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Lexicon :: Strong's H929 - bᵊhēmâ

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Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From an unused root (probably meaning to be mute)
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TWOT Reference: 208a

Strong’s Definitions

בְּהֵמָה bᵉhêmâh, be-hay-maw'; from an unused root (probably meaning to be mute); properly, a dumb beast; especially any large quadruped or animal (often collective):—beast, cattle.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 189x

The KJV translates Strong's H929 in the following manner: beast (136x), cattle (53x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 189x
The KJV translates Strong's H929 in the following manner: beast (136x), cattle (53x).
  1. beast, cattle, animal

    1. beasts (coll of all animals)

    2. cattle, livestock (of domestic animals)

    3. wild beasts

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
בְּהֵמָה bᵉhêmâh, be-hay-maw'; from an unused root (probably meaning to be mute); properly, a dumb beast; especially any large quadruped or animal (often collective):—beast, cattle.
STRONGS H929: Abbreviations
בְּהֵמָה 187 noun feminine beast, animal, cattle (Arabic bdb009607) — בּ׳ Genesis 1:24 137 times; construct בֶּהֱמַת Numbers 3:41 (twice in verse) + 10 times; suffix בְּהֶמְתְּךָ Leviticus 19:19 + 4 times; בְּהֶמְתֶּ֑ךָ Exodus 20:10 + 4 times; בְּהֶמְתּוֺ Genesis 36:6; Proverbs 12:10; plural absolute בְּהֵמוֺת Deuteronomy 32:24 + 6 times + Psalm 73:22 (see below); construct בַּהֲמוֺת Psalm 8:8 + 5 times; — beast, & collective beasts (Genesis 8:1 + very often)
1. of living creatures other than man (אָדָם) Genesis 8:1; Exodus 8:13; Exodus 8:14; Exodus 9:9, 10, 22; Exodus 22:18; Leviticus 18:23 (twice in verse) (where בּ׳ is male, so Leviticus 20:16) Deuteronomy 27:21; Psalm 36:7 etc.; מֵאָדָם וְעַד בּ׳ (בּ׳ including all the larger animals) Exodus 9:25; Exodus 12:12; Psalm 135:8; Jeremiah 50:3 etc.; as inferior to man Job 18:3; Psalm 49:13; Psalm 49:21, so also Ecclesiastes 3:18, 19 (twice in verse); Ecclesiastes 3:21; opposed to also birds & reptiles Genesis 6:7; Genesis 7:23; Genesis 8:17 compare Ezekiel 44:31 etc.; also to fishes 1 Kings 5:13; Job 12:7 compare Job 12:8, Psalm 8:9; Zephaniah 1:3.
2. opposed to also to wild beasts חַיַּת הָאָרֶץ, הַשָּׂדֶה ח׳ Genesis 1:24, 25, 26; Genesis 2:20; Genesis 3:14; Genesis 7:14, 21; Genesis 9:10; Psalm 50:10; Psalm 148:10; Isaiah 46:1 etc.; especially therefore cattle, as owned and used by man, Genesis 47:18 (מִקְנֵה הַבּ׳) Exodus 20:10 = Deuteronomy 5:14; Leviticus 19:19; Leviticus 26:22; Numbers 3:41 (twice in verse); Numbers 3:45 (twice in verse); Deuteronomy 2:35; Deuteronomy 11:15; Jonah 4:11; Zechariah 2:8; Zechariah 8:10; Zechariah 14:15; Ezra 1:4, 6; Nehemiah 9:37; Nehemiah 10:37 etc.; in one (late) passage of animal for riding (horse ? mule ?) Nehemiah 2:12 (twice in verse); Nehemiah 2:14.
3. rarely of wild beasts, especially carnivora, יַעַר בּ׳ Micah 5:7; הָאָרֶץ בּ׳ Deuteronomy 28:26; Isaiah 18:6 (twice in verse); Jeremiah 7:33; Jeremiah 15:3; Jeremiah 16:4; Jeremiah 19:7; Jeremiah 34:20; הַשָּׂדֶה בּ׳ 1 Samuel 17:44; alone, Proverbs 30:30; שֶׁןבְּֿהֵמוֺת Deuteronomy 32:24; שֹׁד בּ׳ Habakkuk 2:17. — On בְּהֵמוֺת Psalm 73:22 compare below
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


1:1; 1:24; 1:24; 1:25; 1:26; 2:20; 3:14; 6:7; 7:14; 7:21; 7:23; 8:1; 8:1; 8:17; 9:10; 36:6; 47:18


8:13; 8:14; 9:9; 9:10; 9:22; 9:25; 12:12; 20:10; 20:10; 22:18


18:23; 19:19; 19:19; 20:16; 26:22


3:41; 3:41; 3:45


2:35; 5:14; 11:15; 27:21; 28:26; 32:24; 32:24

1 Samuel


1 Kings



1:4; 1:6


2:12; 2:14; 9:37; 10:37


12:7; 12:8; 18:3


8:8; 8:9; 36:7; 49:13; 50:10; 73:22; 73:22; 135:8; 148:10


12:10; 30:30


3:18; 3:19; 3:21


18:6; 46:1


7:33; 15:3; 16:4; 19:7; 34:20; 50:3












2:8; 8:10; 14:15

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H929 matches the Hebrew בְּהֵמָה (bᵊhēmâ),
which occurs 190 times in 172 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 4 (Gen 1:24–Lev 20:15)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:24 - Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth living creatures after [fn]their kind: cattle H929 and creeping things and beasts of the earth after [fn]their kind”; and it was so.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:25 - God made the beasts of the earth after [fn]their kind, and the cattle H929 after [fn]their kind, and everything that creeps on the ground after its kind; and God saw that it was good.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:26 - Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the [fn]sky and over the cattle H929 and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:20 - The man gave names to all the cattle, H929 and to the birds of the [fn]sky, and to every beast of the field, but for [fn]Adam there was not found a helper [fn]suitable for him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:14 - The LORD God said to the serpent,
“Because you have done this,
Cursed are you more than all cattle, H929
And more than every beast of the field;
On your belly you will go,
And dust you will eat
All the days of your life;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:7 - The LORD said, “I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the land, from man to animals H929 to creeping things and to birds of the [fn]sky; for I am sorry that I have made them.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:20 - “Of the birds after their kind, and of the animals H929 after their kind, of every creeping thing of the ground after its kind, two of every kind will come to you to keep them alive.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:2 - “You shall take [fn]with you of every clean animal H929 [fn]by sevens, a male and his female; and of the animals H929 that are not clean two, a male and his female;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:8 - Of clean animals H929 and animals H929 that are not clean and birds and everything that creeps on the ground,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:14 - they and every beast after its kind, and all the cattle H929 after [fn]their kind, and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth after its kind, and every bird after its kind, [fn]all sorts of birds.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:21 - All flesh that [fn]moved on the earth perished, birds and cattle H929 and beasts and every swarming thing that swarms upon the earth, and all mankind;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:23 - Thus He blotted out [fn]every living thing that was upon the face of the land, from man to animals H929 to creeping things and to birds of the [fn]sky, and they were blotted out from the earth; and only Noah was left, together with those that were with him in the ark.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 8:1 - But God remembered Noah and all the beasts and all the cattle H929 that were with him in the ark; and God caused a wind to pass over the earth, and the water subsided.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 8:17 - “Bring out with you every living thing of all flesh that is with you, birds and animals H929 and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth, that they may [fn]breed abundantly on the earth, and be fruitful and multiply on the earth.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 8:20 - Then Noah built an altar to the LORD, and took of every clean animal H929 and of every clean bird and offered burnt offerings on the altar.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:10 - and with every living creature that is with you, the birds, the cattle, H929 and every beast of the earth with you; of all that comes out of the ark, even every beast of the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:23 - “Will not their livestock and their property and all their animals H929 be ours? Only let us consent to them, and they will [fn]live with us.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 36:6 - Then Esau took his wives and his sons and his daughters and all [fn]his household, and his livestock and all his cattle H929 and all his goods which he had acquired in the land of Canaan, and went to another land away from his brother Jacob.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:18 - When that year was ended, they came to him the [fn]next year and said to him, “We will not hide from my lord that our money is all spent, and the [fn]cattle H929 are my lord’s. There is nothing left [fn]for my lord except our bodies and our lands.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:17 - They did so; and Aaron stretched out his hand with his staff, and struck the dust of the earth, and there were [fn]gnats on man and beast. H929 All the dust of the earth became [fn]gnats through all the land of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:18 - The [fn]magicians tried with their secret arts to bring forth [fn]gnats, but they could not; so there were [fn]gnats on man and beast. H929
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:9 - “It will become fine dust over all the land of Egypt, and will become boils breaking out with sores on man and beast H929 through all the land of Egypt.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:10 - So they took soot from a kiln, and stood before Pharaoh; and Moses threw it toward the sky, and it became boils breaking out with sores on man and beast. H929
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:19 - “Now therefore send, bring your livestock and whatever you have in the field to safety. Every man and beast H929 that is found in the field and is not brought home, when the hail comes down on them, will die.”’”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:22 - Now the LORD said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand toward the sky, that [fn]hail may fall on all the land of Egypt, on man and on beast H929 and on every plant of the field, throughout the land of Egypt.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:25 - The hail struck all that was in the field through all the land of Egypt, both man and beast; H929 the hail also struck every plant of the field and shattered every tree of the field.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 11:5 - and all the firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die, from the firstborn of the Pharaoh who sits on his throne, even to the firstborn of the slave girl who is behind the millstones; all the firstborn of the cattle H929 as well.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 11:7 - ‘But against any of the sons of Israel a dog will not even [fn]bark, whether against man or beast, H929 that you may [fn]understand how the LORD makes a distinction between Egypt and Israel.’
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:12 - ‘For I will go through the land of Egypt on that night, and will strike down all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; H929 and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgments—I am the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:29 - Now it came about at midnight that the LORD struck all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sat on his throne to the firstborn of the captive who was in the dungeon, and all the firstborn of cattle. H929
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 13:2 - “Sanctify to Me every firstborn, the first [fn]offspring of every womb among the sons of Israel, both of man and beast; H929 it belongs to Me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 13:12 - you shall [fn]devote to the LORD the first [fn]offspring of every womb, and [fn]the first offspring of every beast H929 that you own; the males belong to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 13:15 - ‘It came about, when Pharaoh was stubborn about letting us go, that the LORD killed every firstborn in the land of Egypt, both the firstborn of man and the firstborn of beast. H929 Therefore, I sacrifice to the LORD the males, the first [fn]offspring of every womb, but every firstborn of my sons I redeem.’
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 19:13 - ‘No hand shall touch him, but he shall surely be stoned or [fn]shot through; whether beast H929 or man, he shall not live.’ When the ram’s horn sounds a long blast, they shall come up to the mountain.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 20:10 - but the seventh day is a sabbath of the LORD your God; in it you shall not do any work, you or your son or your daughter, your male or your female servant or your cattle H929 or your sojourner who [fn]stays with you.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:10 - “If a man gives his neighbor a donkey, an ox, a sheep, or any animal H929 to keep for him, and it dies or is hurt or is driven away while no one is looking,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:19 - “Whoever lies with an animal H929 shall surely be put to death.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 1:2 - “Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, ‘When any man of you brings an [fn]offering to the LORD, you shall bring your [fn]offering of animals H929 from the herd or the flock.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 5:2 - ‘Or if a person touches any unclean thing, whether a carcass of an unclean beast or the carcass of unclean cattle H929 or a carcass of unclean swarming things, though it is hidden from him and he is unclean, then he will be guilty.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 7:21 - ‘When anyone touches anything unclean, whether human uncleanness, or an unclean animal, H929 or any unclean [fn]detestable thing, and eats of the flesh of the sacrifice of peace offerings which belong to the LORD, that person shall be cut off from his people.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 7:25 - ‘For whoever eats the fat of the animal H929 from which [fn]an offering by fire is offered to the LORD, even the person who eats shall be cut off from his people.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 7:26 - ‘You are not to eat any blood, either of bird or animal, H929 in any of your dwellings.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:2 - “Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, ‘These are the creatures which you may eat from all the animals H929 that are on the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:3 - ‘Whatever divides a hoof, thus making split hoofs, and chews the cud, among the animals, H929 that you may eat.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:26 - ‘Concerning all the animals H929 which divide the hoof but do not make a split hoof, or which do not chew cud, they are unclean to you: whoever touches them becomes unclean.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:39 - ‘Also if one of the animals H929 dies which you have for food, the one who touches its carcass becomes unclean until evening.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:46 - This is the law regarding the animal H929 and the bird, and every living thing that moves in the waters and everything that swarms on the earth,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:23 - ‘Also you shall not have intercourse with any animal H929 to be defiled with it, nor shall any woman stand before an animal H929 to [fn]mate with it; it is a perversion.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:19 - ‘You are to keep My statutes. You shall not breed together two kinds of your cattle; H929 you shall not sow your field with two kinds of seed, nor wear a garment upon you of two kinds of material mixed together.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:15 - ‘If there is a man who lies with an animal, H929 he shall surely be put to death; you shall also kill the animal. H929

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