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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.
STRONGS H1556: Abbreviations
† 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 - When all the flocks were gathered there, they would roll H1556 the stone from the mouth of the well and water the sheep. Then they would put the stone back in its place on the mouth of the well.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:8 - But they said, “We cannot, until all the flocks are gathered, and they roll H1556 the stone from the mouth of the well; then we water the sheep.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:10 - When Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of his mother’s brother Laban, and the sheep of his mother’s brother Laban, Jacob went up and rolled H1556 the stone from the mouth of the well, and watered the flock of his mother’s brother Laban.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:18 - Now the men were afraid, because they were brought to Joseph’s house; and they said, “It is because of the money that was returned in our sacks the first time that we are being brought in, so that he may [fn]attack H1556 us and [fn]overpower us, and take us as slaves with our donkeys.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 5:9 - Then the LORD said to Joshua, “Today I have rolled H1556 away H1556 the shame of Egypt from you.” So the name of that place is called [fn]Gilgal to this day.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:18 - So Joshua said, “Roll H1556 large stones against the mouth of the cave, and post men by it to guard them,
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:33 - Then observers informed Saul, saying, “Look, the people are sinning against the LORD by eating meat with the blood.” And he said, “You have acted treacherously; roll H1556 a large rock to me today.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:12 - But Amasa was wallowing H1556 in his own blood in the middle of the road. And when the man saw that all the people stood still, he removed Amasa from the road to the field and threw a garment over him when he saw that everyone who came by him stood still.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 30:14 - “As through a wide gap they come,
[fn]Amid the storm they roll H1556 on H1556.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:8 - [fn]Turn H1556 [fn]him over H1556 to the LORD; let Him save him;
Let Him rescue him, because He delights in him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:5 - Commit H1556 your way to the LORD,
Trust also in Him, and He will do it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:22 - Take H1556 disgrace and contempt away H1556 from me,
For I comply with Your testimonies.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:3 - [fn]Commit H1556 your works to the LORD,
And your plans will be established.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:27 - One who digs a pit will fall into it,
And one who rolls H1556 a stone, it will come back on him.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 9:5 - For every boot of the marching warrior in the roar of battle,
And cloak rolled H1556 in blood, will be for burning, fuel for the fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 34:4 - And all the heavenly [fn]lights will [fn]wear away,
And the sky will be rolled H1556 up H1556 like a scroll;
All its [fn]lights will also wither away
As a leaf withers from the vine,
Or as one withers from the fig tree.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:25 - “Behold, I am against you, mountain of destruction
That destroys the whole earth,” declares the LORD,
“And I will stretch out My hand against you,
And roll H1556 you down H1556 from the rocky cliffs,
And I will make you a burnt out mountain.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 5:24 - “But let justice roll H1556 out H1556 like waters,
And righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.
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