408. al
Strong's Concordance
al: not (a subjective neg.)
Original Word: אַל
Part of Speech: adverb of negation
Transliteration: al
Phonetic Spelling: (al)
Definition: not (a subjective neg.)
NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. particle
not (a subjective neg.)
NASB Translation
neither (1), neither their nor (1), neither them nor (1), never (2), never* (2), no (46), none (2), none* (4), nor (36), nothing (3), nothing* (4), rather (1), so (1), worthless (1).

II. אַל adverb of negation (so Phoenician e.g. CISi.3,4.5.8, Biblical Aramaic, Sabean (DHMZMG 1875, 596), and in the Ethiopic albo, is not), denying however, not objectively as a fact (like לֹא οὐ), but subjectively as a wish (like μή), expressing therefore a deprecation or prohibition:

a. (a) with a verb, which is then always an imperfect (never an imperative), by preference in the cohortative or jussive mood, where this is in use, and may be of any person or number; Genesis 15:1 and often אַלתִּֿירָא fear not! Genesis 22:12 אַלתִּֿשְׁלַח יָָֽדְךָ put not forth thy hand, Genesis 37:27 וְיָדֵנוּ אַלתְּֿהִיבֿוֺ and let not our hand be upon him, Genesis 21:16 אַלאֶֿרְאֶה let me not look upon the death of the lad! Psalm 25:2 אַלאֵֿבוֺשָׁה let me not be ashamed; with 1 plural (rare) 2 Samuel 13:25; Jeremiah 18:18; Jonah 1:14. In an imprecation: Genesis 49:4 אַלתּֿוֺתַר have not thou the excellency! Psalm 109:12; Job 3:4,6. Sometimes strengthened by נָא : Genesis 13:8; Genesis 18:3 and elsewhere (b) without a verb, (α) 2 Samuel 1:21 let (there be) not dew & not rain upon you! Isaiah 62:6; Psalm 83:1. (β) used absolutely, in deprecation Genesis 19:18; 2 Samuel 13:16 (see below אוֺדָה) 2 Kings 3:13; 2 Kings 4:16; 2 Kings 6:27 (see RVm: but possibly to be explained by Dr§ 152 iii; so Th Ke: hardly as Ew§ 355 b) Ruth 1:13 אַל בְּנֹתַי Nay, my daughters, compare Judges 19:23; (γ) after a preceding imperative Amos 5:14; Joel 2:13; Proverbs 8:10, a jussive Proverbs 27:2, an infinitive absolute Proverbs 27:2. (χ) in poetry אַל sometimes expresses vividly the emotion or sympathy of the poet (see Dr§ 56-8); Isaiah 2:9 וְאַלתִּֿשָּׂא לָהֶם and forgive them not! (with a touch of passion), Psalm 41:3; Proverbs 3:25; Job 5:22; Psalm 34:6 (but ᵐ5 ᵑ6 Ew Che here read וּפְנֵיכֶם, probably rightly); Psalm 50:3 a may our God come וְאַלֿ יֶ֫חֱשָרשׁ and not be silent! (the psalmist identifying himself with a spectator of the scene Psalm 50:2,3b-c) Psalm 121:3 (contrast Psalm 121:4 לֹא) Jeremiah 46:6 +.

b. once Proverbs 12:28 joined closely to a substantive (compare לֹא 2 b) to express with emphasis its negation: In the way of righteousness is life, and in the pathway therecf אַלמָֿוֶת there is no-death! i.e. immortality.

c. once Job 24:25 used in poetry as a substantive, And bring my words לְאַל to nought!N.B. 1 Samuel 27:10 אַלמְּֿשַׁטְתֶּם הַיּוֺם, אַל with the perfect is against all analogy; and either אֶלמִֿי (with ᵐ5. ᵑ9), or better אָן whither? (with ᵑ6 ᵑ7 : see 1 Samuel 10:14) must be read.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
nay, neither, never, no, nor, not, nothing, rather than

A negative particle (akin to lo'); not (the qualified negation, used as a deprecative); once (Job 24:25) as a noun, nothing -- nay, neither, + never, no,nor, not, nothing (worth), rather than.

see HEBREW lo'

Forms and Transliterations
אֲל־ אֶל־ אַ֖ל אַ֗ל אַ֣ל אַ֤ל אַ֨ל־ אַֽל־ אַל־ אל אל־ וְֽאַל־ וְאֶל־ וְאַ֣ל וְאַֽל־ וְאַל־ ואל ואל־ לְ֝אַ֗ל לאל תָּחֹ֥ס תחס ’al ’al- ’ăl- ’el- al el lə’al lə·’al leAl tā·ḥōs taChos tāḥōs veal veel wə’al wə’al- wə’el- wə·’al wə·’al- wə·’el-
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Englishman's Concordance
Genesis 13:8
HEB: אֶל־ ל֗וֹט אַל־ נָ֨א תְהִ֤י
NAS: Please let there be no strife
KJV: Let there be no strife,
INT: to Lot Let there be no Please Let there be

Genesis 15:1
HEB: בַּֽמַּחֲזֶ֖ה לֵאמֹ֑ר אַל־ תִּירָ֣א אַבְרָ֗ם
INT: A vision saying not fear Abram

Genesis 18:3
HEB: חֵן֙ בְּעֵינֶ֔יךָ אַל־ נָ֥א תַעֲבֹ֖ר
INT: favor your sight nay please pass

Genesis 18:30
HEB: וַ֠יֹּאמֶר אַל־ נָ֞א יִ֤חַר
INT: said nay Oh not be angry

Genesis 18:32
HEB: וַ֠יֹּאמֶר אַל־ נָ֞א יִ֤חַר
INT: said nay Oh not be angry

Genesis 19:7
HEB: וַיֹּאמַ֑ר אַל־ נָ֥א אַחַ֖י
INT: and said nay Please my brothers

Genesis 19:8
HEB: לָֽאֲנָשִׁ֤ים הָאֵל֙ אַל־ תַּעֲשׂ֣וּ דָבָ֔ר
NAS: only do nothing to these men,
INT: men to these nay do act

Genesis 19:17
HEB: עַל־ נַפְשֶׁ֔ךָ אַל־ תַּבִּ֣יט אַחֲרֶ֔יךָ
INT: for your life not look behind

Genesis 19:17
HEB: תַּבִּ֣יט אַחֲרֶ֔יךָ וְאַֽל־ תַּעֲמֹ֖ד בְּכָל־
INT: look behind not stay anywhere

Genesis 19:18
HEB: ל֖וֹט אֲלֵהֶ֑ם אַל־ נָ֖א אֲדֹנָֽי׃
NAS: said to them, Oh no, my lords!
INT: Lot about no Oh my lords

Genesis 21:12
HEB: אֶל־ אַבְרָהָ֗ם אַל־ יֵרַ֤ע בְּעֵינֶ֙יךָ֙
INT: to Abraham not be distressed sight

Genesis 21:16
HEB: כִּ֣י אָֽמְרָ֔ה אַל־ אֶרְאֶ֖ה בְּמ֣וֹת
INT: for said not see die

Genesis 21:17
HEB: לָּ֣ךְ הָגָ֑ר אַל־ תִּ֣ירְאִ֔י כִּֽי־
INT: to her What to Hagar nay affright for

Genesis 22:12
HEB: וַיֹּ֗אמֶר אַל־ תִּשְׁלַ֤ח יָֽדְךָ֙
NAS: and do nothing to him; for now
INT: said not stretch your hand

Genesis 22:12
HEB: אֶל־ הַנַּ֔עַר וְאַל־ תַּ֥עַשׂ ל֖וֹ
INT: against the lad nay and do thing

Genesis 24:56
HEB: וַיֹּ֤אמֶר אֲלֵהֶם֙ אַל־ תְּאַחֲר֣וּ אֹתִ֔י
INT: said about not delay the LORD

Genesis 26:2
HEB: יְהוָ֔ה וַיֹּ֖אמֶר אַל־ תֵּרֵ֣ד מִצְרָ֑יְמָה
INT: the LORD and said not go to Egypt

Genesis 26:24
HEB: אַבְרָהָ֣ם אָבִ֑יךָ אַל־ תִּירָא֙ כִּֽי־
INT: Abraham of your father not fear for

Genesis 31:35
HEB: אֶל־ אָבִ֗יהָ אַל־ יִ֙חַר֙ בְּעֵינֵ֣י
INT: to her father nay be angry affliction

Genesis 33:10
HEB: וַיֹּ֣אמֶר יַעֲקֹ֗ב אַל־ נָא֙ אִם־
NAS: Jacob said, No, please, if
INT: said Jacob No please if

Genesis 35:17
HEB: לָ֤הּ הַמְיַלֶּ֙דֶת֙ אַל־ תִּ֣ירְאִ֔י כִּֽי־
INT: said the midwife not fear for

Genesis 37:22
HEB: בַּמִּדְבָּ֔ר וְיָ֖ד אַל־ תִּשְׁלְחוּ־ ב֑וֹ
NAS: to them, Shed no blood.
INT: wilderness hands no lay might

Genesis 37:27
HEB: לַיִּשְׁמְעֵאלִ֗ים וְיָדֵ֙נוּ֙ אַל־ תְּהִי־ ב֔וֹ
INT: to the Ishmaelites our hands and not lay for

Genesis 42:22
HEB: אֲלֵיכֶ֧ם ׀ לֵאמֹ֛ר אַל־ תֶּחֶטְא֥וּ בַיֶּ֖לֶד
INT: about saying not sin the child

Genesis 43:23
HEB: שָׁל֨וֹם לָכֶ֜ם אַל־ תִּירָ֗אוּ אֱלֹ֨הֵיכֶ֜ם
INT: said ease not be afraid your God

725 Occurrences

Strong's Hebrew 408
725 Occurrences

’al- — 570 Occ.
’el- — 5 Occ.
lə·’al — 1 Occ.
tā·ḥōs — 1 Occ.
wə·’al- — 147 Occ.
wə·’el- — 1 Occ.

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