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Lexicon :: Strong's H1100 - bᵊlîyaʿal

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masculine noun
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Strong’s Definitions

בְּלִיַּעַל bᵉlîyaʻal, bel-e-yah'-al; from H1097 and H3276;(often in connection with H376, H802, H1121, etc.) without profit, worthlessness; by extension, destruction, wickedness:—Belial, evil, naughty, ungodly (men), wicked.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 27x

The KJV translates Strong's H1100 in the following manner: Belial (16x), wicked (5x), ungodly (3x), evil (1x), naughty 1 ungodly men (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 27x
The KJV translates Strong's H1100 in the following manner: Belial (16x), wicked (5x), ungodly (3x), evil (1x), naughty 1 ungodly men (1x).
  1. worthlessness

    1. worthless, good for nothing, unprofitable, base fellow

    2. wicked

    3. ruin, destruction (construct)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
בְּלִיַּעַל bᵉlîyaʻal, bel-e-yah'-al; from H1097 and H3276;(often in connection with H376, H802, H1121, etc.) without profit, worthlessness; by extension, destruction, wickedness:—Belial, evil, naughty, ungodly (men), wicked.
STRONGS H1100: Abbreviations
בְּלִיַּ֫עַל 27 noun [masculine] worthlessness (compound בְּלִי not, without and יַעַל worth, use, profit) — בּ׳ Deuteronomy 13:14 + 20 times; בְּלִיָּ֑עַל Psalm 101:3 + 5 times; — the quality of being useless, good for nothing.
1. abstract אִישׁ (ה)בליעל, אַנְשֵׁי הבליעל, worthless, good-for-nothing, base fellows 1 Samuel 25:25; 2 Samuel 16:7; 2 Samuel 20:1; 1 Kings 21:13; Proverbs 16:27; = בֶּן־ב׳ 1 Samuel 25:17, בְּנֵי ב׳ Deuteronomy 13:14; Judges 19:22; Judges 20:13; 1 Samuel 2:12; 1 Samuel 10:27; 1 Kings 21:10, 13; 2 Chronicles 13:7; בַּת ב׳ 1 Samuel 1:16 (drunken woman); עֵד ב׳ base witness Proverbs 19:28; דְּבַר ב׳ base, wicked thing Psalm 41:9 (yet compare 3 below), Psalm 101:3 (add probably also 1 Samuel 29:10, so Greek Version of the LXX We Dr); ב׳⬩⬩⬩דָּבָר (elliptical and in apposition) Deuteronomy 15:9.
2. concrete elliptical of אישׁ ב׳ 2 Samuel 23:6; Job 34:18; כָּל־אִישׁ רַע וּבְלִיַּעַל 1 Samuel 30:22; אָדָם בְּלִיַּעַל Proverbs 6:12.
3. ruin, destruction: so Psalm 41:9 according to De Che and others, but see above; יֹעֵץ ב׳ counsellor of ruin Nahum 1:11; ב׳ alone a man of ruin, destroyer Nahum 2:1; נַחֲלֵי ב׳ floods of destruction (|| שְׁאוֺל) 2 Samuel 22:5 = Psalm 18:5.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


13:14; 13:14; 15:9


19:22; 20:13

1 Samuel

1:16; 2:12; 10:27; 25:17; 25:25; 29:10; 30:22

2 Samuel

16:7; 20:1; 22:5; 23:6

1 Kings

21:10; 21:13; 21:13

2 Chronicles





18:5; 41:9; 41:9; 101:3; 101:3


6:12; 16:27; 19:28


1:11; 2:1

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H1100 matches the Hebrew בְּלִיַּעַל (bᵊlîyaʿal),
which occurs 27 times in 26 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 13:13 - some worthless H1100 men have gone out from among you and have seduced the inhabitants of their city, saying, ‘Let’s go and serve other gods’ (whom you have not known),
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:9 - “Be careful that there is no mean-spirited H1100 [fn]thought in your heart, [fn]such as, ‘The seventh year, the year of release of debts, is near,’ and your eye is malicious toward your poor brother, and you give him nothing; then he may cry out to the LORD against you, and it will be a sin in you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 19:22 - While they were [fn]celebrating, behold, the men of the city, certain [fn]worthless H1100 men, surrounded the house, pushing one another at the door; and they spoke to the owner of the house, the old man, saying, “Bring out the man who entered your house that we may [fn]have relations with him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 20:13 - “Now then, turn over the men, the [fn]worthless H1100 men who are in Gibeah, so that we may put them to death and remove this wickedness from Israel.” But the sons of Benjamin would not listen to the voice of their brothers, the sons of Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 1:16 - “Do not [fn]consider your bond-servant a useless H1100 woman, for I have spoken until now out of my great concern and provocation.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:12 - Now the sons of Eli were [fn]useless H1100 men; they did not know the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:27 - But certain [fn]useless H1100 men said, “How can this one save us?” And they despised him and did not bring him a gift. But [fn]he kept silent about it.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:17 - “Now then, be aware and [fn]consider what you should do, because harm is plotted against our master and against all his household; and he is such a [fn]worthless H1100 man that no one can speak to him.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:25 - “Please do not let my lord [fn]pay attention to this [fn]worthless H1100 man, Nabal, for as his name is, so is he. [fn]Nabal is his name, and stupidity is with him; but I your slave did not see the young men of my lord whom you sent.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:22 - Then all the wicked and [fn]worthless H1100 men among those who went with David said, “Since they did not go with [fn]us, we will not give them any of the spoils that we have recovered, except to every man his wife and his children, so that they may lead them away and leave.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 16:7 - This is what Shimei said when he cursed: “Go away, go away, you man of bloodshed and worthless H1100 man!
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:1 - Now a worthless H1100 man happened to be there whose name was Sheba, the son of Bichri, a Benjaminite; and he blew the trumpet and said,
“We have no share in David,
Nor do we have an inheritance in the son of Jesse;
Every man to his tents, Israel!”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:5 - “For the waves of death encompassed me;
The floods of [fn]destruction H1100 terrified me;
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:6 - “But the worthless H1100, every one of them, are like scattered thorns,
Because they cannot be taken in hand;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:10 - and seat two worthless H1100 men opposite him, and have them testify against him, saying, ‘You [fn]cursed God and the king.’ Then take him out and stone him [fn]to death.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:13 - Then the two worthless H1100 men came in and sat opposite him; and the worthless H1100 men testified against him, against Naboth, before the people, saying, “Naboth [fn]cursed God and the king.” So they took him outside the city and stoned him [fn]to death with stones.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 13:7 - and worthless men gathered to him, wicked H1100 men, who proved too strong for Rehoboam, the son of Solomon, when [fn]he was young and timid and could not hold his own against them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:18 - Who says to a king, ‘You worthless H1100 one H1100,’
To nobles, ‘You wicked one’;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:4 - The ropes of death encompassed me,
And the torrents of [fn]destruction H1100 [fn]terrified me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 41:8 - “A wicked H1100 thing is poured out [fn]upon him,
So that when he lies down, he will not get up again.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 101:3 - I will set no worthless H1100 thing before my eyes;
I hate the [fn]work of those who fall away;
It shall not cling to me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:12 - A worthless H1100 person, a wicked man,
Is one who walks with a perverse mouth,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:27 - A worthless H1100 person digs up evil,
While [fn]his words are like scorching fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:28 - A worthless H1100 witness makes a mockery of justice,
And the mouth of the wicked [fn]swallows wrongdoing.
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 1:11 - From you has gone out
One who plotted evil against the LORD,
A [fn]wicked H1100 counselor.
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 1:15 - [fn]Behold, on the mountains, the feet of him who brings good news,
Who announces peace!
Celebrate your feasts, Judah,
Pay your vows.
For never again will the [fn]wicked H1100 one pass through you;
He is eliminated completely.
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