Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

a primitive root

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 243

KJV Translation Count — 114x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: weep (98), bewail (5), sore 3 (inf. for emphasis) mourned (2), all 1 (inf), complain (1), lamentation (1), more 1 (inf.), weep over (1), tears (1)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. to weep, bewail, cry, shed tears
a. (Qal)
1. to weep (in grief, humiliation, or joy)
2. to weep bitterly (with cognate acc.)
3. to weep upon (embrace and weep)
4. to bewail
b. (Piel) participle
1. lamenting
2. bewailing

Strong's Definitions

bakah, baw-kaw'; a primitive root; to weep; generally to bemoan: — X at all, bewail, complain, make lamentation, X more, mourn, X sore, X with tears, weep.

Concordance Results Using KJV

And she went, and sat her down H1058 against him a good way off, as it were a bowshot: for she said, Let me not see the death of the child. And she sat H1058 against him, and lift up her voice, and wept.


And Sarah died in Kirjatharba; the same is Hebron in the land of Canaan: and Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, and to H1058 for her.


And Esau said unto his father, Hast thou but one blessing, my father? bless me, even me also, O my father. And Esau lifted up his voice, and wept.


And Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted up his voice, and wept.


And Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck, and kissed him: and they wept.


And H1058 his sons and H1058 his daughters rose up to comfort him; but he refused to be comforted; and he said, For I will go down into the grave unto my son mourning. Thus his father wept for him.


And he turned himself about from them, and wept; and returned to them again, and communed with them, and took from them Simeon, and bound him before their eyes.


And Joseph made haste; for his bowels did yearn upon his brother: and he sought where to H1058; and he entered into his chamber, and wept there.


And he fell upon his brother Benjamin's neck, and wept; and Benjamin wept upon his neck.


H1058H1058 he kissed H1058 his brethren, and wept upon them: and after that his brethren talked with him.