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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).
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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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 - Then all his sons and all his daughters got up to comfort him, but he refused to be comforted. And he said, “Surely I will go down to Sheol in mourning H57 for my son.” So his father wept for him.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 6:12 - Then Mordecai returned to the king’s gate, while Haman hurried home, mourning H57, with his head covered.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:25 - “I chose a way for them and sat as chief,
And lived as a king among the troops,
As one who comforted the mourners H57.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 35:14 - I went about as though it were my friend or brother;
I bowed down [fn]in mourning, like one H57 who H57 mourns H57 for a mother.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 57:18 - “I have seen his ways, but I will heal him;
I will lead him and restore comfort to him and to his mourners H57,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 61:2 - To proclaim the favorable year of the LORD
And the day of vengeance of our God;
To comfort all who mourn H57,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 61:3 - To grant those who mourn H57 in Zion,
Giving them a garland instead of ashes,
The oil of gladness instead of mourning,
The cloak of praise instead of a disheartened spirit.
So they will be called [fn]oaks of righteousness,
The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 1:4 - The roads [fn]of Zion are in mourning H57
Because no one comes to an appointed feast.
All her gates are deserted;
Her priests groan,
Her virgins are worried,
And as for Zion herself, it is bitter for her.
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