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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #1097 - בְּלִי
1) wearing out (substantive)
2) without, no, not (adverb of negation)
ef4) tilib (בילית BYLYT) - Except: A flowing away of all except one. Can also mean not or nothing in the sense of all things flowing away. [df: ytlb] KJV (30): but, except, save, nothing, lest, no, from, inasmuch - Strongs: H1115 (בִּלְתִּי)
if) lbt (תבל TBL) - I. Earth:A land flowing with substance. II. Confusion:An action that lacks any results. [Used in the sense of beastiality] KJV (38): world, habitable part, confusion - Strongs: H8397 (תֶּבֶל), H8398 (בֵּבֵל)
Nf) lba (אבל ABL) - I. Meadow:A moist ground. II. Mourning:A flowing of tears. III. Surely:A flowing of certainty. KJV (44): mourning, plain, but, nevertheless - Strongs: H57 (אָבֵל), H58 (אָבֵל), H60 (אֵבֶל), H61 (אֲבָל)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
(1) consumption, destruction, Isaiah 38:17 Arab. بَلًى id.
(2) failure, defect, nothing; hence adv. of negation, i.q. לֹא. It is joined to verbs and nouns, Genesis 31:20; Hosea 7:8, 8:7 Isaiah 14:6, 32:10. It is sometimes closely joined to substantives, so that they coalesce into a singleidea, בְּלִישֵׁם “not fame,” i.e. infamy, Job 30:8.
(3), For בִּבְלִי without, only poetically, Job 8:11, בְּלִי מַיִם “without waters;” 24:10 31:39 33:9 34:6 Psalms 59:5.
(a) בִּבְלִי prop. in defect, without, i.q. בְּלֹא. בִּבְלִי דַעַת imprudently, Deuteronomy 4:42, 19:4 suddenly, Job 35:16, 36:12 compare בְּלִי No. 2.
(b)לִבְלִי id. (comp. ל letter B) Job 38:41 לִבְלִי־אֹבֶל “without food;” 41:25 Isaiah 5:14.
(c) מִבְּלִּי pr. because of defect
(α) in that not, because not; followed by an inf. Deuteronomy 9:28, יְכֹלֶת יְהֹוָה מִבְּלִי “because Jehovah could not,” Isaiah 5:13. Followed by a part. “because no man,” Lamentations 1:4 מִבְּלִי בָּאֵי מוֹעֵד “because none come to the feast.” Sometimes pleon. מִבְּלִי אֵיז; 2 Kings 1:3, 2 Kings 1:6, 16 2 Kings 1:16; Exodus 14:11 (Syr. ܡܶܢ ܒܠܰܝ ܕ and ܡܶܢ ܒܠܰܝ in that not).
(β) so that not, Job 18:15, תִּשְׁכּוֹן בְּאָהֳלוֹ מִבְּלִי לוֹ “(terror) dwells in his tent so that it is no more his,” i.e. terror occupies his tent, and the wicked removes thence; 6:6 Deuteronomy 28:55. Followed by a part. so that none, מִבְּלִי ישֵׁב “so that no one dwells;” Jeremiah 2:15, 9:10 comp. Ezekiel 14:15. Followed by אֲשֶׁד (so that it forms a conjunction) and pleon. לֹא Ecclesiastes 3:11, מִבְּלִּי אֲשֶׁר לֹ֦א־יִמְצָא הָאָדָם “so that man cannot find out.”
(d) עַר בְּלִּי until failure, i.e. “as long as,” Psalms 72:7; Malachi 3:10.
(e) עַל־בְּלִי in that not, followed by a pret. Genesis 31:20.
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