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Lexicon :: Strong's H1516 - gay'

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Part of Speech
masculine/feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Probably from the same root as גֵּוָה (H1466) (abbreviated)
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TWOT Reference: 343

Strong’s Definitions

גַּיְא gayʼ, gah'-ee; or (shortened) גַּי gay; probably (by transmutation) from the same root as H1466 (abbreviated); a gorge (from its lofty sides; hence, narrow, but not a gully or winter-torrent):—valley.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 60x

The KJV translates Strong's H1516 in the following manner: valley (60x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 60x
The KJV translates Strong's H1516 in the following manner: valley (60x).
  1. valley, a steep valley, narrow gorge

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
גַּיְא gayʼ, gah'-ee; or (shortened) גַּי gay; probably (by transmutation) from the same root as H1466 (abbreviated); a gorge (from its lofty sides; hence, narrow, but not a gully or winter-torrent):—valley.
STRONGS H1516: Abbreviations
גַּיְא noun masculineIsaiah 40:4 (feminineZechariah 14:4) valley — absolute גַּיְא Numbers 21:20 + 8 times + 1 Samuel 17:52 (compare below), גָּ֑יְא 1 Chronicles 4:39, גֵּיא Zechariah 14:4, גֶּיא Isaiah 40:4, גַּי Deuteronomy 34:6 + 2 times; construct גֵּיא Isaiah 22:1 + 21 times; גֵּי Joshua 15:8 + 13 times; plural absolute גֵּאָיוֺת Ezekiel 31:12; Ezekiel 36:4, 6 + Ezekiel 7:16; Ezekiel 32:5 (strike out Co) + Ezekiel 6:3; 2 Kings 2:16 Qr (so Co Ezekiel 6:3; Kt גיאות); suffix גֵּיאוֺתֶיךָ Ezekiel 35:8; — valley Joshua 8:11 (E) Micah 1:6; 1 Samuel 17:3; 2 Kings 2:16 (opposed to הַר) Isaiah 40:4 (opposed to גִּבְעָה, הַר), Ezekiel 6:3; Ezekiel 35:8; Ezekiel 36:4, 6 (in all with גבעות אפיקים, הרים), Ezekiel 31:12 (opposed to הַר), compare Ezekiel 7:16 (strike out B Co) Ezekiel 32:5; specifically, valley in Moab, a station of Israel Numbers 21:20 (E); over against Beth-Peor Deuteronomy 3:29; Deuteronomy 4:46; Deuteronomy 34:6; a valley near גְּדוֺר 1 Chronicles 4:39; חִזָּיוֺן ג׳ Isaiah 22:1, 5 near Jerusalem; שְׁמָנִים ג׳ Isaiah 28:1, 4 valley of fatness, fertility, the valley surrounding Samaria; שַׁעַר הַגּ׳ 2 Chronicles 26:9; Nehemiah 2:13, 15; Nehemiah 3:13; apocalyptic valley Zechariah 14:4, made by cleaving Mt. of Olives, compare הרים ג׳ Zechariah 14:5; Zechariah 14:5; valley of slaughter ההרגה ג׳, a future name of valley of Hinnom Jeremiah 7:32; Jeremiah 19:6; 1 Samuel 17:52 (גַּיְא) Greek Version of the LXX reads גַּת compare We Dr; Jeremiah 2:23 of valley of Hinnom, see below; figurative Psalm 23:4 צלמות ג׳ compare צלמות; Ezekiel 39:11 הָעֹבְרִים ג׳, Co הָעֲבָרִים proper name compare below; elsewhere in combination with proper names: —
a. יִפְתַּח־אֵל ג׳ Joshua 19:14, 27 perhaps = Jotapata JosBJ iii. 7, 7; Rabbin. גופתתא RelandPal 816; — Tell Jefât RobBR iii. 107. GuérinGal. i. 476 f. compare BdPal 243.
b. הַצְּבֹעִים ג׳ 1 Samuel 13:18.
c. ־הַמֶּלַךְג׳ 2 Kings 14:7 (Kt; Qr omits article) 1 Chronicles 18:12; 2 Chronicles 25:11 = ־מֶלַךְג׳ 2 Samuel 8:13; Psalm 60:2 (title); south of Dead Sea, in or bordering on Edom; el-Ghôr RobBR ii. 109.
d. הֶחָרָשִׁים ג׳ 1 Chronicles 4:14; Nehemiah 11:35, apparently near Lod & Ono, northwest of Jerusalem, not far from the sea.
e. צְפַ֖תָֿה לְמָרֵשָׁה ג׳ 2 Chronicles 14:9 (? read צָפֹנַה, Greek Version of the LXX κατὰ βορρᾶν, to the north of M.) probably near the great plain of Judah, west of Jerusalem, toward the sea; הָעֹבְרִים ג׳ Ezekiel 39:11, east of Dead Sea (Hi Sm), Co reads הָעֲבָרִים ג׳
f. name to be changed to הֲמוֺן־גּוֺג ג׳ Ezekiel 39:11, 15. Most frequently
g. גֵּי הִנֹּם Joshua 15:8; Joshua 18:16; Nehemiah 11:30, גֵּי בֶן־הִנֹּם Joshua 15:8; Joshua 18:16; 2 Kings 23:10 Qr (Kt גי בני ה׳) 2 Chronicles 28:3; 33:6; Jeremiah 7:31, 32; Jeremiah 19:2, 6; Jeremiah 32:35; valley southwest & south of Jerusalem (RobBR ii. 273 f.), where incense was burned, and children were offered in sacrifice to 'Molech.' Others identify with the Tyropœon valley, compare RSSemitic i. 353; see further H2011 הִנֹּם, H8612 תֹּפֶת.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


21:20; 21:20


3:29; 4:46; 34:6; 34:6


8:11; 15:8; 15:8; 15:8; 18:16; 18:16; 19:14; 19:27

1 Samuel

13:18; 17:3; 17:52; 17:52

2 Samuel


2 Kings

2:16; 2:16; 14:7; 23:10

1 Chronicles

4:14; 4:39; 4:39; 18:12

2 Chronicles

14:9; 25:11; 26:9; 28:3; 33:6


2:13; 2:15; 3:13; 11:30; 11:35


23:4; 60:2


22:1; 22:1; 22:5; 28:1; 28:4; 40:4; 40:4; 40:4


2:23; 7:31; 7:32; 7:32; 19:2; 19:6; 19:6; 32:35


6:3; 6:3; 6:3; 7:16; 7:16; 31:12; 31:12; 32:5; 32:5; 35:8; 35:8; 36:4; 36:4; 36:6; 36:6; 39:11; 39:11; 39:11; 39:15




14:4; 14:4; 14:4; 14:5; 14:5

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H1516 matches the Hebrew גַּיְא (gay'),
which occurs 62 times in 54 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Num 21:20–Eze 39:11)

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:20 - and from Bamoth to the valley that is in the fields of Moab, to the top of Pisgah, which looks over the surface of the waste.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 3:29 - And we abode in the valley opposite to Beth-Peor.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:46 - on this side the Jordan, in the valley opposite to Beth-Peor, in the land of Sihon the king of the Amorites, who dwelt in Heshbon, whom Moses and the children of Israel smote when they came out of Egypt;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 34:6 - And he buried him in the valley in the land of Moab, opposite Beth-Peor; and no man knows his sepulchre to this day.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:11 - And all the people of war that were with him went up, and drew near, and came before the city; and they encamped on the north of Ai; and the valley was between them and Ai.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:8 - and the border went up to the valley of the son of Hinnom, toward the south side of the Jebusite, that is, Jerusalem; and the border went up to the top of the mountain that is before the valley of Hinnom westward, which is at the end of the valley of Rephaim northward;
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:16 - And the border went down to the end of the mountain that is before the valley of the son of Hinnom, which is in the valley of Rephaim on the north, and went down the valley of Hinnom, to the side of the Jebusite on the south, and went down to En-rogel;
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 19:14 - and the border turned round it northwards to Hannathon: and ended in the valley of Jiphthah-el; ...
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 19:27 - and turned towards the sun-rising to Beth-Dagon, and reached to Zebulun, and to the valley of Jiphthah-el northward to Beth-emek and Neiel, and went out to Cabul on the left,
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 13:18 - and another company turned the way to Beth-horon; and the other company turned the way to the district that looks over the ravine of Zeboim toward the wilderness.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:3 - And the Philistines stood on the mountain on the one side, and Israel stood on the mountain on the other side; and the ravine was between them.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:52 - And the men of Israel and of Judah arose, and shouted, and pursued the Philistines, until thou comest to the ravine and to the gates of Ekron. And the wounded of the Philistines fell down on the way to Shaaraim, even to Gath, and to Ekron.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 8:13 - And David made him a name when he returned, after he had smitten the Syrians in the valley of salt, eighteen thousand men.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 2:16 - and said to him, Behold now, there are with thy servants fifty valiant men; let them go, we pray thee, and seek thy master, lest perhaps the Spirit of Jehovah have taken him up, and cast him upon some mountain, or into some ravine. And he said, Ye shall not send.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 14:7 - He smote of Edom in the valley of salt ten thousand, and took Sela in the war, and called the name of it Joktheel to this day.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 23:10 - And he defiled Topheth, which is in the valley of the sons of Hinnom, that no man might cause his son or his daughter to pass through the fire to Molech.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:14 - And Meonothai begot Ophrah: and Seraiah begot Joab, the father of the valley of craftsmen; for they were craftsmen.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:39 - And they went to the entrance of Gedor, as far as the east side of the valley, to seek pasture for their flocks.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 18:12 - And Abishai the son of Zeruiah smote of the Edomites in the valley of salt eighteen thousand.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 14:10 - And Asa went out against him, and they set the battle in array in the valley of Zephathah near Mareshah.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 25:11 - But Amaziah strengthened himself, and led forth his people, and went to the valley of salt, and smote of the children of Seir ten thousand.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 26:9 - And Uzziah built towers in Jerusalem at the corner gate, and at the valley gate, and at the angle, and fortified them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 28:3 - and he burned incense in the valley of the son of Hinnom, and burned his sons in the fire, according to the abominations of the nations that Jehovah had dispossessed from before the children of Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 33:6 - He also caused his children to pass through the fire in the valley of the son of Hinnom; and he used magic and divination and sorcery, and appointed necromancers and soothsayers: he wrought evil beyond measure in the sight of Jehovah, to provoke him to anger.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 2:13 - And I went out by night by the valley-gate, even toward the jackal-fountain, and to the dung-gate; and I viewed the walls of Jerusalem, which were in ruins, and its gates were consumed with fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 2:15 - And I went up in the night through the valley, and viewed the wall, and turned back, and entered by the valley-gate and returned.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 3:13 - The valley-gate repaired Hanun, and the inhabitants of Zanoah; they built it, and set up its doors, its locks and its bars, and a thousand cubits of the wall as far as the dung-gate.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:30 - Zanoah, Adullam, and their hamlets, in Lachish and its fields, in Azekah and its dependent villages: and they encamped from Beer-sheba unto the valley of Hinnom.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:35 - Lod, and Ono, the valley of craftsmen.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 23:4 - Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 60:1 - {To the chief Musician. On Shushan. Testimony. Michtam of David; to teach: when he strove with the Syrians of Mesopotamia, and the Syrians of Zobah, and Joab returned, and smote the Edomites in the valley of salt, twelve thousand.} O God, thou hast cast us off, thou hast scattered us, thou hast been displeased: restore us again.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 22:1 - The burden of the valley of vision. What aileth thee now, that thou art wholly gone up to the housetops?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 22:5 - For it is a day of trouble, and of treading down, and of perplexity, from the Lord, Jehovah of hosts, in the valley of vision; a day of breaking down the wall, and of crying to the mountain:
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 28:1 - Woe to the crown of pride of the drunkards of Ephraim, and to the fading flower of his glorious adornment, which is on the head of the fat valley of them that are overcome with wine.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 28:4 - and the fading flower of his glorious adornment which is on the head of the fat valley shall be like an early fig before the summer: as soon as he that seeth it perceiveth it, scarcely is it in his hand, he swalloweth it down.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 40:4 - Every valley shall be raised up, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places a plain.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:23 - How sayest thou, I am not defiled, I have not gone after the Baals? See thy way in the valley, acknowledge what thou hast done -- a swift dromedary traversing her ways!
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 7:31 - And they have built the high places of Topheth, which is in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to burn their sons and their daughters in the fire; which I commanded not, neither did it come up into my mind.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 7:32 - Therefore, behold, days are coming, saith Jehovah, when it shall no more be said, Topheth, and Valley of the son of Hinnom, but the valley of slaughter; for they shall bury in Topheth, till there be no place.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 19:2 - and go forth unto the valley of the son of Hinnom, which is by the entry of the pottery-gate, and proclaim there the words that I shall tell thee,
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 19:6 - therefore behold, days come, saith Jehovah, that this place shall no more be called Topheth, nor Valley of the son of Hinnom, but the valley of slaughter.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:35 - and they have built the high places of Baal, which are in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to cause to pass through the fire their sons and their daughters unto Molech: which I commanded them not, neither came it into my mind, that they should do this abomination, to cause Judah to sin.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 6:3 - and say, Mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord Jehovah: thus saith the Lord Jehovah to the mountains and to the hills, to the water-courses and to the valleys: Behold, I, even I, do bring a sword upon you, and will destroy your high places.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 7:16 - And they that escape of them shall escape, and shall be on the mountains like doves of the valleys, all of them moaning, every one for his iniquity.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 31:12 - And strangers, the terrible of the nations, have cut him off and have left him; upon the mountains and in all the valleys his branches are fallen, and his boughs are broken in all the watercourses of the land; and all the peoples of the earth are gone down from his shadow, and have left him.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 32:5 - And I will lay thy flesh upon the mountains, and fill the valleys with the heap of thy members;
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 35:8 - and I will fill his mountains with his slain. In thy hills, and in thy valleys, and in all thy water-courses shall they fall that are slain with the sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 36:4 - therefore, ye mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord Jehovah. Thus saith the Lord Jehovah to the mountains and to the hills, to the water-courses and to the valleys, to the desolate wastes and to the cities that are forsaken, which are become a prey and a derision to the remnant of the nations that are round about,
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 36:6 - Prophesy therefore concerning the land of Israel, and say to the mountains and to the hills, to the water-courses and to the valleys, Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Behold, I have spoken in my jealousy and in my fury, because ye have borne the ignominy of the nations;
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 39:11 - And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will give unto Gog a place there for burial in Israel, the valley of the passers-by to the east of the sea; and it shall stop the way of the passers-by; and there shall they bury Gog and all the multitude; and they shall call it, Valley of Hamon-Gog.

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