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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 unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people H3816 shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people H3816 shall be stronger than the other people; H3816 and the elder shall serve the younger.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:29 - Let people serve thee, and nations H3816 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 he that blesseth thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 2:1 - Why do the heathen rage, and the people H3816 imagine a vain thing?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:7 - So shall the congregation of the people H3816 compass thee about: for their sakes therefore return thou on high.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:8 - And he shall judge the world in righteousness, he shall minister judgment to the people H3816 in uprightness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 44:2 - How thou didst drive out the heathen with thy hand, and plantedst them; how thou didst afflict the people, H3816 and cast them out.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 44:14 - Thou makest us a byword among the heathen, a shaking of the head among the people. H3816
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 47:3 - He shall subdue the people under us, and the nations H3816 under our feet.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 57:9 - I will praise thee, O Lord, among the people: I will sing unto thee among the nations. H3816
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 65:7 - Which stilleth the noise of the seas, the noise of their waves, and the tumult of the people. H3816
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 67:4 - O let the nations H3816 be glad and sing for joy: for thou shalt judge the people righteously, and govern the nations H3816 upon earth. Selah.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 105:44 - And gave them the lands of the heathen: and they inherited the labour of the people; H3816
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 108:3 - I will praise thee, O LORD, among the people: and I will sing praises unto thee among the nations. H3816
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 148:11 - Kings of the earth, and all people; H3816 princes, and all judges of the earth:
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 149:7 - To execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people; H3816
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:26 - He that withholdeth corn, the people H3816 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 honour: but in the want of people H3816 is the destruction of the prince.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:34 - Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people. H3816
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:24 - He that saith unto the wicked, Thou art righteous; him shall the people curse, nations H3816 shall abhor him:
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 17:12 - Woe to the multitude of many people, which make a noise like the noise of the seas; and to the rushing of nations, H3816 that make a rushing like the rushing of mighty waters!
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 17:13 - The nations H3816 shall rush like the rushing of many waters: but God shall rebuke them, and they shall flee far off, and shall be chased as the chaff of the mountains before the wind, and like a rolling thing before the whirlwind.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 34:1 - Come near, ye nations, to hear; and hearken, ye people: H3816 let the earth hear, and all that is therein; the world, and all things that come forth of it.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 41:1 - Keep silence before me, O islands; and let the people H3816 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 wast precious in my sight, thou hast been honourable, and I have loved thee: therefore will I give men for thee, and people H3816 for thy life.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:9 - Let all the nations be gathered together, and let the people H3816 be assembled: who among them can declare this, and shew us former things? let them bring forth 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 people, H3816 from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 51:4 - Hearken unto me, my people; and give ear unto me, O my nation: H3816 for a law shall proceed from me, and I will make my judgment to rest for a light of the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 55:4 - Behold, I have given him for a witness to the people, H3816 a leader and commander to the people. H3816
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 60:2 - For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: H3816 but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:58 - Thus saith the LORD of hosts; The broad walls of Babylon shall be utterly broken, and her high gates shall be burned with fire; and the people shall labour in vain, and the folk H3816 in the fire, and they shall be weary.
Unchecked Copy BoxHab 2:13 - Behold, is it not of the LORD of hosts that the people shall labour in the very fire, and the people H3816 shall weary themselves for very vanity?
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