1110. balaq
Strong's Concordance
balaq: to waste, lay waste
Original Word: בָּלַק
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: balaq
Phonetic Spelling: (baw-lak')
Definition: to waste, lay waste
NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. root
Definition
to waste, lay waste
NASB Translation
devastates (1), waste (1).

Brown-Driver-Briggs
[בָּלַק] verb waste, lay waste (Assyrian balâ‡u, Pi`el destroy, LyonSargon 61; compare Arabic a desert) —

Po`el Participle without מ, suffix בּוֺלְקָהּ Isaiah 24:1 ("" בּוֺקֵק, subject ׳י, object הארץ); — on form (which might also be Qal Participle) compare Ol§ 254 LagGN 1882, 403; also בקק Po. Jeremiah 51:2, and intensive use of Infinitive absolute Niph`al Isaiah 24:3; further Punic (i.e. intensive) Participle Nahum 2:11 (this however perhaps largely influenced by assonance).

Pu`al Participle מְבֻלָּקָ֑ה Nahum 2:11 (׳בּוּקָה וּמְבוּקָה ומב), devastated, or as substantive a devastated city.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
make waste

A primitive root; to annihilate -- (make) waste.

Forms and Transliterations
וּבֽוֹלְקָ֑הּ וּמְבֻלָּקָ֑ה ובולקה ומבלקה ū·ḇō·wl·qāh ū·mə·ḇul·lā·qāh ūḇōwlqāh ūməḇullāqāh umevullaKah uVolKah
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Englishman's Concordance
Isaiah 24:1
HEB: בּוֹקֵ֥ק הָאָ֖רֶץ וּבֽוֹלְקָ֑הּ וְעִוָּ֣ה פָנֶ֔יהָ
NAS: waste, devastates it, distorts
KJV: empty, and maketh it waste, and turneth
INT: lays the earth devastates distorts surface

Nahum 2:10
HEB: בּוּקָ֥ה וּמְבוּקָ֖ה וּמְבֻלָּקָ֑ה וְלֵ֨ב נָמֵ֜ס
NAS: Yes, she is desolate and waste! Hearts
KJV: and void, and waste: and the heart
INT: is emptied is desolate and waste Hearts are melting

2 Occurrences

Strong's Hebrew 1110
2 Occurrences


ū·mə·ḇul·lā·qāh — 1 Occ.
ū·ḇō·wl·qāh — 1 Occ.










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