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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #1164 - בְּעִי
1) ruin, heap of ruins
V) eob (באהה BAhH) - I. Swell: II. Request:For a swelling desire. [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (17): (vf: Paal, Niphal) boil, swelling, seek, enquire, ask, desire, pray, request - Strongs: H1156 (בְּעָא), H1158 (בָּעָה)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
בְּעִי m. (root בָּעָה) prayer, entreaty, Job 30:24, לֹא בְעִי יִשְׁלַח יָד “prayers avail nothing, when God stretches out the hand;” I regard בְּ in the word בְּעִי, as radical, and I render the other hemistich “nor in his destruction (i.e. sent by God) does outcry profit them.”
the Second Week after Epiphany