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Lexicon :: Strong's H1058 - bāḵâ

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Strong’s Definitions

בָּכָה bâkâh, baw-kaw'; a primitive root; to weep; generally to bemoan:—× at all, bewail, complain, make lamentation, × more, mourn, × sore, × with tears, weep.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 114x

The KJV translates Strong's H1058 in the following manner: weep (98x), bewail (5x), sore 3 (inf. for emphasis) mourned (2x), all 1 (inf), complain (1x), lamentation (1x), more 1 (inf.), weep over (1x), tears (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 114x
The KJV translates Strong's H1058 in the following manner: weep (98x), bewail (5x), sore 3 (inf. for emphasis) mourned (2x), all 1 (inf), complain (1x), lamentation (1x), more 1 (inf.), weep over (1x), tears (1x).
  1. to weep, bewail, cry, shed tears

    1. (Qal)

      1. to weep (in grief, humiliation, or joy)

      2. to weep bitterly (with cognate acc.)

      3. to weep upon (embrace and weep)

      4. to bewail

    2. (Piel) participle

      1. lamenting

      2. bewailing

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
בָּכָה bâkâh, baw-kaw'; a primitive root; to weep; generally to bemoan:—× at all, bewail, complain, make lamentation, × more, mourn, × sore, × with tears, weep.
STRONGS H1058: Abbreviations
בָּכָה 114 verb weep, bewail (Arabic بَكَى, Aramaic בְּכָא, Txkb, Assyrian bakû ZimBP 23, 56, Ethiopic በከየ፡) —
Qal Perfect בּ׳ Genesis 43:14; Hosea 12:5; וּבָֽכְתָה consecutive Deuteronomy 21:13; בָּכִ֫יתִּי Job 30:25, etc.; Imperfect וַיֵּבְךְ Genesis 37:35 + 16 times (וַיֵּבְךְּ Genesis 27:28 etc.); 3rd person feminine singular תִּבְכֶּה 1 Samuel 1:10 + 2 times; וַתִּבְכֶּה 1 Samuel 1:7, וַתֵּבְךְּ Genesis 21:16 (where Greek Version of the LXX masculine compare Di) + 4 times; 2nd person masculine singular תִּבְכֶּה Isaiah 30:19; Ezekiel 24:16; וַתִּבְכֶּה 2 Kings 22:19, וַתֵּבְךְּ 2 Samuel 12:21; 2 Chronicles 34:27; 2nd person feminine singular תִּבְכִּי 1 Samuel 1:8; אֶבְכֶּה Judges 11:37 + 4 times; וָאֶבְכֶּה 2 Samuel 12:22 + 2 times; יִבְכּוּ Leviticus 10:6 + 3 times; יִבְכָּי֑וּן Job 31:38; Isaiah 33:7; 3rd person feminine plural תִּבְכֶּינָה Job 27:15; Psalm 78:64; וַתִּב׳ Ruth 1:9, 14, etc.; Imperative plural בְּכוּ Jeremiah 22:10; Joel 1:5; בְּכֶינָה 2 Samuel 1:24; Infinitive absolute בָּכוֺ Isaiah 30:19 + 3 times + Micah 1:10 (where read בְּעַכּוֺ, see עכו); בָּכֹה 1 Samuel 1:10 + 3 times; construct לִבְכּוֺת Genesis 43:30 + 3 times; לִבְכֹּתָהּ Genesis 23:2; Participle בֹּכֶה (בּוֺכֶה) Exodus 2:6 + 6 times; feminine singular בּוֺכִיָּה Lamentations 1:16; plural בֹּכִים (בּו׳) Ezra 3:12 +, etc.; —
1. weep (in grief, humiliation, or joy), absolute Genesis 42:24; Genesis 43:30 (twice in verse); Exodus 2:6; Numbers 11:4, 10; Numbers 14:1; 1 Samuel 1:7, 8, 10; 1 Samuel 11:5; 1 Samuel 30:4 (twice in verse); 2 Samuel 1:12; 2 Samuel 3:16; 2 Samuel 13:36; 2 Samuel 15:30 (twice in verse); 2 Samuel 19:1; 2 Samuel 19:2; 2 Kings 8:11, 12; Isaiah 30:19 (twice in verse); Jeremiah 41:6; Jeremiah 50:4; Ezekiel 24:16, 23; Lamentations 1:2; Zechariah 7:3; Joel 1:5; Joel 2:17; Psalm 78:64; Psalm 126:6; compare Psalm 69:11 (but on text see Che) Job 27:15; Ecclesiastes 3:4 (opposed to laugh שׂחק) Ezra 10:1; Nehemiah 8:9; Esther 8:3; once with inanimate subject Job 31:38 תְּלָמֶיהָ יִב׳ its furrows weep; on Nehemiah 1:4 יָשַׁבְתִּי וָאֶבְכֶּה compare Assyrian attašab abakî, Flood130ed. Dl Gu§ 77 HptBAS i. 145; of loud weeping נָשָׂא הַקּוֺל וַיִּב׳ Genesis 21:16; Genesis 27:38; Genesis 29:11; Judges 2:4; Judges 21:2; 1 Samuel 11:4; 1 Samuel 24:17; 2 Samuel 3:32; 2 Samuel 13:36; Job 2:12; Ruth 1:9, 14, compare בְּאָזְנֵי י׳ בּ׳ Numbers 11:18, also Job 30:31.
2. with accusative of congnate meaning with verb בְּכִי Judges 21:2; 2 Samuel 13:36; 2 Kings 20:3 = Isaiah 38:3, compare בִּבְכִי Isaiah 16:9, מִבְּכִי Jeremiah 48:32, & חַרְבֶּה בֶּכֶה בּ׳ Ezra 10:1; followed by קוֺל גָּדוֺל 2 Samuel 15:33, compare בקול גדול בּ׳ Ezra 3:12; weep bitterly מַר יִב׳ Isaiah 33:7; also with infinitive absolute weep intensely, grievously 1 Samuel 1:10; Jeremiah 22:10; Lamentations 1:2, compare Isaiah 30:19 & Micah 1:10 (but on text see above).
3. followed by עַל weep upon, i.e. embrace and weep, עַל־צואריו Genesis 45:14; Genesis 46:29; compare Genesis 45:15; Genesis 50:1; also עַ־פָּנָיו בּ׳ 2 Kings 13:14; see further Genesis 33:4; Genesis 45:14 & וַיִּבְכּוּ אִישׁ אֶת־רֵעֵהוּ 1 Samuel 20:41; also followed by עַל weep over, for Judges 11:37, 38; 2 Samuel 3:34; Lamentations 1:16; followed by אֶֹל־ 2 Samuel 1:24; 2 Samuel 3:32; Ezekiel 27:31; followed by לְ Jeremiah 22:10; Jeremiah 48:32; Job 30:25; followed by מִפְּנִי because of Jeremiah 13:17; followed by temporal clause (of occasion of weeping) Genesis 50:17; Psalm 137:1; Nehemiah 8:9.
5. followed by עַל in sense of burden, annoy with weeping Numbers 11:13; Judges 14:16, 17 compare לִפְנֵי Numbers 11:20.
6. לִפְנֵי י׳ בּ׳ of penitent weeping Judges 20:23 (compare Be; see also Judges 21:2) Deuteronomy 1:45; 2 Kings 22:19; 2 Chronicles 34:27, compare also Numbers 25:6; joined with fasting Judges 20:26; 2 Samuel 12:21, 22 compare Ezra 10:1; so of weeping in anxious entreaty Hosea 4:5; on participle as proper name Judges 2:1, 5 see בֹּכִים below.
Pi. Participle feminine singular מְבַכָּה lament Jeremiah 31:25 followed by עַל; bewail, plural מְבַכּוֺת followed by accusative Ezekiel 8:14.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


21:16; 21:16; 23:2; 23:2; 27:28; 27:38; 29:11; 33:4; 37:35; 37:35; 42:24; 43:14; 43:30; 43:30; 45:14; 45:14; 45:15; 46:29; 50:1; 50:3; 50:17


2:6; 2:6


10:6; 10:6


11:4; 11:10; 11:13; 11:18; 11:20; 14:1; 20:29; 25:6


1:45; 21:13; 21:13; 34:8


2:1; 2:4; 2:5; 11:37; 11:37; 11:38; 14:16; 14:17; 20:23; 20:26; 21:2; 21:2; 21:2


1:9; 1:9; 1:14; 1:14

1 Samuel

1:7; 1:7; 1:8; 1:8; 1:10; 1:10; 1:10; 1:10; 11:4; 11:5; 20:41; 24:17; 30:4

2 Samuel

1:12; 1:24; 1:24; 3:16; 3:32; 3:32; 3:34; 12:21; 12:21; 12:22; 12:22; 13:36; 13:36; 13:36; 15:30; 15:33; 19:1; 19:2

2 Kings

8:11; 8:12; 13:14; 20:3; 22:19; 22:19

2 Chronicles

34:27; 34:27


3:12; 3:12; 10:1; 10:1; 10:1


1:4; 8:9; 8:9




2:12; 27:15; 27:15; 30:25; 30:25; 30:31; 31:38; 31:38


69:11; 78:64; 78:64; 126:6; 137:1




16:9; 16:9; 30:19; 30:19; 30:19; 30:19; 33:7; 33:7; 38:3


9:1; 13:17; 22:10; 22:10; 22:10; 31:25; 41:6; 48:32; 48:32; 50:4


1:2; 1:2; 1:16; 1:16


8:14; 24:16; 24:16; 24:23; 27:31


4:5; 12:5


1:5; 1:5; 2:17


1:10; 1:10



Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H1058 matches the Hebrew בָּכָה (bāḵâ),
which occurs 116 times in 100 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Gen 21:16–2Sa 3:34)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:16 - And she went, and sat her down over against him a good way off, as it were a bowshot: for she said, Let me not see the death of the child. And she sat over against him, and lift up her voice, and wept. H1058
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:2 - And Sarah died in Kirjatharba; the same is Hebron in the land of Canaan: and Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, and to weep H1058 for her.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:38 - And Esau said unto his father, Hast thou but one blessing, my father? bless me, even me also, O my father. And Esau lifted up his voice, and wept. H1058
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:11 - And Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted up his voice, and wept. H1058
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:4 - And Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck, and kissed him: and they wept. H1058
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:35 - And all his sons and all his daughters rose up to comfort him; but he refused to be comforted; and he said, For I will go down into the grave unto my son mourning. Thus his father wept H1058 for him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:24 - And he turned himself about from them, and wept; H1058 and returned to them again, and communed with them, and took from them Simeon, and bound him before their eyes.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:30 - And Joseph made haste; for his bowels did yearn upon his brother: and he sought where to weep; H1058 and he entered into his chamber, and wept H1058 there.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:14 - And he fell upon his brother Benjamin's neck, and wept; H1058 and Benjamin wept H1058 upon his neck.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:15 - Moreover he kissed all his brethren, and wept H1058 upon them: and after that his brethren talked with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:29 - And Joseph made ready his chariot, and went up to meet Israel his father, to Goshen, and presented himself unto him; and he fell on his neck, and wept H1058 on his neck a good while.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 50:1 - And Joseph fell upon his father's face, and wept H1058 upon him, and kissed him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 50:3 - And forty days were fulfilled for him; for so are fulfilled the days of those which are embalmed: and the Egyptians mourned H1058 for him threescore and ten days.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 50:17 - So shall ye say unto Joseph, Forgive, I pray thee now, the trespass of thy brethren, and their sin; for they did unto thee evil: and now, we pray thee, forgive the trespass of the servants of the God of thy father. And Joseph wept H1058 when they spake unto him.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:6 - And when she had opened it, she saw the child: and, behold, the babe wept. H1058 And she had compassion on him, and said, This is one of the Hebrews' children.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 10:6 - And Moses said unto Aaron, and unto Eleazar and unto Ithamar, his sons, Uncover not your heads, neither rend your clothes; lest ye die, and lest wrath come upon all the people: but let your brethren, the whole house of Israel, bewail H1058 the burning which the LORD hath kindled.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:4 - And the mixt multitude that was among them fell a lusting: and the children of Israel also wept H1058 again, and said, Who shall give us flesh to eat?
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:10 - Then Moses heard the people weep H1058 throughout their families, every man in the door of his tent: and the anger of the LORD was kindled greatly; Moses also was displeased.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:13 - Whence should I have flesh to give unto all this people? for they weep H1058 unto me, saying, Give us flesh, that we may eat.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:18 - And say thou unto the people, Sanctify yourselves against to morrow, and ye shall eat flesh: for ye have wept H1058 in the ears of the LORD, saying, Who shall give us flesh to eat? for it was well with us in Egypt: therefore the LORD will give you flesh, and ye shall eat.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:20 - But even a whole month, until it come out at your nostrils, and it be loathsome unto you: because that ye have despised the LORD which is among you, and have wept H1058 before him, saying, Why came we forth out of Egypt?
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 14:1 - And all the congregation lifted up their voice, and cried; and the people wept H1058 that night.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 20:29 - And when all the congregation saw that Aaron was dead, they mourned H1058 for Aaron thirty days, even all the house of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:6 - And, behold, one of the children of Israel came and brought unto his brethren a Midianitish woman in the sight of Moses, and in the sight of all the congregation of the children of Israel, who were weeping H1058 before the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 1:45 - And ye returned and wept H1058 before the LORD; but the LORD would not hearken to your voice, nor give ear unto you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 21:13 - And she shall put the raiment of her captivity from off her, and shall remain in thine house, and bewail H1058 her father and her mother a full month: and after that thou shalt go in unto her, and be her husband, and she shall be thy wife.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 34:8 - And the children of Israel wept H1058 for Moses in the plains of Moab thirty days: so the days of weeping and mourning for Moses were ended.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 2:4 - And it came to pass, when the angel of the LORD spake these words unto all the children of Israel, that the people lifted up their voice, and wept. H1058
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 11:37 - And she said unto her father, Let this thing be done for me: let me alone two months, that I may go up and down upon the mountains, and bewail H1058 my virginity, I and my fellows.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 11:38 - And he said, Go. And he sent her away for two months: and she went with her companions, and bewailed H1058 her virginity upon the mountains.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 14:16 - And Samson's wife wept H1058 before him, and said, Thou dost but hate me, and lovest me not: thou hast put forth a riddle unto the children of my people, and hast not told it me. And he said unto her, Behold, I have not told it my father nor my mother, and shall I tell it thee?
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 14:17 - And she wept H1058 before him the seven days, while their feast lasted: and it came to pass on the seventh day, that he told her, because she lay sore upon him: and she told the riddle to the children of her people.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 20:23 - (And the children of Israel went up and wept H1058 before the LORD until even, and asked counsel of the LORD, saying, Shall I go up again to battle against the children of Benjamin my brother? And the LORD said, Go up against him.)
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 20:26 - Then all the children of Israel, and all the people, went up, and came unto the house of God, and wept, H1058 and sat there before the LORD, and fasted that day until even, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 21:2 - And the people came to the house of God, and abode there till even before God, and lifted up their voices, and wept H1058 sore;
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 1:9 - The LORD grant you that ye may find rest, each of you in the house of her husband. Then she kissed them; and they lifted up their voice, and wept. H1058
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 1:14 - And they lifted up their voice, and wept again: H1058 and Orpah kissed her mother in law; but Ruth clave unto her.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 1:7 - And as he did so year by year, when she went up to the house of the LORD, so she provoked her; therefore she wept, H1058 and did not eat.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 1:8 - Then said Elkanah her husband to her, Hannah, why weepest H1058 thou? and why eatest thou not? and why is thy heart grieved? am not I better to thee than ten sons?
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 1:10 - And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed unto the LORD, and wept H1058 sore. H1058
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 11:4 - Then came the messengers to Gibeah of Saul, and told the tidings in the ears of the people: and all the people lifted up their voices, and wept. H1058
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 11:5 - And, behold, Saul came after the herd out of the field; and Saul said, What aileth the people that they weep? H1058 And they told him the tidings of the men of Jabesh.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 20:41 - And as soon as the lad was gone, David arose out of a place toward the south, and fell on his face to the ground, and bowed himself three times: and they kissed one another, and wept H1058 one with another, until David exceeded.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 24:16 - And it came to pass, when David had made an end of speaking these words unto Saul, that Saul said, Is this thy voice, my son David? And Saul lifted up his voice, and wept. H1058
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:4 - Then David and the people that were with him lifted up their voice and wept, H1058 until they had no more power to weep. H1058
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:12 - And they mourned, and wept, H1058 and fasted until even, for Saul, and for Jonathan his son, and for the people of the LORD, and for the house of Israel; because they were fallen by the sword.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:24 - Ye daughters of Israel, weep over H1058 Saul, who clothed you in scarlet, with other delights, who put on ornaments of gold upon your apparel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:16 - And her husband went with her along weeping H1058 behind her to Bahurim. Then said Abner unto him, Go, return. And he returned.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:32 - And they buried Abner in Hebron: and the king lifted up his voice, and wept H1058 at the grave of Abner; and all the people wept. H1058
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:34 - Thy hands were not bound, nor thy feet put into fetters: as a man falleth before wicked men, so fellest thou. And all the people wept H1058 again over him.

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