Click to Change

Return to Top

Return to Top

Printer Icon


Copy Options
Red Letter
The Blue Letter Bible

Lexicon :: Strong's H1058 - bāḵâ

Choose a new font size and typeface
Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 243

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.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
Copyright © 2002, 2003, 2006 by Biblesoft, Inc.
All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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 - Then she went and sat down opposite him, about a bowshot away, for she said, “Do not let me [fn]see the boy die.” And she sat opposite him, and lifted up her voice and wept. H1058
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:2 - Sarah died in Kiriath-arba (that is, Hebron) in the land of Canaan; and Abraham [fn]went in to mourn for Sarah and to weep H1058 for her.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:38 - Esau said to his father, “Do you have only one blessing, my father? Bless me, even me also, O my father.” So Esau lifted his voice and wept. H1058
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:11 - Then Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted his voice and wept. H1058
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:4 - Then 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 - Then all his sons and all his daughters arose to comfort him, but he refused to be comforted. And he said, “Surely I will go down to Sheol in mourning for my son.” So his father wept H1058 for him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:24 - He turned away from them and wept. H1058 But when he returned to them and spoke to them, he took Simeon from them and bound him before their eyes.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:30 - Joseph hurried out for [fn]he was deeply stirred over his brother, and he sought a place to weep; H1058 and he entered his chamber and wept H1058 there.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:14 - Then he fell on his brother Benjamin’s neck and wept, H1058 and Benjamin wept H1058 on his neck.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:15 - He kissed all his brothers and wept H1058 on them, and afterward his brothers talked with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:29 - Joseph [fn]prepared his chariot and went up to Goshen to meet his father Israel; as soon as he appeared [fn]before him, he fell on his neck and wept H1058 on his neck a long time.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 50:1 - Then Joseph fell on his father’s face, and wept H1058 over him and kissed him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 50:3 - Now forty days were [fn]required for [fn]it, for [fn]such is the period required for embalming. And the Egyptians wept H1058 for him seventy days.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 50:17 - ‘Thus you shall say to Joseph, “Please forgive, I beg you, the transgression of your brothers and their sin, for they did you wrong.”’ And now, please forgive the transgression of the servants of the God of your father.” And Joseph wept H1058 when they spoke to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:6 - When she opened it, she [fn]saw the child, and behold, the [fn]boy was crying. H1058 And she had pity on him and said, “This is one of the Hebrews’ children.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 10:6 - Then Moses said to Aaron and to his sons Eleazar and Ithamar, “Do not [fn]uncover your heads nor tear your clothes, so that you will not die and that He will not become wrathful against all the congregation. But your [fn]kinsmen, the whole house of Israel, shall bewail H1058 the burning which the LORD has [fn]brought about.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:4 - The rabble who were among them [fn]had greedy desires; and also the sons of Israel wept H1058 again and said, “Who will give us [fn]meat to eat?
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:10 - Now Moses heard the people weeping H1058 throughout their families, each man at the doorway of his tent; and the anger of the LORD was kindled greatly, and [fn]Moses was displeased.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:13 - “Where am I to get meat to give to all this people? For they weep H1058 before me, saying, ‘Give us meat that we may eat!’
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:18 - “Say to the people, ‘Consecrate yourselves for tomorrow, and you shall eat meat; for you have wept H1058 in the ears of the LORD, saying, “Oh that someone would give us meat to eat! For we were well-off in Egypt.” Therefore the LORD will give you meat and you shall eat.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:20 - [fn]but a whole month, until it comes out of your nostrils and becomes loathsome to you; because you have rejected the LORD who is among you and have wept H1058 before Him, saying, “Why did we ever leave Egypt?”’”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 14:1 - Then all the congregation [fn]lifted up their voices and cried, and the people wept H1058 [fn]that night.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 20:29 - When all the congregation saw that Aaron had died, all the house of Israel wept H1058 for Aaron thirty days.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:6 - Then behold, one of the sons of Israel came and brought to his [fn]relatives a Midianite woman, in the sight of Moses and in the sight of all the congregation of the sons of Israel, while they were weeping H1058 at the doorway of the tent of meeting.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 1:45 - “Then you returned and wept H1058 before the LORD; but the LORD did not listen to your voice nor give ear to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 21:13 - “She shall also [fn]remove the clothes of her captivity and shall remain in your house, and mourn H1058 her father and mother a full month; and after that you may go in to her and be her husband and she shall be your wife.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 34:8 - So the sons of Israel wept H1058 for Moses in the plains of Moab thirty days; then the days of weeping and mourning for Moses came to an end.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 2:4 - When the angel of the LORD spoke these words to all the sons of Israel, the people lifted up their voices and wept. H1058
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 11:37 - She said to her father, “Let this thing be done for me; let me alone two months, that I may [fn]go to the mountains and weep H1058 because of my virginity, I and my companions.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 11:38 - Then he said, “Go.” So he sent her away for two months; and she left with her companions, and wept H1058 on the mountains because of her virginity.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 14:16 - Samson’s wife wept H1058 before him and said, “You only hate me, and you do not love me; you have propounded a riddle to the sons of my people, and have not told it to me.” And he said to her, “Behold, I have not told it to my father or mother; so should I tell you?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 14:17 - However she wept H1058 before him seven days while their feast lasted. And on the seventh day he told her because she pressed him so hard. She then told the riddle to the sons of her people.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 20:23 - The sons of Israel went up and wept H1058 before the LORD until evening, and inquired of the LORD, saying, “Shall we again draw near for battle against the sons of my brother Benjamin?” And the LORD said, “Go up against him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 20:26 - Then all the sons of Israel and all the people went up and came to Bethel and wept; H1058 thus they remained there before the LORD and fasted that day until evening. And they offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 21:2 - So the people came to Bethel and sat there before God until evening, and lifted up their voices and wept H1058 [fn]bitterly.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 1:9 - “May the LORD grant that you may find rest, each in the house of her husband.” Then she kissed them, and they lifted up their voices and wept. H1058
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 1:14 - And they lifted up their voices and wept H1058 again; and Orpah kissed her mother-in-law, but Ruth clung to her.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 1:7 - It happened year after year, as often as she went up to the house of the LORD, she would provoke her; so she wept H1058 and would not eat.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 1:8 - Then Elkanah her husband said to her, “Hannah, why do you weep H1058 and why do you not eat and why is your heart sad? Am I not better to you than ten sons?”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 1:10 - She, [fn]greatly distressed, prayed to the LORD and wept H1058 bitterly. H1058
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 11:4 - Then the messengers came to Gibeah of Saul and spoke these words in the hearing of the people, and all the people lifted up their voices and wept. H1058
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 11:5 - Now behold, Saul was coming from the field behind the oxen, and [fn]he said, “What is the matter with the people that they weep?” H1058 So they related to him the words of the men of Jabesh.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 20:41 - When the lad was gone, David rose from the south side and fell on his face to the ground, and bowed three times. And they kissed each other and wept H1058 together, but David wept the more.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 24:16 - When David had finished speaking these words to Saul, Saul said, “Is this your voice, my son David?” Then Saul lifted up his voice and wept. H1058
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:4 - Then David and the people who were with him lifted their voices and wept H1058 until there was no strength in them to weep. H1058
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:12 - They mourned and wept H1058 and fasted until evening for Saul and his son Jonathan and for the people of the LORD and the house of Israel, because they had fallen by the sword.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:24 - “O daughters of Israel, weep H1058 over Saul,
Who clothed you luxuriously in scarlet,
Who put ornaments of gold on your apparel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:16 - But her husband went with her, weeping H1058 as he went, and followed her as far as Bahurim. Then Abner said to him, “Go, return.” So he returned.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:32 - Thus 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 - “Your hands were not bound, nor your feet put in fetters;
As one falls before the [fn]wicked, you have fallen.”
And all the people wept H1058 again over him.

Search Results Continued...

1. Currently on page 1/2 (Gen 21:16–2Sa 3:34) Gen 21:16–2Sa 3:34

BLB Searches
Search the Bible

Advanced Options

Other Searches

Multi-Verse Retrieval

Let's Connect
Daily Devotionals

Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness.

Daily Bible Reading Plans

Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year.

One-Year Plans

Two-Year Plan