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Lexicon :: Strong's H5956 - ʿālam

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עָלַם
Transliteration
ʿālam
Pronunciation
aw-lam'
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Part of Speech
verb
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 1629

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:
† 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.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

Leviticus

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

Numbers

5:13

Deuteronomy

22:1; 22:3; 22:4

1 Samuel

12:3

1 Kings

10:3

2 Kings

4:27; 4:27

2 Chronicles

9:2

Job

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

Psalms

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

Proverbs

28:27; 28:27

Ecclesiastes

12:14

Isaiah

1:15; 58:7

Lamentations

3:56; 3:56

Ezekiel

22:26; 22:26

Nahum

3:11

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 - ‘Now if the whole congregation of Israel commits error and the matter [fn]escapes H5956 the notice of the assembly, and they commit any of the [fn]things which the LORD has commanded not to be done, and they become guilty;
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 5:2 - ‘Or if a person touches any unclean thing, whether a carcass of an unclean beast or the carcass of unclean cattle or a carcass of unclean swarming things, though it is hidden H5956 from him and he is unclean, then he will be guilty.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 5:3 - ‘Or if he touches human uncleanness, of whatever sort his uncleanness may be with which he becomes unclean, and it is hidden H5956 from him, and then he comes to know it, he will be guilty.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 5:4 - ‘Or if a person swears thoughtlessly with his lips to do evil or to do good, in whatever matter a man may speak thoughtlessly with an oath, and it is hidden H5956 from him, and then he comes to know it, he will be guilty in one of these.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:4 - ‘If the people of the land, however, [fn]should ever H5956 disregard H5956 that man when he gives any of his [fn]offspring to Molech, so as not to put him to death,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 5:13 - and a man has intercourse with her and it is hidden H5956 from the eyes of her husband and she is [fn]undetected, although she has defiled herself, and there is no witness against her and she has not been caught in the act,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:1 - “You shall not see your [fn]countryman’s ox or his sheep straying away, and [fn]pay H5956 no H5956 attention H5956 to them; you shall certainly bring them back to your countryman.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:3 - “Thus you shall do with his donkey, and you shall do the same with his garment, and you shall do likewise with anything lost by your countryman, which he has lost and you have found. You are not allowed to [fn]neglect H5956 them.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:4 - “You shall not see your countryman’s donkey or his ox fallen down on the way, and [fn]pay H5956 no H5956 attention H5956 to them; you shall certainly help him to raise them up.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 12:3 - “Here I am; bear witness against me before the LORD and His anointed. Whose ox have I taken, or whose donkey have I taken, or whom have I defrauded? Whom have I oppressed, or from whose hand have I taken a bribe to blind H5956 my eyes with it? I will restore it to you.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 10:3 - Solomon [fn]answered all her questions; nothing was hidden H5956 from the king which he did not [fn]explain to her.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 4:27 - When she came to the man of God to the hill, she caught hold of his feet. And Gehazi came near to push her away; but the man of God said, “Let her alone, for her soul is [fn]troubled within her; and the LORD has hidden H5956 it from me and has not told me.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 9:2 - Solomon [fn]answered all her questions; nothing was hidden H5956 from Solomon which he did not [fn]explain to her.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:16 - Which are turbid because of ice
And into which the snow [fn]melts. H5956
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:21 - “Thus it is hidden H5956 from the eyes of all living
And concealed from the birds of the sky.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 42:3 - ‘Who is this that hides H5956 counsel without knowledge?’
“Therefore I have declared that which I did not understand,
Things too wonderful for me, which I did not know.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:1 - Why do You stand afar off, O LORD?
Why do You hide H5956 [fn]Yourself in times of trouble?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 26:4 - I do not sit with [fn]deceitful men,
Nor will I go with [fn]pretenders. H5956
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:1 - For the choir director; on stringed instruments. A [fn]Maskil of David.
Give ear to my prayer, O God;
And do not hide H5956 Yourself from my supplication.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 90:8 - You have placed our iniquities before You,
Our secret H5956 sins in the light of Your presence.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:27 - He who gives to the poor will never want,
But he who [fn]shuts H5956 his eyes will have many curses.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 12:14 - For God will bring every act to judgment, everything which is hidden, H5956 whether it is good or evil.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 1:15 - “So when you spread out your hands in prayer,
I will hide H5956 My eyes from you;
Yes, even though you multiply prayers,
I will not listen.
Your hands are [fn]covered with blood.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 58:7 - “Is it not to divide your bread [fn]with the hungry
And bring the homeless poor into the house;
When you see the naked, to cover him;
And not to hide H5956 yourself from your own flesh?
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:56 - You have heard my voice,
“Do not hide H5956 Your ear from my prayer for relief,
From my cry for help.”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 22:26 - “Her priests have done violence to My law and have profaned My holy things; they have made no distinction between the holy and the profane, and they have not taught the difference between the unclean and the clean; and they hide H5956 their eyes from My sabbaths, and I am profaned among them.
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 3:11 - You too will become drunk,
You will be hidden. H5956
You too will search for a refuge from the enemy.

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