Word Summary
gabar: to be strong, mighty
Original Word: גָּבַר
Transliteration: gabar
Phonetic Spelling: (gaw-bar')
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to be strong, mighty
Meaning: to be strong, to prevail, act insolently
Strong's Concordance
exceed, confirm, be great, be mighty, prevail, put to more strength, strengthen, be stronger,

A primitive root; to be strong; by implication, to prevail, act insolently -- exceed, confirm, be great, be mighty, prevail, put to more (strength), strengthen, be stronger, be valiant.


H1396. gabar

גָּבַרverb be strong, mighty (Late Hebrew id. Aramaic גְּבַר‎; Arabic (conjugation I. dialect; usually in derived conjugation) compel, force; overbearing behaviour, constraint; Ethiopic : I, 1, subigere; II, 2, cogere; Syriac play the man, is denominative from man) —

Qal Perfect ׳גPsalm 103:11 5t.; גָּבְרוּGenesis 7:19 6t.; גָּבֵ֑רוּ2 Samuel 1:23; Imperfect יִגְבַּר1 Samuel 2:9; וַיִּגְבְּרוּGenesis 7:18, 24; —

1 be strong, mighty, absolute חַיִל גָּבְרוּmighty in power Job 21:7; with מִןstronger than 2 Samuel 1:24; Psalm 65:4; with בְּmighty among 1 Chronicles 5:2.

2 prevail:

a absolute e.g. enemies Exodus 17:11 (twice in verse) (E) 1 Samuel 2:9; Lamentations 1:16, waters Genesis 7:18-19, 20, 24 (P), power Jeremiah 9:2;

b. with עַלprevail over, subject enemies 2 Samuel 11:23, blessings Genesis 49:26(J), mercy of God Psalm 103:11; 117:2.

Pi`el Perfect גִּבַּרְתִּיZechariah 10:6; suffix גִּבַּרְתִּים10:12; Imperfect יְגַבֵּרEcclesiastes 10:10 make strong, strengthen.

Hiph`il Perfect לְ בְּרִית הִגְבִּירconfirm a covenant Daniel 9:27; Imperfect לִלְשֹׁנֵנוּ נַגְבִּירwe will confirm covenant with our tongue Ew Ol Che (or, to our tongue will we give strength Hi De) Psalm 12:5.

Hithpa`el Imperfect יִתְגַּבָּ֑רJob 15:25; Isaiah 42:13; יִתְגַּבָּ֑רוּJob 36:9: — of ׳י‎, shew himself a mighty one against (עַל‎) Isaiah 42:13; of wicked, behave proudly toward (אֶל‎) Job 15:25; of erring righteous (aba.) 36:9.

גִּבַר‎ see following.

גבר‎ (√ of following; be strong, so ᵑ7‎; Biblical Hebrew גָּבַר‎).