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Lexicon :: Strong's H875 - bᵊ'ēr

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בְּאֵר
Transliteration
bᵊ'ēr
Pronunciation
be-ayr'
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Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 194a

Variant Spellings

The following spelling is supported by Strongs and Gesenius: באר.

Strong’s Definitions

בְּאֵר bᵉʼêr, be-ayr'; from H874; a pit; especially a well:—pit, well.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 37x

The KJV translates Strong's H875 in the following manner: well (32x), pit (3x), slimepits (1x), not translated (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 37x
The KJV translates Strong's H875 in the following manner: well (32x), pit (3x), slimepits (1x), not translated (1x).
  1. well, pit, spring

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
בְּאֵר bᵉʼêr, be-ayr'; from H874; a pit; especially a well:—pit, well.
STRONGS H875:
בְּאֵר noun feminineGenesis 26:21 well, pit, mostly Hexateuch, Genesis 23 times, Exodus 1 time, Numbers 5 times, + 37 times in all; Arabic bdb009102, Aramaic בְּאֵרָא, בֵּיר, בֵּירָא, bdb009103, Sabean באר DHMZMG. 1875, 608, Assyrian bêru, LyonSargon 61 (connection with above √ not clear; Lagl.c. spring of water, as coming to light, appearing; possible, although meaning in use rather well, than spring; see however, Genesis 16:14 compare Genesis 16:7; Genesis 26:19; Numbers 21:17) — בּ׳ absolute Genesis 21:30 +; construct Genesis 21:19 +; suffix בְּאֵֶר֑ךָ Proverbs 5:15; Plural absolute בְּאֵרֹת Genesis 26:15; construct id. Genesis 26:18; compare בֶּאֱרֹת בֶּאֱרֹת חֵמָר Genesis 14:10; —
† 1. a well, often as made by digging (חָפַר) Genesis 21:25, 30 (E), Genesis 26:15, 18, 19, 21, 22, 32 (all J), also in poetry Numbers 21:18 (+ כרה) see also [H876 Numbers 21:16]; Numbers 21:17 (where the well addressed, in song, עֲלִי בְאֵר); also with כרה in prose Genesis 26:25; also with no reference to its origin Genesis 16:14 (J; || עַיִן Genesis 16:7), Genesis 29:2; Exodus 2:15 (J) Numbers 20:17; Numbers 21:22 (E) 2 Samuel 17:18, 21; בְּאֵר (ה)מַיִם Genesis 21:19 (E) Genesis 24:11 (J; || עַיִן Genesis 24:13; Genesis 24:16; Genesis 24:43; Genesis 24:45); (compare also Genesis 21:25; Genesis 26:18 above & especially Genesis 26:19 בְּאֵר מַיִם חַיִּים); water taken from it by drawing (שָׁאַב) Genesis 24:11, 20; flocks watered from it (הִשְׁקָה מִןֿ) Genesis 29:2, 3, 8, 10 (compare especially Exodus 2:16 they drew, דלה, and filled the troughs); also מִתּוֺךְ בְּאֵרֶ֑ךָ.... שְׁתֵה מַיִם Proverbs 5:15 (|| בּוֺר); the opening called פִּי הַבְּאֵר Genesis 29:2, 3 (twice in verse); Genesis 29:8, 10; compare הַבּ׳ פְּנֵי 2 Samuel 17:19 (read probably פּי so SAM Targum Syriac Version Vulgate, compare Dr); figurative of fresh delights of woman beloved Songs 4:15 מַעְיַן גַּנִּים בְּאֵר מַיִם חַיִּים וְנוֺזְלִים מִןלְֿבָנוֺן.
† 2. pit (= בּוֺר); pits of bitumen Genesis 14:10 (compare above); בְּאֵר שַׁחַת Psalm 55:24 [Psalm 55:23] pit of (the) grave; compare Psalm 69:16 פִּיהָ בְּאֵר עָלַי וְאַל־תֶּאְטַר and let not (the) pit shut its mouth over me (|| מְצוּלָה); figurative of strange woman בְּאֵר צָרָה a narrow pit, out of which rescue is difficult Proverbs 23:27 (|| שׁוּחָה עֲמֻקָּה).
† 3. as proper name, of a location.
† a. with ה ָ locative בְּאֵ֫רָה a station of Israel in desert [H876 Numbers 21:16], possibly = בְּאֵר אֵילִים [H879 Isaiah 15:8].
† b. same form [H876 Judges 9:21], according to Euseb. LagOnom. 238, 2nd ed. 250 8 miles north of Eleutheropolis; compare RobBR i. 452 who compares el-Bîreh, near Beth-shemesh.
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H875

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H875 matches the Hebrew בְּאֵר (bᵊ'ēr),
which occurs 37 times in 33 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 14:10 - Now the Valley of Siddim was full of bitumen pits, and as the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, some fell into them, and the rest fled to the hill country.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 16:14 - Therefore the well was called Beer-lahai-roi;[fn] it lies between Kadesh and Bered.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:19 - Then God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water. And she went and filled the skin with water and gave the boy a drink.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:25 - When Abraham reproved Abimelech about a well of water that Abimelech’s servants had seized,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:30 - He said, “These seven ewe lambs you will take from my hand, that this[fn] may be a witness for me that I dug this well.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:11 - And he made the camels kneel down outside the city by the well of water at the time of evening, the time when women go out to draw water.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:20 - So she quickly emptied her jar into the trough and ran again to the well to draw water, and she drew for all his camels.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:15 - (Now the Philistines had stopped and filled with earth all the wells that his father’s servants had dug in the days of Abraham his father.)
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:18 - And Isaac dug again the wells of water that had been dug in the days of Abraham his father, which the Philistines had stopped after the death of Abraham. And he gave them the names that his father had given them.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:19 - But when Isaac’s servants dug in the valley and found there a well of spring water,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:20 - the herdsmen of Gerar quarreled with Isaac’s herdsmen, saying, “The water is ours.” So he called the name of the well Esek,[fn] because they contended with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:21 - Then they dug another well, and they quarreled over that also, so he called its name Sitnah.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:22 - And he moved from there and dug another well, and they did not quarrel over it. So he called its name Rehoboth,[fn] saying, “For now the LORD has made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:25 - So he built an altar there and called upon the name of the LORD and pitched his tent there. And there Isaac’s servants dug a well.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:32 - That same day Isaac’s servants came and told him about the well that they had dug and said to him, “We have found water.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:2 - As he looked, he saw a well in the field, and behold, three flocks of sheep lying beside it, for out of that well the flocks were watered. The stone on the well’s mouth was large,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:3 - and when all the flocks were gathered there, the shepherds would roll the stone from the mouth of the well and water the sheep, and put the stone back in its place over the mouth of the well.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:8 - But they said, “We cannot until all the flocks are gathered together and the stone is rolled from the mouth of the well; then we water the sheep.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:10 - Now as soon as Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of Laban his mother’s brother, and the sheep of Laban his mother’s brother, Jacob came near and rolled the stone from the well’s mouth and watered the flock of Laban his mother’s brother.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:15 - When Pharaoh heard of it, he sought to kill Moses. But Moses fled from Pharaoh and stayed in the land of Midian. And he sat down by a well.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 20:17 - Please let us pass through your land. We will not pass through field or vineyard, or drink water from a well. We will go along the King’s Highway. We will not turn aside to the right hand or to the left until we have passed through your territory.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:16 - And from there they continued to Beer;[fn] that is the well of which the LORD said to Moses, “Gather the people together, so that I may give them water.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:17 - Then Israel sang this song:
“Spring up, O well!—Sing to it!—
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:18 - the well that the princes made,
that the nobles of the people dug,
with the scepter and with their staffs.” And from the wilderness they went on to Mattanah,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:22 - “Let me pass through your land. We will not turn aside into field or vineyard. We will not drink the water of a well. We will go by the King’s Highway until we have passed through your territory.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 17:18 - But a young man saw them and told Absalom. So both of them went away quickly and came to the house of a man at Bahurim, who had a well in his courtyard. And they went down into it.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 17:19 - And the woman took and spread a covering over the well’s mouth and scattered grain on it, and nothing was known of it.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 17:21 - After they had gone, the men came up out of the well, and went and told King David. They said to David, “Arise, and go quickly over the water, for thus and so has Ahithophel counseled against you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:23 - But you, O God, will cast them down
into the pit of destruction;
men of blood and treachery
shall not live out half their days.
But I will trust in you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:15 - Let not the flood sweep over me,
or the deep swallow me up,
or the pit close its mouth over me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:15 - Drink water from your own cistern,
flowing water from your own well.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:27 - For a prostitute is a deep pit;
an adulteress[fn] is a narrow well.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:15 - a garden fountain, a well of living water,
and flowing streams from Lebanon.

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