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Lexicon :: Strong's H875 - bᵊ'ēr

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Part of Speech
feminine noun
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TWOT Reference: 194a

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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: Abbreviations
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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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 - And the vale of Siddim was full of slimepits; H875 H875 and the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, and fell there; and they that remained fled to the mountain.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 16:14 - Wherefore the well H875 was called Beerlahairoi; behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:19 - And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well H875 of water; and she went, and filled the bottle with water, and gave the lad drink.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:25 - And Abraham reproved Abimelech because of a well H875 of water, which Abimelech's servants had violently taken away.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:30 - And he said, For these seven ewe lambs shalt thou take of my hand, that they may be a witness unto me, that I have digged this well. H875
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:11 - And he made his camels to kneel down without the city by a well H875 of water at the time of the evening, even the time that women go out to draw water.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:20 - And she hasted, and emptied her pitcher into the trough, and ran again unto the well H875 to draw water, and drew for all his camels.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:15 - For all the wells H875 which his father's servants had digged in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines had stopped them, and filled them with earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:18 - And Isaac digged again the wells H875 of water, which they had digged in the days of Abraham his father; for the Philistines had stopped them after the death of Abraham: and he called their names after the names by which his father had called them.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:19 - And Isaac's servants digged in the valley, and found there a well H875 of springing water.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:20 - And the herdmen of Gerar did strive with Isaac's herdmen, saying, The water is ours: and he called the name of the well H875 Esek; because they strove with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:21 - And they digged another well, H875 and strove for that also: and he called the name of it Sitnah.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:22 - And he removed from thence, and digged another well; H875 and for that they strove not: and he called the name of it Rehoboth; and he said, For now the LORD hath made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:25 - And he builded an altar there, and called upon the name of the LORD, and pitched his tent there: and there Isaac's servants digged a well. H875
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:32 - And it came to pass the same day, that Isaac's servants came, and told him concerning the well H875 which they had digged, and said unto him, We have found water.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:2 - And he looked, and behold a well H875 in the field, and, lo, there were three flocks of sheep lying by it; for out of that well H875 they watered the flocks: and a great stone was upon the well's H875 mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:3 - And thither were all the flocks gathered: and they rolled the stone from the well's H875 mouth, and watered the sheep, and put the stone again upon the well's H875 mouth in his place.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:8 - And they said, We cannot, until all the flocks be gathered together, and till they roll the stone from the well's H875 mouth; then we water the sheep.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:10 - And it came to pass, when Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of Laban his mother's brother, and the sheep of Laban his mother's brother, that Jacob went near, and rolled the stone from the well's H875 mouth, and watered the flock of Laban his mother's brother.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:15 - Now when Pharaoh heard this thing, he sought to slay Moses. But Moses fled from the face of Pharaoh, and dwelt in the land of Midian: and he sat down by a well. H875
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 20:17 - Let us pass, I pray thee, through thy country: we will not pass through the fields, or through the vineyards, neither will we drink of the water of the wells: H875 we will go by the king's high way, we will not turn to the right hand nor to the left, until we have passed thy borders.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:16 - And from thence they went to Beer: that is the well H875 whereof the LORD spake unto Moses, Gather the people together, and I will give them water.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:17 - Then Israel sang this song, Spring up, O well; H875 sing ye unto it:
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:18 - The princes digged the well, H875 the nobles of the people digged it, by the direction of the lawgiver, with their staves. And from the wilderness they went to Mattanah:
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:22 - Let me pass through thy land: we will not turn into the fields, or into the vineyards; we will not drink of the waters of the well: H875 but we will go along by the king's high way, until we be past thy borders.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 17:18 - Nevertheless a lad saw them, and told Absalom: but they went both of them away quickly, and came to a man's house in Bahurim, which had a well H875 in his court; whither they went down.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 17:19 - And the woman took and spread a covering over the well's H875 mouth, and spread ground corn thereon; and the thing was not known.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 17:21 - And it came to pass, after they were departed, that they came up out of the well, H875 and went and told king David, and said unto David, Arise, and pass quickly over the water: for thus hath Ahithophel counselled against you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:23 - But thou, O God, shalt bring them down into the pit H875 of destruction: bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; but I will trust in thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:15 - Let not the waterflood overflow me, neither let the deep swallow me up, and let not the pit H875 shut her mouth upon me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:15 - Drink waters out of thine own cistern, and running waters out of thine own well. H875
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:27 - For a whore is a deep ditch; and a strange woman is a narrow pit. H875
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:15 - A fountain of gardens, a well H875 of living waters, and streams from Lebanon.
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