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Lexicon :: Strong's H1272 - bāraḥ

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Strong’s Definitions

בָּרַח bârach, baw-rakh'; a primitive root; to bolt, i.e. figuratively, to flee suddenly:—chase (away); drive away, fain, flee (away), put to flight, make haste, reach, run away, shoot.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 65x

The KJV translates Strong's H1272 in the following manner: flee (52x), ...away (7x), chased (1x), fain 1 (inf. for emphasis), flight (1x), make haste (1x), reach (1x), shoot (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 65x
The KJV translates Strong's H1272 in the following manner: flee (52x), ...away (7x), chased (1x), fain 1 (inf. for emphasis), flight (1x), make haste (1x), reach (1x), shoot (1x).
  1. to go through, flee, run away, chase, drive away, put to flight, reach, shoot (extend), hurry away

    1. (Qal)

      1. to go, pass through

      2. to flee

      3. to hasten, come quickly

    2. (Hiphil)

      1. to pass through

      2. to cause to flee, put to flight

      3. to drive away

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
בָּרַח bârach, baw-rakh'; a primitive root; to bolt, i.e. figuratively, to flee suddenly:—chase (away); drive away, fain, flee (away), put to flight, make haste, reach, run away, shoot.
STRONGS H1272: Abbreviations
בָּרַח verb go through, flee (compare German durchgehen (Arabic بَرِحَ go away, withdraw, flee) —
Qal Perfect בָּרַח Genesis 31:22 + 9 times, בָּֽרְחוּ Job 9:25, בָּרָ֑חוּ Isaiah 22:3; Imperfect יִבְרַח Job 20:24, יִבְרָ֑ח Job 27:22; Nehemiah 6:11, וַיִּבְרַח Genesis 31:21 + 13 times; 3rd person feminine singular וַתִּבְרַח Genesis 16:6, אֶבְרָ֑ח Psalm 139:7, יִבְרְחוּ Jeremiah 52:7, וַיִּבְרְחוּ 2 Samuel 4:3 + 4 times, נִבְרָחָ֑ה 2 Samuel 15:14; Imperative בְּרַח Genesis 27:43 + 3 times, בִּרְחוּ Isaiah 48:20; Infinitive absolute בָּרוֺחַ Job 27:22; construct בְּרֹחַ 1 Samuel 23:6 + 3 times, בִּרוֺחַ Jonah 1:3; suffix בָּרְחִי 1 Kings 2:7, בָּרְחֲךָ Genesis 31:5, בָּרְחוֺ Genesis 35:7 + 2 times; —
1. go or pass though, of bar, לִבְרֹחַ⬩⬩⬩אֶת־הַבְּרִיחַ וַיַּעַשׂ Exodus 36:33 (P).
2. flee Genesis 31:20; Genesis 21:21; Genesis 31:22 (E) Exodus 14:5 (J) Judges 9:21; 1 Samuel 19:12, 18; 1 Samuel 22:17; 2 Samuel 13:34, 37, 38 (strike out Dr compare We) 2 Samuel 15:14; Isaiah 22:3; Jeremiah 4:29; Jeremiah 26:21; Jeremiah 39:4; Jeremiah 52:7; Nehemiah 6:11; figurative of days fleeing away Job 9:25; of man, like a shadow Job 14:2; with מִן flee from a place 1 Samuel 20:1; 2 Samuel 19:10; 9+ מֵעַל person) Isaiah 48:20, a weapon Job 20:24; a person, with מֵאֵת 1 Kings 11:23, usually with מִפְּנֵי Genesis 16:6, 8; Genesis 31:27; Genesis 35:1, 7; Exodus 2:15 (all J E) Judges 11:3; 2 Samuel 21:11; 1 Kings 2:7; 1 Kings 12:2 2 Chronicles 10:2; Psalm 3:1; Psalm 57:1 (titles) Psalm 139:7; Jonah 1:10; מִיַּד י׳ figurative Job 27:22; flee to, with accusative place 1 Samuel 27:4; 1 Kings 11:40; Hosea 12:13; with place & לְ Nehemiah 13:10; with place & ָ  ה locative Jonah 1:3; Jonah 4:2; 2 Samuel 4:3; with place & אֶל־ Numbers 24:11; Amos 7:12; with אֶל־ & person 1 Samuel 23:6; Genesis 27:43 (J) 1 Kings 2:39; 1 Kings 11:40; אַחֲרֵי & person 1 Samuel 22:20; flee, followed by infinitive 1 Kings 11:17; Daniel 10:7.
3. flee = hasten, come quickly Songs 8:14.
Hiph. Perfect הִבְרִיחוּ 1 Chronicles 8:13; Imperfect יַבְרִיחַ Proverbs 19:26; suffix יַבְרִיחֶנּוּ Job 41:20, וָאַבְרִחֵהוּ Nehemiah 13:28, וַיַּבְרִיחוּ 1 Chronicles 12:15; Participle מַבְרִחַ Exodus 26:28; —
1. pass through literal Exodus 26:28 (P) compare Qal.
2. cause to flee, put to flight, animal Job 41:20, men 1 Chronicles 8:18; 1 Chronicles 12:16; drive away Proverbs 19:16; Nehemiah 13:28 (followed by מֵעָלַי).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


16:6; 16:6; 16:8; 21:21; 27:43; 27:43; 31:5; 31:20; 31:21; 31:22; 31:22; 31:27; 35:1; 35:7; 35:7


2:15; 14:5; 26:28; 26:28; 36:33




9:21; 11:3

1 Samuel

19:12; 19:18; 20:1; 22:17; 22:20; 23:6; 23:6; 27:4

2 Samuel

4:3; 4:3; 9; 13:34; 13:37; 13:38; 15:14; 15:14; 19:10; 21:11

1 Kings

2:7; 2:7; 2:39; 11:17; 11:23; 11:40; 11:40; 12:2

1 Chronicles

8:13; 8:18; 12:15; 12:16

2 Chronicles



6:11; 6:11; 13:10; 13:28; 13:28


9:25; 9:25; 14:2; 20:24; 20:24; 27:22; 27:22; 27:22; 41:20; 41:20


3:1; 57:1; 139:7; 139:7


19:16; 19:26

Song of Songs



22:3; 22:3; 48:20; 48:20


4:29; 26:21; 39:4; 52:7; 52:7








1:3; 1:3; 1:10; 4:2

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H1272 matches the Hebrew בָּרַח (bāraḥ),
which occurs 65 times in 64 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Gen 16:6–Psa 139:7)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 16:6 -

Abram replied to Sarai, “Here, your slave is in your power; do whatever you want with her.” Then Sarai mistreated her so much that she ran away from her.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 16:8 -

He said, “Hagar, slave of Sarai, where have you come from and where are you going? ”

She replied, “I’m running away from my mistress Sarai.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:43 -

“So now, my son, listen to me. Flee at once to my brother Laban in Haran,

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:20 -

And Jacob deceived[fn] Laban the Aramean, not telling him that he was fleeing.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:21 -

He fled with all his possessions, crossed the Euphrates, and headed for[fn] the hill country of Gilead.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:22 -

On the third day Laban was told that Jacob had fled.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:27 -

“Why did you secretly flee from me, deceive me, and not tell me? I would have sent you away with joy and singing, with tambourines and lyres,

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:1 -

God said to Jacob, “Get up! Go to Bethel and settle there. Build an altar there to the God who appeared to you when you fled from your brother Esau.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:7 -

Jacob built an altar there and called the place El-bethel[fn] because it was there that God had revealed himself to him when he was fleeing from his brother.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:15 -

When Pharaoh heard about this, he tried to kill Moses. But Moses fled from Pharaoh and went to live in the land of Midian, and sat down by a well.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 14:5 -

When the king of Egypt was told that the people had fled, Pharaoh and his officials changed their minds about the people and said, “What have we done? We have released Israel from serving us.”

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:28 -

“The central crossbar is to run through the middle of the supports from one end to the other.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:33 -

He made the central crossbar run through the middle of the supports from one end to the other.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 24:11 -

“Now go to your home! I said I would reward you richly, but look, the LORD has denied you a reward.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:21 -

Then Jotham fled, escaping to Beer, and lived there because of his brother Abimelech.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 11:3 -

So Jephthah fled from his brothers and lived in the land of Tob. Then some worthless men joined Jephthah and went on raids with him.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 19:12 -

So she lowered David from the window, and he fled and escaped.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 19:18 -

So David fled and escaped and went to Samuel at Ramah and told him everything Saul had done to him. Then he and Samuel left and stayed at Naioth.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 20:1 -

David fled from Naioth in Ramah and came to Jonathan and asked, “What have I done? What did I do wrong? How have I sinned against your father so that he wants to take my life? ”

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 21:10 -

David fled that day from Saul’s presence and went to King Achish of Gath.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 22:17 -

Then the king ordered the guards standing by him, “Turn and kill the priests of the LORD because they sided with David. For they knew he was fleeing, but they didn’t tell me.” But the king’s servants would not lift a hand to execute the priests of the LORD.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 22:20 -

However, one of the sons of Ahimelech son of Ahitub escaped. His name was Abiathar, and he fled to David.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 23:6 -

Abiathar son of Ahimelech fled to David at Keilah, and he brought an ephod with him.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 27:4 -

When it was reported to Saul that David had fled to Gath, he no longer searched for him.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 4:3 -

and the Beerothites fled to Gittaim and still reside there as aliens today.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 13:34 -

Meanwhile, Absalom had fled. When the young man who was standing watch looked up, there were many people coming from the road west of him from the side of the mountain.[fn]

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 13:37 -

But Absalom fled and went to Talmai son of Ammihud, king of Geshur. And David mourned for his son[fn] every day.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 13:38 -

After Absalom had fled to Geshur and had been there three years,

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 15:14 -

David said to all the servants with him in Jerusalem, “Get up. We have to flee, or we will not escape from Absalom! Leave quickly, or he will overtake us quickly, heap disaster on us, and strike the city with the edge of the sword.”

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 19:9 -

People throughout all the tribes of Israel were arguing among themselves, saying, “The king rescued us from the grasp of our enemies, and he saved us from the grasp of the Philistines, but now he has fled from the land because of Absalom.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 2:7 -

“Show kindness to the sons of Barzillai the Gileadite and let them be among those who eat at your table because they supported me when I fled from your brother Absalom.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 2:39 -

But then, at the end of three years, two of Shimei’s slaves ran away to Achish son of Maacah, king of Gath. Shimei was informed, “Look, your slaves are in Gath.”

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 11:17 -

Hadad fled to Egypt, along with some Edomites from his father’s servants. At the time Hadad was a small boy.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 11:23 -

God raised up Rezon son of Eliada as an enemy against Solomon. Rezon had fled from his master King Hadadezer of Zobah

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 11:40 -

Therefore, Solomon tried to kill Jeroboam, but he fled to Egypt, to King Shishak of Egypt, where he remained until Solomon’s death.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 12:2 -

When Jeroboam son of Nebat heard about it, he stayed in Egypt, where he had fled from King Solomon’s presence. Jeroboam stayed in Egypt.[fn]

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 8:13 -

Beriah and Shema, who were the family heads of Aijalon’s residents and who drove out the residents of Gath,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:15 -

These are the men who crossed the Jordan in the first month[fn] when it was overflowing all its banks, and put to flight all those in the valleys to the east and to the west.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 10:2 -

When Jeroboam son of Nebat heard about it ​— ​for he was in Egypt where he had fled from King Solomon’s presence ​— ​Jeroboam returned from Egypt.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 6:11 -

But I said, “Should a man like me run away? How can someone like me enter the temple and live? I will not go.”

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 13:10 -

I also found out that because the portions for the Levites had not been given, each of the Levites and the singers performing the service had gone back to his own field.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 13:28 -

Even one of the sons of Jehoiada, son of the high priest Eliashib, had become a son-in-law to Sanballat the Horonite. So I drove him away from me.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 9:25 -

My days fly by faster than a runner;[fn]

they flee without seeing any good.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:2 -

He blossoms like a flower, then withers;

he flees like a shadow and does not last.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:24 -

If he flees from an iron weapon,

an arrow from a bronze bow will pierce him.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:22 -

It blasts at him without mercy,

while he flees desperately from its force.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:28 -

No arrow can make him flee;

slingstones become like stubble to him.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 3:1 -

LORD, how my foes increase!

There are many who attack me.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 57:1 -

Be gracious to me, God, be gracious to me,

for I take refuge in you.

I will seek refuge in the shadow of your wings

until danger passes.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:7 -

Where can I go to escape your Spirit?

Where can I flee from your presence?

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