57. abel
Strong's Concordance
abel: mourning
Original Word: אָבֵל
Part of Speech: Adjective
Transliteration: abel
Phonetic Spelling: (aw-bale')
Definition: mourning
NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from abal
NASB Translation
mourn (2), mourners (2), mourning (3), one who sorrows (1).

I. אָבֵל adjective mourning — ׳א Genesis 37:35; Esther 6:12; construct אֲבֶלֿ 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).

II. אבל (perhaps grow green, compare grass; LagBN 45 proposes withstand, hence אָבֵל as withstanding scorching sun (protected by trees, springs, etc.), hence also (Lag) camel). Etymologogical conjectures very dubious; connection (Lag.) of withstand, with herbage, forage (sometimes dry) improbable, and of latter with herd of camels obscure; √ meaning grow green unattested; Syriac , , Talmud יַבְלָא, Punic ιεβαλ, 'grass,' apparently = a specific kind of fodder, ἄγρωστις, see LöwNo. 141 (GFM, privately).

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance

From 'abal; lamenting -- mourn(-er, -ing).

see HEBREW 'abal

Forms and Transliterations
אֲבֵל֗וֹת אֲבֵלִ֣ים אֲבֵלִֽים׃ אָבֵ֖ל אבל אבלות אבלים אבלים׃ וְלַאֲבֵלָֽיו׃ ולאבליו׃ כַּאֲבֶל־ כאבל־ לַאֲבֵלֵ֣י לאבלי ’ă·ḇê·lîm ’ă·ḇê·lō·wṯ ’ā·ḇêl ’āḇêl ’ăḇêlîm ’ăḇêlōwṯ aVel aveLim aveLot ka’ăḇel- ka·’ă·ḇel- kaavel la’ăḇêlê la·’ă·ḇê·lê laaveLei velaaveLav wə·la·’ă·ḇê·lāw wəla’ăḇêlāw
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Englishman's Concordance
Genesis 37:35
HEB: אֶל־ בְּנִ֛י אָבֵ֖ל שְׁאֹ֑לָה וַיֵּ֥בְךְּ
NAS: to Sheol in mourning for my son.
KJV: unto my son mourning. Thus his father
INT: about my son mourning to Sheol wept

Esther 6:12
HEB: אֶל־ בֵּית֔וֹ אָבֵ֖ל וַחֲפ֥וּי רֹֽאשׁ׃
NAS: home, mourning, with [his] head
KJV: to his house mourning, and having his head
INT: about home mourning covered with head

Job 29:25
HEB: בַּגְּד֑וּד כַּאֲשֶׁ֖ר אֲבֵלִ֣ים יְנַחֵֽם׃
NAS: As one who comforted the mourners.
KJV: as one [that] comforteth the mourners.
INT: the troops after mourners comforted

Psalm 35:14
HEB: לִ֭י הִתְהַלָּ֑כְתִּי כַּאֲבֶל־ אֵ֝֗ם קֹדֵ֥ר
NAS: mourning, as one who sorrows for a mother.
KJV: heavily, as one that mourneth [for his] mother.
INT: brother went one A mother mourning

Isaiah 57:18
HEB: נִֽחֻמִ֛ים ל֖וֹ וְלַאֲבֵלָֽיו׃
NAS: comfort to him and to his mourners,
KJV: comforts unto him and to his mourners.
INT: and restore comfort his mourners

Isaiah 61:2
HEB: לְנַחֵ֖ם כָּל־ אֲבֵלִֽים׃
NAS: To comfort all who mourn,
KJV: of our God; to comfort all that mourn;
INT: to comfort all mourn

Isaiah 61:3
HEB: לָשׂ֣וּם ׀ לַאֲבֵלֵ֣י צִיּ֗וֹן לָתֵת֩
NAS: To grant those who mourn [in] Zion,
KJV: To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion,
INT: to grant mourn Zion Giving

Lamentations 1:4
HEB: דַּרְכֵ֨י צִיּ֜וֹן אֲבֵל֗וֹת מִבְּלִי֙ בָּאֵ֣י
NAS: of Zion are in mourning Because
KJV: of Zion do mourn, because none come
INT: the roads of Zion mourning no comes

8 Occurrences

Strong's Hebrew 57
8 Occurrences

’ā·ḇêl — 2 Occ.
’ă·ḇê·lîm — 2 Occ.
’ă·ḇê·lō·wṯ — 1 Occ.
ka·’ă·ḇel- — 1 Occ.
la·’ă·ḇê·lê — 1 Occ.
wə·la·’ă·ḇê·lāw — 1 Occ.

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