Strong's Concordance, Hebrew Dictionary

Lament, mourn, to bewail, Hebrew: אָבַל, ʾābal (H56)

38 King James Bible Verses


Here are lament, mourn and related words in the Bible. What does the source Hebrew word אָבַל 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: H56

Hebrew Base Word: אָבַל

Part of speech: Verb

Usage: Lament, mourn

Definition: To bewail.

Detailed definition:

  1. To mourn, lament.
    1. (Qal) to mourn, lament.
      1. Of humans.
      2. Of inanimate objects (figuratively).
        1. Of gates.
        2. Of land.
    2. (Hiphil).
      1. To mourn, cause to mourn (figuratively).
    3. (Hithpael).
      1. To mourn.
      2. Play the mourner.

Derived terms: A primitive root.


  1. Biblical International Phonetic Alphabet: ʔɔːˈbɑl
  2. Modern International Phonetic Alphabet: ʔɑːˈvɑl
  3. Transliteration: ʾābal
  4. Biblical Pronunciation: aw-BAHL
  5. Modern Pronunciation: ah-VAHL

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Bible Verses with אָבַל (H56)

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