Strong's Concordance, Hebrew Dictionary

Corruption, for lack of, where, so that no, none, without, properly, failure, i.e., nothing or destruction

Hebrew: בְּלִי, bĕlî (H1097)

53 King James Bible Verses

Here are corruption, ig, for lack of and related words in the Bible. What does the source Hebrew word בְּלִי 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: H1097

Hebrew Base Word: בְּלִי

Part of speech: Substantive; adverb of negation

Usage: Corruption, ig(norantly), for lack of, where, so that no, none, not, un(awares), without

Definition: Properly, failure, i.e., nothing or destruction; usually (with preposition) without, not yet, because not, as long as, etc.

Detailed definition:

  1. (subst) wearing out.
  2. (adv of negation) without, no, not.

Derived terms: From H1086.


  1. Biblical International Phonetic Alphabet: bɛ̆ˈlɪi̯
  2. Modern International Phonetic Alphabet: bɛ̆ˈliː
  3. Transliteration: bĕlî
  4. Biblical Pronunciation: beh-LEE
  5. Modern Pronunciation: beh-LEE

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