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Lexicon :: Strong's H423 - 'ālâ

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Part of Speech
feminine noun
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TWOT Reference: 91a

Strong’s Definitions

אָלָה ʼâlâh, aw-law'; from H422; an imprecation:—curse, cursing, execration, oath, swearing.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 36x

The KJV translates Strong's H423 in the following manner: curse (18x), oath (14x), execration (2x), swearing (2x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 36x
The KJV translates Strong's H423 in the following manner: curse (18x), oath (14x), execration (2x), swearing (2x).
  1. oath

  2. oath of covenant

  3. curse

    1. from God

    2. from men

  4. execration

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
אָלָה ʼâlâh, aw-law'; from H422; an imprecation:—curse, cursing, execration, oath, swearing.
STRONGS H423: Abbreviations
אָלָה noun feminine oath Genesis 26:28 +; suffix אָלָתִי, אָלָתוֺ Genesis 24:11 + (4 times); plural אָלוֺת Deuteronomy 29:20 + (4 times).
1. oath in testimony Leviticus 5:1; Numbers 5:21 (twice in verse) (P) Proverbs 29:23; בא באלה come into an oath Nehemiah 10:30; הביא באלה bring into an oath Ezekiel 17:13; נשׂא אלה 1 Kings 8:31 (= 2 Chronicles 6:22).
2. oath of convenant Genesis 24:41 (twice in verse); Genesis 26:28 (J) Deuteronomy 29:11; Deuteronomy 29:13; בזה אלה despise an oath Ezekiel 16:59; Ezekiel 17:16, 18, 19.
3. curse
(b) from men Job 31:30; Psalm 10:7; Psalm 59:13.
4. execration in the phrase היה לאלה become an execration Numbers 5:27 (P) Jeremiah 29:18; Jeremiah 42:18; Jeremiah 44:12.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


24:11; 24:41; 26:28; 26:28




5:21; 5:23; 5:27


29:11; 29:13; 29:18; 29:19; 29:20; 29:20; 30:7

1 Kings


2 Chronicles

6:22; 34:24






10:7; 59:13






23:10; 29:18; 42:18; 44:12


16:59; 17:13; 17:16; 17:18; 17:19





Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H423 matches the Hebrew אָלָה ('ālâ),
which occurs 36 times in 32 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:41 - Then shalt thou be clear from this my oath, H423 when thou comest to my kindred; and if they give not thee one, thou shalt be clear from my oath. H423
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:28 - And they said, We saw certainly that the LORD was with thee: and we said, Let there be now an oath H423 betwixt us, even betwixt us and thee, and let us make a covenant with thee;
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 5:1 - And if a soul sin, and hear the voice of swearing, H423 and is a witness, whether he hath seen or known of it; if he do not utter it, then he shall bear his iniquity.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 5:21 - Then the priest shall charge the woman with an oath of cursing, H423 and the priest shall say unto the woman, The LORD make thee a curse H423 and an oath among thy people, when the LORD doth make thy thigh to rot, and thy belly to swell;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 5:23 - And the priest shall write these curses H423 in a book, and he shall blot them out with the bitter water:
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 5:27 - And when he hath made her to drink the water, then it shall come to pass, that, if she be defiled, and have done trespass against her husband, that the water that causeth the curse shall enter into her, and become bitter, and her belly shall swell, and her thigh shall rot: and the woman shall be a curse H423 among her people.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:12 - That thou shouldest enter into covenant with the LORD thy God, and into his oath, H423 which the LORD thy God maketh with thee this day:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:14 - Neither with you only do I make this covenant and this oath; H423
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:19 - And it come to pass, when he heareth the words of this curse, H423 that he bless himself in his heart, saying, I shall have peace, though I walk in the imagination of mine heart, to add drunkenness to thirst:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:20 - The LORD will not spare him, but then the anger of the LORD and his jealousy shall smoke against that man, and all the curses H423 that are written in this book shall lie upon him, and the LORD shall blot out his name from under heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:21 - And the LORD shall separate him unto evil out of all the tribes of Israel, according to all the curses H423 of the covenant that are written in this book of the law:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 30:7 - And the LORD thy God will put all these curses H423 upon thine enemies, and on them that hate thee, which persecuted thee.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:31 - If any man trespass against his neighbour, and an oath H423 be laid upon him to cause him to swear, and the oath H423 come before thine altar in this house:
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 6:22 - If a man sin against his neighbour, and an oath H423 be laid upon him to make him swear, and the oath H423 come before thine altar in this house;
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 34:24 - Thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will bring evil upon this place, and upon the inhabitants thereof, even all the curses H423 that are written in the book which they have read before the king of Judah:
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 10:29 - They clave to their brethren, their nobles, and entered into a curse, H423 and into an oath, to walk in God's law, which was given by Moses the servant of God, and to observe and do all the commandments of the LORD our Lord, and his judgments and his statutes;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:30 - Neither have I suffered my mouth to sin by wishing a curse H423 to his soul.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:7 - His mouth is full of cursing H423 and deceit and fraud: under his tongue is mischief and vanity.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 59:12 - For the sin of their mouth and the words of their lips let them even be taken in their pride: and for cursing H423 and lying which they speak.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:24 - Whoso is partner with a thief hateth his own soul: he heareth cursing, H423 and bewrayeth it not.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 24:6 - Therefore hath the curse H423 devoured the earth, and they that dwell therein are desolate: therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men left.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 23:10 - For the land is full of adulterers; for because of swearing H423 the land mourneth; the pleasant places of the wilderness are dried up, and their course is evil, and their force is not right.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 29:18 - And I will persecute them with the sword, with the famine, and with the pestilence, and will deliver them to be removed to all the kingdoms of the earth, to be a curse, H423 and an astonishment, and an hissing, and a reproach, among all the nations whither I have driven them:
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 42:18 - For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; As mine anger and my fury hath been poured forth upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem; so shall my fury be poured forth upon you, when ye shall enter into Egypt: and ye shall be an execration, H423 and an astonishment, and a curse, and a reproach; and ye shall see this place no more.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 44:12 - And I will take the remnant of Judah, that have set their faces to go into the land of Egypt to sojourn there, and they shall all be consumed, and fall in the land of Egypt; they shall even be consumed by the sword and by the famine: they shall die, from the least even unto the greatest, by the sword and by the famine: and they shall be an execration, H423 and an astonishment, and a curse, and a reproach.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 16:59 - For thus saith the Lord GOD; I will even deal with thee as thou hast done, which hast despised the oath H423 in breaking the covenant.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 17:13 - And hath taken of the king's seed, and made a covenant with him, and hath taken an oath H423 of him: he hath also taken the mighty of the land:
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 17:16 - As I live, saith the Lord GOD, surely in the place where the king dwelleth that made him king, whose oath H423 he despised, and whose covenant he brake, even with him in the midst of Babylon he shall die.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 17:18 - Seeing he despised the oath H423 by breaking the covenant, when, lo, he had given his hand, and hath done all these things, he shall not escape.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 17:19 - Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; As I live, surely mine oath H423 that he hath despised, and my covenant that he hath broken, even it will I recompense upon his own head.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 9:11 - Yea, all Israel have transgressed thy law, even by departing, that they might not obey thy voice; therefore the curse H423 is poured upon us, and the oath that is written in the law of Moses the servant of God, because we have sinned against him.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 5:3 - Then said he unto me, This is the curse H423 that goeth forth over the face of the whole earth: for every one that stealeth shall be cut off as on this side according to it; and every one that sweareth shall be cut off as on that side according to it.
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