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Lexicon :: Strong's H1602 - gāʿal

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Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root
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TWOT Reference: 369

Strong’s Definitions

גָּעַל gâʻal, gaw-al'; a primitive root; to detest; by implication, to reject:—abhor, fail, lothe, vilely cast away.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 10x

The KJV translates Strong's H1602 in the following manner: abhor (5x), lothe (3x), cast away (1x), fail (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 10x
The KJV translates Strong's H1602 in the following manner: abhor (5x), lothe (3x), cast away (1x), fail (1x).
  1. to abhor, loathe, be vilely cast away, fall

    1. (Qal) to abhor, loathe

    2. (Niphal) to be defiled

    3. (Hiphil) to reject as loathsome, show aversion

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
גָּעַל gâʻal, gaw-al'; a primitive root; to detest; by implication, to reject:—abhor, fail, lothe, vilely cast away.
STRONGS H1602: Abbreviations
גָּעַל verb abhor, loathe (Late Hebrew געל Nithpa. be fouled, Hiph. rinse out with hot water; גְּעִילָה rejection; Aramaic געל Ithpe. be fouled, soiled) —
Qal Perfect 3rd person feminine singular נּעֲלָה Leviticus 26:43; Jeremiah 14:19, וְנָֽעֲלָה consecutive Leviticus 26:30; גְּעַלְתִּים Leviticus 26:44; נָּֽעֲלוּ Ezekiel 16:45; Imperfect 3rd person feminine singular תִּגְעַל Leviticus 26:11, 15; Participle feminine גֹּעֶ֫לֶת Ezekiel 16:45 (twice in verse); — abhor, loathe, (usually with accusative), Yahweh, his people Leviticus 26:11, 30, 44 (H) Jeremiah 14:19 (with בְּ); the people, Yahweh's statutes Leviticus 26:15, 43 (H); Ezekiel 16:45 (twice in verse) women their husbands (figurative, in prophecy against Jerusalem).
Niph. נִגְעַל מָגֵן גִּבּוֺרִים 2 Samuel 1:21 the shield of heroes was defiled RVm VB Kirkp. but < is rejected, cast away (with loathing) Dr, compare Klo; Greek Version of the LXX προσωχθίσθη.
Hiph. Imperfect שׁוֺרוֺ עִבַּר וְלֹא יַֹגְעִ֑ל Job 21:10; and doth not cause, or allow, (the cow) to reject as loathesome Ra De, compare Di1; Di2, however, of bull, cast away (semen), or shew aversion.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


26:11; 26:11; 26:15; 26:15; 26:30; 26:30; 26:43; 26:43; 26:44; 26:44

2 Samuel





14:19; 14:19


16:45; 16:45; 16:45

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H1602 matches the Hebrew גָּעַל (gāʿal),
which occurs 10 times in 9 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:11 - ‘Moreover, I will [fn]make My [fn]dwelling among you, and My soul will not loathe H1602 you.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:15 - if, instead, you reject My statutes, and if your soul loathes H1602 My judgments so as not to do all My commandments and so break My covenant,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:30 - ‘I then will destroy your high places and cut down your incense altars and give your corpses to lie on the corpses of your idols, for My soul shall loathe H1602 you.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:43 - ‘For the land will be forsaken by them and will make up for its sabbaths while it is made desolate without them. They, meanwhile, will be making up for their iniquity [fn]because they rejected My judgments and their soul loathed H1602 My statutes.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:44 - ‘Yet in spite of this, when they are in the land of their enemies, I will not reject them, nor will I so loathe H1602 them as to bring an end to them, breaking My covenant with them; for I am Yahweh their God.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:21 -

“O mountains of Gilboa,

Let not dew or rain be on you, nor fields of offerings;

For there the shield of the mighty was defiled H1602,

The shield of Saul, not anointed with oil.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 21:10 -

“His ox mates and does not fail H1602;

His cow calves and does not miscarry.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 14:19 -

Have You completely rejected Judah?

Or [fn]have You loathed H1602 Zion?

Why have You stricken us so that there is no healing for us?

We hoped for peace, but there was no good;

And for a time of healing, but behold, terror!

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 16:45 - “You are the daughter of your mother, who loathed H1602 her husband and children. You are also the sister of your sisters, who loathed H1602 their husbands and children. Your mother was a Hittite and your father an Amorite.
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