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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #1104 - בָּלַע

Transliteration
bâla‛
Phonetics
baw-lah'  
Word Origin
a primitive root
Parts of Speech
Verb
TWOT
251
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

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  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (48) NAS (49) HCS (48)
Genesis 2
Exodus 2
Numbers 5
Deuteronomy 1
2 Samuel 3
Job 7
Psalms 7
Proverbs 3
Ecclesiastes 1
Isaiah 8
Jeremiah 1
Lamentations 4
Hosea 2
Jonah 1
Habakkuk 1
Genesis 2
Exodus 2
Numbers 5
Deuteronomy 1
2 Samuel 3
Job 7
Psalms 7
Proverbs 3
Ecclesiastes 1
Isaiah 8
Jeremiah 1
Lamentations 4
Hosea 2
Jonah 1
Habakkuk 1
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
BYZ TIS TR
v-PPmp 1
v-Pi3ms 2
v-np3cp 1
v-np3ms 1
v-pc 3
v-pi1cs 2
v-pi2ms 1
v-pi3ms 1
v-pp1cp 1
v-pp3cp 1
v-pp3ms 5
v-qc 1
v-qi3ms 1
v-qp3fs 1
v-qp3ms 1
v-qw3fp 2
v-qw3fs 3
v-qw3ms 1
v-ti3fs 1
v-PPmp 1
v-Pi3ms 2
v-np3cp 1
v-np3ms 1
v-pc 3
v-pi1cs 2
v-pi2ms 1
v-pi3ms 1
v-pp1cp 1
v-pp3cp 1
v-pp3ms 5
v-pvms 1
v-qc 1
v-qi3ms 1
v-qp3fs 1
v-qp3ms 1
v-qw3fp 2
v-qw3fs 3
v-qw3ms 1
v-ti3fs 1
v-PPmp 1
v-Pi3ms 2
v-np3cp 1
v-np3ms 1
v-pc 3
v-pi1cs 2
v-pi2ms 1
v-pi3ms 1
v-pp1cp 1
v-pp3cp 1
v-pp3ms 5
v-pvms 1
v-qc 1
v-qi3ms 1
v-qp3fs 1
v-qp3ms 1
v-qw3fp 2
v-qw3fs 3
v-qw3ms 1
v-ti3fs 1
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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.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 בָּלַע verb swallow down, swallow up, engulf (idea of quickness, suddenness) (Late Hebrew id., Arabic swallow, Ethiopic eat, Aramaic בְּלַע, ; Assyrian bêlû, Pi`el destroy Zim BP 27) —

Qal Perfect בָּלַע Job 20:15, suffix בְּלָעַנִי Jeremiah 51:34 (Qr, compare ᵐ5 Kt נוּ-); 3 feminine singular בָּֽלְעָה Numbers 16:30; 3 plural suffix בְּלָעוּנוּ Psalm 124:3; Imperfect יִבְלָ֑ע Job 20:18, וַיִּבְלַע Exodus 7:12, suffix יִבְלָעֶנָּה Isaiah 28:4; 3 feminine singular וַתִּבְלַע Numbers 16:32 2t.; suffix תִּבְלָעֵנִי Psalm 69:16, תִּבְלָעֵנוּ Numbers 16:34, וַתִּבְלָעֵם Deuteronomy 11:6, תִּבְלָעֵמוֺ Exodus 15:12; 3 masculine plural suffix יִבְלָעֻהוּ Hosea 8:7; 3 feminine plural וַתִּבְלַעְנָה Genesis 41:7, וַתִּבְלַעְןָ Genesis 41:24; 1 plural suffix נִבְלָעֵם Proverbs 1:12; Infinitive לִבְלֹעַ Jonah 2:1; suffix בִּלְעִי Job 7:19; —

1 swallow down, with accusative Job 7:19; Isaiah 28:4, subject דָּג Jonah 2:1; subject שִׁבֳּלִים Genesis 41:7,24; מַטֶּה Exodus 7:12.

2 swallow up, engulf, subject אֶרֶץ Exodus 15:12; Numbers 16:30,32,34; Numbers 26:10; Deuteronomy 11:6; Psalm 106:17; figurative of greed Job 20:15 (object חַיִל; opposed to קיא vomit); of violence, extortion Proverbs 1:12 (כִּשְׁאוֺל); of devastation by enemy Hosea 8:7; Jeremiah 51:34; Psalm 124:3; over-whelming by calamity Psalm 69:16 (subject מצולה); of full enjoyment, profit Job 20:18 (no object)

Niph`al Perfect נִבְלַע Hosea 8:8, נִבְלְעוּ Isaiah 28:7; — swallowed up, i.e. devastated Hosea 8:8; engulfed by wine (yet compare

Pi`el Isaiah 3:12) Isaiah 28:7 (מןהֿיין׳נ, "" שָׁגוּ בַשֵּׁכָר).

Pi`el Perfect בִּלַּע Isaiah 25:8 3t.; וּבִלַּע consecutive Isaiah 25:7; 3 plural בִּלֵּ֑עוּ Isaiah 3:12; 1 plural בִּלָּ֑עְנוּ Lamentations 2:16, suffix בִּלַּעֲנוּהוּ Psalm 35:25; Imperfect יְבַלַּעֿ Proverbs 19:28, suffix 3 masculine singular יְבַלְּעֶנּוּ Job 8:18; Proverbs 21:20; יְבַלְּעֵם Psalm 21:10; 3 feminine singular suffix 3 masculine singular תְּבַלְּעֶנּוּ Ecclesiastes 10:12; 2 masculine singular תְּבַלַּע 2 Samuel 20:19, suffix וַתְּבַלְּעֵנִי Job 10:8; 1 singular אֲבַלַּע 2 Samuel 20:20, אֲבַלֵּ֑עַ Isaiah 19:3; Imperative בַּלַּע Psalm 55:10; Infinitive בַּלַּע Numbers 4:20; Habakkuk 1:13, בַּלֵּ֑עַ Lamentations 2:8, suffix בַּלְּעוֺ Job 2:3; Participle suffix מְבַלְּעָ֑יִךְ Isaiah 49:19; —

1 swallow Numbers 4:20 (כְּבַלַּע as a swallowing = for an instant); elsewhere

2 swallow up, engulf, usually with accusative,

a. figurative of destruction, ruin, Isaiah 3:12 (object דֶּרֶךְ); (Ba from a √ II. בלע confound, compare Di; see also Isaiah 9:15; Isaiah 19:3; Isaiah 28:7; Psalm 55:10; Psalm 107:27); subject ׳י Lamentations 2:2,5 (twice in verse); Lamentations 2:8; Job 2:3; Job 10:8; Psalm 21:10 ("" אכל), Isaiah 19:3 (object עֵצָה), i.e. confuse, confound; so Psalm 55:10 בַּלַּע אֲדֹנָי מַּלַּג לְשׁוֺנָם confuse, Lord, divide their speech (compare בלל Genesis 11:7,9 & see De Che); subject wicked men, enemies Psalm 35:25; Isaiah 49:19 compare Lamentations 2:16 (absolute) Habakkuk 1:13; object reflexive in sense Ecclesiastes 10:12; = annihilate Isaiah 25:7,8;

b. literally = destroy 2 Samuel 20:19,20 ("" הִשְׁחִית); indefinite subject Job 8:18 ממקמו׳יב;

c. figurative for greedily (seize, adopt) practise Proverbs 19:28, for extravagance, squandering Proverbs 21:20.

Pu`al Imperfect יְבֻלַּע 2 Samuel 17:16, יְבֻלָּ֑ע Job 37:20; Participle מְבֻלָּעִים Isaiah 9:15; — be swallowed up, i.e. destroyed Job 37:20; compare מֶּןיְֿבֻלַּע לַמֶּלֶךְ 2 Samuel 17:16 (impersonal); ruined Isaiah 9:15 (yet compare below Pi`el)

Hithpa`el Imperfect 3 feminine singular תִּתְבַּלָּ֑ע Psalm 107:27 (subject חכמה) their wisdom is all gone, 'they are at their wit's end' (compare below Pi`el)

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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
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