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Strong's #1379 - גָּבַל

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1) to bound, border

1a) (Qal) to bound, border

1b) (Hiphil) to set bounds, set bounds for

Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (5)
Exodus 2
Deuteronomy 1
Joshua 1
Zechariah 1
NAS (7)
Exodus 4
Deuteronomy 1
Joshua 1
Zechariah 1
HCS (5)
Exodus 2
Deuteronomy 1
Joshua 1
Zechariah 1
BSB (5)
Exodus 2
Deuteronomy 1
Joshua 1
Zechariah 1
ESV (3)
Deuteronomy 1
Joshua 1
Zechariah 1
WEB (5)
Exodus 2
Deuteronomy 1
Joshua 1
Zechariah 1
Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

2049) lbc (גבל GBL) AC: Bound CO: Boundary AB: ?: The edge or ends of a region. Borders were often defined by a coastline or a landmark. [from: lc- as being around a land]

V) lbc (גבל GBL) - Bound: To set a border. KJV (5): (vf: Paal, Hiphil) border, bound, set - Strongs: H1379 (גָּבַל)

Nf3) tflbc (גבלות GBLWT) - End: As a boundary. KJV (2): end - Strongs: H1383 (גַּבְלֻת)

dm) lfbc (גבול GBWL) - Border: KJV (241): border, coast, bound, landmark, space, limit, quarter - Strongs: H1366 (גְּבֻל)

df1) elfbc (גבולה GBWLH) - Border: KJV (10): coast, bounds, place, border, landmark - Strongs: H1367 (גְּבֻלָה)

hf1) elbcm (מגבלה MGBLH) - End: As a boundary. KJV (1): end - Strongs: H4020 (מִגְבָּלוֹת)

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Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 גָּבַל verb denominative bound, border —

Qal Perfect גָָּֽבְּלוּ Deuteronomy 19:14; Imperfect 3 masculine singular יִגְבּוֺל Joshua 18:20,3feminine singular תִּגְבָּלֿ Zechariah 9:2; — bound, border, with accusative Joshua 18:20 (P); with בְּ border upon, adjoin Zechariah 9:2; transitive set bounds Deuteronomy 10:14 (with accusative of congnate meaning with verb).

Hiph`il Perfect 2 masculine singular set bounds for, with accusative וְהִגְבַּלְתָּ֫ Exodus 19:12; Imperative id. הַגְבֵּל Exodus 19:23 (both J E), + Participle מַגְבִּיל Ezekiel 47:18 ᵐ5ᵑ6 ᵑ9 Co.

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.All rights reserved. Used by permission. BibleSoft.com
Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition


(1)  to twist, to twist together, to wreathe as a rope (kindred to חָבַל, כָּבַל, compare also جُمَّلُ a rope), hence גַּבְלוּת, מִגְבָּלָה wreathen work, and גְּבוּל prop. a line by which boundaries were measured, then used of the boundary itself (compare finis and funis, Engl. line, both cord and boundary), and from the signification of limit, جَبَلُ a mountain, a chain of mountains, as being the natural limit of regions, comp. ὄρος and ὅρος, and Heb. גְּבַל, גְּבָל. Denominative from גְּבוּל is

(2) to bound, to limit

(a) used of the boundary itself. Joshua 18:20, וְהַיַּרְדֵּן יִגְבּוֹל־אוֹתוֹ “and Jordan was its border.”

(b) with an acc. of the boundary, to set, to determine. Deuteronomy 19:14, “Remove not the boundaries of thy neighbour אֲשֶׁר גָּֽבְלוּ רִאשֹׂנִים which those of old have set.”

(3) Followed by בְּ to border upon, to be adjacent to, Zechariah 9:2.

Hiphil, to set bounds to any thing, to limit. Exodus 19:23, הַגְבֵּל אֶת־הָהָר “set bounds round the mountain;” Exodus 19:12, וְהִגְבַּלְתָּ אֶת־הָעָם “and set bounds to the people.”

Derivatives, see Kal No. 1.

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List of Word Forms
גָּבְל֖וּ גבלו הַגְבֵּ֥ל הגבל וְהִגְבַּלְתָּ֤ והגבלת יִגְבֹּל־ יגבל־ תִּגְבָּל־ תגבל־ gā·ḇə·lū gāḇəlū gaveLu haḡ·bêl hagBel haḡbêl tiḡ·bāl- tiḡbāl- tigbol vehigbalTa wə·hiḡ·bal·tā wəhiḡbaltā yiḡ·bōl- yigbol yiḡbōl-
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