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Lexicon :: Strong's H1580 - gāmal

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Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root
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TWOT Reference: 360

Strong’s Definitions

גָּמַל gâmal, gaw-mal'; a primitive root; to treat a person (well or ill), i.e. benefit or requite; by implication (of toil), to ripen, i.e. (specifically) to wean:—bestow on, deal bountifully, do (good), recompense, requite, reward, ripen, serve, mean, yield.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 37x

The KJV translates Strong's H1580 in the following manner: wean (10x), reward (8x), dealt bountifully (4x), do (4x), bestowed (2x), recompense (2x), weaned child (2x), do good (1x), requite (1x), ripening (1x), served (1x), yielded (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 37x
The KJV translates Strong's H1580 in the following manner: wean (10x), reward (8x), dealt bountifully (4x), do (4x), bestowed (2x), recompense (2x), weaned child (2x), do good (1x), requite (1x), ripening (1x), served (1x), yielded (1x).
  1. to deal fully with, recompense

    1. (Qal)

      1. to deal out to, do to

      2. to deal bountifully with

      3. to recompense, repay, requite

  2. (Qal) to wean a child (Niphal) to be weaned

  3. (Qal) to ripen, bear ripe (almonds)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
גָּמַל gâmal, gaw-mal'; a primitive root; to treat a person (well or ill), i.e. benefit or requite; by implication (of toil), to ripen, i.e. (specifically) to wean:—bestow on, deal bountifully, do (good), recompense, requite, reward, ripen, serve, mean, yield.
STRONGS H1580: Abbreviations
גָּמַל verb
1. deal fully or adequately with, deal out to.
2. wean.
3. ripen (Assyrian gamâlu, deal with, benefit, e.g. VR 2 Chronicles 35:19; Late Hebrew גָּמַל, Aramaic גְּמַל; see Palmyrene proper name אגמלא VogNo. 124, Nabataean proper name, feminine גמלת VogNab. below No. 7; perhaps originally complete, accomplish, cognate גמר; — Arabic جَمَلَ is collect, جَمُِلَ be beautiful, goodly) —
Qal Perfect Psalm 13:6 +; Imperfect יִגְמֹל Numbers 17:23 +; Imperative גְּמֹל Psalm 119:17; Infinitive גָּמְלֵךְ, גָּמְלָהּ 1 Samuel 1:23; Participle גֹּמֵל Proverbs 11:17 +; passive גָּמוּל Isaiah 11:8; גָּמֻל Psalm 131:2 (twice in verse); —
a. deal out to, do to, with 2 accusative גְּמָלַתְהוּ טוֺב וְלֹא רָע she doeth him good and not evil Proverbs 31:12; כִּי אַתָּה גְּמַלְתַּנִי הַטּוֺבָה וַאֲנִי גְּמַלְתִּיךָ הָֽרָעָה for thou hast done unto me the good but I have done unto thee the evil 1 Samuel 24:18; do evil (ה)רע unto Genesis 50:15, 17; Proverbs 3:30; with לְ person Isaiah 3:9; do good unto, 2 accusative Isaiah 63:7 (twice in verse); compare also גֹּמֵל נַפְשׁוֺ אִישׁ חֶסֶד Proverbs 11:17.
b. with עַל person deal bountifully with Psalm 13:6; Psalm 116:7; Psalm 119:17; Psalm 142:8 [Psalm 142:7]; with accusative of person reward 2 Samuel 22:21 (= Psalm 18:21), perhaps also לָמָּה יִגְמְלֵנִי הַגְּמוּלָה הַזּאֹת why should he reward me with this reward? 2 Samuel 19:37.
c. recompense, repay, requite, in a bad sense, with 2 accusative Psalm 7:5; with לְ person Deuteronomy 32:6; Psalm 137:8; with עַל person 2 Chronicles 20:11; Psalm 103:10; Joel 4:4 [Joel 3:4].
2. wean a child (complete his nursing) 1 Samuel 1:23 (twice in verse); 1 Samuel 1:24; 1 Kings 11:20; Hosea 1:8; גָּמוּל weaned child Psalm 131:2 (twice in verse); Isaiah 11:8; גְּמוּלֵי מֵחָלָב weaned from milk Isaiah 28:9.
3. transitive ripen, bear ripe (almonds) Numbers 17:23; intransitive become ripe (grapes) Isaiah 18:5.
Niph. Imperfect יִגָּמֵל 1 Samuel 1:22; וַיִּגָּמַ֑ל Genesis 21:8; Infinitive הִגָּמֵל Genesis 21:8; — be weaned.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


21:8; 21:8; 50:15; 50:17



1 Samuel

1:22; 1:23; 1:23; 1:24; 24:18

2 Samuel

19:37; 22:21

1 Kings


2 Chronicles

20:11; 35:19


7:5; 13:6; 13:6; 18:21; 103:10; 116:7; 119:17; 119:17; 131:2; 131:2; 137:8; 142:7


3:30; 11:17; 11:17; 31:12


3:9; 11:8; 11:8; 18:5; 28:9; 63:7





Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H1580 matches the Hebrew גָּמַל (gāmal),
which occurs 37 times in 32 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:8 - And the child grew and was weaned H1580, and Abraham held a great feast on the day that Isaac was weaned H1580.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 50:15 - When Joseph’s brothers had seen that their father was dead, they said, “What if Joseph holds a grudge against us and pays us back in full for all the wrong which we did H1580 to him!”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 50:17 - ‘This is what you shall say to Joseph: “Please forgive, I beg you, the offense of your brothers and their sin, for they did H1580 you wrong.”’ And now, please forgive the offense of the servants of the God of your father.” And Joseph wept when they spoke to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 17:8 - Now on the next day Moses went into the tent of the testimony; and behold, Aaron’s staff for the house of Levi had sprouted and produced buds and bloomed with blossoms, and it yielded H1580 ripe H1580 almonds.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:6 - Is this what you do H1580 to the LORD,
You foolish and unwise people?
Is He not your Father who has purchased you?
He has made you and established you.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 1:22 - But Hannah did not go up, for she said to her husband, “I will not go until the child is weaned H1580; then I will bring him, so that he may appear before the LORD and stay there for life.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 1:23 - Elkanah her husband said to her, “Do [fn]what seems best to you. Stay until you have weaned H1580 him; only may the LORD confirm His word.” So the woman stayed and nursed her son until she weaned H1580 him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 1:24 - Now when she had weaned H1580 him, she took him up with her, with a three-year-old bull, one ephah of flour, and a jug of wine, and brought him to the house of the LORD in Shiloh, although the child was young.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 24:17 - And he said to David, “You are more righteous than I; for you have dealt H1580 well with me, while I have dealt H1580 maliciously with you.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 19:36 - “Your servant would merely cross over the Jordan with the king. So why should the king compensate H1580 me with this reward?
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:21 - “The LORD has treated H1580 me in accordance with my righteousness;
In accordance with the cleanliness of my hands He has repaid me.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 11:20 - And the sister of Tahpenes gave birth to his son Genubath, whom Tahpenes weaned H1580 in Pharaoh’s house; and Genubath was in Pharaoh’s house among the sons of Pharaoh.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 20:11 - see how they are rewarding H1580 us by coming to drive us out from Your possession which You have given us as an inheritance.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:4 - If I have done H1580 evil to [fn]my friend,
Or have plundered [fn]my enemy for no reason,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 13:6 - I will sing to the LORD,
Because He has looked H1580 after H1580 me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:20 - The LORD has rewarded H1580 me according to my righteousness;
According to the cleanness of my hands He has repaid me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 103:10 - He has not dealt with us according to our sins,
Nor rewarded H1580 us according to our guilty deeds.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 116:7 - Return to your rest, my soul,
For the LORD has dealt H1580 generously with you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:17 - Gimel
Deal H1580 generously with Your servant,
That I may live and keep Your word.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 131:2 - I have certainly soothed and quieted my soul;
Like a weaned H1580 child resting [fn]against his mother,
My soul [fn]within me is like a weaned H1580 child.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 137:8 - Daughter of Babylon, you [fn]devastated one,
Blessed will be one who repays you
With [fn]the retribution with which you have repaid H1580 us.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 142:7 - “Bring my soul out of prison,
So that I may give thanks to Your name;
The righteous will surround me,
For You will look H1580 after H1580 me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:30 - Do not contend with a person for no reason,
If he has done H1580 you no harm.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:17 - A merciful person does H1580 [fn]himself good,
But the cruel person [fn]does himself harm.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 31:12 - She does H1580 him good and not evil
All the days of her life.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 3:9 - [fn]The expression of their faces testifies against them,
And they [fn]display their sin like Sodom;
They do not even conceal it.
Woe to [fn]them!
For they have done H1580 evil to themselves.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 11:8 - The nursing child will play by the hole of the cobra,
And the weaned H1580 child will put his hand on the viper’s den.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 18:5 - For before the harvest, as soon as the bud [fn]blossoms
And the flower becomes a ripening H1580 grape,
He will cut off the shoots with pruning knives,
And remove and tear away the spreading branches.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 28:9 - “To whom would He teach knowledge,
And to whom would He interpret the message?
Those just weaned H1580 from milk?
Those just taken from the breast?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 63:7 - I will make mention of the mercies of the LORD, and the praises of the LORD,
According to all that the LORD has granted H1580 us,
And the great goodness toward the house of Israel,
Which He has granted H1580 them according to His compassion
And according to the abundance of His mercies.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 1:8 - When she had weaned H1580 Lo-ruhamah, she conceived and gave birth to a son.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 3:4 - “Moreover, what are you to Me, Tyre, Sidon, and all the regions of Philistia? Are you repaying Me with retribution? But if you are showing H1580 Me retribution, swiftly and speedily I will return your retribution on your head!
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