H5956 עלם - Strong's Hebrew Lexicon Number

A primitive root; to veil from sight, that is, conceal (literally or figuratively)

KJV Usage: X any ways, blind, dissembler, hide (self), secret (thing).

Brown-Driver-Briggs' Hebrew Definitions



1. to conceal, hide, be hidden, be concealed, be secret
a. (Qal) secret (participle)
b. (Niphal)
1. to be concealed
2. concealed, dissembler (participle)
c. (Hiphil) to conceal, hide
d. (Hithpael) to hide oneself
Origin: a primitive root
TWOT: 1629
Parts of Speech: Verb

to conceal
1) to conceal, hide, be hidden, be concealed, be secret
1a) (Qal) secret (participle)
1b) (Niphal)
1b1) to be concealed
1b2) concealed, dissembler (participle)
1c) (Hiphil) to conceal, hide
1d) (Hithpael) to hide oneself

View how H5956 עלם is used in the Bible

28 occurrences of H5956 עלם

Leviticus 4:13 be hid
Leviticus 5:2 and it shall be hidden
Leviticus 5:3 with, and it be hid
Leviticus 5:4 and it be hid
Leviticus 20:4 do any ways
Leviticus 20:4 hide
Numbers 5:13 and it shall be hid
Deuteronomy 22:1 and without thy help
Deuteronomy 22:3 not without thy help.
Deuteronomy 22:4 and without thy help
1 Samuel 12:3 to blind
1 Kings 10:3 hid
2 Kings 4:27 hath hid
2 Chronicles 9:2 and there was nothing hid
Job 6:16 is hid:
Job 28:21 Seeing it is hid
Job 42:3 Who is he that hideth
Psalms 10:1 why hidest
Psalms 26:4 with hypocrites.
Psalms 55:1 and hide
Psalms 90:8 before thee, our secret
Proverbs 28:27 but he that hideth
Ecclesiastes 12:14 with every secret thing,
Isaiah 1:15 I will hide
Isaiah 58:7 him; and that thou shouldest not hide
Lamentations 3:56 hide
Ezekiel 22:26 and have hid
Nahum 3:11 thou shalt be hidden,

Distinct usage

2 hide
2 and without thy help
1 with, and it be hid
1 do any ways
1 and it shall be hid
1 not without thy help.
1 to blind
1 hid
1 and there was nothing hid
1 is hid:
1 Who is he that hideth
1 with hypocrites.
1 and hide
1 but he that hideth
1 with every secret thing,
1 him; and that thou shouldest not hide
1 and have hid
1 thou shalt be hidden,
1 and it shall be hidden
1 and it be hid
1 hath hid
1 be hid
1 Seeing it is hid
1 before thee, our secret
1 I will hide
1 why hidest

Corresponding Greek Words

alam hithp. G1968 epi pipto
alam hi. see G5237 st. huper eidon
alam hi. G613 apo krupto
alam hi. G654 apo strepho
alam hi. G2928 krupto
alam hi. G3871 para kalupto
alam ni. G216 a lalos
alam ni. G880 aphonos
alam ni. G2660 kata nusso
alam ni. G2990 lanthano
alam ni. G3891 para nomeo
alam ni. G3928 par erchomai
alam ni. G4623 siopao
alam ni. G4912 sun echo

Related words


H3281 יעלם ya‛lâm
From H5956; occult; Jalam, an Edomite

KJV Usage: Jalam.

H5769 עלם עולם ‛ôlâm ‛ôlâm
עלם עולם
‛ôlâm ‛ôlâm
o-lawm', o-lawm'
From H5956; properly concealed, that is, the vanishing point; generally time out of mind (past or future), that is, (practically) eternity; frequentative adverbially (especially with prepositional prefix) always

KJV Usage: always (-s), ancient (time), any more, continuance, eternal, (for, [n-]) ever (-lasting, -more, of old), lasting, long (time), (of) old (time), perpetual, at any time, (beginning of the) world (+ without end).

Compare H5331, H5703.

עולם עילם o
‛êylâm ‛ôlâm
ay-lawm', o-lawm'
Probably from H5956; hidden, that is, distant; Elam, a son of Shem, and his descendants, with their country; also of six Israelites

KJV Usage: Elam.

H5934 עלוּם ‛âlûm
Passive participle of H5956 in the denominative sense of H5958; (only in plural as abstraction) adolescence; figuratively vigor

KJV Usage: youth.

H5958 עלם ‛elem
From H5956; properly something kept out of sight (compare H5959), that is, a lad

KJV Usage: young man, stripling.

H5960 עלמון ‛almôn
From H5956; hidden; Almon, a place in Palestine

KJV Usage: See also H5963.

H5964 עלמת ‛âlemeth
From H5956; a covering; Alemeth, the name of a place in Palestine and two Israelites

KJV Usage: Alameth, Alemeth.

H8587 תּעלמּה ta‛ălûmmâh
From H5956; a secret

KJV Usage: thing that is hid, secret.