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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.) To choose; to select.

2. (v. t.) To lament; to bewail; to grieve over; as, to wail one's death.

3. (v. i.) To express sorrow audibly; to make mournful outcry; to weep.

4. (n.) Loud weeping; violent lamentation; wailing.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
WAIL, WAILING

wal, wal'-ing.

See BURIAL, III, 2; IV, 4, 5, 6.

Greek
214. alalazo -- to raise a war cry
... wail. From alale (a shout, "halloo"); to vociferate, ie (by implication) to wail;
figuratively, to clang -- tinkle, wail. (alalazon) -- 1 Occurrence. ...
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2354. threneo -- to lament
... to lament. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: threneo Phonetic Spelling:
(thray-neh'-o) Short Definition: I wail, lament Definition: intrans: I lament, wail ...
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1114. goes -- a wailer, a sorcerer, a swindler
... Word Origin from goao (to wail) Definition a wailer, a sorcerer, a swindler
NASB Word Usage impostors (1). seducer. From goao (to ...
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2875. kopto -- to cut (off), strike, by ext. to mourn
... cut down, strike. A primary verb; to "chop"; specially, to beat the breast in grief --
cut down, lament, mourn, (be-)wail. Compare the base of tomoteros. ...
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3996. pentheo -- to mourn, lament
... mourn, bewail. From penthos; to grieve (the feeling or the act) -- mourn, (be-)wail.
see GREEK penthos. (epenthesate) -- 1 Occurrence. (penthein) -- 1 Occurrence ...
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2360. throeo -- to be troubled
... trouble. From threomai to wail; to clamor, ie (by implication) to frighten -- trouble.
(throeisthai) -- 1 Occurrence. (throeisthe) -- 2 Occurrences. ...
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2799. klaio -- to weep
... bewail, weep. Of uncertain affinity; to sob, ie Wail aloud (whereas dakruo is rather
to cry silently) -- bewail, weep. (eklaien) -- 2 Occurrences. ...
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2355. threnos -- a lamentation.
... Cognate: 2355 -- to cry aloud (wail). See 2354 (). Word Origin from threomai
(cry aloud, shriek) Definition a lamentation. lamentation. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
5091. nahah -- to wail, lament
... 5090b, 5091. nahah. 5092 . to wail, lament. Transliteration: nahah Phonetic
Spelling: (naw-haw') Short Definition: lamented. Word Origin a prim. ... lament, wail ...
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5594. saphad -- to wail, lament
... saphad. 5595 . to wail, lament. Transliteration: saphad Phonetic Spelling:
(saw-fad') Short Definition: lament. Word Origin a prim. ... lament, mourner, wail. ...
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421. alah -- to wail
... alah. 422 . to wail. Transliteration: alah Phonetic Spelling: (aw-law') Short
Definition: wail. ... root Definition to wail NASB Word Usage wail (1). lament. ...
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3215. yelalah -- a howling
... a howling. Transliteration: yelalah Phonetic Spelling: (yel-aw-law') Short Definition:
wail. ... of yelel Definition a howling NASB Word Usage wail (3), wailing (1). ...
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3213. yalal -- to howl, make a howling
... 3212, 3213. yalal. 3214 . to howl, make a howling. Transliteration: yalal Phonetic
Spelling: (yaw-lal') Short Definition: wail. Word Origin a prim. ...
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604. anaqah -- a ferret, shrewmouse
... ferret. The same as 'anaqah; some kind of lizard, probably the gecko (from its wail) --
ferret. see HEBREW 'anaqah. 603, 604. anaqah. 605 . Strong's Numbers
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6969. qonen -- to chant an elegy or dirge
... lament, mourning woman. A primitive root; to strike a musical note, ie Chant or
wail (at a funeral) -- lament, mourning woman. 6968, 6969. qonen. 6970 . ...
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7443. renen -- (bird of) piercing cries (ie ostrich)
... ostriches' (1). goodly. From ranan; an ostrich (from its wail) -- X goodly. see
HEBREW ranan. 7442, 7443. renen. 7444 . Strong's Numbers.
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1826b. damam -- damam
... damam. 1827 . damam. Transliteration: damam Short Definition: a. Word Origin a
verb meaning to wail, spelled like damam, qv. 1826a, 1826b. damam. 1827 . ...
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Library

The Wail of a Broken Heart
... THE SECOND BOOK OF SAMUEL THE WAIL OF A BROKEN HEART. 'Now Absalom in his
lifetime had taken and reared up for himself a pillar, which ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture f/the wail of a broken.htm

And the Churches, Too, Will Wail with a Mighty Lamentation...
... Piece XXXIV. And the churches, too, will wail with a mighty lamentation´┐Ż
And the churches, too, will wail with a mighty lamentation ...
/.../the extant works and fragments of hippolytus/piece xxxiv and the churches.htm

You See in what Manner of Fasting and Prayer the Saints Will ...
... time they will be brought from the east even unto the west; and they will come up
from the west even unto the east, and will weep greatly and wail vehemently. ...
/.../the extant works and fragments of hippolytus/piece xxxiii you see in.htm

Missed Ends
... And all the time from within the house came the sound of the dirge for the dead,
and the laugh and the wail struck against each other, and jarred. ...
/.../wilson-carmichael/things as they are/chapter vi missed ends.htm

Remembering How Far the Writer of Our Book Excels all who have ...
... Then the last sad wail of this subject: "Who knoweth what is really good"satisfying
for man"during the few fleeting years of his vain life here, which he ...
/.../jennings/old groans and new songs/chapter vi remembering how far.htm

Matt. Ix. 18
... 4. Let no man therefore beat himself any more, nor wail, neither disparage
Christ's achievement. ... Why then dost thou wail for nought? ...
/.../chrysostom/homilies on the gospel of saint matthew/homily xxxi matt ix 18.htm

And ii.
... He makes the transition to this in ver.8, by means of the words: "On that account
I will wail and howl, I will go stripped and naked; I will make a wailing ...
/.../hengstenberg/christology of the old testament/chap i and ii.htm

The Question of the Tall Gentleman as to Whether Diamond could ...
... The brook sat up like a snake on its tail; And the wind came up with a
what-will-you wail; ... And hissed three times, half a hiss, half a wail. ...
/.../macdonald/at the back of the north wind/chapter 20 the question of.htm

The King in Exile
... his reign had been; and the number of the infants under two years old in such a
tiny place as Bethlehem would be small, so that their feeble wail might well ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture a/the king in exile.htm

The Time of the Evening.
... Just as the people of Bethlehem, who had turned the unborn Savior from their door
were soon made to wail by the king's order of assassination, so the thousands ...
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Thesaurus
Wail (50 Occurrences)
... 1. (vt) To choose; to select. 2. (vt) To lament; to bewail; to grieve over; as,
to wail one's death. ... Standard Bible Encyclopedia. WAIL, WAILING. wal, wal'-ing. ...
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Moan (13 Occurrences)
... Isaiah 16:7 Therefore shall Moab wail for Moab, every one shall wail; for the sweet
cakes of Kir-hareseth shall ye mourn, sorely stricken. (See NAS). ...
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Wailed (11 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (imp. & pp) of Wail. Multi-Version Concordance Wailed
(11 Occurrences). ... (WEB NAS). Jeremiah 48:39 'How is it broken down!' wail ye! ...
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Lament (44 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (vi) To express or feel sorrow; to weep or
wail; to mourn. 2. (vt) To mourn for; to bemoan; to bewail. ...
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Kir (11 Occurrences)
... nothing. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV). Isaiah 16:7 Therefore
Moab will wail for Moab. Everyone will wail. You will ...
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Kir-hareseth (3 Occurrences)
... (ASV BBE JPS NAS). Isaiah 16:7 Therefore shall Moab wail for Moab, every one shall
wail: for the raisin-cakes of Kir-hareseth shall ye mourn, utterly stricken. ...
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Keen (3 Occurrences)
... 6. (vt) To sharpen; to make cold. 7. (n.) A prolonged wail for a deceased person.
Cf. Coranach. 8. (vi) To wail as a keener does. Multi-Version Concordance ...
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Kir-har'eseth (2 Occurrences)
... (See RSV). Isaiah 16:7 Therefore shall Moab wail for Moab, every one shall wail;
for the sweet cakes of Kir-hareseth shall ye mourn, sorely stricken. (See RSV). ...
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Oaks (14 Occurrences)
... Zechariah 11:2 Wail, fir tree, for the cedar has fallen, because the stately ones
are destroyed. Wail, you oaks of Bashan, for the strong forest has come down. ...
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Raisin (5 Occurrences)
... faint with love. (Root in WEB ASV DBY NAS RSV NIV). Isaiah 16:7 Therefore
Moab will wail for Moab. Everyone will wail. You will mourn ...
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Bible Concordance
Wail (50 Occurrences)

James 4:9 Lament, mourn, and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to gloom.
(See NIV)

James 5:1 Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries that are coming on you.
(See NIV)

Revelation 1:7 Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.
(KJV DBY WBS YLT RSV)

Revelation 18:9 The kings of the earth, who committed sexual immorality and lived wantonly with her, will weep and wail over her, when they look at the smoke of her burning,
(WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS RSV)

Revelation 21:4 He will wipe every tear from their eyes. Death shall be no more; nor sorrow, nor wail of woe, nor pain; for the first things have passed away."
(WEY)

1 Samuel 7:2 And it cometh to pass, from the day of the dwelling of the ark in Kirjath-Jearim, that the days are multiplied -- yea, they are twenty years -- and wail do all the house of Israel after Jehovah.
(YLT)

2 Samuel 3:31 And David said to Joab, and to all the people that were with him, Rend your clothes, and gird you with sackcloth, and mourn before Abner. And king David followed the bier.
(See JPS)

Psalms 137:3 For there they that carried us away captive required of us a song; and they that made us wail required mirth, saying, Sing us one of the songs of Zion.
(DBY)

Isaiah 13:6 Wail; for the day of Yahweh is at hand! It will come as destruction from the Almighty.
(WEB ASV NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 14:31 Send out a cry, O door! Make sounds of sorrow, O town! All your land has come to nothing, O Philistia; for there comes a smoke out of the north, and everyone keeps his place in the line.
(See NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 15:3 In their streets, they dress themselves in sackcloth. In their streets and on their housetops, everyone wails, weeping abundantly.
(Root in WEB ASV NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 15:8 For the cry has gone around the borders of Moab; its wailing to Eglaim, and its wailing to Beer Elim.
(Root in WEB ASV NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 16:7 Therefore Moab will wail for Moab. Everyone will wail. You will mourn for the raisin cakes of Kir Hareseth, utterly stricken.
(WEB JPS ASV NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 22:12 And in that day the Lord, the Lord of armies, was looking for weeping, and cries of sorrow, cutting off of the hair, and putting on the clothing of grief:
(See NAS NIV)

Isaiah 23:1 The word about Tyre. Let a cry of sorrow go up, O ships of Tarshish, because your strong place is made waste; on the way back from the land of Kittim the news is given to them.
(See NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 23:6 Pass over to Tarshish! Wail, you inhabitants of the coast!
(WEB ASV NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 23:14 Let a cry of sorrow go up, O ships of Tarshish: because your strong place is made waste.
(See NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 52:5 Now then, what have I here? says the Lord, for my people are taken away without cause; they are made waste and give cries of sorrow, says the Lord, and all the day the nations put shame on my name.
(See RSV)

Isaiah 65:14 behold, my servants shall sing for joy of heart, but you shall cry for sorrow of heart, and shall wail for anguish of spirit.
(WEB JPS ASV NAS RSV NIV)

Jeremiah 4:8 For this gird yourself with sackcloth, lament and wail; for the fierce anger of Yahweh hasn't turned back from us.
(WEB JPS ASV NAS RSV NIV)

Jeremiah 9:10 For the mountains will I take up a weeping and wailing, and for the pastures of the wilderness a lamentation, because they are burned up, so that none passes through; neither can men hear the voice of the livestock; both the birds of the sky and the animals are fled, they are gone.
(Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Jeremiah 9:18 and let them make haste, and take up a wailing for us, that our eyes may run down with tears, and our eyelids gush out with waters.
(Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Jeremiah 9:20 Yet hear the word of Yahweh, you women, and let your ear receive the word of his mouth; and teach your daughters wailing, and everyone her neighbor lamentation.
(Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Jeremiah 14:2 Judah mourns, and its gates languish, they sit in black on the ground; and the cry of Jerusalem is gone up.
(See NIV)

Jeremiah 25:34 Wail, you shepherds, and cry; and wallow in ashes, you principal of the flock; for the days of your slaughter and of your dispersions are fully come, and you shall fall like a goodly vessel.
(WEB JPS ASV NAS RSV NIV)

Jeremiah 25:36 A voice of the cry of the shepherds, and the wailing of the principal of the flock! for Yahweh lays waste their pasture.
(Root in WEB JPS ASV NAS RSV NIV)

Jeremiah 31:15 Thus saith Jehovah: A voice hath been heard in Ramah, the wail of very bitter weeping, Rachel weeping for her children, refusing to be comforted for her children, because they are not.
(DBY YLT)

Jeremiah 47:2 Thus says Yahweh: Behold, waters rise up out of the north, and shall become an overflowing stream, and shall overflow the land and all that is therein, the city and those who dwell therein; and the men shall cry, and all the inhabitants of the land shall wail.
(WEB JPS ASV NAS RSV NIV)

Jeremiah 48:20 Moab is disappointed; for it is broken down: wail and cry; tell it by the Arnon, that Moab is laid waste.
(WEB JPS ASV NAS RSV NIV)

Jeremiah 48:31 Therefore will I wail for Moab; yes, I will cry out for all Moab: for the men of Kir Heres shall they mourn.
(WEB JPS ASV NAS RSV NIV)

Jeremiah 48:39 How is it broken down! how do they wail! how has Moab turned the back with shame! so shall Moab become a derision and a terror to all who are around him.
(WEB JPS ASV NAS RSV NIV)

Jeremiah 49:3 Wail, Heshbon, for Ai is laid waste; cry, you daughters of Rabbah, dress yourself in sackcloth: lament, and run back and forth among the fences; for Malcam shall go into captivity, his priests and his princes together.
(WEB JPS ASV NAS RSV NIV)

Jeremiah 51:8 Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed: wail for her; take balm for her pain, if so be she may be healed.
(WEB JPS ASV NAS RSV NIV)

Ezekiel 21:12 Cry and wail, son of man; for it is on my people, it is on all the princes of Israel: they are delivered over to the sword with my people; strike therefore on your thigh.
(WEB JPS ASV NAS RSV NIV)

Ezekiel 27:30 and shall cause their voice to be heard over you, and shall cry bitterly, and shall cast up dust on their heads, they shall wallow themselves in the ashes:
(See RSV)

Ezekiel 30:2 Son of man, prophesy, and say, Thus says the Lord Yahweh: Wail, Alas for the day!
(WEB JPS ASV NAS RSV NIV)

Ezekiel 32:18 Son of man, wail for the multitude of Egypt, and cast them down, even her, and the daughters of the famous nations, to the lower parts of the earth, with those who go down into the pit.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Hosea 7:14 And they have not cried unto me with their heart, but they howl upon their beds: they assemble themselves for grain and new wine; they rebel against me.
(See JPS NAS RSV NIV)

Joel 1:5 Wake up, you drunkards, and weep! Wail, all you drinkers of wine, because of the sweet wine; for it is cut off from your mouth.
(WEB JPS ASV NAS RSV NIV)

Joel 1:8 Wail like a virgin girded with sackcloth for the husband of her youth.
(DBY YLT NAS)

Joel 1:11 Be confounded, you farmers! Wail, you vineyard keepers; for the wheat and for the barley; for the harvest of the field has perished.
(WEB JPS ASV NAS RSV NIV)

Joel 1:13 Put on sackcloth and mourn, you priests! Wail, you ministers of the altar. Come, lie all night in sackcloth, you ministers of my God, for the meal offering and the drink offering are withheld from your God's house.
(WEB JPS ASV NAS RSV NIV)

Amos 5:16 Therefore thus says Yahweh, the God of Armies, the Lord: "Wailing will be in all the broad ways; and they will say in all the streets,'Alas! Alas!' and they will call the farmer to mourning, and those who are skillful in lamentation to wailing.
(Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Micah 1:8 For this I will lament and wail; I will go stripped and naked; I will howl like the jackals, and moan like the daughters of owls.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Micah 2:4 In that day doth 'one' take up for you a simile, And he hath wailed a wailing of wo, He hath said, We have been utterly spoiled, The portion of my people He doth change, How doth He move toward me! To the backslider our fields He apportioneth.
(Root in YLT RSV)

Zephaniah 1:10 In that day, says Yahweh, there will be the noise of a cry from the fish gate, a wailing from the second quarter, and a great crashing from the hills.
(Root in WEB JPS ASV NAS RSV NIV)

Zephaniah 1:11 Wail, you inhabitants of Maktesh, for all the people of Canaan are undone! All those who were loaded with silver are cut off.
(WEB JPS ASV NAS RSV NIV)

Zechariah 11:2 Wail, fir tree, for the cedar has fallen, because the stately ones are destroyed. Wail, you oaks of Bashan, for the strong forest has come down.
(WEB JPS ASV NAS RSV NIV)

Zechariah 11:3 A voice of the wailing of the shepherds! For their glory is destroyed: a voice of the roaring of young lions! For the pride of the Jordan is ruined.
(Root in WEB JPS ASV NAS RSV NIV)

Malachi 2:13 This again you do: you cover the altar of Yahweh with tears, with weeping, and with sighing, because he doesn't regard the offering any more, neither receives it with good will at your hand.
(See NIV)

Subtopics

Wail

Related Terms

Moan (13 Occurrences)

Wailed (11 Occurrences)

Lament (44 Occurrences)

Kir (11 Occurrences)

Kir-hareseth (3 Occurrences)

Keen (3 Occurrences)

Kir-har'eseth (2 Occurrences)

Oaks (14 Occurrences)

Raisin (5 Occurrences)

Raisin-cakes (7 Occurrences)

Dense (11 Occurrences)

Stricken (32 Occurrences)

Sorely (23 Occurrences)

Stately (11 Occurrences)

Wailing (44 Occurrences)

Sackcloth (47 Occurrences)

Mourn (87 Occurrences)

Ruined (65 Occurrences)

Pine (28 Occurrences)

Fir (22 Occurrences)

Cedar (61 Occurrences)

Hareseth (5 Occurrences)

Howl (29 Occurrences)

Cakes (65 Occurrences)

Kindreds (7 Occurrences)

Kir-heres (3 Occurrences)

Undone (20 Occurrences)

Ostriches (8 Occurrences)

Owls (7 Occurrences)

Jackals (20 Occurrences)

Luxuriously (6 Occurrences)

Laden (14 Occurrences)

Laughingstock (10 Occurrences)

Girdeth (11 Occurrences)

Games (2 Occurrences)

Growers (1 Occurrence)

Groan (32 Occurrences)

Wantonly (8 Occurrences)

Wanton (20 Occurrences)

Waheb (1 Occurrence)

Folds (18 Occurrences)

Ferret (1 Occurrence)

Farmers (23 Occurrences)

Fences (6 Occurrences)

Tillers (2 Occurrences)

Ridicule (14 Occurrences)

Refusing (21 Occurrences)

Dragons (17 Occurrences)

Drinkers (3 Occurrences)

Drunkards (10 Occurrences)

Dispersions (1 Occurrence)

Derision (24 Occurrences)

Disgraced (25 Occurrences)

Majestic (22 Occurrences)

Malcam (6 Occurrences)

Maktesh (1 Occurrence)

Bittern (4 Occurrences)

Bewail (9 Occurrences)

Consign (2 Occurrences)

Coast-land (3 Occurrences)

Loaded (21 Occurrences)

Snatched (15 Occurrences)

Sensuously (2 Occurrences)

Smoke (98 Occurrences)

Famous (20 Occurrences)

Nether (19 Occurrences)

Bashan (54 Occurrences)

Tarshish (24 Occurrences)

Wiped (25 Occurrences)

Hordes (24 Occurrences)

Traders (31 Occurrences)

Mortar (16 Occurrences)

Weep (97 Occurrences)

Jerusalem (782 Occurrences)

Forest (67 Occurrences)

Sudden (33 Occurrences)

Jackal (3 Occurrences)

Shattered (42 Occurrences)

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