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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, “Remain a widow H490 in your father’s house until my son Shelah grows up”; for he [fn]thought, “I am afraid that he too may die like his brothers.” So Tamar went and lived in her father’s house.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:22 - “You shall not oppress any widow H490 or orphan.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:24 - and My anger will be kindled, 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 prostitution, these he shall not take; but rather he is to [fn]marry a virgin of his own people,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:13 - ‘But if a priest’s daughter becomes a widow H490 or divorced, and has no child and returns to her father’s house as in her youth, she may eat of her father’s [fn]food; but no [fn]layman shall eat of it.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 30:9 -

“But as for the vow of a widow H490 or of a divorced woman, every binding obligation under which she has put herself, shall remain valid against her.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 10:18 - “He executes justice for the orphan and the widow H490, and shows His love for the stranger 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 stranger, the [fn]orphan, and the widow H490 who are in your [fn]town, shall come and eat and be satisfied, in order that the LORD your God may bless you in all the work of your hand which you do.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:11 - and you shall rejoice before the LORD your God, you, your son and your daughter, and your male and female slaves, and the Levite who is in your [fn]town, and the stranger, the [fn]orphan, and the widow H490 who are in your midst, at the place where the LORD your God chooses to establish His name.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:14 - and you shall rejoice in your feast, you, your son and your daughter, and your male and female slaves, and the Levite, the stranger, the [fn]orphan, and the widow H490 who are in your [fn]towns.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 24:17 -

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

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 24:19 -

“When you reap your harvest in your field and forget a sheaf in the field, you are not to go back to get it; it shall belong to the stranger, the [fn]orphan, and to the widow H490, in order that the LORD your God may bless you in all the work of your hands.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 24:20 - “When you beat the olives off your olive tree, you are not to search through the branches [fn]again; that shall be left for the stranger, the [fn]orphan, and for the widow H490.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 24:21 -

“When you gather the grapes of your vineyard, you are not to [fn]go over it again; that shall be left for the stranger, the [fn]orphan, and the widow H490.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 26:12 -

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

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 26:13 - “And you shall say before the LORD your God, ‘I have removed the sacred portion from my house, and have also given it to the Levite, the stranger, the [fn]orphan, and the widow H490, in accordance with all Your commandments which You have commanded me; I have not violated or forgotten any of Your commandments.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:19 -

‘Cursed is one who distorts the justice due a stranger, an [fn]orphan, or a widow H490.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 14:5 - And the king said to her, “What is troubling you?” And she [fn]answered, “Truly I am a widow H490, for my husband is dead.
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, an artisan in bronze; and he was filled with wisdom, skill, and knowledge for doing any work in bronze. So he came to King Solomon and performed all his work.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 11:26 -

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

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 17:9 - “Arise, go to Zarephath, which belongs to Sidon, and stay there; behold, I have commanded a widow H490 there to provide food for you.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 17:10 - So he arose and went to Zarephath, and when he came to the entrance 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]cup, so that I may drink.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 17:20 - And he called to the LORD and said, “LORD, my God, have You also brought catastrophe upon the widow H490 with whom I am [fn]staying, by causing her son to die?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:9 -

“You have sent widows H490 away empty,

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

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:3 -

“They drive away the donkeys of orphans;

They seize the widow’s H490 ox as a pledge.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:21 -

“He wrongs the [fn]infertile woman,

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 who was about to perish came upon me,

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

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:16 -

“If I have kept 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 dwelling.

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 kill the widow H490 and the stranger

And murder the orphans.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:9 -

May his children be fatherless,

And his wife a widow H490.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 146:9 -

The LORD watches over strangers;

He [fn]supports the fatherless and the widow H490,

But He [fn]thwarts the way of the wicked.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:25 -

The LORD will tear down the house of the proud,

But He will set the boundary of the widow H490.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 1:17 -

Learn to do good;

Seek justice,

Rebuke the oppressor,

Obtain justice for the orphan,

Plead for the widow’s H490 case H490.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 1:23 -

Your rulers are rebels

And companions of thieves;

Everyone loves a bribe

And chases after gifts.

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

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

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 9:17 -

Therefore the Lord does not rejoice over their young 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 foolishness.

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

And His hand is still stretched out.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:2 -

So as to [fn]deprive the needy of justice

And rob the poor among My people of their rights,

So that widows H490 may be their spoil

And that they may plunder the [fn]orphans.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 13:22 -

[fn]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 -

“Now, then, hear this, you luxuriant one,

Who lives securely,

Who says in her heart,

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

I will not sit as a widow H490,

Nor know the loss of children.’

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 7:6 - if you do not oppress the stranger, the [fn]orphan, or the widow H490, and do not shed innocent blood in this place, nor follow other gods to your own ruin,
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 young man,

A destroyer at noon;

I will suddenly bring down on her

Shock and horror.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 18:21 -

Therefore, give their children over to famine

And turn them over to the [fn]power of the sword;

And let their wives become childless and widowed H490.

Let their men also be slaughtered to death,

Their young men struck and killed by the sword in battle.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 22:3 - ‘This is what the LORD says: “Do justice and righteousness, and save one who has been robbed from the power of his oppressor. And do not mistreat or do violence to the stranger, 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 once had many 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]destroyed their [fn]palaces

And laid waste their cities;

And the land and its fullness were appalled

Because of the sound of his roaring.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 22:7 - “They have treated father and mother with contempt among you. They have oppressed the stranger in your midst; they have oppressed the orphan and the widow H490 among you.

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