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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 - The sword without, and terror within, shall destroy both the young man H970 and the virgin, the suckling also with the man of gray hairs.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 14:10 - So his father went down unto the woman: and Samson made there a feast; for so used the young men H970 to do.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 3:10 - And he said, Blessed be thou of the LORD, my daughter: for thou hast shewed more kindness in the latter end than at the beginning, inasmuch as thou followedst not young men, H970 whether poor or rich.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 8:16 - And he will take your menservants, and your maidservants, and your goodliest young men, H970 and your asses, and put them to his work.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:2 - And he had a son, whose name was Saul, a choice young man, H970 and a goodly: and there was not among the children of Israel a goodlier person than he: from his shoulders and upward he was higher than any of the people.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 8:12 - And Hazael said, Why weepeth my lord? And he answered, Because I know the evil that thou wilt do unto the children of Israel: their strong holds wilt thou set on fire, and their young men H970 wilt thou slay with the sword, and wilt dash their children, and rip up their women with child.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 36:17 - Therefore he brought upon them the king of the Chaldees, who slew their young men H970 with the sword in the house of their sanctuary, and had no compassion upon young man H970 or maiden, old man, or him that stooped for age: he gave them all into his hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:31 - The wrath of God came upon them, and slew the fattest of them, and smote down the chosen H970 men of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:63 - The fire consumed their young men; H970 and their maidens were not given to marriage.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:19 - Then thou spakest in vision to thy holy one, and saidst, I have laid help upon one that is mighty; I have exalted one chosen out of the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 148:12 - Both young men, H970 and maidens; old men, and children:
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:29 - The glory of young men H970 is their strength: and the beauty of old men is the gray head.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 11:9 - Rejoice, O young man, H970 in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes: but know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgment.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 9:17 - Therefore the Lord shall have no joy in their young men, H970 neither shall have mercy on their fatherless and widows: for every one is an hypocrite and an evildoer, and every mouth speaketh folly. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 23:4 - Be thou ashamed, O Zidon: for the sea hath spoken, even the strength of the sea, saying, I travail not, nor bring forth children, neither do I nourish up young men, H970 nor bring up virgins.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 31:8 - Then shall the Assyrian fall with the sword, not of a mighty man; and the sword, not of a mean man, shall devour him: but he shall flee from the sword, and his young men H970 shall be discomfited.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 40:30 - Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men H970 shall utterly fall:
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 62:5 - For as a young man H970 marrieth a virgin, so shall thy sons marry thee: and as the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, so shall thy God rejoice over thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 6:11 - Therefore I am full of the fury of the LORD; I am weary with holding in: I will pour it out upon the children abroad, and upon the assembly of young men H970 together: for even the husband with the wife shall be taken, the aged with him that is full of days.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 9:21 - For death is come up into our windows, and is entered into our palaces, to cut off the children from without, and the young men H970 from the streets.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 11:22 - Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, Behold, I will punish them: the young men H970 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 upon them against the mother of the young men H970 a spoiler at noonday: I have caused him to fall upon it suddenly, and terrors upon the city.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 18:21 - Therefore deliver up their children to the famine, and pour out their blood by the force of the sword; and let their wives be bereaved of their children, and be widows; and let their men be put to death; let their young men H970 be slain by the sword in battle.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 31:13 - Then shall the virgin rejoice in the dance, both young men H970 and 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 - Moab is spoiled, and gone up out of her cities, and his chosen young men H970 are gone down to the slaughter, saith the King, whose name is the LORD of hosts.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 49:26 - Therefore her young men H970 shall fall in her streets, and all the men of war shall be cut off in that day, saith the LORD of hosts.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 50:30 - Therefore shall her young men H970 fall in the streets, and all her men of war shall be cut off in that day, saith the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 50:44 - Behold, he shall come up like a lion from the swelling of Jordan unto the habitation of the strong: but I will make them suddenly run away from her: and who is a chosen man, that I may appoint over her? for who is like me? and who will appoint me the time? and who is that shepherd that will stand before me?
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:3 - Against him that bendeth let the archer bend his bow, and against him that lifteth himself up in his brigandine: and spare ye not her young men; H970 destroy ye utterly all her host.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:22 - With thee also will I break in pieces man and woman; and with thee will I break in pieces old and young; and with thee will I break in pieces the young man H970 and the maid;
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 1:15 - The Lord hath trodden under foot all my mighty men in the midst of me: he hath called an assembly against me to crush my young men: H970 the Lord hath trodden the virgin, the daughter of Judah, as in a winepress.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 1:18 - The LORD is righteous; for I have rebelled against his commandment: hear, I pray you, all people, and behold my sorrow: my virgins and my young men H970 are gone into captivity.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 2:21 - The young and the old lie on the ground in the streets: my virgins and my young men H970 are fallen by the sword; thou hast slain them in the day of thine anger; thou hast killed, and not pitied.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:13 - They took the young men H970 to grind, and the children fell under the wood.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:14 - The elders have ceased from the gate, the young men H970 from their musick.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 9:6 - Slay utterly old and young, H970 both maids, and little children, and women: but come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at my sanctuary. Then they began at the ancient men which were before the house.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 23:6 - Which were clothed with blue, captains and rulers, all of them desirable young men, H970 horsemen riding upon horses.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 23:12 - She doted upon the Assyrians her neighbours, captains and rulers clothed most gorgeously, horsemen riding upon horses, all of them desirable young men. H970
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 23:23 - The Babylonians, and all the Chaldeans, Pekod, and Shoa, and Koa, and all the Assyrians with them: all of them desirable young men, H970 captains and rulers, great lords and renowned, all of them riding upon horses.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 30:17 - The young men H970 of Aven and of Pibeseth shall fall by the sword: and these cities shall go into captivity.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 2:28 - And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men H970 shall see visions:
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 2:11 - And I raised up of your sons for prophets, and of your young men H970 for Nazarites. Is it not even thus, O ye children of Israel? saith the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 4:10 - I have sent among you the pestilence after the manner of Egypt: your young men H970 have I slain with the sword, and have taken away your horses; and I have made the stink of your camps to come up unto your nostrils: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 8:13 - In that day shall the fair virgins and young men H970 faint for thirst.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 9:17 - For how great is his goodness, and how great is his beauty! corn shall make the young men H970 cheerful, and new wine the maids.
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