H1245 בּקשׁ - Strong's Hebrew Lexicon Number

A primitive root; to search out (by any method; specifically in worship or prayer); by implication to strive after

KJV Usage: ask, beg, beseech, desire, enquire, get, make inquisition, procure, (make) request, require, seek (for).

Brown-Driver-Briggs' Hebrew Definitions


1. to seek, require, desire, exact, request
a. (Piel)
1. to seek to find
2. to seek to secure
3. to seek the face
4. to desire, demand
5. to require, exact
6. to ask, request
b. (Pual) to be sought
Origin: a primitive root
TWOT: 276
Parts of Speech: Verb

View how H1245 בּקשׁ is used in the Bible

First 30 of 215 occurrences of H1245 בּקשׁ

Genesis 31:39 didst thou require
Genesis 37:15 What seekest
Genesis 37:16 I seek
Genesis 43:9 shalt thou require
Genesis 43:30 and he sought
Exodus 2:15 he sought
Exodus 4:19 who sought
Exodus 4:24 him, and sought
Exodus 10:11 for that ye desired.
Exodus 33:7 And it came to pass, that every one who sought
Leviticus 19:31 neither seek
Numbers 16:10 with thee: and seek
Numbers 35:23 neither sought
Deuteronomy 4:29 But if from there thou shalt seek
Deuteronomy 13:10 because he hath sought
Joshua 2:22 sought
Joshua 22:23 himself require
Judges 4:22 whom thou seekest.
Judges 6:29 and asked,
Judges 14:4 that he sought
Judges 18:1 sought
Ruth 3:1 shall I not seek
1 Samuel 9:3 seek
1 Samuel 10:2 to seek
1 Samuel 10:14 To seek
1 Samuel 10:21 and when they sought
1 Samuel 13:14 hath sought
1 Samuel 14:4 sought
1 Samuel 16:16 thee, to seek
1 Samuel 19:2 seeketh

Distinct usage

20 to seek
14 seek
12 sought
10 seeketh
10 that seek
6 and seek
5 and sought
5 of them that seek
4 I will seek
4 I sought
3 and he sought
3 who sought
3 will I require
2 and they that seek
2 enquired
2 and they seek
2 These sought
2 Let all those that seek
2 them that seek
2 of those that seek
1 didst thou require
1 What seekest
1 I seek
1 shalt thou require
1 he sought
1 him, and sought
1 for that ye desired.
1 And it came to pass, that every one who sought
1 neither seek
1 with thee: and seek

Corresponding Greek Words

baqash G1934 epi zeteo
baqash pi. see G2045 epaunao (ereunan)
baqash pi. G114 atheteo
baqash pi. G327 ana zeteo
baqash pi. G515 axioo
baqash pi. G1011 bouleuo
baqash pi. G1567 ek zeteo
baqash pi. G1905 ep erotao
baqash pi. G1914 epi blepo
baqash pi. G1980 epi skeptomai
baqash pi. G2147 heurisko
baqash pi. G2323 therapeuo
baqash pi. G3868 par aiteomai
baqash pi. G4347 pros kollao
baqash pi.,pu. G2212 zeteo
baqash pu. G426 an etazo