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Lexicon :: Strong's H5768 - ʿôlēl

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 1579c

Strong’s Definitions

עוֹלֵל ʻôwlêl, o-lale'; or עֹלָל ʻôlâl; from H5763; a suckling:—babe, (young) child, infant, little one.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 20x

The KJV translates Strong's H5768 in the following manner: children (13x), infant (3x), babes (2x), child (1x), little ones (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 20x
The KJV translates Strong's H5768 in the following manner: children (13x), infant (3x), babes (2x), child (1x), little ones (1x).
  1. child, boy

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
עוֹלֵל ʻôwlêl, o-lale'; or עֹלָל ʻôlâl; from H5763; a suckling:—babe, (young) child, infant, little one.
STRONGS H5768: Abbreviations
עוֺלֵל, עוֺלָל noun masculineLamentations 2:19 child; — absolute עוֺלֵל 1 Samuel 15:3 +, עוֺלָל Jeremiah 6:11; Jeremiah 9:20; usually plural עוֺלְלִים Psalm 8:3, עֹלְלִים Job 3:16, עוֺלָלִים Lamentations 4:4; Joel 2:16; construct עֹלְלֵי Lamentations 2:20; suffix עֹלָלַיִךְ Psalm 137:9, עֹלָלֶיהָ Micah 2:9 +, עֹלְלֵיהֶם 2 Kings 8:2 +, etc.; — child Micah 2:9; Lamentations 2:19, 20; Lamentations 4:4; + יוֺנֵק (sometimes distinguished from men and women), 1 Samuel 15:3; 1 Samuel 22:19; Psalm 8:3; Jeremiah 44:7; Lamentations 2:11; Joel 2:16, || בַּחוּרִים Jeremiah 6:11; Jeremiah 9:20; || בָּנִים Psalm 17:14 (heirs of father); dashed in pieces (רטשׁ) by foe 2 Kings 8:12; Hosea 14:1; Nahum 3:10; Isaiah 13:16, compare Psalm 137:9 (נִפֵּץ); taken captive Lamentations 1:5; stillborn Job 3:16.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

1 Samuel

15:3; 15:3; 22:19

2 Kings

8:2; 8:12


3:16; 3:16


8:3; 8:3; 17:14; 137:9; 137:9




6:11; 6:11; 9:20; 9:20; 44:7


1:5; 2:11; 2:19; 2:19; 2:20; 2:20; 4:4; 4:4




2:16; 2:16


2:9; 2:9



Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H5768 matches the Hebrew עוֹלֵל (ʿôlēl),
which occurs 20 times in 20 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:3 - Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant H5768 and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 22:19 - And Nob, the city of the priests, smote he with the edge of the sword, both men and women, children H5768 and sucklings, and oxen, and asses, and sheep, with the edge of the sword.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 8:12 - And Hazael said, Why weepeth my lord? And he answered, Because I know the evil that thou wilt do unto the children of Israel: their strong holds wilt thou set on fire, and their young men wilt thou slay with the sword, and wilt dash their children, H5768 and rip up their women with child.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:16 - Or as an hidden untimely birth I had not been; as infants H5768 which never saw light.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 8:2 - Out of the mouth of babes H5768 and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 17:14 - From men which are thy hand, O LORD, from men of the world, which have their portion in this life, and whose belly thou fillest with thy hid treasure: they are full of children, and leave the rest of their substance to their babes. H5768
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 137:9 - Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones H5768 against the stones.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 13:16 - Their children H5768 also shall be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses shall be spoiled, and their wives ravished.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 6:11 - Therefore I am full of the fury of the LORD; I am weary with holding in: I will pour it out upon the children H5768 abroad, and upon the assembly of young men together: for even the husband with the wife shall be taken, the aged with him that is full of days.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 9:21 - For death is come up into our windows, and is entered into our palaces, to cut off the children H5768 from without, and the young men from the streets.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 44:7 - Therefore now thus saith the LORD, the God of hosts, the God of Israel; Wherefore commit ye this great evil against your souls, to cut off from you man and woman, child H5768 and suckling, out of Judah, to leave you none to remain;
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 1:5 - Her adversaries are the chief, her enemies prosper; for the LORD hath afflicted her for the multitude of her transgressions: her children H5768 are gone into captivity before the enemy.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 2:11 - Mine eyes do fail with tears, my bowels are troubled, my liver is poured upon the earth, for the destruction of the daughter of my people; because the children H5768 and the sucklings swoon in the streets of the city.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 2:19 - Arise, cry out in the night: in the beginning of the watches pour out thine heart like water before the face of the Lord: lift up thy hands toward him for the life of thy young children, H5768 that faint for hunger in the top of every street.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 2:20 - Behold, O LORD, and consider to whom thou hast done this. Shall the women eat their fruit, and children H5768 of a span long? shall the priest and the prophet be slain in the sanctuary of the Lord?
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 4:4 - The tongue of the sucking child cleaveth to the roof of his mouth for thirst: the young children H5768 ask bread, and no man breaketh it unto them.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 13:16 - Samaria shall become desolate; for she hath rebelled against her God: they shall fall by the sword: their infants H5768 shall be dashed in pieces, and their women with child shall be ripped up.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 2:16 - Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children, H5768 and those that suck the breasts: let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber, and the bride out of her closet.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 2:9 - The women of my people have ye cast out from their pleasant houses; from their children H5768 have ye taken away my glory for ever.
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 3:10 - Yet was she carried away, she went into captivity: her young children H5768 also were dashed in pieces at the top of all the streets: and they cast lots for her honourable men, and all her great men were bound in chains.
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