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Lexicon :: Strong's H457 - 'ĕlîl

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אֱלִיל
Transliteration
'ĕlîl
Pronunciation
el-eel'
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Part of Speech
masculine adjective
Root Word (Etymology)
Apparently from אַל (H408)
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 99a

Strong’s Definitions

אֱלִיל ʼĕlîyl, el-eel'; apparently from H408; good for nothing, by analogy vain or vanity; specifically an idol:—idol, no value, thing of nought.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 20x

The KJV translates Strong's H457 in the following manner: idol (17x), image (1x), no value (1x), things of nought (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 20x
The KJV translates Strong's H457 in the following manner: idol (17x), image (1x), no value (1x), things of nought (1x).
  1. of nought, good for nothing, worthless

    1. of physicians, a shepherd, a divination

    2. of false gods

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
אֱלִיל ʼĕlîyl, el-eel'; apparently from H408; good for nothing, by analogy vain or vanity; specifically an idol:—idol, no value, thing of nought.
STRONGS H457:
אֱלִיל noun masculine (etymology uncertain: most probably akin to Syriac LwlAf   weak, feeble, poor; perhaps also in usage [compare b] felt to suggest אַל not; compare Che on Isaiah 2:8) insufficiency, worthlessness.
a. Zechariah 11:17 רֹעִי הָאֱלִיל the shepherd of worthlessness = the worthless shepherd, Job 13:4 רֹפְאֵי אֱלִל worthless physicians (|| טֹפְלֵי־שֶׁקֶר), Jeremiah 14:14 Qr concrete a thing nought (uttered by prophets), but here קֶסֶם אֱלִיל a worthless divinity (|| חֲזוֺן שֶׁקֶר, תַּרְמִית לִבָּם) should perhaps be read (compare Gf).
b. especially plural אֱלִילִים concrete worthless gods, idols (compare הֲבָלִים) (possibly originally an independent word = gods, compare Sabean אלאלת, & see NöSBAk 1882, p. 1191, but even if so, associated by the prophets with idea of worthlessness, & used by them in irony contrast with אֵלִים, אֱלֹהִים) Leviticus 19:4 (not to be made) Leviticus 26:1 (both H), Isaiah 2:8, 18, 20 (twice in verse) (of silver & gold), Isaiah 10:10 מַמְלְכוֺת הָאֱלִיל (collective) kingdoms of idolatrous worthlessness, Isaiah 10:11; Isaiah 19:1, 3 (of Egypt) Isaiah 31:7 (twice in verse); Ezekiel 30:13 (Egypt), Habakkuk 2:18 אִלְּמִים א׳ dumb idols, Psalm 96:5 (= 1 Chronicles 16:26) all the gods of the nations are א׳ vain, worthless gods Psalm 97:7.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

Leviticus

19:4; 26:1

1 Chronicles

16:26

Job

13:4

Psalms

96:5; 97:7

Isaiah

2:8; 2:8; 2:18; 2:20; 10:10; 10:11; 19:1; 19:3; 31:7

Jeremiah

14:14

Ezekiel

30:13

Habakkuk

2:18

Zechariah

11:17

H457

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H457 matches the Hebrew אֱלִיל ('ĕlîl),
which occurs 20 times in 18 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:4 - Turn ye not unto idols, H457 nor make to yourselves molten gods: I am the LORD your God.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:1 - Ye shall make you no idols H457 nor graven image, neither rear you up a standing image, neither shall ye set up any image of stone in your land, to bow down unto it: for I am the LORD your God.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:26 - For all the gods of the people are idols: H457 but the LORD made the heavens.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 13:4 - But ye are forgers of lies, ye are all physicians of no value. H457
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 96:5 - For all the gods of the nations are idols: H457 but the LORD made the heavens.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 97:7 - Confounded be all they that serve graven images, that boast themselves of idols: H457 worship him, all ye gods.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 2:8 - Their land also is full of idols; H457 they worship the work of their own hands, that which their own fingers have made:
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 2:18 - And the idols H457 he shall utterly abolish.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 2:20 - In that day a man shall cast his idols H457 of silver, and his idols H457 of gold, which they made each one for himself to worship, to the moles and to the bats;
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:10 - As my hand hath found the kingdoms of the idols, H457 and whose graven images did excel them of Jerusalem and of Samaria;
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:11 - Shall I not, as I have done unto Samaria and her idols, H457 so do to Jerusalem and her idols?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 19:1 - The burden of Egypt. Behold, the LORD rideth upon a swift cloud, and shall come into Egypt: and the idols H457 of Egypt shall be moved at his presence, and the heart of Egypt shall melt in the midst of it.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 19:3 - And the spirit of Egypt shall fail in the midst thereof; and I will destroy the counsel thereof: and they shall seek to the idols, H457 and to the charmers, and to them that have familiar spirits, and to the wizards.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 31:7 - For in that day every man shall cast away his idols H457 of silver, and his idols H457 of gold, which your own hands have made unto you for a sin.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 14:14 - Then the LORD said unto me, The prophets prophesy lies in my name: I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, neither spake unto them: they prophesy unto you a false vision and divination, and a thing of nought, H457 and the deceit of their heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 30:13 - Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will also destroy the idols, and I will cause their images H457 to cease out of Noph; and there shall be no more a prince of the land of Egypt: and I will put a fear in the land of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxHab 2:18 - What profiteth 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? H457
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 11:17 - Woe to the idol H457 shepherd that leaveth the flock! the sword shall be upon his arm, and upon his right eye: his arm shall be clean dried up, and his right eye shall be utterly darkened.

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