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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 - Then she went and sat down by herself across from him at quite a distance, about a bowshot away; for she thought, "I refuse to watch the child die." So she sat across from him and wept uncontrollably.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:2 - Then she died in Kiriath Arba (that is, Hebron) in the land of Canaan. Abraham went to mourn for Sarah and to weep for her.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:38 - Esau said to his father, "Do you have only that one blessing, my father? Bless me too!" Then Esau wept loudly.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:11 - Then Jacob kissed Rachel and began to weep loudly.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:4 - But Esau ran to meet him, embraced him, hugged his neck, and kissed him. Then they both wept.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:35 - All his sons and daughters stood by him to console him, but he refused to be consoled. "No," he said, "I will go to the grave mourning my son." So Joseph's father wept for him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:24 - He turned away from them and wept. When he turned around and spoke to them again, he had Simeon taken from them and tied up before their eyes.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:30 - Joseph hurried out, for he was overcome by affection for his brother and was at the point of tears. So he went to his room and wept there.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:14 - Then he threw himself on the neck of his brother Benjamin and wept, and Benjamin wept on his neck.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:15 - He kissed all his brothers and wept over them. After this his brothers talked with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:29 - Joseph harnessed his chariot and went up to meet his father Israel in Goshen. When he met him, he hugged his neck and wept on his neck for quite some time.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 50:1 - Then Joseph hugged his father's face. He wept over him and kissed him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 50:3 - They took forty days, for that is the full time needed for embalming. The Egyptians mourned for him seventy days.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 50:17 - 'Tell Joseph this: Please forgive the sin of your brothers and the wrong they did when they treated you so badly.' Now please forgive the sin of the servants of the God of your father." When this message was reported to him, Joseph wept.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:6 - opened it, and saw the child - a boy, crying! - and she felt compassion for him and said, "This is one of the Hebrews' children."
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 10:6 - Then Moses said to Aaron and to Eleazar and Ithamar his other two sons, "Do not dishevel the hair of your heads and do not tear your garments, so that you do not die and so that wrath does not come on the whole congregation. Your brothers, all the house of Israel, are to mourn the burning which the LORD has caused,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:4 - Now the mixed multitude who were among them craved more desirable foods, and so the Israelites wept again and said, "If only we had meat to eat!
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:10 - Moses heard the people weeping throughout their families, everyone at the door of his tent; and when the anger of the LORD was kindled greatly, Moses was also displeased.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:13 - From where shall I get meat to give to this entire people, for they cry to me, 'Give us meat, that we may eat!'
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:18 - "And say to the people, 'Sanctify yourselves for tomorrow, and you will eat meat, for you have wept in the hearing of the LORD, saying, "Who will give us meat to eat, for life was good for us in Egypt?" Therefore the LORD will give you meat, and you will eat.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:20 - but a whole month, until it comes out your nostrils and makes you sick, because you have despised the LORD who is among you and have wept before him, saying, "Why did we ever come out of Egypt?"'"
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 14:1 - Then all the community raised a loud cry, and the people wept that night.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 20:29 - When all the community saw that Aaron was dead, the whole house of Israel mourned for Aaron thirty days.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:6 - Just then one of the Israelites came and brought to his brothers a Midianite woman in the plain view of Moses and of the whole community of the Israelites, while they were weeping at the entrance of the tent of meeting.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 1:45 - Then you came back and wept before the LORD, but he paid no attention to you whatsoever.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 21:13 - discard the clothing she was wearing when captured, and stay in your house, lamenting for her father and mother for a full month. After that you may have sexual relations with her and become her husband and she your wife.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 34:8 - The Israelites mourned for Moses in the deserts of Moab for thirty days; then the days of mourning for Moses ended.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 2:4 - When the LORD's messenger finished speaking these words to all the Israelites, the people wept loudly.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 11:37 - She then said to her father, "Please grant me this one wish. For two months allow me to walk through the hills with my friends and mourn my virginity."
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 11:38 - He said, "You may go." He permitted her to leave for two months. She went with her friends and mourned her virginity as she walked through the hills.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 14:16 - So Samson's bride cried on his shoulder and said, "You must hate me; you do not love me! You told the young men a riddle, but you have not told me the solution." He said to her, "Look, I have not even told my father or mother. Do you really expect me to tell you?"
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 14:17 - She cried on his shoulder until the party was almost over. Finally, on the seventh day, he told her because she had nagged him so much. Then she told the young men the solution to the riddle.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 20:23 - The Israelites went up and wept before the LORD until evening. They asked the LORD, "Should we again march out to fight the Benjaminites, our brothers?" The LORD said, "Attack them!"
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 20:26 - So all the Israelites, the whole army, went up to Bethel. They wept and sat there before the LORD; they did not eat anything that day until evening. They offered up burnt sacrifices and tokens of peace to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 21:2 - So the people came to Bethel and sat there before God until evening, weeping loudly and uncontrollably.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 1:9 - May the LORD enable each of you to find security in the home of a new husband!" Then she kissed them goodbye and they wept loudly.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 1:14 - Again they wept loudly. Then Orpah kissed her mother-in-law goodbye, but Ruth clung tightly to her.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 1:7 - Peninnah would behave this way year after year. Whenever Hannah went up to the LORD's house, Peninnah would upset her so that she would weep and refuse to eat.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 1:8 - Finally her husband Elkanah said to her, "Hannah, why do you weep and not eat? Why are you so sad? Am I not better to you than ten sons?"
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 1:10 - She was very upset as she prayed to the LORD, and she was weeping uncontrollably.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 11:4 - When the messengers went to Gibeah (where Saul lived) and informed the people of these matters, all the people wept loudly.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 11:5 - Now Saul was walking behind the oxen as he came from the field. Saul asked, "What has happened to the people? Why are they weeping?" So they told him about the men of Jabesh.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 20:41 - When the servant had left, David got up from beside the mound, knelt with his face to the ground, and bowed three times. Then they kissed each other and they both wept, especially David.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 24:16 - When David finished speaking these words to Saul, Saul said, "Is that your voice, my son David?" Then Saul wept loudly.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:4 - Then David and the men who were with him wept loudly until they could weep no more.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:12 - They lamented and wept and fasted until evening because Saul, his son Jonathan, the LORD's people, and the house of Israel had fallen by the sword.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:24 - O daughters of Israel, weep over Saul, who clothed you in scarlet as well as jewelry, who put gold jewelry on your clothes.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:16 - Her husband went along behind her, weeping all the way to Bahurim. Finally Abner said to him, "Go back!" So he returned home.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:32 - So they buried Abner in Hebron. The king cried loudly over Abner's grave and all the people wept too.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:34 - Your hands were not bound, and your feet were not put into irons. You fell the way one falls before criminals." All the people wept over him again.

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