Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #5927: `alah (pronounced aw-law')

a primitive root; to ascend, intransitively (be high) or actively (mount); used in a great variety of senses, primary and secondary, literal and figurative (as follow):--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.

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon:


1) to go up, ascend, climb

1a) (Qal)

1a1) to go up, ascend

1a2) to meet, visit, follow, depart, withdraw, retreat

1a3) to go up, come up (of animals)

1a4) to spring up, grow, shoot forth (of vegetation)

1a5) to go up, go up over, rise (of natural phenomenon)

1a6) to come up (before God)

1a7) to go up, go up over, extend (of boundary)

1a8) to excel, be superior to

1b) (Niphal)

1b1) to be taken up, be brought up, be taken away

1b2) to take oneself away

1b3) to be exalted

1c) (Hiphil)

1c1) to bring up, cause to ascend or climb, cause to go up

1c2) to bring up, bring against, take away

1c3) to bring up, draw up, train

1c4) to cause to ascend

1c5) to rouse, stir up (mentally)

1c6) to offer, bring up (of gifts)

1c7) to exalt

1c8) to cause to ascend, offer

1d) (Hophal)

1d1) to be carried away, be led up

1d2) to be taken up into, be inserted in

1d3) to be offered

1e) (Hithpael) to lift oneself

Part of Speech: verb

Relation: a primitive root


This word is used 890 times:

Genesis 2:6: " But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face"
Genesis 8:20: "beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar."
Genesis 13:1: "And Abram went up out of Egypt, he, and his wife, and all that"
Genesis 17:22: "talking with him, and God went up from Abraham."
Genesis 19:15: "And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise,"
Genesis 19:28: "of the plain, and beheld, and, lo, the smoke of the country went up as the smoke of a furnace."
Genesis 19:30: "And Lot went up out of Zoar, and dwelt in the mountain, and his two daughters"
Genesis 22:2: "thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one"
Genesis 22:13: "and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son."
Genesis 24:16: "to the well, and filled her pitcher, and came up."
Genesis 26:23: " And he went up from thence to Beer-sheba."
Genesis 28:12: "and behold the angels of God ascending and descending"
Genesis 31:10: "in a dream, and, behold, the rams which leaped upon the cattle were ringstreaked, speckled,"
Genesis 31:12: "and see, all the rams which leap upon the cattle are ringstreaked, speckled,"
Genesis 32:24: "a man with him until the breaking of the day."
Genesis 32:26: "Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee go, except"
Genesis 35:1: "unto Jacob, Arise, go up to Bethel, and dwell there: and make"
Genesis 35:3: "And let us arise, and go up to Bethel; and I will make there an altar unto God, who answered"
Genesis 35:13: "And God went up from him in the place where he talked with"
Genesis 37:28: "Midianites merchantmen; and they drew and lifted up Joseph out of"
Genesis 38:12: "wife died; and Judah was comforted, and went up unto his sheepshearers"
Genesis 38:13: "saying, Behold thy father-in-law goeth up to Timnath to shear his sheep."
Genesis 40:10: "and it was as though it budded, and her blossoms shot forth; and the clusters thereof brought forth ripe grapes:"
Genesis 41:2: "And, behold, there came up out of the river seven well favored kine"
Genesis 41:3: "seven other kine came up after them out of the river, ill"
Genesis 41:5: "and, behold, seven ears of corn came up upon one stalk, rank and good."
Genesis 41:18: "And, behold, there came up out of the river seven kine, fatfleshed"
Genesis 41:19: "seven other kine came up after them, poor and very ill"
Genesis 41:22: "and, behold, seven ears came up in one stalk, full and good:"
Genesis 41:27: "thin and ill favored kine that came up after them are seven years; and the seven"
Genesis 44:17: "he shall be my servant; and as for you, get you up in peace unto your father."
Genesis 44:24: "And it came to pass when we came up unto thy servant my father, we told him"
Genesis 44:33: "a bondman to my lord; and let the lad go up with his brethren."
Genesis 44:34: "For how shall I go up to my father, and the lad be not with"
Genesis 45:9: "Haste ye, and go up to my father, and say unto him, Thus saith"
Genesis 45:25: " And they went up out of Egypt, and came into the land of Canaan unto Jacob"
Genesis 46:4: "thee into Egypt; and I will also surely bring thee up again: and Joseph shall put his hand"
Genesis 46:4: "thee into Egypt; and I will also surely bring thee up again: and Joseph shall put his hand"
Genesis 46:29: "And Joseph made ready his chariot, and went up to meet Israel his father, to Goshen,"
Genesis 46:31: "and unto his father's house, I will go up, and show Pharaoh, and say unto"
Genesis 49:4: "thou shalt not excel; because thou wentest up to thy father's bed; then defiledst"
Genesis 49:4: "bed; then defiledst thou it: he went up to my couch."
Genesis 49:9: "whelp: from the prey, my son, thou art gone up: he stooped down, he couched as a lion,"
Genesis 50:5: "there shalt thou bury me. Now therefore let me go up, I pray thee, and bury my father,"
Genesis 50:6: "And Pharaoh said, Go up, and bury thy father, according as he made thee swear."
Genesis 50:7: "And Joseph went up to bury his father: and with him went up all"
Genesis 50:7: "his father: and with him went up all the servants of Pharaoh, the elders"
Genesis 50:9: " And there went up with him both chariots and horsemen: and it was a very"
Genesis 50:14: "he, and his brethren, and all that went up with him to bury his father,"
Genesis 50:24: "die: and God will surely visit you, and bring you out of this land"

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