2974. yaal
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yaal: to show willingness, be pleased, determine, undertake (to do anything)
Original Word: יָאַל
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: yaal
Phonetic Spelling: (yaw-al')
Short Definition: willing

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. root
to show willingness, be pleased, determine, undertake (to do anything)
NASB Translation
agreed (1), determined (1), persisted (3), please (2), pleased (2), pleased* (1), tried (1), undertook (1), ventured (2), willing (5).

II. [יָאַל] verb only

Hiph`il shew willingness, be pleased, determine, undertake to do anything (and do it) (see Ki Thes; Arabic is take refuge with, escape, hasten to a place; compare II. אול be in front of, NöMBAK 1880. 775; Sabean ואל in proper name מואלת DHMEpigr. Denkm. 53; perhaps As âlû, accept, LyonSargontexte 72) —

Hiph`il Perfect3masculine singular הוֺאִיל Hosea 5:11 2t.; 2 masculine singular הוֺאַלְתָּ 1 Chronicles 17:27; 1singular הוֺאַלְתִּי Genesis 18:27,31; 1plural הוֺאַלְנוּ Joshua 7:7; Imperfect וְיֹאֵל Job 6:9 (jussive); וַיּ֫וֺאֶל Exodus 2:21 4t.; וַיֹאֶל 1 Samuel 17:39 (but see below); Imperative הוֺאֵל 2 Samuel 7:29; 2 Kings 5:23; הוֺאֶלנָֿא Judges 19:6; ה֫וֺאֶל נָא 2 Kings 6:3; הוֺאִ֫ילוּ Job 6:28; —

1 shew willingness to do anything, accept an invitation, acquiesce, followed by infinitive וַי֫וֺאֶל משֶׁה לָשֶׁבֶת אֶתהָֿאִישׁ Exodus 2:21 (JE) and Moses was willing to dwell with the man (and did so), = Judges 17:11 (of Levite); elsewhere following by finite verb; וְלוּ הוֺאַלְנוּ וַנֵּשֶׁב Joshua 7:7 and would that we had been willing and had stayed; especially imperative, followed by imperative: הוֺאֶלנָֿא וְלִין Judges 19:6 be willing and spend the night (kindly accept my invitation) see Ges§ 110. 2 a, R 2; 120. 2 a, 2 Kings 6:3 and (no וְ) 2 Kings 5:23; הוֺאִילוּ פְֿנוּבִֿי Job 6:28 i.e. be good enough to look upon me.

2 more actively, voluntarily undertake to do anything (and do it), followed by infinitive: Genesis 18:27 I have undertaken to speak = Genesis 18:31 (both J); so 1 Samuel 17:39 ᵑ0, but read וַ֫יֵּלֶא, and he laboured vainly, for וַיֹאֶל, so ᵐ5, GeiUrschrift, 377 We Dr (compare also vb לֹא אוּכַל לָלֶכֶת בָּאֵלֶּה); followed by finite verb הוֺאִיל משֶׁה בֵּאֵר Deuteronomy 1:5 i.e. Moses took upon himself to expound the law.

3 more actively still, be pleased, determine on one's own responsibility, resolve, followed by infinitive: Joshua 17:12 (JE) = Judges 1:27 but the Canaanites were determined (shewed a determination) to remain in this territory (= persisted in dwelling there); Judges 1:35 the Amorites persisted in dwelling in Har-Heres, etc.; followed by finite verb, of irreligious action, הואיל הָלַךְ Hosea 5:11 Ephraim persisted, he walked after vanity (read שׁוא for צו, see Che); elsewhere only of the divine good pleasure: followed by infinitive 1 Samuel 12:22 ׳י hath been pleased to make you a people for himself; 1 Chronicles 17:27; followed by finite verb הוֺאֵל וּבָרֵךְ 2 Samuel 7:29 be pleased and bless the house of thy servant; וְיֹאֵל אֱלוֺהַּ וִידַכְּאֵנִי Job 6:9 and that Eloah would be pleased and crush me! (see Ges§ 120, 2 a DaSynt. § 83 b).

assay, begin, be content, please, take upon, willingly, would

A primitive root (probably rather the same as ya'al 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.

see HEBREW ya'al

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