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Lexicon :: Strong's H1653 - gešem

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 389a

Strong’s Definitions

גֶּשֶׁם geshem, gheh'-shem; from H1652; a shower:—rain, shower.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 35x

The KJV translates Strong's H1653 in the following manner: rain (31x), shower (4x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 35x
The KJV translates Strong's H1653 in the following manner: rain (31x), shower (4x).
  1. rain, shower

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
גֶּשֶׁם geshem, gheh'-shem; from H1652; a shower:—rain, shower.
STRONGS H1653: Abbreviations
† II. גֶּ֫שֶׁם noun masculineGenesis 7:12 rain, shower (Late Hebrew id., connected with above √ dubious) — absolute ג׳ Genesis 7:12 +; גָּ֑שֶׁם 1 Kings 18:41 +; construct גֶּשֶׁם Job 37:6 (twice in verse) +; plural גְּשָׁמִים Ezekiel 10:9,13; construct גִּשְׁמֵי Ezekiel 34:26; suffix גִּשְׁמֵיכֶם Leviticus 26:4; גִּשְׁמֵיהֶם Psalm 105:32; — rain, shower Genesis 7:12; Genesis 8:2 (both J) Leviticus 26:4 (H) Hosea 6:3; Amos 4:7; Jeremiah 5:24; Jeremiah 14:4; Isaiah 44:14; Isaiah 55:10; Ezekiel 1:28; Joel 2:23 (|| מוֺרֶה, מַלְקוֺשׁ); 1 Kings 17:7,14; 1 Kings 18:45 (ג׳ גדול) 2 Kings 3:17; Proverbs 25:14,23; Ecclesiastes 11:3; Songs 2:11; Psalm 105:32, וּמֵהַגּ׳ Ezra 10:9 and because of the rains, compare Ezra 10:13; קוֺל הֲמוֺן הַגּ׳ 1 Kings 18:41 compare 1 Kings 18:44; Zechariah 14:17; Ecclesiastes 12:2; גֶּשֶׁם מִטְרוֺת עֻזּוֺ מָטָ֑ר וְג׳ Job 37:6; מְטַרגֶּֿשֶׁם Zechariah 10:1; compare נְדָבוֺת ג׳ Psalm 68:10; figurative of blessing Ezekiel 34:26, בְּרָכָה ג׳ Ezekiel 34:26; of destruction שֹׁטֵף ג׳ Ezekiel 13:11,13; compare Ezekiel 38:22.

See related Aramaic BDB entry H1655.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


7:12; 7:12; 7:12; 8:2


26:4; 26:4

1 Kings

17:7; 17:14; 18:41; 18:41; 18:44; 18:45

2 Kings



10:9; 10:13


37:6; 37:6


68:10; 105:32; 105:32


25:14; 25:23


11:3; 12:2

Song of Songs



44:14; 55:10


5:24; 14:4


1:28; 10:9; 10:13; 13:11; 13:13; 34:26; 34:26; 34:26; 38:22








10:1; 14:17


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H1653 matches the Hebrew גֶּשֶׁם (gešem),
which occurs 35 times in 33 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:12 - And the rain H1653 was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 8:2 - The fountains also of the deep and the windows of heaven were stopped, and the rain H1653 from heaven was restrained;
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:4 - Then I will give you rain H1653 in due season, and the land shall yield her increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 17:7 - And it came to pass after a while, that the brook dried up, because there had been no rain H1653 in the land.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 17:14 - For thus saith the LORD God of Israel, The barrel of meal shall not waste, neither shall the cruse of oil fail, until the day that the LORD sendeth rain H1653 upon the earth.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:41 - And Elijah said unto Ahab, Get thee up, eat and drink; for there is a sound of abundance of rain. H1653
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:44 - And it came to pass at the seventh time, that he said, Behold, there ariseth a little cloud out of the sea, like a man's hand. And he said, Go up, say unto Ahab, Prepare thy chariot, and get thee down, that the rain H1653 stop thee not.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:45 - And it came to pass in the mean while, that the heaven was black with clouds and wind, and there was a great rain. H1653 And Ahab rode, and went to Jezreel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 3:17 - For thus saith the LORD, Ye shall not see wind, neither shall ye see rain; H1653 yet that valley shall be filled with water, that ye may drink, both ye, and your cattle, and your beasts.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:9 - Then all the men of Judah and Benjamin gathered themselves together unto Jerusalem within three days. It was the ninth month, on the twentieth day of the month; and all the people sat in the street of the house of God, trembling because of this matter, and for the great rain. H1653
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:13 - But the people are many, and it is a time of much rain, H1653 and we are not able to stand without, neither is this a work of one day or two: for we are many that have transgressed in this thing.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 37:6 - For he saith to the snow, Be thou on the earth; likewise to the small rain, H1653 and to the great rain H1653 of his strength.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 68:9 - Thou, O God, didst send a plentiful rain, H1653 whereby thou didst confirm thine inheritance, when it was weary.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 105:32 - He gave them hail for rain, H1653 and flaming fire in their land.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:14 - Whoso boasteth himself of a false gift is like clouds and wind without rain. H1653
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:23 - The north wind driveth away rain: H1653 so doth an angry countenance a backbiting tongue.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 11:3 - If the clouds be full of rain, H1653 they empty themselves upon the earth: and if the tree fall toward the south, or toward the north, in the place where the tree falleth, there it shall be.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 12:2 - While the sun, or the light, or the moon, or the stars, be not darkened, nor the clouds return after the rain: H1653
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 2:11 - For, lo, the winter is past, the rain H1653 is over and gone;
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:14 - He heweth him down cedars, and taketh the cypress and the oak, which he strengtheneth for himself among the trees of the forest: he planteth an ash, and the rain H1653 doth nourish it.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 55:10 - For as the rain H1653 cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 5:24 - Neither say they in their heart, Let us now fear the LORD our God, that giveth rain, H1653 both the former and the latter, in his season: he reserveth unto us the appointed weeks of the harvest.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 14:4 - Because the ground is chapt, for there was no rain H1653 in the earth, the plowmen were ashamed, they covered their heads.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 1:28 - As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, H1653 so was the appearance of the brightness round about. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. And when I saw it, I fell upon my face, and I heard a voice of one that spake.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 13:11 - Say unto them which daub it with untempered morter, that it shall fall: there shall be an overflowing shower; H1653 and ye, O great hailstones, shall fall; and a stormy wind shall rend it.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 13:13 - Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; I will even rend it with a stormy wind in my fury; and there shall be an overflowing shower H1653 in mine anger, and great hailstones in my fury to consume it.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 34:26 - And I will make them and the places round about my hill a blessing; and I will cause the shower H1653 to come down in his season; there shall be showers H1653 of blessing.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 38:22 - And I will plead against him with pestilence and with blood; and I will rain upon him, and upon his bands, and upon the many people that are with him, an overflowing rain, H1653 and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 6:3 - Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, H1653 as the latter and former rain unto the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 2:23 - Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the LORD your God: for he hath given you the former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, H1653 the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 4:7 - And also I have withholden the rain H1653 from you, when there were yet three months to the harvest: and I caused it to rain upon one city, and caused it not to rain upon another city: one piece was rained upon, and the piece whereupon it rained not withered.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 10:1 - Ask ye of the LORD rain in the time of the latter rain; so the LORD shall make bright clouds, and give them showers H1653 of rain, to every one grass in the field.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 14:17 - And it shall be, that whoso will not come up of all the families of the earth unto Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, even upon them shall be no rain. H1653
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