1097. beli
Strong's Concordance
beli: a wearing out
Original Word: בְּלִי
Part of Speech: substantive; adverb of negation
Transliteration: beli
Phonetic Spelling: (bel-ee')
Short Definition: without
NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from balah
Definition
a wearing out
NASB Translation
because* (6), cannot (1), lack (4), no (6), no more (1), no one (3), nor (1), nothing (1), nothing* (1), nothingness (1), one (2), overflows* (1), so* (3), unconcerned* (1), unintentionally* (2), unobserved* (1), unrestrained* (1), want (1), without (20), without* (1), yet so (1).

Brown-Driver-Briggs
בְּלִי substantive wearing out (, wearing out of a garment), hence

1 figurative destruction Isaiah 38:17 שַׁחַת בְּלִי pit of destruction (of Sh®°ôl).

2 defect, failure, hence

adverb of negation (compare אֶפֶס), chiefly poetic for לֹא, אֵין: —

a. with finite vb. rare and only once in prose, Genesis 31:20 (E) עַלבְּֿלִי הִגִּיד לוֺ because he told him not, Isaiah 14:6; Isaiah 32:10; Hosea 8:7; Hosea 9:16 (Kt) Job 41:18.

b. used to negative an adj. or participle 2 Samuel 1:21 בְּלִי מָשִׁיחַ not anointed, Psalm 19:4; Hosea 7:8: more frequently, especially in Job, joined with a substantive in sense of without, Job 8:11 will the reed-grass grow בְּלִימָֿ֑יִם without water? Job 24:10 they go about naked בְּלִי לְבוּשׁ without clothing, Job 31:39; Job 33:9; Job 34:6; Job 38:2 words בְּלִידַֿעַת without knowledge, Job 39:16; Job 42:3; Psalm 59:5 בְּלִיעָֿוֺן יְרוּצוּן without (my) iniquity they run (against me), compare Psalm 59:4 לֹא, Psalm 63:2 a dry land בְּלִי מָ֑יִם without water, Isaiah 28:8; Job 30:8 בְּנֵי בְלִישֵֿׁם children of (men of) no name.

With prepositions a. בִּבְלִי, in בִּבְלִי דַעַת Deuteronomy 4:42; Deuteronomy 19:4; Joshua 20:3,5 D (= unawares: all in D's law of homicide); without knowledge Job 35:16; Job 36:12.

b. לִבְלִי in a state of (see below לְ) no..., i.e. without,Isaiah 5:14 לִבְלִיחֹֿק regardless of, without measure, Job 38:41; Job 41:25 that is made לִבְלִיחֵֿת (to be) in a state of no fear, i.e. to be fearless.

c. מִבְּלִי (a) from want of, followed by a substantive or infin., מִן expressing causation, Deuteronomy 9:28 ׳מִבְּלִי יְכֹלֶת י on account of Jehovah's not being able... (in Numbers 14:16 מִבִּלְתִּי), Numbers 28:55 (Ew238d; but also RSJPh xvi. 72), Isaiah 5:13 for want of knowledge, Hosea 4:6; Ezekiel 34:5; Lamentations 1:4 מִבְּלִי בָּאֵי מוֺעֵד for lack of comers to the stated feast. Followed by a pleonastic אֵין in the phrase הֲמִבְּלִי אֵין ֗֗֗ is it on account of there being no...? (literally is it from the deficiency of no...? compare in Syriac; PS528), Exodus 14:11; 2 Kings 1:3,6,16. (β) so that there is no... (literally away from there being no..., מִן expressing negation, and בְּלִי being pleonastic, as in מֵאֵין, see below אַיִן 6d β); Jeremiah 2:15 its cities are burnt מִבְּלִי יוֺשֵׁב so that there is no inhabitant, Jeremiah 9:9-11 Ezekiel 14:15; Zephaniah 3:6. Once as a conjunction מִבְּלִי אֲשֶׁר, with pleonastic לֹא, so that not... Ecclesiastes 3:11. In Job מִבְּלִי is used more freely = without, the connection with a preceding verb being no longer distinctly felt: Job 4:20 without any heeding, they perish for ever, Job 6:6; Job 24:7,8; probably also Job 4:11; Job 31:19 (though here the sense (α) would be admissible). (γ) in Job 18:15 תִּשְׁכּוֺן בְּאָהֳלוֺ מִבְּלִילֿוֺ, מִן is probably partitive (so Hi): there shall dwell in his tent what is naught of his: Ew§ 323a De less probably even naught, compare below אַיִן 6d γ; Ges 'terror (supplied from Job 18:14) shall dwell in his tent so that it is no more his.'

d. עַדבְּֿלִי till there be no... Psalm 72:7; Malachi 3:10.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
corruption, ignorantly, for lack of, where no

From balah; properly, failure, i.e. Nothing or destruction; usually (with preposition) without, not yet, because not, as long as, etc. -- corruption, ig(norantly), for lack of, where no...is, so that no, none, not, un(awares), without.

see HEBREW balah

Forms and Transliterations
בְּ֝לִ֗י בְּֽלִ֫י בְּֽלִי־ בְּלִ֔י בְּלִ֖י בְּלִ֣י בְּלִ֥י בְּלִי֙ בְּלִי־ בְלִי־ בִּבְלִי־ בִבְלִי־ בַֽל־ בבלי־ בל־ בלי בלי־ הַֽמִבְּלִ֤י המבלי וּֽמִבְּלִ֥י ומבלי כִּבְלִי־ כבלי־ לִבְלִי־ לבלי־ מִבְּלִ֖י מִבְּלִ֞י מִבְּלִ֣י מִבְּלִ֥י מִבְּלִי֙ מִבְּלִי־ מבלי מבלי־ ḇal- bə·lî bə·lî- ḇə·lî- beLi bəlî bəlî- ḇəlî- biḇ·lî- ḇiḇ·lî- biḇlî- ḇiḇlî- bivli ha·mib·bə·lî hamibbeLi hamibbəlî kiḇ·lî- kiḇlî- kivli liḇ·lî- liḇlî- livli mib·bə·lî mib·bə·lî- mibbeLi mibbəlî mibbəlî- ū·mib·bə·lî umibbeLi ūmibbəlî val veli vivli
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58 Occurrences


bə·lî — 19 Occ.
biḇ·lî- — 4 Occ.
ha·mib·bə·lî — 4 Occ.
kiḇ·lî- — 1 Occ.
liḇ·lî- — 3 Occ.
mib·bə·lî — 20 Occ.
ū·mib·bə·lî — 1 Occ.
ḇal- — 1 Occ.
ḇə·lî- — 4 Occ.
ḇiḇ·lî- — 1 Occ.

Genesis 31:20
HEB: הָאֲרַמִּ֑י עַל־ בְּלִי֙ הִגִּ֣יד ל֔וֹ
KJV: in that he told him not that he fled.
INT: the Aramean that not telling for

Exodus 14:11
HEB: אֶל־ מֹשֶׁה֒ הַֽמִבְּלִ֤י אֵין־ קְבָרִים֙
INT: to Moses corruption there graves

Deuteronomy 4:42
HEB: אֶת־ רֵעֵ֙הוּ֙ בִּבְלִי־ דַ֔עַת וְה֛וּא
INT: slew his neighbor corruption cunning he

Deuteronomy 9:28
HEB: הוֹצֵאתָ֣נוּ מִשָּׁם֒ מִבְּלִי֙ יְכֹ֣לֶת יְהוָ֔ה
INT: brought in it was not able the LORD

Deuteronomy 19:4
HEB: אֶת־ רֵעֵ֙הוּ֙ בִּבְלִי־ דַ֔עַת וְה֛וּא
INT: kills his friend corruption cunning he

Deuteronomy 28:55
HEB: אֲשֶׁ֣ר יֹאכֵ֔ל מִבְּלִ֥י הִשְׁאִֽיר־ ל֖וֹ
NAS: since he has nothing [else] left,
INT: which will eat corruption left all

Joshua 20:3
HEB: נֶ֥פֶשׁ בִּשְׁגָגָ֖ה בִּבְלִי־ דָ֑עַת וְהָי֤וּ
NAS: unintentionally, without premeditation,
INT: person unintentionally without premeditation shall become

Joshua 20:5
HEB: בְּיָד֑וֹ כִּ֤י בִבְלִי־ דַ֙עַת֙ הִכָּ֣ה
NAS: his neighbor without premeditation
INT: his hand because without premeditation struck

2 Samuel 1:21
HEB: מָגֵ֣ן שָׁא֔וּל בְּלִ֖י מָשִׁ֥יחַ בַּשָּֽׁמֶן׃
INT: the shield of Saul not anointed oil

2 Kings 1:3
HEB: וְדַבֵּ֣ר אֲלֵהֶ֔ם הַֽמִבְּלִ֤י אֵין־ אֱלֹהִים֙
INT: and say about corruption there God

2 Kings 1:6
HEB: אָמַ֣ר יְהוָ֔ה הַֽמִבְּלִ֤י אֵין־ אֱלֹהִים֙
INT: says the LORD corruption there God

2 Kings 1:16
HEB: אֱלֹהֵ֣י עֶקְרוֹן֒ הַֽמִבְּלִ֤י אֵין־ אֱלֹהִים֙
INT: the god of Ekron corruption there God

Job 4:11
HEB: לַ֭יִשׁ אֹבֵ֣ד מִבְּלִי־ טָ֑רֶף וּבְנֵ֥י
NAS: perishes for lack of prey,
KJV: perisheth for lack of prey,
INT: the lion perishes lack of prey and the whelps

Job 4:20
HEB: לָעֶ֣רֶב יֻכַּ֑תּוּ מִבְּלִ֥י מֵ֝שִׂ֗ים לָנֶ֥צַח
NAS: they are broken in pieces; Unobserved, they perish
INT: and evening are broken corruption regarding forever

Job 6:6
HEB: הֲיֵאָכֵ֣ל תָּ֭פֵל מִבְּלִי־ מֶ֑לַח אִם־
NAS: be eaten without salt,
INT: be eaten something without salt Or

Job 8:11
HEB: יִשְׂגֶּה־ אָ֥חוּ בְלִי־ מָֽיִם׃
NAS: Can the rushes grow without water?
KJV: the flag grow without water?
INT: grow the flag without waste

Job 18:15
HEB: תִּשְׁכּ֣וֹן בְּ֭אָהֳלוֹ מִבְּלִי־ ל֑וֹ יְזֹרֶ֖ה
NAS: in his tent nothing of his; Brimstone
KJV: in his tabernacle, because [it is] none of his: brimstone
INT: dwells his tent nothing is scattered on

Job 24:7
HEB: עָר֣וֹם יָ֭לִינוּ מִבְּלִ֣י לְב֑וּשׁ וְאֵ֥ין
NAS: naked, without clothing,
INT: naked spend without clothing and have

Job 24:8
HEB: הָרִ֣ים יִרְטָ֑בוּ וּֽמִבְּלִ֥י מַ֝חְסֶ֗ה חִבְּקוּ־
NAS: the rock for want of a shelter.
INT: the mountain are wet want of a shelter and hug

Job 24:10
HEB: עָר֣וֹם הִ֭לְּכוּ בְּלִ֣י לְב֑וּשׁ וּ֝רְעֵבִ֗ים
NAS: about naked without clothing,
INT: naked go without clothing famish

Job 30:8
HEB: גַּם־ בְּנֵ֣י בְלִי־ שֵׁ֑ם נִ֝כְּא֗וּ
NAS: those without a name,
INT: even those without A name were scourged

Job 31:19
HEB: אֶרְאֶ֣ה א֭וֹבֵד מִבְּלִ֣י לְב֑וּשׁ וְאֵ֥ין
NAS: anyone perish for lack of clothing,
INT: have seen perish lack of clothing had

Job 31:39
HEB: כֹּ֭חָהּ אָכַ֣לְתִּי בְלִי־ כָ֑סֶף וְנֶ֖פֶשׁ
NAS: its fruit without money,
INT: fruit have eaten without money their lives

Job 33:9
HEB: זַ֥ךְ אֲנִ֗י בְּֽלִ֫י פָ֥שַׁע חַ֥ף
NAS: I am pure, without transgression;
INT: I am pure I without transgression I am innocent

Job 34:6
HEB: אָנ֖וּשׁ חִצִּ֣י בְלִי־ פָֽשַׁע׃
NAS: is incurable, [though I am] without transgression.'
INT: is incurable archer without transgression

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