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Lexicon :: Strong's H1540 - gālâ

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Strong’s Definitions

גָּלָה gâlâh, gaw-law'; a primitive root; to denude (especially in a disgraceful sense); by implication, to exile (captives being usually stripped); figuratively, to reveal:— advertise, appear, bewray, bring, (carry, lead, go) captive (into captivity), depart, disclose, discover, exile, be gone, open, × plainly, publish, remove, reveal, × shamelessly, shew, × surely, tell, uncover.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 188x

The KJV translates Strong's H1540 in the following manner: uncover (34x), discover (29x), captive (28x), carry away (22x), reveal (16x), open (12x), captivity (11x), shew (9x), remove (6x), appear (3x), miscellaneous (18x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 188x
The KJV translates Strong's H1540 in the following manner: uncover (34x), discover (29x), captive (28x), carry away (22x), reveal (16x), open (12x), captivity (11x), shew (9x), remove (6x), appear (3x), miscellaneous (18x).
  1. to uncover, remove

    1. (Qal)

      1. to uncover

      2. to remove, depart

      3. to go into exile

    2. (Niphal)

      1. (reflexive)

        1. to uncover oneself

        2. to discover or show oneself

        3. to reveal himself (of God)

      2. (passive)

        1. to be uncovered

        2. to be disclosed, be discovered

        3. to be revealed

      3. to be removed

    3. (Piel)

      1. to uncover (nakedness)

        1. nakedness

        2. general

      2. to disclose, discover, lay bare

      3. to make known, show, reveal

    4. (Pual) to be uncovered

    5. (Hiphil) to carry away into exile, take into exile

    6. (Hophal) to be taken into exile

    7. (Hithpael)

      1. to be uncovered

      2. to reveal oneself

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
גָּלָה gâlâh, gaw-law'; a primitive root; to denude (especially in a disgraceful sense); by implication, to exile (captives being usually stripped); figuratively, to reveal:— advertise, appear, bewray, bring, (carry, lead, go) captive (into captivity), depart, disclose, discover, exile, be gone, open, × plainly, publish, remove, reveal, × shamelessly, shew, × surely, tell, uncover.
STRONGS H1540: Abbreviations
גָּלָה 189 verb uncover, remove (Late Hebrew id., compare Arabic جَاَل be or become clear, uncovered; display, reveal, declare; go forth, emigrate; compare Eth ገለወ፡ obducere, velare, & II. ገለየ፡ in derivatives (rare) Di1141; Aramaic H1541 גְּלָא, Hg reveal) —
Qal51 Perfect ג׳ etc. 1 Samuel 4:21 + (18 times in all); Imperfect יִגְלֶה 1 Samuel 20:2 + 5 times, וַיִּ֫גֶָֽל 2 Kings 17:23 + 3 times, also jussive יִ֫גֶל Job 20:28; Job 36:15; 3rd person masculine plural יִגְלוּ Amos 6:7; Imperative masculine singular גְּלֵה Ezekiel 12:3; Infinitive absolute גָּלֹה Amos 5:5 + 2 times, construct גְּלוֺת Judges 18:30; Jeremiah 1:3; Participle גּוֺלֶה 2 Kings 24:14, גֹּלֶה 1 Samuel 22:8 + 3 times, feminine גּוֺלָה Isaiah 49:21; passive גָּלוּי Esther 3:14 + 2 times, construct גְּלוּי Numbers 24:4, 16; —
1. גָּלָה אֹזֶן uncover the ear of one, i.e. reveal to him 1 Samuel 9:15; 1 Samuel 20:2, 12, 13; 1 Samuel 22:8 (twice in verse); 1 Samuel 22:17; 2 Samuel 7:27; 1 Chronicles 17:25; Ruth 4:4; Job 33:16; Job 36:10, 15; גְּלוּי עינים uncovered of eyes, having the eyes open Numbers 24:4, 16; גָּלָה סוֺד reveal a secret Amos 3:7; Proverbs 20:19; הגלוי the revealed opposed to הֶחָתוּם Jeremiah 32:11; גָּלוּי לְ disclosed, published Esther 3:14; Esther 8:13.
2. intransitive remove, depart, גלה משׂושׂ הארץ the mirth of the land is departed Isaiah 24:11; יגל יבול ביתו the increase of his house shall depart Job 20:28; גלה חציר Proverbs 27:25.
Niph. Perfect נִגְלָה 1 Samuel 3:21 + 9 times, נִגְלָתָה Isaiah 53:1, נִגְלֵתִי 1 Samuel 2:27, נִגְלוּ Genesis 35:7 + 2 times, נִגְלִינוּ 1 Samuel 14:8; Imperfect יִגָּלֶה, תִּגָּלֶה 1 Samuel 3:7 + 4 times, תִּגָּל Isaiah 47:3, יִגָּלוּ 2 Samuel 22:16 + 2 times; Imperative הִגָּלוּ Isaiah 49:9; Infinitive absolute נִגְלֹה 1 Samuel 2:27; construct נִגְלוֺת 2 Samuel 6:20, הִגָּלוֺת 2 Samuel 6:20 + 2 times; Participle plural נִגְלֹת Deuteronomy 29:28; —
1. reflexive
a. uncover oneself (one's nakedness) 2 Samuel 6:20.
b. discover or shew oneself Isaiah 49:9, אֶל 1 Samuel 14:8, 11.
c. reveal himself (of God), אֶל Genesis 35:7 (E) 1 Samuel 2:27; 1 Samuel 3:21, באזני Isaiah 22:14.
2. passive
a. be uncovered (one's nakedness), ערוה Exodus 20:26 (E) Isaiah 47:3; Ezekiel 16:36; Ezekiel 23:29, שׁולים Jeremiah 13:22.
b. be disclosed, discovered, foundations 2 Samuel 22:16 (= Psalm 18:16) Ezekiel 13:14; gates of death Job 38:17, עון Hosea 7:1, פשׁע Ezekiel 21:29, רעה Proverbs 26:26; Ezekiel 16:57.
c. be revealed כבוד י׳ Isaiah 40:5, זרוע י׳ Isaiah 53:1, דבר י׳ 1 Samuel 3:7, צדקה Isaiah 56:1; with לְ Isaiah 23:1; Daniel 10:1, הַנִּגְלֹת the things revealed Deuteronomy 29:28.
3. be removed, דּוֺרִי נִסַּע וְנִגְלָה מִנִּי my habitation is plucked up and removed from me Isaiah 38:12.
Pi.56 Perfect גִּלָּה Leviticus 20:11, גִּלִּית Isaiah 57:8, גִּלֵּיתִי Jeremiah 33:6; Imperfect יְגַלָּה Deuteronomy 23:1, תְּגַל Proverbs 25:9; Imperative גַּל Psalm 119:18, גַּלִּי Isaiah 47:2; Infinitive גַּלּוֺת Leviticus 18:6; Participle מְגַלֶּה Job 12:22; —
1. uncover,
a. nakedness (oft = contract marriage, RSLagGN 1882, 408; JPh ix. 94) Leviticus 18:6-19; Leviticus 20:11-21 (H + 23 times) Ezekiel 22:10; compare כנף אביו Deuteronomy 23:1; Deuteronomy 27:20; of exposure, as a reproach, Ezekiel 16:37; Ezekiel 23:10, compare נבלת Hosea 2:12, שׁולים Nahum 3:5; immodesty Ezekiel 23:18, מקור דמיה Leviticus 20:18 (H), תזנותיה Ezekiel 23:18; ג׳ alone Isaiah 57:8 (all subject feminine).
b. in general: feet Ruth 3:4, 7, leg Isaiah 47:2, vail Isaiah 47:2 (i.e. remove it) compare Isaiah 22:8, פני לבושׁו Job 41:5, eyes Numbers 22:31 (E) Psalm 119:18 (open them so as to see).
2. disclose, discover, lay bare, secret places Jeremiah 49:10, deep places Job 12:22, foundations Micah 1:6, blood Isaiah 26:21, iniquity Job 20:27, secret Proverbs 11:13; Proverbs 25:9, a wanderer (betray) Isaiah 16:3.
3. make known, shew, reveal, רִיב אֶל make known a cause unto Jeremiah 11:20; Jeremiah 20:12; with לְ Job 33:6; גִּלָּה צִדְקָתוֺ לעיני shew his righteousness in the eyes of Psalm 98:2; with על עון ׃עָל, על חטאת make known concerning, iniquity, sin Lamentations 2:14; Lamentations 4:22.
Pu. Perfect גֻּלְּתָה be uncovered Nahum 2:8; Participle תּוֺכַחַת מְגֻלָּה open rebuke Proverbs 27:5.
Hiph.39 Perfect הֶגְלָה 2 Kings 17:11 +, הִגְלָה 2 Kings 24:14, הֶגְלָם 1 Chronicles 8:7, הִגְלָם Jeremiah 20:4; Imperfect וַיֶּגֶל 2 Kings 17:6 + 3 times; suffix וַיַּגְלֶהָ 2 Kings 16:9, וַיַּגְלֵם 2 Kings 15:29; 1 Chronicles 5:26, יַגְלוּם 1 Chronicles 8:6: Infinitive הַגְלוֺת 1 Chronicles 5:41 + 5 times, בַּגְלוֺתוֺ Jeremiah 27:20; — carry away into exile, take into exile 2 Kings 15:29; 2 Kings 16:9; 2 Kings 17:6, 11, 26, 27, 28, 33; 2 Kings 18:11; 2 Kings 24:14, 15; 2 Kings 25:11; 1 Chronicles 5:6, 26; 1 Chronicles 5:41; 1 Chronicles 8:6, 7; 2 Chronicles 36:20; Ezra 2:1; Nehemiah 7:6; Esther 2:6; Jeremiah 20:4; Jeremiah 22:12; Jeremiah 24:1; Jeremiah 27:20; Jeremiah 29:1, 4, 7, 14; Jeremiah 39:9; Jeremiah 43:3; Jeremiah 52:15, 28, 29, 30; Lamentations 4:22; Ezekiel 39:28; Amos 1:6; Amos 5:27.
Hoph. Perfect הָגְלָה Esther 2:6; feminine הָגְלְתָה Esther 2:6, הָגְלוּ 1 Chronicles 9:1; Jeremiah 40:7, הָגְלָת Jeremiah 13:19 (twice in verse) (Ges§ 75, R. 1); Participle passive מֻגְלִים Jeremiah 40:1 carried into exile.
1. Imperfect וַיִּתְגַּל was uncovered (naked) Genesis 9:21.
2. Infinitive בְּהִתְגַּלּוֺת לִבּוֺ that his heart may reveal itself Proverbs 18:2.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


9:21; 35:7; 35:7




18:6; 18:6; 18:7; 18:8; 18:9; 18:10; 18:11; 18:12; 18:13; 18:14; 18:15; 18:16; 18:17; 18:18; 18:19; 20:11; 20:11; 20:12; 20:13; 20:14; 20:15; 20:16; 20:17; 20:18; 20:18; 20:19; 20:20; 20:21


22:31; 24:4; 24:4; 24:16; 24:16


23:1; 23:1; 27:20; 29:28; 29:28


18:30; 18:30


3:4; 3:7; 4:4

1 Samuel

2:27; 2:27; 2:27; 3:7; 3:7; 3:21; 3:21; 4:21; 4:21; 4:22; 9:15; 14:8; 14:8; 14:11; 20:2; 20:2; 20:12; 20:13; 22:8; 22:8; 22:17

2 Samuel

6:20; 6:20; 6:20; 7:27; 15:19; 22:16; 22:16

2 Kings

15:29; 15:29; 16:9; 16:9; 17:6; 17:6; 17:11; 17:11; 17:23; 17:23; 17:26; 17:27; 17:28; 17:33; 18:11; 24:14; 24:14; 24:14; 24:14; 24:15; 25:11; 25:21

1 Chronicles

5:6; 5:26; 5:26; 8:6; 8:6; 8:7; 8:7; 9:1; 17:25

2 Chronicles







2:6; 2:6; 2:6; 3:14; 3:14; 8:13


12:22; 12:22; 20:27; 20:28; 20:28; 33:6; 33:16; 36:10; 36:15; 36:15; 38:17; 41:5


18:16; 98:2; 119:18; 119:18


11:13; 18:2; 20:19; 25:9; 25:9; 26:26; 27:5; 27:25


5:13; 16:3; 22:8; 22:14; 23:1; 24:11; 26:21; 38:12; 40:5; 47:2; 47:2; 47:2; 47:3; 47:3; 49:9; 49:9; 49:21; 49:21; 53:1; 53:1; 56:1; 57:8; 57:8


1:3; 1:3; 11:20; 13:19; 13:22; 20:4; 20:4; 20:12; 22:12; 24:1; 27:20; 27:20; 29:1; 29:4; 29:7; 29:14; 32:11; 33:6; 39:9; 40:1; 40:7; 43:3; 49:10; 52:15; 52:27; 52:28; 52:29; 52:30


1:3; 2:14; 4:22; 4:22


12:3; 12:3; 13:14; 16:36; 16:37; 16:57; 21:29; 22:10; 23:10; 23:18; 23:18; 23:29; 39:23; 39:28




2:12; 7:1; 10:5


1:5; 1:6; 3:7; 5:5; 5:5; 5:27; 6:7; 6:7; 6:7; 7:11; 7:17


1:6; 1:16


2:8; 3:5

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H1540 matches the Hebrew גָּלָה (gālâ),
which occurs 186 times in 167 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 4 (Gen 9:21–2Sa 22:16)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:21 - And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered H1540 within his tent.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:7 - And he built there an altar, and called the place Elbethel: because there God appeared H1540 unto him, when he fled from the face of his brother.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 20:26 - Neither shalt thou go up by steps unto mine altar, that thy nakedness be not discovered H1540 thereon.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:6 - None of you shall approach to any that is near of kin to him, to uncover H1540 their nakedness: I am the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:7 - The nakedness of thy father, or the nakedness of thy mother, shalt thou not uncover: H1540 she is thy mother; thou shalt not uncover H1540 her nakedness.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:8 - The nakedness of thy father's wife shalt thou not uncover: H1540 it is thy father's nakedness.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:9 - The nakedness of thy sister, the daughter of thy father, or daughter of thy mother, whether she be born at home, or born abroad, even their nakedness thou shalt not uncover. H1540
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:10 - The nakedness of thy son's daughter, or of thy daughter's daughter, even their nakedness thou shalt not uncover: H1540 for theirs is thine own nakedness.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:11 - The nakedness of thy father's wife's daughter, begotten of thy father, she is thy sister, thou shalt not uncover H1540 her nakedness.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:12 - Thou shalt not uncover H1540 the nakedness of thy father's sister: she is thy father's near kinswoman.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:13 - Thou shalt not uncover H1540 the nakedness of thy mother's sister: for she is thy mother's near kinswoman.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:14 - Thou shalt not uncover H1540 the nakedness of thy father's brother, thou shalt not approach to his wife: she is thine aunt.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:15 - Thou shalt not uncover H1540 the nakedness of thy daughter in law: she is thy son's wife; thou shalt not uncover H1540 her nakedness.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:16 - Thou shalt not uncover H1540 the nakedness of thy brother's wife: it is thy brother's nakedness.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:17 - Thou shalt not uncover H1540 the nakedness of a woman and her daughter, neither shalt thou take her son's daughter, or her daughter's daughter, to uncover H1540 her nakedness; for they are her near kinswomen: it is wickedness.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:18 - Neither shalt thou take a wife to her sister, to vex her, to uncover H1540 her nakedness, beside the other in her life time.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:19 - Also thou shalt not approach unto a woman to uncover H1540 her nakedness, as long as she is put apart for her uncleanness.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:11 - And the man that lieth with his father's wife hath uncovered H1540 his father's nakedness: both of them shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:17 - And if a man shall take his sister, his father's daughter, or his mother's daughter, and see her nakedness, and she see his nakedness; it is a wicked thing; and they shall be cut off in the sight of their people: he hath uncovered H1540 his sister's nakedness; he shall bear his iniquity.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:18 - And if a man shall lie with a woman having her sickness, and shall uncover H1540 her nakedness; he hath discovered her fountain, and she hath uncovered H1540 the fountain of her blood: and both of them shall be cut off from among their people.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:19 - And thou shalt not uncover H1540 the nakedness of thy mother's sister, nor of thy father's sister: for he uncovereth his near kin: they shall bear their iniquity.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:20 - And if a man shall lie with his uncle's wife, he hath uncovered H1540 his uncle's nakedness: they shall bear their sin; they shall die childless.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:21 - And if a man shall take his brother's wife, it is an unclean thing: he hath uncovered H1540 his brother's nakedness; they shall be childless.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:31 - Then the LORD opened H1540 the eyes of Balaam, and he saw the angel of the LORD standing in the way, and his sword drawn in his hand: and he bowed down his head, and fell flat on his face.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 24:4 - He hath said, which heard the words of God, which saw the vision of the Almighty, falling into a trance, but having his eyes open: H1540
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 24:16 - He hath said, which heard the words of God, and knew the knowledge of the most High, which saw the vision of the Almighty, falling into a trance, but having his eyes open: H1540
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:30 - A man shall not take his father's wife, nor discover H1540 his father's skirt.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:20 - Cursed be he that lieth with his father's wife; because he uncovereth H1540 his father's skirt. And all the people shall say, Amen.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:29 - The secret things belong unto the LORD our God: but those things which are revealed H1540 belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 18:30 - And the children of Dan set up the graven image: and Jonathan, the son of Gershom, the son of Manasseh, he and his sons were priests to the tribe of Dan until the day of the captivity H1540 of the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 3:4 - And it shall be, when he lieth down, that thou shalt mark the place where he shall lie, and thou shalt go in, and uncover H1540 his feet, and lay thee down; and he will tell thee what thou shalt do.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 3:7 - And when Boaz had eaten and drunk, and his heart was merry, he went to lie down at the end of the heap of corn: and she came softly, and uncovered H1540 his feet, and laid her down.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:4 - And I thought to advertise H1540 thee, saying, Buy it before the inhabitants, and before the elders of my people. If thou wilt redeem it, redeem it: but if thou wilt not redeem it, then tell me, that I may know: for there is none to redeem it beside thee; and I am after thee. And he said, I will redeem it.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:27 - And there came a man of God unto Eli, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Did I plainly H1540 appear H1540 unto the house of thy father, when they were in Egypt in Pharaoh's house?
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 3:7 - Now Samuel did not yet know the LORD, neither was the word of the LORD yet revealed H1540 unto him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 3:21 - And the LORD appeared again in Shiloh: for the LORD revealed H1540 himself to Samuel in Shiloh by the word of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 4:21 - And she named the child Ichabod, saying, The glory is departed H1540 from Israel: because the ark of God was taken, and because of her father in law and her husband.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 4:22 - And she said, The glory is departed H1540 from Israel: for the ark of God is taken.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:15 - Now the LORD had told H1540 Samuel in his ear a day before Saul came, saying,
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:8 - Then said Jonathan, Behold, we will pass over unto these men, and we will discover H1540 ourselves unto them.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:11 - And both of them discovered H1540 themselves unto the garrison of the Philistines: and the Philistines said, Behold, the Hebrews come forth out of the holes where they had hid themselves.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 20:2 - And he said unto him, God forbid; thou shalt not die: behold, my father will do nothing either great or small, but that he will shew H1540 it me: and why should my father hide this thing from me? it is not so.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 20:12 - And Jonathan said unto David, O LORD God of Israel, when I have sounded my father about to morrow any time, or the third day, and, behold, if there be good toward David, and I then send not unto thee, and shew H1540 it thee;
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 20:13 - The LORD do so and much more to Jonathan: but if it please my father to do thee evil, then I will shew H1540 it thee, and send thee away, that thou mayest go in peace: and the LORD be with thee, as he hath been with my father.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 22:8 - That all of you have conspired against me, and there is none that sheweth H1540 me that my son hath made a league with the son of Jesse, and there is none of you that is sorry for me, or sheweth H1540 unto me that my son hath stirred up my servant against me, to lie in wait, as at this day?
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 22:17 - And the king said unto the footmen that stood about him, Turn, and slay the priests of the LORD; because their hand also is with David, and because they knew when he fled, and did not shew H1540 it to me. But the servants of the king would not put forth their hand to fall upon the priests of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 6:20 - Then David returned to bless his household. And Michal the daughter of Saul came out to meet David, and said, How glorious was the king of Israel to day, who uncovered H1540 himself to day in the eyes of the handmaids of his servants, as one of the vain fellows shamelessly H1540 uncovereth H1540 himself!
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 7:27 - For thou, O LORD of hosts, God of Israel, hast revealed H1540 to thy servant, saying, I will build thee an house: therefore hath thy servant found in his heart to pray this prayer unto thee.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 15:19 - Then said the king to Ittai the Gittite, Wherefore goest thou also with us? return to thy place, and abide with the king: for thou art a stranger, and also an exile. H1540
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:16 - And the channels of the sea appeared, the foundations of the world were discovered, H1540 at the rebuking of the LORD, at the blast of the breath of his nostrils.

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