Strong's Concordance, Hebrew Dictionary

Fain, put to flight, make haste, reach, run away, shoot, to bolt, i.e., figuratively, to flee suddenly

Hebrew: בָּרַח, bāraḥ (H1272)

64 King James Bible Verses

Here are chase ; drive away, fain, flee and related words in the Bible. What does the source Hebrew word בָּרַח 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: H1272

Hebrew Base Word: בָּרַח

Part of speech: Verb

Usage: Chase (away); drive away, fain, flee (away), put to flight, make haste, reach, run away, shoot

Definition: To bolt, i.e., figuratively, to flee suddenly.

Detailed definition:

  1. To go through, flee, run away, chase, drive away, put to flight, reach, shoot (extend), hurry away.
    1. (Qal).
      1. To go, pass through.
      2. To flee.
      3. To hasten, come quickly.
    2. (Hiphil).
      1. To pass through.
      2. To cause to flee, put to flight.
      3. To drive away.

Derived terms: A primitive root.


  1. Biblical International Phonetic Alphabet: bɔːˈrɑħ
  2. Modern International Phonetic Alphabet: bɑːˈʁɑχ
  3. Transliteration: bāraḥ
  4. Biblical Pronunciation: baw-RA
  5. Modern Pronunciation: ba-RAHK

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