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Lexicon :: Strong's H5645 - ʿāḇ

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
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TWOT Reference: 1574a

Strong’s Definitions

עָב ʻâb, awb; (masculine and feminine); from H5743; properly, an envelope, i.e. darkness (or density, 2 Chronicles 4:17); specifically, a (scud) cloud; also a copse:—clay, (thick) cloud, × thick, thicket. Compare H5672.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 32x

The KJV translates Strong's H5645 in the following manner: cloud (29x), clay (1x), thick (1x), thickets (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 32x
The KJV translates Strong's H5645 in the following manner: cloud (29x), clay (1x), thick (1x), thickets (1x).
  1. darkness, cloud, thicket

    1. dark cloud

    2. cloud mass

    3. thicket (as refuge)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
עָב ʻâb, awb; (masculine and feminine); from H5743; properly, an envelope, i.e. darkness (or density, 2 Chronicles 4:17); specifically, a (scud) cloud; also a copse:—clay, (thick) cloud, × thick, thicket. Compare H5672.
STRONGS H5645: Abbreviations
II. עָב 33 noun masculineIsaiah 19:1 and (1 Kings 18:44Synt. 103) feminine dark cloud, cloud-mass, thicket; — ע׳ absolute 1 Kings 18:44 +, construct Isaiah 18:4; Proverbs 16:15; plural עָבִים Judges 5:4 +, עָבוֺת 2 Samuel 23:4 + 2Sam 77:18; construct עָבֵי 2 Samuel 22:12; Psalm 18:12; suffix עָבָיו Psalm 18:13 (but probably strike out, see עבר
Qal near the end); —
1. dark cloud:
a. rain-cloud Judges 5:4; Isaiah 5:6; 1 Kings 18:44, 45 + 9 times
b. as high Isaiah 14:14; Job 20:6, + Ezekiel 19:11; Ezekiel 31:3, 10, 14 (reading בְָוֺת, see עֲבֹת).
c. chariot of י׳ Isaiah 19:1; Psalm 104:3; covering his eyes Job 22:14.
d. casting shadow Isaiah 25:5, compare 2 Samuel 23:4.
e. as swift Isaiah 60:8, and transient Isaiah 44:22; Job 30:15 (all simile).
f. disposed by God Job 36:29; Job 37:16.
g. טַל ע׳ Isaiah 18:4 cloud of dew, dew-mist (simile).
2. (cloud-) mass, שְׁחָקִים ע׳ 2 Samuel 22:12 masses of clouds (enwrapping י׳) = Psalm 18:12 (Psalm 13 see above).
3. thicket as refuge Jeremiah 4:29 (perhaps under Aramaic influence). — עַב Exodus 19:9 see עֲבִי below עבה. I. עָב see above
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs




5:4; 5:4

2 Samuel

22:12; 22:12; 23:4; 23:4

1 Kings

18:44; 18:44; 18:44; 18:45


20:6; 22:14; 30:15; 36:29; 37:16


13; 18:12; 18:12; 18:13; 104:3




5:6; 14:14; 18:4; 18:4; 19:1; 19:1; 25:5; 44:22; 60:8




19:11; 31:3; 31:10; 31:14

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H5645 matches the Hebrew עָב (ʿāḇ),
which occurs 32 times in 32 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 19:9 - And the LORD said unto Moses, Lo, I come unto thee in a thick H5645 cloud, that the people may hear when I speak with thee, and believe thee for ever. And Moses told the words of the people unto the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:4 - LORD, when thou wentest out of Seir, when thou marchedst out of the field of Edom, the earth trembled, and the heavens dropped, the clouds H5645 also dropped water.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:12 - And he made darkness pavilions round about him, dark waters, and thick clouds H5645 of the skies.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:4 - And he shall be as the light of the morning, when the sun riseth, even a morning without clouds; H5645 as the tender grass springing out of the earth by clear shining after rain.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:44 - And it came to pass at the seventh time, that he said, Behold, there ariseth a little cloud H5645 out of the sea, like a man's hand. And he said, Go up, say unto Ahab, Prepare thy chariot, and get thee down, that the rain stop thee not.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:45 - And it came to pass in the mean while, that the heaven was black with clouds H5645 and wind, and there was a great rain. And Ahab rode, and went to Jezreel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 4:17 - In the plain of Jordan did the king cast them, in the clay H5645 ground between Succoth and Zeredathah.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:6 - Though his excellency mount up to the heavens, and his head reach unto the clouds; H5645
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:14 - Thick clouds H5645 are a covering to him, that he seeth not; and he walketh in the circuit of heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 26:8 - He bindeth up the waters in his thick clouds; H5645 and the cloud is not rent under them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 30:15 - Terrors are turned upon me: they pursue my soul as the wind: and my welfare passeth away as a cloud. H5645
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:29 - Also can any understand the spreadings of the clouds, H5645 or the noise of his tabernacle?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 37:11 - Also by watering he wearieth the thick cloud: H5645 he scattereth his bright cloud:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 37:16 - Dost thou know the balancings of the clouds, H5645 the wondrous works of him which is perfect in knowledge?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:34 - Canst thou lift up thy voice to the clouds, H5645 that abundance of waters may cover thee?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:11 - He made darkness his secret place; his pavilion round about him were dark waters and thick clouds H5645 of the skies.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:12 - At the brightness that was before him his thick clouds H5645 passed, hail stones and coals of fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 77:17 - The clouds H5645 poured out water: the skies sent out a sound: thine arrows also went abroad.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 104:3 - Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters: who maketh the clouds H5645 his chariot: who walketh upon the wings of the wind:
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:8 - Who covereth the heaven with clouds, H5645 who prepareth rain for the earth, who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:15 - In the light of the king's countenance is life; and his favour is as a cloud H5645 of the latter rain.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 11:3 - If the clouds H5645 be full of rain, they empty themselves upon the earth: and if the tree fall toward the south, or toward the north, in the place where the tree falleth, there it shall be.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 11:4 - He that observeth the wind shall not sow; and he that regardeth the clouds H5645 shall not reap.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 12:2 - While the sun, or the light, or the moon, or the stars, be not darkened, nor the clouds H5645 return after the rain:
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:6 - And I will lay it waste: it shall not be pruned, nor digged; but there shall come up briers and thorns: I will also command the clouds H5645 that they rain no rain upon it.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:14 - I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; H5645 I will be like the most High.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 18:4 - For so the LORD said unto me, I will take my rest, and I will consider in my dwelling place like a clear heat upon herbs, and like a cloud H5645 of dew in the heat of harvest.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 19:1 - The burden of Egypt. Behold, the LORD rideth upon a swift cloud, H5645 and shall come into Egypt: and the idols of Egypt shall be moved at his presence, and the heart of Egypt shall melt in the midst of it.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 25:5 - Thou shalt bring down the noise of strangers, as the heat in a dry place; even the heat with the shadow of a cloud: H5645 the branch of the terrible ones shall be brought low.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:22 - I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, H5645 thy transgressions, and, as a cloud, thy sins: return unto me; for I have redeemed thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 60:8 - Who are these that fly as a cloud, H5645 and as the doves to their windows?
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 4:29 - The whole city shall flee for the noise of the horsemen and bowmen; they shall go into thickets, H5645 and climb up upon the rocks: every city shall be forsaken, and not a man dwell therein.
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