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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 the sword will bereave,
And inside terror
Both young H970 man H970 and virgin,
The nursling 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 the LORD, my daughter. You have shown your last kindness 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 servants and your female servants and your best young H970 men H970 and your donkeys and [fn]use them for his work.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:2 - 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 - Hazael said, “Why does my lord weep?” Then he [fn]answered, “Because I know the evil that you will do to the sons of Israel: their strongholds you will set on fire, and their young H970 men H970 you will kill with the sword, and their little ones you will dash in pieces, and their women with child you will rip up.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 36:17 - Therefore He brought up against them the king of the Chaldeans who slew their young H970 men H970 with the sword in the house of their sanctuary, and had no compassion on young 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 young H970 men, H970
And [fn]His virgins had no wedding songs.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:19 - [fn]Once You spoke in vision to Your godly [fn]ones,
And said, “I have [fn]given help to one who is mighty;
I have exalted one chosen from the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 148:12 - Both young H970 men H970 and virgins;
Old men and children.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:29 - The glory of young H970 men H970 is their strength,
And the [fn]honor of old men is their gray hair.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 11:9 - Rejoice, young H970 man, H970 during your childhood, and let your heart be pleasant during the days of young manhood. And follow the [fn]impulses of your heart and the [fn]desires of your eyes. Yet know that God will bring you to judgment for all these things.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 9:17 - Therefore the Lord does not take pleasure in their young H970 men, H970
Nor does He have pity on their [fn]orphans or their widows;
For every one of them is godless and an evildoer,
And every mouth is speaking foolishness.
In spite of all this, His anger does not turn away
And His hand is still stretched out.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 23:4 - Be ashamed, O Sidon;
For the sea speaks, the stronghold of the sea, saying,
“I have neither travailed nor given birth,
I have neither brought up young 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]not escape the sword,
And his young H970 men H970 will become forced laborers.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 40:30 - Though youths grow weary and tired,
And vigorous 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 the LORD;
I am weary with holding it in.
“Pour it out on the children in the street
And on the [fn]gathering of young H970 men H970 together;
For both husband and wife shall be taken,
The aged [fn]and the very old.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 9:21 - For death has come up through our windows;
It has entered our palaces
To cut off the children from the streets,
The young H970 men H970 from the town squares.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 11:22 - therefore, thus says the LORD of hosts, “Behold, I am about to punish them! The young 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 young H970 man, H970
A destroyer at noonday;
I will suddenly bring down on her
Anguish and dismay.
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 smitten to death,
Their young H970 men H970 struck down by the sword in battle.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 31:13 - “Then the virgin will rejoice 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 joy 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 the LORD of hosts.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 49:26 - “Therefore, her young H970 men H970 will fall in her streets,
And all the men of war will be [fn]silenced in that day,” declares the LORD of hosts.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 50:30 - “Therefore her young H970 men H970 will fall in her streets,
And all her men of war will be [fn]silenced in that day,” declares the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 50:44 - “Behold, one will come up like a lion from the [fn]thicket of the Jordan to [fn]a perennially watered 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 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 young H970 man H970 and virgin,
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 1:15 - “The Lord has rejected all my strong men
In my midst;
He has called an appointed [fn]time against me
To crush my young H970 men; H970
The Lord has trodden as in a wine press
The virgin daughter of Judah.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 1:18 - “The LORD 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 slain them in the day of Your anger,
You have slaughtered, not sparing.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:13 - Young H970 men H970 [fn]worked at the grinding mill,
And youths stumbled under loads of wood.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 5:14 - Elders [fn]are gone from the gate,
Young H970 men H970 from their music.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 9:6 - [fn]Utterly slay old men, young H970 men, H970 maidens, little children, 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 [fn]temple.
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 young 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 young 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 young 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]It will come about after this
That I will pour out My Spirit on all [fn]mankind;
And your sons and daughters will 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 young H970 men H970 to be Nazirites.
Is this not so, O sons of Israel?” declares the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 4:10 - “I sent a plague among you after the manner of Egypt;
I slew your young H970 men H970 by the sword along with your captured horses,
And I made the stench of your camp rise up in your nostrils;
Yet you have not returned to Me,” declares the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 8:13 - “In that day the beautiful virgins
And the young H970 men H970 will faint from thirst.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 9:17 - For what [fn]comeliness and beauty will be [fn]theirs!
Grain will make the young H970 men H970 flourish, and new wine the virgins.
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