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Lexicon :: Strong's H1556 - gālal

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Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root
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TWOT Reference: 353

Strong’s Definitions

גָּלַל gâlal, gaw-lal'; a primitive root; to roll (literally or figuratively):—commit, remove, roll (away, down, together), run down, seek occasion, trust, wallow.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 18x

The KJV translates Strong's H1556 in the following manner: roll (9x), roll ... (3x), seek occasion (1x), wallow (1x), trust (1x), commit (1x), remove (1x), run down (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 18x
The KJV translates Strong's H1556 in the following manner: roll (9x), roll ... (3x), seek occasion (1x), wallow (1x), trust (1x), commit (1x), remove (1x), run down (1x).
  1. to roll, roll away, roll down, roll together

    1. (Qal) to roll

    2. (Niphal)

      1. to roll up

      2. to flow down

    3. (Pilpel) to roll

    4. (Poal) to be rolled

    5. (Hithpoel) to roll oneself

    6. (Hithpalpel) to roll oneself

    7. (Hiphil) to roll away

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
גָּלַל gâlal, gaw-lal'; a primitive root; to roll (literally or figuratively):—commit, remove, roll (away, down, together), run down, seek occasion, trust, wallow.
† II. [גָּלַל] verb roll, roll away (Late Hebrew id., & derivatives; Aramaic Pa. גַּלֵּל, Palp. גַּלְגֵּיל roll, Ithpalp. reflexive, & derivatives; compare bdb016406 Ethp., Ethpalp. (see PS), bdb016407 rota, bdb016408 fluctus, etc.) —
Qal Perfect 1st person singular גַּלּוֺתִי Joshua 5:9, וְגָֽלֲלוּ consecutive Genesis 29:3, 8; Imperative גֹּל Psalm 22:9 (MT De; but Greek Version of the LXX Bi Che read גַּל 3rd person masculine singular perfect, so AV RVm) Proverbs 16:3, גּוֺל Psalm 37:5, גַּל Psalm 119:22 (but read גֹּל Ew Hi Ri Gr Che), גֹּלּוּ Joshua 10:18; 1 Samuel 14:33; Participle גֹּלֵל Proverbs 26:27; — roll a stone Proverbs 26:27; roll away stone from upon (מֵעַל) the mouth of a well Genesis 29:3, 8; roll stones unto (אֶל) the mouth of a cave Joshua 10:18; stone unto (אֶל) Saul, at which to slay beasts 1 Samuel 14:33; figurative reproach from upon (מֵעַל) the people Joshua 5:9 (subject י׳), compare Psalm 119:22 (followed by מֵעַל); but also דַּרְכֶּ֑ךָ גּוֺל עַל־י׳ Psalm 37:5, compare Psalm 22:9; Proverbs 16:3 (both followed by אֶל־).
Niph. Perfect וְנָגֹלּוּ consecutive Isaiah 34:4; Imperfect וְיִגַּל (jussive) Amos 5:24; — roll, roll up or along (intransitive), וְנָגֹלּוּ כַסֵּפֶר הַשָּׁמַיִם Isaiah 34:4 and the heavens shall roll up like a book; מִשְׁפָּט כַּמַּיִם יִגַּל Amos 5:24 let judgement roll along (flow down) as the waters.
Pilp. Perfect וְגִלְגַּלְתִּיךָ consecutive Jeremiah 51:25 and I will roll thee down from (מִן) the rocks (subject י׳; object Babylon under figure of mountain)
Pō`al Participle שִׂמְלָה מְגוֺלָלָה בְדָמִים Isaiah 9:4 garment rolled (dabbled, rolled over and over) in blood.
Hithpo. Infinitive לְהִתְגֹּלֵל Genesis 43:8; Participle מִתְגֹּלֵל 2 Samuel 20:12; roll oneself over and over, בַּדָּם וַעֲמָשָׂא מִתְג׳ 2 Samuel 20:12 now Amasa was wallowing in his blood; figurative Genesis 43:18 עָלֵינוּ לְהִתְג׳ to roll himself upon us, i.e. assail us with overwhelming force (|| וּלְהִתְנַפֵּל עָלֵינוּ).
Hithpalp. Perfect הִתְגַּלְגָּ֑לוּ Job 30:14 (absolute; || כְּפֶרֶץ רָחָב יֶאֱתָ֑יוּ) compare Hithpo. Genesis 43:8.
Hiph. Imperfect וַיָּ֫גֶל Genesis 29:10; — roll away stone from upon (מֵעַל) mouth of well; as Qal (which it really is, Imperfect in i, according to BaZMG 1888, 178).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


29:3; 29:3; 29:8; 29:8; 29:10; 43:8; 43:8; 43:18


5:9; 5:9; 10:18; 10:18

1 Samuel

14:33; 14:33

2 Samuel

20:12; 20:12




22:9; 22:9; 37:5; 37:5; 119:22; 119:22


16:3; 16:3; 26:27; 26:27


9:4; 34:4; 34:4




5:24; 5:24

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H1556 matches the Hebrew גָּלַל (gālal),
which occurs 18 times in 18 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:3 - And thither were all the flocks gathered: and they rolled H1556 the stone from the well's mouth, and watered the sheep, and put the stone again upon the well's mouth in his place.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:8 - And they said, We cannot, until all the flocks be gathered together, and till they roll H1556 the stone from the well's mouth; then we water the sheep.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:10 - And it came to pass, when Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of Laban his mother's brother, and the sheep of Laban his mother's brother, that Jacob went near, and rolled H1556 the stone from the well's mouth, and watered the flock of Laban his mother's brother.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:18 - And the men were afraid, because they were brought into Joseph's house; and they said, Because of the money that was returned in our sacks at the first time are we brought in; that he may seek occasion H1556 against us, and fall upon us, and take us for bondmen, and our asses.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 5:9 - And the LORD said unto Joshua, This day have I rolled away H1556 the reproach of Egypt from off you. Wherefore the name of the place is called Gilgal unto this day.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:18 - And Joshua said, Roll H1556 great stones upon the mouth of the cave, and set men by it for to keep them:
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:33 - Then they told Saul, saying, Behold, the people sin against the LORD, in that they eat with the blood. And he said, Ye have transgressed: roll H1556 a great stone unto me this day.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:12 - And Amasa wallowed H1556 in blood in the midst of the highway. And when the man saw that all the people stood still, he removed Amasa out of the highway into the field, and cast a cloth upon him, when he saw that every one that came by him stood still.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 30:14 - They came upon me as a wide breaking in of waters: in the desolation they rolled H1556 themselves upon me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:8 - He trusted H1556 on the LORD that he would deliver him: let him deliver him, seeing he delighted in him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:5 - Commit H1556 thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:22 - Remove H1556 from me reproach and contempt; for I have kept thy testimonies.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:3 - Commit H1556 thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:27 - Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein: and he that rolleth H1556 a stone, it will return upon him.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 9:5 - For every battle of the warrior is with confused noise, and garments rolled H1556 in blood; but this shall be with burning and fuel of fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 34:4 - And all the host of heaven shall be dissolved, and the heavens shall be rolled together H1556 as a scroll: and all their host shall fall down, as the leaf falleth off from the vine, and as a falling fig from the fig tree.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:25 - Behold, I am against thee, O destroying mountain, saith the LORD, which destroyest all the earth: and I will stretch out mine hand upon thee, and roll thee down H1556 from the rocks, and will make thee a burnt mountain.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 5:24 - But let judgment run down H1556 as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream.

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