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Lexicon :: Strong's H1530 - gal

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
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TWOT Reference: 353a

Strong’s Definitions

גַּל gal, gal; from H1556; something rolled, i.e. a heap of stone or dung (plural ruins), by analogy, a spring of water (plural waves):—billow, heap, spring, wave.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 35x

The KJV translates Strong's H1530 in the following manner: heap (18x), wave (14x), spring (1x), billow (1x), of (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 35x
The KJV translates Strong's H1530 in the following manner: heap (18x), wave (14x), spring (1x), billow (1x), of (1x).
  1. heap, spring, wave, billow

    1. heap (of stones)

      1. over dead body

      2. alone

      3. used in ratifying a covenant

    2. waves (fig. of chastisement of Jehovah)

    3. spring

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
גַּל gal, gal; from H1556; something rolled, i.e. a heap of stone or dung (plural ruins), by analogy, a spring of water (plural waves):—billow, heap, spring, wave.
STRONGS H1530: Abbreviations
גַּל noun masculineGenesis 31:48 heap, wave, billow (as rolled together, rolling, rolling up), also spring, MT Songs 4:12 compare 3 below — absolute גַּל Job 8:17 +5 times (including הַגַּל Genesis 31:48 +); גָּ֑ל Genesis 31:46; הַגָּ֑ל Genesis 31:46; לַגָּ֑ל Isaiah 25:2; construct גַּל־ Joshua 7:26 + 2 times + Genesis 31:47, 48 which see below; plural גַּלִּים 2 Kings 19:25 + 6 times; construct גַּלֵּי־ Isaiah 48:18; suffix גַּלָּיו Psalm 89:10 + 6 times; גַּלֵּיהֶם Psalm 65:8 + 2 times; —
1. heap of stones,
a. אבנים ג׳ raised (הקים) over dead body Joshua 7:26; Joshua 8:29; compare 2 Samuel 18:17 (with הִצִּיב).
b. גַּל alone Job 8:17 (roots wrapped about it).
c. heap or pile made (עשׂה) for use in ratifying compact of Jacob with Laban Genesis 31:46 (twice in verse); Genesis 31:48; Genesis 31:51; Genesis 38:52; Genesis 31:52 (twice in verse) compare also גַּלְעֵד proper name.
2. waves (rollers) in poetry, only plural, waves of sea Jeremiah 5:22; Jeremiah 31:35; Isaiah 51:15; Job 38:11; Psalm 65:8; Psalm 89:10; Psalm 107:25; Psalm 107:29; compare also in simile Ezekiel 26:3; Isaiah 48:18 (גַּלֵּי־הַיָּם); figurative of chastisements from י׳ Psalm 42:8 (|| מִשְׁבָּרִים) Jonah 2:3 (|| id.); of army of Babylon's conqueror Jeremiah 51:42, 55; compare Zechariah 10:11 (VB; but BevJPh xviii. 88 proposes גִּבְלִים compare Ezekiel 27:9).
3. spring, Songs 4:12 גַּן נָעוּל אֲחוֺתִי כַּלָּ֑ה גַּל נָעוּל מַעְיָן חָתוּם a garden barred (is) my sister, bride, a spring barred, a fountain sealed; but גַּן for גַּל Greek Version of the LXX Syriac Version Vulgate.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


31:46; 31:46; 31:46; 31:47; 31:48; 31:48; 31:48; 31:48; 31:51; 31:52


7:26; 7:26; 8:29

2 Samuel


2 Kings

19:25; 19:25


8:17; 8:17; 15:28; 38:11


42:8; 65:8; 65:8; 89:10; 89:10; 107:25; 107:29

Song of Songs

4:12; 4:12


25:2; 25:2; 37:26; 48:18; 48:18; 51:15


5:22; 9:10; 31:35; 51:37; 51:42; 51:55


26:3; 27:9








Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H1530 matches the Hebrew גַּל (gal),
which occurs 34 times in 31 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:46 - And Jacob said unto his brethren, Gather stones; and they took stones, and made an heap: H1530 and they did eat there upon the heap. H1530
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:48 - And Laban said, This heap H1530 is a witness between me and thee this day. Therefore was the name of it called Galeed;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:51 - And Laban said to Jacob, Behold this heap, H1530 and behold this pillar, which I have cast betwixt me and thee;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:52 - This heap H1530 be witness, and this pillar be witness, that I will not pass over this heap H1530 to thee, and that thou shalt not pass over this heap H1530 and this pillar unto me, for harm.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 7:26 - And they raised over him a great heap H1530 of stones unto this day. So the LORD turned from the fierceness of his anger. Wherefore the name of that place was called, The valley of Achor, unto this day.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:29 - And the king of Ai he hanged on a tree until eventide: and as soon as the sun was down, Joshua commanded that they should take his carcase down from the tree, and cast it at the entering of the gate of the city, and raise thereon a great heap H1530 of stones, that remaineth unto this day.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 18:17 - And they took Absalom, and cast him into a great pit in the wood, and laid a very great heap H1530 of stones upon him: and all Israel fled every one to his tent.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 19:25 - Hast thou not heard long ago how I have done it, and of ancient times that I have formed it? now have I brought it to pass, that thou shouldest be to lay waste fenced cities into ruinous heaps. H1530
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:17 - His roots are wrapped about the heap, H1530 and seeth the place of stones.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:28 - And he dwelleth in desolate cities, and in houses which no man inhabiteth, which are ready to become heaps. H1530
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:11 - And said, Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further: and here shall thy proud waves H1530 be stayed?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 42:7 - Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterspouts: all thy waves and thy billows H1530 are gone over me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 65:7 - Which stilleth the noise of the seas, the noise of their waves, H1530 and the tumult of the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:9 - Thou rulest the raging of the sea: when the waves H1530 thereof arise, thou stillest them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 107:25 - For he commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind, which lifteth up the waves H1530 thereof.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 107:29 - He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves H1530 thereof are still.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:12 - A garden inclosed is my sister, my spouse; a spring H1530 shut up, a fountain sealed.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 25:2 - For thou hast made of a city an heap; H1530 of a defenced city a ruin: a palace of strangers to be no city; it shall never be built.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 37:26 - Hast thou not heard long ago, how I have done it; and of ancient times, that I have formed it? now have I brought it to pass, that thou shouldest be to lay waste defenced cities into ruinous heaps. H1530
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:18 - O that thou hadst hearkened to my commandments! then had thy peace been as a river, and thy righteousness as the waves H1530 of the sea:
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 51:15 - But I am the LORD thy God, that divided the sea, whose waves H1530 roared: The LORD of hosts is his name.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 5:22 - Fear ye not me? saith the LORD: will ye not tremble at my presence, which have placed the sand for the bound of the sea by a perpetual decree, that it cannot pass it: and though the waves H1530 thereof toss themselves, yet can they not prevail; though they roar, yet can they not pass over it?
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 9:11 - And I will make Jerusalem heaps, H1530 and a den of dragons; and I will make the cities of Judah desolate, without an inhabitant.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 31:35 - Thus saith the LORD, which giveth the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, which divideth the sea when the waves H1530 thereof roar; The LORD of hosts is his name:
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:37 - And Babylon shall become heaps, H1530 a dwellingplace for dragons, an astonishment, and an hissing, without an inhabitant.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:42 - The sea is come up upon Babylon: she is covered with the multitude of the waves H1530 thereof.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:55 - Because the LORD hath spoiled Babylon, and destroyed out of her the great voice; when her waves H1530 do roar like great waters, a noise of their voice is uttered:
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 26:3 - Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Tyrus, and will cause many nations to come up against thee, as the sea causeth his waves H1530 to come up.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 12:11 - Is there iniquity in Gilead? surely they are vanity: they sacrifice bullocks in Gilgal; yea, their altars are as heaps H1530 in the furrows of the fields.
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 2:3 - For thou hadst cast me into the deep, in the midst of the seas; and the floods compassed me about: all thy billows and thy waves H1530 passed over me.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 10:11 - And he shall pass through the sea with affliction, and shall smite the waves H1530 in the sea, and all the deeps of the river shall dry up: and the pride of Assyria shall be brought down, and the sceptre of Egypt shall depart away.
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