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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 (|| 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; 51:12; 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 heavens and the earth.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:21 - And God created H1254 the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarmed after their kind, and every winged bird after its kind; and God saw that it was good.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:27 - And God created H1254 man in His own image, in the image of God He created H1254 him; male and female He created H1254 them.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:3 - Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because on it He rested from all His work which God had created H1254 [fn]in making it.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:4 -

These are the generations of the heavens and the earth when they were created H1254, in the day that [fn]Yahweh God made earth and heaven.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 5:1 -

This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day when God created H1254 man, He made him in the likeness of God.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 5:2 - He created H1254 them male and female, and He blessed them and named them [fn]Man in the day when they were created H1254.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:7 - And Yahweh said, “I will blot out man whom I have created H1254 from the face of the land, from man to animals to creeping things and to birds of the [fn]sky; for I regret that I have made them.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 34:10 -

Then [fn]God said, “Behold, I am going to cut a covenant. Before all your people I will do wondrous deeds which have not been created H1254 in all the earth nor among any of the nations; and all the people [fn]among whom you live will see the working of Yahweh, for it is a fearful thing that I am going to do with you.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 16:30 - “But if Yahweh creates H1254 an entirely new thing and the ground opens its mouth and swallows them up with all that is theirs, and they go down to Sheol alive, then you will know that these men have spurned Yahweh.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:32 -

“Indeed, ask now concerning the former days which were before you, since the day that God created H1254 [fn]man on the earth, and inquire from one end of the heavens to the other. Has anything been done like this great thing, or has anything been heard like it?

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 17:15 - And Joshua said to them, “If you are a numerous people, go [fn]up to the forest and [fn]clear H1254 a place for yourself there in the land of the Perizzites and of the Rephaim, since the hill country of Ephraim is too narrow for you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 17:18 - but the hill country shall be yours. For though it is a forest, you shall [fn]clear H1254 it, and to its [fn]farthest borders it shall be yours; for you shall dispossess the Canaanites, even though they have chariots of iron and even though they are strong.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:29 - ‘Why do you kick at My sacrifice and at My offering which I have commanded in My habitation, and honor your sons above Me, by making H1254 yourselves fat H1254 with the [fn]choicest of every offering of My people Israel?’
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 51:10 -

Create H1254 [fn]in me a clean heart, O God,

And renew [fn]a steadfast spirit within me.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:12 -

The north and the south, You have created H1254 them;

Tabor and Hermon sing with joy at Your name.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:47 -

Remember [fn]what my span of life is;

For what vanity [fn]You have created H1254 all the sons of men!

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:18 -

[fn]This will be written for the generation to come,

And a people yet to be created H1254 will praise Yah.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 104:30 -

You send forth Your [fn]Spirit, they are created H1254;

And You renew the face of the ground.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 148:5 -

Let them praise the name of Yahweh,

For He commanded and they were created H1254.

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 12:1 -

Remember also your Creator H1254 in the days of your youth, before the evil days happen and the years draw near in which you will say, “I have no delight in them”;

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 4:5 - then Yahweh will create H1254 over the whole area of Mount Zion and over her convocation a cloud by day, even smoke, and the brightness of a flaming fire by night; for over all the glory will be a canopy.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 40:26 -

Lift up your eyes on high

And see who has created H1254 these stars,

The One who leads forth their host by number,

He calls them all by name;

Because of the greatness of His vigor and the [fn]strength of His power,

Not one of them is missing.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 40:28 -

Do you not know? Have you not heard?

The Everlasting God, Yahweh, the Creator H1254 of the ends of the earth,

Does not become weary or tired.

His understanding is unsearchable.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 41:20 -

That they may see and know,

And establish and gain insight as well,

That the hand of Yahweh has done this,

And the Holy One of Israel has created H1254 it.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:5 -

Thus says the God, Yahweh,

Who created H1254 the heavens and stretched them out,

Who spread out the earth and its [fn]offspring,

Who gives breath to the people on it

And spirit to those who walk in it,

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:1 -

But now, thus says Yahweh, your Creator H1254, O Jacob,

And He who formed you, O Israel,

“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;

I have called you by name; you are Mine!

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:7 -

Everyone who is called by My name,

And whom I have created H1254 for My glory,

Whom I have formed, even whom I have made.”

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:15 -

“I am Yahweh, your Holy One,

The Creator H1254 of Israel, your King.”

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 45:7 -

The One forming light and creating H1254 darkness,

Producing peace and creating H1254 calamity;

I am Yahweh who does all these.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 45:8 -

“Drip down, O heavens, from above,

And let the skies pour down righteousness;

Let the earth open up and salvation bear fruit,

And righteousness [fn]spring up with it.

I, Yahweh, have created H1254 it.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 45:12 -

“It is I who made the earth and created H1254 man upon it.

I stretched out the heavens with My hands,

And I commanded all their host.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 45:18 -

For thus says Yahweh, who created H1254 the heavens (He is the God who formed the earth and made it; He established it and did not create H1254 it [fn]a formless place, but formed it to be inhabited),

“I am Yahweh, and there is none else.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:7 -

“They are created H1254 now and not long ago;

And before today you have not heard them,

Lest you say, ‘Behold, I knew them.’

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 54:16 -

“Behold, I Myself have created H1254 the craftsman who blows the fire of coals

And brings out a weapon for its work;

And I have created H1254 the bringer of ruin to wreak destruction.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 57:19 -

Creating H1254 the [fn]praise of the lips.

Peace, peace to him who is far and to him who is near,”

Says Yahweh, “and I will heal him.”

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 65:17 -

“For behold, I am creating H1254 a new heavens and a new earth;

And the former things will not be remembered or come upon the heart.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 65:18 -

“But be joyful and rejoice forever in what I create H1254;

For behold, I create H1254 Jerusalem for rejoicing

And her people for joy.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 31:22 -

“How long will you go here and there,

O faithless daughter?

For Yahweh has created H1254 a new thing in the earth

A [fn]woman will encompass a man.”

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 21:19 - “Now as for you, son of man, [fn]make two ways for the sword of the king of Babylon to come; both of them will go out of one land. And [fn]make H1254 a signpost; [fn]make H1254 it at the head of the way to the city.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 21:30 - ‘Return it to its sheath. In the place where you were created H1254, in the land of your origin, I will judge you.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 23:47 - ‘The assembly will stone them with stones and cut H1254 them down H1254 with their swords; they will kill their sons and their daughters and burn their houses with fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 28:13 -

“You were in Eden, the garden of God;

Every precious stone was your covering:

The ruby, the topaz, and the diamond;

The beryl, the onyx, and the jasper;

The [fn]lapis lazuli, the turquoise, and the emerald;

And the gold, the workmanship of your [fn]settings and [fn]sockets,

Was in you.

On the day that you were created H1254

They were prepared.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 28:15 -

“You were blameless in your ways

From the day you were created H1254

Until unrighteousness was found in you.

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 4:13 -

For behold, He who forms mountains and creates H1254 the wind

And declares to man what are His thoughts,

He who makes dawn into gloom

And treads on the high places of the earth,

Yahweh God of hosts is His name.

Unchecked Copy BoxMal 2:10 -

“Do we not all have one father? Has not one God created H1254 us? Why do we deal treacherously each against his brother so as to profane the covenant of our fathers?

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