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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 - He treated Abram well for her sake. He had sheep, oxen, male donkeys, male and female servants, female donkeys, and camels.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:10 - Then the servant took ten of his master’s camels and departed, for all his master’s goods were in his hand. And he arose and went to Mesopotamia, to the city of Nahor.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:11 - And he made his camels kneel down outside the city by a well of water at evening time, the time when women go out to draw water.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:14 - “Now let it be that the young woman to whom I say, ‘Please let down your pitcher that I may drink,’ and she says, ‘Drink, and I will also give your camels a drink’—let her be the one 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 - And when she had finished giving him a drink, she said, “I will draw water for your camels also, until they have finished drinking.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:20 - Then she quickly emptied her pitcher into the trough, ran back to the well to draw water, and drew for all his camels.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:22 - So it was, when the camels had finished drinking, that the man took a golden nose ring weighing half a shekel, and two bracelets for her wrists weighing ten shekels of gold,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:30 - So it came to pass, when he saw the nose ring, and the bracelets on his sister’s wrists, and when he heard the words of his sister Rebekah, saying, “Thus the man spoke to me,” that he went to the man. And there he stood by the camels at the well.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:31 - And he said, “Come in, O blessed of the LORD! Why do you stand outside? For I have prepared the house, and a place for the camels.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:32 - Then the man came to the house. And he unloaded the camels, and provided straw and feed for the camels, and water to wash his feet and the feet of the men who were with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:35 - “The LORD has blessed my master greatly, and he has become great; and He has given him flocks and herds, silver and gold, male and female servants, and camels and donkeys.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:44 - ‘and she says to me, “Drink, and I will draw for your camels also,”—let her be the woman whom the LORD has appointed for my master’s son.’
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:46 - “And she made haste and let her pitcher down from her shoulder, and said, ‘Drink, and I will give your camels a drink also.’ So I drank, and she gave the camels a drink also.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:61 - Then Rebekah and her maids arose, and they rode on the camels and followed the man. So the servant took Rebekah and departed.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:63 - And Isaac went out to meditate in the field in the evening; and he lifted his eyes and looked, and there, the camels were coming.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:64 - Then Rebekah lifted her eyes, and when she saw Isaac she dismounted from her camel;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:43 - Thus the man became exceedingly prosperous, and had large flocks, female and male servants, and camels and donkeys.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:17 - Then Jacob rose and set his sons and his wives on camels.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:34 - Now Rachel had taken the household idols, put them in the camel’s saddle, and sat on them. And Laban searched all about the tent but did not find them.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:7 - So Jacob was greatly afraid and distressed; and he divided the people that were with him, and the flocks and herds and camels, into two companies.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:15 - thirty milk camels with their colts, forty cows and ten bulls, twenty female donkeys and ten foals.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:25 - And they sat down to eat a meal. Then they lifted their eyes and looked, and there was a company of Ishmaelites, coming from Gilead with their camels, bearing spices, balm, and myrrh, on their way to carry them down to Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:3 - “behold, the hand of the LORD will be on your cattle in the field, on the horses, on the donkeys, on the camels, on the oxen, and on the sheep—a very severe pestilence.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:4 - ‘Nevertheless these you shall not eat among those that chew the cud or those that have cloven hooves: the camel, because it chews the cud but does not have cloven hooves, is unclean to you;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 14:7 - “Nevertheless, of those that chew the cud or have cloven hooves, you shall not eat, such as these: the camel, the hare, and the rock hyrax; for they chew the cud but do not have cloven hooves; they are unclean for you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:5 - For they would come up with their livestock and their tents, coming in as numerous as locusts; both they and their camels were without number; and they would enter the land to destroy it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 7:12 - Now the Midianites and Amalekites, all the people of the East, were lying in the valley as numerous as locusts; and their camels were without number, as the sand by the seashore in multitude.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:21 - So Zebah and Zalmunna said, “Rise yourself, and kill us; for as a man is, so is his strength.” So Gideon arose and killed Zebah and Zalmunna, and took the crescent ornaments that were on their camels’ necks.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:26 - Now the weight of the gold earrings that he requested was one thousand seven hundred shekels of gold, besides the crescent ornaments, pendants, and purple robes which were on the kings of Midian, and besides the chains that were around their camels’ necks.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:3 - ‘Now go and attack Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and do not spare them. But kill both man and woman, infant and nursing child, ox and sheep, camel and donkey.’ ”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 27:9 - Whenever David attacked the land, he left neither man nor woman alive, but took away the sheep, the oxen, the donkeys, the camels, and the apparel, and returned and came to Achish.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:17 - Then David attacked them from twilight until the evening of the next day. Not a man of them escaped, except four hundred young men who rode on camels and fled.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 10:2 - She came to Jerusalem with a very great retinue, with camels that bore spices, very much gold, and precious stones; and 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 present with him, of every good thing of Damascus, forty camel-loads; and he came and stood before him, and said, “Your son Ben-Hadad king of Syria has sent me to you, saying, ‘Shall I recover from this disease?’ ”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 5:21 - Then they took away their livestock—fifty thousand of their camels, two hundred and fifty thousand of their sheep, and two thousand of their donkeys—also one hundred thousand of their men;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:40 - Moreover those who were near to them, from as far away as Issachar and Zebulun and Naphtali, were bringing food on donkeys and camels, on mules and oxen—provisions of flour and cakes of figs and cakes of raisins, wine and oil and oxen and sheep abundantly, for there was joy in Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:30 - Obil the Ishmaelite was over the camels, Jehdeiah the Meronothite was over 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 hard questions, having a very great retinue, camels that bore spices, gold in abundance, and precious stones; and when she came to Solomon, she spoke with him about all that was in her heart.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 14:15 - They also attacked the livestock enclosures, and carried off sheep and camels in abundance, and returned to Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:67 - their camels four hundred and thirty-five, and their donkeys six thousand seven hundred and twenty.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:69 - their camels four hundred and thirty-five, and donkeys six thousand seven hundred and twenty.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 1:3 - Also, his possessions were seven thousand sheep, three thousand camels, five hundred yoke of oxen, five hundred female donkeys, and a very large household, so that this man was the greatest of all the people of the East.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 1:17 - While he was still speaking, another also came and said, “The Chaldeans formed three bands, raided the camels and took them away, yes, and killed the servants with the edge of the sword; and I alone have escaped to tell you!”
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 42:12 - Now the LORD blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning; for he had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, one thousand yoke of oxen, and one thousand female donkeys.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 21:7 - And he saw a chariot with a pair of horsemen,
A chariot of donkeys, and a chariot of camels,
And he listened earnestly with great care.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:6 - The burden against the beasts of the South.

Through a land of trouble and anguish,
From which came the lioness and lion,
The viper and fiery flying serpent,
They will carry their riches on the backs of young donkeys,
And their treasures on the humps of camels,
To a people who shall not profit;
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 60:6 - The multitude of camels shall cover your land,
The dromedaries of Midian and Ephah;
All those from Sheba shall come;
They shall bring gold and incense,
And they shall proclaim the praises of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 49:29 - Their tents and their flocks they shall take away.
They shall take for themselves their curtains,
All their vessels and their camels;
And they shall cry out to them,
‘Fear is on every side!’
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 49:32 - Their camels shall be for booty,
And the multitude of their cattle for plunder.
I will scatter to all winds those in the farthest corners,
And I will bring their calamity from all its sides,” says the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 25:5 - “And I will make Rabbah a stable for camels and Ammon a resting place for flocks. Then you shall know that I am the LORD.”

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