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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 - God called the light day, and the darkness He called night. And there was evening and there was morning, H1242 one day.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:8 - God called the [fn]expanse heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, H1242 a second day.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:13 - There was evening and there was morning, H1242 a third day.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:19 - There was evening and there was morning, H1242 a fourth day.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:23 - There was evening and there was morning, H1242 a fifth day.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:31 - God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, H1242 the sixth day.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:27 - Now Abraham arose early in the morning H1242 and went to the place where he had stood before the LORD;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 20:8 - So Abimelech arose early in the morning H1242 and called all his servants and told all these things in their hearing; and the men were greatly frightened.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:14 - So Abraham rose early in the morning H1242 and took bread and a [fn]skin of water and gave them to Hagar, putting them on her shoulder, and gave her the boy, and sent her away. And she departed and wandered about in the wilderness of Beersheba.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:3 - So Abraham rose early in the morning H1242 and saddled his donkey, and took two of his young men with him and Isaac his son; and he split wood for the burnt offering, and arose and went to the place of which God had told him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:54 - Then he and the men who were with him ate and drank and spent the night. When they arose in the morning, H1242 he said, “Send me away to my master.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:31 - In the morning H1242 they arose early and [fn]exchanged oaths; then Isaac sent them away and they departed from him in peace.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 28:18 - So Jacob rose early in the morning, H1242 and took the stone that he had put [fn]under his head and set it up as a pillar and poured oil on its top.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:25 - So it came about in the morning H1242 that, behold, it was Leah! And he said to Laban, “What is this you have done to me? Was it not for Rachel that I served with you? Why then have you deceived me?”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:55 - [fn]Early in the morning H1242 Laban arose, and kissed his sons and his daughters and blessed them. Then Laban departed and returned to his place.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 40:6 - [fn]When Joseph came to them in the morning H1242 and observed them, [fn]behold, they were dejected.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:8 - Now in the morning H1242 his spirit was troubled, so he sent and called for all the [fn]magicians of Egypt, and all its wise men. And Pharaoh told them his [fn]dreams, but there was no one who could interpret them to Pharaoh.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:3 - [fn]As soon H1242 as it was light, the men were sent away, they with their donkeys.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:27 - “Benjamin is a [fn]ravenous wolf;
In the morning H1242 he devours the prey,
And in the evening he divides the spoil.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:15 - “Go to Pharaoh in the morning H1242 [fn]as he is going out to the water, and station yourself to meet him on the bank of the Nile; and you shall take in your hand the staff that was turned into a serpent.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:20 - Now the LORD said to Moses, “Rise early in the morning H1242 and present yourself before Pharaoh, [fn]as he comes 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 H1242 and stand 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 directed an east wind on the land all that day and all that night; and when it was morning, H1242 the east wind [fn]brought the locusts.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:10 - ‘And you shall not leave any of it over until morning, H1242 but whatever is left of it until morning, H1242 you shall burn with fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:22 - “You shall take a bunch of hyssop and dip it in the blood which is in the basin, and [fn]apply some of the blood that is in the basin to the lintel and the two doorposts; and none of you shall go outside the door of his house until morning. H1242
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 14:24 - At the morning H1242 watch, the LORD looked down on the [fn]army of the Egyptians [fn]through the pillar of fire and cloud and brought the [fn]army of the Egyptians into confusion.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 14:27 - So Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to its normal state at daybreak, H1242 while the Egyptians were fleeing [fn]right into it; then the LORD [fn]overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:7 - and in the morning H1242 [fn]you will see the glory of the LORD, for He hears your grumblings against the LORD; and what are we, that you grumble against us?”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:8 - Moses said,This will happen when the LORD gives you [fn]meat to eat in the evening, and bread to the full in the morning; H1242 for the LORD hears your grumblings which you grumble against Him. And what are we? Your grumblings are not against us but against the LORD.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:12 - “I have heard the grumblings of the sons of Israel; speak to them, saying,[fn]At twilight you shall eat [fn]meat, and in the morning H1242 you shall be filled with bread; and you shall know that I am the LORD your God.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:13 - So it came about at evening that the quails came up and covered the camp, and in the morning H1242 there was a layer of dew around the camp.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:19 - Moses said to them, “Let no man leave any of it until morning.” H1242
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:20 - But they did not listen to Moses, and some left part of it until morning, H1242 and it bred worms and became foul; and Moses was angry with them.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:21 - They gathered it morning H1242 by morning, H1242 every man [fn]as much as he should eat; but when the sun grew hot, it would melt.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:23 - then he said to them, “This is what the LORD [fn]meant: Tomorrow is a sabbath observance, a holy sabbath to the LORD. Bake what you will bake and boil what you will boil, and all that is left over [fn]put aside to be kept until morning.” H1242
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:24 - So they [fn]put it aside until morning, H1242 as Moses had ordered, and it did not become foul nor was there any worm in it.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 18:13 - It came about the next day that Moses sat to judge the people, and the people stood about Moses from the morning H1242 until the evening.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 18:14 - Now when Moses’ father-in-law saw all that he was doing for the people, he said, “What is this thing that you are doing for the people? Why do you alone sit as judge and all the people stand about you from morning H1242 until evening?”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 19:16 - So it came about on the third day, when it was morning, H1242 that there were [fn]thunder and lightning flashes and a thick cloud upon the mountain and a very loud trumpet sound, so that all the people who were in the camp trembled.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:18 - “You shall not offer the blood of My sacrifice with leavened bread; nor is the fat of My [fn]feast to remain overnight until morning. H1242
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 24:4 - Moses wrote down all the words of the LORD. Then he arose early in the morning, H1242 and built an altar [fn]at the foot of the mountain with twelve pillars for the twelve tribes of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 27:21 - “In the tent of meeting, outside the veil which is before the testimony, Aaron and his sons shall keep it in order from evening to morning H1242 before the LORD; it shall be a perpetual statute throughout their generations [fn]for the sons of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 29:34 - “If any of the flesh of [fn]ordination or any of the bread remains until morning, H1242 then you shall burn the remainder with fire; it shall not be eaten, because it is holy.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 29:39 - “The one lamb you shall offer in the morning H1242 and the [fn]other lamb you shall offer at [fn]twilight;
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 29:41 - “The [fn]other lamb you shall offer at [fn]twilight, and shall offer with it [fn]the same grain offering and [fn]the same drink offering as in the morning, H1242 for a soothing aroma, an offering by fire to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 30:7 - “Aaron shall burn fragrant incense on it; he shall burn it every morning H1242 when he trims the lamps.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 34:2 - “So be ready by morning, H1242 and come up in the morning H1242 to Mount Sinai, and [fn]present yourself there to Me on the top of the mountain.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 34:4 - So he cut out two stone tablets like the former ones, and Moses rose up early in the morning H1242 and went up to Mount Sinai, as the LORD had commanded him, and he took two stone tablets in his hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 34:25 - “You shall not [fn]offer the blood of My sacrifice with leavened bread, nor is the sacrifice of the Feast of the Passover to [fn]be left over until morning. H1242
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:3 - They received from Moses all the [fn]contributions which the sons of Israel had brought [fn]to perform the work [fn]in the construction of the sanctuary. And they still continued bringing to him freewill offerings every H1242 morning. H1242

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