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Lexicon :: Strong's H481 - 'ālam

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אָלַם
Transliteration
'ālam
Pronunciation
aw-lam'
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Part of Speech
verb
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 102

Strong’s Definitions

אָלַם ʼâlam, aw-lam'; a primitive root; to tie fast; hence (of the mouth) to be tongue-tied:—bind, be dumb, put to silence.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 9x

The KJV translates Strong's H481 in the following manner: dumb (7x), put to silence (1x), binding (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 9x
The KJV translates Strong's H481 in the following manner: dumb (7x), put to silence (1x), binding (1x).
  1. to bind

    1. (Niphal)

      1. to be dumb

      2. to be bound

    2. (Piel) binding (part.)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
אָלַם ʼâlam, aw-lam'; a primitive root; to tie fast; hence (of the mouth) to be tongue-tied:—bind, be dumb, put to silence.
STRONGS H481:
† [אָלַם] verb bind (perhaps compare Assyrian [alāmu], almattu, fortress Dl in ZimBP 114 & in BDEzekielxi; Arabic أَلِمَ be in pain, Aramaic MFlAE   retain anger).
Niph. (be bound =) be dumb, Perfect 3rd person feminine singular נֶאֱלָ֑מָה Isaiah 53:7; וְנֶאֱלַמְתָּ֫ Ezekiel 3:26, etc.; Imperfect 2nd person masculine singular תֵּאָלֵם Ezekiel 24:27; 3rd person feminine plural תֵּאָלַמְנָה Psalm 31:19. —
1. be dumb, i.e. silent Psalm 39:3 דוּמִיָּה נ׳ (|| הֶחֱשֵׁיתִי); compare Psalm 39:10 (|| אֶפְתַּח־פִּי לֹא); simile of sheep Isaiah 53:7 (|| id.); be dumb, i.e. unable to speak Ezekiel 3:26 (result of וּלְשׁוֺנְךָ אַדְבִּיק אֶל־חִכָּ֑ךָ) compare Ezekiel 24:27 ⬩⬩⬩פִּיךָ יִפָּתַח וּתְדַבֵּר וְלֹא תֵאָלֵם עוֺד; Ezekiel 33:22 עוֺד נֶאֱלַמְתִּי וְלֹא פִּי וַיִּפְתַּח; also Daniel 10:15 (compare Daniel 10:16); be made dumb subject שִׂפְתֵי שָׁ֑קֶר lying lips Psalm 31:19 (|| יִדְּמוּ לִשְׁאוֺל Psalm 31:18).
Pi. Participle bind Genesis 37:7 (E) מְאַלְּמִים אֲלֻמִּים binding sheaves.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

Genesis

37:7

Psalms

31:18; 31:19; 31:19; 39:3; 39:10

Isaiah

53:7; 53:7

Ezekiel

3:26; 3:26; 24:27; 24:27; 33:22

Daniel

10:15; 10:16

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H481 matches the Hebrew אָלַם ('ālam),
which occurs 9 times in 9 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:7 - for behold, we were binding H481 sheaves in the field, and lo, my sheaf rose up and also stood erect; and behold, your sheaves gathered around and bowed down to my sheaf.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 31:18 - Let the lying lips be mute, H481
Which speak arrogantly against the righteous
With pride and contempt.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 39:2 - I was mute H481 [fn]and silent,
I [fn]refrained even from good,
And my [fn]sorrow grew worse.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 39:9 - “I have become H481 mute, H481 I do not open my mouth,
Because it is You who have done it.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 53:7 - He was oppressed and He was afflicted,
Yet He did not open His mouth;
Like a lamb that is led to slaughter,
And like a sheep that is silent H481 before its shearers,
So He did not open His mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 3:26 - “Moreover, I will make your tongue stick to [fn]the roof of your mouth so that you will be mute H481 and cannot be a man who rebukes them, for they are a rebellious house.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 24:27 - ‘On that day your mouth will be opened to him who escaped, and you will speak and be mute H481 no longer. Thus you will be a sign to them, and they will know that I am the LORD.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 33:22 - Now the hand of the LORD had been upon me in the evening, before the [fn]refugees came. And He opened my mouth [fn]at the time they came to me in the morning; so my mouth was opened and I was no longer [fn]speechless. H481
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 10:15 - When he had spoken to me according to these words, I [fn]turned my face toward the ground and became H481 speechless. H481

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