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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
(interj.) An exclamation expressive of sorrow, pity, or apprehension of evil; -- in old writers, sometimes followed by day or white; alas the day, like alack a day, or alas the white.
Greek
3759. ouai -- alas! woe! (an expression of grief or denunciation)
... 3758, 3759. ouai. 3760 . alas! woe! ... Definition: woe!, alas!, uttered in grief
or denunciation. Word Origin a prim. interj. Definition alas! woe! ...
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217. halas and hala -- salt
... salt. From hals; salt; figuratively, prudence -- salt. see GREEK hals. (ala) --
1 Occurrence. (alas) -- 6 Occurrences. (alati) -- 1 Occurrence. 216, 217. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
162. ahah -- alas!
... 161, 162. ahah. 163 . alas! Transliteration: ahah Phonetic Spelling: (a-haw')
Short Definition: alas. ... Definition alas! NASB Word Usage Ah (5), alas (10). ...
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253. ach -- ah!, alas!
... 252, 253. ach. 254 . ah!, alas! ... Word Origin of uncertain derivation Definition
ah!, alas! NASB Word Usage Ah (1), alas (1). ah, alas. ...
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1945. hoy -- ah! alas! ha!
... 1944, 1945. hoy. 1946 . ah! alas! ha! ... Definition ah! alas! ha! NASB Word Usage
Ah (2), alas (11), ho (2), ho there (1), woe (34). ah, alas, ho, O, woe. ...
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5965. alas -- to rejoice
... 5964, 5965. alas. 5966 . to rejoice. Transliteration: alas Phonetic Spelling:
(aw-las') Short Definition: delight. ... 5964, 5965. alas. 5966 . Strong's Numbers
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1929. hah -- alas!
... hah. 1930 . alas! Transliteration: hah Phonetic Spelling: (haw) Short Definition:
alas. Word Origin a prim. interj. Definition alas! NASB Word Usage alas (1). ...
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480. alelay -- alas! woe!
... 479, 480. alelay. 481 . alas! woe! ... Word Origin a prim. interj. Definition alas!
woe! NASB Word Usage woe (2). woe. By reduplication from 'alah; alas! -- woe ...
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337. i -- alas!
... 336, 337. i. 338 . alas! Transliteration: i Phonetic Spelling: (ee) Short
Definition: woe. ... interj. Definition alas! NASB Word Usage woe (2). woe. ...
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1930. ho -- ah!
... ho. 1931 . ah! Transliteration: ho Phonetic Spelling: (ho) Short Definition: alas.
Word Origin a prim. interj. Definition ah! NASB Word Usage alas (2). alas. ...
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188. oy -- woe!
... Word Origin a prim. interj. Definition woe! NASB Word Usage alas (2), woe (21).
alas, woe. ... alas, woe. see HEBREW 'avah. 187, 188. oy. 189 . Strong's Numbers
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994. biy -- I pray, excuse me
... 993, 994. biy. 994a . I pray, excuse me. Transliteration: biy Phonetic
Spelling: (bee) Short Definition: alas. alas, O, oh Perhaps ...
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Library

"Alas for Us, if Thou Wert All, and Nought Beyond, O Earth"
... "Alas For Us, If Thou Wert All, and Nought Beyond, O Earth". A Sermon (No.562).
Delivered on Sunday Morning, March 27th, 1864, by the. Rev. CH SPURGEON,. ...
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Walamir and St. Telemachus
... Thorismund and Walamir,' said Philip. I want very much to hear about them.'.
Thorismund,' said Kallias, but, alas! not Walamir.'. Alas? Why alas? ...
/.../chapter lix walamir and st.htm

Entrance into Rest.
... You know how God brought the Israelites out, but they would not let Him bring them
in and they had to wander for forty years in the wilderness"the type, alas ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/murray/the masters indwelling/iv entrance into rest.htm

Communion Broken --Restoration
... But, alas, the experience of most of us shows how easily communion with CHRIST may
be broken, and how needful are the exhortations of our LORD to those who are ...
/.../taylor/union and communion/section ii communion brokenrestoration.htm

The Seventh vision "In Heaven"
... Here we have the obedience to the command, and all heaven rejoices. Babylon's
inhabitants had cried "Alas! alas!" "Woe! ... While they said "Alas! alas!" or "Woe! ...
/.../bullinger/commentary on revelation/the seventh vision in heaven.htm

The Knight of God
... It may indeed be too true that thou needest a higher school than that in which thou
hast hither been." And then did he look up to God and say, "Alas, Lord! ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/bevan/three friends of god/chapter lii the knight of.htm

"Hear the Word of the Lord, Ye Rulers of Sodom, Give Ear unto the ...
... And yet, alas! ... but, alas, we may not call you so except ye were so indeed, we may
not call you Christians lest ye believe yourselves to be so. ...
/.../binning/the works of the rev hugh binning/sermon viii hear the word.htm

The Rock and the Water
... of these inarticulate cries that rise from the depths of our hearts, and misunderstand
what it is that we are groping after, when we put out empty, and, alas! ...
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"For the Law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus Hath Made Me ...
... But, alas!"if we may say alas, when we have such a redemption in Jesus Christ,"Adam
was not content with that happiness, but seeking after more liberty, he ...
/.../binning/the works of the rev hugh binning/sermon vii for the law.htm

Betrayed by a Kiss.
... The foulest deed will soon be done That earth or hell displays" Alas! ... Simon Peter,
as in a dream, rubbed his head and said, "Alas, my master.". ...
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Thesaurus
Alas (62 Occurrences)
... (interj.) An exclamation expressive of sorrow, pity, or apprehension of evil; --
in old writers, sometimes followed by day or white; alas the day, like alack a ...
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Ah (43 Occurrences)
... Elsewhere the word is translated "alas!" (Joel 1:15). ... (DBY). Numbers 24:23 He took
up his parable, and said, "Alas, who shall live when God does this? (See NIV). ...
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Sorrowing (33 Occurrences)
... Revelation 18:16 weeping aloud and sorrowing, and saying, 'Alas, alas, for this
great city, which was brilliantly arrayed in fine linen, and purple and scarlet ...
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Aloud (141 Occurrences)
... (WEY). Luke 6:25 "Alas for you who now have plenty to eat, because you will be hungry!
"Alas for you who laugh now, because you will mourn and weep aloud! (WEY) ...
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Inhabitants (254 Occurrences)
... Revelation 8:13 Then I looked, and I heard a solitary eagle crying in a loud voice,
as it flew across the sky, "Alas, alas, alas, for the inhabitants of the ...
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Flew (10 Occurrences)
... Revelation 8:13 Then I looked, and I heard a solitary eagle crying in a loud voice,
as it flew across the sky, "Alas, alas, alas, for the inhabitants of the ...
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Causes (89 Occurrences)
... (WEB NAS RSV NIV). Matthew 18:7 "Alas for the world because of causes of falling!
They cannot but come, but alas for each man through whom they come! (WEY). ...
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Significance (2 Occurrences)
... Revelation 8:13 Then I looked, and I heard a solitary eagle crying in a loud voice,
as it flew across the sky, "Alas, alas, alas, for the inhabitants of the ...
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Solitary (20 Occurrences)
... Revelation 8:13 Then I looked, and I heard a solitary eagle crying in a loud voice,
as it flew across the sky, "Alas, alas, alas, for the inhabitants of the ...
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Remaining (87 Occurrences)
... Revelation 8:13 Then I looked, and I heard a solitary eagle crying in a loud voice,
as it flew across the sky, "Alas, alas, alas, for the inhabitants of the ...
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Concordance
Alas (62 Occurrences)

Matthew 18:7
"Alas for the world because of causes of falling! They cannot but come, but alas for each man through whom they come!
(WEY)

Matthew 23:16
"Alas for you, you blind guides, who say, "'Whoever swears by the Sanctuary it is nothing; but whoever swears by the gold of the Sanctuary, is bound by the oath.'
(WEY)

Matthew 23:29
"Alas for you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, for you repair the sepulchres of the Prophets and keep in order the tombs of the righteous,
(WEY)

Matthew 24:19
And alas for the women who at that time are with child or have infants!
(WEY RSV)

Matthew 26:24
The Son of Man is indeed going as is written concerning Him; but alas for that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It had been a happy thing for that man if he had never been born."
(WEY)

Matthew 26:40
Then He came to the disciples and found them asleep, and He said to Peter, "Alas, none of you could keep awake with me for even a single hour!
(WEY)

Mark 13:17
And alas for the women who at that time are with child or have infants!
(WEY RSV)

Mark 14:21
For the Son of Man is going His way as it is written about Him; but alas for the man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It had been a happy thing for that man, had he never been born."
(WEY)

Luke 6:24
"But alas for you rich men, because you already have your consolation!
(WEY)

Luke 6:25
"Alas for you who now have plenty to eat, because you will be hungry! "Alas for you who laugh now, because you will mourn and weep aloud!
(WEY)

Luke 10:13
"Alas for thee, Chorazin! Alas for thee, Bethsaida! For had the miracles been performed in Tyre and Sidon which have been performed in you, long ere now they would have repented, sitting in sackcloth and ashes.
(WEY)

Luke 11:42
"But alas for you Pharisees! for you pay tithes on your mint and rue and every kind of garden vegetable, and are indifferent to justice and the love of God. These are the things you ought to have attended to, while not neglecting the others.
(WEY)

Luke 11:43
Alas for you Pharisees! for you love the best seats in the synagogues, and you like to be bowed to in places of public resort.
(WEY)

Luke 11:44
Alas for you! for you are like the tombs which lie hidden, and the people who walk over them are not aware of their existence."
(WEY)

Luke 11:46
"Alas too for you expounders of the Law!" replied Jesus, "for you load men with cumbrous burdens which you yourselves will not touch with one of your fingers.
(WEY)

Luke 11:47
Alas for you! for you repair the tombs of the Prophets, whom your forefathers killed.
(WEY)

Luke 11:52
"Alas for you expounders of the Law! for you have taken away the key of knowledge: you yourselves have not entered, and those who wanted to enter you have hindered."
(WEY)

Luke 17:1
Jesus said to His disciples, "It is inevitable that causes of stumbling should come; but alas for him through whom they come!
(WEY)

Luke 21:23
"Alas for the women who at that time are with child or who have infants; for there will be great distress in the land, and anger towards this People.
(WEY RSV)

Luke 22:22
For indeed the Son of Man goes on His way--His pre-destined way; yet alas for that man who is betraying Him!"
(WEY)

1 Corinthians 9:16
If I go on preaching the Good News, that is nothing for me to boast of; for the necessity is imposed upon me; and alas for me, if I fail to preach it!
(WEY)

Jude 1:11
Alas for them; for they have followed in the steps of Cain; for the sake of gain they have rushed on headlong in the evil ways of Balaam; and have perished in rebellion like that of Korah!
(WEY)

Revelation 8:13
Then I looked, and I heard a solitary eagle crying in a loud voice, as it flew across the sky, "Alas, alas, alas, for the inhabitants of the earth, because of the significance of the remaining trumpets which the three angels are about to blow!"
(WEY)

Revelation 12:12
For this reason be glad, O Heaven, and you who live in Heaven! Alas for the earth and the sea! For the Devil has come down to you; full of fierce anger, because he knows that his appointed time is short."
(WEY)

Revelation 18:10
Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come.
(KJV WEY WBS RSV)

Revelation 18:16
And saying, Alas, alas that great city, that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls!
(KJV WEY WBS RSV)

Revelation 18:19
And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made desolate.
(KJV WEY WBS RSV)

Exodus 32:31
And Moses returned to Jehovah, and said, Alas, this people has sinned a great sin, and they have made themselves a god of gold!
(DBY NAS RSV)

Numbers 12:11
And Aaron said unto Moses, Alas, my lord, I beseech thee, lay not the sin upon us, wherein we have done foolishly, and wherein we have sinned.
(KJV DBY WBS)

Numbers 24:23
He took up his parable, and said, "Alas, who shall live when God does this?
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Joshua 7:7
Joshua said, "Alas, Lord Yahweh, why have you brought this people over the Jordan at all, to deliver us into the hand of the Amorites, to cause us to perish? I wish that we had been content and lived beyond the Jordan!
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)

Judges 6:22
Gideon saw that he was the angel of Yahweh; and Gideon said, "Alas, Lord Yahweh! Because I have seen the angel of Yahweh face to face!"
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Judges 11:35
It happened, when he saw her, that he tore his clothes, and said, "Alas, my daughter! You have brought me very low, and you are one of those who trouble me; for I have opened my mouth to Yahweh, and I can't go back."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

2 Samuel 14:5
The king said to her, "What ails you?" She answered, "Truly I am a widow, and my husband is dead.
(See RSV)

1 Kings 13:30
He laid his body in his own grave; and they mourned over him, saying, "Alas, my brother!"
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)

2 Kings 3:10
The king of Israel said, "Alas! For Yahweh has called these three kings together to deliver them into the hand of Moab."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

2 Kings 6:5
But as one was felling a beam, the axe head fell into the water. Then he cried, and said, "Alas, my master! For it was borrowed."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

2 Kings 6:15
When the servant of the man of God had risen early, and gone out, behold, an army with horses and chariots was around the city. His servant said to him, "Alas, my master! What shall we do?"
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Proverbs 23:29
Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? Who hath complaining? who hath wounds without cause? Who hath redness of eyes?
(See JPS)

Isaiah 1:4
O nation full of sin, a people weighted down with crime, a generation of evil-doers, false-hearted children: they have gone away from the Lord, they have no respect for the Holy One of Israel, their hearts are turned back from him.
(See NAS)

Isaiah 10:5
Alas Assyrian, the rod of my anger, the staff in whose hand is my indignation!
(WEB)

Isaiah 17:12
Ah! the voice of peoples, like the loud sounding of the seas, and the thundering of great nations rushing on like the bursting out of waters!
(See NAS)

Isaiah 18:1
Ho! land of the sounding of wings, on the other side of the rivers of Ethiopia:
(See NAS)

Isaiah 24:16
From the farthest part of the earth comes the sound of songs, glory to the upright. But I said, I am wasting away, wasting away, the curse is on me! The false ones go on in their false way, yes, they go on acting falsely.
(See NAS)

Jeremiah 1:6
And I said, Alas, Lord Jehovah! behold, I cannot speak; for I am a child.
(DBY NAS)

Jeremiah 4:10
And I said, Alas, Lord Jehovah! surely thou hast greatly deceived this people and Jerusalem, saying, Ye shall have peace; whereas the sword reacheth unto the soul.
(DBY)

Jeremiah 4:31
A voice has come to my ears like the voice of a woman in birth-pains, the pain of one giving birth to her first child, the voice of the daughter of Zion, fighting for breath, stretching out her hands, saying, Now sorrow is mine! for my strength is gone from me before the takers of life.
(See NIV)

Jeremiah 6:4
Make war ready against her; up! let us go up when the sun is high. Sorrow is ours! for the day is turned and the shades of evening are stretched out.
(See NIV)

Jeremiah 14:13
And I said, Alas, Lord Jehovah! Behold, the prophets say unto them, Ye shall not see the sword, neither shall ye have famine; for I will give you assured peace in this place.
(DBY)

Jeremiah 22:18
Therefore thus says Yahweh concerning Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah: they shall not lament for him, saying, Ah my brother! or, Ah sister! They shall not lament for him, saying Ah lord! or, Ah his glory!
(See NAS NIV)

Jeremiah 30:7
Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob's trouble; but he shall be saved out of it.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)

Jeremiah 32:17
Alas, Lord Jehovah! Behold, thou hast made the heavens and the earth by thy great power and stretched-out arm; there is nothing too hard for thee:
(DBY)

Jeremiah 34:5
you shall die in peace; and with the burnings of your fathers, the former kings who were before you, so shall they make a burning for you; and they shall lament you, saying, Ah Lord! for I have spoken the word, says Yahweh.
(See NAS RSV NIV)

Jeremiah 47:6
Alas! sword of Jehovah, how long wilt thou not be quiet? Withdraw into thy scabbard, rest, and be still.
(DBY)

Ezekiel 6:11
Thus says the Lord Yahweh: Strike with your hand, and stamp with your foot, and say, Alas! because of all the evil abominations of the house of Israel; for they shall fall by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Ezekiel 9:8
It happened, while they were smiting, and I was left, that I fell on my face, and cried, and said, Ah Lord Yahweh! will you destroy all the residue of Israel in your pouring out of your wrath on Jerusalem?
(See NAS)

Ezekiel 11:13
It happened, when I prophesied, that Pelatiah the son of Benaiah died. Then fell I down on my face, and cried with a loud voice, and said, Ah Lord Yahweh! will you make a full end of the remnant of Israel?
(See NAS)

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

Daniel 9:4
and I prayed unto Jehovah my God, and made my confession, and said, Alas Lord! the great and terrible ?God, keeping covenant and loving-kindness with them that love him, and that keep his commandments:
(DBY NAS)

Joel 1:15
Alas for the day! For the day of Yahweh is at hand, and it will come as destruction from the Almighty.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT 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.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Amos 5:18
"Woe to you who desire the day of Yahweh! Why do you long for the day of Yahweh? It is darkness, and not light.
(See NAS)

Subtopics

Alas

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