Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

a primitive root

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 284

KJV Translation Count — 65x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: flee (52), ...away (7), chased (1), fain 1 (inf. for emphasis), flight (1), make haste (1), reach (1), shoot (1)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. to go through, flee, run away, chase, drive away, put to flight, reach, shoot (extend), hurry away
a. (Qal)
1. to go, pass through
2. to flee
3. to hasten, come quickly
b. (Hiphil)
1. to pass through
2. to cause to flee, put to flight
3. to drive away

Strong's Definitions

barach, baw-rakh'; a primitive root; to bolt, i.e. figuratively, to flee suddenly: — chase (away); drive away, fain, flee (away), put to flight, make haste, reach, run away, shoot.

Concordance Results Using KJV

But Abram said unto Sarai, Behold, thy maid is in thy hand; do to her as it pleaseth thee. And when Sarai dealt hardly with her, she fled from her face.


And he said, Hagar, Sarai's maid, whence camest thou? and whither wilt thou go? And she said, I H1272 from the face of my mistress Sarai.


Now therefore, my son, obey my voice; and arise, H1272 thou to Laban my brother to Haran;


And Jacob stole H1272 unawares to Laban the Syrian, in that he told him not that he fled.


So he fled with all that he had; and he rose up, and passed over the river, and set his face toward the mount Gilead.


And it was told Laban on the third day that Jacob was fled.


Wherefore didst thou H1272 H1272 secretly, and steal H1272 from me; and didst not tell me, that I might have sent thee H1272 with mirth, and with songs, with tabret, and with harp?


And God said unto Jacob, Arise, go up to Bethel, and dwell there: and H1272 there an altar unto God, that appeared unto thee when thou fleddest from the face of Esau thy brother.


And he built there an altar, and called the place Elbethel: because there God appeared unto him, when he fled from the face of his brother.


Now when Pharaoh heard this thing, he sought to slay Moses. But Moses fled from the face of Pharaoh, and dwelt in the land of Midian: and he sat down by a well.