Click to Change

Return to Top

Return to Top

Printer Icon


Copy Options
Red Letter
The Blue Letter Bible

Lexicon :: Strong's H1272 - bāraḥ

Choose a new font size and typeface
Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 284

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).
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
Copyright © 2002, 2003, 2006 by Biblesoft, Inc.
All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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 Abram said to Sarai, “Look, your slave woman is in your [fn]power; do to her what is good in your [fn]sight.” So Sarai treated her harshly, and she fled H1272 from her presence.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 16:8 - He said, “Hagar, Sarai’s slave woman, from where have you come, and where are you going?” And she said, “I am fleeing H1272 from the presence of my mistress Sarai.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:43 - “Now then, my son, obey my voice, and arise, [fn]flee H1272 to Haran, to my brother Laban!
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:20 - And Jacob [fn]deceived Laban the Aramean by not telling him that he was fleeing H1272.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:21 - So he fled H1272 with all that he had; and he got up and crossed the Euphrates River, and set [fn]out for the hill country of Gilead.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:22 - When Laban was informed on the third day that Jacob had fled H1272,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:27 - “Why did you flee H1272 secretly and [fn]deceive me, and did not tell me, so that I might have sent you away with joy and with songs, with tambourine and with lyre;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:1 - Then God said to Jacob, “Arise, go up to Bethel and live there, and make an altar there to God, who appeared to you when you fled H1272 [fn]from your brother Esau.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:7 - Then he built an altar there, and called the place [fn]El-bethel, because there God had revealed Himself to him when he fled H1272 [fn]from his brother.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:15 - When Pharaoh heard about this matter, he tried to kill Moses. But Moses fled H1272 from the presence of Pharaoh and [fn]settled in the land of Midian, and he sat down by a well.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 14:5 - When the king of Egypt was told that the people had fled H1272, [fn]Pharaoh and his servants had a change of heart toward the people, and they said, “What is this that we have done, that we have let Israel go from serving us?”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:28 - “The middle bar in the [fn]center of the boards shall pass H1272 through H1272 from end to end.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:33 - And he made the middle bar to pass H1272 through H1272 in the [fn]center of the boards from end to end.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 24:11 - “So [fn]flee H1272 to your place now. I said I would honor you greatly, but behold, the LORD has held you back from honor.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:21 - Then Jotham escaped and fled H1272, and went to Beer; and he stayed there because of his brother Abimelech.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 11:3 - So Jephthah fled H1272 from his brothers and lived in the land of Tob; and worthless men gathered [fn]around Jephthah, and they went [fn]wherever he did.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 19:12 - So Michal let David down through a window, and he went and fled H1272, and escaped.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 19:18 - So David fled H1272 and escaped, and came to Samuel at Ramah; and he informed him of everything that Saul had done to him. And he and Samuel went and stayed in Naioth.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 20:1 - Then David fled H1272 from Naioth in Ramah, and he came and said [fn]to Jonathan, “What have I done? What is my guilt? And what is my sin before your father, that he is seeking my life?”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 21:10 - Then David set out and fled H1272 that day from Saul, and went to Achish king of Gath.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 22:17 - And the king said to the [fn]guards who were attending him, “Turn around and put the priests of the LORD to death, because their hand also is with David and because they knew that he was fleeing H1272 and did not [fn]inform me.” But the servants of the king were unwilling to reach out with their hands to [fn]attack the priests of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 22:20 - But one son of Ahimelech the son of Ahitub, named Abiathar, escaped and fled H1272 [fn]to David.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 23:6 - Now it came about, when Abiathar the son of Ahimelech fled H1272 to David at Keilah, that he came down with an ephod in his hand.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 27:4 - Now it was reported to Saul that David had fled H1272 to Gath, so he no longer searched for him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 4:3 - and the Beerothites fled H1272 to Gittaim and have lived there as strangers until this day).
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 13:34 - Now Absalom had fled H1272. And the young man who was the watchman raised his eyes and looked, and behold, many people were coming from the road behind him by the side of the mountain.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 13:37 - Now Absalom had fled H1272 and gone to Talmai the son of Ammihud, the king of Geshur. And David mourned for his son every day.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 13:38 - So Absalom had fled H1272 and gone to Geshur, and was there for three years.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 15:14 - So David said to all his servants who were with him in Jerusalem, “Arise and let’s flee H1272, for otherwise none of us will escape from Absalom. Go quickly, or he will hurry and overtake us, and bring disaster on us and strike the city with the edge of the sword.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 19:9 - And all the people were quarreling throughout the tribes of Israel, saying, “The king rescued us from the [fn]hands of our enemies and saved us from the [fn]hands of the Philistines, but now he has fled H1272 out of the land from Absalom.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 2:7 - “However, show kindness to the sons of Barzillai the Gileadite, and let them be among those who eat at your table; for [fn]they assisted me when I fled H1272 from Absalom your brother.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 2:39 - But it came about at the end of three years, that two of Shimei’s servants ran H1272 away H1272 to Achish son of Maacah, king of Gath. And others told Shimei, saying, “Behold, your servants are in Gath.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 11:17 - that Hadad fled H1272 [fn]to Egypt, he and certain Edomites of his father’s servants with him, while Hadad was a young boy.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 11:23 - God also raised up another adversary against him, Rezon the son of Eliada, who had fled H1272 from his master Hadadezer, king of Zobah.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 11:40 - Solomon sought therefore to put Jeroboam to death; but Jeroboam set out and fled H1272 to Egypt to Shishak king of Egypt, and he was in Egypt until the death of Solomon.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 12:2 - Now when Jeroboam the son of Nebat heard about this, [fn]he was living in Egypt (for he was still in Egypt, where he had fled H1272 from the presence of King Solomon).
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 8:13 - and Beriah and Shema, who were heads of fathers’ households of the inhabitants of Aijalon, who put H1272 the inhabitants of Gath to H1272 flight H1272;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:15 - These are the ones who crossed the Jordan in the first month, when it was overflowing all its banks, and they put H1272 to H1272 flight H1272 all those in the valleys, to the east and to the west.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 10:2 - When Jeroboam the son of Nebat heard about it (he was in Egypt where he had fled H1272 from the presence of King Solomon), Jeroboam returned from Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 6:11 - But I said, “Should a man like me flee H1272? And who is there like me who would go into the temple [fn]to save his own life? I will not go in.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 13:10 - I also [fn]discovered that the portions of the Levites had not been given to them, so the Levites and the singers who performed the service had [fn]gone H1272 away H1272, each to his own field.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 13:28 - Even one of the sons of Joiada, the son of Eliashib the high priest, became a son-in-law of Sanballat the Horonite, so I chased H1272 him away H1272 from me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 9:25 - “Now my days are swifter than a runner;
They flee H1272 away H1272, they see no good.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:2 - “Like a flower he comes out and withers.
He also flees H1272 like a shadow and does not remain.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:24 - “He may flee H1272 from the iron weapon,
But the bronze bow will pierce him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:22 - “For it will hurl at him without mercy;
He will certainly H1272 try to flee H1272 from its [fn]power.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:28 - “The [fn]arrow cannot make him flee H1272;
Slingstones are turned into stubble for him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 3:1 - A Psalm of David, when [fn]he fled from his son Absalom.
LORD, how my enemies have increased!
Many are rising up against me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 57:1 - For the music director; set to [fn]Al-tashheth. A [fn]Mikhtam of David, [fn]when he fled from Saul in the cave.
Be gracious to me, God, be gracious to me,
For my soul takes refuge in You;
And in the shadow of Your wings I will take refuge
Until destruction passes by.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:7 - Where can I go from Your Spirit?
Or where can I flee H1272 from Your presence?

Search Results Continued...

1. Currently on page 1/2 (Gen 16:6–Psa 139:7) Gen 16:6–Psa 139:7

BLB Searches
Search the Bible

Advanced Options

Other Searches

Multi-Verse Retrieval

Let's Connect
Daily Devotionals

Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness.

Daily Bible Reading Plans

Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year.

One-Year Plans

Two-Year Plan