Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

a primitive root

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 251

KJV Translation Count — 49x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: swallow ... (34), destroy (9), devour (3), covered (1), at...end (1)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. to swallow down, swallow up, engulf, eat up
a. (Qal)
1. to swallow down
2. to swallow up, engulf
b. (Niphal) to be swallowed up
c. (Piel)
1. to swallow
2. to swallow up, engulf
3. squandering (fig.)
d. (Pual) to be swallowed up
e. (Hithpael) to be ended

Strong's Definitions

bala`, baw-lah'; a primitive root; to make away with (specifically by swallowing); generally, to destroy: — cover, destroy, devour, eat up, be at end, spend up, swallow down (up).

Concordance Results Using KJV

And the seven thin ears H1104ed the seven rank and full ears. And Pharaoh awoke, and, behold, it was a dream.


And the thin ears H1104ed the seven good ears: and I told this unto the magicians; but there was none thH1104 could declare it to me.


For they cast down every man his rod, and they became serpents: but Aaron's rod H1104ed up their rods.


Thou stretchedst out thy right hand, the earth H1104ed them.


But they shall not go in to see when the holy things are H1104, lest they die.


But if the LORD make a new thing, and the earth open her mouth, and H1104 them up, with all thH1104 appertain unto them, and they go down quick into the pit; then ye shall understand thH1104 these men have provoked the LORD.


And the earth opened her mouth, and H1104ed them up, and their houses, and all the men thH1104 appertained unto Korah, and all their goods.


And all Israel thH1104 were round about them fled H1104 the cry of them: for they said, Lest the earth H1104 us up also.


And the earth opened her mouth, and H1104ed them up together with Korah, when thH1104 company died, whH1104 time the fire H1104ed two hundred and fifty men: and they became a sign.


And whH1104 he did unto DH1104han and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, the son of Reuben: how the earth opened her mouth, and H1104ed them up, and their households, and their tents, and all the substance thH1104 was in their possession, in the midst of all Israel: