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Lexicon :: Strong's H1653 - gešem

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
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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 rain fell on the earth forty days and forty nights.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 8:2 - Now the springs of the deep and the floodgates of the heavens had been closed, and the rain had stopped falling from the sky.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:4 - I will send you rain in its season, and the ground will yield its crops and the trees their fruit.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 17:7 - Some time later the brook dried up because there had been no rain in the land.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 17:14 - For this is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: ‘The jar of flour will not be used up and the jug of oil will not run dry until the day the LORD sends rain on the land.’ ”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:41 - And Elijah said to Ahab, “Go, eat and drink, for there is the sound of a heavy rain.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:44 - The seventh time the servant reported, “A cloud as small as a man’s hand is rising from the sea.” So Elijah said, “Go and tell Ahab, ‘Hitch up your chariot and go down before the rain stops you.’ ”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:45 - Meanwhile, the sky grew black with clouds, the wind rose, a heavy rain started falling and Ahab rode off to Jezreel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 3:17 - For this is what the LORD says: You will see neither wind nor rain, yet this valley will be filled with water, and you, your cattle and your other animals will drink.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:9 - Within the three days, all the men of Judah and Benjamin had gathered in Jerusalem. And on the twentieth day of the ninth month, all the people were sitting in the square before the house of God, greatly distressed by the occasion and because of the rain.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:13 - But there are many people here and it is the rainy season; so we cannot stand outside. Besides, this matter cannot be taken care of in a day or two, because we have sinned greatly in this thing.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 37:6 - He says to the snow, ‘Fall on the earth,’ and to the rain shower, ‘Be a mighty downpour.’
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 68:9 - You gave abundant showers, O God; you refreshed your weary inheritance.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 105:32 - He turned their rain into hail, with lightning throughout their land;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:14 - Like clouds and wind without rain is one who boasts of gifts never given.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:23 - Like a north wind that brings unexpected rain is a sly tongue—which provokes a horrified look.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 11:3 - If clouds are full of water, they pour rain on the earth. Whether a tree falls to the south or to the north, in the place where it falls, there it will lie.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 12:2 - before the sun and the light and the moon and the stars grow dark, and the clouds return after the rain;
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 2:11 - See! The winter is past; the rains are over and gone.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:14 - He cut down cedars, or perhaps took a cypress or oak. He let it grow among the trees of the forest, or planted a pine, and the rain made it grow.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 55:10 - As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 5:24 - They do not say to themselves, ‘Let us fear the LORD our God, who gives autumn and spring rains in season, who assures us of the regular weeks of harvest.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 14:4 - The ground is cracked because there is no rain in the land; the farmers are dismayed and cover their heads.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 1:28 - Like the appearance of a rainbow in the clouds on a rainy day, so was the radiance around him. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. When I saw it, I fell facedown, and I heard the voice of one speaking.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 13:11 - therefore tell those who cover it with whitewash that it is going to fall. Rain will come in torrents, and I will send hailstones hurtling down, and violent winds will burst forth.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 13:13 - “ ‘Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: In my wrath I will unleash a violent wind, and in my anger hailstones and torrents of rain will fall with destructive fury.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 34:26 - I will make them and the places surrounding my hill a blessing.[fn] I will send down showers in season; there will be showers of blessing.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 38:22 - I will execute judgment on him with plague and bloodshed; I will pour down torrents of rain, hailstones and burning sulfur on him and on his troops and on the many nations with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 6:3 - Let us acknowledge the LORD; let us press on to acknowledge him. As surely as the sun rises, he will appear; he will come to us like the winter rains, like the spring rains that water the earth.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 2:23 - Be glad, people of Zion, rejoice in the LORD your God, for he has given you the autumn rains because he is faithful. He sends you abundant showers, both autumn and spring rains, as before.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 4:7 - “I also withheld rain from you when the harvest was still three months away. I sent rain on one town, but withheld it from another. One field had rain; another had none and dried up.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 10:1 - Ask the LORD for rain in the springtime; it is the LORD who sends the thunderstorms. He gives showers of rain to all people, and plants of the field to everyone.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 14:17 - If any of the peoples of the earth do not go up to Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD Almighty, they will have no rain.
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