H191 אויל - Strong's Hebrew Lexicon Number

From an unused root (meaning to be perverse); (figuratively) silly

KJV Usage: fool (-ish) (man).

Brown-Driver-Briggs' Hebrew Definitions



1. be foolish, foolish
a. (subst)
1. of one who despises wisdom
2. of one who mocks when guilty
3. of one who is quarrelsome
4. of one who is licentious
Origin: from an unused root (meaning to be perverse)
TWOT: 44a
Parts of Speech: Adjective Masculine

1) be foolish, foolish
1a) (subst)
1a1) of one who despises wisdom
1a2) of one who mocks when guilty
1a3) of one who is quarrelsome
1a4) of one who is licentious

View how H191 אויל is used in the Bible

26 occurrences of H191 אויל

Job 5:2 the foolish man,
Job 5:3 the foolish
Psalms 107:17 Fools
Proverbs 1:7 but fools
Proverbs 7:22 or as a fool
Proverbs 10:8 fool
Proverbs 10:10 fool
Proverbs 10:14 of the foolish
Proverbs 10:21 but fools
Proverbs 11:29 and the fool
Proverbs 12:15 of a fool
Proverbs 12:16 A fool's
Proverbs 14:3 of the foolish
Proverbs 14:9 Fools
Proverbs 15:5 A fool
Proverbs 16:22 of fools
Proverbs 17:28 Even a fool,
Proverbs 20:3 but every fool
Proverbs 24:7 for a fool:
Proverbs 27:3 but a fool's
Proverbs 27:22 a fool
Proverbs 29:9 with a foolish
Isaiah 19:11 are fools,
Isaiah 35:8 though fools,
Jeremiah 4:22 are foolish,
Hosea 9:7 is a fool,

Distinct usage

2 fool
2 of the foolish
2 A fool
2 Fools
1 but fools
1 or as a fool
1 and the fool
1 of a fool
1 of fools
1 Even a fool,
1 for a fool:
1 with a foolish
1 are fools,
1 though fools,
1 is a fool,
1 are foolish,
1 the foolish
1 but a fool's
1 A fool's
1 the foolish man,
1 but every fool
1 but fools

Corresponding Greek Words

evil G453 a noetos
evil G521 a paideutos
evil G765 asebes
evil G878 aphron
evil G2233 hegeomai
evil G3474 moros
evil G4312 propetes
evil G5337 phaulos

Related words


H196 אולי 'ĕvilı̂y
From H191; silly, foolish; hence (morally) impious

KJV Usage: foolish.

H200 אוּלת 'ivveleth
From the same as H191; silliness

KJV Usage: folly, foolishly (-ness).