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Lexicon :: Strong's H3816 - lᵊ'ōm

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From an unused root meaning to gather
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 1069a

Variant Spellings

Variant spellings for this word: לאם (Strongs and Gesenius) לאום (Strongs)

Strong’s Definitions

לְאֹם lᵉʼôm, leh-ome'; or לְאוֹם lᵉʼôwm; from an unused root meaning to gather; a community:—nation, people.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 35x

The KJV translates Strong's H3816 in the following manner: people (24x), nation (10x), folk (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 35x
The KJV translates Strong's H3816 in the following manner: people (24x), nation (10x), folk (1x).
  1. a people, nation

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
לְאֹם lᵉʼôm, leh-ome'; or לְאוֹם lᵉʼôwm; from an unused root meaning to gather; a community:—nation, people.
STRONGS H3816: Abbreviations
לְאֹם, לְאוֺם noun masculineGenesis 25:23 people, in poetry and chiefly late; — ל׳ absolute Genesis 25:23 (twice in verse); Proverbs 14:28, לְאוֺם Proverbs 11:26; suffix לְאוּמִּי Isaiah 51:4; plural לְאֻמִּים Genesis 25:23 + 28 times; לְאוּמִים Isaiah 55:4; — people, both of Israel and of Edom, Genesis 25:23 (3 times in verse) (J; Jacob and Esau; || גּוֺי); elsewhere of Israel only Isaiah 51:4 (singular || עַם); usually plural of other peoples: — שְׁאוֺן ל׳ Isaiah 17:12 (|| הֲמוֺן עמים, compare Isaiah 17:13; || גּוֺיִם Isaiah 34:1; Isaiah 43:9; Psalm 2:1; Psalm 44:3; Psalm 44:15; Psalm 105:44; Psalm 149:7, compare Isaiah 55:4 (twice in verse) (גּוֺי in Isaiah 55:5); || עַמִּים Genesis 27:29 (J), Habakkuk 2:13; Jeremiah 51:58; Psalm 47:4; Psalm 57:10; Psalm 67:5 (twice in verse); Psalm 108:4; Proverbs 24:24; further Isaiah 41:1; Isaiah 49:1 (both || אִיִּים), Isaiah 43:4 (|| אָ֯דָם Isaiah 60:2 (|| אֶרֶץ), Psalm 9:9 (|| תֵּבֵל), Psalm 148:11 (|| מַלְכֵי אֶרֶץ, etc.); עֲדַת לְאֻמִּים Psalm 7:8, הֲמוֺן ל׳ Psalm 65:8; of any and all peoples Proverbs 14:34; singular indefinite = people in general, as making public opinion, Proverbs 11:26 (collective, with plural verb); = population, as subjects of prince Proverbs 14:28 (|| עַם).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


25:23; 25:23; 25:23; 25:23; 27:29


2:1; 7:8; 9:9; 44:3; 44:15; 47:4; 57:10; 65:8; 67:5; 105:44; 108:4; 148:11; 149:7


11:26; 11:26; 14:28; 14:28; 14:34; 24:24


17:12; 17:13; 34:1; 41:1; 43:4; 43:9; 49:1; 51:4; 51:4; 55:4; 55:4; 55:5; 60:2






Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H3816 matches the Hebrew לְאֹם (lᵊ'ōm),
which occurs 36 times in 31 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:23 - And Jehovah said unto her,
Two nations are in thy womb,
And two peoples shall be separated from thy bowels:
And the one people shall be stronger than the other people;
And the elder shall serve the younger.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:29 -
Let peoples serve thee,
And nations bow down to thee:
Be lord over thy brethren,
And let thy mother’s sons bow down to thee:
Cursed be every one that curseth thee,
And blessed be every one that blesseth thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 2:1 - Why do the nations rage,
And the peoples meditate a vain thing?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:7 -
And let the congregation of the peoples compass thee about;
And over them return thou on high.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:8 -
And he will judge the world in righteousness,
He will minister judgment to the peoples in uprightness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 44:2 -
Thou didst drive out the nations with thy hand;
But them thou didst plant:
Thou didst afflict the peoples;
But them thou didst spread abroad.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 44:14 -
Thou makest us a byword among the nations,
A shaking of the head among the peoples.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 47:3 -
He subdueth peoples under us,
And nations under our feet.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 57:9 -
I will give thanks unto thee, O Lord, among the peoples:
I will sing praises unto thee among the nations.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 65:7 -
Who stilleth the roaring of the seas,
The roaring of their waves,
And the tumult of the peoples.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 67:4 -
Oh let the nations be glad and sing for joy;
For thou wilt judge the peoples with equity,
And govern the nations upon earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 105:44 -
And he gave them the lands of the nations;
And they took the labor of the peoples in possession:
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 108:3 -
I will give thanks unto thee, O Jehovah, among the peoples;
And I will sing praises unto thee among the nations.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 148:11 -
Kings of the earth and all peoples;
Princes and all judges of the earth;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 149:7 -
To execute vengeance upon the nations,
And punishments upon the peoples;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:26 -
He that withholdeth grain, the people shall curse him;
But blessing shall be upon the head of him that selleth it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:28 -
In the multitude of people is the king’s glory;
But in the want of people is the destruction of the prince.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:34 -
Righteousness exalteth a nation;
But sin is a reproach to any people.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:24 -
He that saith unto the wicked, Thou art righteous,
Peoples shall curse him, nations shall abhor him;
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 17:12 - Ah, the uproar of many peoples, that roar like the roaring of the seas; and the rushing of nations, that rush like the rushing of mighty waters!
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 17:13 - The nations shall rush like the rushing of many waters: but he shall rebuke them, and they shall flee far off, and shall be chased as the chaff of the mountains before the wind, and like the whirling dust before the storm.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 34:1 - Come near, ye nations, to hear; and hearken, ye peoples: let the earth hear, and the fulness thereof; the world, and all things that come forth from it.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 41:1 - Keep silence before me, O islands; and let the peoples renew their strength: let them come near; then let them speak; let us come near together to judgment.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:4 - Since thou hast been precious in my sight, and honorable, and I have loved thee; therefore will I give men in thy stead, and peoples instead of thy life.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:9 - Let all the nations be gathered together, and let the peoples be assembled: who among them can declare this, and show us former things? let them bring their witnesses, that they may be justified; or let them hear, and say, It is truth.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 49:1 - Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye peoples, from far: Jehovah hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name:
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 51:4 - Attend unto me, O my people; and give ear unto me, O my nation: for a law shall go forth from me, and I will establish my justice for a light of the peoples.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 55:4 - Behold, I have given him for a witness to the peoples, a leader and commander to the peoples.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 60:2 - For, behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the peoples; but Jehovah will arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:58 - Thus saith Jehovah of hosts: The broad walls of Babylon shall be utterly overthrown, and her high gates shall be burned with fire; and the peoples shall labor for vanity, and the nations for the fire; and they shall be weary.
Unchecked Copy BoxHab 2:13 - Behold, is it not of Jehovah of hosts that the peoples labor for the fire, and the nations weary themselves for vanity?
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