Word Summary
balal: to mingle, mix, confuse, confound
Original Word: בָּלַל
Transliteration: balal
Phonetic Spelling: (baw-lal')
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to mingle, mix, confuse, confound
Meaning: to mingle, mix, confuse, confound
Strong's Concordance
anoint, confound, fade, mingle, mix self, give provender, temper

A primitive root; to overflow (specifically with oil.); by implication, to mix; also (denominatively from bliyl) to fodder -- anoint, confound, X fade, mingle, mix (self), give provender, temper.

see HEBREW bliyl


H1101. balal

I. בָּלַלverb mingle, mix, confuse, confound (Arabic moisten (with water), compare moisture, Assyrian balâlu, DlPr 70; compare Phoenician בלל‎ name of a sacrifice, & Late Hebrew בִּלְבֵּל‎; Aramaic בַּלְבֵּל‎, ) —

Qal Perfect בָּלַלGenesis 11:9, ַ™בּלֹּתִָּֽיPsalm 92:11 (but compare below); Imperfect1plural נָָֽבְלָה‎ = נָכֹ֫לָּהGenesis 11:7, compare Köi. 325; Participle passive בָּלוּלExodus 29:40 3t., בְּלוּלָהLeviticus 2:5 28t., בְּלוּלֹתExodus 29:2 4t.; —

1 mingle, confuse (object שָׂפָה‎ = speech, language, q. v.) Genesis 11:7, 9 (J).

2 mix (cakes or flour, etc. always with oil) technical term of sacrifice, only P (H Leviticus 23:13), compare Di on 2:4; usually as בּ ׳סֹלֶת ׳בַּשֶּׁמֶן מנחה,Exodus 29:40; Leviticus 2:5; 14:10, 21; 23:13; Numbers 7:13, 19, 25, 31, 37, 43, 49, 55, 61, 67, 73, 79; 8:8; 15:4, 6, 9; 28:5, 9, 12 (twice in verse); 28:13; 28:20; 28:28; 29:3; 23:9; 23:14, ב ׳מנחה ׳בשׁLeviticus 7:10 (opposed to חֲרֵבָה‎) 9:4, ב מַצּוֺת ׳חַלּוֺת ׳בשׁExodus 29:2; Leviticus 7:12 (twice in verse), i.e. made by mixing with oil; ב מצות ׳חלות ׳בשׁ סלת2:4, ב חלות ׳סלת ׳בשׁNumbers 6:15, i.e. fine flour (in the form) of cakes so made. רַעֲנָן בְּשֶׁמֶן ַ™בּלֹּתִָּֽיPsalm 92:11 I shall be (am) anointed with fresh oil AV RV; verb not elsewhere in this sense; ᵑ9 ᵐ5‎ Hup Che read בְּלֹתִי‎ from בלה‎, infinitive construct suffix, abstract for concrete, my wasting = my wasting strength, of declining age; Israel under figure of old man; this however is not favoured by context. The passage is therefore doubtful.

Hithpo`el Imperfect יִתְבּוֺלָ֑לHosea 7:8; י הוא בעמים ׳אפריםEphraim, among the peoples doth he mix himself; but Ew Now derive here from בלל‎ = בלה‎ (or נבל‎) waste away, compare Hiph`il

Hiph`il Imperfect וַנָּ֫בֶלIsaiah 64:5 and we faded away, but read perhaps וַנִּכֹּל‎ from נבל‎ compare Di (De, less probably, derives from בלל‎ — compare Ew Now Hosea 7:8 — or בול‎ = נבל‎).

II. [בָּלַל‎] verb denominative to give provender

Qal Imperfect וַיָּ֑בָלJudges 19:21 Qr (Kt ויבול‎) followed by לְgive provender to the asses.