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Lexicon :: Strong's H2919 - ṭal

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
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TWOT Reference: 807a

Strong’s Definitions

טַל ṭal, tal; from H2926; dew (as covering vegetation):—dew.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 31x

The KJV translates Strong's H2919 in the following manner: dew (31x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 31x
The KJV translates Strong's H2919 in the following manner: dew (31x).
  1. dew, night mist

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
טַל ṭal, tal; from H2926; dew (as covering vegetation):—dew.
STRONGS H2919: Abbreviations
טַל noun masculineJudges 6:37 night-mist, dew (Late Hebrew טַל dew; Aramaic bdb037810, טַלָּא dew; Arabic bdb037811 light rain, dew; Ethiopic bdb037812 dew) — ט׳ absolute 1 Samuel 1:21 + 12 times; טָ֑ל Judges 6:13 +9 times; construct טַל Genesis 27:28 +4 times; suffix טַלֶּ֑ךָ Isaiah 26:19, טַלָּם Zechariah 8:12; — night-mist, taking place of our dew (see Che Isaiah 18:4 & Psalm 110:3; Lane1862, NeilPal. Explored 129); as coming from the sky and bringing fertility, טַל הַשָּׁמַיִם Genesis 27:28 (God gives it, נתן), & Genesis 27:39 (+ מֵעָ֑ל), compare Deuteronomy 33:28 (heavens distil it, ערף), Haggai 1:10; Zechariah 8:12 (heavens give it, נתן); in Deuteronomy 33:13 read perhaps מֵעָ֑ל for מִטַּל (see || Genesis 49:25 and Di); clouds distil it (רעף) Proverbs 3:20; followed by עַל, it descends (ירד) upon the camp Numbers 11:9 (JE); it is upon the ground Judges 6:39, 40, compare 2 Samuel 1:21 (+ מָטָר); upon the fleece Judges 6:37; is wrung out (מוץ) of the fleece Judges 6:38; remains through the night (לון) Job 29:19, compare שִׁכְבַת הַטּ׳ the lying of dew = the dew lying Exodus 16:13, 14 (P; it goes up (עלה) in morning); it is in drops מִי הוֺלִיד אֶגְלֵי טָ֑ל Job 38:28; covers the head of one out at night Songs 5:2; it comes (היה) by word of prophet 1 Kings 17:1 (+ מָטָר); simile of stealthy approach עַ־הָאֲדָמָה הַטַּל יִפֹּל כַּאֲשֶׁר 2 Samuel 17:12; simile denoting welcome and gentle refreshment, of speech, which distils (נזל) like it Deuteronomy 32:2 (poem; || שְׂעִירִים, רְבִיבִים); of fraternal unity כְּטַל חֶרְמוֺן Psalm 133:3 (ירד על); of king's favour Proverbs 19:12 (על); of י׳'s kindness Hosea 14:6; כְּעָב טַל Isaiah 18:4 like a mist-cloud, of י׳'s quiet watching; of Jacob's influence among nations Micah 5:6 (מֵאֵת י׳ ט׳; || רְבִיבִים); טַל אוֺרֹת טַלֶּ֑ךָ Isaiah 26:19 a dew of light is thy dew (see I. אוֺרָה, above and BaudStud. Semitic Rel. ii. 264 f.); as transitory, כַּטַּל מַשְׁכִּים הֹלֵךְ Hosea 6:4 like the dew early departing, so Hosea 13:3 (both || עַנַןבֹּֿקֶר); figurative of young warriors of king established by י׳, with flashing weapons, like dewdrops טַל יַלְדֻתֶ֑ךָ Psalm 110:3.

See related Aramaic BDB entry H2920.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


27:28; 27:28; 27:39; 49:25


16:13; 16:14




32:2; 33:13; 33:28


6:13; 6:37; 6:37; 6:38; 6:39; 6:40

1 Samuel


2 Samuel

1:21; 17:12

1 Kings



29:19; 38:28


110:3; 110:3; 133:3


3:20; 19:12

Song of Songs



18:4; 18:4; 26:19; 26:19


6:4; 13:3; 14:6






8:12; 8:12


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H2919 matches the Hebrew טַל (ṭal),
which occurs 31 times in 30 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:28 -

Now may God give you of the dew H2919 of heaven,

And of the fatness of the earth,

And an abundance of grain and new wine;

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:39 -

Then his father Isaac answered and said to him,

“Behold, [fn]away from the [fn]fertility of the earth shall be your dwelling,

And [fn]away from the dew H2919 of heaven from above.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:13 -

So it came about at evening that the quails came up and covered the camp, and in the morning there was a layer of dew H2919 around the camp.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:14 - When the layer of dew H2919 [fn]evaporated, behold, on the [fn]surface of the wilderness there was a fine flake-like thing, fine as the frost on the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:9 - When the dew H2919 came down on the camp at night, the manna would come down [fn]with it.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:2 -

“May my teaching drip as the rain,

My speech trickle as the dew H2919,

As droplets on the fresh grass,

And as the showers on the vegetation.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:13 -

Of Joseph he said,

“Blessed of the LORD be his land,

With the choice things of heaven, with the dew H2919,

And from the deep waters lying beneath,

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:28 -

“So Israel lives in security,

The fountain of Jacob secluded,

In a land of grain and new wine;

His heavens also drip down dew H2919.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:37 - behold, I am putting a fleece of wool on the threshing floor. If there is dew H2919 on the fleece only, and it is dry on all the ground, then I will know that You will save Israel [fn]through me, as You have spoken.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:38 - And it was so. When he got up early the next morning and wrung out the fleece, he wrung the dew H2919 from the fleece, a bowl full of water.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:39 - Then Gideon said to God, “Do not let Your anger burn against me, so that I may speak only one more time; please let me put You to the test only one more time with the fleece: let it now be dry only on the fleece, and let there be dew H2919 on all the ground.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:40 - And God did so that night; for it was dry only on the fleece, and dew H2919 was on all the ground.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:21 -

“Mountains of Gilboa,

May there be no dew H2919 nor rain on you, or fields of offerings!

For there the shield of the mighty was defiled,

The shield of Saul, not anointed with oil.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 17:12 - “Then we will come to him in one of the places where he can be found, and we will [fn]fall on him just as the dew H2919 falls on the ground; and of him and of all the men who are with him, not even one will be left.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 17:1 -

Now Elijah the Tishbite, who was of [fn]the settlers of Gilead, said to Ahab, “As the LORD, the God of Israel lives, before whom I stand, there shall certainly be neither dew H2919 nor rain during these years, except by my word.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:19 -

‘My root is spread out to the waters,

And dew H2919 lies on my branch all night.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:28 -

“Does the rain have a father?

Or who has fathered the drops of dew H2919?

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 110:3 -

Your people [fn]will volunteer freely on the day of Your [fn]power;

In [fn]holy splendor, from the womb of the dawn,

[fn]Your youth are to You as the dew H2919.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 133:3 -

It is like the dew H2919 of Hermon

Coming down upon the mountains of Zion;

For the LORD commanded the blessing there—life forever.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:20 -

By His knowledge the ocean depths were burst open,

And the clouds drip with dew H2919.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:12 -

A king’s wrath is like the roaring of a lion,

But his favor is like dew H2919 on the grass.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:2 -

The Bride

“I was asleep but my heart was awake.

A voice! My beloved was knocking:

‘Open to me, my sister, my darling,

My dove, my perfect one!

For my head is [fn]drenched with dew H2919,

My locks with the dew drops of the night.’

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 18:4 -

For this is what the LORD has told me:

“I will quietly look [fn]from My dwelling place

Like dazzling heat in the [fn]sunshine,

Like a cloud of dew H2919 in the heat of harvest.”

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 26:19 -

Your dead will live;

[fn]Their corpses will rise.

You who lie in the dust, awake and shout for joy,

For your dew H2919 is as the dew H2919 of the [fn]dawn,

And the earth will [fn]give birth to the [fn]departed spirits.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 6:4 -

What shall I do with you, Ephraim?

What shall I do with you, Judah?

For your loyalty is like a morning cloud,

And like the dew H2919 which goes away early.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 13:3 -

Therefore they will be like the morning cloud

And like dew H2919 which [fn]soon disappears,

Like chaff which is blown away from the threshing floor,

And like smoke from a chimney.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 14:5 -

I will be like the dew H2919 to Israel;

He will blossom like the lily,

And he will [fn]take root like the cedars of Lebanon.

Unchecked Copy BoxMic 5:7 -

Then the remnant of Jacob

Will be among many peoples

Like dew H2919 from the LORD,

Like showers on vegetation

That do not wait for man,

Or delay for [fn]mankind.

Unchecked Copy BoxHag 1:10 - “Therefore, because of you the sky has withheld [fn]its dew H2919, and the earth has withheld its produce.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 8:12 - ‘For there will be the seed of peace: the vine will yield its fruit, the land will yield its produce, and the heavens will provide their dew H2919; and I will give to the remnant of this people all these things as an inheritance.
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