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Lexicon :: Strong's H1204 - bāʿaṯ

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A primitive root
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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 - Now the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD terrorized H1204 him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 16:15 - Saul’s servants then said to him, “Behold now, an evil spirit from God is terrorizing H1204 you.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:5 - “For the waves of death encompassed me;
The torrents of [fn]destruction [fn]overwhelmed H1204 me;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 21:30 - But David could not go before it to inquire of God, for he was terrified H1204 by the sword of the angel of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 7:6 - Esther said, “A foe and an enemy is this wicked Haman!” Then Haman became terrified H1204 before the king and queen.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:5 - “Let darkness and black gloom claim it;
Let a cloud settle on it;
Let the blackness of the day terrify H1204 it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:14 - Then You frighten me with dreams
And terrify H1204 me by visions;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 9:34 - “Let Him remove His rod from me,
And let not dread of Him terrify H1204 me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 13:11 - “Will not His [fn]majesty terrify H1204 you,
And the dread of Him fall on you?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 13:21 - Remove Your [fn]hand from me,
And let not the dread of You terrify H1204 me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:24 - “Distress and anguish terrify H1204 him,
They overpower him like a king ready for the attack,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:11 - “All around terrors frighten H1204 him,
And harry him at every step.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:7 - “Behold, no fear of me should terrify H1204 you,
Nor should my pressure weigh heavily on you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:4 - The cords of death encompassed me,
And the torrents of [fn]ungodliness [fn]terrified H1204 me.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 21:4 - My [fn]mind reels, [fn]horror overwhelms H1204 me;
The twilight I longed for has been turned for me into trembling.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 8:17 - So he came near to where I was standing, and when he came I was frightened H1204 and fell on my face; but he said to me, “Son of man, understand that the vision pertains to the time of the end.”
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