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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #05036 - נָבָל
Nm) lbn (נבל NBL) - I. Pitcher:For flowing of liquids. II. Fool:In the sense of fading away. III. Nevel:A musical instrument in the sense of flowing music. KJV (56): psalteries, bottle, viol, flagon, pitcher, vessel, fool, foolish, vile - Strongs: H5035 (נֵבֶל), H5036 (נָבָל)
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
נָבָל fem. נְבָלָה adj.
(1) stupid, foolish, Proverbs 17:7, 21 Proverbs 17:21; Jeremiah 17:11. More often
(2) impious, abandoned, wicked (comp. אֱוִיל), 1 Samuel 25:25; 2 Samuel 3:33 specially impious, ungodly. Job 2:10; Psalms 14:1, 53:2, אָמַר נָבָל בְּלִבּוֹ אֵין אֱלֹהִים “the fool saith in his heart, there is no God.” The Arabs use with the same extent of signification the word كافر.
(3) [Nabal], pr.n. m. 1 Samuel 25:3, seq.
the Week of Proper 20 / Ordinary 25