5039. nebalah
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nebalah: senselessness, disgrace
Original Word: נְבָלָה
Part of Speech: Noun Feminine
Transliteration: nebalah
Phonetic Spelling: (neb-aw-law')
Short Definition: thing

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from nabal
senselessness, disgrace
NASB Translation
act of folly (2), disgraceful act (1), disgraceful acts (1), disgraceful thing (3), folly (3), foolishly (1), foolishness (1), nonsense (1).

נְבָלָה noun feminine senselessness (as shewn in disregard of moral and religious claims), especially of disgraceful sins; also disgrace; — always absolute ׳נ; —

1 disgraceful folly, especially of sins of un-chastity Judges 19:23 (wanton deed GFM), so דְּבַר הַזּאֹת ׳הַנּ Judges 19:24, 2 Samuel 13:12; often בְּיִשְׂרָאֵל ׳עָשָׂה נ i.e. do a thing disgraceful according to Israel's standard: Genesis 34:7 (J), Deuteronomy 22:21 (compare Dr on meaning of word; only here of woman), Judges 20:26 (+ זִמָּה), Judges 20:10; Jeremiah 29:23 (compare לֹא יֵעָשֶׂה כֵּן בְּיִשְׂרָאֵלּ 2 Samuel 13:12); also of inhospitable churlishness 1 Samuel 25:25 (see I, II. נָבָל, and especially Isaiah 32:6); of profane action Joshua 7:15 (Achan; ׳עָשָׂה נ בְּיִשְׂרָאֵל); of senseless and irreligious language Isaiah 9:16 דֹּבֵר Isaiah 32:6 (יְדַבֵּר).

2 contumely, disgrace ׳עֲשׂוֺת עִמָּכֶם נ Job 42:8 (of ׳י), i.e. deal out to you disgrace, expose you and punish you as נְבָלִים (compare 2 Samuel 3:33, below נָבָל), because of your utterances about me.

folly, vile, villany

Feminine of nabal; foolishness, i.e. (morally) wickedness; concretely, a crime; by extension, punishment -- folly, vile, villany.

see HEBREW nabal

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