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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 produce every sort of animal, each producing offspring of the same kind—livestock, small animals that scurry along the ground, and wild animals.” And that is what happened.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:25 - God made all sorts of wild animals, livestock, and small animals, each able to produce offspring of the same kind. And God saw that it was good.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:26 - Then God said, “Let us make human beings[fn] in our image, to be like us. They will reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, the livestock, all the wild animals on the earth, and the small animals that scurry along the ground.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:20 - He gave names to all the livestock, all the birds of the sky, and all the wild animals. But still there was no helper just right for him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:14 - Then the LORD God said to the serpent,
“Because you have done this, you are cursed
more than all animals, domestic and wild.
You will crawl on your belly,
groveling in the dust as long as you live.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:7 - And the LORD said, “I will wipe this human race I have created from the face of the earth. Yes, and I will destroy every living thing—all the people, the large animals, the small animals that scurry along the ground, and even the birds of the sky. I am sorry I ever made them.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:20 - Pairs of every kind of bird, and every kind of animal, and every kind of small animal that scurries along the ground, will come to you to be kept alive.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:2 - Take with you seven pairs—male and female—of each animal I have approved for eating and for sacrifice,[fn] and take one pair of each of the others.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:8 - With them were all the various kinds of animals—those approved for eating and for sacrifice and those that were not—along with all the birds and the small animals that scurry along the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:14 - With them in the boat were pairs of every kind of animal—domestic and wild, large and small—along with birds of every kind.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:21 - All the living things on earth died—birds, domestic animals, wild animals, small animals that scurry along the ground, and all the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:23 - God wiped out every living thing on the earth—people, livestock, small animals that scurry along the ground, and the birds of the sky. All were destroyed. The only people who survived were Noah and those with him in the boat.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 8:1 - But God remembered Noah and all the wild animals and livestock with him in the boat. He sent a wind to blow across the earth, and the floodwaters began to recede.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 8:17 - Release all the animals—the birds, the livestock, and the small animals that scurry along the ground—so they can be fruitful and multiply throughout the earth.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 8:20 - Then Noah built an altar to the LORD, and there he sacrificed as burnt offerings the animals and birds that had been approved for that purpose.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:10 - and with all the animals that were on the boat with you—the birds, the livestock, and all the wild animals—every living creature on earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:23 - But if we do this, all their livestock and possessions will eventually be ours. Come, let’s agree to their terms and let them settle here among us.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 36:6 - Esau took his wives, his children, and his entire household, along with his livestock and cattle—all the wealth he had acquired in the land of Canaan—and moved away from his brother, Jacob.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:18 - But that year ended, and the next year they came again and said, “We cannot hide the truth from you, my lord. Our money is gone, and all our livestock and cattle are yours. We have nothing left to give but our bodies and our land.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:17 - So Moses and Aaron did just as the LORD had commanded them. When Aaron raised his hand and struck the ground with his staff, gnats infested the entire land, covering the Egyptians and their animals. All the dust in the land of Egypt turned into gnats.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:18 - Pharaoh’s magicians tried to do the same thing with their secret arts, but this time they failed. And the gnats covered everyone, people and animals alike.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:9 - The ashes will spread like fine dust over the whole land of Egypt, causing festering boils to break out on people and animals throughout the land.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:10 - So they took soot from a brick kiln and went and stood before Pharaoh. As Pharaoh watched, Moses threw the soot into the air, and boils broke out on people and animals alike.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:19 - Quick! Order your livestock and servants to come in from the fields to find shelter. Any person or animal left outside will die when the hail falls.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:22 - Then the LORD said to Moses, “Lift your hand toward the sky so hail may fall on the people, the livestock, and all the plants throughout the land of Egypt.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:25 - It left all of Egypt in ruins. The hail struck down everything in the open field—people, animals, and plants alike. Even the trees were destroyed.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 11:5 - All the firstborn sons will die in every family in Egypt, from the oldest son of Pharaoh, who sits on his throne, to the oldest son of his lowliest servant girl who grinds the flour. Even the firstborn of all the livestock will die.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 11:7 - But among the Israelites it will be so peaceful that not even a dog will bark. Then you will know that the LORD makes a distinction between the Egyptians and the Israelites.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:12 - On that night I will pass through the land of Egypt and strike down every firstborn son and firstborn male animal in the land of Egypt. I will execute judgment against all the gods of Egypt, for I am the LORD!
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:29 - And that night at midnight, the LORD struck down all the firstborn sons in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn son of Pharaoh, who sat on his throne, to the firstborn son of the prisoner in the dungeon. Even the firstborn of their livestock were killed.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 13:2 - “Dedicate to me every firstborn among the Israelites. The first offspring to be born, of both humans and animals, belongs to me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 13:12 - you must present all firstborn sons and firstborn male animals to the LORD, for they belong to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 13:15 - Pharaoh stubbornly refused to let us go, so the LORD killed all the firstborn males throughout the land of Egypt, both people and animals. That is why I now sacrifice all the firstborn males to the LORD—except that the firstborn sons are always bought back.’
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 19:13 - No hand may touch the person or animal that crosses the boundary; instead, stone them or shoot them with arrows. They must be put to death.’ However, when the ram’s horn sounds a long blast, then the people may go up on the mountain.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 20:10 - but the seventh day is a Sabbath day of rest dedicated to the LORD your God. On that day no one in your household may do any work. This includes you, your sons and daughters, your male and female servants, your livestock, and any foreigners living among you.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:10 - “Now suppose someone leaves a donkey, ox, sheep, or any other animal with a neighbor for safekeeping, but it dies or is injured or gets away, and no one sees what happened.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:19 - “Anyone who has sexual relations with an animal must certainly be put to death.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 1:2 - “Give the following instructions to the people of Israel. When you present an animal as an offering to the LORD, you may take it from your herd of cattle or your flock of sheep and goats.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 5:2 - “Or suppose you unknowingly touch something that is ceremonially unclean, such as the carcass of an unclean animal. When you realize what you have done, you must admit your defilement and your guilt. This is true whether it is a wild animal, a domestic animal, or an animal that scurries along the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 7:21 - If you touch anything that is unclean (whether it is human defilement or an unclean animal or any other unclean, detestable thing) and then eat meat from a peace offering presented to the LORD, you will be cut off from the community.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 7:25 - Anyone who eats fat from an animal presented as a special gift to the LORD will be cut off from the community.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 7:26 - No matter where you live, you must never consume the blood of any bird or animal.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:2 - “Give the following instructions to the people of Israel.
“Of all the land animals, these are the ones you may use for food.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:3 - You may eat any animal that has completely split hooves and chews the cud.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:26 - “Any animal that has split hooves that are not evenly divided or that does not chew the cud is unclean for you. If you touch the carcass of such an animal, you will be defiled.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:39 - “If an animal you are permitted to eat dies and you touch its carcass, you will be defiled until evening.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:46 - “These are the instructions regarding land animals, birds, marine creatures, and animals that scurry along the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:23 - “A man must not defile himself by having sex with an animal. And a woman must not offer herself to a male animal to have intercourse with it. This is a perverse act.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:19 - “You must obey all my decrees.
“Do not mate two different kinds of animals. Do not plant your field with two different kinds of seed. Do not wear clothing woven from two different kinds of thread.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:15 - “If a man has sex with an animal, he must be put to death, and the animal must be killed.

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