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Lexicon :: Strong's H57 - 'āḇēl

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TWOT Reference: 6b

Strong’s Definitions

אָבֵל ʼâbêl, aw-bale'; from H56; lamenting:—mourn(-er, -ing).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 8x

The KJV translates Strong's H57 in the following manner: mourn (8x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 8x
The KJV translates Strong's H57 in the following manner: mourn (8x).
  1. mourning

    1. for the dead

    2. because of calamity

    3. of rites of mourning

  2. mourner (subst.)

    1. for the dead

    2. for calamity

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
אָבֵל ʼâbêl, aw-bale'; from H56; lamenting:—mourn(-er, -ing).
STRONGS H57: Abbreviations
† I. אָבֵל adjective mourning — א׳ Genesis 37:35; Esther 6:12; construct אֲבֶל־ Psalm 35:14; אֲבֵלִים Job 29:25; Isaiah 61:2 etc.; — for dead Genesis 37:35, calamity Esther 6:12, compare figurative Lamentations 1:4 (predicate, inanimate subject), elsewhere as substantive mourner; singular Psalm 35:14 (construct) for dead (|| קדר); plural Job 29:25 absolute; for calamity Isaiah 57:18; Isaiah 61:2, 3 (where mourners for Zion, or of Zion, see Di).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


37:35; 37:35


6:12; 6:12


29:25; 29:25


35:14; 35:14


57:18; 61:2; 61:2; 61:3




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Strong's Number H57 matches the Hebrew אָבֵל ('āḇēl),
which occurs 8 times in 8 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:35 - All his sons and all his daughters rose up to comfort him; but he refused to be comforted. He said, "For I will go down to She'ol to my son mourning." His father wept for him.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 6:12 - Mordekhai came again to the king's gate. But Haman hurried to his house, mourning and having his head covered.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:25 - I chose out their way, and sat as chief. I lived as a king in the army, As one who comforts the mourners.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 35:14 - I behaved myself as though it had been my friend or my brother. I bowed down mourning, as one who mourns his mother.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 57:18 - I have seen his ways, and will heal him: I will lead him also, and restore comforts to him and to his mourners.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 61:2 - to proclaim the year of the LORD's favor, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn;
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 61:3 - to appoint to those who mourn in Tziyon, to give to them a garland for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they may be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he may be glorified.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 1:4 - The ways of Tziyon do mourn, because none come to the solemn assembly; All her gates are desolate, her Kohanim do sigh: Her virgins are afflicted, and she herself is in bitterness.
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