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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 utterly destroy all 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 - And he struck Nob the city of the priests with the edge of the sword, both men and women, children H5768 and infants; also oxen, donkeys, and sheep he struck with the edge of the sword.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 8:12 - Hazael said, “Why does my lord weep?” Then he [fn]answered, “Because I know the evil that you will do to the sons of Israel: their strongholds you will set on fire, and their young men you will kill with the sword, and their little H5768 ones H5768 you will dash in pieces, and their women with child you will rip up.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:16 - “Or like a miscarriage which is [fn]discarded, I would not be,
As infants H5768 that never saw light.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 8:2 - From the mouth of infants H5768 and nursing babes You have established [fn]strength
Because of Your adversaries,
To make the enemy and the revengeful cease.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 17:14 - From men with Your hand, O LORD,
From men [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 babes. H5768
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 137:9 - How blessed will be the one who seizes and dashes your little H5768 ones 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 ravished.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 6:11 - But I am full of the wrath of the LORD;
I am weary with 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 aged [fn]and the very old.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 9:21 - For death has come up through our windows;
It has entered our palaces
To cut off the children H5768 from the streets,
The young men from the town squares.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 44:7 - ‘Now then thus says the LORD God of hosts, the God of Israel, “Why are you doing great harm to yourselves, so as to cut off from you man and woman, child H5768 and infant, from among Judah, leaving yourselves without remnant,
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 1:5 - Her adversaries have become [fn]her masters,
Her enemies [fn]prosper;
For the LORD has caused her grief
Because of the multitude of her transgressions;
Her little H5768 ones H5768 have gone away
As captives before the adversary.
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 faint
In the streets of the city.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 2:19 - “Arise, cry aloud in the night
At the beginning of the night watches;
Pour out your heart like water
Before the presence of the Lord;
Lift up your hands to Him
For the life of your little H5768 ones H5768
Who are faint because of hunger
At the head of every street.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 2:20 - See, O LORD, and look!
With whom have You dealt thus?
Should women eat their [fn]offspring,
The little H5768 ones H5768 who were [fn]born healthy?
Should priest and prophet be slain
In the sanctuary of the Lord?
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 4:4 - The tongue of the infant cleaves
To the roof of its mouth because of thirst;
The little H5768 ones H5768 ask for bread,
But no one breaks it for them.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 13:16 - [fn]Samaria will be held guilty,
For she has rebelled against her God.
They will fall by the sword,
Their little H5768 ones H5768 will be dashed in pieces,
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.
Let the bridegroom come out of his room
And the bride out of her bridal chamber.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 2:9 - “The women of My people you evict,
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 dashed to pieces
At the head of every street;
They cast lots for her honorable men,
And all her great men were bound with fetters.

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