I say;” whereupon the others laugh, and Belial Mackworth observes, “And let those monitors try to peach if they dare.
Count not Thy handmaid for a daughter of Belial, wherever she is this day.
Survey the picture of Belial, drawn by the sublimest hand that ever held the poetic pencil.
He was going to fiddle no more for sons of Belial and daughters of Aholah.
Then all the men of Belial gathered themselves together, and said, God save Napoleon.
He is like unto Lucifer for pride, and unto Belial for wickedness.
They dreaded excommunication, men of Belial though they were.
"A thing of Belial is poured out on him," or "is fastened upon him," say they.
But the children of Belial said: Shall this fellow be able to save us?
O do not join with the sons of Belial in this unnatural, horrid wickedness!
early 13c., from Hebrew bel'yya'al "destruction," literally "worthless," from b'li "without" + ya'al "use." Wickedness as an evil force (Deut. xiii:13); later treated as a proper name for Satan (2 Cor. vi:15), though Milton made him one of the fallen angels.
worthlessness, frequently used in the Old Testament as a proper name. It is first used in Deut. 13:13. In the New Testament it is found only in 2 Cor. 6:15, where it is used as a name of Satan, the personification of all that is evil. It is translated "wicked" in Deut. 15:9; Ps. 41:8 (R.V. marg.); 101:3; Prov. 6:12, etc. The expression "son" or "man of Belial" means simply a worthless, lawless person (Judg. 19:22; 20:13; 1 Sam. 1:16; 2:12).