Strong's Concordance, Hebrew Dictionary

Nay, neither, nor, rather than, not (the qualified negation, used as a deprecative)

Hebrew: אַל, ʾal (H408)

523 King James Bible Verses


Here are nay, neither, never, no, nor, not and related words in the Bible. What does the source Hebrew word אַל mean and how is it used in the Bible? Below are the English definition details. Also below are examples within Bible verses highlighted in yellow (follow this link to go there). Tap or hover on blue, underlined words to see more original scripture and meanings. Information sourced from Strong's Concordance[1].

Definition Details

Strong's Number: H408

Hebrew Base Word: אַל

Part of speech: Adverb

Usage: Nay, neither, + never, no, nor, not, nothing (worth), rather than

Definition: Not (the qualified negation, used as a deprecative); once (Job 24:25) as a noun, nothing.

Detailed definition:

  1. Not, no, nor, neither, nothing (as wish or preference).
    1. Do not, let not (with a verb).
    2. Let there not be (with a verb understood).
    3. Not, no (with substantive).
    4. Nothing (as substantive).

Derived terms: A negative particle (akin to H3808).


  1. Biblical International Phonetic Alphabet: ʔɑl
  2. Modern International Phonetic Alphabet: ʔɑl
  3. Transliteration: ʾal
  4. Biblical Pronunciation: al
  5. Modern Pronunciation: al

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