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Lexicon :: Strong's H977 - bāḥar

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בָּחַר
Transliteration
bāḥar
Pronunciation
baw-khar'
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Part of Speech
verb
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 231

Strong’s Definitions

בָּחַר bâchar, baw-khar'; a primitive root; properly, to try, i.e. (by implication) select:—acceptable, appoint, choose (choice), excellent, join, be rather, require.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 172x

The KJV translates Strong's H977 in the following manner: choose (77x), chosen (77x), choice (6x), choose...out (5x), acceptable (1x), appoint (1x), excellent (1x), chosen men (1x), rather (1x), require (1x), not translated.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 172x
The KJV translates Strong's H977 in the following manner: choose (77x), chosen (77x), choice (6x), choose...out (5x), acceptable (1x), appoint (1x), excellent (1x), chosen men (1x), rather (1x), require (1x), not translated.
  1. to choose, elect, decide for

    1. (Qal) to choose

    2. (Niphal) to be chosen

    3. (Pual) to be chosen, selected

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
בָּחַר bâchar, baw-khar'; a primitive root; properly, to try, i.e. (by implication) select:—acceptable, appoint, choose (choice), excellent, join, be rather, require.
STRONGS H977: Abbreviations
בָּחַר verb choose (compare Aramaic בְּחַר, Syriac bdb010310 || בחן, Assyrian bêru (√ באר :3) DlPr 76) —
Qal Perfect בָּחַר Deuteronomy 7:6 + 66 times; יִבְחַר Isaiah 41:24 + 60 times; אֶבֲחַר Job 29:25 (Baer); Imperative בְּחַר Exodus 17:9 + 5 times; Infinitive absolute בָּחוֺר 1 Samuel 2:28; Isaiah 7:15, 16; Infinitive construct suffix בָּחֳרִי Ezekiel 20:5; Participle בֹּחֵר 1 Samuel 20:30; Zechariah 3:2; passive בָּחוּר Exodus 14:7 + 18 times; —
1. with בְּ
b. man's choice, of ways Proverbs 3:31; Isaiah 66:3; good things Isaiah 7:15, 16; life Deuteronomy 30:19; gods Judges 10:14; Isaiah 41:24; God's pleasure Isaiah 56:4; Isaiah 65:12; Isaiah 66:4.
2. with אֲשֶׁר (alone, for אשׁר בחר ב׳):
a. divine choice, Israel Isaiah 41:8 יַעֲקֹב אֲשֶׁר בְּחַרְתִּיךָ, Isaiah 43:10; the people 1 Kings 3:8; Psalm 33:12; men Numbers 16:7 (P) Psalm 65:5; king 2 Samuel 16:18; 1 Kings 11:34; place of sacrifice Deuteronomy 12:14, 26; Deuteronomy 15:20; Deuteronomy 17:10; Deuteronomy 31:11 (D) Joshua 9:27 (P), especially לָשׂוּם שְׁמוֺ שָׁם Deuteronomy 12:5, 21; Deuteronomy 14:24, לְשַׁכֵּן שְׁמוֺ שָׁם Deuteronomy 12:11; Deuteronomy 14:23; Deuteronomy 16:2, 6, 11; Nehemiah 1:9; the city 1 Kings 8:48 (= 2 Chronicles 6:38), לשׂום שׁמי שׁם 1 Kings 11:36; 1 Kings 14:21 (= 2 Chronicles 12:13); Jerusalem 1 Kings 11:13; 2 Kings 21:7 (= 2 Chronicles 33:7) 2 Kings 23:27; fast Isaiah 58:5, 6; way Psalm 25:12.
b. man's choice, place to dwell in Deuteronomy 23:7; gardens Isaiah 1:29; king 1 Samuel 12:13; wives Genesis 6:2 (J); what to do 2 Samuel 15:15.
3. with accusative & לְ, choose some one or something for:
a. divine choice, of Levi 1 Samuel 2:28; Jacob Psalm 135:4; Psalm 135:5; inheritance Psalm 47:5.
4. with accusative and מִן, choose, select from 2 Samuel 10:9 (= 1 Chronicles 19:10).
5. accusative
a. divine choice, temple 2 Chronicles 7:16; Judah Psalm 78:68; servant Isaiah 41:9; Isaiah 49:7.
6. with עַל, כי על זה בחרת מעני for this thou hast chosen rather than affliction Job 36:21; with accusative and על pregnantly כל אשׁר תבחר עלי all that thou choosest (to lay) upon me 2 Samuel 19:39.
7. with לְ of accusative 1 Samuel 20:30 (many MSS. have בְּ; but Greek Version of the LXX We Dr read חָבֵר companion). The participle בָּחוּר chosen, of a ruler Psalm 89:20, warrior Jeremiah 49:19 (= Jeremiah 50:44); as cedars Songs 5:15; collective רכב בחור chosen chariots Exodus 14:7 (E); אישׁ בחור chosen men, warriors Judges 20:15, 16, 34; 1 Samuel 24:3; 2 Chronicles 13:3, 17, for which בָּחוּר alone 1 Kings 12:21 2 Chronicles 11:1; 25:5; בחורי ישׂראל 1 Samuel 26:2; Psalm 78:31; 2 Samuel 10:9 בחורי בישׂראל (|| 1 Chronicles 19:10 בחור בישׂראל, doubtless the true reading, as 2 Samuel 6:1).
8. test, try (Aramaic = בחן) בְּחַרְתִּיךָ בְּכוּר עֹ֑נִי Isaiah 48:10 I have tested thee in the furnace of affliction Syriac Version Targum Ges Hi Ew De Che Dr, but chosen Vulgate Rab Calv AV. Niph. נִבְחַר Jeremiah 8:3; Participle נִבְחָר Proverbs 8:10 + 5 times; — to be chosen.
a. absolute chosen, choice Proverbs 8:10, 19; Proverbs 10:20.
b. construct מִן, וְנִבְחַר מות מחיים death will be chosen rather than life Jeremiah 8:3; choicer than Proverbs 16:16; Proverbs 22:1; נבחר ליהוה מזבח choicer (more acceptable) to Yahweh than peace-offering Proverbs 21:3.
Pu. יְבֻחַר chosen, selected Ecclesiastes 9:4 (יְחֻבַּר Qr).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

Genesis

6:2; 13:11

Exodus

14:7; 14:7; 17:9; 17:9

Leviticus

1

Numbers

16:5; 16:7

Deuteronomy

4:37; 7:6; 7:6; 7:7; 10:15; 12:5; 12:11; 12:14; 12:18; 12:21; 12:26; 14:2; 14:23; 14:24; 14:25; 15:20; 16:2; 16:6; 16:7; 16:11; 16:15; 17:8; 17:10; 17:15; 18:5; 21:5; 23:7; 30:19; 31:11

Joshua

8:3; 9:27; 24:15; 24:22

Judges

5:8; 10:14; 20:15; 20:16; 20:34

1 Samuel

2:28; 8:18; 10:24; 12:13; 13:12; 16:8; 16:9; 16:10; 17:40; 20:30; 20:30; 24:3; 26:2

2 Samuel

6:1; 6:21; 10:9; 10:9; 15:15; 16:18; 17:1; 19:39; 24:12

1 Kings

3:8; 8:16; 8:16; 8:44; 8:48; 11:13; 11:32; 11:34; 11:36; 12:21; 14:21; 18:23; 18:25

2 Kings

21:7; 23:27

1 Chronicles

15:2; 19:10; 19:10; 21:20; 28:4; 28:4; 28:5; 29:1

2 Chronicles

6:5; 6:5; 6:6; 6:6; 6:34; 6:38; 7:12; 7:16; 11:1; 12:13; 13:3; 13:17; 25:5; 29:11; 33:7

Nehemiah

1:9; 9:7

Job

7:15; 9:14; 15:5; 29:25; 29:25; 34:4; 34:33; 36:21

Psalms

25:12; 33:12; 47:5; 65:5; 78:31; 78:67; 78:68; 78:70; 89:20; 105:26; 119:30; 119:173; 132:13; 135:4; 135:5

Proverbs

1:29; 3:31; 8:10; 8:10; 8:19; 10:20; 16:16; 21:3; 22:1

Ecclesiastes

9:4

Song of Songs

5:15

Isaiah

1:29; 7:15; 7:15; 7:16; 7:16; 14:1; 40:20; 41:8; 41:9; 41:24; 41:24; 43:10; 44:1; 44:2; 48:10; 49:7; 56:4; 58:5; 58:6; 65:12; 66:3; 66:4; 66:4

Jeremiah

8:3; 8:3; 33:24; 49:19; 50:44

Ezekiel

20:5; 20:5

Haggai

2:23

Zechariah

1:17; 3:2; 3:2

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H977 matches the Hebrew בָּחַר (bāḥar),
which occurs 170 times in 162 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 4 (Gen 6:2–1Sa 8:18)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:2 - that the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were good in appearance; and they took wives for themselves, whomever they chose H977.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 13:11 - So Lot chose H977 for himself all the [fn]valley of the Jordan, and Lot journeyed eastward. Thus they separated from each other.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 14:7 - and he took six hundred choice H977 chariots and all the other chariots of Egypt with officers over all of them.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 17:9 - So Moses said to Joshua, “Choose H977 men for us and go out, fight against Amalek. Tomorrow I will take my stand on the top of the hill with the staff of God in my hand.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 18:25 - And Moses chose H977 excellent men out of all Israel and made them heads over the people, leaders of thousands, [fn]of hundreds, [fn]of fifties, and [fn]of tens.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 16:5 - and he spoke to Korah and all his congregation, saying, “Tomorrow morning Yahweh will show who is His, and who is holy, and will bring him near to Himself; even the one whom He will choose H977, He will bring near to Himself.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 16:7 - and put fire in them, and lay incense upon them in the presence of Yahweh tomorrow; and the man whom Yahweh chooses H977 shall be the one who is holy. [fn]You have gone far enough, you sons of Levi!”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 17:5 - “And it will come about that the rod of the man whom I choose H977 will sprout. Thus I will rid Myself of the grumblings of the sons of Israel, who are grumbling against you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:37 - [fn]Because He loved your fathers, therefore He chose H977 their seed after them. And He [fn]personally brought you from Egypt by His great power,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 7:6 - “For you are a holy people to Yahweh your God; Yahweh your God has chosen H977 you to be a people for His [fn]own treasured possession out of all the peoples who are on the face of the [fn]earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 7:7 -

“Yahweh did not set His affection on you nor choose H977 you because you were more in number than any of the peoples, for you were the fewest of all peoples,

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 10:15 - “Yet on your fathers did Yahweh set His affection to love them, and He chose H977 their seed after them, even you above all peoples, as it is this day.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 12:5 - “But you shall seek Yahweh at the place which Yahweh your God will choose H977 from all your tribes, to establish His name there for His dwelling, and there you shall come.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 12:11 - Then it will be that the place in which Yahweh your God will choose H977 for His name to dwell, there you shall bring all that I am commanding you: your burnt offerings and your sacrifices, your tithes and the [fn]contribution of your hand, and all your choice votive offerings which you will vow to Yahweh.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 12:14 - but in the place which Yahweh chooses H977 in one of your tribes, there you shall offer your burnt offerings, and there you shall do all that I am commanding you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 12:18 - “But you shall eat them before Yahweh your God in the place which Yahweh your God will choose H977, you and your son and daughter, and your male and female slaves, and the Levite who is within your gates; and you shall be glad before Yahweh your God in all that you send forth your hand to do.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 12:21 - “If the place where Yahweh your God chooses H977 to set His name is too far away from you, then you may sacrifice of your herd and flock which Yahweh has given you, as I have commanded you; and you may eat within your gates [fn]whatever you desire.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 12:26 - “Only your holy things which you may have and your votive offerings, you shall take and go to the place which Yahweh chooses H977.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 14:2 - “For you are a holy people to Yahweh your God, and Yahweh has chosen H977 you to be a people for His [fn]treasured possession out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 14:23 - “And you shall eat in the presence of Yahweh your God, at the place where He chooses H977 for His name to dwell, the tithe of your grain, your new wine, your oil, and the firstborn of your herd and your flock, so that you may learn to fear Yahweh your God all your days.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 14:24 - “And if the [fn]distance is so great for you that you are not able to [fn]bring the tithe, since the place where Yahweh your God chooses H977 to set His name is too far away from you when Yahweh your God blesses you,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 14:25 - then you shall [fn]exchange it for money and bind the money in your hand and go to the place which Yahweh your God chooses H977.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:20 - “You and your household shall eat it every year before Yahweh your God in the place which Yahweh chooses H977.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:2 - “And you shall sacrifice the Passover to Yahweh your God from the flock and the herd, in the place where Yahweh chooses H977 for His name to dwell.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:6 - but at the place where Yahweh your God chooses H977 for His name to dwell, there you shall sacrifice the Passover in the evening at sunset, at the appointed time that you came out of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:7 - “And you shall cook and eat it in the place which Yahweh your God chooses H977. In the morning you are to return to your tents.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:11 - and you shall be glad before Yahweh your God, you and your son and your daughter and your male and female slaves and the Levite who is within your gates and the sojourner and the [fn]orphan and the widow who are in your midst, in the place where Yahweh your God chooses H977 for His name to dwell.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:15 - “Seven days you shall celebrate a feast to Yahweh your God in the place which Yahweh chooses H977, because Yahweh your God will bless you in all your produce and in all the work of your hands, so that you will be altogether glad.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:16 -

“Three times in a year all your males shall appear before Yahweh your God in the place which He chooses H977, at the Feast of Unleavened Bread and at the Feast of Weeks and at the Feast of Booths, and they shall not appear before Yahweh empty-handed.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 17:8 -

“If any case is too difficult for you to judge, between [fn]one kind of homicide or another, between [fn]one kind of lawsuit or another, and between [fn]one kind of assault or another, being cases of dispute in your gates, then you shall arise and go up to the place which Yahweh your God chooses H977.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 17:10 - “And you shall do according to the [fn]terms of the judgment which they declare to you from that place which Yahweh chooses H977; and you shall be careful to do according to all that they teach you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 17:15 - you shall surely set a king over you whom Yahweh your God chooses H977, one from among your brothers you shall set as king over yourselves; you may not put a foreigner over yourselves who is not your brother.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 18:5 - “For Yahweh your God has chosen H977 him and his sons from all your tribes, to stand to minister in the name of Yahweh all the days.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 18:6 -

“Now if a Levite comes from any of your gates of the towns throughout Israel where he sojourns and comes [fn]whenever he desires to the place which Yahweh chooses H977,

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 21:5 - “Then the priests, the sons of Levi, shall come near, for Yahweh your God has chosen H977 them to minister for Him and to bless in the name of Yahweh; and every dispute and every [fn]assault [fn]shall be settled by them.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 23:16 - “He shall live with you in your midst, in the place which he shall choose H977 in one of your gates of the towns where it pleases him; you shall not mistreat him.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 26:2 - that you shall take some of the first of all the fruit of the ground which you bring in from your land that Yahweh your God gives you, and you shall put it in a basket and go to the place where Yahweh your God chooses H977 for His name to dwell.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 30:19 - “I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. So choose H977 life in order that you may live, you and your seed,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 31:11 - when all Israel comes to appear before Yahweh your God at the place which He will choose H977, you shall read this law in front of all Israel in their hearing.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:3 -

So Joshua rose with all the people of war to go up to Ai; and Joshua chose H977 30,000 men, valiant warriors, and sent them out at night.

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 9:27 - But Joshua made them that day hewers of wood and drawers of water for the congregation and for the altar of Yahweh, to this day, in the place which He would choose H977.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 24:15 - “If it is evil in your sight to serve Yahweh, choose H977 for yourselves today whom you will serve: whether the gods which your fathers served which were beyond the River or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living; but as for me and my house, we will serve Yahweh.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 24:22 - And Joshua said to the people, “You are witnesses against yourselves that you have chosen H977 for yourselves Yahweh, to serve Him.” And they said, “We are witnesses.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:8 -

[fn]God chose H977 new leaders;

Then war was in the gates.

Not a shield or a spear was seen

Among forty thousand in Israel.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 10:14 - “Go and cry out to the gods which you have chosen H977; let them save you in the time of your distress.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 20:15 - And from the cities on that day the sons of Benjamin were [fn]numbered, 26,000 men who draw the sword, besides the inhabitants of Gibeah who were [fn]numbered, 700 choice H977 men.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 20:16 - Out of all these people 700 choice H977 men were left-handed; each one could sling a stone at a hair and not miss.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 20:34 - Then 10,000 choice H977 men from all Israel came against Gibeah, and the battle became heavy; but [fn]Benjamin did not know that [fn]calamity was [fn]about to reach them.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:28 - ‘And did I not choose H977 them from all the tribes of Israel to be My priests, to go up to My altar, to burn incense, to carry an ephod before Me; and did I not give to the house of your father all the fire offerings of the sons of Israel?
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 8:18 - “Then you will cry out in that day because of your king whom you have chosen H977 for yourselves, but Yahweh will not answer you in that day.”

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