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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 - “You must not turn aside, for then you would go after futile things which can not profit H3276 or deliver, because they are futile.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:3 - “Should he argue with useless talk,
Or with words which are not profitable? H3276
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 21:15 - [fn]Who is [fn]the Almighty, that we should serve Him,
And what would we gain H3276 if we entreat Him?’
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 30:13 - “They break up my path,
They profit H3276 [fn]from my destruction;
No one restrains them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 35:3 - “For you say, ‘What advantage will it be to [fn]You?
What profit H3276 will I have, more than if I had sinned?’
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:2 - [fn]Ill-gotten gains do not profit, H3276
But righteousness delivers from death.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:4 - Riches do not profit H3276 in the day of wrath,
But righteousness delivers from death.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:5 - “Everyone will be ashamed because of a people who cannot profit H3276 them,
Who are not for help or profit, H3276 but for shame and also for reproach.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:6 - The [fn]oracle concerning the beasts of the Negev.
Through a land of distress and anguish,
From [fn]where come lioness and lion, viper and flying serpent,
They carry their riches on the [fn]backs of young donkeys
And their treasures on camels’ humps,
To a people who cannot profit H3276 them;
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:9 - Those who fashion [fn]a graven image are all of them futile, and their precious things are of no profit; H3276 even their own witnesses fail to see or know, so that they will be put to shame.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:10 - Who has fashioned a god or cast [fn]an idol to no profit? H3276
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 47:12 - “Stand fast now in your spells
And in your many sorceries
With which you have labored from your youth;
Perhaps you will be able to profit, H3276
Perhaps you may cause trembling.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:17 - Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel,
“I am the LORD your God, who teaches you to profit, H3276
Who leads you in the way you should go.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 57:12 - “I will declare your righteousness and your deeds,
But they will not profit H3276 you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:8 - “The priests did not say, ‘Where is the LORD?’
And those who handle the law did not know Me;
The [fn]rulers also transgressed against Me,
And the prophets prophesied by Baal
And walked after things that did not profit. H3276
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:11 - “Has a nation changed gods
When they were not gods?
But My people have changed their glory
For that which does not profit. H3276
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 7:8 - “Behold, you are trusting in deceptive words to no avail. H3276
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 12:13 - “They have sown wheat and have reaped thorns,
They have strained themselves [fn]to no profit. H3276
But be ashamed of your [fn]harvest
Because of the fierce anger of the LORD.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 16:19 - O LORD, my strength and my stronghold,
And my refuge in the day of distress,
To You the nations will come
From the ends of the earth and say,
“Our fathers have inherited nothing but falsehood,
Futility and [fn]things H3276 of no profit.” H3276
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 23:32 - “Behold, I am against those who have prophesied false dreams,” declares the LORD, “and related them and led My people astray by their falsehoods and reckless boasting; yet I did not send them or command them, nor do they furnish H3276 this people the slightest H3276 benefit,” H3276 declares the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxHab 2:18 - “What profit H3276 is the [fn]idol when its maker has carved it,
Or [fn]an image, a teacher of falsehood?
For its maker trusts in his own handiwork
When he fashions speechless idols.
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