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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 - The rain H1653 [fn]fell upon the earth for forty days and forty nights.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 8:2 - Also the fountains of the deep and the [fn]floodgates of the sky were closed, and the rain H1653 from the sky was restrained;
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:4 - then I shall give you rains H1653 in their season, so that the land will yield its produce and the trees of the field will bear their fruit.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 17:7 - It happened after a while that the brook dried up, because there was no rain H1653 in the land.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 17:14 - “For thus says the LORD God of Israel, ‘The [fn]bowl of flour shall not be exhausted, nor shall the jar of oil [fn]be empty, until the day that the LORD sends rain H1653 on the face of the earth.’”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:41 - Now Elijah said to Ahab, “Go up, eat and drink; for there is the sound of the roar of a heavy shower.” H1653
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:44 - It came about at the seventh time, that he said, “Behold, a cloud as small as a man’s hand is coming up from the sea.” And he said, “Go up, say to Ahab,[fn]Prepare your chariot and go down, so that the heavy shower H1653 does not stop you.’”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:45 - In a little while the sky grew black with clouds and wind, and there was a heavy shower. H1653 And Ahab rode and went to Jezreel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 3:17 - “For thus says the LORD, ‘You shall not see wind nor shall you see rain; H1653 yet that valley shall be filled with water, so that you shall drink, both you and your cattle and your beasts.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:9 - So all the men of Judah and Benjamin assembled at Jerusalem within the three days. It was the ninth month on the twentieth of the month, and all the people sat in the open square before the house of God, trembling because of this matter and the heavy rain. H1653
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:13 - “But there are many people; it is the rainy H1653 season and we are not able to stand in the open. Nor can the task be done in one or two days, for we have transgressed greatly in this matter.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 37:6 - “For to the snow He says, ‘Fall on the earth,’
And to the [fn]downpour H1653 and the rain, H1653 ‘Be strong.’
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 68:9 - You shed abroad a plentiful rain, H1653 O God;
You confirmed Your inheritance when it was [fn]parched.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 105:32 - He [fn]gave them hail for rain, H1653
And flaming fire in their land.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:14 - Like clouds and wind without rain H1653
Is a man who boasts [fn]of his gifts falsely.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:23 - The north wind brings forth rain, H1653
And a [fn]backbiting tongue, an angry countenance.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 11:3 - If the clouds are full, they pour out rain H1653 upon the earth; and whether a tree falls toward the south or toward the north, wherever the tree falls, there it [fn]lies.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 12:2 - before the sun and the light, the moon and the stars are darkened, and clouds return after the rain; H1653
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 2:11 - ‘For behold, the winter is past,
The rain H1653 is over and gone.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:14 - Surely he cuts cedars for himself, and takes a [fn]cypress or an oak and [fn]raises it for himself among the trees of the forest. He plants a fir, and the rain H1653 makes it grow.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 55:10 - “For as the rain H1653 and the snow come down from heaven,
And do not return there without watering the earth
And making it bear and sprout,
And furnishing seed to the sower and bread to the eater;
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 5:24 - ‘They do not say in their heart,
“Let us now fear the LORD our God,
Who gives rain H1653 in its season,
Both the autumn rain and the spring rain,
Who keeps for us
The appointed weeks of the harvest.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 14:4 - “Because the ground is [fn]cracked,
For there has been no rain H1653 on the land;
The farmers have been put to shame,
They have covered their heads.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 1:28 - As the appearance of the rainbow [fn]in the clouds on a rainy H1653 day, so was the appearance of the surrounding radiance. Such was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. And when I saw it, I fell on my face and heard a voice speaking.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 13:11 - so tell those who plaster it over with whitewash, that it will fall. A flooding rain H1653 will come, and you, O hailstones, will fall; and a violent wind will break out.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 13:13 - Therefore, thus says the Lord GOD, “I will make a violent wind break out in My wrath. There will also be in My anger a flooding rain H1653 and hailstones to consume it in wrath.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 34:26 - “I will make them and the places around My hill a blessing. And I will cause showers H1653 to come down in their season; they will be showers H1653 of blessing.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 38:22 - “With pestilence and with blood I will enter into judgment with him; and I will rain on him and on his troops, and on the many peoples who are with him, [fn]a torrential rain, H1653 with hailstones, fire and brimstone.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 6:3 - “So let us know, let us press on to know the LORD.
His going forth is as certain as the dawn;
And He will come to us like the rain, H1653
Like the spring rain watering the earth.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 2:23 - So rejoice, O sons of Zion,
And be glad in the LORD your God;
For He has given you [fn]the early rain for your vindication.
And He has poured down for you the rain, H1653
The [fn]early and [fn]latter rain [fn]as before.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 4:7 - “Furthermore, I withheld the rain H1653 from you
While there were still three months until harvest.
Then I would send rain on one city
And on another city I would not send rain;
One part would be rained on,
While the part not rained on would dry up.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 10:1 - Ask rain from the LORD at the time of the spring rain
The LORD who makes the [fn]storm clouds;
And He will give them showers H1653 of rain, H1653 vegetation in the field to each man.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 14:17 - And it will be that whichever of the families of the earth does not go up to Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, there will be no rain H1653 on them.
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