H1288 בּרך - Strong's Hebrew Lexicon Number

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)

KJV Usage: X abundantly, X altogether, X at all, blaspheme, bless, congratulate, curse, X greatly, X indeed, kneel (down), praise, salute, X still, thank.

Brown-Driver-Briggs' Hebrew Definitions



1. to bless, kneel
a. (Qal)
1. to kneel
2. to bless
b. (Niphal) to be blessed, bless oneself
c. (Piel) to bless
d. (Pual) to be blessed, be adored
e. (Hiphil) to cause to kneel
f. (Hithpael) to bless oneself
2. (TWOT) to praise, salute, curse
Origin: a primitive root
TWOT: 285
Parts of Speech: Verb

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

View how H1288 בּרך is used in the Bible

First 30 of 331 occurrences of H1288 בּרך

Genesis 1:22 blessed
Genesis 1:28 blessed
Genesis 2:3 blessed
Genesis 5:2 he them; and blessed
Genesis 9:1 blessed
Genesis 9:26 Blessed
Genesis 12:2 and I will bless
Genesis 12:3 And I will bless
Genesis 12:3 them that bless
Genesis 12:3 be blessed.
Genesis 14:19 And he blessed
Genesis 14:19 Blessed
Genesis 14:20 And blessed
Genesis 17:16 And I will bless
Genesis 17:16 also by her: yea, I will bless
Genesis 17:20 Behold, I have blessed
Genesis 18:18 shall be blessed
Genesis 22:17 That in blessing
Genesis 22:17 I will bless
Genesis 22:18 be blessed;
Genesis 24:1 had blessed
Genesis 24:11 And he made
Genesis 24:11 to kneel down
Genesis 24:27 Blessed
Genesis 24:31 thou blessed
Genesis 24:35 hath blessed
Genesis 24:48 and blessed
Genesis 24:60 And they blessed
Genesis 25:11 blessed
Genesis 26:3 and I will be with thee, and will bless

Distinct usage

77 blessed
26 bless
23 and blessed
12 hath blessed
11 shall bless
7 may bless
6 and bless
5 and I will bless
5 to bless
4 And he blessed
4 he blessed
3 I will bless
3 will I bless
3 to him, and to bless
2 be blessed;
2 had blessed
2 And they blessed
2 Bless,
2 He will bless
2 be blessed
2 be blessed.
2 thee to bless
1 he them; and blessed
1 also by her: yea, I will bless
1 Behold, I have blessed
1 shall be blessed
1 That in blessing
1 And he made
1 to kneel down
1 thou blessed
1 thee, and will bless
1 the blessed
1 so he blessed
1 and have blessed
1 him? yea, and he shall be blessed.
1 from there; and that as he blessed
1 thou bless
1 I pray thee, to me, and I will bless
1 who shall bless
1 to them, and blessed
1 and he shall bless
1 that he whom thou blessest
1 is blessed,
1 for they are blessed.
1 commandment to bless:
1 and he hath blessed;
1 is he that blesseth
1 ye are, and bless
1 Thou shalt be blessed
1 then thou shalt bless
1 shall greatly
1 that he should bless
1 then he blessed
1 therefore he blessed
1 you still:
1 be, blessed
1 because he doth bless
1 him, that he might bless
1 to greet
1 him, and to bless

Corresponding Greek Words

barakh G134 aineo
barakh G2128 eulogetos
barakh G2799 klaio
barakh G4098 pipto
barakh ni,pi,hithp G1757 en eulogeo
barakh piqal,ni G2127 eulogeo
barakh qal,pi,pu G2129 eulogia

Related words


H1263 בּרוּך bârûk
Passive participle from H1288; blessed; Baruk, the name of three Israelites

KJV Usage: Baruch.

H1289 בּרך be rak
be rak
(Chaldee); corresponding to H1288

KJV Usage: bless, kneel.

H1290 בּרך berek
From H1288; a knee

KJV Usage: knee.

H1292 בּרכאל bârak'êl
From H1288 and H410, God has blessed; Barakel, the father of one of Job’s friends

KJV Usage: Barachel.

H1293 בּרכה be râkâh
be râkâh
From H1288; benediction; by implication prosperity

KJV Usage: blessing, liberal, pool, present.

H1295 בּרכה be rêkâh
be rêkâh
From H1288; a reservoir (at which camels kneel as a resting place)

KJV Usage: (fish-) pool.

H2616 חסד châsad
A primitive root; properly perhaps to bow (the neck only (compare H2603) in courtesy to an equal), that is, to be kind; also (by euphemism (compare H1288), but rarely) to reprove

KJV Usage: shew self merciful, put to shame.

H3000 יברכיהוּ ye berekyâhû
ye berekyâhû
From H1288 and H3050; blessed of Jah; Jeberekjah, an Israelite

KJV Usage: Jeberechiah.