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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 in the valley, H1516 that is in the country of Moab, to the top of Pisgah, which looketh toward Jeshimon.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 3:29 - So we abode in the valley H1516 over against Bethpeor.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:46 - On this side Jordan, in the valley H1516 over against Bethpeor, in the land of Sihon king of the Amorites, who dwelt at Heshbon, whom Moses and the children of Israel smote, after they were come forth out of Egypt:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 34:6 - And he buried him in a valley H1516 in the land of Moab, over against Bethpeor: but no man knoweth of his sepulchre unto this day.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:11 - And all the people, even the people of war that were with him, went up, and drew nigh, and came before the city, and pitched on the north side of Ai: now there was a valley H1516 between them and Ai.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:8 - And the border went up by the valley H1516 of the son of Hinnom unto the south side of the Jebusite; the same is Jerusalem: and the border went up to the top of the mountain that lieth before the valley H1516 of Hinnom westward, which is at the end of the valley of the giants northward:
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:16 - And the border came down to the end of the mountain that lieth before the valley H1516 of the son of Hinnom, and which is in the valley of the giants on the north, and descended to the valley H1516 of Hinnom, to the side of Jebusi on the south, and descended to Enrogel,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 19:14 - And the border compasseth it on the north side to Hannathon: and the outgoings thereof are in the valley H1516 of Jiphthahel:
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 19:27 - And turneth toward the sunrising to Bethdagon, and reacheth to Zebulun, and to the valley H1516 of Jiphthahel toward the north side of Bethemek, and Neiel, and goeth out to Cabul on the left hand,
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 13:18 - And another company turned the way to Bethhoron: and another company turned to the way of the border that looketh to the valley H1516 of Zeboim toward the wilderness.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:3 - And the Philistines stood on a mountain on the one side, and Israel stood on a mountain on the other side: and there was a valley H1516 between them.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:52 - And the men of Israel and of Judah arose, and shouted, and pursued the Philistines, until thou come to the valley, H1516 and to the gates of Ekron. And the wounded of the Philistines fell down by the way to Shaaraim, even unto Gath, and unto Ekron.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 8:13 - And David gat him a name when he returned from smiting of the Syrians in the valley H1516 of salt, being eighteen thousand men.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 2:16 - And they said unto him, Behold now, there be with thy servants fifty strong men; let them go, we pray thee, and seek thy master: lest peradventure the Spirit of the LORD hath taken him up, and cast him upon some mountain, or into some valley. H1516 And he said, Ye shall not send.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 14:7 - He slew of Edom in the valley H1516 of salt ten thousand, and took Selah by war, and called the name of it Joktheel unto this day.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 23:10 - And he defiled Topheth, which is in the valley H1516 of the children of Hinnom, that no man might make his son or his daughter to pass through the fire to Molech.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:14 - And Meonothai begat Ophrah: and Seraiah begat Joab, the father of the valley H1516 of Charashim; for they were craftsmen.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:39 - And they went to the entrance of Gedor, even unto the east side of the valley, H1516 to seek pasture for their flocks.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 18:12 - Moreover Abishai the son of Zeruiah slew of the Edomites in the valley H1516 of salt eighteen thousand.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 14:10 - Then Asa went out against him, and they set the battle in array in the valley H1516 of Zephathah at Mareshah.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 25:11 - And Amaziah strengthened himself, and led forth his people, and went to the valley H1516 of salt, and smote of the children of Seir ten thousand.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 26:9 - Moreover Uzziah built towers in Jerusalem at the corner gate, and at the valley H1516 gate, and at the turning of the wall, and fortified them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 28:3 - Moreover he burnt incense in the valley H1516 of the son of Hinnom, and burnt his children in the fire, after the abominations of the heathen whom the LORD had cast out before the children of Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 33:6 - And he caused his children to pass through the fire in the valley H1516 of the son of Hinnom: also he observed times, and used enchantments, and used witchcraft, and dealt with a familiar spirit, and with wizards: he wrought much evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 2:13 - And I went out by night by the gate of the valley, H1516 even before the dragon well, and to the dung port, and viewed the walls of Jerusalem, which were broken down, and the gates thereof were consumed with fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 2:15 - Then went I up in the night by the brook, and viewed the wall, and turned back, and entered by the gate of the valley, H1516 and so returned.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 3:13 - The valley H1516 gate repaired Hanun, and the inhabitants of Zanoah; they built it, and set up the doors thereof, the locks thereof, and the bars thereof, and a thousand cubits on the wall unto the dung gate.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:30 - Zanoah, Adullam, and in their villages, at Lachish, and the fields thereof, at Azekah, and in the villages thereof. And they dwelt from Beersheba unto the valley H1516 of Hinnom.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:35 - Lod, and Ono, the valley H1516 of craftsmen.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 23:4 - Yea, though I walk through the valley H1516 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 upon Shushaneduth, Michtam of David, to teach; when he strove with Aramnaharaim and with Aramzobah, when Joab returned, and smote of Edom in the valley H1516 of salt twelve thousand.]] O God, thou hast cast us off, thou hast scattered us, thou hast been displeased; O turn thyself to us again.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 22:1 - The burden of the valley H1516 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 by the Lord GOD of hosts in the valley H1516 of vision, breaking down the walls, and of crying to the mountains.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 28:1 - Woe to the crown of pride, to the drunkards of Ephraim, whose glorious beauty is a fading flower, which are on the head of the fat valleys H1516 of them that are overcome with wine!
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 28:4 - And the glorious beauty, which is on the head of the fat valley, H1516 shall be a fading flower, and as the hasty fruit before the summer; which when he that looketh upon it seeth, while it is yet in his hand he eateth it up.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 40:4 - Every valley H1516 shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain:
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:23 - How canst thou say, I am not polluted, I have not gone after Baalim? see thy way in the valley, H1516 know what thou hast done: thou art a swift dromedary traversing her ways;
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 7:31 - And they have built the high places of Tophet, which is in the valley H1516 of the son of Hinnom, to burn their sons and their daughters in the fire; which I commanded them not, neither came it into my heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 7:32 - Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that it shall no more be called Tophet, nor the valley H1516 of the son of Hinnom, but the valley H1516 of slaughter: for they shall bury in Tophet, till there be no place.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 19:2 - And go forth unto the valley H1516 of the son of Hinnom, which is by the entry of the east gate, and proclaim there the words that I shall tell thee,
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 19:6 - Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that this place shall no more be called Tophet, nor The valley H1516 of the son of Hinnom, but The valley H1516 of slaughter.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:35 - And they built the high places of Baal, which are in the valley H1516 of the son of Hinnom, to cause their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire 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, Ye mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord GOD; Thus saith the Lord GOD to the mountains, and to the hills, to the rivers, and to the valleys; H1516 Behold, I, even I, will bring a sword upon you, and I will destroy your high places.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 7:16 - But they that escape of them shall escape, and shall be on the mountains like doves of the valleys, H1516 all of them mourning, 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 H1516 his branches are fallen, and his boughs are broken by all the rivers of the land; and all the people 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 H1516 with thy height.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 35:8 - And I will fill his mountains with his slain men: in thy hills, and in thy valleys, H1516 and in all thy rivers, 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 GOD; Thus saith the Lord GOD to the mountains, and to the hills, to the rivers, and to the valleys, H1516 to the desolate wastes, and to the cities that are forsaken, which became a prey and derision to the residue of the heathen that are round about;
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 36:6 - Prophesy therefore concerning the land of Israel, and say unto the mountains, and to the hills, to the rivers, and to the valleys, H1516 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I have spoken in my jealousy and in my fury, because ye have borne the shame of the heathen:
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 39:11 - And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will give unto Gog a place there of graves in Israel, the valley H1516 of the passengers on the east of the sea: and it shall stop the noses of the passengers: and there shall they bury Gog and all his multitude: and they shall call it The valley H1516 of Hamongog.

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