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

View how H1431 גּדל is used in the Bible

First 30 of 112 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 magnified
2 and make
2 greater
2 that had grown up
2 that were brought up
2 be magnified.
2 great things
2 great,
2 great things.
2 and magnified
1 thee, and make
1 hast become great
1 and thou hast magnified
1 and he grew,
1 and he is become great:
1 grew:
1 became great,
1 until he became
1 shall be grown:
1 will I be greater
1 and he also shall be great:
1 shall be greater
1 grow.
1 be great,
1 to magnify
1 grew up,

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