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Lexicon :: Strong's H1242 - bōqer

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masculine noun
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TWOT Reference: 274c

Strong’s Definitions

בֹּקֶר bôqer, bo'-ker; from H1239; properly, dawn (as the break of day); generally, morning:—(+) day, early, morning, morrow.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 205x

The KJV translates Strong's H1242 in the following manner: morning (191x), morrow (7x), day (3x), days (with H6153) (1x), early (3x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 205x
The KJV translates Strong's H1242 in the following manner: morning (191x), morrow (7x), day (3x), days (with H6153) (1x), early (3x).
  1. morning, break of day

    1. morning

      1. of end of night

      2. of coming of daylight

      3. of coming of sunrise

      4. of beginning of day

      5. of bright joy after night of distress (fig.)

    2. morrow, next day, next morning

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
בֹּקֶר bôqer, bo'-ker; from H1239; properly, dawn (as the break of day); generally, morning:—(+) day, early, morning, morrow.
בֹּ֫קֶר 214 noun masculineExodus 10:13 morning (Late Hebrew id.; from split, penetrate, as the dawn the darkness, light through cloud-rifts, etc.) — ב׳ Genesis 1:5 + (always absolute); plural בְּקָרִים Job 7:18 + 4 times; —
1. morning (of point of time, time at which, never during which, English morning = forenoon): —
a. of end of night (opposed to לַיְלָה) Exodus 10:13 (J) Leviticus 6:2 (P) Judges 19:25; Ruth 3:13 (twice in verse); Isaiah 21:12 compare 1 Samuel 19:11 (|| מחר, opposed to לילה); opposed to לֵילוֺת Psalm 92:3; also (opposed to לוּן) Exodus 23:18; Exodus 34:25 (both J E) Leviticus 19:13 (H) Deuteronomy 16:4; opposed to צלמות Amos 5:8; compare further Genesis 40:6; Genesis 41:8 (both E) Exodus 12:22; Exodus 34:2 (twice in verse) (both J E) 1 Samuel 3:15 +,
b. implying the coming of dawn, and even daylight Genesis 29:25 (E) Genesis 44:3 (J) 1 Kings 3:21 (but Klo here for 2nd בַּבֹּקֶר, reads לְבַקֵּר by looking at it see H1239 בָּקַר) Job 24:17; Job 38:12 (|| שַׁחַר); לִפְנוֺת הַבּ׳ Exodus 14:27 (JE) at the turn of the morning, so Judges 19:26 (|| בַּעֲלוֺת הַשָּׁ֑חַר Judges 19:25; followed by עַד־הָאוֺר, as something later, Judges 19:26); see Ruth 3:14 (|| בטרו֯ם יכיר אישׁ את רעהו before men could recognise each other); compare כּוֺכְבֵי בֹקֶר Job 38:7 stars of morning; but also with אוֺר verb Genesis 44:3 (J) הבקר אור; with אור noun, באור הבקר Micah 2:1; & especially עד אור הבקר Judges 16:2 (opposed to לילה) so 1 Samuel 14:36; also 1 Samuel 25:22, 34, 36; 2 Samuel 17:22; 2 Kings 7:9; compare 1 Samuel 29:10 (|| וְאוֺר לָכֶם).
c. of coming of sunrise Judges 9:33; 2 Samuel 23:4 (twice in verse); 2 Kings 3:22 compare וערב מוֺצָּאֵי ב׳ Psalm 65:9 i.e. places of sunrise and sunset (|| קְצוֺת i.e. ends of earth).
d. of beginning of day, וְעַד־עַתָּה מֵאָז הַבּ׳ Ruth 2:7 (compare Ruth 2:14) see 2 Samuel 24:15 (but strike out We Dr); time of prayer, & praise Psalm 5:4 (twice in verse) (see Hu) Psalm 59:17; Psalm 88:14; Psalm 92:3; || צהרים noon 1 Kings 18:26; Jeremiah 20:16; of three hours of prayer, ערב ובקר וצהרים Psalm 55:18 (compare Daniel 6:10; Daniel 6:13); compare also with עֶרֶב below.
e. opposed to עֶרֶב Genesis 49:27 (poem in J) Exodus 16:7, 8, 12, 13; Leviticus 6:13; Numbers 9:21 (all P) Deuteronomy 28:67 (twice in verse); 2 Samuel 11:14; 1 Kings 17:6; Isaiah 17:14; Zephaniah 3:3; Ezekiel 24:18 (twice in verse); Ezekiel 33:22; Daniel 8:26; Psalm 30:6; Psalm 90:5; Psalm 90:6; Ecclesiastes 11:6; 1 Chronicles 16:40; 2 Chronicles 2:3; 2 Chronicles 13:11; 31:3; Ezra 3:3; Esther 2:14; opposed to בֵּין הערבים Exodus 29:39, 41; Numbers 28:4, 8 (all P); especially מן־הבקר עד־הערב = all day Exodus 18:13 & (without article) Exodus 18:14 (both E); מבקר לָעֶרֶב Job 4:20 = between morning and evening; also מֵעֶרֶב עַד־בֹּקֶר = all night, Exodus 27:21 (P) Leviticus 24:3 (H) Numbers 9:21 & בָּעֶרֶב עַד־בּ׳ Numbers 9:15 (both P); note also the formula וַיְהִי ערב ויהי בקר and evening came and then morning Genesis 1:5, 8, 13, 19, 23, 31 (all P), i.e. the day ended with evening, and the night with morning; peculiar is Daniel 8:14 of omission of daily sacrifice עַד עֶרֶב בֹּקֶר אַלְמַּיִם וּשְׁלשׁ מֵאוֺת, until 2300 evening-mornings, probably = 2300 half-days (Ew Hi Meinh Bev DrIntr. 464, compare Daniel 8:26 & 3 1/2 times (years) Daniel 7:25; Daniel 12:11; Daniel 12:17).
f. often (above & elsewhere) with preposition (+ article except Job 7:18); in the morning, בַּבֹּקֶר Genesis 19:27 110 times, compare also בִּהְיֹת הַבּ׳ Exodus 19:16; in (or at) the morning, לַבּ׳ Amos 4:4 + 7 times; for (against or by) the morning, לַבּ׳ Exodus 34:2 compare Psalm 130:6 (compare Checritical note); nearly = until (עַד־) Exodus 34:25; Deuteronomy 16:4; Zephaniah 3:3; further בַּבּ׳ בַּבּ׳ morning by morning, every morning Exodus 16:21; Exodus 30:7; Exodus 36:3; Leviticus 6:5 (all P) 2 Samuel 13:4; 1 Chronicles 23:30; 2 Chronicles 13:11; Isaiah 28:19; Isaiah 50:4; Ezekiel 46:13, 14, 15; Zephaniah 3:5 also לַבּ׳ לַבּ׳, same sense, 1 Chronicles 9:27; plural לַבְּקָרִים every morning afresh Psalm 73:14; Isaiah 33:2 compare Lamentations 3:23; almost = continually Psalm 101:8 (compare Jeremiah 21:12); see לִבְקָרִים Job 7:18 (|| לִרְגָעִים every moment); also without preposition or article in the morning Hosea 7:6 compare Psalm 5:4 (twice in verse); Psalm 55:18, d. above, & below 2.
g. figurative of bright joy after night of distress (poetry) Job 11:17; compare Psalm 30:6; Psalm 46:6 (לִפְנוֺת בּ׳) Psalm 49:15; Psalm 59:17; Psalm 90:14; Psalm 143:8.
h. in phrases, הִשְׁכִּים בַּבּ׳ (וַיַּשְׁכֵּם etc.) he rose early in the morning Genesis 19:27; Genesis 20:8; Genesis 21:14; Genesis 22:3; Genesis 26:31; Genesis 28:18; Genesis 32:1 Genesis 31:55; Exodus 8:16; Exodus 9:13; Exodus 24:4; Exodus 34:4; Numbers 14:40; Joshua 3:1; Joshua 6:12; Joshua 7:16; Joshua 8:10 (all J E) Judges 6:28; Judges 19:5, 8; 1 Samuel 1:19; 1 Samuel 5:4; compare 1 Samuel 15:12; 1 Samuel 17:20; 1 Samuel 29:10 (twice in verse) compare 1 Samuel 29:11, 2 Kings 3:22; 2 Kings 19:35 = Isaiah 37:36; 2 Chronicles 20:20; Job 1:5; Proverbs 27:14; Isaiah 5:11; (ויקומו etc.) ויקם בַּבּ׳ Genesis 24:54; Numbers 22:13, 21 (all J E) Judges 19:27; Judges 20:19; 2 Samuel 24:11; 1 Kings 3:21; אַשְׁמֹרֶת הַבּ׳ morning watch Exodus 14:24; 1 Samuel 11:11.
2. morrow, next day (compare German Morgen, morgen) without article Exodus 16:19, 20; Leviticus 7:15; Leviticus 22:30 (opposed to הַיּוֺם הַהוּא) Numbers 16:5 (|| מָחָר Numbers 16:7; Numbers 16:16) compare Exodus 12:10 (twice in verse); Numbers 9:12; with article Exodus 16:23, 24; Exodus 29:34; לַבּ׳ Exodus 34:25; Numbers 22:41; Zephaniah 3:3; בַּבּ׳ 1 Samuel 9:19 (opposed to הַיּוֺם to-day) compare 1 Samuel 20:35; to-morrow morning הַבּ׳ Judges 6:31 (Stu); בַּבּ׳ Exodus 7:15; Joshua 7:14; Esther 5:14; definitely מִמָּֽחֳרָת בַּבּ׳ 1 Samuel 5:4; מֵהַבּ׳ 2 Samuel 2:27; adverb. use in this sense (without preposition or article) Exodus 16:7; Numbers 16:5.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


1:5; 1:5; 1:8; 1:13; 1:19; 1:23; 1:31; 19:1; 19:27; 19:27; 20:8; 21:14; 22:3; 24:54; 26:31; 28:18; 29:25; 32:1; 40:6; 41:8; 44:3; 44:3; 49:27


7:15; 8:16; 9:13; 10:13; 10:13; 12:10; 12:22; 14:24; 14:27; 16:7; 16:7; 16:8; 16:12; 16:13; 16:19; 16:20; 16:21; 16:23; 16:24; 18:13; 18:14; 19:16; 23:18; 24:4; 27:21; 29:34; 29:39; 29:41; 30:7; 34:2; 34:2; 34:4; 34:25; 34:25; 34:25; 36:3


6:2; 6:5; 6:13; 7:15; 19:13; 22:30; 24:3


9:12; 9:15; 9:21; 9:21; 14:40; 16:5; 16:5; 16:7; 16:16; 22:13; 22:21; 22:41; 28:4; 28:8


16:4; 16:4; 28:67


3:1; 6:12; 7:14; 7:16; 8:10


6:28; 6:31; 9:33; 16:2; 19:5; 19:8; 19:25; 19:25; 19:26; 19:26; 19:27; 20:19


2:7; 2:14; 3:13; 3:14

1 Samuel

1:19; 3:15; 5:4; 5:4; 9:19; 11:11; 14:36; 15:12; 17:20; 19:11; 20:35; 25:22; 25:34; 25:36; 29:10; 29:10; 29:11

2 Samuel

2:27; 11:14; 13:4; 17:22; 23:4; 24:11; 24:15

1 Kings

3:21; 3:21; 17:6; 18:26

2 Kings

3:22; 3:22; 7:9; 19:35

1 Chronicles

9:27; 16:40; 23:30

2 Chronicles

2:3; 13:11; 13:11; 20:20; 31:3




2:14; 5:14


1:5; 4:20; 7:18; 7:18; 7:18; 11:17; 24:17; 38:7; 38:12


5:4; 5:4; 30:6; 30:6; 46:6; 49:15; 55:18; 55:18; 59:17; 59:17; 65:9; 73:14; 88:14; 90:5; 90:6; 90:14; 92:3; 92:3; 101:8; 130:6; 143:8






5:11; 17:14; 21:12; 28:19; 33:2; 37:36; 50:4


20:16; 21:12




24:18; 33:22; 46:13; 46:14; 46:15


6:10; 6:13; 7:25; 8:14; 8:26; 8:26; 12:11




4:4; 5:8




3:3; 3:3; 3:3; 3:5

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H1242 matches the Hebrew בֹּקֶר (bōqer),
which occurs 214 times in 189 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 4 (Gen 1:5–Exo 36:3)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:5 - God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:8 - And God called the expanse Heaven.[fn] And there was evening and there was morning, the second day.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:13 - And there was evening and there was morning, the third day.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:19 - And there was evening and there was morning, the fourth day.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:23 - And there was evening and there was morning, the fifth day.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:31 - And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:27 - And Abraham went early in the morning to the place where he had stood before the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 20:8 - So Abimelech rose early in the morning and called all his servants and told them all these things. And the men were very much afraid.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:14 - So Abraham rose early in the morning and took bread and a skin of water and gave it to Hagar, putting it on her shoulder, along with the child, and sent her away. And she departed and wandered in the wilderness of Beersheba.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:3 - So Abraham rose early in the morning, saddled his donkey, and took two of his young men with him, and his son Isaac. And he cut the wood for the burnt offering and arose and went to the place of which God had told him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:54 - And he and the men who were with him ate and drank, and they spent the night there. When they arose in the morning, he said, “Send me away to my master.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:31 - In the morning they rose early and exchanged oaths. And Isaac sent them on their way, and they departed from him in peace.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 28:18 - So early in the morning Jacob took the stone that he had put under his head and set it up for a pillar and poured oil on the top of it.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:25 - And in the morning, behold, it was Leah! And Jacob said to Laban, “What is this you have done to me? Did I not serve with you for Rachel? Why then have you deceived me?”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:55 - [fn] Early in the morning Laban arose and kissed his grandchildren and his daughters and blessed them. Then Laban departed and returned home.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 40:6 - When Joseph came to them in the morning, he saw that they were troubled.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:8 - So in the morning his spirit was troubled, and he sent and called for all the magicians of Egypt and all its wise men. Pharaoh told them his dreams, but there was none who could interpret them to Pharaoh.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:3 - As soon as the morning was light, the men were sent away with their donkeys.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:27 - “Benjamin is a ravenous wolf,
in the morning devouring the prey
and at evening dividing the spoil.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:15 - Go to Pharaoh in the morning, as he is going out to the water. Stand on the bank of the Nile to meet him, and take in your hand the staff that turned into a serpent.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:20 - Then the LORD said to Moses, “Rise up early in the morning and present yourself to Pharaoh, as he goes out to the water, and say to him, ‘Thus says the LORD, “Let my people go, that they may serve me.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:13 - Then the LORD said to Moses, “Rise up early in the morning and present yourself before Pharaoh and say to him, ‘Thus says the LORD, the God of the Hebrews, “Let my people go, that they may serve me.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:13 - So Moses stretched out his staff over the land of Egypt, and the LORD brought an east wind upon the land all that day and all that night. When it was morning, the east wind had brought the locusts.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:10 - And you shall let none of it remain until the morning; anything that remains until the morning you shall burn.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:22 - Take a bunch of hyssop and dip it in the blood that is in the basin, and touch the lintel and the two doorposts with the blood that is in the basin. None of you shall go out of the door of his house until the morning.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 14:24 - And in the morning watch the LORD in the pillar of fire and of cloud looked down on the Egyptian forces and threw the Egyptian forces into a panic,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 14:27 - So Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to its normal course when the morning appeared. And as the Egyptians fled into it, the LORD threw[fn] the Egyptians into the midst of the sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:7 - and in the morning you shall see the glory of the LORD, because he has heard your grumbling against the LORD. For what are we, that you grumble against us?”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:8 - And Moses said, “When the LORD gives you in the evening meat to eat and in the morning bread to the full, because the LORD has heard your grumbling that you grumble against him—what are we? Your grumbling is not against us but against the LORD.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:12 - “I have heard the grumbling of the people of Israel. Say to them, ‘At twilight you shall eat meat, and in the morning you shall be filled with bread. Then you shall know that I am the LORD your God.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:13 - In the evening quail came up and covered the camp, and in the morning dew lay around the camp.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:19 - And Moses said to them, “Let no one leave any of it over till the morning.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:20 - But they did not listen to Moses. Some left part of it till the morning, and it bred worms and stank. And Moses was angry with them.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:21 - Morning by morning they gathered it, each as much as he could eat; but when the sun grew hot, it melted.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:23 - he said to them, “This is what the LORD has commanded: ‘Tomorrow is a day of solemn rest, a holy Sabbath to the LORD; bake what you will bake and boil what you will boil, and all that is left over lay aside to be kept till the morning.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:24 - So they laid it aside till the morning, as Moses commanded them, and it did not stink, and there were no worms in it.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 18:13 - The next day Moses sat to judge the people, and the people stood around Moses from morning till evening.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 18:14 - When Moses’ father-in-law saw all that he was doing for the people, he said, “What is this that you are doing for the people? Why do you sit alone, and all the people stand around you from morning till evening?”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 19:16 - On the morning of the third day there were thunders and lightnings and a thick cloud on the mountain and a very loud trumpet blast, so that all the people in the camp trembled.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:18 - “You shall not offer the blood of my sacrifice with anything leavened, or let the fat of my feast remain until the morning.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 24:4 - And Moses wrote down all the words of the LORD. He rose early in the morning and built an altar at the foot of the mountain, and twelve pillars, according to the twelve tribes of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 27:21 - In the tent of meeting, outside the veil that is before the testimony, Aaron and his sons shall tend it from evening to morning before the LORD. It shall be a statute forever to be observed throughout their generations by the people of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 29:34 - And if any of the flesh for the ordination or of the bread remain until the morning, then you shall burn the remainder with fire. It shall not be eaten, because it is holy.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 29:39 - One lamb you shall offer in the morning, and the other lamb you shall offer at twilight.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 29:41 - The other lamb you shall offer at twilight, and shall offer with it a grain offering and its drink offering, as in the morning, for a pleasing aroma, a food offering to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 30:7 - And Aaron shall burn fragrant incense on it. Every morning when he dresses the lamps he shall burn it,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 34:2 - Be ready by the morning, and come up in the morning to Mount Sinai, and present yourself there to me on the top of the mountain.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 34:4 - So Moses cut two tablets of stone like the first. And he rose early in the morning and went up on Mount Sinai, as the LORD had commanded him, and took in his hand two tablets of stone.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 34:25 - “You shall not offer the blood of my sacrifice with anything leavened, or let the sacrifice of the Feast of the Passover remain until the morning.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:3 - And they received from Moses all the contribution that the people of Israel had brought for doing the work on the sanctuary. They still kept bringing him freewill offerings every morning,

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