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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 in your father's house until Shelah my son grows up." For he thought, "I don't want him to die like his brothers." So Tamar went and lived in her father's house.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:22 - "You must not afflict any widow or orphan.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:24 - and my anger will burn and I will kill you with the sword, and your wives will be widows and your children will be fatherless.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 21:14 - He must not marry a widow, a divorced woman, or one profaned by prostitution; he may only take a virgin from his people as a wife.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:13 - but if a priest's daughter is a widow or divorced, and she has no children so that she returns to live in her father's house as in her youth, she may eat from her father's food, but no lay person may eat it.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 30:9 - "But every vow of a widow or of a divorced woman which she has pledged for herself will remain intact.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 10:18 - who justly treats the orphan and widow, and who loves resident foreigners, giving them food and clothing.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 14:29 - Then the Levites (because they have no allotment or inheritance with you), the resident foreigners, the orphans, and the widows of your villages may come and eat their fill so that the LORD your God may bless you in all the work you do.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:11 - You shall rejoice before him - you, your son, your daughter, your male and female slaves, the Levites in your villages, the resident foreigners, the orphans, and the widows among you - in the place where the LORD chooses to locate his name.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:14 - You are to rejoice in your festival, you, your son, your daughter, your male and female slaves, the Levites, the resident foreigners, the orphans, and the widows who are in your villages.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 24:17 - You must not pervert justice due a resident foreigner or an orphan, or take a widow's garment as security for a loan.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 24:19 - Whenever you reap your harvest in your field and leave some unraked grain there, you must not return to get it; it should go to the resident foreigner, orphan, and widow so that the LORD your God may bless all the work you do.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 24:20 - When you beat your olive tree you must not repeat the procedure; the remaining olives belong to the resident foreigner, orphan, and widow.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 24:21 - When you gather the grapes of your vineyard you must not do so a second time; they should go to the resident foreigner, orphan, and widow.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 26:12 - When you finish tithing all your income in the third year (the year of tithing), you must give it to the Levites, the resident foreigners, the orphans, and the widows so that they may eat to their satisfaction in your villages.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 26:13 - Then you shall say before the LORD your God, "I have removed the sacred offering from my house and given it to the Levites, the resident foreigners, the orphans, and the widows just as you have commanded me. I have not violated or forgotten your commandments.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:19 - 'Cursed is the one who perverts justice for the resident foreigner, the orphan, and the widow.' Then all the people will say, 'Amen!'
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 14:5 - The king replied to her, "What do you want?" She answered, "I am a widow; my husband is dead.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:14 - He was the son of a widow from the tribe of Naphtali, and his father was a craftsman in bronze from Tyre. He had the skill and knowledge to make all kinds of works of bronze. He reported to King Solomon and did all the work he was assigned.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 11:26 - Jeroboam son of Nebat, one of Solomon's servants, rebelled against the king. He was an Ephraimite from Zeredah whose mother was a widow named Zeruah.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 17:9 - "Get up, go to Zarephath in Sidonian territory, and live there. I have already told a widow who lives there to provide for you."
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 17:10 - So he got up and went to Zarephath. When he went through the city gate, there was a widow gathering wood. He called out to her, "Please give me a cup of water, so I can take a drink."
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 17:20 - Then he called out to the LORD, "O LORD, my God, are you also bringing disaster on this widow I am staying with by killing her son?"
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:9 - you sent widows away empty-handed, and the arms of the orphans you crushed.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:3 - They drive away the orphan's donkey; they take the widow's ox as a pledge.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:21 - He preys on the barren and childless woman, and does not treat the widow well.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:15 - Those who survive him are buried by the plague, and their widows do not mourn for them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:13 - the blessing of the dying man descended on me, and I made the widow's heart rejoice;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:16 - If I have refused to give the poor what they desired, or caused the eyes of the widow to fail,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 68:5 - He is a father to the fatherless and an advocate for widows. God rules from his holy palace.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:64 - Their priests fell by the sword, but their widows did not weep.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 94:6 - They kill the widow and the one residing outside his native land, and they murder the fatherless.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:9 - May his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 146:9 - The LORD protects those residing outside their native land; he lifts up the fatherless and the widow, but he opposes the wicked.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:25 - The LORD tears down the house of the proud, but he maintains the boundaries of the widow.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 1:17 - Learn to do what is right! Promote justice! Give the oppressed reason to celebrate! Take up the cause of the orphan! Defend the rights of the widow!
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 1:23 - Your officials are rebels, they associate with thieves. All of them love bribery, and look for payoffs. They do not take up the cause of the orphan, or defend the rights of the widow.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 9:17 - So the sovereign master was not pleased with their young men, he took no pity on their orphans and widows; for the whole nation was godless and did wicked things, every mouth was speaking disgraceful words. Despite all this, his anger does not subside, and his hand is ready to strike again.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:2 - to keep the poor from getting fair treatment, and to deprive the oppressed among my people of justice, so they can steal what widows own, and loot what belongs to orphans.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 13:22 - Wild dogs will yip in her ruined fortresses, jackals will yelp in the once-splendid palaces. Her time is almost up, her days will not be prolonged.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 47:8 - So now, listen to this, O one who lives so lavishly, who lives securely, who says to herself, 'I am unique! No one can compare to me! I will never have to live as a widow; I will never lose my children.'
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 7:6 - Stop oppressing foreigners who live in your land, children who have lost their fathers, and women who have lost their husbands. Stop killing innocent people in this land. Stop paying allegiance to other gods. That will only bring about your ruin.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 15:8 - Their widows will become in my sight more numerous than the grains of sand on the seashores. At noontime I will bring a destroyer against the mothers of their young men. I will cause anguish and terror to fall suddenly upon them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 18:21 - So let their children die of starvation. Let them be cut down by the sword. Let their wives lose their husbands and children. Let the older men die of disease and the younger men die by the sword in battle.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 22:3 - The LORD says, "Do what is just and right. Deliver those who have been robbed from those who oppress them. Do not exploit or mistreat foreigners who live in your land, children who have no fathers, or widows. Do not kill innocent people in this land.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 49:11 - Leave your orphans behind and I will keep them alive. Your widows too can depend on me."
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 1:1 - Alas! The city once full of people now sits all alone! The prominent lady among the nations has become a widow! The princess who once ruled the provinces has become a forced laborer! ב (Bet)
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:3 - We have become fatherless orphans; our mothers have become widows.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 19:7 - He broke down their strongholds and devastated their cities. The land and everything in it was frightened at the sound of his roaring.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 22:7 - They have treated father and mother with contempt within you; they have oppressed the foreigner among you; they have wronged the orphan and the widow within you.

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