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Strong's #1158 - בָּעָה

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1) to seek out, swell, cause to swell, boil up, enquire

1a) (Qal)

1a1) to seek, enquire

1a2) to cause to boil up

1b) (Niphal)

1b1) to be searched out

1b2) to be swelling, bulging, swelling out

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2212 ‑ ζητέω (dzay‑teh'‑o);  2618 ‑ κατακαίω (kat‑ak‑ah'ee‑o);  2638 ‑ καταλαμβάνω (kat‑al‑am‑ban'‑o);  
Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (5)
Isaiah 4
Obadiah 1
NAS (5)
Isaiah 4
Obadiah 1
HCS (5)
Isaiah 4
Obadiah 1
BSB (5)
Isaiah 4
Obadiah 1
ESV (4)
Isaiah 4
WEB (4)
Isaiah 4
Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1039) ob (באה BAh) AC: Swell CO: Spring AB: ?: A gushing over or swelling up as an eruption or a fountain.

A) ob (באה BAh) AC: Swell CO: Heap AB: ?

fm ) iob (באהי BAhY) - Heap: A mound of dirt over a grave. KJV (1): grave - Strongs: H1164 (בְּעִי)

C) oba (אבאה ABAh) AC: Swell CO: Boils AB: ?

ldf1 ) eofboba (אבאהבואהה ABAhBWAhH) - Boils: A swelling on the skin. KJV (2): blains - Strongs: H76 (אֲבַעְבֻּעֹת)

H) eob (באהה BAhH) AC: Swell CO: ? AB: ?

V) eob (באהה BAhH) - I. Swell: II. Request:For a swelling desire. [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (17): (vf: Paal, Niphal) boil, swelling, seek, enquire, ask, desire, pray, request - Strongs: H1156 (בְּעָא), H1158 (בָּעָה)

J) ofb (בואה BWAh) AC: Swell CO: Spring AB: ?: A swelling up of water from the ground.

am) ofbm (מבואה MBWAh) - Spring: KJV (3): fountain - Strongs: H4002 (מַבּוּעַ)

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Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 [בָּעָה] verb inquire, cause to swell or boil up (Late Hebrew id; Arabic seek, suppurate, swell; Aramaic בְּעָא, seek) —

Qal Imperfect 3 feminine singular תִּבְעֶה Isaiah 64:1; 2 masculine plural תִּבְעָיוּן Isaiah 21:12; Imperative בְּעָיוּ Isaiah 21:12; — a. of rising desire, seek, inquire, absolute, of inquiring of prophet Isaiah 21:12 (twice in verse). 2 cause to boil up, אֵֿשׁ׳מַיִם תִּב Isaiah 64:1 (but gloss Che).

Niph`al Perfect נִבְעוּ Obadiah 6 searched out ("" נֶחְמְּשׂוּ); Participle נִבְעֶה Isaiah 30:13 swelling, swelling out (of decaying wall; Di swelling, enlarging, of crack in wall).

בעז ( quick ? compare Arabic swiftness (of horse)).

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.All rights reserved. Used by permission. BibleSoft.com
Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

בָּעָה fut. יִבְעֶה

(1) pr. to make to swell, to cause water to swell and boil; Isaiah 64:1, מַיִם תִּבְעֶה אֵשׁ as “the fire maketh the water to boil.” (To this answers the Arab. بَفَا used of a wound swelling up, Ch. בְּעָא to boil up. As to the kindred root בּוּעַ, נָבַע see בּוּעַ.) From the idea of swelling and heat the Arabs derive the metaphoric sense of absorbing, also that of ardently desiring and longing; and so also in Hebrew

(2) to seek, to ask, to inquire for. (Aram. בְּעָא, ܒܥܐܳ. Isaiah 21:12 (twice).


(1) pass. of Kal No. 1, to be swollen up, to swell up, and hence to be prominent. Isaiah 30:13, כְּפֶרֶץ נֹפֵל נִבְעֶה בְּחוֹמָה נִשְׂגָּבָה “as a breach ready to fall, swelling out in a high wall.”

(2) pass. of Kal No. 2, to be sought, sought out, Obadiah 1:6.

Derivatives, בְּעִי and בִּי (for בְּעִי).

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List of Word Forms
בְּעָ֖יוּ בעיו נִבְע֖וּ נִבְעֶ֖ה נבעה נבעו תִּבְעֶה־ תִּבְעָי֥וּן תבעה־ תבעיון bə‘āyū bə·‘ā·yū beAyu niḇ‘eh niḇ‘ū niḇ·‘eh niḇ·‘ū nivEh nivU tiḇ‘āyūn tiḇ‘eh- tiḇ·‘ā·yūn tiḇ·‘eh- tivaYun tiveh
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