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Lexicon :: Strong's H1947 - hôlēlâ

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הוֹלֵלָה
Transliteration
hôlēlâ
Pronunciation
ho-lay-law'
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Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Act. participle of הָלַל (H1984)
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 501a

Variant Spellings

The following spelling is supported by Strongs and Gesenius: הוללה.

Strong’s Definitions

הוֹלֵלָה hôwlêlâh, ho-lay-law'; feminine active participle of H1984; folly:—madness.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 4x

The KJV translates Strong's H1947 in the following manner: madness (4x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 4x
The KJV translates Strong's H1947 in the following manner: madness (4x).
  1. madness

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
הוֹלֵלָה hôwlêlâh, ho-lay-law'; feminine active participle of H1984; folly:—madness.
STRONGS H1947:
† [הוֺלֵלָה] noun feminine madness (on text see below), only plural הֹלֵלוֺת, הוֺלֵלוֺת, and only Ecclesiastes: Ecclesiastes 1:17 and I set my heart (וָאֶתְּנָה לִבִּי) to know wisdom, and to know madness and folly (הֹלֵלוֺת וְשִׂכְלוּת), compare הוֺלֵלוֺת Ecclesiastes 2:12 (|| id.); וְלָדַעַת רֶשַׁע כֶּסֶל וְהַסִּכְלוּת ה׳ Ecclesiastes 7:25; i.e. to know folly to be madness; possibly read חוֺלֵלוּת, compare סִכְלוּת & following; the moral evil of it is specifically recognized in Ecclesiastes 9:3 (|| רָע).
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Ecclesiastes

1:17; 2:12; 7:25; 9:3

H1947

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H1947 matches the Hebrew הוֹלֵלָה (hôlēlâ),
which occurs 4 times in 4 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 1:17 - And I gave my heart to know wisdom, and to know madness H1947 and folly: I perceived that this also is vexation of spirit.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 2:12 - And I turned myself to behold wisdom, and madness, H1947 and folly: for what can the man do that cometh after the king? even that which hath been already done.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 7:25 - I applied mine heart to know, and to search, and to seek out wisdom, and the reason of things, and to know the wickedness of folly, even of foolishness and madness: H1947
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 9:3 - This is an evil among all things that are done under the sun, that there is one event unto all: yea, also the heart of the sons of men is full of evil, and madness H1947 is in their heart while they live, and after that they go to the dead.

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