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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 - Therefore he treated Abram well for her sake; and [fn]he gave him sheep, oxen, male donkeys, male servants and female servants, female donkeys, and camels H1581.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:10 - Then the servant took ten camels H1581 from the camels H1581 of his master, and went out with a variety of good things of his master’s in his hand; so he set out and went to [fn]Mesopotamia, to the city of Nahor.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:11 - He made the camels H1581 kneel down outside the city by the well of water [fn]when it was evening, the time when women go out to draw water.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:14 - now may it be that the young woman to whom I say, ‘Please let down your jar so that I may drink,’ and [fn]who answers, ‘Drink, and I will water your camels H1581 also’—may she be the one whom You have appointed for Your servant Isaac; and by this I will know that You have shown kindness to my master.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:19 - Now when she had finished giving him a drink, she said, “I will also draw water for your camels H1581 until they have finished drinking.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:20 - So she quickly emptied her jar into the trough, and ran back to the well to draw, and she drew for all his camels H1581.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:22 - When the camels H1581 had finished drinking, the man took a gold ring weighing a [fn]half-shekel, and two bracelets for her [fn]wrists weighing ten shekels in gold,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:30 - When he saw the ring and the bracelets on his sister’s [fn]wrists, and when he heard the words of his sister Rebekah, saying, “[fn]This is what the man said to me,” he went to the man; and behold, he was standing by the camels H1581 at the spring.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:31 - And he said, “Come in, blessed of the LORD! Why do you stand outside, since I have prepared the house, and a place for the camels H1581?”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:32 - So the man entered the house. Then [fn]Laban unloaded the camels H1581, and he gave straw and feed to the camels H1581, and water to wash his feet and the feet of the men who were with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:35 - “The LORD has greatly blessed my master, so that he has become [fn]rich; and He has given him flocks and herds, and silver and gold, and servants and slave women, and camels H1581 and donkeys.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:44 - and she says to me, “You drink, and I will draw for your camels H1581 also”—let her be the woman whom the LORD has appointed for my master’s son.’
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:46 - “She quickly lowered her jar from her shoulder, and said, ‘Drink, and I will water your camels H1581 also’; so I drank, and she watered the camels H1581 also.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:61 - Then Rebekah got up with her female attendants, and they mounted the camels H1581 and followed the man. So the servant took Rebekah and departed.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:63 - Isaac went out to [fn]meditate in the field toward evening; and he raised his eyes and looked, and behold, camels H1581 were coming.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:64 - Rebekah raised her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she dismounted from the camel H1581.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:43 - So the man [fn]became exceedingly prosperous, and had large flocks, and female and male servants, and camels H1581 and donkeys.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:17 - Then Jacob stood up and put his children and his wives on camels H1581;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:34 - Now Rachel had taken the [fn]household idols and put them in the camel’s H1581 saddlebag, and she sat on them. So Laban searched through all the tent, but did not find them.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:7 - Then Jacob was greatly afraid and distressed; and he divided the people who were with him, and the flocks, the herds, and the camels H1581, into two companies;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:15 - thirty milking camels H1581 and their colts, forty cows and ten bulls, and twenty female donkeys and ten male donkeys.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:25 - Then they sat down to eat [fn]a meal. But as they raised their eyes and looked, behold, a caravan of Ishmaelites was coming from Gilead, with their camels H1581 carrying labdanum resin, balsam, and [fn]myrrh, [fn]on their way to bring them down to Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:3 - behold, the hand of the LORD [fn]will come with a very severe plague on your livestock which are in the field, on the horses, on the donkeys, on the camels H1581, on the herds, and on the flocks.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:4 - ‘Nevertheless, you are not to eat of these, among those which chew the cud, or among those which have a divided hoof: the camel H1581, for though it chews cud, it does not have a divided hoof; it is unclean to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 14:7 - “However, you are not to eat these among the ones that [fn]chew the cud, or among those that have the hoof divided in [fn]two: the camel H1581, the [fn]rabbit, and the rock hyrax, for though they [fn]chew the cud, they do not have a divided hoof; they are unclean to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:5 - For they would come up with their livestock and their tents, they would come in like locusts in number, and both they and their camels H1581 were innumerable; and they came into the land to ruin it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 7:12 - Now the Midianites, the Amalekites, and all the [fn]people of the east were lying in the valley as numerous as locusts; and their camels H1581 were without number, as numerous as the sand on the seashore.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:21 - Then Zebah and Zalmunna said, “Rise up yourself, and attack us; for as the man, so is his strength.” So Gideon arose and killed Zebah and Zalmunna, and took the crescent amulets which were on their camels’ H1581 necks.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:26 - The weight of the gold earrings that he requested was 1,700 shekels of gold, apart from the crescent amulets, the ear pendants, and the purple robes which were on the kings of Midian, and apart from the neck chains that were on their camels’ H1581 necks.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:3 - ‘Now go and strike Amalek and completely destroy everything that he has, and do not spare him; but put to death both man and woman, child and infant, ox and sheep, camel H1581 and donkey.’”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 27:9 - David [fn]attacked the land and did not leave a man or a woman alive, and he took the sheep, the cattle, the donkeys, the camels H1581, and the clothing. Then he returned and came to Achish.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:17 - And David [fn]slaughtered them from the twilight [fn]until the evening of [fn]the next day; and not a man of them escaped, except four hundred young men who rode on camels H1581 and fled.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 10:2 - So she came to Jerusalem with a very large entourage, with camels H1581 carrying balsam oil and a very large quantity of gold and precious stones. When she came to Solomon, she spoke to him about everything that was in her heart.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 8:9 - So Hazael went to meet him and took a gift in his hand, even every kind of good thing of Damascus, forty camels’ H1581 loads; and he came and stood before him and said, “Your son Ben-hadad king of Aram has sent me to you, saying, ‘Will I recover from this sickness?’”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 5:21 - They took away their livestock: their fifty thousand camels H1581, 250,000 sheep, and two thousand donkeys; and a hundred thousand [fn]people.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:40 - Moreover, those who were near to them, as far as Issachar, Zebulun, and Naphtali, brought food on donkeys, camels H1581, mules, and on oxen, great quantities of flour cakes, fig cakes and bunches of raisins, wine, oil, oxen, and sheep. There was joy indeed in Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:30 - Obil the Ishmaelite was responsible for the camels H1581; and Jehdeiah the Meronothite was responsible for the donkeys.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 9:1 - Now when the queen of Sheba heard about the fame of Solomon, she came to Jerusalem to test Solomon with riddles. She had a very large entourage, with camels H1581 carrying balsam oil and a large amount of gold and precious stones; and when she came to Solomon, she spoke with him about everything that was on her heart.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 14:15 - They also fatally struck [fn]those who owned livestock, and they led away large numbers of sheep and camels H1581. Then they returned to Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:67 - their camels H1581, 435; their donkeys, 6,720.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:69 - their camels H1581, 435; their donkeys, 6,720.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 1:3 - His possessions were seven thousand sheep, three thousand camels H1581, five hundred yoke of oxen, five hundred female donkeys, and very many servants; and that man was the greatest of all the [fn]men of the east.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 1:17 - While he was still speaking, another came and said, “The Chaldeans formed three units and made a raid on the camels H1581 and took them, and [fn]killed the servants with the edge of the sword, and I alone have escaped to tell you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 42:12 - The LORD blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning; and he had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels H1581, a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand female donkeys.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 21:7 - “When he sees [fn]a column of chariots, horsemen in pairs,
A train of donkeys, a train of camels H1581,
He is to pay close attention, very close attention.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:6 - The pronouncement concerning the animals of the Negev:
Through a land of distress and anguish,
From [fn]where come lioness and lion, viper and flying serpent,
They carry their riches on the [fn]backs of young donkeys,
And their treasures on camels’ H1581 humps,
To a people who will not benefit them;
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 60:6 - “A multitude of camels H1581 will cover you,
The young camels of Midian and Ephah;
All those from Sheba will come;
They will bring gold and frankincense,
And proclaim good news of the praises of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 49:29 - “They will take away their tents and their flocks;
They will carry off for themselves
Their tent curtains, all their goods and their camels H1581,
And they will call out to one another, ‘Horror on every side!’
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 49:32 - “Their camels H1581 will become plunder,
And their many livestock for spoils,
And I will scatter to all the winds those who cut the corners of their hair;
And I will bring their disaster from every side,” declares the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 25:5 - “I will make Rabbah a pasture for camels H1581, and the sons of Ammon a resting place for flocks. Then you will know that I am the LORD.”

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