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Lexicon :: Strong's H3213 - yālal

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A primitive root
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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 O gate; cry, O city;
[fn]Melt away, O Philistia, all of you;
For smoke comes from the north,
And there is no straggler in his ranks.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 15:2 - They have gone up to the [fn]temple and to Dibon, even 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 girded themselves with sackcloth;
On their housetops and in their squares
Everyone is wailing, H3213 [fn]dissolved in tears.
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 [fn]oracle concerning Tyre.
Wail, H3213 O 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 O inhabitants of the coastland.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 23:14 - Wail, H3213 O ships of Tarshish,
For your stronghold is destroyed.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 52:5 - “Now therefore, what do I have here,” declares the LORD, “seeing that My people have been taken away without cause?” Again the LORD declares, “Those who rule over them howl, H3213 and My name is continually blasphemed all day long.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 65:14 - “Behold, My servants will shout joyfully with a glad heart,
But you will cry out with a [fn]heavy heart,
And you will wail H3213 with a broken spirit.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 4:8 - “For this, put on sackcloth,
Lament and wail; H3213
For the fierce anger of the LORD
Has not turned back from us.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 25:34 - “Wail, H3213 you shepherds, and cry;
And wallow in ashes, you masters of the flock;
For the days of your slaughter and your dispersions [fn]have come,
And you will fall like a choice vessel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 47:2 - Thus says the LORD:
“Behold, waters are going to rise from the north
And become an overflowing torrent,
And overflow the land and all its fullness,
The city and those who live in it;
And the men 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,
Even for all Moab will I 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 O Heshbon, for Ai has been destroyed!
Cry out, O daughters of Rabbah,
Gird yourselves with sackcloth and lament,
And rush back and forth inside the walls;
For [fn]Malcam will go into exile
Together with his priests and his princes.
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 delivered over to the sword with My people, therefore strike your thigh.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 30:2 - “Son of man, prophesy and say, ‘Thus says the Lord [fn]GOD,
“Wail, H3213 ‘Alas 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 away from Me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 1:5 - Awake, drunkards, and weep;
And wail, H3213 all you wine drinkers,
On account of the sweet wine
That is cut off from your mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 1:11 - [fn]Be ashamed, O farmers,
Wail, H3213 O vinedressers,
For the wheat and the barley;
Because the harvest of the field is destroyed.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 1:13 - Gird yourselves with sackcloth
And lament, O priests;
Wail, H3213 O ministers of the altar!
Come, spend the night in sackcloth
O ministers of my God,
For the grain offering and the drink offering
Are withheld from the house of your God.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 8:3 - [fn]The songs of the palace will turn H3213 to wailing H3213 in that day,” declares the Lord GOD. “Many will be the corpses; in every place [fn]they will cast them forth [fn]in silence.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 1:8 - Because of this I must lament and wail, H3213
I must go barefoot and naked;
I must make a lament like the jackals
And a mourning like the ostriches.
Unchecked Copy BoxZep 1:11 - “Wail, H3213 O inhabitants of the [fn]Mortar,
For all the [fn]people of Canaan will be silenced;
All who weigh out silver will be cut off.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 11:2 - Wail, H3213 O [fn]cypress, for the cedar has fallen,
Because the glorious trees have been destroyed;
Wail, H3213 O oaks of Bashan,
For the [fn]impenetrable forest has come down.
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