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Lexicon :: Strong's H5956 - ʿālam

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Strong’s Definitions

עָלַם ʻâlam, aw-lam'; a primitive root; to veil from sight, i.e. conceal (literally or figuratively):—× any ways, blind, dissembler, hide (self), secret (thing).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 28x

The KJV translates Strong's H5956 in the following manner: hide (22x), blind (1x), dissemblers (1x), hidden (1x), secret (1x), secret thing (1x), any ways (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 28x
The KJV translates Strong's H5956 in the following manner: hide (22x), blind (1x), dissemblers (1x), hidden (1x), secret (1x), secret thing (1x), any ways (1x).
  1. to conceal, hide, be hidden, be concealed, be secret

    1. (Qal) secret (participle)

    2. (Niphal)

      1. to be concealed

      2. concealed, dissembler (participle)

    3. (Hiphil) to conceal, hide

    4. (Hithpael) to hide oneself

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
עָלַם ʻâlam, aw-lam'; a primitive root; to veil from sight, i.e. conceal (literally or figuratively):—× any ways, blind, dissembler, hide (self), secret (thing).
STRONGS H5956: Abbreviations
† I. [עָלַם] verb conceal (Late Hebrew id., derived species); —
Qal Participle pass עֲלֻמֵנוּ Psalm 90:8 as substantive our secret, i.e. hidden sin (|| עֲוֺנֹת).
Niph. Perfect be concealed, of wisdom, 3rd person feminine singular נֶעֶלְמָה מֵעֵינֵי Job 28:21; of a fact or condition, נֶעְלַם 2 Chronicles 9:2, וְנ׳ consecutive Leviticus 5:2, 3, 4 (all with מִן person), מֵעֵינֵי וְנ׳ Leviticus 4:13; Numbers 5:13 (all P); Participle
1. נֶעְלָם concealed, with הָיָה in periphrastic conjugation 1 Kings 10:3 (מִן person); absolute כָּלנֶֿעְלָם Ecclesiastes 12:14.
2. feminine singular תְּהִי נַעֲלָמָה Nahum 3:11 mayest thou become obscured (as to the senses; figurative for swoon), but very doubtful, read perhaps נעלפה ? [Dr].
3. plural נַעֲלָמִים Psalm 26:4 those who conceal themselves, i.e. their thoughts; dissemblers (|| מְתֵי שָׁוְא).
Hiph. Perfect 3rd person masculine singular הֶעְלִים 2 Kings 4:27; 3rd person plural הֶעְלִימוּ Ezekiel 22:26; Imperfect 2nd person masculine singular תַּעְלִים Psalm 10:1,תַּעְלֵם Lamentations 3:56; 3rd person masculine plural יַעְלִימוּ Leviticus 20:4, etc.; Infinitive absolute הַעְלֵם Leviticus 20:4; Participle מַעְלִים Job 42:3; Proverbs 28:27; — conceal, hide, with מִן person 2 Kings 4:27 (|| לֹא הִגִּיד לִי); usually hide the eyes from (מִן), i.e. disregard Isaiah 1:15; Ezekiel 22:26, וגו׳ הַעְלֵם יַע׳ Leviticus 20:4, מִן omitted Proverbs 28:27; hide the eyes by (ב) a bribe 1 Samuel 12:3 (i.e. pervert justice, but see עַיִן 3d); hide (cover) the ear Lamentations 3:56 (turn a deaf ear); hide (obscure) counsel (עֵצָה) Job 42:3; לָמָה תַּע׳ Psalm 10:1 why dost thou [י׳] hide, that is, thine eyes (so most), or practise concealment (= hide thyself)?
Hithp. Perfect 2nd person masculine singular consecutive וְהִתְעַלַּמְתָּ מֵהֶם Deuteronomy 22:1, 4 and thou hide thyself completely from them (utterly neglect to aid), so Infinitive construct (מֵהֶם omitted) לְהִתְעַלֵּם Deuteronomy 22:3; so also Imperfect with מִן, תִּתְעַלַּם Psalm 55:2, תִּתְעַלָּ֑ם Isaiah 58:7; once literal יִתְעַלֶּםשָֿׁ֑לֶג Job 6:16 wherein snow hides itself.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


4:13; 5:2; 5:3; 5:4; 20:4; 20:4; 20:4




22:1; 22:3; 22:4

1 Samuel


1 Kings


2 Kings

4:27; 4:27

2 Chronicles



6:16; 28:21; 42:3; 42:3


10:1; 10:1; 26:4; 55:2; 90:8


28:27; 28:27




1:15; 58:7


3:56; 3:56


22:26; 22:26



Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H5956 matches the Hebrew עָלַם (ʿālam),
which occurs 28 times in 27 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 4:13 - And if the whole congregation of Israel sin through ignorance, and the thing be hid H5956 from the eyes of the assembly, and they have done somewhat against any of the commandments of the LORD concerning things which should not be done, and are guilty;
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 5:2 - Or if a soul touch any unclean thing, whether it be a carcase of an unclean beast, or a carcase of unclean cattle, or the carcase of unclean creeping things, and if it be hidden H5956 from him; he also shall be unclean, and guilty.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 5:3 - Or if he touch the uncleanness of man, whatsoever uncleanness it be that a man shall be defiled withal, and it be hid H5956 from him; when he knoweth of it, then he shall be guilty.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 5:4 - Or if a soul swear, pronouncing with his lips to do evil, or to do good, whatsoever it be that a man shall pronounce with an oath, and it be hid H5956 from him; when he knoweth of it, then he shall be guilty in one of these.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:4 - And if the people of the land do any ways H5956 hide H5956 their eyes from the man, when he giveth of his seed unto Molech, and kill him not:
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 5:13 - And a man lie with her carnally, and it be hid H5956 from the eyes of her husband, and be kept close, and she be defiled, and there be no witness against her, neither she be taken with the manner;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:1 - Thou shalt not see thy brother's ox or his sheep go astray, and hide H5956 thyself from them: thou shalt in any case bring them again unto thy brother.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:3 - In like manner shalt thou do with his ass; and so shalt thou do with his raiment; and with all lost thing of thy brother's, which he hath lost, and thou hast found, shalt thou do likewise: thou mayest not hide H5956 thyself.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:4 - Thou shalt not see thy brother's ass or his ox fall down by the way, and hide H5956 thyself from them: thou shalt surely help him to lift them up again.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 12:3 - Behold, here I am: witness against me before the LORD, and before his anointed: whose ox have I taken? or whose ass have I taken? or whom have I defrauded? whom have I oppressed? or of whose hand have I received any bribe to blind H5956 mine eyes therewith? and I will restore it you.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 10:3 - And Solomon told her all her questions: there was not any thing hid H5956 from the king, which he told her not.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 4:27 - And when she came to the man of God to the hill, she caught him by the feet: but Gehazi came near to thrust her away. And the man of God said, Let her alone; for her soul is vexed within her: and the LORD hath hid H5956 it from me, and hath not told me.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 9:2 - And Solomon told her all her questions: and there was nothing hid H5956 from Solomon which he told her not.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:16 - Which are blackish by reason of the ice, and wherein the snow is hid: H5956
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:21 - Seeing it is hid H5956 from the eyes of all living, and kept close from the fowls of the air.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 42:3 - Who is he that hideth H5956 counsel without knowledge? therefore have I uttered that I understood not; things too wonderful for me, which I knew not.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:1 - Why standest thou afar off, O LORD? why hidest H5956 thou thyself in times of trouble?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 26:4 - I have not sat with vain persons, neither will I go in with dissemblers. H5956
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:1 - [[To the chief Musician on Neginoth, Maschil, A Psalm of David.]] Give ear to my prayer, O God; and hide H5956 not thyself from my supplication.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 90:8 - Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, our secret H5956 sins in the light of thy countenance.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:27 - He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack: but he that hideth H5956 his eyes shall have many a curse.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 12:14 - For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, H5956 whether it be good, or whether it be evil.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 1:15 - And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide H5956 mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 58:7 - Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide H5956 not thyself from thine own flesh?
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:56 - Thou hast heard my voice: hide H5956 not thine ear at my breathing, at my cry.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 22:26 - Her priests have violated my law, and have profaned mine holy things: they have put no difference between the holy and profane, neither have they shewed difference between the unclean and the clean, and have hid H5956 their eyes from my sabbaths, and I am profaned among them.
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 3:11 - Thou also shalt be drunken: thou shalt be hid, H5956 thou also shalt seek strength because of the enemy.
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