[ bee-lee-uhl, beel-yuhl ]
/ ˈbi li əl, ˈbil yəl /
Theology. the spirit of evil personified; the devil; Satan.
(in Milton's Paradise Lost) one of the fallen angels.
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Origin of Belial
<Hebrew bəliyyaʿal, equivalent to bəlī without + yaʿal, worth, use
Words nearby Belial
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How to use Belial in a sentence
Wilt thou withhold thy hand from the battle, to defend, from these sons of Belial, the captive of thy bow and of thy spear?
Iago's self, or his master, smooth-tongued Belial, could not have managed matters better.
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And if, in despite of them, you succeed in this affair, then after your example I will bring together Christ and Belial.
I say;” whereupon the others laugh, and Belial Mackworth observes, “And let those monitors try to peach if they dare.
British Dictionary definitions for Belial
a demon mentioned frequently in apocalyptic literature: identified in the Christian tradition with the devil or Satan
(in the Old Testament and rabbinical literature) worthlessness or wickedness
Word Origin for Belial
C13: from Hebrew bəlīyya`al, from bəlīy without + ya`al worth
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