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Lexicon :: Strong's H5039 - nᵊḇālâ

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Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 1285b

Strong’s Definitions

נְבָלָה nᵉbâlâh, neb-aw-law'; feminine of H5036; foolishness, i.e. (morally) wickedness; concretely, a crime; by extension, punishment:—folly, vile, villany.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 13x

The KJV translates Strong's H5039 in the following manner: folly (10x), villany (2x), vile (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 13x
The KJV translates Strong's H5039 in the following manner: folly (10x), villany (2x), vile (1x).
  1. senselessness, folly

    1. disgraceful folly

      1. of immorality, profane actions

    2. disgrace, contumely disgrace

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
נְבָלָה nᵉbâlâh, neb-aw-law'; feminine of H5036; foolishness, i.e. (morally) wickedness; concretely, a crime; by extension, punishment:—folly, vile, villany.
נְבָלָה noun feminine senselessness (as shewn in disregard of moral and religious claims), especially of disgraceful sins; also disgrace; — always absolute נ׳; —
1. disgraceful folly, especially of sins of un-chastity Judges 19:23 (wanton deed GFM), so דְּבַר הַזּאֹת הַנּ׳ Judges 19:24, 2 Samuel 13:12; often בְּיִשְׂרָאֵל עָשָׂה נ׳ i.e. do a thing disgraceful according to Israel's standard: Genesis 34:7 (J), Deuteronomy 22:21 (compare Dr on meaning of word; only here of woman), Judges 20:26 (+ זִמָּה), Judges 20:10; Jeremiah 29:23 (compare לֹא יֵעָשֶׂה כֵּן בְּיִשְׂרָאֵלּ 2 Samuel 13:12); also of inhospitable churlishness 1 Samuel 25:25 (see I, II. נָבָל, and especially Isaiah 32:6); of profane action Joshua 7:15 (Achan; עָשָׂה נ׳ בְּיִשְׂרָאֵל); of senseless and irreligious language Isaiah 9:16 דֹּבֵר Isaiah 32:6 (יְדַבֵּר).
2. contumely, disgrace עֲשׂוֺת עִמָּכֶם נ׳ Job 42:8 (of י׳), i.e. deal out to you disgrace, expose you and punish you as נְבָלִים (compare 2 Samuel 3:33, below נָבָל), because of your utterances about me.
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19:23; 19:24; 20:10; 20:26

1 Samuel


2 Samuel

3:33; 13:12; 13:12




9:16; 32:6; 32:6




Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H5039 matches the Hebrew נְבָלָה (nᵊḇālâ),
which occurs 13 times in 13 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:7 - Now the sons of Jacob came in from the field when they heard about it; and the men were grieved, and they were very angry because he had done a [fn]disgraceful H5039 thing H5039 in Israel by [fn]sleeping with Jacob’s daughter, for such a thing ought not to be done.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:21 - then they shall bring the girl out to the doorway of her father’s house, and the men of her city shall stone her [fn]to death, because she has committed a disgraceful H5039 sin H5039 in Israel by playing the prostitute in her father’s house; so you shall eliminate the evil from among you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 7:15 - ‘And it shall be that the one who is selected with the things designated for destruction shall be burned with fire, he and all that belongs to him, because he has violated the covenant of the LORD, and because he has committed a disgraceful H5039 thing H5039 in Israel.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 19:23 - Then the man, the owner of the house, went out to them and said to them, “No, my brothers, please do not act so wickedly. Since this man has come into my house, do not commit this vile H5039 sin H5039.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 19:24 - “Here is my virgin daughter and [fn]the man’s concubine. Please let me bring them out, then rape them and do to them [fn]whatever you wish. But do not commit this act of vile H5039 sin H5039 against this man.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 20:6 - “And I took hold of my concubine and cut her in pieces, and sent her throughout the land of Israel’s inheritance; for they have committed an outrageous sin and vile H5039 act H5039 in Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 20:10 - “And we will take ten men out of a hundred throughout the tribes of Israel, and a hundred out of a thousand, and a thousand out of ten thousand to [fn]supply provisions for the people, so that when they come to [fn]Gibeah of Benjamin, they may [fn]punish them for all the vile H5039 sin H5039 that they have committed in Israel.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:25 - “Please do not let my lord [fn]pay attention to this [fn]worthless man, Nabal, for as his name is, so is he. [fn]Nabal is his name, and stupidity H5039 is with him; but I your slave did not see the young men of my lord whom you sent.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 13:12 - But she said to him, “No, my brother, do not violate me, for such a thing is not done in Israel; do not do this disgraceful H5039 sin H5039!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 42:8 - “Now therefore, take for yourselves seven bulls and seven rams, and go to My servant Job, and offer up a burnt offering for yourselves, and My servant Job will pray for you. For I will [fn]accept him so as not to do with you as your foolishness H5039 deserves, because you have not spoken of Me what is trustworthy, as My servant Job has.
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;
For every one of them is godless and an evildoer,
And every mouth is speaking foolishness H5039.
In spite of all this, His anger does not turn away,
And His hand is still stretched out.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 32:6 - For a fool speaks nonsense H5039,
And his heart [fn]inclines toward wickedness:
To practice ungodliness and to speak error against the LORD,
To [fn]keep the hungry person unsatisfied
And [fn]to withhold drink from the thirsty.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 29:23 - because they acted [fn]foolishly H5039 in Israel, and committed adultery with their neighbors’ wives, and falsely spoke words in My name which I did not command them. I am He who knows, and a witness,” declares the LORD.’”

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