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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 for Joseph, and they rushed him out of the pit; and he shaved H1548 himself and changed his clothes, and he came to Pharaoh.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 13:33 - then he shall shave H1548 himself, but he shall not shave H1548 the scale; and the priest shall [fn]isolate the person with the scale seven more days.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 14:8 - “The one to be cleansed shall then wash his clothes and shave H1548 off H1548 all his hair and bathe in water and be clean. Now afterward, he may enter the camp, but he shall stay outside his tent for seven days.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 14:9 - “And it will be on the seventh day that he shall shave H1548 off H1548 all his hair: he shall shave H1548 his head and his beard and his eyebrows, even all his hair. He shall then wash his clothes and bathe his [fn]body in water and be clean.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 21:5 - ‘They shall not make any baldness on their heads nor shave H1548 off H1548 the edges of their beards nor make any cuts in their flesh.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 6:9 -

‘But if a man dies very suddenly beside him and he defiles the head of hair during his Nazirite vow, then he shall shave H1548 his head on the day when he becomes clean; he shall shave H1548 it on the seventh day.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 6:18 - ‘The Nazirite shall then shave H1548 the head of hair for his Nazirite vow at the doorway of the tent of meeting and take the hair of his head of his Nazirite vow and put it on the fire which is under the sacrifice of peace offerings.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 6:19 - ‘And the priest shall take the ram’s shoulder when it has been boiled, and one unleavened cake out of the basket and one unleavened wafer, and shall put them on the [fn]hands of the Nazirite after he has shaved H1548 the hair of his Nazirite vow.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 21:12 - then you shall bring her home to your house, and she shall shave H1548 her head and [fn]trim her nails.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:17 - So he told her all that was in his heart and said to her, “A razor has never come on my head, for I have been a Nazirite to God from my mother’s womb. If I am shaved H1548, then my strength will leave me and I will become weak and be like every other man.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:19 - Then she made him sleep on her knees and called for a man and had him shave H1548 off H1548 the seven locks of his head. Then she began to afflict him, and his strength left him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:22 - However, the hair of his head began to grow again after it was shaved H1548 off H1548.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 10:4 - So Hanun took David’s servants and shaved H1548 off H1548 half of their beards, and cut off their garments in the middle as far as their hips, and sent them away.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 14:26 - When he shaved H1548 the hair of his head (and it was at the end of every year that he shaved H1548 it, for it was heavy on him so he shaved H1548 it), he weighed the hair of his head at [fn]200 shekels by the king’s weight.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 19:4 - So Hanun took David’s servants and shaved H1548 them and cut off their garments in the middle as far as their hips, and sent them away.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 7:20 -

In that day, the Lord will shave H1548 with a razorone hired from regions beyond the [fn]River (that is, the king of Assyria)—the head and the hair of the legs; and it will also remove the beard.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 41:5 - that eighty men came from Shechem, from Shiloh, and from Samaria with their beards shaved H1548 off H1548 and their clothes torn and [fn]their bodies gashed, having grain offerings and frankincense in their hands to bring to the house of Yahweh.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 44:20 - “Also they shall not shave H1548 their heads, yet they shall not let their locks [fn]grow long; they shall only trim the hair of their heads.
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