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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary Hebrew Lexicon
Strong's #1361 - גָּבַהּ
1) to be high, be exalted
1a1) to be high, lofty, tall
1a2) to be exalted
1a3) to be lofty
1a3a) to be lofty (of Jehovah’s ways — good sense)
1a3b) to be haughty, be arrogant (bad sense)
1b) (Hiphil) to make high, exalt
Nm/f ) bc (גב GB) - I. Arch:The arch of the back when digging. Also any high arched or convex thing such as the eyebrow, rim of a wheel, locust, etc. [df: Pg]II. Pit:The work of the back of digging a pit or trench. KJV (18): back, eminent place, rings, bodies, bosses, eyebrows, naves, higher place, pit, beam, ditch, locust, den - Strongs: H1354 (גַּב), H1355 (גַּב), H1356 (גֵּב), H1357 (גֵּבָה), H1610 (גַּף)
H) ebc (גבה GBH) AC: Lift CO: High AB: ?: From the high arch of the back when digging. Something that is lifted up high. This can be something physical or mental such as pride as the lifting up of the heart.
- A2048 Hbc (Bald)
- A2050 Nbc (Lump)
- A2051 Obc (Hill)
- A2146 Bch (Locust)
- A2248 Obk (High, Helmet)
- A2463 Bcx (Lift, Tower)
- A3006 Lobc ()
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Qal Perfect ׳ג 2 Chronicles 26:16 5t.; גָָּֽבְהָא֯ Ezekiel 31:5 (א = ה); גָּבַהְתָּ Ezekiel 31:10, גָּבְהוּ Job 35:5 3t.; Imperfect יִגְבַּהּ Proverbs 18:12 5t.; suffix יִגְבְּהוּ Ezekiel 31:14, יִגְבָּ֑הוּ Job 36:7, תִּגְבָּ֑הוּ Jeremiah 13:15, תִּגְבְּהֶינָה Ezekiel 16:50; Infinitive כִּגְבֹהַּ Psalm 103:11, לְגָבְהָה Zephaniah 3:11; —
1 be high, lofty, tall, e.g. tree Ezekiel 19:11; Ezekiel 31:5,10,14, heavens Job 35:5; Isaiah 55:9; Psalm 103:11, Prayer of Manasseh 1Samuel 10:23.
2 be exalted, of man in dignity and honour Job 36:7, of servant of Yahweh Isaiah 52:13, God Isaiah 5:16, God's ways Isaiah 55:9.
3 lofty גָּבַהּ לִבּוֺ: —
a. in a good sense, encouraged in the ways of Yahweh 2 Chronicles 17:6;
b. elsewhere in a bad sense, be haughty Psalm 131:1; Proverbs 18:12; 2 Chronicles 26:16; 32:25; Ezekiel 28:2,5,17, and so without לב Isaiah 3:16; Jeremiah 13:15; Ezekiel 16:50; Zephaniah 3:11.
Hiph`il Perfect הִגְבַּהְתִּי Ezekiel 17:24; Imperfect יַגְבִּיהַּ Job 39:27; Jeremiah 49:16; Obadiah 4; וַיַּגְבִּיהֶהָ 2 Chronicles 33:14; יַגְבִּיהוּ Job 5:7; Infinitive הַגְבֵּהַּ Isaiah 7:11; Ezekiel 21:31; Participle מַגְבִּיהַּ Proverbs 17:19; Psalm 113:5; — make high, exalt, e.g. trees Ezekiel 17:24, wall 2 Chronicles 33:14, gate Proverbs 17:19, nest Jeremiah 49:16; Obadiah 4, dwelling Psalm 103:5, a request Isaiah 7:11, the lowly Ezekiel 21:31; יַגְבִּיהוּ עוּף make their flight high, soar aloft Job 5:7, without עוף Job 39:27.
גָּבַהּ inf. גְּבֹהַּ, once גָּבְהָה Zephaniah 3:11 fut. יִגְבַּהּ, 3 pl. fem. irregularly הִּגְבְּהֶינָה Ezekiel 16:50.
(1) to be high (comp. under the root גָּבַב No. 1); of a tree, Ezekiel 19:11 of heaven, Psalms 103:11 of a tall man, 1 Samuel 10:23.
(2) to be exalted, elevated to a greater degree of dignity and honour, Isaiah 52:13; Job 36:7.
(3) גָּבַהּ לִבּוֹ (a) in a good sense, to take courage, 2 Chronicles 17:6 וַיִּגְבַּהּ לִבּוֹ בְּדַרְכֵי יְהֹוָה “and he took courage in the ways of Jehovah.”
(b) in a bad sense, to lift up itself (the heart) in pride or arrogance, to be proud, Psalms 131:1; Proverbs 18:12; 2 Chronicles 26:16. Hence used of the person himself
(4) to be proud, arrogant, Isaiah 3:16; Jeremiah 13:15.
Hiphil הִגְבִּיהַּ to make high, to exalt, Ezekiel 17:24, 21:31. Proverbs 17:19, מַגְבִּיהַּ פִּתְחוֹ “who makes his gate more lofty.” Jeremiah 49:16, כִּי־תַגְבִּיהַּ כַּנֶּשֶׁר קִנֶּךָ “although thou make thy nest high like the eagle,” i.e. thou constructest thy fortresses on the tops of rocks; comp. Obadiah 1:4, where it is without קִנֶּךָ. Followed by an inf. adv. Psalms 113:5, הַמַּגְבִּיהִי לָשֶׁבֶת “who dwelleth on high.” Job 5:7, יַגְבִּיהוּ עוּף “they fly on high.” Without עוּף id. Job 39:27 followed by a finite verb, Isaiah 7:11.
Derivatives follow, except pr.n. יָגְבְּהָה.