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Lexicon :: Strong's H14 - 'āḇâ

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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 - The servant said to him, “Suppose the woman is H14 not willing H14 to follow me to this land; should I take your son back to the land from where you came?”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:8 - “But if the woman is H14 not willing H14 to follow you, then you will be free of this oath of mine; only do not take my son back there.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:27 - But the LORD [fn]hardened Pharaoh’s heart, and he was H14 not willing H14 to let them go.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:21 - ‘Yet if you [fn]show hostility toward Me and are unwilling H14 to obey Me, I will increase the plague on you seven times according to your sins.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 1:26 - “Yet you were unwilling H14 to go up; instead you rebelled against the [fn]command of the LORD your God;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:30 - “But Sihon king of Heshbon was H14 not willing H14 for us to pass [fn]through his land; for the LORD your God hardened his spirit and made his heart obstinate, in order to hand him over to you, as he is today.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 10:10 - “I, moreover, stayed on the mountain for forty days and forty nights like the first time, and the LORD listened to me that time also; the LORD was H14 not willing H14 to destroy you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 13:8 - you shall not consent H14 to him or listen to him; and your eye shall not pity him, nor shall you spare or conceal him.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 23:5 - “Nevertheless, the LORD your God was unwilling H14 to listen to Balaam, but the LORD your God turned the curse into a blessing for you because the LORD your God loves you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:7 - “But if the man does not desire to take his brother’s widow, then his brother’s widow shall go up to the gate to the elders, and say, ‘My husband’s brother refuses to establish a name for his brother in Israel; he is H14 not willing H14 to perform the duty of a husband’s brother to me.’
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:20 - “The LORD will not be H14 willing H14 to forgive him, but rather the anger of the LORD and His wrath will [fn]burn against that person, and every curse that is written in this book will lie upon him, and the LORD will wipe out his name from under heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 24:10 - ‘But I was H14 not willing H14 to listen to Balaam. So he had to bless you, and I saved you from his hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 11:17 - then Israel sent messengers to the king of Edom, saying, “Please let us pass through your land”; but the king of Edom would not listen. And they also sent messengers to the king of Moab, but he would not consent H14. So Israel remained at Kadesh.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 19:10 - But the man was unwilling H14 to spend the night, so he got up and left, and came to a place opposite Jebus (that is, Jerusalem). And with him was a pair of saddled donkeys; his concubine also was with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 19:25 - But the men would H14 not listen to him. So the man seized his concubine and brought her outside to them; and they [fn]raped her and abused her all night until morning, then let her go at the approach of dawn.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 20:13 - “Now then, turn over the men, the [fn]worthless 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 H14 not listen to the voice of their brothers, the sons of Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:9 - But Saul and the people spared Agag and the best of the sheep, the oxen, the more valuable animals, the lambs, and everything that was good, and were unwilling H14 to destroy them completely; but everything despicable and weak, that they completely destroyed.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 22:17 - And the king said to the [fn]guards who were attending him, “Turn around and put the priests of the LORD to death, because their hand also is with David and because they knew that he was fleeing and did not [fn]inform me.” But the servants of the king were unwilling H14 to reach out with their hands to [fn]attack the priests of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 26:23 - “And the LORD will repay each man for his righteousness and his faithfulness; for the LORD handed you over to me today, but I refused H14 to reach out with my hand against the LORD’S anointed.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 31:4 - Then Saul said to his armor bearer, “Draw your sword and pierce me through with it, otherwise these uncircumcised Philistines will come and pierce me through, and abuse me.” But his armor bearer was unwilling H14, because he was very fearful. So Saul took [fn]his sword and fell on it.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 2:21 - So Abner said to him, “Turn aside for your own good to your right or to your left, and take hold of one of the young men for yourself, and take for yourself his equipment.” But Asahel was unwilling H14 to turn aside from following him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 6:10 - And David was unwilling H14 to move the ark of the LORD into the city of David with him; but David took it aside to the house of Obed-edom, the Gittite.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 12:17 - The elders of his household stood beside him in order to help him up from the ground, but he was unwilling H14 and would not eat food with them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 13:14 - However, he would H14 not listen to [fn]her; since he was stronger than she, he violated her and slept with her.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 13:16 - But she said to him, “No, because this wrong in sending me away is greater than the other that you have done to me!” Yet he would H14 not listen to her.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 13:25 - But the king said to Absalom, “No, my son, we should not all go, so that we will not be a burden to you.” Though he urged him, he would H14 not go; but he blessed him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 14:29 - Then Absalom sent for Joab, to send him to the king, but he would H14 not come to him. So he sent word again a second time, but he would H14 not come.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:16 - So the three mighty men forced their way into the camp of the Philistines, and drew water from the well of Bethlehem which was by the gate, and carried it and brought it to David. Yet he would H14 not drink it, but poured it out as an offering to the LORD;
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:17 - and he said, “Far be it from me, LORD, that I would do this! Should I drink the blood of the men who went at the risk of their lives?” So he would H14 not drink it. These things the three mighty men did.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 20:8 - Then all the elders and all the people said to him, “Do not listen nor consent H14.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 22:49 - Then Ahaziah the son of Ahab said to Jehoshaphat, “Let my servants go with your servants in the ships.” But Jehoshaphat was H14 not willing H14.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 8:19 - However, the LORD did not want H14 to destroy Judah, for the sake of David His servant, since He had [fn]promised him to give him a [fn]lamp through his sons always.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 13:23 - But the LORD was gracious to them and had compassion on them and turned to them because of His covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; and He was unwilling H14 to eliminate them or cast them away from His presence until now.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 24:4 - and also for the innocent blood which he shed, for he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood; and the LORD was unwilling H14 to forgive.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 10:4 - Then Saul said to his armor bearer, “Draw your sword and thrust me through with it, otherwise these uncircumcised Philistines will come and abuse me.” But his armor bearer would H14 not, for he was very afraid. So Saul took his own sword and fell on it.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:18 - So the three broke through the camp of the Philistines and drew water from the well of Bethlehem which was by the gate, and took it and brought it to David; however, David would H14 not drink it, but poured it out to the LORD;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:19 - and he said, “Far be it from me before my God that I would do this. Shall I drink the blood of these men who went [fn]at the risk of their lives? For they brought it at the risk of their lives.” Therefore he would H14 not drink it. The three mighty men did these things.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 19:19 - So when the servants of Hadadezer saw that they had been [fn]defeated by Israel, they made peace with David and served him. So the Arameans were H14 not willing H14 to help the sons of Ammon anymore.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 21:7 - Yet the LORD was H14 not willing H14 to destroy the house of David because of the covenant which He had made with David, and because He had promised to give a lamp to him and his sons forever.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 39:9 - “Will the wild bull be H14 willing H14 to serve you,
Or will he spend the night at your feeding trough?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 81:11 - “But My people did not listen to My voice,
And Israel did not [fn]obey H14 Me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:10 - My son, if sinners entice you,
Do not consent H14.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:25 - And you neglected all my advice
And did not want H14 my rebuke;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:30 - “They did not accept H14 my advice,
They disdainfully rejected every rebuke from me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:35 - He will not [fn]accept any settlement,
Nor will he be [fn]satisfied H14 though you make it a large gift.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 1:19 - “If you are H14 willing H14 and obedient,
You will eat the best of the land;
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 28:12 - He who said to them, “This is the place of quiet, give rest to the weary,”
And, “This is the resting place,” but they would H14 not listen.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:9 - For this is a rebellious people, false sons,
Sons who [fn]refuse H14 to listen
To the [fn]instruction of the LORD;
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:15 - For this is what the Lord [fn]GOD, the Holy One of Israel, has said:
“In [fn]repentance and rest you will be saved,
In quietness and trust is your strength.”
But you were H14 not willing H14,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:24 - Who gave Jacob up for spoils, and Israel to plunderers?
Was it not the LORD, against whom we have sinned,
And in whose ways they were H14 not willing H14 to walk,
And whose Law they did not obey?

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