habal: to act emptily, become vainOriginal Word: הָבַל
Part of Speech: Verb
Phonetic Spelling: (haw-bal')
Short Definition: foolishly
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
denominative verb from hebel
to act emptily, become vain
act foolishly (1), became empty (1), became vain (1), leading you into futility (1), vainly hope (1).
Brown-Driver-Briggsהָבַל verb denominative act emptily, become vain —
Qal Jeremiah 2:5 = 2 Kings 17:15 they went after vanity וַיֶּהְבָּ֑לוּ and became vain, Psalm 62:11 וּבְגָזֵל אַלתֶּֿהְבָּ֑לוּ do not become vain (i.e. be demoralized) by robbery; with cognate accusative Job 27:12 לָמָּה זֶה הֶבֶל תֶּהְבָּ֑לוּ why do ye become vain with vanity (i.e. shew yourselves utterly vain) ?
Hiph`il cause to become vain Jeremiah 23:16 (of false prophets) מַהְבִּלִים הֵמָּה אֶתְכֶם i.e. fill you with vain hopes.
Strong's Exhaustive Concordancebe become, make vain
A primitive root; to be vain in act, word, or expectation; specifically to lead astray -- be (become, make) vain.
Forms and Transliterationsוַיֶּהְבָּ֔לוּ וַיֶּהְבָּֽלוּ׃ ויהבלו ויהבלו׃ מַהְבִּלִ֥ים מהבלים תֶּ֫הְבָּ֥לוּ תֶּהְבָּֽלוּ׃ תהבלו תהבלו׃ mah·bi·lîm mahbiLim mahbilîm teh·bā·lū tehBalu tehbālū vaiyehBalu way·yeh·bā·lū wayyehbālū
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Englishman's ConcordanceStrong's Hebrew 1891
mah·bi·lîm — 1 Occ.
teh·bā·lū — 2 Occ.
way·yeh·bā·lū — 2 Occ.
2 Kings 17:15
HEB: אַחֲרֵ֤י הַהֶ֙בֶל֙ וַיֶּהְבָּ֔לוּ וְאַחֲרֵ֤י הַגּוֹיִם֙
NAS: vanity and became vain, and [went] after
KJV: vanity, and became vain, and went after
INT: and after vanity and became and after the nations