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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary Hebrew Lexicon
Strong's #0191 - אֱוִיל
1) be foolish, foolish
1a1) of one who despises wisdom
1a2) of one who mocks when guilty
1a3) of one who is quarrelsome
1a4) of one who is licentious
Nm ) al (לא LA) - Nothing: To be without, to not be. [Hebrew and Aramaic] [df: la hl] KJV (97): never, nay, no, none, nor, not, nothing, rather, whither, without, neither, none - Strongs: H408 (אַל), H409 (אַל), H3809 (לָה)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
noun masculine fool (always morally bad), who despises wisdom & discipline Proverbs 1:7; Proverbs 15:5; mocks at guilt Proverbs 14:9; is quarrelsome Proverbs 20:3; licentious Proverbs 7:22; it is folly & useless to instruct him Proverbs 16:22; Proverbs 27:22 (19t. Proverbs); compare also Jeremiah 4:22; Job 5:2,3; Isaiah 19:11; Psalm 107:17.
אֱוִיל pl. אֱוִילִים m. (root אָוַל).
(1) a fool, foolish, either as an adj. אִישׁ אֱוִיל Proverbs 29:9; Hosea 9:7, or as is more often the case, as a subst. Job 5:2; Isaiah 19:11, 35:8 Proverbs 7:22, 10:14 11:29 14:3 15:5 opposed to the prudent (עָרוּם), Proverbs 12:16, and to the wise (חָכָם), Proverbs 10:14 sometimes
(2) it includes the notion of impiety, Job 5:3.