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Bible Lexicons

Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #1104 - בָּלַע

Transliteration
bâla‛
Phonetics
baw-lah'
Origin
a primitive root
Parts of Speech
Verb
TWOT
251
Definition
Brown-Driver-Briggs'

1) to swallow down, swallow up, engulf, eat up

1a) (Qal)

1a1) to swallow down

1a2) to swallow up, engulf

1b) (Niphal) to be swallowed up

1c) (Piel)

1c1) to swallow

1c2) to swallow up, engulf

1c3) squandering (figuratively)

1d) (Pual) to be swallowed up

1e) (Hithpael) to be ended

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1089 ‑ γεύομαι (ghyoo'‑om‑ahee);  2719 ‑ κατεσθίω (kat‑es‑thee'‑o);  4863 ‑ συνάγω (soon‑ag'‑o);  622 ‑ ἀπόλλυμι (ap‑ol'‑loo‑mee);  2670 ‑ καταποντίζω (kat‑ap‑on‑tid'‑zo);  3817 ‑ παίω (pah'‑yo);  5015 ‑ ταράσσω (tar‑as'‑so);  2666 ‑ καταπίνω (kat‑ap‑ee'‑no);  1819 ‑ ἐξάπινα (ex‑ap'‑ee‑nah);  
Frequency Lists  
  1. Book
  2. Word
KJV (49)
Genesis
2
Exodus
2
Numbers
5
Deuteronomy
1
2 Samuel
3
Job
7
Psalms
7
Proverbs
3
Ecclesiastes
1
Isaiah
8
Jeremiah
1
Lamentations
5
Hosea
2
Jonah
1
Habakkuk
1
NAS (50)
Genesis
2
Exodus
2
Numbers
5
Deuteronomy
1
2 Samuel
3
Job
7
Psalms
7
Proverbs
3
Ecclesiastes
1
Isaiah
9
Jeremiah
1
Lamentations
5
Hosea
2
Jonah
1
Habakkuk
1
HCS (48)
Genesis
2
Exodus
2
Numbers
5
Deuteronomy
1
2 Samuel
2
Job
7
Psalms
7
Proverbs
3
Ecclesiastes
1
Isaiah
8
Jeremiah
1
Lamentations
5
Hosea
2
Jonah
1
Habakkuk
1
BSB (49)
Genesis
2
Exodus
2
Numbers
5
Deuteronomy
1
2 Samuel
3
Job
7
Psalms
7
Proverbs
3
Ecclesiastes
1
Isaiah
8
Jeremiah
1
Lamentations
5
Hosea
2
Jonah
1
Habakkuk
1
ESV (44)
Genesis
2
Numbers
5
Deuteronomy
1
2 Samuel
3
Job
6
Psalms
6
Proverbs
3
Ecclesiastes
1
Isaiah
7
Jeremiah
1
Lamentations
5
Hosea
2
Jonah
1
Habakkuk
1
WEB (49)
Genesis
2
Exodus
2
Numbers
5
Deuteronomy
1
2 Samuel
3
Job
7
Psalms
7
Proverbs
3
Ecclesiastes
1
Isaiah
8
Jeremiah
1
Lamentations
5
Hosea
2
Jonah
1
Habakkuk
1
Verse Results
Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

2020) olb (בלאה BLAh) AC: Swallow CO: ? AB: ?: [from: lb- flowing down the throat]

V) olb (בלאה BLAh) - Swallow: KJV (49): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Hitpael, Pual, Piel) swallow, destroy, devour, covered - Strongs: H1104 (בָּלַע)

Nm) olb (בלאה BLAh) - Swallowed: KJV (2): devouring, swallowed - Strongs: H1105 (בֶּלַע)

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Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

בָּלַע fut. יִבְלַע

(1)  to swallow down, to devour [“with the idea of eagerness, greediness”]. (Arab. بَلِحَ and quadril. بَلْعَمَ id., Eth. በልዐ፡ to eat, to eat up. Kindred roots are לוּעַ, ܠܥܰܒ and many others beginning with לע.) Used of men eating greedily, Isaiah 28:4 of beasts, Exodus 7:12; Jonah 2:1; Jeremiah 51:34; Genesis 41:7, 24 Genesis 41:24. A proverbial phrase, Job 7:19, “thou wilt not let me alone עַד־בּלְעִי רֻקִּי while I swallow down my spittle,” i.e. thou givest me no breathing space, not even the least moment wilt thou grant me, that I may rest. (So in Arabic أَبْلِْعنِى ريقى “let me swallow down my spittle,” i.e. give me so much delay that I may swallow it down. Har. xv. p. 142 Sacy. See more in Schult. on Job loc. cit. So in Persic آجخور swallowing of spittle, used of delay. Compare Piel No. 1.)

(2) Metaph.

(a) to consume, to destroy, so however that the figure of devouring is preserved, e.g. to devour riches, Job 20:15 (comp. devoratam pecuniam evomere, Cic. Pis. 37). Proverbs 1:12, “let us devour them, like Hades, alive,” i.e. let us consume, kill them; Psalms 124:3. Compare אָבַל No. 1, g.

(b) It is applied to inanimate things, to a chasm of the earth, Numbers 16:30, seq.; of the sea, Psalms 69:16, compare Exodus 15:12.

Niphal, pass. Piel No. 2, to be destroyed, lost, Hosea 8:8, specially used of drunkards. Isaiah 28:7, נִבְלְעוּ מִן הַיַּיִן “they are destroyed with wine,” i.e. oppressed, broken down, overcome with wine. Compare הָלַם, רוּן, עָבַר. The Syriac translator retains the word ܐܶܬܒܠܰܥܘ ܡܶܢ ܚܰܡܪܳܐ. The Arabs use, in the same phrase, the verb بلخ.

Piel

(1) i.q. Kal, to swallow down. Once ellipt. Numbers 4:20, “neither shall they come in to see the holy things בְּבַלַּע while it is swallowed down,” sc. saliva, i.e. not for the least moment of time. Compare Kal No. 1. Excellently, LXX. ἐξάπινα. Metaph. בִּלַּע אָוֶן “to devour wickedness,” i.e. to fill oneself altogether with wickedness, Proverbs 19:28 (comp. שָׁתָה Job 15:16).

(2) to destroy, specially

(a) to give up to destruction, Job 2:3, 10:8 Isaiah 49:19; Habakkuk 1:13.

(b) to extirpate, to take away altogether, Psalms 21:10, 35:25 followed by מִן Job 8:18.

(c) to lay waste a country, 2 Samuel 20:19, 20 2 Samuel 20:20; Lamentations 2:8 also, to waste riches, Proverbs 21:20 to destroy, i.e. to frustrate counsel, Isaiah 19:3 comp. Psalms 55:10 any one’s way, i.e. to cause him to go to destruction, Isaiah 3:12.

Pual, pass. Piel No. 2, to be destroyed, to perish. Isaiah 9:15, “destruction is prepared;” followed by לְ 2 Samuel 17:16.

Hithpael, id. Psalms 107:27.

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List of Word Forms
אֲבַלֵּ֑עַ אֲבַלַּ֖ע אבלע בְּבַלַּ֥ע בְּלָע֑וּנוּ בִּֽלַּעֲנֽוּהוּ׃ בִּלְעִ֥י בִּלֵּֽעוּ׃ בִּלַּ֣ע בִּלַּ֤ע בִּלַּ֨ע בִּלַּע֙ בִּלָּ֑עְנוּ בַּלַּ֣ע בָּ֭לַע בְּלָעַ֙נִי֙ בבלע בלע בלעו׃ בלעונו בלעי בלענו בלענוהו׃ בלעני וַֽתְּבַלְּעֵֽנִי׃ וַיִּבְלַ֥ע וַתִּבְלַ֙עְןָ֙ וַתִּבְלַ֙עְנָה֙ וַתִּבְלַ֣ע וַתִּבְלַ֥ע וַתִּבְלָעֵ֥ם וּבִלַּע֙ וּבָלְעָ֤ה ובלע ובלעה ויבלע ותבלע ותבלעם ותבלען ותבלענה ותבלעני׃ יְבַלְּעֵ֑ם יְבַלְּעֶ֥נּוּ יְבַלְּעֶֽנּוּ׃ יְבַלַּע־ יְבֻלַּ֣ע יְבֻלָּֽע׃ יִבְלָ֑ע יִבְלָעֶֽנָּה׃ יִבְלָעֻֽהוּ׃ יבלע יבלע־ יבלע׃ יבלעהו׃ יבלעם יבלענה׃ יבלענו יבלענו׃ כְּבַלַּ֥ע כבלע לְבַלְּע֥וֹ לִבְלֹ֖עַ לבלע לבלעו מְבַלְּעָֽיִךְ׃ מְבֻלָּעִֽים׃ מִבַּלֵּ֑עַ מבלע מבלעיך׃ מבלעים׃ נִ֭בְלָעֵם נִבְלְע֣וּ נִבְלַ֖ע נבלע נבלעו נבלעם תְּבַלְּעֶֽנּוּ׃ תְבַלַּ֖ע תִּבְלָעֵ֖מוֹ תִּבְלָעֵ֖נוּ תִּבְלָעֵ֣נִי תִּתְבַּלָּֽע׃ תבלע תבלעמו תבלענו תבלענו׃ תבלעני תתבלע׃ ’ă·ḇal·la‘ ’ă·ḇal·lê·a‘ ’ăḇalla‘ ’ăḇallêa‘ avalLa avalLea bā·la‘ bal·la‘ Bala bāla‘ balLa balla‘ bə·ḇal·la‘ bə·lā·‘a·nî bə·lā·‘ū·nū bəḇalla‘ bəlā‘anî bəlā‘ūnū belaAni belaUnu bevalLa bil‘î bil·‘î bil·la‘ bil·la·‘ă·nū·hū bil·lā·‘ə·nū bil·lê·‘ū bilI bilLa billa‘ billa‘ănūhū billā‘ənū BillaaNuhu bilLaenu billê‘ū bilLeu kə·ḇal·la‘ kəḇalla‘ kevalLa lə·ḇal·lə·‘ōw ləḇallə‘ōw levalleO liḇ·lō·a‘ liḇlōa‘ livLoa mə·ḇal·lə·‘ā·yiḵ mə·ḇul·lā·‘îm məḇallə‘āyiḵ məḇullā‘îm mevalleAyich mevullaIm mib·bal·lê·a‘ mibbalLea mibballêa‘ niḇ·la‘ niḇ·lā·‘êm niḇ·lə·‘ū niḇla‘ niḇlā‘êm niḇlə‘ū nivLa Nivlaem nivleU ṯə·ḇal·la‘ tə·ḇal·lə·‘en·nū ṯəḇalla‘ təḇallə‘ennū tevalLa tevalleEnnu tiḇ·lā·‘ê·mōw tiḇ·lā·‘ê·nî tiḇ·lā·‘ê·nū tiḇlā‘êmōw tiḇlā‘ênî tiḇlā‘ênū tiṯ·bal·lā‘ titbalLa tiṯballā‘ tivlaEmov tivlaEni tivlaEnu ū·ḇā·lə·‘āh ū·ḇil·la‘ ūḇālə‘āh ūḇilla‘ uvalAh uvilLa vaiyivLa VattevalleEni vattivLa vattivlaEm vattivLana vattivLanah wat·tə·ḇal·lə·‘ê·nî wat·tiḇ·la‘ wat·tiḇ·la‘·nā wat·tiḇ·la‘·nāh wat·tiḇ·lā·‘êm wattəḇallə‘ênî wattiḇla‘ wattiḇlā‘êm wattiḇla‘nā wattiḇla‘nāh way·yiḇ·la‘ wayyiḇla‘ yə·ḇal·la‘- yə·ḇal·lə·‘êm yə·ḇal·lə·‘en·nū yə·ḇul·la‘ yə·ḇul·lā‘ yəḇalla‘- yəḇallə‘êm yəḇallə‘ennū yəḇulla‘ yəḇullā‘ yevalla yevalleEm yevalleEnnu yevulLa yiḇ·lā‘ yiḇ·lā·‘en·nāh yiḇ·lā·‘u·hū yiḇlā‘ yiḇlā‘ennāh yiḇlā‘uhū yivLa yivlaEnnah yivlaUhu
Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for StudyLight.org. Copyright 1999-2021. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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