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Lexicon :: Strong's H2974 - yā'al

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יָאַל
Transliteration
yā'al
Pronunciation
yaw-al'
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Part of Speech
verb
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root [probably rather the same as יָאַל (H2973) through the idea of mental weakness]
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 831

Strong’s Definitions

יָאַל yâʼal, yaw-al'; a primitive root (probably rather the same as H2973 through the idea of mental weakness); properly, to yield, especially assent; hence (positive) to undertake as an act of volition:—assay, begin, be content, please, take upon, × willingly, would.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 19x

The KJV translates Strong's H2974 in the following manner: content (7x), please (4x), would (3x), taken upon me (2x), began (1x), assayed (1x), willingly (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 19x
The KJV translates Strong's H2974 in the following manner: content (7x), please (4x), would (3x), taken upon me (2x), began (1x), assayed (1x), willingly (1x).
  1. to begin, make a beginning, show willingness, undertake to do, be pleased, be determined

    1. (Hiphil)

      1. to agree to, show willingness, acquiesce, accept an invitation, be willing

      2. to undertake

      3. to resolve, be pleased, be determined

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
יָאַל yâʼal, yaw-al'; a primitive root (probably rather the same as H2973 through the idea of mental weakness); properly, to yield, especially assent; hence (positive) to undertake as an act of volition:—assay, begin, be content, please, take upon, × willingly, would.
STRONGS H2974:
† II. [יָאַל] verb only
Hiph. shew willingness, be pleased, determine, undertake to do anything (and do it) (see Ki Thes; Arabic bdb038304 is take refuge with, escape, hasten to a place; compare II. אול be in front of, NöMBAK 1880. 775; Sabean ואל in proper name מואלת DHMEpigr. Denkm. 53; perhaps As âlû, accept, LyonSargontexte 72) —
Hiph. Perfect 3rd person masculine singular הוֺאִיל Hosea 5:11 + 2 times; 2nd person masculine singular הוֺאַלְתָּ 1 Chronicles 17:27; 1st person singular הוֺאַלְתִּי Genesis 18:27, 31; 1st person plural הוֺאַלְנוּ Joshua 7:7; Imperfect וְיֹאֵל Job 6:9 (jussive); וַיּ֫וֺאֶל Exodus 2:21 + 4 times; וַיֹאֶל 1 Samuel 17:39 (but see below); Imperative הוֺאֵל 2 Samuel 7:29; 2 Kings 5:23; הוֺאֶלנָֿא Judges 19:6; ה֫וֺאֶל נָא 2 Kings 6:3; הוֺאִ֫ילוּ Job 6:28; —
1. shew willingness to do anything, accept an invitation, acquiesce, followed by infinitive וַי֫וֺאֶל משֶׁה לָשֶׁבֶת אֶתהָֿאִישׁ Exodus 2:21 (JE) and Moses was willing to dwell with the man (and did so), = Judges 17:11 (of Levite); elsewhere following by finite verb; וְלוּ הוֺאַלְנוּ וַנֵּשֶׁב Joshua 7:7 and would that we had been willing and had stayed; especially imperative, followed by imperative: הוֺאֶלנָֿא וְלִין Judges 19:6 be willing and spend the night (kindly accept my invitation) see Ges § 110. 2 a, R 2; 120. 2 a, 2 Kings 6:3 and (no וְ) 2 Kings 5:23; הוֺאִילוּ פְֿנוּבִֿי Job 6:28 i.e. be good enough to look upon me.
2. more actively, voluntarily undertake to do anything (and do it), followed by infinitive: Genesis 18:27 I have undertaken to speak = Genesis 18:31 (both J); so 1 Samuel 17:39 MT, but read וַ֫יֵּלֶא, and he laboured vainly, for וַיֹאֶל, so Greek Version of the LXX, GeiUrschrift, 377 We Dr (compare also 1 Samuel 17:39b לֹא אוּכַל לָלֶכֶת בָּאֵלֶּה); followed by finite verb הוֺאִיל משֶׁה בֵּאֵר Deuteronomy 1:5 i.e. Moses took upon himself to expound the law.
3. more actively still, be pleased, determine on one's own responsibility, resolve, followed by infinitive: Joshua 17:12 (JE) = Judges 1:27 but the Canaanites were determined (shewed a determination) to remain in this territory (= persisted in dwelling there); Judges 1:35 the Amorites persisted in dwelling in Har-Heres, etc.; followed by finite verb, of irreligious action, הואיל הָלַךְ Hosea 5:11 Ephraim persisted, he walked after vanity (read שׁוא for צו, see Che); elsewhere only of the divine good pleasure: followed by infinitive 1 Samuel 12:22 י׳ hath been pleased to make you a people for himself; 1 Chronicles 17:27; followed by finite verb הוֺאֵל וּבָרֵךְ 2 Samuel 7:29 be pleased and bless the house of thy servant; וְיֹאֵל אֱלוֺהַּ וִידַכְּאֵנִי Job 6:9 and that Eloah would be pleased and crush me! (see Ges§ 120, 2 a DaSynt. § 83 b).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

Genesis

18:27; 18:27; 18:31; 18:31

Exodus

2:21; 2:21

Deuteronomy

1:5

Joshua

7:7; 7:7; 17:12

Judges

1:27; 1:35; 17:11; 19:6; 19:6

1 Samuel

12:22; 17:39; 17:39; 17:39

2 Samuel

7:29; 7:29

2 Kings

5:23; 5:23; 6:3; 6:3

1 Chronicles

17:27; 17:27

Job

6:9; 6:9; 6:28; 6:28

Hosea

5:11; 5:11

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H2974 matches the Hebrew יָאַל (yā'al),
which occurs 19 times in 19 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:27 - And Abraham replied, “Now behold, I have [fn]ventured H2974 to speak to the Lord, although I am only dust and ashes.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:31 - And he said, “Now behold, I have [fn]ventured H2974 to speak to the Lord; suppose twenty are found there?” And He said, “I will not destroy it on account of the twenty.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:21 - And Moses was H2974 willing H2974 to live with the man. And he gave his daughter Zipporah to Moses.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 1:5 - Across the Jordan in the land of Moab, Moses began H2974 to explain this Law, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 7:7 - And Joshua said, “Oh, Lord [fn]GOD! Why did You ever bring this people across the Jordan, only to hand us over to the Amorites, to eliminate us? If only we had been H2974 willing H2974 [fn]to live beyond the Jordan!
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 17:12 - But the sons of Manasseh could not take possession of these cities, because the Canaanites persisted H2974 in living in this land.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:27 - But Manasseh did not take possession of Beth-shean and its villages, or Taanach and its villages, or the inhabitants of Dor and its villages, or the inhabitants of Ibleam and its villages, or the inhabitants of Megiddo and its villages; so the Canaanites persisted H2974 in living in this land.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:35 - yet the Amorites persisted H2974 in living on Mount Heres, in Aijalon and Shaalbim; but when the [fn]power of the house of Joseph [fn]grew strong, they became forced labor.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 17:11 - The Levite agreed H2974 to live with the man, and the young man became to him like one of his sons.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 19:6 - So both of them sat down and ate and drank together; and the girl’s father said to the man, “Please [fn]be H2974 so kind H2974 as to spend the night, and let your heart be cheerful.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 12:22 - “For the LORD will not abandon His people on account of His great name, because the LORD has been pleased H2974 to make you a people for Himself.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:39 - And David strapped on his sword over his military attire and struggled H2974 at walking, for he had not trained with the armor. So David said to Saul, “I cannot go with these, because I have not trained with them.” And David took them [fn]off.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 7:29 - “And now, may [fn]it please H2974 You to bless the house of Your servant, so that it may continue forever before You. For You, Lord GOD, have spoken; and [fn]with Your blessing may the house of Your servant be blessed forever.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 5:23 - Naaman said, “Be H2974 sure H2974 to take two talents.” And he urged him, and tied up two talents of silver in two bags with two changes of clothes, and gave them to two of his servants; and they carried them before him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 6:3 - Then one of them said, “Please agree H2974 and go with your servants.” And he said, “I will go.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 17:27 - “And now You have decided H2974 to bless the house of Your servant, that it may [fn]continue forever before You; for You, LORD, have blessed, and it is blessed forever.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:9 - Oh, that God would decide H2974 to crush me,
That He would let loose His hand and cut me off!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:28 - “Now please H2974 look at me,
And see if I am lying to your face.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 5:11 - Ephraim is oppressed, broken by judgment,
Because he was H2974 determined H2974 to follow [fn]man’s command.

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