Strong's Concordance, Hebrew Dictionary

Break, destroy, destruction, fail, spend, take, be undone, be void of, have no way to flee, properly, to wander away, i.e., lose oneself

Hebrew: אָבַד, ʾābad (H6)

174 King James Bible Verses


Here are break, destroy, destruction, not escape and related words in the Bible. What does the source Hebrew word אָבַד 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: H6

Hebrew Base Word: אָבַד

Part of speech: Verb

Usage: Break, destroy, destruction, + not escape, fail, lose, (cause to, make) perish, spend, × and surely, take, be undone, × utterly, be void of, have no way to flee

Definition: Properly, to wander away, i.e., lose oneself; by implication to perish (causative, destroy).

Detailed definition:

  1. Perish, vanish, go astray, be destroyed.
    1. (Qal).
      1. Perish, die, be exterminated.
      2. Vanish (figuratively).
      3. Be lost, strayed.
    2. (Piel).
      1. To destroy, kill, cause to perish, to give up (as lost), exterminate.
      2. To blot out (figuratively), do away with (figuratively), cause to vanish (figuratively).
      3. Cause to stray, lose.
    3. (Hiphil).
      1. To destroy, put to death.
        1. Of divine judgment.
      2. Object name of kings (figuratively).

Derived terms: A primitive root.


  1. Biblical International Phonetic Alphabet: ʔɔːˈbɑd̪
  2. Modern International Phonetic Alphabet: ʔɑːˈvɑd
  3. Transliteration: ʾābad
  4. Biblical Pronunciation: aw-BAHD
  5. Modern Pronunciation: ah-VAHD

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