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Lexicon :: Strong's H1204 - bāʿaṯ

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Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root
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TWOT Reference: 265

Strong’s Definitions

בָּעַת bâʻath, baw-ath'; a primitive root; to fear:—affright, be (make) afraid, terrify, trouble.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 16x

The KJV translates Strong's H1204 in the following manner: afraid (10x), terrify (3x), affrighted (1x), trouble (2x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 16x
The KJV translates Strong's H1204 in the following manner: afraid (10x), terrify (3x), affrighted (1x), trouble (2x).
  1. to terrify, startle, fall upon, dismay, be overtaken by sudden terror

    1. (Niphal) to be terrified

    2. (Piel)

      1. to fall upon, overwhelm

      2. to terrify

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
בָּעַת bâʻath, baw-ath'; a primitive root; to fear:—affright, be (make) afraid, terrify, trouble.
STRONGS H1204: Abbreviations
† [בָּעַת] verb fall upon, startle, terrify (Arabic teib come or happen suddenly, Late Hebrew בָּעִת Hiph. startle; so Aramaic בְּעֵת Pa. teib Aph.) —
Niph. (late prose) Perfect נִבְעַת 1 Chronicles 21:30, נִבְעָ֑ת Esther 7:6; נִבְעַתִּי Daniel 8:17; — be terrified, absolute Daniel 8:17; with מפני 1 Chronicles 21:30; Esther 7:6.
Pi. (mostly in poetry) Perfect 3rd person feminine singular suffix בִּעֲתָ֑תְנִי Isaiah 21:4, וּבִעֲתַ֫תּוּ 1 Samuel 16:14; 3rd person plural suffix בִּעֲתֻהוּ Job 18:11; Imperfect 3rd person feminine singular תְּבַעֵת Job 13:11; suffix תְּבַעֲתַ֑נִּי Job 9:34; Job 13:21, תְּבַעֲתֶ֑ךָּ Job 33:7; 2nd person masculine singular suffix תְּבַעֲתַ֑נּי Job 7:14; 3rd person masculine plural suffix יְבַעֲתוּנִי Psalm 18:5 = יְבַעֲתֻנִי 2 Samuel 22:5, יְבַעֲתֻהוּ Job 3:5; Job 15:24; —
1. fall upon 1 Samuel 16:14, 15 (only here in prose); overwhelm Job 3:5 (compare לקח Job 3:6) Job 9:34; Job 13:11 (|| פחד נפל על) Job 13:21 (compare ||) Job 15:24 (|| תקף) Job 18:11 (|| הפיץ) Job 33:7 (|| כבד על) Isaiah 21:4; assail Psalm 18:5 = 2 Samuel 22:5.
2. terrify Job 7:14 (|| חתת).
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

1 Samuel

16:14; 16:14; 16:15

2 Samuel

22:5; 22:5

1 Chronicles

21:30; 21:30


7:6; 7:6


3:5; 3:5; 3:6; 7:14; 7:14; 9:34; 9:34; 13:11; 13:11; 13:21; 13:21; 15:24; 15:24; 18:11; 18:11; 33:7; 33:7


18:5; 18:5


21:4; 21:4


8:17; 8:17


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H1204 matches the Hebrew בָּעַת (bāʿaṯ),
which occurs 16 times in 16 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 16:14 - But the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD troubled H1204 him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 16:15 - And Saul's servants said unto him, Behold now, an evil spirit from God troubleth H1204 thee.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:5 - When the waves of death compassed me, the floods of ungodly men made me afraid; H1204
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 21:30 - But David could not go before it to enquire of God: for he was afraid H1204 because of the sword of the angel of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 7:6 - And Esther said, The adversary and enemy is this wicked Haman. Then Haman was afraid H1204 before the king and the queen.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:5 - Let darkness and the shadow of death stain it; let a cloud dwell upon it; let the blackness of the day terrify H1204 it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:14 - Then thou scarest me with dreams, and terrifiest H1204 me through visions:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 9:34 - Let him take his rod away from me, and let not his fear terrify H1204 me:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 13:11 - Shall not his excellency make you afraid? H1204 and his dread fall upon you?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 13:21 - Withdraw thine hand far from me: and let not thy dread make me afraid. H1204
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:24 - Trouble and anguish shall make him afraid; H1204 they shall prevail against him, as a king ready to the battle.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:11 - Terrors shall make him afraid H1204 on every side, and shall drive him to his feet.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:7 - Behold, my terror shall not make thee afraid, H1204 neither shall my hand be heavy upon thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:4 - The sorrows of death compassed me, and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid. H1204
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 21:4 - My heart panted, fearfulness affrighted H1204 me: the night of my pleasure hath he turned into fear unto me.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 8:17 - So he came near where I stood: and when he came, I was afraid, H1204 and fell upon my face: but he said unto me, Understand, O son of man: for at the time of the end shall be the vision.
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