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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.
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 strike Amalek and completely destroy everything that he has, and do not spare him; but put to death both man and woman, child H5768 and infant, ox and sheep, camel and donkey.’”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 22:19 - He also struck Nob the city of the priests with the edge of the sword, both men and women, children H5768 and infants; he also struck oxen, donkeys, and sheep with the edge of the sword.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 8:12 - And Hazael said, “Why is my lord weeping?” And he [fn]answered, “Because I know the evil that you will do to the sons of Israel: you will set their fortified cities on fire, you will kill their young men with the sword, their little H5768 ones H5768 you will smash to pieces, and you will rip up their pregnant women.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:16 - “Or like a miscarriage which is [fn]hidden, I would not exist,
As infants H5768 that never saw light.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 8:2 - From the mouths of infants H5768 and nursing babies You have established [fn]strength
Because of Your enemies,
To do away with the enemy and the revengeful.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 17:14 - From people by Your hand, LORD,
From people [fn]of the world, whose portion is in this life,
And whose belly You fill with Your treasure;
They are satisfied with children,
And leave their abundance to their babies H5768.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 137:9 - Blessed will be one who seizes and dashes your children H5768
Against the rock.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 13:16 - Their little H5768 ones H5768 also will be dashed to pieces
Before their eyes;
Their houses will be plundered
And their wives raped.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 6:11 - But I am full of the wrath of the LORD;
I am weary of holding it in.
“Pour it out on the children H5768 in the street
And on the [fn]gathering of young men together;
For both husband and wife shall be taken,
The old [fn]and the very old.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 9:21 - For death has come up through our windows;
It has entered our palaces
To eliminate the children H5768 from the streets,
The young men from the public squares.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 44:7 - ‘Now then, this is what the LORD God of armies, the God of Israel says: “Why are you doing great harm to yourselves, to eliminate from yourselves man and woman, child H5768 and infant from among Judah, leaving yourselves without a remnant,
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 1:5 - Her adversaries have become [fn]her masters,
Her enemies are [fn]secure;
For the LORD has [fn]caused her grief
Because of the multitude of her wrongdoings;
Her little H5768 ones H5768 have gone away
As captives [fn]led by the enemy.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 2:11 - My eyes fail because of tears,
My [fn]spirit is greatly troubled;
My [fn]heart is poured out on the earth
Because of the [fn]destruction of the daughter of my people,
When little H5768 ones H5768 and infants languish
In the streets of the city.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 2:19 - “Arise, whimper in the night
At the beginning of the night watches;
Pour out your heart like water
Before the presence of the Lord;
Raise your hands to Him
For the life of your little H5768 ones H5768
Who languish because of hunger
At the head of every street.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 2:20 - “See, LORD, and look!
With whom have You dealt this way?
Should women really eat their [fn]children,
The little H5768 ones H5768 who were [fn]born healthy?
Should priest and prophet really be killed
In the sanctuary of the Lord?
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 4:4 - The tongue of the infant clings
To the roof of its mouth because of thirst;
The children H5768 ask for bread,
But no one breaks it for them.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 13:16 - [fn]Samaria will pay the penalty for her guilt,
Because she has rebelled against her God.
They will fall by the sword,
Their children H5768 will be [fn]slaughtered,
And their pregnant women will be ripped open.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 2:16 - Gather the people, sanctify the congregation,
Assemble the elders,
Gather the children H5768 and the nursing infants.
Have the groom come out of his room
And the bride out of her bridal chamber.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 2:9 - “You evict the women of My people,
Each one from her pleasant house.
From her children H5768 you take My splendor forever.
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 3:10 - Yet she became an exile,
She went into captivity;
Also her small children H5768 were smashed to pieces
At the head of every street;
They cast lots for her honorable men,
And all her great men were bound with shackles.

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