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Lexicon :: Strong's H535 - 'āmal

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A primitive root
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Strong’s Definitions

אָמַל ʼâmal, aw-mal'; a primitive root; to droop; by implication to be sick, to mourn:—languish, be weak, wax feeble.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 16x

The KJV translates Strong's H535 in the following manner: languish (14x), feeble (1x), weak (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 16x
The KJV translates Strong's H535 in the following manner: languish (14x), feeble (1x), weak (1x).
  1. to be weak, to droop, to languish, to be exhausted

    1. (Qal) pass participle (of the heart)

      1. to be weak

      2. to droop

    2. (Pulal)

      1. to be or grow feeble

      2. to languish

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
אָמַל ʼâmal, aw-mal'; a primitive root; to droop; by implication to be sick, to mourn:—languish, be weak, wax feeble.
STRONGS H535: Abbreviations
† [אָמַל] verb be weak, languish (compare Arabic أَمَلَ hope, expect).
Qal Participle passive feminine מָה אֲמֻלָה לִכָּתֵךְ how weak is thy heart! Ezekiel 16:30 (but < Co מַה־לִּי וְלִבְרִיתֵח);
Pu`l. Perfect אֻמְלַל Joel 1:10 +; אֻמְלְלָה Isaiah 33:9 +; אֻמְלְלוּ Jeremiah 14:2 etc.; — be or grow feeble, languish; of loss of fertility (woman) 1 Samuel 2:5; Jeremiah 15:19; of fisherman whose trade fails Isaiah 19:8 || אנה, אבל); in Genl. of inhabitants of smitten land Hosea 4:3 (|| תֶּאֱבַל הָאָרֶץ); Isaiah 24:4 compare below usually subject inanimate, personified; שַׁדְמוֺת חֶשְׁבּוֺן Isaiah 16:8; compare Nahum 1:4 (twice in verse); תֵּבֵל Isaiah 24:4 (|| נבל, אבל); אֶרֶץ Isaiah 33:9 (|| אבל); subject גֶּפֶן Isaiah 24:7 (|| אָבַל תִּירוֺשׁ; יִצְּהָר Joel 1:10 (|| שׁדד, אבל, הובישׁ; kindred subject); תְּאֵנָה Joel 1:12 (|| הַגֶּפֶן הוֺבִישָׁה); שְׁעָרִים Jeremiah 14:2 (|| אָֽבְלָה יְהוּדָה); compare Lamentations 2:8 וַיַּאֲבֶל־חֵל וְחוֺמָה יַחְדָּו אֻמְלָ֑לוּ.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

1 Samuel



16:8; 19:8; 24:4; 24:4; 24:7; 33:9; 33:9


14:2; 14:2; 15:19








1:10; 1:10; 1:12




Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H535 matches the Hebrew אָמַל ('āmal),
which occurs 16 times in 14 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:5 -

“Those who were full hire themselves out for bread,

But those who were hungry cease to hunger.

Even the barren gives birth to seven,

But she who has many children languishes H535.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 16:8 -

For the fields of Heshbon have languished H535, the vines of Sibmah as well;

The lords of the nations have trampled down its choice clusters

Which reached as far as Jazer and wandered to the deserts;

Its tendrils spread themselves out and passed over the sea.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 19:8 -

And the fishermen will lament,

And all those who cast a [fn]line into the Nile will mourn,

And those who spread nets on the waters will [fn]languish H535.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 24:4 - The earth mourns and withers; the world languishes H535 and withers; the exalted of the people of the earth languish H535.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 24:7 -

The new wine mourns;

The vine languishes H535;

All the glad of heart sigh.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:9 -

The land mourns and languishes H535,

Lebanon is humiliated and withers;

Sharon is like a desert plain,

And Bashan and Carmel [fn]lose their foliage.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 14:2 -

“Judah mourns,

And her gates languish H535;

They sit on the ground in mourning,

And the outcry of Jerusalem has gone up.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 15:9 -

“She who bore seven sons languishes H535;

[fn]Her breathing is labored.

Her sun has set while it was yet day;

She has been shamed and humiliated.

So I will give over their survivors to the sword

Before their enemies,” declares Yahweh.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 2:8 -


Yahweh [fn]determined to bring to ruin

The wall of the daughter of Zion.

He has stretched out a line;

He has not turned His hand back from swallowing up,

And He has caused rampart and wall to mourn;

They have languished H535 together.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 16:30 -

“How languishing H535 is your heart,” declares Lord Yahweh, “while you do all these things, the actions of a [fn]bold-faced harlot.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:3 -

Therefore the land mourns,

And everyone who inhabits it languishes H535

Along with the beasts of the field and the birds of the sky,

And also the fish of the sea [fn]disappear.

Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 1:10 -

The field is destroyed;

The land mourns,

For the grain is destroyed,

The new wine dries up,

Fresh oil [fn]fails H535.

Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 1:12 -

The vine dries up,

And the fig tree [fn]fails H535;

The pomegranate, the palm also, and the [fn]apple tree,

All the trees of the field dry up.

Indeed, rejoicing dries up

From the sons of men.

Unchecked Copy BoxNah 1:4 -


He rebukes the sea and makes it dry;

He dries up all the rivers.

Bashan and Carmel languish H535;

The blossoms of Lebanon languish H535.

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