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Lexicon :: Strong's H995 - bîn

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TWOT Reference: 239

Strong’s Definitions

בִּין bîyn, bene; a primitive root; to separate mentally (or distinguish), i.e.(generally) understand:—attend, consider, be cunning, diligently, direct, discern, eloquent, feel, inform, instruct, have intelligence, know, look well to, mark, perceive, be prudent, regard, (can) skill(-full), teach, think, (cause, make to, get, give, have) understand(-ing), view, (deal) wise(-ly, man).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 170x

The KJV translates Strong's H995 in the following manner: understand (62x), understanding (32x), consider (22x), prudent (8x), perceive (7x), regard (6x), discern (3x), instruct (3x), miscellaneous (27x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 170x
The KJV translates Strong's H995 in the following manner: understand (62x), understanding (32x), consider (22x), prudent (8x), perceive (7x), regard (6x), discern (3x), instruct (3x), miscellaneous (27x).
  1. to discern, understand, consider

    1. (Qal)

      1. to perceive, discern

      2. to understand, know (with the mind)

      3. to observe, mark, give heed to, distinguish, consider

      4. to have discernment, insight, understanding

    2. (Niphal) to be discerning, intelligent, discreet, have understanding

    3. (Hiphil)

      1. to understand

      2. to cause to understand, give understanding, teach

    4. (Hithpolel) to show oneself discerning or attentive, consider diligently

    5. (Polel) to teach, instruct

  2. (TWOT) prudent, regard

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
בִּין bîyn, bene; a primitive root; to separate mentally (or distinguish), i.e.(generally) understand:—attend, consider, be cunning, diligently, direct, discern, eloquent, feel, inform, instruct, have intelligence, know, look well to, mark, perceive, be prudent, regard, (can) skill(-full), teach, think, (cause, make to, get, give, have) understand(-ing), view, (deal) wise(-ly, man).
STRONGS H995: Abbreviations
בִּין verb discern (NöZMG 1883, 592 f.; Arabic bdb010607 become separated, be distinct, IV. speak perspicuously; Ethiopic bdb010608 1. 2 consider, perceive, Aramaic bdb010609 make to understand, compare Sabean בין (the) wise, as epithet, MordtZMG 1876, 37) —
Qal Perfect בִּין Daniel 10:1; בַּנְתָּה Psalm 139:2; בִּינֹתִי Daniel 9:2; Imperfect יָבִין Psalm 19:13 + 25 times וְיָבֵן Jeremiah 9:11 + 2 times, וַיָּבֶן 1 Samuel 3:8 + 2 times; אָבִינָה Psalm 73:17 + 4 times; יָבִינוּ Proverbs 28:5 + 12 times; Imperative בִּין Daniel 9:23; בִּינָה Psalm 5:2; בִּינוּ Deuteronomy 32:7 + 2 times; Infinitive absolute בִּין Proverbs 23:1; Participle בָּנִים Jeremiah 49:7; —
1. perceive (with the senses); —
a. eyes, accusative Proverbs 7:7, with לְ Job 9:11; Job 14:21; Job 23:8; Proverbs 14:15.
b. ears, accusative Proverbs 29:19, with לְ Job 13:1.
c. touch, accusative Psalm 58:10.
d. taste, acc. Job 6:30.
2. understand, know (with mind): —
a. absolute Job 18:2; Job 38:20; Job 42:3; Psalm 49:21; Psalm 82:5; Proverbs 24:12; Isaiah 6:9, 10; Isaiah 44:18; Daniel 12:10; Hosea 4:14; Hosea 14:10; שׁמעתי ולא אבין I heard but I could not understand Daniel 12:8.
d. with infinitive & לְ, יבין לָדָֽעַת Isaiah 32:4
3. observe, mark, give heed to, distinguish, consider (with attention): —
c. with בְּ, Ezra 8:15; Nehemiah 13:7; Daniel 9:23.
d. with אל, Psalm 28:5.
e. with עַל, Daniel 11:30, 37.
4. have discernment, insight, understanding Jeremiah 49:7.
Niph. נְבֻנוֺתִי Isaiah 10:12; Participle נָבוֺן Genesis 41:33 + 15 times; plural נְבוֺנִים Jeremiah 4:22, elsewhere נְבֹנִים Deuteronomy 1:13; Isaiah 5:22 (Baer) Ecclesiastes 9:11; נְבֹנָיו Isaiah 29:14; be intelligent, discreet, discerning, have understanding 1 Samuel 16:18; Proverbs 1:5; Proverbs 10:13; Proverbs 14:6; Proverbs 16:21; Proverbs 17:28; Proverbs 19:25; Ecclesiastes 9:11; Isaiah 3:3; Isaiah 5:21; Isaiah 10:13; Isaiah 29:14; Jeremiah 4:22; Hosea 14:10; לֵב נָבוֺן intelligent mind Proverbs 14:33; Proverbs 15:14; Proverbs 18:15; נָבוֺן וְחָכָם Genesis 41:33, 39; חכם ונבון Deuteronomy 4:6; 1 Kings 3:12; חכמים ונבנים Deuteronomy 1:13.
Po. יְבוֺנְַנֵהוּ he attentively considereth him Deuteronomy 32:10.
Hiph. Perfect הֵבִין Job 28:33 + 5 times; Imperfect יָבִין Isaiah 28:9 + 4 times; וַיָּבֶן 2 Chronicles 11:23; Daniel 9:22; Infinitive הָבִין Psalm 32:9 + 9 times; Imperative הָבֵן Daniel 8:16 + 12 times; Participle מֵבִין Proverbs 28:7 + 26 times; —
1. understand:
b. accusative 1 Chronicles 28:9; Job 28:23; Proverbs 1:2, 6; Proverbs 8:5; Proverbs 14:8; Isaiah 28:19; Daniel 8:23; Micah 4:12; מֵבִין one with understanding Proverbs 8:9; Proverbs 17:10, 24; Proverbs 28:2, 7, 11; מְבִינֵי מַדָּע Daniel 1:4; able to understand (i.e. old enough) Nehemiah 8:3; Nehemiah 10:29, compare Nehemiah 8:2 (followed by לִשׁמֹעַ).
2. give heed to, attend to, observe, discern, absolute Isaiah 57:1; 2 Chronicles 11:23; Daniel 8:5; with בְּ Nehemiah 8:12; Daniel 9:23; Daniel 10:11; מֵבִין בְּ skilled in 2 Chronicles 26:5; 34:12; with אֶל Psalm 33:15; בין טוב לרע 1 Kings 3:9.
3. give understanding make understand, teach:
a. absolute Daniel 8:27; Daniel 9:22.
c. with לְ person H4000 2 Chronicles 35:3; Daniel 11:33; with לְ person & accusative of thing Job 6:24; Daniel 8:16.
d. בְּ of thing Nehemiah 8:8, + accusative of person Daniel 1:17.
Hithp. Perfect הִתְבּוֺנָ֑ן Isaiah 1:3 + 6 times; Imperfect אֶתְבּוֺנֵן Job 23:15 + 3 times; אֶתְבּוֺנָ֑ן Job 32:12 + 5 times; יִתְבּוֺנְנוּ Psalm 107:43 + 2 times; יִתְבּוֺנָ֑נוּ Isaiah 14:16; Isaiah 43:18.
1. shew oneself attentive, consider diligently:
c. with אֶל 1 Kings 3:21; Isaiah 14:16.
d. with עַל Job 31:1; Psalm 37:10
e. with עד Job 32:12; Job 38:18.
f. with בְּ Job 30:20; Jeremiah 23:20 (= Jeremiah 30:24).
2. get understanding, understand Job 26:14; Psalm 119:104.
3..shew oneself to have understanding Psalm 119:100
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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Strong's Number H995 matches the Hebrew בִּין (bîn),
which occurs 171 times in 162 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 4 (Gen 41:33–Job 32:9)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:33 - “Now let Pharaoh look for a man discerning H995 and wise, and set him over the land of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:39 - So Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Since God has informed you of all this, there is no one so discerning H995 and wise as you are.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 1:13 - [fn]Choose wise and discerning H995 and experienced men from your tribes, and I will appoint them as your heads.’
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:6 - “So keep and do them, for that is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples who will hear all these statutes and say, ‘Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding H995 people.’
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:7 - “Remember the days of old,
Consider H995 the years of all generations.
Ask your father, and he will inform you,
Your elders, and they will tell you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:10 - “He found him in a desert land,
And in the howling waste of a wilderness;
He encircled him, He cared H995 for him,
He guarded him as the pupil of His eye.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:29 - “Would that they were wise, that they understood this,
That they would discern H995 their [fn]future!
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 3:8 - So the LORD called Samuel again for the third time. And he arose and went to Eli and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” Then Eli discerned H995 that the LORD was calling the boy.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 16:18 - Then one of the young men said, “Behold, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite who is a skillful musician, a mighty man of valor, a warrior, one prudent H995 in speech, and a handsome man; and the LORD is with him.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 12:19 - But when David saw that his servants were whispering together, David perceived H995 that the child was dead; so David said to his servants, “Is the child dead?” And they said, “He is dead.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:9 - “So give Your servant [fn]an understanding heart to judge Your people to discern H995 between good and evil. For who is able to judge this [fn]great people of Yours?”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:11 - God said to him, “Because you have asked this thing and have not asked for yourself [fn]long life, nor have asked riches for yourself, nor have you asked for the life of your enemies, but have asked for yourself [fn]discernment H995 to understand justice,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:12 - behold, I have done according to your words. Behold, I have given you a wise and discerning H995 heart, so that there has been no one like you before you, nor shall one like you arise after you.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:21 - “When I rose in the morning to nurse my son, behold, he was dead; but when I looked H995 at him carefully H995 in the morning, behold, he was not my son, whom I had borne.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:22 - Chenaniah, chief of the Levites, was in charge of the singing; he gave instruction in singing because he was skillful. H995
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 25:7 - Their number who were trained in singing to the LORD, with their [fn]relatives, all who were skillful, H995 was 288.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 25:8 - They cast lots for their duties, all alike, the small as well as the great, the teacher H995 as well as the pupil.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:32 - Also Jonathan, David’s uncle, was a counselor, a man of understanding, H995 and a scribe; and Jehiel the son of Hachmoni [fn]tutored the king’s sons.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 28:9 - “As for you, my son Solomon, know the God of your father, and serve Him with [fn]a whole heart and a willing [fn]mind; for the LORD searches all hearts, and understands H995 every intent of the thoughts. If you seek Him, He will let you find Him; but if you forsake Him, He will reject you forever.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 11:23 - He acted H995 wisely H995 and distributed [fn]some of his sons through all the territories of Judah and Benjamin to all the fortified cities, and he gave them food in abundance. And he sought many wives for them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 26:5 - He continued to seek God in the days of Zechariah, who had understanding H995 [fn]through the vision of God; and [fn]as long as he sought the LORD, God prospered him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 34:12 - The men did the work faithfully with foremen over them to supervise: Jahath and Obadiah, the Levites of the sons of Merari, Zechariah and Meshullam of the sons of the Kohathites, and the Levites, all who were skillful H995 with musical instruments.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 35:3 - He also said to the Levites who taught H995 all Israel and who were holy to the LORD, “Put the holy ark in the house which Solomon the son of David king of Israel built; it will be a burden on your shoulders no longer. Now serve the LORD your God and His people Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 8:15 - Now I assembled them at the river that runs to Ahava, where we camped for three days; and when I observed H995 the people and the priests, I did not find any Levites there.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 8:16 - So I sent for Eliezer, Ariel, Shemaiah, Elnathan, Jarib, Elnathan, Nathan, Zechariah and Meshullam, [fn]leading men, and for Joiarib and Elnathan, teachers. H995
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 8:2 - Then Ezra the priest brought the law before the assembly of men, women and all who could listen with understanding, H995 on the first day of the seventh month.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 8:3 - He read from it before the square which was in front of the Water Gate from [fn]early morning until midday, in the presence of men and women, those who could understand; H995 and all the people were attentive to the book of the law.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 8:7 - Also Jeshua, Bani, Sherebiah, Jamin, Akkub, Shabbethai, Hodiah, Maaseiah, Kelita, Azariah, Jozabad, Hanan, Pelaiah, the Levites, explained H995 the law to the people while the people remained in their place.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 8:8 - They read from the book, from the law of God, [fn]translating to give the sense so that they understood H995 the reading.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 8:9 - Then Nehemiah, who was the [fn]governor, and Ezra the priest and scribe, and the Levites who taught H995 the people said to all the people, “This day is holy to the LORD your God; do not mourn or weep.” For all the people were weeping when they heard the words of the law.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 8:12 - All the people went away to eat, to drink, to send portions and to [fn]celebrate a great festival, because they understood H995 the words which had been made known to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 10:28 - Now the rest of the people, the priests, the Levites, the gatekeepers, the singers, the temple servants and all those who had separated themselves from the peoples of the lands to the law of God, their wives, their sons and their daughters, all those who had knowledge and understanding, H995
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 13:7 - and I came to Jerusalem and [fn]learned H995 about the evil that Eliashib had done for Tobiah, by preparing a [fn]room for him in the courts of the house of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:24 - “Teach me, and I will be silent;
And show H995 me how I have erred.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:30 - “Is there injustice on my tongue?
Cannot my palate discern H995 [fn]calamities?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 9:11 - “Were He to pass by me, I would not see Him;
Were He to move past me, I would not perceive H995 Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 11:11 - “For He knows false men,
And He sees iniquity [fn]without investigating. H995
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 13:1 - “Behold, my eye has seen all this,
My ear has heard and understood H995 it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:21 - “His sons achieve honor, but he does not know it;
Or they become insignificant, but he does not perceive H995 it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:9 - “What do you know that we do not know?
What do you understand H995 that [fn]we do not?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:2 - “How long will you hunt for words?
Show H995 understanding H995 and then we can talk.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 23:5 - “I would learn the words which He would [fn]answer,
And perceive H995 what He would say to me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 23:8 - “Behold, I go forward but He is not there,
And backward, but I cannot perceive H995 Him;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 23:15 - “Therefore, I would be dismayed at His presence;
When I consider, H995 I am terrified of Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 26:14 - “Behold, these are the fringes of His ways;
And how faint a word we hear of Him!
But His mighty thunder, who can understand?” H995
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:23 - “God understands H995 its way,
And He knows its place.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 30:20 - “I cry out to You for help, but You do not answer me;
I stand up, and You turn H995 Your attention H995 against me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:1 - “I have made a covenant with my eyes;
How then could I gaze H995 at a virgin?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:8 - “But it is a spirit in man,
And the breath of the Almighty gives H995 them understanding. H995
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:9 - “The [fn]abundant in years may not be wise,
Nor may elders understand H995 justice.

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