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Lexicon :: Strong's H926 - bāhal

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A primitive root
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TWOT Reference: 207

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 - Then Joseph said to his brothers, “I am Joseph! Is my father still alive?” But his brothers could not answer him, for they were dismayed H926 at his presence.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:15 - “Then the chiefs of Edom were dismayed; H926
The leaders of Moab, trembling grips them;
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 terrified; H926 for they saw that [fn]disaster was [fn]close to them.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 28:21 - The woman came to Saul and saw that he was terrified, H926 and said to him, “Behold, your maidservant has [fn]obeyed you, and I have [fn]taken my life in my hand and have listened to your words which you spoke to me.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 4:1 - Now when [fn]Ish-bosheth, Saul’s son, heard that Abner had died in Hebron, [fn]he lost courage, and all Israel was disturbed. H926
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 26:20 - Azariah the chief priest and all the priests looked at him, and behold, he was leprous on his forehead; and they hurried H926 him out of there, and he himself also hastened to get out because the LORD had smitten him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 32:18 - They called this out with a loud voice in the language of Judah to the people of Jerusalem who were on the wall, to frighten and terrify H926 them, so that they might take the city.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 35:21 - But [fn]Neco sent messengers to him, saying, “What have we to do with each other, O King of Judah? I am not coming against you today but against the house with which I am at war, and God has ordered me to hurry. H926 Stop for your own sake from interfering with God who is with me, so that He will not destroy you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 4:4 - Then the people of the land [fn]discouraged the people of Judah, and frightened them from building,
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 2:9 - Now the young lady pleased him and found favor with him. So he quickly H926 provided her with her cosmetics and [fn]food, gave her seven choice maids from the king’s palace and transferred her and her maids to the best place in the harem.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 6:14 - While they were still talking with him, the king’s eunuchs arrived and hastily H926 brought Haman to the banquet which Esther had prepared.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 8:14 - The couriers, hastened H926 and impelled by the king’s command, went out, riding on the royal steeds; and the decree was given out at the citadel in Susa.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:5 - “But now it has come to you, and you are impatient;
It touches you, and you are dismayed. H926
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 21:6 - “Even when I remember, I am disturbed, H926
And horror takes hold of my flesh.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:10 - “Therefore snares surround you,
And sudden dread terrifies H926 you,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 23:15 - “Therefore, I would be dismayed H926 at His presence;
When I consider, I am terrified of Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 23:16 - It is God who has made my heart faint,
And the Almighty who has dismayed H926 me,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 2:5 - Then He will speak to them in His anger
And terrify H926 them in His fury, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 6:2 - Be gracious to me, O LORD, for I am pining away;
Heal me, O LORD, for my bones are dismayed. H926
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 6:3 - And my soul is greatly dismayed; H926
But You, O LORD—how long?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 6:10 - All my enemies will be ashamed and greatly dismayed; H926
They shall [fn]turn back, they will suddenly be ashamed.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 30:7 - O LORD, by Your favor You have made my mountain to stand strong;
You hid Your face, I was dismayed. H926
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 48:5 - They saw it, then they were amazed;
They were terrified, H926 they [fn]fled in alarm.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 83:15 - So pursue them with Your tempest
And terrify H926 them with Your storm.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 83:17 - Let them be ashamed and dismayed H926 forever,
And let them be humiliated and perish,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 90:7 - For we have been consumed by Your anger
And by Your wrath we have been [fn]dismayed. H926
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 104:29 - You hide Your face, they are dismayed; H926
You take away their [fn]spirit, they expire
And return to their dust.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:21 - An inheritance gained hurriedly H926 at the beginning
Will not be blessed in the end.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:22 - A man with an evil eye hastens H926 after wealth
And does not know that want will come upon him.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 5:2 - [fn]Do not be hasty [fn]in word or [fn]impulsive in thought to bring up a matter in the presence of God. For God is in heaven and you are on the earth; therefore let your words be few.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 7:9 - Do not be [fn]eager H926 in your heart to be angry,
For anger resides in the bosom of fools.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 8:3 - “Do not be in a hurry H926 [fn]to leave him. Do not join in an evil matter, for he will do whatever he pleases.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 13:8 - They will be terrified, H926
Pains and anguish will take hold of them;
They will writhe like a woman in labor,
They will look at one another in astonishment,
Their faces aflame.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 21:3 - For this reason my loins are full of anguish;
Pains have seized me like the pains of a woman in labor.
I am so bewildered I cannot hear, so terrified H926 I cannot see.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:32 - The fords also have been seized,
And they have burned the marshes with fire,
And the men of war are terrified. H926
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 7:27 - ‘The king will mourn, the prince will be clothed with horror, and the hands of the people of the land will [fn]tremble. H926 According to their conduct I will deal with them, and by their judgments I will judge them. And they will know that I am the LORD.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 26:18 - ‘Now the coastlands will tremble
On the day of your fall;
Yes, the coastlands which are by the sea
Will be terrified H926 at your passing.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:44 - “But rumors from the East and from the North will disturb H926 him, and he will go forth with great wrath to destroy and [fn]annihilate many.
Unchecked Copy BoxZep 1:18 - Neither their silver nor their gold
Will be able to deliver them
On the day of the LORDS wrath;
And all the earth will be devoured
In the fire of His jealousy,
For He will make a complete end,
Indeed a terrifying H926 one,
Of all the inhabitants of the earth.
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