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Lexicon :: Strong's H977 - bachar

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בָּחַר
Transliteration
bachar
Pronunciation
bä·khar' (Key)
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Part of Speech
verb
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 231

Strong’s Definitions

בָּחַר bâchar, baw-khar'; a primitive root; properly, to try, i.e. (by implication) select:—acceptable, appoint, choose (choice), excellent, join, be rather, require.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 172x

The KJV translates Strong's H977 in the following manner: choose (77x), chosen (77x), choice (6x), choose...out (5x), acceptable (1x), appoint (1x), excellent (1x), chosen men (1x), rather (1x), require (1x), not translated.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 172x
The KJV translates Strong's H977 in the following manner: choose (77x), chosen (77x), choice (6x), choose...out (5x), acceptable (1x), appoint (1x), excellent (1x), chosen men (1x), rather (1x), require (1x), not translated.
  1. to choose, elect, decide for

    1. (Qal) to choose

    2. (Niphal) to be chosen

    3. (Pual) to be chosen, selected

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
בָּחַר bâchar, baw-khar'; a primitive root; properly, to try, i.e. (by implication) select:—acceptable, appoint, choose (choice), excellent, join, be rather, require.

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H977 matches the Hebrew בָּחַר (bachar),
which occurs 170 times in 162 verses in the Hebrew concordance of the NASB

Page 1 / 4 (Gen 6:2–1Sa 8:18)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:2 - that the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were [fn]beautiful; and they took wives for themselves, whomever they chose. H977
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 13:11 - So Lot chose H977 for himself all the [fn]valley of the Jordan, and Lot journeyed eastward. Thus they separated from each other.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 14:7 - and he took six hundred select H977 chariots, and all the other chariots of Egypt with officers over all of them.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 17:9 - So Moses said to Joshua, “Choose H977 men for us and go out, fight against Amalek. Tomorrow I will station myself on the top of the hill with the staff of God in my hand.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 18:25 - Moses chose H977 able men out of all Israel and made them heads over the people, leaders of thousands, [fn]of hundreds, [fn]of fifties and [fn]of tens.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 16:5 - and he spoke to Korah and all his company, saying, “Tomorrow morning the LORD will show who is His, and who is holy, and will bring him near to Himself; even the one whom He will choose, H977 He will bring near to Himself.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 16:7 - and put fire in them, and lay incense upon them in the presence of the LORD tomorrow; and the man whom the LORD chooses H977 shall be the one who is holy. [fn]You have gone far enough, you sons of Levi!”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 17:5 - “It will come about that the rod of the man whom I choose H977 will sprout. Thus I will lessen from upon Myself the grumblings of the sons of Israel, who are grumbling against you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:37 - [fn]Because He loved your fathers, therefore He chose H977 [fn]their descendants after them. And He [fn]personally brought you from Egypt by His great power,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 7:6 - “For you are a holy people to the LORD your God; the LORD your God has chosen H977 you to be a people for His [fn]own possession out of all the peoples who are on the face of the [fn]earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 7:7 - “The LORD did not set His love on you nor choose H977 you because you were more in number than any of the peoples, for you were the fewest of all peoples,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 10:15 - “Yet on your fathers did the LORD set His affection to love them, and He chose H977 their [fn]descendants after them, even you above all peoples, as it is this day.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 12:5 - “But you shall seek the LORD at the place which the LORD your God will choose H977 from all your tribes, to establish His name there for His dwelling, and there you shall come.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 12:11 - then it shall come about that the place in which the LORD your God will choose H977 for His name to dwell, there you shall bring all that I command you: your burnt offerings and your sacrifices, your tithes and the [fn]contribution of your hand, and all your choice H977 votive offerings which you will vow to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 12:14 - but in the place which the LORD chooses H977 in one of your tribes, there you shall offer your burnt offerings, and there you shall do all that I command you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 12:18 - “But you shall eat them before the LORD your God in the place which the LORD your God will choose, H977 you and your son and daughter, and your male and female servants, and the Levite who is within your gates; and you shall rejoice before the LORD your God in all [fn]your undertakings.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 12:21 - “If the place which the LORD your God chooses H977 to put His name is too far from you, then you may slaughter of your herd and flock which the LORD has given you, as I have commanded you; and you may eat within your gates [fn]whatever you desire.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 12:26 - “Only your holy things which you may have and your votive offerings, you shall take and go to the place which the LORD chooses. H977
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 14:2 - “For you are a holy people to the LORD your God, and the LORD has chosen H977 you to be a people for His [fn]own possession out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 14:23 - “You shall eat in the presence of the LORD your God, at the place where He chooses H977 to establish His name, the tithe of your grain, your new wine, your oil, and the firstborn of your herd and your flock, so that you may learn to fear the LORD your God always.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 14:24 - “If the [fn]distance is so great for you that you are not able to [fn]bring the tithe, since the place where the LORD your God chooses H977 to set His name is too far away from you when the LORD your God blesses you,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 14:25 - then you shall [fn]exchange it for money, and bind the money in your hand and go to the place which the LORD your God chooses. H977
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:20 - “You and your household shall eat it every year before the LORD your God in the place which the LORD chooses. H977
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:2 - “You shall sacrifice the Passover to the LORD your God from the flock and the herd, in the place where the LORD chooses H977 to establish His name.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:6 - but at the place where the LORD your God chooses H977 to establish His name, you shall sacrifice the Passover in the evening at sunset, at the time that you came out of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:7 - “You shall cook and eat it in the place which the LORD your God chooses. H977 In the morning you are to return to your tents.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:11 - and you shall rejoice before the LORD your God, you and your son and your daughter and your male and female servants and the Levite who is in your [fn]town, and the stranger and the [fn]orphan and the widow who are in your midst, in the place where the LORD your God chooses H977 to establish His name.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:15 - “Seven days you shall celebrate a feast to the LORD your God in the place which the LORD chooses, H977 because the LORD your God will bless you in all your produce and in all the work of your hands, so that you will be altogether joyful.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:16 - “Three times in a year all your males shall appear before the LORD your God in the place which He chooses, H977 at the Feast of Unleavened Bread and at the Feast of Weeks and at the Feast of Booths, and they shall not appear before the LORD empty-handed.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 17:8 - “If any case is too difficult for you to decide, between [fn]one kind of homicide or another, between [fn]one kind of lawsuit or another, and between [fn]one kind of assault or another, being cases of dispute in your [fn]courts, then you shall arise and go up to the place which the LORD your God chooses. H977
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 17:10 - “You shall do according to the [fn]terms of the verdict which they declare to you from that place which the LORD chooses; H977 and you shall be careful to observe according to all that they teach you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 17:15 - you shall surely set a king over you whom the LORD your God chooses, H977 one from among your [fn]countrymen you shall set as king over yourselves; you may not put a foreigner over yourselves who is not your [fn]countryman.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 18:5 - “For the LORD your God has chosen H977 him and his sons from all your tribes, to stand [fn]and serve in the name of the LORD forever.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 18:6 - “Now if a Levite comes from any of your [fn]towns throughout Israel where he resides, and comes [fn]whenever he desires to the place which the LORD chooses, H977
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 21:5 - “Then the priests, the sons of Levi, shall come near, for the LORD your God has chosen H977 them to serve Him and to bless in the name of the LORD; and every dispute and every [fn]assault [fn]shall be settled by them.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 23:16 - “He shall live with you in your midst, in the place which he shall choose H977 in one of your [fn]towns where it pleases him; you shall not mistreat him.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 26:2 - that you shall take some of the first of all the produce of the ground which you bring in from your land that the LORD your God gives you, and you shall put it in a basket and go to the place where the LORD your God chooses H977 to establish His name.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 30:19 - “I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. So choose H977 life in order that you may live, you and your [fn]descendants,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 31:11 - when all Israel comes to appear before the LORD your God at the place which He will choose, H977 you shall read this law in front of all Israel in their hearing.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:3 - So Joshua rose with all the people of war to go up to Ai; and Joshua chose H977 30,000 men, valiant warriors, and sent them out at night.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 9:27 - But Joshua made them that day hewers of wood and drawers of water for the congregation and for the altar of the LORD, to this day, in the place which He would choose. H977
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 24:15 - “If it is disagreeable in your sight to serve the LORD, choose H977 for yourselves today whom you will serve: whether the gods which your fathers served which were beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living; but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 24:22 - Joshua said to the people, “You are witnesses against yourselves that you have chosen H977 for yourselves the LORD, to serve Him.” And they said, “We are witnesses.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:8 - “New gods were chosen; H977
Then war was in the gates.
Not a shield or a spear was seen
Among forty thousand in Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 10:14 - “Go and cry out to the gods which you have chosen; H977 let them deliver you in the time of your distress.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 20:15 - From the cities on that day the sons of Benjamin were [fn]numbered, 26,000 men who draw the sword, besides the inhabitants of Gibeah who were [fn]numbered, 700 choice H977 men.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 20:16 - Out of all these people 700 choice H977 men were left-handed; each one could sling a stone at a hair and not miss.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 20:34 - When ten thousand choice H977 men from all Israel came against Gibeah, the battle became [fn]fierce; but [fn]Benjamin did not know that [fn]disaster was [fn]close to them.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:28 - ‘Did I not choose H977 them from all the tribes of Israel to be My priests, to go up to My altar, to burn incense, to carry an ephod before Me; and did I not give to the house of your father all the fire offerings of the sons of Israel?
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 8:18 - “Then you will cry out in that day because of your king whom you have chosen H977 for yourselves, but the LORD will not answer you in that day.”

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