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Lexicon :: Strong's H926 - bāhal

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Strong’s Definitions

בָּהַל bâhal, baw-hal'; a primitive root; to tremble inwardly (or palpitate), i.e. (figuratively) be (causative, make) (suddenly) alarmed or agitated; by implication to hasten anxiously:—be (make) affrighted (afraid, amazed, dismayed, rash), (be, get, make) haste(-n, -y, -ily), (give) speedy(-ily), thrust out, trouble, vex.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 39x

The KJV translates Strong's H926 in the following manner: trouble (17x), haste (4x), afraid (3x), vexed (3x), amazed (2x), hasty (2x), affrighted (1x), dismayed (1x), hastily (1x), thrust him out (1x), rash (1x), speedily (1x), speedy (1x), vex (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 39x
The KJV translates Strong's H926 in the following manner: trouble (17x), haste (4x), afraid (3x), vexed (3x), amazed (2x), hasty (2x), affrighted (1x), dismayed (1x), hastily (1x), thrust him out (1x), rash (1x), speedily (1x), speedy (1x), vex (1x).
  1. to disturb, alarm, terrify, hurry, be disturbed, be anxious, be afraid, be hurried, be nervous

    1. (Niphal)

      1. to be disturbed, dismayed, terrified, anxious

      2. to be in haste, be hasty

    2. (Piel)

      1. to make haste, act hastily, be hurried, be hastened

      2. to dismay, terrify

    3. (Pual)

      1. to hasten

      2. hastened, hastily gained (part.)

    4. (Hiphil)

      1. to hasten, hurry, make haste

      2. to dismay, terrify

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
בָּהַל bâhal, baw-hal'; a primitive root; to tremble inwardly (or palpitate), i.e. (figuratively) be (causative, make) (suddenly) alarmed or agitated; by implication to hasten anxiously:—be (make) affrighted (afraid, amazed, dismayed, rash), (be, get, make) haste(-n, -y, -ily), (give) speedy(-ily), thrust out, trouble, vex.
STRONGS H926: Abbreviations
† [בָּהַל] verb (Late Hebrew id. Passive participle בהול disquieted; Pi. disquiet; Targum Pa. בַּהֵיל hasten, be precipitate, also dismay: but bdb009604 is be quiet) —
Niph. Perfect נִבְהַל 1 Samuel 28:21; נִבְהֲלָה Psalm 6:4; נִבְהַלְתִּי Isaiah 21:3; וְנִבְהָ֑לְתִּי consecutive Job 21:6; נִבְהֲלוּ Genesis 45:3 +, etc.; Imperfect וַיִּבָּהֵל Judges 20:41; 2nd person masculine singular תִּבָּהֵל Ecclesiastes 8:3; יִבָּהֵלוּ֑ן Psalm 104:29, etc.; Participle נִבְהָל Psalm 30:8; נִָֽבֳהָל Proverbs 28:22; feminine נִבְהָלָה Zephaniah 1:18; —
1. be disturbed, dismayed, terrified, Genesis 45:3 (E) Judges 20:41; 1 Samuel 28:21; 2 Samuel 4:1 (|| וַיִּרְפּוּ יָדָיו, compare Ezekiel 7:27 above); of bones of sufferer Psalm 6:3 (|| compare below Psalm 6:4); of hands of dismayed people Ezekiel 7:27; especially at chastisements & judgments of י׳ Exodus 15:15 (song, in E) Psalm 6:4 (subject נֶפֶשׁ, || compare above Psalm 6:3) Psalm 6:11 (|| בושׁ) Psalm 30:8; compare Psalm 104:29; Psalm 83:18 (|| בושׁ) Psalm 90:7; Isaiah 13:8; Isaiah 21:3 (followed by מִן of occasion of fear) Job 23:15 (id.) Jeremiah 51:32; Ezekiel 26:18 (strike out Greek Version of the LXX Co); Job 4:5 (|| לאה), compare also Job 21:6 as adjective terrible Zephaniah 1:18 כָּלָה אַךְנִֿבְהָלָה.
2. be in haste, hasty (late, compare Aramaic above): Ecclesiastes 8:3 תֵּלֵךְ מִפָּנָיו אַל־תִּבּ׳ be not hasty (to) go from him; Proverbs 28:22 נִבֳהָל לַהוֺן hastening after riches.
Pi. Imperfect וַיְבַהֵל Esther 2:9; suffix יְבַהֲלֻהוּ Daniel 11:44; וִיבַהֶלְךָ Job 22:10; יְבַהֲלֵמוֺ Psalm 2:5; 2nd person masculine singular תְּבַהֲלֵם Psalm 83:16; אַלתְּֿבַהֵל Exodus 5:1; Exodus 7:9; Infinitive suffix לְבַהֲלֵנִי 2 Chronicles 35:21; םָ֯ 2 Chronicles 32:18; Particle מבלהים Kt, מְבַהֲלִים Qr Ezra 4:4 (BeRy prefix Kt, see בלהּ); —
1. dismay, terrify, followed by suffix 2 Chronicles 32:18 (|| ירא), Daniel 11:44; Job 22:10 (subject פַּחַר), Psalm 2:5 (subject י׳) Psalm 83:16 (|| רדף; subject י׳); compare also Ezra 4:4 (see below בלהּ).
2. hasten, make haste, act hastily (late), 2 Chronicles 35:21 וֵאלֹהִים אָמַר לְבַהֲלֵנִי God hath given command to speed me (RVm); followed by infinitive make haste Esther 2:9; of hasty speech Ecclesiastes 5:1 אַל־תְּב׳עַל־פִּיךָ (|| וְלִבְּךָ אַליְֿמַהֵר לְהוֺצִיא דָבָר); of anger Ecclesiastes 7:9 בְּרוּחֲךָ לִכְעוֺס אַלתְּֿב׳.
Pu. Participle plural מְבֹהָלִים Esther 8:14, compare מְבֹהֶלֶת Qr Proverbs 20:21 (so read with Vrss Now Str; AV RV); Kt מבחלת see בחל; — hastened Esther 8:14 of royal posts (|| דְּחוּפִים); hastily gained נַחֲלָה מְב׳ Proverbs 20:21.
Hiph. Perfect suffix הִבְהִילָ֑נִי Job 23:16; Imperfect suffix וַיַּבְהִלוּהוּ 2 Chronicles 26:20; 3rd person masculine plural וַיַּבְהִלוּ Esther 6:14; —
1. dismay, terrify, followed by suffix Job 23:16 (subject שַׁדַּי; || הֵרַךְ לִבִּי).
2. (late) hasten, hurry (transitive), 2 Chronicles 26:20 וַיַּבְהִלוּהוּ מִשָּׁם and they hurried him thence (|| נִדְחַף); make haste, followed by infinitive Esther 6:14 לְהָבִיא וַיַּב׳ and they make haste to bring Haman.

See related Aramaic BDB entry H927.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


45:3; 45:3


5:1; 7:9; 15:15


20:41; 20:41

1 Samuel

28:21; 28:21

2 Samuel


2 Chronicles

26:20; 26:20; 32:18; 32:18; 35:21; 35:21


4:4; 4:4


2:9; 2:9; 6:14; 6:14; 8:14; 8:14


4:5; 21:6; 21:6; 22:10; 22:10; 23:15; 23:16; 23:16


2:5; 2:5; 6:3; 6:3; 6:4; 6:4; 6:4; 30:8; 30:8; 83:16; 83:16; 83:18; 90:7; 104:29; 104:29


20:21; 20:21; 28:22; 28:22


5:1; 7:9; 8:3; 8:3


13:8; 21:3; 21:3




7:27; 7:27; 26:18


11:44; 11:44


1:18; 1:18

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H926 matches the Hebrew בָּהַל (bāhal),
which occurs 39 times in 39 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:3 - And Joseph said to his brothers, “I am Joseph! Is my father still alive?” But his brothers could not answer him, for they were dismayed at his presence.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:15 - Now are the chiefs of Edom dismayed;
trembling seizes the leaders of Moab;
all the inhabitants of Canaan have melted away.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 20:41 - Then the men of Israel turned, and the men of Benjamin were dismayed, for they saw that disaster was close upon them.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 28:21 - And the woman came to Saul, and when she saw that he was terrified, she said to him, “Behold, your servant has obeyed you. I have taken my life in my hand and have listened to what you have said to me.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 4:1 - When Ish-bosheth, Saul’s son, heard that Abner had died at Hebron, his courage failed, and all Israel was dismayed.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 26:20 - And Azariah the chief priest and all the priests looked at him, and behold, he was leprous in his forehead! And they rushed him out quickly, and he himself hurried to go out, because the LORD had struck him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 32:18 - And they shouted it with a loud voice in the language of Judah to the people of Jerusalem who were on the wall, to frighten and terrify them, in order that they might take the city.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 35:21 - But he sent envoys to him, saying, “What have we to do with each other, king of Judah? I am not coming against you this day, but against the house with which I am at war. And God has commanded me to hurry. Cease opposing God, who is with me, lest he destroy you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 4:4 - Then the people of the land discouraged the people of Judah and made them afraid to build
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 2:9 - And the young woman pleased him and won his favor. And he quickly provided her with her cosmetics and her portion of food, and with seven chosen young women from the king’s palace, and advanced her and her young women to the best place in the harem.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 6:14 - While they were yet talking with him, the king’s eunuchs arrived and hurried to bring Haman to the feast that Esther had prepared.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 8:14 - So the couriers, mounted on their swift horses that were used in the king’s service, rode out hurriedly, urged by the king’s command. And the decree was issued in Susa the citadel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:5 - But now it has come to you, and you are impatient;
it touches you, and you are dismayed.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 21:6 - When I remember, I am dismayed,
and shuddering seizes my flesh.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:10 - Therefore snares are all around you,
and sudden terror overwhelms you,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 23:15 - Therefore I am terrified at his presence;
when I consider, I am in dread of him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 23:16 - God has made my heart faint;
the Almighty has terrified me;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 2:5 - Then he will speak to them in his wrath,
and terrify them in his fury, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 6:2 - Be gracious to me, O LORD, for I am languishing;
heal me, O LORD, for my bones are troubled.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 6:3 - My soul also is greatly troubled.
But you, O LORD—how long?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 6:10 - All my enemies shall be ashamed and greatly troubled;
they shall turn back and be put to shame in a moment.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 30:7 - By your favor, O LORD,
you made my mountain stand strong;
you hid your face;
I was dismayed.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 48:5 - As soon as they saw it, they were astounded;
they were in panic; they took to flight.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 83:15 - so may you pursue them with your tempest
and terrify them with your hurricane!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 83:17 - Let them be put to shame and dismayed forever;
let them perish in disgrace,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 90:7 - For we are brought to an end by your anger;
by your wrath we are dismayed.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 104:29 - When you hide your face, they are dismayed;
when you take away their breath, they die
and return to their dust.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:21 - An inheritance gained hastily in the beginning
will not be blessed in the end.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:22 - A stingy man[fn] hastens after wealth
and does not know that poverty will come upon him.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 5:2 - [fn] Be not rash with your mouth, nor let your heart be hasty to utter a word before God, for God is in heaven and you are on earth. Therefore let your words be few.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 7:9 - Be not quick in your spirit to become angry,
for anger lodges in the heart[fn] of fools.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 8:3 - Be not hasty to go from his presence. Do not take your stand in an evil cause, for he does whatever he pleases.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 13:8 - They will be dismayed:
pangs and agony will seize them;
they will be in anguish like a woman in labor.
They will look aghast at one another;
their faces will be aflame.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 21:3 - Therefore my loins are filled with anguish;
pangs have seized me,
like the pangs of a woman in labor;
I am bowed down so that I cannot hear;
I am dismayed so that I cannot see.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:32 - the fords have been seized,
the marshes are burned with fire,
and the soldiers are in panic.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 7:27 - The king mourns, the prince is wrapped in despair, and the hands of the people of the land are paralyzed by terror. According to their way I will do to them, and according to their judgments I will judge them, and they shall know that I am the LORD.”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 26:18 - Now the coastlands tremble
on the day of your fall,
and the coastlands that are on the sea
are dismayed at your passing.’
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:44 - But news from the east and the north shall alarm him, and he shall go out with great fury to destroy and devote many to destruction.
Unchecked Copy BoxZep 1:18 - Neither their silver nor their gold
shall be able to deliver them
on the day of the wrath of the LORD.
In the fire of his jealousy,
all the earth shall be consumed;
for a full and sudden end
he will make of all the inhabitants of the earth.
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