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Lexicon :: Strong's H408 - 'al

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אַל
Transliteration
'al
Pronunciation
al
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Part of Speech
adverb of negation
Root Word (Etymology)
A negative particle [akin to לֹא (H3808)]
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 90

Strong’s Definitions

אַל ʼal, al; a negative particle (akin to H3808); not (the qualified negation, used as a deprecative); once (Job 24:25) as a noun, nothing:—nay, neither, + never, no, nor, not, nothing (worth), rather than.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 12x

The KJV translates Strong's H408 in the following manner: never (2x), nay (1x), neither (1x), no (1x), none (1x), nor (1x), not (1x), nothing (1x), rather than (1x), whither (1x), nothing worth (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 12x
The KJV translates Strong's H408 in the following manner: never (2x), nay (1x), neither (1x), no (1x), none (1x), nor (1x), not (1x), nothing (1x), rather than (1x), whither (1x), nothing worth (1x).
  1. not, no, nor, neither, nothing (as wish or preference)

    1. do not, let not (with a verb)

    2. let there not be (with a verb understood)

    3. not, no (with substantive)

    4. nothing (as substantive)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
אַל ʼal, al; a negative particle (akin to H3808); not (the qualified negation, used as a deprecative); once (Job 24:25) as a noun, nothing:—nay, neither, + never, no, nor, not, nothing (worth), rather than.
STRONGS H408:
II. אַל adverb of negation (so Phoenician e.g. CISi.3,4.5.8, Biblical Aramaic H409, Sabean (DHMZMG 1875, 596), and in the Ethiopic አልቦ፡ albo, is not), denying however, not objectively as a fact (like לֹא οὐ), but subjectively as a wish (like μή), expressing therefore a deprecation or prohibition:
a.
(a) with a verb, which is then always an imperfect (never an imperative), by preference in the cohortative or jussive mood, where this is in use, and may be of any person or number; Genesis 15:1 and often אַל־תִּירָא fear not! Genesis 22:12 יָֽדְךָ אַל־תִּשְׁלַח put not forth thy hand, Genesis 37:27 וְיָדֵנוּ אַל־תְּהִי־בוֺ and let not our hand be upon him, Genesis 21:16 אַל־אֶרְאֶה let me not look upon the death of the lad! Psalm 25:2 אַל־אֵבוֺשָׁה let me not be ashamed; with1st person plural (rare) 2 Samuel 13:25; Jeremiah 18:18; Jonah 1:14. In an imprecation: Genesis 49:4 אַל־תּוֺתַר have not thou the excellency! Psalm 109:12; Job 3:4, 6. Sometimes strengthened by נָא : Genesis 13:8; Genesis 18:3 and elsewhere.
(b) without a verb,
(α) 2 Samuel 1:21 let (there be) not dew & not rain upon you! Isaiah 62:6; Psalm 83:1.
(β) used absolutely, in deprecation Genesis 19:18; 2 Samuel 13:16 (see below אוֺדָה) 2 Kings 3:13; 2 Kings 4:16; 2 Kings 6:27 (see RVm: but possibly to be explained by Dr§ 152 iii; so Th Ke: hardly as Ew§ 355 b) Ruth 1:13 אַל בְּנֹתַי Nay, my daughters, compare Judges 19:23;
(γ) after a preceding imperative Amos 5:14; Joel 2:13; Proverbs 8:10, a jussive Proverbs 27:2, an infinitive absolute Proverbs 27:2.
(c) in poetry אַל sometimes expresses vividly the emotion or sympathy of the poet (see Dr§ 56-8); Isaiah 2:9 וְאַל־תִּשָּׂא לָהֶם and forgive them not! (with a touch of passion), Psalm 41:3; Proverbs 3:25; Job 5:22; Psalm 34:6 (but Greek Version of the LXX Syriac Version Ew Che here read וּפְנֵיכֶם, probably rightly); Psalm 50:3a may our God come וְאַל־ יֶ֫חֱשָרשׁ and not be silent! (the psalmist identifying himself with a spectator of the scene Psalm 50:2, Psalm 50:3b Psalm 50:3c) Psalm 121:3 (contrast Psalm 121:4 לֹא) Jeremiah 46:6 +.
b. once Proverbs 12:28 joined closely to a substantive (compare לֹא 2 b) to express with emphasis its negation: In the way of righteousness is life, and in the pathway therecf אַל־מָוֶת there is no-death! i.e. immortality.
c. once Job 24:25 used in poetry as a substantive, And bring my words לְאַל to nought!N.B. 1 Samuel 27:10 הַיּוֺם אַל־פְּשַׁטְתֶּם אַל with the perfect is against all analogy; and either אֶל־מִי (with Greek Version of the LXX. Vulgate), or better אָן whither? (with Syriac Version Targum : see 1 Samuel 10:14) must be read.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

Genesis

13:8; 15:1; 18:3; 19:18; 21:16; 22:12; 37:27; 49:4

Judges

19:23

Ruth

1:13

1 Samuel

10:14; 27:10

2 Samuel

1:21; 13:16; 13:25

2 Kings

3:13; 4:16; 6:27

Job

3:4; 3:6; 5:22; 24:25

Psalms

25:2; 34:6; 41:3; 50:2; 50:3; 50:3; 50:3; 83:1; 109:12; 121:3; 121:4

Proverbs

3:25; 8:10; 12:28; 27:2; 27:2

Isaiah

2:9; 62:6

Jeremiah

18:18; 46:6

Joel

2:13

Amos

5:14

Jonah

1:14

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H408 matches the Hebrew אַל ('al),
which occurs 725 times in 572 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 12 (Gen 13:8–Exo 32:22)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 13:8 - And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no H408 strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen; for we be brethren.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 15:1 - After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:3 - And said, My Lord, if now I have found favour in thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:30 - And he said unto him, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak: Peradventure there shall thirty be found there. And he said, I will not do it, if I find thirty there.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:32 - And he said, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak yet but this once: Peradventure ten shall be found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for ten's sake.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:7 - And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:8 - Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good in your eyes: only unto these men do nothing; H408 for therefore came they under the shadow of my roof.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:17 - And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that he said, Escape for thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain; escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:18 - And Lot said unto them, Oh, not so, my Lord:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:12 - And God said unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous in thy sight because of the lad, and because of thy bondwoman; in all that Sarah hath said unto thee, hearken unto her voice; for in Isaac shall thy seed be called.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:16 - And she went, and sat her down over against him a good way off, as it were a bowshot: for she said, Let me not see the death of the child. And she sat over against him, and lift up her voice, and wept.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:17 - And God heard the voice of the lad; and the angel of God called to Hagar out of heaven, and said unto her, What aileth thee, Hagar? fear not; for God hath heard the voice of the lad where he is.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:12 - And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:56 - And he said unto them, Hinder me not, seeing the LORD hath prospered my way; send me away that I may go to my master.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:2 - And the LORD appeared unto him, and said, Go not down into Egypt; dwell in the land which I shall tell thee of:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:24 - And the LORD appeared unto him the same night, and said, I am the God of Abraham thy father: fear not, for I am with thee, and will bless thee, and multiply thy seed for my servant Abraham's sake.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:35 - And she said to her father, Let it not displease my lord that I cannot rise up before thee; for the custom of women is upon me. And he searched, but found not the images.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:10 - And Jacob said, Nay, I pray thee, if now I have found grace in thy sight, then receive my present at my hand: for therefore I have seen thy face, as though I had seen the face of God, and thou wast pleased with me.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:17 - And it came to pass, when she was in hard labour, that the midwife said unto her, Fear not; thou shalt have this son also.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:22 - And Reuben said unto them, Shed no blood, but cast him into this pit that is in the wilderness, and lay no hand upon him; that he might rid him out of their hands, to deliver him to his father again.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:27 - Come, and let us sell him to the Ishmeelites, and let not our hand be upon him; for he is our brother and our flesh. And his brethren were content.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:22 - And Reuben answered them, saying, Spake I not unto you, saying, Do not sin against the child; and ye would not hear? therefore, behold, also his blood is required.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:23 - And he said, Peace be to you, fear not: your God, and the God of your father, hath given you treasure in your sacks: I had your money. And he brought Simeon out unto them.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:18 - Then Judah came near unto him, and said, Oh my lord, let thy servant, I pray thee, speak a word in my lord's ears, and let not thine anger burn against thy servant: for thou art even as Pharaoh.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:5 - Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold me hither: for God did send me before you to preserve life.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:9 - Haste ye, and go up to my father, and say unto him, Thus saith thy son Joseph, God hath made me lord of all Egypt: come down unto me, tarry not:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:20 - Also regard not your stuff; for the good of all the land of Egypt is yours.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:24 - So he sent his brethren away, and they departed: and he said unto them, See that ye fall not out by the way.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:3 - And he said, I am God, the God of thy father: fear not to go down into Egypt; for I will there make of thee a great nation:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:29 - And the time drew nigh that Israel must die: and he called his son Joseph, and said unto him, If now I have found grace in thy sight, put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh, and deal kindly and truly with me; bury me not, I pray thee, in Egypt:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:4 - Unstable as water, thou shalt not excel; because thou wentest up to thy father's bed; then defiledst thou it: he went up to my couch.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:6 - O my soul, come not thou into their secret; unto their assembly, mine honour, be not thou united: for in their anger they slew a man, and in their selfwill they digged down a wall.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 50:19 - And Joseph said unto them, Fear not: for am I in the place of God?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 50:21 - Now therefore fear ye not: I will nourish you, and your little ones. And he comforted them, and spake kindly unto them.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 3:5 - And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:9 - Let there more work be laid upon the men, that they may labour therein; and let them not regard vain words.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:29 - And Moses said, Behold, I go out from thee, and I will intreat the LORD that the swarms of flies may depart from Pharaoh, from his servants, and from his people, to morrow: but let not Pharaoh deal deceitfully any more in not letting the people go to sacrifice to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:28 - And Pharaoh said unto him, Get thee from me, take heed to thyself, see my face no more; for in that day thou seest my face thou shalt die.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:9 - Eat not of it raw, nor sodden at all with water, but roast with fire; his head with his legs, and with the purtenance thereof.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 14:13 - And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:19 - And Moses said, Let no man leave of it till the morning.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:29 - See, for that the LORD hath given you the sabbath, therefore he giveth you on the sixth day the bread of two days; abide ye every man in his place, let no man go out of his place on the seventh day.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 19:15 - And he said unto the people, Be ready against the third day: come not at your wives.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 19:24 - And the LORD said unto him, Away, get thee down, and thou shalt come up, thou, and Aaron with thee: but let not the priests and the people break through to come up unto the LORD, lest he break forth upon them.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 20:19 - And they said unto Moses, Speak thou with us, and we will hear: but let not God speak with us, lest we die.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 20:20 - And Moses said unto the people, Fear not: for God is come to prove you, and that his fear may be before your faces, that ye sin not.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:1 - Thou shalt not raise a false report: put not thine hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:7 - Keep thee far from a false matter; and the innocent and righteous slay thou not: for I will not justify the wicked.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:21 - Beware of him, and obey his voice, provoke him not; for he will not pardon your transgressions: for my name is in him.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:22 - And Aaron said, Let not the anger of my lord wax hot: thou knowest the people, that they are set on mischief.


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