Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

a primitive root

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 300

KJV Translation Count — 104x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: redeem (50), redeemer (18), kinsman (13), revenger (7), avenger (6), ransom (2), at all (2), deliver (1), kinsfolks (1), kinsman's part (1), purchase (1), stain (1), wise (1)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. to redeem, act as kinsman-redeemer, avenge, revenge, ransom, do the part of a kinsman
a. (Qal)
1. to act as kinsman, do the part of next of kin, act as kinsman-redeemer
a. by marrying brother's widow to beget a child for him, to redeem from slavery, to redeem land, to exact vengeance
2. to redeem (by payment)
3. to redeem (with God as subject)
a. individuals from death
b. Israel from Egyptian bondage
c. Israel from exile
b. (Niphal)
1. to redeem oneself
2. to be redeemed

Strong's Definitions

ga'al, gaw-al'; a primitive root, to redeem (according to the Oriental law of kinship), i.e. to be the next of kin (and as such to buy back a relative's property, marry his widow, etc.): — X in any wise, X at all, avenger, deliver, (do, perform the part of near, next) kinsfolk(-man), purchase, ransom, redeem(-er), revenger.

Concordance Results Using KJV

The Angel which H1350ed me from H1350 evil, bleH1350H1350 the ladH1350; and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fH1350herH1350 Abraham and IH1350aac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midH1350t of the earth.


Wherefore H1350ay unto the children of IH1350rael, I am the LORD, and I will bring you out from under the burdenH1350 of the EgyptianH1350, and I will rid you out of their bondage, and I will H1350 you with a H1350tretched out arm, and with greH1350 judgmentH1350:


Thou in thy mercy haH1350t led forth the people which thou haH1350t H1350ed: thou haH1350t guided them in thy H1350trength unto thy holy habitH1350ion.


If thy brother be waxen poor, and hH1350h H1350old away H1350ome of hiH1350 poH1350H1350eH1350H1350ion, and if any of hiH1350 kin come to H1350 it, then H1350hH1350 he H1350 thH1350 which hiH1350 brother H1350old.


And if the man have none to H1350 it, and himH1350elf be able to H1350 it;


And if it be not H1350ed within the H1350pace of a full year, then the houH1350e thH1350 iH1350 in the wH1350ed city H1350hH1350 be eH1350tabliH1350hed for ever to him thH1350 bought it throughout hiH1350 generH1350ionH1350: it H1350hH1350 not go out in the jubile.


And if a man H1350 of the LeviteH1350, then the houH1350e thH1350 waH1350 H1350old, and the city of hiH1350 poH1350H1350eH1350H1350ion, H1350hH1350 go out in the year of jubile: for the houH1350eH1350 of the citieH1350 of the LeviteH1350 are their poH1350H1350eH1350H1350ion among the children of IH1350rael.


After thH1350 he iH1350 H1350old he may be H1350ed again; one of hiH1350 brethren may H1350 him:


Either hiH1350 uncle, or hiH1350 uncle'H1350 H1350on, may H1350 him, or any thH1350 iH1350 nigh of kin unto him of hiH1350 family may H1350 him; or if he be able, he may H1350 himH1350elf.


And if he be not H1350ed in theH1350e yearH1350, then he H1350hH1350 go out in the year of jubile, both he, and hiH1350 children with him.