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Lexicon :: Strong's H3276 - yāʿal

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Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root
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TWOT Reference: 882

Strong’s Definitions

יָעַל yâʻal, yaw-al'; a primitive root; properly, to ascend; figuratively, to be valuable (objectively; useful, subjectively; benefited):—× at all, set forward, can do good, (be, have) profit, (able).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 23x

The KJV translates Strong's H3276 in the following manner: profit (19x), at all (1x), set forward (1x), good (1x), profitable (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 23x
The KJV translates Strong's H3276 in the following manner: profit (19x), at all (1x), set forward (1x), good (1x), profitable (1x).
  1. (Hiphil) to gain, profit, benefit, avail

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
יָעַל yâʻal, yaw-al'; a primitive root; properly, to ascend; figuratively, to be valuable (objectively; useful, subjectively; benefited):—× at all, set forward, can do good, (be, have) profit, (able).
STRONGS H3276: Abbreviations
† I. [יָעַל] verb only Hiph. profit, avail, benefit; —
Hiph. Perfect הוֺעִיל Habakkuk 2:18; Imperfect יוֺעִיל Jeremiah 2:11 + 2 times; אֹעִיל Job 35:3; יוֺעִילוּ 1 Samuel 12:21 + 6 times; יוֺעִ֫לוּ Jeremiah 2:8; Jeremiah 12:13; יוֺעִילוּךְ Isaiah 57:12; נוֺעִיל Job 21:15; Infinitive absolute הוֺעֵיל Jeremiah 23:22; construct הוֺעִיל Jeremiah 7:8 + 4 times; Participle מוֺעִיל Jeremiah 16:19; — profit, avail, benefit, always (except Job 30:13 where in bad sense, Isaiah 47:12) with negative, or in question implying negative; especially of idols or false gods (as unprofitable), so Habakkuk 2:18; Isaiah 44:9, 10; Isaiah 57:12; Jeremiah 2:8 אחרי לא יועילו הלבו, Jeremiah 2:11 המיר כבידו בלוא יועיל, Jeremiah 16:19 ואין בם מועיל, 1 Samuel 12:21, of vain confidences Jeremiah 7:8, or promises Jeremiah 23:32 (twice in verse) (followed by לְ); of Egypt as ally Isaiah 30:5 (followed by לְ), Isaiah 30:5; Isaiah 30:6; of wickedness Proverbs 10:2; wealth Proverbs 11:4; worthless men Job 30:13 (לְהַוָּתִי יועִילוּ i.e. promote it); of words Job 15:3 (|| דָּבָר לֹא יִסְכּוֺן); in general gain profit Isaiah 47:12; Isaiah 48:17; Jeremiah 12:13; Job 21:15; Job 35:3.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

1 Samuel

12:21; 12:21


15:3; 21:15; 21:15; 30:13; 30:13; 35:3; 35:3


10:2; 11:4


30:5; 30:5; 30:6; 44:9; 44:10; 47:12; 47:12; 48:17; 57:12; 57:12


2:8; 2:8; 2:11; 2:11; 7:8; 7:8; 12:13; 12:13; 16:19; 16:19; 23:22; 23:32


2:18; 2:18

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H3276 matches the Hebrew יָעַל (yāʿal),
which occurs 23 times in 21 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 12:21 - And turn ye not aside: for then should ye go after vain things, which cannot profit H3276 nor deliver; for they are vain.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:3 - Should he reason with unprofitable talk? or with speeches wherewith he can do no good? H3276
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 21:15 - What is the Almighty, that we should serve him? and what profit H3276 should we have, if we pray unto him?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 30:13 - They mar my path, they set forward H3276 my calamity, they have no helper.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 35:3 - For thou saidst, What advantage will it be unto thee? and, What profit H3276 shall I have, if I be cleansed from my sin?
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:2 - Treasures of wickedness profit H3276 nothing: but righteousness delivereth from death.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:4 - Riches profit H3276 not in the day of wrath: but righteousness delivereth from death.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:5 - They were all ashamed of a people that could not profit H3276 them, nor be an help nor profit, H3276 but a shame, and also a reproach.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:6 - The burden of the beasts of the south: into the land of trouble and anguish, from whence come the young and old lion, the viper and fiery flying serpent, they will carry their riches upon the shoulders of young asses, and their treasures upon the bunches of camels, to a people that shall not profit H3276 them.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:9 - They that make a graven image are all of them vanity; and their delectable things shall not profit; H3276 and they are their own witnesses; they see not, nor know; that they may be ashamed.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:10 - Who hath formed a god, or molten a graven image that is profitable H3276 for nothing?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 47:12 - Stand now with thine enchantments, and with the multitude of thy sorceries, wherein thou hast laboured from thy youth; if so be thou shalt be able to profit, H3276 if so be thou mayest prevail.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:17 - Thus saith the LORD, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; I am the LORD thy God which teacheth thee to profit, H3276 which leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 57:12 - I will declare thy righteousness, and thy works; for they shall not profit H3276 thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:8 - The priests said not, Where is the LORD? and they that handle the law knew me not: the pastors also transgressed against me, and the prophets prophesied by Baal, and walked after things that do not profit. H3276
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:11 - Hath a nation changed their gods, which are yet no gods? but my people have changed their glory for that which doth not profit. H3276
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 7:8 - Behold, ye trust in lying words, that cannot profit. H3276
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 12:13 - They have sown wheat, but shall reap thorns: they have put themselves to pain, but shall not profit: H3276 and they shall be ashamed of your revenues because of the fierce anger of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 16:19 - O LORD, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles shall come unto thee from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit. H3276
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 23:32 - Behold, I am against them that prophesy false dreams, saith the LORD, and do tell them, and cause my people to err by their lies, and by their lightness; yet I sent them not, nor commanded them: therefore they shall not profit H3276 this people at all, H3276 saith the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxHab 2:18 - What profiteth H3276 the graven image that the maker thereof hath graven it; the molten image, and a teacher of lies, that the maker of his work trusteth therein, to make dumb idols?
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