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Lexicon :: Strong's H490 - 'almānâ

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Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From אַלְמָן (H488); a widow
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TWOT Reference: 105

Strong’s Definitions

אַלְמָנָה ʼalmânâh, al-maw-naw'; feminine of H488; a widow; also a desolate place:—desolate house (palace), widow.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 55x

The KJV translates Strong's H490 in the following manner: widow (53x), desolate house (1x), desolate palace (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 55x
The KJV translates Strong's H490 in the following manner: widow (53x), desolate house (1x), desolate palace (1x).
  1. widow

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
אַלְמָנָה ʼalmânâh, al-maw-naw'; feminine of H488; a widow; also a desolate place:—desolate house (palace), widow.
STRONGS H490: Abbreviations
אַלְמָנָה 54 noun feminine widow (Mishna id., Assyrian almattu Dl in ZimBP 114) — א׳ Genesis 38:11 +; no construct; plural אַלְמָנוֺת Exodus 22:23 +; plural suffix אַלְמְנוֺתָיו Job 27:18, etc. — widow 1 Kings 17:20; אִשָּׁה אַ׳ 2 Samuel 14:5 (|| וַיָּ֫מָת אִישִׁי) 1 Kings 7:14; 1 Kings 11:26; 1 Kings 17:9, 10; Genesis 38:11 (J; living in father's house) compare Leviticus 22:13 (H; || גְּרוּשָׁה); Leviticus 21:14 (H), where widow forbidden as wife of high priest, like גְּרוּשָׁה, חֲלָלָה, זֹנָה compare Ezekiel 44:22 (3 times in verse) (id. of all priests, except widow of priest); Numbers 30:10 (P; of widow's vow, || גְּרוּשָׁה); נְשֵׁיכֶם אַלְמָנוֺת = ye shall be slain Exodus 22:23 (|| בְּנֵיכֶם יְתֹמִים) compare Psalm 109:9; Jeremiah 15:8; Jeremiah 18:21; Ezekiel 22:25, also Lamentations 5:3; (simile); of those snatched away by pestilence אַלְמְנוֺתָיו לֹא תִבְכֶּינָה Job 27:15; by sword, id., Psalm 78:64; Greek Version of the LXX We read אַלְמָנוֺת חַיּוֺת 2 Samuel 20:3 (see אַלְמָנוּת below) of imprisoned concubines; figurative of Jerusalem Lamentations 1:1; Babylon Isaiah 47:8; especially widow as helpless, exposed to oppression & harsh treatment (often || יָתוֺם, & גֵּר); Isaiah 1:23; Isaiah 10:2; Job 22:9; Job 24:3; Job 31:16; Psalm 94:6; Malachi 3:5; harshness forbidden, & care for them enjoined Exodus 22:21 (E) Deuteronomy 14:29; Deuteronomy 16:11, 14; Deuteronomy 24:17, 19, 20, 21; Deuteronomy 26:12, 13; Deuteronomy 27:19; Isaiah 1:17; Jeremiah 7:6; Jeremiah 22:3; Zechariah 7:10, compare Job 29:13; under especially care of God Deuteronomy 10:18; Jeremiah 49:11; Proverbs 15:25; Psalm 68:6; Psalm 146:9; once of severity of judgment in not sparing widow Isaiah 9:16. (אַל׳ Isaiah 13:22 see below אַרְמוֺן; Ezekiel 19:7 see ib. & also below H4583 מעון.)
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


38:11; 38:11


22:21; 22:23; 22:23


21:14; 22:13




10:18; 14:29; 16:11; 16:14; 24:17; 24:19; 24:20; 24:21; 26:12; 26:13; 27:19

2 Samuel

14:5; 20:3

1 Kings

7:14; 11:26; 17:9; 17:10; 17:20


22:9; 24:3; 27:15; 27:18; 29:13; 31:16


68:6; 78:64; 94:6; 109:9; 146:9




1:17; 1:23; 9:16; 10:2; 13:22; 47:8


7:6; 15:8; 18:21; 22:3; 49:11


1:1; 5:3


19:7; 22:25; 44:22






Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H490 matches the Hebrew אַלְמָנָה ('almānâ),
which occurs 56 times in 54 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Gen 38:11–Eze 22:7)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:11 - Then said Judah to Tamar his daughter in law, Remain a widow H490 at thy father's house, till Shelah my son be grown: for he said, Lest peradventure he die also, as his brethren did. And Tamar went and dwelt in her father's house.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:22 - Ye shall not afflict any widow, H490 or fatherless child.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:24 - And my wrath shall wax hot, and I will kill you with the sword; and your wives shall be widows, H490 and your children fatherless.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 21:14 - A widow, H490 or a divorced woman, or profane, or an harlot, these shall he not take: but he shall take a virgin of his own people to wife.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:13 - But if the priest's daughter be a widow, H490 or divorced, and have no child, and is returned unto her father's house, as in her youth, she shall eat of her father's meat: but there shall no stranger eat thereof.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 30:9 - But every vow of a widow, H490 and of her that is divorced, wherewith they have bound their souls, shall stand against her.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 10:18 - He doth execute the judgment of the fatherless and widow, H490 and loveth the stranger, in giving him food and raiment.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 14:29 - And the Levite, (because he hath no part nor inheritance with thee,) and the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, H490 which are within thy gates, shall come, and shall eat and be satisfied; that the LORD thy God may bless thee in all the work of thine hand which thou doest.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:11 - And thou shalt rejoice before the LORD thy God, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy manservant, and thy maidservant, and the Levite that is within thy gates, and the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, H490 that are among you, in the place which the LORD thy God hath chosen to place his name there.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:14 - And thou shalt rejoice in thy feast, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy manservant, and thy maidservant, and the Levite, the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, H490 that are within thy gates.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 24:17 - Thou shalt not pervert the judgment of the stranger, nor of the fatherless; nor take a widow's H490 raiment to pledge:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 24:19 - When thou cuttest down thine harvest in thy field, and hast forgot a sheaf in the field, thou shalt not go again to fetch it: it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow: H490 that the LORD thy God may bless thee in all the work of thine hands.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 24:20 - When thou beatest thine olive tree, thou shalt not go over the boughs again: it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow. H490
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 24:21 - When thou gatherest the grapes of thy vineyard, thou shalt not glean it afterward: it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow. H490
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 26:12 - When thou hast made an end of tithing all the tithes of thine increase the third year, which is the year of tithing, and hast given it unto the Levite, the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, H490 that they may eat within thy gates, and be filled;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 26:13 - Then thou shalt say before the LORD thy God, I have brought away the hallowed things out of mine house, and also have given them unto the Levite, and unto the stranger, to the fatherless, and to the widow, H490 according to all thy commandments which thou hast commanded me: I have not transgressed thy commandments, neither have I forgotten them:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:19 - Cursed be he that perverteth the judgment of the stranger, fatherless, and widow. H490 And all the people shall say, Amen.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 14:5 - And the king said unto her, What aileth thee? And she answered, I am indeed a widow H490 woman, and mine husband is dead.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:14 - He was a widow's H490 son of the tribe of Naphtali, and his father was a man of Tyre, a worker in brass: and he was filled with wisdom, and understanding, and cunning to work all works in brass. And he came to king Solomon, and wrought all his work.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 11:26 - And Jeroboam the son of Nebat, an Ephrathite of Zereda, Solomon's servant, whose mother's name was Zeruah, a widow H490 woman, even he lifted up his hand against the king.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 17:9 - Arise, get thee to Zarephath, which belongeth to Zidon, and dwell there: behold, I have commanded a widow H490 woman there to sustain thee.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 17:10 - So he arose and went to Zarephath. And when he came to the gate of the city, behold, the widow H490 woman was there gathering of sticks: and he called to her, and said, Fetch me, I pray thee, a little water in a vessel, that I may drink.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 17:20 - And he cried unto the LORD, and said, O LORD my God, hast thou also brought evil upon the widow H490 with whom I sojourn, by slaying her son?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:9 - Thou hast sent widows H490 away empty, and the arms of the fatherless have been broken.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:3 - They drive away the ass of the fatherless, they take the widow's H490 ox for a pledge.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:21 - He evil entreateth the barren that beareth not: and doeth not good to the widow. H490
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:15 - Those that remain of him shall be buried in death: and his widows H490 shall not weep.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:13 - The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon me: and I caused the widow's H490 heart to sing for joy.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:16 - If I have withheld the poor from their desire, or have caused the eyes of the widow H490 to fail;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 68:5 - A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, H490 is God in his holy habitation.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:64 - Their priests fell by the sword; and their widows H490 made no lamentation.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 94:6 - They slay the widow H490 and the stranger, and murder the fatherless.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:9 - Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow. H490
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 146:9 - The LORD preserveth the strangers; he relieveth the fatherless and widow: H490 but the way of the wicked he turneth upside down.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:25 - The LORD will destroy the house of the proud: but he will establish the border of the widow. H490
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 1:17 - Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow. H490
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 1:23 - Thy princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves: every one loveth gifts, and followeth after rewards: they judge not the fatherless, neither doth the cause of the widow H490 come unto them.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 9:17 - Therefore the Lord shall have no joy in their young men, neither shall have mercy on their fatherless and widows: H490 for every one is an hypocrite and an evildoer, and every mouth speaketh folly. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:2 - To turn aside the needy from judgment, and to take away the right from the poor of my people, that widows H490 may be their prey, and that they may rob the fatherless!
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 13:22 - And the wild beasts of the islands shall cry in their desolate houses, H490 and dragons in their pleasant palaces: and her time is near to come, and her days shall not be prolonged.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 47:8 - Therefore hear now this, thou that art given to pleasures, that dwellest carelessly, that sayest in thine heart, I am, and none else beside me; I shall not sit as a widow, H490 neither shall I know the loss of children:
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 7:6 - If ye oppress not the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, H490 and shed not innocent blood in this place, neither walk after other gods to your hurt:
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 15:8 - Their widows H490 are increased to me above the sand of the seas: I have brought upon them against the mother of the young men a spoiler at noonday: I have caused him to fall upon it suddenly, and terrors upon the city.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 18:21 - Therefore deliver up their children to the famine, and pour out their blood by the force of the sword; and let their wives be bereaved of their children, and be widows; H490 and let their men be put to death; let their young men be slain by the sword in battle.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 22:3 - Thus saith the LORD; Execute ye judgment and righteousness, and deliver the spoiled out of the hand of the oppressor: and do no wrong, do no violence to the stranger, the fatherless, nor the widow, H490 neither shed innocent blood in this place.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 49:11 - Leave thy fatherless children, I will preserve them alive; and let thy widows H490 trust in me.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 1:1 - How doth the city sit solitary, that was full of people! how is she become as a widow! H490 she that was great among the nations, and princess among the provinces, how is she become tributary!
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:3 - We are orphans and fatherless, our mothers are as widows. H490
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 19:7 - And he knew their desolate palaces, H490 and he laid waste their cities; and the land was desolate, and the fulness thereof, by the noise of his roaring.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 22:7 - In thee have they set light by father and mother: in the midst of thee have they dealt by oppression with the stranger: in thee have they vexed the fatherless and the widow. H490

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