Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

a primitive root

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 246

KJV Translation Count — 16x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: wax old (9), become old (2), consume (2), waste (1), enjoy (1), non translated variant (1)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. to wear out, become old
a. (Qal) to wear out
b. (Piel)
1. to wear out
2. to wear out by use, use up completely
3. to enjoy, use to the full

Strong's Definitions

balah, baw-law'; a primitive root; to fail; by implication to wear out, decay (causatively, consume, spend): — consume, enjoy long, become (make, wax) old, spend, waste.

Concordance Results Using KJV

Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am H1086ed H1086 shall I have pleasure, my lord being H1086 also?


Thy raiment H1086ed not H1086 upon thee, neither did thy foot swell, these forty years.


And I have led you forty years in the wilderness: your clothes are not H1086en H1086 upon you, and thy shoe is not H1086en H1086 upon thy foot.


And these bottles of wine, which we filled, were new; and, behH1086, they be rent: and these our garments and our shoes are H1086 H1086 by reason of the very long journey.


Also I will ordain a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, and they shall dwell in their place, and shall be moved no more; neither shall the children of wickedness H1086 them any more, as at the beginning,


Yea, forty years didst thou sustain them in the wilderness, so that they lacked nothing; their clothes H1086ed not H1086, and their feet swelled not.


And he, as a rotten thing, H1086th, as a garment that is moth eaten.


They spend their days in wealth, and in a moment go down to the grave.


When I kept silence, my bones H1086ed H1086 through my roaring all the day long.


Like sheep they are laid in the grave; death shall feed on them; and the upright shall have dominion over them in the morning; and their beauty shall H1086 in the grave from their dwelling.