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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 unto his brethren, I am Joseph; doth my father yet live? And his brethren could not answer him; for they were troubled H926 at his presence.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:15 - Then the dukes of Edom shall be amazed; H926 the mighty men of Moab, trembling shall take hold upon them; all the inhabitants of Canaan shall melt away.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 20:41 - And when the men of Israel turned again, the men of Benjamin were amazed: H926 for they saw that evil was come upon them.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 28:21 - And the woman came unto Saul, and saw that he was sore troubled, H926 and said unto him, Behold, thine handmaid hath obeyed thy voice, and I have put my life in my hand, and have hearkened unto thy words which thou spakest unto me.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 4:1 - And when Saul's son heard that Abner was dead in Hebron, his hands were feeble, and all the Israelites were troubled. H926
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 26:20 - And Azariah the chief priest, and all the priests, looked upon him, and, behold, he was leprous in his forehead, and they thrust him out H926 from thence; yea, himself hasted also to go out, because the LORD had smitten him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 32:18 - Then they cried with a loud voice in the Jews' speech unto the people of Jerusalem that were on the wall, to affright them, and to trouble H926 them; that they might take the city.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 35:21 - But he sent ambassadors to him, saying, What have I to do with thee, thou king of Judah? I come not against thee this day, but against the house wherewith I have war: for God commanded me to make haste: H926 forbear thee from meddling with God, who is with me, that he destroy thee not.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 4:4 - Then the people of the land weakened the hands of the people of Judah, and troubled H926 them in building,
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 2:9 - And the maiden pleased him, and she obtained kindness of him; and he speedily H926 gave her her things for purification, with such things as belonged to her, and seven maidens, which were meet to be given her, out of the king's house: and he preferred her and her maids unto the best place of the house of the women.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 6:14 - And while they were yet talking with him, came the king's chamberlains, and hasted H926 to bring Haman unto the banquet that Esther had prepared.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 8:14 - So the posts that rode upon mules and camels went out, being hastened H926 and pressed on by the king's commandment. And the decree was given at Shushan the palace.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:5 - But now it is come upon thee, and thou faintest; it toucheth thee, and thou art troubled. H926
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 21:6 - Even when I remember I am afraid, H926 and trembling taketh hold on my flesh.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:10 - Therefore snares are round about thee, and sudden fear troubleth H926 thee;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 23:15 - Therefore am I troubled H926 at his presence: when I consider, I am afraid of him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 23:16 - For God maketh my heart soft, and the Almighty troubleth H926 me:
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 2:5 - Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex H926 them in his sore displeasure.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 6:2 - Have mercy upon me, O LORD; for I am weak: O LORD, heal me; for my bones are vexed. H926
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 6:3 - My soul is also sore vexed: H926 but thou, O LORD, how long?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 6:10 - Let all mine enemies be ashamed and sore vexed: H926 let them return and be ashamed suddenly.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 30:7 - LORD, by thy favour thou hast made my mountain to stand strong: thou didst hide thy face, and I was troubled. H926
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 48:5 - They saw it, and so they marvelled; they were troubled, H926 and hasted away.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 83:15 - So persecute them with thy tempest, and make them afraid H926 with thy storm.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 83:17 - Let them be confounded and troubled H926 for ever; yea, let them be put to shame, and perish:
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 90:7 - For we are consumed by thine anger, and by thy wrath are we troubled. H926
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 104:29 - Thou hidest thy face, they are troubled: H926 thou takest away their breath, they die, and return to their dust.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:21 - An inheritance may be gotten hastily H926 at the beginning; but the end thereof shall not be blessed.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:22 - He that hasteth H926 to be rich hath an evil eye, and considereth not that poverty shall come upon him.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 5:2 - Be not rash H926 with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter any thing before God: for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 7:9 - Be not hasty H926 in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 8:3 - Be not hasty H926 to go out of his sight: stand not in an evil thing; for he doeth whatsoever pleaseth him.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 13:8 - And they shall be afraid: H926 pangs and sorrows shall take hold of them; they shall be in pain as a woman that travaileth: they shall be amazed one at another; their faces shall be as flames.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 21:3 - Therefore are my loins filled with pain: pangs have taken hold upon me, as the pangs of a woman that travaileth: I was bowed down at the hearing of it; I was dismayed H926 at the seeing of it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:32 - And that the passages are stopped, and the reeds they have burned with fire, and the men of war are affrighted. H926
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 7:27 - The king shall mourn, and the prince shall be clothed with desolation, and the hands of the people of the land shall be troubled: H926 I will do unto them after their way, and according to their deserts will I judge them; and they shall know that I am the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 26:18 - Now shall the isles tremble in the day of thy fall; yea, the isles that are in the sea shall be troubled H926 at thy departure.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:44 - But tidings out of the east and out of the north shall trouble H926 him: therefore he shall go forth with great fury to destroy, and utterly to make away many.
Unchecked Copy BoxZep 1:18 - Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the LORD'S wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy H926 riddance of all them that dwell in the land.
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