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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 - God saw that the light was good; and God separated H914 the light from the darkness.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:6 - Then God said, “Let there be [fn]an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate H914 the waters from the waters.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:7 - God made the [fn]expanse, and separated H914 the waters which were below the [fn]expanse from the waters which were above the [fn]expanse; and it was so.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:14 - Then God said, “Let there be [fn]lights in the [fn]expanse of the heavens to separate 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 [fn]to govern the day and the night, and to separate H914 the light from the darkness; and God saw that it was good.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:33 - “You shall [fn]hang up the veil under the clasps, and shall bring in the ark of the testimony there within the veil; and the veil shall [fn]serve H914 for you as a partition H914 between the holy place and the holy of holies.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 1:17 - ‘Then he shall tear it by its wings, but shall not sever H914 it. And the priest shall offer it up in smoke on the altar on the wood which is on the fire; it is a burnt offering, an offering by fire of a soothing aroma to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 5:8 - ‘He shall bring them to the priest, who shall offer first that which is for the sin offering and shall nip its head at the front of its neck, but he shall not sever H914 it.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 10:10 - and so as to make H914 a distinction H914 between the holy and the profane, and between the unclean and the clean,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:47 - to make H914 a distinction H914 between the unclean and the clean, and between the edible creature and the creature which is not to be eaten.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:24 - ‘Hence I have said to you, “You are to possess their land, and I Myself will give it to you to possess it, a land flowing with milk and honey.” I am the LORD your God, who has separated H914 you from the peoples.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:25 - ‘You are therefore to make H914 a distinction H914 between the clean animal and the unclean, and between the unclean bird and the clean; and you shall not make [fn]yourselves detestable by animal or by bird or by anything [fn]that creeps on the ground, which I have separated H914 for you as unclean.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:26 - ‘Thus you are to be holy to Me, for I the LORD am holy; and I have set H914 you apart H914 from the peoples to be Mine.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 8:14 - “Thus you shall separate H914 the Levites from among the sons of Israel, and the Levites shall be Mine.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 16:9 - is it [fn]not enough for you that the God of Israel has separated H914 you from the rest of 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 to them;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 16:21 - “Separate H914 yourselves from among this congregation, that I may consume them instantly.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:41 - Then Moses set H914 apart H914 three cities across the Jordan to the [fn]east,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 10:8 - At that time the LORD set H914 apart H914 the tribe of Levi to carry the ark of the covenant of the LORD, to stand before the LORD to serve Him and to bless in His name until this day.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 19:2 - you shall set H914 aside H914 three cities for yourself in the midst of your land, which the LORD your God gives you to [fn]possess.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 19:7 - “Therefore, I command you, saying, ‘You shall set H914 aside H914 three cities for yourself.’
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:21 - “Then the LORD will single H914 him out for [fn]adversity from all the tribes of Israel, according to all the curses of the covenant which are written in this book of the law.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:53 - “For You have separated H914 them from all the peoples of the earth as Your inheritance, as You spoke through Moses Your servant, when You brought our fathers forth from Egypt, O Lord [fn]GOD.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:8 - From the Gadites there [fn]came H914 over H914 to David in the stronghold in the wilderness, mighty men of valor, men trained for war, who could handle shield and spear, and whose faces were like the faces of lions, and they were as swift as the gazelles on the mountains.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:13 - The sons of Amram were Aaron and Moses. And Aaron was set H914 apart H914 to sanctify him as most holy, 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 commanders of the army set H914 apart H914 for the service some of the sons of Asaph and of Heman and of Jeduthun, who were to prophesy with lyres, harps and cymbals; and the number of [fn]those who performed their service was:
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 25:10 - Then Amaziah [fn]dismissed H914 them, the troops which came to him from Ephraim, to go home; so their anger burned against Judah and they returned [fn]home in fierce anger.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 6:21 - The sons of Israel who returned from exile and all those who had separated H914 themselves from the impurity of the nations of the land to join them, to seek the LORD God of Israel, ate the Passover.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 8:24 - Then I set H914 apart H914 twelve of the leading priests, Sherebiah, Hashabiah, and with them ten of their brothers;
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 9:1 - Now when these things had been completed, the princes approached me, saying, “The people of Israel and the priests and the Levites have not separated H914 themselves from the peoples of the lands, according to their abominations, those 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 whoever would not come within three days, according to the counsel of the leaders and the elders, all his possessions should be forfeited and he himself excluded H914 from the assembly of the exiles.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:11 - “Now therefore, make confession to the LORD God of your fathers and do His will; and separate H914 yourselves from the peoples of the land and from the foreign wives.”
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:16 - But the exiles did so. And [fn]Ezra the priest selected H914 men who were heads of fathers’ households for each of their father’s households, all of them by name. So they [fn]convened on the first day of the tenth month to investigate the matter.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 9:2 - The [fn]descendants of Israel separated H914 themselves from all foreigners, and stood and confessed their sins and the iniquities of their fathers.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 10:28 - Now the rest of the people, the priests, the Levites, the gatekeepers, the singers, the temple servants and all those who had separated H914 themselves from the peoples of the lands to the law of God, their wives, their sons and their daughters, all those who had knowledge and understanding,
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 13:3 - So when they heard the law, they excluded H914 all foreigners from Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 56:3 - Let not the foreigner who has joined himself to the LORD say,
“The LORD will surely H914 separate H914 me from His people.”
Nor let the eunuch say, “Behold, I am a dry tree.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 59:2 - But your iniquities have made H914 a separation H914 between you and your God,
And your sins have hidden His [fn]face from you so that He does not hear.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 22:26 - “Her priests have done violence to My law and have profaned My holy things; they have made H914 no distinction H914 between the holy and the profane, and they have not taught the difference between the unclean and the clean; and they hide their eyes from My sabbaths, and I am profaned among them.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 39:14 - “They will set H914 apart H914 men who will constantly pass through the land, burying those who were passing through, even those left on the surface of the ground, in order to cleanse it. At the end of seven months they will make a search.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 42:20 - He measured it [fn]on the four sides; it had a wall all around, the length five hundred and the width five hundred, to divide H914 between the holy and the profane.
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