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Lexicon :: Strong's H1290 - bereḵ

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Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 285a

Strong’s Definitions

בֶּרֶךְ berek, beh'-rek; from H1288; a knee:—knee.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 25x

The KJV translates Strong's H1290 in the following manner: knee (25x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 25x
The KJV translates Strong's H1290 in the following manner: knee (25x).
  1. knee

  2. weak from fear (fig.)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
בֶּרֶךְ berek, beh'-rek; from H1288; a knee:—knee.
STRONGS H1290: Abbreviations
בֶּ֫רֶךְ noun feminineIsaiah 45:23 knee (Assyrian birku COTGloss; Ethiopic bdb013901 Aramaic בֶּרֶךְ bdb013902) Isaiah 45:23; dual בִּרְכַּיִם Job 3:12 + 10 times; suffix בִּרְכַּי etc. Genesis 30:3 + 11 times; — knee, knees: מים ברכים water reaching to the knees Ezekiel 47:4; וַתְּנִיעֵנִי על ברכי Daniel 10:10; יַכְּכָה בשׁחין רע על הברכים Deuteronomy 28:35; כרע על ברכים kneel on knees in worship 1 Kings 8:54; Ezra 9:5 compare Isaiah 45:23; 1 Kings 19:18; 2 Chronicles 6:13, in entreaty 2 Kings 1:13, to drink of a fountain Judges 7:5, 6; שׂם פניו בין ברכיו put his face between his knees in prayer 1 Kings 18:42; על ברכים upon the knees, Genesis 30:3 (E; on תֵּלֵד עַל ב׳ see PlossDas Weib Aufi. 2. ii. 180 ff. StaZAW 1886, 143 ff.) Genesis 50:23 (E) Job 3:12; Judges 16:10; 2 Kings 4:20; Isaiah 66:12; הוציא מעם ברכים Genesis 48:12 (E); knees as seat of strength, weak from terror Job 4:4; Isaiah 35:3; Ezekiel 7:17; Ezekiel 21:12; Nahum 2:11; or fasting Psalm 109:24.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


30:3; 30:3; 48:12; 50:23




7:5; 7:6; 16:10

1 Kings

8:54; 18:42; 19:18

2 Kings

1:13; 4:20

2 Chronicles





3:12; 3:12; 4:4




35:3; 45:23; 45:23; 45:23; 66:12


7:17; 21:12; 47:4






Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H1290 matches the Hebrew בֶּרֶךְ (bereḵ),
which occurs 26 times in 25 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:3 - Then she said, “Here is my female slave Bilhah: have relations with her that she may give birth [fn]on my knees H1290, so that [fn]by her I too may obtain a child.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 48:12 - Then Joseph [fn]took them from his knees H1290, and bowed with his face to the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 50:23 - Joseph saw the third generation of Ephraim’s sons; also the sons of Machir, the son of Manasseh, were born on Joseph’s knees H1290.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:35 - “The LORD will strike you on the knees H1290 and thighs with severe boils from which you cannot be healed, and strike you from the sole of your foot to the top of your head.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 7:5 - So he brought the people down to the water. Then the LORD said to Gideon, “You shall put everyone who laps the water with his tongue as a dog laps [fn]in one group, and everyone who kneels H1290 down to drink in another.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 7:6 - Now the number of those who lapped, [fn]putting their hand to their mouth, was three hundred men; but all the rest of the people kneeled H1290 down to drink water.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:19 - And she made him sleep on her knees H1290, and called for a man and had him shave off the seven locks of his head. Then she began to humble him, and his strength left him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:54 -

When Solomon had finished praying this entire prayer and plea to the LORD, he stood up from the altar of the LORD, from kneeling on his knees H1290 with his [fn]hands spread toward heaven.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:42 - So Ahab went up to eat and drink. But Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; and he bent down to the earth and put his face between his knees H1290.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 19:18 - “Yet I will leave seven thousand in Israel, all the knees H1290 that have not bowed to Baal and every mouth that has not kissed him.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 1:13 -

So the king again sent the captain of a third fifty with his fifty men. When the third captain of fifty went up, he came and bowed down on his knees H1290 before Elijah, and begged him and said to him, “You man of God, please let my life and the lives of these fifty servants of yours be precious in your sight.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 4:20 - When he had carried him and brought him to his mother, he sat on her [fn]lap H1290 until noon, and then he died.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 6:13 - For Solomon had made a bronze platform, [fn]five cubits long, five cubits wide, and three cubits high, and had set it in the midst of the courtyard; and he stood on it, knelt on his knees H1290 in the presence of all the assembly of Israel and spread out his hands toward heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 9:5 -

But at the evening offering I stood up from my [fn]humiliation, even with my garment and my robe torn, and I bowed down on my knees H1290 and spread out my [fn]hands to the LORD my God;

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:12 -

“Why were the knees H1290 there in front of me,

And why the breasts, that I would nurse?

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:4 -

“Your words have helped the stumbling to stand,

And you have strengthened [fn]feeble knees H1290.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:24 -

My knees H1290 [fn]are weak from fasting,

And my flesh has grown lean, without fatness.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 35:3 -

Strengthen the [fn]exhausted, and make the [fn]feeble H1290 strong.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 45:23 -

“I have sworn by Myself;

The word has gone out from My mouth in righteousness

And will not turn back,

That to Me every knee H1290 will bow, every tongue will swear allegiance.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 66:12 -

For this is what the LORD says: “Behold, I extend peace to her like a river,

And the glory of the nations like an overflowing stream;

And you will [fn]be nursed, you will be carried on the [fn]hip and rocked back and forth on the knees H1290.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 7:17 - ‘All hands will hang limp, and all [fn]knees H1290 will drip with water.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 21:7 - “And when they say to you, ‘Why are you groaning?’ you shall say, ‘Because of the news, for it is coming; and every heart will melt, all hands will go limp, every spirit will be disheartened, and all [fn]knees H1290 will drip with water. Behold, it is coming and it will happen,’ declares the Lord [fn]GOD.”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 47:4 - Again he measured a thousand and led me through the water, water reaching the knees H1290. Again he measured a thousand and led me through the water, water reaching the [fn]hips.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 10:10 -

Then behold, a hand touched me and shook me on my [fn]hands and knees H1290.

Unchecked Copy BoxNah 2:10 -

She is emptied! Yes, she is desolate and waste!

Hearts are melting and knees H1290 wobbling!

Also trembling is in [fn]the entire body,

And all their faces have become pale!

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