H4605 מעל - Strong's Hebrew Lexicon Number

From H5927; properly the upper part, used only adverbially with prefix upward, above, overhead, from the top, etc.

KJV Usage: above, exceeding (-ly), forward, on (X very) high, over, up (-on, -ward), very.

Brown-Driver-Briggs' Hebrew Definitions


1. higher part, upper part adv
a. above prep
b. on the top of, above, on higher ground than with locative
c. upwards, higher, above
Origin: from H5927
TWOT: 1624k
Parts of Speech:

1) higher part, upper part
1a) above
1b) on the top of, above, on higher ground than
with locative
1c) upwards, higher, above

View how H4605 מעל is used in the Bible

First 30 of 138 occurrences of H4605 מעל

Genesis 6:16 it above;
Genesis 7:20 upward
Genesis 22:9 upon
Exodus 20:4 above,
Exodus 25:20 on high,
Exodus 25:21 above
Exodus 26:14 above
Exodus 28:27 above
Exodus 30:14 and above,
Exodus 36:19 above
Exodus 37:9 on high,
Exodus 38:26 and upward,
Exodus 39:20 above
Exodus 39:31 it on high
Exodus 40:19 above
Exodus 40:20 above
Leviticus 11:21 above
Leviticus 27:7 and above;
Numbers 1:3 and upward,
Numbers 1:18 and upward,
Numbers 1:20 and upward,
Numbers 1:22 and upward,
Numbers 1:24 and upward,
Numbers 1:26 and upward,
Numbers 1:28 and upward,
Numbers 1:30 and upward,
Numbers 1:32 and upward,
Numbers 1:34 and upward,
Numbers 1:36 and upward,
Numbers 1:38 and upward,

Distinct usage

31 and upward,
15 above
11 and upward
5 above,
3 and upward.
3 And above
3 above.
3 on high,
3 from above,
2 upon
2 and above,
2 over
2 was set above
2 above:
2 upward.
2 and upward:
2 exceedingly
2 even upward,
2 was over them above.
2 who was above
1 it above;
1 upward
1 it on high
1 and above;
1 and thou shalt be above only,
1 from above;
1 from above
1 and overturned
1 onward.
1 onward,
1 had pomegranates also above,
1 were very
1 and above:
1 over and above
1 him exceedingly.
1 of it above.
1 was very
1 himself exceedingly.
1 it from above,
1 beneath, and above
1 is there from above?
1 according as he had lifted up
1 upward,
1 upward:
1 which was above
1 upward;
1 still upward
1 went still upward
1 was still upward,
1 them above:
1 is above
1 skins that is above
1 above thee very
1 high;
1 that is above.
1 and upward;
1 on high.
1 that were on high above them,
1 must be very

Corresponding Greek Words

malah G1900 ep ekeina
malah G5311 hupsos
mimmaal G2945 kuklos *

Related words

H4605 מעל

H5927 עלה ‛âlâh

A primitive root; to ascend, intransitively (be high) or active (mount); used in a great variety of senses, primary and secondary, literally and figuratively

KJV Usage: arise (up). (cause to) ascend up, at once, break [the day] (up), bring (up), (cause to) burn, carry up, cast up, + shew, climb (up), (cause to, make to) come (up), cut off, dawn, depart, exalt, excel, fall, fetch up, get up, (make to) go (away, up), grow (over), increase, lay, leap, levy, lift (self) up, light, [make] up, X mention, mount up, offer, make to pay, + perfect, prefer, put (on), raise, recover, restore, (make to) rise (up), scale, set (up), shoot forth (up), (begin to) spring (up), stir up, take away (up), work.

H500 אלעלה אלעלא 'el‛âlê' 'el‛âlêh
אלעלה אלעלא
'el‛âlê' 'el‛âlêh
el-aw-lay', el-aw-lay'
From H410 and H5927; God (is) going up; Elale or Elaleh, a place east of the Jordan

KJV Usage: Elealeh.

H1175 בּעלות be ‛âlôth
be ‛âlôth
Plural of H1172; mistresses; Bealoth, a place in Palestine

KJV Usage: Bealoth, in Aloth [by mistake for a plural from H5927 with preposition prefix].

H4607 מעל mô‛al
From H5927; a raising (of the hands)

KJV Usage: lifting up.

H4608 מעלה ma‛ăleh
From H5927; an elevation, that is, (concretely) acclivity or platform; abstractly (the relation or state) a rise or (figuratively) priority

KJV Usage: ascent, before, chiefest, cliff, that goeth up, going up, hill, mounting up, stairs.

H5866 עילי ‛ı̂ylay
From H5927; elevated; Ilai, an Israelite

KJV Usage: Ilai.

H5920 על ‛al
From H5927; properly the top; specifically the Highest (that is, God); also (adverbially) aloft, to Jehovah

KJV Usage: above, high, most High.

H5929 עלה ‛âleh
From H5927; a leaf (as coming up on a tree); collectively foliage

KJV Usage: branch, leaf.

H5930 עולה עלה ‛ôlâh ‛ôlâh
עולה עלה
‛ôlâh ‛ôlâh
o-law', o-law'
Feminine active participle of H5927; a step or (collectively stairs, as ascending); usually a holocaust (as going up in smoke)

KJV Usage: ascent, burnt offering (sacrifice), go up to. See also H5766.

H5931 עלּה ‛illâh
(Chaldee); feminine from a root corresponding to H5927; a pretext (as arising artificially)

KJV Usage: occasion.

H5935 עלין עלון ‛alvân ‛alyân
עלין עלון
‛alvân ‛alyân
al-vawn', al-yawn'
From H5927; lofty; Alvan or Aljan, an Idumaean

KJV Usage: Alian, Alvan.

H5940 עלי ‛ĕlı̂y
From H5927; a pestle (as lifted)

KJV Usage: pestle.

H5941 עלי ‛êlı̂y
From H5927; lofty; Eli, an Israelitish high priest

KJV Usage: Eli.

H5942 עלּי ‛illı̂y
From H5927; high, that is, comparatively

KJV Usage: upper.

H5944 עליּה ‛ălı̂yâh
Feminine from H5927; something lofty, that is, a stair way; also a second story room (or even one on the roof); figuratively the sky

KJV Usage: ascent, (upper) chamber, going up, loft, parlour.

H5945 עליון ‛elyôn
From H5927; an elevation, that is, (adjectively) lofty (comparatively); as title, the Supreme

KJV Usage: (Most, on) high (-er, -est), upper (-most).

H5952 עלּית ‛allı̂yth
From H5927; a second story room

KJV Usage: chamber.

Compare H5944.

H8585 תּעלה te ‛âlâh
te ‛âlâh
From H5927; a channel (into which water is raised for irrigation); also a bandage or plaster (as placed upon a wound)

KJV Usage: conduit, cured, healing, little river, trench, watercourse.