Strong's Concordance, Hebrew Dictionary

Blaspheme, bless, congratulate, curse, praise, salute, thank, to kneel

Hebrew: בָּרַךְ, bārak (H1288)

289 King James Bible Verses


Here are abundantly, altogether, at all and related words in the Bible. What does the source Hebrew word בָּרַךְ 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: H1288

Hebrew Base Word: בָּרַךְ

Part of speech: Verb

Usage: × abundantly, × altogether, × at all, blaspheme, bless, congratulate, curse, × greatly, × indeed, kneel (down), praise, salute, × still, thank

Definition: To kneel; by implication to bless God (as an act of adoration), and (vice-versa) man (as a benefit); also (by euphemism) to curse (God or the king, as treason).

Detailed definition:

  1. To bless, kneel.
    1. (Qal).
      1. To kneel.
      2. To bless.
    2. (Niphal) to be blessed, bless oneself.
    3. (Piel) to bless.
    4. (Pual) to be blessed, be adored.
    5. (Hiphil) to cause to kneel.
    6. (Hithpael) to bless oneself.
  2. To praise, salute, curse.

Derived terms: A primitive root.


  1. Biblical International Phonetic Alphabet: bɔːˈrɑk
  2. Modern International Phonetic Alphabet: bɑːˈʁɑχ
  3. Transliteration: bārak
  4. Biblical Pronunciation: baw-RAHK
  5. Modern Pronunciation: ba-RAHK

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