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Lexicon :: Strong's H1523 - gîl

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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 -

[fn]Let the heavens be joyful, and the earth rejoice H1523;

And let them say among the nations, “The LORD reigns.”

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 2:11 -

Serve the LORD with [fn]reverence

And rejoice H1523 with trembling.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:14 -

So that I may tell of all Your praises,

That in the gates of the daughter of Zion

I may rejoice H1523 in Your [fn]salvation.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 13:4 -

And my enemy will say, “I have overcome him,”

And my adversaries will rejoice H1523 when I am shaken.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 13:5 -

But I have trusted in Your faithfulness;

My heart shall rejoice H1523 in Your salvation.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 14:7 -

Oh, that the salvation of Israel would come out of Zion!

When the LORD restores the fortunes of His people,

Jacob will rejoice H1523, Israel will be glad.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 16:9 -

Therefore my heart is glad and my glory rejoices H1523;

My flesh also will dwell securely.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 21:1 -

For the music director. A Psalm of David.

LORD, in Your strength the king will be glad,

And in Your [fn]salvation how greatly he will rejoice H1523!

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 31:7 -

I will rejoice H1523 and be glad in Your faithfulness,

Because You have seen my misery;

You have known the troubles of my soul,

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 32:11 -

Be glad in the LORD and rejoice H1523, you righteous ones;

And shout for joy, all you who are upright in heart.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 35:9 -

So my soul shall rejoice H1523 in the LORD;

It shall rejoice in His salvation.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 48:11 -

Mount Zion shall be glad,

The daughters of Judah shall rejoice H1523

Because of Your judgments.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 51:8 -

[fn]Let me hear joy and gladness,

Let the bones You have broken rejoice H1523.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 53:6 -

Oh, that the salvation of Israel would come from Zion!

When God restores the fortunes of His people,

Jacob shall rejoice H1523, Israel shall be glad.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:16 -

In Your name they rejoice H1523 all the day,

And by Your righteousness they are exalted.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 96:11 -

May the heavens be joyful, and may the earth rejoice H1523;

May the sea [fn]roar, and [fn]all it contains;

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 97:1 -

The LORD [fn]reigns, may the earth rejoice H1523;

May the many [fn]islands be joyful.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 97:8 -

Zion [fn]heard this and was joyful,

And the daughters of Judah have rejoiced H1523

Because of Your judgments, LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 118:24 -

This is the day which the LORD has made;

Let’s rejoice H1523 and be glad in it.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 149:2 -

Israel shall be joyful in his Maker;

The sons of Zion shall rejoice H1523 in their King.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:14 -

Who delight in doing evil

And rejoice H1523 in the perversity of evil;

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:24 -

The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice H1523,

And he who fathers a wise son will be glad in him.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:25 -

Let your father and your mother be glad,

And let her rejoice H1523 who gave birth to you.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:17 -

Do not rejoice when your enemy falls,

And do not let your heart rejoice H1523 when he stumbles,

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 1:4 -

“Draw me after you and let’s run together!

The king has brought me into his chambers.”

The Chorus

“We will rejoice H1523 in you and be joyful;

We will praise your love more than wine.

Rightly do they love you.”

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 9:3 -

You will multiply the nation,

You will [fn]increase [fn]their joy;

They will rejoice in Your presence

As with the joy [fn]of harvest,

As people rejoice H1523 when they divide the spoils.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 25:9 -

And it will be said on that day,

“Behold, this is our God for whom we have waited [fn]that He might save us.

This is the LORD for whom we have waited;

Let’s rejoice H1523 and be glad in His salvation.”

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:19 -

The afflicted also will increase their joy in the LORD,

And the needy of mankind will rejoice H1523 in the Holy One of Israel.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 35:1 -

The wilderness and the desert will rejoice H1523,

And the [fn]desert will shout H1523 for H1523 joy H1523 and blossom;

Like the crocus

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 35:2 -

It will blossom profusely

And rejoice H1523 with joy and jubilation.

The glory of Lebanon will be given to it,

The majesty of Carmel and Sharon.

They will see the glory of the LORD,

The majesty of our God.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 41:16 -

“You will winnow them, and the wind will carry them away,

And the storm will scatter them;

But you will rejoice H1523 in the LORD,

You will boast in the Holy One of Israel.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 49:13 -

Shout for joy, you heavens! And rejoice H1523, you earth!

Break forth into joyful shouting, mountains!

For the LORD has comforted His people

And will have compassion on His afflicted.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 61:10 -

I will rejoice greatly in the LORD,

My soul will be H1523 joyful H1523 in my God;

For He has clothed me with garments of salvation,

He has wrapped me with a robe of righteousness,

As a groom puts on a turban,

And as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 65:18 -

“But be glad and rejoice H1523 forever in what I create;

For behold, I create Jerusalem for rejoicing

And her people for gladness.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 65:19 -

“I will also rejoice H1523 in Jerusalem and be glad in My people;

And there will no longer be heard in her

The voice of weeping and the sound of crying.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 66:10 -

“Be joyful with Jerusalem and rejoice H1523 for her, all you who love her;

Be exceedingly glad with her, all you who mourn over her,

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 10:5 -

The inhabitants of Samaria will fear

For the [fn]calf of Beth-aven.

Indeed, its people will mourn for it,

And its idolatrous priests [fn]will cry H1523 out H1523 over it,

Over its glory, since it has left it.

Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 2:21 -

Do not fear, land; shout H1523 for H1523 joy H1523 and rejoice,

For the LORD has done great things.

Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 2:23 -

So shout H1523 for H1523 joy H1523, you sons of Zion,

And rejoice in the LORD your God;

For He has given you [fn]the early rain for your vindication.

And He has brought down for you the rain,

The [fn]early and [fn]latter rain [fn]as before.

Unchecked Copy BoxHab 1:15 -

The Chaldeans bring all of them up with a hook,

Drag them away with their net,

And gather them together in their fishing net.

Therefore they rejoice and are H1523 joyful H1523.

Unchecked Copy BoxHab 3:18 -

Yet I will triumph in the LORD,

I will rejoice H1523 in the God of my salvation.

Unchecked Copy BoxZep 3:17 -

“The LORD your God is in your midst,

A [fn]victorious warrior.

He will rejoice over you with joy,

He will [fn]be quiet in His love,

He will rejoice H1523 over you with shouts of joy.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 9:9 -

Rejoice H1523 greatly, daughter of Zion!

Shout in triumph, daughter of Jerusalem!

Behold, your king is coming to you;

He is [fn]righteous and endowed with salvation,

Humble, and mounted on a donkey,

Even on a colt, the [fn]foal of a donkey.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 10:7 -

“Ephraim will be like a warrior,

And their heart will be joyful as if from wine;

Indeed, their children will see it and be joyful,

[fn]Their heart will rejoice H1523 in the LORD.

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