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Strong's #1101 - בָּלַל

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1) to mix, mingle, confuse, confound

1a) (Qal)

1a1) to mingle, confuse

1a2) to mix

1a3) to give provender, feed (animals)

1b) (Hithpoel) to mix oneself (among others)

1c) (Hiphil) to fade away

Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (43)
Genesis 2
Exodus 2
Leviticus 9
Numbers 27
Judges 1
Psalms 1
Hosea 1
HCS (0)
HCS (43)
Genesis 2
Exodus 2
Leviticus 9
Numbers 27
Judges 1
Psalms 1
Hosea 1
BSB (45)
Genesis 4
Exodus 2
Leviticus 9
Numbers 27
Judges 1
Psalms 1
Hosea 1
ESV (40)
Genesis 2
Leviticus 8
Numbers 27
Judges 1
Psalms 1
Hosea 1
WEB (42)
Genesis 2
Exodus 1
Leviticus 9
Numbers 27
Judges 1
Psalms 1
Hosea 1
Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1035) lb (בל BL) AC: Flow CO: ? AB: Nothing: A flowing of any substance. (eng: ball; bowl; flow - with the exchange of the f for a b)

A) lb (בל BL) AC: ? CO: ? AB: Nothing: To come to nothing when effort is given.

Nm) lb (בל BL) - Nothing: KJV (9): none, not, nor, lest, nothing, not, neither, no - Strongs: H1077 (בַּל)

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)

fm ) ilb (בלי BLY) - Without: KJV (15): not, without, lack, confusion - Strongs: H1097 (בְּלִי), H1099 (בְּלִימָה)

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)

if4) tilbt (תבלית TBLYT) - Ruin: A complete flowing away of something by destruction. KJV (1): destruction - Strongs: H8399 (תַּבְלִית)

qm) flb (בלו BLW) - Tribute: [Unknown connection to root; Aramaic only] KJV (3): tribute - Strongs: H1093 (בְּלוֹ)

B) llb (בלל BLL) AC: Mix CO: Fodder AB: ?: A flowing or mixing of a liquid or solid.

V) llb (בלל BLL) - Mix: KJV (44): (vf: Paal, Hiphil) mingle, confound, anoint, mix - Strongs: H1101 (בָּלַל)

bm) lilb (בליל BLYL) - Fodder: A mixed feed for livestock. KJV (3): fodder, corn, provender - Strongs: H1098 (בְּלִיל)

idm) lflbt (תבלול TBLWL) - Cataract: The clouding color of the eyes that appear as a mixture. KJV (1): blemish - Strongs: H8400 (תְּבַלֻּל)

C) lba (אבל ABL) AC: Flow CO: Stream AB: ?: A flowing of tears.

V) lba (אבל ABL) - Mourn: KJV (39): (vf: Paal, Hiphil, Hitpael) mourn, mourner, lament - Strongs: H56 (אָבַל)

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)

om) lbfa (אובל AWBL) - Stream: A flowing of water. KJV (3): river - Strongs: H180 (אֻבָל)

E) alb (בלא BLA) AC: ? CO: Old AB: ?: A flowing away life.

Nm) alb (בלא BLA) - Old: [df: ywlb] KJV (3): old - Strongs: H1094 (בְּלוֹא)

F) lbe (הבל HBL) AC: ? CO: Empty AB: ?: A flowing out or away of contents.

V) lbe (הבל HBL) - Empty: Void of usefulness, to be vain. KJV (5): (vf: Paal, Hiphil) become vain - Strongs: H1891 (הָבַל)

Nm) lbe (הבל HBL) - Emptyness: The state of being empty of contents or usefulness. KJV (73): vanity - Strongs: H1892 (הֲבֵל)

G) leb (בהל BHL) AC: Stir CO: ? AB: Trouble: The flowing of the insides through trouble, amazement, haste or anxiety.

V) leb (בהל BHL) - Stir: [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (50): (vf: Niphal, Hiphil, Pual, Piel) haste, trouble, amaze, afraid, vex, rash, dismay, speedy, thrust out - Strongs: H926 (בָּהַל), H927 (בְּהַל)

Nf1) eleb (בהלה BHLH) - Trouble: KJV (4): trouble, terror - Strongs: H928 (בֶּהָלָה)

bm) lieb (בהיל BHYL) - Haste: [Aramaic only] [df: wlyhb] KJV (1): haste - Strongs: H924 (בְּהִילוּ)

H) elb (בלה BLH) AC: Wear CO: ? AB: Terror: A flowing away of function, life or strength.

V) elb (בלה BLH) - Wear Out: KJV (17): (vf: Paal, Piel) waxed old, old, consume, waste, enjoy - Strongs: H1086 (בָּלָה), H1089 (בָּלַהּ)

Nm) elb (בלה BLH) - Worn Out: [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (6): old, wear out - Strongs: H1080 (בְּלָה), H1087 (בָּלֶה)

Nf1) eelb (בלהה BLHH) - Terror: A flowing away of the insides. KJV (10): terror - Strongs: H1091 (בַּלָּהָה)

J) lfb (בול BWL) AC: ? CO: Flood AB: ?: A large flowing of water. As the river rises and overflows its banks, the surrounding lands are flooded depositing the water for growing the crops.

Nm) lfb (בול BWL) - Food: The crops grown in the flood plains of rivers. KJV (2): food, stock - Strongs: H944 (בּוּל)

am) lfbm (מבול MBWL) - Flood: KJV (13): flood - Strongs: H3999 (מַבּוּל)

L) lbi (יבל YBL) AC: Flow CO: Stream AB: ?: A flowing of wealth, water or sound.

V) lbi (יבל YBL) - Flow: [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (21): (vf: Hiphil, Hophal) carry, brought - Strongs: H2986 (יָבַל), H2987 (יְבַל)

Nm) lbi (יבל YBL) - Stream: A flowing body of water. KJV (2): stream, course - Strongs: H2988 (יָבָל)

Nf2) tlbi (יבלת YBLT) - Ulcer: A flowing lesion. KJV (1): wen - Strongs: H2990 (יַבֶּלֶת)

dm) lfbi (יבול YBWL) - Produce: The growth of fruits and crops from flooding waters. KJV (13): increase, fruit - Strongs: H2981 (יְבוּל)

gm) lbfi (יובל YWBL) - Trumpet: An instrument of flowing air to make a sound, also the horn of a ram used as a trumpet. KJV (27): jubilee, rams horn, trumpet - Strongs: H3104 (יֹבֵל)

om) lbfi (יובל YWBL) - Stream: A flowing body of water. KJV (1): river - Strongs: H3105 (יוּבַל)

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Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 I. בָּלַל verb mingle, mix, confuse, confound (Arabic moisten (with water), compare moisture, Assyrian balâlu, Dl Proverbs 70; compare Phoenician בלל name of a sacrifice, & Late Hebrew בִּלְבֵּל; Aramaic בַּלְבֵּל, ) —

Qal Perfect בָּלַל Genesis 11:9, ַ™בּלֹּתִָּֽי Psalm 92:11 (but compare below); Imperfect 1 plural נָָֽבְלָה = נָכֹ֫לָּה Genesis 11:7, compare Kö i. 325; Participle passive בָּלוּל Exodus 29:40 3t., בְּלוּלָה Leviticus 2:5 28t., בְּלוּלֹת Exodus 29:2 4t.; —

1 mingle, confuse (object שָׂפָה = speech, language, q. v.) Genesis 11:7,9 (J).

2 mix (cakes or flour, etc. always with oil) technical term of sacrifice, only P (H Leviticus 23:13), compare Di on Leviticus 2:4; usually as מנחה, ׳בַּשֶּׁמֶן׳סֹלֶת בּ Exodus 29:40; Leviticus 2:5; Leviticus 14:10,21; Leviticus 23:13; Numbers 7:13,19,25,31,37,43,49,55,61,67,73,79; Numbers 8:8; Numbers 15:4,6,9; Numbers 28:5,9,12 (twice in verse); Numbers 28:13; Numbers 28:20; Numbers 28:28; Numbers 29:3; Numbers 23:9; Numbers 23:14, ׳בשׁ׳מנחה ב Leviticus 7:10 (opposed to חֲרֵבָה) Leviticus 9:4, ׳בשׁ׳חַלּוֺת מַצּוֺת ב Exodus 29:2; Leviticus 7:12 (twice in verse), i.e. made by mixing with oil; סלת׳בשׁ ׳חלות מצות ב Leviticus 2:4, ׳בשׁ׳סלת חלות ב Numbers 6:15, i.e. fine flour (in the form) of cakes so made. ַ™בּלֹּתִָּֽי בְּשֶׁמֶן רַעֲנָן Psalm 92:11 I shall be ( am) anointed with fresh oil AV RV; verb not elsewhere in this sense; ᵐ5ᵑ9 Hup Che read בְּלֹתִי from בלה, infinitive construct suffix, abstract for concrete, my wasting = my wasting strength, of declining age; Israel under figure of old man; this however is not favoured by context. The passage is therefore doubtful.

Hithpo`el Imperfect יִתְבּוֺלָ֑ל Hosea 7:8; ׳אפרים בעמים הוא י Ephraim, among the peoples doth he mix himself; but Ew Now derive here from בלל = בלה (or נבל) waste away, compare Hiph`il

Hiph`il Imperfect וַנָּ֫בֶל Isaiah 64:5 and we faded away, but read perhaps וַנִּכֹּל from נבל compare Di ( Deuteronomy , less probably, derives from בלל — compare Ew Now Hosea 7:8 — or בול = נבל).

II. [בָּלַל] verb denominative to give provender

Qal Imperfect וַיָּ֑בָל Judges 19:21 Qr (Kt ויבול) followed by לְ give provender to the asses.

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition


(1)  to pour over (Arab. بَلَّ to wet, to moisten, יָבַל to flow as water, פּוּל, פַּלְפֵּל ܦܰܠܦܶܠ, to sprinkle). Part. pass. בָּלוּל בַּשֶׁמֶן “poured over with oil of oblations,” Leviticus 2:4, 7:10, 12 14:21 Numbers 7:13, 19. Intrans. to be poured over, anointed. Psalms 92:11, בַּלּוֹתִי בְּשֶׁמֶן רַעֲנָן “I am anointed with fresh oil.” In the derivatives, see שַׁבְלוּל and תְּבַלּוּל.

(2) to pour together (Gr. συγχέω), to confound, especially speech; Genesis 11:7, הָבָה נֵרְדָה וְנָֽבְלָה שָׁם שְׂפָתָם “come we will go down, and there confound their lip,” i.e. their speech, which is farther explained “so that one could not understand another;” נָֽבְלָה for נָבֹלָּה, see Lehrg. page 372, and verse Genesis 11:9. Comp. בְּלִיל. Arab. بلبل to be confounded, of speech, تبلبل الالسن confusion of languages, Conj. II. to babble.

(3) to stain, to soil (comp. פַּלְפֵּל, ܦܰܠܦܶܠ mentioned under Kal). So in the derivatives תֶּבֶל, תְּבַלּוּל. (Comp. בְּלַם to mix, and to stain.)

(4) denom. from בְּלִיל to give meslin or provender to beasts; Judges 19:21, וַיָּבָל לַתֲמֹרִים; Vulg. et pabulum asinis prœbuit.

Note. The form וַנָּבֵל Isaiah 64:5, is for וַנַּבֶּל which see; also Index analyt.

Hithpolel, to mix oneself, followed by בְּ Hosea 7:8.

Derived nouns are בְּלִיל, תֶּבֶל, תְּבַלּוּל, שַׁבְלּוּל and the pr.n. בָּבֶל.

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List of Word Forms
בְּלוּלָ֛ה בְּלוּלָ֣ה בְּלוּלָ֥ה בְּלוּלֹ֣ת בְּלוּלֹ֥ת בְלוּלָֽה־ בַּ֝לֹּתִ֗י בָּל֕וּל בָּל֥וּל בָּל֨וּל בָּלַ֥ל בלול בלולה בלולה־ בלולת בלל בלתי וְנָבְלָ֥ה וַיָּ֖בָל ויבל ונבלה יִתְבּוֹלָ֑ל יתבולל bā·lal bā·lūl bal·lō·ṯî baLal bālal balloTi ballōṯî baLul bālūl bə·lū·lāh ḇə·lū·lāh- bə·lū·lōṯ beluLah bəlūlāh ḇəlūlāh- beluLot bəlūlōṯ vaiYavol velulah venaveLah way·yā·ḇāl wayyāḇāl wə·nā·ḇə·lāh wənāḇəlāh yiṯ·bō·w·lāl yitboLal yiṯbōwlāl