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Lexicon :: Strong's H410 - 'ēl

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Shortened from אַיִל (H352)
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TWOT Reference: 93a

Strong’s Definitions

אֵל ʼêl, ale; shortened from H352; strength; as adjective, mighty; especially the Almighty (but used also of any deity):—God (god), × goodly, × great, idol, might(-y one), power, strong. Compare names in '-el.'

KJV Translation Count — Total: 245x

The KJV translates Strong's H410 in the following manner: God (213x), god (16x), power (4x), mighty (5x), goodly (1x), great (1x), idols (1x), Immanuel (with H6005) (2x), might (1x), strong (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 245x
The KJV translates Strong's H410 in the following manner: God (213x), god (16x), power (4x), mighty (5x), goodly (1x), great (1x), idols (1x), Immanuel (with H6005) (2x), might (1x), strong (1x).
  1. god, god-like one, mighty one

    1. mighty men, men of rank, mighty heroes

    2. angels

    3. god, false god, (demons, imaginations)

    4. God, the one true God, Jehovah

  2. mighty things in nature

  3. strength, power

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
אֵל ʼêl, ale; shortened from H352; strength; as adjective, mighty; especially the Almighty (but used also of any deity):—God (god), × goodly, × great, idol, might(-y one), power, strong. Compare names in '-el.'
STRONGS H410: Abbreviations
II. אֵל noun masculine (also, in proper name אֶל, אֱלִי; Samaritan אל, Phoenician אל, אלן (i.e. probably אֵלֹן), Sabean אל, DHMOr. Congr. Leiden, 1883, Assyrian ilu, Dlw; perhaps also Arabic, Aramaic compare Nöon the passage; on goddess אלת Phoenician, Palmyrene, Nabataean, Sabean (also אלהת) DHMl.c.; Arabic إِلَاهَهَ (plural إِلَاهَات) FlKl. Schr. i. 154, Assyrian Allatu Jr66, Syriac aXTXhXlAF  , compare also BaeRel 58, 90, 97, 271, 207) god, but with various subordinate applications to express idea of might; — hardly ever in prose except with defining word (adjective or genitive); its only suffix is יִ֯; —
† 1. applied to men of might and rank, אֵל גוים mighty one of the nations Ezekiel 31:11 (of Nebuchadnezzar; Greek Version of the LXX ἄρχων ἔθνων, איל some MSS. Co); אֵלִים mighty men Job 41:17 (אילים, many MSS. Di); אֵלֵי גִבּוֺרִים mighty heroes Ezekiel 32:21 (אֵילֵי MSS. Co); אֵילֵי הָאֶרֶץ Ezekiel 17:13; 2 Kings 24:15 (Kt אולי); אֵילִים Exodus 15:15 (probably plural of III. אַיִל, which see) These readings are uncertain because of an effort to distinguish these forms from the divine name. אֵל גִּבּוֺר mighty hero (as above) ordivine hero (as reflecting the divine majesty) Isaiah 9:6.
†2. angels, בְּנֵי אֵלִים Psalm 29:1; Psalm 89:7 = בְּנֵי הָאֱלֹהִים.
†3. gods of the nations, אֵל אֵלִים God of gods, supreme God Daniel 11:36; מִי כָמֹכָה בָּאֵלִם who is like thee among the gods Exodus 15:11; idols Isaiah 43:10; Isaiah 44:10, 15, 17; Isaiah 46:6; מי אל בשמים what God in heaven Deuteronomy 3:24; אֵל אחר another god Exodus 34:14 (J); אֵל זר foreign god Psalm 44:21; Psalm 81:10; אל נכר Deuteronomy 32:12; Malachi 2:11; Psalm 81:10.
†4. H1286 El proper name אל ברית El Berith Judges 9:46 (= בעל ברית Judges 8:33; Judges 9:4) compare also 6 (f) below.
†5. as characterizing mighty things in nature, חררי אל mighty mountains Psalm 36:7 (literally mountains of El); also Psalm 50:10 Ol Bi Che see below II. אלף; ארזי אל mighty cedars Psalm 80:11; כוכבי אל lofty stars Isaiah 14:13.
6. God217, the one only and true God of Israel:
(a) הָאֵל the God, the true God Genesis 31:13; Genesis 35:1, 3; Genesis 46:3 (E) 2 Samuel 22:31, 33, 48 (= Psalm 18:31; Psalm 18:33; Psalm 18:48) Psalm 68:20; Psalm 68:21; Psalm 77:15; הָאֵל הַנֶּאֱמָן the faithful God Deuteronomy 7:9; האל הגדול the great God Deuteronomy 10:17 = Jeremiah 32:18; Daniel 9:4; Nehemiah 1:5; Nehemiah 9:32; האל הקדשׁ the holy God Isaiah 5:17; האל יהוה the God Yahweh Isaiah 42:5; Psalm 85:9.
(c) construct אל בית אל the God of Bethel, who had his seat there [H416 Genesis 35:7] (E); אל אביך God of thy fathers Genesis 49:25 (poetry); אל ישראל Psalm 68:36; אל יעקב Psalm 146:5; אל השמים the God of heaven Psalm 136:26; אל סלעי the God who is my rock Psalm 42:10; אל שמחת גילי the God who is the joy of my exultation Psalm 43:4; אֵל רֳאִי the God who lets himself be seen Genesis 16:13 (J); אל הכבוד the God of glory Psalm 29:3; אל דעות the all-knowing God 1 Samuel 2:3 (poetry); אֵל עוֺלָם the everlasting God Genesis 21:33 (J); אל ישועתי Isaiah 12:2; אל חַיָּ֑י Psalm 42:9; אל אמת Psalm 31:6 = אל אֱמוּנָה Deuteronomy 32:4 (poetry); אל נקמות Psalm 94:1 (twice in verse); אל גְּמֻלוֺת Jeremiah 51:56.
(d) אל אֶחָד one God Malachi 2:10; אל גדול a great God Deuteronomy 7:21; Psalm 77:14; Psalm 95:3; אל מסתתר a God hiding himself Isaiah 45:15; אל רחום a compassionate God Exodus 34:6 (J) Deuteronomy 4:31; Psalm 86:15; אל נשא a forgiving God Psalm 99:8; אל חַנּוּן a gracious God Nehemiah 9:31; Jonah 4:2; אל קנא a jealous God Exodus 20:5; Exodus 34:14 (J) Deuteronomy 4:24; Deuteronomy 5:9; Deuteronomy 6:15; Joshua 24:19 (D) = אל קנוא Nahum 1:2; אֵל חי a living God Joshua 3:10 (J) Hosea 2:1; Psalm 42:3; Psalm 84:3; אל צדיק Isaiah 45:21; לא אֵל חפץ רשע Psalm 5:5; לא אֵל Deuteronomy 32:21 (poetry) Isaiah 31:3; Ezekiel 28:2 (twice in verse); Ezekiel 28:9; מי אל כמוךָ Micah 7:18 (compare Exodus 15:11).
(e) God (the only true God, needing no article or predicate to define him) Numbers 12:13 (E read אַל Di) always in poetry, Job 5:8 + (55 times Job), Psalm 7:12; Psalm 10:11, 12; Psalm 16:1; Psalm 17:6; Psalm 19:1; Psalm 52:3, 7; Psalm 55:20; Psalm 57:3; Psalm 73:11, 17; Psalm 74:8; Psalm 77:10; Psalm 78:7, 8, 18, 19, 34, 41; Psalm 82:1; Psalm 83:2; Psalm 90:2; Psalm 104:21; Psalm 106:14, 21; Psalm 107:11; Psalm 118:27; Psalm 139:17, 23; Psalm 149:6; Psalm 150:1; Isaiah 40:18; Isaiah 43:12; Isaiah 45:14, 20; Isaiah 46:9; Lamentations 3:41; Hosea 11:9; Hosea 12:1; Malachi 1:9; עִמָּנוּאל God is with us, as name of child in prediction Isaiah 7:14; compare Isaiah 8:8, 10.
(f) El, a divine name אל אלהי ישראל [H415 Genesis 33:20] (E); אל אלהי הרוחות Numbers 16:22 (P = יהוה אלהי הרוחות Numbers 27:16); אל אלהים יהוה Joshua 22:22 (P) Psalm 50:1. This is probable also in the ancient poems, Numbers 23:8, 19, 22, 23; Numbers 24:4, 8, 16, 23 (poetry Balaam || שדּי & עליון) Deuteronomy 32:18; Deuteronomy 33:26 (poetry Moses || צוּר & אֱלֹהֵי קֶדֶם) 2 Samuel 22:32; 2 Samuel 23:5 (poetry David || צוּר) and in the combinations אל עליון (5 times; see עליון) & אל שדּי (10 times; see שַׁדַּי).
†7. אֵל strength, power (on connection with I. אָלָה compare Di Genesis 1:1; Genesis 31:29) in יֶשׁ־לְאֵל יָדִי it is according to the power of my hand = it is in my power, etc. Genesis 31:29 (E; followed by לְ + Infinitive); בִּהְיוֺת לְאֵל יָדְ֯יךָ Proverbs 3:27 (followed by id.); יֶשׁ־לְאֵל יָדָם Micah 2:1; (absolute); negative וְאֵין לְאֵל יָדֶ֑ךָ Deuteronomy 28:32 (absolute) = thou shalt be powerless, so Nehemiah 5:5. **See also BrockZAW xxvi (1906). 29 ff. (meaning 'might' very dubious: renders belongs to the god of (my) hand, supposing phrase a survival, with original meaning forgotten, of ancient idea, found also among other nations, of spirits conferring powers upon particular members of body).
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Strong's Number H410 matches the Hebrew אֵל ('ēl),
which occurs 245 times in 235 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 5 (Gen 14:18–Jos 3:10)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 14:18 - And Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine; now he was a priest of [fn]God H410 Most High.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 14:19 - Then he blessed him and said,

“Blessed be Abram of [fn]God Most High,

[fn]Possessor of heaven and earth;

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 14:20 -

And blessed be [fn]God Most High,

Who has delivered your enemies into your hand.”

Then he gave him a tenth of all.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 14:22 - Then Abram said to the king of Sodom, “I have [fn]raised my hand to Yahweh [fn]God Most High, [fn]possessor of heaven and earth,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 16:13 -

Then she called the name of Yahweh who spoke to her, “[fn]You are [fn]a God H410 who sees”; for she said, “Have I even [fn]remained alive here after seeing Him?”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:1 -

Now it happened that when Abram was ninety-nine years old, Yahweh appeared to Abram and said to him,

“I am [fn]God H410 Almighty;

Walk before Me and be [fn]blameless,

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:33 - And Abraham planted a tamarisk tree at Beersheba, and there he called upon the name of Yahweh, the Everlasting God H410.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 28:3 - “May [fn]God H410 Almighty bless you and make you fruitful and multiply you, that you may become an assembly of peoples.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:13 - ‘I am the God H410 of Bethel, where you anointed a pillar, where you made a vow to Me; now arise, [fn]leave this land, and return to the land of your kin.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:29 - “It is in my hand to do evil against you, but the God of your father spoke to me last night, saying, ‘[fn]Beware of speaking either good or evil to Jacob.’
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:20 - Then he set up there an altar and called it [fn]El-Elohe-Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:1 -

Then God said to Jacob, “Arise, go up to Bethel and [fn]live there, and make an altar there to God H410, who appeared to you when you fled [fn]from your brother Esau.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:3 - and let us arise and go up to Bethel, and I will make an altar there to God H410, who answered me in the day of my distress and has been with me [fn]wherever I have gone.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:7 - And he built an altar there and called the place [fn]El-bethel, because there God had revealed Himself to him when he fled [fn]from his brother.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:11 - God also said to him,

“I am [fn]God H410 Almighty;

Be fruitful and multiply;

A nation and an assembly of nations shall [fn]come from you,

And kings shall [fn]come forth from your loins.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:14 - and may [fn]God H410 Almighty grant you compassion before the man, so that he will release to you your other brother and Benjamin. And as for me, if I am bereaved of my children, I am bereaved.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:3 - And He said, “I am God H410, the God of your father; do not be afraid to go down to Egypt, for I will make you a great nation there.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 48:3 - Then Jacob said to Joseph, “[fn]God H410 Almighty appeared to me at Luz in the land of Canaan and blessed me,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:25 -

From the God H410 of your father who helps you,

And [fn]by the [fn]Almighty who blesses you

With blessings of heaven above,

Blessings of the deep that lies beneath,

Blessings of the breasts and of the womb.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 6:3 - and I appeared to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, as [fn]God H410 Almighty, but by My name, Yahweh, I was not known to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:2 -

[fn]Yah is my strength and song,

And He has become my salvation;

This is my God H410, and I will praise Him;

My father’s God, and I will extol Him.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:11 -

“Who is like You among the gods H410, O Yahweh?

Who is like You, majestic in holiness,

Fearsome in praises, working wonders?

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 20:5 -

“You shall not worship them or serve them; for I, Yahweh your God, am a jealous God H410, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and the fourth generations of those who hate Me,

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 34:6 - Then Yahweh passed by in front of him and called out, “Yahweh, Yahweh God H410, compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in lovingkindness and [fn]truth;
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 34:14 - —for you shall not worship any other god H410, for Yahweh, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God H410
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 12:13 - And Moses cried out to Yahweh, saying, “O God H410, heal her, I pray!”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 16:22 - But they fell on their faces and said, “O God H410, God of the spirits of all flesh, when one man sins, will You be angry with the entire congregation?”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 23:8 -

“How shall I curse whom God H410 has not cursed?

And how can I denounce whom Yahweh has not denounced?

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 23:19 -

“God H410 is not a man, that He should lie,

Nor a son of man, that He should repent;

Has He said, and will He not do it?

Or has He spoken, and will He not establish it?

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 23:22 -

“God H410 brings them out of Egypt,

He is for them like the horns of the wild ox.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 23:23 -

“For there is no omen against Jacob,

Nor is there any divination against Israel;

At the proper time it shall be said to Jacob

And to Israel, what God H410 has done!

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 24:4 -

The oracle of him who hears the [fn]words of God H410,

Who beholds the vision of [fn]the Almighty,

Falling down, yet having his eyes opened,

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 24:8 -

“God H410 brings him out of Egypt,

He is for him like the horns of the wild ox.

He will devour the nations who are his adversaries,

And will gnaw their bones in pieces,

And [fn]shatter them with his arrows.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 24:16 -

The oracle of him who hears the [fn]words of God H410,

And knows the knowledge of the [fn]Most High,

Who beholds the vision of the [fn]Almighty,

Falling down, yet having his eyes opened.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 24:23 -

Then he took up his discourse and said,

“Woe, who can live except when God H410 has ordained it?

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 3:24 - ‘O Lord Yahweh, You have begun to show Your slave Your greatness and Your strong hand; for what god H410 is there in heaven or on earth who can do such works and mighty acts as Yours?
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:24 - “For Yahweh your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God H410.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:31 - “For Yahweh your God is a compassionate God H410; He will not fail you nor destroy you nor forget the covenant with your fathers which He swore to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:9 -

‘You shall not worship them or serve them; for I, Yahweh your God, am a jealous God H410, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children and on the third and the fourth generations of those who hate Me,

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 6:15 - for Yahweh your God in the midst of you is a jealous God H410—lest the anger of Yahweh your God be kindled against you, and He destroy you from the face of the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 7:9 - “You shall know therefore that Yahweh your God, He is God, the faithful God H410, who keeps [fn]His covenant and [fn]His lovingkindness to a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 7:21 - “You shall not dread [fn]them, for Yahweh your God is in your midst, a great and fearsome God H410.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 10:17 - “For Yahweh your God is the God of gods and the Lord of lords, the great, the mighty, and the fearsome God H410 who does not show partiality nor take a bribe.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:32 - “Your sons and your daughters shall be given to another people, while your eyes look on and yearn for them all the day long; but there will be nothing [fn]you can do.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:4 -

“The Rock! His work is [fn]perfect,

For all His ways are [fn]just;

A God H410 of faithfulness and without injustice,

Righteous and upright is He.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:12 -

“Yahweh alone guided him,

And there was no foreign god H410 with him.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:18 -

“You neglected the Rock who begot you,

And forgot the God H410 who brought you forth.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:21 -

‘They have made Me jealous with what is not God H410;

They have provoked Me to anger with their [fn]idols.

So I will make them jealous with those who are not a people;

I will provoke them to anger with a wickedly foolish nation,

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:26 -

“There is none like the God H410 of [fn]Jeshurun,

Who rides the heavens [fn]to your help,

And through the skies in His majesty.

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 3:10 - And Joshua said, “By this you shall know that the living God H410 is among you, and that He will assuredly dispossess from before you the Canaanite, the Hittite, the Hivite, the Perizzite, the Girgashite, the Amorite, and the Jebusite.

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