Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

a primitive root

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 271

KJV Translation Count — 51x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: cleave (10), ...up (9), divide (5), rent (4), ... out (3), break through (3), rend (3), breach (2), asunder (2), hatch (2), brake (1), burst (1), cleft (1), break forth (1), pieces (1), tare (1), tear (1), win (1)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. to split, cleave, break open, divide, break through, rip up, break up, tear
a. (Qal)
1. to cleave, cleave open
2. to break through, break into
b. (Niphal)
1. to be cleft, be rent open, be split open
2. to be broken into
c. (Piel)
1. to cleave, cut to pieces, rend open
2. to break through, break down
d. (Pual)
1. to be ripped open, be torn open
2. to be rent
3. to be broken into
e. (Hiphil)
1. to break into
2. to break through
f. (Hophal) to be broken into
g. (Hithpael) to burst (themselves) open, cleave asunder

Strong's Definitions

baqa`, baw-kah'; a primitive root; to cleave; generally, to rend, break, rip or open: — make a breach, break forth (into, out, in pieces, through, up), be ready to burst, cleave (asunder), cut out, divide, hatch, rend (asunder), rip up, tear, win.

Concordance Results Using KJV

In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken H1234, and the H1234dows of heaven were opened.


And Abraham rose H1234 early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son, and clave the wood for the burnt offering, and rose H1234, and went unto the place of which God had told him.


But lift thou H1234 thy rod, and stretch H1234 thine hand over the sea, and H1234 it: and the children of Israel shall go on dry ground H1234 the midst of the sea.


And Moses stretched H1234 his hand over the sea; and the LORD caused the sea to go back by a strong east H1234d all that night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were H1234d.


And it came to pass, as he had made an end of speaking all these words, that the ground clave H1234 that was under them:


They did work wilily, and went and made as if they had been ambassadors, and took old sacks H1234on their asses, and H1234e bottles, old, and H1234, and bound H1234;


And these bottles of H1234e, which we filled, were new; and, behold, they be H1234: and these our garments and our shoes are become old by reason of the very long journey.


But God clave an hollow place that was in the jaw, and there came water thereH1234; and when he had drunk, his spirit came again, and he revived: wherefore he called the name thereof Enhakkore, which is in Lehi unto this day.


And the cart came into the field of Joshua, a Bethshemite, and stood there, where there was a great stone: and they clave the wood of the cart, and offered the kine a burnt offering unto the LORD.


And the three mighty men H1234 H1234 the host of the Philistines, and drew water H1234 of the well of Bethlehem, that was by the gate, and took it, and brought it to David: nevertheless he would not drink thereof, but poured it H1234 unto the LORD.


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