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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]gave him sheep and oxen and donkeys and male and female servants and 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 set out with a variety of good things of his master’s in his hand; and he arose 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 at evening time, the time when women go out to draw water.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:14 - now may it be that the girl 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 lovingkindness to my master.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:19 - Now when she had finished giving him a drink, she said, “I will draw also 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 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 Rebekah his sister, 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 maids, and camels H1581 and donkeys.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:44 - and she will say 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 arose with her maids, 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 lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, camels H1581 were coming.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:64 - Rebekah lifted up 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 arose and put his children and his wives upon camels; H1581
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:34 - Now Rachel had taken the [fn]household idols and put them in the camel’s H1581 saddle, and she sat on them. And Laban felt 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 and 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, twenty female donkeys and ten male donkeys.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:25 - Then they sat down to eat [fn]a meal. And as they raised their eyes and looked, behold, a caravan of Ishmaelites was coming from Gilead, with their camels H1581 bearing [fn]aromatic gum and [fn]balm 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 pestilence 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 divide the hoof: the camel, H1581 for though it chews cud, it does not divide the hoof, it is unclean to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 14:7 - “Nevertheless, you are not to eat of these among those which [fn]chew the cud, or among those that divide the hoof in [fn]two: the camel H1581 and the [fn]rabbit and the [fn]shaphan, for though they [fn]chew the cud, they do not divide the hoof; they are unclean for you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:5 - For they would come up with their livestock and their tents, they would come in like locusts for number, both they and their camels H1581 were innumerable; and they came into the land to devastate it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 7:12 - Now the Midianites and the Amalekites and all the sons 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 fall on us; for as the man, so is his strength.” So Gideon arose and killed Zebah and Zalmunna, and took the crescent ornaments 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, besides the crescent ornaments and the pendants and the purple robes which were on the kings of Midian, and besides the neck bands that were on their camels’ H1581 necks.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:3 - ‘Now go and strike Amalek and utterly destroy all 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 away the sheep, the cattle, the donkeys, the camels, H1581 and the clothing. Then he returned and came to Achish.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:17 - 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 retinue, with camels H1581 carrying spices and very much gold and precious stones. When she came to Solomon, she spoke with him about all 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 cattle: their 50,000 camels, H1581 250,000 sheep, 2,000 donkeys; and 100,000 [fn]men.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:40 - Moreover those who were near to them, even as far as Issachar and 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 had charge of the camels; H1581 and Jehdeiah the Meronothite had charge of the donkeys.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 9:1 - Now when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon, she came to Jerusalem to test Solomon with difficult questions. She had a very large retinue, with camels H1581 carrying spices and a large amount of gold and precious stones; and when she came to Solomon, she spoke with him about all that was on her heart.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 14:15 - They also struck down [fn]those who owned livestock, and they carried 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 also were 7,000 sheep, 3,000 camels, H1581 500 yoke of oxen, 500 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 also came and said, “The Chaldeans formed three bands and made a raid on the camels H1581 and took them and [fn]slew 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 14,000 sheep and 6,000 camels H1581 and 1,000 yoke of oxen and 1,000 female donkeys.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 21:7 - “When he sees riders, horsemen in pairs,
A train of donkeys, a train of camels, H1581
Let him pay close attention, very close attention.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:6 - The [fn]oracle concerning the beasts 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 cannot profit 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 will bear 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, ‘Terror on every side!’
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 49:32 - “Their camels H1581 will become plunder,
And their many cattle for booty,
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. Thus you will know that I am the LORD.”

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