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Lexicon :: Strong's H5944 - ʿălîyâ

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Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 1624f

Strong’s Definitions

עֲלִיָּה ʻălîyâh, al-ee-yaw'; feminine from H5927; something lofty, i.e. a stair-way; also a second-story room (or even one on the roof); figuratively, the sky:—ascent, (upper) chamber, going up, loft, parlour.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 20x

The KJV translates Strong's H5944 in the following manner: chamber (12x), parlour (4x), going up (2x), ascent (1x), loft (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 20x
The KJV translates Strong's H5944 in the following manner: chamber (12x), parlour (4x), going up (2x), ascent (1x), loft (1x).
  1. roof-room, roof chamber

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
עֲלִיָּה ʻălîyâh, al-ee-yaw'; feminine from H5927; something lofty, i.e. a stair-way; also a second-story room (or even one on the roof); figuratively, the sky:—ascent, (upper) chamber, going up, loft, parlour.
עֲלִיָּה noun feminine (with adjective masculine Jeremiah 22:14, compare AlbrZAW xvi (1896), 83Synt. § 251 k) roof-chamber (Late Hebrew id., Targum עֲלִיתָא, Syriac bdb075101 (whence Arabic bdb075102 dining-room as loan-word Frä20f.); Sabean עלית DHMEpigr. Denkm. 27); — chamber on roof, cool and secluded: absolute ע׳ Judges 3:23, 24, 25 (compare NesMarg. 13), 1 Kings 17:19, 23; 2 Kings 4:11; construct עֲלִיַּת הַמְּקֵרָה Judges 3:20, קִֿיר ע׳ 2 Kings 4:10 roof-chamber with walls (permanent); הַשַּׁעַר ע׳ 2 Samuel 19:1, i.e. over the gateway; הַפִּנּה ע׳ Nehemiah 3:31, 32 i.e. at a corner of the wall; אָחָז ע׳ 2 Kings 23:12 (probably built by A.); suffix עֲלִיָּתוֺ 2 Kings 1:2 (belonging to Ahaziah); — 2 Chronicles 9:4 read עֹלֹתָיו (compare || 1 Kings 10:5); plural absolute עֲלִיּוֺת מְרֻוָּחִים Jeremiah 22:14 spacious roof-chambers; in Solomon's temple according to 2 Chronicles 3:9, so suffix עֲלִיּתָיו 1 Chronicles 28:11; more generally עֲלִיּוֺתָיו Jeremiah 22:13; י׳'s chambers in sky Psalm 104:3, containing rain, Psalm 104:13.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


3:20; 3:23; 3:24; 3:25

2 Samuel


1 Kings

10:5; 17:19; 17:23

2 Kings

1:2; 4:10; 4:11; 23:12

1 Chronicles


2 Chronicles

3:9; 9:4


3:31; 3:32


104:3; 104:13


22:13; 22:14; 22:14


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H5944 matches the Hebrew עֲלִיָּה (ʿălîyâ),
which occurs 20 times in 20 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:20 - Then Ehud came to him while he was sitting in his cool roof H5944 chamber H5944 alone. And Ehud said, “I have a message from God for you.” And he got up from his seat.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:23 - Then Ehud went out into the [fn]vestibule, and shut the doors of the roof H5944 chamber H5944 behind him, and locked them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:24 - When he had left, [fn]the king’s servants came and looked, and behold, the doors of the roof H5944 chamber H5944 were locked; and they said, “Undoubtedly he is [fn]relieving himself in the cool room.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:25 - So they waited [fn]until it would have been shameful to wait longer; but behold, he did not open the doors of the roof H5944 chamber H5944. So they took the key and opened them, and behold, their master had fallen to the [fn]floor dead.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 18:33 - [fn]Then the king trembled and went up to the chamber H5944 over H5944 the gate and wept. And this is what he said as he walked: “My son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom! If only I had died instead of you, Absalom, my son, my son!”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 17:19 - But he said to her, “Give me your son.” Then he took him from her [fn]arms and carried him up to the upstairs H5944 room H5944 where he was living, and laid him on his own bed.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 17:23 - Elijah then took the boy and brought him down from the upstairs H5944 room H5944 into the house and gave him to his mother; and Elijah said, “See, your son is alive.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 1:2 - And Ahaziah fell through the window lattice in his upper H5944 chamber H5944 which was in Samaria, and became ill. So he sent messengers and said to them, “Go, inquire of Baal-zebub, the god of Ekron, whether I will recover from this sickness.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 4:10 - “Please, let’s make a little walled upper H5944 room H5944, and let’s set up a bed for him there, and a table, a chair, and a lampstand; then it shall be, when he comes to us, that he can turn in there.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 4:11 - Now [fn]one day he came there, and turned in to the upper H5944 room H5944 and [fn]rested.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 23:12 - The king also tore down the altars that were on the roof, the upper H5944 chamber H5944 of Ahaz, which the kings of Judah had made, and the altars which Manasseh had made in the two courtyards of the house of the LORD; and he [fn]smashed them there and threw their dust into the brook Kidron.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 28:11 - Then David gave to his son Solomon the plan of the porch of the temple, its buildings, its storehouses, its upper H5944 rooms H5944, its inner rooms, and the room for the [fn]atoning cover;
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 3:9 - The weight of the nails was fifty shekels of gold. He also overlaid the upper H5944 rooms H5944 with gold.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 9:4 - the food at his table, the seating of his servants, the attendance of his ministers and their attire, his cupbearers and their attire, and [fn]his stairway by which he went up to the house of the LORD, she was breathless.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 3:31 - After him Malchijah, [fn]one of the goldsmiths, carried out repairs as far as the house of the temple servants and of the merchants, in front of the [fn]Inspection Gate and as far as the upper H5944 room H5944 of the corner.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 3:32 - And between the upper H5944 room H5944 of the corner and the Sheep Gate the goldsmiths and the merchants carried out repairs.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 104:3 - [fn]He lays the beams of His upper H5944 chambers H5944 in the waters;
[fn]He makes the clouds His chariot;
[fn]He walks on the wings of the wind;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 104:13 - [fn]He waters the mountains from His upper H5944 chambers H5944;
The earth is satisfied with the fruit of His works.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 22:13 - “Woe to him who builds his house without righteousness,
And his upstairs H5944 rooms H5944 without justice,
Who uses his neighbor’s services without pay
And does not give him his wages,
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 22:14 - Who says, ‘I will build myself a large house
With spacious upstairs H5944 rooms H5944,
And cut out its windows,
[fn]Paneling it with cedar and painting it [fn]bright red.’

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