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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 the LORD said to her,
“Two nations are in your womb,
and two peoples from within you[fn] shall be divided;
the one shall be stronger than the other,
the older shall serve the younger.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:29 - Let peoples serve you,
and nations bow down to you.
Be lord over your brothers,
and may your mother’s sons bow down to you.
Cursed be everyone who curses you,
and blessed be everyone who blesses you!”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 2:1 - Why do the nations rage[fn]
and the peoples plot in vain?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:7 - Let the assembly of the peoples be gathered about you;
over it return on high.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:8 - and he judges the world with righteousness;
he judges the peoples with uprightness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 44:2 - you with your own hand drove out the nations,
but them you planted;
you afflicted the peoples,
but them you set free;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 44:14 - You have made us a byword among the nations,
a laughingstock[fn] among the peoples.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 47:3 - He subdued peoples under us,
and nations under our feet.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 57:9 - I will give thanks to you, O Lord, among the peoples;
I will sing praises to you among the nations.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 65:7 - who stills the roaring of the seas,
the roaring of their waves,
the tumult of the peoples,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 67:4 - Let the nations be glad and sing for joy,
for you judge the peoples with equity
and guide the nations upon earth. Selah
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 105:44 - And he gave them the lands of the nations,
and they took possession of the fruit of the peoples’ toil,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 108:3 - I will give thanks to you, O LORD, among the peoples;
I will sing praises to you among the nations.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 148:11 - Kings of the earth and all peoples,
princes and all rulers of the earth!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 149:7 - to execute vengeance on the nations
and punishments on the peoples,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:26 - The people curse him who holds back grain,
but a blessing is on the head of him who sells it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:28 - In a multitude of people is the glory of a king,
but without people a prince is ruined.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:34 - Righteousness exalts a nation,
but sin is a reproach to any people.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:24 - Whoever says to the wicked, “You are in the right,”
will be cursed by peoples, abhorred by nations,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 17:12 - Ah, the thunder of many peoples;
they thunder like the thundering of the sea!
Ah, the roar of nations;
they roar like the roaring of mighty waters!
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 17:13 - The nations roar like the roaring of many waters,
but he will rebuke them, and they will flee far away,
chased like chaff on the mountains before the wind
and whirling dust before the storm.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 34:1 - Draw near, O nations, to hear,
and give attention, O peoples!
Let the earth hear, and all that fills it;
the world, and all that comes from it.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 41:1 - Listen to me in silence, O coastlands;
let the peoples renew their strength;
let them approach, then let them speak;
let us together draw near for judgment.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:4 - Because you are precious in my eyes,
and honored, and I love you,
I give men in return for you,
peoples in exchange for your life.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:9 - All the nations gather together,
and the peoples assemble.
Who among them can declare this,
and show us the former things?
Let them bring their witnesses to prove them right,
and let them hear and say, It is true.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 49:1 - Listen to me, O coastlands,
and give attention, you peoples from afar.
The LORD called me from the womb,
from the body of my mother he named my name.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 51:4 - “Give attention to me, my people,
and give ear to me, my nation;
for a law[fn] will go out from me,
and I will set my justice for a light to the peoples.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 55:4 - Behold, I made him a witness to the peoples,
a leader and commander for the peoples.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 60:2 - For behold, darkness shall cover the earth,
and thick darkness the peoples;
but the LORD will arise upon you,
and his glory will be seen upon you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:58 - “Thus says the LORD of hosts:
The broad wall of Babylon
shall be leveled to the ground,
and her high gates
shall be burned with fire.
The peoples labor for nothing,
and the nations weary themselves only for fire.”
Unchecked Copy BoxHab 2:13 - Behold, is it not from the LORD of hosts
that peoples labor merely for fire,
and nations weary themselves for nothing?
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