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Lexicon :: Strong's H1086 - bālâ

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בָּלָה
Transliteration
bālâ
Pronunciation
baw-law'
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Part of Speech
verb
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 246

Strong’s Definitions

בָּלָה bâlâh, baw-law'; a primitive root; to fail; by implication to wear out, decay (causatively, consume, spend):—consume, enjoy long, become (make, wax) old, spend, waste.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 16x

The KJV translates Strong's H1086 in the following manner: wax old (9x), become old (2x), consume (2x), waste (1x), enjoy (1x), non translated variant (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 16x
The KJV translates Strong's H1086 in the following manner: wax old (9x), become old (2x), consume (2x), waste (1x), enjoy (1x), non translated variant (1x).
  1. to wear out, become old

    1. (Qal) to wear out

    2. (Piel)

      1. to wear out

      2. to wear out by use, use up completely

      3. to enjoy, use to the full

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
בָּלָה bâlâh, baw-law'; a primitive root; to fail; by implication to wear out, decay (causatively, consume, spend):—consume, enjoy long, become (make, wax) old, spend, waste.
STRONGS H1086: Abbreviations
† [בָּלָה] verb become old and worn out (Arabic بَلِىَ, Aramaic בְּלֵי, Hb, Ethiopic በልየ፡ id.) —
Qal Perfect בָּֽֽֽלְתָה Deuteronomy 8:4, בָּלוּ Deuteronomy 29:4 +; Imperfect יִבְלֶה Job 13:28 etc.; Infinitive with suffix בְּלֹתִי Genesis 18:12; — wear out (intransitive), especially of garments Deuteronomy 8:4; Deuteronomy 29:4 (twice in verse), all with מֵעַל pregnantly wear out (and fall) from upon... (hence Nehemiah 9:21), Joshua 9:13; figurative of the heavens (with simile of garment) Isaiah 50:9; Psalm 102:27 כַּבֶּגֶד יִבְלוּ, the earth Isaiah 51:6 כַּבֶּגֶד תִּבְלֶה; the bones (through suffering) Psalm 32:3; afflicted man Job 13:28 וְהוּא כְּרָקָב יִבְלֶה (|| כְּבֶגֶד אֲכָלוֺ עָשׁ); of an aged and decrepit woman Genesis 18:12 (J) אַחֲרֵי בְלֹתִי after I am worn out.
Pi. causative of Qal.
a. wear out (transitive), figurative Lamentations 3:4 בִּלָּה בְשָׂרִי וְעוֺרִי, Psalm 49:15 and their form לְבַלּוֺת שְּׁאוֺל is for She’ôl to consume away (others read לִבְלוֺת is for wasting away [Dr§ 204], connecting שׁ׳ with following), 1 Chronicles 17:9 לְבַלֹּתוֺ to wear it (Israel) out (altered from לְעַנּוֺתוֺ 2 Samuel 7:10), compare Daniel 7:25 Aramaic
b. wear out by use, use to the full, Isaiah 65:22 and the work of their hands יְבַלּוּ they shall use to the full, enjoy, Job 21:13 they wear out their days in prosperity (Qr here יְכַלּוּ complete, which perhaps is the true reading in both passages; compare Exodus 5:13; Job 36:11). — On בַּלּוֹתִֹי Psalm 92:11, see below H1101 בָּלַל.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

Genesis

18:12; 18:12

Exodus

5:13

Deuteronomy

8:4; 8:4; 29:4; 29:4

Joshua

9:13

2 Samuel

7:10

1 Chronicles

17:9

Nehemiah

9:21

Job

13:28; 13:28; 21:13; 36:11

Psalms

32:3; 49:15; 92:11; 102:27

Isaiah

50:9; 51:6; 65:22

Lamentations

3:4

Daniel

7:25

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H1086 matches the Hebrew בָּלָה (bālâ),
which occurs 16 times in 15 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:12 - Sarah laughed within herself, saying, "After I have grown old will I have pleasure, my lord being old also?"
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 8:4 - Your clothing didn't grow old on you, neither did your foot swell, these forty years.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:5 - I have led you forty years in the wilderness: your clothes have not grown old on you, and your shoe has not grown old on your foot.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 9:13 - and these wine-skins, which we filled, were new; and, behold, they are torn: and these our garments and our shoes are become old by reason of the very long journey.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 17:9 - I will appoint a place for my people Yisra'el, and will plant them, that they may dwell in their own place, and be moved no more; neither shall the children of wickedness waste them any more, as at the first,
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 9:21 - Yes, forty years did you sustain them in the wilderness, and they lacked nothing; their clothes didn't grow old, and their feet didn't swell.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 13:28 - Though I am decaying like a rotten thing, Like a garment that is moth-eaten.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 21:13 - They spend their days in prosperity. In an instant they go down to She'ol.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 32:3 - When I kept silence, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 49:14 - They are appointed as a flock for She'ol. Death shall be their shepherd. The upright shall have dominion over them in the morning. Their beauty shall decay in She'ol, Far from their mansion.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:26 - They will perish, but you will endure. Yes, all of them will wear out like a garment. You will change them like a cloak, and they will be changed.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 50:9 - Behold, the Lord GOD will help me; who is he who shall condemn me? Behold, all they shall wax old as a garment, the moth shall eat them up.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 51:6 - Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look on the eretz beneath; for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the eretz shall wax old like a garment; and those who dwell therein shall die in like manner: but my salvation shall be forever, and my righteousness shall not be abolished.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 65:22 - They shall not build, and another inhabit; they shall not plant, and another eat: for as the days of a tree shall be the days of my people, and my chosen shall long enjoy the work of their hands.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:4 - My flesh and my skin has he made old; he has broken my bones.
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