H1891 הבל - Strong's Hebrew Lexicon Number

A primitive root; to be vain in act, word, or expectation; specifically to lead astray

KJV Usage: be (become, make) vain.

Brown-Driver-Briggs' Hebrew Definitions


1. to act emptily, become vain, be vain
a. (Qal)
1. to become vain
2. to be utterly vain (with cognate acc)
b. (Hiphil)
1. to cause to become vain
2. to fill with vain hopes
Origin: a primitive root
TWOT: 463
Parts of Speech: Verb

View how H1891 הבל is used in the Bible

5 occurrences of H1891 הבל

2 Kings 17:15
Job 27:12
Psalms 62:10
Jeremiah 2:5
Jeremiah 23:16

Corresponding Greek Words

haval G1911 epi ballo
haval G1971 epi potheo
haval G2756 kenos
haval qal.,hi. G3154 mataioo