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Lexicon :: Strong's H1097 - bᵊlî

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Part of Speech
adverb of negation, substantive
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Strong’s Definitions

בְּלִי bᵉlîy, bel-ee'; from H1086; properly, failure, i.e. nothing or destruction; usually (with preposition) without, not yet, because not, as long as, etc.:—corruption, ig(norantly), for lack of, where, so that no, none, not, un(awares), without.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 14x

The KJV translates Strong's H1097 in the following manner: not, without, un..., lack of, so that no, corruption.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 14x
The KJV translates Strong's H1097 in the following manner: not, without, un..., lack of, so that no, corruption.
  1. wearing out

    adverb of negation
  2. without, no, not

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
בְּלִי bᵉlîy, bel-ee'; from H1086; properly, failure, i.e. nothing or destruction; usually (with preposition) without, not yet, because not, as long as, etc.:—corruption, ig(norantly), for lack of, where, so that no, none, not, un(awares), without.
STRONGS H1097: Abbreviations
בְּלִי substantive wearing out (بِلًى, oxlb wearing out of a garment), hence
1. figurative destruction Isaiah 38:17 שַׁחַת בְּלִי pit of destruction (of She'ôl).
2. defect, failure, hence adverb of negation (compare H657 אֶפֶס), chiefly poetic for לֹא, אֵין: —
a. with finite verb rare and only once in prose, Genesis 31:20 (E) עַל־בְּלִי הִגִּיד לוֺ because he told him not, Isaiah 14:6; Isaiah 32:10; Hosea 8:7; Hosea 9:16 (Kt) Job 41:18.
b. used to negative an adjective or participle 2 Samuel 1:21 בְּלִי מָשִׁיחַ not anointed, Psalm 19:4; Hosea 7:8: more frequently, especially in Job, joined with a substantive in sense of without, Job 8:11 will the reed-grass grow בְּלִי־מָ֑יִם without water? Job 24:10 they go about naked בְּלִי לְבוּשׁ without clothing, Job 31:39; Job 33:9; Job 34:6; Job 38:2 words בְּלִי־דַעַת without knowledge, Job 39:16; Job 42:3; Psalm 59:5 בְּלִי־עָוֺן יְרוּצוּן without (my) iniquity they run (against me), compare Psalm 59:4 לֹא, Psalm 63:2 a dry land בְּלִי מָ֑יִם without water, Isaiah 28:8; Job 30:8 בְּנֵי בְלִי־שֵׁם children of (men of) no name.
With prepositions
a.בִּבְלִי, in בִּבְלִי דַעַת Deuteronomy 4:42; Deuteronomy 19:4; Joshua 20:3, 5 D (= unawares: all in D's law of homicide); without knowledge Job 35:16; Job 36:12.
b.לִבְלִי in a state of (see below לְ) no..., i.e. without,Isaiah 5:14 לִבְלִי־חֹק regardless of, without measure, Job 38:41; Job 41:25 that is made לִבְלִי־חֵת (to be) in a state of no fear, i.e. to be fearless.
(α) from want of, followed by a substantive or infinitive, מִן expressing causation, Deuteronomy 9:28 מִבְּלִי יְכֹלֶת י׳ on account of Jehovah's not being able... (in Numbers 14:16 מִבִּלְתִּי), Deuteronomy 28:55 (Ew238d; but also RSJPh xvi. 72), Isaiah 5:13 for want of knowledge, Hosea 4:6; Ezekiel 34:5; Lamentations 1:4 מִבְּלִי בָּאֵי מוֺעֵד for lack of comers to the stated feast. Followed by a pleonastic אֵין in the phrase ⬩⬩⬩הֲמִבְּלִי אֵין is it on account of there being no...? (literally is it from the deficiency of no...? compare twflD oflb Nem in Syriac; PS528), Exodus 14:11; 2 Kings 1:3, 6, 16.
(β) so that there is no... (literally away from there being no..., מִן expressing negation, and בְּלִי being pleonastic, as in מֵאֵין, see below H369 אַיִן 6d β); Jeremiah 2:15 its cities are burnt מִבְּלִי יוֺשֵׁב so that there is no inhabitant, Jeremiah 9:9-11 Ezekiel 14:15; Zephaniah 3:6. Once as a conjunction מִבְּלִי אֲשֶׁר, with pleonastic לֹא, so that not... Ecclesiastes 3:11. In Job מִבְּלִי is used more freely = without, the connection with a preceding verb being no longer distinctly felt: Job 4:20 without any heeding, they perish for ever, Job 6:6; Job 24:7, 8; probably also Job 4:11; Job 31:19 (though here the sense (α) would be admissible).
(γ) in Job 18:15 תִּשְׁכּוֺן בְּאָהֳלוֺ מִבְּלִי־לוֺ, מִן is probably partitive (so Hi): there shall dwell in his tent what is naught of his: Ew§ 323a De less probably even naught, compare below אַיִן 6d γ; Ges 'terror (supplied from Job 18:14) shall dwell in his tent so that it is no more his.'
d.עַד־בְּלִי till there be no... Psalm 72:7; Malachi 3:10.

בְּלִימָה noun [masculine] nothingness (from בְּלִי & מָה, literally not-aught) Job 26:7 who hangeth the earth on בְּ׳.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs








4:42; 9:28; 19:4; 28:55


20:3; 20:5

2 Samuel


2 Kings

1:3; 1:6; 1:16


4:11; 4:20; 6:6; 8:11; 18:14; 18:15; 24:7; 24:8; 24:10; 26:7; 30:8; 31:19; 31:39; 33:9; 34:6; 35:16; 36:12; 38:2; 38:41; 39:16; 41:18; 41:25; 42:3


19:4; 59:4; 59:5; 63:2; 72:7




5:13; 5:14; 14:6; 28:8; 32:10; 38:17


2:15; 9:9; 9:10; 9:11




14:15; 34:5


4:6; 7:8; 8:7; 9:16





Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H1097 matches the Hebrew בְּלִי (bᵊlî),
which occurs 58 times in 57 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Gen 31:20–Eze 14:15)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:20 - And Jacob [fn]deceived Laban the Aramean by not telling him that he was fleeing.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 14:11 - Then they said to Moses, “Is it because H1097 there were no graves in Egypt that you have taken us away to die in the wilderness? Why have you dealt with us in this way, [fn]bringing us out of Egypt?
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:42 - that a manslayer might flee there, who unintentionally H1097 slew his neighbor without having enmity toward him in time past; and by fleeing to one of these cities he might live:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 9:28 - ‘Otherwise the land from which You brought us may say, “Because H1097 the LORD was not able to bring them into the land which He had [fn]promised them and because He hated them He has brought them out to slay them in the wilderness.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 19:4 - “Now this is the case of the manslayer who may flee there and live: when he [fn]kills his friend [fn]unintentionally, H1097 [fn]not hating him previously
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:55 - so that he will not give even one of them any of the flesh of his children which he will eat, since he has nothing H1097 else left, during the siege and the distress by which your enemy will [fn]oppress you in all your [fn]towns.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 20:3 - that the manslayer who [fn]kills any person unintentionally, without H1097 premeditation, may flee there, and they shall become your refuge from the avenger of blood.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 20:5 - ‘Now if the avenger of blood pursues him, then they shall not deliver the manslayer into his hand, because he struck his neighbor without H1097 premeditation and did not hate him beforehand.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:21 - “O mountains of Gilboa,
Let not dew or rain be on you, nor fields of offerings;
For there the shield of the mighty was defiled,
The shield of Saul, not anointed with oil.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 1:3 - But the angel of the LORD said to Elijah the Tishbite, “Arise, go up to meet the messengers of the king of Samaria and say to them, ‘Is it because H1097 there is no God in Israel that you are going to inquire of Baal-zebub, the god of Ekron?’
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 1:6 - They said to him, “A man came up to meet us and said to us, ‘Go, return to the king who sent you and say to him, “Thus says the LORD, ‘Is it because H1097 there is no God in Israel that you are sending to inquire of Baal-zebub, the god of Ekron? Therefore [fn]you shall not come down from the bed where you have gone up, but shall surely die.’”’”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 1:16 - Then he said to him, “Thus says the LORD, ‘Because you have sent messengers to inquire of Baal-zebub, the god of Ekron—is it because H1097 there is no God in Israel to inquire of His word?—therefore [fn]you shall not come down from the bed where you have gone up, but shall surely die.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:11 - “The lion perishes for lack H1097 of prey,
And the whelps of the lioness are scattered.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:20 - ‘Between morning and evening they are broken in pieces;
Unobserved, H1097 they perish forever.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:6 - “Can something tasteless be eaten without H1097 salt,
Or is there any taste in the [fn]white of an egg?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:11 - “Can the papyrus grow up without a marsh?
Can the rushes grow without H1097 water?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:15 - [fn]There dwells in his tent nothing H1097 of his;
Brimstone is scattered on his habitation.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:7 - “They spend the night naked, without H1097 clothing,
And have no covering against the cold.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:8 - “They are wet with the mountain rains
And hug the rock for want H1097 of a shelter.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:10 - “They cause the poor to go about naked without H1097 clothing,
And they take away the sheaves from the hungry.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 30:8 - [fn]Fools, even [fn]those without H1097 a name,
They were scourged from the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:19 - If I have seen anyone perish for lack H1097 of clothing,
Or that the needy had no covering,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:39 - If I have eaten its [fn]fruit without H1097 money,
Or have caused [fn]its owners to lose their lives,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:9 - ‘I am pure, without H1097 transgression;
I am innocent and there is no guilt in me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:6 - [fn]Should I lie concerning my right?
My [fn]wound is incurable, though I am without H1097 transgression.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 35:16 - So Job opens his mouth [fn]emptily;
He multiplies words without H1097 knowledge.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:12 - “But if they do not hear, they shall [fn]perish by the sword
And they will die without H1097 knowledge.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:2 - “Who is this that darkens counsel
By words without H1097 knowledge?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:41 - “Who prepares for the raven its nourishment
When its young cry to God
And wander about without H1097 food?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 39:16 - “She treats her young cruelly, as if they were not hers;
Though her labor be in vain, she is [fn]unconcerned; H1097
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:26 - “The sword that reaches him cannot H1097 avail,
Nor H1097 the spear, the dart or the javelin.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:33 - “Nothing on [fn]earth is like him,
One made without H1097 fear.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 42:3 - ‘Who is this that hides counsel without H1097 knowledge?’
“Therefore I have declared that which I did not understand,
Things too wonderful for me, which I did not know.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 19:3 - There is no speech, nor are there words;
Their voice is not heard.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 59:4 - [fn]For no H1097 guilt of mine, they run and set themselves against me.
Arouse Yourself to [fn]help me, and see!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 63:1 - A Psalm of David, [fn]when he was in the wilderness of Judah.
O God, You are my God; I shall seek You [fn]earnestly;
My soul thirsts for You, my flesh [fn]yearns for You,
In a dry and weary land where there is no H1097 water.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:7 - In his days [fn]may the righteous flourish,
And abundance of peace till the moon is no H1097 more. H1097
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 3:11 - He has made everything [fn]appropriate in its time. He has also set eternity in their heart, [fn]yet H1097 so H1097 that man will not find out the work which God has done from the beginning even to the end.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:13 - Therefore My people go into exile for their lack H1097 of knowledge;
And [fn]their honorable men are famished,
And their multitude is parched with thirst.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:14 - Therefore Sheol has enlarged its [fn]throat and opened its mouth without H1097 measure;
And [fn]Jerusalem’s splendor, her multitude, her din of revelry and the jubilant within her, descend into it.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:6 - Which used to strike the peoples in fury with unceasing strokes,
Which [fn]subdued the nations in anger with unrestrained H1097 persecution.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 28:8 - For all the tables are full of filthy vomit, without H1097 a single clean place.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 32:10 - Within a year and a few days
You will be troubled, O complacent daughters;
For the vintage is ended,
And the fruit gathering will not come.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 38:17 - “Lo, for my own welfare I had great bitterness;
It is You who has [fn]kept my soul from the pit of [fn]nothingness, H1097
For You have cast all my sins behind Your back.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:15 - “The young lions have roared at him,
They have [fn]roared loudly.
And they have made his land a waste;
His cities have been destroyed, without H1097 inhabitant.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 9:10 - “For the mountains I will take up a weeping and wailing,
And for the pastures of the wilderness a dirge,
Because they are laid waste so H1097 that no H1097 one passes through,
And the lowing of the cattle is not heard;
Both the birds of the sky and the beasts have fled; they are gone.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 9:11 - “I will make Jerusalem a heap of ruins,
A haunt of jackals;
And I will make the cities of Judah a desolation, without H1097 inhabitant.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 9:12 - Who is the wise man that may understand this? And who is he to whom the mouth of the LORD has spoken, that he may declare it? Why is the land ruined, laid waste like a desert, so H1097 that no H1097 one H1097 passes through?
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 1:4 - The roads [fn]of Zion are in mourning
Because H1097 no H1097 one comes to the appointed feasts.
All her gates are desolate;
Her priests are groaning,
Her virgins are afflicted,
And she herself [fn]is bitter.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 14:15 - “If I were to cause wild beasts to pass through the land and they [fn]depopulated it, and it became desolate so H1097 that no H1097 one H1097 would pass through it because of the beasts,

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