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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 Judah said to his daughter-in-law Tamar, “Live as a widow H490 in your father’s house until my son Shelah grows up”; for he [fn]thought, “I am afraid lest he also die like his brothers.” So Tamar went and lived in her father’s house.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:22 - “You shall not afflict any widow H490 or orphan.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:24 - and My anger will burn, and I will kill you with the sword, and your wives shall become widows H490 and your children fatherless.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 21:14 - ‘A widow H490 or a divorced woman or one who is profaned by harlotry, these he may not take; but rather he shall take a virgin of his own people as a wife,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:13 - ‘But if a priest’s daughter becomes a widow H490 or divorced, and has no seed, and returns to her father’s house as in her youth, she shall eat of her father’s [fn]food; but no [fn]layman shall eat of it.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 30:9 -

“But the vow of a widow H490 or of a divorced woman, everything by which she has bound herself, shall stand against her.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 10:18 - “He executes justice for the orphan and the widow H490, and shows love for the sojourner by giving him food and clothing.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 14:29 - “And the Levite, because he has no portion or inheritance among you, and the sojourner, the [fn]orphan, and the widow H490 who are within your gates, shall come and eat and be satisfied, in order that Yahweh your God may bless you in all the work of your hand which you do.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:11 - and you shall be glad before Yahweh your God, you and your son and your daughter and your male and female slaves and the Levite who is within your gates and the sojourner and the [fn]orphan and the widow H490 who are in your midst, in the place where Yahweh your God chooses for His name to dwell.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:14 - and you shall be glad in your feast, you and your son and your daughter and your male and female slaves and the Levite and the sojourner and the [fn]orphan and the widow H490 who are within your gates.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 24:17 -

“You shall not pervert the justice [fn]due a sojourner or [fn]an orphan, nor take a widow’s H490 garment in pledge.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 24:19 -

“When you reap your harvest in your field and have forgotten a sheaf in the field, you shall not go back to get it; it shall be for the sojourner, for the [fn]orphan, and for the widow H490, in order that Yahweh your God may bless you in all the work of your hands.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 24:20 - “When you beat your olive tree, you shall not go over the boughs after you finish; it shall be for the sojourner, for the [fn]orphan, and for the widow H490.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 24:21 -

“When you gather the grapes of your vineyard, you shall not glean it after you finish; it shall be for the sojourner, for the [fn]orphan, and for the widow H490.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 26:12 -

“When you have finished [fn]paying all the tithe of your produce in the third year, the year of tithing, then you shall give it to the Levite, to the sojourner, to the [fn]orphan, and to the widow H490, that they may eat within your gates and be satisfied.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 26:13 - “Then you shall say before Yahweh your God, ‘I have purged the sacred portion from my house, and I also have given it to the Levite and the sojourner, the [fn]orphan and the widow H490, according to all Your commandments which You have commanded me; I have not trespassed against or forgotten any of Your commandments.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:19 -

‘Cursed is he who perverts the justice due a sojourner, [fn]orphan, and widow H490.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 14:5 - And the king said to her, “What is your trouble?” And she [fn]answered, “Truly I am a widow H490; my husband has died.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:14 - He was a widow’s H490 son from the tribe of Naphtali, and his father was a man of Tyre, a worker in bronze; and he was filled with wisdom and discernment and knowledge to do any work in bronze. So he came to King Solomon and did all his work.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 11:26 -

Now Jeroboam the son of Nebat, an Ephraimite of Zeredah, Solomon’s servant, whose mother’s name was Zeruah, a widow H490, also [fn]raised his hand against the king.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 17:9 - “Arise, go to Zarephath, which belongs to Sidon, and remain there; behold, I have commanded a widow H490 there to sustain you.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 17:10 - So he arose and went to Zarephath, and when he came to the gate of the city, behold, a widow H490 was there gathering sticks; and he called to her and said, “Please get me a little water in a [fn]jar, that I may drink.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 17:20 - Then he called to Yahweh and said, “O Yahweh my God, have You also brought calamity to the widow H490 with whom I am sojourning, by causing her son to die?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:9 -

“You have sent widows H490 away empty,

And the [fn]might of the orphans has been crushed.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:3 -

“They drive away the donkeys of the orphans;

They take the widow’s H490 ox for a pledge.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:21 -

“He feeds on the barren woman who does not give birth

And does no good for the widow H490.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:15 -

“His survivors will be buried because of the plague,

And [fn]their widows H490 will not be able to weep.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:13 -

“The blessing of the one ready to perish came upon me,

And I made the widow’s H490 heart sing for joy.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:16 -

“If I have held back 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 [fn]for the widows H490,

Is God in His holy habitation.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:64 -

[fn]His priests fell by the sword,

And [fn]His widows H490 could not weep.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 94:6 -

They slay the widow H490 and the sojourner

And murder the orphans.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:9 -

Let his sons be orphans

And his wife a widow H490.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 146:9 -

Yahweh keeps the sojourners;

He [fn]helps up the orphan and the widow H490,

But He bends the way of the wicked.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:25 -

Yahweh will tear down the house of the proud,

But He will cause the boundary of the widow H490 to stand.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 1:17 -

Learn to do good;

Seek justice,

Reprove the ruthless,

Execute justice for the [fn]orphan,

Plead for the widow H490.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 1:23 -

Your rulers are rebels

And companions of thieves;

Everyone loves a bribe

And pursues rewards.

They do not execute justice for the [fn]orphan,

Nor does the widow’s H490 plea come before them.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 9:17 -

Therefore the Lord is not glad in their choice men,

Nor does He have compassion on their [fn]orphans or their widows H490;

For every one of them is godless and an evildoer,

And every mouth is speaking wicked foolishness.

In spite of all this, His anger does not turn back,

And His hand is still stretched out.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:2 -

So as to turn the poor away from their cause

And rob the afflicted of My people of their justice,

So that widows H490 may be their spoil

And that they may plunder the [fn]orphans.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 13:22 -

[fn]And hyenas will howl in their fortified towers

And jackals in their luxurious palaces.

Her fateful time also [fn]will soon come

And her days will not be prolonged.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 47:8 -

“So now, hear this, you sensual one,

Who sits securely,

Who says in [fn]your heart,

‘I am, and there is no one besides me.

I will not sit as a widow H490,

Nor know loss of children.’

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 7:6 - if you do not oppress the sojourner, the [fn]orphan, or the widow H490, and do not shed innocent blood in this place, nor walk after other gods to your own evil demise,
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 15:8 -

“Their widows H490 will be more numerous before Me

Than the sand of the seas;

I will bring against them, against the mother of a choice man,

A destroyer at noonday;

I will suddenly bring down on her

Anguish and terror.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 18:21 -

Therefore, give their children over to famine

And deliver them up to the [fn]power of the sword;

And let their wives become childless and widowed H490.

Let their men also be [fn]smitten to death,

Their young men struck down by the sword in battle.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 22:3 - ‘Thus says Yahweh, “Do justice and righteousness, and deliver the one who has been robbed from the power of his oppressor. Also do not mistreat or do violence to the sojourner, the orphan, or the widow H490; and do not shed innocent blood in this place.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 49:11 -

“Leave your [fn]orphans behind, I will keep them alive;

And let your widows H490 trust in Me.”

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 1:1 -


How lonely sits the city

That was great with people!

She has become like a widow H490

Who was once great among the nations!

She who was a princess among the [fn]provinces

Has become a forced laborer!

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:3 -

We have become orphans without a father;

Our mothers are like widows H490.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 19:7 -

‘He [fn]knew how to destroy their [fn]fortified towers

And laid waste their cities;

And the land was in desolation, as well as its fullness

Because of the sound of his roaring.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 22:7 - “They have treated father and mother with contempt within you. The sojourner they have oppressed in your midst; the fatherless and the widow H490 they have mistreated in you.

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