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Lexicon :: Strong's H1530 - gal

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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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.
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 - Jacob said to his [fn]kinsmen, “Gather stones.” So they took stones and made a heap, H1530 and they ate there by the heap. H1530
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:48 - Laban said, “This heap H1530 is a witness between [fn]you and me this day.” Therefore it was named Galeed,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:51 - Laban said to Jacob, “Behold this heap H1530 and behold the pillar which I have set between [fn]you and me.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:52 - “This heap H1530 is a witness, and the pillar is a witness, that I will not pass by this heap H1530 to you for harm, and you will not pass by this heap H1530 and this pillar to me, for harm.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 7:26 - They raised over him a great heap H1530 of stones that stands to this day, and the LORD turned from the fierceness of His anger. Therefore the name of that place has been called the valley of [fn]Achor to this day.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:29 - He hanged the king of Ai on a tree until evening; and at sunset Joshua gave command and they took his body down from the tree and threw it at the entrance of the city gate, and raised over it a great heap H1530 of stones that stands to this day.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 18:17 - They took Absalom and cast him into [fn]a deep pit in the forest and erected over him a very great heap H1530 of stones. And all Israel fled, each to his tent.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 19:25 - ‘Have you not heard?
Long ago I did it;
From ancient times I planned it.
Now I have brought it to pass,
That you should turn fortified cities into ruinous heaps. H1530
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:17 - “His roots wrap around a rock H1530 pile, H1530
He [fn]grasps a house of stones.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:28 - “He has lived in desolate cities,
In houses no one would inhabit,
Which are destined to become [fn]ruins. H1530
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:11 - And I said, ‘Thus far you shall come, but no farther;
And here shall your proud waves H1530 stop’?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 42:7 - Deep calls to deep at the sound of Your waterfalls;
All Your breakers and Your waves H1530 have rolled over me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 65:7 - Who stills the roaring of the seas,
The roaring of their waves, H1530
And the tumult of the peoples.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:9 - You rule the swelling of the sea;
When its waves H1530 rise, You still them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 107:25 - For He spoke and raised up a stormy wind,
Which lifted up the waves H1530 [fn]of the sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 107:29 - He caused the storm to be still,
So that the waves H1530 [fn]of the sea were hushed.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:12 - “A garden locked is my sister, my bride,
A [fn]rock H1530 garden H1530 locked, a spring sealed up.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 25:2 - For You have made a city into a heap, H1530
A fortified city into a ruin;
A palace of strangers is a city no more,
It will never be rebuilt.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 37:26 - “Have you not heard?
Long ago I did it,
From ancient times I planned it.
Now I have brought it to pass,
That you should turn fortified cities into ruinous heaps. H1530
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:18 - “If only you had paid attention to My commandments!
Then your [fn]well-being would have been like a river,
And your righteousness like the waves H1530 of the sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 51:15 - “For I am the LORD your God, who stirs up the sea and its waves H1530 roar (the LORD of hosts is His name).
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 5:22 - ‘Do you not fear Me?’ declares the LORD.
‘Do you not tremble in My presence?
For I have placed the sand as a boundary for the sea,
An eternal decree, so it cannot cross over it.
Though the waves H1530 toss, yet they cannot prevail;
Though they roar, yet they cannot cross over it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 9:11 - “I will make Jerusalem a heap H1530 of ruins,
A haunt of jackals;
And I will make the cities of Judah a desolation, without inhabitant.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 31:35 - Thus says the LORD,
Who gives the sun for light by day
And the [fn]fixed order of the moon and the stars for light by night,
Who stirs up the sea so that its waves H1530 roar;
The LORD of hosts is His name:
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:37 - “Babylon will become a heap H1530 of ruins, a haunt of jackals,
An object of horror and hissing, without inhabitants.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:42 - “The [fn]sea has come up over Babylon;
She has been engulfed with its tumultuous waves. H1530
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:55 - For the LORD is going to destroy Babylon,
And He will make her loud [fn]noise vanish from her.
And their waves H1530 will roar like many waters;
The tumult of their voices [fn]sounds forth.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 26:3 - therefore thus says the Lord [fn]GOD, ‘Behold, I am against you, O Tyre, and I will bring up many nations against you, as the sea brings up its waves. H1530
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 12:11 - Is there iniquity in Gilead?
Surely they are worthless.
In Gilgal they sacrifice bulls,
Yes, their altars are like the stone H1530 heaps H1530
Beside the furrows of the field.
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 2:3 - “For You had cast me into the deep,
Into the heart of the seas,
And the current [fn]engulfed me.
All Your breakers and billows H1530 passed over me.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 10:11 - “And they will pass through the sea of distress
And He will strike the waves H1530 in the sea,
So that all the depths of the Nile will dry up;
And the pride of Assyria will be brought down
And the scepter of Egypt will depart.

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