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Lexicon :: Strong's H1242 - bōqer

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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.
STRONGS H1242: Abbreviations
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 - And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning H1242 were the first day.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:8 - And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning H1242 were the second day.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:13 - And the evening and the morning H1242 were the third day.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:19 - And the evening and the morning H1242 were the fourth day.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:23 - And the evening and the morning H1242 were the fifth day.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:31 - And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning H1242 were the sixth day.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:27 - And Abraham gat up early in the morning H1242 to the place where he stood before the LORD:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 20:8 - Therefore Abimelech rose early in the morning, H1242 and called all his servants, and told all these things in their ears: and the men were sore afraid.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:14 - And Abraham rose up early in the morning, H1242 and took bread, and a bottle of water, and gave it unto Hagar, putting it on her shoulder, and the child, and sent her away: and she departed, and wandered in the wilderness of Beersheba.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:3 - And Abraham rose up early in the morning, H1242 and saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son, and clave the wood for the burnt offering, and rose up, and went unto the place of which God had told him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:54 - And they did eat and drink, he and the men that were with him, and tarried all night; and they rose up in the morning, H1242 and he said, Send me away unto my master.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:31 - And they rose up betimes in the morning, H1242 and sware one to another: and Isaac sent them away, and they departed from him in peace.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 28:18 - And Jacob rose up early in the morning, H1242 and took the stone that he had put for his pillows, and set it up for a pillar, and poured oil upon the top of it.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:25 - And it came to pass, that in the morning, H1242 behold, it was Leah: and he said to Laban, What is this thou hast done unto me? did not I serve with thee for Rachel? wherefore then hast thou beguiled me?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:55 - And early in the morning H1242 Laban rose up, and kissed his sons and his daughters, and blessed them: and Laban departed, and returned unto his place.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 40:6 - And Joseph came in unto them in the morning, H1242 and looked upon them, and, behold, they were sad.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:8 - And it came to pass in the morning H1242 that his spirit was troubled; and he sent and called for all the magicians of Egypt, and all the wise men thereof: and Pharaoh told them his dream; but there was none that could interpret them unto Pharaoh.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:3 - As soon as the morning H1242 was light, the men were sent away, they and their asses.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:27 - Benjamin shall ravin as a wolf: in the morning H1242 he shall devour the prey, and at night he shall divide the spoil.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:15 - Get thee unto Pharaoh in the morning; H1242 lo, he goeth out unto the water; and thou shalt stand by the river's brink against he come; and the rod which was turned to a serpent shalt thou take in thine hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:20 - And the LORD said unto Moses, Rise up early in the morning, H1242 and stand before Pharaoh; lo, he cometh forth to the water; and say unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Let my people go, that they may serve me.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:13 - And the LORD said unto Moses, Rise up early in the morning, H1242 and stand before Pharaoh, and say unto him, Thus saith the LORD God of the Hebrews, Let my people go, that they may serve me.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:13 - And Moses stretched forth his rod over the land of Egypt, and the LORD brought an east wind upon the land all that day, and all that night; and when it was morning, H1242 the east wind brought the locusts.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:10 - And ye shall let nothing of it remain until the morning; H1242 and that which remaineth of it until the morning H1242 ye shall burn with fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:22 - And ye shall take a bunch of hyssop, and dip it in the blood that is in the bason, and strike the lintel and the two side posts with the blood that is in the bason; and none of you shall go out at the door of his house until the morning. H1242
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 14:24 - And it came to pass, that in the morning H1242 watch the LORD looked unto the host of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and of the cloud, and troubled the host of the Egyptians,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 14:27 - And Moses stretched forth his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to his strength when the morning H1242 appeared; and the Egyptians fled against it; and the LORD overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:7 - And in the morning, H1242 then ye shall see the glory of the LORD; for that he heareth your murmurings against the LORD: and what are we, that ye murmur against us?
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:8 - And Moses said, This shall be, when the LORD shall give you in the evening flesh to eat, and in the morning H1242 bread to the full; for that the LORD heareth your murmurings which ye murmur against him: and what are we? your murmurings are not against us, but against the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:12 - I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel: speak unto them, saying, At even ye shall eat flesh, and in the morning H1242 ye shall be filled with bread; and ye shall know that I am the LORD your God.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:13 - And it came to pass, that at even the quails came up, and covered the camp: and in the morning H1242 the dew lay round about the host.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:19 - And Moses said, Let no man leave of it till the morning. H1242
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:20 - Notwithstanding they hearkened not unto Moses; but some of them left of it until the morning, H1242 and it bred worms, and stank: and Moses was wroth with them.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:21 - And they gathered it every morning, H1242 every man according to his eating: and when the sun waxed hot, it melted.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:23 - And he said unto them, This is that which the LORD hath said, To morrow is the rest of the holy sabbath unto the LORD: bake that which ye will bake to day, and seethe that ye will seethe; and that which remaineth over lay up for you to be kept until the morning. H1242
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:24 - And they laid it up till the morning, H1242 as Moses bade: and it did not stink, neither was there any worm therein.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 18:13 - And it came to pass on the morrow, that Moses sat to judge the people: and the people stood by Moses from the morning H1242 unto the evening.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 18:14 - And when Moses' father in law saw all that he did to the people, he said, What is this thing that thou doest to the people? why sittest thou thyself alone, and all the people stand by thee from morning H1242 unto even?
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 19:16 - And it came to pass on the third day in the morning, H1242 that there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of the trumpet exceeding loud; so that all the people that was in the camp trembled.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:18 - Thou shalt not offer the blood of my sacrifice with leavened bread; neither shall the fat of my sacrifice remain until the morning. H1242
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 24:4 - And Moses wrote all the words of the LORD, and rose up early in the morning, H1242 and builded an altar under the hill, and twelve pillars, according to the twelve tribes of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 27:21 - In the tabernacle of the congregation without the vail, which is before the testimony, Aaron and his sons shall order it from evening to morning H1242 before the LORD: it shall be a statute for ever unto their generations on the behalf of the children of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 29:34 - And if ought of the flesh of the consecrations, or of the bread, remain unto the morning, H1242 then thou shalt burn the remainder with fire: it shall not be eaten, because it is holy.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 29:39 - The one lamb thou shalt offer in the morning; H1242 and the other lamb thou shalt offer at even:
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 29:41 - And the other lamb thou shalt offer at even, and shalt do thereto according to the meat offering of the morning, H1242 and according to the drink offering thereof, for a sweet savour, an offering made by fire unto the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 30:7 - And Aaron shall burn thereon sweet incense every morning: H1242 when he dresseth the lamps, he shall burn incense upon it.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 34:2 - And be ready in the morning, H1242 and come up in the morning H1242 unto mount Sinai, and present thyself there to me in the top of the mount.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 34:4 - And he hewed two tables of stone like unto the first; and Moses rose up early in the morning, H1242 and went up unto mount Sinai, as the LORD had commanded him, and took in his hand the two tables of stone.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 34:25 - Thou shalt not offer the blood of my sacrifice with leaven; neither shall the sacrifice of the feast of the passover be left unto the morning. H1242
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:3 - And they received of Moses all the offering, which the children of Israel had brought for the work of the service of the sanctuary, to make it withal. And they brought yet unto him free offerings every morning. H1242

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