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Lexicon :: Strong's H1156 - bᵊʿā'

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Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
Corresponding to בָּעָה (H1158)
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 2635

Variant Spellings

Variant spellings for this word: בעא (Strongs and Gesenius) בעה (Strongs)

Strong’s Definitions

בְּעָא bᵉʻâʼ, beh-aw'; (Aramaic) or בְּעָה bᵉʻâh; (Aramaic), corresponding to H1158; to seek or ask:—ask, desire, make (petition), pray, request, seek.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 12x

The KJV translates Strong's H1156 in the following manner: seek (3x), ask (3x), desire (3x), pray (3x), request (3x), make (petition) (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 12x
The KJV translates Strong's H1156 in the following manner: seek (3x), ask (3x), desire (3x), pray (3x), request (3x), make (petition) (1x).
  1. to ask, seek, request, desire, pray, make petition

    1. (P'al)

      1. to ask, request

      2. to seek (for favour)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
בְּעָא bᵉʻâʼ, beh-aw'; (Aramaic) or בְּעָה bᵉʻâh; (Aramaic), corresponding to H1158; to seek or ask:—ask, desire, make (petition), pray, request, seek.
STRONGS H1156: Abbreviations

Biblical Aramaic

בְּעָא verb ask, seek, only Daniel (Biblical Hebrew H1158 בעה (rare)); —
Pe. Perfect 3rd person masculine singular ב׳ Daniel 2:16, 49; 3rd person masculine plural בְּעוֺ Daniel 2:13; 1st person plural בְּעֵ֫ינָא Daniel 2:23; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יִבְעֵא Daniel 6:8; Daniel 6:13; 1st person singular אֶבְעֵא־ Daniel 7:16; Infinitive לְמִבְעֵא Daniel 2:18; Participle בָּעֵא Daniel 6:12; Daniel 6:14, plural בָּעַ֫יִן Daniel 6:5; —
1. ask, request, with מִן person Daniel 2:16 (object clause with דִּי), Daniel 2:49; Daniel 7:16 (+ accusative of thing); ask of God Daniel 2:23 (+ id.), of God or man Daniel 6:8 (+ accusative of congnate meaning with verb), Daniel 6:13; with מִן־קֳדָם of God Daniel 2:18 (accusative of thing); = pray, וּמִתְחַנֵּקֳדָם א׳ ב׳ Daniel 6:12, ב׳ Daniel 6:14.
2. seek, accusative of person Daniel 2:13, accusative of thing Daniel 6:5.
Pa. Imperfect 3rd person masculine plural יְבַעוֺן (K§ 47, 3); Mon the passage conjecture יִבְעוֺן) Daniel 4:33 resort (for favours) to, ל person.
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Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H1156 matches the Hebrew בְּעָא (bᵊʿā'),
which occurs 12 times in 12 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxDan 2:13 - And the decree went forth that the wise men should be slain; and they sought H1156 Daniel and his fellows to be slain.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 2:16 - Then Daniel went in, and desired H1156 of the king that he would give him time, and that he would shew the king the interpretation.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 2:18 - That they would desire H1156 mercies of the God of heaven concerning this secret; that Daniel and his fellows should not perish with the rest of the wise men of Babylon.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 2:23 - I thank thee, and praise thee, O thou God of my fathers, who hast given me wisdom and might, and hast made known unto me now what we desired H1156 of thee: for thou hast now made known unto us the king's matter.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 2:49 - Then Daniel requested H1156 of the king, and he set Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, over the affairs of the province of Babylon: but Daniel sat in the gate of the king.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 4:36 - At the same time my reason returned unto me; and for the glory of my kingdom, mine honour and brightness returned unto me; and my counsellors and my lords sought H1156 unto me; and I was established in my kingdom, and excellent majesty was added unto me.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 6:4 - Then the presidents and princes sought H1156 to find occasion against Daniel concerning the kingdom; but they could find none occasion nor fault; forasmuch as he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 6:7 - All the presidents of the kingdom, the governors, and the princes, the counsellors, and the captains, have consulted together to establish a royal statute, and to make a firm decree, that whosoever shall ask H1156 a petition of any God or man for thirty days, save of thee, O king, he shall be cast into the den of lions.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 6:11 - Then these men assembled, and found Daniel praying H1156 and making supplication before his God.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 6:12 - Then they came near, and spake before the king concerning the king's decree; Hast thou not signed a decree, that every man that shall ask H1156 a petition of any God or man within thirty days, save of thee, O king, shall be cast into the den of lions? The king answered and said, The thing is true, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which altereth not.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 6:13 - Then answered they and said before the king, That Daniel, which is of the children of the captivity of Judah, regardeth not thee, O king, nor the decree that thou hast signed, but maketh H1156 his petition three times a day.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 7:16 - I came near unto one of them that stood by, and asked H1156 him the truth of all this. So he told me, and made me know the interpretation of the things.
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