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Lexicon :: Strong's H1254 - bārā'

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TWOT Reference: 278

Strong’s Definitions

בָּרָא bârâʼ, baw-raw'; a primitive root; (absolutely) to create; (qualified) to cut down (a wood), select, feed (as formative processes):—choose, create (creator), cut down, dispatch, do, make (fat).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 54x

The KJV translates Strong's H1254 in the following manner: create (42x), creator (3x), choose (2x), make (2x), cut down (2x), dispatch (1x), done (1x), make fat (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 54x
The KJV translates Strong's H1254 in the following manner: create (42x), creator (3x), choose (2x), make (2x), cut down (2x), dispatch (1x), done (1x), make fat (1x).
  1. to create, shape, form

    1. (Qal) to shape, fashion, create (always with God as subject)

      1. of heaven and earth

      2. of individual man

      3. of new conditions and circumstances

      4. of transformations

    2. (Niphal) to be created

      1. of heaven and earth

      2. of birth

      3. of something new

      4. of miracles

    3. (Piel)

      1. to cut down

      2. to cut out

  2. to be fat

    1. (Hiphil) to make yourselves fat

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
בָּרָא bârâʼ, baw-raw'; a primitive root; (absolutely) to create; (qualified) to cut down (a wood), select, feed (as formative processes):—choose, create (creator), cut down, dispatch, do, make (fat).
STRONGS H1254: Abbreviations
† I. בָּרָא 53 verb shape, create (compare Arabic بَرِئَ probably loan-word, form, fashion by cutting, shape out, pare a reed for writing, a stick for an arrow, but also بَرِأَ, create; Phoenician הברא CISi. 347 incisor, a trade involving cutting; Assyrian barû, make, create, COTGloss & Hpt KAT2 Gloss 1 but dubious; Sabean ברא found, build, DHMZMG 1883, 413, synonym בנה; BaZA. 1888, 58, compare Assyrian banû, create, beget, with change of liquid; Aramaic בְּרָא, axrb, create) —
Qal Perfect Genesis 1:1 + 19 times; Imperfect יִבְרָא Genesis 1:21, 27; Numbers 16:30; Infinitive בְּראֹ Genesis 5:1; Imperative בְּרָא Psalm 51:12; Participle בּוֺרֵא Isaiah 42:5 + 10 times; suffix בֹּרַאֲךָ Isaiah 43:1; בּוֺרְאֶיךָ Ecclesiastes 12:1; — shape, fashion, create, always of divine activity, with accusative of thing, seldom except in P and Isa2.
1. object heaven and earth Genesis 1:1; Genesis 2:3 (P) Isaiah 45:18 (twice in verse); mankind Genesis 1:27 (3 times in verse); Genesis 5:1, 2(P) Genesis 6:7 (J) Deuteronomy 4:32; Psalm 89:48; Isaiah 45:12; the host of heaven Isaiah 40:26; heavens Isaiah 42:5; ends of the earth Isaiah 40:28; north and south Psalm 89:13; wind Amos 4:13; the תנינים Genesis 1:21 (P).
2. the individual man Malachi 2:10 (|| father) Ecclesiastes 12:1; the smith and the waster Isaiah 54:16 (twice in verse); Israel as a nation Isaiah 43:15; Jacob Isaiah 43:1; the seed of Israel Isaiah 43:7.
3. new conditions and circumstances: righteousness and salvation Isaiah 45:8; darkness and evil Isaiah 45:7; fruit of the lips Isaiah 57:19; a new thing חֲדָשָׁה (a woman encompassing a man) Jeremiah 31:22; בְּרִיאָה (swallowing up the Korahites) Numbers 16:30 (J); cloud and flame over Zion Isaiah 4:5.
4. of transformations: a clean heart Psalm 51:12 [Psalm 51:10] (|| חִדֵּשׁ); new heaven and earth Isaiah 65:17 (in place of old); transformation of nature Isaiah 41:20; with double accusative בורא ירושׁלם גילה transform Jerusalem into rejoicing Isaiah 65:18.
Niph. Perfect 2nd person feminine singular נִבְרֵאתְ Ezekiel 21:35; 3rd person plural נִבְרְאוּ Exodus 34:10 + 2 times; Imperfect יִבָּרֵא֑וּן Psalm 104:30; Infinitive suffix הִבָּרַאֲךָ Ezekiel 28:13; הִבָּֽרְאָךְ Ezekiel 28:15; הִבָּֽרְאָם Genesis 2:4; Genesis 5:2; Participle נִבְרָא Psalm 102:19; — Pass.
1. be created: heaven and earth Genesis 2:4 (P); creatures Psalm 104:30; mankind Genesis 5:2 (P); heavens Psalm 148:5.
2. with reference to birth: במקום אשׁר נבראת in the place where thou wast created (i.e. native land) Ezekiel 21:35; יום הבראך day when thou wast created (king of Tyre) Ezekiel 28:13, 15 (compare היום ילדתיך Psalm 2:7); עַם נִבְרָא Psalm 102:19 (|| עַם נוֺלָד Psalm 22:32).
3. of something new, astonishing: miracles Exodus 34:10 (J); new things, חדשׁות Isaiah 48:6.
Pi. Perfect בֵּרֵאתָ Joshua 17:15; בֵּרֵאתוֺ Joshua 17:18; Infinitive absolute בָּרֵא Ezekiel 21:24 (twice in verse); Ezekiel 23:47; —
1. cut down: a forest Joshua 17:15, 18 (J); וּבָרֵא אוֺתְהֶן בְּחַרְבוֺתָם Ezekiel 23:47.
2. cut out: יָד hand, as an index Ezekiel 21:24 (twice in verse).

† II. [בָּרָא] verb be fat (Arabic بَرِئَ be free of a thing, sound, healthy; see מרא) —
Hiph. Infinitive לְהַבְרִיאֲכֶם 1 Samuel 2:29 to make yourselves fat.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


1:1; 1:1; 1:21; 1:21; 1:27; 1:27; 2:3; 2:4; 2:4; 5:1; 5:1; 5:2; 5:2; 5:2; 6:7


34:10; 34:10


16:30; 16:30




17:15; 17:15; 17:18; 17:18

1 Samuel



2:7; 51:10; 51:12; 89:13; 89:48; 102:19; 102:19; 104:30; 104:30; 148:5


12:1; 12:1


4:5; 40:26; 40:28; 41:20; 42:5; 42:5; 43:1; 43:1; 43:7; 43:15; 45:7; 45:8; 45:12; 45:18; 48:6; 54:16; 57:19; 65:17; 65:18




21:24; 21:24; 23:47; 23:47; 28:13; 28:13; 28:15; 28:15





Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H1254 matches the Hebrew בָּרָא (bārā'),
which occurs 54 times in 46 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:1 - In the beginning God created H1254 the heaven and the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:21 - And God created H1254 great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:27 - So God created H1254 man in his own image, in the image of God created H1254 he him; male and female created H1254 he them.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:3 - And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created H1254 and made.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:4 - These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, H1254 in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 5:1 - This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created H1254 man, in the likeness of God made he him;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 5:2 - Male and female created H1254 he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created. H1254
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:7 - And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created H1254 from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 34:10 - And he said, Behold, I make a covenant: before all thy people I will do marvels, such as have not been done H1254 in all the earth, nor in any nation: and all the people among which thou art shall see the work of the LORD: for it is a terrible thing that I will do with thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 16:30 - But if the LORD make H1254 a new thing, and the earth open her mouth, and swallow them up, with all that appertain unto them, and they go down quick into the pit; then ye shall understand that these men have provoked the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:32 - For ask now of the days that are past, which were before thee, since the day that God created H1254 man upon the earth, and ask from the one side of heaven unto the other, whether there hath been any such thing as this great thing is, or hath been heard like it?
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 17:15 - And Joshua answered them, If thou be a great people, then get thee up to the wood country, and cut down H1254 for thyself there in the land of the Perizzites and of the giants, if mount Ephraim be too narrow for thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 17:18 - But the mountain shall be thine; for it is a wood, and thou shalt cut it down: H1254 and the outgoings of it shall be thine: for thou shalt drive out the Canaanites, though they have iron chariots, and though they be strong.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:29 - Wherefore kick ye at my sacrifice and at mine offering, which I have commanded in my habitation; and honourest thy sons above me, to make yourselves fat H1254 with the chiefest of all the offerings of Israel my people?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 51:10 - Create H1254 in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:12 - The north and the south thou hast created H1254 them: Tabor and Hermon shall rejoice in thy name.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:47 - Remember how short my time is: wherefore hast thou made H1254 all men in vain?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:18 - This shall be written for the generation to come: and the people which shall be created H1254 shall praise the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 104:30 - Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created: H1254 and thou renewest the face of the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 148:5 - Let them praise the name of the LORD: for he commanded, and they were created. H1254
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 12:1 - Remember now thy Creator H1254 in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them;
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 4:5 - And the LORD will create H1254 upon every dwelling place of mount Zion, and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night: for upon all the glory shall be a defence.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 40:26 - Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created H1254 these things, that bringeth out their host by number: he calleth them all by names by the greatness of his might, for that he is strong in power; not one faileth.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 40:28 - Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator H1254 of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 41:20 - That they may see, and know, and consider, and understand together, that the hand of the LORD hath done this, and the Holy One of Israel hath created H1254 it.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:5 - Thus saith God the LORD, he that created H1254 the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein:
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:1 - But now thus saith the LORD that created H1254 thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:7 - Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created H1254 him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:15 - I am the LORD, your Holy One, the creator H1254 of Israel, your King.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 45:7 - I form the light, and create H1254 darkness: I make peace, and create H1254 evil: I the LORD do all these things.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 45:8 - Drop down, ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness: let the earth open, and let them bring forth salvation, and let righteousness spring up together; I the LORD have created H1254 it.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 45:12 - I have made the earth, and created H1254 man upon it: I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 45:18 - For thus saith the LORD that created H1254 the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created H1254 it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:7 - They are created H1254 now, and not from the beginning; even before the day when thou heardest them not; lest thou shouldest say, Behold, I knew them.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 54:16 - Behold, I have created H1254 the smith that bloweth the coals in the fire, and that bringeth forth an instrument for his work; and I have created H1254 the waster to destroy.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 57:19 - I create H1254 the fruit of the lips; Peace, peace to him that is far off, and to him that is near, saith the LORD; and I will heal him.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 65:17 - For, behold, I create H1254 new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 65:18 - But be ye glad and rejoice for ever in that which I create: H1254 for, behold, I create H1254 Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 31:22 - How long wilt thou go about, O thou backsliding daughter? for the LORD hath created H1254 a new thing in the earth, A woman shall compass a man.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 21:19 - Also, thou son of man, appoint thee two ways, that the sword of the king of Babylon may come: both twain shall come forth out of one land: and choose H1254 thou a place, choose H1254 it at the head of the way to the city.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 21:30 - Shall I cause it to return into his sheath? I will judge thee in the place where thou wast created, H1254 in the land of thy nativity.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 23:47 - And the company shall stone them with stones, and dispatch H1254 them with their swords; they shall slay their sons and their daughters, and burn up their houses with fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 28:13 - Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created. H1254
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 28:15 - Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, H1254 till iniquity was found in thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 4:13 - For, lo, he that formeth the mountains, and createth H1254 the wind, and declareth unto man what is his thought, that maketh the morning darkness, and treadeth upon the high places of the earth, The LORD, The God of hosts, is his name.
Unchecked Copy BoxMal 2:10 - Have we not all one father? hath not one God created H1254 us? why do we deal treacherously every man against his brother, by profaning the covenant of our fathers?
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