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Lexicon :: Strong's H1523 - gîl

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Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root
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TWOT Reference: 346

Strong’s Definitions

גִּיל gîyl, gheel; or (by permutation) גּוּל gûwl; a primitive root; properly, to spin round (under the influence of any violent emotion), i.e. usually rejoice, or (as cringing) fear:—be glad, joy, be joyful, rejoice.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 44x

The KJV translates Strong's H1523 in the following manner: rejoice (27x), glad (10x), joyful (4x), joy (2x), delight (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 44x
The KJV translates Strong's H1523 in the following manner: rejoice (27x), glad (10x), joyful (4x), joy (2x), delight (1x).
  1. to rejoice, exult, be glad

    1. (Qal)

      1. to rejoice

      2. to tremble (from fear)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
גִּיל gîyl, gheel; or (by permutation) גּוּל gûwl; a primitive root; properly, to spin round (under the influence of any violent emotion), i.e. usually rejoice, or (as cringing) fear:—be glad, joy, be joyful, rejoice.
STRONGS H1523: Abbreviations
† [גִּיל] verb rejoice (NöZMG 1883, 537; compare Arabic جَالَ go round or about, be excited to levity, etc.) —
Qal Perfect גַּלְתִּי Isaiah 65:19; Imperfect יָגִיל, תָּגִיל Psalm 21:2 + 4 times (Psalm 21:2 Kt יגיל, Qr יָ֫גֶל with retracted tone); יָגֵל, תָּגֵל Psalm 13:6 + 11 times, וַיָּגֶל Psalm 16:9, אָגִילָה, נָגִילָה Psalm 9:15 + 5 times, יָגִילוּ Psalm 13:5 + 5 times, יְגִילוּן Psalm 89:17, תָּגֵלְנָה Psalm 48:12 + 2 times; יָגִו֯ל Proverbs 23:24; Imperative גִּילוּ Psalm 2:11 + 4 times, גִּילִי Isaiah 49:13 + 2 times; —
1. rejoice,
b. with בְּ Psalm 149:2; Proverbs 2:14; Proverbs 24:17; Isaiah 9:2; בירושׁלם Isaiah 65:19; Isaiah 66:10; בישׁועתך Psalm 9:15; Psalm 13:6; Psalm 21:2; ביהוה Psalm 35:9; Isaiah 41:16; Zechariah 10:7; באלהים Isaiah 61:10; Habakkuk 3:18; בשׁם י׳ Psalm 89:17; בקדושׁ ישׂראל Isaiah 29:19; גיל ושׂמח ב׳ Psalm 31:8; Psalm 118:24; Songs 1:4; Isaiah 25:9; Joel 2:23; גילי ושׂמחי כ׳ Joel 2:21.
c. with עַל Zephaniah 3:17. Besides persons the subject is לֵב Psalm 13:6; Proverbs 24:17; Zechariah 10:7; נפשׁ Psalm 35:9; Isaiah 61:10, כבוד (= נפשׁ) Psalm 16:9, ארץ 1 Chronicles 16:31; Psalm 96:11; Psalm 97:1; Isaiah 49:13, ערבה Isaiah 35:1, 2.
2. tremble (compare Arabic وَجِلَ) Psalm 2:11 || עבד (Thes Ew Hi Che, but Greek Version of the LXX Hu De Pe AV RV rejoice), Hosea 10:5 || אבל (Thes and most modern, but AV RV that rejoiced over it), possibly error for חיל Ew Gr Che.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

1 Chronicles

16:31; 16:31


2:11; 2:11; 9:15; 9:15; 13:5; 13:5; 13:6; 13:6; 13:6; 14:7; 16:9; 16:9; 16:9; 21:2; 21:2; 21:2; 31:8; 32:11; 35:9; 35:9; 48:12; 48:12; 51:10; 89:17; 89:17; 96:11; 96:11; 97:1; 97:1; 97:8; 118:24; 149:2


2:14; 23:24; 23:24; 23:25; 24:17; 24:17

Song of Songs



9:2; 25:9; 29:19; 35:1; 35:1; 35:2; 41:16; 49:13; 49:13; 61:10; 61:10; 65:18; 65:19; 65:19; 66:10




2:21; 2:23


1:15; 3:18




9:9; 10:7; 10:7

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H1523 matches the Hebrew גִּיל (gîl),
which occurs 46 times in 44 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:31 - Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice: H1523 and let men say among the nations, The LORD reigneth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 2:11 - Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice H1523 with trembling.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:14 - That I may shew forth all thy praise in the gates of the daughter of Zion: I will rejoice H1523 in thy salvation.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 13:4 - Lest mine enemy say, I have prevailed against him; and those that trouble me rejoice H1523 when I am moved.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 13:5 - But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice H1523 in thy salvation.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 14:7 - Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! when the LORD bringeth back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, H1523 and Israel shall be glad.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 16:9 - Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: H1523 my flesh also shall rest in hope.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 21:1 - [[To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.]] The king shall joy in thy strength, O LORD; and in thy salvation how greatly shall he rejoice! H1523
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 31:7 - I will be glad H1523 and rejoice in thy mercy: for thou hast considered my trouble; thou hast known my soul in adversities;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 32:11 - Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, H1523 ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 35:9 - And my soul shall be joyful H1523 in the LORD: it shall rejoice in his salvation.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 48:11 - Let mount Zion rejoice, let the daughters of Judah be glad, H1523 because of thy judgments.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 51:8 - Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice. H1523
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 53:6 - Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! When God bringeth back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, H1523 and Israel shall be glad.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:16 - In thy name shall they rejoice H1523 all the day: and in thy righteousness shall they be exalted.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 96:11 - Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; H1523 let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 97:1 - The LORD reigneth; let the earth rejoice; H1523 let the multitude of isles be glad thereof.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 97:8 - Zion heard, and was glad; and the daughters of Judah rejoiced H1523 because of thy judgments, O LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 118:24 - This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice H1523 and be glad in it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 149:2 - Let Israel rejoice in him that made him: let the children of Zion be joyful H1523 in their King.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:14 - Who rejoice to do evil, and delight H1523 in the frowardness of the wicked;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:24 - The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice: H1523 and he that begetteth a wise child shall have joy of him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:25 - Thy father and thy mother shall be glad, and she that bare thee shall rejoice. H1523
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:17 - Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, and let not thine heart be glad H1523 when he stumbleth:
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 1:4 - Draw me, we will run after thee: the king hath brought me into his chambers: we will be glad H1523 and rejoice in thee, we will remember thy love more than wine: the upright love thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 9:3 - Thou hast multiplied the nation, and not increased the joy: they joy before thee according to the joy in harvest, and as men rejoice H1523 when they divide the spoil.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 25:9 - And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is the LORD; we have waited for him, we will be glad H1523 and rejoice in his salvation.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:19 - The meek also shall increase their joy in the LORD, and the poor among men shall rejoice H1523 in the Holy One of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 35:1 - The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, H1523 and blossom as the rose.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 35:2 - It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice H1523 even with joy and singing: the glory of Lebanon shall be given unto it, the excellency of Carmel and Sharon, they shall see the glory of the LORD, and the excellency of our God.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 41:16 - Thou shalt fan them, and the wind shall carry them away, and the whirlwind shall scatter them: and thou shalt rejoice H1523 in the LORD, and shalt glory in the Holy One of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 49:13 - Sing, O heavens; and be joyful, H1523 O earth; and break forth into singing, O mountains: for the LORD hath comforted his people, and will have mercy upon his afflicted.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 61:10 - I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful H1523 in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 65:18 - But be ye glad and rejoice H1523 for ever in that which I create: for, behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 65:19 - And I will rejoice H1523 in Jerusalem, and joy in my people: and the voice of weeping shall be no more heard in her, nor the voice of crying.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 66:10 - Rejoice ye with Jerusalem, and be glad H1523 with her, all ye that love her: rejoice for joy with her, all ye that mourn for her:
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 10:5 - The inhabitants of Samaria shall fear because of the calves of Bethaven: for the people thereof shall mourn over it, and the priests thereof that rejoiced H1523 on it, for the glory thereof, because it is departed from it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 2:21 - Fear not, O land; be glad H1523 and rejoice: for the LORD will do great things.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 2:23 - Be glad H1523 then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the LORD your God: for he hath given you the former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month.
Unchecked Copy BoxHab 1:15 - They take up all of them with the angle, they catch them in their net, and gather them in their drag: therefore they rejoice and are glad. H1523
Unchecked Copy BoxHab 3:18 - Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy H1523 in the God of my salvation.
Unchecked Copy BoxZep 3:17 - The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy H1523 over thee with singing.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 9:9 - Rejoice H1523 greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 10:7 - And they of Ephraim shall be like a mighty man, and their heart shall rejoice as through wine: yea, their children shall see it, and be glad; their heart shall rejoice H1523 in the LORD.
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