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Strong's #2974: ya'al (pronounced yaw-al')

a primitive root (probably rather the same as 2973 through the idea of mental weakness); properly, to yield, especially assent; hence (pos.) to undertake as an act of volition:--assay, begin, be content, please, take upon, X willingly, would.




Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon:

yâ'al

1) to begin, make a beginning, show willingness, undertake to do, be pleased, be determined

1a) (Hiphil)

1a1) to agree to, show willingness, acquiesce, accept an invitation, be willing

1a2) to undertake

1a3) to resolve, be pleased, be determined

Part of Speech: verb

Relation: a primitive root [probably rather the same as H2973 through the idea of mental weakness]



Usage:

This word is used 19 times:

Genesis 18:27: "and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord, which"
Genesis 18:31: "And he said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak the Lord: Peradventure"
Exodus 2:21: "And Moses was content to dwell with the man: Moses"
Deuteronomy 1:5: "Jordan, in the land of Moab, began to declare this"
Joshua 7:7: "us into the hand of the Amorites, to destroy us? would to God we had been content, and dwelt on the other side Jordan!"
Joshua 17:12: "those cities; but the Canaanites would dwell in that land."
Judges 1:27: "of Megiddo and her towns: but the Canaanites would dwell in that land."
Judges 1:35: "But the Amorites would dwell in mount Heres and in Shaalbim: yet the hand"
Judges 17:11: "And the Levite was content to dwell with the man; was unto him as one"
Judges 19:6: "had said unto the man, Be content, I pray thee, and tarry all night, and let thine heart be merry."
1 Samuel 12:22: "name's sake: because it hath pleased the LORD to make you his people."
1 Samuel 17:39: "his sword upon and he attempted to go; for he had not"
2 Samuel 7:29: "Therefore now let it please thee to bless the house that it may continue forever"
2 Kings 5:23: "And Naaman said, Be content, take two talents. him, and bound two talents"
2 Kings 6:3: "And one said, Be content, I pray thee, and go thy servants. And he answered,"
1 Chronicles 17:27: "Now therefore let it please thee to bless the house that it may be before"
Job 6:9: " Even that it would please God to destroy me; that he would let loose his hand,"
Job 6:28: "Now therefore be content, look upon me; for it is evident unto you if"
Hosea 5:11: "and broken in judgment, because he willingly walked after the commandment."









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