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Lexicon :: Strong's H1548 - gālaḥ

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A primitive root
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Strong’s Definitions

גָּלַח gâlach, gaw-lakh'; a primitive root; properly, to be bald, i.e. (causatively) to shave; figuratively to lay waste:—poll, shave (off).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 23x

The KJV translates Strong's H1548 in the following manner: shave (17x), shave off (4x), poll (2x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 23x
The KJV translates Strong's H1548 in the following manner: shave (17x), shave off (4x), poll (2x).
  1. to poll, shave, shave off, be bald

    1. (Piel)

      1. to shave

      2. to shave off

      3. (fig. of devastation)

    2. (Pual) to be shaven

    3. (Hithpael) to shave oneself

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
גָּלַח gâlach, gaw-lakh'; a primitive root; properly, to be bald, i.e. (causatively) to shave; figuratively to lay waste:—poll, shave (off).
STRONGS H1548: Abbreviations
† [גָּלַח] verb be bald (Arabic جَاِعَ);
Pi. shave, shave off (so Late Hebrew, Aramaic) — Perfect וְגִלַּח consecutive Leviticus 14:8 + 2 times; suffix וְגִלְּחוֺ consecutive 2 Samuel 14:26; 3rd person feminine singular וְגִלְּחָה consecutive Deuteronomy 21:12; Imperfect יְגַלַּח Leviticus 14:9; Isaiah 7:20, יְגַלֵּחַ֑ Leviticus 13:33 + 2 times, וַיְגַלַּח Genesis 41:14; 2 Samuel 10:4; suffix (3rd person masculine singular) יְגַלְּחֶגּוּ, וַיְגַלְּחֵם 1 Chronicles 19:4; 3rd person feminine singular וַתְּנַלַּךְ Judges 16:19; 3rd person masculine plural יְגַלֵּ֑חוּ Leviticus 21:5; Ezekiel 44:20; Infinitive suffix of subject גַּלְּחוֺ 2 Samuel 14:26; —
1. shave, object the head, ראֹשׁ Numbers 6:9 (twice in verse); Numbers 6:18 (P) Deuteronomy 21:12 (hair as containing impurity, compare RSSem i. 407), 2 Samuel 14:26 (twice in verse) compare; 2 Samuel 14:26; Ezekiel 44:20; Leviticus 13:33 (P), object הַנֶתֶק; object persons 1 Chronicles 19:4.
2. shave off, the hair שֵׂעָר Leviticus 14:8, 9 (twice in verse) (P) compare Judges 16:19; the beard זָקָן Leviticus 21:5 (H) 2 Samuel 10:4.
3. figurative of devastation by Assyrians Isaiah 7:20 (object הָראֹשׁ, שַׂעַר הָרַגְלָ֑יִם and הַזָּקָן).
4. intransitive he shaved (himself) Genesis 41:14 (E).
Pu.. Perfect גֻּלָּ֑ח Judges 16:22, גֻּלַּחְתִּי Judges 16:17; Participle construct מְגֻלְּחֵי Jeremiah 41:5; — be shaven, subject person (of Samson) Judges 16:17, 22; מְגֻלְּחֵי זָקָן Jeremiah 41:5.
Hithp. Perfect וְהִתְגַּלָּ֑ח consecutive Leviticus 13:33; Infinitive suffix הִתְגַּלְּחוֺ Numbers 6:19; — shave oneself Leviticus 13:33; with accusative אֶת־נִזְרוֺ Numbers 6:19 (both P).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


41:14; 41:14


13:33; 13:33; 13:33; 13:33; 14:8; 14:8; 14:9; 14:9; 21:5; 21:5


6:9; 6:18; 6:19; 6:19


21:12; 21:12


16:17; 16:17; 16:19; 16:19; 16:22; 16:22

2 Samuel

10:4; 10:4; 14:26; 14:26; 14:26; 14:26

1 Chronicles

19:4; 19:4


7:20; 7:20


41:5; 41:5


44:20; 44:20

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H1548 matches the Hebrew גָּלַח (gālaḥ),
which occurs 23 times in 18 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:14 - Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they brought him hastily out of the dungeon: and he shaved H1548 himself, and changed his raiment, and came in unto Pharaoh.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 13:33 - He shall be shaven, H1548 but the scall shall he not shave; H1548 and the priest shall shut up him that hath the scall seven days more:
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 14:8 - And he that is to be cleansed shall wash his clothes, and shave H1548 off all his hair, and wash himself in water, that he may be clean: and after that he shall come into the camp, and shall tarry abroad out of his tent seven days.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 14:9 - But it shall be on the seventh day, that he shall shave H1548 all his hair off his head and his beard and his eyebrows, even all his hair he shall shave H1548 off: and he shall wash his clothes, also he shall wash his flesh in water, and he shall be clean.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 21:5 - They shall not make baldness upon their head, neither shall they shave off H1548 the corner of their beard, nor make any cuttings in their flesh.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 6:9 - And if any man die very suddenly by him, and he hath defiled the head of his consecration; then he shall shave H1548 his head in the day of his cleansing, on the seventh day shall he shave H1548 it.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 6:18 - And the Nazarite shall shave H1548 the head of his separation at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and shall take the hair of the head of his separation, and put it in the fire which is under the sacrifice of the peace offerings.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 6:19 - And the priest shall take the sodden shoulder of the ram, and one unleavened cake out of the basket, and one unleavened wafer, and shall put them upon the hands of the Nazarite, after the hair of his separation is shaven: H1548
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 21:12 - Then thou shalt bring her home to thine house; and she shall shave H1548 her head, and pare her nails;
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:17 - That he told her all his heart, and said unto her, There hath not come a razor upon mine head; for I have been a Nazarite unto God from my mother's womb: if I be shaven, H1548 then my strength will go from me, and I shall become weak, and be like any other man.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:19 - And she made him sleep upon her knees; and she called for a man, and she caused him to shave off H1548 the seven locks of his head; and she began to afflict him, and his strength went from him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:22 - Howbeit the hair of his head began to grow again after he was shaven. H1548
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 10:4 - Wherefore Hanun took David's servants, and shaved off H1548 the one half of their beards, and cut off their garments in the middle, even to their buttocks, and sent them away.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 14:26 - And when he polled H1548 his head, (for it was at every year's end that he polled H1548 it: because the hair was heavy on him, therefore he polled H1548 it:) he weighed the hair of his head at two hundred shekels after the king's weight.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 19:4 - Wherefore Hanun took David's servants, and shaved H1548 them, and cut off their garments in the midst hard by their buttocks, and sent them away.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 7:20 - In the same day shall the Lord shave H1548 with a razor that is hired, namely, by them beyond the river, by the king of Assyria, the head, and the hair of the feet: and it shall also consume the beard.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 41:5 - That there came certain from Shechem, from Shiloh, and from Samaria, even fourscore men, having their beards shaven, H1548 and their clothes rent, and having cut themselves, with offerings and incense in their hand, to bring them to the house of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 44:20 - Neither shall they shave H1548 their heads, nor suffer their locks to grow long; they shall only poll their heads.
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