H1431 גּדל - Strong's Hebrew Lexicon Number

A primitive root; properly to twist (compare H1434), that is, to be (causatively make) large (in various senses, as in body, mind, estate or honor, also in pride)

KJV Usage: advance, boast, bring up, exceed, excellent, be (-come, do, give, make, wax), great (-er, come to . . estate, + things), grow (up), increase, lift up, magnify (-ifical), be much set by, nourish (up), pass, promote, proudly [spoken], tower.

Brown-Driver-Briggs' Hebrew Definitions



1. to grow, become great or important, promote, make powerful, praise, magnify, do great things
a. (Qal)
1. to grow up
2. to become great
3. to be magnified
b. (Piel)
1. to cause to grow
2. to make great, powerful
3. to magnify
c. (Pual) to be brought up
d. (Hiphil)
1. to make great
2. to magnify
3. to do great things
e. (Hithpael) to magnify oneself
Origin: a primitive root
TWOT: 315
Parts of Speech: Verb

to magnify
1) to grow, become great or important, promote, make powerful, praise, magnify, do great things
1a) (Qal)
1a1) to grow up
1a2) to become great
1a3) to be magnified
1b) (Piel)
1b1) to cause to grow
1b2) to make great, powerful
1b3) to magnify
1c) (Pual) to be brought up
1d) (Hiphil)
1d1) to make great
1d2) to magnify
1d3) to do great things
1e) (Hithpael) to magnify oneself

View how H1431 גּדל is used in the Bible

First 30 of 119 occurrences of H1431 גּדל

Genesis 12:2 thee, and make
Genesis 12:2 great;
Genesis 19:13 hast become great
Genesis 19:19 and thou hast magnified
Genesis 21:8 grew,
Genesis 21:20 and he grew,
Genesis 24:35 and he is become great:
Genesis 25:27 grew:
Genesis 26:13 became great,
Genesis 26:13 until he became
Genesis 26:13 great:
Genesis 38:11 shall be grown:
Genesis 38:14 was grown,
Genesis 41:40 will I be greater
Genesis 48:19 and he also shall be great:
Genesis 48:19 shall be greater
Exodus 2:10 grew,
Exodus 2:11 was grown,
Numbers 6:5 grow.
Numbers 14:17 be great,
Joshua 3:7 to magnify
Joshua 4:14 magnified
Judges 11:2 grew up,
Judges 13:24 grew,
Ruth 1:13 till they should be grown?
1 Samuel 2:21 grew
1 Samuel 3:19 grew,
1 Samuel 12:24 what great things he hath done
1 Samuel 20:41 more so.
1 Samuel 26:24 was precious

Distinct usage

4 grew,
3 was grown,
2 great;
2 great:
2 that had grown up
2 that were brought up
2 be magnified.
2 great things
2 great,
2 and magnified
2 great things.
2 magnified
2 and make
2 greater
1 thee, and make
1 and he grew,
1 and he is become great:
1 grew:
1 became great,
1 until he became
1 shall be grown:
1 and he also shall be great:
1 shall be greater
1 grow.
1 till they should be grown?
1 grew
1 Therefore thou art great,
1 He is the tower
1 exceeded
1 who brought them up.
1 was with him, and magnified
1 excelled
1 promoted
1 advanced
1 ye will magnify
1 he was brought up
1 He giveth great
1 O magnify
1 they magnify
1 hath lifted up
1 me that magnified
1 and will magnify
1 how great
1 I made for myself great
1 magnify
1 doth nourish
1 and who hath brought up
1 that she hath brought up.
1 therefore they have become great,
1 for he magnified
1 hath magnified
1 and become great,
1 made him great,
1 ye have boasted
1 Thus will I magnify
1 Yea, he magnified
1 for he shall magnify
1 neither made it grow;
1 for now shall he be great
1 shall there be a great

Corresponding Greek Words

gadal m' G5242 huper echo
gadal pi,hi,qal G3170 megaluno
gadal pi. G1081 gennao
gadal pi. G1392 doxazo
gadal pi. G3373 mekuno
gadal pi. G4060 peri tithemi
gadal pi. G5142 trepho
gadal qal,hi G2729 kat ischuo
gadal qal,pi G837 auxano
gadal qal,pi,hi G5312 hupsoo
gadal qal.,pi. G1625 ek trepho

Related words


H1419 גּדל גּדול gâdôl gâdôl
גּדל גּדול
gâdôl gâdôl
gaw-dole', gaw-dole'
From H1431; great (in any sense); hence older; also insolent

KJV Usage: + aloud, elder (-est), + exceeding (-ly), + far, (man of) great (man, matter, thing, -er, -ness), high, long, loud, mighty, more, much, noble, proud thing, X sore, (\'b4) very.

H1432 גּדל gâdêl
From H1431; large (literally or figuratively)

KJV Usage: great, grew.

H1433 גּדל gôdel
From H1431; magnitude (literally or figuratively)

KJV Usage: greatness, stout (-ness).

H1434 גּדל ge dil
ge dil
From H1431 (in the sense of twisting); thread, that is, a tassel or festoon

KJV Usage: fringe, wreath.

H1435 גּדּל giddêl
From H1431; stout; Giddel, the name of one of the Nethinim, also of one of Solomon’s servants

KJV Usage: Giddel.

H1436 גּדליהוּ גּדליה ge dalyâh gedalyâhû
גּדליהוּ גּדליה
ge dalyâh gedalyâhû
ghed-al-yaw', ghed-al-yaw'-hoo
From H1431 and H3050; Jah has become great; Gedaljah, the name of five Israelites

KJV Usage: Gedaliah.

H1437 גּדּלתּי giddaltı̂y
From H1431; I have made great; Giddalti, an Israelite

KJV Usage: Giddalti.

H3012 יגדּליהוּ yigdalyâhû
From H1431 and H3050; magnified of Jah; Jigdaljah, an Israelite

KJV Usage: Igdaliah.

H4026 מגדּלה מגדּל migdâl migdâlâh
מגדּלה מגדּל
migdâl migdâlâh

mig-dawl', mig-daw-law'
From H1431; a tower (from its size or height); by analogy a rostrum; figuratively a (pyramidal) bed of flowers

KJV Usage: castle, flower, pulpit, tower.

Compare the names following.

H1434 גּדל ge dil

ge dil
From H1431 (in the sense of twisting); thread, that is, a tassel or festoon

KJV Usage: fringe, wreath.