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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #1082 - בָּלַג

Word Origin
a primitive root
Parts of Speech
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) to gleam, smile

1a) (Hiphil) only

1a1) to show a smile, look pleasant

1a2) to cause to burst

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 373 ‑ ἀναπαύω (an‑ap‑ow'‑o);  404 ‑ ἀναψύχω (an‑aps‑oo'‑kho);  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (4) NAS (4) HCS (3)
Job 2
Psalms 1
Amos 1
Job 2
Psalms 1
Amos 1
Job 2
Psalms 1
v-hPms 1
v-hi1cs 3
v-hPms 1
v-hi1cs 3
v-hPms 1
v-hi1cs 3

Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

2017) clb (בלג BLG) AC: Smile CO: Smile AB: ?: Pleasure taken in strength or comfort.

V) clb (בלג BLG) - Smile: KJV (4): (vf: Hiphil) comfort, strength strengthen - Strongs: H1082 (בָּלַג)

abf4) ticilbm (מבליגית MBLYGYT) - Smile: KJV (1): comfort - Strongs: H4010 (מַבְלִיגִית)

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Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 [בָּלַג] verb gleam, smile (Arabic ) — only

Hiph`il Imperfect 1 singular with וְ subordinate וְאַבְ֫לִיגָה Job 9:27 2t.; Participle מַבְלִיג Amos 5:9; —

1 shew a smile, look cheerful Psalm 39:14; Job 9:27; Job 10:20.

2 cause to burst or flash שֹׁד עלעָֿ֑ז׳המב Amos 5:9 (compare Ew St).

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

בָּלַג not used in Kal. Arab. بَلَجَ to be bright, to shine forth as the dawn. V. to laugh, to be cheerful, from the idea of a bright countenance.


(1) to cause to shine forth. Amos 5:9, הַמַּבְלִיג שֹׁד עַל־עָז “causing desolation to shine forth upon the mighty,” i.e. suddenly bringing it upon them; a metaphor taken from the dawn quickly and suddenly spreading itself, compare Joel 2:2.

(2) to make cheerful, sc. the countenance, to be made cheerful, Psalm 39:14 Job 9:27, 10:20. Hence מַבְלִיגִית, and

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List of Word Forms
הַמַּבְלִ֥יג המבליג וְאַבְלִ֑יגָה וְאַבְלִ֥יגָה וְאַבְלִֽיגָה׃ ואבליגה ואבליגה׃ ham·maḇ·lîḡ hammaḇlîḡ hammavLig veavLigah wə’aḇlîḡāh wə·’aḇ·lî·ḡāh
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