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Lexicon :: Strong's H2974 - yā'al

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יָאַל
Transliteration
yā'al
Pronunciation
yaw-al' (Key)
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Part of Speech
verb
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root [probably rather the same as יָאַל (H2973) through the idea of mental weakness]
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TWOT Reference: 831

Strong’s Definitions

יָאַל yâʼal, yaw-al'; a primitive root (probably rather the same as H2973 through the idea of mental weakness); properly, to yield, especially assent; hence (positive) to undertake as an act of volition:—assay, begin, be content, please, take upon, × willingly, would.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 19x

The KJV translates Strong's H2974 in the following manner: content (7x), please (4x), would (3x), taken upon me (2x), began (1x), assayed (1x), willingly (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 19x
The KJV translates Strong's H2974 in the following manner: content (7x), please (4x), would (3x), taken upon me (2x), began (1x), assayed (1x), willingly (1x).
  1. to begin, make a beginning, show willingness, undertake to do, be pleased, be determined

    1. (Hiphil)

      1. to agree to, show willingness, acquiesce, accept an invitation, be willing

      2. to undertake

      3. to resolve, be pleased, be determined

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
יָאַל yâʼal, yaw-al'; a primitive root (probably rather the same as H2973 through the idea of mental weakness); properly, to yield, especially assent; hence (positive) to undertake as an act of volition:—assay, begin, be content, please, take upon, × willingly, would.
STRONGS H2974:
† II. [יָאַל] verb only
Hiph. shew willingness, be pleased, determine, undertake to do anything (and do it) (see Ki Thes; Arabic bdb038304 is take refuge with, escape, hasten to a place; compare II. אול be in front of, NöMBAK 1880. 775; Sabean ואל in proper name מואלת DHMEpigr. Denkm. 53; perhaps As âlû, accept, LyonSargontexte 72) —
Hiph. Perfect 3rd person masculine singular הוֺאִיל Hosea 5:11 + 2 times; 2nd person masculine singular הוֺאַלְתָּ 1 Chronicles 17:27; 1st person singular הוֺאַלְתִּי Genesis 18:27, 31; 1st person plural הוֺאַלְנוּ Joshua 7:7; Imperfect וְיֹאֵל Job 6:9 (jussive); וַיּ֫וֺאֶל Exodus 2:21 + 4 times; וַיֹאֶל 1 Samuel 17:39 (but see below); Imperative הוֺאֵל 2 Samuel 7:29; 2 Kings 5:23; הוֺאֶלנָֿא Judges 19:6; ה֫וֺאֶל נָא 2 Kings 6:3; הוֺאִ֫ילוּ Job 6:28; —
1. shew willingness to do anything, accept an invitation, acquiesce, followed by infinitive וַי֫וֺאֶל משֶׁה לָשֶׁבֶת אֶתהָֿאִישׁ Exodus 2:21 (JE) and Moses was willing to dwell with the man (and did so), = Judges 17:11 (of Levite); elsewhere following by finite verb; וְלוּ הוֺאַלְנוּ וַנֵּשֶׁב Joshua 7:7 and would that we had been willing and had stayed; especially imperative, followed by imperative: הוֺאֶלנָֿא וְלִין Judges 19:6 be willing and spend the night (kindly accept my invitation) see Ges § 110. 2 a, R 2; 120. 2 a, 2 Kings 6:3 and (no וְ) 2 Kings 5:23; הוֺאִילוּ פְֿנוּבִֿי Job 6:28 i.e. be good enough to look upon me.
2. more actively, voluntarily undertake to do anything (and do it), followed by infinitive: Genesis 18:27 I have undertaken to speak = Genesis 18:31 (both J); so 1 Samuel 17:39 MT, but read וַ֫יֵּלֶא, and he laboured vainly, for וַיֹאֶל, so Greek Version of the LXX, GeiUrschrift, 377 We Dr (compare also 1 Samuel 17:39b לֹא אוּכַל לָלֶכֶת בָּאֵלֶּה); followed by finite verb הוֺאִיל משֶׁה בֵּאֵר Deuteronomy 1:5 i.e. Moses took upon himself to expound the law.
3. more actively still, be pleased, determine on one's own responsibility, resolve, followed by infinitive: Joshua 17:12 (JE) = Judges 1:27 but the Canaanites were determined (shewed a determination) to remain in this territory (= persisted in dwelling there); Judges 1:35 the Amorites persisted in dwelling in Har-Heres, etc.; followed by finite verb, of irreligious action, הואיל הָלַךְ Hosea 5:11 Ephraim persisted, he walked after vanity (read שׁוא for צו, see Che); elsewhere only of the divine good pleasure: followed by infinitive 1 Samuel 12:22 י׳ hath been pleased to make you a people for himself; 1 Chronicles 17:27; followed by finite verb הוֺאֵל וּבָרֵךְ 2 Samuel 7:29 be pleased and bless the house of thy servant; וְיֹאֵל אֱלוֺהַּ וִידַכְּאֵנִי Job 6:9 and that Eloah would be pleased and crush me! (see Ges§ 120, 2 a DaSynt. § 83 b).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

Genesis

18:27; 18:27; 18:31; 18:31

Exodus

2:21; 2:21

Deuteronomy

1:5

Joshua

7:7; 7:7; 17:12

Judges

1:27; 1:35; 17:11; 19:6; 19:6

1 Samuel

12:22; 17:39; 17:39; 17:39

2 Samuel

7:29; 7:29

2 Kings

5:23; 5:23; 6:3; 6:3

1 Chronicles

17:27; 17:27

Job

6:9; 6:9; 6:28; 6:28

Hosea

5:11; 5:11

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H2974 matches the Hebrew יָאַל (yā'al),
which occurs 19 times in 19 verses in the Hebrew concordance of the KJV

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:27 - And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me H2974 to speak unto the Lord, which am but dust and ashes:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:31 - And he said, Behold now, I have taken upon me H2974 to speak unto the Lord: Peradventure there shall be twenty found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for twenty's sake.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:21 - And Moses was content H2974 to dwell with the man: and he gave Moses Zipporah his daughter.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 1:5 - On this side Jordan, in the land of Moab, began H2974 Moses to declare this law, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 7:7 - And Joshua said, Alas, O Lord GOD, wherefore hast thou at all brought this people over Jordan, to deliver us into the hand of the Amorites, to destroy us? would to God we had been content, H2974 and dwelt on the other side Jordan!
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 17:12 - Yet the children of Manasseh could not drive out the inhabitants of those cities; but the Canaanites would H2974 dwell in that land.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:27 - Neither did Manasseh drive out the inhabitants of Bethshean and her towns, nor Taanach and her towns, nor the inhabitants of Dor and her towns, nor the inhabitants of Ibleam and her towns, nor the inhabitants of Megiddo and her towns: but the Canaanites would H2974 dwell in that land.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:35 - But the Amorites would H2974 dwell in mount Heres in Aijalon, and in Shaalbim: yet the hand of the house of Joseph prevailed, so that they became tributaries.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 17:11 - And the Levite was content H2974 to dwell with the man; and the young man was unto him as one of his sons.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 19:6 - And they sat down, and did eat and drink both of them together: for the damsel's father had said unto the man, Be content, H2974 I pray thee, and tarry all night, and let thine heart be merry.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 12:22 - For the LORD will not forsake his people for his great name's sake: because it hath pleased H2974 the LORD to make you his people.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:39 - And David girded his sword upon his armour, and he assayed H2974 to go; for he had not proved it. And David said unto Saul, I cannot go with these; for I have not proved them. And David put them off him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 7:29 - Therefore now let it please H2974 thee to bless the house of thy servant, that it may continue for ever before thee: for thou, O Lord GOD, hast spoken it: and with thy blessing let the house of thy servant be blessed for ever.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 5:23 - And Naaman said, Be content, H2974 take two talents. And he urged him, and bound two talents of silver in two bags, with two changes of garments, and laid them upon two of his servants; and they bare them before him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 6:3 - And one said, Be content, H2974 I pray thee, and go with thy servants. And he answered, I will go.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 17:27 - Now therefore let it please H2974 thee to bless the house of thy servant, that it may be before thee for ever: for thou blessest, O LORD, and it shall be blessed for ever.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:9 - Even that it would please H2974 God to destroy me; that he would let loose his hand, and cut me off!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:28 - Now therefore be content, H2974 look upon me; for it is evident unto you if I lie.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 5:11 - Ephraim is oppressed and broken in judgment, because he willingly H2974 walked after the commandment.

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