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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.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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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 the sword will bereave,

And inside terror

Both choice H970 man H970 and virgin,

The nursing baby with the man of gray hair.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 14:10 -

Then his father went down to the woman; and Samson made a feast there, for the young H970 men H970 customarily did this.

Unchecked Copy BoxRth 3:10 - Then he said, “May you be blessed of Yahweh, my daughter. You have shown your last lovingkindness to be better than the first by not going after young H970 men H970, whether poor or rich.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 8:16 - “He will also take your male slaves and your female slaves and your best young H970 men H970 and your donkeys and [fn]use them for his work.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:2 - Now he had a son whose name was Saul, a choice H970 and handsome man, and there was not a more handsome person than he among the sons of Israel; from his shoulders and up he was taller than any of the people.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 8:12 - Then Hazael said, “Why does my lord weep?” Then he said, “Because I know the evil that you will do to the sons of Israel: their fortifications you will set on fire, and their young H970 men H970 you will kill with the sword, and their infants you will dash in pieces, and their pregnant women you will rip up.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 36:17 - Therefore He brought up against them the king of the Chaldeans who killed their choice H970 men H970 with the sword in the house of their sanctuary, and had no compassion on choice H970 man H970 or virgin, old man or infirm; He gave them all into his hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:31 -

The anger of God rose against them

And killed [fn]some of their stoutest ones,

And [fn]subdued the choice H970 men of Israel.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:63 -

Fire devoured [fn]His choice H970 men H970,

And [fn]His virgins had no wedding songs.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:19 -

Formerly You spoke in vision to Your [fn]holy [fn]ones,

And said, “I have bestowed help to a mighty one;

I have exalted one chosen from the people.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 148:12 -

Both choice H970 men H970 as well as virgins;

The old with the young.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:29 -

The honor of young H970 men H970 is their strength,

And the [fn]majesty of old men is their gray hair.

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 11:9 -

Be glad, young H970 man H970, during your childhood, and let your heart be merry during the days of young manhood. And walk in the ways of your heart and in the sights of your eyes. Yet know that God will bring you to judgment for all these things.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 9:17 -

Therefore the Lord is not glad in their choice H970 men H970,

Nor does He have compassion on their [fn]orphans or their widows;

For every one of them is godless and an evildoer,

And every mouth is speaking wicked foolishness.

In spite of all this, His anger does not turn back,

And His hand is still stretched out.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 23:4 -

Be ashamed, O Sidon;

For the sea speaks, the strong defense of the sea, saying,

“I have neither travailed nor given birth;

I have neither brought up choice H970 men H970 nor reared virgins.”

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 31:8 -

And the Assyrian will fall by a sword not of man,

And a sword not of man will devour him.

So he will [fn]flee from the sword,

And his choice H970 men H970 will become forced laborers.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 40:30 -

Though youths grow weary and tired,

And choice H970 young H970 men H970 stumble badly,

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 62:5 -

For as a young H970 man H970 marries a virgin,

So your sons will marry you;

And as the [fn]bridegroom rejoices over the bride,

So your God will rejoice over you.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 6:11 -

But I am full of the wrath of Yahweh;

I am weary of holding it in.

“Pour it out on the infants in the street

And on the [fn]gathering of choice H970 men H970 together;

For both husband and wife shall be captured,

The aged with the one full of days.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 9:21 -

For death has come up through our windows;

It has entered our palaces

To cut off the infants from the streets,

The choice H970 men H970 from the open squares.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 11:22 - therefore thus says Yahweh of hosts, “Behold, I am about to punish them! The choice H970 men H970 will die by the sword; their sons and daughters will die by famine;
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 15:8 -

“Their widows will be more numerous before Me

Than the sand of the seas;

I will bring against them, against the mother of a choice H970 man H970,

A destroyer at noonday;

I will suddenly bring down on her

Anguish and terror.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 18:21 -

Therefore, give their children over to famine

And deliver them up to the [fn]power of the sword;

And let their wives become childless and widowed.

Let their men also be [fn]smitten to death,

Their young H970 men H970 struck down by the sword in battle.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 31:13 -

“Then the virgin will be glad in the dance,

And the young H970 men H970 and the old, together,

For I will turn their mourning into joy

And will comfort them and give them gladness for their sorrow.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 48:15 -

“Moab has been destroyed, and [fn]men have gone up to [fn]his cities;

His choicest [fn]young H970 men H970 have also gone down to the slaughter,”

Declares the King, whose name is Yahweh of hosts.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 49:26 -

“Therefore, her young H970 men H970 will fall in her open squares,

And all the men of war will be [fn]silenced in that day,” declares Yahweh of hosts.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 50:30 -

“Therefore her young H970 men H970 will fall in her open squares,

And all her men of war will be [fn]silenced in that day,” declares Yahweh.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 50:44 -

“Behold, one will come up like a lion from the [fn]thicket of the Jordan to an enduring pasture; for in an instant I will make them run away from it, and whoever is chosen I will appoint over it. For who is like Me, and who will [fn]summon Me into court? And who then is the shepherd who can stand before Me?”

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:3 -

[fn]Let not [fn]him who [fn]bends his bow [fn]bend it,

[fn]Nor let him rise up in his scale-armor;

So do not spare her young H970 men H970;

Devote all her army to destruction.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:22 -

And with you I shatter man and woman,

And with you I shatter old man and youth,

And with you I shatter choice H970 man H970 and virgin,

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 1:15 -


“The Lord has rejected all my mighty men

In my midst;

He has called an appointed time against me

To break my young H970 men H970;

The Lord has trodden as in a wine press

The virgin daughter of Judah.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 1:18 -


“Yahweh is righteous;

For I have rebelled against His [fn]command;

Hear now, all peoples,

And behold my [fn]pain;

My virgins and my young H970 men H970

Have gone into captivity.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 2:21 -


On the ground in the streets

Lie young and old;

My virgins and my young H970 men H970

Have fallen by the sword.

You have killed them in the day of Your anger;

You have slaughtered, not sparing.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:13 -

Young H970 men H970 lifted up the stone at the grinding mill,

And youths stumbled down under loads of wood.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:14 -

Elders have ceased from being at the gate,

Young H970 men H970 from their music.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 9:6 - “Kill to utter destruction old men, chosen H970 men H970, virgins, little ones, and women, but do not touch any man on whom is the mark; and you shall start from My sanctuary.” So they started with the [fn]elders who were before the house.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 23:6 - who were clothed in purple, governors and officials, all of them desirable young H970 men H970, horsemen riding on horses.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 23:12 - “She lusted after the [fn]Assyrians, governors and officials, the ones near, magnificently dressed, horsemen riding on horses, all of them desirable choice H970 men H970.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 23:23 - the [fn]Babylonians and all the Chaldeans, Pekod and Shoa and Koa, and all the [fn]Assyrians with them; desirable choice H970 men H970, governors and officials, all of them, officers and [fn]men of renown, all of them riding on horses.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 30:17 -

“The choice H970 men H970 of [fn]On and of Pi-beseth

Will fall by the sword,

And [fn]the women will go into captivity.

Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 2:28 -

[fn]And it will be afterwards

That I will pour out My Spirit on all [fn]mankind;

And your sons and your daughters shall prophesy;

Your old men will dream dreams;

Your young H970 men H970 will see visions.

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 2:11 -

“Then I raised up some of your sons to be prophets

And some of your choice H970 men H970 to be Nazirites.

Is this not so, O sons of Israel?” declares Yahweh.

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 4:10 -

“I sent a pestilence among you after the manner of Egypt;

I killed your choice H970 men H970 by the sword along with your captured horses,

And I made the stench of your camp rise up even in your nostrils;

Yet you have not returned to Me,” declares Yahweh.

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 8:13 -

“In that day the beautiful virgins

And the choice H970 men H970 will faint from thirst.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 9:17 -

For what goodness and what beauty will be [fn]theirs!

Grain will make the choice H970 men H970 flourish, and new wine the virgins.

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