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Lexicon :: Strong's H1097 - bᵊlî

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bel-ee' (Key)
Part of Speech
adverb of negation, substantive
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 246e

Strong’s Definitions

בְּלִי bᵉlîy, bel-ee'; from H1086; properly, failure, i.e. nothing or destruction; usually (with preposition) without, not yet, because not, as long as, etc.:—corruption, ig(norantly), for lack of, where, so that no, none, not, un(awares), without.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 14x

The KJV translates Strong's H1097 in the following manner: not, without, un..., lack of, so that no, corruption.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 14x
The KJV translates Strong's H1097 in the following manner: not, without, un..., lack of, so that no, corruption.
  1. wearing out

    adverb of negation
  2. without, no, not

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
בְּלִי bᵉlîy, bel-ee'; from H1086; properly, failure, i.e. nothing or destruction; usually (with preposition) without, not yet, because not, as long as, etc.:—corruption, ig(norantly), for lack of, where, so that no, none, not, un(awares), without.
בְּלִי substantive wearing out (بِلًى, oxlb wearing out of a garment), hence
1. figurative destruction Isaiah 38:17 שַׁחַת בְּלִי pit of destruction (of She'ôl).
2. defect, failure, hence adverb of negation (compare H657 אֶפֶס), chiefly poetic for לֹא, אֵין: —
a. with finite verb rare and only once in prose, Genesis 31:20 (E) עַל־בְּלִי הִגִּיד לוֺ because he told him not, Isaiah 14:6; Isaiah 32:10; Hosea 8:7; Hosea 9:16 (Kt) Job 41:18.
b. used to negative an adjective or participle 2 Samuel 1:21 בְּלִי מָשִׁיחַ not anointed, Psalm 19:4; Hosea 7:8: more frequently, especially in Job, joined with a substantive in sense of without, Job 8:11 will the reed-grass grow בְּלִי־מָ֑יִם without water? Job 24:10 they go about naked בְּלִי לְבוּשׁ without clothing, Job 31:39; Job 33:9; Job 34:6; Job 38:2 words בְּלִי־דַעַת without knowledge, Job 39:16; Job 42:3; Psalm 59:5 בְּלִי־עָוֺן יְרוּצוּן without (my) iniquity they run (against me), compare Psalm 59:4 לֹא, Psalm 63:2 a dry land בְּלִי מָ֑יִם without water, Isaiah 28:8; Job 30:8 בְּנֵי בְלִי־שֵׁם children of (men of) no name.
With prepositions
a.בִּבְלִי, in בִּבְלִי דַעַת Deuteronomy 4:42; Deuteronomy 19:4; Joshua 20:3, 5 D (= unawares: all in D's law of homicide); without knowledge Job 35:16; Job 36:12.
b.לִבְלִי in a state of (see below לְ) no..., i.e. without,Isaiah 5:14 לִבְלִי־חֹק regardless of, without measure, Job 38:41; Job 41:25 that is made לִבְלִי־חֵת (to be) in a state of no fear, i.e. to be fearless.
(α) from want of, followed by a substantive or infinitive, מִן expressing causation, Deuteronomy 9:28 מִבְּלִי יְכֹלֶת י׳ on account of Jehovah's not being able... (in Numbers 14:16 מִבִּלְתִּי), Deuteronomy 28:55 (Ew238d; but also RSJPh xvi. 72), Isaiah 5:13 for want of knowledge, Hosea 4:6; Ezekiel 34:5; Lamentations 1:4 מִבְּלִי בָּאֵי מוֺעֵד for lack of comers to the stated feast. Followed by a pleonastic אֵין in the phrase ⬩⬩⬩הֲמִבְּלִי אֵין is it on account of there being no...? (literally is it from the deficiency of no...? compare twflD oflb Nem in Syriac; PS528), Exodus 14:11; 2 Kings 1:3, 6, 16.
(β) so that there is no... (literally away from there being no..., מִן expressing negation, and בְּלִי being pleonastic, as in מֵאֵין, see below H369 אַיִן 6d β); Jeremiah 2:15 its cities are burnt מִבְּלִי יוֺשֵׁב so that there is no inhabitant, Jeremiah 9:9-11 Ezekiel 14:15; Zephaniah 3:6. Once as a conjunction מִבְּלִי אֲשֶׁר, with pleonastic לֹא, so that not... Ecclesiastes 3:11. In Job מִבְּלִי is used more freely = without, the connection with a preceding verb being no longer distinctly felt: Job 4:20 without any heeding, they perish for ever, Job 6:6; Job 24:7, 8; probably also Job 4:11; Job 31:19 (though here the sense (α) would be admissible).
(γ) in Job 18:15 תִּשְׁכּוֺן בְּאָהֳלוֺ מִבְּלִי־לוֺ, מִן is probably partitive (so Hi): there shall dwell in his tent what is naught of his: Ew§ 323a De less probably even naught, compare below אַיִן 6d γ; Ges 'terror (supplied from Job 18:14) shall dwell in his tent so that it is no more his.'
d.עַד־בְּלִי till there be no... Psalm 72:7; Malachi 3:10.

בְּלִימָה noun [masculine] nothingness (from בְּלִי & מָה, literally not-aught) Job 26:7 who hangeth the earth on בְּ׳.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs








4:42; 9:28; 19:4; 28:55


20:3; 20:5

2 Samuel


2 Kings

1:3; 1:6; 1:16


4:11; 4:20; 6:6; 8:11; 18:14; 18:15; 24:7; 24:8; 24:10; 26:7; 30:8; 31:19; 31:39; 33:9; 34:6; 35:16; 36:12; 38:2; 38:41; 39:16; 41:18; 41:25; 42:3


19:4; 59:4; 59:5; 63:2; 72:7




5:13; 5:14; 14:6; 28:8; 32:10; 38:17


2:15; 9:9; 9:10; 9:11




14:15; 34:5


4:6; 7:8; 8:7; 9:16





Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H1097 matches the Hebrew בְּלִי (bᵊlî),
which occurs 14 times in 14 verses in the Hebrew concordance of the KJV

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:20 - And Jacob stole away unawares to Laban the Syrian, in that he told him not H1097 that he fled.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:42 - That the slayer might flee thither, which should kill his neighbour unawares, H1097 and hated him not in times past; and that fleeing unto one of these cities he might live:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 19:4 - And this is the case of the slayer, which shall flee thither, that he may live: Whoso killeth his neighbour ignorantly, H1097 whom he hated not in time past;
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 20:5 - And if the avenger of blood pursue after him, then they shall not deliver the slayer up into his hand; because he smote his neighbour unwittingly, H1097 and hated him not beforetime.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:11 - The old lion perisheth for lack H1097 of prey, and the stout lion's whelps are scattered abroad.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:11 - Can the rush grow up without mire? can the flag grow without H1097 water?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:15 - It shall dwell in his tabernacle, because it is none H1097 of his: brimstone shall be scattered upon his habitation.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 35:16 - Therefore doth Job open his mouth in vain; he multiplieth words without H1097 knowledge.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:41 - Who provideth for the raven his food? when his young ones cry unto God, they wander for lack H1097 of meat.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:33 - Upon earth there is not his like, who is made without H1097 fear.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 63:1 - [[A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah.]] O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no H1097 water is;
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 3:11 - He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that H1097 no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:6 - He who smote the people in wrath with a continual stroke, he that ruled the nations in anger, is persecuted, and none H1097 hindereth.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 38:17 - Behold, for peace I had great bitterness: but thou hast in love to my soul delivered it from the pit of corruption: H1097 for thou hast cast all my sins behind thy back.

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