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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:
† [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.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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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 - So Sarah laughed [fn]to herself, saying, “After I have become H1086 old H1086, am I to have pleasure, my lord being old also?”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 8:4 - “Your clothing did not wear H1086 out H1086 on you, nor did your foot swell these forty years.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:5 - “And I have led you in the wilderness for forty years; your clothes have not worn H1086 out H1086 on you, and your sandal has not worn H1086 out H1086 on your foot.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 9:13 - “And these wineskins which we filled were new, and behold, they are split open; and these clothes of ours and our sandals are worn H1086 out H1086 from the very long journey.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 17:9 - “And I will appoint a place for My people Israel, and will plant them there, so that they may live in their own place and not tremble with anxiety again; and the [fn]wicked will not make H1086 them waste H1086 away H1086 anymore as they did previously,
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 9:21 - “Indeed, for forty years You provided for them in the wilderness and they were not lacking;
Their clothes did not wear H1086 out H1086, nor did their feet swell up.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 13:28 - While [fn]I am H1086 decaying H1086 like a rotten thing,
Like a garment that is moth-eaten.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 21:13 - “They spend H1086 their days in prosperity,
And [fn]suddenly they go down to [fn]Sheol.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 32:3 - When I kept silent about my sin, my [fn]body wasted H1086 away H1086
Through my [fn]groaning all day long.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 49:14 - Like sheep they sink down to [fn]Sheol;
Death will be their shepherd;
And the upright will rule over them in the morning,
And their form shall be for [fn]Sheol to consume H1086
[fn]So that they have no lofty home.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:26 - [fn]Even they will perish, but You endure;
All of them will wear H1086 out H1086 like a garment;
Like clothing You will change them and they will pass away.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 50:9 - Behold, the Lord GOD helps Me;
Who is he who condemns Me?
Behold, they will all wear H1086 out H1086 like a garment;
A moth will eat them.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 51:6 - “Raise your eyes to the sky,
Then look to the earth beneath;
For the sky will vanish like smoke,
And the earth will wear H1086 out H1086 like a garment
And its inhabitants will die [fn]in the same way.
But My salvation will be forever,
And My righteousness will not fail.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 65:22 - “They will not build and another inhabit,
They will not plant and another eat;
For as the [fn]lifetime of a tree, so will be the days of My people,
And My chosen ones will fully H1086 enjoy H1086 the work of their hands.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:4 - He has consumed H1086 my flesh and my skin,
He has broken my bones.

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