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Lexicon :: Strong's H1892 - heḇel

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הֶבֶל
Transliteration
heḇel
Pronunciation
heh'bel
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Part of Speech
adverb, masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 463a

Strong’s Definitions

הֶבֶל hebel, heh'bel; or (rarely in the abs.) הֲבֵל hăbêl; from H1891; emptiness or vanity; figuratively, something transitory and unsatisfactory; often used as an adverb:—× altogether, vain, vanity.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 73x

The KJV translates Strong's H1892 in the following manner: vanity (61x), vain (11x), altogether (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 73x
The KJV translates Strong's H1892 in the following manner: vanity (61x), vain (11x), altogether (1x).
  1. vapour, breath

    1. breath, vapour

    2. vanity (fig.)

      adverb
  2. vainly

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
הֶבֶל hebel, heh'bel; or (rarely in the abs.) הֲבֵל hăbêl; from H1891; emptiness or vanity; figuratively, something transitory and unsatisfactory; often used as an adverb:—× altogether, vain, vanity.
STRONGS H1892:
I. הֶ֫בֶל 73 noun masculine vapour, breath (Late Hebrew id., Syriac Hxbfh id.) figurative vanity (so Late Hebrew, Syriac Hbeh) — הָ֑בֶל Ecclesiastes 1:2 +; construct הֲבֵל Ecclesiastes 1:2 (twice in verse); Ecclesiastes 12:8, suffix הֶבְלִי etc. Ecclesiastes 6:12; Ecclesiastes 7:15; Ecclesiastes 9:9 (twice in verse); plural הֲבָלִים Jeremiah 10:8 +; construct הַבְלֵי Jeremiah 8:19 +, suffix הַבְלֵיהֶם Deuteronomy 32:21 +; —
1. literal Isaiah 57:13 all of them (the idols) יִשָּׂארֿוּחַ יִקַּח הָ֑בֶל a breath (Vulgate aura) will carry away, Proverbs 21:6 the getting of treasures by a lying tongue is הֶבֶל נִדָּף a vapour driven away. Elsewhere always
2. figurative of what is evanescent, unsubstantial, worthless, vanity, as of idols Jeremiah 10:15 = Jeremiah 51:18; Jeremiah 16:19 הֶבֶל וְאֵין בָּם מוֺעִיל (|| שֶׁקֶר), heathen observances Jeremiah 10:3, and in phrase הָלַךְ אַחֲרֵי הַהֶבֶל Jeremiah 2:5; 2 Kings 17:15; Proverbs 13:11 הוֺן מֵהֶבֶל wealth (gotten) out of vanity, (i.e. not by solid toil, opposed to קֹבֵץ עַל יָד) is minished (but Greek Version of the LXX Vulgate Ew מְבֹהָל, see Proverbs 20:21 Qr), Proverbs 31:30 שֶׁקֶר הַחֵן וְהֶבֶל הַיֹּ֑פִי, Lamentations 4:17 אֶל עֶזְרָתֵנוּ הֶבֶל to our vain (Dr§ 193 n.) help; of life Job 7:16 כִּי הֶבֶל יָמָֽי׃, Psalm 78:33 וַיְכַל בַּהֶבֶל יְמֵיהֶם consumed their days as (בְּ I:7 d vanity, man Psalm 39:6; Psalm 39:12; Psalm 62:10 יָֽחַד׃ מֵהֶבֶל הֵמָּה אָדָם בְּנֵי הֶבֶל they are altogether (made) of vanity, Psalm 94:11; Psalm 144:4, especially in Ecclesiastes (31 times + הֲבֵל הֲבָלִים Ecclesiastes 1:2 (twice in verse); Ecclesiastes 12:8) of the fruitlessness of all human enterprise and endeavour, Ecclesiastes 1:2 הַכֹּל הֶבֶל, Ecclesiastes 1:14 רוּחַ וּרְעוּת הֶבֶל הַכֹּל all was vanity and the pursuit of wind, Ecclesiastes 2:1, 14, 15 etc., Ecclesiastes 6:4 (of an abortion) בַּהֶבֶל בָּא i.e. into a lifeless existence, Ecclesiastes 6:11 הָ֑בֶל מַרְבִּים הַרְבֵּה דְּבָרִים יֵשׁ (of discussions leading to no result), note also the phrases יְמֵי (הֶבְלוֺ, הֶבְלְךָ) הֶבְלִי Ecclesiastes 7:15; Ecclesiastes 9:9, יְמֵי חַיֵּי ה׳ Ecclesiastes 6:12; Ecclesiastes 9:9; Job 27:12 (see הָבַל), Isaiah 49:4 לְתֹהוּ וָהֶבֶל for nought and vanity have I spent my strength; as adverb accusative vainly, to no purpose Isaiah 30:7 הֶבֶל וָרִיק יַעֲזֹ֑רוּ, Psalm 39:7 אַךְ הֶבֶל יֶהֱמָיוּן they disquiet themselves to no purpose, Job 9:29: הֶבֶל אִיגָָֽע Job 35:16, with נִחַם to comfort Job 21:34; Zechariah 10:2. Plural הֲבָלִים of false gods, Deuteronomy 32:21 ) כִּעֲסוּנִי בְהַבְלֵיהֶם || בְּלֹאאֵֿל) 1 Kings 16:13, 26; Jeremiah 8:19 הַבְלֵי נֵכָר || (בִּפְסִילֵיהֶםׅ, Jeremiah 10:8; Jeremiah 14:22 הַבְלֵי הַגּוֺיִם, Psalm 31:7 הַשֹּׁמְרִים הַבְלֵישָֿׁוְא empty vanities Jonah 2:9; in more general sense Ecclesiastes 1:2 (twice in verse); Ecclesiastes 12:8 הֲבֵל הֲבָלִים, Ecclesiastes 5:6.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

Deuteronomy

32:21; 32:21

1 Kings

16:13; 16:26

2 Kings

17:15

Job

7:16; 9:29; 21:34; 27:12; 35:16

Psalms

31:7; 39:6; 39:7; 39:12; 62:10; 78:33; 94:11; 144:4

Proverbs

13:11; 20:21; 21:6; 31:30

Ecclesiastes

1:2; 1:2; 1:2; 1:2; 1:2; 1:14; 2:1; 2:14; 2:15; 5:6; 6:4; 6:11; 6:12; 6:12; 7:15; 7:15; 9:9; 9:9; 9:9; 12:8; 12:8; 12:8

Isaiah

30:7; 49:4; 57:13

Jeremiah

2:5; 8:19; 8:19; 10:3; 10:8; 10:8; 10:15; 14:22; 16:19; 51:18

Lamentations

4:17

Jonah

2:9

Zechariah

10:2

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H1892 matches the Hebrew הֶבֶל (heḇel),
which occurs 73 times in 64 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Deu 32:21–Ecc 12:8)

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:21 - ‘They have made Me jealous with what is not God;
They have provoked Me to anger with their [fn]idols H1892.
So I will make them jealous with those who are not a people;
I will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 16:13 - for all the sins of Baasha and the sins of his son Elah, which they [fn]committed and into which they misled Israel, provoking the LORD God of Israel to anger with their [fn]idols H1892.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 16:26 - For he walked [fn]entirely in the way of Jeroboam the son of Nebat and in his sins into which he misled Israel, provoking the LORD God of Israel to anger with their [fn]idols H1892.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 17:15 - They rejected His statutes and His covenant which He made with their fathers, and His warnings which He [fn]gave them. And they followed [fn]idols H1892 and became empty, and followed the nations that surrounded them, about which the LORD had commanded them not to do as they did.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:16 - “I [fn]waste away; I will not live forever.
Leave me alone, for my days are only a breath H1892.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 9:29 - “I am guilty,
Why then should I struggle in vain H1892?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 21:34 - “So how dare you give me empty H1892 comfort?
For your answers remain nothing but falsehood!”
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:12 - “Behold, all of you have seen it;
Why then do you talk of nothing H1892?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 35:16 - So Job opens his mouth with empty H1892 words;
He multiplies words without knowledge.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 31:6 - I hate those who devote themselves to worthless [fn]idols H1892,
But I trust in the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 39:5 - “Behold, You have made my days like [fn]hand widths,
And my lifetime as nothing in Your sight;
Certainly all mankind standing is [fn]a mere breath H1892. Selah
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 39:6 - “Certainly every person walks around as [fn]a fleeting shadow;
They certainly make an uproar for nothing H1892;
He amasses riches and does not know who will gather them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 39:11 - “With rebukes You punish a person for wrongdoing;
You consume like a moth what is precious to him;
Certainly all mankind is mere H1892 breath H1892! Selah
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 62:9 - People of low standing are only breath H1892, and people of rank are a lie;
In the balances they go up.
Together they are lighter than breath H1892.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:33 - So He brought their days to an end in futility H1892,
And their years to an end in sudden terror.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 94:11 - The LORD knows human thoughts,
[fn]That they are mere breath H1892.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 144:4 - Man is like the breath H1892;
His days are like a passing shadow.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:11 - Wealth obtained from [fn]nothing H1892 dwindles,
But one who gathers [fn]by labor increases it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:6 - The acquisition of treasures by a lying tongue
Is a fleeting vapor H1892, the [fn]pursuit of death.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 31:30 - Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain H1892,
But a woman who [fn]fears the LORD, she shall be praised.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 1:2 - “Futility H1892 of futilities H1892,” says the Preacher,
“Futility H1892 of futilities H1892! All is futility H1892.”
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 1:14 - I have seen all the works which have been done under the sun, and behold, all is futility H1892 and striving after wind.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 2:1 - I said [fn]to myself, “Come now, I will test you with pleasure. So [fn]enjoy yourself.” And behold, it too was futility H1892.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 2:11 - So I considered all my activities which my hands had done and the labor which I had [fn]exerted, and behold, all was futility H1892 and striving after wind, and there was no benefit under the sun.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 2:15 - Then I said [fn]to myself, “As is the fate of the fool, it will also happen to me. Why then have I been extremely wise?” So [fn]I said to myself, “This too is futility H1892.”
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 2:17 - So I hated life, for the work which had been done under the sun was [fn]unhappy to me; because everything is futility H1892 and striving after wind.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 2:19 - And who knows whether he will be wise or a fool? Yet he will have control over all the fruit of my labor for which I have labored by acting wisely under the sun. This too is futility H1892.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 2:21 - When there is a person who has labored with wisdom, knowledge, and skill, and then gives his [fn]legacy to one who has not labored for it; this too is futility H1892 and a great evil.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 2:23 - Because all his days his activity is painful and irritating; even at night his [fn]mind does not rest. This too is futility H1892.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 2:26 - For to a person who is good in His sight, He has given wisdom and knowledge and joy, while to the sinner He has given the task of gathering and collecting so that he may give to one who is good in God’s sight. This too is futility H1892 and striving after wind.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 3:19 - For the fate of the sons of mankind and the fate of animals [fn]is the same. As one dies, so dies the other; indeed, they all have the same breath, and there is no advantage for mankind over animals, for all is futility H1892.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 4:4 - I have seen that every labor and every skill which is done is the result of rivalry between a person and his neighbor. This too is futility H1892 and striving after wind.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 4:7 - Then I looked again at futility H1892 under the sun.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 4:8 - There was a man without a [fn]dependent, having neither a son nor a brother, yet there was no end to all his labor. Indeed, his eyes were not satisfied with riches, and he never asked, “And for whom do I labor and deprive myself of pleasure?” This too is futility H1892, and it is an unhappy task.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 4:16 - There is no end to all the people, to all who were before them. Even the ones who will come later will not be happy with him; for this too is futility H1892 and striving after wind.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 5:7 - For in many dreams and in many words there is futility H1892. Rather, [fn]fear God.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 5:10 - One who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor one who loves abundance with its income. This too is futility H1892.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 6:2 - a person to whom God has given riches, wealth, and honor, so that his soul lacks nothing of all that he desires, yet God has not given him the opportunity to [fn]enjoy these things, but a foreigner [fn]enjoys them. This is futility H1892 and a severe affliction.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 6:4 - for a miscarriage comes in futility H1892 and goes into darkness; and its name is covered in darkness.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 6:9 - What the eyes see is better than what the soul [fn]desires. This too is futility H1892 and striving after wind.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 6:11 - For there are many words which increase futility H1892. What then is the advantage to a person?
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 6:12 - For who knows what is good for a person during his lifetime, during the few [fn]years of his futile H1892 life? He will [fn]spend them like a shadow. For who can tell a person what will happen after him under the sun?
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 7:6 - For as the [fn]crackling of thorn bushes under a pot,
So is the laughter of the fool;
And this too is futility H1892.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 7:15 - I have seen everything during my [fn]lifetime of futility H1892; there is a righteous person who perishes in his righteousness, and there is a wicked person who prolongs his life in his wickedness.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 8:10 - So then, I have seen the wicked buried, those who used to go in and out of the holy place, and they are soon forgotten in the city where they did such things. This too is futility H1892.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 8:14 - There is futility H1892 which is done on the earth, that is, there are righteous people to whom it [fn]happens according to the deeds of the wicked. On the other hand, there are evil people to whom it [fn]happens according to the deeds of the righteous. I say that this too is futility H1892.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 9:9 - [fn]Enjoy life with the wife whom you love all the days of your futile H1892 life which He has given you under the sun, [fn]all the days of your futility H1892; for this is your reward in life and in your work which you have labored under the sun.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 11:8 - Indeed, if a person lives many years, let him rejoice in them all; but let him remember the days of darkness, for they will be many. Everything that is to come will be futility H1892.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 11:10 - So remove [fn]sorrow from your heart and keep [fn]pain away from your body, because childhood and the prime of life are [fn]fleeting H1892.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 12:8 - “Futility H1892 of futilities H1892,” says the Preacher, “all is futility H1892!”

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