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Lexicon :: Strong's H914 - bāḏal

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Strong’s Definitions

בָּדַל bâdal, baw-dal'; a primitive root; to divide (in variation senses literally or figuratively, separate, distinguish, differ, select, etc.):—(make, put) difference, divide (asunder), (make) separate (self, -ation), sever (out), × utterly.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 42x

The KJV translates Strong's H914 in the following manner: separate (25x), divide (8x), difference (4x), asunder (2x), severed (2x), sever out (1x), separation (1x), utterly 1 (inf. for emphasis).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 42x
The KJV translates Strong's H914 in the following manner: separate (25x), divide (8x), difference (4x), asunder (2x), severed (2x), sever out (1x), separation (1x), utterly 1 (inf. for emphasis).
  1. to divide, separate

    1. (Hiphil)

      1. to divide, separate, sever

      2. to separate, set apart

      3. to make a distinction, difference

      4. to divide into parts

    2. (Niphal)

      1. to separate oneself from (reflexive of 1a2)

      2. to withdraw from

      3. to separate oneself unto

      4. to be separated

      5. to be excluded

      6. to be set apart

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
בָּדַל bâdal, baw-dal'; a primitive root; to divide (in variation senses literally or figuratively, separate, distinguish, differ, select, etc.):—(make, put) difference, divide (asunder), (make) separate (self, -ation), sever (out), × utterly.
STRONGS H914: Abbreviations
[בָּדַל] verb be divided, separate (Arabic bdb009503 change, substitute, Mishna בָּדַל divide, Syriac bdb009504 Ithp. Ethp.) —
Hiph. divide, separate; Perfect הִבְדִּיל Numbers 16:9; Deuteronomy 10:8; suffix וְהִבְדִּילוֺ consecutive Deuteronomy 29:20; 3rd person feminine singular וְהִבְדִּילָה Exodus 26:33; וְהִבְדַּלְתָּ Numbers 8:14; הִבְדִּילוּ Ezekiel 22:26, etc. Imperfect יַבְדִּיל Leviticus 1:17 +; וַיַּבְדֵּל Genesis 1:4, 7; 1 Chronicles 25:1; suffix יַבְדִּילַנִי Isaiah 56:3; וָאַבְדִּל Leviticus 20:26; וָאַבְדִּילָה Ezra 8:24, etc.; Infinitive absolute הַבְדֵּל Isaiah 56:3; construct לְהַבְדִּיל Genesis 1:14 +; Participle מַבְדִּיל Genesis 1:6; מַבְדִּילִים Isaiah 59:2; —
1. divide, separate, subject God Genesis 1:4 followed by וּבֵין֗֗֗בֵּין between light and darkness, compare Genesis 1:7; subject heavenly bodies Genesis 1:14; Genesis 1:18; subject firmament followed by לְ֗֗֗בֵּין Genesis 1:6 (all in P's source); Exodus 26:33 of the פָּרֹכֶת in tabernacle, followed by ֗֗֗וּבֵין֗֗֗בֵּין לָכֶם; of iniquities, separating men from God בֵּין ֗֗֗ לְבֵין Isaiah 59:2.
2. separate, set apart, followed by מִן, of י׳, setting off Israel from other peoples Leviticus 20:24 (H) Numbers 16:9 (P); Leviticus 20:26 followed by also לִהְיוֺת לִי; compare 1 Kings 8:53 לְךָ לְנַחֲלָה הִבְדּ׳ separate them to thyself as an inheritance; of Moses, setting apart Levites, followed by מִתּוֺח Numbers 8:14; of separating an individual from the people, i.e. excluding him Deuteronomy 29:20, followed by also לְרָעָה; followed by מֵעַל Isaiah 56:3 (twice in verse), i.e. excluding him; compare also Nehemiah 13:3 followed by מִן; of setting apart (forbidding) beasts as unclean לָכֶם לְטַמֵּא Leviticus 20:25; of setting apart the tribe of Levi לָשֵׂאת וגו׳ Deuteronomy 10:8 (subject י׳); compare also (hum. subject) 1 Chronicles 25:1, followed by לַעֲבֹדָה, 2 Chronicles 25:10 followed by Infinitive; similarly Ezra 8:24; even followed by participle Ezekiel 39:14 they shall set apart men עֹבְרִים, i.e. to pass through, or, men that shall pass through (RV); so of setting apart cities, accusative Deuteronomy 4:41; compare Deuteronomy 19:2, 7.
3. make a distinction between clean and unclean, holy and profane, followed by וּבֵין ֗֗֗ בֵּין Leviticus 20:25 (H); Leviticus 10:10; Leviticus 11:47 (both P); followed by לְ֗֗֗בֵּין Ezekiel 22:26; Ezekiel 42:20.
4. divide into parts Leviticus 1:17; Leviticus 5:8 (P), prohibited in case of fowls offered in sacrifice.
Niph. Perfect נִבְדְּלוּ 1 Chronicles 12:8; Ezra 9:1; Imperfect יִבָּדֵל Ezra 10:8; וַיִּבָּדֵל 1 Chronicles 23:13; וַיִּבָּֽדְלוּ Ezra 10:16; Nehemiah 9:2; Imperative הִבָּֽדְלוּ Numbers 16:21; Ezra 10:11; Participle נִבְדָּל Ezra 6:21; Nehemiah 10:29.
1. (reflexive of Hiph. 2).
a. separate oneself from people of the land, heathen, and their practices, also from non-Jewish wives, followed by מִן Ezra 6:21; Ezra 9:1; Ezra 10:11; Nehemiah 9:2; absolute in same sense Ezra 10:16 (compare StaG. ii. 199 & 179 n. WlPharisäer u. Sadd. 76).
b. withdraw from (Moses & Aaron from Israel) Numbers 16:21 (P), followed by מִתּוֺח.
c. separate oneself unto (אֶל) David 1 Chronicles 12:8.
d. Nehemiah 10:29 combines a. & c. separate oneself מֵעַמֵּי הָֽאֲרָצוֺת אֶלתּֿוֺרַת הָאֱלֹהִים.
2. passive, be separated.
a. be excluded from the people, followed by מִן Ezra 10:8.
b. be set apart, of Aaron, followed by לְהַקְדִּישׁוֺ 1 Chronicles 23:13. — On הבדיל, & distinction from הפריד see DrJPhoenician xi. 219.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


1:4; 1:4; 1:6; 1:6; 1:7; 1:7; 1:14; 1:14; 1:18


26:33; 26:33


1:17; 1:17; 5:8; 10:10; 11:47; 20:24; 20:25; 20:25; 20:26; 20:26


8:14; 8:14; 16:9; 16:9; 16:21; 16:21


4:41; 10:8; 10:8; 19:2; 19:7; 29:20; 29:20

1 Kings


1 Chronicles

12:8; 12:8; 23:13; 23:13; 25:1; 25:1

2 Chronicles



6:21; 6:21; 8:24; 8:24; 9:1; 9:1; 10:8; 10:8; 10:11; 10:11; 10:16; 10:16


9:2; 9:2; 10:29; 10:29; 13:3


56:3; 56:3; 56:3; 59:2; 59:2


22:26; 22:26; 39:14; 42:20

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H914 matches the Hebrew בָּדַל (bāḏal),
which occurs 42 times in 40 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:4 - God saw the light, and saw that it was good. God divided the light from the darkness.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:6 - God said, "Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters."
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:7 - God made the expanse, and divided the waters which were under the expanse from the waters which were above the expanse, and it was so.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:14 - God said, "Let there be lights in the expanse of sky to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days and years;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:18 - and to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness. God saw that it was good.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:33 - You shall hang up the veil under the clasps, and shall bring the ark of the testimony in there within the veil: and the veil shall separate the holy place from the most holy for you.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 1:17 - He shall tear it by its wings, but shall not divide it apart. The Kohen shall burn it on the altar, on the wood that is on the fire. It is a burnt offering, an offering made by fire, of a sweet savor to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 5:8 - He shall bring them to the Kohen, who shall first offer the one which is for the sin offering, and wring off its head from its neck, but shall not sever it completely.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 10:10 - and that you are to make a distinction between the holy and the common, and between the unclean and the clean;
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:47 - to make a distinction between the unclean and the clean, and between the living thing that may be eaten and the living thing that may not be eaten.'"
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:24 - But I have said to you, "You shall inherit their land, and I will give it to you to possess it, a land flowing with milk and honey." I am the LORD your God, who has separated you from the peoples.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:25 - "'You shall therefore make a distinction between the clean animal and the unclean, and between the unclean fowl and the clean: and you shall not make yourselves abominable by animal, or by bird, or by anything with which the ground teems, which I have separated from you as unclean for you.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:26 - You shall be holy to me: for I, the LORD, am holy, and have set you apart from the peoples, that you should be mine.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 8:14 - Thus you shall separate the Levites from among the children of Yisra'el, and the Levites shall be mine.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 16:9 - seems it but a small thing to you, that the God of Yisra'el has separated you from the congregation of Yisra'el, to bring you near to himself, to do the service of the tent of the LORD, and to stand before the congregation to minister to them;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 16:21 - Separate yourselves from among this congregation, that I may consume them in a moment.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:41 - Then Moshe set apart three cities beyond the Yarden toward the sunrise;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 10:8 - At that time the LORD set apart the tribe of Levi, to bear the ark of the covenant of the LORD, to stand before the LORD to minister to him, and to bless in his name, to this day.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 19:2 - you shall set apart three cities for you in the midst of your land, which the LORD your God gives you to possess it.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 19:7 - Therefore I command you, saying, You shall set apart three cities for you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:21 - The LORD will set him apart to evil out of all the tribes of Yisra'el, according to all the curses of the covenant that is written in this book of the law.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:53 - For you did separate them from among all the peoples of the eretz, to be your inheritance, as you spoke by Moshe your servant, when you brought our fathers out of Mitzrayim, Lord GOD.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:8 - Of the Gadi there separated themselves to David to the stronghold in the wilderness, mighty men of valor, men trained for war, that could handle shield and spear; whose faces were like the faces of lions, and they were as swift as the roes on the mountains;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:13 - The sons of `Amram: Aharon and Moshe; and Aharon was separated, that he should sanctify the most holy things, he and his sons, forever, to burn incense before the LORD, to minister to him, and to bless in his name, forever.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 25:1 - Moreover David and the captains of the host set apart for the service certain of the sons of Asaf, and of Heman, and of Yedutun, who should prophesy with harps, with psalteries, and with cymbals: and the number of those who did the work according to their service was:
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 25:10 - Then Amatzyah separated them, to wit, the army that had come to him out of Efrayim, to go home again: therefore their anger was greatly kindled against Yehudah, and they returned home in fierce anger.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 6:21 - The children of Yisra'el who had come again out of the captivity, and all such as had separated themselves to them from the filthiness of the nations of the land, to seek the LORD, the God of Yisra'el, ate,
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 8:24 - Then I set apart twelve of the chiefs of the Kohanim, even Sherevyah, Hashavyah, and ten of their brothers with them,
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 9:1 - Now when these things were done, the princes drew near to me, saying, The people of Yisra'el, and the Kohanim and the Levites, have not separated themselves from the peoples of the lands, doing according to their abominations, even of the Kana`anim, the Hitti, the Perizzi, the Yevusi, the `Ammonim, the Mo`avim, the Mitzrim, and the Amori.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:8 - and that whoever didn't come within three days, according to the counsel of the princes and the Zakenim, all his substance should be forfeited, and himself separated from the assembly of the captivity.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:11 - Now therefore make confession to the LORD, the God of your fathers, and do his pleasure; and separate yourselves from the peoples of the land, and from the foreign women.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:16 - The children of the captivity did so. Ezra the Kohen, with certain heads of fathers' houses, after their fathers' houses, and all of them by their names, were set apart; and they sat down in the first day of the tenth month to examine the matter.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 9:2 - The seed of Yisra'el separated themselves from all foreigners, and stood and confessed their sins, and the iniquities of their fathers.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 10:28 - The rest of the people, the Kohanim, the Levites, the porters, the singers, the temple servants, and all those who had separated themselves from the peoples of the lands to the law of God, their wives, their sons, and their daughters, everyone who had knowledge, and understanding;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 13:3 - It came to pass, when they had heard the law, that they separated from Yisra'el all the mixed multitude.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 56:3 - Neither let the foreigner, who has joined himself to the LORD, speak, saying, the LORD will surely separate me from his people; neither let the eunuch say, Behold, I am a dry tree.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 59:2 - but your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 22:26 - Her Kohanim have done violence to my law, and have profaned my holy things: they have made no distinction between the holy and the common, neither have they caused men to discern between the unclean and the clean, and have hid their eyes from my Shabbatot, and I am profaned among them.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 39:14 - They shall set apart men of continual employment, who shall pass through the land, and, with those who pass through, those who bury those who remain on the surface of the land, to cleanse it: after the end of seven months shall they search.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 42:20 - He measured it on the four sides: it had a wall round about, the length five hundred, and the breadth five hundred, to make a separation between that which was holy and that which was common.
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