Strong's Concordance, Hebrew Dictionary

A people (as a congregated unit)

Hebrew: עַם, ʿam (H5972)

14 King James Bible Verses

Here is people in the Bible. What does the source Hebrew word עַם mean and how is it used in the Bible? Below are the English definition details. Also below are examples within Bible verses highlighted in yellow (follow this link to go there). Tap or hover on blue, underlined words to see more original scripture and meanings. Information sourced from Strong's Concordance[1].

Definition Details

Strong's Number: H5972

Hebrew Base Word: עַם

Part of speech: Noun Masculine

Usage: People

Definition: A people (as a congregated unit); specifically, a tribe (as those of Israel); hence (collectively) troops or attendants; figuratively, a flock.

Detailed definition:

  1. People.

Derived terms: Corresponding to H5971.

Aramaic relationship: Yes


  1. Biblical International Phonetic Alphabet: ʕɑm
  2. Modern International Phonetic Alphabet: ʕɑm
  3. Transliteration: ʿam
  4. Biblical Pronunciation: am
  5. Modern Pronunciation: am

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Bible Verses with עַם (H5972)

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