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Lexicon :: Strong's H875 - bᵊ'ēr

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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 - Now the Valley of Siddim was full of tar pits H875; and the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, and they fell [fn]into them. But those who survived fled to the hill country.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 16:14 - Therefore the well H875 was called [fn]Beer-lahai-roi; behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:19 - Then God opened her eyes, and she saw a well H875 of water; and she went and filled the [fn]skin with water and gave the boy a drink.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:25 - But Abraham [fn]complained to Abimelech because of the well H875 of water which the servants of Abimelech had seized.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:30 - He said, “You shall take these seven ewe lambs from my hand so that it may be a witness for me, that I dug this well H875.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:11 - He made the camels kneel down outside the city by the well H875 of water [fn]when it was 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 back to the well H875 to draw, and she drew for all his camels.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:15 - Now all the wells H875 which his father’s servants had dug in the days of his father Abraham, the Philistines stopped up [fn]by filling them with dirt.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:18 -

Then Isaac dug again the wells H875 of water which [fn]had been dug in the days of his father Abraham, for the Philistines had stopped them up after the death of Abraham; and he [fn]gave them the same names which his father had [fn]given them.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:19 - But when Isaac’s servants dug in the valley and found there a well H875 of [fn]flowing water,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:20 - the herdsmen of Gerar quarreled with the herdsmen of Isaac, saying, “The water is ours!” So he named the well H875 [fn]Esek, because they argued with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:21 - Then they dug another well H875, and they quarreled over it too, so he named it [fn]Sitnah.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:22 - Then he moved away from there and dug another well H875, and they did not quarrel over it; so he named it [fn]Rehoboth, for he said, “[fn]At last the LORD has made [fn]room for us, and we will 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 H875.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:32 - Now it came about on the same day, that Isaac’s servants came in and told him about the well H875 which they had dug, and said to him, “We have found water.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:2 - He looked, and [fn]saw a well H875 in the field, and behold, three flocks of sheep were lying there beside it, because they watered the flocks from that well H875. Now the stone on the mouth of the well H875 was large.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:3 - When all the flocks were gathered there, they would roll the stone from the mouth of the well H875 and water the sheep. Then they would put the stone back in its place on the mouth of the well H875.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:8 - But they said, “We cannot, until all the flocks are gathered, and they roll the stone from the mouth of the well H875; then we water the sheep.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:10 - When Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of his mother’s brother Laban, and the sheep of his mother’s brother Laban, Jacob went up and rolled the stone from the mouth of the well H875, and watered the flock of his mother’s brother Laban.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:15 - When Pharaoh heard about this matter, he tried to kill Moses. But Moses fled from the presence of Pharaoh and [fn]settled in the land of Midian, and he sat down by a well H875.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 20:17 - ‘Please let us pass through your land. We will not pass through field or vineyard; we will not even drink water from a well H875. We will go along the king’s road, not turning to the right or left, until we pass through your territory.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:16 -

From there they continued to [fn]Beer, that is the well H875 where the LORD said to Moses, “Assemble the people, that I may give them water.”

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:17 -

Then Israel sang this song:

“Spring up, O well H875! Sing to it!

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:18 -

“The well H875, which the leaders dug,

Which the nobles of the people hollowed out,

With the scepter and with their staffs.”

And from the wilderness they continued to Mattanah,

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:22 - “Let me pass through your land. We will not turn off into field or vineyard; we will not drink water from wells H875. We will go by the king’s road until we have passed through your border.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 17:18 - But a boy did see them, and he told Absalom; so the two of them left quickly and came to the house of a man in Bahurim, who had a well H875 in his courtyard, and they went down [fn]into it.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 17:19 - And the woman [fn]took a cover and spread it over the well’s H875 mouth and scattered barley meal on it, so that nothing was known.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 17:21 -

It came about after they had departed, that they came up out of the well H875 and went and reported to King David; and they said to David, “Set out and cross over the water quickly, because this is what Ahithophel has advised against you.”

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:23 -

But You, God, will bring them down to the pit H875 of destruction;

Men of bloodshed and deceit will not live out half their days.

But I will trust in You.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:15 -

May the [fn]flood of water not overflow me

Nor the deep swallow me up,

Nor the pit H875 close its mouth on me.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:15 -

Drink water from your own cistern,

And [fn]fresh water from your own well H875.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:27 -

For a prostitute is a deep pit,

And a [fn]strange woman is a narrow well H875.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:15 -

You are a garden spring,

A well H875 of [fn]fresh water,

And flowing streams from Lebanon.”

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