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Bible Lexicons

Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #0977 - בָּחַר

Transliteration
bâchar
Phonetics
baw-khar'
Origin
a primitive root
Parts of Speech
Verb
TWOT
231
Definition
Brown-Driver-Briggs'

1) to choose, elect, decide for

1a) (Qal) to choose

1b) (Niphal) to be chosen

1c) (Pual) to be chosen, selected

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1586 ‑ ἐκλέγω (ek‑leg'‑om‑ahee);  1951 ‑ ἐπιλέγω (ep‑ee‑leg'‑om‑ahee);  138 ‑ αἱρέω (hahee‑reh'‑om‑ahee);  140 ‑ αἱρετίζω (hahee‑ret‑id'‑zo);  1252 ‑ διακρίνω (dee‑ak‑ree'‑no);  1551 ‑ ἐκδέχομαι (ek‑dekh'‑om‑ahee);  1807 ‑ ἐξαιρέω (ex‑ahee‑reh'‑o);  1937 ‑ ἐπιθυμέω (ep‑ee‑thoo‑meh'‑o);  2206 ‑ ζηλόω (dzay‑lo'‑o);  3353 ‑ μέτοχος (met'‑okh‑os);  701 ‑ ἀρεστός (ar‑es‑tos');  1381 ‑ δοκιμάζω (dok‑im‑ad'‑zo);  4448 ‑ πυρόω (poo‑ro'‑o);  2841 ‑ κοινωνέω (koy‑no‑neh'‑o);  1588 ‑ ἐκλεκτός (ek‑lek‑tos');  
Frequency Lists  
  1. Book
  2. Word
KJV (172)
Genesis
2
Exodus
3
Numbers
3
Deuteronomy
31
Joshua
4
Judges
5
1 Samuel
12
2 Samuel
9
1 Kings
13
2 Kings
2
1 Chronicles
10
2 Chronicles
16
Nehemiah
2
Job
7
Psalms
14
Proverbs
8
Ecclesiastes
1
Song of Solomon
1
Isaiah
20
Jeremiah
4
Ezekiel
1
Haggai
1
Zechariah
3
NAS (170)
Genesis
2
Exodus
3
Numbers
3
Deuteronomy
32
Joshua
4
Judges
5
1 Samuel
12
2 Samuel
9
1 Kings
13
2 Kings
2
1 Chronicles
9
2 Chronicles
15
Nehemiah
2
Job
7
Psalms
14
Proverbs
8
Song of Solomon
1
Isaiah
20
Jeremiah
4
Ezekiel
1
Haggai
1
Zechariah
3
HCS (171)
Genesis
2
Exodus
3
Numbers
3
Deuteronomy
31
Joshua
4
Judges
5
1 Samuel
12
2 Samuel
9
1 Kings
13
2 Kings
2
1 Chronicles
10
2 Chronicles
16
Nehemiah
2
Job
7
Psalms
14
Proverbs
8
Song of Solomon
1
Isaiah
20
Jeremiah
4
Ezekiel
1
Haggai
1
Zechariah
3
BSB (154)
Genesis
4
Exodus
2
Numbers
3
Deuteronomy
31
Joshua
4
Judges
2
1 Samuel
10
2 Samuel
7
1 Kings
12
2 Kings
2
1 Chronicles
9
2 Chronicles
9
Nehemiah
2
Job
7
Psalms
13
Proverbs
8
Ecclesiastes
1
Song of Solomon
1
Isaiah
20
Jeremiah
2
Ezekiel
1
Haggai
1
Zechariah
3
ESV (160)
Genesis
2
Numbers
3
Deuteronomy
30
Joshua
4
Judges
5
1 Samuel
12
2 Samuel
9
1 Kings
13
2 Kings
2
1 Chronicles
10
2 Chronicles
15
Nehemiah
2
Job
7
Psalms
14
Proverbs
8
Isaiah
15
Jeremiah
4
Ezekiel
1
Haggai
1
Zechariah
3
WEB (172)
Genesis
2
Exodus
4
Numbers
3
Deuteronomy
31
Joshua
4
Judges
5
1 Samuel
12
2 Samuel
9
1 Kings
13
2 Kings
2
1 Chronicles
10
2 Chronicles
16
Nehemiah
2
Job
7
Psalms
14
Proverbs
8
Song of Solomon
1
Isaiah
20
Jeremiah
4
Ezekiel
1
Haggai
1
Zechariah
3
Verse Results
Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

2012) rhb (בההר BHhR) AC: Choose CO: ? AB: Youth: An examination to determine the choicest. [from: hb- choosing a choice one]

V) rhb (בההר BHhR) - Choose: KJV (172): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Pual) choose, chosen, choice, acceptable, appoint, excellent - Strongs: H977 (בָּחַר) bm) rihb (בההיר BHhYR) - Chosen: KJV (13): chosen, choice one, chosen one, elect - Strongs: H972 (בָּחִיר)

dm) rfhb (בההור BHhWR) - Youth: A young person as one chosen for an activity. KJV (45): young, chosen - Strongs: H970 (בָּחֻר)

df3) tfrfhb (בההורות BHhWRWT) - Youth: A young age. KJV (3): youth - Strongs: H979 (בְּחֻרוֹת)

hm) rhbm (מבההר MBhhR) - Chosen: KJV (12): choose, chosen, choice, acceptable, appoint, excellent - Strongs: H4005 (מִבְחָר)

hcm) rfhbm (מבההור MBHhWR) - Choice: The best of a group. KJV (2): choice - Strongs: H4004 (מִבְחוֹר)

AHL Definitions Copyright: ©1999-2021
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

בָּחַר fut. יִבְחַר

(1)  to prove, i.q. to try, to examine, like the Syr. ܒܚܰܪ i.q. Heb. בָּחַן. (I place this signification first, although it is the less frequent, and particularly belongs to the later Hebrew[?]; because trial, proof, precedes choice. The primary idea is either that of rubbing on a touchstone, so that it is the same as בָּחַן, or in dividing in pieces and examining; comp. ܒܘܰܪ, בָּקַר No.1. To this answer Greek πειράω, Lat. perior, whence experior, comperior, periculum, peritus). Isaiah 48:10, בְּחַרְתִּיךָ בְּכוּר עֹנִי “I have proved thee in the furnace of affliction,” Job 34:4; 2 Chronicles 34:6 where the כתיב should be read בָּחַר בָּתֵּיהֶם “he proved (searched) their houses,” (of the idolators).

(2) to approve, i.q. to choose, to select. It answers to the Arab. منحر VIII. to select the best, to have the best, to take the better part of a thing, مِنْحرَةُ, مُنْحرَةُ, something select, what is chosen. Job 9:14, 15:5 29:25. Often with a dat. לוֹ to choose for oneself, Genesis 13:11; Exodus 17:9; Joshua 24:15. The thing chosen is put in the accus. (see the instances cited), and more often also with בּ prefixed; (comp. בְּ B, 4). Deuteronomy 7:6, 14:2 18:5 Numbers 16:5, 17:20 1 Samuel 10:24, 16:8, 1 Samuel 16:9, etc.; once עַל (which denotes desire of any thing, and see עַל No. 4 ), Job 36:21 also מִן (in the sense of preference) Psalms 84:11. Participle בָּחוּר pl. constr. בְּחוּרֵי 1 Samuel 26:2

(a) beloved, chosen, Exodus 14:7 (b) excellent, surpassing, Song of Solomon 5:15.

(3) to love any one, to delight in any thing (both of which are significations taken from that of choosing), to desire, construed with an acc. Genesis 6:2; Isaiah 1:29. 2 Samuel 15:15, בְּכֹל אֲשֶׁר־יִבְחַר אֲדֹנִי “according to all that my lord shall desire;” Proverbs 1:29, 3:31 followed by בְּ Isaiah 14:1, וּבָחַר עוֹד בְּיִשְׂרָאֵל “and he will again love Israel;” Zechariah 1:17, 3:2 and לְ 1 Samuel 20:30 (where however, many copies have בְ). Once pregn. עַל of pers. is added, 2 Samuel 19:39, כֹּל אֲשֶׁר־ תִּבְחַר עָלַי אֱעֶשֶׂה־לָּךְ “whatever thou desirest (and layest) on me (to do) I will do it for thee.”

Niphal

(1) to be chosen, preferable, excellent; followed by מִן preferable to any thing, Jeremiah 8:3 part. נִבְחָר choice, כֶּסֶף נִבְחָר Proverbs 10:20, 8:10, 19 followed by מִן more choice than, Proverbs 16:16, 22:1.

(2) followed by לְ to be chosen by any one, to please any one, Proverbs 21:3.

Pual, to be chosen, only Ecclesiastes 9:4 כתיב.

Derived nouns are בָּחִיר, בַּחוּר, בְּחֻרִים, בְּחוּרוֹת, מִבְחָר, מִבְחוֹר, pr.n. יִבְחָר and

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List of Word Forms
אֶֽבֲחַ֣ר אֶבְחֲרָ֖ה אֶבְחֲרָ֣ה אֶבְחַ֣ר אֶבְחַר־ אֶבְחָרֵ֔הוּ אֶבְחָרֵהוּ֒ אבחר אבחר־ אבחרה אבחרהו בְּחַרְתִּ֑יךָ בְּחַרְתִּ֖יךָ בְּחַרְתֶּ֖ם בְּחַרְתֶּ֥ם בְּחַרְתֶּֽם׃ בְּחַר־ בַּחֲר֨וּ בָּ֧חַר בָּֽחֲרוּ֙ בָּֽחַר־ בָּח֖וּר בָּחֳרִ֣י בָּחַ֔רְתִּי בָּחַ֔רְתָּ בָּחַ֖ר בָּחַ֗רְתִּי בָּחַ֙רְתִּי֙ בָּחַ֙רְתָּ֙ בָּחַ֛ר בָּחַ֞ר בָּחַ֣ר בָּחַ֣רְתִּי בָּחַ֣רְתָּ בָּחַ֣ר ׀ בָּחַ֤רְתִּי בָּחַ֥רְתִּי בָּחַ֥רְתָּ בָּחַ֧ר בָּחַ֨ר בָּחָ֑רְתִּי בָּחָ֑רְתָּ בָּחָֽרְתִּי׃ בָּחָֽרוּ׃ בָחַ֔רְתִּי בָחַ֣ר בָחַ֣רְתִּֽי בָחַ֣רְתִּי בָחַ֥ר בָחַ֨רְתִּי בָחָ֑רְתִּי בָחָֽרְתִּי׃ בָחָֽר׃ בָחָֽרוּ׃ בֹחֵ֤ר בחור בחר בחר־ בחר׃ בחרו בחרו׃ בחרי בחרת בחרתי בחרתי׃ בחרתיך בחרתם בחרתם׃ הַבֹּחֵ֖ר הבחר וְ֝תִבְחַ֗ר וְיִבְחֲר֣וּ וְנִבְחַ֥ר וַ֭יִּבְחַר וַיִּבְחַ֗ר וַיִּבְחַ֞ר וַיִּבְחַ֡ר וַיִּבְחַ֣ר וַיִּבְחַ֥ר וַיִּבְחַ֨ר וַיִּבְחַר֙ וַיִּבְחַר־ וַיִּבְחָרֶֽךָּ׃ וַתִּבְחַ֣ר וָאֶבְחַ֣ר וָאֶבְחַר֙ וּבָֽחֲר֖וּ וּבָֽחַרְתָּ֙ וּבָח֥וֹר וּבָחַ֜רְתִּי וּבָחַ֥ר וּבָחֹ֣ר ואבחר ובחור ובחר ובחרו ובחרת ובחרתי ויבחר ויבחר־ ויבחרו ויבחרך׃ ונבחר ותבחר יְחֻבַּ֔ר יִבְחַ֛ר יִבְחַ֜ר יִבְחַ֣ר יִבְחַ֤ר יִבְחַ֥ר יִבְחַ֨ר יִבְחַר֙ יִבְחַר֩ יִבְחַר֮ יִבְחַר־ יִבְחָ֑ר יִבְחָ֔ר יִבְחָֽר׃ יבחר יבחר־ יבחר׃ יחבר נִ֭בְחָר נִבְחֲרָה־ נִבְחָ֖ר נִבְחָ֣ר נִבְחָ֥ר נִבְחָֽר׃ נבחר נבחר׃ נבחרה־ תִּ֝בְחַ֗ר תִּֽבְחַ֣ר תִּבְחַ֥ר תִבְחַ֣ר תבחר ’e·ḇă·ḥar ’eḇ·ḥă·rāh ’eḇ·ḥā·rê·hū ’eḇ·ḥar ’eḇ·ḥar- ’eḇăḥar ’eḇḥar ’eḇḥar- ’eḇḥărāh ’eḇḥārêhū bā·ḥā·rə·tā bā·ḥā·rə·tî ḇā·ḥā·rə·tî ba·ḥă·rū bā·ḥă·rū bā·ḥā·rū ḇā·ḥā·rū bā·ḥar ḇā·ḥar ḇā·ḥār bā·ḥar- bā·ḥar·tā bā·ḥar·tî ḇā·ḥar·tî bā·ḥo·rî bā·ḥūr baChar baChareta baChareti baCharta baCharti baCharu baChur bāḥar ḇāḥar ḇāḥār bāḥar- bāḥārətā bāḥārətî ḇāḥārətî bāḥartā bāḥartî ḇāḥartî baḥărū bāḥărū bāḥārū ḇāḥārū bāḥorî bāḥūr bə·ḥar- bə·ḥar·tem bə·ḥar·tî·ḵā bechar becharTem becharTicha bəḥar- bəḥartem bəḥartîḵā ḇō·ḥêr bochoRi ḇōḥêr evaChar evchar evchaRah evchaRehu hab·bō·ḥêr habboCher habbōḥêr niḇ·ḥă·rāh- niḇ·ḥār niḇḥār niḇḥărāh- nivChar nivcharah Nivchor tiḇ·ḥar ṯiḇ·ḥar tiḇḥar ṯiḇḥar tivChar ū·ḇā·ḥă·rū ū·ḇā·ḥar ū·ḇā·ḥar·tā ū·ḇā·ḥar·tî ū·ḇā·ḥō·wr ū·ḇā·ḥōr ūḇāḥar ūḇāḥartā ūḇāḥartî ūḇāḥărū ūḇāḥōr ūḇāḥōwr uvaChar uvacharTa uvaCharti uvachaRu uvaChor vaChar vaChareti vaCharti vaCharu vaevChar vaiyivchar vaiyivchaReka vattivChar venivChar vetivChar veyivchaRu voCher wā’eḇḥar wā·’eḇ·ḥar wat·tiḇ·ḥar wattiḇḥar way·yiḇ·ḥā·re·kā way·yiḇ·ḥar way·yiḇ·ḥar- wayyiḇḥar wayyiḇḥar- wayyiḇḥārekā wə·niḇ·ḥar wə·ṯiḇ·ḥar wə·yiḇ·ḥă·rū wəniḇḥar wəṯiḇḥar wəyiḇḥărū yə·ḥub·bar yechubBar yəḥubbar yiḇ·ḥar yiḇ·ḥār yiḇ·ḥar- yiḇḥar yiḇḥār yiḇḥar- yivchar
Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for StudyLight.org. Copyright 1999-2021. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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