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Lexicon :: Strong's H1288 - bāraḵ

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בָּרַךְ
Transliteration
bāraḵ
Pronunciation
baw-rak'
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Part of Speech
verb
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 285

Strong’s Definitions

בָּרַךְ bârak, baw-rak'; a primitive root; to kneel; by implication to bless God (as an act of adoration), and (vice-versa) man (as a benefit); also (by euphemism) to curse (God or the king, as treason):—× abundantly, × altogether, × at all, blaspheme, bless, congratulate, curse, × greatly, × indeed, kneel (down), praise, salute, × still, thank.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 330x

The KJV translates Strong's H1288 in the following manner: bless (302x), salute (5x), curse (4x), blaspheme (2x), blessing (2x), praised (2x), kneel down (2x), congratulate (1x), kneel (1x), make to kneel (1x), miscellaneous (8x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 330x
The KJV translates Strong's H1288 in the following manner: bless (302x), salute (5x), curse (4x), blaspheme (2x), blessing (2x), praised (2x), kneel down (2x), congratulate (1x), kneel (1x), make to kneel (1x), miscellaneous (8x).
  1. to bless, kneel

    1. (Qal)

      1. to kneel

      2. to bless

    2. (Niphal) to be blessed, bless oneself

    3. (Piel) to bless

    4. (Pual) to be blessed, be adored

    5. (Hiphil) to cause to kneel

    6. (Hithpael) to bless oneself

  2. (TWOT) to praise, salute, curse

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
בָּרַךְ bârak, baw-rak'; a primitive root; to kneel; by implication to bless God (as an act of adoration), and (vice-versa) man (as a benefit); also (by euphemism) to curse (God or the king, as treason):—× abundantly, × altogether, × at all, blaspheme, bless, congratulate, curse, × greatly, × indeed, kneel (down), praise, salute, × still, thank.
STRONGS H1288: Abbreviations
† [בָּרַךְ] 329 verb kneel, bless (Late Hebrew id.; Arabic بَركَ; Ethiopic በረከ፡ Aramaic H1289 בְּרֵךְ Kerb (praise), Palmyrene especially in בריך שמו לעלמא VogPalm. 74 ff. compare 94, 144) —
Qal Imperfect יִבְּרַךְ 2 Chronicles 6:13; נִבְרְכָה Psalm 95:6; בָּרוֺךְ (see Pi.); Passive participle בָּרוּךְ Genesis 9:26 + 70 times; —
1. kneel down (so Arabic, Syriac, Ethiopic): וַיִּבְרַךְ עַל־בִּרְכָּיו and he kneeled upon his knees 2 Chronicles 6:13; נִבְרְכָה לפני י׳ let us kneel before Yahweh Psalm 95:6.
2. bless (only passive participle).
a. of God: בָּרוּךְ י׳ blessed be (or is) י׳ Exodus 18:10 (E) Genesis 9:26; Genesis 24:27 (J) Ruth 4:14; 1 Samuel 25:32: 1 Samuel 25:39; 2 Samuel 18:28; 1 Kings 1:48; 1 Kings 5:21; 1 Kings 8:51, 56; 1 Kings 10:9; 1 Chronicles 16:36; 1 Chronicles 29:10; 2 Chronicles 2:11; 2 Chronicles 6:4; 9:8; Ezra 7:27; Psalm 28:6; Psalm 31:22; Psalm 41:14; Psalm 72:18; Psalm 89:53; Psalm 106:48; Psalm 119:12; Psalm 124:6; Psalm 135:21; Psalm 144:1; Zechariah 11:5; אלהים ב׳ Psalm 66:20; Psalm 68:36; אדני ב׳ Psalm 68:20 (probably for an original יהוה); אל עליון ב׳ Genesis 14:20 (E); צוּרִי ב׳ 2 Samuel 22:47 (= Psalm 18:47); כבוד י׳ ב׳ Ezekiel 3:12; שׁם ב׳ כבודו Psalm 72:19.
b. of men: Genesis 27:33 (J) Numbers 22:12 (E) Deuteronomy 7:14; Deuteronomy 28:3, 6; Deuteronomy 33:20, 24; 1 Samuel 25:33; 1 Samuel 26:25; Judges 17:2; 1 Kings 2:45; Psalm 118:26; Isaiah 19:25; Jeremiah 17:7; Jeremiah 20:14; מברכך ברוך blessed be the one blessing thee Genesis 27:29; Numbers 24:9 (E); ליהוה ב׳ Ruth 2:19, 20; Ruth 3:10; 1 Samuel 15:13; 1 Samuel 23:21; 2 Samuel 2:5; Psalm 115:15; לאל עליון ב׳ Genesis 14:19; בְּרוּךְ י׳ Genesis 24:31; Genesis 26:29 (J); בְּרוּכֵי י׳ Isaiah 65:23.
c. things: בָּרוּךְ פרי בטנך blessed be the fruit of thy womb Deuteronomy 28:4 compare Deuteronomy 28:5; 1 Samuel 25:33; Proverbs 5:18.
Niph. Perfect נִבְרְכוּ Genesis 12:3; Genesis 18:18; Genesis 28:14 (J) bless oneself (compare Hithp.).
Pi. 233 Perfect בֵּרַךְ Genesis 24:1 + 29 times; בֵּרֵךְ Psalm 10:3; Numbers 23:20; בֵּרְכוּ 2 Chronicles 20:26; וּבֵרֲכוּ Job 1:5; suffix בֵּרֲכוֺ, בֵּרֲכַּנִי, etc., Genesis 27:27 + 5 times; בֵּרַכְךָ Deuteronomy 2:7 + 9 times; Imperfect יְבָרֵךְ, וַיְּבֶ֫רֶךְ etc., Genesis 28:3 + 52 times; אֲבָֽרֲכָה Genesis 12:3 + 2 times; plural יְבָֽרֲכוּ Genesis 24:60 + 11 times; suffix יְבָרֶכְךָ Genesis 27:10 + 21 times; יְבָֽרֲכֶךָּ Genesis 49:25 + 2 times; יְבָֽרֲכֵהוּ Genesis 14:19 + 16 times; יְבָֽרֲכֵם Genesis 48:20 + 6 times; אֲבָרֶכְכָה Genesis 27:7; תְּבָֽרֲכַּ נִּי Genesis 27:19, 31; יְבָֽרֲכֶנְהוּ Psalm 72:15; יְבָֽרֲכוּכָה Psalm 145:10; Imperative בָּרֵךְ Deuteronomy 33:11 + 29 times; Infinitive construct בָּרֵךְ Genesis 22:17 + 24 times; Infinitive absolute בָּרוֺךְ Joshua 24:10 (Ki, compare Köi. 191, Ew§ 240 b, 2 Ol Sta); Participle מְבָרֵךְ Proverbs 27:14 + 4 times; —
1. bless God, adore with bended knees: accusative ברך י׳ Genesis 24:48 (J) Deuteronomy 8:10; Judges 5:2, 9; 1 Chronicles 29:10, 20; 2 Chronicles 20:26; 31:8; Nehemiah 9:5; Psalm 16:7; Psalm 26:12; Psalm 34:2; Psalm 63:5; Psalm 103:20; Psalm 103:21; Psalm 103:22; Psalm 115:18; Psalm 134:1; Psalm 134:2; Psalm 135:19; Psalm 135:20; Psalm 145:2; Psalm 145:10; ברכי נפשׁי את י׳ Psalm 103:1; Psalm 103:2; Psalm 103:22; Psalm 104:1; Psalm 104:35; ברך שׁם bless the name of Yahweh Nehemiah 9:5; Psalm 96:2; Psalm 100:4; Psalm 145:1, 21; ברך אלהים Joshua 22:33; Psalm 66:8; Psalm 68:27 (doubtless for an original יהוה), with לְ 1 Chronicles 29:20; מְבָרֵךְ אָוָן Isaiah 66:3 (of idolatrous worship).
2. God blesses
4. salute, greet, with an invocation of blessing (stronger than שׁלום):בך יברך ישׂראל with thee will Israel bless Genesis 48:20 (E).
b. in departing Genesis 24:60 (J) Genesis 47:10 (P) 1 Kings 8:66.
e. morning salutation Proverbs 27:14.
f. congratulations for prosperity Genesis 12:3 (J) Genesis 27:29; Numbers 24:9 (E) 1 Kings 1:47; Psalm 49:19; Psalm 62:5.
g. in homage 2 Samuel 14:22; Psalm 72:15.
h. in friendliness 2 Samuel 21:3.
5. bless, with the antithetical meaning curse (Thes) from the greeting in departing, saying adieu to, taking leave of; but rather a blessing overdone and so really a curse as in vulgar English as well as in the Shemitic cognates: 1 Kings 21:10, 13; Job 1:5, 11; Job 2:5, 9; Psalm 10:3.
Pu. Imperfect יְבֹרַךְ 2 Samuel 7:29 + 3 times; תְּבֹרַךְ Judges 5:24; Proverbs 20:21; Participle מְבֹרָךְ Numbers 22:6 + 3 times; feminine מְבֹרֶכֶת Deuteronomy 33:13; מְבֹרָכָיו Psalm 37:22; —
1. passive to be blessed, adored: שׁם י׳ Job 1:21; Psalm 113:2
2. prospered by God:
b. things Deuteronomy 33:13.
3. have prosperity invoked, by Balaam Numbers 22:6.
4. in gratitude Proverbs 22:9; Judges 5:24.
Hiph. וַיַּבְרֵךְ חַגְּמַלִּים and he made his camels kneel Genesis 24:11 (J).
Hithp. הִתְבָּרֵךְ Deuteronomy 29:18 + 3 times; Imperfect יִתְבָּרֵךְ Isaiah 65:16; Psalm 72:17; Participle מִתְבָּרֵךְ Isaiah 65:16; — bless oneself, congratulate onself בלבבו in his heart Deuteronomy 29:18; בזרעך with or by (compare בְּ III. 2. d) thy seed (invoke for oneself the blessing of the see of Abraham) Genesis 22:18; Genesis 26:4 (J); by the Messianic king Psalm 72:17; באלהי אמן Isaiah 65:16; by י׳ Jeremiah 4:2.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

Genesis

1:22; 1:28; 2:3; 5:2; 9:1; 9:26; 9:26; 12:2; 12:3; 12:3; 12:3; 12:3; 14:19; 14:19; 14:19; 14:20; 17:16; 17:20; 18:18; 22:17; 22:17; 22:18; 24:1; 24:1; 24:11; 24:27; 24:31; 24:35; 24:48; 24:60; 24:60; 25:11; 26:3; 26:4; 26:12; 26:24; 26:29; 27; 27:4; 27:7; 27:10; 27:19; 27:27; 27:27; 27:29; 27:29; 27:31; 27:33; 28:1; 28:3; 28:3; 28:6; 28:14; 30:27; 30:30; 31:55; 32:26; 32:29; 35:9; 39:5; 47:7; 47:10; 48:3; 48:9; 48:15; 48:16; 48:20; 48:20; 48:20; 49:25; 49:25; 49:28

Exodus

12:32; 18:10; 20:11; 20:24; 23:25; 39:43

Leviticus

9:22; 9:23

Numbers

6:23; 6:24; 6:27; 22:6; 22:6; 22:6; 22:12; 23:11; 23:20; 23:20; 23:20; 23:25; 24:1; 24:9; 24:9; 24:10

Deuteronomy

1:11; 2:7; 2:7; 7:13; 7:14; 8:10; 10:8; 12:7; 14:24; 14:29; 15:4; 15:6; 15:10; 15:14; 15:18; 16:10; 16:15; 21:5; 23:21; 24:13; 24:19; 26:15; 27:12; 28:3; 28:4; 28:5; 28:6; 28:8; 28:12; 29:18; 29:18; 30:16; 33:1; 33:11; 33:11; 33:13; 33:13; 33:20; 33:24

Joshua

8:33; 14:13; 17:14; 22:6; 22:7; 22:33; 24:10; 24:10

Judges

5:2; 5:9; 5:24; 5:24; 13:24; 17:2

Ruth

2:4; 2:19; 2:20; 3:10; 4:14

1 Samuel

2:20; 9:13; 13:10; 15:13; 23:21; 25:14; 25:32; 25:33; 25:33; 25:39; 26:25

2 Samuel

2:5; 6:11; 6:12; 6:18; 6:20; 7:29; 7:29; 7:29; 8:10; 13:25; 14:22; 18:28; 19:40; 21:3; 22:47

1 Kings

1:47; 1:48; 2:45; 8:14; 8:51; 8:55; 8:56; 8:66; 10:9; 21:10; 21:13

2 Kings

4:29; 10:15

1 Chronicles

4:10; 13:14; 16:2; 16:36; 16:43; 17:27; 17:27; 18:10; 23:13; 26:5; 29:10; 29:10; 29:20; 29:20

2 Chronicles

2:11; 6:3; 6:4; 6:13; 6:13; 9:8; 20:26; 20:26; 30:27; 31:8; 31:10

Ezra

7:27

Nehemiah

8:6; 9:5; 9:5; 11:2

Job

1:5; 1:5; 1:10; 1:11; 1:21; 2:5; 2:9; 31:20; 42:12

Psalms

10:3; 10:3; 16:7; 18:47; 26:12; 28:6; 28:9; 29:11; 31:22; 34:2; 37:22; 37:22; 45:3; 49:19; 62:5; 63:5; 65:11; 66:8; 66:20; 67:2; 67:7; 68:20; 68:27; 72:15; 72:15; 72:17; 72:17; 72:18; 72:19; 95:6; 95:6; 96:2; 100:4; 103:1; 103:2; 103:20; 103:21; 103:22; 103:22; 104:1; 104:35; 106:48; 107:38; 109:28; 112:2; 113:2; 115:12; 115:13; 115:15; 115:18; 118:26; 118:26; 119:12; 124:6; 128:4; 128:5; 129:8; 132:15; 134:1; 134:2; 134:3; 135:19; 135:20; 135:21; 144:1; 145:1; 145:2; 145:10; 145:10; 145:21; 147:13

Proverbs

3:33; 5:18; 20:21; 20:21; 22:9; 27:14; 27:14; 30:11

Isaiah

19:25; 19:25; 51:2; 61:9; 65:16; 65:16; 65:16; 65:23; 66:3

Jeremiah

4:2; 17:7; 20:14; 31:23

Ezekiel

3:12

Haggai

2:19

Zechariah

11:5

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H1288 matches the Hebrew בָּרַךְ (bāraḵ),
which occurs 330 times in 289 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 6 (Gen 1:22–Gen 32:26)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:22 - And God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:28 - And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:3 - So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all his work that he had done in creation.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 5:2 - Male and female he created them, and he blessed them and named them Man[fn] when they were created.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:1 - And God blessed Noah and his sons and said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:26 - He also said,
“Blessed be the LORD, the God of Shem;
and let Canaan be his servant.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:2 - And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:3 - I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 14:19 - And he blessed him and said,
“Blessed be Abram by God Most High,
Possessor[fn] of heaven and earth;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 14:20 - and blessed be God Most High,
who has delivered your enemies into your hand!” And Abram gave him a tenth of everything.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:16 - I will bless her, and moreover, I will give[fn] you a son by her. I will bless her, and she shall become nations; kings of peoples shall come from her.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:20 - As for Ishmael, I have heard you; behold, I have blessed him and will make him fruitful and multiply him greatly. He shall father twelve princes, and I will make him into a great nation.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:18 - seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:17 - I will surely bless you, and I will surely multiply your offspring as the stars of heaven and as the sand that is on the seashore. And your offspring shall possess the gate of his[fn] enemies,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:18 - and in your offspring shall all the nations of the earth be blessed, because you have obeyed my voice.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:1 - Now Abraham was old, well advanced in years. And the LORD had blessed Abraham in all things.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:11 - And he made the camels kneel down outside the city by the well of water at the time of evening, the time when women go out to draw water.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:27 - and said, “Blessed be the LORD, the God of my master Abraham, who has not forsaken his steadfast love and his faithfulness toward my master. As for me, the LORD has led me in the way to the house of my master’s kinsmen.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:31 - He said, “Come in, O blessed of the LORD. Why do you stand outside? For I have prepared the house and a place for the camels.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:35 - The LORD has greatly blessed my master, and he has become great. He has given him flocks and herds, silver and gold, male servants and female servants, camels and donkeys.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:48 - Then I bowed my head and worshiped the LORD and blessed the LORD, the God of my master Abraham, who had led me by the right way[fn] to take the daughter of my master’s kinsman for his son.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:60 - And they blessed Rebekah and said to her,
“Our sister, may you become
thousands of ten thousands,
and may your offspring possess
the gate of those who hate him!”[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:11 - After the death of Abraham, God blessed Isaac his son. And Isaac settled at Beer-lahai-roi.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:3 - Sojourn in this land, and I will be with you and will bless you, for to you and to your offspring I will give all these lands, and I will establish the oath that I swore to Abraham your father.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:4 - I will multiply your offspring as the stars of heaven and will give to your offspring all these lands. And in your offspring all the nations of the earth shall be blessed,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:12 - And Isaac sowed in that land and reaped in the same year a hundredfold. The LORD blessed him,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:24 - And the LORD appeared to him the same night and said, “I am the God of Abraham your father. Fear not, for I am with you and will bless you and multiply your offspring for my servant Abraham’s sake.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:29 - that you will do us no harm, just as we have not touched you and have done to you nothing but good and have sent you away in peace. You are now the blessed of the LORD.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:4 - and prepare for me delicious food, such as I love, and bring it to me so that I may eat, that my soul may bless you before I die.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:7 - ‘Bring me game and prepare for me delicious food, that I may eat it and bless you before the LORD before I die.’
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:10 - And you shall bring it to your father to eat, so that he may bless you before he dies.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:19 - Jacob said to his father, “I am Esau your firstborn. I have done as you told me; now sit up and eat of my game, that your soul may bless me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:23 - And he did not recognize him, because his hands were hairy like his brother Esau’s hands. So he blessed him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:25 - Then he said, “Bring it near to me, that I may eat of my son’s game and bless you.” So he brought it near to him, and he ate; and he brought him wine, and he drank.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:27 - So he came near and kissed him. And Isaac smelled the smell of his garments and blessed him and said,
“See, the smell of my son
is as the smell of a field that the LORD has blessed!
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:29 - Let peoples serve you,
and nations bow down to you.
Be lord over your brothers,
and may your mother’s sons bow down to you.
Cursed be everyone who curses you,
and blessed be everyone who blesses you!”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:30 - As soon as Isaac had finished blessing Jacob, when Jacob had scarcely gone out from the presence of Isaac his father, Esau his brother came in from his hunting.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:31 - He also prepared delicious food and brought it to his father. And he said to his father, “Let my father arise and eat of his son’s game, that you may bless me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:33 - Then Isaac trembled very violently and said, “Who was it then that hunted game and brought it to me, and I ate it all before you came, and I have blessed him? Yes, and he shall be blessed.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:34 - As soon as Esau heard the words of his father, he cried out with an exceedingly great and bitter cry and said to his father, “Bless me, even me also, O my father!”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:38 - Esau said to his father, “Have you but one blessing, my father? Bless me, even me also, O my father.” And Esau lifted up his voice and wept.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:41 - Now Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing with which his father had blessed him, and Esau said to himself, “The days of mourning for my father are approaching; then I will kill my brother Jacob.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 28:1 - Then Isaac called Jacob and blessed him and directed him, “You must not take a wife from the Canaanite women.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 28:3 - God Almighty[fn] bless you and make you fruitful and multiply you, that you may become a company of peoples.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 28:6 - Now Esau saw that Isaac had blessed Jacob and sent him away to Paddan-aram to take a wife from there, and that as he blessed him he directed him, “You must not take a wife from the Canaanite women,”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 28:14 - Your offspring shall be like the dust of the earth, and you shall spread abroad to the west and to the east and to the north and to the south, and in you and your offspring shall all the families of the earth be blessed.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:27 - But Laban said to him, “If I have found favor in your sight, I have learned by divination that[fn] the LORD has blessed me because of you.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:30 - For you had little before I came, and it has increased abundantly, and the LORD has blessed you wherever I turned. But now when shall I provide for my own household also?”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:55 - [fn] Early in the morning Laban arose and kissed his grandchildren and his daughters and blessed them. Then Laban departed and returned home.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:26 - Then he said, “Let me go, for the day has broken.” But Jacob said, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.”

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