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בָרַךְ (bârakbaw-rak'verbkneel)
[Heb] בָרַךְ, בָּרַךְ ETCBC: ברך‎ (verb|bless), ברך‎ (verb|kneel) OSHL: b.dd.aa TWOT: 285 GK: H1384, H1385 Greek: αἰνέω, ἐνευλογέω, εὐλογέω, εὐλογητός, εὐλογία, κλαίω, πίπτω
Derivation: a primitive root;
Strong's: to kneel; by implication to bless God (as an act of adoration), and (vice-versa) man (as a benefit); also (by euphemism) to curse (God or the king, as treason)
KJV: [idiom] abundantly, [idiom] altogether, [idiom] at all, blaspheme, bless, congratulate, curse, [idiom] greatly, [idiom] indeed, kneel (down), praise, salute, [idiom] still, thank.

Lexicon of Extended Strongs for Greek and Hebrew

בָּרַךְ [H:V] to bless

1) to bless, kneel
1a) (Qal)
1a1) to kneel
1a2) to bless
1b) (Niphal) to be blessed, bless oneself
1c) (Piel) to bless
1d) (Pual) to be blessed, be adored
1e) (Hiphil) to cause to kneel
1f) (Hithpael) to bless oneself
2) (TWOT) to praise, salute, curse

Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Lexicon to the Old Testament Scriptures

Gesenius: בָּרךְ (H1288 in 89 WLC links below)

fut. יִבְרַךְ-

(1) to bend the knees, to kneel down. (Arab. بَرََ, Ethiop. በረስ፡ Syr. ܒܪܰܟ id. The primary notion lies in breaking, breaking down; compare פָּרַק, and the connection of ideas under the verbs כָּרַע, כָּנַע.) 2Ch 6:13, וַיִּבְרַךְ עַל־בּרְכָּיו “and he kneeled upon his knees” (compare Dan 6:11). Psa 95:6, “O come וְנִבְרְכָה … לִפְנֵי יְהֹוָה עֹשֵׂינוּ let us kneel down before Jehovah our Maker;” see Hiphil, and בֶּרֶךְ a knee.

(2) to invoke God, to ask for a blessing, to bless; benedicere in ecclesiastical Latin. Often thus in Piel, in Kal only in part. pass. בָּרוּךְ blessed, adored (LXX. εὐλογημένος, εὐλογητός), for the use of this part. see Piel; but the forms בָּרֹוךְ (inf. absol. for בַּרֹוךְ, of the form קַנֹּוא, יַסֹּור), Jos 24:10 בָּֽרְכֹו Gen 28:6 1Sa 13:10 2Sa 8:10 1Ch 18:10, are referred to Piel with more correctness.

Niphal, reflex, i.q. Hithpael, to bless oneself; Gen 12:3 Gen 18:18 Gen 28:14 see Hithpael. [Properly always, pass. of Piel No. 3, see Gal 3:8.]

Piel בֵּרֵךְ fut. יְבָרֵךְ, וַיְבָרֶךְ, with a dist. acc. וַיְבָרֵךְ.

(1) to invoke God, to praise, to celebrate, to adore, to bless God, which is done with bended knees, see 2Ch 6:13 Psa 95:6 Dan 6:11, etc.; (Arab. بر Conj. V. to praise, VI. to be praised (God) with a reverential mind). Constr. followed by an acc. (like γονυπετεῖν τινα̣, Mat 17:14). Psa 104:1 Psa 26:12 Psa 34:2 Psa 63:5 Psa 66:8 Psa 103:1 , Psa 103:2 Psa 104:35 rarely followed by לְ 1Ch 29:20. Participle pass. בָּרוּךְ יְהֹוָה, בָּרוּךְ אֱלֹהִים “blessed be Jehovah,” “God,” Exo 18:10 1Sa 25:32, 39 1Sa 25:39 Psa 28:6 Psa 31:22 Psa 41:14 Job 2:9, בָּרֵךְ אֱלֹהִים וָמֻת “bless God and die,” i.e. however much thou praisest and blessest God, yet thou art about to die; thy piety towards God is therefore vain: the words of a wicked woman. As to this use of two imperatives, the one concessive, the other affirmative, promising, threatening in its sense, see my Heb. Gram. 9th ed. § 99 [ed. 13, § 127, 2 b]. More fully expressed בֵּרֵךְ שֵׁם יְהֹוָה “to invoke the name of Jehovah,” Psa 96:2 and בֵּרֵךְ בְּשֵׁם יְהֹוָה (like קָרָא בְּשֵׁם יְיָ) Deu 10:8 Deu 21:5 . Once used of the invocation of idols, Isa 66:3 and even of one’s own praise, Psa 49:19.

(2) to bless, used of men towards one another, to invoke blessings on any one in the name of God (בְּשֵׁם יְהֹוָה Psa 129:8 1Ch 16:2). (Arab. بر, Eth. ባረከ፡ id.) Gen 27:27. Used of the pious vows and prayers which a parent about to die conceives and expresses [rather, his inspired and authoritative blessing], Gen 27:4, Gen 27:7, 10 Gen 27:10 Gen 48:9 a priest for the people, Lev 9:22, 23 Num 6:23 a people for a people, Deu 27:12. Constr. followed by an acc., more rarely by לְ Neh 11:2. Once used of the consecration of a sacrifice, 1Sa 9:13.

(3) to bless, as God, men and other created things, Gen 1:22 Gen 9:1 and very often used of the result of the divine favour, to cause to prosper, Gen 12:2, וַאֲבָרֶכְךָ וַאֲגַדְּלָה שְׁמֶךָ “I will bless thee and make thy name great;” verse Gen 12:3 Gen 17:16 Gen 22:17 Gen 24:1 Gen 30:27 . Construed with two acc., one of the person, the other of the blessing bestowed on any one by God, Deu 12:7 Deu 15:14 followed by בְּ of the thing, Gen 24:1 Psa 29:11. When men invoke a blessing on any one, the phrase used is, בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה לַיהֹוָה “blessed be thou of Jehovah,” 1Sa 15:13 בָּרוּךְ הוּא לַיְהֹוָה Rth 2:20 comp. Gen 14:19 Jdg 17:2 .-בְּרוּךְ יהֹוָה “blessed by Jehovah,” Gen 24:31 Gen 26:29 Num 24:9. God is said also to bless inanimate things, i.e. make them to prosper, be abundant, Exo 23:25 Job 1:10 Psa 65:11 Psa 132:15 Pro 3:33. [“So of the consecration of the Sabbath”] Gen 2:3.

(4) to salute any one, as done by invoking a blessing on him ( 1Sa 15:13 comp. εἰρήνη ὑμῖν, هايك السلام: salutation being also used in another sense merely for asking after another’s welfare (שָׁאַל לְשָׁלֹום לְ, see שָׁלֹום ). Pro 27:14 2Ki 4:29 1Sa 25:14 (compare verse 1Sa 25:6). Used of one coming, Gen 47:7 2Sa 6:20 of one who departs and takes leave, Gen 47:10 1Ki 8:66 also of those who receive and salute one who comes, 1Sa 13:10 and of those who take leave of one who is going away, Gen 24:60 Jos 22:6, Jos 22:7.

(5) It is also taken in a bad sense, as meaning to curse, i.e. to imprecate some evil on one by calling upon God. Comp. Job 31:30. (This is one of the words of medial signification, like the Arab. اتر, Eth. ባረከ፡ to bless and to curse, بهل VIII. to supplicate, and to wish ill, see more in Thesaur. p. 241.) It is properly used of persons, and is transferred to curses and impious words against God, 1Ki 21:10 Psa 10:3 [?]; Job 1:5, 11 Job 1:11 Job 2:5 . Others, as Schultens, who have not regarded the signification of cursing as sufficiently certain in this verb, derive the sense of rejecting from that of taking leave (see No. 4), and they apply it to these examples, comp. Gr. χαίρειν ἐᾷν, χαίρειν φράζειν τινά. But the former explanation is shewn to be preferable both by the words of 1Ki 21:10 and by the analogy of the languages compared above.

Pual בֹּרַךְ, part. מְבֹרָךְ-

(1) pass. of Piel No. 1, to be blessed, praised, used of God, Job 1:21.

(2) pass. of Piel No. 3, to be blessed, i.e. caused to prosper by God; followed by מִן of the thing, Deu 33:13 מְבֹרֶכֶת יְהֹוָה אַרְצֹו מִמֶּגֶּד הַשָּׁמַיִם וגו׳ “blessed be his land by Jehovah with the gifts of heaven,” etc. Compare בָּרוּךְ יְיָ i.e. בָּרוּךְ לַיהֹוָה. In the prefix מִן h.l. there is the same power as elsewhere after verbs of plenty ( Exo 16:32).

Hiphil הִבְרִיךְ causat. of Kal No. 1, to cause camels to kneel down, that they may rest and drink, Gen 24:11. (Arab. أَبْرَكَ id., Eth. አብረከ፡ Syr. ܐܰܒܪܶܟ ibid.) See בְּרֵכָה , also אַבְרֵךְ p. 10, A .

Hithpael הִתְבָּרֵךְ reflex. of Piel No. 2, to bless oneself, Deu 29:18. Constr. followed by בְּ-(a) of him who is invoked in blessing (comp. בֵּרֵךְ בְּשֵׁם יְיָ), i.e. God whom we worship. Isa 65:16, הַמִּתְבָּרֵךְ בָּאָרֶץ יִתְבָּרֵךְ בֵּאלֹהֵי אָמֵן “he who blesseth himself in the earth shall bless himself by the God of truth;” Jer 4:2.-(b) of the person whose happiness and welfare we invoke for ourselves ( Gen 48:20); Psa 72:17, used of the king praised in this psalm, יִתְבָּֽרְכוּ בֹו כָּל־גֹּויִם יְאַשְּׁרֻהוּ “all nations shall bless themselves by him, they shall pronounce him happy.” So also should be explained a passage found with slight alterations five times in Genesis, וְהִתְבָּֽרְכוּ בְזַרְעֲךָ כָֹּל־ גֹּויֵי הָאָרֶץ “and in thy seed shall all nations of the earth bless themselves,” i.e. they shall pray that the lot of Israel may be theirs; 22:18 26:4 comp. 28:14 , where for Hithpael there is Niphal; and 12:3 18:18 , where for בְּזַרְעֲךָ there is also בְּךָ, בֹּו. So Yarchi, Le Clerc, and others. Several whose opinion I formerly followed, explain this phrase in a passive sense, with the LXX. and Chaldee. Comp. Gal 3:8, “and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in thee, in thy seed,” i.e. be brought by them to the true knowledge and worship of God. [These passages, as well as the one in Psa 72:1-20, refer to Christ; and they should be taken passively, as shewn us in the New Testament, the blessing is in Him: this removes all the imagined difficulty.] See Jahn, Archæol. ii. § 263, note. But the analogy of the other instances in which בֵּרֵךְ בְּ, הִתְבָּרֵךְ בְּ, occurs, favours the former sense. [But the New Testament contradicts it; nothing is more common than Hithpael in a passive sense, and in some of these places there is Niphal.]

The derivatives follow immediately, except the pr.n. בָּרוּךְ, יְבֶרֶכְיָה, comp. אַבְרֵךְ.

Strong's Hebrew and Greek Dictionaries

בּרך

bârak

baw-rak'

A primitive root; to kneel; by implication to bless God (as an act of adoration), and (vice-versa) man (as a benefit); also (by euphemism) to curse (God or the king, as treason): - X abundantly, X altogether, X at all, blaspheme, bless, congratulate, curse, X greatly, X indeed, kneel (down), praise, salute, X still, thank.

LXX related word(s)

G134 aineo

G2128 eulogetos

G2799 klaio

G4098 pipto

G1757 en eulogeo

G2127 eulogeo

G2129 eulogia

Gematria Dictionary

kneel

702

[H1109, H1121, H1122, H1123, H1244, H1289, H1290, H1291, H1304, H1322, H7246, H7673, H7674, H7675, H7676]

Brown-Driver-Briggs' Hebrew Definitions, Thayer's Greek Definitions and Strong's Hebrew and Greek Dictionaries Combined

Original: בּרך

Transliteration: bârak

Phonetic: baw-rak'

BDB Definition:

  1. to bless, kneel
    1. (Qal)
      1. to kneel
      2. to bless
    2. (Niphal) to be blessed, bless oneself
    3. (Piel) to bless
    4. (Pual) to be blessed, be adored
    5. (Hiphil) to cause to kneel
    6. (Hithpael) to bless oneself
  2. (TWOT) to praise, salute, curse

Origin: a primitive root

TWOT entry: 285

Part(s) of speech: Verb

Strong's Definition: A primitive root; to kneel ; by implication to bless God (as an act of adoration), and (vice-versa) man (as a benefit); also (by euphemism) to curse (God or the king, as treason): - X abundantly, X altogether, X at all, blaspheme, bless, congratulate, curse, X greatly, X indeed, kneel (down), praise, salute, X still, thank.

Total KJV Occurrences: 331

blessed (76)
Gen 1:22; Gen 1:28; Gen 2:3; Gen 9:1; Gen 9:26; Gen 14:19; Gen 24:27; Gen 25:11; Gen 26:12; Gen 39:5; Gen 47:7; Gen 47:10; Exo 18:10; Exo 20:11; Exo 39:43; Num 24:9; Num 24:10; Deu 28:3; Deu 28:4; Deu 28:5; Deu 28:6; Deu 33:1; Deu 33:13; Deu 33:20; Jos 14:13; Jos 22:6; Jos 22:33; Jdg 5:24; Jdg 13:24; Jdg 17:2; Rth 2:20; Rth 3:10; Rth 4:14; 1Sa 2:20; 1Sa 23:21; 1Sa 25:32; 1Sa 25:39; 1Sa 26:25; 2Sa 6:11; 2Sa 18:28; 1Ki 1:48; 1Ki 5:7; 1Ki 8:15; 1Ki 8:56; 1Ki 10:9; 1Ch 13:14; 1Ch 16:36; 1Ch 26:5; 1Ch 29:10; 1Ch 29:10; 1Ch 29:20; 2Ch 6:4; 2Ch 9:8; Ezr 7:27; Neh 8:6; Neh 11:2; Job 1:21; Job 42:12; Psa 28:6; Psa 31:21; Psa 41:13; Psa 66:20; Psa 68:19; Psa 68:35; Psa 72:18; Psa 89:52; Psa 106:48; Psa 113:2; Psa 118:26; Psa 119:12; Psa 124:6; Psa 135:21; Psa 144:1; Isa 19:25; Jer 17:7; Zec 11:5

he them and blessed (1)
Gen 5:2

and i will bless (5)
Gen 12:2; Gen 12:3; Gen 17:16; Num 6:27; Psa 145:1

them that bless (1)
Gen 12:3

be blessed (9)
Gen 12:3; Gen 22:18; Gen 26:4; Gen 28:14; Deu 33:24; Jdg 5:24; 2Sa 7:29; Psa 128:4; Pro 5:18

and he blessed (4)
Gen 14:19; Gen 32:29; Gen 48:15; Gen 48:20

and blessed (23)
Gen 14:20; Gen 24:48; Gen 27:27; Gen 28:1; Gen 31:55; Gen 35:9; Gen 48:3; Lev 9:22; Lev 9:23; Deu 28:3; Deu 28:6; 1Sa 25:33; 1Sa 25:33; 2Sa 19:39; 2Sa 22:47; 1Ki 8:14; 1Ki 8:55; 2Ch 6:3; 2Ch 30:27; Neh 9:5; Psa 18:46; Psa 72:19; Isa 51:2

also of her yea i will bless (1)
Gen 17:16

behold i have blessed (1)
Gen 17:20

shall be blessed (4)
Gen 18:18; 1Ki 2:45; Psa 112:2; Pro 22:9

that in blessing (1)
Gen 22:17

i will bless (3)
Gen 22:17; Psa 16:7; Psa 34:1

had blessed (2)
Gen 24:1; Gen 28:6

and he made (1)
Gen 24:11

to kneel down (1)
Gen 24:11

thou blessed (2)
Gen 24:31; Rth 2:19

hath blessed (14)
Gen 24:35; Gen 27:27; Gen 30:27; Gen 30:30; Deu 2:7; Deu 12:7; Deu 14:24; Deu 15:14; Deu 16:10; Jos 17:14; 2Sa 6:12; 2Ch 31:10; Psa 45:2; Isa 61:9

and they blessed (2)
Gen 24:60; 1Ki 8:66

and i will be with thee and will bless (1)
Gen 26:3

thee and will bless (1)
Gen 26:24

the blessed (1)
Gen 26:29

may bless (7)
Gen 27:4; Gen 27:19; Gen 27:25; Gen 27:31; Deu 14:29; Deu 23:20; Deu 24:19

and bless (7)
Gen 27:7; Exo 12:32; Deu 24:13; Deu 26:15; Neh 9:5; Psa 28:9; Psa 134:2

he may bless (1)
Gen 27:10

so he blessed (1)
Gen 27:23

thee and blessed (1)
Gen 27:29

be he that blesseth (1)
Gen 27:29

of blessing (1)
Gen 27:30

and have blessed (1)
Gen 27:33

him yea and he shall be blessed (1)
Gen 27:33

bless (27)
Gen 27:34; Gen 27:38; Gen 28:3; Gen 48:16; Gen 48:20; Num 6:24; Deu 15:4; Deu 33:11; Jdg 5:9; Rth 2:4; Psa 68:26; Psa 96:2; Psa 103:1; Psa 103:2; Psa 103:20; Psa 103:21; Psa 103:22; Psa 103:22; Psa 104:1; Psa 132:15; Psa 134:3; Psa 135:19; Psa 135:19; Psa 135:20; Psa 135:20; Psa 145:21; Jer 31:23

blessed him (1)
Gen 27:41

from thence and that as he blessed (1)
Gen 28:6

thou bless (1)
Gen 32:26

i pray thee unto me and i will bless (1)
Gen 48:9

who shall bless (1)
Gen 49:25

unto them and blessed (1)
Gen 49:28

he blessed (4)
Gen 49:28; 2Sa 6:18; 1Ch 16:2; Psa 49:18

unto thee and i will bless (1)
Exo 20:24

and he shall bless (1)
Exo 23:25

ye shall bless (1)
Num 6:23

that he whom thou blessest (1)
Num 22:6

is blessed (1)
Num 22:6

for they are blessed (1)
Num 22:12

and behold thou hast blessed (1)
Num 23:11

them altogether (1)
Num 23:11

commandment to bless (1)
Num 23:20

and he hath blessed (1)
Num 23:20

nor bless (1)
Num 23:25

them at all (1)
Num 23:25

to bless (5)
Num 24:1; Deu 27:12; 2Sa 6:20; 1Ki 1:47; 1Ch 16:43

is he that blesseth (1)
Num 24:9

and behold thou hast altogether (1)
Num 24:10

ye are and bless (1)
Deu 1:11

thee and bless (1)
Deu 7:13

thee he will also bless (1)
Deu 7:13

thou shalt be blessed (1)
Deu 7:14

then thou shalt bless (1)
Deu 8:10

unto him and to bless (3)
Deu 10:8; Deu 21:5; 1Ch 23:13

shall greatly (1)
Deu 15:4

blesseth (1)
Deu 15:6

shall bless (11)
Deu 15:10; Deu 15:18; Deu 16:15; Deu 30:16; Psa 67:6; Psa 67:7; Psa 128:5; Psa 145:10; Isa 19:25; Isa 65:16; Jer 4:2

unto and he shall bless (1)
Deu 28:8

and to bless (1)
Deu 28:12

that he bless (1)
Deu 29:19

that they should bless (1)
Jos 8:33

then he blessed (1)
Jos 22:7

therefore he blessed (1)
Jos 24:10

you still (1)
Jos 24:10

praise (1)
Jdg 5:2

because he doth bless (1)
1Sa 9:13

him that he might salute (1)
1Sa 13:10

unto him blessed (1)
1Sa 15:13

to salute (1)
1Sa 25:14

unto them blessed (1)
2Sa 2:5

thee to bless (2)
2Sa 7:29; 1Ch 17:27

him and to bless (1)
2Sa 8:10

but blessed (1)
2Sa 13:25

himself and thanked (1)
2Sa 14:22

that ye may bless (1)
2Sa 21:3

thou didst blaspheme (1)
1Ki 21:10

did blaspheme (1)
1Ki 21:13

salute (2)
2Ki 4:29; 2Ki 4:29

him and he saluted (1)
2Ki 10:15

thou wouldest bless (1)
1Ch 4:10

me indeed (1)
1Ch 4:10

for thou blessest (1)
1Ch 17:27

and it shall be blessed (1)
1Ch 17:27

and to congratulate (1)
1Ch 18:10

now bless (1)
1Ch 29:20

moreover blessed (1)
2Ch 2:12

and kneeled down (1)
2Ch 6:13

for there they blessed (1)
2Ch 20:26

they blessed (1)
2Ch 31:8

and cursed (1)
Job 1:5

thou hast blessed (1)
Job 1:10

all that he hath and he will curse (1)
Job 1:11

and he will curse (1)
Job 2:5

curse (1)
Job 2:9

have not blessed (1)
Job 31:20

wilt bless (1)
Psa 5:12

and blesseth (1)
Psa 10:3

will i bless (3)
Psa 26:12; Psa 145:2; Hag 2:19

will bless (1)
Psa 29:11

for such as be blessed (1)
Psa 37:22

they bless (1)
Psa 62:4

thus will i bless (1)
Psa 63:4

thou blessest (1)
Psa 65:10

o bless (1)
Psa 66:8

unto us and bless (1)
Psa 67:1

shall he be praised (1)
Psa 72:15

and men shall be blessed (1)
Psa 72:17

let us kneel (1)
Psa 95:6

unto him and bless (1)
Psa 100:4

be no more bless (1)
Psa 104:35

he blesseth (1)
Psa 107:38

but bless (1)
Psa 109:28

of us he will bless (1)
Psa 115:12

us he will bless (1)
Psa 115:12

he will bless (2)
Psa 115:12; Psa 115:13

ye are blessed (1)
Psa 115:15

but we will bless (1)
Psa 115:18

we have blessed (1)
Psa 118:26

be upon you we bless (1)
Psa 129:8

i will abundantly (1)
Psa 132:15

behold bless (1)
Psa 134:1

he hath blessed (1)
Psa 147:13

but he blesseth (1)
Pro 3:33

thereof shall not be blessed (1)
Pro 20:21

he that blesseth (1)
Pro 27:14

and doth not bless (1)
Pro 30:11

that he who blesseth (1)
Isa 65:16

of the blessed (1)
Isa 65:23

as if he blessed (1)
Isa 66:3

me be blessed (1)
Jer 20:14

saying blessed (1)
Eze 3:12

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