H56 אבל - Strong's Hebrew Lexicon Number

A primitive root; to bewail

KJV Usage: lament, mourn.

Brown-Driver-Briggs' Hebrew Definitions



1. to mourn, lament
a. (Qal) to mourn, lament
1. of humans
2. of inanimate objects (fig.) 1a
b. of gates 1a
c. of land
d. (Hiphil)
1. to mourn, cause to mourn (fig.)
e. (Hithpael)
1. to mourn
2. play the mourner
Origin: a primitive root
Parts of Speech: Verb

to mourn
1) to mourn, lament
1a) (Qal) to mourn, lament
1a1) of humans
1a2) of inanimate objects (fig.)
1a2a) of gates
1a2b) of land
1b) (Hiphil)
1b1) to mourn, cause to mourn (fig.)
1c) (Hithpael)
1c1) to mourn
1c2) play the mourner

View how H56 אבל is used in the Bible

First 30 of 39 occurrences of H56 אבל

Genesis 37:34 and mourned
Exodus 33:4 they mourned:
Numbers 14:39 mourned
1 Samuel 6:19 lamented,
1 Samuel 15:35 mourned
1 Samuel 16:1 How long wilt thou mourn
2 Samuel 13:37 And David mourned
2 Samuel 14:2 to her, I pray thee, pretend to be a mourner,
2 Samuel 14:2 mourned
2 Samuel 19:1 and mourneth
1 Chronicles 7:22 mourned
2 Chronicles 35:24 mourned
Ezra 10:6 for he mourned
Nehemiah 1:4 and mourned
Nehemiah 8:9 mourn
Job 14:22 within him shall mourn.
Isaiah 3:26 and mourn;
Isaiah 19:8 shall lament,
Isaiah 24:4 mourneth
Isaiah 24:7 mourneth,
Isaiah 33:9 mourneth
Isaiah 66:10 with her, all ye that mourn
Jeremiah 4:28 mourn,
Jeremiah 12:4 mourn,
Jeremiah 12:11 it mourneth
Jeremiah 14:2 mourneth,
Jeremiah 23:10 mourneth;
Lamentations 2:8 to lament;
Ezekiel 7:12 mourn:
Ezekiel 7:27 shall mourn,

Distinct usage

5 mourned
3 mourn,
2 and mourned
2 mourneth
2 mourneth,
2 mourneth;
2 shall mourn,
1 they mourned:
1 lamented,
1 How long wilt thou mourn
1 And David mourned
1 to her, I pray thee, pretend to be a mourner,
1 and mourneth
1 mourn
1 shall lament,
1 with her, all ye that mourn
1 it mourneth
1 I caused a mourning:
1 was mourning
1 shall mourn
1 mourn.
1 for this, and every one mourn
1 in it shall mourn:
1 to lament;
1 within him shall mourn.
1 and mourn;
1 for he mourned
1 mourn:

Corresponding Greek Words

aval G2400 idou
aval G4133 plen
aval G4727 stenazo
aval hithp. G2354 threneo
aval qal hi hithpa G3996 pentheo

Related words


H57 אבל 'âbêl
From H56; lamenting

KJV Usage: mourn (er, -ing).

H60 אבל 'êbel
From H56; lamentation

KJV Usage: mourning.

H61 אבל 'ăbâl
Apparently from H56 through the idea of negation; nay, that is, truly or yet

KJV Usage: but, indeed, nevertheless, verily.

H179 אוביל 'ôbı̂yl
Probably from H56; mournful; Obil, an Ishmaelite

KJV Usage: Obil.