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Lexicon :: Strong's H996 - bayin

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Part of Speech
masculine substantive (always used as a preposition)
Root Word (Etymology)
(sometimes in the pl. masc. or fem.) properly, the constructive form of an otherwise unused noun from בִּין (H995)
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TWOT Reference: 239a

Strong’s Definitions

בֵּין bêyn, bane; (sometimes in the plural masculine or feminine); properly, the constructive form of an otherwise unused noun from H995; a distinction; but used only as a preposition, between (repeated before each noun, often with other particles); also as a conjunction, either...or:—among, asunder, at, between (-twixt...and), + from (the widest), × in, out of, whether (it be...or), within.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 32x

The KJV translates Strong's H996 in the following manner: between, betwixt, asunder, within, between, out of, from.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 32x
The KJV translates Strong's H996 in the following manner: between, betwixt, asunder, within, between, out of, from.
  1. between, among, in the midst of (with other preps), from between

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
בֵּין bêyn, bane; (sometimes in the plural masculine or feminine); properly, the constructive form of an otherwise unused noun from H995; a distinction; but used only as a preposition, between (repeated before each noun, often with other particles); also as a conjunction, either...or:—among, asunder, at, between (-twixt...and), + from (the widest), × in, out of, whether (it be...or), within.
STRONGS H996: Abbreviations
[בַּ֫יִן] substantive properly interval, space between (bdb010701 id.) — construct בֵּין onceIsaiah 44:4 (Baer) בֵּן, בֵּינִי, בֵּֽינְךָ, בֵינֵךְ, בֵּינוֺ (בֵּינָיוJoshua 3:4; Joshua 8:11 Qr); with plural suffix in plural form בֵּינֵינוּ (בֵּנֵינוּ), etc.; also בֵּינוֺתEzekiel 10:2 (twice in verse); Ezekiel 10:6 (twice in verse); Ezekiel 10:7 (twice in verse) (+ Ezekiel 1:13 Greek Version of the LXX Hi Ew etc. for דְּמוּת), בֵּינוֺתֵינוּGenesis 26:28; Joshua 22:34; Judges 11:10, בֵּינוֺתָםGenesis 42:23; 2 Samuel 21:7; Jeremiah 25:16; dual בֵּנַיִם (see below); —
1. always (except dual) as preposition in the interval of, between (so Aramaic בֵּין, & plural בֵּינֵי, bdb010702, bdb010703; bdb010704), as Genesis 15:17 בֵּין הַגְּזָרִים between the pieces, Exodus 13:9 and elsewhere בֵּין עֵינֶיךָ between thy eyes (see עַיִן), Isaiah 22:11 and elsewhere between the two walls (see חוֺמָה), Job 24:11; Job 30:7; Job 40:30 [Job 41:6] part him between merchants; rather more generally among Hosea 13:15; Songs 2:2, 3; Ezekiel 19:2; Ezekiel 31:3; Job 34:37; less exactly within Proverbs 26:13 a lion is בֵּין הָֽרְחֹבוֺת within the board places (compare Proverbs 23:13 בְּתוֺךְ): once with a singular (unusual) Daniel 8:16 בֵּין אוּלַי between the Ulai, i.e. between its banks. When the space separating two distinct objects is to be indicated, this is done...
a. most commonly by repeating בין, as Genesis 13:3 בֵּין בֵּיתְאֵל וּבֵין הָעָ֑י literally in the interval of Bethel, and in the interval of `Ai, i.e. between Bethel and `Ai, Genesis 16:14; Genesis 17:7; Genesis 31:50, 51
b. more rarely by בֵּין ֗֗֗ לְ, Genesis 1:6 dividing בֵּין מַיִם לָמָ֑יִם literally in the interval of waters with reference to waters, i.e. between the waters and the waters,Leviticus 20:25; Leviticus 27:33; Deuteronomy 17:8 (3 times in verse); 2 Samuel 19:36; 1 Kings 3:9; Ezekiel 41:18; Ezekiel 42:20; Ezekiel 44:23 (twice in verse); Jonah 4:11; Malachi 3:18 (twice in verse); 2 Chronicles 14:10.
c. by בֵּין ֗֗֗ וּלְJoel 2:17.
d. by בֵּין ֗֗֗ לְבֵיןIsaiah 59:2. בֵּין is used not only of actual locality, but also with verbs of dividing (figurative) Genesis 1:14; Leviticus 10:10, and of judging, knowing, teaching, etc., if the idea of distinguishing be involved, as Genesis 16:5; 2 Samuel 19:36 הַאֵדַע בֵּין טוֺב לְרָע can I discern between good and evil? 1 Kings 3:9; Jonah 4:11; Genesis 31:49 (watch between), Judges 11:10 (hear), Joshua 22:27 (witness), Isaiah 2:4 and he shall judge (arbitrate) between the nations, Isaiah 5:3; Leviticus 27:33; Ezekiel 44:23; Malachi 3:18; 2 Chronicles 14:10 (see RV); and in other metaphoric applications, as of a covenant or sign between two contracting parties, Genesis 9:12, 15; Exodus 31:13 +; or an oath Genesis 26:28; 2 Samuel 21:7; enmity or strife Genesis 3:15; Genesis 13:7; Deuteronomy 25:1; Proverbs 6:19; peace 1 Kings 5:26 [1 Kings 5:12]; good-will Proverbs 14:9. — It is used of time in the phrase of P בֵּין הָעַרְבַּיִם (see below עֶרֶב), & Nehemiah 5:18 בֵּין עֲשֶׂרֶת יָמִים during the interval of ten days, i.e. every ten days (unusual).
With other prepositions: —
a.אֶלבֵּֿין, after a verb implying motion, in between, in among Ezekiel 31:10, 14. So אֶלבֵּֿינוֺת לְ † ib. Ezekiel 10:2.
b.בְּבֵן Isaiah 44:4 in the midst of, amongst (Greek Version of the LXX Ew Di Che כְּבֵין מַיִם חָצִיר).
c.עַלבֵּֿין nearly as אֶלבֵּֿין Ezekiel 19:11
d.מִבֵּין from between: Genesis 49:10 nor the ruler's staff מִבֵּין רַגְלָיו from between his feet (where, as the king sits in state, he holds it), Exodus 25:22 from between the cherubim (so Numbers 7:89), Hosea 2:4; Zechariah 6:1; Zechariah 9:7; Deuteronomy 28:57 the after-birth הַיּוֺצֵת מִבֵּין רַגְלֶיהָ that cometh forth from between her feet, i.e. from her womb (compare Il. 19. 10 πεσεῖν μετὰ ποσσὶ γυναικός) Repeated 2 Kings 16:14 to specify the two objects from between which a thing is moved. Ezekiel 47:18 is difficult and uncertain: see Commentaries. Less precisely from, the midst of: Numbers 17:2 מִבֵּין הַשְּׂרֵפָה out of the midst of the burning, Psalm 104:12 מִבֵּין עֳפָאִים from amongst the branches they utter their song, Jeremiah 48:45 and a flame מִבֵּין סִיחוֺן from the midst of Sihon (Sihon representing his people: but expression is singular; read perhaps מִבֵּית ס׳, compare Numbers 21:28 מִקִּרְיַת ס׳ : || in both passages מֵחֶשְׁבּוֺן), Ezekiel 37:21.
e.מִבֵּינוֺת לְ from between Ezekiel 10:2, 6 (twice in verse); Ezekiel 10:7.
†2. Dual בֵּנַ֫יִם space between two armies (= Greek μεταίχμιον), [H1143 1 Samuel 17:4, 23] אִישׁ הַבֵּנַיִם man of the μεταίχμιον, i.e. champion (of Goliath).

בֵּית feminine of בַּיִן, בֵּין (NöM 194 f.; Syriac bdb010801 often, PS470) preposition between Ezekiel 41:9b (to be joined with Ezekiel 41:10; see RVm), unless indeed a mere error for בֵּין (which Ezekiel often uses); also Proverbs 8:2 accusative to Greek Version of the LXX (ἀνὰ μέσον) Targum Vulgate Hi Ew§217 g; and Job 8:17 according to Greek Version of the LXX Ew Di1 (Di2undecided).

See related Aramaic BDB entry H997.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


1:6; 1:14; 3:15; 9:12; 9:15; 13:3; 13:7; 15:17; 16:5; 16:14; 17:7; 26:28; 26:28; 31:49; 31:50; 31:51; 42:23; 49:10


13:9; 25:22; 31:13


10:10; 20:25; 27:33; 27:33


7:89; 17:2; 21:28


17:8; 25:1; 28:57


3:4; 8:11; 22:27; 22:34


11:10; 11:10

2 Samuel

19:36; 19:36; 21:7; 21:7

1 Kings

3:9; 3:9; 5:12

2 Kings


2 Chronicles

14:10; 14:10




8:17; 24:11; 30:7; 34:37; 41:6




6:19; 8:2; 14:9; 23:13; 26:13

Song of Songs

2:2; 2:3


2:4; 5:3; 22:11; 44:4; 44:4; 59:2


25:16; 48:45


1:13; 10:2; 10:2; 10:2; 10:6; 10:6; 10:7; 10:7; 19:2; 19:11; 31:3; 31:10; 31:14; 37:21; 41:9; 41:10; 41:18; 42:20; 44:23; 44:23; 47:18




2:4; 13:15




4:11; 4:11


6:1; 9:7


3:18; 3:18

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H996 matches the Hebrew בַּיִן (bayin),
which occurs 410 times in 248 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 5 (Gen 1:4–Exo 25:22)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:4 - God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:6 -

Then God said, “Let there be [fn]an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:7 - God made the [fn]expanse, and separated the waters that were below the [fn]expanse from the waters that were above the [fn]expanse; and it was so.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:14 -

Then God said, “Let there be [fn]lights in the [fn]expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and they shall [fn]serve as signs and for seasons, and for days and years;

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:18 - and [fn]to govern the day and the night, and to separate the light from the darkness; and God saw that it was good.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:15 -

And I will [fn]make enemies

Of you and the woman,

And of your [fn]offspring and her [fn]Descendant;

He shall [fn]bruise you on the head,

And you shall bruise Him on the heel.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:12 - God said, “This is the sign of the covenant which I am making between H996 Me and you and every living creature that is with you, for [fn]all future generations;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:13 - I have set My rainbow in the cloud, and it shall [fn]serve as a sign of a covenant between H996 Me and the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:15 - and I will remember My covenant, which is between H996 Me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and never again shall the water become a flood to destroy all flesh.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:16 - “When the rainbow is in the cloud, then I will look at it, to remember the everlasting covenant between H996 God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:17 - And God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant which I have established between H996 Me and all flesh that is on the earth.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:12 - and Resen between H996 Nineveh and Calah; that is the great city.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 13:3 - And he went [fn]on his journeys from the [fn]Negev as far as Bethel, to the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between H996 Bethel and Ai,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 13:7 - And there was strife between H996 the herdsmen of Abram’s livestock and the herdsmen of Lot’s livestock. Now the Canaanites and the Perizzites were living in the land at that time.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 13:8 -

So Abram said to Lot, “Please let there be no strife between H996 you and me, nor between H996 my herdsmen and your herdsmen, for we are relatives!

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 15:17 -

Now it came about, when the sun had set, that it was very dark, and behold, a smoking oven and a flaming torch appeared which passed between H996 these pieces.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 16:5 - So Sarai said to Abram, “May the wrong done to me be upon you! I put my slave woman into your [fn]arms, but when she saw that she had conceived, I was insignificant in her [fn]sight. May the LORD judge between H996 [fn]you and me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 16:14 - Therefore the well was called [fn]Beer-lahai-roi; behold, it is between H996 Kadesh and Bered.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:2 -

“I will [fn]make My covenant between H996 Me and you,

And I will multiply you exceedingly.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:7 - “I will establish My covenant between H996 Me and you and your [fn]descendants after you throughout their generations as an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and to your [fn]descendants after you.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:10 - “This is My covenant, which you shall keep, between H996 Me and you and your [fn]descendants after you: every male among you shall be circumcised.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:11 - “And you shall be circumcised in the flesh of your foreskin, and it shall be the sign of the covenant between H996 Me and you.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 20:1 -

Now Abraham journeyed from there toward the land of the [fn]Negev, and [fn]settled between H996 Kadesh and Shur; then he lived for a time in Gerar.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:15 - “My lord, listen to me: a plot of land worth [fn]four hundred shekels of silver—what is that between H996 me and you? So bury your dead.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:28 - They said, “We have seen plainly that the LORD has been with you; so we said, ‘An oath must now be taken [fn]by us,’ that is, [fn]by you and us. So let us make a covenant with you,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:36 - And he put a distance of three days’ journey between H996 himself and Jacob, and Jacob fed the rest of Laban’s flocks.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:37 - “Though you have searched through all my property, what have you found of all your household property? Set it here in front of my relatives and your relatives, so that they may decide between H996 the two of us.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:44 - “So now come, let’s make a covenant, [fn]you and I, and it shall be a witness between H996 [fn]you and me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:48 - Laban said, “This heap is a witness between H996 [fn]you and me this day.” Therefore it was named Galeed,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:49 - and [fn]Mizpah, for he said, “May the LORD keep watch between H996 [fn]you and me when we are [fn]absent one from the other.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:50 - “If you mistreat my daughters, or if you take wives besides my daughters, although no one is with us, see, God is witness between H996 [fn]you and me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:51 - Laban also said to Jacob, “Behold this heap and behold the memorial stone which I have set between H996 [fn]you and me.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:53 - “The God of Abraham and the God of Nahor, the God of their father, judge between H996 us.” So Jacob swore by the fear of his father Isaac.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:16 - Then he placed them in the [fn]care of his servants, every flock by itself, and said to his servants, “Pass on ahead of me, and put a space between H996 flocks.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:23 - They did not know, however, that Joseph understood, for there was an interpreter between H996 them.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:10 -

“The scepter will not depart from Judah,

Nor the ruler’s staff from between H996 his feet,

[fn]Until Shiloh comes,

And to him shall be the obedience of the peoples.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:14 -

“Issachar is a [fn]strong donkey,

Lying down between H996 the sheepfolds.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:23 - “I will [fn]put a division between H996 My people and your people. Tomorrow this sign will occur.”’”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:4 - “But the LORD will make a distinction between H996 the livestock of Israel and the livestock of Egypt, so that nothing will die of all that belongs to the sons of Israel.”’”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 11:7 - ‘But not even a dog will [fn]threaten any of the sons of Israel, nor anything from person to animal, so that you may [fn]learn how the LORD distinguishes between H996 Egypt and Israel.’
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:6 - [fn]You shall keep it until the fourteenth day of the same month, then the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel is to slaughter it [fn]at twilight.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 13:9 - “And it shall [fn]serve as a sign to you on your hand, and as a reminder [fn]on your forehead H996, that the law of the LORD may be in your mouth; for with a powerful hand the LORD brought you out of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 13:16 - “So it shall [fn]serve as a sign on your hand and as [fn]phylacteries [fn]on your forehead H996, for with [fn]a powerful hand the LORD brought us out of Egypt.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 14:2 - “Tell the sons of Israel to turn back and camp in front of Pi-hahiroth, between H996 Migdol and the sea; you shall camp in front of Baal-zephon, opposite it, by the sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 14:20 - So it came between H996 the camp of Egypt and the camp of Israel; and there was the cloud [fn]along with the darkness, yet it gave light at night. Therefore the one did not approach the other all night.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:1 -

Then they set out from Elim, and all the congregation of the sons of Israel came to the wilderness of Sin, which is between H996 Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after their departure from the land of Egypt.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:12 - “I have heard the grumblings of the sons of Israel; speak to them, saying, ‘[fn]At twilight you shall eat meat, and in the morning you shall be filled with bread; and you shall know that I am the LORD your God.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 18:16 - “When they have a [fn]dispute, it comes to me, and I judge between H996 someone and his neighbor and make known the statutes of God and His laws.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:11 - an oath before the LORD shall be [fn]taken by the two of them [fn]that he has not [fn]laid a hand on his neighbor’s property; and its owner shall accept it, and he shall not be compelled to make restitution.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 25:22 - “There I will meet with you; and from above the atoning cover, from between H996 the two cherubim which are upon the ark of the testimony, I will speak to you about [fn]every commandment that I will give you for the sons of Israel.

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