might be their God: I am the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 14:12 - I will smite them with the pestilence, and disinherit them, and will make of thee a greater nation H1471 and mightier than they.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 14:15 - Now if thou shalt kill all this people as one man, then the nations H1471 which have heard the fame of thee will speak, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 23:9 - For from the top of the rocks I see him, and from the hills I behold him: lo, the people shall dwell alone, and shall not be reckoned among the nations. H1471
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 24:8 - God brought him forth out of Egypt; he hath as it were the strength of an unicorn: he shall eat up the nations H1471 his enemies, and shall break their bones, and pierce them through with his arrows.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 24:20 - And when he looked on Amalek, he took up his parable, and said, Amalek was the first of the nations; H1471 but his latter end shall be that he perish for ever.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:6 - Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the nations, which shall hear all these statutes, and say, Surely this great nation H1471 is a wise and understanding people.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:7 - For what nation H1471 is there so great, who hath God so nigh unto them, as the LORD our God is in all things that we call upon him for?
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:8 - And what nation H1471 is there so great, that hath statutes and judgments so righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day?
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:27 - And the LORD shall scatter you among the nations, and ye shall be left few in number among the heathen, H1471 whither the LORD shall lead you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:34 - Or hath God assayed to go and take him a nation H1471 from the midst of another nation, H1471 by temptations, by signs, and by wonders, and by war, and by a mighty hand, and by a stretched out arm, and by great terrors, according to all that the LORD your God did for you in Egypt before your eyes?
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:38 - To drive out nations H1471 from before thee greater and mightier than thou art, to bring thee in, to give thee their land for an inheritance, as it is this day.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 7:1 - When the LORD thy God shall bring thee into the land whither thou goest to possess it, and hath cast out many nations H1471 before thee, the Hittites, and the Girgashites, and the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, seven nations H1471 greater and mightier than thou;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 7:17 - If thou shalt say in thine heart, These nations H1471 are more than I; how can I dispossess them?
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 7:22 - And the LORD thy God will put out those nations H1471 before thee by little and little: thou mayest not consume them at once, lest the beasts of the field increase upon thee.

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