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Lexicon :: Strong's H5695 - ʿēḡel

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From the same as עָגֹל (H5696)
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 1560a

Strong’s Definitions

עֵגֶל ʻêgel, ay-ghel; from the same as H5696; a (male) calf (as frisking round), especially one nearly grown (i.e. a steer):—bullock, calf.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 35x

The KJV translates Strong's H5695 in the following manner: calf (33x), bullock (2x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 35x
The KJV translates Strong's H5695 in the following manner: calf (33x), bullock (2x).
  1. calf, bull-calf

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
עֵגֶל ʻêgel, ay-ghel; from the same as H5696; a (male) calf (as frisking round), especially one nearly grown (i.e. a steer):—bullock, calf.
STRONGS H5695: Abbreviations
עֵ֫גֶל noun masculineExodus 32:24 calf (as rolling or circling about ? compare כַּר from כָּרַר; Late Hebrew id.; Phoenician (Punic) עגל id. Lzb336; ענילו Palmyrene proper name id. Cook89; Aramaic Hgei, aXtlfgi, עִיגְלָא, עֲגַלְתָּא, id.; Assyrian [agalu], plural agalê probably calves DlHWB 16 (compare against this JenKosmol. 110, but see also JägerBAS ii. 2, 286); Arabic ءِجْلً id.; Ethiopic እጒል፡ እጐልት፡, compare also HomNS 226); — ע׳ absolute Exodus 32:19 +; construct 1 Samuel 28:24 +; suffix עֶגְלֵךְ Hosea 8:5; plural עֲגָלִים Hosea 13:2 +; construct עֶגְלֵי 1 Kings 12:28 +; — calf Isaiah 11:6; Isaiah 27:10 in simile of leaping mountains Psalm 29:6; in simile of foot-sole of cherubim Ezekiel 1:7; מַרְבֵּק ע׳ i.e. a stall-fed (fatted) calf 1 Samuel 28:24, in simile Jeremiah 46:21; Malachi 3:20 [Malachi 4:2], compare מִתּוֺךְ מַרְבֵּק ע׳ Amos 6:4; לֹא לֻמָּ֑ד ע׳ Jeremiah 31:18 an untrained calf; עֶגְלֵי עַמִּים Psalm 68:31 calves of peoples, i.e. peoples like calves, so most; perhaps read בַּעֲלֵי עמ׳ Matthes Che GunkSchöf. 66 f. compare Bae; calf as sacrifice victim Micah 6:6; Leviticus 9:2, 3, 8 (P); cut in two, in ratifying covenant Jeremiah 34:18, 19 (compare עֶגְלָה Genesis 15:9); elsewhere image of calf: made at Horeb, מַסֵּכָה ע׳ Exodus 32:4, 8; Deuteronomy 9:16; Nehemiah 9:18; ע׳ alone Exodus 32:19, 20, 24, 35; Deuteronomy 9:21; Psalm 106:19; two set up by Jeroboam I in Northern Israel, 1 Kings 12:28, 32; 2 Kings 10:29; 2 Kings 17:16; 2 Chronicles 11:15; 13:8, compare Hosea 8:5, 6 (עגְלֵךְ, שֹׁמְרוֺן ע׳), Hosea 13:2; also Hosea 10:5 (see I. עֶגְלָה near the end).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs




32:4; 32:8; 32:19; 32:19; 32:20; 32:24; 32:24; 32:35


9:2; 9:3; 9:8


9:16; 9:21

1 Samuel

28:24; 28:24

1 Kings

12:28; 12:28; 12:32

2 Kings

10:29; 17:16

2 Chronicles

11:15; 13:8




29:6; 68:31; 106:19


11:6; 27:10


31:18; 34:18; 34:19; 46:21




8:5; 8:5; 8:6; 10:5; 13:2; 13:2








Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H5695 matches the Hebrew עֵגֶל (ʿēḡel),
which occurs 35 times in 35 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:4 - Then he took the gold from their [fn]hands, and fashioned it with an engraving tool and made it into a cast metal calf H5695; and they said, “[fn]This is your god, Israel, who brought you up from the land of Egypt.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:8 - “They have quickly turned aside from the way which I commanded them. They have made for themselves a cast metal calf H5695, and have worshiped it and have sacrificed to it and said, ‘[fn]This is your god, Israel, who brought you up from the land of Egypt!’”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:19 - And it came about, as soon as [fn]Moses approached the camp, that he saw the calf H5695 and the people dancing; and Moses’ anger burned, and he threw the tablets from his hands and shattered them to pieces [fn]at the foot of the mountain.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:20 - Then he took the calf H5695 which they had made and completely burned it with fire, and ground it to powder, and scattered it over the surface of the water and made the sons of Israel drink it.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:24 - “So I said to them, ‘Whoever has any gold, let them tear it off.’ Then they gave it to me, and I threw it into the fire, and out came this calf H5695.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:35 - Then the LORD struck the people with a plague, because of what they did with the calf H5695 which Aaron had made.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 9:2 - and he said to Aaron, “Take for yourself a calf H5695, a bull, as a sin offering and a ram as a burnt offering, both without defect, and offer them before the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 9:3 - “Then you shall speak to the sons of Israel, saying, ‘Take a male goat as a sin offering, and a calf H5695 and a lamb, both one year old, without defect, as a burnt offering,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 9:8 - So Aaron came near to the altar and slaughtered the calf H5695 of the sin offering which was for himself.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 9:16 - “And I saw that you had indeed sinned against the LORD your God. You had made for yourselves a cast metal image of a calf H5695; you had quickly turned aside from the way that the LORD had commanded you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 9:21 - “And I took your [fn]sinful thing which you had made, the calf H5695, and burned it in the fire and crushed it, grinding it thoroughly until it was as fine as dust; and I threw its dust into the stream that came down from the mountain.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 28:24 - Now the woman had a fattened calf H5695 in the house, and she quickly slaughtered it; then she took flour, kneaded it and baked unleavened bread from it.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 12:28 - So the king [fn]consulted, and he made two golden calves H5695; and he said to [fn]the people, “It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem; behold your gods, Israel, that brought you up from the land of Egypt.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 12:32 - Jeroboam also [fn]instituted a feast in the eighth month on the fifteenth day of the month, like the feast that is in Judah, and he [fn]went up to the altar. So he did in Bethel, sacrificing to the calves H5695 which he had made. And he stationed in Bethel the priests of the high places which he had made.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 10:29 - However, as for the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, into which he misled Israel, from these Jehu did not desist, including the golden calves H5695 that were at Bethel and at Dan.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 17:16 - And they abandoned all the commandments of the LORD their God and made for themselves cast metal images: two calves H5695. And they made an [fn]Asherah, and worshiped all the heavenly [fn]lights, and served Baal.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 11:15 - He set up priests of his own for the high places, for the satyrs and the calves H5695 which he had made.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 13:8 - “So now you intend to assert yourselves against the kingdom of the LORD [fn]through the sons of David, [fn]being a great multitude and having with you the golden calves H5695 which Jeroboam made for you as gods.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 9:18 - “Even when they made for themselves
A calf H5695 of cast metal
And said, ‘This is your [fn]god
Who brought you up from Egypt,’
And committed great blasphemies,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 29:6 - He makes Lebanon skip like a calf H5695,
And Sirion like a young wild ox.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 68:30 - Rebuke the animals [fn]in the reeds,
The herd of bulls with the calves H5695 of the peoples,
Trampling the pieces of silver;
He has scattered the peoples who delight in war.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:19 - They made a calf H5695 in Horeb,
And worshiped a cast metal image.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 11:6 - And the wolf will dwell with the lamb,
And the leopard will lie down with the young goat,
And the calf H5695 and the young lion [fn]and the fattened steer will be together;
And a little boy will lead them.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 27:10 - For the fortified city is isolated,
A [fn]homestead deserted and abandoned like the desert;
There the calf H5695 will graze,
And there it will lie down and [fn]feed on its branches.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 31:18 - “I have certainly heard Ephraim grieving,
‘You have disciplined me, and I was corrected,
Like an untrained calf H5695;
Bring me back that I may be restored,
For You are the LORD my God.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 34:18 - ‘I will give the people who have violated My covenant, who have not fulfilled the words of the covenant which they made before Me, when they cut the calf H5695 in two and passed between its parts
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 34:19 - the officials of Judah and the officials of Jerusalem, the high officials and the priests, and all the people of the land who passed between the parts of the calf H5695
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 46:21 - “Also her mercenaries in her midst
Are like fattened calves H5695,
For they too have turned away and have fled together;
They did not stand their ground.
For the day of their disaster has come upon them,
The time of their punishment.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 1:7 - Their legs were straight and [fn]their feet were like a calf’s H5695 [fn]hoof, and they sparkled like polished bronze.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 8:5 - [fn]He has rejected your calf H5695, Samaria, saying,
“My anger burns against them!”
How long will they be incapable of innocence?
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 8:6 - For from Israel comes even this!
A craftsman made it, so it is not God;
Assuredly, the calf H5695 of Samaria will be broken to [fn]pieces.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 13:2 - And now they sin more and more,
And make for themselves cast metal images,
Idols [fn]skillfully made from their silver,
All of them the work of craftsmen.
They say of them, “Let the [fn]people who sacrifice kiss the calves H5695!”
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 6:4 - Those who lie on beds of ivory,
And lounge around on their couches,
And eat lambs from the flock,
And calves H5695 from the midst of the fattened cattle,
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 6:6 - With what shall I come to the LORD
And bow myself before the God on high?
Shall I come to Him with burnt offerings,
With yearling calves H5695?
Unchecked Copy BoxMal 4:2 - “But for you who [fn]fear My name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings; and you will go forth and frolic like calves H5695 from the stall.
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