5036. nabal
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nabal: foolish, senseless
Original Word: נָבָל
Part of Speech: Adjective
Transliteration: nabal
Phonetic Spelling: (naw-bawl')
Short Definition: fool

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from nabal
foolish, senseless
NASB Translation
fool (9), foolish (5), foolish man (1), foolish women (1), fools (1), fools* (1).

I. נָבָל adjective foolish, senseless, especially of the man who has no perception of ethical and religious claims, and with collateral idea of ignoble, disgraceful; — absolute ׳נ 2 Samuel 3:33 14t.; masculine plural נְבָלִים 2 Samuel 13:13; Ezekiel 13:3 (ᵐ5 Co מִלִּבָּם); feminine plural נְבָלוֺת Job 2:10; — senseless, especially of religious and moral insensibility: ׳עַם נ Deuteronomy 32:6 (of Israel, unappreciative of J.'s benefits; opposed to חָכָם), so of heathen nation Psalm 74:18 (blaspheming name of ׳י), ׳גּוֺי נ Deuteronomy 32:21 ("" לֹא עָם); ׳הַנְּבִאִים הַנּ Ezekiel 13:3 (si vera lectio, see above); elsewhere as substantive (impious and presumptuous) fool, Isaiah 32:5 (opposed to נָדִיב noble-minded), characterized as at once irreligious and churlish, Isaiah 32:6; denying God Psalm 14:1 = Psalm 53:2; insulting God Psalm 74:22, and God's servant Psalm 39:9; Proverbs 17:7 arrogant speech becometh not the (impious and presumptuous) fool (whose faults it only makes the more conspicuous), much less do lying lips him that this is noble (נדיב), Proverbs 17:21 ("" כְּסִיל), Proverbs 30:22 ונבל כי ישׂבע לחם (one of the things under which the earth trembles), בְּנֵי נָבָל Job 30:8 i.e. ignoble men ("" בְּנֵי בְלִישֵֿׁם); as one who might be expected to have a contumelious end, ימות אבנר ׳הַכְּמוֺת נ 2 Samuel 3:33 was Abner (destined) to die, as a ׳נ dieth ? of the man who amasses riches unjustly ובאחריתו יהיה נבל Jeremiah 17:11 i.e. will prove himself to be a ׳נ; as acting immorally (with collateral idea of disgracefully) 2 Samuel 13:13 ואתה תהיה כְּאַחַד הַנְּבָלִים בישׂראל (compare נְבָלָה); feminine only in כְּדַבֵּר אַחַת הַנְּבָלוֺת Job 2:10 (of Job's wife). compare DrDeuteronomy 22:21. 32, 6. 15.21; Psalt. 457.

foolish, vile person

From nabel; stupid; wicked (especially impious) -- fool(-ish, -ish man, -ish woman), vile person.

see HEBREW nabel

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