5039. nebalah
Lexical Summary
nebalah: senselessness, disgrace
Original Word: נְבָלָה
Transliteration: nebalah
Phonetic Spelling: (neb-aw-law')
Part of Speech: Noun Feminine
Short Definition: senselessness, disgrace
Meaning: foolishness, wickedness, a crime, punishment
Strong's Concordance
folly, vile, villany

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

see HEBREW nabal


H5039. nebalah

נְבָלָהnoun 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 ׳הַנּ הַזּאֹת דְּבַר19:24, 2 Samuel 13:12; often נ ׳עָשָׂה בְּיִשְׂרָאֵל‎ 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), 20:10; Jeremiah 29:23 (compare בְּיִשְׂרָאֵלּ כֵּן יֵעָשֶׂה לֹא2 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; בְּיִשְׂרָאֵל נ ׳עָשָׂה‎); of senseless and irreligious language Isaiah 9:16 דֹּבֵר32:6 (יְדַבֵּר‎).

2 contumely, disgrace נ עִמָּכֶם ׳עֲשׂוֺתJob 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.


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