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Old Testament Hebrew

Entry for Strong's #1100 - בְּלִיַּעַל

Transliteration:
belı̂ya‛al
Phonetics:
bel-e-yah'-al  
Word Origin:
from (01097) and (03276)
Parts of Speech:
Noun Masculine
TWOT:
246g
Word Definition  [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) worthlessness

1a) worthless, good for nothing, unprofitable, base fellow

1b) wicked

1c) ruin, destruction (construct)

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1727 ‑ ἐναντίος (en‑an‑tee'‑os);   458 ‑ ἀνομία (an‑om‑ee'‑ah);   646 ‑ ἀποστασία (ap‑os‑tas‑ee'‑ah);   878 ‑ ἄφρων (af'‑rone);   955 ‑ Βελίαλ (bel‑ee'‑al);   3061 ‑ λοιμός (loy‑mos');  
Frequency / Word  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (26)NAS (27)HCS (27)
Deuteronomy2
Judges2
1 Samuel6
2 Samuel4
1 Kings2
2 Chronicles1
Job1
Psalms3
Proverbs3
Nahum2
Deuteronomy2
Judges2
1 Samuel6
2 Samuel4
1 Kings2
2 Chronicles1
Job1
Psalms3
Proverbs3
Nahum2
Deuteronomy2
Judges2
1 Samuel6
2 Samuel4
1 Kings3
2 Chronicles1
Job1
Psalms3
Proverbs3
Nahum2
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
[ בְּלִיַּ֫עַל27 noun [masculine] worthlessness (compound בְּלִי not, without and יַעַל worth, use, profit) — ׳בּ Deuteronomy 13:14 20t.; בְּלִיָּ֑עַל Psalm 101:3 5t.; — the quality of being useless, good for nothing.

1 abstract אִישׁ(ה)בליעל, אַנְשֵׁי הבליעל, worthless, good-for-nothing, base fellows 1 Samuel 25:25; 2 Samuel 16:7; 2 Samuel 20:1; 1 Kings 21:13; Proverbs 16:27; = ׳בֶּןבֿ 1 Samuel 25:17, ׳בְּנֵי ב Deuteronomy 13:14; Judges 19:22; Judges 20:13; 1 Samuel 2:12; 1 Samuel 10:27; 1 Kings 21:10,13; 2 Chronicles 13:7; ׳בַּת ב 1 Samuel 1:16 (drunken woman); ׳עֵד ב base witness Proverbs 19:28; ׳דְּבַר ב base, wicked thing Psalm 41:9 (yet compare 3 below), Psalm 101:3 (add probably also 1 Samuel 29:10, so ᵐ5 We Dr); ׳דָּבָרב֗֗֗ (elliptical and in apposition) Deuteronomy 15:9.

2 concrete elliptical of ׳אישׁ ב 2 Samuel 23:6; Job 34:18; כָּלאִֿישׁ רַע וּבְלִיַּעַל 1 Samuel 30:22; אָדָם בְּלִיַּעַל Proverbs 6:12.

3 ruin, destruction: so Psalm 41:9 according to De Che and others, but see above; ׳יֹעֵץ ב counsellor of ruin Nahum 1:11; ׳ב alone a man of ruin, destroyer Nahum 2:1; ׳נַחֲלֵי ב floods of destruction ("" שְׁאוֺל) 2 Samuel 22:5 = Psalm 18:5.

]

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Gesenius Definition

בְּלִיַּעַל (comp. of בְּלִי not, without, and יַעַל benefit, profit, compare הוֹעִיל to be useful, and Arab. وَعْلُ and وَِعلُ i.q. شريف noble, prince; and not as said by Fischer, in Proluss. De Verss. Græc. p. 93, from בְּלִי and עוֹל a yoke, as if impatience of the yoke, contumacy) pr. unprofitableness, worthlessness, what is useless, of no fruit (compare Arabic غير طايل useless, of no profit, little worth). Hence

(1) wickedness, vileness; אִישׁ בְּלִיַּעַל “a wicked man.” 1 Samuel 25:25, 30:22 אָדָם בְּלִיַּעַל Proverbs 6:12, and בֶּן־בְּלִיַּעַל 1 Samuel 25:17 id. Pl. often בְּנֵי־בְלִיַּעַל 1 Samuel 2:12, and אֲנָשִׁים בְּנֵי בְלִיַּעַלּ, אַנְשֵׁי בְנֵי בְלִיַּעַל Deuteronomy 13:14; Judges 19:22, 20:13. בַּת בְּלִיַּעַל “a wicked woman,” 1 Samuel 1:16 דְּבַר בְּלִיַּעַל “an evil, wicked thing,” Psalms 41:9, 101:3 compare Deuteronomy 15:9. פֶּן יִהְיֶה דָבָר עִם לְבָֽבְךָ בְלִיַּעַל “lest there arise a wicked thought in thy heart.”

(2) destruction, Nahum 1:11, יוֹעֵץ בְּלִיַעַל “who plans destruction;” Psalms 18:5, נַהֲלֵי בְלִיַּעַל יְבַעֲתוּנִי “the streams of destruction make me afraid” a metaphor taken from waves, which is not unfrequent in the sacred writers. LXX. χείμαῤῥοι ἀνομίας, i.e. enemies rushing like torrents. Some moderns incorrectly render “torrents of hell.”

(3) Ellipt. for אִישׁ בְּלִיַּעַל a wicked man (see No. 1), 2 Samuel 23:6; Job 34:18, a destroyer, causer of destruction.

[“Note. Hence was derived in later usage and in New Test. the pr.n. Βελίαλ, or Βελιάρ, Belial, i.q. ὁ πονηρὸς, Satan. The English version also gives בְּלִיַּעַל in the Old Test. as a pr.n. Belial, but incorrectly[?]. See Thes. page 210.”]

List of Word Forms
בְּ֭לִיַּעַל בְּלִ֫יָּ֥עַל בְּלִיַּ֔עַל בְּלִיַּ֖עַל בְּלִיַּ֗עַל בְּלִיָּ֑עַל בְּלִיָּֽעַל׃ בְלִיַּ֔עַל בְלִיַּ֖עַל בְלִיַּ֗עַל בְלִיַּ֙עַל֙ בְלִיַּ֜עַל בְלִיַּ֣עַל בְלִיַּעַל֮ בְלִיָּ֑עַל בליעל בליעל׃ הַבְּלִיַּ֜עַל הַבְּלִיַּ֨עַל הַבְּלִיָּֽעַל׃ הבליעל הבליעל׃ וּבְלִיַּ֕עַל וּבְלִיַּ֗עַל ובליעל bə·lî·ya·‘al bə·lî·yā·‘al ḇə·lî·ya·‘al ḇə·lî·yā·‘al bəlîya‘al bəlîyā‘al ḇəlîya‘al ḇəlîyā‘al beliYaal hab·bə·lî·ya·‘al hab·bə·lî·yā·‘al habbəlîya‘al habbəlîyā‘al habbeliYaal ū·ḇə·lî·ya·‘al ūḇəlîya‘al uveliYaal veliYaal

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