Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #3478: Yisra'el (pronounced yis-raw-ale')

from 8280 and 410; he will rule as God; Jisrael, a symbolical name of Jacob; also (typically) of his posterity: --Israel.

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon:



Israel = "God prevails"

1) the second name for Jacob given to him by God after his wrestling with the angel at Peniel

2) the name of the descendants and the nation of the descendants of Jacob

2a) the name of the nation until the death of Solomon and the split

2b) the name used and given to the northern kingdom consisting of the 10 tribes under Jeroboam; the southern kingdom was known as Judah

2c) the name of the nation after the return from exile

Part of Speech: noun proper masculine

Relation: from H8280 and H410


This word is used 2505 times:

Genesis 32:28: "more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with"
Genesis 32:32: "Therefore the children of Israel eat not of the sinew"
Genesis 34:7: "and they were very wroth, because he had wrought folly in Israel in lying with Jacob's"
Genesis 35:10: "Jacob, but Israel shall be thy name: and he called"
Genesis 35:10: "thy name: and he called his name Israel."
Genesis 35:21: " And Israel journeyed, and spread his tent beyond the tower of Edar."
Genesis 35:22: "And it came to pass, when Israel dwelt in that land, that Reuben went"
Genesis 35:22: "Bilhah his father's concubine: and Israel heard it. Now the sons of Jacob were"
Genesis 36:31: "any king over the children of Israel."
Genesis 37:3: " Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because"
Genesis 37:13: " And Israel said unto Joseph, Do not thy brethren feed"
Genesis 42:5: "And the sons of Israel came to buy corn among those that came: for"
Genesis 43:6: " And Israel said, Wherefore dealt ye so ill with me, as to tell the man whether ye had yet"
Genesis 43:8: "And Judah said unto Israel his father, Send the lad"
Genesis 43:11: "And their father Israel said unto them, If it must be so now,"
Genesis 45:21: "And the children of Israel did so: and Joseph gave them wagons,"
Genesis 45:28: " And Israel said, It is enough; Joseph my son is yet alive:"
Genesis 46:1: " And Israel took his journey with all that he had, and came to Beer-sheba, and offered"
Genesis 46:2: "And God spoke unto Israel in the visions of the night, and said, Jacob,"
Genesis 46:5: "rose up from Beer-sheba: and the sons of Israel carried"
Genesis 46:8: "And these are the names of the children of Israel, which came into Egypt, Jacob"
Genesis 46:29: "his chariot, and went up to meet Israel his father, and presented himself unto"
Genesis 46:30: " And Israel said unto Joseph, Now let me die, since"
Genesis 47:27: " And Israel dwelt in the land of Egypt, in the country of Goshen; and they had possessions"
Genesis 47:29: "And the time drew nigh that Israel must die: and he called his son Joseph,"
Genesis 47:31: "And he said, Swear unto me. And he swore unto him. And Israel bowed himself upon the bed's"
Genesis 48:2: "Joseph cometh thee: and Israel strengthened himself, and sat upon the bed."
Genesis 48:8: " And Israel beheld Joseph's sons, and said, Who"
Genesis 48:10: "Now the eyes of Israel were dim for age, so that he could not see."
Genesis 48:11: " And Israel said unto Joseph, I had not thought to see"
Genesis 48:13: "Ephraim in his right hand toward Israel's left hand, and Manasseh in his left hand"
Genesis 48:13: "left hand, and Manasseh in his left hand toward Israel's right hand, and brought them near"
Genesis 48:14: " And Israel stretched out his right hand, and laid it upon Ephraim's"
Genesis 48:20: "them that day, saying, In thee shall Israel bless, saying, make"
Genesis 48:21: " And Israel said unto Joseph, Behold, I die:"
Genesis 49:2: "of Jacob; and hearken unto Israel"
Genesis 49:7: "them in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel."
Genesis 49:16: "his people, as one of the tribes of Israel."
Genesis 49:24: "God of Jacob; (from thence is the shepherd, the stone of Israel:)"
Genesis 49:28: "these are the twelve tribes of Israel: and this is it that"
Genesis 50:2: "and the physicians embalmed Israel."
Genesis 50:25: "took an oath of the children of Israel, saying, God"
Exodus 1:1: "Now these are the names of the children of Israel, which came into Egypt; every man"
Exodus 1:7: "And the children of Israel were fruitful, and increased abundantly, and multiplied, and waxed exceeding mighty;"
Exodus 1:9: "Behold, the people of the children of Israel and mightier than"
Exodus 1:12: "and grew. And they were grieved because of Israel."
Exodus 1:13: "And the Egyptians made the children of Israel to serve with rigor:"
Exodus 2:23: "in process of time, that the king of Egypt died: and the children of Israel by reason of"
Exodus 2:25: "looked upon the children of Israel, and God had respect"
Exodus 3:9: "therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come unto seen"

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