the Week of Proper 21 / Ordinary 26
Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary Hebrew Lexicon
Strong's #1891 - הָבַל
1) to act emptily, become vain, be vain
1a1) to become vain
1a2) to be utterly vain (with cognate acc)
1b1) to cause to become vain
1b2) to fill with vain hopes
ef4) tilib (בילית BYLYT) - Except: A flowing away of all except one. Can also mean not or nothing in the sense of all things flowing away. [df: ytlb] KJV (30): but, except, save, nothing, lest, no, from, inasmuch - Strongs: H1115 (בִּלְתִּי)
if) lbt (תבל TBL) - I. Earth:A land flowing with substance. II. Confusion:An action that lacks any results. [Used in the sense of beastiality] KJV (38): world, habitable part, confusion - Strongs: H8397 (תֶּבֶל), H8398 (בֵּבֵל)
Nf) lba (אבל ABL) - I. Meadow:A moist ground. II. Mourning:A flowing of tears. III. Surely:A flowing of certainty. KJV (44): mourning, plain, but, nevertheless - Strongs: H57 (אָבֵל), H58 (אָבֵל), H60 (אֵבֶל), H61 (אֲבָל)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Qal Jeremiah 2:5 = 2 Kings 17:15 they went after vanity וַיֶּהְבָּ֑לוּ and became vain, Psalm 62:11 וּבְגָזֵלאַלתֶּֿהְבָּ֑לוּ do not become vain (i.e. be demoralized) by robbery; with cognate accusative Job 27:12 לָמָּהזֶה הֶבֶל תֶּהְבָּ֑לוּ why do ye become vain with vanity (i.e. shew yourselves utterly vain) ?
Hiph`il cause to become vain Jeremiah 23:16 (of false prophets) מַהְבִּלִים הֵמָּה אֶתְכֶם i.e. fill you with vain hopes.
הָבַל fut. יֶהְבַּל pr.
(1) to breathe, to exhale (compare as to the signification of breathing in the syllable הב under the root אָהַב), hence הֶבֶל breath, often used of something vain, vanity.
(2) to act, or speak vainly. 2 Kings 17:15, וַיֵּלְכוּ אַחֲרֵי הַהֶבֶל וַיֶּהְבָּלוּ “and they followed vanity (i.e. idolatry), and acted vainly;” Jeremiah 2:5; Job 27:12, לָמָּה־זֶּה הֶבֶל תֶּהְבָּלוּ “why then do ye speak so vainly?” Also to have a vain hope; Psal. 62:11, בְּגָזֵל אַל תֶּהְבָּלוּ “set not a vain hope on robbery.”
Hiphil, to seduce to vanity, i.e. to the worship of idols, Jeremiah 23:16.
[The derivatives follow.]
Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for StudyLight.org.
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