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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 H3816 will be separated from your body;
And one people H3816 will be stronger than the other H3816;
And the older will serve the younger.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:29 - May peoples serve you,
And nations H3816 bow down to you;
Be master of your brothers,
And may your mother’s sons bow down to you.
Cursed be those who curse you,
And blessed be those who bless you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 2:1 - Why are the [fn]nations restless
And the peoples H3816 plotting in vain?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:7 - Let the assembly of the peoples H3816 encompass You,
And return on high over it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:8 - And He will judge the world in righteousness;
He will execute judgment for the peoples H3816 fairly.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 44:2 - You with Your own hand drove out the nations;
Then You planted them;
You afflicted the peoples H3816,
Then You let them go free.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 44:14 - You make us a proverb among the nations,
A [fn]laughingstock among the peoples H3816.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 47:3 - He subdues peoples under us
And nations H3816 under our feet.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 57:9 - I will praise You, Lord, among the peoples;
I will sing praises to You among the [fn]nations H3816.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 65:7 - Who stills the roaring of the seas,
The roaring of their waves,
And the turmoil of the nations H3816.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 67:4 - May the nations H3816 be glad and sing for joy;
For You will judge the peoples with fairness
And guide the nations H3816 on the earth. Selah
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 105:44 - He also gave them the lands of the [fn]nations,
So that they might take possession of the fruit of the peoples’ H3816 labor,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 108:3 - I will give thanks to You, LORD, among the peoples,
And I will sing praises to You among the nations H3816.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 148:11 - Kings of the earth and all peoples H3816;
Rulers and all judges of the earth;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 149:7 - To execute vengeance on the nations,
And punishment on the peoples H3816,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:26 - One who withholds grain, the people H3816 will curse him,
But blessing will be on the head of him who sells it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:28 - In a multitude of people is a king’s glory,
But in the scarcity of people H3816 is a prince’s ruin.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:34 - Righteousness exalts a nation,
But sin is a disgrace to any people H3816.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:24 - One who says to the wicked, “You are righteous,”
Peoples will curse him, nations H3816 will scold him;
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 17:12 - Oh, the uproar of many peoples
Who roar like the roaring of the seas,
And the rumbling of nations H3816
Who rush on like the rumbling of mighty waters!
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 17:13 - The nations H3816 rumble on like the rumbling of many waters,
But He will rebuke them, and they will flee far away,
And be chased like chaff on the mountains before the wind,
Or like whirling dust before a gale.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 34:1 - Come near, you nations, to hear; and listen, you peoples H3816!
Let the earth and [fn]all it contains hear, and the world and all that springs from it.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 41:1 - “Listen to Me in silence, you coastlands,
And let the peoples H3816 gain new strength;
Let them come forward, then let them speak;
Let’s come together for judgment.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:4 - “Since you are precious in My sight,
Since you are honored and I love you,
I will give other people in your place and other nations H3816 in exchange for your life.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:9 - All the nations have gathered together
So that the peoples H3816 may be assembled.
Who among them can declare this
And proclaim to us the former things?
Let them present their witnesses so that they may be justified,
Or let them hear and say, “It is true.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 49:1 - Listen to Me, you islands,
And pay attention, you peoples H3816 from afar.
The LORD called Me from the womb;
From the [fn]body of My mother He named Me.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 51:4 - “Pay attention to Me, My people,
And listen to Me, My [fn]nation H3816;
For a law will go out from Me,
And I will bring My justice as a light of the peoples.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 55:4 - “Behold, I have made him a witness to the peoples H3816,
A leader and commander for the peoples H3816.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 60:2 - “For behold, darkness will cover the earth
And deep darkness the peoples H3816;
But the LORD will rise upon you
And His glory will appear upon you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:58 - This is what the LORD of armies says:
“The broad wall of Babylon will be completely demolished,
And her high gates will be set on fire;
So the peoples will labor for nothing,
And the nations H3816 become exhausted only for fire.”
Unchecked Copy BoxHab 2:13 - “Is it not indeed from the LORD of armies
That peoples labor merely for fire,
And nations H3816 become weary for nothing?
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