H408 אל - Strong's Hebrew Lexicon Number

A negative particle (akin to H3808); not (the qualified negation, used as a deprecative); once (Job 24:25) as a noun, nothing

KJV Usage: nay, neither, + never, no, nor, not, nothing [worth], rather than.

Brown-Driver-Briggs' Hebrew Definitions



1. not, no, nor, neither, nothing (as wish or preference)
a. do not, let not (with a verb)
b. let there not be (with a verb understood)
c. not, no (with substantive)
d. nothing (as substantive)
Origin: a negative particle [akin to H3808]
TWOT: 90
Parts of Speech:

1) not, no, nor, neither, nothing (as wish or preference)
1a) do not, let not (with a verb)
1b) let there not be (with a verb understood)
1c) not, no (with substantive)
1d) nothing (as substantive)

View how H408 אל is used in the Bible

23 occurrences of H408 אל

Genesis 13:8 no
Genesis 19:8 nothing;
Genesis 50:21 ye not:
Exodus 34:3 with thee, neither
Joshua 22:19 nor
Judges 19:23 to them, Nay,
1 Samuel 4:20 not;
1 Samuel 27:10 Where
2 Kings 9:15 then let none
Job 24:25 of no worth?
Job 36:18 cannot
Psalms 27:12 not
Psalms 31:1 let me never
Psalms 71:1 let me never
Psalms 140:8 not,
Psalms 140:8 not
Psalms 141:5 which shall not
Proverbs 17:12 rather than
Ecclesiastes 7:21 not
Song of Songs 1:6 not
Isaiah 41:10 thou not;
Isaiah 41:10 do not
Daniel 9:19 not,

Distinct usage

4 not
2 not,
2 let me never
1 no
1 nothing;
1 with thee, neither
1 nor
1 to them, Nay,
1 Where
1 then let none
1 of no worth?
1 rather than
1 thou not;
1 do not
1 which shall not
1 ye not:
1 not;
1 cannot

Related words


H409 אל 'al
(Chaldee); corresponding to H408

KJV Usage: not.

H432 אלּוּ 'illû
Probably from H408; nay, that is, (softened) if

KJV Usage: but if, yea though.

H457 אליל 'ĕlı̂yl
Apparently from H408; good for nothing, by analogy vain or vanity; specifically an idol

KJV Usage: idol, no value, thing of nought.

H510 אלקוּם 'alqûm
Probably from H408 and H6965; a non-rising (that is, resistlessness)

KJV Usage: no rising up.

H516 אל תּשׁחת 'al tashchêth
אל תּשׁחת
'al tashchêth
al tash-kayth'
From H408 and H7843; Thou must not destroy; probably the opening words of a popular song

KJV Usage: Al-taschith.

H3808 לה לוא לא lô' lô' lôh

לה לוא לא
lô' lô' lôh
lo, lo, lo
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles

KJV Usage: X before, + or else, ere, + except, ig [-norant], much, less, nay, neither, never, no ([-ne], -r, [-thing]), (X as though . . ., [can-], for) not (out of), of nought, otherwise, out of, + surely, + as truly as, + of a truth, + verily, for want, + whether, without.

H3809 לה לא lâ' lâh
לה לא
lâ' lâh
law, law
(Chaldee); corresponding to H3808

KJV Usage: or even, neither, no (-ne, -r), ([can-]) not, as nothing, without.

H3810 לדבר לדבר לו דבר לא דבר lô' de bar lô de bar lidbir lôde bar
לדבר לדבר לו דבר לא דבר
lô' de bar lô de bar lidbir lôde bar
(1,2) lo deb-ar', lid-beer', lo-deb-ar'
From H3808 and H1699; pastureless; lo Debar, a place in Palestine

KJV Usage: Debir, Lo-debar.

H3818 לא עמּי lô' ‛ammı̂y
לא עמּי
lô' ‛ammı̂y
lo am-mee'
From H3808 and H5971 with pronominal suffix, not my people; lo Ammi, the symbolical name of a son of Hosea

KJV Usage: Lo-ammi.

H3819 לא רחמה lô' rûchâmâh
לא רחמה
lô' rûchâmâh
lo roo-khaw-maw'
From H3808 and H7355; not pitied; lo Ruchamah, the symbolical name of a son of Hosea

KJV Usage: Lo-ruhamah.

H3884 לוּלי לוּלא lûlê' lûlêy
לוּלי לוּלא
lûlê' lûlêy
loo-lay', loo-lay'
From H3863 and H3808; if not

KJV Usage: except, had not, if (. . . not), unless, were it not that.