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Lexicon :: Strong's H1581 - gāmāl

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Part of Speech
masculine/feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Apparently from גָּמַל (H1580)
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TWOT Reference: 360d

Strong’s Definitions

גָּמָל gâmâl, gaw-mawl'; apparently from H1580 (in the sense of labor or burden-bearing); a camel:—camel.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 54x

The KJV translates Strong's H1581 in the following manner: camel (54x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 54x
The KJV translates Strong's H1581 in the following manner: camel (54x).
  1. camel

    1. as property, as beast of burden, for riding, forbidden for food

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
גָּמָל gâmâl, gaw-mawl'; apparently from H1580 (in the sense of labor or burden-bearing); a camel:—camel.
STRONGS H1581: Abbreviations
גָּמָל noun masculine Genesis 24:10 + 9 times, feminine & masculine Genesis 32:16 [Genesis 32:15] (compare below), camel (Late Hebrew id. Arabic جَمَلً (جَمْلً), Ethiopic ግመል፡ Assyrian gammalu COTGloss Aramaic גַּמְלָא, Hmfg; Palmyrene Tariff plural גמלין ReckendZMG 1888, 401; √גמל but meaning of √ dubious; BoHieroz i. 73 derives from גמל requite, so LagBN 20, 49 (camel as μνησίκακος); see also conjectures in MV, Dl in HptF. 70 HptBAS i. 171; A. see KremerSemit. Culturentlehn., 2, HomNS 144 ff.) — absolute גָּמָל Genesis 24:64 + 7 times; plural גְּמַלִּים Genesis 12:16 + 30 times; construct גְּמַלֵּי Genesis 24:10; suffix גְּמַלָּיךָ Genesis 24:14 + 3 times; גְּמַלָּיו Genesis 24:20; גְּמַלֵּיהֶם Genesis 37:25 + 6 times; — camel,
1. as property (in Hexateuch only J) Genesis 12:16 (|| אתנות) Genesis 24:10, 35 (|| חמורים etc.) Genesis 30:43 (|| id.) Genesis 32:8 [Genesis 32:7] (|| צאן, בקר) Exodus 9:3 (Egyptian || סוסים, חמורים, בקר, צאן, etc.) Judges 6:5; Judges 7:12; 1 Samuel 15:3 (|| חמור etc.) 1 Samuel 27:9; 1 Chronicles 5:21; 1 Chronicles 27:30 (all || id.) 2 Chron 14:14 (|| צאן) Ezra 2:67 (|| סוסים, פרדים, חמורים) = Nehemiah 7:68; Job 1:3 (|| צאן, בקר, אתנות) compare Job 1:17; Job 42:12 (|| id.) Jeremiah 49:29 (|| צאן) Jeremiah 49:32; Zechariah 14:15 (|| סוס, חמור, פרד) [4 times || סוס and other words, Exodus 9:3 (Egyptians), Zechariah 14:15 (enemies of Israel), Ezra 2:67 = Nehemiah 7:68 (returned exiles)].
2. as beasts of burden Genesis 24:10 compare Genesis 24:11; Genesis 24:14; Genesis 24:19; Genesis 24:20; Genesis 24:22; Genesis 24:30; Genesis 24:31; Genesis 24:32; Genesis 24:32; Genesis 24:44; Genesis 24:46; Genesis 24:46; Genesis 37:25 (all J), 1 Kings 10:2; 2 Kings 8:9; 1 Chronicles 12:41; 2 Chronicles 9:1; Isaiah 30:6 (עַל־דַּבֶּשֶׁת ג׳), Isaiah 60:6 (|| בִּכְרֵי מִדְיָן).
3. for riding Genesis 24:61, 63, 64 (all J), Genesis 31:17, 34 (both E) 1 Samuel 30:17, compare also Judges 8:21, 26 and particularly Isaiah 21:7 רֶכֶב גמל; a riding-company of camels i.e. a troop of camels with riders; נְרֵה גמלים an abode of camels,in prediction against Ammon Ezekiel 25:5, (|| מִרְבַּץ צאן).
4. forbidden as food Leviticus 11:4 (P) Deuteronomy 14:7.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


12:16; 12:16; 24:10; 24:10; 24:10; 24:10; 24:11; 24:14; 24:14; 24:19; 24:20; 24:20; 24:22; 24:30; 24:31; 24:32; 24:32; 24:35; 24:44; 24:46; 24:46; 24:61; 24:63; 24:64; 24:64; 30:43; 31:17; 31:34; 32:7; 32:15; 37:25; 37:25


9:3; 9:3






6:5; 7:12; 8:21; 8:26

1 Samuel

15:3; 27:9; 30:17

1 Kings


2 Kings


1 Chronicles

5:21; 27:30

2 Chronicles

9:1; 14:14


2:67; 2:67


7:68; 7:68


1:3; 1:17; 42:12


21:7; 30:6; 60:6


49:29; 49:32




14:15; 14:15


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H1581 matches the Hebrew גָּמָל (gāmāl),
which occurs 54 times in 51 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Gen 12:16–Eze 25:5)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:16 - And he entreated Abram well for her sake: and he had sheep, and oxen, and he asses, and menservants, and maidservants, and she asses, and camels. H1581
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:10 - And the servant took ten camels H1581 of the camels H1581 of his master, and departed; for all the goods of his master were in his hand: and he arose, and went to Mesopotamia, unto the city of Nahor.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:11 - And he made his camels H1581 to kneel down without the city by a well of water at the time of the evening, even the time that women go out to draw water.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:14 - And let it come to pass, that the damsel to whom I shall say, Let down thy pitcher, I pray thee, that I may drink; and she shall say, Drink, and I will give thy camels H1581 drink also: let the same be she that thou hast appointed for thy servant Isaac; and thereby shall I know that thou hast shewed kindness unto my master.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:19 - And when she had done giving him drink, she said, I will draw water for thy camels H1581 also, until they have done drinking.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:20 - And she hasted, and emptied her pitcher into the trough, and ran again unto the well to draw water, and drew for all his camels. H1581
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:22 - And it came to pass, as the camels H1581 had done drinking, that the man took a golden earring of half a shekel weight, and two bracelets for her hands of ten shekels weight of gold;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:30 - And it came to pass, when he saw the earring and bracelets upon his sister's hands, and when he heard the words of Rebekah his sister, saying, Thus spake the man unto me; that he came unto the man; and, behold, he stood by the camels H1581 at the well.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:31 - And he said, Come in, thou blessed of the LORD; wherefore standest thou without? for I have prepared the house, and room for the camels. H1581
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:32 - And the man came into the house: and he ungirded his camels, H1581 and gave straw and provender for the camels, H1581 and water to wash his feet, and the men's feet that were with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:35 - And the LORD hath blessed my master greatly; and he is become great: and he hath given him flocks, and herds, and silver, and gold, and menservants, and maidservants, and camels, H1581 and asses.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:44 - And she say to me, Both drink thou, and I will also draw for thy camels: H1581 let the same be the woman whom the LORD hath appointed out for my master's son.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:46 - And she made haste, and let down her pitcher from her shoulder, and said, Drink, and I will give thy camels H1581 drink also: so I drank, and she made the camels H1581 drink also.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:61 - And Rebekah arose, and her damsels, and they rode upon the camels, H1581 and followed the man: and the servant took Rebekah, and went his way.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:63 - And Isaac went out to meditate in the field at the eventide: and he lifted up his eyes, and saw, and, behold, the camels H1581 were coming.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:64 - And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she lighted off the camel. H1581
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:43 - And the man increased exceedingly, and had much cattle, and maidservants, and menservants, and camels, H1581 and asses.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:17 - Then Jacob rose up, and set his sons and his wives upon camels; H1581
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:34 - Now Rachel had taken the images, and put them in the camel's H1581 furniture, and sat upon them. And Laban searched all the tent, but found them not.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:7 - Then Jacob was greatly afraid and distressed: and he divided the people that was with him, and the flocks, and herds, and the camels, H1581 into two bands;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:15 - Thirty milch camels H1581 with their colts, forty kine, and ten bulls, twenty she asses, and ten foals.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:25 - And they sat down to eat bread: and they lifted up their eyes and looked, and, behold, a company of Ishmeelites came from Gilead with their camels H1581 bearing spicery and balm and myrrh, going to carry it down to Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:3 - Behold, the hand of the LORD is upon thy cattle which is in the field, upon the horses, upon the asses, upon the camels, H1581 upon the oxen, and upon the sheep: there shall be a very grievous murrain.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:4 - Nevertheless these shall ye not eat of them that chew the cud, or of them that divide the hoof: as the camel, H1581 because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof; he is unclean unto you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 14:7 - Nevertheless these ye shall not eat of them that chew the cud, or of them that divide the cloven hoof; as the camel, H1581 and the hare, and the coney: for they chew the cud, but divide not the hoof; therefore they are unclean unto you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:5 - For they came up with their cattle and their tents, and they came as grasshoppers for multitude; for both they and their camels H1581 were without number: and they entered into the land to destroy it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 7:12 - And the Midianites and the Amalekites and all the children of the east lay along in the valley like grasshoppers for multitude; and their camels H1581 were without number, as the sand by the sea side for multitude.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:21 - Then Zebah and Zalmunna said, Rise thou, and fall upon us: for as the man is, so is his strength. And Gideon arose, and slew Zebah and Zalmunna, and took away the ornaments that were on their camels' H1581 necks.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:26 - And the weight of the golden earrings that he requested was a thousand and seven hundred shekels of gold; beside ornaments, and collars, and purple raiment that was on the kings of Midian, and beside the chains that were about their camels' H1581 necks.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:3 - Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel H1581 and ass.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 27:9 - And David smote the land, and left neither man nor woman alive, and took away the sheep, and the oxen, and the asses, and the camels, H1581 and the apparel, and returned, and came to Achish.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:17 - And David smote them from the twilight even unto the evening of the next day: and there escaped not a man of them, save four hundred young men, which rode upon camels, H1581 and fled.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 10:2 - And she came to Jerusalem with a very great train, with camels H1581 that bare spices, and very much gold, and precious stones: and when she was come to Solomon, she communed with him of all that was in her heart.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 8:9 - So Hazael went to meet him, and took a present with him, even of every good thing of Damascus, forty camels' H1581 burden, and came and stood before him, and said, Thy son Benhadad king of Syria hath sent me to thee, saying, Shall I recover of this disease?
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 5:21 - And they took away their cattle; of their camels H1581 fifty thousand, and of sheep two hundred and fifty thousand, and of asses two thousand, and of men an hundred thousand.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:40 - Moreover they that were nigh them, even unto Issachar and Zebulun and Naphtali, brought bread on asses, and on camels, H1581 and on mules, and on oxen, and meat, meal, cakes of figs, and bunches of raisins, and wine, and oil, and oxen, and sheep abundantly: for there was joy in Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:30 - Over the camels H1581 also was Obil the Ishmaelite: and over the asses was Jehdeiah the Meronothite:
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 9:1 - And when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon, she came to prove Solomon with hard questions at Jerusalem, with a very great company, and camels H1581 that bare spices, and gold in abundance, and precious stones: and when she was come to Solomon, she communed with him of all that was in her heart.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 14:15 - They smote also the tents of cattle, and carried away sheep and camels H1581 in abundance, and returned to Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:67 - Their camels, H1581 four hundred thirty and five; their asses, six thousand seven hundred and twenty.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:69 - Their camels, H1581 four hundred thirty and five: six thousand seven hundred and twenty asses.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 1:3 - His substance also was seven thousand sheep, and three thousand camels, H1581 and five hundred yoke of oxen, and five hundred she asses, and a very great household; so that this man was the greatest of all the men of the east.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 1:17 - While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, The Chaldeans made out three bands, and fell upon the camels, H1581 and have carried them away, yea, and slain the servants with the edge of the sword; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 42:12 - So the LORD blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning: for he had fourteen thousand sheep, and six thousand camels, H1581 and a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand she asses.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 21:7 - And he saw a chariot with a couple of horsemen, a chariot of asses, and a chariot of camels; H1581 and he hearkened diligently with much heed:
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:6 - The burden of the beasts of the south: into the land of trouble and anguish, from whence come the young and old lion, the viper and fiery flying serpent, they will carry their riches upon the shoulders of young asses, and their treasures upon the bunches of camels, H1581 to a people that shall not profit them.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 60:6 - The multitude of camels H1581 shall cover thee, the dromedaries of Midian and Ephah; all they from Sheba shall come: they shall bring gold and incense; and they shall shew forth the praises of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 49:29 - Their tents and their flocks shall they take away: they shall take to themselves their curtains, and all their vessels, and their camels; H1581 and they shall cry unto them, Fear is on every side.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 49:32 - And their camels H1581 shall be a booty, and the multitude of their cattle a spoil: and I will scatter into all winds them that are in the utmost corners; and I will bring their calamity from all sides thereof, saith the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 25:5 - And I will make Rabbah a stable for camels, H1581 and the Ammonites a couchingplace for flocks: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.

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