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Strong's #943 - בּוּךְ

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a primitive root
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1) to perplex, confuse, be confused

1a) (Niphal) to be confused, be in confusion

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 4105 ‑ πλανάω (plan‑ah'‑o);  5015 ‑ ταράσσω (tar‑as'‑so);  
Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (3)
Exodus 1
Esther 1
Joel 1
NAS (5)
Exodus 2
Esther 1
Joel 2
HCS (3)
Exodus 1
Esther 1
Joel 1
BSB (3)
Exodus 1
Esther 1
Joel 1
ESV (2)
Esther 1
Joel 1
WEB (3)
Exodus 1
Esther 1
Joel 1
Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1034) kb (בכ BK) AC: Weep CO: Tears AB: ?: The pictograph b is a tent representing what is inside. The k is the palms of the hand. Combined these mean the "inside the palms". The placing of one eyes in the palms when crying. A weeping from mourning or from the billowing of smoke in the eyes.

A) kb (בכ BK) AC: Weep CO: ? AB: ?

Nf4 ) tikb (בכית BKYT) - Weeping: KJV (1): mourning - Strongs: H1068 (בְּכִית)

fm) ikb (בכי BKY) - Weep: KJV (30): weep, overflowing, sore - Strongs: H1065 (בְּכִי)

C) kba (אבכ ABK) AC: Roll CO: ? AB: ?: The rolling of the tears down the cheek.

V) kba (אבכ ABK) - Roll: The rolling of smoke. KJV (1): (vf: Hitpael) mount up - Strongs: H55 (אָבַךְ)

E) akb (בכא BKA) AC: ? CO: ? AB: ?

Nm ) akb (בכא BKA) - Balsam: A tree that weeps sap when cut. KJV (4): mulberry tree - Strongs: H1057 (בָּכָא)

H) ekb (בכה BKH) AC: Weep CO: ? AB: ?

V) ekb (בכה BKH) - Weep: KJV (114): (vf: Paal, Piel) weep, bewail, sore, mourned, wail - Strongs: H1058 (בָּכָה)

Nm) ekb (בכה BKH) - Weep: KJV (1): sore - Strongs: H1059 (בֶּכֶה)

J) kfb (בוכ BWK) AC: Entangle CO: ? AB: Confusion: To be tangled, confused or lost in a place of uncertainty that can bring one to tears.

V) kfb (בוכ BWK) - Entangled: KJV (3): (vf: Niphal) perplexed, entangled - Strongs: H943 (בּוּךְ)

kf1) ekfbm (מבוכה MBWKH) - Confusion: A state of entanglement. KJV (2): perplexity - Strongs: H3998 (מְבוּכָה)

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Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 בּוּךְ verb perplex, confuse (? Arabic stir up (water of spring) then be disturbed, confused; compare Assyrian bâku, lead captive, originally lead astray? COT Ezra 4:2) — only

Niph`al Perfect 3 feminine singular נָב֫וֺכָה Esther 3:15; 3 masculine plural נָבֹ֫כוּ Joel 1:18; Participle plural נְבֻכִים Exodus 14:3; — be confused, in confusion (of a city) Esther 3:15; = wander aimlessly (of Israel) Exodus 14:3; so of cattle Joel 1:18 (Merx proposes בָּכוּ, after ᵐ5 ἔκλαυσαν, but בכה not elsewhere of cattle).

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

בּוּךְ a root not used in Kal, which had the signification of turning, rolling, and hence of disturbing, perplexing, comp. אָבַךְ, أَفَكَ and הָפַךְ to turn, to turn about, Arab. بَاكَ to be confused, disturbed, used of any affair, نك to involve oneself in evil.

Niphal נָבוֹךְ Part. pl. נְבֻכִים (Exodus 14:3), to be entangled, Esther 3:15 to wander in perplexity, Joel 1:18 Ex. loc. cit.; hence מְבוּכָה.

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List of Word Forms
נְבֻכִ֥ים נָבֹ֙כוּ֙ נָבֽוֹכָה׃ נבוכה׃ נבכו נבכים nā·ḇō·ḵū nā·ḇō·w·ḵāh nāḇōḵū nāḇōwḵāh naVochah naVochu nə·ḇu·ḵîm nəḇuḵîm nevuChim
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