Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #3213: yalal (pronounced yaw-lal')

a primitive root; to howl (with a wailing tone) or yell (with a boisterous one):--(make to) howl, be howling.

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon:


1) (Hiphil) to howl, wail, make a howling

Part of Speech: verb

Relation: a primitive root


This word is used 32 times:

Isaiah 13:6: " Howl ye; for the day of the LORD is at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty."
Isaiah 14:31: " Howl, O gate; cry, O city; thou, whole Philistia, art dissolved: for"
Isaiah 15:2: "the high places, to weep: Moab shall howl over Nebo, and over Medeba:"
Isaiah 15:3: "the tops of their houses, and in their streets, every one shall howl, weeping abundantly."
Isaiah 15:8: "about the borders of Moab; the howling thereof unto Eglaim, and the howling thereof unto Beer-elim."
Isaiah 15:8: "the howling thereof unto Eglaim, and the howling thereof unto Beer-elim."
Isaiah 16:7: "shall Moab howl for Moab, every one shall howl: for the foundations of Kir-hareseth"
Isaiah 16:7: "howl for Moab, every one shall howl: for the foundations of Kir-hareseth shall ye mourn; surely"
Isaiah 23:1: "of Tyre. Howl, ye ships of Tarshish; for it is laid waste, so that there is no house,"
Isaiah 23:6: "to Tarshish; howl, ye inhabitants of the isle."
Isaiah 23:14: " Howl, ye ships of Tarshish: for your strength is laid waste."
Isaiah 52:5: "is taken away for naught? they that rule over them make them to howl, saith the LORD; and my name continually"
Isaiah 65:14: "but ye shall cry for sorrow of heart, and shall howl for vexation"
Jeremiah 4:8: "gird you with sackcloth, lament and howl: for the fierce anger of the LORD"
Jeremiah 25:34: " Howl, ye shepherds, and cry; and wallow yourselves in the ashes, ye principal of the flock: for the days"
Jeremiah 47:2: "shall cry, and all the inhabitants of the land shall howl."
Jeremiah 48:20: "is confounded; for it is broken down: howl and cry; tell ye it in Arnon, that"
Jeremiah 48:31: " will I howl for Moab, and I will cry out for all Moab;"
Jeremiah 48:39: " They shall howl, saying, How is it broken down! how hath Moab turned the back with shame!"
Jeremiah 49:3: " Howl, O Heshbon, for Ai is spoiled: cry, ye daughters of Rabbah,"
Jeremiah 51:8: "is suddenly fallen and destroyed: howl for her; take balm for her pain,"
Ezekiel 21:12: " and howl, son of man: for it shall be upon my people,"
Ezekiel 30:2: "saith the Lord GOD; Howl ye, Woe worth the day!"
Hosea 7:14: "unto me with their heart, when they howled upon their beds: they assemble themselves for"
Joel 1:5: "ye drunkards, and weep; and howl, all ye drinkers of wine, because of"
Joel 1:11: "O ye husbandmen; howl, O ye vinedressers, for the wheat and for the barley;"
Joel 1:13: "yourselves, and lament, ye priests: howl, ye ministers of the altar: come, lie all night"
Amos 8:3: "of the temple shall be howlings in that day, saith the Lord GOD:"
Micah 1:8: "I will wail and howl, I will go stripped and naked: I will make"
Zephaniah 1:11: " Howl, ye inhabitants of Maktesh, for all the merchant people are cut down;"
Zechariah 11:2: " Howl, fir tree; for the cedar is fallen; because the mighty are spoiled:"
Zechariah 11:2: "because the mighty are spoiled: howl, O ye oaks of Bashan; for the forest"

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