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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #981 - בָּטָה
1) to speak rashly or angrily, speak thoughtlessly
1a) (Qal) one that babbles, speaks rashly (participle)
1b) (Piel) to speak rashly, unadvisedly
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
בָּטָה i.q. בָּדַד No. II. βαττολογεῖν, blaterare, to babble, to talk idly; fchwaßen, to talk rashly and inconsiderately, an onomatop. word, like the Greek and Latin. Part. בּוֹטֶה babbler, idle talker, Proverbs 12:18.
Piel, id. Leviticus 5:4; Psalms 106:33. In each of these places the addition of בִּשְׂפָתַיִם increases the force of this phrase, see שְׂפָתַיִם.
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