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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 - ‘Do not turn to idols H457 or make for yourselves molten gods; I am the LORD your God.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:1 - ‘You shall not make for yourselves [fn]idols, H457 nor shall you set up for yourselves an image or a sacred pillar, nor shall you place a figured stone in your land to bow down [fn]to it; for I am the LORD your God.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:26 - For all the gods of the peoples are [fn]idols, H457
But the LORD made the heavens.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 13:4 - “But you smear with lies;
You are all worthless H457 physicians.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 96:5 - For all the gods of the peoples are [fn]idols, H457
But the LORD made the heavens.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 97:7 - Let all those be ashamed who serve graven images,
Who boast themselves of idols; H457
[fn]Worship Him, all you [fn]gods.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 2:8 - Their land has also been filled with idols; H457
They worship the work of their hands,
That which their fingers have made.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 2:18 - But the idols H457 will completely vanish.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 2:20 - In that day men will cast away to the moles and the bats
Their idols H457 of silver and their idols H457 of gold,
Which they made for themselves to worship,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:10 - “As my hand has reached to the kingdoms of the idols, H457
Whose graven images were greater than those of Jerusalem and Samaria,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:11 - Shall I not [fn]do to Jerusalem and her images
Just as I have done to Samaria and her idols?” H457
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 19:1 - The [fn]oracle concerning Egypt.
Behold, the LORD is riding on a swift cloud and is about to come to Egypt;
The idols H457 of Egypt will tremble at His presence,
And the heart of the Egyptians will melt within them.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 19:3 - “Then the spirit of the Egyptians will be demoralized within them;
And I will confound their strategy,
So that they will resort to idols H457 and ghosts of the dead
And to [fn]mediums and spiritists.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 31:7 - For in that day every man will cast away his silver idols H457 and his gold idols, H457 which your sinful hands have made for you as a sin.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 14:14 - Then the LORD said to me, “The prophets are prophesying falsehood in My name. I have neither sent them nor commanded them nor spoken to them; they are prophesying to you a false vision, divination, futility H457 and the deception of their own [fn]minds.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 30:13 - ‘Thus says the Lord GOD,
“I will also destroy the idols
And make the [fn]images H457 cease from [fn]Memphis.
And there will no longer be a prince in the land of Egypt;
And I will put fear in the land of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxHab 2:18 - “What profit 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. H457
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 11:17 - “Woe to the worthless H457 shepherd
Who leaves the flock!
A sword will be on his arm
And on his right eye!
His arm will be totally withered
And his right eye will be [fn]blind.”

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