H457 אליל - Strong's Hebrew Lexicon Number

Apparently from H408; good for nothing, by analogy vain or vanity; specifically an idol

KJV Usage: idol, no value, thing of nought.

Brown-Driver-Briggs' Hebrew Definitions



1. of nought, good for nothing, worthless
a. of physicians, a shepherd, a divination
b. of false gods
Origin: apparently from H408
TWOT: 99a
Parts of Speech: Adjective Masculine

1) of nought, good for nothing, worthless
1a) of physicians, a shepherd, a divination
1b) of false gods

View how H457 אליל is used in the Bible

20 occurrences of H457 אליל

Leviticus 19:4 ye not to idols,
Leviticus 26:1 you no idols
1 Chronicles 16:26 are idols:
Job 13:4 of no value.
Psalms 96:5 are idols:
Psalms 97:7 themselves of idols:
Isaiah 2:8 of idols;
Isaiah 2:18 And the idols
Isaiah 2:20 his idols
Isaiah 2:20 and his idols
Isaiah 10:10 of the idols,
Isaiah 10:11 and her idols,
Isaiah 19:1 and the idols
Isaiah 19:3 to the idols,
Isaiah 31:7 his idols
Isaiah 31:7 and his idols
Jeremiah 14:14 and a thing of nought,
Ezekiel 30:13 and I will cause their images
Habakkuk 2:18 idols?
Zechariah 11:17 to the idle

Distinct usage

2 are idols:
2 And the idols
2 his idols
2 and his idols
1 ye not to idols,
1 you no idols
1 of no value.
1 of idols;
1 of the idols,
1 and her idols,
1 and a thing of nought,
1 idols?
1 to the idle
1 to the idols,
1 themselves of idols:
1 and I will cause their images

Corresponding Greek Words

elil G946 bdelugma
elil G1140 daimonion
elil G1497 eidolon
elil G2316 theos
elil G2556 kakos
elil G3152 mataios
elil G5499 cheiro poietos

Related words


H434 אלוּל 'ĕlûl
For H457; good for nothing

KJV Usage: thing of nought.

H408 אל 'al

A negative particle (akin to H3808); not (the qualified negation, used as a deprecative); once (Job 24:25) as a noun, nothing

KJV Usage: nay, neither, + never, no, nor, not, nothing [worth], rather than.

H409 אל 'al
(Chaldee); corresponding to H408

KJV Usage: not.

H432 אלּוּ 'illû
Probably from H408; nay, that is, (softened) if

KJV Usage: but if, yea though.

H510 אלקוּם 'alqûm
Probably from H408 and H6965; a non-rising (that is, resistlessness)

KJV Usage: no rising up.

H516 אל תּשׁחת 'al tashchêth
אל תּשׁחת
'al tashchêth
al tash-kayth'
From H408 and H7843; Thou must not destroy; probably the opening words of a popular song

KJV Usage: Al-taschith.