H1984 הלל - Strong's Hebrew Lexicon Number

A primitive root; to be clear (originally of sound, but usually of color); to shine; hence to make a show; to boast; and thus to be (clamorously) foolish; to rave; causatively to celebrate; also to stultify

KJV Usage: (make) boast (self), celebrate, commend, (deal, make), fool (-ish, -ly), glory, give [light], be (make, feign self) mad (against), give in marriage, [sing, be worthy of] praise, rage, renowned, shine.

Brown-Driver-Briggs' Hebrew Definitions



1. to shine
a. (Qal) to shine (fig. of God's favour)
b. (Hiphil) to flash forth light
2. to praise, boast, be boastful
a. (Qal)
1. to be boastful
2. boastful ones, boasters (participle)
b. (Piel)
1. to praise
2. to boast, make a boast
c. (Pual)
1. to be praised, be made praiseworthy, be commended, be worthy of praise
d. (Hithpael) to boast, glory, make one's boast
e. (Poel) to make a fool of, make into a fool
f. (Hithpoel) to act madly, act like a madman
Origin: a primitive root
TWOT: 499,500
Parts of Speech: Verb

View how H1984 הלל is used in the Bible

First 30 of 164 occurrences of H1984 הלל

Genesis 12:15 her, and commended
Judges 16:24 him, they praised
1 Samuel 21:13 them, and pretended to be mad
2 Samuel 14:25 praised
2 Samuel 22:4 who is worthy to be praised:
1 Kings 20:11 on his armour boast
1 Chronicles 16:4 and praise
1 Chronicles 16:10 Boast
1 Chronicles 16:25 to be praised:
1 Chronicles 16:36 and praised
1 Chronicles 23:5 praised
1 Chronicles 23:5 said David, to praise
1 Chronicles 23:30 and praise
1 Chronicles 25:3 and to praise
1 Chronicles 29:13 thee, and praise
2 Chronicles 5:13 in praising
2 Chronicles 5:13 and praised
2 Chronicles 7:6 praised
2 Chronicles 8:14 to praise
2 Chronicles 20:19 to praise
2 Chronicles 20:21 and that should praise
2 Chronicles 23:12 and praising
2 Chronicles 23:13 to sing praise.
2 Chronicles 29:30 to sing praise
2 Chronicles 29:30 And they sang praises
2 Chronicles 30:21 praised
2 Chronicles 31:2 and to praise
Ezra 3:10 to praise
Ezra 3:11 in praising
Ezra 3:11 when they praised

Distinct usage

53 praise
5 praised
4 and praise
4 will I praise
4 Boast
3 to praise
3 I will praise
3 Let them praise
3 and praised
3 man boast
2 to be praised:
2 and to praise
2 shall praise
2 boasteth
2 mad;
2 in praising
1 her, and commended
1 them, and pretended to be mad
1 on his armour boast
1 said David, to praise
1 thee, and praise
1 and praising
1 to sing praise.
1 opposite them, to praise
1 fools.
1 shined
1 when it shined,
1 flash
1 they shall praise
1 to be praised
1 at the foolish,
1 to the fools,
1 Deal not foolishly:
1 and they that are mad
1 yea, I will praise
1 Praise,
1 is to be praised.
1 do I praise
1 to be praised;
1 them. Praise
1 his way, then he boasteth.
1 she shall be praised.
1 It is mad:
1 and they praised
1 shall not give
1 it, and praise
1 and go mad,
1 and rage,
1 Why gloriest
1 and they are mad
1 are mad.
1 the renowned
1 shall rage
1 can not celebrate
1 shall make her boast
1 and it shall praise
1 when they praised
1 we boast
1 thee; and I will praise
1 were not given to marriage.

Corresponding Greek Words

halal G459 a nomos
halal G2620 kata kauchaomai
halal G3891 para nomeo
halal hithpa. G21 agalliao
halal hithpo. see G4364 st. pros poieo
halal hithpo. G3015 mainomai
halal hithpo. G3911 para phero
halal hithp. G1740 en doxazo
halal hithp. G2744 kauchaomai
halal hi. see G2017 st. epi phausko
halal hi. G1325 didomi
halal hi. G2020 epi phosko
halal pi,po,hithp G1867 ep aineo
halal pi. G133 ainesis
halal pi. G136 ainos
halal pi. G1843 ex omologeo
halal pi. G2127 eulogeo
halal pi. G5214 humneo
halal pi. G5215 humnos
halal pi.,pu.,hith G134 aineo
halal po. G1839 ex istemi
halal po. G4064 peri phero
halal pu. G3996 pentheo

Related words


H1947 הוללה hôlêlâh
Feminine active participle of H1984; folly

KJV Usage: madness.

H1948 הוללוּת hôlêlûth
From active participle of H1984; folly

KJV Usage: madness.

H1966 הילל hêylêl
From H1984 (in the sense of brightness); the morning star

KJV Usage: lucifer.

H1974 הלּוּל hillûl
From H1984 (in the sense of rejoicing); a celebration of thanksgiving for harvest

KJV Usage: merry, praise.

H1985 הלּל hillêl
From H1984; praising (namely God); Hillel, an Israelite

KJV Usage: Hillel.

H3094 יהלּלאל ye hallel'êl
ye hallel'êl
From H1984 and H410; praising God; Jehallelel, the name of two Israelites

KJV Usage: Jehaleleel, Jehalelel.

H4110 מהלל mahălâl
From H1984; fame

KJV Usage: praise.

H8416 תּהלּה te hillâh
te hillâh
From H1984; laudation; specifically (concretely) a hymn

KJV Usage: praise.

H8417 תּהלה tohŏlâh
Feminine of an unused noun (apparently from H1984) meaning bluster; braggadocio, that is, (by implication) fatuity

KJV Usage: folly.

G239 ἀλληλούΐα
Of hebrew origin (imperative of [H1984] and [H3050]); praise ye Jah!, an adoring exclamation

KJV Usage: alleluiah.