994. biy
Strong's Concordance
biy: alas
Original Word: בִּי
Part of Speech: particle of entreaty
Transliteration: biy
Phonetic Spelling: (bee)
Definition: I pray, excuse me
בִּי particle of entreaty, craving permission to address a superior, always followed by אֲדֹנִי (or אֲדֹנָי), and always (except Joshua 7:8) at the beginning of a speech, I pray, excuse me — (not improbable from √ ביי; so that בִּי אֲדֹנִי will be literally a supplication of (i.e. to my lord! compare Wetzst l.c., who compares the Arabic literally a prayer to my lord! a standing formula = Pray, excuse me, used exactly as בֹּי אֲדֹנִי. According to other contracted from בְּעִי, from בָּעָה to ask, and so literally a petition! compare Aramaic בְּבָעוּ, (e.g. Genesis 19:18 ᵑ7, Numbers 12:13 ᵑ6); but ע is not often elided in Hebrew) — Genesis 44:18 בִּי אֲדֹנִי יְדַבֶּרנָֿא I pray, my lord, let thy servant speak, etc.; so Numbers 12:11; Judges 6:13; 1 Samuel 1:26; 1 Kings 3:17,26, and following by a plural subject Genesis 43:20 יָרֹד יָרַדְנוּ ׳בִּי א Oh, my lord, we came down, etc.; בִּי אֲדֹנָי (to God) Exodus 4:10,13; Joshua 7:8; Judges 6:15; Judges 13:8 (ᵐ5 in Pentateuch and Joshua δέομαι, δεόμεθα: in other books absurdly ἐν ἐμοί).

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
alas, O, oh

Perhaps from ba'ah (in the sense of asking); properly, a request; used only adverbially (always with "my Lord"); Oh that!; with leave, or if it please -- alas, O, oh.

see HEBREW ba'ah

Forms and Transliterations
בִּ֖י בִּ֣י בי bi bî
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Englishman's Concordance
Genesis 43:20
HEB: וַיֹּאמְר֖וּ בִּ֣י אֲדֹנִ֑י יָרֹ֥ד
NAS: and said, Oh, my lord, we indeed
KJV: And said, O sir, we came indeed
INT: and said Oh my lord indeed

Genesis 44:18
HEB: יְהוּדָ֗ה וַיֹּאמֶר֮ בִּ֣י אֲדֹנִי֒ יְדַבֶּר־
NAS: him, and said, Oh my lord,
KJV: unto him, and said, Oh my lord,
INT: Judah and said Oh my lord speak

Exodus 4:10
HEB: אֶל־ יְהוָה֮ בִּ֣י אֲדֹנָי֒ לֹא֩
NAS: to the LORD, Please, Lord,
KJV: said unto the LORD, O my Lord, I
INT: to the LORD Please Lord have never

Exodus 4:13
HEB: וַיֹּ֖אמֶר בִּ֣י אֲדֹנָ֑י שְֽׁלַֽח־
NAS: But he said, Please, Lord, now
KJV: And he said, O my Lord, send,
INT: said Please Lord send

Numbers 12:11
HEB: אֶל־ מֹשֶׁ֑ה בִּ֣י אֲדֹנִ֔י אַל־
NAS: said to Moses, Oh, my lord, I beg
KJV: unto Moses, Alas, my lord,
INT: to Moses Oh my lord nay

Joshua 7:8
HEB: בִּ֖י אֲדֹנָ֑י מָ֣ה
NAS: O Lord, what
KJV: O Lord, what shall I say,
INT: O Lord what

Judges 6:13
HEB: אֵלָ֤יו גִּדְעוֹן֙ בִּ֣י אֲדֹנִ֔י וְיֵ֤שׁ
NAS: said to him, O my lord,
KJV: said unto him, Oh my Lord,
INT: then Gideon O my lord if

Judges 6:15
HEB: וַיֹּ֤אמֶר אֵלָיו֙ בִּ֣י אֲדֹנָ֔י בַּמָּ֥ה
NAS: He said to Him, O Lord, how
KJV: And he said unto him, Oh my Lord,
INT: said to him O Lord how

Judges 13:8
HEB: יְהוָ֖ה וַיֹּאמַ֑ר בִּ֣י אֲדוֹנָ֔י אִ֣ישׁ
NAS: the LORD and said, O Lord, please
KJV: the LORD, and said, O my Lord, let
INT: the LORD and said O Lord the man

1 Samuel 1:26
HEB: וַתֹּ֙אמֶר֙ בִּ֣י אֲדֹנִ֔י חֵ֥י
NAS: She said, Oh, my lord! As your soul
KJV: And she said, Oh my lord,
INT: said Oh my lord lives

1 Kings 3:17
HEB: הָאִשָּׁ֤ה הָֽאַחַת֙ בִּ֣י אֲדֹנִ֔י אֲנִי֙
NAS: woman said, Oh, my lord, this
KJV: said, O my lord,
INT: woman the one Oh my lord I

1 Kings 3:26
HEB: בְּנָהּ֒ וַתֹּ֣אמֶר ׀ בִּ֣י אֲדֹנִ֗י תְּנוּ־
NAS: her son and said, Oh, my lord, give
KJV: and she said, O my lord,
INT: her son and said Oh my lord give

12 Occurrences

Strong's Hebrew 994
12 Occurrences

bî — 12 Occ.

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