Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #1004: bayith (pronounced bah'-yith)

probably from 1129 abbreviated; a house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.):--court, daughter, door, + dungeon, family, + forth of, X great as would contain, hangings, home(born), (winter)house(-hold), inside(-ward), palace, place, + prison, + steward, + tablet, temple, web, + within(-out).

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon:



1) house

1a) house, dwelling habitation

1b) shelter or abode of animals

1c) human bodies (figuratively)

1d) of Sheol

1e) of abode of light and darkness

1f) of land of Ephraim

2) place

3) receptacle

4) home, house as containing a family

5) household, family

5a) those belonging to the same household

5b) family of descendants, descendants as organized body

6) household affairs

7) inwards (metaphorically)

8) (TWOT) temple

9) on the inside

10) within

Part of Speech: noun masculine

Relation: probably from H1129 abbreviated


This word is used 2053 times:

Genesis 6:14: "in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch."
Genesis 7:1: "Come thou and all thy house into the ark; thee have I seen"
Genesis 12:1: "Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, and from thy father's house,"
Genesis 12:15: "and the woman was taken into Pharaoh's house."
Genesis 12:17: "plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of"
Genesis 14:14: "his trained servants, born in his own house, three hundred and eighteen,"
Genesis 15:2: "go childless, of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus?"
Genesis 15:3: "seed: and, lo, one born in my house"
Genesis 17:12: "man child in your generations, he that is born in the house, with money of any"
Genesis 17:13: "He that is born in thy house, and he that is bought with thy money, must needs be circumcised: and my covenant shall be"
Genesis 17:23: "his son, and all that were born in his house, and all with his money, every"
Genesis 17:23: "male among the men of Abraham's house; and circumcised the flesh of their foreskin"
Genesis 17:27: "And all the men of his house, born in the house, and bought with money of"
Genesis 17:27: "the men of his house, born in the house, and bought with money of"
Genesis 18:19: "him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep"
Genesis 19:2: "I pray you, into your servant's house, and wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early,"
Genesis 19:3: "unto him, and entered into his house; and he made them a feast, unleavened bread,"
Genesis 19:4: "even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old"
Genesis 19:10: "and pulled Lot into the house to the door."
Genesis 19:11: "the men that were at the door of the house with blindness, both small and great:"
Genesis 20:13: "when God caused me to wander from my father's house, from my father's house, that I said unto her, This"
Genesis 20:18: "had fast closed up all the wombs of the house of Abimelech, because"
Genesis 24:2: "unto his eldest servant of his house, that ruled over all that"
Genesis 24:7: "of heaven, which took me from my father's house, me from my father's house, and from the land"
Genesis 24:23: "is there room in thy father's house for us to lodge in?"
Genesis 24:27: "and his truth: I being in the way, the LORD led me to the house of my master's brethren."
Genesis 24:28: "ran, and told them of her mother's house these things."
Genesis 24:31: "thou without? for I have prepared the house, and room for the camels."
Genesis 24:32: "And the man came into the house: and he ungirded his camels, and gave straw and provender"
Genesis 24:38: "But thou shalt go unto my father's house, and to my kindred, and take"
Genesis 24:40: "a wife for my son of my kindred, and of my father's house: and of my father's house:"
Genesis 27:15: "Esau, which her in the house, and put them upon Jacob her younger"
Genesis 28:2: "Arise, go to Padan-aram, to the house of Bethuel thy mother's father; and take"
Genesis 28:17: "this is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate"
Genesis 28:21: "So that I come again to my father's house in peace; then shall the LORD be my God:"
Genesis 28:22: "for a pillar, shall be God's house: and of all thou shalt give me I will surely give the tenth"
Genesis 29:13: "him, and kissed him, and brought him to his house. And he told Laban all"
Genesis 30:30: "when shall I provide for mine own house also?"
Genesis 31:14: "any portion or inheritance for us in our father's house?"
Genesis 31:30: "though thou wouldest needs be gone, because thou sore longedst after thy father's house, yet wherefore hast thou stolen"
Genesis 31:37: "what hast thou found of all thy household set it here"
Genesis 31:41: "Thus have I been twenty years in thy house; I served thee fourteen years"
Genesis 33:17: "journeyed to Succoth, and built him a house, and made booths for his cattle: therefore"
Genesis 34:19: "was more honorable than all the house of his father."
Genesis 34:26: "Dinah house, house, and went out."
Genesis 34:29: "and spoiled even all that was in the house."
Genesis 34:30: "me, and slay me; and I shall be destroyed, I and my house."
Genesis 35:2: "Then Jacob said unto his household, and to all that were with"
Genesis 36:6: "and his daughters, and all the persons of his house, and all his beasts, and all"
Genesis 38:11: "Remain a widow at thy father's house, till my son be grown:"

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