Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #1809: dalal (pronounced daw-lal')

a primitive root (compare 1802); to slacken or be feeble; figuratively, to be oppressed:--bring low, dry up, be emptied, be not equal, fail, be impoverished, be made thin.

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon:



1) to hang, languish, hang down, be low

1a) (Qal)

1a1) to hang low

1a2) to be low

1a3) of distress (figuratively)

1a4) to languish, look weakly (of eyes)

1b) (Niphal) to be brought low, be laid low

Part of Speech: verb

Relation: a primitive root (compare H1802)


This word is used 9 times:

Judges 6:6: "And Israel was greatly impoverished because of the Midianites; and the children of Israel"
Job 28:4: "the inhabitant; even the waters forgotten of the foot: they are dried up, they are gone away from men."
Psalms 79:8: "speedily prevent us: for we are brought very low."
Psalms 116:6: "The LORD preserveth I was brought low, and he helped"
Psalms 142:6: "unto for I am brought very low: deliver me from my persecutors;"
Proverbs 26:7: "The legs of the lame are not equal: so is a parable in the mouth of fools."
Isaiah 17:4: "that the glory of Jacob shall be made thin, and the fatness of his flesh shall wax lean."
Isaiah 19:6: "And they shall turn the rivers far away; and the brooks shall be emptied and dried up: the reeds and flags"
Isaiah 38:14: "I did mourn as a dove: mine eyes fail with looking upward: O LORD, I am oppressed; undertake"

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