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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 - “And now let Pharaoh look for a discerning and wise man and put him in charge of the land of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:39 - Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Since God has made all this known to you, there is no one so discerning and wise as you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 1:13 - Choose some wise, understanding and respected men from each of your tribes, and I will set them over you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:6 - Observe them carefully, for this will show your wisdom and understanding to the nations, who will hear about all these decrees and say, “Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:7 - Remember the days of old; consider the generations long past. Ask your father and he will tell you, your elders, and they will explain to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:10 - In a desert land he found him, in a barren and howling waste. He shielded him and cared for him; he guarded him as the apple of his eye,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:29 - If only they were wise and would understand this and discern what their end will be!
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 3:8 - A third time the LORD called, “Samuel!” And Samuel got up and went to Eli and said, “Here I am; you called me.” Then Eli realized that the LORD was calling the boy.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 16:18 - One of the servants answered, “I have seen a son of Jesse of Bethlehem who knows how to play the lyre. He is a brave man and a warrior. He speaks well and is a fine-looking man. And the LORD is with him.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 12:19 - David noticed that his attendants were whispering among themselves, and he realized the child was dead. “Is the child dead?” he asked. “Yes,” they replied, “he is dead.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:9 - So give your servant a discerning heart to govern your people and to distinguish between right and wrong. For who is able to govern this great people of yours?”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:11 - So God said to him, “Since you have asked for this and not for long life or wealth for yourself, nor have asked for the death of your enemies but for discernment in administering justice,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:12 - I will do what you have asked. I will give you a wise and discerning heart, so that there will never have been anyone like you, nor will there ever be.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:21 - The next morning, I got up to nurse my son—and he was dead! But when I looked at him closely in the morning light, I saw that it wasn’t the son I had borne.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:22 - Kenaniah the head Levite was in charge of the singing; that was his responsibility because he was skillful at it.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 25:7 - Along with their relatives—all of them trained and skilled in music for the LORD—they numbered 288.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 25:8 - Young and old alike, teacher as well as student, cast lots for their duties.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:32 - Jonathan, David’s uncle, was a counselor, a man of insight and a scribe. Jehiel son of Hakmoni took care of the king’s sons.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 28:9 - “And you, my son Solomon, acknowledge the God of your father, and serve him with wholehearted devotion and with a willing mind, for the LORD searches every heart and understands every desire and every thought. If you seek him, he will be found by you; but if you forsake him, he will reject you forever.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 11:23 - He acted wisely, dispersing some of his sons throughout the districts of Judah and Benjamin, and to all the fortified cities. He gave them abundant provisions and took many wives for them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 26:5 - He sought God during the days of Zechariah, who instructed him in the fear[fn] of God. As long as he sought the LORD, God gave him success.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 34:12 - The workers labored faithfully. Over them to direct them were Jahath and Obadiah, Levites descended from Merari, and Zechariah and Meshullam, descended from Kohath. The Levites—all who were skilled in playing musical instruments—
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 35:3 - He said to the Levites, who instructed all Israel and who had been consecrated to the LORD: “Put the sacred ark in the temple that Solomon son of David king of Israel built. It is not to be carried about on your shoulders. Now serve the LORD your God and his people Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 8:15 - I assembled them at the canal that flows toward Ahava, and we camped there three days. When I checked among the people and the priests, I found no Levites there.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 8:16 - So I summoned Eliezer, Ariel, Shemaiah, Elnathan, Jarib, Elnathan, Nathan, Zechariah and Meshullam, who were leaders, and Joiarib and Elnathan, who were men of learning,
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 8:2 - So on the first day of the seventh month Ezra the priest brought the Law before the assembly, which was made up of men and women and all who were able to understand.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 8:3 - He read it aloud from daybreak till noon as he faced the square before the Water Gate in the presence of the men, women and others who could understand. And all the people listened attentively to the Book of the Law.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 8:7 - The Levites—Jeshua, Bani, Sherebiah, Jamin, Akkub, Shabbethai, Hodiah, Maaseiah, Kelita, Azariah, Jozabad, Hanan and Pelaiah—instructed the people in the Law while the people were standing there.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 8:8 - They read from the Book of the Law of God, making it clear[fn] and giving the meaning so that the people understood what was being read.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 8:9 - Then Nehemiah the governor, Ezra the priest and teacher of the Law, and the Levites who were instructing the people said to them all, “This day is holy to the LORD your God. Do not mourn or weep.” For all the people had been weeping as they listened to the words of the Law.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 8:12 - Then all the people went away to eat and drink, to send portions of food and to celebrate with great joy, because they now understood the words that had been made known to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 10:28 - “The rest of the people—priests, Levites, gatekeepers, musicians, temple servants and all who separated themselves from the neighboring peoples for the sake of the Law of God, together with their wives and all their sons and daughters who are able to understand—
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 13:7 - and came back to Jerusalem. Here I learned about the evil thing Eliashib had done in providing Tobiah a room in the courts of the house of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:24 - “Teach me, and I will be quiet; show me where I have been wrong.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:30 - Is there any wickedness on my lips? Can my mouth not discern malice?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 9:11 - When he passes me, I cannot see him; when he goes by, I cannot perceive him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 11:11 - Surely he recognizes deceivers; and when he sees evil, does he not take note?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 13:1 - “My eyes have seen all this, my ears have heard and understood it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:21 - If their children are honored, they do not know it; if their offspring are brought low, they do not see it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:9 - What do you know that we do not know? What insights do you have that we do not have?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:2 - “When will you end these speeches? Be sensible, and then we can talk.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 23:5 - I would find out what he would answer me, and consider what he would say to me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 23:8 - “But if I go to the east, he is not there; if I go to the west, I do not find him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 23:15 - That is why I am terrified before him; when I think of all this, I fear him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 26:14 - And these are but the outer fringe of his works; how faint the whisper we hear of him! Who then can understand the thunder of his power?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:23 - God understands the way to it and he alone knows where it dwells,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 30:20 - “I cry out to you, God, but you do not answer; I stand up, but you merely look at me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:1 - “I made a covenant with my eyes not to look lustfully at a young woman.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:8 - But it is the spirit[fn] in a person, the breath of the Almighty, that gives them understanding.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:9 - It is not only the old[fn] who are wise, not only the aged who understand what is right.

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