Strong's Concordance, Hebrew Dictionary

Bewail, complain, make lamentation, mourn, to weep

Hebrew: בָּכָה, bākâ (H1058)

99 King James Bible Verses

Here are at all, bewail, complain and related words in the Bible. What does the source Hebrew word בָּכָה mean and how is it used in the Bible? Below are the English definition details. Also below are examples within Bible verses highlighted in yellow (follow this link to go there). Tap or hover on blue, underlined words to see more original scripture and meanings. Information sourced from Strong's Concordance[1].

Definition Details

Strong's Number: H1058

Hebrew Base Word: בָּכָה

Part of speech: Verb

Usage: × at all, bewail, complain, make lamentation, × more, mourn, × sore, × with tears, weep

Definition: To weep; generally to bemoan.

Detailed definition:

  1. To weep, bewail, cry, shed tears.
    1. (Qal).
      1. To weep (in grief, humiliation, or joy).
      2. To weep bitterly (with cognate accusative).
      3. To weep upon (embrace and weep).
      4. To bewail.
    2. (Piel) participle.
      1. Lamenting.
      2. Bewailing.

Derived terms: A primitive root.


  1. Biblical International Phonetic Alphabet: bɔːˈkɔː
  2. Modern International Phonetic Alphabet: bɑːˈχɑː
  3. Transliteration: bākâ
  4. Biblical Pronunciation: baw-KAW
  5. Modern Pronunciation: ba-HA

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