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Lexicon :: Strong's H970 - bāḥûr

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Participle passive of בָּחַר (H977)
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TWOT Reference: 231a

Strong’s Definitions

בָּחוּר bâchûwr, baw-khoor'; or בָּחֻר bâchur; participle passive of H977; properly, selected, i.e. a youth (often collective):—(choice) young (man), chosen, × hole.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 45x

The KJV translates Strong's H970 in the following manner: young man (42x), the chosen (1x), young (1x), not translated (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 45x
The KJV translates Strong's H970 in the following manner: young man (42x), the chosen (1x), young (1x), not translated (1x).
  1. youth, young man

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
בָּחוּר bâchûwr, baw-khoor'; or בָּחֻר bâchur; participle passive of H977; properly, selected, i.e. a youth (often collective):—(choice) young (man), chosen, × hole.
STRONGS H970: Abbreviations
בָּחוּר noun masculine young man Isaiah 62:5 + 7 times; plural בַּחוּרִים (intensive with daghesh forte implicit) Proverbs 20:29 + 13 times; construct בַּחוּרֵי Ezekiel 23:6 + 4 times; suffix בַּחוּרַי etc. Lamentations 1:18 + 16 times; — young man (choice, in the prime of manhood) 1 Samuel 9:2; Ecclesiastes 11:9; Isaiah 62:5; collective young men Jeremiah 15:8; בָּחוּר וּבְתוּלָה young men and virgins Deuteronomy 32:25; 2 Chronicles 36:17; Jeremiah 51:22; Ezekiel 9:6; usually plural Judges 14:10; Ruth 3:10; 1 Samuel 8:16; 2 Kings 8:12; 2 Chronicles 36:17; Proverbs 20:29; Isaiah 9:17; Isaiah 31:8; Isaiah 40:30; Jeremiah 6:11; Jeremiah 9:20; Jeremiah 11:22; Jeremiah 18:21; Jeremiah 48:15; Jeremiah 49:26; Jeremiah 50:3; Jeremiah 51:3; Lamentations 1:15; Lamentations 5:13, 14; Ezekiel 33:6, 12, 23; Ezekiel 30:17; Joel 3:1; Amos 2:11; Amos 4:10; || בתולות Psalm 78:63; Psalm 148:12; Isaiah 23:4; Jeremiah 31:13; Lamentations 1:18; Lamentations 2:21; Amos 8:13; Zechariah 9:17.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs







1 Samuel

8:16; 9:2

2 Kings


2 Chronicles

36:17; 36:17


78:63; 148:12


20:29; 20:29




9:17; 23:4; 31:8; 40:30; 62:5; 62:5


6:11; 9:20; 11:22; 15:8; 18:21; 31:13; 48:15; 49:26; 50:3; 51:3; 51:22


1:15; 1:18; 1:18; 2:21; 5:13; 5:14


9:6; 23:6; 30:17; 33:6; 33:12; 33:23




2:11; 4:10; 8:13




Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H970 matches the Hebrew בָּחוּר (bāḥûr),
which occurs 46 times in 45 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:25 - Outside shall the sword bereave, In the chambers terror; It shall destroy both young man and virgin, The suckling with the man of gray hairs.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 14:10 - His father went down to the woman: and Shimshon made there a feast; for so used the young men to do.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 3:10 - He said, Blessed are you by the LORD, my daughter: you have shown more kindness in the latter end than at the beginning, inasmuch as you didn't follow young men, whether poor or rich.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 8:16 - He will take your men-servants, and your maid-servants, and your best young men, and your donkeys, and put them to his work.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:2 - He had a son, whose name was Sha'ul, an impressive young man; and there was not among the children of Yisra'el a better person than he. From his shoulders and upward he was higher than any of the people.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 8:12 - Haza'el said, Why weeps my lord? He answered, Because I know the evil that you will do to the children of Yisra'el: their strongholds will you set on fire, and their young men will you kill with the sword, and will dash in pieces their little ones, and rip up their women with child.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 36:17 - Therefore he brought on them the king of the Kasdim, who killed their young men with the sword in the house of their sanctuary, and had no compassion on young man or virgin, old man or gray-headed: he gave them all into his hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:31 - When the anger of God went up against them, Killed some of the fattest of them, And struck down the young men of Yisra'el.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:63 - Fire devoured their young men; Their virgins had no wedding song.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:19 - Then you spoke in vision to your holy ones, And said, "I have bestowed strength on the warrior. I have exalted a young man from the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 148:12 - Both young men and maidens; Old men and children:
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:29 - The glory of young men is their strength. The splendor of old men is their gray hair.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 11:9 - Rejoice, young man, in your youth, And let your heart cheer you in the days of your youth, And walk in the ways of your heart, And in the sight of your eyes; But know that for all these things God will bring you into judgment.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 9:17 - Therefore the Lord will not rejoice over their young men, neither will he have compassion on their fatherless and widows; for everyone is profane and an evil-doer, and every mouth speaks folly. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 23:4 - Be ashamed, Tzidon; for the sea has spoken, the stronghold of the sea, saying, I have not travailed, nor brought forth, neither have I nourished young men, nor brought up virgins.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 31:8 - The Ashshur shall fall by the sword, not of man; and the sword, not of men, shall devour him; and he shall flee from the sword, and his young men shall become subject to forced labor.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 40:30 - Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 62:5 - For as a young man marries a virgin, so shall your sons marry you; and as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so shall your God rejoice over you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 6:11 - Therefore I am full of the wrath of the LORD; I am weary with holding in: pour it out on the children in the street, and on the assembly of young men together; for even the husband with the wife shall be taken, the aged with him who is full of days.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 9:21 - For death is come up into our windows, it is entered into our palaces; to cut off the children from outside, and the young men from the streets.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 11:22 - therefore thus says the LORD of hosts, Behold, I will punish them: the young men shall die by the sword; their sons and their daughters shall die by famine;
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 15:8 - Their widows are increased to me above the sand of the seas; I have brought on them against the mother of the young men a destroyer at noonday: I have caused anguish and terrors to fall on her suddenly.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 18:21 - Therefore deliver up their children to the famine, and give them over to the power of the sword; and let their wives become childless, and widows; and let their men be slain of death, and their young men struck of the sword in battle.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 31:13 - Then shall the virgin rejoice in the dance, and the young men and the old together; for I will turn their mourning into joy, and will comfort them, and make them rejoice from their sorrow.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 48:15 - Mo'av is laid waste, and they are gone up into his cities, and his chosen young men are gone down to the slaughter, says the King, whose name is the LORD of Hosts.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 49:26 - Therefore her young men shall fall in her streets, and all the men of war shall be brought to silence in that day, says the LORD of Hosts.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 50:30 - Therefore shall her young men fall in her streets, and all her men of war shall be brought to silence in that day, says the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 50:44 - Behold, the enemy shall come up like a lion from the pride of the Yarden against the strong habitation: for I will suddenly make them run away from it; and whoever is chosen, him will I appoint over it: for who is like me? and who will appoint me a time? and who is the shepherd who can stand before me?
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:3 - Against him who bends let the archer bend his bow, and against him who lifts himself up in his coat of mail: and don't you spare her young men; destroy you utterly all her host.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:22 - and with you will I break in pieces the chariot and him who rides therein; and with you will I break in pieces man and woman; and with you will I break in pieces the old man and the youth; and with you will I break in pieces the young man and the virgin;
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 1:15 - The Lord has set at nothing all my mighty men in the midst of me; He has called a solemn assembly against me to crush my young men: The Lord has trodden as in a winepress the virgin daughter of Yehudah.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 1:18 - The LORD is righteous; for I have rebelled against his mitzvah: Please hear all you peoples, and see my sorrow: My virgins and my young men are gone into captivity.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 2:21 - The youth and the old man lie on the ground in the streets; My virgins and my young men are fallen by the sword: You have killed them in the day of your anger; you have slaughtered, and not pitied.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:13 - The young men bare the mill; The children stumbled under the wood.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:14 - The Zakenim have ceased from the gate, The young men from their music.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 9:6 - kill utterly the old man, the young man and the virgin, and little children and women; but don't come near any man on whom is the mark: and begin at my sanctuary. Then they began at the old men that were before the house.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 23:6 - who were clothed with blue, governors and rulers, all of them desirable young men, horsemen riding on horses.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 23:12 - She doted on the Ashshur, governors and rulers, her neighbors, clothed most gorgeously, horsemen riding on horses, all of them desirable young men.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 23:23 - the Bavlites and all the Kasdim, Pekod and Shoa and Koa, and all the Ashshur with them; desirable young men, governors and rulers all of them, princes and men of renown, all of them riding on horses.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 30:17 - The young men of Aven and of Pi-Veset shall fall by the sword; and these cities shall go into captivity.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 2:28 - "It will happen afterward, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh; And your sons and your daughters will prophesy. Your old men will dream dreams. Your young men will see visions.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 2:11 - I raised up some of your sons for prophets, And some of your young men for Nazirim. Isn't this true, You children of Yisra'el?" says the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 4:10 - I sent plagues among you like I did Mitzrayim. I have slain your young men with the sword, And have carried away your horses; And I filled your nostrils with the stench of your camp Yet you haven't returned to me," says the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 8:13 - In that day the beautiful virgins And the young men will faint for thirst.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 9:17 - For how great is his goodness, And how great is his beauty! Grain will make the young men flourish, And new wine the virgins.
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