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Lexicon :: Strong's H14 - 'āḇâ

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Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root
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TWOT Reference: 3

Strong’s Definitions

אָבָה ʼâbâh, aw-baw'; a primitive root; to breathe after, i.e. (figuratively) to be acquiescent:—consent, rest content will, be willing.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 54x

The KJV translates Strong's H14 in the following manner: would (42x), will (4x), willing (4x), consent (3x), rest content (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 54x
The KJV translates Strong's H14 in the following manner: would (42x), will (4x), willing (4x), consent (3x), rest content (1x).
  1. to be willing, consent

    1. (Qal)

      1. to be willing

      2. to consent, yield to, accept

      3. to desire

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
אָבָה ʼâbâh, aw-baw'; a primitive root; to breathe after, i.e. (figuratively) to be acquiescent:—consent, rest content will, be willing.
STRONGS H14: Abbreviations
† I. אָבָה verb be willing, consent (compare Assyrian abîtu, command, DlW, Ethiopic አበየ፡ refuse, Arabic أَبَى, id., Nejd be willing SoDe Jes 3, p. 26; LCB 1880, 817) —
Qal (with לֹא, אַל except Isaiah 1:19; Job 39:9; in Hexateuch rare & only J E D, including Leviticus 26:21); Perfect אָבָה Exodus 10:27 + אָבוּ Judges 19:25 + 7 times; אָבוּא Isaiah 28:12 (Sta§ 31 R. 2; Kö1, 414); Imperfect יֹאבֶה Deuteronomy 29:19 + 2 times; 2nd person masculine singular jussive תֹּבֵא Proverbs 1:10 (Sta§ 143 e 1 fin; Kö1, 576 f) etc.; Participle אֹבִים Ezekiel 3:7; — be willing, followed by Infinitive with ל Exodus 10:27 + 29 times; without ל Deuteronomy 2:30 + 8 times; subject י׳ Deuteronomy 10:10; Deuteronomy 23:6; Deuteronomy 29:19; Joshua 24:10; 2 Kings 8:19; 2 Kings 13:23; 2 Kings 24:4; 2 Chronicles 21:7; human subject Genesis 24:5, 8; Judges 19:10; 2 Samuel 2:21; 2 Samuel 13:25; 2 Samuel 14:29 (twice in verse); 2 Samuel 23:16, 17 = 1 Chronicles 11:18, 19; 1 Chronicles 19:19; in bad sense Exodus 10:27; Deuteronomy 2:30; Deuteronomy 25:7; Judges 19:25; Judges 20:13; 2 Samuel 13:14, 16; especially of perverse Israel Leviticus 26:21; Deuteronomy 1:26; 1 Samuel 15:9; Isaiah 28:12; Isaiah 30:9; Isaiah 42:24; Ezekiel 3:7 (twice in verse); Ezekiel 20:8; subject animal, רֵים Job 39:9; absolute (no Infinitive) 2 Samuel 12:17; 1 Kings 20:8; 1 Kings 22:50; compare Proverbs 6:35, of jealous man; bad sense Judges 11:17; Isaiah 30:15; good sense 1 Samuel 22:17; 1 Samuel 26:23; 1 Samuel 31:4 = 1 Chronicles 10:4; 2 Samuel 6:10; Proverbs 1:10; + finite verb Isaiah 1:19 (אִם תּאֹבוּ וּשְׁמַעְתֶּם); consent, yield to, followed by לוֺ Deuteronomy 13:9 (good sense); followed by לִי Psalm 81:12; followed by לַעֲצָתִי Proverbs 1:30; followed by accusative תּוֺכַחְתִּי Proverbs 1:25 (all in bad sense).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


24:5; 24:8


10:27; 10:27; 10:27


26:21; 26:21


1:26; 2:30; 2:30; 10:10; 13:9; 23:6; 25:7; 29:19; 29:19




11:17; 19:10; 19:25; 19:25; 20:13

1 Samuel

15:9; 22:17; 26:23; 31:4

2 Samuel

2:21; 6:10; 12:17; 13:14; 13:16; 13:25; 14:29; 23:16; 23:17

1 Kings

20:8; 22:50

2 Kings

8:19; 13:23; 24:4

1 Chronicles

10:4; 11:18; 11:19; 19:19

2 Chronicles



39:9; 39:9




1:10; 1:10; 1:25; 1:30; 6:35


1:19; 1:19; 28:12; 28:12; 30:9; 30:15; 42:24


3:7; 3:7; 20:8

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H14 matches the Hebrew אָבָה ('āḇâ),
which occurs 54 times in 52 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Gen 24:5–Isa 42:24)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:5 - And the servant said unto him, Peradventure the woman will not be willing H14 to follow me unto this land: must I needs bring thy son again unto the land from whence thou camest?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:8 - And if the woman will not be willing H14 to follow thee, then thou shalt be clear from this my oath: only bring not my son thither again.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:27 - But the LORD hardened Pharaoh's heart, and he would H14 not let them go.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:21 - And if ye walk contrary unto me, and will H14 not hearken unto me; I will bring seven times more plagues upon you according to your sins.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 1:26 - Notwithstanding ye would H14 not go up, but rebelled against the commandment of the LORD your God:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:30 - But Sihon king of Heshbon would H14 not let us pass by him: for the LORD thy God hardened his spirit, and made his heart obstinate, that he might deliver him into thy hand, as appeareth this day.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 10:10 - And I stayed in the mount, according to the first time, forty days and forty nights; and the LORD hearkened unto me at that time also, and the LORD would H14 not destroy thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 13:8 - Thou shalt not consent H14 unto him, nor hearken unto him; neither shall thine eye pity him, neither shalt thou spare, neither shalt thou conceal him:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 23:5 - Nevertheless the LORD thy God would H14 not hearken unto Balaam; but the LORD thy God turned the curse into a blessing unto thee, because the LORD thy God loved thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:7 - And if the man like not to take his brother's wife, then let his brother's wife go up to the gate unto the elders, and say, My husband's brother refuseth to raise up unto his brother a name in Israel, he will H14 not perform the duty of my husband's brother.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:20 - The LORD will H14 not spare him, but then the anger of the LORD and his jealousy shall smoke against that man, and all the curses that are written in this book shall lie upon him, and the LORD shall blot out his name from under heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 24:10 - But I would H14 not hearken unto Balaam; therefore he blessed you still: so I delivered you out of his hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 11:17 - Then Israel sent messengers unto the king of Edom, saying, Let me, I pray thee, pass through thy land: but the king of Edom would not hearken thereto. And in like manner they sent unto the king of Moab: but he would H14 not consent: and Israel abode in Kadesh.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 19:10 - But the man would H14 not tarry that night, but he rose up and departed, and came over against Jebus, which is Jerusalem; and there were with him two asses saddled, his concubine also was with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 19:25 - But the men would H14 not hearken to him: so the man took his concubine, and brought her forth unto them; and they knew her, and abused her all the night until the morning: and when the day began to spring, they let her go.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 20:13 - Now therefore deliver us the men, the children of Belial, which are in Gibeah, that we may put them to death, and put away evil from Israel. But the children of Benjamin would H14 not hearken to the voice of their brethren the children of Israel:
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:9 - But Saul and the people spared Agag, and the best of the sheep, and of the oxen, and of the fatlings, and the lambs, and all that was good, and would H14 not utterly destroy them: but every thing that was vile and refuse, that they destroyed utterly.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 22:17 - And the king said unto the footmen that stood about him, Turn, and slay the priests of the LORD; because their hand also is with David, and because they knew when he fled, and did not shew it to me. But the servants of the king would H14 not put forth their hand to fall upon the priests of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 26:23 - The LORD render to every man his righteousness and his faithfulness: for the LORD delivered thee into my hand to day, but I would H14 not stretch forth mine hand against the LORD'S anointed.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 31:4 - Then said Saul unto his armourbearer, Draw thy sword, and thrust me through therewith; lest these uncircumcised come and thrust me through, and abuse me. But his armourbearer would H14 not; for he was sore afraid. Therefore Saul took a sword, and fell upon it.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 2:21 - And Abner said to him, Turn thee aside to thy right hand or to thy left, and lay thee hold on one of the young men, and take thee his armour. But Asahel would H14 not turn aside from following of him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 6:10 - So David would H14 not remove the ark of the LORD unto him into the city of David: but David carried it aside into the house of Obededom the Gittite.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 12:17 - And the elders of his house arose, and went to him, to raise him up from the earth: but he would H14 not, neither did he eat bread with them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 13:14 - Howbeit he would H14 not hearken unto her voice: but, being stronger than she, forced her, and lay with her.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 13:16 - And she said unto him, There is no cause: this evil in sending me away is greater than the other that thou didst unto me. But he would H14 not hearken unto her.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 13:25 - And the king said to Absalom, Nay, my son, let us not all now go, lest we be chargeable unto thee. And he pressed him: howbeit he would H14 not go, but blessed him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 14:29 - Therefore Absalom sent for Joab, to have sent him to the king; but he would H14 not come to him: and when he sent again the second time, he would H14 not come.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:16 - And the three mighty men brake through the host of the Philistines, and drew water out of the well of Bethlehem, that was by the gate, and took it, and brought it to David: nevertheless he would H14 not drink thereof, but poured it out unto the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:17 - And he said, Be it far from me, O LORD, that I should do this: is not this the blood of the men that went in jeopardy of their lives? therefore he would H14 not drink it. These things did these three mighty men.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 20:8 - And all the elders and all the people said unto him, Hearken not unto him, nor consent. H14
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 22:49 - Then said Ahaziah the son of Ahab unto Jehoshaphat, Let my servants go with thy servants in the ships. But Jehoshaphat would H14 not.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 8:19 - Yet the LORD would H14 not destroy Judah for David his servant's sake, as he promised him to give him alway a light, and to his children.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 13:23 - And the LORD was gracious unto them, and had compassion on them, and had respect unto them, because of his covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and would H14 not destroy them, neither cast he them from his presence as yet.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 24:4 - And also for the innocent blood that he shed: for he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood; which the LORD would H14 not pardon.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 10:4 - Then said Saul to his armourbearer, Draw thy sword, and thrust me through therewith; lest these uncircumcised come and abuse me. But his armourbearer would H14 not; for he was sore afraid. So Saul took a sword, and fell upon it.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:18 - And the three brake through the host of the Philistines, and drew water out of the well of Bethlehem, that was by the gate, and took it, and brought it to David: but David would H14 not drink of it, but poured it out to the LORD,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:19 - And said, My God forbid it me, that I should do this thing: shall I drink the blood of these men that have put their lives in jeopardy? for with the jeopardy of their lives they brought it. Therefore he would H14 not drink it. These things did these three mightiest.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 19:19 - And when the servants of Hadarezer saw that they were put to the worse before Israel, they made peace with David, and became his servants: neither would H14 the Syrians help the children of Ammon any more.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 21:7 - Howbeit the LORD would H14 not destroy the house of David, because of the covenant that he had made with David, and as he promised to give a light to him and to his sons for ever.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 39:9 - Will the unicorn be willing H14 to serve thee, or abide by thy crib?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 81:11 - But my people would not hearken to my voice; and Israel would H14 none of me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:10 - My son, if sinners entice thee, consent H14 thou not.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:25 - But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would H14 none of my reproof:
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:30 - They would H14 none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:35 - He will not regard any ransom; neither will he rest content, H14 though thou givest many gifts.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 1:19 - If ye be willing H14 and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land:
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 28:12 - To whom he said, This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing: yet they would H14 not hear.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:9 - That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will H14 not hear the law of the LORD:
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:15 - For thus saith the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength: and ye would H14 not.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:24 - Who gave Jacob for a spoil, and Israel to the robbers? did not the LORD, he against whom we have sinned? for they would H14 not walk in his ways, neither were they obedient unto his law.

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