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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 - But Avram said to Sarai, "Behold, your maid is in your hand. Do to her whatever is good in your eyes." Sarai dealt harshly with her, and she fled from her face.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 16:8 - He said, "Hagar, Sarai's handmaid, where did you come from? Where are you going?" She said, "I am fleeing from the face of my mistress Sarai."
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:43 - Now therefore, my son, obey my voice. Arise, flee to Lavan, my brother, in Haran.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:20 - Ya`akov deceived Lavan the Arammian, in that he didn't tell him that he was running away.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:21 - So he fled with all that he had. He rose up, passed over the River, and set his face toward the mountain of Gil`ad.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:22 - Lavan was told on the third day that Ya`akov had fled.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:27 - Why did you flee secretly, and deceive me, and didn't tell me, that I might have sent you away with mirth and with songs, with tambourine and with harp;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:1 - God said to Ya`akov, "Arise, go up to Beit-El, and live there. Make there an altar to God, who appeared to you when you fled from the face of Esav your brother."
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:7 - He built an altar there, and called the place El-Beit-El; because there God was revealed to him, when he fled from the face of his brother.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:15 - Now when Par`oh heard this thing, he sought to kill Moshe. But Moshe fled from the face of Par`oh, and lived in the land of Midyan, and he sat down by a well.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 14:5 - It was told the king of Mitzrayim that the people had fled; and the heart of Par`oh and of his servants was changed towards the people, and they said, "What is this we have done, that we have let Yisra'el go from serving us?"
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:28 - The middle bar in the midst of the boards shall pass through from end to end.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:33 - He made the middle bar to pass through in the midst of the boards from the one end to the other.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 24:11 - Therefore now flee you to your place: I thought to promote you to great honor; but, behold, the LORD has kept you back from honor.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:21 - Yotam ran away, and fled, and went to Be'er, and lived there, for fear of Avimelekh his brother.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 11:3 - Then Yiftach fled from his brothers, and lived in the land of Tov: and there were gathered vain fellows to Yiftach, and they went out with him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 19:12 - So Mikhal let David down through the window: and he went, and fled, and escaped.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 19:18 - Now David fled, and escaped, and came to Shemu'el to Ramah, and told him all that Sha'ul had done to him. He and Shemu'el went and lived in Nayot.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 20:1 - David fled from Nayot in Ramah, and came and said before Yonatan, What have I done? what is my iniquity? and what is my sin before your father, that he seeks my life?
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 21:10 - David arose, and fled that day for fear of Sha'ul, and went to Akhish the king of Gat.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 22:17 - The king said to the guard who stood about him, Turn, and kill the Kohanim of the LORD; because their hand also is with David, and because they knew that he fled, and didn't disclose it to me. But the servants of the king wouldn't put forth their hand to fall on the Kohanim of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 22:20 - One of the sons of Achimelekh, the son of Achituv, named Avyatar, escaped, and fled after David.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 23:6 - It happened, when Avyatar the son of Achimelekh fled to David to Ke`ilah, that he came down with an efod in his hand.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 27:4 - It was told Sha'ul that David was fled to Gat: and he sought no more again for him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 4:3 - and the Be'erotites fled to Gittayim, and have lived as foreigners there until this day).
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 13:34 - But Avshalom fled. The young man who kept the watch lifted up his eyes, and looked, and, behold, there came much people by the way of the hill-side behind him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 13:37 - But Avshalom fled, and went to Talmai the son of `Ammihud, king of Geshur. David mourned for his son every day.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 13:38 - So Avshalom fled, and went to Geshur, and was there three years.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 15:14 - David said to all his servants who were with him at Yerushalayim, Arise, and let us flee; for else none of us shall escape from Avshalom: make speed to depart, lest he overtake us quickly, and bring down evil on us, and strike the city with the edge of the sword.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 19:9 - All the people were at strife throughout all the tribes of Yisra'el, saying, The king delivered us out of the hand of our enemies, and he saved us out of the hand of the Pelishtim; and now he is fled out of the land from Avshalom.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 2:7 - But show kindness to the sons of Barzillai the Gil`adite, and let them be of those who eat at your table; for so they came to me when I fled from Avshalom your brother.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 2:39 - It happened at the end of three years, that two of the servants of Shim`i ran away to Akhish, son of Ma`akhah, king of Gat. They told Shim`i, saying, Behold, your servants are in Gat.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 11:17 - that Hadad fled, he and certain Edom of his father's servants with him, to go into Mitzrayim, Hadad being yet a little child.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 11:23 - God raised up another adversary to him, Rezon the son of Elyada, who had fled from his lord Hadad`ezer king of Tzovah.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 11:40 - Shlomo sought therefore to kill Yarov`am; but Yarov`am arose, and fled into Mitzrayim, to Shishak king of Mitzrayim, and was in Mitzrayim until the death of Shlomo.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 12:2 - It happened, when Yarov`am the son of Nevat heard of it (for he was yet in Mitzrayim, where he had fled from the presence of king Shlomo, and Yarov`am lived in Mitzrayim,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 8:13 - and Beri`ah, and Shema, who were heads of fathers' houses of the inhabitants of Ayalon, who put to flight the inhabitants of Gat;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:15 - These are those who went over the Yarden in the first month, when it had overflowed all its banks; and they put to flight all them of the valleys, both toward the east, and toward the west.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 10:2 - It happened, when Yarov`am the son of Nevat heard of it, (for he was in Mitzrayim, where he had fled from the presence of king Shlomo,) that Yarov`am returned out of Mitzrayim.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 6:11 - I said, Should such a man as I flee? and who is there that, being such as I, would go into the temple to save his life? I will not go in.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 13:10 - I perceived that the portions of the Levites had not been given them; so that the Levites and the singers, who did the work, were fled everyone to his field.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 13:28 - One of the sons of Yoiada, the son of Elyashiv the Kohen Gadol, was son-in-law to Sanvallat the Horonite: therefore I chased him from me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 9:25 - "Now my days are swifter than a runner. They flee away, they see no good,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:2 - He comes forth like a flower, and is cut down. He also flees like a shadow, and doesn't continue.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:24 - He shall flee from the iron weapon. The bronze arrow shall strike him through.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:22 - For it hurls at him, and does not spare, As he flees away from his hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:28 - The arrow can't make him flee. Sling stones are like chaff to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 3:1 - A Psalm by David, when he fled from Avshalom his son. LORD, how my adversaries have increased! Many are those who rise up against me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 57:1 - For the Chief Musician. To the tune "Do Not Destroy." A miktam by David, when he fled from Sha'ul, in the cave. Be merciful to me, God, be merciful to me, For my soul takes refuge in you. Yes, in the shadow of your wings, I will take refuge, Until disaster has passed.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:7 - Where could I go from your Spirit? Or where could I flee from your presence?

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