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Lexicon :: Strong's H914 - bāḏal

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A primitive root
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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 - And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided H914 the light from the darkness.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:6 - And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide H914 the waters from the waters.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:7 - And God made the firmament, and divided H914 the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:14 - And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide H914 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 H914 the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:33 - And thou shalt hang up the vail under the taches, that thou mayest bring in thither within the vail the ark of the testimony: and the vail shall divide H914 unto you between the holy place and the most holy.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 1:17 - And he shall cleave it with the wings thereof, but shall not divide it asunder: H914 and the priest shall burn it upon the altar, upon the wood that is upon the fire: it is a burnt sacrifice, an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 5:8 - And he shall bring them unto the priest, who shall offer that which is for the sin offering first, and wring off his head from his neck, but shall not divide it asunder: H914
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 10:10 - And that ye may put difference H914 between holy and unholy, and between unclean and clean;
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:47 - To make a difference H914 between the unclean and the clean, and between the beast that may be eaten and the beast that may not be eaten.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:24 - But I have said unto you, Ye shall inherit their land, and I will give it unto you to possess it, a land that floweth with milk and honey: I am the LORD your God, which have separated H914 you from other people.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:25 - Ye shall therefore put difference H914 between clean beasts and unclean, and between unclean fowls and clean: and ye shall not make your souls abominable by beast, or by fowl, or by any manner of living thing that creepeth on the ground, which I have separated H914 from you as unclean.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:26 - And ye shall be holy unto me: for I the LORD am holy, and have severed H914 you from other people, that ye should be mine.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 8:14 - Thus shalt thou separate H914 the Levites from among the children of Israel: and the Levites shall be mine.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 16:9 - Seemeth it but a small thing unto you, that the God of Israel hath separated H914 you from the congregation of Israel, to bring you near to himself to do the service of the tabernacle of the LORD, and to stand before the congregation to minister unto them?
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 16:21 - Separate H914 yourselves from among this congregation, that I may consume them in a moment.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:41 - Then Moses severed H914 three cities on this side Jordan toward the sunrising;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 10:8 - At that time the LORD separated H914 the tribe of Levi, to bear the ark of the covenant of the LORD, to stand before the LORD to minister unto him, and to bless in his name, unto this day.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 19:2 - Thou shalt separate H914 three cities for thee in the midst of thy land, which the LORD thy God giveth thee to possess it.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 19:7 - Wherefore I command thee, saying, Thou shalt separate H914 three cities for thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:21 - And the LORD shall separate H914 him unto evil out of all the tribes of Israel, according to all the curses of the covenant that are written in this book of the law:
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:53 - For thou didst separate H914 them from among all the people of the earth, to be thine inheritance, as thou spakest by the hand of Moses thy servant, when thou broughtest our fathers out of Egypt, O Lord GOD.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:8 - And of the Gadites there separated H914 themselves unto David into the hold to the wilderness men of might, and men of war fit for the battle, that could handle shield and buckler, whose faces were like the faces of lions, and were as swift as the roes upon the mountains;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:13 - The sons of Amram; Aaron and Moses: and Aaron was separated, H914 that he should sanctify the most holy things, he and his sons for ever, to burn incense before the LORD, to minister unto him, and to bless in his name for ever.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 25:1 - Moreover David and the captains of the host separated H914 to the service of the sons of Asaph, and of Heman, and of Jeduthun, who should prophesy with harps, with psalteries, and with cymbals: and the number of the workmen according to their service was:
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 25:10 - Then Amaziah separated H914 them, to wit, the army that was come to him out of Ephraim, to go home again: wherefore their anger was greatly kindled against Judah, and they returned home in great anger.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 6:21 - And the children of Israel, which were come again out of captivity, and all such as had separated H914 themselves unto them from the filthiness of the heathen of the land, to seek the LORD God of Israel, did eat,
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 8:24 - Then I separated H914 twelve of the chief of the priests, Sherebiah, Hashabiah, and ten of their brethren with them,
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 9:1 - Now when these things were done, the princes came to me, saying, The people of Israel, and the priests, and the Levites, have not separated H914 themselves from the people of the lands, doing according to their abominations, even of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Jebusites, the Ammonites, the Moabites, the Egyptians, and the Amorites.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:8 - And that whosoever would not come within three days, according to the counsel of the princes and the elders, all his substance should be forfeited, and himself separated H914 from the congregation of those that had been carried away.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:11 - Now therefore make confession unto the LORD God of your fathers, and do his pleasure: and separate H914 yourselves from the people of the land, and from the strange wives.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:16 - And the children of the captivity did so. And Ezra the priest, with certain chief of the fathers, after the house of their fathers, and all of them by their names, were separated, H914 and sat down in the first day of the tenth month to examine the matter.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 9:2 - And the seed of Israel separated H914 themselves from all strangers, and stood and confessed their sins, and the iniquities of their fathers.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 10:28 - And the rest of the people, the priests, the Levites, the porters, the singers, the Nethinims, and all they that had separated H914 themselves from the people of the lands unto the law of God, their wives, their sons, and their daughters, every one having knowledge, and having understanding;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 13:3 - Now it came to pass, when they had heard the law, that they separated H914 from Israel all the mixed multitude.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 56:3 - Neither let the son of the stranger, that hath joined himself to the LORD, speak, saying, The LORD hath utterly H914 separated H914 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 H914 between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 22:26 - Her priests have violated my law, and have profaned mine holy things: they have put no difference H914 between the holy and profane, neither have they shewed difference between the unclean and the clean, and have hid their eyes from my sabbaths, and I am profaned among them.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 39:14 - And they shall sever out H914 men of continual employment, passing through the land to bury with the passengers those that remain upon the face of the earth, to cleanse it: after the end of seven months shall they search.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 42:20 - He measured it by the four sides: it had a wall round about, five hundred reeds long, and five hundred broad, to make a separation H914 between the sanctuary and the profane place.
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