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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 - The LORD said to Moses, “Behold, I will come to you in a thick cloud, so that the people may hear when I speak with you and may also believe in you forever.” Then Moses told the words of the people to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:4 - “LORD, when You went out from Seir,
When You marched from the field of Edom,
The earth quaked, the heavens also dripped,
Even the clouds H5645 dripped water.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:12 - “And He made darkness [fn]canopies around Him,
A mass of waters, thick H5645 clouds H5645 of the sky.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:4 - Is as the light of the morning when the sun rises,
A morning without clouds, H5645
When the tender grass springs out of the earth,
Through sunshine after rain.’
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:44 - It came about at the seventh time, that he said, “Behold, a cloud H5645 as small as a man’s hand is coming up from the sea.” And he said, “Go up, say to Ahab,[fn]Prepare your chariot and go down, so that the heavy shower does not stop you.’”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:45 - In a little while the sky grew black with clouds H5645 and wind, and there was a heavy shower. And Ahab rode and went to Jezreel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 4:17 - On the plain of the Jordan the king cast them in the clay ground between Succoth and Zeredah.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:6 - “Though his loftiness [fn]reaches the heavens,
And his head touches the clouds, H5645
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:14 - ‘Clouds H5645 are a hiding place for Him, so that He cannot see;
And He walks on the [fn]vault of heaven.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 26:8 - “He wraps up the waters in His clouds, H5645
And the cloud does not burst under them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 30:15 - “Terrors are turned against me;
They pursue my [fn]honor as the wind,
And my [fn]prosperity has passed away like a cloud. H5645
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:29 - “Can anyone understand the spreading of the clouds, H5645
The thundering of His [fn]pavilion?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 37:11 - “Also with moisture He loads the thick H5645 cloud; H5645
He disperses the cloud of His [fn]lightning.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 37:16 - “Do you know about the layers of the thick H5645 clouds, H5645
The wonders of one perfect in knowledge,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:34 - “Can you lift up your voice to the clouds, H5645
So that an abundance of water will cover you?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:11 - He made darkness His hiding place, His [fn]canopy around Him,
Darkness of waters, thick H5645 clouds H5645 of the skies.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:12 - From the brightness before Him passed His thick H5645 clouds, H5645
Hailstones and coals of fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 77:17 - The clouds H5645 poured out water;
The skies gave forth a sound;
Your arrows [fn]flashed here and there.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 104:3 - [fn]He lays the beams of His upper chambers in the waters;
[fn]He makes the clouds H5645 His chariot;
[fn]He walks upon the wings of the wind;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:8 - Who covers the heavens with clouds, H5645
Who provides rain for the earth,
Who makes grass to [fn]grow on the mountains.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:15 - In the light of a king’s face is life,
And his favor is like a cloud H5645 with the [fn]spring rain.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 11:3 - If the clouds H5645 are full, they pour out rain upon the earth; and whether a tree falls toward the south or toward the north, wherever the tree falls, there it [fn]lies.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 11:4 - He who watches the wind will not sow and he who looks at the clouds H5645 will not reap.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 12:2 - before the sun and the light, the moon and the stars are darkened, and clouds H5645 return after the rain;
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:6 - “I will lay it waste;
It will not be pruned or hoed,
But briars and thorns will come up.
I will also charge the clouds H5645 to rain no rain on it.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:14 - ‘I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; H5645
I will make myself like the Most High.’
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 18:4 - For thus the LORD has told me,
“I will look [fn]from My dwelling place quietly
Like dazzling heat in the [fn]sunshine,
Like a cloud H5645 of dew in the heat of harvest.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 19:1 - The [fn]oracle concerning Egypt.
Behold, the LORD is riding on a swift cloud H5645 and is about to come to Egypt;
The idols of Egypt will tremble at His presence,
And the heart of the Egyptians will melt within them.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 25:5 - Like heat in drought, You subdue the uproar of aliens;
Like heat by the shadow of a cloud, H5645 the song of the ruthless is [fn]silenced.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:22 - “I have wiped out your transgressions like a thick H5645 cloud H5645
And your sins like a [fn]heavy mist.
Return to Me, for I have redeemed you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 60:8 - “Who are these who fly like a cloud H5645
And like the doves to their [fn]lattices?
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 4:29 - At the sound of the horseman and bowman every city flees;
They go into the thickets H5645 and climb among the rocks;
Every city is forsaken,
And no man dwells in them.
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