Strong's Concordance, Hebrew Dictionary

Body, the belly, especially the womb

Hebrew: בֶּטֶן, beṭen (H990)

72 King James Bible Verses

Here are belly, body, as they be born, within and related words in the Bible. What does the source Hebrew word בֶּטֶן 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: H990

Hebrew Base Word: בֶּטֶן

Part of speech: Noun Feminine

Usage: Belly, body, + as they be born, + within, womb

Definition: The belly, especially the womb; also the bosom or body of anything.

Detailed definition:

  1. Belly, womb, body.
    1. Belly, abdomen.
      1. As seat of hunger, as seat of mental faculties, of depth of Sheol (figuratively).
    2. Womb.

Derived terms: From an unused root probably meaning to be hollow.


  1. Biblical International Phonetic Alphabet: bɛˈt̪’ɛn̪
  2. Modern International Phonetic Alphabet: bɛˈtɛn
  3. Transliteration: beṭen
  4. Biblical Pronunciation: beh-TEN
  5. Modern Pronunciation: beh-TEN

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