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Lexicon :: Strong's H3213 - yālal

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Strong’s Definitions

יָלַל yâlal, yaw-lal'; a primitive root; to howl (with a wailing tone) or yell (with a boisterous one):—(make to) howl, be howling.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 31x

The KJV translates Strong's H3213 in the following manner: howl (29x), howlings (1x), variant (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 31x
The KJV translates Strong's H3213 in the following manner: howl (29x), howlings (1x), variant (1x).
  1. (Hiphil) to howl, wail, make a howling

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
יָלַל yâlal, yaw-lal'; a primitive root; to howl (with a wailing tone) or yell (with a boisterous one):—(make to) howl, be howling.
STRONGS H3213: Abbreviations
[יָלַל] verb Hiph. howl, make a howling (onomatopoetic) —
Hiph. Perfect וְהֵילִל consecutive Jeremiah 47:2; וְהֵילִיל֫וּ consecutive Amos 8:3; Imperfect יְיֵלִיל Isaiah 15:2 3 times (Ges§ 70. 2, R. 2 Köi. 437, 421); אֲיֵלִיל Jeremiah 48:31; וְאֵילִי֫לָה Micah 1:8; יְיֵלִיל֫וּ Hosea 7:14 (Köi. 421); יְהֵילִי֫לוּ Isaiah 52:5; תִּיִלִי֫לוּ Isaiah 65:14; Imperative הֵילֵל Ezekiel 21:17; Zechariah 11:2; הֵילִי֫לִי Isaiah 14:31; Isaiah 49:3 + Jeremiah 48:20 Kt; הֵילִי֫לוּ Isaiah 13:6 13 times + Jeremiah 48:20 Qr, + Ezekiel 30:2 (strike out Greek Version of the LXX Co); — utter or make a howling, give a howl, in distress, || זעק Hosea 7:14; Jeremiah 47:2; Isaiah 14:31; Jeremiah 25:34; Jeremiah 48:20,31 (followed by על), Ezekiel 21:17; || צעק Isaiah 65:14 (followed by מִן of occasion, source); || ספד Micah 1:8; Jeremiah 4:8; Joel 1:13; || הֹבִישׁ Joel 1:11; || בכה Joel 1:5 (compare Isaiah 15:2,3+ בֶּ֑כִי); followed by על Jeremiah 51:8; Isaiah 15:2,3; We proposes ילילו for יגילו Hosea 10:5 (others יחילו, see גיל above); followed by לְ Isaiah 16:7; absolute והילילו שׁירות היכל Amos 8:3 and palace-songs shall become howlings, Isaiah 13:6; Isaiah 16:7; Isaiah 23:1,6,14; Jeremiah 48:39; Jeremiah 49:3 (Ezekiel 30:2 see above), Zephaniah 1:11; Zechariah 11:2 (twice in verse); in cruel exultation Isaiah 52:5 compare De Che di. — On הֵילֵל בֶּןשָֿׁ֑חַר Isaiah 14:12 compare below I. הלל above.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


13:6; 13:6; 14:12; 14:31; 14:31; 15:2; 15:2; 15:2; 15:3; 15:3; 16:7; 16:7; 23:1; 23:6; 23:14; 49:3; 52:5; 52:5; 65:14; 65:14


4:8; 25:34; 47:2; 47:2; 48:20; 48:20; 48:20; 48:31; 48:31; 48:39; 49:3; 51:8


21:17; 21:17; 30:2; 30:2


7:14; 7:14; 10:5


1:5; 1:11; 1:13


8:3; 8:3


1:8; 1:8




11:2; 11:2

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H3213 matches the Hebrew יָלַל (yālal),
which occurs 31 times in 28 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 13:6 -

Wail H3213, for the day of the LORD is near!

It will come as destruction from [fn]the Almighty.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:31 -

“Wail H3213, you gate; cry, you city;

[fn]Melt away, Philistia, all of you!

For smoke comes from the north,

And there is no straggler in his ranks.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 15:2 -

[fn]The people have gone up to the [fn]temple and to Dibon, to the high places to weep.

Moab wails H3213 over Nebo and Medeba;

Everyone’s head is bald and every beard is cut off.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 15:3 -

In their streets they have put on sackcloth;

On their housetops and in their public squares

Everyone is H3213 wailing H3213, [fn]overcome with weeping.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 16:7 -

Therefore Moab will wail H3213; everyone of Moab will wail H3213.

You will moan for the raisin cakes of Kir-hareseth

As those who are utterly stricken.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 23:1 -

The pronouncement concerning Tyre:

Wail H3213, you ships of Tarshish,

For Tyre is destroyed, without house or [fn]harbor;

It is reported to them from the land of [fn]Cyprus.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 23:6 -

Pass over to Tarshish;

Wail H3213, you inhabitants of the coastland.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 23:14 -

Wail H3213, you ships of Tarshish,

For your stronghold is destroyed.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 52:5 - “And now, what do I have here,” declares the LORD, “seeing that My people have been taken away without reason?” Again the LORD declares, “Those who rule over them howl H3213, and My name is continually reviled all day long.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 65:14 -

“Behold, My servants will shout joyfully with a glad heart,

But you will cry out from a painful heart,

And you will wail H3213 from a broken spirit.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 4:8 -

“For this, put on sackcloth,

Mourn and wail H3213;

For the fierce anger of the LORD

Has not turned away from us.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 25:34 -

“Wail H3213, you shepherds, and cry out;

Wallow in the dust, you masters of the flock;

For the days of your slaughter and your dispersions [fn]have come,

And you will fall like a precious vessel.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 47:2 - This is what the LORD says:

“Behold, waters are going to rise from the north

And become an overflowing torrent,

And overflow the land and everything that is in it,

The city and those who live in it;

And the people will cry out,

And every inhabitant of the land will wail H3213.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 48:20 -

“Moab has been put to shame, for it has been [fn]shattered.

Wail H3213 and cry out;

Declare by the Arnon

That Moab has been destroyed.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 48:31 -

“Therefore I will wail H3213 for Moab,

For all of Moab I will cry out;

[fn]I will moan for the men of Kir-heres.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 48:39 - “How [fn]shattered it is! How they have wailed H3213! How Moab has turned his back—he is ashamed! So Moab will become a laughingstock and an object of terror to all around him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 49:3 -

“Wail H3213, Heshbon, for Ai has been destroyed!

Cry out, daughters of Rabbah,

Put on sackcloth and mourn,

And move about inside the walls;

For [fn]Malcam will go into exile

Together with his priests and his leaders.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:8 -

Suddenly Babylon has fallen and been broken;

Wail H3213 over her!

Bring [fn]balm for her pain;

Perhaps she may be healed.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 21:12 - “Cry out and wail H3213, son of man; for it is against My people, it is against all the officials of Israel. They are turned over to the sword with My people, therefore [fn]slap your thigh.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 30:2 - “Son of man, prophesy and say, ‘This is what the Lord [fn]GOD says:

“Wail H3213, ‘Woe for the day!’

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 7:14 -

And they do not cry to Me from their heart

When they wail H3213 on their beds;

For the sake of grain and new wine they [fn]assemble themselves,

They turn against Me.

Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 1:5 -

Awake, you heavy drinkers, and weep;

And wail H3213, all you wine drinkers,

Because of the sweet wine,

For it has been eliminated from your mouth.

Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 1:11 -

Be ashamed, you farm workers,

Wail H3213, you vinedressers,

For the wheat and the barley;

Because the harvest of the field is destroyed.

Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 1:13 -

Put on sackcloth

And mourn, you priests;

Wail H3213, you ministers of the altar!

Come, spend the night in sackcloth,

You ministers of my God,

For the grain offering and the drink offering

Have been withheld from the house of your God.

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 8:3 - [fn]The songs of the palace will turn H3213 to H3213 wailing H3213 on that day,” declares the Lord GOD. “The corpses will be many; in every place [fn]they will throw them out. [fn]Hush!”
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 1:8 -

Because of this I must mourn and wail H3213,

I must go barefoot and naked;

I must do mourning like the jackals,

And a mourning like the ostriches.

Unchecked Copy BoxZep 1:11 -

“Wail H3213, you inhabitants of the [fn]Mortar,

Because all the [fn]people of Canaan will be destroyed;

All who weigh out silver will be eliminated.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 11:2 -

Wail H3213, juniper, because the cedar has fallen,

For the magnificent trees have been destroyed;

Wail H3213, oaks of Bashan,

Because the [fn]impenetrable forest has come down.

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